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FEMME IT FORWARD FEATURING ARI LENNOX

August 24 @ 7:00 pm

Discovered after she uploaded a couple examples of her work to the Web, Ari Lennox is an R&B singer/songwriter signed to J. Cole's Dreamville imprint. Based in Washington, D.C., Lennox began uploading her music around 2012 and released her debut EP, Ariography, in 2013. A couple more stray tracks were uploaded in 2014, along with the independently released single "Bound." In 2015, she signed with Dreamville. An appearance on labelmate Omen's 2015 release Elephant Eyes followed, and in 2016 she…

Santana: Supernatural Now

August 24 @ 7:00 pm

TOMMY DAVIDSON

August 24 @ 7:30 pm

HELIUM PRESENTS: IAN EDWARDS

August 24 @ 7:30 pm

Ian Edwards released his debut album 100% Half-Assed on Conan O’Brien’s record label, Team Coco Records. He is the first comedian signed to the label. The press outlets that covered Ian during this campaign include Entertainment Weekly, The New York Times Magazine, Huffington Post, Paste Magazine, Marvel Comics, Thought Catalogue, The Onion AV Club, The New York Observer, LA Weekly, Penthouse Magazine, Big Think, Exclaim, and The Good Men Project. This is along with television appearances on Conan, @Midnight, Huffington Post…

Farruko

August 24 @ 7:30 pm

Carlos Efren Reyes Rosado, better known as Farruko, is a singer-songwriter born in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, who is considered by experts as a musical phenomenon of our times for his great musical versatility and performance expertise. Farruko has consistently demonstrated his dominion over most subgenres of urban music like reggaeton, rap, hip hop, R&B, and now Latino trap. He has also proved his adaptability, crossing over into pop, bachata, mambo, and vallenato genres.   Farruko has released several albums that…

LA MISA NEGRA

August 24 @ 8:00 pm

LA MISA NEGRA La Misa Negra is a 7-piece band from Oakland, California, known for their unique blend of cumbia and high-energy, Afro-Latin music. On stage, they deliver an electrifying performance that explodes with infectious dance grooves and punk rock energy, powered by horn and accordion-driven riffs, a fierce rhythm section, and a vintage-inspired sound. Since their live debut in the fall of 2011, La Misa Negra has toured the country, sharing stages and festival bills with the likes of…

SPLINTERED SUNLIGHT (GRATEFUL DEAD TRIBUTE)

August 24 @ 8:00 pm

SPLINTERED SUNLIGHT (GRATEFUL DEAD TRIBUTE) Splintered Sunlight formed in 1992. "Splintered" quickly became the most popular Grateful Dead Tribute band in the Philadelphia area gaining praise from Dead Heads and Non Heads alike. Since that time, Splintered Sunlight has become a permanent fixture for music in the Mid Atlantic region. THE NEWSPAPER TAXIS (BEATLES TRIBUTE) For the last four years, The Newspaper Taxis have been providing Philadelphia, Delaware County, and the surrounding area with an unforgettable Beatles experience. This is…

For the Record….Umm Hummm

August 24 @ 8:00 pm

The “Hot Topics” Lady is now the “Hottest Topic.”  People are talking but Wendy is “Setting the Record Straight UMM HMMM!” She’s telling her story, her way! And holding nothing back! Wendy Williams and Friends is an evening of Comedy and Truth.  Wendy’s surprise comedy lineup features some of her amazing “Surprise” comedian friends from around the world. In addition to hilarious comedy, Wendy will be spilling the tea on any and everyone, including HERSELF! VIP tickets allow you a seat within the first 10 rows…

The Australian Pink Floyd

August 24 @ 8:00 pm

Formed in 1988, the band began their venture as a part of the wave of Australian tribute bands that included Bjorn Again and The Australian Doors to arrive in the UK in the early 1990s. In 1993, The Australian Pink Floyd Show performed at the first international Pink Floyd fan convention. Throughout the 1990s, the band played predominately in the UK, gradually refining their show and developing a solid reputation on the live music circuit. Having sold over 4 million…

