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Contest: Enter To Win A Pair Of Tickets To The Forbes Under 30 Music Festival With Fetty Wap, Shawn Mendes, Hanson & More, Tuesday, October 6

  • Posted By: James Claiborne
  • September 29, 2015
    • Live music takes centerstage at Festival Pier at Penn's Landing.
      • Live music takes centerstage at Festival Pier at Penn's Landing.
      • Photo Credit: M. Edlow for Visit Philly

Back for the second consecutive year, the Forbes Under 30 Summit — a multi-day conference for the magazine’s past 30 Under 30 honorees — lands in Philadelphia to bring together some of the world’s brightest under-30 leaders, entrepreneurs and techies.

Though the actual summit is only open to invited guests, Philadelphians and visitors alike will once again be able to mix it up with conference attendees at the Forbes Under 30 Music Festival.

This must-hit music fest takes place on Tuesday, October 6 at Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing and includes a serious lineup of millennial talents, including dancing pop-violinist Lindsey Stirling, MMMbop singers Hanson, singer/songwriter Shawn Mendes and hip-hop sensation Fetty Wap.

Like last year, Forbes plans on giving away a large number of concert tickets to the general public who take action to help end extreme poverty with festival partner Global Citizen. Starting this week, Global Citizen will give out 4,000 festival tickets to the first participants who take action through Twitter. You can get details on that giveaway activation here

Additionally, a limited number of VIP tickets are on sale via Ticketmaster/Live Nation. VIP tickets run $45 and all proceeds will go to Global Citizen.

With a lineup this awesome, we’re guessing that you probably want in on the festivities. Right? You’re in luck: We’re giving away 20 pair of general admission passes to the Forbes’ Under 30 Music Festival.
Simply fill out the form below to enter.

The contest ends at noon on Friday, October 2 and you may submit one entry per day per email address to increase your winning odds.

Click here for the official contest rules.

Forbes Under 30 Music Festival
When: Tuesday, October 6, 6 p.m.
Where: Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing, 601 N Christopher Columbus Blvd
Cost: $45
More info:

**The contest period has ended.**

Tomorrow: The 7th Annual Roots Picnic - Official Show Schedule + After Parties Details

  • Posted By: James Claiborne
  • May 30, 2014
    • ?uestlove of The Roots
      • ?uestlove of The Roots
      • Photo Credit: Photo by M. Edlow for GPTMC

The wait is finally over. Tomorrow, the Roots Picnic lands at Festival Pier at Penn's Landing for another epic day-long concert on the Philly waterfront. If you haven't grabbed your tickets yet, now is the time. You can also check out the official Philly 360° Roots Picnic Guide to get all the deets on how to get to venue, and best enjoy the show.  

The vibe and atmosphere at Festival Pier will be nothing short of amazing, with tons of people partying to sounds of the incredible lineup of artists, all hand-selected by The Legendary Roots Crew. Janelle Monae, Chill Moody, Jhene Aiko, Snoop Dogg and more — you definitely won't want to miss it when your favorite acts hit the stage. Luckily for you, the set list for tomorrow's show was just released online. Check it out below. 

Also, be sure to take a look at the — count them — FOUR dope Roots Picnic after parties that are going down tomorrow. Are you ready? We seriously hope so. #epic


Performance Schedule for the 7th Annual Roots Picnic: 

    • Janelle Monae
      • Janelle Monae
      • Photo Credit: Phot by Jiro Schneider for Atlantic Records

The Roots w/ Snoop Dogg | Columbus Stage | 8:30 p.m. 
Araabmuzik | Oasis Stage | 7:40 p.m. |
Janelle Monae | Columbus Stage | 6:45 p.m. 
Action Bronson | Oasis Stage | 6:05 p.m. 
The War On Drugs | Columbus Stage | 5:25 p.m. 
A$AP Ferg | Oasis Stage | 4:50 p.m. 
Jhene Aiko | Columbus Stage | 4:20 p.m. 
G-Eazy | Columbus Stage | 4 p.m. 
Biz Markie | Oasis Stage | 3:30 p.m.
Rudimental | Columbus Stage | 3 p.m. 
Just Blaze | Oasis Stage | 2:30 p.m. 
Bad Rabbits | Columbus Stage | 2 p.m. 
Chill Moody | Oasis Stage | 1:30 p.m. 
Emily Wells | Columbus Stage | 1 p.m. 
Roman Gianarthur | Oasis Stage | 12:30 p.m. 
Electric Wire Hustle | Columbus Stage| 12 p.m.

