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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
Mad Decent Block Party When: Thursday, August 6 & Friday, August 7, 3 p.m. Where: Festival Pier at Penn's Landing, Columbus Boulevard Cost: $40 More Info: Click here. No summer is complete without a few classic Philly block parties, right? Well, this year, Mad Decent Block party is once…
Nicki Minaj: The Pinkprint Tour With Meek Mill, Rae Sremmurd, Tinashe & DeJ Loaf When: Thursday, August 6 | 7 p.m. Where: Susquehanna Center | Camden, NJ Cost: $35.25-145.75 More Info: Buy tickets here. Presale Password: RADIO Following up on her third studio album The Pinkprint, Nicki Minaj will…
Erykah Badu & Estelle When: Thursday, August 13 Where: The Dell Music Center, 2400 Strawberry Mansion Drive Cost: $20-$75 More Info: Click here for tickets. After slaying her headling performance at Roots Picnic 2015, Erykah Badu returns to Philadelphia for an open air concert at The Dell Music Center…
Duafe Presents: First Annual Community Collaborative When: Saturday, August 15, 1 - 5 p.m. Where: Panati Recreation Center, 3100 N. 22nd Street Cost: Free More Info: Click here. Philly’s go-to expert for all things pertaining to natural hair care, Syreeta Scott is the owner of one of the most…