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Newbold Blues Festival

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Newbold CDC is excited to kick off the summer with a new festival for 2017 - the Newbold Blues Festival! 

Join us on the 1900 block of South Bancroft Street (next to Second District Brewery), on Saturday, June 17th, from 12 to 5pm!
The Newbold Blues Festival is a music, BBQ, and craft beer street part that celebrates our Newbold neighborhood. This year's festival will feature:

- 4 Newbold restaurants: 
Second District Brewing
Chaat and Chai
Mike's BBQ

- 4 South Philly craft breweries and a regional distillery: 
Brewery ARS
Nodding Head Brewery
Point Breeze Brewing
Second District Brewing
Manatawny Still Works

- 5 live music shows (blues/rock/funk/soul): 
12-1 - Duality
1-2 - Shakey Lyman
2-3 - KAND-D
3-4 - Blue Pharaohs
4:30 - 5:30 - New Pony

- Local arts vendors
- Kid's woodworking activities provided by OFC Philly

Afterwards, join us from 6:30-10 pm at Brewery ARS for the After-Party, sponsored by AJ Appliance, for the unveiling of an exclusive beer, a blues set by Phil Romeo, desserts from local bakeries, and some of Mike Strauss's delicious barbecue!

We wish to thank our Title Sponsor - LPMG Companies; our Stage Sponsor - Hahnemann University Hospital Physician Practices; our After-Party Sponsor - AJ Appliance; and our Blues & BBQ Sponsors - Beneficial Bank, Chuck's Water Ice, CRO Construction LLC, Lang's Fruit & Produce, Mediterranean Cafe, Mediterranean Catering Hall, OFC Philly, Passyunk Post, Rowhouse Grocery, Second District Brewing Company, The Thirsty Soul (a new craft cocktail bar opening Fall 2017), TruMark Financial, West Passyunk Neighbors, and many friends and neighbors in the Newbold community.

The Newbold Blues Festival is a project of the Newbold Community Development Corporation (CDC), a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization which promotes the revitalization of the Newbold community. The proceeds from the Festival support Newbold CDC's South Philly Green community greening program.