The Roots Picnic After Parties:

    • The Roots Picnic
      • The Roots Picnic
      • Photo Credit: Photo by M. Kennedy for GPTMC

Yes, you heard us right — after parties. Plural. This year, we've heard about a few dope parties going on after the Roots Picnic. So, once the last act leaves the stage, the party will continue. Get to your favorite spot and dance the night away, or if you are really down to party, you might want to stop by all of these spots. The details are below. 

The Official Roots Picnic After Party with Questlove
When: Saturday, May 31, 11 p.m. - 3 a.m. 
Where: Voyeur, 1221 St. James Street
Cost: $12 before midnight 
More info:

Roots Picnic After Party Hosted by Kamal & Frank "Knuckles" of The Roots
When: Saturday, May 31, 10 p.m. - 3 a.m. 
Where: Aura, 628 N Front St
More Info: RSVP here

Sound Garden Hall Presents: "After the Picnic’' featuring Rich Medina
When: Saturday, May 31, 11 p.m.
Where: Hacienda Lounge, 520 North Columbus Boulevard
Cost: $10
More Info: Click here.

Drinking Out Back After The Roots Picnic with Chill Moody, Beano, DJ Ricochet & More
When: Saturday, May 31, 9 p.m. 
Where: Voltage Lounge, 421 N. 7th Street
Cost: $10 advance / $12 at the door 
More Info: Click here

Philly 360° Music Guide: Where To Listen To Jazz In Philadelphia

  • Posted By: James Claiborne
  • April 16, 2014
    • Philly 360˚ Exclusive: Philly's Got Jazz
      • Philly 360˚ Exclusive: Philly's Got Jazz
      • Photo Credit: D. McDowell for GPTMC

Philly is definitely serious about two things — our history and our music. Philadelphia has been called home by some of the greatest names in the history of music, like jazz legends Billie Holiday, John Coltrane, Ethel Waters, Dizzie Gillespie and Charlie Parker, just to name a few. 

Luckily for us, our city's rep as a great music destination doesn't stop with our deep jazz roots. Every day, stellar Philly-based musicians like Jeff Bradshaw, Laurin Talese, Ernest Stuart and others keep our local jazz scene moving and on the map. And, pretty much any day of the week, you can find a live jazz set going down in one of Philly's many popular music venues, including Chris' Jazz Cafe, Time and Warmdaddy's.

Ready to experience the feel-good vibe of the local jazz scene firsthand? Great — because Philly 360° has you covered. We've pulled together a roundup of some of best places to experience all that Philly jazz has to offer. Check it out! 

Watch our "Philly's Got Jazz" video and then check out The Official Philly 360° Guide to Jazz!


Jazz Festivals:

Center City Jazz Fest

When: Saturday, April 19
Where: Various venues
More info: Click here

It’s back! Center City Jazz Fest returns with 16 incredible acts performing at four local music venues, including Fergie’s, Chris’ Jazz Cafe, Time and Milkboy Philly. Catch some of the city’s top jazz talents — Ernest Stuart, Justin Faulkner, Joanna Pascale and Mike Kennedy — lay it down like only Philly musicians can. One ticket gets you access to all of it.

Longwood Gardens' Wine & Jazz Festival

When: Satuday, June 7 
Where: Longwood Gardens, 1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square, PA
More info: Click here

Three-time GRAMMY winning jazz vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater, along with the Delfeayo Marsalis Quintet and the Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia, lands at Longwood Gardens for their annual Wine & Jazz Festival. Fine wine, smooth jazz and Longwood's picturesque gardens collide for an unforgettable experience for music lovers of all ages. 

