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Contest: Win A Pair Of Tickets To See Rock Legend Lenny Kravitz At The Mann Center

  • Posted By: James Claiborne
  • August 25, 2015
    • Lenny Kravitz performs at The Mann Center
      • Lenny Kravitz performs at The Mann Center
      • Photo Credit: Courtesy of lennykravitz.com

Philly, we've got big news. Scratch that — we've got epic news.

After headlining Afropunk — New York's uber-popular multicultural music festival — this past weekend, American rock legend Lenny Kravitz is heading our way.

This Sunday, August 30 fans can catch the rocker live at The Mann Center in Fairmount Park for another can't-miss concert under the Philadelphia summer sky.

The “American Woman” singer and four-time Grammy-winner is currently out on the road on a world tour in support of his latest project, Strut, which was hailed as one of the best albums of 2014 by Rolling Stone magazine.

Ready to hear Lenny rock out live at The Mann for his Philly fans? We know you are. Luckily for you, we’re giving away two pairs of tickets to August 30 concert here and on uwishunu.com. Simply fill out the entry form on either site for a chance to win big.

The giveaway will run through Thursday, August 27 at 5 p.m. and you can submit one entry per day per email address to increase your winning odds.

If you don’t want to leave it up to chance, then be sure to check out the below concert details for a link to purchase tickets online now.

For the complete contest rules, click here.

Lenny Kravitz
When: Sunday, August 30, 8 p.m.
Where: The Mann Center, 5201 Parkside Avenue
Cost: $30-$89.50
More Info: Purchase tickets online.
 

The entry period for this contest has ended. Thank you for entering!

 


Tonight: Jacqueline Constance Headlines The Next Edition Of Sanctuary LIVE! - Friday, August 21

  • Posted By: James Claiborne
  • August 21, 2015
    • Jacqueline Constance
      • Jacqueline Constance
      • Photo Credit: Courtesy of the artist

Tonight, Art Sanctuary — Philly's premier black arts hub — presents its monthly third Friday open mic and music showcase, Sanctuary LIVE! This edition of the monthly jam features an intimate night of music with Philly's own indie soul-star, Jacqueline Constance.

An emerging artists on the local music scene, Jacqueline Constance is Philly-born singer/songwriter who's known for silky vocals, undeniable grooves and her penchant for creating dope beats with a loop pedal during her sets.

Effortlessly blending hip-hop, soul and jazz influences into her sound, Constance is a unique and fresh addition to the Philadelphia musical landscape. Armed with a mic, foot pedal and a small mixer this Philadelphia-born powerhouse turns breaths, beats and other vocal elements into an intricate background track for her live performances.

Born and raised in the Mt Airy section of Philadelphia, Jacqueline attended the legendary Creative and Performing Arts High School  which also brought us such artists as the Roots, Boyz II Men, Jazmine Sullivan, to name a few. Constance  has also performed at notable venues such as The Hard Rock Cafe, World Cafe Live and the Kimmel Center.

Sanctuary LIVE! is hosted by Philly-based poet Safa and kicks off with an open mic from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The open mic segment is backed by rising Philly jazz vocalist and pianist, V. Shayne Frederick — a pitch perfect addition to any musical setting. 

In addition to the lush vocals from the incredible lineup of musicians, attendees will get a chance to check out Art Sanctuary's latest exhibit, My Son Matters, which includes over two dozen poignant photographs of black mothers and their sons. 

Be sure to RSVP in advance, because you most definitely want to be front and center when these Philly talents step on stage. Wine and light fare included.


Sanctuary LIVE! Featuring Jacqueline Constance
When: Friday, August 21, Doors 7 p.m., Show 7:30 p.m.
Where: Art Sanctuary, 16th and Bainbridge
Cost: $10
More Info: RSVP here.


London-born Recording Artist Lianne La Havas Performs At The TLA, Sunday, September 20

  • Posted By: James Claiborne
  • August 21, 2015
    • Lianne La Havas
      • Lianne La Havas
      • Photo Credit: Courtesy of the artist

UPDATE: Please note, this show has been moved to September 20 at The TLA due to the upcoming Papal visit. All details below reflect the new, updated time and location. 

Since the 2012 US release of her debut album Is Your Love Big Enough?, UK singer, songwriter Lianne La Havas has been living a charmed life.

Her 2012 album was named the iTunes Album of 2012 and upon hearing it megastars Stevie Wonder and Prince both reached out to connect with London's rising soul star — personally praising her feel-good, authentic sound.

