Citibank Summer Solstice Celebration, This Saturday June 18 begins at NOON

Citibank Summer Solstice Celebration, This Saturday June 18 begins at NOON

JUNE 13, 2011
Do You Need The Service? YouTube Contest Winner Local Philly Band Do You Need The Service? Wins Kimmel Center YouTube Talent Contest for Plaza Performance at 7pm Four days away until Citibank Summer Solstice Celebration kicks off the summer season at the Kimmel Center! The 14 hour long annual musical extravaganza on Saturday, June 18, noon-2am, now includes more than 40 confirmed artists performing musical acts and a variety of entertainment throughout the Kimmel Center’s multiple venues and public spaces. Putting the spotlight on local Philly talent, newly confirmed artists include Radiohead Tribute Band: Meeting in the Aisle, Doogie Horner: Ministry of Truth Comedy Show, Pompadour Slim and the Delinquents, and so much more. Phillie Phanatic is also scheduled to make an appearance between 1:30pm to 2:30pm in the Commonwealth Plaza, and will mix, mingle and dance with families and friends in attendance. Dazzling Eiffel Tower Light Show takes place throughout the event, starting at 3:30pm. From 5pm to 9pm, Wolfgang Puck Catering will also provide pizza, beer and wine samplings ($35), which includes three drinks including a variety of local brews and wines and three slices of gourmet pizza (BBQ Chicken w. red onion and cilantro, Fresh Mozzarella w. tomato and basil, and roasted vegetables w. fresh herbs) at The Lounge by Wolfgang Puck on Tier 1. A full menu all day, the PECO Bar will serve hot dogs, pretzels, sandwiches, chicken fingers and fries, and desserts. Includes a full bar. And, satellite bars will also provide drinks and light bites at various locations within the Kimmel Center. Foursquare users — get $5 off your Pizza and Beer/Wine sampling by checking in! Tickets for Summer Solstice Celebration are $10 for adults and $5 for children under age 12. Ticket price includes all-day admission and are available for purchase online at, by calling 215-893-1999, or at the Kimmel Center box office, open daily from 10am to 6pm and later on performance evenings. New Program Highlights for Summer Solstice Include:

  • Radiohead Tribute Band: Meeting in the Aisle perform alternative rock (1am)
  • America’s Got Talent semi-finalist Doogie Horner: Ministry of Truth Comedy Show (10:30pm)
  • The Philly Folk Parade showcases local musicians from The Spinning Leaves, Toy Soldiers, The Paper Trees, and The Great Unknown (10pm)
  • Afro-soul singer Rafiya, (8:15pm)
  • Do You Need the Service? YouTube Talent Contest Winner performs instrumental rock (7pm)
  • Electric violinist Caryn Lin provides the music accompaniment for the SA VA Fashion Show (6pm)
  • With star students from the Kimmel Center Youth Jazz Ensemble, Pompadour Slim & The Delinquents perform oldies classics w. blues and funk interpretations (6:30pm)
  • Talented Dirk Quinn Band performs jazz guitar (6:30pm)
  • Ghenady Meirson’s Russian Opera Workshop (5:30pm)
  • Oscuro Quintet performs passionate tango set (5pm)
  • Indie pop trio The Sisters3 celebrate new release Coruscate at the Meadow Gate (5pm)
  • Philly native and singer-songwriter Sean Lee performs acoustic guitar (5pm)
  • Mummers ensemble and Philly Phavorite Aqua String Band (4pm)
  • Curtis Institute student Yue Chu performs a solo piano set (4pm)
  • Kid-friendly Wondergy combines the wonders of science with love of music (3:30pm)
  • Philly Gumbo rhythm ‘n’ blues, rock and reggae performance (3:30pm)
  • New York City based Threeds Oboe Trio perform music of all genres (2:30pm)
  • National Circus School perform Portrait w. four acrobatic artists from Montreal(2:30pm)
  • “Sheryl crow for kids” (New York Post) Bari Koral (2pm)
  • Mural Arts brings Paint by Numbers for kids to enjoy on Tier 1 (1pm)
  • The lovable Phillie Phanatic meets, greets and dances w. Solstice guests (1:30pm)
  • Tempesta di Mare chamber performance of Bach’s organ sonatas (1pm)
  • Sara O’Brien performs songs “for kids by kids” (12:30pm)
  • Family Friendly Lounge with Fairy Princess Ashley story time for kids (noon)

Read on for a detailed list of recently confirmed artists to the Summer Solstice Celebration roster and remember to check for artist and schedule updates through June 18!