Sunday, June 25, 2017

July 1, 2017 8:00PM Rumbero All Stars at A Seed on Diamond Gallery

This Saturday - ONE NIGHT ONLY! : A Seed on Diamond Gallery + Michael & Leilani Dance + AfroTaino Productions join forces to present a very rare concert like no other. Making their Philadelphia debut, we are proud to present the #RumberoAllStars - a true dream team - this ensemble is the union of dancers and musicians of different prestigious folkloric groups in Cuba and in the U.S., such as Conjunto Folkloric Nacional de Cuba, Yoruba Andabo, Rumberos de Cuba and graduates of the prestigious Escuela Nacional de Arte. Join us this Saturday to witness the musical magic that is about to unfold. SATURDAY JULY 1, 2017
Doors 7:30PM
Showtime 8PM
Admission $15 general admission/$10 students & seniors
124 Diamond Street
Philadelphia 19122 - if you've ever been to any of our events at A Seed On Diamond gallery, then you'll know you're in for an incredible experience. See you there.

July 1, 2017 10:00PM-2:00AM The Jam Jawn Vol. 2 featuring Stan Davis at Dahlak

The Jam Jawn Vol.02 | Sat. July 1 | 10p -2a | $Free.99
features Stan Davis as "Conductor of the Jam"
Host, LaTreice V Branson
Open Jam session. ALL are welcome to bring your instruments, and lyrical talent to plug into the jam.

Stan Davis Jr. is a multi-instrumentalist and music director, born and raised in the city of Philadelphia. Born into a musical family, he began to study piano at age 4 under his father's tutelage and continued on to study guitar, bass, and music theory at Central High School. Upon returning home from a brief career in the US Navy after graduation, Stan’s music career immediately began to flourish, and before long he was touring, networking and performing with some of the best in the industry, including notable artists such as Teena Marie, Jaguar Wright, Lauryn Hill, Jaheim, Billy Paul, Jazmine Sullivan, Kindred the Family Soul, Eric Roberson, Vivian Green, and more. Stan has also had theopportunity to perform and record with Joe, Faith Evans, Kelly Rowland, Mya,Freddie Jackson, Melba Moore, Kelly Price, India.Arie, Lalah Hathaway, MarionMeadows, Floetry, N’Dambi, Carl Thomas, Jackiem Joyner, as well as gospel artists, such as the Wilmington Chester Mass Choir, the Pace Sisters, Karen Clarke-Sheard, Helen Baylor, Isaac Carree, and others. Garnering nearly two decades of professional touring and session experience, Stan has earned the respect of his peers and elders alike, holding firmly to the belief that music is a universal soul-connector, and leads with this belief any time he steps into a stage or studio.

*Stan is currently maintaining a busy schedule juggling tour dates with VivianGreen and Jaheim supporting the release of each of their latest albums, as well as holding the Music Director chair for The Legacy Tour: A Musical Tribute to Michael Jackson starring William Hall, which is scheduled to tour internationally beginning early Summer 2016. He also recently made major contributions to the soundtrack of Fox’s hit TV show Empire, which scored him his first Grammy nomination for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media.

So let's pack it out with great energy, all the drums , horns, keys, basses and guitars we can imagine. If you can imagine it, bring it! I'm ready to jam! How about you?

9:45P Instrument Load-in
10:00 The jam begins!

Come early and stay late. We have special guests rolling through all night!

Welcoming & accessible for those with special needs.
A Drum Like a Lady Event

Dahlak Paradise
4708 Baltimore Ave
Philadelphia, Pa
No cover

July 1, 2017 3:00-6:00PM AfroCuban Dance & Percussion Workshop at Sound Space

Learn AfroCuban dance and percussion from the very best of Cuba's folkloric groups!

RUMBERO ALLSTARS is a collaboration here in the United States of musicians and dancers of different prestigious Cuban folkloric groups. Its members include:

Ernesto “El Gato” Gatel (Conjunto Folklorico and Rumberos de Cuba)
Juan “Chan” Campo (founder of Yoruba Andabo)
Michelito Herrera (musical director of Yoruba Andabo)
Lesmay Quintero (Yoruba Andabo)
Aramis Pazos (graduate of Escuela Nacional de Arte)
Randel Villalonga (graduate of Escuela Nacional de Arte)

For one day only on July 1st, they will be in Philadelphia and are offering classes on AfroCuban dance and percussion. There will also be a show later in the evening! Stay tuned for more details.

Saturday, July 1

Afro-Cuban dance
3-4pm Rumba
4-5pm Orishas

Afro-Cuban percussion

$15 per class, in advance (message "Michael and Leilani" on Facebook, or email
$20 per class, at the door
$5 discount if attending 2+ workshops

Sound Space Studio
2511 West Girard Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19130

July 1, 2017 8:00-10:00PM Empowering Women in Jazz at World Cafe Live PHL

A 2-hour vocal stand-off with vocalists of Sistahs Attune, featuring, Batiyah, Ella Gahnt, & Saudah Al-Akbar performing empowering dynamic jazz tunes, you don't want to miss this. Hosted by Creative Cultural Producer Shekhinah B. Get your tickets now! Including Musical Direction from Marcell A. Bellinger.

