Everything is being cancelled left and right.
No World Baseball Classic. No Little League World Series. The Decibel Metal and Beer Fest was postponed until 2021.
But the Wawa Welcome America Festival will soldier on, only this year Philadelphia’s annual Independence Day celebration will relocate from the Art Museum to your computer, as organizers plan to do it virtually.
Philadelphia’s July 4th celebration will be held June 28th through July 4th and will be entirely virtual, according to Mayor Kenney and Michael DelBene, the President and CEO of Wawa Welcome America.
The week-long festival will have different events that highlight the arts, history and culture of Philadelphia in new ways while observing social distancing guidelines.
While the festival will not be held in the landmarks of the city, the Wawa Welcome to America team promises that there are plenty of exciting things that they will be planning to do to celebrate the 28th year.
The city will also partner with LiveNation to broadcast a concert live on July 4th for viewers to enjoy from their homes.
Hmm, well since it’s virtual, and the performers don’t need to be physically located in Philadelphia, maybe we can get a banging lineup this year. Maybe we can get The Rolling Stones and Bon Jovi to perform from their mansions. And then for a special treat, KISS reunites for the 400th time and does a special version of “Lick it Up,” exclusive for Wawa Welcome America viewers.
Of course, this is a LiveNation production, so they’ll probably find a way to implement a $7.99 service charge, a $4.99 processing fee, then $3.75 in taxes before you can actually watch the gig.