Sunday, August 31, 2014

September 5, 2014 10:00-10:30 PM Unidos da Filadelfia at the New FringeArts Building FREE!

At the grand opening of the 2014 Fringe/Arts Festival and the new FringeArts building, Unidos da Filadelfia, a Brazilian percussion ensemble, will perform Brazilian rhythms.
LOCATION: FringeArts Building
140 N. Columbus Blvd. (at Race St.)
Philadelphia, PA 19106

September 4, 2014 8:00 PM Afrolicious and Zongo Junction at World Cafe Live PHL

Afrolicious's sound combines soulful lyrics, funky bass lines, a sprinkle of jazz horns, while retaining the soul and feel of classic funk, disco, Latin, and Afrobeat melodies. These are the type of songs you can blast in your car for some feel-good crusin' or dance to at the club. The name "Afrolicious" was even inspired by a 2006 weekly dance party at Elbo Room San Francisco; brothers Joe and Oz McGuire—also known as DJs Pleasuremaker and Señor Oz—first collaborated with producers, DJ's and musicians to craft their group's sound.

The musicians that make up Afrolicious also come from as diverse a background as the band's music. Freshislife, the lead singer on several tracks of California Dreaming, was originally a star Calypso dancer in Trinidad and Tobago before relocating to San Francisco. Vocalist and percussionist Baba Duru was in the original Headhunters and was featured on the classic B-Boy anthem "God Made Me Funky".

This collective released their new album California Dreaming this past March, after releasing two previous EPs with Thievery Corporation's label ESL Music. The weekly Afrolicious parties are still thriving in SF to date. This last year has seen the Afrolicious live band play at such legendary venues as Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado and upcoming gigs include the Greek Theater in Berkeley.

Zongo Junction
Exploding from the center of Brooklyn's vibrant afrobeat scene, Zongo Junction electrifies dance floors wherever they perform. Packed with four horns, and a five-piece rhythm section, audiences can't help but move no matter where the band is playing. If the Talking Heads produced a Fela Kuti record of Sun Ra's music, the product would probably sound something like this psychedelic afrobeat outfit.

In an industry where it has become commonplace to watch bands perform with laptops & backing tracks instead of live musicians, Zongo Junction takes the stage 9 strong. The Village Voice describes their live show as "Sheer energy with the force of a tractor-trailer that roars with power and noise" while the SF Chronicle says that "Zongo Junction plays its own fractured version of Afro-beat and generates an unstoppable groove when it takes the stage."

The band formed in 2009, when drummer and California native, Charles Ferguson, returned from a six-month stay in Ghana, West Africa. "Growing up in the Bay Area, I was exposed to a lot of amazing music from many different cultures, a lot of which had roots in West Africa. My love of African music brought me to Ghana in 2008 and when I returned home, I knew I wanted to start this band." Soon after Charles' return, Zongo Junction started rehearsing and developing a following in Brooklyn. The group has proven to be a favorite booking at venues like Brooklyn Bowl, The Great American Music Hall, and colleges, festivals and performing arts centers around the country.

World Cafe Live
3025 Walnut St.
Philadelphia Pa
Tickets $10-$12.

September 4, 2014 6:30 - 8:00 PM Introductory Beginner African Drumming Class Followed by All Levels African Drumming Class with Quint Lange

Quint will be offering a 1 1/2hour class for anyone who considers themselves to be a beginner on Thursday evening, Sept 4, 6:30 - 8:00pm $15
This class will allow for some extra focused time to go over the basics.
It will cover technique, drum language/basic tones, hand positioning on the drum, relaxing and having fun while playing.

Right after this class, our regular session will begin. The first class of this 6 class session will be 8 - 9:30pm with all others 7:30 - 9:00pm.

September 4, 11, 18, 25, October 2, 9, @ $96.00

Thursday evenings - 7:30 - 9:00pm

1012 E Southampton Ave

Wyndmoor, PA 19038 (Glenside if you use a GPS)

If you'll need a drum to play during class or for purchase, please include that in your reply. Some will be available, including those from the new shipment of Ivory Coast djembes.

To sign up or if you have any questions ...

Contact ... or 215 233 0777

September 4, 2014 thru September 28, 2014 Aschman/Hennessey Duo at Spruce Street Harbor Park

Aschman/Hennessey Duo at Spruce St. Harbor Park
We are so happy to have been invited back to play at the vibrant and lovely Spruce Street Harbor Park!
Chris Aschman (steel drum and trumepet) and Shawn Hennessey (multi-percussion bang bang kit).

This month we will be back a number of times starting today and ending on 9/27. Rather than making a new event each time we play, we will post this , and list the the times. They are always 2 hr slots.

This place is kid friendly, full of hammocks, and they serve beer and food.

And it's Free! See you there Philly!

Dates: (subject to change, so check back)

Thurs 9/4 - 5-7pm

Mon 9/8 - 5-7pm

Thurs 9/11 - 8-10pm

Fri 9/12 - 5- 7pm

Thurs 9/18 - 9:30pm - 11:30pm

Fri 9/19 - 2- 4pm

Sun 9/21- TIME TBD

Tuesday 9/23 - 5-7pm

Thurs 9/25 - TBD

Sat 9/27- 12-2pm

Sun 9/28 - TIME TBD

Saturday, August 30, 2014

September 3, 2014 8:00 PM Sittin' In All Stars at the Kimmel Center's Perelman Theater

Kimmel Center Presents
sponsored by TD Bank
Sittin' In All Stars

Perelman Theater
Wednesday, September 3 8pm buy tickets!
Tickets just $20!

Philly music legends join forces for a spectacular evening of jazz! Join singer-songwriter Somi. Grammy-nominated trombonist Jeff Bradshaw, spoken word artist Ursula Rucker, sultry vocalist Laurin Talese, hip-hop producer Kokayi, and electro-pop singer Kate Faust as we kick off the jazz season in style.
House Band PACT
Anthony Tidd - Bass/MD
Luke Carlos O'Reilly - Piano
Ben O'Neill - Guitar
Anwar Marshall - Drums
Francois Zayas - Percussion
Maria Kim-Grand - Alto sax
Korey Riker - Tenor sax
Mark Allen - Bari sax
Jonathan Finlayson - Trumpet
Josh Lawrence - Trumpet
Ernest Stuart - Trombone
Steve Tirpak - Trombone
Matthew Law aka DJ PHSH - Turntables

Featuring Matthew Law aka DJ PHSH on Turntables and MC Laiya St. Clair of the HOT 107.9 Philly Morning Show.

Friday, August 29, 2014

September 3, 2014 5;00 - 8:00 PM Animus at Penn Museum's Summer NIghts Concert Series

Now in its fifth year, the popular Summer Nights Concert Series, presented by Dogfish Head Brewery, runs Wednesdays from 5:00 to 8:00 pm, June 18 through September 3, 2014. Concerts are held in the Museum's outdoor Stoner Courtyard, replete with fountains, gardens, and a lawn. General admission for guests ages 6 and up is just $10 (and includes Museum admission). The program is free for children under 6, Museum members, PennCard holders, and Penn Health System employees.
Penn Museum
3260 South St.
Philadelphia PA

August 29, 30, & 31, 2014 7:30 PM and 10:00 PM Urban Guerilla Orchestra with Pablo Batista at Warmdaddy's

Simply put, an extraordinary performance is one that gives people a night to remember. The Urban Guerilla Orchestra will make the perfect edition to our line up by providing Philadelphia’s best musical sound, hands down. The Urban Guerilla Orchestra can do this by having the best musical line up in Philadelphia, featuring musicians who performed with Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Patti LaBelle, Boyz II Men, Alicia Keys, The Roots and countless others. Under the leadership of the music industry veteran Henri McMillian Jr. UGO’s high energy will resonate your night from start to finish by featuring their musically diverse styles that feature sophisticated jazz, Motown classics, R+B, funk, to today’s top hits.
1400 S. Columbus Blvd. @ Reed Street
Philadelphia Pa 19147
$15. cover

Monday, August 25, 2014

August 30, 2014 6:00 PM 40th Street Summer Series Concert with Nation Beat and The Highwater Preachers

Nation Beat

The heartbeat of Nation Beat’s sound lies in a deliciously original 21st century fusion between thunderous Brazilian maracatu drumming and New Orleans second line rhythms. It is also the vibrant force of their explosive live show, which is frequently known to burst into crowd-wide Carnival-style drumming and singing. Nation Beat’s audacious energy seamlessly bridges folkloric Brazilian maracatu with classic NOLA roots music attracting an ever-growing legion of fans from across a wide demographic. Nation Beat plays the best kind of fusion in the world, the kind that doesn't try to fuse anything. An American/Brazilian collective, Nation Beat belongs to both sides of the equator.

The Highwater Preachers have been raising eyebrows in the burgeoning local bluegrass scene with their fresh takes on classic mountain songs, incorporating precision picking and soulful vocal harmony. Led by the remarkably accomplished Sarah Larsen on fiddle, this troupe of young pickers (featuring members of Sour Mash, the David Wax Museum, and the White Bark Pine) carries the torch of hard-driving traditional bluegrass music.

- See more at:
Where: Rear lawn of The Free Library of Philadelphia/ Walnut Street West
201 S. 40th St.
Philadelphia PA 19104
Admission: FREE ; bring blankets and chairs

August 30, 2014 3:00-8:00 PM Stooges Brass Band (NOLA) and New Sound Brass Band at City Tap House

Stooges Brass Band, an incredible funk orchestra barreling through town from New Orleans, headlines Part III of the City Tap & Brooklyn Brewery summer concert series. An 8 piece raging dance party, Stooges hail from the Big Easy and bring the serious horns & brass & funk for one heck of a Saturday afternoon.

Opening the event will be New Sound Brass NSB
NSB is a band that brings to together a lot of different backgrounds, personalities and traditions. NSB in a way is a folk band meaning that our music reflects the culture we create together and geographic location. While our sound finds its roots in a mixture of mummery, jazz and gospel, it is most fairly understood as Philadelphia spoken through brass and beats.
Join us for another Saturday afternoon of friends, great beers, and amazing tunes. 3-8 pm, $15

Saturday, August 30at 3:00pm - 8:00pm

City Tap House, Philadelphia, 3925 Walnut Street, PA, 19104, USA
Tickets $15.
Tickets Here
Photo by Joel Price

August 30, 2014 6;00-7:30 PM Bronson Tennis Solo Performance at Cafe Con Chocolate

Cafe con Chocolate will be presenting Bronson Tennis from De Tierra Caliente, a local Philadelphia Latin band. Our everyday menu will be able as well as some night specials. Remember we are B.Y.O.B. So bring your favorite alcoholic drinks and some friends for a perfect way to end the summer. If you bring TEQUILA we will be offering margarita mixes!

Cafe Con Chocolate
2100 Norwood St. (between 21st and 22nd Sts.)

August 30, 2014 12:30-3:30 PM Last Samba Dance Class in August with Angelica Cassimiro at the Performance Garage

Classes below are @Performance Garage- 1515 Brandywine Street, Philadelphia

August 30th Studio B- 12:30 pm-1:30- Basic Samba
1:45pm -2:45 pm-Open Level- Int

DROP-IN for each Class Fee : $15


*The class starts with a 20-minute warm up that exercises basic isolation of the body, following by stretching and strengthening exercises. After the warm up, Angelica introduces the students samba no pé (basic samba step) and passo marcado (simple choreographies) typical of the Rio Carnaval. The whole class happens in the sound of
the upbeat and irresistible Brazilian music. Be ready to sweat!! ;)

-The basic class will emphasize on rhythm and simpler choreographies. The open level class serves a wider audience, starting at the basics and progressing in level of difficulty.


*Come with comfortable clothes and be prepared to be barefoot

****Classes don't happen weekly at the time because this young dance artist is always on the go. However, Samba is so fun that there is always some time to share! Be sure to spread the word and experience these classes while you can.

please direct any questions to Angelica Cassimiro / or 973 220 7784

Sunday, August 24, 2014

August 29, 2014 9:00 PM - 12:00 AM De Tierra Caliente with Livia Cassel at Homegrown Cafe in Newark, DE

De Tierra Caliente returns to Newark to play another big Latin dance party in Newark! Caribbean, Latin and Brazilian rhythms to make you forget about life for a while.

With special guest Livia Cassel from Minas com Bahia.
Vem gente!!!!!

No cover - 9pm.
Home Grown Cafe
126 E Main St
Newark, Delaware

(302) 266-6993

August 29, 2014 5:00-8:45 PM Peter Gaudioso at Art After Five at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Peter Gaudioso
Friday, August 29, 2014
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Free after admission ($20. adult nonmembers)

Peter Gaudioso, Vocalist and Percussionist, has transformed his career from drummer to frontman after being diagnosed with tendonitis. He maintains a rhythmic approach to singing and often uses "beat box" technique to vocalize his drum parts. Peter has studied with internationally recognized Musician Bobby McFerrin and performs regularly throughout Philadelphia.

August 28, 2014 8:00-11:00 PM De Tierra Caliente at Manny Brown's

Verão tá quase no fim... que tal aproveitar uma mistura de ritmos em uma noite de verão em Philly? De Tierra Caliente toca muita música Brasileira, Latina e Americana. Vai ser delícia! Vamos juntos? :D

Come enjoy a mixture of rhythms in a gorgeous summer night in Philly. De Tierra Caliente plasy a fascinating mixture of rhythms. You won't wanna miss it! :)
Manny Brown's
512 South st.
Philadelphia, PA
No cover

August 28, 2014 6:00-7:00 PM Leana Song Trio plays on Eco-Barge

Leana Song Trio - With Adwoa Tacheampong, Shawn Hennessey and Brad Broomfield
Launching August 15, 2014 on the Delaware River, WetLand is a mobile, sculptural habitat and public space constructed to explore resource interdependency and climate change in urban centers. A floating sculpture, it resembles a partially submerged building, integrating nature with urban space. Narrating a watery urban ecotopia, the interior contains a living space, work space, and performance space, it combines art, architecture, and ecology. WetLand’s overall ecosystem includes rainwater collection and purification, greywater filtration, dry compost systems, outdoor vegetable gardens, indoor hydroponic gardens, and railing gardens circling the perimeter.
WetLand - A Floating Eco-Barge on the Delaware
On the Delaware River Philadelphia, PA 19123
Tickets $10.

August 28, 2014 7:00-9:00 PM African Drumming Classes with Quint Lange Beginner Intensive Course

Quint will be offering a two hour class for anyone who considers themselves to be a beginner on Thursday evening, August 28, - 7:00 - 9:00pm $20
This class will allow for that extra focused time needed, to go over the basics.
It will cover technique, drum language/basic tones, hand positioning on the drum, relaxing and having fun while playing.

A week later our regular session will begin.
6 classes – September 4, 11, 18, 25, October 2, 9, @ $96.00

Thursday evenings - 7:30 - 9:00pm

1012 E Southampton Ave

Wyndmoor, PA 19038 (Glenside if you use a GPS)

f you are a beginner, Quint will still offer a 6:30pm - 7:25pm technique session, which will cover drum language/basic tones, hand positioning on the drum, relaxing and having fun while playing.

If you did not take the beginner class in August
there would be no extra fee for this 1st session. Upon request it will be offered again at $10/per.

If you'll need a drum to play during class or for purchase, please include that in your reply. Some will be available, including those from the new shipment of Ivory Coast djembes.

To sign up or if you have any questions ...

Contact ... or 215 233 0777

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

August 24, 2014 8:00 PM CIROC Presents Tara Hendricks at Warmdaddy's




Sunday, August 24th
1400 S. Columbus Blvd at Reed St.
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(For dinner reservations, call 215.462.2000 now.)


Complimentary CIROC cocktails 8-10PM!
Online advance tickets

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

August 24, 2014 7:00 PM Clubhouse Concert with The Bowmans, Famous October, and El Caribefunk

The Clubhouse
1125 S 13th St
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$15. at the door
From Ryan Tennis:
Please join us for a special Sunday Clubhouse Concert. We'll begin with two cutting edge, intimate folk acts.

The Bowmans are identical twins and beautiful musicians I encountered during my tour in Europe. I was immediately taken in by their voices, their stories, and their ability to entrance the audience. After playing together for years, Sarah now lives full time in Switzerland and Claire is a Berkeley resident, but they'll be reunited for this special tour.

Famous October is a guitar-cello duo featuring Sarah Bowman and her husband, Swiss singer/songwriter Rene Coal Burrell. They combine cello, guitar, and vocal harmonies to bring their moving stories to life. Both acts are sure to bring that seamless energy that you only have when the performers have intimate relationships.

After the first acts, we'll change gears and turn the night over to the unstoppable rhythmic energy of El Caribefunk. This is their last scheduled show in Philly, so don't miss it!

As usual, I'll open the night up with a short set. Snacks and drinks of all kinds are provided, and we'll charge $15 at the door to support these great touring acts and cover our costs. If you're having trouble coming up with the money, message me a few days in advance, and we can work out a volunteer thing.

Here's a bit more about the Bowmans and Famous October.


With harmonies that seem to come from one astonishing voice, The Bowmans share a rare, near telepathic musical bond. The touring twins are a bi-continental 'roller coaster' duo, ranging from poignantly captivating to serendipitously joyful. Their music is concurrently sophisticated and imaginative, blending together the preserved vulnerability and abandoned glee of their Iowa childhood. The Bowmans deeply move and delight their audience world wide with uncanny, evocative, and unforgettable performances.


Famous October are two singer-songwriters, combining in harmony with cello and guitar to bring their moving stories to life. Their sound pulls from Americana, Country, folk, and surprising classical elements. Attending a Famous October concert is an iopen door into the heartwarming and picturesque world that is created by both the music and the intimate connection Sarah and Coal instantly have with their audience.


From The Key XPN: "This eclectic and wildly entertaining band from Colombia is having a great summer sojourn in the states. In residence since June at the South Philly venue / rowhome The Clubhouse (hosted by Ryan Tennis, another PFF performer), El Caribefunk has used its time based in Philly wisely, performing at MusikFest, 2nd Street Fest and Love Park, touring the southern states and hopping on a brief European jaunt. They blend reggae, funk, Afro-Caribbean dance music with Spanish lyrics and will pretty much leave you with no recourse but to get up and move your feet."

Sunday, August 17, 2014

August 22, 2014 6:15 PM and 7:15 PM Ballet Xochiquetzal Folklorico at Longwood Gardens

Friday, August 22

Ballet Xochiquetzal Folklorico (Mexican folklore dance group)
6:15 & 7:15 pm in the Open Air Theatre

Philly Vibe Duo (Vibraphone)
6:00, 7:00 & 8:15 pm in the East Conservatory Plaza

M Shanghai (Roots-inspired Americana)
6:30 & 7:30 pm in the Main Fountain Garden
Open Air Theatre Fountain Shows
8:45–10:00 pm

Gershwin Gala—August 22
This program includes selections from the Catfish Row suite from Porgy and Bess, an interlude called Promenade or Walking the Dog, and the complete American in Paris, first performed at Longwood in 1940 as a Garden Party ballet in the Open Air Theatre.

All above shows are included with Longwood Gardens Admission:
SENIORS (62+) $15

August 22, 2014 5:00 - 8:45 PM Francois Zayas at Art After Five

Francois Zayas
Friday, August 22, 2014
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 Free after admission ($20 for nonmembers; members free)
Born in Cuba composer and drummer Francois Zayas brings to his original compositions images from all the musical worlds that he has explored, creating an artwork that manifests itself as singular and innovative. Everything that inspires him unite in harmony in this material that represents the current status of jazz as a global form of expression.
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Art After Five
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia Pa 19130

August 22, 2014 12:00-3:00 PM El Caribefunk and Ryan Tennis and The Clubhouse Band at 9th and Market Sts., Philadelphia

Free outdoor concert this Friday, August 22, 2014 from noon to 3 pm outdoors at 9th and Market Sts.
Bring your lunch, eat, and dance during your lunch break, and return to work energized!
Ryan Tennis and The Clubhouse Band
El Caribefunk

Saturday, August 16, 2014

August 21, 2014 10:00 PM El Caribefunk at Time Restaurant

El Caribefunk rocked Time Restaurant before, and they'll rock it again!
1315 Sansom St.
Philadelphia Pa
10:00 PM

Friday, August 15, 2014

August 21, 2014 6:30-8:30 PM Minas Duo in Free Concert at Greys Ferry and South Street

Join us for the Triangle Summer Concert Music Series, a set of live performances every Thursday night in the new Triangle Plaza at Grays Ferry Ave and South St. A different food truck dinner will be available each week!
Minas’ longevity speaks for itself. With over two decades performing in a variety of formats, their professionalism and versatility, from the duo to ensemble, to orchestra and big band, has placed Minas in high demand. From small intimate settings to large venues, Orlando and Patricia have enchanted audiences with their magical and unique sound, artistry and warmth, where the poetry of their lives is heard in every note. Minas reflects a perfect musical marriage with a stage presence and chemistry that only a lifetime can produce.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

August 20, 2014 5:00 to 8:00 PM Minas at Penn Museum's Summer Nights Concert Series

Summer Nights Concert Series, presented by Dogfish Head Brewery, runs Wednesdays from 5:00 to 8:00 pm, June 18 through September 3, 2014. Concerts are held in the Museum's outdoor Stoner Courtyard, replete with fountains, gardens, and a lawn. General admission for guests ages 6 and up is just $10 (and includes Museum admission). The program is free for children under 6, Museum members, PennCard holders, and Penn Health System employees.
Celebrating 30 years since moving from Rio de Janeiro to the Philadelphia area, Minas’s innovative yet timeless sound blends north and south for magical music that hints at folk, blues, jazz, scat, and samba, with a unique combination of Brazilian and American roots.

August 20, 2014 6:00 - 9:00 PM Pablo Batista and The Mambo Syndicate at Rittenhouse Square

Wednesday, August 20
6:00 - 9:00 PM
DJ Cash Money

Worldtown Soundsystem

Pablo Batista and the Mambo Syndicate

August 20, 2014 8:00 PM George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic at Ardmore Music Hall

The Ardmore Music Hall
23 East Lancaster Ave
Ardmore, PA, 19003
George Clinton (born July 22, 1941) is an American musician and the principal architect of P-Funk. He was the mastermind of the bands Parliament and Funkadelic during the 1970s and early 1980s, and is a solo funk artist as of 1981. He has been called one of the most important innovators of funk music, next to James Brown and Sly Stone. Clinton is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, inducted in 1997 with fifteen other members of Parliament-Funkadelic.
Wed, August 20, 2014
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
The Ardmore Music Hall
Ardmore, PA
$40.00 - $45.00

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

August 17, 2014 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM Caribbean Festival at Penn's Landing

ENVISION YOURSELF BEING ON AN ISLAND WITH AUTHENTIC ISLAND SOUNDS of reggae, roots international beat, soca, hip-hop, cool jazz, gospel and creative dances complimented by a market place of Caribbean Fashions and Exotic Cuisine….Yeah Mon that’s exactly what the 28th Annual Caribbean Festival promises! A culturally rich celebration of 14 Caribbean Islands will treat you to a wholesome family fun on the Great Plaza, Penn’s Landing. located at Columbus Boulevard and Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, on Sunday, August 17, 2014 from 12:00 Noon until 8:00 p.m.

Now in its 28th year, this FREE festival of Caribbean culture, music, and food is one of the celebration of the many festivals in the PECO Multicultural Series and part of the 2014 summer season at Penn’s Landing, presented by PECO.

The 2014 Caribbean Festival is proud to announce its musical entertainment line-up highlighting the international known Image Band from Washington, D.C. Also, our all inclusive entertainment line-up will feature gospel, spoken word and dancing – Timi Tanzania will bring you Universal Greetings and a Marcus Garvey Salute in honor of the Honorable Marcus Mosiah Garvey’s 127th Birthday which falls on August 17th; Sistah Mafalda & the Kuumba Dancers will present a toe-tapping, hand-clapping and head-nodding drumming and dance performance; you will be on your feet with the FullJoy Band, and if that is not enough, you will be dancing the Salsa by the De Tierra Caliente Latin Band; David Watkis will stir your soul with spoken words; Faith & Favor Band will certainly uplift you with some soul-searching Gospel; not to mention CBC Mime Ministry, a group of young children’s act, and of course this line-up would not be complete if some positive Reggae Vibration by Ras Professor himself and Dancehall rockaway presented by Mr. Rob Diesel; to cool you down J West Project with present cool Jazz for your listening pleasure. MC for this special day will be DJ Scripture who opens up with Devotional Remarks and Saxaphonist Kenny Sykes to follow with the National Anthem.

As always, the event will also feature the ever-popular steel drum band, Philly PanStars, along with a Caribbean Culture booth - Tings Caribbean – where one can feel, touch and sample “Tings” from the islands. A Caribbean Children’s Village – “Pickney Kannah” - will also be featured.

This Festival, presented by PECO Multicultural Series and the Caribbean Festival & Cultural Committee, now its 28th year, works to publicize the importance of the islands and the cultural contribution of the Caribbean Community to the Philadelphia region and beyond. Most importantly, the event raises scholarship funds for college students of Caribbean descent. For more information on the Caribbean Festival & Cultural Committee, go to website

For information about talent and vending, please contact the Festival organizer:
Barbara Wilson

Caribbean Festival
Take I-95 South to Exit 20 (Columbus Boulevard/ Washington Avenue). Exit to left, stay in left lane, and make a left at the end of the ramp onto Columbus Boulevard. The Residences at Dockside will be on your right. Remain straight for approximately ½ mile. Enter Great Plaza on right at Walnut Street or Market Street (Penn’s Landing).

Take I-95 North to Exit 20 (Columbus Boulevard/Washington Avenue/Penn’s Landing). Exit to left, stay in left lane, and make a left at the end of the ramp onto Columbus Boulevard. The Residences at Dockside will be on your right. Remain straight for approximately ½ mile. Enter Great Plaza on right at Walnut Street or Market Street (Penn’s Landing).

