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Salute Series Events

The Philly POPS Salute Series encourages recognition of service and commitment through an expanding set of events and activities — each transformative moments of celebration for our community. Salute performances recognize the service and sacrifice of those dedicated to a collective identity of American values and tradition.

Past Events

POPS ON THE PARKWAY FOR WAWA WELCOME AMERICA 2019

04 July 2019
Todd Ellison, Conductor

The Philly POPS BIG Band returns to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway for a third year running—in its biggest performance yet. The Philly POPS BIG Band + Strings will play under the direction of Music Director Todd Ellison, alongside Academy and Grammy Award-winning international superstar Jennifer Hudson.

The Philly POPS At The 2019 Celebration of Freedom

04 July 2019
Todd Ellison, Conductor

Music Director Todd Ellison and The Philly POPS BIG Band return to Independence Hall for the POPS at the Celebration of Freedom. The performance will begin at 10 a.m., followed by the annual July 4 Parade, routing from Independence Mall to Penn's Landing.

POPS on Independence 2019

03 July 2019
Todd Ellison, Conductor

With the stunning backdrop of Independence Hall, Music Director Todd Ellison will conduct the POPS in a patriotic show, mixing Great American Songbook classics with today’s popular music. POPS on Independence has become a Philadelphia tradition, enjoyed by 15,000 locals and visitors each year. 

The POPS will be joined by Disney Broadway sensation Susan Egan. Susan played Belle in the original Broadway production of Beauty and the Beast (for which she received Tony and Drama Desk Award nominations), was the voice of Megara in the movie Hercules, has appeared in many hit TV shows, and has released seven solo albums. POPS fans will remember Susan’s powerful, energetic performance in 2018’s Best of Broadway concert series.

Comcast NBCUniversal Presents the 2019 Memorial Salute

25 May 2019
Todd Ellison, Conductor

The Philly POPS presents the fourth annual Comcast NBCUniversal Memorial Salute at the Mann, a community concert honoring the American tradition of service on Saturday, May 25 at 7pm over Memorial Day weekend featuring conductor Todd Ellison, the Voices of the POPS, the Philly POPS Festival Chorus, and more! 

POPS on The Parkway for Wawa Welcome America 2018

POPS On The Parkway 2018
04 July 2018

Tony and Grammy winner, R&B hitmaker, and international singing sensation Heather Headley joins The Philly POPS BIG Band BIG Band and guest vocalists Viva Mas, during the Wawa Welcome America! July 4th Concert on the Parkway! 

POPS at the Celebration of Freedom Ceremony 2018

POPS Celebration of Freedom 2018
04 July 2018
Todd Ellison , Conductor

The POPS BIG Band returns to the city's Celebration of Freedom ceremony and parade. 

POPS on Independence for Wawa Welcome America 2018

POPS on Independence 2018
03 July 2018
Todd Ellison, Conductor

The POPS is back for its annual FREE concert during the Wawa Welcome America! festival. 

Comcast NBCUniversal Memorial Salute 2018

26 May 2018
Todd Ellison , Conductor

The Philly POPS presents the third annual Comcast NBCUniversal Memorial Salute at the Mann, a community concert honoring the American tradition of service on Saturday, May 26 at 7pm over Memorial Day weekend featuring conductor Todd Ellison, Justin Hopkins, Nikki Renée Daniels, the Voices of the POPS, the Philly POPS Festival Chorus, and more! 

I'll Be Home for Christmas: A Salute to the Military & First Responders

01 December 2017
Michael Krajewski, Conductor

On opening night of the 2017 A Philly POPS Christmas concert series, we will proudly welcome an audience filled with dedicated local members of the military and first responders for our 3rd annual Comcast NBCUniversal I'll Be Home for Christmas – A Salute to the Military and First Responders benefit concert. Individual tickets for this event are not available for purchase.

POPS on The Parkway for Wawa Welcome America

POPS on The Parkway for Wawa Welcome America
04 July 2017
Michael Krajewski, Conductor

The Philly POPS BIG Band will open the Wawa Welcome America July 4th Concert! As the act that performed at the first July 4 concert on the Parkway in 1993, the return of the POPS helps mark the 25th anniversary of Wawa Welcome America

POPS at the Celebration of Freedom Ceremony

POPS at the Celebration of Freedom Ceremony
04 July 2017
Michael Krajewski, Conductor

The POPS BIG Band will perform during the city's Celebration of Freedom ceremony and parade. 

POPS on Independence for Wawa Welcome America

POPS ON INDEPENDENCE FOR WAWA WELCOME AMERICA
03 July 2017
Michael Krajewski, Conductor

The POPS is back for its annual FREE concert during the Wawa Welcome America festival. 

Comcast NBCUniversal Memorial Salute 2017

27 May 2017
Larry Blank, Conductor

For the second time, the POPS and the Mann Center for the Performing Arts will present Comcast NBCUniversal Memorial Salute, a concert honoring the American tradition of service on Saturday, May 27 at 7pm during Memorial Day weekend, featuring Hugh Panaro, Christina Saffran, Tiffany Jones, and more!