Your guide to Philly's diverse creative scene, nightlife, music, food & more


    • BlackStar Film Festival Returns
      • BlackStar Film Festival Returns
      • BlackStar Film Festival is back for the fourth year. Officially Philadelphia's go-to presenter for all things black film related, this festival is a must-hit event. See our top picks for this year.

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    • Janet Hits Philly
      • Janet Hits Philly
      • Philly, are you ready? The incomparable Janet Jackson is bringing her Unbreakable World Tour to our city. And, she's got alot of Philly talent in her band—shout out to Adam Blackstone, DJ Aktive, John “Lil’ John" Roberts. 

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    • Win Tickets To See Floetry
      • Win Tickets To See Floetry
      • After their first Philly date sold out in a flash, Floetry has added a second concert in their adopted hometown of Philadelphia. Here's your chance to win tickets to see the duo at The TLA on Sunday, July 26. 

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    • The July Must-Hit List
      • The July Must-Hit List
      • Wondering what's going down in Philly this month? Well, we've got you covered — The Philly 4th of July Jam with The Roots, BlackStar Film Festival, Floetry and more. Check out our top picks.  

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    • Shop "Heritage Hipster" In Old City
      • Shop "Heritage Hipster" In Old City
      • We've dubbed this special group of stylish gents "The Heritage Hipster." You know the type — he's uber stylish, wears great heritage brands and loves vintage everything. Check out our Old City shopping picks.

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    • The Philly Beard With Curran J
      • The Philly Beard With Curran J
      • Lately, we've seen an abundance of men rocking beards, from the streets to the stage — and even on the runway. We sat down with Kings Rule Together founder, Curran J, and seven other stylish Philly gents to chat about the "Philly beard" and its impact on men's fashion.

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    • The 2015 Must-Hit List
      • The 2015 Must-Hit List
      • It’s official—the New Year is here, and it’s already shaping up to be an epic one in Philadelphia. Roots Picnic, BlackStar Film Festival, Forbes Under 30 Summit and more—there are plenty of dope events on the city's horizon.

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    • DJ Jazzy Jeff & Dayne Jordan
      • DJ Jazzy Jeff & Dayne Jordan
      • DJ Jazzy Jeff is legit music royalty. Philly 360° sat down with the busy, internationally touring DJ and his protégé, Philly hip-hop artist Dayne Jordan, for an exclusive, first-time-ever interview on their forthcoming project.

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    • Philly 360° Rewind: PhillyMade
      • Philly 360° Rewind: PhillyMade
      • The night before Jay Z's Made In America festival hit The Parkway, an epic party went down in Philly. A BASSic Black Entertainment x Kontraband 215 mashup, PhillyMade featured an incredible lineup of talents like Chill Moody, Aaron Camper, Scoop and DJ Aktive. Watch our video recap. 

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    • The Creatives: Meet Aaron Camper
      • The Creatives: Meet Aaron Camper
      • Philly 360° is bringing you another exclusive behind-the-scenes interview. Next up: Singer/Songwriter Aaron Camper. We followed along as Aaron hit the stage at World Cafe Live and worked on a new track at Milkboy. Check it out! 

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    • Sittin' In At The Kimmel Center
      • Sittin' In At The Kimmel Center
      • Once a month on Wednesdays, The Kimmel Center opens its doors and stages to some of the city's hottest musical talents. Philly 360° went behind-the-scenes with the artists that power this dope music showcase. Watch our video and get the deets on upcoming shows. 

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    • All Def Digital Hits Philly
      • All Def Digital Hits Philly
      • Entertainment moguls Russell Simmons and Steve Rifkind landed at Mitchell & Ness to talk with a group of Philly music influencers about their latest venture, All Def Digital. The powerhouse duo also introduced the room to their newest artist, Philly emcee Tayyib Ali.

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    • WATCH: Estelle Shops Philly
      • WATCH: Estelle Shops Philly
      • R&B/Pop sensation Estelle is no stranger to our city. With a solid lineup of Philly producers working on her latest project, she definitely knows a thing or two about our city's hometown "American Boys." Check out this video of Estelle shopping a few Old City boutiques.  

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    • Red Bull X Philly
      • Red Bull X Philly
      • Red Bull has done it again. Red Bull Curates: The Canvas Cooler Project landed in Philadelphia presenting 20 emerging local artists with the opportunity to transform blank, canvas-wrapped Red Bull cooler into a signature work of art. Watch the video now.

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    • Rewind: Made In America Weekend
      • Rewind: Made In America Weekend
      • Another epic Labor Day weekend went down in Philly! Not only did Jay Z's Made In America festival hit The Parkway, but Philly hosted two dope concert/parties that weekend too — PhillyMade and Made In Philly. Check out our recap. 

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    • The Creatives: Meet Dom Streater
      • The Creatives: Meet Dom Streater
      • Philly 360° was there when Project Runway winner Dom Streater previewed her latest collection at Philly Fashion Week. We were also granted an exclusive interview with Dom at her Center City Philly design studio. Watch the video now.  