Doors open at 7pm, concert is from 8pm - 10pm

World Cafe Live
3025 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, Pa

Tickets: $15 ADV - $20 DOS + Fees

Saturday, June 24, 2017

June 30, 2017 8:00-10:00PM The Boheme Big Band featuring V. Shayne Frederick at CEC

Friday, June 30th a very talented musician by the name of V. Shayne Frederick will be performing along with The Boheme Big Band from 8pm to 10pm on 3500 Blk of Lancaster Ave
Admission $20

Community Education Center
3500 Lancaster Ave, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104

Friday, June 23, 2017

June 29, 2017 6:00 - 7:00PM Culture on Tap: Capoeira Performance at City Hall

Join Project Capoeira- Ascab Philadelphia and Mestre Doutor in the City Hall Courtyard for a special Capoeira performance. This performance is part of the City of Philadelphia's Culture on Tap initiative managed by the Office of the Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy.

City Hall
Broad and Market Sts

June 29, 2017 12:30-1:30PM Joe DiVita at The Porch at 30th Street Station

Philly Music Lab’s Joe DiVita plays and sings tunes in the classic island style on Steel Drum.

The Porch at 30th Street Station
30th and Market Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104


June 29, 2017 8:00-10:00PM Open Hand: Bach, Bluegrass and Brazil at World Cafe Live

Brazilian percussion plus half a string quartet equals a unique, danceable sound. Three surdo drums are overlaid with the versatile and surprisingly deep Brazilian pandeiro, the talkative repinique, and the punctuating snare; rich melodies from the cello and violin/mandolin and tight, three-part vocal harmonies combine into a four-piece lineup never before seen on Earth. Song topics range from tiny pockets to worldly advice.
Opening sets by Jakeya Sanders and Paulette Branson.
Doors: 7pm / Show: 8pm
Tickets: $15 + fees
Come join us for this amazing night of music!
World Cafe Live
3025 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, Pa

Thursday, June 22, 2017

June 28, 2017 10:00PM-2:00AM Interminable and Los Bomberos de la Calle at Dahlak

After an amazing evening with Bloco Sudaca last month, Interminable returns to Dahlak Paradise to continue exploring afrodiasporic and afromestizo Latinamerican rhythms, this time with the North Philly-based Los Bomberos De la Calle, a "Puerto rican Bomba and Plena music group with a twist of reggaeton flow".
Afterwards, Interminable will present their "diasporic space fusion" sounds, with trumpet melodies from Hardwork Movement's Marty Gottlieb-Hollis and bass groves from Paul Horner.
Come join us for a night of rhythm and live energy! Event is free, though we encourage ordering from the restaurant and/or bar -- not only do they have great options, it also helps provide more funds to go to musicians!
Tras un evento espectacular con Bloco Sudaca el mes pasado, Interminable regresa a Dahlak Paradise para continuar explorando ritmos latinoamericanos afrodiaspóricos y afromestizos, esta vez con el grupo Los Bomberos De la Calle, basado en el norte de Filadelfia. Ellxs son un "grupo Puerto Riqueño de Bomba y Plena con un poco de reggaeton".
Después, Interminable presentará su sonido "espacial diásporico de fusión", con melodias en la trompeta de Marty Gottlieb-Hollis (integrante del grupo de hip-hop Hardwork Movement), y puro swing en el bajo de Paul Horner.
¡Vengan a compartir de una noche de puro ritmo y buena vibra!
El evento es gratis, pero sugerimos pedir algo del restuarante y/o del bar -- no solo tienen opciones increíbles, sino también ayuda para ofercerle más fondos a lxs músicxs!

Dahlak Paradise
4708 Baltimore Ave
Philadelphia, Pa
no cover

June 28, 2017 12:30-1:30PM Minas Free Concert at Church of the Holy Trinity

June 28 - Church of the Holy Trinity
The Minas Trio, with Orlando, Patricia and Andrew Neu will perform a free concert at this beautiful Rittenhouse Square sanctuary in Center City Philadelphia.
12:30-1:30 PM
19th and Walnut Sts.
Philadelphia, PA

June 28, 2017 5:00-8:00PM Summer Nights at Penn Museum: West Philadelphia Orchestra

This summer, discover an outdoor concert experience that in-the-know Philadelphians have been enjoying for years. The Penn Museum’s eighth annual Summer Nights Concert Series brings an eclectic lineup of performances—including Creole Zydeco, Calypso, ‘20s Jazz, Middle Eastern folk, and more—to the relaxing garden setting of the Museum’s Stoner Courtyard. Admission is just $10 (free for PennCard holders, Penn Medicine and CHOP employees with ID; Penn Museum Members, and children under 6 years old). Concerts are presented every Wednesday evening, June 21 through September 6, from 5:00 to 8:00 pm.

