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


    • Win Tickets To Roots Picnic
      • Win Tickets To Roots Picnic
      • Philly, it's about to go down again! The Roots are taking over Festival Pier with their music festival, aka Roots Picnic, and we've got tickets. Enter to win!

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    • The May Must-Hit List
      • The May Must-Hit List
      • Wondering what's going down in Philly this month? Well, we've got you covered — Ciara, Brian McKnight, Roots Picnic and more! Check out our picks.  

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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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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        • Photo by J.S. Ruth for Visit Philadelphia™

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    • Welcome to Philly 360°
      • 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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  • May 29, 2015

TOP PICKS: 15 Can't-Miss Concerts In Philly For Black Music Month

    • Can't-Miss Shows In Philadelphia

In 1979, legendary songwriter/producer and founder of Philadelphia International Records Kenny Gamble, along with broadcast executive Ed Wright, founded the Black Music Association, which established June as Black Music Month by decree from President Jimmy Carter. In 2000, the United States government officially recognized Black Music Month after radio personality and celebrity media coach Dyana Williams and Congressman Chaka Fattah tirelessly pushed to get the African American Music Bill passed through legislation. For this Philly 360° Black Music Month guide, we're resurfacing our exclusive with Dyana, who is also fondly referred to as the “Mother of Black Music Month.”…

  • May 29, 2015

The Creatives: Philly Singer/Songwriter Julian King Returns With New Single & Headlining Show At Underground Arts On Wednesday, June 3

    • Julian King

Julian King works hard to perfect his craft. And, with the release of his latest single "Unforgettable" and an upcoming headlining show in Philly — there's no doubt that this Philly-bred creative is ready for his time in the spotlight. Earlier this year, Julian dropped his first single "No Strings," which currently has over 30,000 plays on Soundcloud. Now, he returns to headline a show at the popular, gritty Callowhill music hub, Underground Arts, on Wednesday, June 3. We’re definitely excited to see exactly what King has in store for his hometown friends and fam. The “No Strings” singer's…

  • May 28, 2015

Art Sanctuary Returns With The Lifetime Achievement Awards Featuring Kindred The Family Soul, Eric Roberson, Ursula Rucker, Lady Alma & More - Friday, May 29

    • Kindred the Family Soul - Fatin & Aja

For three decades, Philadelphia has honored the literary and creative contributions of African Americans with the Annual Celebration of Black Writing. Now, presented by black cultural hub Art Sanctuary for well over a decade, this year marks 31st year of the festival which has flooded the month of May with tons of exciting, enlightening workshops, author readings and performances. The centerpeice of CBW 2015 has been an exciting photography exhibit entitled Barkley L. Hendricks: Oh, Snap!, which showcases a lesser known side of the famed, Philadelphia-born painter. Oh, Snap! includes twenty images captured by Hendricks from the late 60s…

  • May 27, 2015

Top Picks: Eight Must-Hit Events For Roots Picnic Weekend — May 29-31, 2015

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The wait is finally over. This weekend, the 8th Annual Roots Picnic lands at Festival Pier at Penn's Landing for another epic day-long concert on the Philly waterfront. The vibe and atmosphere at Festival Pier will be nothing short of amazing, with tons of people partying to music of an incredible lineup of artists, all hand-selected by The Legendary Roots Crew. Erykah Badu, The Weeknd, DJ Mustard, Rae Sremmurd, Brianna Cash and other hitmakers are set to take over the two festival stages — kicking the Philadelphia summer concert season off with some of the dopest sounds in the…

  • May 21, 2015

Jay Z’s Made In America Music Festival Returns To Philly On Labor Day Weekend; Presale Tickets On Sale Now

    • Made In America

Philly, this one's for you. Jay Z’s Made in America Music Festival is returning to Philadelphia this Labor Day weekend 2015. The two-day festival will be hitting the streets of Philadelphia on Saturday and Sunday, September 5 and 6. For those looking to be one of the first to score tickets to the popular music festival, presale tickets are currently on sale through today, May 21 at 10 p.m. Two-day passes to the festival are available for $99.50 per person (plus taxes and fees) for a very limited time only. Click here to purchase your two-day pass and use…

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The 31st Annual Celebration of Black Writing - May 1 - 31, 2015

The 31st Annual Celebration of Black Writing When: May 1 - 31 Where: Various Locations Cost: See website for details. More Info: Click here. Art Sanctuary is back on the scene with The 31st Annual Celebration of Black Writing…

#BrunchJawn - Saturday, May 30

#BrunchJawn When: Saturday, May 30, 12 - 3 p.m. Where: Warmdaddy's, 1400 S. Columbus Boulevard Cost: $20 More Info: http://bit.ly/bjawn Celebrate at the official Roots Picnic pregame with three of Philly's finest ladies — Stacey Flygirrl Wilson, Laiya Stclair…

Roots, Rock, Run - Saturday, May 30

Roots, Rock, Run (R3) 5k Community Walk/Run When: Saturday, May 30 | 9 a.m. Where: Race starts at Anna Lane Lingelbach Elementary School (Wayne Avenue & Johnson Street) Cost: Pre-registration is $25 at brynmawracing.com or race-day registration will be…

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