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Contest: Win Tickets To The 7th Annual Roots Picnic

  • Posted By: Sarah Janiszewski
  • April 22, 2014
    • 5th Annual Roots Picnic
      • 5th Annual Roots Picnic
      • Photo Credit: M. Edlow for GPTMC

Iconic hip-hop band and Philly's own The Roots are keeping busy performing daily as the house band for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon —  but they always make sure to kick off the summer in their hometown.

The Legendary Roots Crew will be taking over Festival Pier in Philly once again with their signature music festival — the Roots Picnic aka one of the dopest shows you'll catch all year. 

Two stages. A lineup handpicked by The Roots with some of the hottest names in music — from hip-hop to indie to R&B and more. And, The Roots sitting in as the houseband for some of the acts for onstage collabs. Trust us, this is a must-hit event. 

Want to be there? We've got you. Enter for a chance to score a pair of tickets below. Click here for the official rules.

The Lineup

The Roots
Snoop Dogg (backed by The Roots)
Janelle Monae
A$AP Ferg
Action Bronson
araabMUZIK
The War On Drugs
Rudimental
Jhene Aiko
Biz Markie (DJ Set)
Bad Rabbits
Electric Wire Hustle
Just Blaze
Chill Moody
Emily Wells
Roman GianArthur


The Details

The 7th Annual Roots Picnic
When: Saturday, May 31
Where: Festival Pier at Penn's Landing, Columbus Boulevard and Spring Garden Street
More Info: Grab your tickets here

Insider Tip: Grab tickets and book a room. There will be events happening the night before and after the Picnic. Look out for our complete guide for everything to do Roots Picnic weekend


The Contest

Since you're already here entering for a chance to win tickets, check out our exclusive video from last year's Roots Picnic below.


Just In: Jay Z's Made In America Hits Philly's Parkway Again

  • Posted By: Sarah Janiszewski
  • April 14, 2014
    • Jay-Z at Made in America
      • Jay-Z at Made in America
      • Photo Credit: M. Edlow for GPTMC
    • Made in America
      • Made in America
      • Photo Credit: Getty Images
    • Philly 360° Rewind: Made In America
      • Philly 360° Rewind: Made In America
    • Jay-Z at  Made In America Music Festival
      • Jay-Z at Made In America Music Festival
      • Photo Credit: Photo by: Michael Falco
    • Made in America concert goers
      • Made in America concert goers
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    • Made in America
      • Made in America
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Jay Z's Budweiser Made in America Festival is hitting Philly again! That's right. Mr. Carter is bringing his festival back to Philly for another two days jam-packed with music by an epic lineup of acts — all hand-picked by the music industry mogul.

Returning for the third year, Made in America has become a staple in the Philly music festival scene. You can expect multiple stages set up, packed with nonstop performances, and the entire Benjamin Franklin Parkway (aka The Parkway) will shut down for both days. The lineup hasn't been announced yet, but based on the last two years — it's guaranteed to deliver. And, like the previous two years, it's all going down over Labor Day Weekend. 

The last two MIA festivals included performances by Beyonce, Jay Z, Kanye, Kendrick Lamar, Nine Inch Nails, Pearl Jam, DeadMau5, Jill Scott, Eve, Janelle Monae, Drake, Run DMC, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Solange, Odd Future, Calvin Harris, Skrillex, Miike Snow, Calvin Harris, Maybach Music Group (featuring Rick Ross, Wale and Meek Mill), Passion Pit, Gary Clark Jr., D'Angelo and many, many more. Major, right?

Presale Tickets

Want to be there? We've got you covered. The MIA presale just kicked off today, but ends tomorrow, April 15 at 10pm. So be sure to grab your passes now! You can buy tickets here.

Presale code BMIA2014.

Lineup & Contest

Make sure you keep checking back with us for the latest info. Philly 360° will keep you updated on the MIA lineup as more details get announce. And, you know we'll have some tickets to give away, so stay tuned for more. 

Event Details

Jay Z's Budweiser Made in America Festival
When: Saturday, August 30 - Sunday, August 31
Where: The Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Cost: Presale $99.50 for two-day pass
More Info: Buy tickets here. Presale code BMIA2014. Presale ends Tuesday, April 15 at 10pm.

Insider Tip: Grab tickets and book a room now. 

 

Check out our official video from Jay Z's Made in America festival below. 


