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Philadelphia icon Jerry Blavat returns to the Kimmel Center Cultural Campus for his annual performance, January 27, 2018

Posted on November 27, 2017

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JANUARY 27, 2018


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Philadelphia, PA, November 27, 2017) –– Philadelphia’s favorite radio DJ, Jerry Blavat, is back for his annual star-studded performance in Verizon Hall, Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 8:00 p.m. entitled Disco, Soul, and Doo Wop.  The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts partners with Blavat every season for an exciting variety show featuring special guests and beloved tunes. As per tradition for his appearances at the Kimmel Center, attendees are invited to the Commonwealth Plaza for cocktails and dancing before and after the performance.


“Jerry Blavat is a Philadelphia music institution and a treasured friend of the Kimmel Center for many years,” said Anne Ewers, President & CEO of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. “His annual show on our Cultural Campus is one we eagerly anticipate all year long, and we can’t wait to walk down memory lane alongside Jerry and this year’s special guest performers!”


This year’s show – Disco, Soul, and Doo Wop – will feature performances by Philly's Blue Magic; The Intruders; Ray, Goodman & Brown; The Moments; The Clovers; Norman Fox & The Rob Roys; Eddie Holman; The Vogues; a special tribute to Jackie Wilson by his son, Bobby Wilson; and more.

Other featured upcoming performances at the Kimmel Center Cultural Campus include: Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds(February 13, 2018, Merriam Theater), Deepak Chopra (March 15, 2018, Merriam Theater), Celtic Woman: Homecoming Tour (March 22, 2018, Academy of Music), and Rain – A Tribute to the Beatles (March 23-25, 2018, Academy of Music).


Verizon Hall
January 27, 2018, 8:00 p.m.



Tickets are on sale now and start at $35.00. Tickets can be purchased by calling 215-893-1999, online at, or at the Kimmel Center Box Office. Group sales are available for groups of 10 or more and can be purchased by calling 215-790-5883. See for more information.


The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

Located in the heart of Center City, Philadelphia, the Kimmel Center’s mission is to operate a world-class performing arts center that engages and serves a broad audience through diverse programming, arts education, and community outreach. The Kimmel Center Campus is comprised of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts (Verizon Hall, Perelman Theater, SEI Innovation Studio, and the Merck Arts Education Center), the Academy of Music (owned by the Philadelphia Orchestra Association), and the Merriam Theater. The Kimmel Center is also home to eight Resident Companies: The Philadelphia Orchestra, Opera Philadelphia, The Pennsylvania Ballet, The Philly POPS, PHILADANCO, The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, The Philadelphia Chamber Music Society and Curtis Institute of Music. With nearly 9,000 seats per night, The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts is the region’s most impactful performing arts center, and the second largest in the country. TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank, is the season sponsor of the Kimmel Center’s 2017-2018 Season. American Airlines is the official airline of Broadway Philadelphia. For additional information, visit


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