Complete event overview

Join WHYY and the Delaware Waterfront Corporation September 7 & 8 for the third annual WHYY Connections Festival! This FREE celebration of art on the Delaware River will feature live musical performances, kids activities and much more. Register here »


Saturday, September 7


Connections Festival Concert

River Stage at the Great Plaza at Penn's Landing, 201 South Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia

Doors open at noon. Concert: 3 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Saturday's WHYY Connections Festival will be highlighted by a free concert which will feature performances by Kyo Daiko, Hezekiah Jones, First Person Arts, Khari Mateen, Sean Hoots Trio, Jesse Ruben, Ben Kweller and They Might Be Giants! (Performers and schedule subject to change) First Person Arts' award-winning storyteller, Marjorie Winther, will also perform and the Hussian School of Art will be painting artwork inspired by the festival throughout the day. Throughout the Saturday concert, WHYY Members will have access to the WHYY Member Oasis Tent, which will feature free refreshments. WHYY Sustainers will have access to the Sustainer Backstage Lounge, which will feature exclusive catered refreshments, raffle items, as well as chances to meet and mingle with Connections Festival artists backstage! Want to be part of the Sustainer Backstage Lounge? Become a Sustainer today »


Kids Activities/Coast Day

The Great Plaza at Penn's Landing, 201 South Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia

Doors open at noon. Y Kids Club & PA Coast Day: 12 - 5 p.m.

During the Saturday concert festivities, the WHYY Kids Club will have costumed characters, crafts and more at the Great Plaza as part of the 12th Annual Pennsylvania Coast Day program. Coast Day will take place near the Independence Seaport Museum (next to the Great Plaza) and will feature displays, exhibits and fun experiments from a wide array of area environmental education groups!



Sunday, September 8


Connections Festival Concert

River Stage at the Great Plaza at Penn's Landing, 201 South Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia

Concert: Noon - 6 p.m.

WHYY's second day of free music on the waterfront will feature KeyStone A Capella, The Tributes, Owlcapella, Perfect Blend, Norristones, The Sensational Soul Cruisers and Soul Survivors!

Throughout the Sunday concert, WHYY Members will have access to the WHYY Member Oasis Tent, which will feature free refreshments. WHYY Sustainers will have access to the Sustainer Backstage Lounge, which will feature exclusive catered refreshments, raffle items, as well as chances to meet and mingle with Connections Festival artists backstage! Want to be part of the Sustainer Backstage Lounge? Become a Sustainer today »