Philly Music and Arts Fest

Philly Music and Arts Fest


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

Participating Breweries:
Flying Fish
Free Will
Saint Benjamin
Stickman Brews
Roy Pitz

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
Exude, Inc.
Greystone Organization
Guru Technologies, Inc.
North Broad Living
Rothman Institute
Winter Walking
Lame-O Records

Interested in becoming a sponsor of the festival? Contact Lisa at with your inquiry.

Strand Of Oaks

Steve Gunn

Slaughter Beach, Dog

Solo project of Modern Baseball guitarist/singer, Jake Ewald.

Pine Barons

Shannen Moser

Sea Offs

Local Smokes are a Psychedelic Swamp Rock band from Philadelphia, PA. This band was forged on the banks of the Schuylkill River -- soaked in reverb bent guitars, groovy bass lines and a boom-bap back beat. The vocals sound like chewed glass , washed down with Tequila. Someday, they will set sail down the muck of that river and bend every ear of the world!

Sixteen Jackies

Sixteen Jackies have been lurking in the basement of Philadelphia since early 2016 building a sound that while often nostalgic, defies easy categorization. With their first EP "Movie Was Bad," they've unveiled an offbeat pop sensibility which draws to mind both the manic spirit of the Talking Heads and the aching balladry of Roy Orbison. By setting the intimate details of singer Jody DeMarco's singularly queer experience against a soundscape which takes cues from the atmosphere of classic horror films, Sixteen Jackies have produced a unique set of torch songs for misfits and weirdos of all kinds.


Fri Door Time: 5:30pm

Fri Show Time: 6pm

Sat Door Time: 2pm

Sat Show Time: 2:30pm

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