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Philly 360° Rewind: 2014 Made In America Festival & Weekend

  • Posted By: Sarah Janiszewski
  • September 17, 2014
    • Made In America 2014
      • Made In America 2014
      • Photo Credit: M. Edlow for Philly 360° / Visit Philadelphia

Jay Z's now signature music festival Budweiser Made in America (MIA) returned to Philadelphia for a third year, and once again, MIA brought a dope two-day experience for festival attendees over Labor Day weekend. 

The festival expanded this year for the first time with bi-coastal events taking place simultaneously in both Philly and in Los Angeles. Both events were packed with talent, although we were partial to the Philly side of things — especially since all of the performances had the city's art museum steps or the Philly skyline as the backdrops for the sets. Philadelphia also brought some only-in-Philly flavor to the festival, including some foodie must-hits within the festival, including Iron Chef Jose Garces' Distrito serving up some bites.

Festivalgoers in Philly and LA could also virtually connect from coast to coast via a screen that streamed what was happening at each festival location. (We peeped that Philly hip-hop artist Chill Moody got into a major rock, paper, scissors virtual battle with another concertgoer on the west coast.)

While we could see what was happening in LA, one thing was very clear — Philly definitely showed up for MIA on the east coast. From pre-MIA events happening leading up to the festival, to Philly talent touching the MIA stages. 


The MIA Weekend Rewind:

    • Made In America
      • Made In America
      • Photo Credit: M. Edlow for Philly 360° / Visit Philadelphia

DJ Aktive's Made in Philly event | Thursday, August 28

First up in the MIA activities was DJ Aktive's event. Aktive took a break from touring with Jennifer Hudson, Common and J. Cole to be in his hometown during MIA. Aktive hosted an event the Thursday night before MIA which was packed with an all-Philly lineup of talent. The event featured talent like DJ Sat-One, Asia Sparks, Aaron Camper, GoGo Morrow and more.

DJ Aktive also took over the Philly 360 Instagram Thursday through Sunday capturing every moment of the pre-parties and festival.

Adam Blackstone and Darrell Robinson's PhillyMade event | Friday, August 29

The following night, sought after musical directors and musicians Adam Blackstone and Darrell Robinson (aka Lil Darrell) were in town to perform during Pharrell's MIA set — so the duo teamed up to throw a pre-MIA event in their hometown that was packed and stacked with some of Philly's finest. Not to mention, performances by Chill Moody, Aaron Camper and others kept the PhillyMade theme going. And, Common brought the entire house down when he hopped on the mic and took over the party. (Look out for full recaps of both pre-MIA events from us.) 

Made in America Festival: Day 1 | Saturday, August 30

The wait was finally over, and the doors were open! MIA officially kicked off in Philly with perfect end of summer weather, and The Parkway filled in with music lovers dressed in their best festival wear, mostly American flag inspired looks. This year, some of our highlights included a packed performance by Philly's own Moosh & Twist, Chromeo's energetic set, J. Cole dropping some of his hits and inspiring some poignant moments through a socially conscious song, Steve Aoki showering the crowd with champagne and headliner Kanye West's show-stopping performance which moved back and forth between his massive list of hits and thought-provoking monologues.

Insider fact: Did you know that DJ Aktive was Yeezy's tour DJ? Aktive continued to take over our Instagram and brought some backstage exclusives, including Ye's trailer backstage and photos from his viewing area with Mrs. West aka Kim Kardashian. Check out our Instagram for all of the pics. 

Made in America Festival: Day 2 | Saturday, August 30

On Day 2, even rain and a momentary thunderstorm evacuation couldn't stop the party from happening. The festival hit the pause button for about an hour and kicked back up in full gear like it never skipped a beat after festivalgoers were able to come back into the event. Some of our top moments included Spoon kicking off the restart of the festival once the gates were reopened. Pharrell gave us a lot of moments onstage, including his speech on female empowerment — and we spotted Philly musicians/musical directors Adam Blackstone and Lil Darrell rocking out with him onstage. And, Tiesto also kicked the festival up to another level with his high-energy set. 

We're still in recovery mode from this epic non-stop party that took over Philly. We touched on a few moments, but take a look through our visual gallery to see everything that went down during Made in America in Philadelphia. 

Also stay tuned for our official recap videos for Made In Philly and PhillyMade.  


Check out the Philly 360° Made In America visual gallery below.  

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Just Announced: PHL Live — Philadelphia's City-Wide Music Competition Kicks Off On August 15

  • Posted By: Sarah Janiszewski
  • August 8, 2014
    • Philly Music Scene
      • Philly Music Scene
      • Photo Credit: D. McDowell for Philly 360°/ Visit Philly

Attention Philly! Got talent? Then this one's for you. 

We've heard for years (and years and years) that there's "something special" in Philly's water that helps our city produce its steady stream of singers, musicians, producers and DJs. The talent that has come out of our area includes some of the top names in the music industry. In fact, there isn't a major music tour out right now that doesn't include a Philly-based musician, artist, DJ, manager or musical director.

