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Celebrate Summer with Live Music, Pop-Up Bar, Lawn Games in Five-Day All-American BBQ at Dilworth Park


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Philadelphia, PA (June 9, 2016) – Center City District is kicking off summer in the city with an All-American BBQ at Dilworth Park, complete with games, grilling, and great tunes from Wednesday, June 15 to Sunday, June 19. The five-day red-white-and-blue festival will tip off summer in the heart of Philadelphia with activities for all ages. Guests can enjoy the fountains at Dilworth Park, and stay to play foosball, corn hole, ladder ball, and mini golf all weekend for free.

Get a sneak peak of the menu at the new Air Grille at Dilworth Park Café, a retro-inspired grill coming to the park just in time for the event, where chefs from Brûlée Catering will cook up summer staples available for purchase. Hotdogs, burgers, smoked brisket, falafel burger, and corn on the cob will be sizzling on the grill. The grand opening for Dilworth Park Café and Air Grille will be Wednesday, June 22 with lots of goodies and a special retro-beach-inspired Center City District Sips at Dilworth.

The Budweiser Pop-Up Bar will stop at the BBQ and have the Budweiser AMERICA cans for sale, and feature mounted TVs offering the opportunity to watch sporting events while enjoying this outdoor event. Picnic goers can also purchase a variety of brews, including Goose Island IPA, Troegs Sunshine Pils, Stella Cidre, Victory Summer Love, Cage Radler, and Fat Tire. All ages may enter the beer garden area, but must present ID and be 21 or over to consume alcoholic beverages.

Saturday afternoon will feature a pet costume contest for patriotic pooches who will win a prize for the best red, white, and blue ensemble.

On Sunday, June 19, as a salute to Father’s Day, all dads visiting the All-American BBQ at Dilworth Park can receive a BIG GINGER cocktail for a little ginger price of $5 and receive a special keepsake cup (while supplies last).

Each day will be set to the sounds of some of Philly’s favorite bands and DJs, curated and powered by Live Nation Entertainment.

Wednesday June 15
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. DJ Craig Dash

Center City District Sips at Dilworth Park, presented by 2 Gingers with $5 cocktails with 2 Gingers, $4 wine and $3 beer drink specials

Thursday, June 16
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Reed Streets

Friday, June 17
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. DJ Dee Jay

Saturday, June 18 (live music)
Noon - 1:30 p.m. Reed Streets
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Nik Greeley & The Operators
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Reed Streets
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. American Dinosaur
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Ra Leaf
Also: Free lawn games set up all day
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Patriotic Pooch Costume Contest

Sunday, June 19 (live music)
Noon to 1:30 p.m. Reed Streets
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Ju Taun
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Reed Streets
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Foxtrot and the Get Down

Also: Free lawn games set up all day

Father’s Day promotion: Big Gingers Special

The All-American BBQ is supported by Penn Beer Sales & Service and Live Nation Entertainment.

For the most up-to-date information about all events taking place at Dilworth Park, visit DILWORTHPARK.ORG.

Follow Dilworth Park on Facebook at FACEBOOK.COM/DILWORTHPARK/ and Twitter @CCDPARKS#DilworthPark.

About Live Nation Entertainment

Providing quality and professional event production, Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company. For additional information, visit LIVENATIONENTERTAINMENT.COM.

About Penn Beer Sales & Service

Philadelphia’s official distributor of Anheuser Busch products, is proud to be part of the beer industry and a service partner for their customers, global and local brewers, and a variety of community organizations. Penn Beer Sales & Service is dedicated to a seamless approach to delivering product and service. From choosing brewing partners, to distributing products to customers, and through incredibly talented hardworking team members, Penn Beer Sales & Service strives to exceed expectations every day.

About Brûlée Catering by Chef-Jean Marie Lacroix

Brûlée Catering by Chef-Jean Marie Lacroix is a GuestCounts Hospitality company founded by Barry Gutin and Larry Cohen, business partners since 1995. After joining the group in 2010, Chef Lacroix formed Brûlée Catering in 2011. The company serves more than 3,000 events annually and operates as the exclusive caterer at more than 15 venues in the Philadelphia region, and one of the select caterers at Center City District Parks. Brûlée Catering handled noteworthy events, including the Liberty Medal Awards Ceremony, Philly Fights Cancer Gala, The Free Library of Philadelphia's Borrowers' Ball, and the annual Evening in Franklin Square. For more information visit BRULEE-CATERING.COM.

About Dilworth Park

Dilworth Park, on the west side of City Hall, a large, sustainable green park with many amenities, programming, and improved access to transit, is the center stage for all of Philadelphia. The park links the Avenue of the Arts with the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and connects the office district with Market East destinations. It provides new distinctive entrances to SEPTA’s trains and trolleys and makes both the Market Street Line and the subway-surface lines accessible by elevator.