DON BABYLON

August 24 @ 8:00 pm

We released our debut album in February of last year. We thought it was pretty good. I was happy with the way all the songs sounded musically. I think I could have written better lyrics for a lot of the album. This is besides the point. I’m supposed to be writing a bio for the band. I wrote the last one we had up – I bet it’ll still be up or around somewhere, something about us “playing music in…

TOMMY DAVIDSON

August 24 @ 9:45 pm

HELIUM PRESENTS: IAN EDWARDS

August 24 @ 10:00 pm

Ian Edwards released his debut album 100% Half-Assed on Conan O’Brien’s record label, Team Coco Records. He is the first comedian signed to the label. The press outlets that covered Ian during this campaign include Entertainment Weekly, The New York Times Magazine, Huffington Post, Paste Magazine, Marvel Comics, Thought Catalogue, The Onion AV Club, The New York Observer, LA Weekly, Penthouse Magazine, Big Think, Exclaim, and The Good Men Project. This is along with television appearances on Conan, @Midnight, Huffington Post…

Pianist, James Santangelo & His Trio

August 24 @ 11:30 pm

James Santangelo is a force to be reckoned with on piano. As a committed musician on the philadelphia jazz scene, he has thrilled audiences with his performances and has had the opportunity to share the stage with many of philly's greats. Along with performing at jazz clubs, James has performed at the Kimmel Center, WHYY, The Union League, the Philadelphia Art Museum, the Clifford Brown jazz festival, the Cape May jazz festival, and the Center City Jazz Festival.

DRAG DIVA BRUNCH

August 25 @ 12:00 pm

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…

Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, 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…

BIG SOMETHING

August 25 @ 7:30 pm

BIG SOMETHING A 6 piece powerhouse with a sound that is both unique and timeless, Big Something fuses elements of rock, pop, funk, and improvisation to take listeners on a journey through a myriad of musical styles. It's no secret why this group has quickly become one of the most exciting new bands to emerge from the Southeast. Soaring guitars, EWI (electronic wind instrument), synths, horns and alluring vocal hooks rise to the top of their infectious collection of songs…

OSO OSO

August 25 @ 8:00 pm

Oso Oso is the latest project of Jade Lilitri out of Long Beach, New York. After a couple of early records, the band self-released their first fully realized album The Yunahon Mixtape on Bandcamp in early 2017. Despite this low key release, the album quickly gained traction across the scene, winning over both fans and critics with it's diverse, recognizable knack for memorable choruses and instantly relatable lyrics. Pitchfork said " Lilitri is as much of a student of his…

The Wallflowers

August 25 @ 8:00 pm

VS. Pirates

August 26 @ 7:05 pm

Philadelphia Jazz Orchestra With Joe Bongovi

August 26 @ 7:30 pm

The Philadelphia Jazz Orchestra was founded in 2003 by Joe Bongiovi, Rob Reeve and Yorgo Papadakis. The concept behind the band was to keep motivated and talented students playing their instruments during the summer. The Band had no intentions of ever performing, just rehearsing. At the end of the summer, a few parents suggested a fund raising performance at a Pizza Hut in Buck's County, Pa so that Mr. Bongiovi could be reimbursed for the money he had spent on…

HAMILTON

August 27 - November 18

HAMILTON is the story of America's Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington's right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation’s first Treasury Secretary. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway, HAMILTON is the story of America then, as told by America now. With book, music, and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, direction by Thomas Kail, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler, and musical supervision and orchestrations by…

VS. Pirates

August 27 @ 7:05 pm

OPEN MIC EXTRAVAGANZA

August 27 @ 8:00 pm

See the best local comics at Helium Comedy Club's Open Mic Extravaganza! Interested in getting on-stage? Visit us here for more info! This show is 21+ (18+ with a parent or legal guardian over the age of 30). All minors will be wrist-banded or stamped and no alcohol will be served at the table. All parties must have valid ID to enter the building. Please note, there is a 2 item minimum in the showroom.Tickets will be available for pick up at the box…

