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All Access at WHYY’s Connection Festival


2011, 2012, 2013 WHYY’s Connections Festival – Images by Bastiaan Slabbers

For the third year a blend of styles takes center stage at the WHYY Connection Festival. The 2013 edition will feature They Might Be Giants, Ben Kweller, Khari Mateen, Heekiah Jones and Jesse Ruben. The event is free but online registration is required. The festival will take place at the River Stage at the Great Plaza of Penn’s Landing, the concert starts at 3pm on September 7, 2013.

Never been to the Connections Festival before? Get a glimpse of the acts, scenes and crowds through the photos that are part of the ‘all access’ reportages that I made on assignment for WHYY’s NewsWorks.org at the first two editions of the festival.

The 2011 edition featured Dr. Dog, Manu Chao, The Baseball Project, Kuf Knotz, Birdie Busch, Toy Soldiers, and Justin Townes Earle. In 2012 Yo La Tengo, Frank Turner, Maps & Atlases, The Lawsuits, and Fabian Akilles took the stage. Check back later for my 2013 photo reportage!

Are you looking for photos of WHYY’s Connections Festival to use on your site/bog/ publication? Besides regular (editorial) licenses a selection of images from this collection is also available under a Creative Commons license. You can download the hi-res files here.

Hope to see you there!


( A selection of photos from this collection is published with coverage of the event on WHYY’s NewsWorks.org )

Quest love, on stage at Philly 4th of July Jam – [PHOTOS]

Questlove on stage at Philly 4th of July Jam With the Roots by Bastiaan Slabbers

Philly 4th of July Jam with the Roots, Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA USA – July 4, 2013; Ben Taylor, Jill Scott, Grace Potter, Hunter Hayes, J.Cole, John Mayer and Ne-yo take the stage with Questlove and the Roots for the annual free concert to celebrate Independence Day on the Parkway.

Pictured here: Drummer Ahmir Khalib Thompson (Questlove) of the Roots.

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A selection of images from this reportage are published on WHYY’s NewsWorks.org: www.newsworks.org/index.php/local/item/56982-fears-of-gun…

Artists collective opens its Germantown home for weekend concert [VIDEO]

Germantown’s Baynton Street is not the first place that comes to mind as a venue for artists collectives hosting out-of-town performers for a night of music, craft beers and company. But on Friday night, that’s what drew more than two dozen people…

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