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DIVA Jazz Orchestra

May 27 @ 8:00 pm

Headed by Music Director/Drummer Sherrie Maricle, DIVAexudes the excitement and force found in the tradition of the historic big bands but with an eye towards today’s progressive sound and originality. With New York as their home base, DIVA performs all over the world playing contemporary, mainstream big band jazz, composed and arranged to fit the individual personalities and styles of the players. The inspiration for DIVA came from
 Stanley Kay, one-time manager and relief drummer for Buddy Rich. In 1990,…

Bobby McFerrin

May 28 @ 8:00 pm

Sittin’ In

May 29 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Sittin’ In introduces audiences to new cutting-edge artists. It defies genre, often drawing from everything from straight-ahead jazz to freestyle hip hop and all points in between. There’s an unpredictability to the night, which we enthusiastically embrace! Sometimes you’ll experience a finely tuned set and sometimes you can catch a totally improvised show by seven people who have never played together. The awesome creativity, excitement, and quality always shine through in The Kimmel Center’s informal club-like setting, featuring early warm-up sets by…

Bobby McFerrin

May 29 @ 8:00 pm

La NOCHE

June 3 @ 8:00 pm

Heat up the Kimmel Center each month at La NOCHE!  Experience the hottest live bands as you turn up the steam on the dance floor, led by host/dance leader Kevin Ngo. Enjoy the sexy rhythms of The Caribbean and Latin America as live bands serve up a caliente mix of music that really makes you want to move. We kick off the party with The La NOCHE Band, led by master percussionist Arturo Stable.  We then welcome a different guest group…

Sittin’ In

June 12 @ 9:00 pm

Sittin’ In introduces audiences to new cutting-edge artists. It defies genre, often drawing from everything from straight-ahead jazz to freestyle hip hop and all points in between. There’s an unpredictability to the night, which we enthusiastically embrace! Sometimes you’ll experience a finely tuned set and sometimes you can catch a totally improvised show by seven people who have never played together. The awesome creativity, excitement, and quality always shine through in The Kimmel Center’s informal club-like setting, featuring early warm-up sets by…

WXPN WELCOMES NORAH JONES

June 22 @ 8:00 pm

The XPoNential Music Festival presented by Subaru Celebrates over 25 Years of Music Discovery

July 26 - July 28

The XPoNential Music Festival presented by Subaru will host HOZIER, ELVIS COSTELLO & THE IMPOSTERS, BLONDIE, DAWES, ST. PAUL & THE BROKEN BONES, AMY RAY BAND (INDIGO GIRLS), GUSTER, KATHLEEN EDWARDS, and many more. The festival features three stages, 30+ performers, and an eclectic line-up of established and up-and-coming artists heard on WXPN 88.5FM, the award-winning Philadelphia public radio station. Come celebrate over 25 years of bringing the XPN community and true music fans together for a 3-day, family-friendly experience…

BEN HARPER & THE INNOCENT CRIMINALS with TROMBONE SHORTY & ORLEANS AVENUE

August 25 @ 6:00 pm

Beginning with his 1994 debut, Welcome To The Cruel World, Ben Harper released a string of eight studio albums over a decade and a half. This extraordinary run, featuring contributions from the Innocent Criminals, established him as a singularly powerful songwriter and performer. Massive, international sold-out tours, Top 10 debuts in the US, Gold and Platinum certifications overseas, and a slew of TV appearances cemented Harper and the band's status as genuine global stars. Part Jimi Hendrix, part James Brown and all New Orleans, Troy…

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