MARIALY PACHECO

August 27 @ 8:00 pm

MARIALY PACHECO The biggest appreciation so far of Marialy Pacheco’s qualities has been the winning of the Montreux Jazzfestival Solo Piano Competition 2012. She is the first woman to win this prize in 15 years history of the competition. Born in Havana 1983, Marialy Pacheco was raised in a musical family and began piano studies from an early age at the Conservatorio Alejandro García Caturla. At 15 she attended the Escuela Nacional de Artes, followed by three years of composition…

Mervin Toussaint & His Quartet

August 27 @ 8:00 pm

Saxophonist Mervin Toussaint leads an innovative group of musicians with firm roots in jazz, playing all different styles of creative music.

BIG BUSINESS

August 27 @ 8:30 pm

Big Business started as a two piece band composed of Jared Warren of Karp and The Tight Bros From Way Back When, and Coady Willis of Murder City Devils. Their sound has been characterized as a bombastic and frantic low end attack, marked by Warren’s signature vocal delivery. The band released its first album, “Head for the Shallow”, on January 25, 2005. In late 2006, after relocating to Los Angeles, Jared and Coady both became members of The Melvins, first…

VS. Pirates

August 28 @ 6:05 pm

HUA MULAN

August 28 @ 7:00 pm

Liaoning Ballet is one of the most famous ballet ensembles in China. Established in 1980, the company has dedicated over 35 years to producing new Chinese cultural works while also performing beloved ballet classics. In addition to the professional company, they have also built the Chinese School of Ballet Art for developing dancers. Based on the ancient Chinese fable, Hua Mulan’s story became familiar the world over after the multiple variation and motion picture release. This stage production of Hua Mulan incorporates…

DANIELLE NICOLE BAND

August 28 @ 7:30 pm

DANIELLE NICOLE BAND Danielle Nicole is a Blues/Roots/Soul Singer and Bassist based in Kansas City, MO. Formerly bassist and shared vocalist of popular band Trampled Under Foot. DAVE PATTEN & THE FIRST CUT   Everything you hear on the singer/songwriter's self-produced albums – acoustic and electric guitars, piano, drums, bass, synthesized horns and string parts – is Dave. Rarely does a musician have the ability and talent to synchronize each aspect of his tracks to the exact specifications of his…

COMEDY ALLSTARS

August 28 @ 8:00 pm

Comedy Allstars features an array of our favorite professional local comedians, some of whom have appeared on Comedy Central and late night talk shows such as Conan and The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

Bassist, Tim Wolfe & His Band

August 28 @ 8:00 pm

TIM WOLFE, JR. keeps a busy schedule as a performer, recording artist, and educator based out of Philadelphia. Equally comfortable on double bass and electric bass, and fitting in any musical situation, from jazz to orchestral, theater to rock bands, Tim has played in a variety of settings and styles all along the Eastern seaboard and internationally. He holds a Master’s Degree in Jazz Studies from The University of the Arts and a Bachelor’s degree in music from Lebanon Valley…

Gerald Veasley Live at South

August 29 @ 7:00 pm

Gerald Veasley Live at South   Gerald Veasley’s musical odyssey has taken him to the top of the contemporary music world as a bassist, bandleader, composer, producer, educator, and curator. His performance as a six-string bassist has been top shelf, as his extensive body of work attests. Veasley has recorded or performed with many of the world’s top artists in Jazz, R&B and Gospel: Kirk Whalum, Will Downing, Chuck Loeb, Maysa, Nnenna Freelon, Special EFX, Pieces of a Dream, McCoy…

COMEDY ALLSTARS

August 29 @ 8:00 pm

Comedy Allstars features an array of our favorite professional local comedians, some of whom have appeared on Comedy Central and late night talk shows such as Conan and The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

ANNA NALICK

August 29 @ 8:00 pm

ANNA NALICK Anna Nalick's fourth studio release, "At Now", is a collection of pop/alternative and folk/Americana tunes that paint an authentic portrait of the songwriter'sdevelopment to date. Visceral poetry and raw storytelling are supported by emotionally rich melodies and production. The artist's voice has developed along with her writing to reveal the depth of seductive soulfulness and strength through vulnerability that has been budding since she debuted with her multi-platinum selling solo-written album, "Wreck of the Day", featuring first hit…

STELLA RUZE

August 29 @ 8:00 pm

STELLA RUZE Folk/Americana band Stella Ruze was founded in the Manayunk section of Philadelphia in 2014. Bandleaders Brendan Johnson & Katie O’Donnell frequently played dive bars and open mic nights. The band wasn’t truly formed until the duo was introduced to keyboardist Mason Wallack and trumpet player Alex Styer. At that time, they began calling themselves ‘Stella Ruze’ as a way to embody Johnson’s underlying song themes of love lost/love found, while paying homage to Styer’s New Orleans horn style,…

TALIB KWELI

August 29 @ 8:00 pm

TALIB KWELI Hailing from Brooklyn, Talib Kweli is a rapper best known for his projects Black Star (with rapping partner Mos Def), and Reflection Eternal (with DJ partner Hi-Tek). The Brooklyn-based MC earned his stripes as one of the most lyrically-gifted, socially aware and politically insightful rappers to emerge in the last 20 years. “I’m a touring artist. I’m an artist that’s internationally known. I’m not just a local artist at this point in my career. I’m cognizant of the…

Flying Lotus in 3D

August 29 @ 8:30 pm

Gerald Veasley Live at South

August 29 @ 9:00 pm

Gerald Veasley Live at South   Gerald Veasley’s musical odyssey has taken him to the top of the contemporary music world as a bassist, bandleader, composer, producer, educator, and curator. His performance as a six-string bassist has been top shelf, as his extensive body of work attests. Veasley has recorded or performed with many of the world’s top artists in Jazz, R&B and Gospel: Kirk Whalum, Will Downing, Chuck Loeb, Maysa, Nnenna Freelon, Special EFX, Pieces of a Dream, McCoy…

VS. Mets

August 30 @ 7:05 pm

HOOTIE & THE BLOWFISH

August 30 @ 7:30 pm

Iconic pop-rock band Hootie & the Blowfish appeared on NBC’s TODAY this morning to announce a highly anticipated return to full-time touring in 2019, as the foursome sets out on the 2019 Group Therapy Tour with direct support from special guests Barenaked Ladies.  The band formed by Mark Bryan, Dean Felber, Darius Rucker and Jim “Soni” Sonefeld during their time as students at the University of South Carolina will visit 44 cities on the tour produced by Live Nation.“Once the…

SPECIAL EVENT: FELIPE ESPARZA

August 30 @ 7:30 pm

Felipe Esparza is a stand-up comedian and actor, known for his stand-up special "They're Not Gonna Laugh at You" (2012), his recurring roles on "Superstore" (2016, 2017) and "The Eric Andre Show" (2012), "Last Comic Standing" (winner - 2010), "World's Dumbest..." (2014), his podcast "What's Up Fool?" on the All Things Comedy Network and his newest stand-up special, "Translate This" (premiered on HBO, 2017). This show is 21+ (18+ with a parent or legal guardian over the age of 30). All…

GABRIEL IGLESIAS

August 30 @ 8:00 pm

Gabriel Iglesias or "Fluffy" is a famous for stand-up specials on Comedy Central as well as many movies and TV Shows.

GRUNGE-A-PALOOZA: GRUNGEADELPHIA

August 30 @ 8:00 pm

THE ELYSIUMS Nirvana tribute WHITE LIMO Foo Fighters tribute SUPERUNKNOWN Chris Cornell (Soundgarden, Audioslave, solo material) tribute

URBAN GUERILLA ORCHESTRA

August 30 @ 8:00 pm

URBAN GUERILLA ORCHESTRA   The URBAN GUERILLA ORCHESTRA is simply untouchable. Consummate professionals with decades of experience, World class musicians that record and tour with major label artists. Undoubtedly they are one of the best bands performing throughout the United States today. Directed by trumpeter Henri McMillian, The URBAN GUERILLA ORCHESTRA is comprised of instrumentalists and vocalists who have worked with artist such as Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones, Aretha Franklin, Boyz II Men, Alicia Keys, Gladys Knight & the Pips,…

GOD STREET WINE

August 30 @ 8:00 pm

GOD STREET WINE Formed in 1988 by Lo Faber, Aaron Maxwell, Dan Pifer, Jon Bevo, and Tom Osander, GSW played a prominent role in the early jam band scene alongside fellow New Yorkers Blues Traveler and Spin Doctors. Veterans of the HORDE Tour as well as runs with The Allman Brothers, Bruce Hornsby and The Black Crowes, they also released 5 albums and performed more than 1,000 shows in their irst 11 years together. In 1998 the band split up…

Motown Tribute Show ~ Volume V

August 30 @ 8:00 pm

Webb was born in South Philadelphia and spent his early years in Chester,Pa being raised by his grandparents while his Mother worked in Nursing. Webb lost his Father early on in life before his 3rd birthday. Exposed to Music at an early age, His Uncle's Band would have Jazz Sessions at the Family home in Chester and it was there that Webb would "playfully" take the drumsticks and run upstairs and hide them under his pillow. The next day the…

GMS Entertainment Presents Indian Idol Fame

August 30 @ 8:00 pm

Salman Ali is the winner of the 10th season of Indian Idol. He was also the first runner up of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L'il Champs 2011. Besides Indian Idol, Salman Ali lent his voice for the theme song of Indian Television Series Chandragupta Maurya, airing on Sony TV. He is inspired from renowned Pakistani Singer & Qawwal Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, which is reflected in his singing style. Nitin Kumar started his career in singing at a very…

SLEEP TACTICS (Record Release Show!)

August 30 @ 8:00 pm

A band born of an album many years in the making – written and performed by Dan Smith (Low Dose / ex Fight Amp) and engineered by drummer Matt Weber (The Ages / Young Statues) – Sleep Tactics was realized by recruiting bassist Josh Taylor and playing their first show in July of 2018, and are now set to release their debut self-titled LP in August of 2019.

REWIND 80S PARTY

August 30 @ 9:00 pm

SPECIAL EVENT: FELIPE ESPARZA

August 30 @ 10:00 pm

Felipe Esparza is a stand-up comedian and actor, known for his stand-up special "They're Not Gonna Laugh at You" (2012), his recurring roles on "Superstore" (2016, 2017) and "The Eric Andre Show" (2012), "Last Comic Standing" (winner - 2010), "World's Dumbest..." (2014), his podcast "What's Up Fool?" on the All Things Comedy Network and his newest stand-up special, "Translate This" (premiered on HBO, 2017). This show is 21+ (18+ with a parent or legal guardian over the age of 30). All…

Made in America

August 31 - September 1

The Wiggles-Party Time Tour!

August 31 @ 12:00 pm

Hey, hey, hey, The Wiggles are coming to the USA! For the first time in years the world’s most successful children’s entertainment group will perform in 28 cities this Summer from the west to the east coast of the USA; over 16 more cities than last year! Following the smash success of their tv series on Universal Kids and Hulu, as well as new clips released on YouTube every week receiving millions of views it’s time to see Emma, Lachy,…

VS. Mets

August 31 @ 4:05 pm

TrapxCanvas – Philadelphia

August 31 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

WE CAPTURE THE MOMENT, IN THE MOMENT, EVERY MOMENT. WE'RE THE CULTURAL EXPERIENCE YOU'VE BEEN WAITING FOR. About this Event Philly this one is going to be EPIC! This isn't a wine and cheese paint party! Get up and get moving with your favorite Trap classics & new music. Check out our playlist to keep the party going. Limited artistic ability? No problem. We've got you covered! Come out and join in a cultural experience and don't worry about painting…