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    • Fly School Circus Arts
      • Fly School Circus Arts
      • To give our readers an inside look at the Fly School experience, Philly 360° followed along as lifestyle influencer Kharisma McIlwaine took to the sky and tackled her first trapeze lesson with charm and class. Think you're up for the challenge? Check out the video recap and post for details. 

         

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    • Philly Salutes NBA All-Star Allen Iverson
      • Philly Salutes NBA All-Star Allen Iverson
      • Last month, a group of Philly tastemakers gathered at vintage sportswear shop Mitchell & Ness to  celebrate the retirement of AI's iconic number 3 jersey. Spotted at this event: Marsha Ambrosius, MPrynt, DJ Aktive & more.  Check out our recap video! 

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    • The Winners Circle II
      • The Winners Circle II
      • Philly 360° was there when Winners Circle part deux landed at Underground Arts wtih performances by Jeremy Isaac, Brianna Cash, Good Girl and MPrynt. Of course, we're bringin you exclusive behind-the-scene footage. Check it out! 

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    • Marcus Troy Hits Philly
      • Marcus Troy Hits Philly
      • Always on the lookout for what's next, digital brand master and lifestyle blogger Marcus Troy landed in our city during Philly Tech Week. Philly 360° followed along as Marcus stopped through a few of our favorite retail locations to check out Philly's ever-evolving fashion and shopping scenes.  

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    • Behind The Scenes With Kevin Hart And Ice Cube
      • Behind The Scenes With Kevin Hart And Ice Cube
      • Philly 360° was there when Kevin Hart and Ice Cube landed in Philly to promote their new film "Ride Along." Check out our exclusive video for a collection of random (and hilarious) moments with the stars.  

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    • Exclusive With Nick Cannon
      • Exclusive With Nick Cannon
      • Philly 360° went behind the scenes at The Angel Awards to catchup with entertainment sensation Nick Cannon. Check out our exclusive interview with Nick to learn more about his love for all things Philly.  

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    • Marsha's Friends & Lovers Tour
      • Marsha's Friends & Lovers Tour
      • Marsha Ambrosius' Friends & Lovers landed at the TLA on South Street. And, Philly definitely repped strong — MPrynt, GoGo Morrow, Jade Alston & DJ Aktive all held it down for their hometown fans. Check it out! 

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    • Philly 360° Music Guide: Jazz
      • Philly 360° Music Guide: Jazz
      • Fact: Philadelphia's got jazz! Chris' Jazz Cafe, Warmdaddy's, The Kimmel Center, Time and more — our city is constantly buzzing with the sweet sounds of live music. Check out our official jazz guide for a list of must-hit spots. 

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    • The Creatives: Meet Clint Coley
      • The Creatives: Meet Clint Coley
      • Keep your eye on Philly born-and-raised comedian Clint Coley. Philly 360° recently caught up with Clint as he brought his hit one-man show I'm an Adult to the World Cafe Live.

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    • Brad Smith On The Red Carpet
      • Brad Smith On The Red Carpet
      • Philly 360° followed along as Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver and stylish man-about-town Brad Smith hit the red carpet before the Lux Menswear Runway Show for Philly Fashion Week. Watch our recap video! 

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    • Aaron Camper & Friends Takeover The Stage
      • Aaron Camper & Friends Takeover The Stage
      • Aaron Camper stepped away from touring with Justin Timberlake to show Philly's music scene some love. Joined by Eric Roberson, Kontraband215, DJ Aktive and more, Camper tore down the house in the name of feel-good music.  

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    • Go Inside The Ring With Danny Garcia
      • Go Inside The Ring With Danny Garcia
      • Philly 360° was granted an exclusive interview with world boxing champ Danny Garcia. A Philly native, Garcia talks to us about his upcoming fight, Philly's love for Rocky and his favorite cheesesteak spot. Check out our video! 

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    • Chill Moody, Beano & Hank McCoy Drop "Who Do You Love… More?"
      • Chill Moody, Beano & Hank McCoy Drop "Who Do You Love… More?"
      • From roses to the red carpet, these Philly music phenoms pulled out all the stops for their official release party. Watch our video recap for a behind-the-scenes look. 

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    • Philly 360° Creative Ambassadors
      • Philly 360° Creative Ambassadors
      • Creative Ambassadors are Philly's hottest trendsetters and tastemakers made up of musicians, DJs, producers, entrepreneurs, fashionistas and more. Keep up with who we think best represents Philly - like, DJ Jazzy Jeff, The Roots, Marsha Ambrosius, Carvin & Ivan and Rakia Reynolds. 

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    • Events
      • Events
      • We've handpicked some of the hottest events happening in the city. Find out what's going on in Philly here. 


