Thank You!

The Enterprise Center would like to thank all in attendance at the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the first national broadcast of American Bandstand and The 10th Anniversary of The Enterprise Center. We also would like to express our gratitude to all of our event and mural sponsers. Below you can find media coverage of the event.

KYW News Radio
Lancaster online
Courier Post
Atlantic City Weekly
Press of Atlantic City
Buffalo at Home

Welcome to the 50th Anniversary Celebration of American Bandstand

The Enterprise Center welcomes Jerry Blavat, aka The Geator, along with American Bandstand guests and performers to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first national broadcast of American Bandstand and The Enterprise Center's 10th anniversary as the steward of this historic landmark.

This event will include:

Special Appearances by Chubby Checker and Connie Francis

A Performance by Bandstand Regulars Bunny Gibson, Eddie Kelly, Ken Rossi, Arlene Sullivan, Bob Clayton, and Justine Carrelli

A Performance by the CAPA dancers from the Philadelphia High School for the Creative and Performing Arts

Performances by Charlie Gracie, Danny & The Juniors, and The Dovells

The unveiling of the "Birthplace of American Bandstand" mural in the original studio; commissioned by The Enterprise Center through the renowned Philadelphia Mural Arts Program

A cake-cutting ceremony to celebrate The Enterprise Center's 10-year history as steward of the building and its work in revitalizing West Philadelphia

Master of Ceremonies

Jerry Blavat
aka The Geator

Mural Design

Diane Keller
Philadelphia Mural Arts Program

Mural Sponsors

Event Sponsers

Dick Clark Productions
Charles W. Amann III
The Enterprise Center
The Enterprise Center Board Members
Legend Properties
Dr. Harold E. Glass
Mr. D's Sweets & Eats

Host Committee

Charles W. Amann III
Jerry Blavat
Della Clark, The Enterprise Center
J. Donald Dumpson, J Donald Dumpson Productions, LLC
Jane Golden, Philadelphia Mural Arts Program
Linda Munich, 6 ABC WPVI-TV/DT Philadelphia

The Philadelphia Mural Arts Program

Since 1984, the Mural Arts Program has transformed over 2,700 abandoned open spaces throughout Philadelphia into public works of art, creating murals to capture the spirit of the city's distinct neighborhoods.