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  • JUNE 1st: DEADLINE FOR ALL FOOD VENDORS
  • JULY 1st: DEADLINE FOR ALL ART / CRAFT / OTHER VENDORS
  • JULY 3RD: DEADLINE FOR FOOD PERMITS DUE TO HEALTH DEPT

THANK YOU, EVERYONE!

A special shout-out to our neighbors and friends that make this festival possible. Here’s to 2014! 

- Our 2013 Vendors & Sponsors -

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Addicted to hand crafted odds and ends

Adorned by Aisha

Alter Images

Amica London

Aphillyated

Arcadia Boutique

At&t

Bennett Compost

Black Ink Art

Blind Dog Rescue Alliance, Inc.

Blind Squirrel Appparel

Blossom’s Catering

Brown Betty Dessert Boutique

Calle Del Sabor

Cantina Dos Segundos

Clean Currents

Collectible Art

Community Energy, Inc.

Community Energy, Inc.

Cool Shades

d&mShop

David Slobodinsky, DDS

Desirable Toys for Children

DhengiBrand Clothing

Duke & Winston

ebru richsilk designs

El Camino Real

Farm Truck Philly

Festival Food Management

Frankadelphia

Fresh Direct

GEICO

GIGIS & BIG R

Glass-U

Green Mountain Energy Company

Gunner’s Run

Iberis

IbnMajid Clothing Co.

iRadio Philly

It works

J-Dogs Catering & Amusements

JT’s Irish Apparel

King’s Oak

Kushner Group

Latin Crafts

Little Baby’s Ice Cream

Little Shop Of Dresses

Los taquitos de puebla

M3 Printing

Mac Mart Cart llc

Made in the Shade LeMoNaDe

MetroPCS

Mid-Atlantic Waterproofing

MINI

Moon & Arrow

Moosylvania Experiential- Enterprise CarService

Mud & Maker

Mystic Clothing

NATURALmente Native

NLNA GAME TENT

Nomad Pizza

North Bowl

Northern Liberties Tattoo

Once Worn

One Brick

P.C. Food Service, Inc.

Paul Carpenter Art

PAWS (Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society)

Philadelphia Department of Public Health

Philadelphia Recycling Rewards

Philly Beer Scene

Philly Phaithful

Posh Styles

Printing New Ground

PT WORKS, LLC

PYT

Quest for Tech

ReAnimator Coffee

Red Thread World

Red Velvet Photo Booth LLC

Rex Goliath

Russ Brown Photography

Rustica

Say Cheese

seampoets

Silk City / North 3rd

Smak Parlour

Spot Gourmet Burgers

St. Lucifer Foods, LLC

Standard Tap

Street Food Philly

Sub2 LLC

Sultry Affair

Sunshine Kittens & Rainbows

Support Homeless Veterans, Inc.

Swamphox Photography

Sweet Box Cupcakes

Sylca Designs

Take Back Vacant Land

Temple University Athletics

The Armadillo Club

The Art Institute of Philadelphia

The Blind Pig

The cheesesteak guy

The Corn Lady

The Dapper Dog

The Flavor Spot

The Hausler Collection

The Pampered Chef

The Pet Health Center

Tibet Collection

TixBangBoom

Tri State Indie

Trulio Pilates

Urban Princess Boutique

Verizon FiOS

Vittles

Wear Liberty

Western & Southern Life

Yards Brewing Company

Young Rembrandts

Zipcar

We’ve announced our FULL Lineup!

We are working on getting a fancy little way for you to access the schedule on a digital device! 

http://www.2ndstfestival.org/music

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THANK YOU 2013 SPONSORS!

CLEAN CURRENTS

ENTERPRISE CAR SHARE

VERIZON FiOS

FREASH DIRECT

ONE BRICK

PYT

KING’S OAK

The Low Anthem Returns From Hiatus to Join the Massive 2nd Street Festival
Northern Liberties Philly August 4th with Best in Music, Food, and Culture
FREE admission with option for VIP ticket on sale now to include open bar, food, more

Featuring Musical Acts Announced:
The Low AnthemDenison Witmer – The Bailey Hounds – Brad Hinton Band – Angela Shiek – Shackeltons
– On the Water – Kala Jojo – Laser Background – Sierra Hurtt – Ensemble Novo – Banned Books –  Blayer Pointdujour & the Rockers Galore – DJ DNA – Uptown Tone – The Outside Eyes – Jams with John Fuhr and Friends –– Philly School of Rock - Weird Hot

The founders of the 2nd Street Festival today announced the return of the musical bash and block party to Northern Liberties on Sunday, August 4th. The event is a FREE, all-day celebration of the community and culture on 2nd Street, with restaurants and beer gardens, four stages, crafts, kids programs, workshops, green initiatives, and a critically-acclaimed musical lineup.

