News http://philly360.visitphilly.com/news Fri, 28 Aug 2015 10:25:00 -0400 en <![CDATA[Art Sanctuary Presents The John Coltrane Tribute Festival With Maysa, Bootsie Barnes, V. Shayne Frederick & More - Sunday, September 6]]> http://philly360.visitphilly.com/news/2015/08/28/art-sanctuary-presents-the-john-coltrane-tribute-festival-with-maysa-bootsie-barnes-v-shayne-frederick-more-sunday-september-6 Philadelphia's jazz roots run deep. For generations, our city has been home to some of the world's biggest names in jazz — including legendary saxophonist John Coltrane, who fine-tuned his musical sound right here on the streets of Philadelphia.

To celebrate the life and music of this jazz great, Art Sanctuary will present an outdoor festival and concert featuring some of country's top jazz talents alongside local musicians and bands. The show takes place at the historic and beautifulChurch of the Advocate on the corner of 19th and Diamond Streets in North Philadelphia.

Highlights from the lineup including Bootsie Barnes & Hi Smokin Quintet featuring Duane Eubanks, Juan "Cuco" Castellanos & his Afro-cuban Latin Jazz Ensemble, Nasir Dickerson & The Renaissance Messengers and V. Shayne Frederick

The event will conclude with a headlining performance by sultry soul and jazz vocalist, Maysa

And, since no Philly festival is complete without food, there will be plenty of vendors selling delicious snacks and handmade wares. 

You can get more information online here.

John Coltrane Tribute Festival
When: Sunday, September 6, 12 - 6 p.m.
Where: Church of the Advocate, 19th and Diamond Street
Cost: Free
More Info: www.artsanctuary.org

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<![CDATA[Kevin Hart Brings A Pop-Up 5K Race To Philly - Saturday, August 29]]> http://philly360.visitphilly.com/news/2015/08/26/kevin-hart-brings-a-pop-up-5k-race-to-philly-saturday-august-29 This weekend, native Philadelphia funny-man Kevin Hart  brings it home with the highest-grossing comedy show of all time, The What Now? Tour.

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. 


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.

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Wed, 26 Aug 2015 16:40:00 -0400
<![CDATA[Philly 360° Playlist: R&B/Soul Artist Milton Drops New Single "Energy"]]> http://philly360.visitphilly.com/news/2015/08/26/philly-360-playlist-r-b-soul-artist-milton-drops-new-single-energy Philly based, R&B/Soul artist, Milton recently released his second single “Energy” off his upcoming project, which is due out in December. This soulful record is bringing the right energy and vibes for this week’s Philly 360° Playlist.

As a follow up to his last single “Surely,” the new track is chill and creates the perfect opportunity to showcase Milton’s smooth vocals and his fusion of musical styles. Produced by Rob Devious, the mellow keys give the track great space, allowing you to get lost in the lyrics and vocal performance. The vamp provides the perfect chance to dial in to the musicality of the project with the guitar coming out front.

Originally from Maryland, Milton settled into Philadelphia and has been staking his claim in and around town. Teaming up with Rec Philly to perform at their official Philadelphia stage at SXSW in Austin, TX this past year. Milton is also one of the first artists signed  to Recollective Records, was recently named the “Best New R&B Artist” at the Tri-State Indie Awards and has performed at the XPNFest, TLA, Underground Arts, Trocadero and many more venues in and around Philadelphia.

His music draws influence from R&B, hip-hop, soul and funk. His eclectic sound gives us a hint of Frank Ocean and Miguel — with his own twist, of course. A refreshing sound in today’s musical landscape, fans are anxiously awaiting the full-length project produced alongside Rob Devious.

Keep your ears open for new music from this emerging Philly talent, but in the meantime, check out the new single “Energy” below and let us know what you think in the comments!  

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Wed, 26 Aug 2015 09:56:00 -0400
<![CDATA[Contest: Win A Pair Of Tickets To See Rock Legend Lenny Kravitz At The Mann Center]]> http://philly360.visitphilly.com/news/2015/08/25/contest-win-a-pair-of-tickets-to-see-rock-legend-lenny-kravitz-at-the-mann-center Philly, we've got big news. Scratch that — we've got epic news.