From Ben Franklin Bridge Stay in the right lane. At the end of the bridge, make a quick right on the 5th Street Exit. Follow 5th Street to Spring Garden Street, and make a right. Follow Spring Garden Street 5 blocks to Columbus Boulevard. Continue another ¼ mile and the Great Plaza will be on your left. Enter on left at Market Street (Penn’s Landing) or Walnut Street.

Take 76 East to the Central Philadelphia Exit (676 East/Vine Street Expressway Exit). Follow 676 East to 95 South (Chester/ Philadelphia Int’l Airport). Follow 95 South to Exit 20 (Columbus Boulevard/Washington Avenue). Follow directions from the north.

Septa Bus Routes 21 & 42 stop at The Great Plaza. Routes 17, 33, & 48 stop at Front and Market Streets. From there head East over the Market Street Bridge. The Great Plaza will be on the right.

Take the Market-Frankford Elevated Line (the Blue line) to the Second Street Stop. From there, head East over the Market Street Bridge. The Great Plaza will be straight ahead.

The Philly Phlash is the quick, inexpensive, easy connection to key destinations throughout Center City, Philadelphia. Hop on and off at 20 stops for easy and convenient access to the city's most popular sites, including Penn’s Landing, the Philadelphia Zoo, Please Touch Museum, Eastern State Penitentiary and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Click here for the full list of stops or visit for tickets and more info.

Columbus Blvd and Market St.

$17 Monday - Thursday
$20 Friday - Sunday

Open 24 hrs
Contact: 215-928-8807 or 267-228-1974
Columbus Blvd and Walnut St.

August 17, 2014 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM Community Unity Music Festival at Clark Park

Philadelphia, PA (July 29, 2014) - Justin Faulkner, illustrious drummer of the Branford Marsalis Jazz Quartet is sponsoring and headlining a free music festival at Clark Park in his West Philadelphia hometown from 11am to 8pm, on Sunday, Aug 17, 2014.

The Community Unity Music Festival promises something for everyone. Fun, games, food, drinks and most importantly live music -- in Clark Park at 43rd Street & Chester Avenue. Invited to headline is another of Justin’s musical colleagues. An internationally celebrated pianist and recipient of the Thelonious Monk award. Music lovers that like the invite on the Facebook event page are invited to guess who the mystery artist and band members are. The first to get it right gets an autographed copy of the artist’s CD and an onstage selfie with the band!!

The goal of the festival is to motivate the youth of the Cedar Park community and greater Philadelphia by highlighting the accomplishments and celebrating the talents of musicians and artists emerging from the local music scene—like Justin, who happens to be Philly’s homegrown drumming prodigy – as well as the catalyst for the festival. “When other young people see Justin and learn what he has accomplished they say, WOW! He’s from right here in this community. My vision is that when they experience the music it will motivate them to focus on their positives, and they’ll feel, hey- I can realize my dreams too,” states founder and festival organizer, Carol Mitchell-Faulkner.

The park will be filled with vendors, information booths, spoken word ciphers, DJ Chris, face-painting, stilt-walkers, a theatrical drill exhibition by the Cadets of the Philadelphia Police Explorers and performances by the Kimmel Center Creative Youth Ensemble as well as a host of other local and national performers. Clean-up and community service is being provided by the youth of the Lions Football Team. The Community Music Festival organizers and Clark Park promises this event will be a memorable, family-friendly and fun experience.

The Community Unit Music Festival’s goal is to guide or give hope to the youth of Cedar Park and the greater Philadelphia community by honoring individuals from the local community whose achievements have made a positive impact on the lives of others.

August 17, 2014 12:00 Noon Willingboro Jazz and Music Festival at Millcreek Park in Willingboro, NJ

The "Willingboro Jazz and Music Festival" is a historical, marquee event that reunites classes, families and ultimately communities through feel-good-music! A REUNION OF ALL REUNION'S! This year promises to be the biggest and best ever! We are expanding the genre of music to include gospel, R&B and old school hip hop! The festival will take place between the hours of 12 Noon and 10:30 pm. In between acts The Heavy Hitter DJ Kam will rock the turntables. New for this year, we will have a VIP section.

Festival Lineup:

Captain Rock: 12:00
Marley in the Mix: 12:45
The Arpeggio Band: 1:30
T-Chin and the Roof Top Band: 2:15
Everyday People: 3:00
Grace Little 4:00
Cintron 5:00
Urban Guerilla Orchestra 6:00
Gearald Veasley 7:00
Najee 8:15
Chubb Rock 9:30

Firework Finale: Sonsored by Assemblyman Troy Singleton

Emcee: Mosahy Loren

Festival DJ: The Heavy Hitter DJ Kam

Sunday, August 10, 2014

August 16, 2014 Noon until ? " JJZ's Endless Summer of Smooth Soul" at Wiggins Waterfront Park

It's time this weekend to get 'your' tix at Ticketmaster and show your support for JJZ's Endless Summer of Smooth Soul at Wiggins Waterfront Park & Marina in Camden NJ! Catch performances from Jonathan Butler Norman Brown Alex Bugnon Gerald Veasley Nick Colionne Walter Beasley Jeff Bradshaw Carol Riddick GAIL JHONSON ZOE + more artists to be announced soon! Wine tasting, food and LOTS of great music! See you there.
General Admission: $78.15

