All photos by Abi Reimold |

Kurt Vile performed a stripped-down solo set yesterday afternoon on the inaugural Kurt Vile Day as part of The City Hall Courtyard Summer Music Series. The Philadelphia native played to a crowd of several hundred, including both fans and random passers-by intrigued by the music that echoed around City Hall. In addition to the performance, Kurt was also presented with a Liberty Bell Award, the highest honor that can be bestowed upon a resident by the city of Philadelphia. The muggy weather didn’t hamper the pleasant time and the rain luckily let up for just enough time for everyone to stay dry. Vile even commented on the weather, saying it was “perfect”. Check out photos from his performance in the gallery below; after the jump, watch video of Vile receiving the Liberty Bell Medal and performing “Wakin’ on a Pretty Day” and “Freeway” care of videographer Bob Sweeney.

Kurt Vile Day + Wakin On A Pretty Day from Bob Sweeney on Vimeo.

Kurt Vile “Freeway” (Kurt Vile Day) from Bob Sweeney on Vimeo.