“This really is a unique, grass-roots neighborhood endeavor, putting a spotlight on the businesses, artists, and community members that make Northern Liberties so special,” remarked Owen Kamihira, owner of Bar Ferdinand and El Camino Real. Kamihira is a founding sponsor, along with Oron Daskal of North Bowl, and William Reed of Standard Tap and Johnny Brenda’s. Their restaurants and a host of others in the heart of Northern Liberties ground the festival in food, merriment, and music.    

The 2013 installment marks the third year of unique partnership with the Philadelphia Folksong Society (PFS) in programming and producing the 7-block party between Germantown and Green Streets on 2nd Street. The Low Anthem returns to Philly for the first time since hiatus, promising another unforgettable headliner performance, which in previous years included the likes of indie goddess tUNeYaRdS and Philly heroes Man Man. The lineup currently boasts a who’s who of Philly-centric acts designed to make waves in the musical community and among the massive audience expected to attend. “In keeping the ‘partnership’ focus of the day, we work with organizations and promoters throughout the city to make the festival burst at the seams,” recounted Levi Landis, Executive Director of the PFS.  Programming partners include Point Entertainment (the Folk Festival programming team) and Electric Factory, along with Johnny Brenda’s, Philly School of Rock, and others.  Landis continues, “This is such an exciting opportunity for us in addition to our annual Philadelphia Folk Festival.  For 2nd Street Fest, we can work with partners to push our boundaries, presenting national headliners like The Low Anthem alongside with local favorites in everything from traditional folk to hip hop, World, jazz, DJs, indie and R&B.”  

While the 20- and 30-somethings will mark August 4th on their iCals for the hip musical entertainment, Nicky Devine, who steps out of her normal day job at Johnny Brenda’s and Weathervane Music to once again serve as Festival Coordinator, reminds “2nd Street welcomes families and attendees of all ages by offering kids concerts and activities, workshops, craft vendors and demonstrations, jams, and other programming gems.” Craft vendors will line the streets; an army of volunteers will assist the crowd of 20,000; and beer gardens and restaurants will feature Yuengling, Sly Fox, and Sierra Nevada along with local food and beer specials.

Devine goes on to explain one of the new initiatives to provide the option of a VIP experience.  “This year we have introduced a ‘Friends of 2nd Street’ ticket option, which includes open bar and food options, meet-and-greet with headlining artists, a special VIP viewing tent, a 2nd Street goody bag, and more. Tickets are on-sale via Philadelphia Folksong Society’s website and on the 2nd Street Festival Facebook page. All proceeds benefit PFS and The Northern Liberties Neighborhood Association who help make the Festival possible.

For more information on 2ND STREET FESTIVAL or to purchase your VIP “Friend of 2nd Street” ticket, visit www.2ndStFestival.org or call 1-800-556-FOLK. Twitter @2ndStreetFestival

 

The Low Anthem will headline the 5th annual 2nd Street Festival along with many, many more: 

Denison Witmer – Bailey Hounds – Brad Hinton Band – Hop Along – On the Water – Kala Jojo – Sierra Hurtt
– Buried Beds – Ensemble Novo – Banned Books –  Blayer Pointdujour and the Rockers Galore – DJ DNA –
Uptown Tone – Jams with John Fuhr and Friends – The Outside Eyes – Philly School of Rock

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Thank you for spreading the word!

JULY 1st 2013: Vendor Registration is now CLOSED. Thank you everyone!

The “FRIENDS OF 2nd STREET” VIP Tickets are available : FREE FOOD & DRINK! Buy Tickets Here! 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 2, 2013

The Low Anthem Returns From Hiatus to Join the Massive 2nd Street Festival
Northern Liberties Philly August 4th with Best in Music, Food, and Culture
FREE admission with option for VIP ticket on sale now to include open bar, food, more

Featuring Musical Acts Announced So Far:
The Low AnthemDenison
Witmer – Bailey Hounds – Brad Hinton Band – Angela Shiek –
 – On the Water – Kala Jojo – Laser Background – Sierra Hurtt – Ensemble Novo – Banned Books –  Blayer Pointdujour & the Rockers Galore – DJ DNA – Uptown Tone – The Outside Eyes – Jams with John Fuhr and Friends –– Philly School of Rock
With another headliner and more acts to be announced soon!

The founders of the 2nd Street Festival today announced the return of the musical bash and block party to Northern Liberties on Sunday, August 4th. The event is a FREE, all-day celebration of the community and culture on 2nd Street, with restaurants and beer gardens, four stages, crafts, kids programs, workshops, green initiatives, and a critically-acclaimed musical lineup.

