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Spectacular 2011 Philadelphia Mummers’ String Band Association’s “Show of Shows”


Continue the New Year’s Celebration in Atlantic City for the Spectacular 2011 Philadelphia Mummers’ String Band Association’s “Show of Shows”


The sights and sounds of New Year’s Day fill Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall as

 16 string bands perform engaging and elaborate routines.


PHILADELPHIA (February 2, 2011) –If you thought you could only enjoy the sights Image001 and sounds of the Mummers once a year, you’re in for a treat. All the glitz, glam and talent of New Year’s Day will fill Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall on February 26 for the 2011 Philadelphia Mummers’ String Band Association’s “Show of Shows”.  


With their intricate musical arrangements and elaborate costumes, The Philadelphia Mummers’ String Band Association headlines the magnificent event each year. The “Show of Shows” is the perfect opportunity to relive the excitement of New Year’s Day, or witness it for the first time up close. This event features the talented routines and delightful melodies the String Bands performed in the traditional Mummers Parade on New Year’s Day.

“The ‘Show of Shows’ has entertained generations for nearly 100 years with its family-oriented, exciting and beloved performances by all 16 Association String Bands,” said John Pignotti, president of the Philadelphia String Band Association. “We invite people of all ages to attend the family-friendly affair in the comfort of Atlantic City’s beautiful Boardwalk Hall.”

The “Show of Shows” will hold two performances at noon and 5 p.m. The 16 string bands who are scheduled to perform their extravagant New Year ’s Day routines include Aqua, Avalon, Broomall, Duffy, Durning, Ferko, Fralinger, Greater Kensington, Greater Overbrook, Hegeman, Polish American, Quaker City, South Philadelphia, Trilby, Uptown and Woodland.

Tickets are on sale now at the Boardwalk Hall Box Office and all Ticketmaster locations. Reserved seats are $21 or $25 per person. General admission is $18 and VIP seats are $35, but space is limited so reservations are recommended. Family packages are also available and include four tickets, four hot dogs, four soft drinks and a program book, and are priced at $60 for upper level seating and $80 for lower level seating. Special rates and incentives for groups over 15 will be offered.

To order tickets visit or call 1-800-736-1420. For group sales call 609-348-7021.



The Philadelphia Mummers’ String Band Association’s “Show of Shows”

            Having debuted in the 1930s as an extension of Philadelphia’s New Year’s Day celebration, the Philadelphia Mummers’ String Band Association’s “Show of Shows” has been entertaining generations with its family-oriented, fun and glittering performances.

            The String Band Division is one of five divisions that perform each year in the Mummers Parade.  The String Band Division’s central theme focuses on the music, costumes and presentations of the groups of 48 or more musicians. Plumed and bespangled, they mark time to music, highlighted by the banjo and glockenspiel.


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