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HoagieNation TicketsHoagieNation is an annual food and music festival produced by Daryl Hall and John Oates of Hall and Oates fame. The duo famously met at Philadelphia's Temple University in the 1960s and consequently decided to kick-start the event as an ode to the City of Brotherly Love. The one-day, two-stage festival opened to great fanfare in 2017 with British pop group Tears for Fears taking the stage along with Washington soul singer Allen Stone and Nashville jazz artist Kandace Springs. Hall and Oates called the inaugural event "an ode to all things Philly," inviting many other artists with ties to Temple University.
On a Roll in PhillyThe first HoagieNation was held at Festival Pier at Penn's Landing in Philadelphia, Penn., on May 27, 2017. Hall takes responsibility for the event's catchy moniker, coined after the city's famous submarine sandwiches, even giving a shout-out to local bakery Amoroso's in an interview. The titular lunch staples are ubiquitous at the festival along with other local delicacies like Tastycakes and soft pretzels. While Hall and Oates are enthusiastic about booking artists from the Philly environs, their original vision for the event was also focused on crossing genres and cultures to make HoagieNation an all-inclusive experience.
Where can I buy tickets to HoagieNation?Tickets for the next HoagieNation event can be found at StubHub, the world's largest ticket marketplace. Backed by the FanProtect guarantee, you know your purchase will be secure.
Will there be a HoagieNation festival in 2019?Hall and Oates have announced via the HoagieNation website that the event will be taking a brief hiatus and returning in 2020. It is the hope of the organizers that the additional time off will allow the festival the room it needs to grow, thereby making the experience even more memorable for its fans in the years to come.
What years was HoagieNation held?The first HoagieNation took place in 2017 with a sophomore effort the following year. The event is expected to return in 2020 with new menu options and a possible new location. Updates on the event can be found at StubHub.
What can I expect when attending HoagieNation?With curators Hall and Oates approaching the sixth decade of their partnership, the crowds for their own performances tend to run toward the older end of the spectrum. However, the lineup will also include younger acts, especially up-and-comers from the Philadelphia region. In 2018, Patrick Monahan of Train made an appearance along with In The Pocket and Fitz and the Tantrums.
How long does HoagieNation usually last?For its first two years, HoagieNation was a one-day event, taking the place of the Roots Picnic as the official kickoff to the outdoor summer music season in Philadelphia. However, Hall and Oates have announced that the event might be shifting gears following the 2019 hiatus with new locations and a broader menu.
Where does HoagieNation typically take place?The 2017 and 2018 festivals were held at Festival Pier at Penn's Landing in Philadelphia, Penn. HoagieNation will likely continue its run at this venue in upcoming years, but subsequent stops might be added to the roster.
Are there any other attractions or amenities I can expect to enjoy at HoagieNation?As the name might suggest, HoagieNation plays host to a hoagie-eating contest along with the live entertainment. For those who choose to take things at a slower pace, there are numerous tasting stations and beverage stands set up around the venue as well as merchandise tents stocked with apparel and souvenirs.
Who are some of the artists who have performed at HoagieNation in the past?In addition to Hall and Oates, past acts have included G. Love & Special Sauce, Son Little and Tommy Conwell & the Young Rumblers.
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