Celebrate Independence Day With Nicki Minaj, Ed Sheeran + More At The 2014 Philly 4th Of July Jam

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It’s not to early to start thinking about your Fourth of July plans, and from the looks of this lineup, you might want to find a way to Philadelphia ASAP. Just like last year, VH1 is bringing you the very best in live entertainment with names like Nicki Minaj, Ed Sheeran, Jennifer Hudson, Ariana Grande and Aloe Blacc.

Once again hometown heroes The Roots have curated an incredible lineup of entertainment to perform during the city’s Wawa Welcome America! festival. Can’t make it? Never fear! You can watch the entire show from the comfort of your own home, thanks to VH1 and Palladia. Get all the details on where, when and how, below.

VH1 AND PALLADIA RETURN TO SIMULCAST THE 2014 PHILLY 4th OF JULY JAM

VH1.COM AND VH1 APP TO STREAM LIVE

Featuring The Roots and Special Guests Nicki Minaj, Ed Sheeran, Jennifer Hudson, Ariana Grande and Aloe Blacc

New York, NY- May 5, 2014 –VH1 and Palladia are celebrating Independence Day with fireworks and four-time Grammy award-winning band, The Roots for the fourth annual Philly 4th of July Jam. Kicking off in the City of Brotherly Love, The Philly 4th of July Jam, a signature event of the Wawa Welcome America! festival,will be simulcast on VH1 and Palladia on Friday, July 4 from 8-11PM ET and live streamed on PhillyJam.VH1.com and the VH1 App. Hometown favorites The Roots, will perform and serve as the house band with this year’s lineup, including: Nicki Minaj, Ed Sheeran, Jennifer Hudson, Ariana Grande and Aloe Blacc. Capping off the musical event, the evening will include a spectacular fireworks display over the iconic Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Billed as the “Largest Free Concert in America,” the Philly 4th of July Jam is a celebration of freedom and music. The Philly 4th of July Jam is an unforgettable, entertainment-filled night that has featured some of the top artists in the musicindustry. This is a one-of-a-kind concert, free of cost and fun for all ages, located right in the heart of the City of Brotherly Love. With 500,000 people jamming out on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway— there is no other place to spend the Fourth of July.

The Jam is coordinated by Welcome America, Inc. and its Executive Director Desiree Peterkin-Bell, along with Executive Producers Scott Mirkin and Shawn Gee. Ahmir “?uestlove” Thompson and Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter of The Roots serve as musical directors for the Jam. Executive producers for VH1 are Lee Rolontz, Rick Krim and Keshia Williams.

The Philly 4th of July Jam takes place during Wawa Welcome America!, a multi-day festival that celebrates America’s birthday in America’s birthplace, Philadelphia.