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Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts will be rededicated as Marian Anderson Hall, home of The Philadelphia Orchestra

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FREE Party on the Plaza

featuring a patriotic concert by The Philadelphia Orchestra

Jun 29, 2024
12:00 PM

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Part of Wawa Welcome America, the Avenue of the Arts comes to life with entertainment, art, food, and more.

Head inside the Kimmel Center for high-powered entertainment, performances and exclusive experiences, including an instrument petting zoo, and a Funny Girl themed guided paint experience!

Free Performance Lineup

Marian Anderson Hall

12:00 pm: Philadelphia Orchestra Patriotic Concert (Reserve your free ticket and Learn more below.)

Commonwealth Plaza Stage

2:30 pm: Broadway performances from Les Misérables and The Wiz plus an interview with The Grinch from Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical
3:00 pm: Jam out with one of Philly’s hottest bands, Omar’s Hat
3:45 pm: Experience soul line dancing with DJ Chris Blues + W.D.O.H Parkside Experience
4:30 pm: Encore Broadway performances from Les Misérables and The Wiz
4:45 pm: Omar’s Hat hits the stage for a second set!
5:30 pm: Sing out with Hamiltunes, the official Hamilton sing-along

Come prepared with Hamiltunes song list and lyrics

Concert with The Philadelphia Orchestra at 12:00 PM (sold out)

Join The Philadelphia Orchestra as we pay homage to America’s independence with a FREE concert and celebration!

Program Notes

Jeff Tyzik Conductor
Hank Flynn Narrator

Williams Liberty Fanfare
Sousa “Liberty Bell” March
Various The Great Westerns Suite 
Copland “Hoe Down,” from Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo
Williams “With Malice toward None,” from Lincoln 
Alford “Colonel Bogey” March 
Tyzik Lift Off—world premiere
Bagley “National Emblem” March 
Various Fantasy on American Themes 
Williams “The Patriot,” from The Patriot 
Beckel, Jr. Gardens of Stone 
Various Armed Forces Song Medley 
Sousa “The Stars and Stripes Forever” March

Important: This is a free, general admission concert. Tickets are required for entry into Marian Anderson Hall. Ticket holders will be seated on a first-come, first-served basis beginning approximately 45 minutes prior to the start of the performance. Entry to the concert is not guaranteed. Please plan to arrive early, as you may need to wait in line. A standby line will let additional people into the concert if seats are still available at earliest convenience. Tickets are required for the Philadelphia Orchestra concert only. You do not need a ticket to enjoy performances in the Plaza.


Free Party on the Plaza Sponsor


Commonwealth Plaza

Inside the Kimmel Center

300 S Broad St

Philadelphia, PA 19102

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