Made in Philadelphia – Free Festival Labor Day Weekend at FDR Park

Made in Philadelphia – Free Festival Labor Day Weekend at FDR Park

If you’re looking for a chill festival to attend this week with your friends, something with a little shade and the ability to come and go as you please, parking and close to transportation?  I think FDR Park Music Jam should be on your list of festivals to attend this weekend.


FDR Park Music Jam FREE Festival: Get away from the crowds on the parkway this weekend and head down Broad Street instead for a free outdoor festival with a laid back environment and phenomenal live music. On Saturday 9/3 and Sunday 9/4, in association with Philadelphia Songwriters Project, Parks on Tap is hosting “FDR Park Music Jam,” a two-day, local music festival at FDR Park, right next to the stadiums. The festival features a list of locally acclaimed songwriters, artists and bands from 3 to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. In addition, South Philly recording artist, Felicia, will be performing an opening set at 2 p.m. both days.  Here is the full lineup:

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Saturday, September 3

  • 3:00 Adam Web – known for his “optimistic acoustifunk”

  • 4:00 Bernard/BJ Sarkissian Music – plays original, recovery-based music in a method to connect with patient populations

  • 5:00 Ryan Tennis – has opened for Grammy Winners Kenny Loggins & Shawn Colvin. Also performed at the Philadelphia Folk Festival

  • 6:00 Ginger Coyle – singing since she was 14 with conscious lyrics and soulful pop melodies over acoustic guitar and driving piano

  • 7:00 Angela Burns Music – with a family history in bluegrass music, Angela carries on the tradition with her own folky pop twist

  • 8:00 Ross Bellenoit – toured with Bob Dylan and Elvis Costello as a member of Amos Lee’s band


Sunday, September 4

  • 3:00 Alyssa Garcia – playing piano since  she was five and now just at 16 she has two self-produced albums

  • 4:00 Dawn Hiatt – winner of the Philadelphia Songwriters Project Songwriting Contest in 2008 & 2009

  • 5:00 Sharon Bousquet – released 7 albums of original soulful music, placed numerous songs in independent films and  promotional shorts

  • 6:00 Pixel8ter – inspired by the sounds of videogames, Pixel8ter puts on a live show that is dynamic and energetic

  • 7:00 Andrea Nardello – Tri-State Indie’s “Acoustic Artist Of The Year”.

  • 8:00 De Tierra Caliente – Since its formation in 2014, this flavorful trio from Philadelphia and Puerto Rico has released 2 full-length albums and played over 200 shows throughout the US, Colombia, Brazil and Puerto Rico.


Here is a link to the Facebook Event . We will also have extended hours for the holiday weekend: Thursday 5 to 10 p.m., Friday – Sunday 1 to 11 p.m. and Monday, Labor Day 12 to 10 p.m.


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Barks on Tap: In addition, the following week Parks on Tap will be at Fairmount Water Works from September 7 to 11, and on Thursday 9/8 we are hosting a community dog party “Barks on Tap,” a fundraiser for the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society (PAWS). From 5 to 10 p.m., 100 percent of beverage proceeds will be donated directly back to PAWS by the Tuttleman Family Foundation and Parks on Tap. Here is link to the Facebook Event and the flyer is attached.


Roger Daltrey & Joan Jett @Kimmel Center A Few Clips

I regret not going last night, I love the WHO, I was a kid of the 70s and WMMR and really goofed by not going to last night’s concert. I can relive the night here at PCC with my fav songs, and at the bottom I have a link to other clips that folks shot. All on really decent cameras I must say.   Here’s a shot from Dafni who does the PR for the Kimmel Center.

“Summertime Blues” Roger Daltrey & Joan Jett@Kimmel Center Philadelphia 7/28/14 


Richard Bond

Pinball Wizard


Steve Vitalidol


Baba O’Riley

“I Can See for Miles” Roger Daltrey@Kimmel Center Philadelphia

Steve Vitalidol

Check out the rest of the clips here.


BILLY PAUL, Gamble & Huff & The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia Concert

The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia Lifetime Achievement Award Gala Honoring Music Icons Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff SPECIAL GUEST ARTIST BILLY PAUL JUST CONFIRMED CHAMBER ORCHESTRA TO PERFORM CLASSICAL VERSIONS OF GAMBLE & HUFF HITS
Since it’s Cinco de Maya I’m posting the Spanish subtitled version of the great song.
WHAT: The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, a founding resident company of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, presents its Lifetime Achievement Award Gala in honor of Philadelphia music legends Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff. The Gala will kick off with cocktails and a three-course dinner, followed by the award ceremony and an evening of dancing and live music. In a special presentation for Mr. Gamble and Mr. Huff, Chamber Orchestra Music Director Dirk Brossé will direct members of the Orchestra in classical orchestrations of Gamble & Huff songs. Silent and live auctions will also take place, featuring travel opportunities, sports and music memorabilia, concert tickets and more. The event is black tie. WHO: The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, with Gala honorees Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff, and Gala Chairman The Honorable Edward G. Rendell. Grammy Award winner Billy Paul and the TSOP Band led by Emmy Award winner Bill Jolly have been confirmed to help celebrate the award. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Billy Paul has released over ten albums with Mr. Gamble and Mr. Huff’s record label, Philadelphia International Records. Mr. Paul won a Grammy for his #1 hit written by Mr. Gamble and Mr. Huff, Me and Mrs. Jones, which he will perform at the Gala. WHEN: Saturday, May 21, 2011 · 6 p.m.
The Westin Philadelphia · 99 South 17th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

WHY: To honor the groundbreaking song writing and production team of Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff and their accomplishments, which include the 40th anniversary of Philadelphia International Records, the duo’s numerous #1 soul and R&B hits as well as their service to the community.
HOW TO RSVP: Individual tickets and full-table sponsorships are available until May 13. Please visit www.chamberorchestra.org/gala or call 215.545.5451 x29 for more information.