Wawa Welcome America 4th of July Jam on the Parkway!

  • July 4, 2013 · 6:00 PM
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PBNC lets enjoy the free concert and fireworks on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

Location: Benjamin Franklin Parkway between 20th Street and Eakins Oval

Concert: The Philly 4th of July Jam hosted by Kevin Hart and features performances from The Roots, John Mayer, Jill Scott, Demi Lovato, Ne-Yo, Grace Potter and J. Cole, along with Ben Taylor and other surprise guests on Eakins Oval in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Time: 7p-11pm.

Cost:Free!

Fireworks: Estimated to begin around 10:30 p.m.*

Note: Estimated times provided by Wawa Welcome America! Performances could happen before or after the listed times.

Feel free to bring friends and or family.

Will try to pick a central location spot for us to meetup prior to concert--see below comments for location.

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  • Chris T.

    I couldnt make it in that heat. And with alot of ppl wouldnt make it any better

    July 5, 2013

  • Maxine

    I was there but had a hard time finding parking and not familiar with the area so kinda got lost saw some of it grab an icy from Rita's walked back to my car and headed home to watch it on my DVR

    July 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I left early as the size of the crowd starting increasing.. With a very humid temp it became uncomfortable...

    July 5, 2013

  • Ikea

    Hey. We're you guys still there when all of a sudden people started running and screaming? I don't see anything on the news about it. It was just as the fireworks were ending.

    July 5, 2013

    • Dee

      I was there, and it was crazy. I read an article that said someone shot off a bb gun and folks went running. I wan to the nearest pole and ducked behind a trash can to avoid the rush. Pretty scary. But haven't heard of anyone getting seriously injured, so that's good.

      July 5, 2013

    • Ikea

      Oh a bb gun. Thank goodness. Ok so if that's all it was I really enjoyed the show. Lol. I was almost trampled like 3 times and I lost my shoes but hey... Definitely an interesting night

      July 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    PBNC, for the many years I have gone to this event..has been wonderful. Not sure what happened this year. Other folks who were regulars said the same. I hope everyone who did attend is safe and sound.

    July 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Feel free to post any pictures you have taken last night

    July 5, 2013

  • Kristina

    What I saw of it was very festive. Wish I could have stayed longer. Also wish the sound system was better.

    July 5, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Agreed! This year was totally different ...sound system off...commercials....oh my! I hope they consider going back to the original format!

      1 · July 5, 2013

    • Khalilah

      For my 1st experience I was a lil disappointed with the sound system but overall had a good time. Looking forward to next year.

      July 5, 2013

  • Natalie

    I had a great time, but sorry I was unable to connect with the group and my phone died...I didnt recognize the group. Hope you all enjoyed as well :-)

    July 5, 2013

  • Melinda B

    I was there around 7, but cell service was terrible down there. It was hot...but also had a great time!

    July 5, 2013

  • Malcolm W. B.

    Hey.. Sorry I missed you guys! Geez I was there at 6 but did'nt recognize a soul. Guess Next time I will have to do better planning and/or check this communication string for more info. Jill was great. The sound system.... not so much. Me and the Sis-in-law had to head out early. Next time PBNC.

    July 5, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Aww too bad..we were tbere until 620 pm.

      July 5, 2013

  • Khalilah

    I enjoyed the concert but the heat was a KILLER!! For it to be my first time i had a good time & know how i'll do things differently next year.

    July 5, 2013

  • Tia

    Sorry cant attend guys I had surgery today must stay off of my feet...have a great time

    July 3, 2013

    • Tia

      Thanx guys I'm missing out watching on channel 6 njoy yourselves and be safe...

      July 4, 2013

    • Khalilah

      Hope you get well Tia. Praying for a speedy recovery:-)

      July 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    We are near the big screen no 1 on the right...

    July 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Contact[masked] if anyone comes late..

    July 4, 2013

  • Ikea

    Hi I'm here. I don't see anyone though. Is anyone else here?

    July 4, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      We r here at four seasons.. Will be here till 6.20 ..

      July 4, 2013

    • Natalie

      Same here

      July 4, 2013

  • Ikea

    Hi I'm here. I don't see anyone though. Is anyone else here?

    July 4, 2013

  • vanessa

    Hey Deneene, I have been several times and will bring a lightweight chair. Not sure if others are considering this. Staking out a spot to put it can be tricky tho :/

    1 · July 4, 2013

    • Cee El P.

      Right.. What ticket??

      July 4, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      It is a free event..:-):-)

      July 4, 2013

  • Dee

    Anyone else planning to take the PATCO from NJ into the city?

    July 4, 2013

  • Leon " L.

    Good afternoon family hopefully a bye enjoy the stuff tonight at the fireworks in concert be safe peace and prosperity enjoy yourself hope everyone meet each other and enjoy each others company out there enjoy the fireworks in a compliment be safe do not want to see nobody in my emergency room lol take care and be safe god bless

    July 4, 2013

  • Alysha G.

    Looking forward to meeting everyone. Do I need tickets for anything-concert?

    July 4, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Alysha. Same question addressed directly below this entry. Thanx.

