Philadelphia, Pa., Jun 24, 2015 / 23:00 pm
Renowned classical tenor Andrea Bocelli is accustomed to performing sold-out concerts around the world. He is comfortable center stage at Carnegie Hall and has sold over eighty million records during his musical career.
But come September, Bocelli will change his pace and join another award-winning musician - Colombian superstar Juanes - to perform for Pope Francis at the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia.
Organizers confirmed this week that Bocelli and Juanes will perform at the public Festival of Families September 26 on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
"When we first began planning the Festival of Families, we wanted to ensure that we brought together performers that represented the world," stated Donna Crilley Farrell, the Executive Director for the World Meeting of Families.