The series is geared to visitors of any age, from friends meeting after work to families with children. Museum general admission is included with concert admission, and galleries stay open to 8:00 pm. At the 6:30 pm set break, attendees may take a short guided gallery tour. Outside, kids can color and play at a craft station.

The Pepper Mill Café offers a garden bar with wine, beer, non-alcoholic beverages, and light foods for sale. Attendees are welcome to bring their own picnics, blankets, chairs, and even dogs (but no alcohol, please). Concerts move indoors during inclement weather.
Photo: Penn Museum
Enjoy this eclectic ensemble made up of some of Philly’s finest and wildest musicians, with music that is rooted in Eastern European folk traditions, and blended with free jazz, punk, and blues, among other genres.

3260 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 898-4000
$10 includes museum admission

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

June 27, 2017 7:00-10:00PM The Day of New Beginnings with percussionist Shakoor Sanders

To formally commence our combining of the South Philly Barbacoa and El Compadre forces, we are pleased to invite you to a very special gathering next Tuesday, June 27th, celebrating what is to come!

Details below:

Percussionist Shakoor Sanders and guest musicians set to perform a traditional Ceremonial Oro Guiro for South Philly Barbacoa’s new Italian Market location, ​El Compadre

On Tuesday, June 27th, percussionist Shakoor Sanders will unite with Bembesito, Emory Damon, and special guests for a traditional ceremony celebrating the new location of South Philly Barbacoa, which will merge with their sister restaurant ​El Compadre, located at 1149 S. 9th Street.

“This event will mark a new transition in Ben and Cristina’s journey,” says Sanders. “We will send positive energy to the new space, open the roads to success, and ask the ancestors to guide them.”

The celebration will begin at 7 PM. This event is open to the general public and media. All guests are asked to attend in white attire.

The Day of New Beginnings
June 27 2017 · 7 PM
El Compadre
1149 S. 9th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

June 27, 2017 8:00PM Dr. B's Groove at World Cafe Live

3025 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, Pa
TUE · JUNE 27, 2017
DOORS: 7:00 PM / SHOW: 8:00 PM

$10 + FEES

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

June 26-July 14, 2017 8:30AM-3:00PM Djembe/Berimbau Summer Arts and Culture Camp

Instructors: Ira Bond, Kamau Blakney, Ferman Moody, Kim Gegner
Ages 8 - 16
Instruments provided

New Hope Ministries
7700 Ogontz Ave(enter on 77th)
Philadelphia, Pa

Monday, June 19, 2017

June 25, 2017 2:00-6:00PM Alezonia - King of the Steel Drums at High Tides Restaurant

Come relax and enjoy with Alezonia - King of the Steel Drums as him and the band turn THE DECK at High Tides into your own island paradise.

High Tides Restaurant, Bar, & Banquets
1067 Totem Rd, Bensalem, Pennsylvania 19020

June 25, 2017 12:00-6:00PM 16th Annual Ngoma - Tribute to the Drum

16th Annual Ngoma- Tribute to the Drum
*Spread the word!*
SAVE THE DATE: Sunday, June 25, 2017.

Come & see Live Performances, Support the Vendors, bring your Instruments, Blankets, Chairs and have a Fantastic Day!
Every Year, Community Members are honored for their contribution on keeping African Arts alive and strong for all of us to enjoy!

Stenton Park
N 16th St & W Courtland St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19140

Sunday, June 18, 2017

June 24, 2017 1:00-7:00PM All American Barbecue at Dilworth Park with Live Music

Philadelphia, PA (June 13, 2017) – Center City District is celebrating summer in the city with an All-American BBQ at Dilworth Park, from Wednesday, June 21, to Sunday, June 25, with games, grilling, live music and hot DJs, powered by Live Nation. The five-day, red-white-and-blue festival will offer activities for all ages; guests can enjoy the fountains at Dilworth Park, as well as play cornhole, lawn games and board games all weekend for free.
Saturday, June 24 (live music)

Hosted by Reed Streets

1:00 p.m. Trinidelphia

2:15 p.m. Mo Lowda & The Humble

3:30 p.m. Clay Sears

5:00 p.m. Worldtown Soundsystem

6:15 p.m. Evan Cory Levine

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Meet the Hornitos Tequila team who will have samples of the delicious cocktails featured.

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Patriotic Pooch Costume Contest with judge Leigh Siegfried, training director at Opportunity Barks

7:00 p.m. BBQ Sauce Competition winner announced

Dilworth Park at City Hall

June 24, 2017 8:00-10:00PM A Letter From Syria: Kinan Abou-afach and Friends at The Painted Bride

Kinan Abou-afach & Friends
Presented by: Global Week for Syria

A Letter From Syria will be an evening of music saturated with unique scales, improvisation, and rhythmic grooves, all intermingled with freely constructed jazz. The original pieces within the show are rooted in Abou-afach's recollections of his homeland Syria before the conflict, expressed through the Middle-Eastern-influenced modes and the rich harmonies of Jazz. In this blending of temporal and aesthetics styles, this music performance looks to the future while paying homage to the past.


