Rock the Block Street Festival set for June 10

The annual event benefiting the Coach Wags Memorial Foundation returns to East Passyunk.

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The Rock the Block Street Festival will return to South Philadelphia on Sunday, June 10 from 3 to 8 p.m.

The street festival, held in front of Stogie Joe’s Tavern, located at 1801 East Passyunk Avenue, will feature Italian food, including favorites like hot sausage sandwiches and homemade meatballs, live music by The Business, cold beer, cocktails, raffles, a silent auction featuring products and experiences donated by local families and businesses, as well as activities for the entire family.

A $40 all-inclusive wristband allows guests to enjoy Stogie Joe’s Tavern’s offerings all day. This year the event will also include $5 PAYG beers with a limited number of discounted four-beer ticket packs available in advance for $16.

All proceeds from Rock the Block will benefit The Cancer Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia on behalf of the Coach Wags Memorial Foundation.

The first Rock the Block Street Festival was held in 2012 to benefit the Coach Wags Memorial Foundation (CWMF), which was established in the name of Coach John “Wags” Wagner, who was the freshman football coach at St. Joe’s Prep for 13 years. After being diagnosed in 2006 with head and neck cancer, Coach Wagner passed away in 2008.

Family, friends and former players of Coach Wagner founded CWMF in 2010 in order to benefit cancer research and improve the daily lives of children in Philadelphia who are battling this disease.

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