More recently, the singer dropped her sophomoric project, Blood, in July of this year. The project has been widely acclaimed as an instant classic and includes La Havas' lead single, "Unstoppable." With the release of the project, Lianne takes to the road for an international tour that will take the honey-voiced, soul-laced recording artists to more than 40 cities across the US, Europe and Canada.

On September 20, La Havas hits the TLA on South Street for an incredibly beautiful, intimate night of music. Grab your tickets now because you won't want to miss her Philadelphia return.


Lianne La Havas
When: Sunday, September 20
Where: The TLA, 334 South Street
Cost: $28.50-$55
More Info: Click here.


Contest: Win A Pair Of Tickets To See Kamasi Washington At World Cafe Live - Thursday, August 27

  • Posted By: James Claiborne
  • August 18, 2015
    • Kamasi Washington performs in Philadelphia
      • Kamasi Washington performs in Philadelphia
      • Photo Credit: Courtesy of the artist

 A celebrated saxophonist, composer and band leader, Kamasi Washington has had an epic year, thus far. Along with releasing his gamechanging project, aptly titled The Epic, on the genre-defying label Brainfeeder in May, Washington was also featured on Kendrick Lamar's 2015 breakout album, To Pimp A Butterfly — both of which are being hailed as instant classics by fans and critics alike.

With over 172 minutes of music across three volumues, Kamasi Washington's latest project is an epic musical journey brought to life by Washington's itensely futuristic saxophone playing and a 32-piece orchestra and a 20-piece choir.

One listen to The Epic will have you feenin' for a live musical experience with Kamasi and his band. Luckily for us, Washington is set to perform at University City music hotspot, World Cafe Live on Thursday, August 27.

Want in on the show? Just complete the below entry form for your chance to win a pair of tickets to the show.  If you don't want to leave it up to chance, then you can find all of the concert details below. 

You can read the official contest rules here.

Kamasi Washington
When: Thursday, August 27, 7:15 p.m.
Where: World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut Street
Cost: $15-$24
Details: Buy tickets online here.

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R&B/Soul Legend Stevie Wonder Pops Up In Philly To Announce An October Show At The Wells Fargo Center

  • Posted By: James Claiborne
  • August 17, 2015
    • Stevie Wonder
      • Stevie Wonder
      • Photo Credit: Courtesy of the artist

Yes, Philly, it's true. Music legend Stevie Wonder popped up in Philadelphia today to play a free show at Dilworth Park.

After playing a previous surprise show in Washington D.C., Wonder hit the road and landed in Philly this afternoon to entertain his fan and drop some exciting news about his Songs in the Key of Life tour. Stevie's short set even included a surprise appearance by Philadelphia singer/songerwriter, Jazmine Sullivan, who sat in on a unforgettable version of Stevie's hit, Superstition.

Along with the pop up show, the legendary songwriter announced an extension for his current tour, which includes final run of shows to 20 North American cities including Philadelphia on Wednesday, October 7 at Wells Fargo Center.

Citibank pre-sale tickets are available on Tuesday, August 18 at Noon EST through Citi's Private Pass® Program in select cities. For complete pre-sale details, visit www.citiprivatepass.com. General tickets for select cities will be available beginning Friday, August 21 at 10AM EST at ComcastTIX.com, Wells Fargo Center Box Office or by phone.

 

Stevie Wonder: Songs in the Key of Life Tour
When: Wednesday, October 7, 8 p.m.
Where: Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S Broad Street
Cost: TBA
More Info: Purchase tickets online here.


Top Picks: 15 Must-Hit Concerts In Philadelphia Through The End Of Summer

  • Posted By: James Claiborne
  • August 14, 2015
    • Jay-Z at  Made In America Music Festival
      • Jay-Z at Made In America Music Festival
      • Photo Credit: Photo by: Michael Falco

Yes, the summer season seems to be flying by. But, don't fret — there's still no shortage of dope live entertainment rocking Philadelphia stages over the next few weeks.

From heavyweight music veterans like Jay Z, Beyonce, Chris Brown, Diana Ross and Beanie Sigel, to emerging Philly-based acts like Laurin Talese and Chill Moody — we've pulled together a list of all of the can't-miss shows that are going down in Philadelphia through late summer.

You can find all of the details on these shows below, and be sure to keep an eye on the Philly 360° events page for all of the city's hottest live music concerts, fashion events and creative happenings. Let's go!