Kinan Abou-afach: cello & Oud
Julian Horner: piano
Dave Brodie: bass
Hafez Javier Kotain: percussions
Doug Hirlinger: drums

Painted Bride Art Center
230 Vine St.
Philadelphia, Pa

Tickets:$20 in advance
$25 day of show

June 25, 2017 11:00AM-6:00PM Marketplace: Seeds of Sovereignty Festival 2017


A day-long celebration of the 52nd Street corridor's historic legacy as a center to black owned businesses. The marketplace - with vendors, a children's village, performance, food and workshops - aims to set the stage for collaborations that will promote a sovereign society and to engage sustainable economic development opportunities in west philadelphia and around the world. In collaboration with the African Cultural (ACAF) and the Philadelphia Association of community Development Corporation ( PACDC. )

Contact Hanifah Samad for questions: (215) 745-8231

52nd St. between Walnut and Spruce

June 24, 2017 5:00PM KyoDaiko's 2017 Recital

KyoDaiko's 2017 Recital
KyoDaiko performing members and students invite friends, family and total strangers to our recital! The concert will take place at our practice dojo located at the Defensive Arts Center within the Greenbriar Club Apartment Complex at 3901 Conshohocken Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, 19131. Plenty of free parking in the lot by the building. See you there!

June 24, 2017 8:00-9:30PM Fierce! Three Generations of Jazz, Funk, and Hip Hop

Fierce! Three Generations of Jazz, Funk & Hip-Hop
Saturday, June 24, 8 p.m.

Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz and Performing Arts, 738 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA

$15 in advance | $20 at the door

With Philadelphia artist, producer and bassist, Jamaaladeen Tacuma at the helm, AAMP presents an unforgettable evening of music celebrating three generations of Black music from Philadelphia. FIERCE! brings Tacuma and his band together with the infectious sounds of Philly soul-singer Lady Alma and new school rapper, singer, songwriter Hezekiah. Together, this incredible line-up of musicians are set create stunning sonic journey exploring true breadth of Philadelphia’s Black music legacy.

This program is presented as part of the African American Museum in Philadelphia's summer-long celebration, PhilAesthetic: The African American Museum in Philadelphia Celebrates the Black Arts Movement.

Funsaver discount tickets $13.25 including fees

June 24, 2017 10:00AM - 3:00PM 4th Annual Caribbean Festival at Reading Terminal Market withkl Trinidelphia

A Warm and Family Friendly Caribbean Cultural and Festive Event. Hosted at the Historic Reading Terminal Market on Saturday, June 24, 2017.
From the market entrance be prepared to be greeted with the sounds of the steelpan by Trinidelphia. Official Kick-off with city, civic and community leaders speeches at 10am, followed by the lively sounds of The Potcakes Junkanoo Band parading the visitor friendly populous Philadelphia destination.
We return to the City Kitchen for our 1st food demo-Jamaican style with traditional Jerk Chicken, Peas & Rice, Plantians and Cabbage.
The Center Court then host our Caribbean style performances and our featured multi-visual performing artist, Erick Picardo from Dominican Republic.
Check out our Caribbean Stall with Taino Art, Afro-Caribbean/Latino Art and Grenadian Influenced Products from Flavour De La Baye and Caribbean Festival Memorabila with Caribbean Treats.
Come out and win a chance to 2 baskets of spice and seasoning products courtesy family-based and owned, Flavour De La Baye.
Our 2nd Food demo will be toasted with a virgin Bahamian drink, Bahama Mama with Bahama Papas.
Face Painting and Kid-Friendly treats for the kids.

Caribbean Day is a program of Caribbean Community in Philadelphia under the umbrella organization of UROC of Philadelphia. CCP is a project of CultureTrust Greater Philadelphia.

Reading Terminal Market
12th & Arch Streets, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107

Saturday, June 17, 2017

June 23, 2017 6:00-8:00PM Music & Mist Summer Concert Series w/ Las Palabras

Join us for the Music & Mist Summer Concert Series at Julian Abele Park! It's fun for the whole family! Bring a blanket, cooler, chairs and enjoy the free entertainment.

The music series will feature a variety of musical acts and will occur on select Fridays in June, July, August, and September.

On June 23rd, Las Palabras will bring a funky and soulful mesh of hip hop and jazz.

We'll also have food & drinks from Los Camaradas and ice cream from Bright Yellow Creamery!

Julian Abele Park, 22nd & Carpenter/Montrose Streets, Philadelphia, PA

Friday, June 16, 2017

June 22, 2017 6:00PM-2:00AM Lucha Cartel's 4th Birthday Celebration

Lucha Cartel is turning 4!

Thursday June 22nd

Let's party...It's our Cuatro Aniversario!

