Benjamin Franklin Award Ceremony

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 5:30pm - 9:30pm
Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts 3680 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
United States

On behalf of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures, and Commerce (RSA), you're invited to honor this year’s Benjamin Franklin Medalist, Herbie Hancock, at the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts.

On December 4th, join former Mayor Michael Nutter and musician Christian McBride, the honorary Host Committee co-chairs. Your evening includes dinner and drinks and live tribute bands.

In celebration of his iconic contribution and lasting legacy to American culture and the performing arts, Mr. Hancock is being recognized for his deep commitment to creative expression and to championing social awareness at an important time when the defense of artistic liberties and Enlightenment heritage has become ever more necessary.

The event also catalyzes an RSA hub in Philadelphia, focused on growing next generation social change leaders. For more information about the RSA, please visit

We hope you will join us for an evening that promises to be an exciting and prestigious evening. 

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