The Political Party of the Year!
A Rollicking Fundraiser to Turn PA Blue
October 2, 2019 at The Franklin Institute
TICKETS START AT $150
6PM VIP Reception - 7PM Blue Bash Doors Open
Tickets support 2019 candidates in Bucks, Montgomery, Delaware, & Chester Counties,
Local Grassroots Organizations, & Build to Win in 2020
Rollicking Honorary Event Chairs
Former Governor Ed Rendell
Lt Governor John Fetterman & Second Lady Gisele Baretto Fetterman
Rollicking Honorary Event Hosts
As of Aug 14, 2019
The Honorable Dwight Evans, Congressman (PA-03)
The Honorable Chrissy Houlahan, Congresswoman (PA-06)
The Honorable Mary Gay Scanlon, Congresswoman (PA-05)
The Honorable Susan Wild, Congresswoman (PA-07)
Our Invited Special Guests - The Candidates of 2019
Philadelphia’s Music Community Sounds Off On Three Stages
Our musicians are all proudly Philly connected representing a variety of cultures and genres befitting our diverse city. They will be performing in support of a Blue PA. Look for additions to the line-up. Plus surprise guests. It promises to be a Rollicking Fundraiser.
The Tony Williams / Mike Boone Jazz QuartetA true Philadelphia treasure. Their repertoire is the history of jazz and their music is pure joy.
Alice CohenBased in Brooklyn, Alice Cohen and the Channel 14 Weather Team is the latest project of Philadelphia native Alice Cohen. This will be the Philadelphia debut of their new album, a unique blend of soulful, sophisticated pop, synthetic funk and club atmospheres, creating a sound that is both vintage and modern. Major label albums, songs in films, World tours and hit MTV videos are just a few of Alice’s career highlights.
John TrainIs a lively country- folk-roots band that has entertained audiences for over 20 years with witty original tunes and surprising twists on classics.
Crosstown Traffic Band with Jeannie BrooksIs 4 virtuoso musicians playing groove oriented jazz, funk, R & B, blues and rock. Jeanie Brooks has a rich, powerful voice that is flexible enough to sing a romantic jazz ballad, a pop classic or hot ‘60’s soul hits.
Paul JostPaul’s unique vocal style is charming critics and fans worldwide. After decades of success as a sideman, his debut album in 2015 has earned him recognition as one of the top jazz vocalists of our time.
Whirled MusicLed by the multi-talented duo of Phyllis Chapell and Ken Ulansey, Whirled Music draws inspiration from Brazil, Eastern Europe, Ireland, Puerto Rico and beyond, creating a sound all their own.
SynthesisGuitarist/vocalist/percussionist Lazarro Herrara and band create a high-energy mix of Latin American Music certain to get the crowd dancing.
John Jarboe and The Bearded Ladies CabaretJarboe and longtime accompanist Heath Allen perform with special guests. Provocative, genderful, Jarboe offers songs and satire in more places than you thought possible.
JaffnaPhiladelphia-based acoustic ensemble that combines traditional Middle Eastern and Indian instruments and influences with contemporary spirit.
Special Thanks to our Rollicking Music Curators
Special Musical Guests-Your Elected Representatives
A once in a lifetime opportunity to see five of your local "electeds" perform on the same stage.
Philly’s All-Star Distillers & Brewers Pour It On
Row House Spirits
More to come...
More to come...
Special Thanks to our Rollicking Beverage Curator
County Bars & Guest Bartenders
Each county - Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, & Philadelphia - will have its own bar where your county candidates and elected officials are ready serve... as guest bartenders.
Frog Commissary Lights-Up the Grill
Slow-roasted barbecue pork
Bratwursts & Knockwursts
The Legendary Commissary Carrot Cake
Vegetarian Fare Included
The 2020 election will determine the next U.S President and Pennsylvania redistricting for a decade.
We have the opportunity to flip our state senate & house.
Tickets & donations support 2019 candidates, grassroots organizations and the fight to win in 2020.
2019... Use It Wisely.
