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12th Annual West Park Arts Fest & Funkfest at West Park Arts Fest June 8th

What:  12th Annual West Park Arts Fest – A free family friendly event in West Fairmount Park.  Fairmount Park Conservancy and Mural Arts Philadelphia join West Park Cultural Center as presenters advancing the festival's mission to bring communities together in the park, promote greater awareness of the area's history and heritage while celebrating the arts and cultural diversity of Philadelphia. The Festival is excited to announce Philadelphia’s first ‘Funkfest at the West Park Arts Fest’ headlined by Philly’s own Breakwater.

Who: 

  • Breakwater

  • Badd Kitti

  • Paulette Branson & Mixed People

  • My Funky Brethren

  • Terretta Storm

  • Expansion Project

  • Phunkyman

  • Original Groove Circus

  • West Powelton Drum Squad

  • danceLogic

  • Sound Space Performing Arts

  • Swing Two

  • Penn Chinese Dance Club

  • Three Aksha Dance Company

  • and other dancers, musicians and vocalists


When:
 Saturday, June 8, 2019 1pm – 6pm.

Where: South Concourse Drive in West Fairmount Park (near 42nd& Parkside)

Contact: Niesha Kennedy – nkennedy@westparkcultural.org (215) 278-3450

Details: Start your summer of fun at the 12th Annual West Park Arts Fest on Saturday, June 8th. Located in West Fairmount Park near 42nd and Parkside, all ages will enjoy two stages of culturally diverse performances by some of the area’s most talented dancers, musicians, and vocalists.  The event will engage the young and seasoned in art making, pony rides, comic book corner, robotic play, face painting, and much more.  Sounding the opening of the Arts Fest will be the award-winning beats of the West Powelton Drum Squad. The music stage features Philly’s first Funkfest with headliner “Breakwater” and a line-up that goes from 1pm to 6pm. Ride the Trolley for a guided tour of the Centennial District and shop art, craft, and food vendors. Two performance stages, work by local artists, unique art installations, an Art/Craft Market and the offerings of diverse food vendors, make the West Park Arts Fest a must-attend event.  This is a Free Event rain or shine. 

 Visit http://www.westparkcultural.org/west-park-arts-fest  or http://www.facebook.com/westparkartsfestival for more information and updates.

 Press Credentials: https://westparkcultural.org/west-park-arts-fest-press/

 

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