Philadelphia woke up to a treat yesterday morning with the news that Stevie Wonder would play a free pop up concert in Dilworth Plaza next to City Hall. It seems like all of Philadelphia got the news because Dilworth Plaza was packed an few hours before the scheduled 3:00pm start time. People waited with excited anticipation in the scorching 95 degree sun to get a glimpse of the legend. Finally Stevie Wonder appeared and immediately greeted the crowd to music. After his first song he took some questions from some local media about his life, upcoming tour and if he has ever played three shows in three cities in his life…the answer to that question was a definite no.
After the questions were finished Stevie Wonder got right back to the music and played a brief three songs for the crowd. A local Philadelphia native singer was brought on stage to join Stevie Wonder for back up. Then the set was finished with a heart pounding abbreviated version of Superstition. All and all it was an amazing way to spend a late lunch in the city of brotherly love.
Stevie Wonder will be back at the Wells Fargo Center October 7th. Tickets for that show go on sale August 21st at 10am.