Your guide to Philly's diverse creative scene, nightlife, music, food & more
The August 30 show is historic moment for the entertainer and the entire city — Hart's Lincoln Financial Field show marks the first time that a comedian will headline a show at an official NFL football stadium. #winning
But before Hart — a very vocal advocate for health and wellness — hits "The Linc" with his 45-city tour, he'll team up with Nike+ Run Club for a pop-up 5K run on Saturday, August 29. The race is offering free online registration and kicks off at 8:04 a.m. at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
So, come out and get your morning workout in with one of the funniest men is the business — Philly's own Kevin Hart.
Philly, we've got big news. Scratch that — we've got epic news.
This Sunday, August 30 fans can catch the rocker live at The Mann Center in Fairmount Park for another can't-miss concert under the Philadelphia summer sky.
The “American Woman” singer and four-time Grammy-winner is currently out on the road on a world tour in support of his latest project, Strut, which was hailed as one of the best albums of 2014 by Rolling Stone magazine.
Ready to hear Lenny rock out live at The Mann for his Philly fans? We know you are. Luckily for you, we’re giving away two pairs of tickets to August 30 concert here and on uwishunu.com. Simply fill out the entry form on either site for a chance to win big.
The giveaway will run through Thursday, August 27 at 5 p.m. and you can submit one entry per day per email address to increase your winning odds.
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Tonight, Art Sanctuary — Philly's premier black arts hub — presents its monthly third Friday open mic and music showcase, Sanctuary LIVE! This edition of the monthly jam features an intimate night of music with Philly's own indie soul-star, Jacqueline Constance.
An emerging artists on the local music scene, Jacqueline Constance is Philly-born singer/songwriter who's known for silky vocals, undeniable grooves and her penchant for creating dope beats with a loop pedal during her sets.
Effortlessly blending hip-hop, soul and jazz influences into her sound, Constance is a unique and fresh addition to the Philadelphia musical landscape. Armed with a mic, foot pedal and a small mixer this Philadelphia-born powerhouse turns breaths, beats and other vocal elements into an intricate background track for her live performances.
Born and raised in the Mt Airy section of Philadelphia, Jacqueline attended the legendary Creative and Performing Arts High School which also brought us such artists as the Roots, Boyz II Men, Jazmine Sullivan, to name a few. Constance has also performed at notable venues such as The Hard Rock Cafe, World Cafe Live and the Kimmel Center.
Sanctuary LIVE! is hosted by Philly-based poet Safa and kicks off with an open mic from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The open mic segment is backed by rising Philly jazz vocalist and pianist, V. Shayne Frederick — a pitch perfect addition to any musical setting.
In addition to the lush vocals from the incredible lineup of musicians, attendees will get a chance to check out Art Sanctuary's latest exhibit, My Son Matters, which includes over two dozen poignant photographs of black mothers and their sons.
Be sure to RSVP in advance, because you most definitely want to be front and center when these Philly talents step on stage. Wine and light fare included.
UPDATE: Please note, this show has been moved to September 20 at The TLA due to the upcoming Papal visit. All details below reflect the new, updated time and location.
Since the 2012 US release of her debut album Is Your Love Big Enough?, UK singer, songwriter Lianne La Havas has been living a charmed life.
Her 2012 album was named the iTunes Album of 2012 and upon hearing it megastars Stevie Wonder and Prince both reached out to connect with London's rising soul star — personally praising her feel-good, authentic sound.
More recently, the singer dropped her sophomoric project, Blood, in July of this year. The project has been widely acclaimed as an instant classic and includes La Havas' lead single, "Unstoppable." With the release of the project, Lianne takes to the road for an international tour that will take the honey-voiced, soul-laced recording artists to more than 40 cities across the US, Europe and Canada.
On September 20, La Havas hits the TLA on South Street for an incredibly beautiful, intimate night of music. Grab your tickets now because you won't want to miss her Philadelphia return.
Kevin Hart is bringing it home this month. On August 30, the native Philly funnyman and all-star entertainer will land in Philadelphia with the highest-grossing comedy show of all time, The What Now? Tour.
In early April, the self-proclaimed "hardest working comedian in show business" hit the road with this tour and is set to perform in 45 cities throughout the U.S. and Canada. A historic moment for the entertainer and Philadelphia, Hart's Lincoln Financial Field show marks the first time that a comedian will headline a show at an official NFL football stadium.
This year has been another landslide year for the Philadelphia-born talent. In 2015, Hart has released two movies, The Wedding Ringer and Get Hard, while on the road for with this four-month comedy tour. Next year, Kevin will star in Ride Along 2, the highly anticipated sequel to last year’s $100 million blockbuster hit.
Kevin admittedly gets his grind-hard work ethic from his Philly roots, and all of his work has more than paid off. Check out this video exclusive with Kevin and Ice Cube shopping Philly sportwear destination Mitchell & Ness.
As always — Kevin Hart's has got jokes for days.
A celebrated saxophonist, composer and band leader, Kamasi Washington has had an epic year, thus far. Along with releasing his gamechanging project, aptly titled The Epic, on the genre-defying label Brainfeeder in May, Washington was also featured on Kendrick Lamar's 2015 breakout album, To Pimp A Butterfly — both of which are being hailed as instant classics by fans and critics alike.
With over 172 minutes of music across three volumues, Kamasi Washington's latest project is an epic musical journey brought to life by Washington's itensely futuristic saxophone playing and a 32-piece orchestra and a 20-piece choir.
One listen to The Epic will have you feenin' for a live musical experience with Kamasi and his band. Luckily for us, Washington is set to perform at University City music hotspot, World Cafe Live on Thursday, August 27.
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After playing a previous surprise show in Washington D.C., Wonder hit the road and landed in Philly this afternoon to entertain his fan and drop some exciting news about his Songs in the Key of Life tour. Stevie's short set even included a surprise appearance by Philadelphia singer/songerwriter, Jazmine Sullivan, who sat in on a unforgettable version of Stevie's hit, Superstition.
Along with the pop up show, the legendary songwriter announced an extension for his current tour, which includes final run of shows to 20 North American cities including Philadelphia on Wednesday, October 7 at Wells Fargo Center.
Citibank pre-sale tickets are available on Tuesday, August 18 at Noon EST through Citi's Private Pass® Program in select cities. For complete pre-sale details, visit www.citiprivatepass.com. General tickets for select cities will be available beginning Friday, August 21 at 10AM EST at ComcastTIX.com, Wells Fargo Center Box Office or by phone.
Yes, the summer season seems to be flying by. But, don't fret — there's still no shortage of dope live entertainment rocking Philadelphia stages over the next few weeks.
From heavyweight music veterans like Jay Z, Beyonce, Chris Brown, Diana Ross and Beanie Sigel, to emerging Philly-based acts like Laurin Talese and Chill Moody — we've pulled together a list of all of the can't-miss shows that are going down in Philadelphia through late summer.
You can find all of the details on these shows below, and be sure to keep an eye on the Philly 360° events page for all of the city's hottest live music concerts, fashion events and creative happenings. Let's go!
