Live music and family-friendly fun come together for the ninth annual Lancaster Avenue Jazz And Arts Festival, which is slated to fill Saunders Park at 39th Street and Powelton Avenue on Saturday, July 18 from noon to 7 p.m.
The festival celebrates Philly’s tremendous musical history with live jazz performances all day long. The festival will feature the renowned saxophonist Sonny Fortune in addition to a number of other talented jazz musicians.
More than half a dozen performing artists, including vocalists, instrumentalists and dance groups, are scheduled to perform throughout the day. The full festival lineup is available right here.
Beyond music, excellent eats are on tap for the festival, too. Report to the food truck pavilion and step up to a selection of fantastic food trucks from around the city. Participating trucks include Delicia’s, Samosa Deb, Gigi’s & Big R and Curbside Creamery.
In addition to food, a number of local vendors peddling everything from handmade jewelry and clothing to items for the home and beauty products will also set up at the festival. Family-friendly fun rounds out the festival with activities like a photo booth, face painting, computer pop-up lab and more.
Access to the festival and all of the live music is completely free — just pay for desired food, drinks and merchandise as you go.