Summer Solstice Salsa Party @ Morris Arboretum

When: Saturday, June 19
Where: Morris Arboretum, 100 E. Northwestern Avenue
More info: Click here

Celebrate the longest day of the year with some Latino flavor, as Morris Arboretum presents its Summer Solstice Salsa Party featuring Latin jazz group Cafe Con Pan Band. Insider tip: Get there early to practice your moves during their free pre-show salsa lesson. 

Philadelphia United Jazz Festival and Celebration 

When: Saturday, September 20 
Where: South Street between Broad & 16th Streets
More info: Click here

The Philadelphia United Jazz Festival and Celebration returns with another round of outstanding Philly jazz. Produced by the Lifeline Music Coalition, the event features two stages and various venues along Philly's famous South Street.

    • Chris' Jazz Cafe
      • Chris' Jazz Cafe
      • Photo Credit: Photo by L. Whitaker for GPTMC

Jazz Clubs & Venues:

Chris Jazz Cafe 

1421 Sansom Street 

Down Beat Magazine got it right when they named Chris’ Jazz Cafe one of the “100 Great Venues Around the World to Hear Jazz.” In addition to a dope lineup of local, national and international talent, Chris' also has a menu that offers budget-friendly food and drinks. 


1400 S. Columbus Boulevard

With its waterfront location, down-home southern comfort food and a regular lineup of Philly-fresh music, Warmdaddy's is a must-hit in Philly's music scene. Be sure to keep an eye on Warmdaddy's monthly music calendar to stay up-to-date on their solid mix of jazz, soul, hip-hop and blues performances. 


1315 Sansom Street

Tucked away on Sansom Street, Time has quickly become a favorite drop-in spot for Philadelphia's young, emerging jazz talents. In addition to the main dining room, which features a nightly lineup of jazz and soul, Time also houses a small whiskey bar on the first floor and a second floor absinthe lounge and dance floor.  


7152 Ogontz Avenue

Although it’s only open on Sundays, Mondays and Wednesdays, LaRose Jazz Club in Philadelphia’s Germantown neighborhood is considered one of the most authentic jazz clubs in town. Jazz purists will appreciate this venue's dedication to presenting "true" jazz in a caberet-like setting. 

Paris Bistro

8229 Germantown Avenue

Recently opened beneath the Chestnut Hill Hotel, Paris Bistro is a 50-seat jazz cafe offering performances Thursday through Sunday nights. Patrons can enjoy full food and drink lists while taking in hour-long performances from Philadelphia’s hottest jazz musicians.

The Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz

738 S. Broad Street

The Philadelphia Clef Club works to present jazz — past, present and future — through workshop, classes, lessons and, of course, a stellar lineup of concerts. Keep an eye on their monthly programming for a great selection of open mic sets and shows featuring local headliners. 

    • Laurin Talese at Sittin' In at The Kimmel Center
      • Laurin Talese at Sittin' In at The Kimmel Center
      • Photo Credit: P. English for GPTMC / Philly 360°

Showcase & Concert Series

Sittin' In @ The Kimmel

When: Check website for details. 
Where: Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Broad and Spruce Streets 
More info: Click here

Check out the new faces of Philly music, during the Kimmel Center's monthly artists showcase, “Sittin’ In.” Headlined by a different rising star each month, this event is a look at the new "who’s who" in Philly's booming music scene — and the perfect place to dance, party and mix and mingle with the local creative scene.

Jazz and R&B Happy Hour

When: 1st and 3rd Fridays
Where: Reserve Wine Bar & Lounge
More info:

Every 1st and 3rd Friday, Reserve Wine Bar & Lounge explodes with the sounds of Philly's hottest jazz talents. Hosted by jazz musicians V. Shayne Frederick and Kevin Valentine, this twice-monthly series regularly includes surprise guest musicians, vocalists and poets. It's always a can't-miss event.

Who Got The Jazz?

When: See website for dates. 
Where: World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut Street
More Info: Click here

Each month, Veteran Freshman and The Philadelphia Jazz Project return to World Cafe Live with a new edition of Who Got The Jazz? This classic Philly music showcase features a lineup of young, emerging jazz musicians laying down some serious sounds. Check out World Cafe Live's website for information on featured performers. 

