Sunday, June 16, 2019

June 22, 2019 6:00-800PM Music on Main: Conjunto Philadelphia

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Come and enjoy some fantastic (and free!) cuban music and performance by Conjunto Philadelphia under the open sky! (Rain Date: TBC.) BYOB, picnic, get take out food and beverage just steps away. Chalk art for kids (or anyone).

Always FREE, thanks to our grantors - Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, Visit Bucks County - and sponsors - Drew Ferrara, Realtor, Yardley Inn Restaurant & Bar, The Pink Daisy, Burritos Yardley and Ship and Print! Music on Main is run by Experience Yardley with the support of our partners - Yardley Boro and the Yardley Borough Police Department.

We'll let you know here if the weather is an issue that day, but let's hope for no rain. (You can join our text notice system by texting "musicyardley" to 84483, too!) 15 S. Main Street, Yardley, PA 19067

June 22, 2019 4:00 and 8:00PM "The Destination is the Downbeat" at Rittenhouse Soundworks

Saturday, June 22: 
Take It Away Dance presents

"Just because you're not a drummer, doesn't mean that you don't have to keep time." -- Thelonious Monk
For our fifth anniversary concert, we are on the one.

Artistic direction and choreography: Pamela Hetherington
On tap shoes: Rosie Marinelli, Lauren Belasco, Morgan O'Shea, Kristin Potocki, Alec Chupik, Vanetta Wood
Piano/Music Director: Erica Corbo, Bass: Nick Krolak, Saxophone: Jon Katz, Drums: Erica Mack; Vocals: V. Shayne Frederick

Saturday, June 22, Rittenhouse Soundworks, 219 West Rittenhouse St., 4 pm and 8 pm (downstairs concert hall)
Concert runs 75 minutes with no intermission.

Tickets: $20 in advance: $25 at the door
Please join us for our 5th anniversary concert at the best listening venue in Philadelphia, Rittenhouse Soundworks. This concert will feature new choreography and live music works by Artistic Director, Pamela Hetherington and some of our classic repertory favorites.

Saturday, June 15, 2019

June 21, 2019 7:30-9:00PM Pablo Batista's Latin Jazz Ensemble w/ Nestor Torres at SteelStacks

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Pablo Batista's Latin Jazz Ensemble with special guest Nestor Torres
Part of ¡Sabor! Latin Festival
Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks pres. by Coordinated Health

Genre: Latin & Mambo
Artist Website:
Twitter: @PabloB_Congas62 | Instagram: @pablob_congas62

Master percussionist Pablo Batista has performed, toured and recorded internationally for 30 years with some of the biggest stars in R&B, jazz, Latin, pop and gospel. He has worked alongside the likes of Alicia Keys, Patti Labelle and Kirk Franklin. A drummer of unusually diverse talents, Batista has performed on GRAMMY-winning releases in jazz, gospel and R&B and has been a guest with the Philadelphia Orchestra Percussion Ensemble.

Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks
789 E 1st St, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18015

Monday, June 10, 2019

June 16, 2019 7:00-10:00PM Musicians' Gathering #38 at Rittenhouse Soundworks

Daniel Kaplowitz

Daniel Kaplowitz is a guitarist/bassist, composer, and producer on a constant search for new sounds and approaches to the traditions of the past. Fascinated with poly-rhythms, grooves, and unusual harmonies, Daniel's playing is soulful, angular, fearless, and dynamic, containing elements of jazz, blues, R&B, rock and African rhythms, while being rooted in the sound and pulse of Philadelphia. He is currently active with The Royal Noise, Dewdropper Music, Hambone Relay, and various pickup gigs around the city as well as recording and production of artists under J├╝Boo Productions.

Matt Wheeler

A troubadour, a poet with a guitar, a stage banter-conversationalist - all terms that describe Matt Wheeler's music & performance style well. Matt’s songwriting paints pictures with words, often drawing inspiration from classic works of literature or simply spinning new original stories in song. Lyrics & dynamics play a key role, as each song really means something, and each one is delivered with an honesty that is compelling.

