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Who Will Join The Roots for Philly's July 4th Celebration?



    Performers Announced for Welcome America Concert

    The Roots have been announced as the performers headlining Wawa's Welcome America America concert along with Jennifer Nettles and Miguel as part of a week long celebration that will include other free festivities throughout Philadelphia. (Published Wednesday, May 27, 2015)

    Which acts will rock the Ben Franklin Parkway this Independence Day?

    Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter joined other dignitaries to reveal the lineup for the Wawa Welcome America! concert Tuesday morning.

    Philadelphia’s own The Roots will once again serve as house band for the event that has drawn groups including Ed Sheeran, John Mayer and Ne-Yo to the July 4th celebration that culminates in fireworks.

    This year, country singer Jennifer Nettles and R&B singer Miguel will headline the free public concert.

    Mayor Nutter to Announce 'Welcome America' Details

    [PHI] Mayor Nutter to Announce 'Welcome America' Details
    Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter is expected to release the concert lineup for the much anticipated July 4th event.
    (Published Tuesday, May 26, 2015)

    The concert is a culmination of a week-plus of events including movie screenings, free museum admissions and history lessons.

    “For Wawa Welcome America! 2015, our biggest goal is to provide our guests with the best possible experience throughout all eight days of the festival,” said City Representative Desiree Peterkin-Bell, the Executive Director of Welcome America, Inc. “We have some terrific events leading up to the Fourth of July, and the performers secured for the Philly 4th of July Jam will serve as the perfect ending to our celebrations.”