Fri, Sep 22
Sat, Sep 23
Philly Music and Arts Fest
TWO NIGHTS. TWO STAGES. ONLY PHILLY BANDS.
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
Doors 5:30 PM / Show 6:00 PM
Philly Music and Arts Fest
TWO NIGHTS. TWO STAGES. ONLY PHILLY BANDS.
The Philadelphia music scene is eclectic and blossoming, yet under-appreciated. The Philadelphia craft beer scene is burgeoning, yet deserving of more credit. The Philadelphia food scene is notorious, but behind in terms of national attention. It is time for Philadelphians to SUPPORT YOUR SCENE. The music will bring our community together, but the objective is – whatever your passion may be - SUPPORT YOUR SCENE..
Our mission is to encourage the citizens of Philadelphia to SUPPORT YOUR SCENE. The Festival consists of local bands performing on each of September 22 and 23, on two stages. The Festival is both a testament and celebration of the exploding music scene in Philadelphia and a showcase of up and coming artists.
In addition to music, the Festival will highlight the food, beer and arts of Philadelphia. Food trucks and local chefs will provide edibles, while all beer taps will be pouring only local craft beer. Local distilleries will handle cocktails. Local artists will display visual arts. The experience is an immersion in Philadelphia culture.
Most importantly, The Philadelphia Music & Arts Festival is a non-profit endeavor. Proceeds from the Festival will be donated to local music education charities, including Live Connections, and other local non-profit organizations. The business objective of the Festival is completely aligned with the social purpose of the Festival – SUPPORT YOUR SCENE..
Friday, September 22
6:10 - 6:40 Slomo Sapiens- Upstairs
7:00 - 7:40 Kississippi- Upstairs
7:20 - 8:00 Chris Kasper- Downstairs
8:00 - 8:40 Harmony Woods- Upstairs
8:20 – 9:00 Eric Slick- Downstairs
9:00 – 9:40 Abi Reimold- Upstairs
9:20 – 10:00 Ceramic Animal- Downstairs
10:00 – 10:40 Skull Eclipses- Upstairs
10:20 – 11:10 Work Drugs- Downstairs
11:00 – 11:50 West Philly Orch.- Upstairs
11:30 – 1:00 Cayetana- Downstairs
Saturday, September 23
2:10 – 2:50 Tiny Hueman- Upstairs
3:10 – 4:00 Sea Offs- Upstairs
4:00 – 4:50 Sixteen Jackies- Downstairs
4:20 – 5:10 Dominic- Upstairs
5:10 – 6:00 Cheerleader- Downstairs
5:30 – 6:20 Local Smokes- Upstairs
6:20 – 7:10 Pine Barons- Downstairs
6:40 – 7:30 Shannen Moser- Upstairs
7:30 – 8:30 Deadfellow- Downstairs
7:50 – 8:40 Sports- Upstairs
8:50 – 9:40 Slaughter Beach, Dog- Downstairs
9:00 – 9:50 Ivy Sole- Upstairs
10:00 – 11:00 Steve Gunn- Downstairs
10:10 – 11:00 New Sound Brass- Upstairs
11:20 – 1:00 Strand of Oaks- Downstairs
Single day tickets, two-day passes and VIP packages are available to customize your experience. The VIP package includes a reserved seat on the mezzanine with personal food and drink service, a numbered festival screenprint poster, artist meet and greet and exclusive elevator access between stages.
The Philly Music and Arts Fest would like to thank the following sponsors and partners:
Ballard Spahr LLP
Dan and Deanne Berkowitz
Drug Plastics, Inc.
Ellis Coffee Company
Guru Technologies, Inc.
North Broad Living
Interested in becoming a sponsor of the festival? Contact Lisa at email@example.com with your inquiry.
Work Drugs is an American dream pop duo from Philadelphia, founded by Thomas Crystal and Benjamin Louisiana.
Eric Slick play drums for Dr. Dog. He’s also one-third of the Philly noise punk band Lithuania. Eric has also performed/recorded with Adrian Belew, Nels Cline (Wilco), Daniel Rossen (Grizzly Bear), R. Stevie Moore, Cass McCombs, Gordon Gano, and Ween. In his free time, he runs and operates the short run vinyl label Least Records.