      July 4, 2013

  • Ikea

    Hi. Just a few questions
    1. Should I bring a chair or do most people stand?
    2. Do I need to buy tix for anything?
    3. Will we be up front near the stage?

    July 4, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Ikea, event is free.no tix needed. All of the rest of your questions are answered in the below comments. Thanx.

      July 4, 2013

  • vanessa

    Hi Letitia,
    I'm not sure if glass bottles are permitted. Maybe you could pour it into an aluminum water bottle.. Lol

    July 4, 2013

  • Malcolm W. B.

    Me and the Sis-in-law looking forward to joining/ connecting.

    July 4, 2013

  • Kristina

    rookie question: will there be food vendors available? Or should I bring something with me? (I'm in Jersey, so I'd probably be leaving about 4 to get there...)

    July 4, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Will definitely be food vendors!

      1 · July 4, 2013

    • Kristina

      Thank you!

      July 4, 2013

  • vanessa

    I'm thinking of this option to avoid traffic nightmares....

    REGIONAL RAIL RIDERS
    Independence Day Late Night Service Thursday, July 4, 2013
    On Thursday, July 4, 2013, Regional Rail will run on a Sunday Late Night Schedule following the Benjamin Franklin Parkway fireworks, with trains departing from Suburban Station. Click link or paste to your browser for train schedules.

    http://www.septa.org/events/Ind...­

    1 · July 4, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanx Vanessa ...I was thinking there would be no late night service.

      July 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm so excited about this concert! I will try my best to be outside the Four Seasons at 6pm or shortly there after, I realize it will be a challenge for most with the crowd and parking etc.. I will stay for at least 15 mins. Feel free to text at anytime, if still trying to meet up with the group.

    1 · July 2, 2013

    • Letitia

      Hi Deneene, Look for me, being the new girl, I don't want to get lost. I am so excited about the concert!!

      1 · July 3, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Letitia...meet us at Four Seasons...

      1 · July 3, 2013

  • Will S.

    Looking forward to meeting and enjoying the concert see you tomorrow

    1 · July 3, 2013

  • Carol

    Im excited! First summer on philly and going to the concert!

    July 3, 2013

  • Pearlie B.

    I'll be there I'm so excited lived in the Delaware valley all my life but have never been to this event

    July 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm excited to meet you guys tomorrow! I will be at the Four Seasons on time and thanks for your number Deneene!

    July 3, 2013

  • Alysha G.

    Can't wait

    July 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    What happened since I was last here this morning. It went from 80 to 95 RSVp's ! Lol! Seems like a great show ahead of us PBNC!

    July 3, 2013

  • Saniyyah

    Great line up! Just might be a little hard to get together & stay together as.a group..in the large crowd

    June 24, 2013

    • Ebony W.

      Can u plz post the # again

      July 3, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      [masked]

      July 3, 2013

  • Carol

    Excited for the concert, my first 4th of July in Philly

    2 · July 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to this. I hope I can find an affordable place to park.

    July 3, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Check done below for suggestions...

      July 3, 2013

  • Leon " L.

    Hi deneene sorry I can't see you guys have to work on that day in the hospital you know how to go with you in the healthcare field hope a bite your day self and be careful out there

    July 3, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Oh yes, I know how healthcare goes! Don't work to hard and try your best to have good holiday!

      July 3, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Typo work too, no to....

      July 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am interested in going to this event, but I won't be able to make it into Philly at 6pm where the group will be meeting up at Four Seasons. It will probably be around 8pm when I will make it. Any chance that I can find the group in the crowd, please let me know ASAP.

    July 2, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Jason, text me at the above number and I will do my best to lead you to the group.

      July 3, 2013

  • Leon " L.

    Leon" the Teddybear

    July 2, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Leon!

      July 2, 2013

  • Kenneth W.

    Hello my

    July 1, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Kenneth!

      July 2, 2013

  • Radiah F.

    Block party!

    3 · June 30, 2013

  • Ebony W.

    I would like to go..sounds fun!!

    1 · June 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Alright now 54 and counting! Looks we are going to have a party at the party!

    3 · June 24, 2013

  • Leon " L.

    Leon" the Teddybear

    June 23, 2013

  • Leon " L.

    Leon" the Teddybear

    June 22, 2013

  • Erika

    Hey Everyone!
    Can't wait to meet up & enjoy the music!

    June 20, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sounds like a plan Erika!

      June 21, 2013

  • Rasheeda

    Looking forward to seeing the Roots and Kevin Hart.

    June 20, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Peopl that come very early usually bring chairs, but usually most stand up..jumbo trons. hope that helps answer your question. See ya then!

      1 · June 20, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Oops typo...people

      June 20, 2013

  • Cordell A.

    This sounds like a nice lil event...looking forward to it & meeting everyone

    June 15, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      We look forward to meeting you too! To good times...

      June 15, 2013

  • Letitia

    This is my first time attending this event (new to town), can someone post recommended/safe/secure parking options?

    June 13, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Letitia, see comments below. Thanx.

      June 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Den Is there parking available # four seasons:-):-):-)

    June 1, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks Den .Do let me know .

      1 · June 2, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Park behind Hahnanmen hospital its normally 5 bucks at 16th and spring st

      2 · June 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Bestparking.com

    1 · June 1, 2013

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