July 04, 2015
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.
Police crowd count, as of 6 pm: 75,000 to 80,000 people on the Parkway.— Jonathan Lai (@Elaijuh) July 4, 2015
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.
Just in: Crowd estimate at 150,000 to 175,000, per city Managing Director’s Office.— Jonathan Lai (@Elaijuh) July 5, 2015