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Garden Jams Presents Presents Malidelphia

Wednesday, July 26, 2023 |
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM ET

Garden Jams - Malidelphia


Stoner Courtyard - Penn Museum

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Garden Jams

On Wednesdays in July, We Jam

Penn Museum’s outdoor summer concert series returns as Garden Jams, a low-key, high-chill, al fresco scene in Stoner Courtyard at the rose-gold hour. Unwind to world music by local Philly bands. Grab small bites and sips from food trucks and a garden bar fully stocked with wine, beer, and non-alcoholic refreshments. Feel free to BYO blanket and picnic essentials (just no alcohol please) and find your spot amid a hidden and historic urban oasis under the sky. Concerts move indoors during inclement weather.

While you’re in between sets...

Cool off inside the Museum. Admission is included with your Garden Jams ticket, and galleries stay open through 8:00 pm.

Hungry for some history? Catch casual pop-up tours of our newest exhibition, Ancient Food and Flavors, led by local high school students on July 26. Starts at 6:30 pm.

Who’s Jamming on July 26?

Malidelphia is a folkloric performance art ensemble that bridges the African immigrant and African-American communities through traditional and contemporary songs, dance, music, masquerade, and folklore. Comprised of African and African American professional artists, singers, dancers, and folklorists, their work is inspired by Ira Bond and his experiences in Mali while growing up in Philadelphia. The name Malidelphia refers to the connection between Malian and Philadelphian cultural art forms such as jazz, blues, Afropop, hip-hop, and percussion. This project provides an opportunity for African and African American populations to communicate, find commonalities, and enjoy shared musical lineages.

$15 General | $5 PennCard Holders | Free for Museum Members

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