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May 19, 2021

Beardmobile: The Art of Resiliency with T-VOCE

with Opera Philadelphia's all-city youth choir


An evening with Opera Philly’s all-city youth choir, T-VOCE, a choral program that builds community and strengthens teens’ self-identity through music.

Celebrate the strength of the human spirit through music, dance, and poetry at Art of Resiliency on Friday, May 19 at the Pier.
Join us for a special performance by two Philadelphia performing arts groups T-VOCE, a cross-city youth choir, and the Esperanza Academy Dance Ensemble, part of the Esperanza Academy Charter School, as well as the city’s premiere experimental cabaret troupe, The Bearded Ladies, to explore how creative resilience can thrive during challenging times.
T-VOCE is a collaboration between ArtSmart, Esperanza Dance Ensemble, Fortress Arts Academy, Opera Philadelphia, Play On Philly!, and Singing City.
Enjoy the delicious eats and sweet treats from our concessions. Learn more at www.cherrystreetpier.com.
Learn about our safety enhancements before your next visit at www.cherrystreetpier.com.

What is the Beardmobile Love Tour?

The Beardmobile is a big, gay mobile performance unit, glitterfully outfitted for socially-distanced performances and political actions. With neon LED lighting, high-powered speakers, a 6-foot retractable stage, and room for a three-piece band, the 15-foot box truck is not only stunning, but versatile. The Beardmobile Love Tour is a series of pop-up performances produced by The Bearded Ladies Cabaret and presented in partnership with a host of incredible local partners. The series runs from May 1-30, with a second series coming in the Fall.

How many people can I bring to a Beardmobile show? How much do they cost?

All Beardmobile shows are free or pay-what-you-can. Pay-what-you-can shows are meant to raise funds for local orgs who do important work in Philadelphia, and have been selected by our partner organizations.

You can reserve seating for most Beardmobile events by party or “pod,” as we’re calling it. A pod can have up to six people in it, and will receive its own designated space at the performance location, six feet away from other pods.

COVID Protocols:

  • Our team of Covid Accountability Partners has engaged in comprehensive training and will do everything we can to ensure a safe engagement for Beardmobile audiences. We are monitoring the ever-shifting data around the Covid case numbers and would not move forward if there was unmanageable risk.
  • All performances will take place outdoors, with mask mandates, socially distanced audience spacing , temp and symptom checks before entering the space, as well as a team onsite managing implementation.
  • Our performers and production crew have all been vaccinated and/or have received a negative covid test before the engagement.
  • We will be managing capacity in accordance with outdoor performance guidelines from the City of Philadelphia.
  • We have consulted event guidelines from CDC, WHO, and City of Philadelphia and feel confident in the Beardmobile tour ‘s safety for our team and our guests.


The Beardmobile and Love Tour is supported by a grant from The Barra Foundation. The Beardmobile of The Bearded Ladies Cabaret is also sponsored project of Painted Bride Art Center, Inc. made possible by a grant from Wyncote Foundation. Additional support provided by Barbara Teichert and The Velocity Fund administered by Temple Contemporary at Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University with generous funding from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Additional support also provided by Beardviewers like you.



May 19, 2021
5:30 pm
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Cherry Street Pier
121 N. Christopher Columbus Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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