    • Bilal returns to Philadelphia this summer.
      • Bilal returns to Philadelphia this summer.
      • Photo Credit: Photo by Kawai Matthews

Laurin Talese

Tuesday, 6 p.m. | Stratus Rooftop Lounge, 433 Chestnut Street | Free
Philly-based singer/songwriter Laurin Talese headlines a weekly night of jazz and cocktails at the Stratus Rooftop Lounge in Old City. So, if you're looking for your next favorite weekly jam with a great cocktails, a stellar view of the city and one of the best jazz artists that Philly has to offer — then this event is for you. MORE INFO

PHL Live 2015 Kick Off with Chill Moody & Kid Felix

Tuesday, August 18 | The TLA, 334 South Street | $10
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. Now partnering with Philly Fashion Week, this kick-off will feature fun, fashion and music by Philly’s own Chill Moody and Kid Felix. MORE INFO

Heineken Green Room: Maseo From De La Soul

Wednesday, August 19 | Underground Arts, 1200 Callowhill Street
This special edition of the Heineken Green Room includes a creative fusion of music and art featuring Maseo, an anchoring member of the legendary hip-hop group De La Soul, and  international graffiti master, Tim Diet. MORE INFO

Red Bull Sound Select Featuring Bilal

Thursday, August 20 | Underground Arts, 1200 Callowhill Street | $3 with RSVP
Joining Bilal on August 20 for the next edition of Red Bull Sound Select will be Son Little, a former collaborator of The Legendary Roots Crew and RJD2 and newcomer Kate Faust — a soulful singer/songwriter that has been making plenty of noise on the local music scene. MORE INFO

    • Chris Brown's One Hell of a Nite Tour Hits Philadelphia.
      • Chris Brown's One Hell of a Nite Tour Hits Philadelphia.
      • Photo Credit: Courtesy of the artist

Chris Brown

Friday, August 21 | Susquehanna Bank Center, 1 Harbour Boulevard, Camden, NJ | $25-$270
Set to be an epic night, “Loyal” singer Chris Brown is bringing his One Hell of a Nite Tour just across the bridge to the Susquehanna Bank Center on Friday, August 21. The 25-city tour, which is making its way to town just as concert-goers are getting all their last shows in for late summer, features a lively lineup of acts including Fetty Wap, Kid Ink, Omarion and Teyana Taylor. MORE INFO

Peedi Crakk

Friday, August 21 | Pub Webb, 1527 Cecil B. Moore Avenue | $25
Peedi Crakk rose to fame during the State Property take over when a few dope emcees from Philadelphia found themselves signed to one of the hottest labels of the late 90s and 2000s–Roc-A-Fella Records under the guise of Jay-Z and Dame Dash. Crakk’s melodic flow and playful banter quickly put a spotlight on the North Philadelphia native as a standout star. Catch him at a special edition of the “I Heart the Arts” Variety Show at Pub Webb. MORE INFO


Divas Simply Singing

Saturday, August 22 |  Dell Music Center, 2400 Strawberry Mansion Drive | $25-$55
The city's own celebrated actress and author, Sheryl Lee Ralph's brings her annual hit “Diva's Simply Singing” to The Dell on August 22. This year's program includes a phenomenal lineup of powerhouse diva-worthy vocalists, including Faith Evans, Meli'sa Morgan, Carol Riddick, Urban Guerilla Orchestra, Angela Winbush, Monifah, Matthew Schuler and Candace Benson. MORE INFO

    • The crowd at Made in America
      • The crowd at Made in America
      • Photo Credit: M. Edlow for GPTMC

Lady B. Basement Party

Sunday, August 23 | Dell Music Center, 2400 Strawberry Mansion Drive | $25-$55
Legendary Philadelphia MC-turned-radio personality, Lady B returns with her classic old school jam, Lady B Basement Party. The jam hits The Dell on Sunday, August 23 with performances by Naughty By Nature, 112, Biz Markie, Kool Moe D, Force MDS, Stetsasonic, and Tuff Crew. MORE INFO

Alice Smith

Tuesday, August 25 | World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut Street | $23-$33
When Alice Smith steps on stage, fans — new and old — pay attention, because they know a dope show is about to go down. Fresh off the release of her latest album She, Smith is hitting the road again, and her first stop is World Cafe Live in University City. MORE INFO

