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Annual Captain Morganís Jam On the River at Pennís Landing to Kick Off Summer


PHILADELPHIA - Still the Official Kick Off to Summer in Philadelphia, Captain Morganís Jam on the River at Pennís Landing will take place Memorial Day Weekend on the Great Plaza at Pennís Landing.

Now in its 22nd year, Captain Morganís Jam on the River features some of the most amazing, eclectic musicians including The Disco Biscuits, Common, John Butler Trio, STS9 (Sound Tribe Sector Nine), The Wailers, Dark Star Orchestra, and more. The talent lineup always has featured some local Philadelphia flavor and this year is no different with the Disco Biscuits returning and the additions of Philly breakout bands Dr. Dog and Grimace Federation. In previous years, this annual Philadelphia Festival exceeded crowds of 20,000 on the waterfront, and has become one of the biggest ďjam bandĒ festivals held inside a major city.

Gates will open at 11:30am on Saturday May 26, opening day of Captain Morganís Jam on the River. The line up, beginning at 1pm on Saturday includes: Grimace Federation, Apollo Sunshine, Bustle in your Headrow (featuring Mark Benevento, Joe Russo, Scott Metzger and Dave Dreiwitz) Common, and the Disco Biscuits will return to jam for a fifth year to take the stage on Saturday night to close the first night of the event. Continuing this year, there will be late night shows at ELECTRIC FACTORY, just a few blocks from Pennís Landing. Saturday late night will feature STS9 (Sound Tribe Sector Nine) and Conspirator.

On Sunday May 27, the second and final day of the festival will feature: Hoots and Hellmouth, The Brakes, Dr. Dog, Dark Star Orchestra, The Wailers and John Butler Trio. STS9 (Sound Tribe Sector Nine) will headline Sunday. Sundayís after party at the Electric Factory will feature the Disco Biscuits.

ďPennís Landing events are more than just a generator of wonderful memories and good feelings,Ē said Acting President of the Pennís Landing Corporation, Joseph Brooks. ďFestivals like Jam on the River are also economic development engines with a far-reaching impact.Ē

Patti Hatzistavrakis, Regional Marketing Manager for Diageo, stated, ďCaptain Morgan is the State of Pennsylvaniaís No. 1 selling spirit brand and growing strong. Being the title sponsor of the Jam on the River has allowed us to participate in a truly unique event in the Greater Philadelphia Region that matches the excitement and scale of the Captain Morgan brand.Ē


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