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This Weekend: The 3rd Annual Fishtown Shad Fest at Penn Treaty Park

Shad FestThis Saturday, April 23rd, XPN Welcomes the 3rd Annual Fishtown Shad Fest to Penn Treaty Park. The free event is hosted by and a benefit for the Friends of Penn Treaty Park, “a community organization dedicated to preserving and enhancing the beauty and usefulness of historic Penn Treaty Park.” From the website:

PURPOSE: To celebrate the historical and environmental significance of Fishtown, one of Philadelphia’s oldest riverfront neighborhoods, and energize the next generation to become involved in the future of the riverfront. The fest also raises money for the Friends of Penn Treaty Park, all income generated from the fest and all donations go to this Friends group. Last year over 8000 people came to the ShadFest and enjoyed numerous activities including live music, local arts & crafts vendors, environment education kiosks, kids activities, food, the Kenzinger Challenge Run, and much more!

The music lineup features performances by Girls Rock Philly camper bands (noon-12:45 p.m.), Shaking Through recording artist Springs (featuring Dr. Dog’s Scott McMicken and Eric Slick, 1:15-2 p.m.), the West Philadelphia Orchestra (2:30-3:15 p.m), Spinto Band (3:45-4:30 p.m.), and Black Landlord (5-6 p.m.); the Kids Stage will feature The Lara & Joe Show, Rock To The Future, magician Matt Cadabra, a moon bounce, and WXPN Kid’s Corner booth with Kathy O’Connell. WXPN’s Dan Gutierrez will be broadcasting live from noon-5 p.m.

Shaking Through: Springs from Weathervane Music on Vimeo.