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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
Local Run with Kevin Hart When: Saturday, August 29, 8:04 a.m. Where: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Cost: Free with online registration. More Info: Click here. This weekend, native Philadelphia funny-man Kevin Hart brings it home with the highest-grossing comedy show of all time, The What…
Earl Sweatshirt When: Saturday, September 5, 11 p.m. Where: The TLA, 334 South Street Cost: $27 More Info: Click here for details. Born Thebe Kgositsile, Earl Sweatshirt is a West Coast rapper and member of the Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All crew. Following in the footsteps of…
Jay Z's Budweiser Made in America Festival When: Saturday, September 5 - Sunday, September 6 Where: The Benjamin Franklin Parkway Cost: $150 More Info: Buy tickets here. All good things come to an end, but great things always come back again. Philly, we're excited to announce that for the…
John Coltrane Tribute Festival When: Sunday, September 6, 12 - 6 p.m. Where: Church of the Advocate, 19th and Diamond Street Cost: Free More Info: www.artsanctuary.org Philadelphia's jazz roots run deep. For generations, our city has been home to some of the world's biggest names in jazz — including…