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Philly 360° Music Guide: Check Out The Show Schedule And Artists Lineup For Jay Z's Budweiser Made In America Music Festival - August 30 & 31

  • Posted By: James Claiborne
  • August 28, 2014
    • Jay-Z
      • Jay-Z
      • Photo Credit: Michael Falco for The New York Times

Philly, it's time to turn up! Jay Z's Made in America music festival lands in Philadelphia this weekend for another epic two-day concert on The Parkway. We're definitely hype for its return and we're guessing you are too.

For MIA year-three, Mr. Carter has once again hand-selected a dope and genre-defying lineup of talent including "Happy" writer Pharrell, reigning rap and entertainment star Kanye West, classic throwback group De La Soul, and hitmaker J. Cole, just to name a few. 

We've pulled together our guide with all the information you need to know about the artists, show schedule, and the pre-party and after-parties. BTW — if you're looking for more logistical details, like transportation, parking and festival layout, then check out this helpful MIA guide from our friends at uwishunu.com


Jay Z's Budweiser Made in America Festival
When: Saturday, August 30 - Sunday, August 31
Where: The Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Cost: $117 for 2-day pass, $526 for 2-day VIP
More Info: Buy tickets here


The Philly 360° Guide to Made In America - Philadelphia

    • Made In America Festival lineup to include Pharrell and Kanye West
      • Made In America Festival lineup to include Pharrell and Kanye West
      • Photo Credit: Courtesy of the artists

The MIA Lineup:

With festival this big and a lineup this diverse, there's bound to be a few unfamiliar artists in the mix. But, don't worry — we've got you covered. You can click any of the below links to check out more info on each of the MIA performers for this year.  

Kanye West | Pharrell Williams | J. Cole | De La Soul |3LAU | The Neighbourhood | Danny Brown | YG | Holy Ghost | Penguin Prison | Destructo |Bleachers | DJ Cassidy Cherub | Will Sparks | Young & Sick | Vacationer | Cut Snake | Kaneholler | Steve Aoki Girl Talk | Spoon | Chromeo | City and ColourGrimes | Awolnation | R3hab | Gareth Emery Baauer | Tommy Trash | Mayer Hawthorne | Kongos | Tiesto | The National | Kings of Leon


The MIA Stage Schedules:

Here is the stage schedule for Saturday, August 30:

Liberty Stage 
Steve Aoki 9:30 to 10:30 p.m. 
J. Cole 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Chromeo 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Mayer Hawthorne 4:00 to 4:45 p.m.
DJ Cassidy 2:45 to 3:15 p.m. 
Young & Sick 1:30 to 2:00 p.m.

Rocky Stage
Kanye West 10:30 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
The National 8:30 to 9:30 p.m.
City & Colour 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. 
Big Daddy Kane 4:50 to 5:30 p.m.
The Neighbourhood 3:15 to 4:00 p.m.
Cherub 2:00 to 2:45 p.m.

Freedom Stage
R3HAB 8:00 to 9:15 p.m.
Bauuer 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Cut Snake 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Holy Ghost! 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Destructo 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Kaneholler 2:15 to 3:00 p.m.

Skate Park Stage
Glassjaw 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Pissed Jeans 5:15 to 6:00 p.m.
OCD: Moosh & Twist 4:00 to 4:45 p.m.
Baby Baby 2:45 to 3:30 p.m.
Bas 2:00 to 2:30 p.m.
OBGMs 1:15 to 1:45 p.m.

Here is the stage schedule for Sunday, August 31:

Liberty Stage
Tiesto 8:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Girl Talk  6:45 to 7:30 p.m.
Grimes 5:15 to 6:00 p.m.
Danny Brown 3:45 to 4:30 p.m.
Kongos 2:30 to 3:00 p.m.
Vacationer 1:30 to 2:00 p.m.

Rocky Stage
Kings of Leon 9:30 to 11:00 p.m.
Pharrell Williams 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Spoon 6:00 to 6:45 p.m.
AWOLNATION 4:35 to 5:15 p.m.
YG 3:00 to 3:45 p.m.
Bleachers 2:00 to 2:30 p.m.

Freedom Stage
Gareth Emery 7:15 to 8:30 p.m.
Tommy Trash 6:15 to 7:15 p.m.
3LAU 5:20 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.
Will Sparks 4:30 to 5:20 p.m.
Penguin Prison 3:40 to 4:30 p.m.
Mimosa 2:50 to 3:40 p.m.
Bixel Boys 2:00 to 2:50 p.m.
Noah Breakfast 1:30 to 2:00 p.m.

