DISCOVER THE INSPIRING ORIGIN OF “IT’S A PHILLY THING”: THE BACON BROTHERS AND ROCK TO THE FUTURE’S HISTORIC COLLABORATION
As the Philadelphia Eagles gear up for the Super Bowl, a new phrase “It’s a Philly Thing” is taking the city by storm. But for local non-profit Rock to the Future and the Bacon Brothers, this phrase represents much more than just a football team. The Bacon Brothers, including renowned actor Kevin Bacon, recently joined forces with Rock to the Future to write and record a new song of the same name, “Philly Thing.” This collaboration was a perfect marriage between their desire to give back to their hometown and Rock to the Future’s mission of providing free music education and mentorship to young people in communities across Philadelphia.
Rock to the Future’s programs offer young people opportunities to connect with professional musicians, receive educational and personal support, and get exposure to the music industry. As Kevin Bacon notes, “the goal isn’t to make them the next rock stars, but it’s to make them feel like the next rock stars.”
The Bacon Brothers’ Six Degrees initiative shines a light on organizations like Rock to the Future, inspiring others to support their own communities. “We’re proud to partner with Rock to the Future and help spread the word about their impact on young lives in Philadelphia,” said Kevin Bacon. “We hope this song and our collaboration will inspire others to learn more about the organization and support their mission.”
Rock to the Future has also been a community partner of the Philadelphia Eagles since 2016, as part of the Eagles Care Initiative. This partnership has provided Rock to the Future with financial support, professional development opportunities, access to NFL events, and peer-to-peer networking with other local organizations. It has allowed Rock to the Future to positively impact the surrounding community and continue its mission of providing free music education to under-resourced neighborhoods.
Check out our new Behind the Scenes video on Youtube featuring Rock to the Future students, and the Bacon Brothers as they composed the song ‘Philly Thing.’