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Iconic Mummer Bob Shannon Jr. Dies At 71

Iconic Mummer Bob Shannon Jr. Dies At 71

The Quaker City String Band announced on their Facebook page the passing of their former captain Bob Shannon Jr. In the world of mummery, there has not been anyone like Bob Shannon Jr. Shannon participated in the Mummers Parade for 54 years, 37 of them as captain of...
Mummers Mardi Gras Festival – February 23

Mummers Mardi Gras Festival – February 23

On February 23rd, 2019, the Mummers Mardi Gras Festival will be moving the event to 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia. The daylong festival will feature stage performances and live music inside and out from Philadelphia Mummers String Bands. The day will also include...
Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day

In honor of Valentine’s Day, here are some love, candy and flower themes. Use the comment section below and tell us your favorite love, candy and flower themes from the past. Hugs and Kisses From the Original Trilby String Band – 2007 Aqua’s Playing...
2020 String Band Order Of March And Themes

2020 String Band Order Of March And Themes

The 2020 String Band Order of March was announced for the 2020 Mummers Parade in Philadelphia PA. The theme selection process started on Sunday, February 10th. I will update the 2020 String Band themes as they come in. String Band Themes 1. Woodland Fiesta del Fuego:...
2019 Mummers Parade Photos

2019 Mummers Parade Photos

Below is a slideshow of String Band photos from the 2019 Mummers Parade. I took the photos at the staging area on Market St. and JFK Blvd. Unfortunately, I didn’t get photos of all the bands. Hope you enjoy the photos....
About The String Band Show of Shows

About The String Band Show of Shows

Every January I receive multiple emails, tweets, and messages from people asking about the String Band Show of Shows. The most frequent question I get is “When is the Show of Shows going to be held?”. As most of you know who follow this blog, the String...
Rewatch the 2019 Fancy Brigade Performances

Rewatch the 2019 Fancy Brigade Performances

Click on the Themes to rewatch the 2019 Fancy Brigade performances. Fancy Brigade Themes 1. Satin Slipper Clans Of Scotland: A Search For The Aurora Borealis 2. Golden Crown Fall From Grace 3. Clevemore Be Our Guest 4. Vikings The Galatic Circus: Coming To A Planet...