Blues, Brews and BBQ – September 17
Join a crowd of blues fans at the Electric Factory for a night of music, beer and a sample of BBQ flavor. Headlining bands are Lisa Chavous and the Philadelphia Blues Messengers. Local bands will also perform along with beer tastings and a BBQ contest. Tickets are on sale through ticketmaster. The festival starts at 1:00 p.m. and the Blues Messengers are scheduled to play at 3:30 p.m.
Popped! Music Festival – September 23 and 24
FDR Park in South Philadelphia is a green space amidst urban chaos – across from the sports complexes and the last stop on the Broad Street Line, it’s a great place to hold a music festival. Popped! offers a pretty eclectic weekend lineup. The Shins, Cage the Elephant, The Hold Steady, The Joy Formidable and more round out Friday, and on Saturday, come to see Pretty Lights, Girl Talk, Kreayshawn, DJ ?UESTLOVE, and more. Comedy sketches and a food bazaar make this a unique festival that you won’t want to miss. Tickets are still on sale, go to: https://poppedphiladelphia.com/ to purchase and to check out the rest of the lineup.
Philadelphia Film and Music Festival – September 22 – 25
The Philadelphia Film and Music Festival is a unique festival experience occurring over four days at almost 20 venues throughout the city. These include the Festival Pier at Penns Landing, the Theatre of Living Arts on South Street, and the World Café at 30th and Walnut streets, among many more. Each venue will host different musical performances from bands such as DeadMau5, House Bat, Silverstein, and the Cocktail Slippers, as well as showings of various independent films. To see the titles and read a synopsis, as well as see the remaining artists and venues, go to https://www.phillyfmfest.com/. Scroll to the bottom and click “Attend” to buy a four-day pass for just $80!
Riot Fest East – September 24
At the Festival Pier in Penns Landing, Riot Fest East attendees will see performances by Descendents, Dead Milkmen, Hot Water Music, