The fifth annual 2nd Street Fest brought a bustling crowd and wide assortment of food vendors, community organizations and local musicians to Northern Liberties on a sunny Sunday afternoon. Among those performing at the Fairmount and Germantown stages at either end of the mega-block party were Chambersburg indie-punk outfit The Shackletons, Americana ghouls The Bailey Hounds, singer-songwriter Denison Witmer and aggro-folk crew On the Water.
In the Piazza at Schmidt’s, West Philadelphia Orchestra stole the show playing a long set of eastern-European infused brass band dance jams; when they were notified that their time onstage was over, they marched off, still playing, and wrapped up their performance in the midst of a frenzied crowd. Electro-poppers Vacationer turned in an impressive performance as well, and the big stage show wrapped up with The Low Anthem‘s first post-hiatus Philadelphia performance, though the festival continued out on the street till 10, and into the wee hours at the North Bowl afterparty. Check out photos in the gallery below.
Today from noon to 10 P.M. in Northern Liberties, the 2nd Street Festival brings a variety of food vendors, crafters and local musicians to the neighborhood. Four stages are in place for performances and other events, which have all been programmed by the Philadelphia Folksong Society. The line-up is extensive and is sure to not disappoint, including acts such as Laser Background, the West Philadelphia Orchestra and headlineres The Low Anthem. Take a look at the video for The Low Anthem’s single “Boeing 737″ and find tickets and info here.
Indie folk outfit The Low Anthem are set to perform at the annual 2nd Street Festival in Northern Liberties. Although Jocie Adams recently left the band to pursue her own project/band called Arc Iris, The Low Anthem has come out of their hiatus and are recording a new album which, according to their website might be described as “a museic installation mixing poetry, narrative, and psychedelic light.”
The August 4th 2nd Street Festival has a musical lineup (programmed by the Philadelphia Folksong Society) that includes The Bailey Hounds, Denison Witmer, Brad Hinton Band, Angela Shiek, Banned Books, and more. Stretching about 7 blocks on 2nd Street (between Germantown and Green Streets), the all-day event is free and features local food, beer, art, and businesses. Find more information, including a VIP ticket option, here. Meanwhile, watch a beautifully haunting live performance of “This God Damn House,” where Ben Knox Miller plays a singing saw.
The fourth annual 2nd Street Festival took over a bustling strip of Northern Liberties yesterday afternoon, filling some ten blocks with artists, crafters, local food vendors, and lots of music. Check out the gallery above for a photo recap of the street fair action, along with performances at The Piazza at Schmidts by Lushlife, The Great Unknown and Man Man – who wrapped up their early evening carnivalesque set just before storm clouds descended and the skies opened.