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The 2019 Wawa Welcome America Festival Culminates on July Fourth in a Concert Featuring Jennifer Hudson and Meaghan Trainor.

PHILADELPHIA PA ( July 4, 2019, the grand finale of Philadelphia’s multiday Wawa Welcome America Festival (June 29-July 4) will feature a free concert by American Screen Shot 2019-05-19 at 15.23.59music icons Jennifer Hudson and Meghan Trainor. The Live Nation-produced performance takes place from 7-10 p.m. on the steps of the historic Philadelphia Museum of Art and culminates in the largest of the festival’s three fireworks shows.

Jennifer Hudson:

Two-time GRAMMY® Award-winning recording artist, Academy Award-winning actress and best-selling author Jennifer Hudson got her start singing in a small Chicago church. Hudson’s self-titled debut album was certified gold and sold more than one million copies worldwide. The talent powerhouse is an inspiration to many and supports children’s health, education and welfare through The Julian D. King Gift Foundation. For the Wawa Welcome America performance, Hudson’s commanding vocals will be accompanied by The Philly POPS® BIG Band.

Meghan Trainor:

In 2014, the smash single “All About That Bass” skyrocketed the career of singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Meghan Trainor. Trainor’s hit received the Recording Industry Association of America’s diamond certification, making her the fifth woman artist to achieve the status and establishing her reputation as a pop-dynamo. The GRAMMY® Award-winner has seven multi-platinum singles and two platinum albums, has sold out three world tours and penned multi-platinum pop and country hits.

About Welcome America, Inc.:
Welcome America, Inc. is a 501c3, non-profit organization engaged in a public-private partnership with the City of Philadelphia
.Welcome America, Inc.’s goal is to promote American history, education and the City of Philadelphia as global tourist destination. Each year, Welcome America, Inc. produces Wawa Welcome America, a multi-day festival featuring art, culture, community engagement and entertainment—it is the nation’s premier Independence Day celebration! Welcome America was founded in 1993 and celebrates its 27th festival in 2019. For more information, visit

VISIT PHILADELPHIA® is our name and our mission. As the region’s official tourism marketing agency, we build Greater Philadelphia’s image, drive visitation and boost the economy.

On Greater Philadelphia’s official visitor website and blog, and, visitors can explore things to do, upcoming events, themed itineraries and hotel packages. Compelling photography and videos, interactive maps and detailed visitor information make the sites effective trip-planning tools. Along with Visit Philly social media channels, the online platforms communicate directly with consumers. Travelers can also call and stop into the Independence Visitor Center for additional information and tickets.

About Live Nation Entertainment:
Live Nation Entertainment is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders:, Live Nation Concerts, Artist Nation Management
and Live Nation Media/Sponsorship. For additional information, visit