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Lancaster Avenue Jazz and Arts Festival

The 8th annual celebration of music in Powelton Village

Lancaster Avenue Jazz and Arts Festival

Lancaster Avenue Jazz and Arts Festival. Credit: Lancaster Avenue Jazz and Arts Festival


July 19, 2014
Noon-7 p.m.


Spend the day in West Philadelphia’s Powelton Village during the 8th annual Lancaster Avenue Jazz and Arts Festival.

From noon until 7 p.m., enjoy live performances, activities, local arts and more at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center Saunders Park Greene, all sponsored by People’s Emergency Center.

The Music

The festival is a great opportunity to celebrate Philly’s tremendous musical history and enjoy live jazz performances all day long. With genres ranging from traditional and fusion to rhythm and smooth jazz, the musical lineup includes a wide range of great talent.

Headlined by internationally-renown jazz saxophonist, and disciple of John Coltrane, Azar Lawrence, more than half a dozen performing artists, including vocalists, instrumentalists and dance groups, are scheduled throughout the day.

In addition to the sax sounds of Lawrence, acts taking the stage include Charlene Holloway, Josh Lawrence, Glenn Bryan & Friends, Shakera Jones, Nasir Dickerson and Play On, Philly!

Also look out for the West Powelton Steppers and other dance groups to move to rhythm and blues that will get you dancing, too.

The tunes begin at noon and culminate with Azar Lawrence’s concert.

The Food

Excellent eats are on tap for the Lancaster Avenue Jazz Festival, too. Report to the food truck pavilion and step up to a selection of seven different food trucks.

The on-site trucks slated to dish baked goods, seafood, fresh fruit and more are: Curbside Creamery, Gigi’s & Big R, Grill Cheese, Jamaican Irie Carribean, Lil Trents, Samosa Deb and Side Of The Road Jerk Chicken.

Getting There

Getting to Powelton Village is a cinch. Hop on SEPTA’s #10 Trolley, the Market Street El, the Route #30 or the #43 Bus.

Plus, free parking will be available at Penn Presbyterian Parking lot located on Powelton Avenue between Sloan and State streets.

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