Fourth of July will be here before you know it and that means the Wawa Welcome America concert is finally back!
After a year of having live entertainment be shut down, it is now coming back to Philly ferociously and quickly.
The Wawa Welcome America concert is a live music celebration that takes place on Independence Day every year and what better place to have it than in the birthplace of America- right here in Philly!
Bebe Rexha and Flo Rida will headline the festival this year. However, you won’t be going to watch it at the Benjamin Franklin Parkway because it is being moved to The Mann Center.
Make no "Better Mistake," it's going to be a "Wild One" at @MannCenter! We're excited to announce that the @Wawa Welcome America July 4th Concert will star @BebeRexha and @official_flo with a performance by @ThePhillyPops. More info: https://t.co/JMVUu5uKPu #July4thPhilly pic.twitter.com/pSwkpYDgki— Wawa Welcome America (@July4thPhilly) June 2, 2021
Of course, the live fireworks display above the Philadelphia Museum of Art will be back again this year.
This announcement comes after the capacity restrictions have been lifted in Pennsylvania and Philly is about to follow through starting on June 11th. Philly will also be hosting the Made in America concert again on Labor Day weekend. The line-up has yet to be announced.
The festival will run for 16 days, from June 19 to July 4- from Juneteenth to The Fourth of July, focusing on Black History and multicultural education.
Throughout the 16 days, other museums and attractions will offer free admission on certain days. And Wawa Hoagie Day will be celebrated on July 1st at Independence Mall.
Last year’s events were held virtually with headliners Jason Derulo and Cynthia Erivo, who performed from The Met Philadelphia. No live fireworks were held.
To keep everyone safe, free tickets will be required. Attendance will be chosen via a drawing and attendance at the Mann will be limited. Pre-Registration will begin later this month.