Enjoy free performances in the Kimmel Center’s Commonwealth Plaza direct from the 2019/20 season. This FREE event will feature festival-style activities along Spruce Street and live performances, including casts direct from Broadway – representing Dear Evan Hansen and Mean Girls – jazz performers, and the U.S. Navy Band Cruisers, all under the 156,000 square foot glass ceiling, giving an outside festival vibe in air-conditioned comfort.The Kimmel Center’s ShowStoppers education program will take the stage to lead Hamiltunes, a sing-along inspired by and covering selections from the highly-anticipated Hamilton musical.
The evening includes family-friendly activities like face painting & balloon art; themed beverages and concessions will be available for purchase and “picnic-style” games will be available for FREE, along with activations from area arts organizations and a ton of swag & exclusive giveaways!
The U.S. Navy Band Cruisers:
The U.S. Navy Band Cruisers, the Navy’s premier popular music group, features eight of the Navy’s most dynamic performers. Formed in 1999, the group takes its name from the Navy’s versatile, flexible, multi-missioned ship – the Cruiser – and the band lives up to their namesake by having the capabilities of playing genres of music ranging from jazz & standards, rhythm & blues, classic rock, adult contemporary and pop as well as original material. This elite group has engaged and excited audiences of all ages throughout the U.S. and abroad with world-class musicianship and high energy, fun-filled performances.
In addition to public concerts and educational outreach appearances, they are in constant demand by the most senior government and military officials, including the president, secretary of the Navy and the chief of naval operations. Their show-stopping appearances on Navy birthday concerts, holiday concerts, national tours, and summer concert series performances are always a highlight.