Skate Park Stage
The Menzingers 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Man Overboard 5:15 to 6:00 p.m.
Bear Hands 4:00 to 4:45 p.m.
Nothing 2:45 to 3:30 p.m.
Cruisr 2:00 to 2:30 p.m. 
Misterwives 1:15 to 1:45 p.m.

    • Common
      • Common
      • Photo Credit: Courtesy of common

The MIA Pre-Party & The After Parties:

Made in Philly
Thursday, August 28, 8 p.m. | World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut Street | $20
More Info: Click here.

On Thursday, August 28, watch Philadelphia’s hottest rising stars takeover the World Café Live stage for the 2nd annual Made in Philly concert. The evening will feature live performances from acts like Aaron Camper, Al 1 Thing, Brianna Cash, GoGo Morrow, Beano, DJ Aktuve and many more.


PhillyMade featuring Common
Friday, August 29 | Voltage Lounge, 421 N. 7th Street | $10
More info: Purchase tickets online here

On Friday, August 29, the night before MIA hits the Parkway, Adam Blackstone, founder of BBE and musical director for Pharrell, Justin Timberlake, Rihanna and more, and Darrell Robinson, musical director for K Michelle, N.E.R.D and Kontraband 215, will join forces and pool their collective industry influence to show the world exactly what it means to be PhillyMade. Performances by Chill Moody, Aaron Camper, Scoop, DJ Aktive and more. 


Made In America: The After Party with DJ Aktive
Saturday, August 30 | Aura, 628 N. Front Street | 10 p.m. - 2 a.m.
More info: RSVP online here

Saturday is your chance to party like a rock star to the sounds of DJ Aktive — Kanye West's tour DJ and Philly's favorite turntablist. Stop through Aura nightclub after the concert for the Made In America after party in the Philadelphia nieghborhood of Northern Liberties. 


Finally, if you're still looking for motivation to grab your last minute tickets, then check out our video recap of Jay Z's Made in America year-one. 


BASSic Black Entertainment & Kontraband 215 Present PhillyMade At Voltage Lounge Featuring Common, DJ Aktive, Chill Moody, Aaron Camper, Laiya St.Clair, Deelishis & More - Friday, August 29

  • Posted By: James Claiborne
  • August 22, 2014
    • PhillyMade Party
      • PhillyMade Party
      • Photo Credit: Courtesy of Live Nation

Philly, Labor Day weekend is quickly approaching. And, trust us — it's going to be a truly dope weekend for Philly and our music scene. In addition to Jay Z's bi-coastal Made in America (MIA) festival, BASSic Black Entertainment (BBE) and Kontraband 215 are teaming up to present PhillyMade

On Friday, August 29, the night before MIA hits the Parkway with headliners like Pharrell, Kanye West and De La Soul, a concert/party of epic proportions will go down at Voltage Lounge

The event masterminds, Adam Blackstone, founder of BBE and musical director for Pharrell, Justin Timberlake, Rihanna and more, and Darrell Robinson, musical director for K Michelle, N.E.R.D and Kontraband 215, have joined forces and pooled their collective industry influence to show the world exactly what it means to be PhillyMade.

As you might expect, the PhillyMade lineup features an incredible roster of talent including West Philly emcee Chill Moody, BBE recording artist Aaron Camper, and Kontraband 215 frontman Scoop. Holding down the turntables this night will be DJ Aktive and DJ Dummy, while Hot 107.9 on-air personality Laiya St.Clair and  winner of VH1's hit reality TV show Flavor of Love 2, Deelishis will take centerstage as hosts. 

The big news? Kontraband and BBE just announced that hip-hop great turned entertainer extraordinaire, Common, just signed on to make an appearance. And, we all know Common's got mad love for Philly.  

Philly 360° will be on-site to capture behind-the-scene footage and artists interviews, so be on the lookout for us. For now, grab your tickets, spread the word, and let's show 'em exactly how PhillyMade people get down. Let's go! 


PhillyMade Party
When: Friday, August 29
Where: Voltage Lounge, 421 N. 7th Street 
Cost: $30-42
More Info: Purchase tickets online here


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
    • Philly 360° Guide To Made In America
      • Philly 360° Guide To Made In America
      • 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.  


Young Money Solo Artist & Maroon 5 Keyboardist PJ Morton Performs At World Cafe Live - Friday, August 1

  • Posted By: James Claiborne
  • July 31, 2014
    • PJ Morton
      • PJ Morton
      • Photo Credit: Courtesy of PJ Morton

Briclyn Entertainment, 2 PM Music and TMP Management &Promotions are back on the scene and teaming up for another dope show. On August 1, Briclyn and crew 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

The GRAMMY, Dove and Stellar Award-winning producer/songwriter's ability to effortlessly cross just about any genre of music from, soul to pop, gospel and rock, has secured his position in the industry. Last year, his acclaimed major label debut New Orleans, which features Stevie Wonder, Adam Levine and Busta Rhymes, hit #1 on iTunes R&B Albums Chart and Top 5 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart. 

