Power 99 FM, Philadelphia’s Hip Hop and R&B radio station, has announced the dates for its annual Peace on the Street Jams Presented by Kicks USA, a series of anti-violence activities designed to promote peace and provide communities with the necessary resources to prevent violence. The first event of the 2015 summer concert series will be hosted by the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation on Thursday, June 18 from 6 – 8 p.m. at Great Plaza at Penns Landing in Philadelphia, and will feature artists Dej Loaf, Quilly and Chedda da Connect.
The event series includes live music, spoken word and a performance by Power 99’s own dance group The Power Squad. A number of community and nonprofit organizations will provide resources including PA CareerLink, Mothers in Charge, Public Citizens for Children and Youth, READ by 4th Campaign, Girl Scouts of Eastern PA, Camden County Police Department and Philadelphia Technician Training. Local businesses that participate continue to show support for non-violent communities by joining with Peace on the Street Jams. Participating businesses include Pacifico Auto Group, Rita’s Water Ice, McDonald’s and Gift of Life. “Power 99 is committed to making Philadelphia a safe place for its listeners, and continues to team up with amazing organizations and community activists for the Peace on the Street Jams,” said Loraine Ballard Morrill, Director of News and Community Affairs for iHeartMedia Philadelphia. “Together with our listeners, Power 99 can create a positive impact on the communities in which we live and work to help make our neighborhoods safer.” Power 99’s Peace on the Streets will mark Dej Loaf’s (Columbia Records) first performance in Philly, and just last week she was named one of the Top 10 Freshman Class of Hip Hop Artists by XXL Magazine. She already has one No. 1 record under her belt (‘Try Me’), and is on the remix for the Current No. 1 record in the country with Omarion (‘Post To Be’). She’s also on the hook for the new Kid Ink record, Be Real, which will be a Top 10 record by the time she gets to Philly, and has her own new single with Lil Wayne (‘Me, U & Hennessey’). Dej is arguably the biggest artist to come out of Detroit since Eminem. Quilly (On Dek Entertainment) is one of the hottest rappers in Philly and helped close Power 99’s Powerhouse 2014 concert last year with his breakout single, ‘Real Ones.’ Chedda da Connect (eOne Entertainment) is a Houston native whose record Flicka Da Wrist just jumped into the Top 10 this week and could move up as high as No. 5 by the time the show takes place. The second Peace on the Street event will take place Wednesday, July 22 from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Dell Music Center, and the final event of the season will be on Thursday, August 27 from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Chester Park in Chester, PA. Event line-ups will be announced shortly. Admission to Peace on the Street is free. To learn more about Power 99 FM’S Peace on the Street, visit www.power99.com and follow the station on twitter @Power99Philly. Fans can listen to Power 99 FM, via the station’s website Power 99.com, as well as on iHeartRadio.com and the iHeartRadio mobile app, iHeartMedia’s all-in-one music streaming and digital radio service. iHeartRadio is available across web, mobile phones, tablets, automotive partners, smart TVs, gaming devices and more. iHeartRadio is always free for listeners to use, with no capped hours or monthly subscription fees. It delivers everything listeners want in an all-in-one platform: Instant access to more than 1,500 radio stations from across the country, user-created Custom Stations inspired by a favorite artist or song, thousands of curated digital stations “Perfect For” any mood or activity, and a Shows & Personalities feature giving users access to the best on-demand news, talk and entertainment content available today. To see all available platforms and to download the app, visit iHeartRadio.com/apps. Peace on the Street is just one example of Power 99’s extraordinary history of service. In 2015, Power 99 became the first radio station in the nation to receive six National Association of Broadcasters Crystal Radio Awards – one of the industry’s highest honors for community service.