TONIGHT: A Beggar’s Banquet


“World-class cities need world-class culture. FEASTIVAL celebrates both our artistic and culinary scenes, two great economic engines that push Philadelphia forward,” said FringeArts Board President Richard Vague. Philadelphia’s cultural economy is world-class and nothing represents our dynamic and innovative arts scene better than FringeArts (formerly known as the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe). In its seventeenth year, the annual 16-day Festival brings the best in contemporary, innovative and ground-breaking art to Philadelphia and fills the city with daring artistic performances, international legends, and local pioneers.

For the past three years, this premier arts festival joined forces with Philadelphia’s world-class restaurants to present FEASTIVAL, a benefit for FringeArts. Described as a “completely delicious and amazing” evening and named “one of the best events in the last decade,” FEASTIVAL celebrates both our artistic and culinary scenes – two great economic engines that push Philadelphia forward. FEASTIVAL has been hailed as “the cultural event of the year,” “best party in Philadelphia,” “a party from a different world” and next year promises to be even better! FEASTIVAL transforms Pier 9 on the Delaware River Waterfront into a magical, exclusive and chic party for the hottest movers and shakers in Philadelphia’s business, culinary and social scenes. FEASTIVAL unites Philadelphia’s most distinguished chefs and restaurants and features live performances from some of the world’s most acclaimed artists.

This year’s event will feature live performances by critically-acclaimed artists, a culinary feast from over 75 of the city’s top restaurants and bars, and silent and live auctions. All proceeds will benefit FringeArts. For more information and tickets please visit Participants include: 10 Arts Bistro & Lounge, Audrey Claire, Bar Ferdinand, Barclay Prime, Belle Cakery, Bistrot La Minette, Brauhaus Schmitz, Buddakan, Capogiro Gelato Artisans, Charcoal BYOB, Continental Restaurant & Martini Bar, D’Angelo’s Ristorante Italiano and Lounge, Éclat Chocolate, El Vez, Ela, Farmer’s Road Drive Thru, Federal Donuts, Fergie’s Pub, Fette Sau, Fond, Fork, Fountain Restaurant, The Franklin Mortgage & Investment Co., Healthy Bites, Izumi, Jones, La Calaca Feliz, La Colombe, Lacroix at the Rittenhouse, Le Virtu, Lotus Farm to Table, The Lounge at the Four Seasons, Matyson, Metropolitan Café, Miss Rachel’s Pantry, Modo Mio, Morimoto, Nectar, Noord, OIC, Opa, Oyster House, Paradiso, Parc, Percy Street Barbecue, Pizzeria Vetri, Pod, Pumpkin, Ranstead Room, Reading Terminal Market, Revolution House, Ristorante Panorama, Rouge, Route 6, Russet, Sampan, Sbraga, Shake Shack, South Philly Tap Room, Square 1682, Stateside, Talula’s Garden, Tashan, Tria, Twenty Manning Grill, Verdad, Vernick Food & Drink, Vintage Wine Bar & Bistro, Will, World Café Live, Zahav and Zama.