PJ Morton has written and produced for many artists including Musiq Soulchild, Dewayne Woods, Ruben Studdard, Monica, Men of Standard, India Arie, Jeff Bradshaw and more.

This is definitely a can't-miss production. #bethere  


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. 


CONTEST: Enter The Made In America Weekend Giveaway Sweepstakes To Win A Pair Of Two-Day Passes And A Two-Night Hotel Stay In Philly

  • Posted By: James Claiborne
  • July 31, 2014
    • Win Tickets To Jay Z's Made In America
      • Win Tickets To Jay Z's Made In America
      • Photo Credit: M. Edlow for Visit Philadelphia / Philly 360°

Jay Z's Budweiser Made In America festival will once again land in Philly, hitting The Parkway with two epic days of unstoppable music. Again this year, Jay has hand-selected another incredible, genre-defying lineup of artists, including Kayne West, Kings of Leon, Pharrell, The National, De La Soul, Girl Talk, Chromeo, J. Cole, De La Soul, Spoon and more. Click here to see the full lineup.

We're guessing that you want in on the action, right? We know you do. That's why we've joined forces with visitphilly.com and uwishunu.com for our Made In America Weekend Giveaway Sweepstakes.

Together, we're hooking up three lucky music fans with a pair of two-day MIA passes — and one contestant will even score a two-night hotel stay in Center City Philly. #winning Check out more details below and enter now for your chance to win big. 

Sweepstakes Details

One Grand Prize winner will receive one pair of two-day passes and a two night stay at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel. Two First Prize winners will receive a pair of two-day passes. Enter on any of our sites daily for your chance to win. 

You can find contest rules here

Event Details

Tickets are on sale now. So, if you don't want to leave it up to chance, then you can buy your tickets online today.  

Jay Z's Budweiser Made in America Festival - Philadelphia
When: Saturday, August 30 - Sunday, August 31
Where: The Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Cost: $117 for 2-day pass, $526 for 2-day VIP
More Info: Buy tickets here.

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CONTEST: Win A Chance To Perform Live At The TLA For The Philly Made Concert & Party On Labor Day Weekend

  • Posted By: James Claiborne
  • July 29, 2014
    • Philly Made Concert & Party 2014
      • Philly Made Concert & Party 2014

On the eve of the Jay Z's Made In America festival, Kontraband 215 and BASSic Black Entertainment (BBE) will join forces to present Philly MadeHeld at The TLA on South Street, Philly Made will present our city's hottest emerging musical talents — live and on one stage. 

The event masterminds, Adam Blackstone, founder of BBE and musical director for Pharrell, Justin Timberlake, Rihanna and more, and Darrell Robinson, musical director for K Michelle, N.E.R.D and Kontraband 215, have teamed up with ReverbNation to offer one up-and-coming Philly talent the chance to be added to the show's lineup. 

Say what? Yes, one local act will win a chance to perform alongside the all-star lineup of our city's freshest talents, showing the world exactly what it means to be Philly Made. 

You can click here to get more details on the contest — just make sure to enter by the August 5 deadline. And, stay tuned into Philly 360° for more details on this show.

Trust us, it's definitely going to be a dope show.


Tonight: Sittin' In Returns To The Kimmel Center Featuring Guitarist Ben O'Neill - Wednesday, July 9

  • Posted By: James Claiborne
  • July 9, 2014
    • Sittin' In featuring Ben O'Neill
      • Sittin' In featuring Ben O'Neill
      • Photo Credit: Courtesy of The Kimmel

Philly, another dope show is going down tonight — and you definitely can't afford to miss out on this one. That's right, tonight The Kimmel Center's monthly free music showcase and mixer, Sittin' In returns with another fresh lineup of Philly talent. 

The July edition of Sittin' In features GRAMMY-nominated, highly sought-after guitarist, Ben O'Neill. A fixture on the local music scene, O'Neill has played for some of the best known names in hip-hop, pop and R&B, including Kanye West, Kid Cudi, Christina Aguilera, and Tye Tribbett.

Now, Ben is turning his attention to his solo career and debut album, Ghosts & Green Shoots, a heartfelt project that showcases O'Neill's soul-laced guitar playing and songwriting skills — calling to mind the music of acts like Bon Iver, Dirty Projectors and The Flaming Lips.

