Kelly’s Kidz Toy Drive

The String Band Association is once again teaming up with your favorite traffic anchor Bob Kelly and Kelly’s Kidz for a toy drive this holiday season to benefit St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children! Drop off your new and unwrapped toys at your favorite string band club house from now until Wednesday, December 8th.

You can drop off your toys at any of the locations below. If you can’t drop a toy off and would still like to donate, you can send a Venmo donation to the PMSBA @PMSBA. Include “Toy Drive” in your note if paying by Venmo. Please join the String Band Association in supporting this great cause!

Aqua String Band
4626 Richmond Street
Philadelphia, PA 19137
Tuesdays (7-10PM) & Sundays (10AM-1PM)

Avalon String Band
1538 South Second Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Tuesdays (7-10PM) & Sundays (10AM-1PM)

Duffy String Band
2230 Cedar Street
Philadelphia, PA 19125
Wednesdays (7:30-10PM) & Sundays (10AM-2PM)

Durning String Band
218 South King Street
Gloucester City, NJ 08030
Wednesdays (7:30-10PM) & Sundays (1-3PM)

Ferko String Band
2630 Bridge Street
Philadelphia, PA 19137
Tuesdays (7:30-10PM) & Sundays (10:30AM-2PM)

Fralinger String Band
1901 South Third Street
Philadelphia, PA 19148
Tuesdays (8-10PM) & Sundays (10AM-1PM)

Greater Kensington String Band
7235 Edmond Street
Philadelphia, PA 19137
Tuesdays (8-10PM) & Sundays (10AM-1PM)

Hegeman String Band
1801 South Second Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19148
Tuesdays (8-10PM) & Sundays (10AM-1PM)

Polish American String Band
2727 East Westmoreland Street
Philadelphia, PA 19134
Tuesdays (8-10PM) & Sundays (11AM-2PM)

Quaker City String Band
1943 South Third Street
Philadelphia, PA 19148
Wednesdays (7-9PM) & Sundays (1-3PM)

South Philadelphia String Band
2820 West Porter Street
Philadelphia, PA 19145
Tuesdays (8-10PM) & Sundays (11AM-1PM)

Uptown String Band
831 Avenue D
Langhorne, PA 19047
Tuesdays (7-10PM) & Sundays (12-2PM)

Woodland String Band
2041 South Third Street
Philadelphia, PA 19148
Tuesdays (7-10PM) & Sundays (11AM-4PM)

Kitchen Consigliere Cafe
(Hegeman Auxiliary Location)
700 Haddon Avenue
Collingswood, NJ 08108
Wednesdays-Sundays (4-8PM)

Quinn’s Flower Shop (QCSB Auxiliary Location)
1728 South 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19148
Mondays-Fridays (10AM-6PM) & Saturdays (8AM-3PM)

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2021 String Band Luau Palooza!

The officers and members of the String Band Association are happy to announce that on Saturday, June 19, 2021, the Philadelphia String Band Association will be hosting our Inaugural String Band Association Luau at the Seaport Pier located in North Wildwood, NJ.

The goal of our event will be to raise money to help the Philadelphia String Band Association Bands in need during the coronavirus pandemic.
Our Luau will feature performances by twelve String Bands. We will also have appearances by local celebrities & personalities.

Tickets cost $20 and include food and drink specials.

Click here to reserve your tickets!



The String Band Association is excited to announce the guest emcee for our String Band Luau Palooza! will be none other than Bob Kelly! Bob is a continued supporter of the string bands and is excited to see you all on June 19th! Get your tickets now!

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Martin Luther King Day

On Martin Luther King Day, millions of Americans honor Dr. King’s legacy by coming together for a national day of service. While this year looks very different, the Philadelphia String Band Association has the unique opportunity to reflect on the gains we have made, and re-commit ourselves to the work that remains as we strive for a more just society.

The String Band Association encourages all our members, fans, and supporters to bring to life Dr. King’s vision of neighbors working together to build a better future by volunteering to take direct action, learn to expand your knowledge base, donate goods or funds to benefit others, advocate to inspire others, and connect to create a beloved community.
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COVID-19 Update Regarding January 1, 2021

The City of Philadelphia announced they would be taking measures to protect residents from COVID-19 by cancelling all large-scale events and social gatherings through February 2021. Due to these new restrictions implemented from the city, this has resulted in the cancellation of the 2021 Philadelphia Mummers Parade as COVID-19 cases continue to rise in our area.


The Philadelphia String Band Association has worked alongside local officials and leaders from all divisions of the parade to fully support the City of Philadelphia’s decision to cancel the 2021 parade in an effort to keep both our participants and spectators safe.


Though we are disheartened by these developments, the String Band Association does not think it would be prudent to have their members and tens of thousands of spectators participate in a parade or any gatherings leading up to or on New Year’s Day in the City of Philadelphia during this pandemic.


The Philadelphia String Band Association, leaders from the other parade divisions and the City of Philadelphia will continue to work together to bring the sights and sounds of the New Year’s Day Parade to Broad Street once it is safe for large gatherings. Our television partner PHL17 is producing a New Year’s Day showcase of past parades that will air on New Year’s Day (Friday 1/1/2021 9 a.m.) for our fans.


During these unprecedented times, the Philadelphia String Band Association is hoping that everyone continues to stay healthy and safe.
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2020 String Band Association Telethon

The officers and members of the String Band Association are happy to announce our Inaugural String Band Association Telethon at the Mummers Museum taking place on November 14th, 2020 from 4pm to 10pm.  Our telethon will be televised on our Facebook and YouTube pages for over six hours with our goal being to raise money to continue to provide an atmosphere that promotes integrity, camaraderie, strong family values, community, inclusion, and pride.


Our telethon will feature participants with a variety of talents including singing, dancing, comedy, and a variety of other forms of entertainment. We will also have performances by the String Bands in addition to local celebrities & personalities.
Stay tuned for more information regarding the “SBA Telethon 2020”.


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