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Free Plaza Performers

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Timeless – Free Plaza Performances

Drop by the Time Travel Plaza for over fifty FREE concerts and events all month long!

LUNCHTIME TUNES at Noon (Mon – Fri)
Enjoy a break, free WiFi, and lunch (Bring your own or try some tasty treats from Jose Garces) with a lovely instrumental backdrop provided by Settlement Music School.

A CAPELLA NIGHT at 6pm (Mondays)
Enjoy local and regional university a cappella groups as they join us on the TD Bank Plaza Stage.

LATE NIGHT JAZZ (Wednesdays)
Wednesdays April 10, 17, & 24 at 10:30pm Come on out for an evening of hot jazz and smooth vocals – live from the TD Bank Plaza Stage. The late night sessions will feature local and regional jazz favorites.

PHILLY NIGHT at 6pm & 10:45pm (Thursdays)
Don’t miss Philly Night on Thursdays throughout the Festival as local artists hit the TD Bank Plaza Stage.

FRIDAY NOON CONCERT
Friday March 29 at Noon. Take a break from work and stop in the Plaza for live music with XPN.

DECADES MIXERS at 6pm & 10:45pm (Fridays)
Each Friday reminisce with a different decade of music. Which is your favorite? The beats from the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s or maybe the future?

SATURDAY NIGHT THEME PARTIES at 10:45pm
Saturday nights are hot with themed, late night parties.

FAMILY FUN at 11am (Saturdays and Sundays)
Bring the kids! Music, dance and learning for ages 3-7.

FRIDAY, 4/12: 80'S NIGHT

10:45pm: Robert Drake
Since 2003, Drake has shelped shape Philly's nightlife scene by introducing the genre of 80s music to a whole new generation of ears.
xpn.org/land-of-the-lost

SATURDAY, 4/13: FAMILY FUN

11:00am: PHILADANCO D2 & D3
Foreseeing the need to cultivate young aspiring dancers who show promise of continuing towards a professional dance career, PHILADANCO created Danco 2 (D/2) and Danco 3 (D/3). These apprentice companies provide access to performance opportunities and a chance to nurture their technique and performance skills.

Crafts with The National Constitution Center
Join National Constitution Center staff as they take you back in time to September 17, 1787! Families can make their own take away Silhouette Rubbings of Four Famous Founding Fathers, while learning fun facts about their lives and their connections to American History as well as sign the constitution in one of the Center's collection of “I signed the constitution” books from the iconic signer’s hall.

SATURDAY, 4/13: LATE-NIGHT THEME PARTY: CANTINA NIGHT

10:45pm: Pasión y Arte
Pasión y Arte simultaneously preserves, strengthens and challenges the Flamenco tradition by creating and performing works that maintain Flamenco’s classic artistic integrity and focus on women’s empowerment.
passionyarteflamenco.org

SUNDAY, 4/14: FAMILY FUN

11:00am: WORLD MUSIC WITH DARIA
For the last two decades, internationally known folksinger DARIA has traveled the globe, learning, sharing and making music while building communities and encouraging a new view of hope and peace for all the world’s children.

Crafts with Jihan Thomas
In this series of art activities, youth and families will join the city of Philadelphia in the celebration of the arts and learn about handmade instruments from around the world. Every culture has a unique sound and purpose. Come and make some noise with us!

MONDAY, 4/15: A CAPELLA NIGHT

6pm: Supernovas, Vox, & Umqombothi
Supernovas, Vox, & Umqombothi represent the local college scene with their scintillating vocal arrangements.

WEDNESDAY, 4/17: LATE-NIGHT JAZZ

10:45pm: Perseverance Jazz Band
Perseverance Jazz Band brings New Orleans to Philadelphia with its enthusiastic and soulful interpretations of Ragtime, Dixieland, Traditional Jazz, and Second Line tunes.
perseverancemusic.com

THURSDAY, 4/18: PHILLY NIGHT

6pm: Talain Rayne
Talain Rayne's melodramatic, electronic-infused, pop-rock has found a home in many different places, drawing inspiration from varying influences like Sleeping At Last, Coldplay and Sigur Ros.
iamtalainrayne.com

