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
Philly 4th of July Jam & Fireworks When: Friday, July 4, 7 p.m. Where: Benjamin Franklin Parkway Cost: Free More Info: Click here. The Legendary Roots Crew have become the faces and sound for Independence Day in Philly. The hip-hop band and hometown favorites return as the concert curators…
Summer Art Jam When: Saturday, July 11, 10 p.m. Where: Gallery Isada, 3320 Collins Street Cost: $10 More Info: Click here for details. Ivben Taqiy is one of the hardest working artists in Philly. His pop culture influenced images have appeared on everything from sneakers to tees, gallery walls,…
Sanctuary LIVE! Featuring Lee Mo When: Friday, July 17, Doors 7 p.m., Show 7:30 p.m. Where: Art Sanctuary, 16th and Bainbridge Cost: $10 More Info: More details here. Each and every 3rd Friday, Art Sanctuary — Philly's premier black arts hub — returns with its monthly open mic and…
Floetry When: Friday, July 17 & Sunday, July 26 | 8 p.m. Where: Theater of Living Arts, 334 South Street Cost: $35 More info: Update: The July 17 show is now sold out. Click here for the July 26 show. The soulful duo Floetry is reuniting for a tour…