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WHYY Connections Festival: They Might Be Giants, Ben Kweller and more

The WHYY Connections Festival is a fun, free outdoor event that features two days of music, art and activities for the entire family.

WHYY Connections Festival: They Might Be Giants, Ben Kweller and more

Jayme Thornton

The WHYY Connections Festival is a fun, free outdoor event that features two days of music, art and activities for the entire family that perfectly caps off the summer season along the Delaware Riverfront.

This year the performance lineup will include previously announced headliners They Might Be Giants, as well as the latest additions, including Ben Kweller, Jesse Ruben, Hezekiah Jones and Khari Mateen.

Along with the music, there will be lots of activities along the riverfront for everyone to enjoy like ferry rides, face painting, free kayaking and much more 

The weekend event’s schedule is as follows: 

Saturday, September 7

12 – 5 PM: Coast Day, as part of the WHYY Connections Festival, features a tug boat competition, visiting fireboats, free kayak, swan boat and ferry rides, Coast Guard Search and Rescue demonstrations, Coastie the robot, free face painting and arts and crafts and meet-and-greet appearances with PBS kids costumed character Super Why!

Location: The Marina at Penn’s Landing

3 – 10 PM: WHYY Connections Festival Concert featuring They Might Be Giants, Ben Kweller, Jesse Ruben, Hezekiah Jones and the Khari Mateen.

Location: The RiverStage at Penn’s Landing

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Sunday, September 8

12 – 5 PM: Free performances by The Soul Survivors and The Sensational Soul Cruisers, as well as performances by doo wop groups, Temple University's Owlcappella, and much more.

Location: The RiverStage at Penn’s Landing

 

Visit the Festival’s official website for full details.

Gabrielle Bonghi Philly.com
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