Here's what the night's festivities will bring...

-The most deliciosa food tasting & drink specials
-The live Mariachi band getting you hype starting at 8pm
-DJ Jholi from 10pm till 2am throwing down all the Fiesta jams

Starts at 6p // 21+

Everyone's INVITED!!!! Feliz Cumpleaños a Nosotros!

We can't wait to celebrate with you...OLE!

Lucha Cartel
207 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106

June 22, 2017 4:00-6:00PM Free Sabian Drummer Panel Discussion and Networking Event

DRUMMERS! FREE SABIAN Education Network Event in Philly!
Thursday, June 22, 4-6PM
The University of the Arts
Caplan Recital Hall, Terra Building, 17th floor
211 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Join us for an informative panel discussion, network with other drummers/teachers, get SEN swag, and interact with our expert speakers:

Marc Dicciani (Dean of UArts College of Performing Arts)
Jason Gianni (UArts Drumset Faculty Member)
Jeremy Hummel
Sherrie Maricle

Hosted by SEN Director Joe Bergamini

RSVP to with "Philly" in the subject line by June 5 to reserve your seat!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

June 21, 2017 6:00-10:00PM Summer Solstice Celebration 2017 at The Rotunda

Poet~tree EnMotion Presents…
The 2017 Summer Solstice Celebration!

Wednesday, June 21st, 6-10pm (Doors @ 6pm)!

All events located @ The Rotunda 4014 Walnut Street, West Philly, PA 19104

This ongoing seasonal series features a variety of multi-disciplinary performance, arts & culture presentations… Doors open @ 6pm to find a spot to participate in the Yoga/Chi-kung Moving Meditation & Soundscape Exploration. The performance portion begins @ 7:30pm featuring a Fierce Lineup of Artists ranging from Live Musical Acts to Spoken Word Flowetry to Tribal Dance Movements.

A FREE community event … but Donations are Appreciated!

June 21st: The 2017 Summer Solstice Celebrations!

• Happy Is
Flow Arts, Dance & Theatrical Storytelling

• Irene Reinke & Mary David
American Tribal Style © Belly Dance

• Music Over Matter (w/ Founder Jan Jeffries)
Soulful Beatz Rhythms, Vocals & Participation

• Naeemah Z. Maddox (a.k.a. NaeemBot)
Singer/Songwriter, Composer & Multi Instrumentalist

• Nastasia Zorya (a.k.a. Anastasia)
Visual Artist, Live Painter & Illustrating of the Subconscious

• Plum Dragoness (a.k.a. Gabrielle de Burke)
Resident Performance Artist, Event Organizer & Arts Educator /

• Setu Tribe (w/ Founder Geri Vanore)
Dancing Stories w/ Powerful Moves, Crafted Costumes & Fire Arts

June 21, 2017 7:30-9:00PM Zydeco Party at Kahn Park

Free summer concert in Kahn Park with Zydeco-a-Go-Go on Wednesday June 21, from 7:30-9:00pm

Kahn Park
1119 Pine St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107

June 21, 2017 10:00AM - 9:00PM Make Music Philly: An All-Day Free Music Festival

Make Music Philly is an all-day, open-access, free “do it yourself” festival taking place in various neighborhoods in Philadelphia, PA on June 21st every year. Participation is encouraged from all ages, genres and abilities, from indie rock to bluegrass to a cappella, from music students to professional artists and everything in between.

Make Music Philly’s primary goals are to provide an equal platform for musicians of all skill levels, interests and walks of life and to inspire the next generation of musicians through innovative outreach programming.

This celebration is not limited to residents of Philly, but invites music enthusiasts from everywhere to come participate by performing, attending or volunteering. Join us to ring in the summer solstice as part of an international event with its heart and soul in our local community!
For percussion fans:
10:00AM-5:00PM Cymbal Jungle at Gloria Dei Old Swedes Amphitheater
927 South Water Street
11:00AM-2:00PM Bucket Drumming
2:00-4:00PM Mad Beatz Drumline
DiSilvestro Playground
1701 S. 15th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19145

Artist listing (very lengthy)here

June 21, 2017 5:00-8:00PM Summer Nights at Penn Museum: Mid East Ensemble

This summer, discover an outdoor concert experience that in-the-know Philadelphians have been enjoying for years. The Penn Museum’s eighth annual Summer Nights Concert Series brings an eclectic lineup of performances—including Creole Zydeco, Calypso, ‘20s Jazz, Middle Eastern folk, and more—to the relaxing garden setting of the Museum’s Stoner Courtyard. Admission is just $10 (free for PennCard holders, Penn Medicine and CHOP employees with ID; Penn Museum Members, and children under 6 years old). Concerts are presented every Wednesday evening, June 21 through September 6, from 5:00 to 8:00 pm.

The series is geared to visitors of any age, from friends meeting after work to families with children. Museum general admission is included with concert admission, and galleries stay open to 8:00 pm. At the 6:30 pm set break, attendees may take a short guided gallery tour. Outside, kids can color and play at a craft station.

