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Kid Ink: My Own Lane - April 22, 2014

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Kid Ink: My Own Lane

When: Tuesday, April 22
Where: Theater of Living Arts Lounge (TLA), 334 South Street
Cost: $22
More Info: LiveNation.com

RCA recording artist Kid Ink heads out in support of his latest project My Own Lane. After starting out as a producer with credits with P. Diddy, Nipsey Hus$$le, Sean Kingstonand more, Kid Ink broke out as a solo artist in 2012—and never looked back. 

Be sure to check out our Veteran Freshman Spring Concert Guide


Insider Tip: Philly retailer Villa is partnering with Wired 96.5 to present an exclusive meet-and-greet with Kid Ink in their South Street store at 608 South Street. Ink will be in the building between 4 - 5 p.m. on the day of his show to sign autographs and greet fans. #bethere 

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MIA with Ab-Soul - April 25, 2014

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MIA w/ Ab–Soul

When: Friday, April 25
Where: Tower Theater, 69th and Ludlow Streets
Cost: $35
More Info: LiveNation.com

Bursting back on the scene since having her baby boy, MIA is headed out alongside Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE) artist, Ab-soul. These two emcees are liable to tear the house down with sheer energy.

Be sure to check out our Veteran Freshman Spring Concert Guide

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Mike Epps - April 26, 2014

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Mike Epps

When: Saturday, April 26
Where: Tower Theater, 69th and Ludlow Streets
Cost: $50
More Info: LiveNation.com

Funny man Mike Epps, (Friday After Next, The Hangover II) is hitting the Tower Theaterthis month for his “After Dark Tour,” which leads us to believe that you might want to put the kids to bed for this one!

Be sure to check out our Veteran Freshman Spring Concert Guide



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Who Got Jazz - April 29, 2014

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Who Got Jazz: Tribute to Gil Scott Heron

When: Tuesday, April 29
Where: World Café Live, 3025 Walnut Street
Cost: $10
More Info: worldcafelive.com

Check out the new face of Philly jazz as Veteran Freshman and The Philadelphia Jazz Project return with this month’s edition of Who Got The Jazz? This classic Philly music showcase features a lineup of young, emerging jazz musicians laying down some serious sounds. 

This month's Who Got Jazz honors poet, activist, and artist Gil Scott Heron. Performers will include: Seff Al-Friqi, Suzann Christine, Rico Anderson, and Koby Murphy.

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Ledisi The Truth Tour Featuring Robert Glasper Experiment - May 1, 2014

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Ledisi The Truth Tour w/ Special Guest Robert Glasper Experiment

When: Thursday, May 1, 8 PM
Where: Tower Theater, 19 S. 69th Street, Upper Darby, PA
Cost: From $46-75
Tickets: Click here to buy tickets. 

Ledisi is an eight-time GRAMMY-nominated singer and songwriter with a voice that is simply out of this world—and she's coming to Philly once again! On May 1, you can check her out at the Tower Theater in West Philadelphia.

Her new tour is in support of her latest release The Truth which features the hit single “I Blame You.” Special guest on The Truth Tour will be the Robert Glasper Experiment, brainchild of acclaimed jazz pianist and recent, Robert Glasper. The collective is comprised of Casey Benjamin (saxophone, vocoder), Derrick Hodge (bass), and Mark Colenburg (drums). Their GRAMMY-winning album Black Radio featured an array of hard hitting features from artists like Marsha Ambrosius, Jill Scott, Lalah Hathaway and many more.

With a new look and her trademark stunning vocals, Ledisi is taking the show on the road and we can’t wait to see her here in Philly!

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The Real With Rob Hill & Alex Elle - May 5, 2014

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The Real with Rob Hill Sr. &  Alex Elle

When: Sunday, May 5
Where: Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden Street
Cost: $20
More Info: robhillsr.eventbrite.com

Rob Hill Sr. also known as the “Heart Healer” comes to town to talk love, relationships and more. He is an author, entrepreneur and motivational speaker. Joining him will be Alex Elle, author of Words from a Wanderer.

Be sure to check out our Veteran Freshman Spring Concert Guide


 
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An Evening With John Legend: The All of Me Tour - May 20, 2014

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An Evening With John Legend: The All of Me Tour

When: Tuesday, May 20, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Kimmel Center, South Broad & Spruce Streets
Cost: Sold out
More Info: Purchase tickets online here.

In May, multiple GRAMMY Award-winning singer/songwriter John Legend will be returning to Philly with his highly-anticipated The All of Me Tour. The soulful G.O.O.D. Music recording artist's refreshing meshing of gospel tunes and rhythmic pop sounds definitely puts him in a musical league of his own — propelling him straight to the top of the Billboard charts.

On Tuesday, May 20, Legend will touch down at the Kimmel Center's Verizon Hall to perform hits off his fourth studio album “Love in the Future,” which features the hit singles “Who Do We Think We Are” with Rick Ross,  and “Made to Love” with guest vocals by singer/songwriter Kimbra and co-production by Kanye West.

Whether or not you’ve been rocking with Legend since he debuted with his 2004 album “The Gift,” this is one show you don't want to miss. 

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The 7th Annual Roots Picnic - May 31, 2014

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The 7th Annual Roots Picnic

When: Saturday, May 31
Where: Festival Pier at Penn's Landing, Columbus Boulevard and Spring Garden Street
Cost: TBA
More Info: Tickets go on sale March 7 at noon. 

The Legendary Roots Crew may be everywhere these days, including playing as the house band forThe Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, but the iconic hip-hop band always bring it back to their hometown of Philadelphia.