“This really is a unique, grass-roots neighborhood endeavor, putting a spotlight on the businesses, artists, and community members that make Northern Liberties so special,” remarked Owen Kamihira, owner of Bar Ferdinand and El Camino Real. Kamihira is a founding sponsor, along with Oron Daskal of North Bowl, and William Reed of Standard Tap and Johnny Brenda’s. Their restaurants and a host of others in the heart of Northern Liberties ground the festival in food, merriment, and music.   

The 2013 installment marks the third year of unique partnership with the Philadelphia Folksong Society (PFS) in programming and producing the 7-block party between Germantown and Green Streets on 2nd Street. The Low Anthem returns to Philly for the first time since hiatus, promising another unforgettable headliner performance, which in previous years included the likes of indie goddess tUNeYaRdS and Philly heroes Man Man.  Another co-bill headliner and other acts will be announced at a later date, although the lineup currently boasts a who’s who of Philly-centric acts designed to make waves in the musical community and among the massive audience expected to attend. “In keeping the ‘partnership’ focus of the day, we work with organizations and promoters throughout the city to make the festival burst at the seams,” recounted Levi Landis, Executive Director of the PFS.  Programming partners include Point Entertainment (the Folk Festival programming team) and Electric Factory, along with Johnny Brenda’s, Philly School of Rock, and others.  Landis continues, “This is such an exciting opportunity for us in addition to our annual Philadelphia Folk Festival.  For 2nd Street Fest, we can work with partners to push our boundaries, presenting national headliners like The Low Anthem alongside with local favorites in everything from traditional folk to hip hop, World, jazz, DJs, indie and R&B.” 

While the 20- and 30-somethings will mark August 4th on their iCals for the hip musical entertainment, Nicky Devine, who steps out of her normal day job at Johnny Brenda’s and Weathervane Music to once again serve as Festival Coordinator, reminds “2nd Street welcomes families and attendees of all ages by offering kids concerts and activities, workshops, craft vendors and demonstrations, jams, and other programming gems.” Craft vendors will line the streets; an army of volunteers will assist the crowd of 20,000; and beer gardens and restaurants will feature Yuengling, Sly Fox, and Sierra Nevada along with local food and beer specials.

Devine goes on to explain one of the new initiatives to provide the option of a VIP experience.  “This year we have introduced a ‘Friends of 2nd Street’ ticket option, which includes open bar and food options, meet-and-greet with headlining artists, a special VIP viewing tent, a 2nd Street goody bag, and more. Tickets are on-sale via Philadelphia Folksong Society’s website and on the 2nd Street Festival Facebook page. All proceeds benefit PFS and The Northern Liberties Neighborhood Association who help make the Festival possible.

The 2nd Street Festival is still accepting volunteers as part of its celebration. For more information on 2ND STREET FESTIVAL or to purchase your VIP “Friend of 2nd Street” ticket, visit www.2ndStFestival.org or call 1-800-556-FOLK. Twitter @2ndStreetFestival

…stay tuned for more bands and set times!

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PHILADELPHIA FOLKSONG SOCIETY & THE 2ND STREET FESTIVAL INTRODUCES “FRIENDS OF 2ND STREET” !


Part of what makes the 2nd Street Festival wonderful is the simple pleasure that it is Free. It’s a word that helps us get people of all ages and backgrounds to the Festival, and from all corners of the state and the city. We take pride in our Free festival, but we also depend on the help of our community to raise that money! Maybe this year is the year you can help, too.

Now in our fifth year, we ask our dedicated supporters to try our newest addition to the Festival: “Friends Of 2nd Street” ! 

Click Here for More Info! 

Or

Buy Tickets Here! 

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WE ARE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR AWESOME VOLUNTEERS!
Hey fellow Second Street-ers and Friends! As some of you might know, it takes a lot of man-power to put on a festival!

If you, or anyone you know is interested in volunteering at the Festival this year, please email info@2ndStFestival.org

We appreciate your help! 

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Thank you to ALL of our sponsors for 2012:

King’s Oak

NLBOA

Circles

Green Mountain Energy

El Camino Real

Sly Fox Brewing Co.

North Bowl

WXPN

Standard Tap

Yuengling Brewery

Philadelphia Folksong Society

Bar Ferdinand

Dos Segundos

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Gunner’s Run

Community Energy

Fireball Printing

Waste Oil Recycling

Philadelphia Inquirer

Termac

WXPN

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Show your support!

We are currently taking sponsorships and vendor applications! We need you to make this year’s Festival great!