After headlining Afropunk — New York's uber-popular multicultural music festival — this past weekend, American rock legend Lenny Kravitz is heading our way.

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.

If you don’t want to leave it up to chance, then be sure to check out the below concert details for a link to purchase tickets online now.

For the complete contest rules, click here.

Lenny Kravitz
When: Sunday, August 30, 8 p.m.
Where: The Mann Center, 5201 Parkside Avenue
Cost: $30-$89.50
More Info: Purchase tickets online.
 

The entry period for this contest has ended. Thank you for entering!

 

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Tue, 25 Aug 2015 07:00:00 -0400
<![CDATA[Tonight: Jacqueline Constance Headlines The Next Edition Of Sanctuary LIVE! - Friday, August 21]]> http://philly360.visitphilly.com/news/2015/08/21/tonight-jacqueline-constance-headlines-the-next-edition-of-sanctuary-live-friday-august-21

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.


Sanctuary LIVE! Featuring Jacqueline Constance
When: Friday, August 21, Doors 7 p.m., Show 7:30 p.m.
Where: Art Sanctuary, 16th and Bainbridge
Cost: $10
More Info: RSVP here.

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<![CDATA[London-born Recording Artist Lianne La Havas Performs At The TLA, Sunday, September 20]]> http://philly360.visitphilly.com/news/2015/08/21/london-born-recording-artist-lianne-la-havas-performs-at-union-transfer-sunday-september-20

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.


Lianne La Havas
When: Sunday, September 20
Where: The TLA, 334 South Street
Cost: $28.50-$55
More Info: Click here.

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Fri, 21 Aug 2015 14:14:00 -0400
<![CDATA[Kevin Hart Hits Lincoln Financial Field With The What Now? Tour, Sunday, August 30]]> http://philly360.visitphilly.com/news/2015/08/19/kevin-hart-hits-lincoln-financial-field-with-the-what-now-tour-sunday-august-30

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.  


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.

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Wed, 19 Aug 2015 13:38:00 -0400
<![CDATA[Contest: Win A Pair Of Tickets To See Kamasi Washington At World Cafe Live - Thursday, August 27]]> http://philly360.visitphilly.com/news/2015/08/18/contest-win-a-pair-of-tickets-to-see-kamasi-washington-at-world-cafe-live-thursday-august-27  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.

Want in on the show? Just complete the below entry form for your chance to win a pair of tickets to the show.  If you don't want to leave it up to chance, then you can find all of the concert details below. 

You can read the official contest rules here.

Kamasi Washington
When: Thursday, August 27, 7:15 p.m.
Where: World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut Street
Cost: $15-$24
Details: Buy tickets online here.

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Tue, 18 Aug 2015 14:36:00 -0400
<![CDATA[R&B/Soul Legend Stevie Wonder Pops Up In Philly To Announce An October Show At The Wells Fargo Center]]> http://philly360.visitphilly.com/news/2015/08/17/r-b-soul-legend-stevie-wonder-pops-up-in-philly-to-announce-an-october-show-at-the-wells-fargo-center Yes, Philly, it's true. Music legend Stevie Wonder popped up in Philadelphia today to play a free show at Dilworth Park.

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.

 

Stevie Wonder: Songs in the Key of Life Tour
When: Wednesday, October 7, 8 p.m.
Where: Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S Broad Street
Cost: TBA
More Info: Purchase tickets online here.

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Mon, 17 Aug 2015 17:32:20 -0400
<![CDATA[Top Picks: 15 Must-Hit Concerts In Philadelphia Through The End Of Summer]]> http://philly360.visitphilly.com/news/2015/08/14/top-picks-15-must-hit-concerts-in-philadelphia-through-the-end-of-summer 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!

Laurin Talese

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

PHL Live 2015 Kick Off with Chill Moody & Kid Felix

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

Heineken Green Room: Maseo From De La Soul

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

Red Bull Sound Select Featuring Bilal

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

Chris Brown

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

Peedi Crakk

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


Divas Simply Singing

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

Lady B. Basement Party

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

Alice Smith

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

Earl Sweatshirt

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

Made In America

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


Beanie Sigel

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

Diana Ross

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

Lianne La Havas

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

Wale

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

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