Who’s Playing Wawa Welcome America Festival on July 4th?

The 2016 Wawa Welcome America! Festival on the Ben Franklin Parkway on the Fourth of July is featuring a slew of artists with Philadelphia area ties this year.

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Leon Bridges will bring soul to the July 4th stage.
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Fireworks will end the night but check out the amazing acts that will play earlier.
Leon Bridges, the soul-singer named by "Rolling Stone" as one of the "10 New Artists You Need to Know," announced on Twitter he will be performing as part of the Wawa Welcome America festival. The 26 year-old Fort Worth, Texas native and Columbia Records artist released his debut album, Coming Home, to critical and public acclaim. The album was nominated for Best R&B Album at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards. Most recently, the young and talented artist performed a tribute to Ray Charles at the White House for President Obama.
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Actor Leslie Odom Jr., known for his role as Aaron Burr in the smash Broadway hit "Hamilton," will serve as emcee for the evening. He is an East Oak Lane native.
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Actor/singer Bryshere Gray, aka Yazz the Greatest, is known for his role on "Empire" but did you know he hails from West Philly?
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A cappella group Brotherly Love has serenaded President Barack Obama and now they will serenade the thousands on the Ben Franklin Parkway on July 4th.
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The music of "Sound of Philadelphia" legends Leon Huff and Kenny Gamble will be celebrated with groups like Harold Melvin's Blue Notes...
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...Philly legends The O'Jays will bring the "Sound of Philadelphia" to the Parkway stage.
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...as will Robert "Bobby Starr" Ferguson and The Intruders with the Urban Guerrilla Orchestra.
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The Philly Pops are no strangers to Independence Day festivities. (They will also play a FREE concert on July 3 at Independence Mall.)
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Broadway actress Allison Blackwell, a Philly native known for her role in "The Lion King" will supply vocals for the Pops. So will opera singer Justin Hopkins.
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And, members of Kidz Bop will be performing along the Parkway.
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Biz Markie, an Egg Harbor, New Jersey native, will DJ as well.
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