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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
Philadanco When: Friday, December 6 - Sunday, December 8, 2:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. shows Where: Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts,300 S. Broad Street Cost: $29 - $46 More Info: Buy tickets online here. Prepare to be dazzled as the Philadelphia Dance Company (PHILADANCO) returns with their annual…
A$AP Ferg When: Saturday, December 7, 9 p.m. Where: The Theatre of Living Arts (TLA), 334 South Street Cost: $29 More Info: Buy tickets online here. After the triumphant release of his debut album Trap Lord, A$AP Ferg is on the move and wreckin’ mics across the country with…
Sittin' In With Jeff Bradshaw When: Wednesday, December 11, 8 p.m. Where: Kimmel Center - SEI Innovation Studio, 300 S. Broad Street Cost: Free More Info: Click here for additional details Trombonist Jeff Bradshaw has lent his smokin’ hot horns to some of the top names in the industry,…