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June 29, 2011

Reminder: The Roots-Headlined “4th Of July Jam” Returns Monday, July 4 With Earth, Wind & Fire, Michael McDonald, Sara Bareilles And More Before Wawa Welcome America’s Grand Finale Fireworks

Wawa Welcome America musical director Questlove of The Roots has curated a stellar July 4th concert lineup, leading up to the grand finale fireworks. (Photo by G. Widman for GPTMC)

The July 4th concert on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway is more than just a live show. It’s a star-studded, high-octane musical event leading up to Wawa Welcome America’s grand finale fireworks to conclude the 11-day July 4th celebration that kicked off last weekend with Taste of Philadelphia.

Philly’s Fourth of July Jam, the official name for the 4th of July concert, is headlined by The Roots thanks to drummer Questlove’s role as Wawa Welcome America musical director. Other musical headliners include: Earth, Wind and Fire; Michael McDonald; DJ Jazzy Jeff; and Sara Bareilles.

Giant screens and speakers will broadcast the concert all along the Parkway, which kicks off at 7 p.m. The fireworks follow with an ETA of 10:30 p.m. Get to the Parkway early on Monday for the Party on the Parkway Festival beginning at noon, featuring seven blocks of exciting and educational activities, games, entertainment and food.

Stay tuned for a thorough guide to where to watch the July 4th fireworks.

Philly’s Fourth of July Jam
Where: Benjamin Franklin Parkway
When: Monday, July 4, beginning at 7 p.m.; fireworks around 10:30 p.m.
Cost: Free
More info: www.visitphilly.com

Previously: Questlove And The Roots Add Four New Concerts To Philly’s 4th Of July Jam Delivering A Full Weekend Of New Shows Leading Up To The Roots-Headlined Main Event, The Annual July 4th Concert On The Parkway

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