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Avenue of the Arts Block Party

  • 25 Jun 2022
  • 11:00 AM
  • the Kimmel Cultural Campus
Part of Wawa Welcome America, the Avenue of the Arts comes to life with entertainment, art, food and more!
Head inside the Kimmel Center for high-powered entertainment on the PNC Arts Alive Stage and exclusive experiences, such as performances by cast members from Moulin Rouge! The Musical and other popular titles on the Broadway Series and an interactive dance workshop led by Teaching Artists from Disney Theatrical Group. Audience members will learn warm-ups and choreography set to music from The Lion King on Tour and Broadway!

Enjoy live performances from local and world renowned artists, including three-time Emmy Award-winning Bill Jolly, Rated Art, and Zo, featuring lead singer Gina Castanzo from NBC’s The Voice. Kids and kids-at-heart can slide down the 120 foot slide or zip across Broad Street on a zip-line - both FREE of charge! Sip a cocktail at the Garces Beer Garden and grab a bite to eat from one of the many local food trucks or nearby restaurants. Get crafty with Mural Arts Philadelphia and participate in creating unique chalk art, then shop local vendors and snag free giveaways from festival sponsors.

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Plaza Stage Lineup

  • Local artist and former Kimmel Theater Residency Alum M’Balia Singley, performing her Jams for Junior Jawns with the M’Balia Singley Trio
  • Kuf Knotz & Christine Elise, presenting 90s inspired hip-hop and classical harp
  • DJ Chris Blues and The Parkside Experience, featuring 10 line-dancers leading participants in interactive instruction
  • Teaching artists from Disney’s The Lion King presenting two interactive dance workshops
  • A performance from the cast of Moulin Rouge: The Musical!
  • Songstress Cookie Dioro, blending genres, from showtunes to Gospel to pop
  • Considered Philly’s greatest groove band, Philly Gumbo presenting their festival New Orleans spirit

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