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26 Jul 2019

The Beech “Jazz on the Ave” Returns to Cecil B. Moore Avenue August 17

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July 26, 2019 Category: Local Posted by:

On Saturday, August 17, Beech Community Services will host the 13th  Annual Beech “Jazz on the Ave” Music Fest, which will be headlined by The Soul Rebels. 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 17 th Street) from noon to 9:30 p.m.

The Beech “Jazz on the Ave” Music Fest is known for hosting neighborhoods from across the city and country, and celebrating the musical history of the North Central community, said Christine Brown, director of Beech Community Services. 

This year’s music fest will be hosted by Patty Jackson and Dyana Williams, and includes performances by Sherry Wilson Butler, Tia McNeil, Lenny Harold, and Avery Wilson. The Soul Stock stage will be located at 16th & Cecil B. Moore Avenue, be headlined by Chill Moody and DonnT, that who make up the group, and more.

Cecil B. Moore, once called Columbia Avenue, is historically known for its lively jazz clubs that musical legends frequented. Today, the Beech “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.

According to research, local concerts and festivals are a touristm attraction and present have the opportunity to bring communities together and instill a sense of community pride and increase knowledge of their history. In addition, the economic benefits of festivals help 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 and up-to-date information on artist announcements, please call (215) 763-8868 or search #jazzontheavephilly or #joa2019.

About Beech Community Services


Beech Community Services (BCS) was established in July 2006 under the auspices of Beech Interplex, Inc., to act as a liaison between the residents and business owners of the Cecil B. Moore community.

This partnership will help strengthen and sustain a healthy community while enhancing the lives of the residents. One of the purposes of BCS is to promote and strengthen the quality of life for residents in the areas from Broad to 20th Streets and Montgomery Avenue to Thompson Street. For additional information, visit

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