Abi Reimold of Philadelphia writes dynamic, cathartic songs that are darkly colorful. Rough around the edges in a way that is more honest than careless, Reimold's music has a distinctly human quality about it. Unpredictable yet natural, Reimold's songwriting style builds tension using dissonance both harmonically and lyrically. Her voice rides a range of octaves and emotions, exploring dark inner worlds, adeptly contouring melodies to starkly vivid lyrics. Reimold has honed her songwriting ability and chops into an amalgam of rock influences – huge riffs are countered by thoughtful phrases and lyrics that are firmly rooted an introspective tradition. Her debut full-length Wriggling was released January 26th on Sad Cactus Records.
Four good boys in their fresh-pressed Sunday best. That’s how many a wholesome mom have described Ceramic Animal, though if the true story of Ceramic Animal was a tall, safety-first cyclist, that description would only be touching the helmet.
You see, suits aren’t the only things the CA boys press--their first album, The Cart, was pressed and released on vinyl in early 2017. Ceramic Animal wrote, recorded, mixed, and produced The Cart in-house at Daddy’s Basement Studios. The CD release came later in 2017, and both are available at the Ceramic Animal web store.
It sounds like a recipe for disaster, but the good boys of Ceramic Animal are professionals. You can find them everywhere you’d expect, just ask the tens of thousands who’ve already found them on Spotify, YouTube, iTunes, and the like. No doubt the extra support will speed Ceramic Animal along on the journey to the second album--Which, if you can keep a secret, is well under way.
Warren - guitar, vox
Elliott - keys, vox
Erik - drums
Dallas - bass
"Nothing cuts to the core like a simple song," says Chris Kasper. More than a dozen years into his acclaimed career, the singer/songwriter gets back to the bluesy basics with his fifth album,O, the Fool.
Inspired by Delta blues, folk music, and the string arrangements of Hollywood film scores, O, the Fool was recorded on both ends of an 800-mile move that took Kasper from Philadelphia to
Nashville. He'd already spent much of his adulthood on the road, traveling from city to city, building his fanbase one show at a time. Meanwhile, back at home, his friends were putting down
roots and starting families of their own. Kasper couldn't help but question his own choices, and it's that swirl of contrasting feelings — uncertainty, determination, and wanderlust — that fuels O, the Fool.
"It's about traveling," he says of the 13-song, self-produced album, "and then second-guessing your travels once you've arrived at your destination. It's about coming to terms with the thing that makes you think, 'Ok, maybe this isn't the right place for me, but I am here, so I should make it work. This is where life has brought me.'"
The album's title was born during a coffee shop meeting with a friend, who spilled a pack of tarot cards across the table. The first card was the Fool: a traveler with a bag slung over his shoulder,
headed toward some unknown destination. The illustration reminded Kasper of himself. Weeks later, another friend found the same card and brought it to Kasper, saying the two troubadours resembled one another. Kasper agreed. "The card embodies that feeling of wandering," he explains.
"It reminded me of the journey that music takes you on, and you can't predict where it's gonna take you."
From a songwriting perspective, O, the Fool is a simple, straightforward album. The chord progressions
are basic, influenced by the no-frills approach of blues musicians and early 20th century folksingers. The arrangements, on the other hand, are downright lush, with Kasper taking
inspiration from the epic, sweeping scores of old western movies. He engineered the string parts himself, working with multi-instrumentalist Kiley Ryan — who contributions to the album include viola, cello, and violin — to create orchestral swells. Cinematic and beautiful, the songs on O, the Fool show Kasper's capabilities not only as a songwriter and evocative vocalist, but as a producer, too.
"This is a realization album," says the songwriter, whose past travels have included opening gigs with the Wood Brothers, Amos Lee, and G Love. "It's almost like a soundtrack — a blues
album meets a western movie. When your songs are simple and direct, you can go nuts with the presentation. You can strip away the fat from your writing, but still turn the entire arrangement
into something bigger. That way, the punches hit harder."
Come to think of it, that doesn't sound so foolish after all.
West Philadelphia Orchestra
With a diverse line-up of professional Philadelphia musicians whose influences range from Sun Ra to Bulgarian brass bands, West Philadelphia Orchestra is a unique live ensemble and will be perform this benefit concert in honor of National Homelessness and Hunger Week (November 15-24, 2014).
To make this performance even more special, the show will benefit a local non-profit, Pathways to Housing, PA which offers hope and an array of innovative services to chronically homeless individuals battling serve mental illness in Philadelphia, ticket proceeds will help someone receive a home and the treatment and support he or she needs to recover and thrive.
Fri Single Day $30 / Sat Single Day $40 / Two Day Pass $65 / VIP Pass Single Day $125
Fri Door Time: 5:30pm
Fri Show Time: 6pm
Sat Door Time: 2pm
Sat Show Time: 2:30pm