    • Beyonce and Jay-Z taking in Made in America
      • Beyonce and Jay-Z taking in Made in America
      • Photo Credit: M. Edlow for GPTMC

Earl Sweatshirt

Saturday, September 5 | The TLA, 334 South Street | $27
Born Thebe Kgositsile, Earl Sweatshirt is a West Coast rapper and member of the Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All crew. Following in the footsteps of Eminem, Natas, and Esham, Earl would ultimately signed a deal with Columbia Records —enabling him to issue material on the major label through his own Tan Cressida imprint. Catch Earl on Saturday, September 25 at South Street music hub, The TLA. Tickets on sale now. MORE INFO

Made In America

September 5 & 6 | Benjamin Franklin Parkway | $150
For the fourth consecutive year, Jay Z's Budweiser Made in America Festival will land in Philly with two days of nonstop musical performances by an epic lineup of artists, each handpicked by Jay. The big news? Bey's back.You can check out the full lineup, festival details and the official flyer here. MORE INFO


Beanie Sigel

Wednesday, September 9 | The TLA, 334 South Street | $35
Buzz-worthy Philadelphia-bred rap veteran Beanie Sigel lands at The TLA on South Street in September for a rare performance in his hometown. Known for his effortless and flawless executive and lyrical prowess, this performance is not to be missed. MORE INFO

    • Lianne La Havas
      • Lianne La Havas
      • Photo Credit: Courtesy of the artist

Diana Ross

Sunday, September 20 | The Mann Center, 5201 Parkside Avenue | $49.50-$110
Due to demand, R&B/soul legend Diana Ross returns to The Mann with her In The Name of Love Tour in September. Ross' remarkable career spans almost five decades, making the classic soul diva one of the most iconic female singers of all time. MORE INFO

Lianne La Havas

Sunday, September 20 | The TLA, 334 South Street | $28.50
Since the 2012 US release of her debut album Is Your Love Big Enough?, UK singer/songerwriter Lianne La Havas has been living a charmed life. Recently, the singer dropped a new project, Blood, which includes her highly-praised first single, "Unstoppable." On September 20, La Havas hits Union Transfer in Spring Garden for an incredibly beautiful, intimate night of music. Grab your tickets and don't miss her Philadelphia return. MORE INFO

Wale

Thursday, September, 24 | Electric Factory, 421 N 7th Street | $37.50-$40
Hailed as one of the hottest talents in hip-hop, GRAMMY-nominated rapper Wale performs at the Electric Factory on September 24. Earlier this year, Wale released his highly anticipated fourth studio album, which is widely looked at as his most eclectic, entertaining and personal album to date. MORE INFO


CONTEST: Enter The Made In America Ticket Giveaway Sweepstakes To Win A Pair Of Two-Day Passes

  • Posted By: James Claiborne
  • August 7, 2015
    • Made In America
      • Made In America
      • Photo Credit: M. Edlow for Visit Philadelphia / Philly 360°

UPDATE: Earlier this week Made In America announced that the two-day festival was officially sold out! But, don't fret — promoters have just announced that they are putting more tickets on sale today. To celebrate, we're giving our followers a few additional chances to win by extending our contest through noon on Monday, August 31. Enter daily to increase your winning odds!

Philly, it's about to go down! Jay Z’s epic Made in America Music Festival returns to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway for Labor Day Weekend 2015, and we are definitely hyped for its return.

Now in its fouth year, the blockbuster urban music fest lands here in Philadelphia on September 5 and 6. Famously curated by Jay Z, Made in America boasts an impressive roster of artists, including Jay Z's superstar wife Beyonce, The Weeknd, J. Cole, DJ Mustard, Santigold, De La Soul and Action Bronson, to name a few.

Tickets to the two-day fest are already on sale here, and a two-day pass runs $150. Longing to go, but don't want to damage your wallet?

Well, we’re giving you the chance to experience all of the dope music and festival action in-person. Starting today, the Made In America Weekend Giveaway Sweepstakes has launched on Philly360.com and uwishunu.com.

Enter on any of our sites daily to win the grand prize of a pair of two-day passes to the popular music festival. Enter the Made In America Weekend Giveaway Sweepstakes below once daily through noon on Monday, August 31 for a chance to win.

For the complete contest rules, check here.

Stay tuned right here for more info on Made In America as the festival approaches.