Matt draws audiences in with engaging stories and interaction, while shining the spotlight on the lyrical strength of his songs. And, when joined by his band Vintage Heart, the poignant lyrics meet expressive strings and driving percussion to make orchestral folk songs that rewards repeated listens. The result is a pleasing sound that recalls wordsmiths like Denison Witmer, Iron & Wine, and James Taylor.

Quian Quin with Kathryn Woodard

Qin Qian is a professional erhu player and teacher in Philadelphia.
Qin Qian started learning the erhu and accordion from her father at the age of eight. Ms. Qin entered the Guangxi Art College in Nanning at 16, majoring in erhu performance. She studied the erhu, or Chinese violin, with Professor Huang Qidu and erhu master Zhang Yuming. After she graduated, she worked as an erhu performer and teacher. In 1986, she started working as a reporter, music program editor and program host for the Nanning city radio station. In the last role, she interviewed many famous musicians in China.

Acclaimed American pianist Kathryn Woodard curates and performs programs that explore cross-cultural exchange in music. Her international performances have taken her to China, Korea, Croatia, Thailand, Germany, Turkey, and Kyrgyzstan. She has served as an American Cultural Specialist for the U.S. Department of State, leading educational initiatives to introduce audiences abroad to new American music. In the U.S. she has performed at such notable venues as Carnegie Hall, the Freer Gallery at the Smithsonian Institution, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Detroit Institute of Art, and the Dallas Museum of Art.

The piano stylings of Steve Herrick:

Steve Herrick is a walking encyclopedia of musical history. Although mostly known for his work with Brasilian superstar Astrud Gilberto, he's shared the stage with musical thinkers such as Paulo Jobim, Gil Goldstein and Duduka Fonseca. His improvisations and interpretations invite the listener to reconsider how you hear it.

Tickets $10 at the door/ Free Parking at the lot next door

Rittenhouse Soundworks
219 W. Rittenhouse St.
Philadelphia, PA

June 16, 2019 3:00PM "Songs for Our Fathers" with Pheralyn Dove, Joliet Harris, Aaron Graves

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Sunday, June 9, 2019

June 15, 2019 7:30-9:30PM Philly Beats: 1960's and 70's Soul Music at The Clef Club

738 S Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19146
  • Saturday June 15th 2019, 7:30pm to 9:30pm
“Philly Beats” – the Music and Musicians is a genre of late 1960s–1970s soul music characterized by funk influences and lush instrumental arrangements, often featuring sweeping strings and piercing horns. Celebrating the rich history of Philly’s R&B musical gifts to the world, under the direction of Alfie Pollitt, keyboards and George Bussey, alto saxophonist.


Alfred “Alfie” Pollitt, keyboard

George Bussey, alto sax

Sam Reed, tenor sax
Harold Watkins, trombone

Charles Washington, trumpet

Paul Giess, trumpet

Robert "Wa Wa” Le Grand, guitar

Dennis Harris, guitar

Tony "TNT” Jones, bass

Carlos DeVaughn Railey, drums

Greg Moore, percussion

Sherry Wilson Butler, vocalist

Suzanne Burgess, vocalist

Shawn Wilson, vocalist
Tickets: $20
Half price tickets on Funsavers: $10 + fees
Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz & Performing Arts
736 S. Broad Street 
Philadelphia, PA United States
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(215) 893-9912

June 15, 2019 6:00-8:00PM Music on Main: Ryan Tennis

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Come and enjoy some fantastic (and free!) folk/afro-caribbean/soul music and performance with Ryan Tennis under the open sky! (Rain Date: TBC.) BYOB, picnic, get take out food and beverage just steps away. Chalk art for kids (or anyone).

Always FREE, thanks to our grantors - Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, Visit Bucks County - and sponsors - Drew Ferrara, Realtor, Yardley Inn Restaurant & Bar, Vault Brewing Co., Burritos Yardley and Ship and Print! Music on Main is run by Experience Yardley with the support of our partners - Yardley Boro and the Yardley Borough Police Department.

