Mole Street’s FREE annual Block Party
+ Music Festival
to kick off the summer solstice

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On June 25th, 2016, the 100 block of N. Mole Street in Philadelphia will come alive once again with the sweet sounds of Molestice—the FREE annual block party + music festival to celebrate the summer solstice!

Mole Street is busy preparing for the free event, creating a lineup of music that begins at 12 noon and ends with a headlining performance by the Pimps of Joytime. In addition to an eclectic mix of local music, Molestice guests are in for tasty craft beers, all-ages activities and Philadelphia food truck favorites. Who knows, maybe even a surprise performance or two!

Saturday June 25th, 2016
100 Block of N. Mole Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Live Music / Craft Brews / All Ages

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2016 Lineup

6:30 P.M.
Pimps of Joytime

When it comes to throwing a party, the Pimps of Joytime raise the bar with swagger to spare. Rhythms and textures drawn from New Orleans funk, 90s club house, 60s salsa and hip­hop all collide and fracture upon one another on their new LP, Jukestone Paradise.Dubbed “raucous and captivating” by Okayplayer, their album cuts play like the soundtrack for a ride through Brooklyn’s diverse neighborhoods, where the group’s sound materialized.

And the Pimps’ live experience only takes it higher.

Over the past decade, the group’s grassroots following mobilized from the underground club scene in New York to sell out historic venues like the Fillmore in San Francisco and showcase at festivals across the US and Europe. With more than 1 million Spotify plays to date, it seems word truly does spread to the wise. And when you pair high­caliber musicianship with rhythm and groove as universally enticing as it is unconventional, there’s no denying the dancefloor.

12:00 p.m. MUSCLE TOUGH




Rhythm-based funk of the Caribbean

2:00 p.m. BRIAN LAPANN

Blues-inspired pop-rock

3:00 p.m. WEEKENDER

American psychedelic/dream-pop


House music + world sounds

5:00 p.m. CHILL MOODY

Hip-hop artist + Chilluminati

Food & Drink

The Cow and The Curd
The Cow and The Curd
Phoebe's Barbecue
Phoebe's Barbecue
Lil' Pop Shop
Lil' Pop Shop
Poi Dog
Poi Dog

Beer & Wine Provided By

Our mission is to build the Philadelphia community through music, block by block.

Our vision for the future of Molestice is to activate every block of Mole Street in Philadelphia on the longest day of the year with a community music festival and cultural gathering.

We want to see Molestice become what Jazz Fest is to New Orleans—taking over the city with a celebration of music, culture and camaraderie!

Molestice History

For over 30 years, arts enthusiasts living on the 100 block of North Mole Street have embraced the summer solstice with an all-day block party called Molestice. On the longest day of the year, the corner of Race and Mole streets in Philadelphia come alive with the sounds of melodies and smells of delicious food.

In recent years, Mole Street, has produced the annual event, transforming it from a neighborhood block party to a full-scale music festival, while remaining true to its community performance roots.

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About Mole Street

Mole Street is an experiential marketing and branding agency located in Philadelphia, PA that specializes in experience planning and production, entertainment, marketing, and creative services for brands on a national scale.

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June 25, 2016

100 N. Mole Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102