Haute 100 LA: Mark Wahlberg To Host Festival of Families

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On Saturday, Sept. 26th, an international celebration of family, community and faith dubbed the Festival of Families is slated to commence. The two-day festival, which will be attended by Pope Francis, will be hosted by actor and Haute 100 lister Mark Wahlberg.

Wahlberg will be joined by a number musical guests including Grammy Award winner Aretha Franklin, rock band The Fray, singer Marie Miller, queens of the disco era Sister Sledge and Italian classical singer Andrea Bocelli, to name few. The artists will perform along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, prior to the Festival of Families.

In addition, it was recently announced the festival will be broadcast lived via Haute 100 lister Jay-Z’s global music and entertainment platform, TIDAL. In a press release, Scott Mirkin, President of ESM Productions and Executive Producer of the Festival of Families, said, “We are delighted to partner with such an innovative and quality-driven company. With TIDAL’s high fidelity streaming and integration capabilities, which far surpasses all other livestreaming platforms, ESM Productions is very excited to have TIDAL bring the spectacular events of The World Meeting of Families, Festival of Families and the Papal Masses to the world.”

Streaming event schedule is as follows:

Saturday September 26, 2015

Arrival at Philadelphia International Airport  – 9:30 – 10:00am
First appearance of flight, landing, taxi, disembark, greetings,
departure for downtown
Arrival at Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul –  10:00 – 10:15am
Arrival, greetings and spontaneous interaction,
entrance and initial procession, interaction with attendees
Mass at Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul  –  10:30am – 12:30pm
Full processional, mass, recessional to chapel
Independence Mall Pre-Show  –  12:30pm – 4:00pm
Local cultural performances, readings and remarks
Independence Mall Main Program  –  4:00 – 5:00pm
Papal parade, blessing of cross, Philly Pops Ensemble,
Remarks by the Holy Father, motorcade departure
Festival of Families Pre-Show  –  5:00 – 7:00pm
Remarks and performances, including Jim Gaffigan, Sister
Sledge, Matt Maher and Jackie Evancho
Festival of Families Main Program  –  7:00 – 9:30pm
Parade on Parkway, Remarks by the Holy Father & Families,
Appearances and performances including: Andrea Bocelli, Aretha
Franklin, Juanes, The Fray, Marie Miller, Philadelphia Orchestra,
Pennsylvania Ballet, Mark Wahlberg, Jim Caviezel + Finale
Festival of Families Main Program Streaming Replay  –  9:30pm – 12:00am

Sunday September 27, 2015

Performances, Papal Parade & Mass at Eakins Oval  – 4:00 – 6:00pm
Choral and spiritual performances (incl. Philadelphia Orchestra),
Papal parade on Parkway, Open-air Mass by the Holy Father
Departure From Philadelphia International Airport  –  7:30 – 8:00pm
Arrival onto tarmac, Red carpet farewells, taxi & departure

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