Kiss n’ Grind with DJ’s MC Lyte, Vikter Duplaix and Royale

August 31 @ 7:00 pm - September 1 @ 2:00 am

On Saturday, August 31, 2019, Vikter Duplaix and Flygirrl are at it again - bringing you another installment of our Kiss n' Grind Philly sessions on the beautiful Stratus Lounge rooftop for another Made In America Afterparty! Continuing our mission to bring top notch talent to set the vibe, KnGs' Vikter Duplaix and Stratus Lounge resident DJ Royale will be kicking things off for our very special and legendary guest DJ - MC LYTE! She's DJing and we cannot wait…

ANDY HAYNES

August 31 @ 7:30 pm

SPECIAL EVENT: FELIPE ESPARZA

August 31 @ 7:30 pm

Felipe Esparza is a stand-up comedian and actor, known for his stand-up special "They're Not Gonna Laugh at You" (2012), his recurring roles on "Superstore" (2016, 2017) and "The Eric Andre Show" (2012), "Last Comic Standing" (winner - 2010), "World's Dumbest..." (2014), his podcast "What's Up Fool?" on the All Things Comedy Network and his newest stand-up special, "Translate This" (premiered on HBO, 2017). This show is 21+ (18+ with a parent or legal guardian over the age of 30). All…

ALI CALDWELL: THE COVER ART TOUR

August 31 @ 8:00 pm

ALI CALDWELL: THE COVER ART TOUR   A dynamic and powerful virtuoso with a soothing touch, Ali Caldwell's voice is as thrilling as it is comforting. This is modern R&B music that inspires a sense of nostalgia. With whispers that climb into full-throttle belting and back, Ali delivers emotional swings that pick you up, spin you around, plant you firmly back on your feet --- and then repeat, with ease. Jazzy notes and meandering harmonies punctuate her work, and her…

SPLINTERED SUNLIGHT (GRATEFUL DEAD TRIBUTE)

August 31 @ 8:00 pm

SPLINTERED SUNLIGHT (GRATEFUL DEAD TRIBUTE) Splintered Sunlight formed in 1992. "Splintered" quickly became the most popular Grateful Dead Tribute band in the Philadelphia area gaining praise from Dead Heads and Non Heads alike. Since that time, Splintered Sunlight has become a permanent fixture for music in the Mid Atlantic region. JAH PEOPLE JAH PEOPLE – Roots, Rock, Reggae Philly Style Reggae with a Splash Of FUNk, Rock and Soul -JAH PEOPLE are a band that appeals to all audiences with…

Motown Tribute Show ~ Volume V

August 31 @ 8:00 pm

Webb was born in South Philadelphia and spent his early years in Chester,Pa being raised by his grandparents while his Mother worked in Nursing. Webb lost his Father early on in life before his 3rd birthday. Exposed to Music at an early age, His Uncle's Band would have Jazz Sessions at the Family home in Chester and it was there that Webb would "playfully" take the drumsticks and run upstairs and hide them under his pillow. The next day the…

Amy LaVere & Will Sexton

August 31 @ 8:30 pm

Deviant Dance Party

August 31 @ 9:00 pm

ANDY HAYNES

August 31 @ 9:45 pm

SPECIAL EVENT: FELIPE ESPARZA

August 31 @ 10:00 pm

Felipe Esparza is a stand-up comedian and actor, known for his stand-up special "They're Not Gonna Laugh at You" (2012), his recurring roles on "Superstore" (2016, 2017) and "The Eric Andre Show" (2012), "Last Comic Standing" (winner - 2010), "World's Dumbest..." (2014), his podcast "What's Up Fool?" on the All Things Comedy Network and his newest stand-up special, "Translate This" (premiered on HBO, 2017). This show is 21+ (18+ with a parent or legal guardian over the age of 30). All…

Pianist, James Santangelo & His Trio

August 31 @ 11:30 pm

James Santangelo is a force to be reckoned with on piano. As a committed musician on the philadelphia jazz scene, he has thrilled audiences with his performances and has had the opportunity to share the stage with many of philly's greats. Along with performing at jazz clubs, James has performed at the Kimmel Center, WHYY, The Union League, the Philadelphia Art Museum, the Clifford Brown jazz festival, the Cape May jazz festival, and the Center City Jazz Festival.