We'll let you know here if the weather is an issue that day, but let's hope for no rain. (You can join our text notice system by texting "musicyardley" to 84483, too!)

Free and open to all

15 S. Main Street, Yardley, PA 19067

June 15, 2019 2:00-8:00PM NextFab's 10 Year Anniversary Celebration w/ Live Music

NEXTFAB is celebrating “A Decade Made Better” to commemorate its 10 year anniversary! On Saturday, June 15th, we will host a large-scale outdoor event taking place in and around the site of our South Philadelphia location.

The festival-style anniversary celebration, produced in association with Milk Street Marketing, will occupy the entire 2000 block of Washington Avenue and will feature interactive exhibits, live music, and local food vendors. A craft beer garden will be provided and operated by Dock Street Brewery, who will be opening their new location a mere one block away at 22nd & Washington Avenue later this summer.

In addition, NextFab members and startup companies will be on display while self-guided tours of the facility will be available. Attendees can register for a drawing with prizes including a free trial membership and participate in a pop-up business pitch competition.

The event is free for the public and open to the entire community.

Featuring musical performances from:
Muscle Tough
Big Mind

Food Trucks/Vendors:
Cafe Ynez
The Eating Binge
Philly Fry
Cappuccio's Meats

When & Where
Saturday, June 15th, 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2000 block of Washington Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19146

Saturday, June 8, 2019


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Dance to live music from Jimmy Jorge and the Latin Express
Fairhill Park
4th and Lehigh
Philadelphia, PA

June 14, 2019 8:00-11:00PM Friday Night Rumba at iMPeRFeCT Gallery

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Rumbas happen every Friday, except for Fridays before an opening. They are gatherings of people of all ages and nationalities, united by their love of Cuban folklore, we drum, sing and dance, this is not a performance, it’s an experience. Rumbas are free and open to the public

Contributions of drinks or food are shared and very appreciated.

iMPeRFeCT Gallery
5539 Germantown Ave
Philadelphia PA

June 14, 2019 8:00PM Malidelphia with Ogunlano, Timbalona, Imari Rebel, Fode Sissoko, and Ebrima Jassey

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FRI · JUNE 14, 2019

8:00 PM

Tickets: $20 ADV / $25 DOS + FEES

Thursday, June 6, 2019

June 12, 2019 7:30PM Conjunto Philadelphia at Pastorius Park

Join a Quintet version of Conjunto Philadelphia at Pastorius Park Concertson Wednesday, June 12th - 7:30PM and admission is free! 

Conjunto Philadelphia, Philadelphia's most exciting Cuban band!

The Pastorius Park Concerts are presented by the Chestnut Hill Community Association and sponsored by Chestnut Hill Hospital:

This is the 71st season of the Pastorius Park Concerts, the longest running outdoor concert series in Philadelphia. Concerts take place against the backdrop of one of Chestnut Hill’s most majestic areas. Bring blankets and chairs and enjoy the music!

Pastorius Park is located on Millman Street (
If a show is rained out, it will take place at our new rain venue, Springside Chestnut Hill Academy’s Chapel @ the Inn, 500 West Willow Grove Avenue (

June 12, 2019 8:00PM Salsa Night at Morgan's Pier with Carlos Sanchez & Un Toque de Cache

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Salsa Night is back at Morgan's Pier! Live music provided by Carlos Sanchez y Un Toque de Cache / Siempre Salsa Philly! $5 cover.
Morgan's Pier
221 N. Christopher Columbus Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19106

June 12, 2019 9:00PM-12:00AM Sittin' In Live Sessions with Worldtown Soundsystem

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Sittin’ In introduces audiences to new cutting-edge artists. It defies genre, often drawing from everything from straight-ahead jazz to freestyle hip hop and all points in between. There’s an unpredictability to the night, which we enthusiastically embrace! Sometimes you’ll experience a finely tuned set and sometimes you can catch a totally improvised show by seven people who have never played together. The awesome creativity, excitement, and quality always shine through in The Kimmel Center’s informal club-like setting, featuring early warm-up sets by some of the hottest DJs around. And, it’s free!

