Your guide to Philly's diverse creative scene, nightlife, music, food & more
June is always jam-packed with festivals, concerts and other vibrant happenings that make Philly shine. Since the pioneers of Black Music Month are deeply rooted in Philly music, it’s no surprise that Philly does it bigger and better each year.
With favorites like Chaka Khan, The Roots, Chrisette Michele, Earth, Wind & Fire and Sade hitting various stages all over the city, black music will be shaking up the streets of Philly.
Check out our top picks for the ultimate Black Music Month celebration.
Friday, June 3-Saturday, June 4
Highlights: Performances by Doc Gibbs, Johnny DeFrancesco, Tyrone Brown, Webb Thomas and more.
Saturday, June 4
Highlights: Performances by The Roots, Esperanza Spalding, Nas, Wiz Khalifa and more.
Saturday, June 11
Sunday, June 12
South Street (b/w 21st and 23rd Streets)
Friday, June 17-Saturday, June 19
Highlights: Performances by Chaka Khan, Chrisette Michele, Men of Soul (Jeffrey Osborne, Freddie Jackson, Peabo Bryson and Howard Hewett) and more.
Sunday, June 19
Sunday, June 19
Highlights: Performances by Chris Brown, Keri Hilson, Diddy Dirty Money and more.
Friday, June 24
Highlights: Honoring TSOP artists Jerry Butler, Chubby Checker and Dee Dee Sharp.
Friday, June 24-Saturday, June 25
Friday, June 24-Monday, July 4
Highlights: Performances by The Roots, Nancy Wilson, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Estelle, Earth, Wind & Fire and more.
Saturday, June 25
Wednesday, June 29
8 p.m. to midnight
Inside the Studio (featuring very special guests)
Sunday, June 26
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 T, OCD/REDA, Young Vipers, and T. MiLLz Saturday, June 4…
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…
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…