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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
Artist For Artist When: Thursday, September 11, 7 p.m. Where: The Fire, 412 W. Girard Avenue Cost: $5 More Info: Click here. Artist For Artist returns to The Fire with live performances by some of the hottest indie acts coming out of Philadelphia. The lineup for the next installment…
Snarky Puppy When: Friday, September 12, 8 p.m. Where: World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut Street Cost: $23-25 More Info: Buy tickets online here. With the release of their most recent live album, Family Dinner, Snarky Puppy has gone from an underground secret to one of the most respected bands…
Calle 13 When: Saturday, September 27, 8 p.m. Where: The Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Streets Cost: $40-50 More Info: Click here. Winners of a record-breaking 19 Latin GRAMMYs and two US GRAMMYs, Latin music sensation Calle 13 is landing at The Kimmel Center on Saturday, September 27. Known…