The annual Lancaster Avenue Jazz & Arts Festival is a much-anticipated event in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Every year, the festival brings together local vendors, musicians, and artisans to celebrate West Philadelphia's vibrant jazz scene. This year's festival promises to be the best of all time, as it returns to Saunders Park Greene (39% Powelton) on Saturday, July 15th from noon to 7 p.m.The event, which lasts all day, is free and open to the public and is organized by HopePhL (formerly People's Emergency Center and Youth Service, Inc.). Spectacular live performances will be held by Glenn Bryan and Friends, Lynn Riley & The World Mix, Dra.
Diane Lyle-Smith & Friends, MJS Trio and the Brent White Ensemble. The main act is Spontaneus Creativity, directed by Duane Eubanks. The festival also features a Comcast Vendor Village with 30 artisans, vendors, food trucks and specially selected resources. Independence Blue Cross sponsors a tent for volunteers and artists that will offer refreshments from restaurants on Lancaster Avenue. The Penn Museum will host the Children's Village and activities such as instrument making with museum staff, the Fine Art Through Our Eyes bus, bouncy booths and a face painter. Visitors will also be able to stroll through a gallery of jazz-themed artworks by children from Morton McMichael and Martha Washington elementary schools and residents of HopePhL housing.
Penn Presbyterian Medical Center at Penn Medicine will highlight health and wellness at the Festival and its staff will educate visitors about strokes, show them cardiopulmonary resuscitation methods, and train them on emergency first aid. Sponsors of the Lancaster Avenue Jazz & Arts Festival include TD Bank, Xfinity, Independence Blue Cross, Penn Museum, Jefferson Health Plans, Iron-Stone Real Estate Partners, Penn Live Arts, Brandywine Realty Trust, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Penn Medicine, the Philadelphia Department of Public Health and many more. As one of the few festivals in Philadelphia that focuses exclusively on jazz and that encourages local companies, artists and musicians, the Lancaster Avenue Jazz & Arts Festival continues to provide West Philadelphia and its jazz scene with undeniable support. Local artist Glenn Bryan shared his appreciation for the way the festival contributes to the community. The OACCE Arts Access calendar includes more than 100 jazz events to be held throughout the city during Philly Celebrates Jazz. Despite the heat, thousands of people gathered throughout the day to explore local vendors, enjoy street food stalls, participate in activities for children and listen to back-to-back jazz performances. Philly Celebrates Jazz is the annual celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month held every April in the city of Philadelphia. In addition to the Lancaster Avenue Jazz & Arts Festival there are more than 100 live jazz concerts, jazz-inspired street parties, jazz poetry events, jazz walking tours and much more. As a new business owner and resident of West Philadelphia Preito expressed her opinion on street vending at the festival.
Bryan has played with his jazz band at the Lancaster Avenue Jazz & Arts Festival since its first year. Send your video recordings of jazz performances or content to be broadcast on Philadelphia's local channel 64 (GovTV), which can be accessed online and to the city's approximately 40,000 cable TV subscribers. The Lancaster Avenue Jazz & Arts Festival is an annual event that celebrates West Philadelphia's vibrant jazz scene. Every year it brings together local vendors, musicians and artisans for a day full of live performances from renowned artists such as Glenn Bryan and Friends or Spontaneus Creativity directed by Duane Eubanks. The festival also features a Comcast Vendor Village with 30 artisans and vendors as well as activities for children such as instrument making or face painting. It is sponsored by TD Bank, Xfinity or Independence Blue Cross among many others. The event is part of Philly Celebrates Jazz which includes more than 100 live jazz concerts throughout April in Philadelphia.
Thousands of people gather every year to explore local vendors or enjoy street food stalls while listening to back-to-back jazz performances. The Lancaster Avenue Jazz & Arts Festival is an important event for West Philadelphia as it encourages local companies, artists and musicians while providing support for its vibrant jazz scene. It is an opportunity for visitors to experience a unique atmosphere full of music and art while discovering new talents.