By Hadas Kuznits

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation is launching a new summer music series at the Race Street Pier, adjacent to the Benjamin Franklin Bridge.

Jodie Milkman, with the DRWC, says the new summer concert series is called “Third Thursday, Live and Local,” and features live, local music the third Thursday of every month, through September.

“We’re going to test the waters and try 6-9 (pm), and hope people come down, party with us, and then continue to party along the waterfront,” she tells KYW Newsradio.

And officials are hoping to introduce more people to the venue.

“It’s just beautiful!” Milkman says.  “People are drawn to the waterfront, and the Race Street Pier makes you feel like you are in the river.  It’s a spectacular view.”

Scheduled performances, she says, include “Dice Raw, Lush Life, and others.  On July 18th, Young Robots, and in September we have Chill Moody, who’s up for all kinds of awards from MTV.  We’re very proud that he’s from Philadelphia.”

She says folks can picnic under the stars as they listen to the music.  And the price is right:

“They’re all great, free programming.  So come down, hang out, enjoy the scenery, enjoy the river, and have a great night on the waterfront!”

Listen to the full interview in this CBS Philly podcast (runs 7:31)….

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