Your guide to Philly's diverse creative scene, nightlife, music, food & more
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
The Reality Show Tour Featuring Jazmine Sullivan When: Sunday, April 26, 8:00 PM Where: Theater of Living Arts Lounge, 334 South Street Cost: $40 More Info: Click here. Philly native and powerhouse vocalist Jazmine Sullivan is out on tour in support of her latest project, Reality Show. Earlier in…
In the Mix When: Monday, April 27, 5 - 7 p.m. Where: Hard Rock Café, 12th and Market Streets Cost: Free with RSVP More Info: RSVP here. This Month, The Recording Academy® Philadelphia Chapter is hosting the next edition of In the Mix at the Hard Rock Cafe in…
Ester Rada When: Tuesday, April 28, 8 p.m. Where: World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut Street Cost: $25 More Info: Buy tickets here. Ester Rada’s cross-cultural sound is a deep reflection of the Israeli born Ethiopian’s heritage. Critics describe her genre mixing sound as "gracefully combining Ethio-Jazz, Urban-funk, Neo-Soul and…
Toro Y Moi When: Thursday, April 30, 8 p.m. Where: Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden Cost: $20 More Info: Purchase tickets online here. Born Chaz Bundick, Toro Y Moi started making bedroom recordings unde this stage name in 2001. Drawing from a wide range of influences, including Daft Punk…