Tuesday, 6 p.m. | Stratus Rooftop Lounge, 433 Chestnut Street | Free
Philly-based singer/songwriter Laurin Talese headlines a weekly night of jazz and cocktails at the Stratus Rooftop Lounge in Old City. So, if you're looking for your next favorite weekly jam with a great cocktails, a stellar view of the city and one of the best jazz artists that Philly has to offer — then this event is for you. MORE INFO
Tuesday, August 18 | The TLA, 334 South Street | $10
The cutting-edge musical initiative PHL Live Center Stage is back for the second year and they are kicking it off big at The TLA on South Street on Tuesday, August 18. Now partnering with Philly Fashion Week, this kick-off will feature fun, fashion and music by Philly’s own Chill Moody and Kid Felix. MORE INFO
Wednesday, August 19 | Underground Arts, 1200 Callowhill Street
This special edition of the Heineken Green Room includes a creative fusion of music and art featuring Maseo, an anchoring member of the legendary hip-hop group De La Soul, and international graffiti master, Tim Diet. MORE INFO
Thursday, August 20 | Underground Arts, 1200 Callowhill Street | $3 with RSVP
Joining Bilal on August 20 for the next edition of Red Bull Sound Select will be Son Little, a former collaborator of The Legendary Roots Crew and RJD2 and newcomer Kate Faust — a soulful singer/songwriter that has been making plenty of noise on the local music scene. MORE INFO
Friday, August 21 | Susquehanna Bank Center, 1 Harbour Boulevard, Camden, NJ | $25-$270
Set to be an epic night, “Loyal” singer Chris Brown is bringing his One Hell of a Nite Tour just across the bridge to the Susquehanna Bank Center on Friday, August 21. The 25-city tour, which is making its way to town just as concert-goers are getting all their last shows in for late summer, features a lively lineup of acts including Fetty Wap, Kid Ink, Omarion and Teyana Taylor. MORE INFO
Friday, August 21 | Pub Webb, 1527 Cecil B. Moore Avenue | $25
Peedi Crakk rose to fame during the State Property take over when a few dope emcees from Philadelphia found themselves signed to one of the hottest labels of the late 90s and 2000s–Roc-A-Fella Records under the guise of Jay-Z and Dame Dash. Crakk’s melodic flow and playful banter quickly put a spotlight on the North Philadelphia native as a standout star. Catch him at a special edition of the “I Heart the Arts” Variety Show at Pub Webb. MORE INFO
Saturday, August 22 | Dell Music Center, 2400 Strawberry Mansion Drive | $25-$55
The city's own celebrated actress and author, Sheryl Lee Ralph's brings her annual hit “Diva's Simply Singing” to The Dell on August 22. This year's program includes a phenomenal lineup of powerhouse diva-worthy vocalists, including Faith Evans, Meli'sa Morgan, Carol Riddick, Urban Guerilla Orchestra, Angela Winbush, Monifah, Matthew Schuler and Candace Benson. MORE INFO
Sunday, August 23 | Dell Music Center, 2400 Strawberry Mansion Drive | $25-$55
Legendary Philadelphia MC-turned-radio personality, Lady B returns with her classic old school jam, Lady B Basement Party. The jam hits The Dell on Sunday, August 23 with performances by Naughty By Nature, 112, Biz Markie, Kool Moe D, Force MDS, Stetsasonic, and Tuff Crew. MORE INFO
Tuesday, August 25 | World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut Street | $23-$33
When Alice Smith steps on stage, fans — new and old — pay attention, because they know a dope show is about to go down. Fresh off the release of her latest album She, Smith is hitting the road again, and her first stop is World Cafe Live in University City. MORE INFO
Saturday, September 5 | The TLA, 334 South Street | $27
Born Thebe Kgositsile, Earl Sweatshirt is a West Coast rapper and member of the Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All crew. Following in the footsteps of Eminem, Natas, and Esham, Earl would ultimately signed a deal with Columbia Records —enabling him to issue material on the major label through his own Tan Cressida imprint. Catch Earl on Saturday, September 25 at South Street music hub, The TLA. Tickets on sale now. MORE INFO
September 5 & 6 | Benjamin Franklin Parkway | $150
For the fourth consecutive year, Jay Z's Budweiser Made in America Festival will land in Philly with two days of nonstop musical performances by an epic lineup of artists, each handpicked by Jay. The big news? Bey's back.You can check out the full lineup, festival details and the official flyer here. MORE INFO
Wednesday, September 9 | The TLA, 334 South Street | $35
Buzz-worthy Philadelphia-bred rap veteran Beanie Sigel lands at The TLA on South Street in September for a rare performance in his hometown. Known for his effortless and flawless executive and lyrical prowess, this performance is not to be missed. MORE INFO
Sunday, September 20 | The Mann Center, 5201 Parkside Avenue | $49.50-$110
Due to demand, R&B/soul legend Diana Ross returns to The Mann with her In The Name of Love Tour in September. Ross' remarkable career spans almost five decades, making the classic soul diva one of the most iconic female singers of all time. MORE INFO
Sunday, September 20 | The TLA, 334 South Street | $28.50
Since the 2012 US release of her debut album Is Your Love Big Enough?, UK singer/songerwriter Lianne La Havas has been living a charmed life. Recently, the singer dropped a new project, Blood, which includes her highly-praised first single, "Unstoppable." On September 20, La Havas hits Union Transfer in Spring Garden for an incredibly beautiful, intimate night of music. Grab your tickets and don't miss her Philadelphia return. MORE INFO
Thursday, September, 24 | Electric Factory, 421 N 7th Street | $37.50-$40
Hailed as one of the hottest talents in hip-hop, GRAMMY-nominated rapper Wale performs at the Electric Factory on September 24. Earlier this year, Wale released his highly anticipated fourth studio album, which is widely looked at as his most eclectic, entertaining and personal album to date. MORE INFO
Philly, it's about to go down! Jay Z’s epic Made in America Music Festival returns to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway for Labor Day Weekend 2015, and we are definitely hyped for its return.
