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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


Kimmel Campus Presents

A Tribute to Jerry Blavat

Oct 21, 2023
8:00 PM

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Darlene Love, The Happenings, Low Cut Connie, The Intruders featuring Phil Gay, Bobby Wilson, The Chantels, and more come together to celebrate the life, legacy, and music of Philly’s iconic disc jockey and music impresario with the Jerry Blavat Tribute Concert.

An irreplaceable source of Philadelphia Music history, Jerry Blavat’s live-wire personality got a generation of youth on their feet with little known R&B gems as a DJ for multiple radio stations including WVLT, WXPN, WTKU, WOND, and WBCB. For seven decades he entertained crowds across Philadelphia, down the shore at his club Memories in Margate, the 6ABC Thanksgiving Day Parade, and his annual performances at the Kimmel Cultural Campus’ Verizon Hall. He was inducted into the Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia’s Hall of Fame, Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

 For one night only join a special lineup of friends, Philadelphians, and VIP guests as they honor his memory and perform the music that the legendary radio DJ introduced to the city of brotherly love.



Academy Of Music

240 S Broad St.

Philadelphia, PA 19102

Run Time: 2 hours and 30 minutes with intermission

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