The Roots Announce The Lineup For The 7th Annual Roots Picnic

  • Posted By: Sarah Janiszewski
  • March 6, 2014
    • Contest: Enter To Win Tickets To The Roots Picnic
      • Contest: Enter To Win Tickets To The Roots Picnic
      • Photo Credit: M. Edlow for Visit Philadelphia/Philly 360
    • The 5th Annual Roots Picnic - Day 1
      • The 5th Annual Roots Picnic - Day 1
      • Photo Credit: M. Edlow for GPTMC
    • The Roots
      • The Roots
      • Photo Credit: M. Edlow for GPTMC
    • ?uestlove on the drums, Black Thought on the mic
      • ?uestlove on the drums, Black Thought on the mic
      • Photo Credit: Photo by M. Edlow for GPTMC
    • The Roots onstage at The Roots Picnic
      • The Roots onstage at The Roots Picnic
      • Photo Credit: M. Edlow for GPTMC
    • The Roots Picnic
      • The Roots Picnic
      • Photo Credit: M. Edlow for GPTMC
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      • The Roots Picnic
      • Photo Credit: Photo by M. Kennedy for GPTMC
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The Legendary Roots Crew may be everywhere these days, including playing as the house band for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, but the iconic hip-hop band always brings it back to their hometown of Philadelphia.

The Roots are once again taking over Festival Pier in Philly this summer with their signature music festival — the Roots Picnic. That's right. The 7th Annual Roots Picnic was just announced, and we have all of the details for you to start making some plans. 

The Roots handpick the entire lineup, and it's always packed with some of the hottest names in music — from hip-hop to indie to R&B and more. The Roots always deliver year after year. You never know what's about to go down at the Picnic. Last year, we got to see history made when legendary hip-hop group Naughty By Nature reunited. And, then there was the random water gun fight with Solange. Or, that time when there was an impromptu dance party with Diplo in the second stage tent when rain tried to stop the Picnic. And, not to mention surprise guests hitting the stage every year. They always have them, and it's always epic.

Want to be there? We've got you. Be on the look out for some ticket giveaways from us on philly360.com. And, if you're headed to Austin for SXSW, we're giving away a pair of tickets and a weekend in Philly for the Roots Picnic. You can find us at Death and Taxes and Visitphilly.com Present East End on Thursday, March 13, at Cheer Up Charlie's. Chill Moody and some other Philly acts will be hitting our stage. 

So, who made the cut this year for the lineup? 

The Lineup

The Roots
Snoop Dogg (backed by The Roots)
Janelle Monae
A$AP Ferg
Action Bronson
araabMUZIK
The War On Drugs
Rudimental
Jhene Aiko
Biz Markie (DJ Set)
Bad Rabbits
Electric Wire Hustle
Just Blaze
Chill Moody
Emily Wells
Roman GianArthur

(More to be announced)

The Details

The 7th Annual Roots Picnic
When: Saturday, May 31
Where: Festival Pier at Penn's Landing, Columbus Boulevard and Spring Garden Street
More Info: Grab your tickets here

Insider Tip: Grab tickets and book a room. There will be events happening the night before and after the Picnic. Details to come.


Check out Questlove's official video announce for this year's lineup.  

 

Then watch Philly 360°'s video recap of last year's Roots Picnic video below.


Day Of The Dead Events Around Philly - November 1-3

  • Posted By: Sarah Janiszewski
  • November 1, 2013
    • Distrito
      • Distrito
      • Photo Credit: Courtesy of Distrito

The Latino scene in Philly is heating up this weekend with events around Day of the Dead aka Día de los Muertos, a Mexican tradition that celebrates life through music, dance, art and more. Here are a few of our picks for the weekend.

Event Picks

Day of the Dead First Friday Party 

When: Friday, November 1, 

Where: Underground Arts, 1200 Callowhill Street

Cost: $7

More Info: Facebook invitation 

Stop through this Day of the Dead party at Underground Arts for a night filled with music, art and culture. 


El Rey Celebrates Day of the Dead

When: Through Sunday, November 3

Where: El Rey, 2013 Chestnut Street

More Info: www.elrayrestaurant.com

El Rey is getting into the Day of the Dead spirit with a host of dead-themed bites that will send chills down your spine, in a good way of course. 


Distrito Celebrates Day of the Dead

When: Through Sunday, November 3

Where: Distrito, 3845 Chestnut Street

More Info: www.distritorestaurant.com

Iron Chef Jose Garces will be going in this weekend with Day of the Dead-themed happenings at Distrito, including a Friday night DJ, Saturday cocktail specials and a “you made it out alive brunch” on Sunday. 


Day of the Dead Celebration at the Penn Museum

When: Saturday, November 2, 1-4 p.m.

Where: Penn Museum, 3260 South Street

Cost: Museum admission

More Info:  www.penn.museum 

The Penn Museum is also taking in Day of the Dead activities. You can expect a day packed with music, dance, demos and more. Stop in and get your culture fix. 


