Updated: Sep 23, 2019
The Pizza Collection will team up with Pizza Brain to hold a free concert, rally and celebration to save the struggling community.
Philadelphia, PA - The Pizza Collection, world-record holders for most pizza songs composed, announces its partnership with Pizza Brain for a free Pizza Rally and Musical Celebration at the upcoming 83rd Annual Crease St. Block Party. The performance will be held Saturday, September 21st from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. on the 1200 block of Crease St. as part of award-winning 501(c)(3) Crease Street Garden’s 83rd annual block party. The event is free, open to the public and will feature a live performance by The Pizza Collection , feats of strength by Pizza Brain’s own “Dough Joe,” surprise guests and plenty of pizza.*
Ever since Pizzeria Beddia, famous for its long lines, shuttered its doors on Shackamaxon St. and moved four blocks away, the neighborhood has fallen on hard times. “ We protested Beddia’s closing and moving four blocks away last year,” says The Pizza Collection. “We knew it would be devastating to the neighborhood, pizza-wise, and our worst fears have come true.”
"We are still here. We didn’t move four blocks away.”
That all could change thanks to the world-famous Fishtown restaurant and pizza museum, Pizza Brain. “When we heard that Fishtown was falling into pizza obscurity,” says Pizza Brain co-owner Joseph Hunter, “we knew we needed to do something. That’s why we’ve teamed up with the Pizza Collection - to show that we are still here. We didn’t move four blocks away.”
The Pizza Collection and Pizza Brain are out to prove that pizza is still possible even in these troubling times. The rally will begin at 7:00 p.m. and will culminate with The Pizza Collection’s attempt to break the world record for most pizza songs performed. The event is expected to be the largest free pizza concert ever. “Everything is at stake. We’re going all out - this could be our greatest performance ever. If we can somehow pull it off,” says the Pizza Collection, “Fishtown could be saved just yet.” Attendees are asked to bring an open mind and a positive attitude.