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Just In: The Roots' Fourth Of July Jam Expands Into A Two-Day Festival This Year

  • Posted By: Ashley Coleman
  • June 11, 2013
    • DJ Questlove - Let's Move It Philly
      • DJ Questlove - Let's Move It Philly
      • Photo Credit: D. McDowell for GPTMC

I know you thought that the Philly Fourth of July Jam festivities couldn’t get much better than Ne-Yo, Demi Lovato, John Mayer, Kevin Hart, The Roots and a live broadcast on VH1, but it just did!

The Roots’ camp is bringing you not one, but two days packed with events to celebrate Independence Day in Philly. To kick off the celebration, the Philly Fourth of July Jam two-day festival will feature a full day and night of music, fashion and good times on Wednesday, July 3, followed by The Roots' annual concert on Thursday, July 4.

"The City"

Wednesday, July 3

2-9 p.m.

The Piazza, Northern Liberties

1050 N. Hancock Street

Open to the public

First up on July 3 will be “The City”, which will take place from 2-9 p.m at The Piazza in Northern Liberties. This event is free and open to the public. The Piazza will be transformed into a mini version of Philly, with multiple neighborhoods set up and represented throughout the space. 

Hosted by Hot 107.9 radio personality and Fox 29 Entertainment correspondent Q-Deezy, "The City" will bring you a free concert with a diverse lineup of musical performances happening throughout the day and night, including Interscope Records’ Cody Wise, Modern Inventors and headliner GoGo Morrow. (Full lineup below.) “The City” will also include a runway showcase in between sets, curated by Philly Fashion Week highlighting designers of apparel and accessories from all over the country.

“The City” Lineup

GoGo Morrow

Modern Inventors

Fleeting Ends


The Lawsuits

Leaf Walker (aka Khadafi Dub)

Cold Fronts

Cody Wise

Bok Nero

Speaker of the House

KontraBand 215

Brothers in Arms Featuring Questlove & D'Angelo

Wednesday, July 3

10:30 p.m.


334 South Street


Following "The CIty", you can head over to the TLA to catch a special “Brothers in Arms” performance with GRAMMY-winning artists Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson of The Roots and D’Angelo. Doors open at 10:30 p.m. and attendees will definitely be in for a treat!

“Featuring the incredible vocal and piano abilities of D’Angelo and the backing of the one of the best musicians in the world today, Questlove, “Brothers in Arms” will take listeners on a sonic experience unlike anything they have ever seen or heard in the past.” 

Philly Sound Konnoisseurs (PSK)

Wednesday, July 3

Thru 3:30 a.m.


1221 Saint James Street

The July 3 Philly Fourth of July Jam events will commence with Philly Sound Konnoisseurs (PSK), a hot international DJ event that no doubt turns up into the wee hours of the morning. Sponsored by Heineken, this year’s lineup of DJs will be announced soon so stay tuned. However, past DJs have included Diplo, J Rocc, DJ Jazzy Jeff, DJ Drama, Rich Medina and DJ PHSH. PSK is taking place at Voyeur. You won’t want to miss it!

Looks like Philadelphia is the only place to be for Fourth of July week. We’ll see you there! To see the full lineup for The Roots' Fourth of July Jam on the Parkway, click here.

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