Video: The Starr Island Group Presents A Night With MPrynt, Guordan Banks, Leah Smith & Jeremy Isaac

  • Posted By: Sarah Janiszewski
  • October 31, 2013
    • MPrynt
      • MPrynt
      • Photo Credit: M. Edlow for GPTMC/Philly 360°
    • Jeremy Isaac
      • Jeremy Isaac
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      • Jeremy Isaac
      • Photo Credit: M. Edlow for GPTMC/Philly 360°
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      • Guordan Banks
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    • Sonny The Host
      • Sonny The Host
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    • Chase Fairbanks and Donnie Meadows (Starr Island Group)
      • Chase Fairbanks and Donnie Meadows (Starr Island Group)
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    • Leah Smith
      • Leah Smith
      • Photo Credit: M. Edlow for GPTMC/Philly 360°
    • Leah Smith
      • Leah Smith
      • Photo Credit: M. Edlow for GPTMC/Philly 360°
    • Starr Island Group presents The Winners Circle at Sigma Sound
      • Starr Island Group presents The Winners Circle at Sigma Sound
      • Photo Credit: M. Edlow for GPTMC/Philly 360°
    • Starr Island Group presents The Winners Circle at Sigma Sound
      • Starr Island Group presents The Winners Circle at Sigma Sound
      • Photo Credit: M. Edlow for GPTMC/Philly 360°
    • Starr Island Group presents The Winners Circle at Sigma Sound: Jeremy Isaac
      • Starr Island Group presents The Winners Circle at Sigma Sound: Jeremy Isaac
      • Photo Credit: M. Edlow for GPTMC/Philly 360°
    • Starr Island Group presents The Winners Circle at Sigma Sound
      • Starr Island Group presents The Winners Circle at Sigma Sound
      • Photo Credit: M. Edlow for GPTMC/Philly 360°
    • Starr Island Group presents The Winners Circle at Sigma Sound: Marsha Ambrosius
      • Starr Island Group presents The Winners Circle at Sigma Sound: Marsha Ambrosius
      • Photo Credit: M. Edlow for GPTMC/Philly 360°
    • Starr Island Group presents The Winners Circle at Sigma Sound: Leah Smith
      • Starr Island Group presents The Winners Circle at Sigma Sound: Leah Smith
      • Photo Credit: M. Edlow for GPTMC/Philly 360°
    • Starr Island Group presents The Winners Circle at Sigma Sound: GoGo Morrow
      • Starr Island Group presents The Winners Circle at Sigma Sound: GoGo Morrow
      • Photo Credit: M. Edlow for GPTMC/Philly 360°
    • Starr Island Presents The Winners Circle: Donnie Meadows, Dyana Williams, Chase Fairbanks, Sarah Janiszewski
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The Starr Island Group, a music management company based out of Philly which houses some of the most sought after talent in the music industry, hosted an R&B showcase called The Winners Circle
 
Starr Island hand-picked some of Philly's up and coming R&B artists to perform at Sigma Sound for a night filled with soulful vocals, smooth lyrics and powerful performances. And Sigma was packed with label reps, on-air personalities, fans and Philly music makers including Philly 360° Ambassador Marsha Ambrosius and Sterling Simms.
 
Hosted by Sonny The Host, The Winners Circle truly showed off some of Philly's hottest stars on the rise. Universal Motown's MPrynt, Dreamchasers' Guordan BanksLeah Smith and Jeremy Isaac all took the stage. 

Watch the video below to see everything that happened and get to know the artists.

Philly 360° Contest: AXE Teams Up With J. Cole, A$AP Ferg & More For "One Night Only" Party In Philly - Win Tix Here!

  • Posted By: Sarah Janiszewski
  • October 18, 2013
      • Photo Credit: D. McDowell for GPTMC

Philly, are you ready? Because it's about to go down.

AXE is bringing its fans an exclusive series of intimate "One Night Only" parties in four cities across the US, and Philly is one of the stops. Some of the biggest names in hip-hop will be taking over undisclosed venues in each city. 

AXE teamed up with J. Cole, A$AP Ferg, Meek Mill, Wale, Kaptn and French Montana for its surprise "One Night Only" party series. Who will Philly get on October 25?

Note: You won't know which hip-hop artist(s) will be coming to the Philly party until that night.

To get tickets to the party, you need to check AXE's Faceook and Twitter pages to find out where the AXE street teams will be giving out tickets.

Trust us, these tickets will be hard to come by. That's why we're hooking up FIVE winners with tickets to the "One Night Only" party! Click here for the official rules. 


