Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter of “The Roots” is lending his support for a mural that would honor the legacy of a beloved community leader he grew up with in South Philadelphia.
The 7th annual event is scheduled for Saturday, May 31 at Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing.
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The Roots have served as the house band on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, which aired at 12:35 in the morning, since that show’s premiere in 2009.
Brandon Pankey, one of the organizers of the first The City event, says the party at the Piazza was the brainchild of The Roots, who wanted to host a pre-party to the big 4th of July Jam on the Parkway.
The mural, titled “Legendary,” towers six stories high and stretches 60 feet wide.
Mayor Nutter was highlighting the economic benefit of the weeklong celebration for America’s 237th birthday.
A famous alumnus of Philadelphia’s High School for the Creative and Performing Arts is reaching into his own pocket to make sure that next year’s musical at his alma mater won’t be scrapped, as this year’s was.
He stands with Kanye West, Jay-Z, The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach, fun., and Mumford & Sons as the six artists who have six nominations each, topping all other artists.
The Philly 4th of July Jam and Grande finale Wednesday night was the biggest Independence Day Bash in the City. Many big names in the world of music graced the Ben Franklin Parkway for this year’s celebration.
Each year, Philadelphia strives to create a bigger and better party to celebrate the 4th of July holiday.
Some of the events have been announced for this year’s “Welcome America” celebration, during the days surrounding America’s birthday on July 4th.
The Roots Picnic is underway this weekend here at Festival Pier.
The city of Philadelphia announced the entertainment line-up for the Wawa Welcome America celebration, marking America’s birthday.
Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter, the lead MC for the legendary group the Roots, hosted a concert party on Saturday at the historic Sigma Sound Stage. All the party proceeds went to a very worthy cause.