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 31st Annual Celebration of Black Writing When: May 1 - 31 Where: Various Locations Cost: See website for details. More Info: Click here. Art Sanctuary is back on the scene with The 31st Annual Celebration of Black Writing — and this year, they are definitely doing it big.…
The 8th Annual Roots Picnic When: Saturday, May 30 Where: Festival Pier at Penn's Landing, Columbus Boulevard & Spring Garden Street Cost: $99 More Info: rootspicnic.com or buy tickets here Philly, it's that time again! The Roots are bringing back their signature music festival—aka Roots Picnic—to their hometown. The…
The Roots Picnic Afterparty When: Saturday, May 30, 10 p.m. Where: Underground Arts, 1200 Callowhill Street Cost: $12 More Info: Buy tickets online here. The wait is almost over. Roots Picnic 2015 is about to go down—bringing another dope lineup of artists to the Philly waterfront. After partying all…
Roots, Rock, Run (R3) 5k Community Walk/Run When: Saturday, May 30 | 9 a.m. Where: Race starts at Anna Lane Lingelbach Elementary School (Wayne Avenue & Johnson Street) Cost: Pre-registration is $25 at brynmawracing.com or race-day registration will be $30. More Info: http://grassrootscommunityfoundation.org/events/event/2015-roots-rock-run/ Encouraging healthy lifestyles for girls and…