|1977 , Frank Jones was asked to provide a band to play during a major flea market
that was to be held in Vernon Park. According to Mr. Jones the crowd enjoyed the
music so much that he decided to bring the music back the following year even
though the flea market had been discontinued. This event known as the “Peoples'
Festival" has taken place in Vernon Park every summer since.
Through the years many different festivals have become part of the summer activities
enjoyed throughout the city of Philadelphia. This often makes it difficult to gain the
needed participation year after year. But without fail the bands, vendors, community
organizations and the people return to celebrate this annual legacy. This event plays
host to a consistent two-day crowd of 7,000 to 10,000 attendees.
Mr. Jones said his reason for continuing the festival was to give something back to
the community where he lived. “People need a two day outlet just to relieve some of
the tension that’s out there.” The festival’s primary mission is centered on two areas.
First to celebrate peace, unification, diversity and the solidarity that exists within our
community. And finally, to afford all local organizations, churches, business persons
and elected officials the opportunity to give back to the community by showing
gratitude for the many years of patronage and support given by the residents of
Though Mr. Jones is no longer with us, his dream shared with the late Malachai
Moore (former production partner) will continue to live on through a community of
volunteers, the Peoples’ Festival Committee, who share in his vision and celebrate
The Peoples' Festival Committee
PEOPLES FESTIVAL COMMITTEE
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Future Steps C.E.P, Inc.
Friends of Vernon Park
Live Tracks Digital Media
Love Child Media Works
Central Germantown Council
The Germantown Courier
Germantown Clergy Initiative
The Sign Man
The Bushnell Company
Phat Phlix Photography/CVC
Peoples World Wide Web
Today's Image Hair Design
Urban Beat Movement
Lang Hu Clothing Company
Philadelphia Department of Recreation
King of Kings Web Design
Work to Ride
North by Northwest
Saturday, June 20, 2007
1:00 PM to 4:00 pm
"I Got Your Back"
by Gerald & Eddie Levert
|King of Kings Web Design
DON'T MISS REAL MEN COOK
SUNDAY, JUNE 17, 2007
3:00P.M. to 6:00P.M.
FIRST DISTRICT PLAZA
3801 MARKET STREET
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|THE PEOPLES' FESTIVAL SALUTES
|PHILLY'S MC'S & DJ'S
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