by Ari Roth
This coming weekend is filled with festivals and exciting events to look forward to. The first is the return of the famous Clark Park Music and Arts Festival. This long-running festival has been going on since the 1970s, and it has grown into a yearly staple for the city. Although the festival has grown and expanded in scope, music remains the central feature of the event, and this year features some of the best and brightest Philadelphia bands.
The ten band lineup includes Commonwealth Choir, Lovers League, Portland Senators, On The Cooling Board, Lazy Susan, Rock to the Future, and Family Vacation. Of particular note are City Rain (who will also perform tomorrow at the Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll), Ron Gallo of legendary Philly band Toy Soldiers, and rising local indie act Former Belle. The festival will also feature a wide range of food and art vendors, food trucks, and even a bouncy house and a zipline! The event is family friendly, so bring your kids and your friends for an afternoon of fun.
The Clark Park Music and Arts Festival will take place on June 21st on 43rd and Chester Avenue. The music will run continuously from 11:45 AM when the Rock to the Future house band takes the stage, to 8 PM when Portland Senators close things out, so be sure to get there early and stay throughout the evening for a flawless run of live Philly music. For more information, visit their website here, Like them on Facebook here, and follow them on Twitter here. The festival is absolutely free for attendees, but if you are interested in being a vendor at the event, or in buying an ad in their program, head here to secure a space…sales end on June 21st!