August 15 - 17, 2014 53rd Annual Philadelphia Folk Festival in Schwenksville, PA

Stage is Set for 53rd Annual Philadelphia Folk Festival

Seminal Summer Event Slated for

August 15 -17, 2014

Upper Salford Township (near Schwenksville), PA

Confirmed performers so far:
Old Crow Medicine Show – Jason Isbell – Sarah Jarosz – Steep Canyon Rangers – Janis Ian – Tempest – Tommy Emmanuel – Loudon Wainwright III – The Lone Bellow – Natalie MacMaster – A Fistful of Sugar – Andrea Nardello – Angaleena Presley – Antsy McClain – Archie Fisher – April Mae & the June Bugs – Barbara Gettes – Ben Cocchiaro – Ben Kessler – Better'n Recess – Black Horse Motel – Bob Beach – The Brummy Brothers – Cabin Dogs – Caroline Rose – Casey Alvarez – Charlie Miller – DakhaBrakha – Dave Fry – Dennis Hangey – DisCanto – El Caribefunk – Garnet Rogers – Gene Shay – The Gibson Brothers – Give and Take Jugglers – Great Groove Band – Groovemama – Honey Child – Hot Club of Cowtown – Irene Molloy – Jake Lewis & the Clergy – Jefferson Berry and The Urban Acoustic Coalition – Jeremy Birnbaum – John Byrne – John Francis – John Fuhr – Jordie Lane – John Flynn – Johnnyswim – Josh White, Jr. – Kalob Griffin Band – Karla Iverson & Friends – Kathy O’Connell – Katie Frank and The Pheromones – Kicking Down Doors – Kwesi K – Kyle Swartzwelder – Matt Duke – Meghan Cary and Analog Gypsies – Melissa Taggart – Michael Braunfeld – Mutlu – Nick Annis – Norman Taylor – Old Man Luedecke – Orion Freeman – Orpheus Supertones – Parsonsfield – Rebecca Loebe – Rebirth Brass Band – Roger Deitz – Ryan Tennis and the Clubhouse Band – Shemekia Copeland – Sid Root – The Slide Brothers – SONiA – Sonoma Sound – Spuyten Duyvil – Steve Poltz – Ten Strings and a Goat Skin – Tim Van Egmond – Up the Chain – Vance Gilbert – Vulcans – The Wallace Brothers

and more to be announced at a later date!
Each day, there are workshops, showcases, Main Stage concerts, and other activities to enjoy. Tickets are available per day, Friday, Saturday or Sunday, as well as the All-Festival ticket, providing admission for all three days at a discounted price. There is also an All-Festival Camping ticket for those individuals who want to stay on site for the entire weekend. For those campers, there’s a bonus concert on the Camp Stage on Thursday night.

And what would the Folk Festival be without the “Godfather of Philadelphia Folk Music”? Returning for his 53rd consecutive year as host is WXPN-FM DJ Gene Shay who has been playing folk artists on the radio every Sunday night, for most of our lives. Festival-goers look forward to his golden voice, quirky humor, and irresistible smile.

The PHILADELPHIA FOLK FESTIVAL is a perfect family event, too. You will find an unrivaled selection of attractions for the kids, especially in Dulcimer Grove, the shady area between the Crafts Stage and the Camp Stage, where puppeteers, jugglers, storytellers, hands-on crafts and of course, kid-oriented musicians make it a haven for folk fans 12 and under. 2014 also marks the 9th year for the participatory "Great Groove Band," of school-age musicians and singers, who learn and rehearse folk music for three days and then perform on the Martin Stage on Sunday afternoon. Sign up your young musician for the Great Groove Band when you buy your festival tickets. There will be continuous programming, including interactive musical events for children and families from 11:00 am until 4:00 pm Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Children up to 11 years of age are admitted free of charge to the concert area. Older kids, 12 to 17, are eligible for the special “youth ticket”, allowing them into the grounds for half the regular gate price, when accompanied by an adult.

Attend for all three days for $140.40; add tent camping and you get an additional concert on Thursday night for $185.40 total! Imagine settling into our 40-acre living room and becoming a part of the musical landscape. The campground at the PHILADELPHIA FOLK FESTIVAL is considered the ultimate Folk Festival experience.

Tickets for the PHILADELPHIA FOLK FESTIVAL are now on sale and can be purchased online here.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

August 15, 2014 7:00-9:30 PM Kimpedro's Nu Gruv Network Presents Summer Jazz Series Concert in East Falls

Kairos Room
3502 Scotts Lane Building #4
Philadelphia, PA
Artists: Kimpedro Rodriguez, Mike Clay, James Cooper, Walter Runge
Fri, August 15, 2014
7:00 pm

August 14, 2014 6:00-10:00 PM Night Market Lancaster Ave. with West Philadelphia Orchestra and Unidos da Filadelfia

Thursday, August 14, 2014
6-10 p.m.
Unidos da Filadelfia plays 7:00-7:45 PM at 36th St. and Lancaster Ave.

The sensational Night Market Philadelphia is midway through its fourth year of recurring street food festivals, and has already hosted blowout events in Old City and West Oak Lane, each of which brought out tens of thousands of attendees and dozens of vendors dishing excellent edibles. Now the event heads to Lancaster Avenue in the streets of West Philadelphia on Thursday, August 14.

The event does an incredible job of showcasing up-and-coming neighborhoods and brilliant food by partnering with local restaurants and food trucks, regional musicians, dynamic artists — all in all, creating plenty of good times.

