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
DesignPhiladelphia When:Thursday, October 9 - Friday, October 17 Where: Various Locations Cost: See website for details. More Info: 2014.designphiladelphia.org DesignPhiladelphia returns, taking over a host of Philly venues and creative spaces from October 9 through 17. Now in its tenth year, the festival has grown into one of the…
Black Milk When: Saturday, October 18, 8 p.m. Where: Johnny Brenda's, 1201 N. Frankford Avenue Cost: $15 More Info: Click here for tickets. After landing his first production credit for underground hip-hop squad Slum Village in 2002, Black Milk went on to become a celebrated producer and rapper. Few…
Marsha Ambrosius When: Thursday, October 23, 8 p.m. Where: The TLA, 334 South Street Cost: $42 More Info: Click here to purchase tickets. Calling all the lovers: Still riding high off the release of her latest album Friends & Lovers, R&B songstress Marsha Ambrosius is set to hit The…