So, who will be the next big name to come out of Philly? Looks like we'll find out soon.

This week, The City of Philadelphia announced that it is looking for the city's next "it" artist — and they've pulled together a stellar list of industry experts to help this act take the national stage by storm. During an official press conference, The City kicked off its city-wide music competition PHL Live, which launches on August 15 with a six week contest entry window.

PHL Live is headed by Councilman At Large David Oh, along with a group of Philly music advisors and judges, including Chill Moody, Carvin Haggins, Ivan Barias, GoGo Morrow, Carol Riddick, Aaron Camper and more.

Think you got what it takes? Here's what you need to know:

    • Friends & Lovers Tour w/ Marsha Ambrosius
      • Friends & Lovers Tour w/ Marsha Ambrosius
      • Photo Credit: D. McDowell for Philly 360°/ Visit Philly

Contest Entry

The submission period begins on August 15 and will run through September 30. You must be 18+ to compete, and it is completely free to enter. The competition will highlight ten genres — hip-hop, R&B, pop, DJ, jazz, world, gospel, rock, country/folk and classical.

Go to the PHL Live website and upload a video clip that's three to five minutes long of you performing an original song, self-selecting which genre you wish to compete in. A panel of experts will judge and rate submissions according to creativity/originality; performance and crowd interaction; and technical competence.  

Judging & Performances

When the submission window closes, the judges will select up to five semi-finalists from each genre who will move on to the second round. Then, from October through November, the selected acts from each genre will perform at venues across the city, including Underground Arts, Silk City, Relish, Time, World Cafe Live, MilkBoy and Hard Rock Cafe. Click here for the full schedule of semi-final performances.

The Final Showcase & Prizes

The 10 winning artists from each genre will then perform at the final showcase in December at The Trocadero Theater. Top prize includes cash, studio time and more! 

So Philly, show 'em what you got. Good luck!


Contest: Win Tickets To See Keyshia Cole Live At The TLA - Saturday, August 1

  • Posted By: Sarah Janiszewski
  • July 18, 2014
    • Keyshia Cole
      • Keyshia Cole
      • Photo Credit: D. Blanks / Courtesy of the artist

Philly 360° loves to hook you up with contests for tickets to some of the hottest shows going down in Philadelphia — and we've got another one for you! That's right. We're hooking a few lucky fans up with tickets to see R&B songstress Keyshia Cole. #holla

The "She" singer is gearing up for her next album release and will be stopping through Philly for her Point of No Return tour, named after her upcoming project. 

Cole's music has always been layered with Philly ties, including some bangers from Philly's own multiplatinum selling, GRAMMY-nominated producers - Carvin & Ivan. And we're sure she'll be resurfacing some of her Philly-infused songs during her upcoming Philly show. 

Want to be there? Philly, here's your chance to see Keyshia Cole live at The TLA. Enter to win a pair of tickets below. 

 

Event Details

Keyshia Cole: Point of No Return Tour
When: Friday, August 1 | 8pm
Where: The TLA | 334 South Street
More: Click here for more. 


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

**The contest period has ended. Will will notify the winner soon. **

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
      • Photo Credit: M. Edlow for GPTMC
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      • 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
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      • The Roots Picnic
      • Photo Credit: M. Edlow for GPTMC
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      • 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
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      • MPrynt
      • Photo Credit: M. Edlow for GPTMC/Philly 360°
    • Jeremy Isaac
      • Jeremy Isaac
      • Photo Credit: M. Edlow for GPTMC
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      • Jeremy Isaac
      • Photo Credit: M. Edlow for GPTMC/Philly 360°
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      • Guordan Banks
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      • Guordan Banks
    • Sonny The Host
      • Sonny The Host
      • Photo Credit: M. Edlow for GPTMC/Philly 360°
    • Chase Fairbanks and Donnie Meadows (Starr Island Group)
      • Chase Fairbanks and Donnie Meadows (Starr Island Group)
      • Photo Credit: M. Edlow for GPTMC/Philly 360°
    • Leah Smith
      • Leah Smith
      • Photo Credit: M. Edlow for GPTMC/Philly 360°
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      • Leah Smith
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    • 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
      • 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 

Patrick Kelly: Runway of Love & Gerlan Jeans Loves Patrick Kelly - April 27 - November 30, 2014

Patrick Kelly: Runway of Love & Gerlan Jeans Loves Patrick Kelly When: April 27, 2014 - November 30, 2014 Where: Perelman Building, Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2525 Pennsylvania Avenue Cost: $20 General Admission | $14 Students More Info: www.philamuseum.org…

The Philadelphia Collection - September 17-24

The Philadelphia Collection When: September 17- 24 Where: Various Locations Cost: See website for details. More Info: Click here. Philly fashionistas & style guys: Throw on your hottest pumps and finest threads and step out in style for The…

Foxtail Fest - Saturday, September 20

Foxtail Fest When: Saturday, September 20, Where: District N9NE, 460 N 9th Street Cost: Early Bird: $25-50 | Regular: $30-60 More info: Click here. Back for a second year, Foxtail Fest lands in Philly on September 20 for another…