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    • Visit Philly & Uwishunu
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        • Looking for more information about Philly? Check out our friends at visitphilly.com and uwishunu.com!
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      • Welcome to Philly 360°
      • Philly 360° is your guide to Philly's diverse creative scene, nightlife, music, food & more – all powered by the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation (GPTMC)


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  • July 27, 2015

PHL Live 2015 Kicks Off At The TLA With Chill Moody, Kid Felix & Philly Fashion Week On Tuesday, August 18

    • BASSic Black Entertainment & Sigma Sound Present The Exclusive Philly After Party - Chill Moody

The cutting-edge musical initiative PHL Live Center Stage is back for the second year and they are kicking it off big at The TLA on South Street on Tuesday, August 18. The large scale project launched last year and gave tons of musicians in the city the opportunity to have their music heard through contest and live concerts. Now partnering with Philly Fashion Week, this kick-off will feature fun, fashion and music by Philly’s own Chill Moody and Kid Felix. PHL Live was developed and nurtured from the office of Councilman At-Large David Oh, the Chairman of City Council’s…

  • July 24, 2015

Must-Hit: Beyond Expectations - Engaging Men Of Color Featuring Black Thought, Rich Medina, Bernard Hopkins & More - Friday, July 31

    • Philly 360° Creative Ambassadors Tarik "Black Thought" Trotter

Philly! On Friday, July 31, The City of Philadelphia and First Person Arts will team up to address hot-button, timely and relevant issues affecting black males through personal storytelling and performance. That evening, the Suzanne Roberts Theatre, anchored along Philadelphia's Avenue of the Arts, will host a must-hit program headlined by Tarik 'Black Thought' Trotter, lead MC of hip-hop legends and hometown favorites, The Roots. Along with Black Thought, BEyond Expectations: Engaging Men of Color will feature Philly-based DJ and producer Rich Medina, celebrity boxer Bernard Hopkins, along with a curated list of local storytellers and community members. Together,…

  • July 23, 2015

Singer/Songwriter Lydia Rene Headlines The Soundcheck Series At Pub Webb - Tuesday, June 28

    •  Lydia Rene

As a singer, songwriter, musician and composer, Lydia Rene's versatility gives her music an undeniable rich sound. The soulful singer/songwriter was raised right outside of Philly and cites Jill Scott as one of her influences in crafting her rich sound and poignant, positive music. She was raised in a musical family where the bare minimum was learning piano. Outside of her solo efforts, Rene has also been able to work with some talented artists in their own right. She really began writing songs for others after a chance opportunity with producers Tejumold and Johari Newton who were a part…

  • July 21, 2015

Philly Youth Poetry Movement Brings Home First Prize For The 2015 Brave New Voices Competition

    • Philly Youth Poetry Movement

Philadelphia has just brought home another big win! Last week, thousands of youth poets from around the globe, descended upon Atlanta, GA for the annual Brave New Voices Competition. For the ninth consecutive year, the city of brotherly love and sisterly affection was repped strong by a talented team of youth organized by Philly Youth Poetry Movement. Well, we're proud to announce that Philly Youth Poetry Movement, affectionately known as PYPM, was once again awarded the Brave New Voices first place prize and is bringing home one of the coveted titles for the fourth time since 2006. We're definitely…

  • July 20, 2015

Philly 360° Playlist: Julian King Releases His Highly Anticipated EP Sing For You

    • Julian King

The wait is over. Sing for You EP, the new EP of native Philly singer/songwriter Julian King is finally here. Since the project dropped last week, the entire city has been buzzing about the project. We're definitely here for it and bringing it straight to you for this week's Philly 360° Playlist. The upbeat project showcases King's impressive, mature vocals, yet still maintains a fresh, young pop feel. Sing For You's R&B sound is versatile and highlights the writing of The TRND, which is made up of Kristal “Tytewriter” Oliver and Kris Murray. King and his team enlisted the…

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Fantasia & Johnny Gill - Thursday, July 30

Fantasia & Johnny Gill When: Thursday, July 30 Where: The Dell, 2400 Strawberry Mansion Drive Cost: $20-$75 More Info:Click here for more information. New school soul meets old school flavor when Fantasia and Johnny Gill take over Philadelphia for…

PJ Morton & Aaron Camper - Thursday, July 30

PJ Morton & Aaron Camper When: Thursday, July 30 | 8 p.m. Where: World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut Street Cost: $20 - $25 More Info: Click here to buy tickets. Briclyn Entertainment is back on the scene and gearing…

Must-Hit: Beyond Expectations - Engaging Men Of Color Featuring Black Thought, Rich Medina, Bernard Hopkins & More - Friday, July 31

BEyond Expectations: Engaging Men of Color When: Friday, July 31, 8 p.m. Where: Suzanne Roberts Theater, 480 S Broad Street Cost: $15, Discounted $10 with the promotion code PHILLY360 More Info: Click here for details. Philly! On Friday, July…

Mad Decent Block Party - August 6 & 7

Mad Decent Block Party When: Thursday, August 6 & Friday, August 7, 3 p.m. Where: Festival Pier at Penn's Landing, Columbus Boulevard Cost: $40 More Info: Click here. No summer is complete without a few classic Philly block parties,…

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