This time around, expect more than 75 vendors, including Calle Del Sabor, Gigi & Big R, Street Food Philly, Little Baby’s Ice Cream, Lil’ Pop Shop, Sugar Philly Truck, The Grill Cheese, Naturally Sweet Dessers, Spencer ETA Burger and Weckersly’s Ice Cream.

Plus, look forward to local craft beer from Yards Brewing Company.

This stop on the Night Market circuit invites food lovers to explore the burgeoning Lower Lancaster Avenue, a corridor that connects such smaller communities as Mantua (recently deemed a Promise Zone by President Obama), Powelton Village and University City.

Plus, this street food fest will also include rocking live music on two stages from a multitude of artists, including Balkan brass band The West Philadelphia Orchestra.

For more information on Night Market, click here.

Friday, August 8, 2014

August 13, 2014 5:00 - 8:00 PM Leana Song at Penn Museum's Summer Nights Concert Series

Summer Nights Concert Series, presented by Dogfish Head Brewery, runs Wednesdays from 5:00 to 8:00 pm, June 18 through September 3, 2014. Concerts are held in the Museum's outdoor Stoner Courtyard, replete with fountains, gardens, and a lawn. General admission for guests ages 6 and up is just $10 (and includes Museum admission). The program is free for children under 6, Museum members, PennCard holders, and Penn Health System employees.
Penn Museum
3260 South St.
Philadelphia, Pa

Thursday, August 7, 2014

August 12, 2014 5:00-7:00 PM Aschman Hennessey Duo at Spruce Street Harbor Park

Steel Drum and Multi-Percussion by the River
Spruce Street Harbor Park
Columbus Blvd and Spruce St.
Philadelphia Pa

August 12, 2014 8:00-11:00 PM The Soul Revival at Phillly's Platinum Grille

When you want to remember when music was good! Food, drinks and live soul, every second Tuesday.

Admission is free but reservations are encouraged! Please call 215-247-2312 for reservations and additional information.
The Soul Revival consists of:
Lawrence "Weas" Newton,
Naeemah Harper,
Daryl Kwasi Burgee,
Terrence Tyler,
Wendell Sewell,
Louis Taylor,
Bryan Williams,
Pablo Batista

Philly's Platinum Grille
7719 Crittenden Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

August 12, 2014 "DrumPhil" All Day Drumming Workshop for High School Students with 8:00 PM Recital

DrumPhil is a unique opportunity for students to study with some of the best drummers and educators in Philadelphia and connect with other students from the community. Students will spend the day at the facilities of the prestigious University of the Arts, located in the heart of the Avenue of the Arts in center city Philadelphia. Sessions throughout the day will include group workshops, individual instruction, and collaborative composition. At the end of the day, students will perform for family, friends, and the Philadelphia community.
Last year, DrumPhil provided an amazing, affordable opportunity for 12 high school students from the Philly community. We need your support to continue offering this program to Philly students of all backgrounds at the affordable cost of $20. The program is designed to give students increased self-confidence, group collaboration skills, and individualized guidance and inspiration to become better musicians. A $50 gift will fund an individual lesson for a DrumPhil student; a $100 gift will fund a collaborative composition session for 3 DrumPhil students; any donation will contribute to the success of the program. For more detailed information on the impact of your gift, click here for detailed financials. Thank you for your support of music education!

"Drum Phil was an amazing experience for my daughter Lucy. She really appreciated the opportunity to meet and play with other drummers. Most of all she loved the small group and individual instruction." -Mo Ganey, DrumPhil '13 Parent

University of The Arts
211 S. Broad St.
Terra Building
Philadelphia Pa
No charge

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

August 10, 2014 7:30 PM Animus and Philadelphia's Belly Dance Spectacular at World Cafe Live PHL

Animus is an instrumental group of culturally diverse musical concepts and traditions from ancient to modern alike. Greek, Blues, Middle Eastern, Jazz, Spanish, Funk, Latin, Rock, Indian, Jewish Klezmer, African. The unorthodox instrumentation and unique original compositions excite the mind, body and soul with an endless variety of grooves and tribal rhythms, coupled with spontaneous, passionate improvisation knows no boundaries and awakens the spirit to get everyone moving to the music.

ANIMUS - world fusion music and dance blends music and dance forms from around the world. Primarily an Eastern Mediterranean/Middle Eastern/Latin/American fusion ensemble, ANIMUS also performs traditional Eastern Mediterranean/Middle Eastern music. ANIMUS’ original music freely barrows and incorporates musical ideas and traditions from East to West, North to South, Ancient to Modern... it's one beautiful sounding world! The nature of our performance is interactive, exciting and inviting, open for all to participate or just sit back and enjoy the musical journey. The music may remind you of home or of far off places you'd love to visit. ANIMUS promotes tolerance, diversity, unity and peace through music and dance. Furthermore, Animus is here to push the boundaries and borders of music from all over the world to create something new as well as to preserve the origins of cultural inspiration. Over the years ANIMUS has taken their fans on a continuously evolving live experience, away from the stress of everyday life and created a relaxing and fun musical journey, mesmerizing audiences with their unique eclectic style. ANIMUS is available to perform at a variety of events, functions, venues and learning institutions.
World Cafe Live
3024 Walnut St.
Philadelpha P/a
Tickets $12. plus fees