Art After 5 @ PMA

When: Weekly on Fridays
Where: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
More info:

Each and every Friday, the Philadelphia Museum of Art's Art After 5 showcase and mixer features live jazz and a cash bar in the Great Stair Hall. This popular performance series focuses on on jazz, but regularly includes a selection of world music, soul, R&B and hip-hop. It's a must-hit event. 

Friday Night Jazz @ Woodmere

When: Friday nights through April 25
Where: Woodmere Art Museum, 9201 Germantown Avenue
More info: Click here

Back for another season, Friday Night Jazz at Woodmere Art Museum returns with awe-inspiring musical tributes to iconic musicians like John Coltrane and Jimi Hendrix.  Sip some complimentary wine and listen to live music, while enjoying Woodmere's collection. 

Smooth Jazz Summer Nights

When: TBA
Where: RiverStage/Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing, Columbus Boulevard at Chestnut Street
More info: Click here

What could be better than a waterfront seat and smooth jazz under the Philly sky? Open to jazz fans of any age, this free, popular outdoor music series returns to the Riverstage at the Great Plaza on Penn's Landing. Stay tuned for more details.


James’ Arts & Culture Revival: Celebrate July 4th Weekend Philly Style!

  • Posted By: James Claiborne
  • June 29, 2011
    • Philadelphia's annual 4th of July celebration
      • Philadelphia's annual 4th of July celebration
      • Photo Credit: R. Kennedy for GPTMC

James’ Arts & Culture Revival:

Celebrate July 4th Weekend Philly Style!

As the birthplace of the nation and home to one of the world’s most vibrant creative scenes - there is no place better to celebrate the Fourth of July than right here in Philly! This weekend, Wawa Welcome America presents an exciting weekend celebration jam-packed with fireworks, parades, entertainment, food and of course the largest free concert in America!


Saturday, July 2

Staring this Saturday, you can kick off your Independence Day celebration by satisfying your sweet-tooth at the Super Scooper All-You-Can-Eat Ice Cream Festival at Penn’s Landing. For only $7, this three-day long ice cream festival will let you indulge in as much of your favorite flavors as you can handle! If you stop by the festival on Saturday evening, but sure to checkout the fireworks show over the Delaware River at 9:30 p.m.!


Sunday, July 3

It's not a part of Wawa Welcome America, but it's definitely one of my picks for this weekend. Questlove of The Roots will be on the ones and twos along with Diplo, DJ Jazzy Jeff, DJ Spinna and J Rocc for PSK (aka Philadelphia Sound Konnoisseurs) for a pre-Fourth of July Jam at Voyeur. Get your tickets here, because this show will definitely sell out.


Monday, July 4

The party will shift into high gear with the Welcome America Party on the Parkway - over seven blocks of family-friendly games, entertainment, food vendors and much more.

The Welcome America festivities will culminate with the Philly Fourth of July Jam and Grand Finale Fireworks on the steps of The Philadelphia Museum of Art!  This spectacular show is the nation’s largest free concert and will feature Philadelphia’s own Grammy award-winning band The Roots performing with an all-star lineup that includes Philly 360 Creative Ambassador DJ Jazzy Jeff, Earth, Wind and Fire, Michael McDonald, Estelle, and of course our own hometown hero and Philly 360 Creative Ambassador ?uestlove. The finale show will also honor the music of Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff with a special 40th Anniversary tribute to their iconic “Sound of Philadelphia”.  Of course, the concert will end with a dazzling fireworks lighting up the sky!

Thanks to Wawa Welcome America, Philly’s Fourth of July party promises to be bigger and better than ever before! So checkout the full celebration schedule online and don’t miss this great opportunity to celebrate Independence Day Philly style! 


OCD: Moosh & Twist - Wednesday, December 23

OCD: Moosh & Twist When: Wednesday, December 23, 8 p.m. Where: The Foundry at The Fillmore Philadelphia, 1100 Canal Street Cost: $10 More Info: Buy tickets here. The energetic, independent hip hop duo OCD: Moosh & Twist land at…