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Diplo's Mad Decent Block Party Returns To The Philadelphia Waterfront With An Epic, Two-Day Party, August 6 & 7

  • Posted By: James Claiborne
  • August 4, 2015
    • Diplo at Festival Pier at Penn's Landing
      • Diplo at Festival Pier at Penn's Landing
      • Photo Credit: M. Edlow for GPTMC

No summer is complete without a few classic Philly block parties, right? True. This week, Mad Decent Block Party is back on the scene to take your summer block party to the next level — actually the next 100 levels.

Starting seven years ago as a small party held outside of Diplo’s Philadelphia label headquarters, the Mad Decent Block Party (MDBP) has grown into a massive, traveling music festival that’s been dubbed “America’s Biggest Block Party.”

This year, Mad Decent will bring its monstrous block party to 19 cities across the US, including a two-day affair on the Philadelphia waterfront with international turntablist and original Mad Decent mastermind Diplo.

MDPG 2015 is set to take over Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing on August 6 and 7 and features dozens of must-see performances by top DJs and musical acts, including Flosstradamus, ILoveMakonnen, Jack Ü, JAUZ, Nadus, Porter Robinson, Swizzymack, What So Not and more.

Friday night, once the main show is done, the festivities will move over to another popular Columbus Boulevard venue, SoundGarden Hall, for the Mad Decent Block Party Afterparty. This 18-and-over finale will have hot music, decent drinks, and plenty of opportunity to sweat it out on the dancefloor to the sounds of the country’s freshest DJs. After party tickets are just $25, the party kicks off at 10 p.m. and goes until 2 a.m.

Keep in mind that MDBP is an outdoor, general admission and standing room only event. So when selecting your festival fashions, be sure to go for comfortable, lightweight clothing and shoes options. Also, consider bringing along a refillable water bottle to keep hydrated throughout the daylong festivities.

Browse this Mad Decent FAQ page for other general tips, including a list of allowable and prohibited items. 

Now, grab your party people crew and make plans to hit the Philadelphia stop of this city-hopping music festival. Trust us, you don’t want to be the only person not there. 

 

Mad Decent Block Party 
When: Thursday, August 6 & Friday, August 7, 3 p.m. 
Where: Festival Pier at Penn's Landing, 601 N. Columbus Boulevard
Cost: $40
More Info: Click here.


Must-Hit: Kindred The Family Reunion Returns With Performances By Chill Moody, Teedra Moses, Dwele, Jeff Bradshaw & More, Sunday, August 9

  • Posted By: James Claiborne
  • August 3, 2015
    • Kindred the Family Soul - Fatin & Aja
      • Kindred the Family Soul - Fatin & Aja
      • Photo Credit: Courtesy of Kindred the Family Soul

Philly soul duo, Kindred the Family Soul is back with their signature community-centered, family-friendly festival, The Kindred Family Reunion.The Reunion will be jam-packed day of fun, music, food, and much more. The best part — it’s totally free and open to the public. 

A Philly-famous husband and wife soul group, Kindred The Family Soul are the proud parents of six children and through their music and community work stress the value of placing family first. Their smooth sound has led them to the tops of the charts and all across the country performing their great music. Kindred will perform material from their latest release, A Couple of Friends.

The group was even featured on a recent Walmart Ad. You can watch it here. 

For the third annual Kindred Family Reunion, the celebration moves to West Philadelphia and takes over the KingChessing Field at 49th Street and Chester Avenue. Along with a celebrity softball game, kickball, a jerk chicken cook off, and soul karaoke, Reunion attendees will also enjoy a stellar lineup of performances by A-list talents like Chill Moody, Teedra Moses, Dwele, Jeff Bradshaw, Brotherly Love, Eric Roberson, Cheryl Pepsi Riley and many others.

The event will also include a water ice contest between two local favorites, Fred's Water Ice and Dre's Water Ice. Even Little League Super Star Mo'Ne Davis will be on site to make an appearance and greet fans. Kindred The Family Soul will take to the stage and perform around 4:30 pm.

So, lock in the date, tell your friends and fam — then get ready to watch two of Philly's finest give back like only our city can. Let's go! 


