First-Ever Springsteen ‘Memories Roadshow’ Heads to Philadelphia
The City of Brotherly Love is like an adopted (and geographically nearby) home for Bruce Springsteen. Jersey’s favorite son has a long and storied history with (the streets of) Philadelphia and now, the Springsteen Memories Roadshow is making its first pit stop in Philly on April 21.
Curated by Springsteen mag/site Backstreets and author Lawrence Kirsch, fans are invited to visit the National Constitution Center’s exhibit of all things Springsteen during the day and then continue to celebrate and party the night away at McFadden’s at Citizen’s Bank Park, home to the Phillies.
Admission is free, although special incentives are offered for advance registrants. If you register early, you will receive a discount of $3 per ticket to the National Constitution Center exhibit and a 20 percent dinner discount at McFadden’s.
Donations are encouraged on site for two Springsteen-supported charities: Philabundance, a hunger relief group, and the Kristen Ann Carr Fund, which researches sarcoma cancers. Additionally, fans are asked to bring any and all Springsteen mementos, including photos, t-shirts, posters, ticket stubs and most importantly, memories.
Local photographer Art Reilly, who has long shot Springsteen, will be on hand. Kirsch, who authored ‘For You: Original Stories and Photographs by Bruce Springsteen’s Legendary Fans,’ will also be available to sell and sign his limited edition book ‘The Light in Darkness,’ which serves as an unofficial companion volume to ‘The Promise: The Darkness on the Edge of Town Story.’