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2022: A Year In Review
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2022: A Year In Review

December 30, 2022

As 2022 comes to a close, we’re reflecting on everything we’ve been able to accomplish thanks to your support. From live music and education to shared meals and special events, we’re grateful to have been a part of your year.

» 38 sold out shows
In May, Gavin DeGraw played two back-to-back nights for a sold out crowd

» 105 free community events
Our signature free residencies Jazz Jam, Viernes Calientes, and Philly Rising Open Mic continue

» 20 Bridge Sessions
In March, we hosted our first in-person Bridge Session since re-opening with Resistance Revival Chorus

» 72 teaching artists employed

» 10 couples married

» 72 original songs created
In December, we released GROWING UP BLACK, the 6th album co-produced with student label Hill-Freedman Records

» 616 individual donors

» 1,491 duck cheesesteaks served

» 1,265 education program participants
Throughout the year, we continued programs like the Philadelphia Lullaby Project, Mighty Songs, Bridge Sessions, and Interlude Residencies while creating new partnerships and opportunities

» 1,921 pineapple martinis shaken

» 100,000+ guests welcomed
That’s you!

Whether you’ve bought tickets, grabbed a bite, hosted your special occasion here, shopped merch and gift cards, or made a donation – you’ve directly contributed to the WCL Experience. THANK YOU!

Now is the time to join the 138 people who’ve already given over $36,000 to World Cafe Live this season. We hope you’ll consider a year-end charitable gift to help sustain our nonprofit independent house of music.

We’ve got lots to look forward to in 2023, and we can’t wait to welcome you. Wishing you all a happy and healthy New Year!