The Roots are once again taking over Festival Pier in Philly this summer with their signature music festival — the Roots Picnic. That's right. The 7th Annual Roots Picnic was just announced, and we have all of the details for you to start making some plans. 

The Roots handpick the entire lineup, and it's always packed with some of the hottest names in music — from hip-hop to indie to R&B and more. The Roots always deliver year after year. You never know what's about to go down at the Picnic. Last year, we got to see history made when legendary hip-hop group Naughty By Nature reunited. And, then there was the random water gun fight withSolange. Or, that time when there was an impromptu dance party with Diplo in the second stage tent when rain tried to stop the Picnic. And, not to mention surprise guests hitting the stage every year. They always have them, and it's always epic.

Want to be there? We've got you. Be on the look out for some ticket giveaways from us. 

So, who made the cut this year for the lineup? 

The Lineup

The Roots
Snoop (backed by The Roots)
Janelle Monae
A$AP Ferg
Action Bronson
araabMUZIK
The War On Drugs
Rudimental
Jhene Aiko
Biz Markie (DJ Set)
Bad Rabbits
Electric Wire Hustle
Chill Moody
Emily Wells
Roman GianArthur
More to be announced

Insider Tip: Grab tickets and book a room. There will be events happening the night before and after the Picnic. Details to come.


Check out our video recap of last year's Roots Picnic below.

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BlackStar Film Festival - July 31 - August 3, 2014

  • July 31st 2014 — August 3rd 2014
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BlackStar Film Festival 

When: July 31 - August 3
More Info: Click here to get the latest details.

Cinephiles: Whip out your smartphones and save these dates now. Because the 3rd annual BlackStar Film Festival is returning for another round cutting-edge cinematic awesomeness. 

Appropriately nicknamed “The Black Sundance” by Ebony magazine, this local festival highlights independent films from emerging directors, producers and writers—all by and about people throughout the African diasporic experience.  

With more to offer than just awe-inspiring screenings, this signature Philadelphia film festival will also host a slew of interactive panel discussions with directors, multimedia workshops, networking receptions, parties and much more.

Last year, founder and Philly 360° ambassador Maori Karmael Holmes and her powerhouse team held back-to-back screenings of 75 flicks that included music videos, feature production and shorts films. Also in attendance last year was the iconimc film director Spike Lee, Black&SexyTv founder Numa Perrier and winner of Sundance Film Festival’s Best Director Prize Ava DuVernay, among others.  

BlackStar will even offer a cash prize as part of their Short Screenplay Competition. The open call for entries will run from April 1 to May 15, so be sure to keep an eye out for more details.

Stay tuned for more information. But for now, you can like BlackStar on Facebook to get the most up-to-date information. 

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Jay Z's Budweiser Made In America Festival - August 30-August 31, 2014

  • August 30th 2014 — August 31st 2014
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Jay Z's Budweiser Made in America Festival is hitting Philly again! That's right. Mr. Carter is bringing his festival back to Philly for another two days jam-packed with music by a epic lineup of acts — all hand-picked by the music industry mogul.

Returning for the third year, Made in America has become a staple in the Philly music festival scene. You can expect multiple stages set up, packed with nonstop performances, and the entire Benjamin Franklin Parkway (aka The Parkway) will shut down for both days. The lineup hasn't been announced yet, but based on the last two years — it's guaranteed to deliver. And, like the previous two years, it's all going down over Labor Day Weekend. 

The last two MIA festivals included performances by Beyonce, Jay Z, Kanye, Kendrick Lamar, Nine Inch Nails, Pearl Jam, DeadMau5, Jill Scott, Eve, Janelle Monae, Drake, Run DMC, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Solange, Odd Future, Calvin Harris, Skrillex, Miike Snow, Calvin Harris, Maybach Music Group (featuring Rick Ross, Wale and Meek Mill), Passion Pit, Gary Clark Jr., D'Angelo and many, many more. Major, right?

Presale Tickets

Want to be there? We've got you covered. The MIA presale just kicked off today, but ends tomorrow, April 15 at 10pm. So be sure to grab your passes now! You can buy tickets here.

Presale code BMIA2014.

Lineup & Contest

Make sure you keep checking back with us for the latest info. Philly 360° will keep you updated on the MIA lineup as more details get announce. And, you know we'll have some tickets to give away, so stay tuned for more. 

Event Details

Jay Z's Budweiser Made in America Festival
When: Saturday, August 30 - Sunday, August 31
Where: The Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Cost: Presale $99.50 for two-day pass
More Info: Buy tickets here. Presale code BMIA2014. Presale ends Tuesday, April 15 at 10pm.

Insider Tip: Grab tickets and book a room now. 

 

Check out our official video from Jay Z's Made in America festival below. 

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The Roots Picnic – June 4, 2011

The Roots PicnicWith Nas, Wiz Khalifa, Esperanza Spalding, Little Dragon, The Dismemberment Plan, Yelawolf, Black Thought & DJ Period, Man Man, Mac Miller, Edward Sharpe and the Magnificent Zeros, Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti, Railboard, Nicos Gun, Hank & Cupcakes, Donn…

An Evening With John Legend: The All of Me Tour - May 20, 2014

An Evening With John Legend: The All of Me Tour When: Tuesday, May 20, 7:30 p.m. Where: Kimmel Center, South Broad & Spruce Streets Cost: Sold out More Info: Purchase tickets online here. In May, multiple GRAMMY Award-winning singer/songwriter…

BlackStar Film Festival - July 31 - August 3, 2014

BlackStar Film Festival When: July 31 - August 3 More Info: Click here to get the latest details. Cinephiles: Whip out your smartphones and save these dates now. Because the 3rd annual BlackStar Film Festival is returning for another…