The Pepper Mill Café offers a garden bar with wine, beer, non-alcoholic beverages, and light foods for sale. Attendees are welcome to bring their own picnics, blankets, chairs, and even dogs (but no alcohol, please). Concerts move indoors during inclement weather.
Kicking off the season, the Mid East Ensemble is led by accomplished percussionist Joe Tayoun, and features acclaimed local, regional and international musicians performing a lively arrangement of classical and folk Arabic, Turkish, and Armenian music.

3260 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 898-4000
$10 includes museum admission

June 21, 2017 8:00PM Sittin' In: Live Sessions Hosted By Maria Grand’s Diatribe

8pm Doors/DJ | 9pm Live Music

It's a jam session, it's a dance party, it's a live show — and it always features the hottest talent on the scene!! Sittin' In is the free, monthly jam session at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. Blending edgy horns, choice vinyl, cutting edge MC's and soaring vocalists, each session is unique, led by a stellar lineup of guest hosts and their band of choice.

Saxophonist, composer, and educator María Grand was born in Switzerland in 1992, to a Swiss mother and an Argentinian father. Upon her moving to New York in 2011, she quickly became the protégée of legendary musicians such as Billy Harper, and Antoine Roney, as well as NEA Jazz Master Von Freeman; in just a few years, she became one of the few fresh and unique voices on her instrument. María recently completed her first orchestral work; she has composed for saxophone quartet as well as numerous pieces for her ensembles. She has lead her group DiaTribe at venues such as The Jazz Gallery; Seeds; Three Concentric Sections; Shapeshifter Lab; the Cell; in New York, and AMR Jazz Club and The Walden in Switzerland. She released her first opus "TetraWind" in February 2017. In recognition of her emerging talent, she was awarded one of three of the 2017 Jazz Gallery Commission Residencies, along with young masters Adam O'Farrill and Joel Ross; her new work will be premiered in June 2017.

Commonwealth Plaza

Inside the Kimmel Center
300 S Broad St
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Free admission

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

August 25 26, 27, 2017 Scott Kettner's Carnaval Caravan Retreat at Rittenhouse Soundworks

Scott Kettner's Carnaval Caravan Retreat at Rittenhouse Soundworks

SATURDAY, August 26th:
2:00-4:00PM: BREAK

SUNDAY, August 27th:

2:00-4:00PM: BREAK

All Access Pass - Friday-Sunday
$250.00 – $280.00
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All Access Pass includes the Friday Forró party on August 25th plus all scheduled events and workshops.
Full Price
$280.00 + $16.39 FEE

Early Bird Special *ends July 5th*
+ $14.74 FEE

One Day Pass
$120.00 – $150.00
Sales end on August 27

Per Class Option - Pay as You Go
$35.00 + $2.92 FEE
Sales end on August 27

Friday Forro Dance Party
$10.00 + $1.54 FEE
Friday night Forro Dance Party with Scott Kettner and Friends. Come let loose with us and spend a night dancing to Forro music from the northeast of Brazil.

All events held at Rittenhouse Soundworks
219 W. Rittenhouse St.
Philadelphia, Pa 19144

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

June 19, 2017 8:00-10:00PM **CANCELED** Sunset Jazz Series- el Gran Combo de Puerto Rico

El Gran Combo or El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico is a Puerto Rican Salsa music orchestra in Puerto Rico which will celebrate its 55th anniversary this year 2017. They are considered the most successful in Salsa music of all time not only in Puerto but also in all over the world. They are also the most popular Salsa group that has still remained.

El Gran Combo was founded in 1962 by Rafael Ithier who was the musical director of the group later. Until now, the group has released over 60 studio albums. Thanks to their devotion, they have got the title of honor from La Universidad de la Salsa.

Wiggins Waterfront Park & Marina
Riverside Drive and Martin Luther King Blvd, Camden, New Jersey

Free Admission
Bring chair or blanket

**June 17: This concert has been canceled due to bad weather forecast.**

June 19, 2017 8:00-11:00PM Jarabe de Palo en Philadelphia at The Foundry

Jarabe de Palo regresa a #Philadelphia con todos sus exitos en version acustica con un show intimo con capacidad limitada.

Puertas abren a las 7:00PM - Show 8:00PM
Jarabe de Palo sube al escenario a las 8:00PM! Se sugiere llegar temprano.
Boletos a la venta el 28 de Abril por Ticketmaster

The Foundry at the Fillmore Philadelphia
1000 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19123

Monday, June 12, 2017

June 18, 2017 7:00-10:00PM Musicians' Gathering #19: Scott Kettner, Charlie Cooper, Paul Winter Tribute Project

Musicians Gathering #19

Scott Kettner
Solo Percussion

Charlie Cooper of the Humble Man Band
Solo Performance

The Paul Winter Tribute Project
Ken Ulansey: Reeds
Paul Gehman: Bass
Jim Hamilton Percussion

Tickets $10 at the door

Free Parking at the lot next door

Rittenhouse Soundworks
219 W. Rittenhouse St.
Philadelphia, Pa

June 18, 2017 10:00AM-5:00PM 6th Annual Caribbean Festival

The Historic African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas - AECST
6361 Lancaster Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19151

Sunday, June 11, 2017

June 17, 2017 9:00PM-12:00AM Manu Chao Tribute at Connie's Ric Rac

The Best Live Tribute Of The Year!
presented by Philly Alternativo & Vibra DC
Don't miss this year's Tribute to Manu Chao Live Connie's Ric Rac

Please get your tickets in advanced, this show promise to be a sold out!

