Radio 104.5 Summer Block Parties happen here:
North Second St. & Germantown Ave., below Girard Ave. in Phila.
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The Radio 104.5 Summer Block Party Series returns. As always, it's free at The Piazza at Schmidt's in Northern Liberties! Get there early to get a good spot! All thanks to our sponsors for making it happen!
WHO? All of you - All Ages!
WHERE? The Piazza at Schmidt's in Northern Liberties
WHAT? FREE concerts every month.
WHEN? All events run from 3:45pm-7pm - check individual event times for any variations.
Thanks for coming to the 2013 Radio 104.5 Summer Block Party series sponsored by State Farm. There are no more Summer Block Parties for the rest of 2013. Check back soon for information on Winter Jam 2014 and the 2014 Summer Block Parties.
We had a blast at the last summer block party of 2013 with The Airborne Toxic Event, The Unlikely Candidates and American Authors. Thanks to all of you, plus all of our bands for making this event and summer so much fun! Check out the videos and pictures below to relive all the great memories.
July's Block Party with Cold War Kids, Bad Books and Capital Cities was hot, steamy, sometimes sunny and sometimes rainy - but we had a blast. We loved dancing to Capital Cities, the Cold War Kids encore, and the Forest Whitaker masks - among other great moments.
If you haven't been to The Piazza, it's part of the country’s largest private urban renewal initiative — a beautifully landscaped, 80,000 square foot open-air plaza with free events year-round, surrounded by three new buildings including 35 artist’s studios and boutiques, new restaurants, 500 apartments and 50,000 square feet of office space in the Northern Liberties neighborhood. Located at 1050 N. Hancock St., or approximately at 2nd Street and Germantown Ave., between Girard and Poplar, Northern Liberties, Philadelphia.
Can I bring a lawn chair?
You can bring lawn chairs, however most stand. If you choose to bring a lawn chair you might want to move further to the back of the crowd.
Is there parking available?
Yes. There are several pay lots across the street from The Piazza. We have no affiliation with these parking lots so it’s your call. Off street parking is also available. READ ALL SIGNS regarding parking. Radio 104.5, The City Of Philadelphia, The Piazza At Schmidt’s or any other event partner or sponsor is not responsible for your vehicle. If you don’t pay attention, the PPA will.
Can I bring a cooler?
Sorry, no coolers are allowed.
How can I get a press pass?
We know you have a really cool blog but legitimate credentials representing a credible news or entertainment outlet are required. Contact Loraine Ballard Morrill – firstname.lastname@example.org
Can I take pictures or get video?
Please do! #1045BlockParty
Are Radio 104.5 Summer Block Parties rain or shine?
Yes. Bring a poncho if you must!
Is there handicapped viewing?
Get there early to avoid crowds and go to the backstage breezeway located on Hancock Street. Notify an event staff member that you need accommodations and we’ll be glad to help.
Will there be food? Water? Bathrooms? Where?
The Piazza is stocked with all kinds of bars and restaurants you are welcome to. Portable restrooms are on Hancock Street
Can I take Septa?
From all points west: Take the MFL (Market-Frankford Line) Subway to Girard Station
From all points west on Girard Avenue: Take #15 Trolley to Girard Station at Girard & Front
From all points south: Take the Broad Street Subway to the MFL or #15 Trolley to Girard Station
From the east: Take PATCO to 8th & Market Station, transfer to the MFL and take to Girard Station
All Regional Rail Routes: Take to Suburban Station and transfer to MFL and take to Girard Station
* Check SEPTA.ORG for Bus Routes and Current Schedules
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