PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — It’s a locals only party on the Parkway this year for the 4th of July in Philadelphia.READ MORE: Bucks County Group Pushes For Mask Requirement As Country Sees Rise In COVID Cases
Announced today, the Welcome America 4th of July free concert is filled with “from here” performers, filling out a lineup custom built for the whole family. Bucks County songstress Christina Perri shares the spotlight this year with West Philly born Empire star Yazz The Greatest, A capella group Brotherly Love, a tribute to Gamble & Huff and “The Sound Of Philadelphia”, and more.
The event will be hosted by the Hamilton star hailing from East Oak Lane, Leslie Odom Jr. – and take place in front of the Art Museum on The Ben Franklin Parkway.
It’s a lineup much more concerned with zipcodes and mass-appeal to the whole family then it has been in previous years. The last half-decade has featured The Roots, with headliners ranging from John Mayer to Nicki Minaj to last year’s set from Miguel.READ MORE: Family Of Missing Bucks County Woman Casey Johnston Hires Private Investigator
As “Jar Of Hearts” and “A Thousand Years” singer Christina Perri told us last year, she feels right at home on those Art Museum steps.
“Not to be super cheesy, but I used to hang on the Art Museum steps. I would just sit there and watch people go up the Rocky steps and do that thing at the top. I would do my homework there, and I would read poetry. I was very much the hippie. And I would just kind of chill there all the time” explained Perri.
There will be a few more people paying attention this time around.
Another headliner is yet to be announced. The show kicks off at 5pm on July 4th, with fireworks following at 10pm.MORE NEWS: 'It's Never Going To End': Loved Ones Of David Padro Jr. Voice Gun Violence Frustrations At 22-Year-Old's Vigil
To hear more from our talk last year with Christina Perri, listen to the full interview below: