Patti Labelle

In this June 28, 2015 file photo, singer Patti LaBelle poses in the press room at the BET Awards in Los Angeles. LaBelle's sweet potato pie sold out at Wal-Mart after James Wright praised the pie in a YouTube video last week.

One of Philadelphia's most beloved music icons, Patti LaBelle, is getting a block in Center City named after her.

LaBelle will be honored during this year’s Wawa Welcome America festival on July 2 at 4 p.m.

She will also read an excerpt from the Declaration of Independence in front of Independence Hall at the Celebration of Freedom Ceremony on July 4 at 10 a.m.

Broad and Spruce streets will be renamed Patti LaBelle Way just south of city hall along the Avenue of the Arts.

The Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter grew up in Southwest Philly. She started her music career in the 1960s and has continued to release music, star in television shows and write books to this day.

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