June 30, 2023, 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm
EL BENTLY 448 at Night Tours: Summer Twilight
Included with admission to Night Tours: Summer Twilight.
When purchasing tickets, be sure to purchase for June 30, 2023 for access to this exclusive performance.
In partnership with Die Jim Crow Records, Eastern State is proud to present a performance by rap artist EL BENTLY 448 during Night Tours: Summer Twilight.
About the Artist:
As his rapper alter ego, EL BENTLY 448, Leon Benson embodies the power and struggle of the wrongfully convicted prisoner who will stop at nothing to find truth, with “TRUTH NEVER DIES… IT’S ONLY REDISCOVERED” as his motto. Bringing a righteous, fiery energy that embodies the power, grace, and struggle of the wrongfully convicted prisoner, his uplifting yet gritty sound inspires all of us to seek justice and freedom in our own lives.
Benson's debut EP, INNOCENT BORN GUILTY, will be released by Die Jim Crow Records on June 26.
Content Warning: This performance may contain adult language and themes.
Inclement Weather Policy: EL BENTLY 448 will perform outdoors in The Fair Chance Beer Garden. Night Tours runs RAIN OR SHINE; however, this outdoor performance may be cancelled if the forecast calls for inclement weather. In the event this performance must be cancelled, all June 30 Night Tours ticket buyers will by notified by email and receive instructions about how to request a refund, if desired. Refunds will be issued upon request as a one-time exception to our no refunds policy for special events including Night Tours: Summer Twilight.
Included with admission to Night Tours: Summer Twilight on June 30, 2023 only. Tickets are available online or at the door, subject to availability.
Eastern State Penitentiary was once the most famous and expensive prison in the world. Its vaulted, sky-lit cells held nearly 85,000 people over its long history, including bank robber “Slick Willie” Sutton and “Scarface” Al Capone. An active prison from 1829 through 1971, today, Eastern State is a historic site and museum that interprets the legacy of criminal justice reform in America. Visitors learn about the site's history, the people who worked and were incarcerated within its walls, and the impact of mass incarceration today.
Night Tours: Summer Twilight is a seasonal program that offers after-hours access to the penitentiary and more like The Fair Chance Beer Garden featuring Triple Bottom Brewing Company. Located outdoors on the penitentiary’s baseball field, The Fair Chance Beer Garden features a rotating selection of interactive programming like guide-led tours, pop-up talks, and maker space activities.