This a unique tribute Concert, Mano Chau's Tribute Live is a two hours Live show performing Radio Bemba's concert in its enterily by a 9 piece band.

Tickets $15.are exclusively available at

Connie's Ric Rac
1132 S 9th St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19147

June 17, 2017 12:00-6:00PM Philly Caribbean Carnival

Annual Philadelphia Caribbean Carnival and Parade
-- Bands and Masqueraders on Chamounix Drive
-- Food and Non-Food Vendors
-- Live Stage Performances!

FREE Parade on Chamounix Drive
-- Parade is open and free to the general public
-- Come by 11am to park and find spot to watch parade
-- Do not park on grass.
-- Bring your cameras but do not bring any large coolers. NO COOLERS ARE ALLOWED

PAID ENTRY to Pavilion Area with vendors and stage show:
-- General Admission:
$12.50 Early Bird Ticket
$15 Advance Online Ticket
$5 Children 5-12 years
Children under 5 years are FREE

-- VIP TICKETS (with Backstage Access, VIP Cash Bar with bottles for sale)
$75 Advance Online Tickets
$100 at the Gate



Fairmount Park
2 S. Chamounix Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19131

Tickets $5-$75.

June 17, 2017 8:00-11:30PM Mid-Night BBQ with Unidos da Filadelfia and Fabian Akilles

Bring friends and family for a night of fun on the south corner of Lancaster & Powelton Ave.
Lancaster Avenue will be lively with the sounds of reggae and samba from Unidos de Filadelphia and Fabian Akilles.
The "Side of the Road" Jerk Chicken Man will be on site serving up what has turned into a late-night Philadelphia craze and University City's favorite BBQ joint, Baby Blues BBQ, has hit the road and their food truck will be on-site serving up slow-cooked Southern Hospitality.

Intersection of Lancaster Ave. & Powelton Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19104

June 17, 2017 8:00PM-2:00AM Maelo Tribute by Combo Melaza at Isla Verde Cafe

This Week at Isla Verde Cafe experience the HIGH energy & sophisticated crowd enjoying the BEST Salsa & Mambo Music by DJ Poli

Tribute to Ismael Rivera "Maelo"
LIVE performance by Combo Melaza
singing all his greatest hits!!!

*Drinks Specials
*BEST Tapas in town
*$10 Cover

Isla Verde Cafe
2725 N. American St.
Phila, PA 19133
(215) 426-3600
Celebrate your Birthday with us!!!
Info/Reserv's: Maria (267) 949-6401

June 17, 2017 6:00-9:00PM Brian Sanders' JUNK and Unidos da Filadelfia at University City Summer Series

On Saturday, June 17th we are welcoming Brian Sanders' JUNK to the 40th Street Summer Series. Sanders’ JUNK is known for their ingenious use of found objects and clever inventions that bridge the gap between dance and physical theater. Sanders’ choreography blends traditional dance theater with an inventiveness and physicality that gives reason for critics to hail JUNK as “Philly’s most imaginative perpetrator of dare-devilish physical theater” and declare Sanders as “the city’s most exciting choreographer.” JUNK maintains its home season in Philadelphia, PA as a headliner for the FringeArts Festival, where the company’s inventive performances have sold out year after year.

Opening the show will be Unidos da Filadelfia Samba School, a group performing earth-shaking Brazilian percussion. Modeled after the neighborhood drumming groups of Rio and Salvador, Unidos da Filadelfia brings the joy and excitement of Carnaval to every performance. Come, celebrate, and DANCE with Unidos!

This is the 13th Anniversary of the 40th Street Summer Series. Stop by beginning at 5 pm for free scoops of ice cream from Ben & Jerry's, free samples of healthy snacks from honeygrow, free cold brew coffee from Saxbys, and free bicycle and helmet safety checks from Keswick Cycle University City.

Bring a chair or blanket to sit on; free and open to the public

40th and Walnut

Saturday, June 10, 2017

June 16, 2017 7:00-10:00PM Trinidelphia at Cianfrani Park

Trinidelphia is Philly's preeminent Carribean Jazz combo, centering around multi-instrumentalist Chris Aschman's virtuosic work on the steelpan.

