SNACKTIME, Philadelphia’s much-loved brass-heavy band rocking funk, punk, jazz, pop, and R&B influences, is thrilled to formally announce its participation in the inaugural Out of Sight at The Oval, a FREE live concert at Eakins Oval adjacent to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway on Friday, July 7 from 6:30 – 10pm. Out of Sight will feature headline performer SNACKTIME in addition to notable Philadelphia DJ Killsing and rap artist Eshu Tune, otherwise known for his acting and comedy as Hannibal Buress.
The event is held in partnership with the Parkway Council as part of its “Parkway Presents” series and marks the return of the much-loved The Oval pop-up park, presented by WSFS Bank, which will run through August 20, 2023.
“It’s all about getting the community outside and grooving together,” said SNACKTIME co-founder Sam Gellerstein, “Philly’s been through a lot in 2023 and we’re only half way through. I think we could all benefit from busting out dance moves, going a little stupid, and getting really funky.”
Attendees will be able to buy bites from multiple food trucks that will be on premises. The Oval’s 21,000-foot beer garden is once again being managed by MilkBoy, the iconic Philadelphia brand known for booze, bites, and music, and will feature a curated selection of brews, plus pastries and nonalcoholic drinks courtesy of Forîn Café. Out of Sight at The Oval is free to attend with no advanced registration required.
For more information about The Oval, including hours of operation and other upcoming events, visit theovalphl.org
In addition to headlining Out of Sight at The Oval, SNACKTIME is set to collaborate with world-renowned music producer Will Yip on their second studio release. Recorded at Studio 4 just outside Philadelphia in Conshohocken, the album will be a six track EP comprised entirely of new original music and will release later this year. The EP will also be SNACKTIME’s first studio album, as their debut album Sounds From the Street: Live!, released in 2022, was recorded in front of a live audience.
– Tristan Kim