Getting in the summer groove

Courtesy of the Kimmel Center

The official start of summer and the longest day of the year is June 21 and the WAWA Welcome America! Festival is a whole nine days away. Can you stand all this waiting?

If your answer is ‘no’, then do not fear because the Kimmel Center is hosting the Citibank Summer Solstice Celebration on Saturday, June 18 from noon – 2 a.m. That’s a full 14 hours of music and food, with more than 40 artists scheduled to entertain you.

Not only will you be able to groove to the sounds of Radiohead Tribute Band: Meeting in the Aisle, Doogie Horner:  Ministry of Truth Comedy Show, Pompadour Slim and the Delinquents and many more, but you’ll also get to kick it with the Phillie Phanatic underneath the Eiffel Tower Light Show.

Any celebration wouldn’t be complete without great food; celebrating the longest day of the year is no exception. Your appetite for great food can be satisfied by Wolfgang Puck Catering’s pizza, beer and wine samplings for $35, which includes three drinks including a variety of local brews and wines and three slices of gourmet pizza at The Lounge by Wolfgang Puck on Tier 1.

Another option is the full menu all day at the PECO Bar. Hot dogs, pretzels, sandwiches, chicken fingers and fries, and desserts will be complimented by a full bar. Satellite bars will also provide drinks and light bites at various locations within the Kimmel Center.

Foursquare users — get $5 off your Pizza and Beer/Wine sampling by checking in!

Tickets for Summer Solstice Celebration are $10 for adults and $5 for children under age 12. Ticket price includes all-day admission and are available for purchase online at, by calling 215-893-1999, or at the Kimmel Center box office, open daily from 10am to 6pm and later on performance evenings.


Stay tuned as I cover the WAWA Welcome America! events. This post is brought to you with the support of Wawa Welcome America.

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