Philadelphia Mummers String Bands Return to Boardwalk Hall on Feb. 23

Woodland String Band

Woodland Band

ATLANTIC CITY — Sixteen of the world-renowned string bands that perform annually in the Philadelphia Mummers Parade on New Year’s Day will travel to Atlantic City to present the annual “Show of Shows” at Boardwalk Hall on Saturday, Feb. 23, starting 3pm.

The “Show of Shows” is an opportunity to relive New Year’s Day or, for those unable to make it to the Mummers Parade on New Year’s Day, witness it for the first time in the plush indoor seating of Boardwalk Hall.

“The Show of Shows is a beloved tradition that has entertained generations since the 1930s, and is an extension of the high-energy routines seen on New Year’s Day,” says Marty Good, president of the Philadelphia Mummers String Band Association. “It offers an exclusive chance to catch the String Bands’ talented and creative performances indoors.”

Quaker City String Band

Quaker City String Band

The 16 bands performing will include the 2013 first-prize winning Fralinger String Band, which reclaimed the top honors it won for eight straight years, from 2003-2010.  Others performing will be the Aqua, Avalon, Broomall, Duffy, Durning, Ferko, Greater Kensington, Greater Overbrook, Hegeman, Polish American, Quaker City, South Philadelphia, Trilby, Uptown, and Woodland string bands.

Polish American String Band

Polish American String Band

Tickets are on sale now at the Boardwalk Hall Box Office and all Ticketmaster locations. General admission is $18, reserved seats are $21 or $25 per person, and VIP seats are $35. A Show of Shows family package is also available and includes four tickets, four hot dogs, four soft drinks, and a program book. The package is priced at $60 and must be purchased at the Box Office or through Ticketmaster.

Visit or call (800) 736-1420. For group sales call (609) 348-7023.

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