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July 04, 2015

Parkway packed for Fourth of July concert, fireworks

Crowds swell to see The Roots, Miguel and Jennifer Nettles perform before fireworks display

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fireworks J. Fusco/Visit Philadelphia™

Fireworks mark the end of Philadelphia's Fourth of July celebration.

Philadelphia came out in full force to celebrate Independence Day with a free performance by local legends The Roots to cap off Wawa Welcome America.

By 6 p.m., there were already 75,000 to 80,000 people on the Parkway.

The Roots were joined by special guests Miguel and Jennifer Nettles at the Philly Fourth of July Jam, followed by a grand finale fireworks display over the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

At the height of the event, between 150,000 and 175,000 people were on hand.