Philadelphia announces Wawa Welcome America concert lineup

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Making History On America’s Birthday

Wawa Welcome America announced Friday that Mary J. Blige will headline the “Wawa Welcome America July 4th Concert” taking place on the Ben Franklin Parkway in Center City Philadelphia at 7 p.m.

Joining Mary J. Blige will be Philly’s own Boyz II Men, who will also be at the “Celebration  Of Freedom” ceremony at Independence Mall at 10 a.m. on morning of the 4th.

And to mark the 25th anniversary of Wawa Welcome America, The Philly POPS BIG Band will be also performing at the “Wawa Welcome America July 4th Concert”.

The Philly POPS have been a big part of Welcome America for most of its life, performing for many years at the July 4th concert with accomplished acts following their unforgettable performances before large crowds on the Parkway.

Rounding out performers will be Mandy Gonzalez who’s been a Tony Award-winning broadway sensation in hits like “Hamilton”, “In The Heights”, and “Wicked”, and Billboard Top 10 jazz sensation, Tony DeSare.

And don’t forget the biggest star of the “Wawa Welcome America July 4th Concert”, the fireworks, which are one of the largest & most beautiful fireworks in the country, starting at 9:30 p.m. to climax the 6-day long “Wawa Welcome America” celebration in Philadelphia.

If you can’t make it to the “Wawa Welcome America July 4th Concert” because you’re stuck near your Weber grill, NBC 10’s (WCAU-TV) got you covered, where they’ll carry all the festivities live locally on television starting at 7 p.m. all the way up to 10 p.m., covering all the musical acts, plus the fireworks.

You can also download NBC 10 Philadelphia App to watch all the festivities live right on your smartphone, just don’t burn the hot dogs while watching the “Wawa Welcome America July 4th Concert”.

Daniel Quintanilla

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