One Fund… Three Buckets
Honorary Event Hosts in Support of 2019 Candidates
As of Aug 14, 2019
Dwight Evans (PA-03)
Chrissy Houlahan (PA-06)
Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-05)
Susan Wild (PA-07)
Joe Torsella, Treasurer
Dereck Green, Council Member-at-Large
Helen Gym, Council Member-at-Large
Bill Greenlee, Council Member-at-Large
Maria Collett (S.12)
Larry Farnese (S.1)
Art Haywood (S.4)
Vince Hughes (S.7)
Tim Kearney (S.26)
Katie Muth (S.44)
Steve Santarsiero (S.31)
Sharif Street (S.3)
Matthew Bradford (H.70)
Tim Briggs (H.149)
Joe Ciresi (H.146)
Carolyn Committa (H.156)
Mary Jo Daley (H. 148)
Margo Davidson (H.164)
Tina Davis (H.141)
Dave Delloso (H.162)
Elizabeth Fiedler (H.184)
Liz Hanbidge (H.61)
Movita Johnson-Harrell (H.190)
Jordon Harris (H.186)
Joe Hohenstein (H.177)
Kristina Howard (H.167)
Malcolm Kenyatta (H.181)
Leanne Krueger (H.161)
Steve Malagari (H.53)
Joanna McClinton (H.191)
Jennifer O’Mara (H.165)
Danielle Friel Otten (H.155)
Chris Rabb (H.200)
James Roebuck (H.188)
Ben Sanchez (H.153)
Christina Sappey (H.158)
Melissa Shusterman (H.157)
Brian Simms (H.182)
Jared Solomon (H.202)
Wendy Ullman (H.143)
Perry Warren (H.31)
Joe Webster (H.150)
Mike Zabel (H.163
Invited Special Guests – The Candidates of 2019
County-Wide Blue Slates
Diane Ellis-Marseglia, Commissioner
Bob Harvie, Commissioner
Kris Ballerini, Treasurer
Meredith Buck, R.N., J.D., Coroner
Linda Bobrin, Esq., Register of Wills
Brian Munroe, Clerk of Courts
Charissa Liller, Esq. Judge, Court of Common Pleas
Jordan Yeager, Esq. Judge, Court of Common Pleas
Jessica VanderKam, Esq. Judge, Court of Common Pleas
John Cordisco, Chair, Bucks County Democratic Committee
Marion Moskowitz, Commissioner
Josh Maxwell, Commissioner
Deb Ryan, District Attorney
Debbie Bookman, Pronthonatary
Chris Pielli, Recorder of Deeds
Michele Vaughn, Register of Wills/Clerk of the Orphans’Court
Fredda Maddox, Sherrif
Bret Binder, Judge, Court of Comm Pleas
Analisa Sondergaard, Judge, Court of Comm Pleas
Dick Bingham, Chair, Chester County Democratic Committee
Elaine Schaefer, County Council
Christine Reuther, County Council
Dr. Monica Taylor, County Council
Jack Stollsteimer, Esq., District Attorney
Ricke Lowe, Esq. Judge, Court of common Pleas
Stephanie Klein, Esq. Judge, Court of Common Pleas
Nursat Rashid, Esq. Judge, Court of Common Pleas
Kelly Eckel, Esq. Judge, Court of Common Pleas
Colleen Guiney, Chair, Delaware County Democratic Committee
Val Arkoosh, M.D. Commissioner
Ken Lawrence, Commissioner
Kevin Steele, Esq, District Attorney
Jason Salus, Treasurer
Henry Hilles III, Esq. Judge, Court of Common Pleas
Melissa Schwartz Sterling, Esq, Judge, Court of Common Pleas
Virgil Walker, Esq. Judge, Court of Common Pleas
Lori Schreiber, Clerk of Courts
Noah Marlier, Esq, Prothonotary
Dr. Michael Milbourne, Coroner
D Bruce Haines, Esq., Register of Wills
Jeanne Sorg, Recorder of Deeds
Karen Sanchez, Esq, Controller
Sean Kilkenny, Esq, Sheriff
Joe Foster, Chair, Montgomery County Democratic Committee
What do I get for my ticket price?
It’s quite a deal. Non-stop music on three stages from some of Philly’s best musicians, mouth-watering all-evening food from Frog Commissary and free drinks (drink responsibly) from Philly All-Star distillers and brewers. Most importantly, your ticket support critical efforts to turn PA blue. Like we say: Have Fun. Save the World.
Do I need to print and bring my ticket?
The quickest way to get in to the Blue Bash will be to present your ticket. If you do not bring your ticket, there will be a list at registration. We will try to do this efficiently, but it will be slower than just presenting your ticket.
Are there discounted tickets for Young Dems, grassroots volunteers & students over 21?
Yes. The standard general admission ticket is $150. Tickets for Young Dems are $85. Grassroots Volunteer tickets are $75 and we ask you to identify your grassroots organization at the time of purchase. Students over 21 are $50. Please identify your school. These tickets are all listed on our ticket site. Buy Tickets Now link.
Is there a dress code?
First and foremost, wear blue. Beyond that, it’s a party, so party dress. But it’s not a “fancy” party.
Where can I park?
There is limited discounted parking at The Franklin Institute. The garage entrance is on 21st Street just south of Winter Street. Please be sure to get your parking ticket validated at registration to receive the discounted rate. There is also limited on-street parking. The closest other parking lots is at 21st and Market.
If I do not attend the VIP Reception can I still meet candidates and elected officials?
We expect many candidates and elected officials to stay after the VIP reception. Each county will have its own bar and many candidates and elected officials have volunteered to be guest bartenders. So, check out your county’s bar.
Can you tell me more about the music program?
All music greats with Philly roots. It’s diverse as befitting our diverse community. Some is easy listening. Some suggests more focused listening. Most will cause you to want to dance. There will be three stages spread around the main level of The Franklin Institute – in Franklin Hall, the Atrium and Foodworks. Programs will be handed out when you arrive. You can learn more about the performers by going back up to the music section of this site.
What is the PA Blue Victory Fund?
The PA Blue Victory Fund raises money focused on turning PA blue to turn PA. It is run by citizen-volunteers. Our focus is on our “backyard” – Southeast PA. We think of it as an “advised political investment fund” much as you might use an advised financial investment fund. You write one check and the money is strategically distributed into what we call our Three Buckets – the three areas the funds invests your money. Bucket #1 is to support multiple candidates in our backyard; Bucket #2 supports local grassroots organizations; and, Bucket #3 supports sustaining the effort beyond the current election cycle. You can learn much more by going to our homepage.
How and when is the money distributed?
The PA Blue Victory Fund’s Advisory Committee has been meeting since early September in anticipation of money raised at the Blue Bash. The committee consists of some of the smartest citizen-activists with intimate on-the-ground knowledge of Southeastern PA and how best to strategically invest your money to support turning PA Blue. In 2019, that is a combination of supporting efforts to turn our counties blue while also investing in local elections within PA house and senate districts we see as key opportunities in 2020.
Funds to 2019 candidates will be distributed within a few days of the Blue Bash. Money will also be invested in local grassroots organizations. Some funds will be reserved for 2020.
How do I donate if I cannot attend?
You can donate here. Donate Now.
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Paid for by PA Blue Victory Fund. Not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee.