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The 3rd Annual PHSH Tank Block Party Lands At Kung Fu Necktie - Saturday, August 16

  • Posted By: Philly 360
  • August 14, 2014
    • PHSH Tank Block Party
      • PHSH Tank Block Party
      • Photo Credit: Courtesy of PHSH Tank

Third time's a charm, right? We're hype to see the return of DJ Matthew Law's epic summer throwdown, The 3rd Annual PHSH Tank Block Party. This Saturday, August 16, all roads lead to the gritty, Northern Liberties-based party spot, Kung Fu Necktie for the 2014 edition of one of the city's hottest events.  

The festivities begins outside the venue at 3 p.m. with Dj sets, live music and vendors — then shifts indoors for a dope dance party. Again this year, Law (also known at DJ PHSH) has lined up an incredible list of DJ's, bands, visual artists, vendors and designers.

Take a look at the lineup below. 

DJs & Bands: Matthew Law | IllVibe Collective featuring Mr. Sonny James, Lil Dave & The Bul Bey | $tunt Loco with DJ Sylo & MC Matt Ford | Do You Wanna Boogie? featuring Del & Dirty) | Kenny Vasoli - Vacationer DJ Set | DJ Royale (Ugly Bass) | The Bounce Featuring Bo Bliz | Dave Mass (toowunphyve) | Swift Technique | Johnny Popcorn | Hamburger Hunt (Reunion Show)

Visual Artists & Live Painting: Airrat | Brooks Bell | Adam Smith | Carlos Perez | Tattooer | Jon Connor | Juan Damida | Christian Cantiello | Dave Mass | Jim Comey | Ben Howard | Mars Five | _XST | Marcos Lopez | Barry Kiffer

Fashion Designers: The Decades Hat Co. | Radlands Clothing | Najeeb Sheikh | Cult Classic Ritual Ritual

Street Food: Prime Stache Food Truck | Side of the Road Authentic Jamaican Jerk Chicken | Uncle Jeeb & Brother Brooks' Munchie Stand Extravaganza

This is definitely a must-hit party for your weekend turn up — we'll see you there. 


The 3rd Annual PHSH TANK Block Party!
When: Saturday, August 16
Where: Kung Fu Necktie, 1250 N Front Street
Cost: $10 all day admission / 21+ to enter
More Info: Click here for info. 


What’s Good In My ‘Hood: Courtney Bolden, Midtown Village

  • Posted By: Jared Michael Lowe
  • August 7, 2014
    • Courtney Bolden
      • Courtney Bolden
      • Photo Credit: J. Lowe for Philly 360°

Each month, we’ll showcase a different person from a happening neighborhood in Philly. This month, we’d like to introduce you to PR gal about town, Courtney Bolden — who calls Midtown Village home.

Hailing from Montclair, NJ, Courtney came to Philly over a year ago to work for PR agency, Skai Blue Media. She lives the best of both worlds, as she lives a mere few blocks from the office and in the middle of one of Philly's more trendy shopping districts. Often referred to as the Gayborhood, Midtown Village is a robust cosmopolitan area popular for chic eateries like Barbuzzo, Grocery and Raw, and decadent nightspots like Graffiti Bar and Charlie was a sinner. Find out about Courtney’s hood below!


Q&A with Midtown resident Courney Bolden! 

    • Sampan & Graffiti Bar
      • Sampan & Graffiti Bar
      • Photo Credit: E. Mencher / Visit Philadelphia
    • Courtney Bolden
      • Courtney Bolden
      • Photo Credit: J. Lowe for Philly 360°
    • Sampan
      • Sampan
      • Photo Credit: E. Mencher / Visit Philadelphia
    • El Vez
      • El Vez
      • Photo Credit: Photo by D. McDowell for GPTMC/Philly 360°
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How she describes Midtown Village:

"A much cooler (and eclectic) younger sister to the Village in New York."


Favorite spots in her ‘hood:

“I love to dine out and there’s so many great places around my house. You can find me at Sampan during happy hour, El Vez for dinner, and Time for late night drinks. When I’m not eating, you can find me traipsing at Duross and Langel for my beauty needs or shopping for my pad at Open House.”


What she likes about her ‘hood:

“There’s so much going on. At any given time, there are always people walking about. But it’s not crazy expensive. You can ball on a budget here.”


What should people know about her ‘hood:

“Midtown Village is urbane and eclectic, and such a lively and diverse community. I like that there are so many different types of denizens who inhabit the neighborhood. It's gay-friendly, foodie-friendly, fashionista-friendly — it's everybody friendly!"


Philly 360° Rewind: Mitchell & Ness Presents Russell Simmons, Steve Rifkind & Philly Emcee Tayyib Ali

  • Posted By: Ashley Coleman
  • August 6, 2014
    • Russell Simmons, Steve Rifkind & Tayyib Ali at Mitchell & Ness
      • Russell Simmons, Steve Rifkind & Tayyib Ali at Mitchell & Ness
      • Photo Credit: Stratagem for Philly 360°

All Def Digital (ADD) is a brand new multi-media business endeavor spearheaded by music mogul Russell Simmons, music entrepreneur Steve Rifkind, and film director/producer Brian Robbins.

In July, Simmons announced his plans for ADD, which includes using multi-faceted platforms to help new artists break into the entertainment market, focusing much of their efforts on YouTube. Simmons and his team want to give more power to the fans and the artists. Their model will allow for artists to submit music and the fans to vote on their favorites for an opportunity to be showcased online.

Last month, Simmons and Rifkind stopped into town with one of their first signees, Philly emcee Tayyib Ali, to give a room full of local music influencers an inside look at their latest venture. Of course, Philly 360° was in the room to bring our fans an exclusive look at the the event, which was held at the Mitchell & Ness flagship store in Midtown.

Influencers, including Chill Moody, Charlie Mack, Dilemma, Rich Medina, Laiya St. Clair, DJ Matthew Law, MPrynt, and  Laurin Talese, packed Mitchell & Ness' second floor, eager to hear from the trio. The candid discussion, moderated by marketing and branding consultant Set Free, covered an array of topics including the state of the music industry, Philly's first ADD artist Tayyib Ali, the intersection of fashion and hip hop — and of course their exciting plans for the label.

Simmons signing Tayyib Ali as one of the first All Def Digital artists is a major nod to the talent incubator Philadelphia continues to be. Recently, Ali was featured in a primetime Samsung commercial, showing how quickly it can pay off to have entertainment juggernauts like Rifkind and Simmons in your corner.

There has also been talk about the return of Def Poetry and Def Comedy by way of the All Def Digital YouTube Channel. Simmons and Rifkind are pulling out all the stops for their artists including deals with major technology companies, film and tv placements and more.

Keep an eye our for ADD's next projects and artists — and check out our recap video below.  


The August Must-Hit List: Made In America, Keyshia Cole, BlackStar Film Festival, Mad Decent Block Party & More

  • Posted By: James Claiborne
  • August 1, 2014
    • Budweiser Made In America Lineup Announced
      • Budweiser Made In America Lineup Announced
      • Photo Credit: Courtesy of Kanye West

Featured Events

Friday, August 1 – Keyshia Cole

R&B sensation Keyshia Cole is gearing up for her next album release and is bringing her Point of No Return music tour straight to Philly. Since day one, Cole's music has been layered with plenty of local ties, including tracks written by Philly's own multi-platinum selling, GRAMMY-nominated producers Carvin & Ivan.

Friday, August 1 – PJ Morton

Briclyn Entertainment is back on the scene, bringing Young Money solo artist and Maroon 5 keyboardist PJ Morton to World Cafe Live for an incredible night of live music. Last year, Morton’s acclaimed major label debut New Orleans, which features Stevie Wonder, Adam Levine and Busta Rhymes, hit #1 on the iTunes R&B Albums Chart and Top 5 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart.

Saturday, August 2 – John Legend: The All Of Me Tour

This month, multiple GRAMMY Award-winning singer/songwriter John Legend touches down at The Mann Center, performing hits off his fourth studio album Love in the Future, which features the popular single, All of Me. Legend’s refreshing blend of gospel tunes and rhythmic pop sounds puts him in a musical league of his own.

Saturday, August 2 – The Wayans Brothers

This summer, Keenen Ivory, Damon, Shawn and Marlon Wayans are touring the U.S.—and bringing their signature style of funny our way. You can catch all four brothers on one stage as they hit Tower Theater for a hilarious, one-night-only Philly affair.

Friday, August 8 – Mad Decent Block Party  

No summer is complete without a few classic Philly block parties, right? Right. Mad Decent Block Party is once again taking the summer block party to the next level—actually the next 100 levels. The 2014 lineup features hot acts like Chance The Rapper, Dillon Francis, Diplo, Dirty South Joe, DJ Sega, Flosstradamus, Swizzymack and more.

Thursday, August 14 – Night Market Lancaster Ave @ 35

Philly foodies and festival fans, get your taste buds ready because the city’s premier street food festival returns with its next edition. Night Market Lancaster Ave @ 35th lands in the popular University City neighborhood with delicious bites from some of Philly’s best eateries. Also, be on the lookout for West Philly emcee Chill Moody as he holds it down on the live music stage.

Thursday, August 21 – Drake Vs. Lil Wayne

Round one: Fight! Trading in fast fists for dope beats, hip-hop megastars Drake and Weezy appear at Susquehanna Bank Center for their Capcom-sponsored, Street Fighter-inspired music tour, Drake Vs. Lil Wayne. The two emcees will go toe-to-toe (lyrically speaking) for an epic, arena-rocking rap battle.


Philly 360° Spotlights

    • Rewind: The Winners Circle II (Video)
      • Rewind: The Winners Circle II (Video)
      • Photo Credit: D. Alfaro for Philly 360°

Jay Z’s Made In America

Made In America is set to hit Philly with another two days of nonstop music. Highlights for this year include writer/performer of the hit-song Happy Pharrell, reigning hip-hop star Kanye West, classic rap throwback group De La Soul and hit-making lyricist J. Cole, just to name a few. Get full details and enter our ticket giveaway.

BlackStar Film Festival

BlackStar Film Festival is back for another round of cinematic awesomeness. Hailed as “The Black Sundance” by Ebony magazine, BlackStar runs July 31-August 3. The Philly-based festival highlights independent films from emerging directors, producers and writers about the global black experience. Check out our guide.

Rewind: The Winners Circle II

The next wave of Philly hitmakers, including Good Girl, Brianna Cash, MPrynt and Jeremy Isaac, landed at Underground Arts for The Winners Circle part deux. Of course, Philly 360° went behind the scenes to capture exclusive interviews with the artists and live performance footage. Watch our video recap.

Exclusive With Nick Cannon

Philly 360° was there when entertainer Nick Cannon arrived in Philly for the 2014 Angel Awards at Hotel Monaco. We sat down with the star to talk about his love for Philly soul, charity work and upcoming projects. Watch the video here.


The Weekend Turn Up: BlackStar Film Festival, First Friday At The Barnes, Keyshia Cole, PJ Morton, John Legend, Reggae In The Park & More - August 1 - 3, 2014

  • Posted By: James Claiborne
  • August 1, 2014
    • Roots Picnic
      • Roots Picnic
      • Photo Credit: D. McDowell for Philly 360°/ Visit Philly

First Fridays in Philly are always a fun time, but this weekend things are looking extra fresh. From BlackStar Film Festival, Keyshia Cole and John Legend to Reggae in the Park at The Mann Center, Philly is doing it up big this weekend. Check out our top picks below.


Philly 360° Weekend Picks:

    • BlackStar Film Festival
      • BlackStar Film Festival
      • Photo Credit: Marisa Fischetti for Philly 360 / Visit Philadlephia

BlackStar Film Festival

When: July 31 through August 3
Where: International House, 3701 Chestnut Street; See website for additional venues.
Cost: $10, general admission; $125 all-festival pass
More info: www.blackstarfest.org

Hailed as “the black Sundance” by Ebony magazine, the 2014 BlackStar Film Festival makes its return to Philly next week for a third round of cinematic awesomeness. This year the festival theme is "Music is the Weapon," and the BlackStar buzz is definitely building. The festival continues to gain attention, and accolades, from movie lovers, industry creatives, and press in Philly, around the country, and beyond.


First Friday! Cézanne as Muse At The Barnes

When: Friday, August 1, 6 - 9 p.m.
Where: The Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Cost: $25, members free
More Info: Click here

Summer is sizzling with Cézanne at the Barnes! Check out their new exhibition The World Is an Apple: The Still Lifes of Paul Cézanne with art, cocktails, music, and conversation this First Friday!

Enjoy live performances by Relâche Ensemble and Peter Price as they interpret Cézanne’s still lifes musically. Or head to the terrace to experience world beats by DJ Hiding Place and DJ Bloodfaceman

 

Keyshia Cole: Point of No Return Tour

When: Friday, August 1 | 8pm
Where: The TLA | 334 South Street
Cost: $28-40
More: Click here for more. 

Keyshia Cole is about to land in Philly! That's right, the "She" singer is gearing up for her next album release and will be stopping through Philly for her Point of No Return tour, named after her upcoming project. And, check out the after party at Voyuer

    • Keyshia Cole
      • Keyshia Cole
      • Photo Credit: D. Blanks / Courtesy of the artist

PJ Morton 

When: Friday, August 1 | 8 p.m. 
Where: World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut Street
Cost: $25
More Info: Click here to buy tickets. 

Briclyn Entertainment, 2 PM Music and TMP Management &Promotions are back on the scene and teaming up for another dope show. On August 1, Bricyln returns to polished Philly music venue World Cafe Live for an incredible night of music with Young Money solo artist, Maroon 5 keyboardist, PJ Morton

 

Levels Art Exhibit Opening Reception

When: Saturday, August 2, 6-9 p.m. 
Where: Urban Art Galler, 262 S. 52nd Street
Cost: Free
More Info: Click here

Sharp with Art Group presents a group exhibition of new works featuring some the best up and coming artists in the new contemporary art movement. “LEVELS” will run from August 2-31, 2014 with an opening reception Saturday, August 2nd, which includes FREE ENTRY, drinks and music. Six amazing artists will be featured in the show: Natalie Flor Negron, Jae Martin, Nebulus Flair, Seven X, Noni Red and Vinson Houston. 

    • The 3rd Annual Roots Picnic in Philly
      • The 3rd Annual Roots Picnic in Philly
      • Photo Credit: Photo by M. Edlow for GPTMC

John Legend: The All of Me Tour

When: Saturday, August 2, 7 p.m.
Where: The Mann Center for the Performing Arts, 5201 Parkside Avenue
Cost: $33-99
More Info: Purchase tickets online here.

Multiple GRAMMY Award-winning singer/songwriter John Legend will be returning to Philly with his highly-anticipated The All of Me Tour. On August 2, Legend will touch down at The Mann Center to perform hits off his fourth studio album “Love in the Future,” which features the hit single, "All of Me." 

 

The Wayans Brothers

When: Saturday, August 2, 8 p.m. 
Where: Tower Theater, 69th & Market Street
Cost: $50 - 84
More Info: Click here to purchase tickets online. 

This summer, writer-director-actor-producers Keenen Ivory Wayans, Damon Wayans, Shawn Wayons and Marlon Wayans, are touring the US — and they're bringing signature style of funny our way. On August 2, the Wayans land at Tower Theater for a one-night-only family affair.


Reggae in the Park

When: Sunday, August 2, 2 p.m.
Where: The Mann Center for Performing Arts, 52nd Street and Parkside Avenue
Cost: Tickets, $40-$95
More info: www.manncenter.org

Philly, jam out to the cool sounds of live reggae music as The Mann Center's annual Reggae in the Park summer festival comes our way on Sunday, August 3.

Headliners of this all-day event include some of today’s biggest and brightest reggae performers such as Matisyahu, Steel Pulse, Morgan Heritage, The Expendables, Movadao, Inner Circle and more. So, get all of your Caribbean flavor — right here in Philly. And, experience it all under the gorgeous Philadelphia summer sky.  


CONTEST: Enter The Create Your Own Phillyosophy Summer Photo Contest For A Chance To Win A Spot On An I-95 Billboard & More

  • Posted By: Philly 360
  • July 23, 2014
    • Phillyosophy
      • Phillyosophy
      • Photo Credit: Visit Philadelphia

Attention Philly Selfie Fanatics: Here's your chance to turn that camera around and win big! Our friends at VISIT PHILADELPHIA just  launched the Create Your Own Phillyosophy Contest to give photo-happy fans of Philadelphia the chance to show off the city they love.

From July 22 through August 3, just capture a great photo of Philadelphia and go to visitphilly.com/contest to pair the shot with one of six Phillyosophy lines and then upload the photo that goes best with the line of choice.

An evolution of the With Love, Philadelphia XOXO® campaign, Phillyosophy allows Philadelphians and Philly-lovers alike to channel their inner philospher, and showcase everything they love about our town. The contest not only gives you a chance to show off Philadelphia, but you could also be selected to be featured on an I-95 billboard, and receive a trip to Philadelphia!

To select the finalists, VISIT PHILADELPHIA will choose the most compelling photos that pair best with the lines, and meet the technical requirements (300DPI). The photos will then appear on the Visit Philly Facebook page and visitphilly.com, where the public can view the photos and vote for their favorite August 11-17.

After the voting period, the winning photo will be featured on a VISIT PHILADELPHIA™ billboard on I-95 in the fall of 2014.

In addition to bragging rights, the winner receives a free weekend getaway in Philadelphia, including a two-night stay at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel!

Click here to read the complete rules and regulations.

Get snapping and enter daily here through August 3.

Create Your Own Phillyosophy Contest


(A version of this post originally appeared on UWishunu.com)

Sincerely Syreeta Presents Sincerely Chosen: The Live Interview Series Featuring Ebony Editor Melanie Yvette Martin - Thursday, July 17

  • Posted By: Philly 360
  • July 15, 2014
    • Sincerely Syreeta - The Live Interview Series
      • Sincerely Syreeta - The Live Interview Series
      • Photo Credit: Courtesy of Sincerely Syreeta

Sincerely Syreeta is back on the scene with another must-hit event. This time the popular Philadelphia blogger and lifestyle influencer is presenting the second edition of her new, provocative series, Sincerely Chosen: The Live Interview Series.

On Thursday, July 17 at East Eden Vegan Restaurant, the second Sincerely Chosen show will feature special guest Melanie Yvette Martin, Associate Beauty and Style Editor of Ebony.com. Melanie has local ties to Philadelphia by way of Temple University where she earned a B.A. in Communications.

Melanie has always been in love with beauty, style, and female empowerment which was manifested early in her college career as the host of her own radio show, Fabulously Focused.  Her devotion to female empowerment continues to be seen and felt as the written voice behind Beautifully Brown, a weekly column where Black women of all hues are celebrated and beauty is adored from the brown girl’s perspective.

Melanie will be interviewed about her personal journey, trends in beauty and style, being a brown girl in the media industry, building a beauty/style based media brand, and her thoughts on other hot topics.

Definitey check this one out!


Sincerely Chosen: The Live Interview Series 
When: Thursday, July 17 | 7-9 p.m. 
Where: East Eden Vegan Restaurant, 5600 Germantown Avenue
Cost: $10 
More Info: Register here.  


The Weekend Turn Up: The Kickback Live, Visit Philly Beer Garden, Patrick Kelly @ PMA, R&B Collective & More - July 11, 12 & 13

  • Posted By: Philly 360
  • July 11, 2014
    • MPrynt on the Friends & Lovers Tour with Marsha Ambrosius
      • MPrynt on the Friends & Lovers Tour with Marsha Ambrosius
      • Photo Credit: D. McDowell for Philly 360°/ Visit Philly

The weekend is finally here!  #winning And, it's definitely time to turn-up, let loose and have some fun before Monday rolls back around. There are plenty of great concerts, parties, cultural happenings going down this weekend. So, grab your crew, get out of the house and enjoy everything summer in Philly has to offer.

To get you started, we've pulled together a list of a few must-hit events.  Let's go! 


Philly 360° Weekend Turn Up Picks:

    • Weekends are meant for hanging alfresco at one of the city's great beer gardens, including Morgan's Pier, pictured above.
      • Weekends are meant for hanging alfresco at one of the city's great beer gardens, including Morgan's Pier, pictured above.
      • Photo Credit: (Photo by M. Edlow for Visit Philadelphia)

Friday, July 11

The Kickback Live Concert featuring MPrynt, Guordan, Ganou, Brianna Cash, Bok Nero & more

When: Friday, July 11, 8 p.m. 
Where: The TLA, 334 South Street
Cost: $13
More Info: Click here to buy tickets online.  

Veteran Freshman is back on the scene with another dope show! On Friday, July 11, VF takes over the stage at The TLA with some of Philly's freshest acts for The Kickback Live Concert, including Motown recording artist MPrynt, powerhouse vocalist/producer Guordan, Paris-native-turned-Philly transplant Ganou, R&B/folk singer Brianna Cash, hip-hop artist Bok Nero and more. This is definitely a must-hit concert for the summer.

Visit Philly Beer Garden Series: Week 5

When: Friday, July 11, 4-7 p.m.
Where: PHS Pop Up Garden, 1438 South Street
Cost: Pay as you go

After a one-week hiatus for the city’s July 4th celebrations, the Visit Philly Beer Garden Series is back and landing at the newly open PHS Pop Up Garden on South Street. Make this your first stop for the weekend. 

Philly Hip-Hop Jam 

When: Friday, July 11, 10 p.m. 
Where: Kung Fu Necktie, 1250 N. Front Street
Cost: $10
More Info: Click here.  

Kick off your weekend with Philly's fave, gritty, underground music venue, Kung Fu Necktie. Hosted by DJ Ali, this jam session features performances by Mizz, Block Nine, and SKE Records Trel Mack & PeterJones. 

PEX vs PLAYLOOP with Lee Mayjahs? & DJ Everyday

When: Friday, July 11
Where: Silk City, 435 Spring Garden Street
Cost: $7
More Info: Click here

Two words. Silk City. This is most def a must-hit party at this late night Philly fave with Lee Mayjahs and DJ Everyday holding down the turntables. #bethere

    • Philadelphia Museum of Art presents Patrick Kelly: Runway of Love
      • Philadelphia Museum of Art presents Patrick Kelly: Runway of Love
      • Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Saturday, July 12

Gtown Jazz on the Ave

When: Saturday, July 12, 5-8 p.m.
Where: 6401 Germantown Avenue, Festival gate entrance is on Cliveden Street near Morton Street
Cost: $20 per adult, $10 per child
More info: cliveden.org

What better way to cool off on a hot summer afternoon than with cool jazz tunes? Now that the Independence Day festivities have passed, Cliveden, a historic mansion in the Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia, hosts Gtown Jazz on the Ave this Saturday, July 12.

Patrick Kelly: Runway of Love and Gerlan Jeans ♥ Patrick Kelly

When: Through November 30
Where: Philadelphia Museum of Art Perelman Building, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Cost: Included in general admission
More info: philamuseum.org

On display at the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Perelman Building, Patrick Kelly: Runway of Love explores the sudden rise and remarkable achievements of 1980’s American-born, Paris-based fashion designer, Patrick Kelly.

PAFA Presents Spiritual Strivings: A Celebration of African American Works on Paper

When: Now through October 12
Where: Historic Landmark Building, 118 N. Broad Street; Samuel M. V. Hamilton Building, 128 N. Broad Street
Cost: Included with museum admission
More info: pafa.org

In this tradition, this summer the renowned museum presents Spiritual Strivings: A Celebration of African American Works on Paper. Two distinct exhibits comprise this very special presentation. Check it out. 

    • Opening of “Ruffneck Constructivists” at the Institute of Contemporary Art
      • Opening of “Ruffneck Constructivists” at the Institute of Contemporary Art
      • Photo Credit: D. McDowell for Philly 360°/ Visit Philly

Sunday, July 13

SECOND SUNDAY: Gospel Brunch with DJ DNA

When: Sunday, July 13 | 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Johnny Brenda's | 1201 N. Frankford Avenue
Cost: Pay as you go. 
More Info: Click here

Recuperate from the Saturday night party with a little brunch, and some smoking hot soul music. DJ DNA helps you settle into a relaxing Philly weekend with a hefy dose of gospel. Feed your body and your soul with this one. 

WORLD CUP FINAL PRE-PARTY WITH ALO BRASIL!

When: Sunday, July 13 | Doors: 12 p.m., Show 1 p.m.
Where: World Cafe Live Philadelphia | 3025 Walnut Street
Cost: $15-20
More Info: Click here

Join Philadelphia’s legendary Brazilian collective for a special afternoon performance to get you in the mood for the World Cup Final Match. Then stay for a free screening of the game to follow an after party with DJ Juanderful of Tropicalismo! 

The R&B Collective 

When: Sunday, July 13, Doors 8 p.m., Show 9 p.m. 
Where: Warmdaddy’s, 1400 S. Columbus Blvd.
Cost: $15 Advance , $20 Advance Door
More Info: Get more information here.

Each and every Sunday, The R&B Collective brings a new, hot music lineup to popular soul food restaurant and live waterfront music venue, Warmdaddy’s. Stop through to experience the new face of Philly R&B. 

The Jawn

When: Sunday, July 13, 9 p.m. - 2 a.m. 
Where: Reserve Wine Bar, 724 Arch Street
Cost: $10
More Info: Click here.  

Each and every Sunday,DJ Cash Money, Stacey "Flygirrl" Wilson and crew bring you the hottest Sunday night afterhours party of the summer. Hosted at Reserve Wine Bar in Midtown Philadelphia, The Jawn is anchored by DJ Cash Money and includes a special guest DJ from the local music scene each week.

Second Sundae w. Cosmo Baker

When: Sunday, July 13, 10 p.m. 
Where: Silk City, 435 Spring Garden Street
Cost: $5-10
More Info: Click here

DJ Cosmo Baker lands at Silk City to help you end your weekend with a bang. Be sure to check out the all-styles dance battle with a $200 cash prize. 


The Weekend Turn Up: Questlove's PSK Party, Philly Fourth of July Jam, On The Run Tour: Beyonce & Jay Z, The Jawn, & More! - July 3-6

  • Posted By: James Claiborne
  • July 3, 2014
    • Questlove
      • Questlove
      • Photo Credit: D. McDowell for Philly 360°/ Visit Philly

Fourth of July weekend is finally here, and it's definitely time to turn-up. This weekend, there are tons of parties, concerts and other dope events going down for The Fourth. And, as always, Philly 360° is bringing you a list of must-hit events.

So, grab your crew, hit the streets and have some fun. Let's go! 

Philly 360° Weekend Turn Up Picks:

      • Philly 360° Creative Ambassadors Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter
        • Philly 360° Creative Ambassadors Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter
        • Photo Credit: Courtesy of the artists

    Thursday, July 3 

    Questlove Presents The 2014 Philadelphia Sound Konnoisseurs (PSK)

    When: Thursday, July 3, 9 p.m
    Where: Voyeur Nightclub | 1221 St. James Street
    Cost: $20
    More Info: Click here.

    Leave it to Questlove to get the party started a day early. On July 3, the night before the Parkway-based festivities go down, you can catch Quest, Rich Medina, DJ Cash Money, DJ Cosmo Baker,  DJ J.Rocc, DJ Phsh aka Mathew Law all holding down the turntables at Voyuer for the return of Questlove's party the Philadelphia Sound Konnoisseurs aka PSK. #bethere

    Thursday at Silk City 

    When: Thursday, July 3, 10 p.m 
    Where: Silk City, 435 Spring Garden Street
    Cost: $5
    More Info: Click here.

    Thursday is definitely going to be a banger this week! Suga Shay is bringin' the Hard Candy vibes and Matthew Law will be spinning at Silk Cityright after his early set at PSK. No cover before 11p, only $5 after. Heineken and Sailor Jerry drink specials all night! 

      • Fireworks at the Wawa Welcome America celebration
        • Fireworks at the Wawa Welcome America celebration
        • Photo Credit: Photo by G. Widman for GPTMC

    Friday, July 4

    Party on the Parkway & The Questlove Stage

    When: Friday, July 4| 12 – 7 p.m
    Where: Benjamin Franklin Parkway, 20th Street to Eakins Oval
    Cost: Free
    More Info: Click here

    The takeover begins early in the day with the Party on the Parkway, which will feature an amazing array of vendors, delicious food and plenty of fun for the everyone. Also part of the Parkway takeover, but prior to The Roots hitting the main stage, Questlove will again curate his own stage of local and national acts.

    VH1 Presents The Philly Fourth of July Jam

    When: Friday, July 4
    Where: Benjamin Franklin Parkway
    Cost: Free
    More Info: Click here.

    The Legendary Roots Crew have become the faces and sound for Independence Day in Philly. The hip-hop band and hometown favorites return as the concert curators for one of the biggest parties to hit Philly — VH1 Presents Philly Fourth of July Jam during Wawa Welcome America!

    The Roots always deliver with their handpicked lineup that will take over the iconic Benjamin Franklin Parkway for the largest FREE concert in America. So, who made the cut this year? The Lineup: The Roots | Nicki Minaj | Jennifer Hudson | Ed Sheeran | Aloe Blacc | Ariana Grand | Vicci Martinez

    Let’s Dance! Pop Muzik July 4th Blowout  

    When: Friday, July 4, 10 p.m. -  2 a.m.
    Where: Dolphin Tavern, 1539 S. Broad Street
    Cost: $5
    More Info: Click here

    DJ Robert Drake has helped shape Philly's nightlife scene by introducing the New Wave genre to a whole new generation of ears with his monthly dance party. Close out your 4th of July festivities dancing the night away at The Dolphin to Drake's set of 80's pop, new wave and dance music. 

      • Beyonce & Jay Z
        • Beyonce & Jay Z
        • Photo Credit: M. Edlow for Visit Philadelphia / Philly 360°

    Saturday, July 5

    On The Run Tour: Beyoncé & Jay Z 

    When: Saturday, July 5
    Where: Citizen Bank Park, 1 Citizens Bank Way
    Cost: $40.50 - $255 
    More Info: Click here to buy tickets. See below post for details. 

    Breaking: Bey and Jay are on the run! Powerhouse music couple Beyoncé and Jay Z just announced that they are hitting the road together for a summer stadium tour. And, yes — they're stopping through Philly. On Saturday, July 5, The Carters land at Citizen Bank Park with the most epic music tour in the history of ever. 

    Sunday, July 6

    BlackStar Film Festival Presents Behind the Screen: Shawn Peters

    When: Sunday, July 6
    Where: The Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
    Cost: 5:30 p.m. 
    More Info: Click here

    Join BlackStar Film Festival’s Artistic Director Maori Karmael Holmes for a Behind the Screen conversation with renowned cinematographer Shawn Peters on the intersection between film, music, and art. The Brooklyn-based Peters uses light and form to tell unique stories.

    He has been recently recognized for his work in the Sundance selected feature film An Oversimplification of Her Beauty as well as the documentary series The Triptych. He has been a sought after eye for music videos since he burst including collaborations with Pharoah Monch,Cody ChesnuTT, Gregory Porter, and Esperanza Spalding

    Realysm Presents: The Live Art Concert Series 

    When: Sunday, July 6, 6 p.m. 
    Where: Silk City, 435 Spring Garden
    Cost: $10
    More Info: Click here

    Live music and art collide, as singer/songwriter Suzann Chrstine, poet Seff Al Afriqi and visual artist Wilbur land at Sillk City for The Live Art Concert Series. While you're there, defintely check out Silk City's menu — you won't be disappointed that you did.

    The Jawn

    When: Sunday, July 6, 9 p.m. - 2 a.m. 
    Where: Reserve Wine Bar, 724 Arch Street
    Cost: $10
    More Info: Click here.  

    Each and every Sunday,DJ Cash Money, Stacey "Flygirrl" Wilson and crew bring you the hottest Sunday night afterhours party of the summer. Hosted at Reserve Wine Bar in Midtown Philadelphia, The Jawn is anchored by DJ Cash Money and includes a special guest DJ from the local music scene each week.


    Philly’s Summer Turn Up: The Philly Fourth of July Jam, Beyoncé & Jay Z, BlackStar Film Festival, Meek Mill, The Jawn & More

    • Posted By: James Claiborne
    • July 1, 2014
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        • Three Ways To Party With Questlove & The Roots For July 4

    Featured Events:

    Friday, July 4 – VH1 Presents The Philly Fourth Of July Jam & Fireworks  

    The Roots have officially become the face and sound of Philly’s Independence Day celebration. Again this year, Questlove, Black Thought and the entire Roots Crew will star as the headliners and house band for one of the biggest free parties to hit our town—the Philly Fourth of July Jam featuring Nicki Minaj, Jennifer Hudson, Ed Sheeran, Aloe Blacc, Ariana Grand and Vicci Martinez.

    Saturday, July 5 – On The Run Tour: Beyoncé & Jay Z

    Bey and Jay are on the run. Powerhouse music couple Beyoncé and Jay Z are hitting the road together for a summer stadium tour, and of course they're stopping through Philly. On Saturday, July 5, the Carters land at Citizens Bank Park with the most epic music tour in the history of ever. Grab your tickets now.

    Sunday, July 6 – The Jawn

    There's no word in the Philly dictionary more adored, or versatile, than "jawn." It can be applied to just about any situation, person or place, but in this case, "The Jawn" means a serious party is about to go down. Each and every Sunday, DJ Cash Money, along with Stacey "Flygirrl" Wilson and a special guest DJ, will bring you the hottest Sunday night party of the summer. You can also catch The Jawn on July 13, 20 and 27.

    Friday, July 11 – Veteran Freshman Presents: The Kickback Live

    Veteran Freshman is back on the scene with another dope show. On Friday, July 11, VF takes over the stage at The TLA with some of Philly's freshest acts, including Motown recording artists MPrynt, soulful vocalist Guordan Banks, singer/songwriter Ganou, R&B/folk songstress Brianna Cash and hip-hop artist Bok Nero. This is definitely a can’t-miss concert for the summer.

    Thursday, July 17 – Bruno Mars  

    Two words: Bruno Mars. Since the 2009 release of his debut album, the pop sensation has been on a fast track to the top—landing five songs on Billboard's Hot 100, performing during this year’s Super Bowl halftime show and selling 130 million singles worldwide. This month, see Mars as he performs at the Susquehanna Bank Center for an unstoppable, arena-rocking night of music.  

    Friday, July 18 – Natalie “The Floacist” Stewart

    Natalie “The Floacist” Stewart is back with some new music for her Philly fans. As one half of former soul duo Floetry, Stewart co-penned hits like Say Yes, Getting Late and Floetic—forever changing the sound of soul music across the globe. Stop through World Cafe Live on July 18 for a chance to get up close and personal with The Floacist.  

    Saturday, July 19 – Meek Mill

    Indisputably one of the hottest artists in the rap game right now, Philly-bred MC Meek Mill returns this month to perform a special homecoming concert for his Philly fans at The Liacouras Center. Since releasing his debut studio album Dreams and Nightmares to critical acclaim in 2012, the rapper has collaborated with the biggest names in hip-hop, including Rick Ross, Wale, Drake, Trey Songz, Nicki Minaj, 2 Chainz, Lil Wayne, T.I., Mary J. Blige, John Legend, K. Michelle, Future and Wiz Khalifa.


    Philly 360° Spotlights:

      • WATCH: Estelle Shops Philly
        • WATCH: Estelle Shops Philly
        • Photo Credit: D. Alfaro for Philly 360°

    Summer Music Guide

    You know Philly’s all about the summer, summer, summertime—and things are definitely heating up on the Philly music scene. Whether you’re in the mood to soak up sun and sounds outdoors at The Mann Center or The Dell or take in the sights of South Street before hitting The TLA, there are plenty of shows going down in Philly this summer. Check out our guide.

    BlackStar Film Festival

    Cinephiles: Hailed as “The Black Sundance” by Ebony magazine, BlackStar Film Festival returns July 31-August 3 for another round of cinematic awesomeness. The Philly-based festival highlights independent films from emerging directors, producers and writers about the global black experience. Be there. #byindiemeansnecessary

    Rewind: Backstage Roots Picnic 2014

    The seventh annual Roots Picnic just went down, and once again, the Legendary Roots Crew delivered an epic concert for their fans. And of course, Philly 360° was there to cover all of the behind-the-scenes action. HOT 107.9 personality Laiya St.Clair interviewed Philly creatives like Mike Zombie, Dom Streater and Chill Moody. Watch our recap video.  

    Exclusive: Estelle In Philly

    Though pop sensation Estelle hails from London, she's no stranger to our city. Working with Philly producers on her latest project True Romance, which drops in September, Estelle has a solid lineup of hometown "American boys" shaping her sound. Philly 360° followed along as the international star hit up a few of our favorite Old City boutiques and talked about her love for all things Philadelphia. Watch the video.


    Patrick Kelly: Runway of Love & Gerlan Jeans Loves Patrick Kelly - April 27 - November 30, 2014

    Patrick Kelly: Runway of Love & Gerlan Jeans Loves Patrick Kelly When: April 27, 2014 - November 30, 2014 Where: Perelman Building, Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2525 Pennsylvania Avenue Cost: $20 General Admission | $14 Students More Info: www.philamuseum.org…

    Cocktails and Canvases With Serena Saunders - Wednesday, August 20

    Cocktails and Canvases w/ Serena Saunders When: Wednesday, August 20, 6 - 9 p.m. Where: Urban Art Gallery | 262 S. 52nd Street Cost: $20 More Info: Buy tickets online here. Looking for some mid-week inspiration? We've got you…

    Drake Vs. Lil Wayne - Thursday, August 21

    Drake Vs. Lil Wayne When: Thursday, August 21 | 8 p.m. Where: Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden, NJ Cost: $47-$171 More Info: Click here to buy tickets. Round one: Fight! Trading in fast fists for dope beats, hip-hop megastars Drake…