Mayer, Lovato, Ne-Yo, join The Roots for Wawa Welcome America

May 9, 2013 4:50:00 PM PDT
The city's annual Independence Day concert will feature John Mayer, Ne-Yo, Demi Lovato and J. Cole along with hometown hosts The Roots.

The "Welcome America!" festival, sponsored by convenience store chain Wawa, will run July 1-7. Organizers call it the biggest Fourth of July event in the nation, with more than a million people attending each year.

A daylong party on Benjamin Franklin Parkway starts at noon on July Fourth. The Roots, the house band for "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," will also perform at the evening concert that culminates with a fireworks show over The Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Other performers will include Philadelphia-born singer Jill Scott, as well as Grace Potter and Ben Taylor.

English singer-songwriter Marsha Ambrosius, formerly of Floetry, will headline the Taste of Philadelphia festival held July 5-7.


Online: Welcome America website