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
Jeff Bradshaw & Friends When: Tuesday, March 31, 8 p.m. Where: The TLA, 334 South Street Cost: $25 More Info: Buy tickets here. Philly native Jeff Bradshaw has toured the world playing alongside some of the industry’s biggest talents. Last year, Jeff brought it home to the Kimmel Center…
Red Bull Sound Select Curated by Veteran Freshman When: Thursday, April, 16, 8 PM Where: Underground Arts, 1200 Callowhill Street Cost: $3 with RSVP, $10 at the door More Info: Click here. A Philly fave, Red Bull Sound Select returns this month with another round of the hottest, most-talented…
Skizzy Mars When: Saturday, April 18 Where: The Trocadero Theater, 1008 Arch Street Cost: $16-18 More Info: Click here for details. This April, New York hitmaker Skizzy Mars lands in Philadelphia to unleashed his latest collection of original material, The Pace. The artist's second full-length in total, the 12-track…
Fourth Annual Center City Jazz Festival When: Saturday, April 25 from 1pm – 7pm Where: Chris' Jazz Cafe, Fergie's Pub, Milkboy Philadelphia, and Time Restaurant Tickets: $15 in advance and $20 day of More Info: www.ccjazzfest.com Attention Philly jazz-heads: It's back! Following the success of the 2014 events, Center…