Philadelphia’s largest outdoor urban oasis

THe OVAL XP

THE SHAPE OF FUN

Where?

Benjamin Franklin Parkway

When?

June 16th – August 21st

Free programming on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway including games, fitness activities, educational events, movie nights, live entertainment, and more! Kick off your summer fun with free live musical entertainment. The Oval XP will showcase Philadelphia’s award-winning and talented local artists throughout the summer!

Hours of Operation

Wednesdays: 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Thursdays: 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Fridays: 2 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Saturdays: Noon – 10 p.m.

Sundays: Noon – 8 p.m.

2022 OVAL official music lineup

JULY

Brother Moses

Indie/Rock
July 2 - 8PM

Kuf Knotz

Soul / Hip Hop
July 3 - 6PM

Chestnut Grove

Rock & Roll
July 7 - 8 PM

Urban Guerilla Orchestra (UGO)

Funk
July 8 - 8 PM

The Warhawks + The Mary Veils

Funk
July 14 - 7:30 PM

Arthur Thomas & The Funkitorium

Funk/Rock
July 15 - 8 PM

Queen of Jeans

Indie/Rock
July 16 - 8 PM

Zeek Burse

Soul/R&B
July 17 - 6 PM

Pressing Strings

Alternative/Bluegrass
July 21 - 8 PM

Billy Walton Band

Rock & Roll / Blues
July 22 - 7:30pm

Riot Nerd Presents: 90s Dance Party

DJ/Dance/90’s
July 23 - 7 PM

Laura Lizcano

Jazz
July 24 - 6 PM

Stella Ruze

Roots/Rock
July 29 - 8PM

Black Music City

Presented by WXPN, WRTI and REC Philly
July 28 - 7:30PM

Mars Parker & Friends

Hip Hop
July 30 - 8 PM

Nik Greeley & The Operators

Soul/Funk/Rock
July 31 - 6PM

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REVIEW OF
LOVE FROM PHILLY

(Oval XP Soft Opening 6/11/22)

I was at the festival and thought it was amazing- especially since it was the first event for this format. Everything about it was awesome; in particular, the vibe that I got from being out in the audience. The crowd was diverse as one could possibly hope for in a city that's as much of a tapestry as you and I know Philly to be. There were some folks as old as me and some as young as late teens- all dancing and moving along with the beats. They ranged the spectrum of race, class, ethnicity, nationality, background, and gender identity, and the pure elation of the families who were there with their children was amazing.

The space itself is breathtaking; backed by the Art Museum and the steps, along with the lights of the ferris wheel which added to the electricity of the moment. The pop-up gardens and food trucks on the south side offered access to the music and vibe without having to be on the actual dance floor. The north side was intriguing with the tents and grass which would make blanket spreading comfortable, like the Mann used to do! The Oval itself was welcoming and friendly and I got the feeling of joy from all the people there. The range of performances was inclusive and top notch; your choices were incredible. The empathy and exhibition of Brotherly & Sisterly Love was apparent from the performers, the crew and it spread throughout the crowd.
-Ilene
Philadelphia Resident