Kindred the Family Reunion
When: Sunday, August 9, Noon to 6 p.m.
Where: KingChessing Field at 49th Street and Chester Avenue
Cost: Free
More Info: Click here


Must-Hit List: Kevin Hart, Erykah Badu, Estelle, Nicki Minaj, Mad Decent Block Party & More

  • Posted By: James Claiborne
  • July 31, 2015
    • Behind The Scenes With Kevin Hart And Ice Cube
      • Behind The Scenes With Kevin Hart And Ice Cube
      • Photo Credit: M. Edlow for Visit Philadelphia / Philly 360°

Featured Events

Nicki Minaj: The Pinkprint Tour – Thursday, August 6

With the release of her third studio album, The Pinkprint, Nicki Minaj hit the road for a North American tour. The Young Money powerhouse comes through Susquehanna Bank Center alongside Philly’s own Meek Mill, Rae Sremmurd, Tinashe and Dej Loaf on August 6. MORE INFO


Mad Decent Block Party – Thursday, August 6 & Friday, August 7

The summer block party to end all block parties—Diplo’s Mad Decent Block Party once again returns to Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing for two epic days of nonstop partying on the Philadelphia waterfront. MORE INFO


Erykah Badu & Estelle – Thursday, August 13

After slaying her headlining performance at this year’s Roots Picnic, Erykah Badu makes her way back to Philly with UK soul/pop vocalist Estelle for another must-hit show at The Dell Music Center. Get the details on the show, and then watch our video exclusive of Estelle shopping at a few of our favorite local boutiques. MORE INFO

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

Duafe Presents: First Annual Community Collaborative – Saturday, August 15

Philly’s go-to expert for all things pertaining to natural hair care, Syreeta Scott, owner of Duafe Holistic Hair Care, hosts a massive, daylong community giveback on August 15. Along with music by DJ Lean Wit It and art-making by Ivben Taqiy, the First Annual Community Collaborative includes the return of the Tees vs. Tanks Basketball Tournament with Kings Rule Together founder Curran J. MORE INFO


Jacqueline Constance – Friday, August 21

One of the dopest emerging artists on the local music scene, Jacqueline Constance headlines the next edition of the third Friday music showcase, Sanctuary LIVE! This Philly-born singer/songwriter is known for her silky vocals, undeniable grooves and ability to create dope beats on a loop pedal during her live sets. MORE INFO


Kevin Hart: What Now? Tour – Sunday, August 30

Native Philly funnyman Kevin Hart is on a North American tour of 45 cities throughout the U.S. and Canada—including a stop in his hometown. Catch Hart’s hilarious antics in the arena-rocking What Now? Tour at Lincoln Financial Field. MORE INFO

    • Janet Hits Philly
      • Janet Hits Philly

Philly 360° Spotlights

Janet Jackson In Philly

A legit pop music icon, Janet Jackson is set to bring the second leg of her Unbreakable World Tour to Philadelphia next year. We’ve got the details on her February 2016 show and the group of Philly-bred talents that are playing on her highly anticipated tour. READ MORE

PHL Live Kickoff

Calling all Philly artists: Back for a second year, the citywide PHL Live music competition kicks off on August 18 with a concert at The TLA featuring Chill Moody, Kid Felix and a runway show by Philly Fashion Week. Get more details. READ MORE

    • Philly Youth Poetry Movement
      • Philly Youth Poetry Movement
      • Photo Credit: Courtesy of PYPM

Philly Youth Poetry Movement

So awesome. For the third time since 2006, a team of poets from Philly Youth Poetry Movement landed the first place prize during the international spoken word competition, Brave New Voices—and we’re definitely Philly proud. Read more on this story. READ MORE

Playlist: Julian King’s Sing For You

The wait is over. Sing for You, the new seven-song EP of native Philly singer/songwriter Julian King is finally here. Listen to it now on the Philly 360° Playlist. READ MORE


Earl Sweatshirt - Saturday, September 5

Earl Sweatshirt When: Saturday, September 5, 11 p.m. Where: The TLA, 334 South Street Cost: $27 More Info: Click here for details. Born Thebe Kgositsile, Earl Sweatshirt is a West Coast rapper and member of the Odd Future Wolf…

Made In America - September 5 & 6

Jay Z's Budweiser Made in America Festival When: Saturday, September 5 - Sunday, September 6 Where: The Benjamin Franklin Parkway Cost: $150 More Info: Buy tickets here. All good things come to an end, but great things always come…

John Coltrane Tribute Festival - Sunday, September 6

John Coltrane Tribute Festival When: Sunday, September 6, 12 - 6 p.m. Where: Church of the Advocate, 19th and Diamond Street Cost: Free More Info: www.artsanctuary.org Philadelphia's jazz roots run deep. For generations, our city has been home to…