VS. Mets

September 1 @ 1:05 pm

SPECIAL EVENT: FELIPE ESPARZA

September 1 @ 7:00 pm

Felipe Esparza is a stand-up comedian and actor, known for his stand-up special "They're Not Gonna Laugh at You" (2012), his recurring roles on "Superstore" (2016, 2017) and "The Eric Andre Show" (2012), "Last Comic Standing" (winner - 2010), "World's Dumbest..." (2014), his podcast "What's Up Fool?" on the All Things Comedy Network and his newest stand-up special, "Translate This" (premiered on HBO, 2017). This show is 21+ (18+ with a parent or legal guardian over the age of 30). All…

ANDY HAYNES

September 1 @ 7:30 pm

Hot Girl Summer

September 1 @ 10:00 pm

NORTHLANE & ERRA

September 3 @ 7:00 pm

Formed in Sydney, five-piece band Northlane took shape in 2009 and quickly flourished into one of the most successful Australian heavy exports today. Northlane released their fourth studio album, Mesmer, on March 24, 2017 with no forewarning and completely blindsided fans and the industry alike. Mesmer was received with a raft of acclaim and labelled ‘triumphant’ and a ‘masterpiece’ by critics. The album debuted at #3 on the ARIA Chart and received an ARIA Award nomination for Best Hard Rock/Heavy…

PHILLY RISING OPEN MIC

September 3 @ 8:00 pm

PHILLY RISING OPEN MIC World Cafe Live’s Philly Rising Open Mic is back in full swing! We’ve partnered with local movers & shakers REC Philly to bring you an evening of musical collaboration, inspiration, and networking hosted by Gabrielle Chapman. Each month, we’ll welcome pre-selected performers from every genre to step up to the mic, along with a Featured Artist hand-picked by REC Philly. Whether you’re a performer, a supporter, an industry professional, or just a music lover – Philly…

WE MET AT ACME WITH LINDSEY METSELAAR

September 3 @ 8:00 pm

WE MET AT ACME WITH LINDSEY METSELAAR   Lindsey Metselaar is a native New Yorker, CEO of Lindsey's Lunchbox, and host of the popular dating podcast, We Met At Acme. After many dating experiences, Lindsey felt it was imperative to create this podcast and shed a light on this touchy subject. Since creating We Met At Acme, Lindsey has learned more about dating than she had ever hoped. On WMAA, she talks with experts, friends, celebrities, and people of all walks of life to learn…

Organ Demonstration

September 4 @ 1:00 pm

Join us for a very special Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ demonstration as part of our FREE Kimmel Center tour! Once a month, our 1pm tour will start with a 15 minute organ demonstration of the instrument's unparalleled and dramatic sounds LIVE in Verizon Hall. Together with our partners at The American Guild of Organists, we're excited to expand our popular tours to include this unique experience. Let our talented volunteers show you around!

Vampire Weekend Father of the Bride Tour

September 4 @ 7:30 pm

Vampire Weekend released the songs “Harmony Hall” and “2021" from their upcoming fourth album, Father of the Bride, to an ecstatic critical reaction including: “Sprawls out with lush symphonies, communal vibes aplenty”—Billboard “Wraps misgivings in three-chord elation”—The New York Times (Playlist lead) “Buoyant, filled with the kind of sunlit energy created when throwing open the shutters.” —Pitchfork “A swooning tune packed with kind vibes” —Rolling Stone “A vibrant romp that seamlessly blends folksy fingerstyle guitar, ’90s rave music, a gospel choir,…