Now in its fouth year, the blockbuster urban music fest lands here in Philadelphia on September 5 and 6. Famously curated by Jay Z, Made in America boasts an impressive roster of artists, including Jay Z's superstar wife Beyonce, The Weeknd, J. Cole, DJ Mustard, Santigold, De La Soul and Action Bronson, to name a few.
Tickets to the two-day fest are already on sale here, and a two-day pass runs $150. Longing to go, but don't want to damage your wallet?
Well, we’re giving you the chance to experience all of the dope music and festival action in-person. Starting today, the Made In America Weekend Giveaway Sweepstakes has launched on Philly360.com and uwishunu.com.
Enter on any of our sites daily to win the grand prize of a pair of two-day passes to the popular music festival. Enter the Made In America Weekend Giveaway Sweepstakes below once daily through noon on Friday, August 28 for a chance to win.
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Stay tuned right here for more info on Made In America as the festival approaches.
No summer is complete without a few classic Philly block parties, right? True. This week, Mad Decent Block Party is back on the scene to take your summer block party to the next level — actually the next 100 levels.
Starting seven years ago as a small party held outside of Diplo’s Philadelphia label headquarters, the Mad Decent Block Party (MDBP) has grown into a massive, traveling music festival that’s been dubbed “America’s Biggest Block Party.”
This year, Mad Decent will bring its monstrous block party to 19 cities across the US, including a two-day affair on the Philadelphia waterfront with international turntablist and original Mad Decent mastermind Diplo.
MDPG 2015 is set to take over Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing on August 6 and 7 and features dozens of must-see performances by top DJs and musical acts, including Flosstradamus, ILoveMakonnen, Jack Ü, JAUZ, Nadus, Porter Robinson, Swizzymack, What So Not and more.
Friday night, once the main show is done, the festivities will move over to another popular Columbus Boulevard venue, SoundGarden Hall, for the Mad Decent Block Party Afterparty. This 18-and-over finale will have hot music, decent drinks, and plenty of opportunity to sweat it out on the dancefloor to the sounds of the country’s freshest DJs. After party tickets are just $25, the party kicks off at 10 p.m. and goes until 2 a.m.
Keep in mind that MDBP is an outdoor, general admission and standing room only event. So when selecting your festival fashions, be sure to go for comfortable, lightweight clothing and shoes options. Also, consider bringing along a refillable water bottle to keep hydrated throughout the daylong festivities.
Browse this Mad Decent FAQ page for other general tips, including a list of allowable and prohibited items.
Now, grab your party people crew and make plans to hit the Philadelphia stop of this city-hopping music festival. Trust us, you don’t want to be the only person not there.
Local Run with Kevin Hart When: Saturday, August 29, 8:04 a.m. Where: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Cost: Free with online registration. More Info: Click here. This weekend, native Philadelphia funny-man Kevin Hart brings it home…
Kevin Hart: WHAT NOW? Tour When: Sunday, August 30, 8 p.m. Where: Lincoln Financial Field, 1 Lincoln Financial Field Way, Philadelphia, PA 19147 Cost: $55-155 More Info: Buy tickets online here. Superstar entertainer, actor and native Philly funnyman Kevin…