The third annual Global Citizen Festival took place yesterday (September 27) on the Great Lawn of New York’s Central Park. Huge headliners such as Tiesto, Jay Z, Beyonce and No Doubt brought out a massive crowd that danced the night away for a good cause. Even President Barack Obama made an appearance (via pre-recorded video) to spread awareness on how to fight global poverty and prevent epidemics like ebola and HIV.
The greatest Independence Day party is of course the Philly 4th Of July Jam. But when these artists aren’t putting on a fantastic show, they like to celebrate in their own way. And as you would imagine, they go hard. We had exclusive interviews with members of the line up as they told us what their July 4th celebrations typically entail (hint: red, white, blue and awesomeness).
-By Chris Rosa
The 4th of July is tomorrow, people—TOMORROW! And what better what to celebrate it than with some music? Well, you’re in luck because The Philly 4th of July Jam is tomorrow and will certainly be chock-full of incredible artists—ahem: Nicki Minaj, Ed Sheeran, and Jennifer Hudson to name a few—and rockin’ music for patriotic celebration. ‘Murica. But it’s got some pretty large shoes to fill after last year’s extravaganza. Take a look!
It’s that time of year, people. With Independence Day fast approaching, VH1 is heading back to the City Of Brotherly Love for 2014′s Philly 4th Of July Jam. This time around, Philadelphia’s annual free holiday concert, part of the Wawa Welcome America! Festival, will be hosted by comedic actor Marlon Wayans.
Do you wish someone would press “stop” on “We Can’t Stop”? You’re not alone. The lead single off of Miley Cyrus‘ brand new Bangerz LP is undeniably one of the catchiest pop songs of the year, but after hearing it in constant, heavy rotation for the better part of the last four months, our ears have begun feeling like they need a temporary break from this earworm. Enter Jimmy Fallon and The Roots, who teamed up with Miley for an incredible a cappella version of “We Can’t Stop” on last night’s Late Night With Jimmy Fallon that breathes brand new life into the track.
Did you miss Philly 4th of July Jam? No worries, VH1 has got you covered with the full concert! That’s right, you can jam out to 3 hours of great music by The Roots, Jill Scott, Grace Potter, DJ Jazzy Jeff, J. Cole, John Mayer and Ne-Yo. You may be wondering where Demi Lovato is in the line-up. The singer pulled out last minute but Hunter Hayes stepped in to deliver a killer performance. What a trooper!
Philadelphia native Kevin Hart tells us what he’s going to be up to Independence Day — hosting the 2013 Philly 4th Of July Jam!
The sun was still bearing down hard on the beach, but the fans still filled the beach area in front of the Chevrolet Stage to capacity to watch The Roots tear it up for an hour of non-stop dance-worthy tracks on Day Two of Hangout Fest.