Join WHYY at The Great Plaza at Penn's Landing on September 7 & 8 for a celebration of the arts featuring concert performances, children's activities and more! The WHYY Connections Festival is FREE and open to the public. Children 17 and under do not need to register for the Connections Festival if they are accompanied by a registered adult. REGISTER HERE:

General Registration

With general admission registration, you will receive:

  • Concert access

Current Member Registration

Current WHYY Members & WHYY Sustainers registering will receive:

  • Concert access

  • WHYY member oasis tent

  • Sustainer backstage lounge*

*sustainers only

New Member Registration

New WHYY Members & WHYY Sustainers registering will receive:

  • Concert access

  • WHYY member oasis tent

  • Sustainer backstage lounge*

*sustainers only

Festival Rundown

Saturday, September 7 — 12 noon - 5 p.m.
Y Kids Club/Coast Day Event Featuring Super Why!

The Great Plaza at Penn's Landing — Columbus Blvd between Market St. & Walnut St., Philadelphia


Saturday, September 7 — 3 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Connections Festival concert featuring Kyo Daiko, Hezekiah Jones, First Person Arts, Khari Mateen, Sean Hoots Trio, Jesse Ruben, Ben Kweller and They Might Be Giants!

River Stage at the Great Plaza at Penn's Landing — Columbus Blvd and Chestnut Street, Philadelphia


Sunday, September 8 — 12 noon - 6 p.m.
The Philadelphia Sound of Soul Festival featuring KeyStone A Capella, The Tributes, Owlcapella, Perfect Blend, Norristones, The Sensational Soul Cruisers and Soul Survivors!

River Stage at the Great Plaza at Penn's Landing — Columbus Blvd and Chestnut Street, Philadelphia