PHILLY ALL-PRO COMEDY SHOWCASE

September 4 @ 8:00 pm

THE GREEN

September 4 @ 8:00 pm

THE GREEN   Since forming on O'ahu, Hawai'i, in 2009, The Green has become one of the most successful and beloved bands in the reggae genre. During their relatively short career, the band has been awarded a Best Reggae Album nod from iTunes (2010, for their self-titled debut), four coveted Na Hoku Hanohano awards in their native Hawai'i (2011 and 2014, including Group of the Year, two different Reggae Albums of the Year and Entertainer of the Year), and two…

BENJAMIN FRANCIS LEFTWICH

September 4 @ 8:00 pm

BENJAMIN FRANCIS LEFTWICH w ‘Gratitude’ is an apt title for Benjamin Francis Leftwich’s third album. On the first (and title) track, the York-born, London-based singer sings of new beginnings and a sense of inner peace. “Finally can see it, I've landed on the ground / Look at all the peace I've found,” he reflects over fluttering synths. “If somebody had told me then what I know now I would not have listened, I wouldn't have known how / Would have…

XPN Welcomes Snarky Puppy

September 4 @ 8:00 pm

DEHD & DEEPER

September 4 @ 8:30 pm

Sittin’ In: Live Sessions Featuring Marcus Myers & Ode To Omni

September 4 @ 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…

Lindsey Webster

September 5 @ 7:00 pm

Lindsey Webster From the first note, Lindsey Webster captivates listeners. Her rich, soulful voice enchants a dedicated following who  connect with the raw emotion she shares with them. As a Soul/R&B artist, she combines an admirable natural talent with a genuine, accessible stage presence. Gerald Veasley Live at South Gerald Veasley’s musical odyssey has taken him to the top of the contemporary music world as a bassist, bandleader, composer, producer, educator, and curator. His performance as a six-string bassist has…

DOUGHBOYS PODCAST

September 5 @ 8:00 pm

Doughboys is the cult hit podcast about chain restaurants. Comedians Mike Mitchell and Nick Wigerreview fast food/sit-down chains and generally argue about food/everything. Mike Mitchell is a writer, actor, and comedian fromQuincy, MA. His credits include Parks andRecreation and IFC’s The Birthday Boys. He has loved food his entire life and is happy he finally foundan outlet to talk about it Nick Wiger (rhymes with "tiger") is a writer, director, and food fanatic, originally from sunny SouthernCalifornia. His credits include…

SPECIAL EVENT: LUENELL

September 5 @ 8:00 pm

Known For: "Borat" & "Hotel Transylvania" Bold, bawdy and dripping with confidence, Luenell commands the stage with her tell-it-like-it-is storytelling and more than a few dirty jokes. A comedian that's blessed with the gift of gab, Luenell has more than a little to say about race, culture, womanhood and — most importantly — great sex. Career Highlights: Roles in " Think Like A Man," "The Rock," "American Hustle," "Hotel Transylvania" and "Taken 2;" TV appearances on "The Middle," "It's Always Sunny…

GOTH BABE

September 5 @ 8:00 pm

BOOGARINS MDOU MOCTAR

September 5 @ 8:00 pm

BOOGARINS   Boogarins’ Fernando “Dino” Almeida and Benke Ferraz began playing music together as teenagers in the central Brazilian city of Goiânia – creating psychedelic pop in their parents’ gardens, filtering their country’s rich musical history through a very modern lens. By the time the group’s home-recorded debut LP, ‘As Plantas Que Curam’ (2013), was released worldwide, the band had recruited a proper rhythm section and were developing a name around Goiânia. Soon after, the group was booking regular gigs…

STEEL PULSE

September 5 @ 8:00 pm

STEEL PULSE Bearing witness to the accelerating negativity of global affairs, Steel Pulse emerges with musical vengeance to halt the disarray of humanity. The bands twelfth studio production, titled Mass Manipulation, reflects four decades committed to bettering mankind through music. Steel Pulse continues to be revolutionary in engaging controversial topics of racial injustice and human rights on a global scale. Their musical stance and conceptualizations are as potent and relevant today as they were at the beginning of their career.…

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