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Jam in June for Black Music Month

  • Posted By: Philly 360
  • June 1, 2011
    • Black Music Month
      • Black Music Month
      • Photo Credit: Philly 360

Jam In June For Black Music Month

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.

  

Remembering Grover Washington

Friday, June 3-Saturday, June 4

Chris’ Jazz Cafe

Highlights: Performances by Doc Gibbs, Johnny DeFrancesco, Tyrone Brown, Webb Thomas and more.

 

The Roots Picnic

Saturday, June 4

Penn's Landing Festival Pier

Highlights: Performances by The Roots, Esperanza Spalding, Nas, Wiz Khalifa and more.

 

Soweto Kinch Quartet

Saturday, June 11

Painted Bride Art Center

 

Odunde African-American Festival

Sunday, June 12

South Street (b/w 21st and 23rd Streets)

 

West Oak Lane Jazz and Arts Festival

Friday, June 17-Saturday, June 19

Ogontz Avenue

Highlights: Performances by Chaka Khan, Chrisette Michele, Men of Soul (Jeffrey Osborne, Freddie Jackson, Peabo Bryson and Howard Hewett) and more.

 

Sade & John Legend

Sunday, June 19

Wells Fargo Center

 

Radio One Super Jam

Sunday, June 19

Susquehanna Bank Center

Highlights: Performances by Chris Brown, Keri Hilson, Diddy Dirty Money and more.

 

The Sound of Philadelphia Celebration with the Phillies

Friday, June 24

Citizens Bank Park

Highlights: Honoring TSOP artists Jerry Butler, Chubby Checker and Dee Dee Sharp.

 

Jaguar Wright

Friday, June 24-Saturday, June 25

Warmdaddy’s

 

Wawa Welcome America!

Friday, June 24-Monday, July 4

Various locations

Highlights: Performances by The Roots, Nancy Wilson, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Estelle, Earth, Wind & Fire and more.

 

Orrin Evans Quartet

Saturday, June 25

Chris’ Jazz Café

 

Kindred the Family Soul Album Release Party

Wednesday, June 29

8 p.m. to midnight

Warmdaddy's

 

Inside the Studio (featuring very special guests)

Sunday, June 26

Warmdaddy’s

 

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