Philly 360° AXE "One Night Only" Ticket Giveaway Contest

Event Details

AXE "One Night Only" 

When: Friday, October 25, 10 p.m.

Where: Secret location. Check AXE's Faceook and Twitter pages.

Cost: Free, but you need tickets to get in. AXE will have street teams giving out tickets. Check AXE's Faceook and Twitter pages.

More Info: www.AxeONO.com


Catch DreamChasers Recording Artist Guordan Banks Perform At BET's Music Matters Show - Tuesday, September 10

  • Posted By: Sarah Janiszewski
  • September 9, 2013
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Take a road trip tomorrow, September 10, to see DreamChasers recording artist and Philly's own Guordan Banks perform at SOBs in NY as part of BET Music Matters.
 
Don't miss this intimate performance by Meek Mill's artist who is one of Philly's hottest up and comers. Plus, PhilAsophy in conjunction with Bank On It are offering FREE transportation to and from the show tomorrow. 
 
This is a 21+ event. To confirm your seat please email  with your full name. The bus departs from (212 N. 12th Street) at 4:30 p.m. Doors open for the show at 7:30 p.m.  
 
@thePhilAsophy
@Guordan
@Onebranded
@Concretebranded 

Philly 360° Exclusive: Never Before Seen Video Of Marsha Ambrosius Interviewing Robert Glasper

  • Posted By: Sarah Janiszewski
  • September 3, 2013
    • Robert Glasper and Marsha Ambrosius
      • Robert Glasper and Marsha Ambrosius

Here's some never before seen footage from this year's Roots Picnic that was too good for us not to share with you. When we were backstage at the Picnic, our friend Laiya St.Clair of Hot 107.9 ended up getting an exclusive of Marsha Ambrosius interviewing Robert Glasper in our Philly 360° Twenty Grand Lounge. 

Watch it here.


Syreeta Scott's Summer Hair Soiree: Champagne, Cupcakes & Conversation - Tuesday, August 13

  • Posted By: Sarah Janiszewski
  • August 12, 2013
    • Duafe Holistic Hair Care
      • Duafe Holistic Hair Care

Philly 360° Creative Ambassador, owner of Duafe Holistic Hair Care and A-List hair stylist for stars like Jill Scott and Janet Jackson - Syreeta Scott - is hosting an event for naturalistas.

Stop through Syreeta Scott's Summer Hair Soiree: Champagne, Cupcakes & Conversation event tomorrow for the launch of Duafe Haircare featuring De'Funk & Drywash, and you'll get to check out Duafe's new product line. Plus, who doesn't like getting advice and tips for your hair and some swag to take home? Don't miss this event. And, Hot 10.7's Laiya St.Clair will be hosting.

Event Details

Syreeta Scott's Summer Hair Soiree: Champagne, Cupcakes & Conversation

Tuesday, August 13

6:30 - 9 p.m.

Duafe Holistic Haircare

3502 Scotts Lane (Sherman Mills)


Philly SoulStock - Friday, August 9

  • Posted By: Sarah Janiszewski
  • August 9, 2013
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It's about to get soulful in Philly. Stop through Philly SoulStock tonight at Nicetown Park for an evening packed with up and coming talent. On the lineup: Gourdan Banks, MPrynt, Jeremy Isaac and Hangover, Suzann Christine, Lee Mehkai, Dave Watson, Vent, Anthony Hall, Courtney Danger, Sharee Lynette, Chartel, MG, Justin Graham, Robbie Casablanca and Wordspit. 

This event is free. And, it's a BYOC event - bring your own chair.

Event Details

Philly SoulStock

Friday, August 9

5 - 9 p.m.

Nicetown Park

4301 Germantown Avenue


MIA with Ab-Soul - April 25, 2014

MIA w/ Ab–Soul When: Friday, April 25 Where: Tower Theater, 69th and Ludlow Streets Cost: $35 More Info: LiveNation.com Bursting back on the scene since having her baby boy, MIA is headed out alongside Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE) artist,…

SpeakEasy: A Lil' Late Night Wordplay - April 25, 2014

SpeakEasy: A 'Lil Late Night Wordplay When: Friday, April 25, 11 p.m. - 2 a.m. Where: Warmdaddy's, 1401 S. Columbus Blvd. Cost: $10 More Info: More info online here. Don't miss it as Philly's hottest female poets and emcees…

Mike Epps - April 26, 2014

Mike Epps When: Saturday, April 26 Where: Tower Theater, 69th and Ludlow Streets Cost: $50 More Info: LiveNation.com Funny man Mike Epps, (Friday After Next, The Hangover II) is hitting the Tower Theaterthis month for his “After Dark Tour,”…