This month's featured performer, Worldtown Soundsystem is a high-voltage live house music band that fuses the culture of electronic dance music with global rhythms and a heart of soul. The ensemble’s seven members have roots in three continents, and every Worldtown event is a celebration of sound from around the world. Influences from Africa, Latin America and the United States are melded into a uniquely energetic live experience that pulls a crowd to the dance floor. Worldtown’s mission is to celebrate global culture through music and art.

Be our guest. Come by sometime and see who is Sittin’ In!

SEI Innovation Studio
Inside the Kimmel Center
2 levels below ground floor
300 S Broad St
Philadelphia, PA 19102

June 12, 2019 7:00PM 12 x 12: Marissa Johnson-Valenzuela at Fleisher Art Memorial

Marissa Johnson-Valenzuela




 Join multi-genre artist Marissa Johnson-Valenzuela in this dynamic and musical 12x12. Through "conceptual reggaeton," Marissa explores a compelling theme: what if the U.S.-Mexico border does not exist? Celebrating the vibrant humanity of people divided by arbitrary lines, Marissa's work finds dignity, joy, and powerful possibilities in a world free of borders.
Fleisher Art Memorial
719 Catharine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

June 11, 2019 8:00-10:30PM Not So Latin Concerts: Leysha Perez + Not So Latin Trio

Every Tuesday night at 1440 W. Ritner St there is live music and food.  Sometimes it's Latin music, sometimes jazz, sometimes singer/songwriter.  Come experience what keeps the audience coming back week after week and get to be a part of the Not So Latin familia!
1440 W. Ritner St. (SE corner of 15th and W. Ritner Sts)
BYOB/$5 donation at the door

Monday, June 3, 2019

June 9, 2019 10:00AM-8:00PM Annual Odunde Festival

The annual Odunde Festival, one of the largest celebrations of African cultures in the country, returns to Philadelphia on Sunday, June 9.
“Odunde” comes from the Nigerian traditional celebration of the Yoruba new year and in its 44th year, the Philly festival boasts as many as 500,000 attendees, more than 100 vendors and a full day of live entertainment.
Philadelphia’s Odunde Festival begins with a Yoruba procession and culminates in a booming street fair that takes over 15 city blocks. With live music, street and stage performances, foods from around the world, and much more, the Odunde Festival offers a full day of culture and entertainment.
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The Odunde Festival begins at 10 a.m. with a spiritual procession from 23rd and South streets to the Schuylkill River to bring fruit and flower offerings to Oshun, the Yoruba goddess of the river.
The street festival follows, stretching from 20th to 23rd streets on South Street, and along 23rd Street and Grays Ferry Avenue between Lombard and Christian streets.
These blocks transform for the annual event, filled with tented kiosks of African, Caribbean and American cultural wares, food, clothing and art — all for sale.
Live entertainment takes place on two stages located at 24th and South streets and at Catharine Street and Grays Ferry Avenue, and energetic street performances add to the fun as visitors stroll through the festival, which ends at 8 p.m.
Odunde sprawls more than a dozen city blocks and has two performance stages. Pioneering rapper and producer Doug E. Fresh headlines the 2019 festival. He’ll take to the Queen Lois Stage, named after the late Odunde Festival founder Lois Fernandez, at 6:45 p.m.
Acts including African Heritage Dancers and the I AM B.U.M.I. hip-hop dance program play on the Queen Lois Stage at 24th and South streets, while John Graves Productions and the Universal African Dance & Drum Ensemble perform on the I AM B.U.M.I. Stage on Grays Ferry Avenue at Catharine Street throughout the day. Performances begin at 1:30 p.m.
23rd & Lombard streets to Grays Ferry Avenue; 20th to 23rd streets on South Street