So, come out, pull up a chair or hit the dancefloor, and check out new music from one of Philly's finest. As always, Sittin' In will feature resident turntabilist, Matthew Law a.k.a DJ PHSH and special guest MC Hezekiah Davis III.


Sittin' In: Hosted by Ben O'Neill
When: Wednesday, July 9 | 8 p.m. 
Where: The Kimmel Center | Broad & Spruce Streets
Cost: Free
More Info: Click here


Philly 360° Rewind: Behind The Scenes With Laurin Talese For The Philly Fourth of July Jam

  • Posted By: James Claiborne
  • July 8, 2014
    • Laurin Talese  @Philly360 Instagram Takeover
      • Laurin Talese @Philly360 Instagram Takeover
      • Photo Credit: L. Talese for Philly 360°

This past weekend, another epic, musically-charged Independence Day celebration went down on The Parkway. Philly's favorite hometown band, The Roots starred as headliners and houseband for the popular Philly Fourth of July Jam presented by VH1, which also included performances by Aloe Blacc, Jennifer Hudson, Ed Sheeran, Nicki Minaj — and a special appearance by Philly soul singer Bilal

But, the show's headliners weren't the only stars shining on stage! 

This year, BASSic Black Entertainment recording artist Laurin Talese was in the middle of all the action, lending her soulful vocals to the band backing the show's main acts. Philly 360° teamed up with the Laurin for a @Philly360 Instagram Takeover, bringing our fans an inside look at the rehearsals and backstage scene for the Philly Fourth of July Jam.  

Along with taking a few fashionable selifes with her fellow background vocalists,  @nicolerhurst and @ebonyjoimusic, Laurin grabbed shots with all of the music/entertainment notables, including Questlove, Black Thought, Charlie Mack, DJ Jazz Jeff, Marlon Wayans and more.

So, whip out your iPhones and Androids and check out the Philly 360° Instagram feed to see all of the fab pics Laurin captured for her takeover. You can also scroll through the below visual gallery to check out the images.


Check out Laurin Talese aka @LaurinDarling's Philly 360° Instagram Takeover!

    • Laurin Talese  @Philly360 Instagram Takeover
      • Laurin Talese @Philly360 Instagram Takeover
      • Photo Credit: L. Talese for Philly 360°
    • Laurin Talese  @Philly360 Instagram Takeover
      • Laurin Talese @Philly360 Instagram Takeover
      • Photo Credit: L. Talese for Philly 360°
    • Laurin Talese  @Philly360 Instagram Takeover
      • Laurin Talese @Philly360 Instagram Takeover
      • Photo Credit: L. Talese for Philly 360°
    • Laurin Talese  @Philly360 Instagram Takeover
      • Laurin Talese @Philly360 Instagram Takeover
      • Photo Credit: L. Talese for Philly 360°
    • Laurin Talese  @Philly360 Instagram Takeover
      • Laurin Talese @Philly360 Instagram Takeover
      • Photo Credit: L. Talese for Philly 360°
    • Laurin Talese  @Philly360 Instagram Takeover
      • Laurin Talese @Philly360 Instagram Takeover
      • Photo Credit: L. Talese for Philly 360°
    • Laurin Talese  @Philly360 Instagram Takeover
      • Laurin Talese @Philly360 Instagram Takeover
      • Photo Credit: L. Talese for Philly 360°
    • Laurin Talese  @Philly360 Instagram Takeover
      • Laurin Talese @Philly360 Instagram Takeover
      • Photo Credit: L. Talese for Philly 360°
    • Laurin Talese  @Philly360 Instagram Takeover
      • Laurin Talese @Philly360 Instagram Takeover
      • Photo Credit: L. Talese for Philly 360°
    • Laurin Talese  @Philly360 Instagram Takeover
      • Laurin Talese @Philly360 Instagram Takeover
      • Photo Credit: l. Talese for Philly 360°
    • Laurin Talese  @Philly360 Instagram Takeover
      • Laurin Talese @Philly360 Instagram Takeover
      • Photo Credit: L. Talese for Philly 360°
    • Laurin Talese  @Philly360 Instagram Takeover
      • Laurin Talese @Philly360 Instagram Takeover
      • Photo Credit: L. Talese for Philly 360°
    • Laurin Talese  @Philly360 Instagram Takeover
      • Laurin Talese @Philly360 Instagram Takeover
      • Photo Credit: L. Talese for Philly 360°
    • Laurin Talese  @Philly360 Instagram Takeover
      • Laurin Talese @Philly360 Instagram Takeover
      • Photo Credit: L. Talese for Philly 360°
    • Laurin Talese  @Philly360 Instagram Takeover
      • Laurin Talese @Philly360 Instagram Takeover
      • Photo Credit: L. Talese for Philly 360°
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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.


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