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Grammy nominated PJ Morton headlines this year’s “Jazz on the Ave” music fest

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August 3, 2018 Category: Entertainment Posted by:

ABOVE PHOTO:  PJ Morton (Eva Rinaldi Photography/ Wiki Commons)


On Saturday, August 11, 2018, Beech Community Services will host the 12th Annual Beech“Jazz on the Ave” Music Fest, headlined by Grammy nominated PJ Morton. This free event, which attracts thousands of local and national visitors, takes place on Cecil B. Moore Avenue with two stages of live music (between Broad Street and 17th Street) from noon to 8:30 p.m.

“This is another year that the “Jazz on the Ave” Music Fest will host neighborhoods from across the city and country, and celebrate the musical history of the North Central community,’” said Christine Brown, director of Beech Community Services. “We’re excited for all our talent and to have PJ Morton serve as this year’s headliner.”

In addition to PJ Morton, this year’s music fest will be hosted by Patty Jackson and Dyana Williams and feature performances by Algebra Blessett, Charisa The Violin Diva, Laurin Talese, the Clef Club Youth Senior Ensemble. The Philly Soul Stock stage will be located at 17th & Cecil B. Moore Avenue and will showcase up and coming artists from Philadelphia and the tri-state area.

Cecil B. Moore, once called Columbia Avenue, is historically known for its lively jazz clubs that musical legends frequented. Today, the “Jazz on the Ave” Music Fest continues this legacy and has become one of the must-attend summer concerts of the year, attracting musicians, celebrities, locals and people from across the nation.

“This year, we are happy that Philly Free Streets will also take place the same day,” said Kenneth Scott, president of Beech Companies. “This gives us a platform to showcase “Jazz on the Ave” and our community to the broader Philadelphia audience. After Free Streets ends, we invite attendees to finish the day on Cecil B. Moore for fun, live music and great food!”

According to research, local concerts are a tourism attraction and have the ability to bring communities together, and instill a sense of community pride and knowledge of their history. In addition, the economic benefits of festivals helps to stimulate the growth of tourism and other businesses in the region. “Jazz on the Ave” also hosts several local food trucks and vendors who continue to support health, quality of life and safety in the North Philadelphia community.

For additional information including up-to-date information on artist announcements, please call (215) 763-8868 or visit

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