June 2, 2023  |  6:30pm – 9:30pm  |  FREE SHOW

7:00pm: Philadelphia Freedom – A Tribute to Elton John 8:00pm: Billy Joel Tribute- The Stranger Band

Photo featuring the members of Almost Queen
Photo featuring the members of Almost Queen


Join us for another FREE Friday night concert on the river with Billy Joel Tribute- The Stranger Band!

Introducing America’s most authentic tribute to the legendary BILLY JOEL…

Daniel Rodriguez Jr., Steven Daley, Evan Bloom, and Fred Updegraft are, by definition, The Stranger band.

Formed in the summer of 2009, THE STRANGER has amassed an impressive list of clientele, high-profile events, festivals, and concerts that would rival many national acts. With all members residing in the Charlotte North Carolina area, and several decades of experience between them, The Stranger is a musical powerhouse that is recognized as one of the best and most entertaining live bands in the business.

BILLY JOEL is one of the world’s most beloved musical artists of the past 100 years. So naturally, paying tribute to that level of talent and doing it justice is something special…

The Stranger IS the most authentic tribute to this celebrated icon. Comprised of some of the best and most experienced musicians in the business, this band combines an authentic replication of Billy’s timeless music, crowning it with soulful, spot-on vocals that make listening to a Billy Joel song so special.

Out front on piano & lead, and vocals is founder & frontman, Mike Santoro. Born and raised in Levittown NY. Like Joel himself, Mike resembles, sounds, entertains, and has the stage presence of Billy Joel in his prime. With an unparalleled band of musicians that hums like a well-oiled machine, the result is a show that is not to be missed.

We give you the Billy Joel show with the sound of his original band in his prime… energetic, interactive, and often unpredictable. It’s live entertainment at its best!

From his radio hits to classic b-sides, sprinkled with great songs from similar artists such as Elton John, Paul Macartney, and others, it’s everything you’ll ever want in an evening out of great music.


Philadelphia Freedom: A Tribute to Elton John is the ULTIMATE and most REALISTIC Elton John tribute currently touring. Doug Delescavage is Elton John as he was in his 20s, full of joy and unlimited energy, commanding his top-notch band through all the hits of Elton’s career. Doug Delescavage owns the stage with his domineering fashion sense rivaling no one but Mr. Captain Fantastic himself.

Photo featuring the members of Almost Queen