Born out of street Jams in Rittenhouse during the spring of 2005 between drummer Joe Truglio and steelpan player Chris Aschman, Trinidelphia came to life. Since then the group has gone on to develop unique arrangements of jazz and popular songs, casting the steelpan in a fresh new light and pushing the stylistic and artistic boundaries of an often type-cast instrument. Over the past decade they have performed on a multitude of stages both large and small, in Philadelphia, the Jersey Shore, New York City, Long Island, Deleware, Maryland, and beyond. Their self-titled release in 2013 documents their ever-developing style. Most recently, Chris' recent addition of the low-G tenor pan has added a new depth to their sound, as they look forward to further expanding and developing their repertoire of over 300 songs.

Cianfrani Park
8th and Fitzwater Sts
Philadelphia, Pa

Free and open to all: bring your own seating

June 16, 2017 10:00PM-2:00AM Drum Like a Lady Vol.2 | DJ/drum cyPHER & Dance Party

Drum Like a Lady Vol.2 | DJ/drum cyPHER & Dance Party

Drum Like A Lady Vol.2 (Sponsored by ILANGA EXCHANGE)
Friday, June 16 | 10pm -2am
Host: LaTreice V Branson

Ilanga Exchange | MISSION STATEMENT:
To work in partnership with Southern African Artisans, to empower women and promote tourism with a purpose.

Ilanga Exchange supports artists from Southern Africa. Products include fair trade hand made jewelry from San Arts & Crafts in Kalahari, Botswana. Featured pieces are made from ostrich eggshells. For thousands of years the Bushmen have used Ostrich shell beads as ornamentation. Bushman women are fond of ornaments and even newborn babies normally wear strings of beads around their ankles, wrists and necks. Natural objects such as pieces of roots, reeds, porcupine quills, horns, tambotie wood and seeds are used. But the most important Bushman ornaments consist of small flat round beads made of ostrich eggshell. These beads are threaded into softened sinews to make bracelets, girdles and headdress, or they are sewn onto pieces of clothing.

The June 16 1976 Uprising that began in Soweto and spread countrywide profoundly changed the socio-political landscape in South Africa. Events that triggered the uprising can be traced back to policies of the Apartheid government that resulted in the introduction of the Bantu Education Act in 1953. The rise of the Black Consciousness Movement (BCM) and the formation of South African Students Organisation (SASO) raised the political consciousness of many students while others joined the wave of anti-Apartheid sentiment within the student community. When the language of Afrikaans alongside English was made compulsory as a medium of instruction in schools in 1974, black students began mobilizing themselves. On 16 June 1976 between 3000 and 10 000 students mobilized by the South African Students Movement's Action Committee supported by the BCM marched peacefully to demonstrate and protest against the government’s directive. The march was meant to culminate at a rally in Orlando Stadium.

On their pathway they were met by heavily armed police who fired teargas and later live ammunition on demonstrating students. This resulted in a widespread revolt that turned into an uprising against the government. While the uprising began in Soweto, it spread across the country and carried on until the following year.

The aftermath of the events of June 16 1976 had dire consequences for the Apartheid government. Images of the police firing on peacefully demonstrating students led an international revulsion against South Africa as its brutality was exposed. Meanwhile, the weakened and exiled liberation movements received new recruits fleeing political persecution at home giving impetus to the struggle against Apartheid. (...Continued at @

Join Drum Like a Lady and Ilanga Exchange as we celebrate "The International Day of the African Child" with an all-night, Afro-beat drum/dance party, w DJ Lioness. In true DLAL fasion, we will have the drum kits, congas, djembes, shakers, cow bells, and tambourines in the house!

We're goin in this Friday!


10:30PM - LIVE Drum Like a Lady DJ/DRUM cypHER/Dance Party

The event is $FREE.99 & Open to ALL!
A Drum Like a Lady Event.

Dahlak Paradise
4708 Baltimore Ave
Philadelphia, Pa

The event is $FREE.99 & Open to ALL!
A Drum Like a Lady Event.

June 16, 2017 7:30-9:30PM Songs in the Key of Free: Multi-Media Concert at The Painted Bride

Save the date to attend a multimedia concert that will include audio, video, and photographs from inside SCI Graterford, with a house band playing live!

Twenty-five inside participants, many of them lifelong musicians and performers, have written and will perform a collection of songs, all of which address mass incarceration. Not only are these men stellar musicians, including horn players, conga players, and rappers, they’re also talented songwriters. Hear the world premieres of these songs alongside audio interviews with the men about their earliest memories of music and video footage of these collaborations. Expect to be connected to these remarkable men in a way you’ve never experienced before.


More info:
Songs in the Key of Free is an organization challenging mass incarceration through collaborative arts practice & creating partnerships with inside artists through musicianship and songwriting.

This event is part of the Restorative Justice Voices project, hosted by Mural Arts Restorative Justice Program and Mural Arts Philadelphia

Photo credit:
Holli Stephens

The Painted Bride Art Center
230 Vine St.
Philadelphia, PA

Friday, June 9, 2017