10:45pm: Lucy Stone
Showcasing a unique lyrical style, Philadelphia native Lucy Stone has a voice that's hard to forget.
lucy-stone.com

FRIDAY, 4/19: 90'S NIGHT

6pm: Nevermind Orchestra
Hear Kurt, Dave, and Krist in a way you've never heard before! The Nevermind Orchestra uses the raw power of a New Orleans-style brass band to reinterpret the raw power of Nirvana.
facebook.com/thenevermindorchestra

10:45pm: Rich Medina
Join Rich Medina as he revisits the greatest hits of the 1990’s. Rich has DJed shows with artists like Lauryn Hill, Jill Scott, De La Soul, The Roots, Gil-Scott Heron, and Erykah Badu, so come to this dance party prepared for some soul.

SATURDAY, 4/20: FAMILY FUN

11:00am: Creative Music Program
The Creative Music Program for Jazz, an expansion of Kimmel Center Youth Jazz Ensemble (KCYJE), is a full, school year music program. The program is intended for teenagers between the ages of 11-19, and focuses primarily on stimulating each student’s creative faculties, whilst simultaneously developing their overall musicianship. Featuring various ensembles including KCYJE, guest master classes and a host of professional teaching artists, the course is a well-rounded program whose goal is to prepare the student for a career in music, or their continuation on to an institute of higher learning.

Crafts with Jihan Thomas
In this series of art activities, youth and families will join the city of Philadelphia in the celebration of the arts and learn about handmade instruments from around the world. Every culture has a unique sound and purpose. Come and make some noise with us!

SATURDAY, 4/20: LATE-NIGHT THEME PARTY: BEATNIK JAZZ

10:45pm: Joanna Pascale
Since emerging onto Philadelphia’s jazz scene, Pascale has established herself as a compelling and skilled vocalist.
joannapascale.com

SUNDAY, 4/21: FAMILY FUN

11:00am - 12:00pm: “Baby Future”(Ages newborn - 3 years although all are welcome!)
Baby Wordplay’s ™ lively, interactive and spontaneous StoryPlay, gets us singing, reading and rhyming, using our fingers and even our toes. A puppet or two, some nonsense words and nursery rhymes: let’s play our way through time!

12:00pm-12:45pm: Dinosaurs to Birds (Ages 3-6 years although all are welcome!)
Baby Wordplay’s ™ interactive StoryPlay will take us backwards and forwards, from then to now, through time and space, as we play with language in song and in rhyme, and bring children’s books to life!

Crafts with Jihan Thomas
In this series of art activities, youth and families will join the city of Philadelphia in the celebration of the arts and learn about handmade instruments from around the world. Every culture has a unique sound and purpose. Come and make some noise with us!

MONDAY, 4/22: A CAPELLA NIGHT

6pm: OwlCappella, Octonics, & Penn ATMA
OwlCappella, Octonics, & Penn ATMA represent the local college scene with their scintillating vocal arrangements.

THURSDAY, 4/25: PHILLY NIGHT

6pm: The Swinging Foxes
The Swinging Foxes draw inspiration from the romantic Hollywood musicals of the 1930s and 1940s, the Swing era of jazz and the soulful dance music of early 1950s rhythm and blues.
theswingingfoxes.com/

10:45pm: Cold Fronts
Cold Fronts is about the basics: guitars, vocals, drums, bass. The effects are turned off and the outcome is raw, personable, and honest. Based out of Philadelphia, the foursome are heavily involved the city's up and coming DIY scene. In the past year the band has played at Austin's famous "South By Southwest," recorded a Daytrotter session and record their first EP, "Pretty American."
coldfronts.us

FRIDAY, 4/26: THE FUTURE

6pm: The Fleeting Ends
SXSW and Philly Folkfest veterans have been described as "upbeat and poppy" with an emphasis on two part vocal harmonies and catchy hooks.
thefleetingends.com

10:45pm: W.C. Lindsay
W. C. Lindsay is the musical embodiment of the classic Philly cool coupled with the youthful angst of suburban punk sensibility.
wclindsay.com




March 28 - April 27

The Kimmel Center
300 S. Broad St.
Phila, PA 19102

 


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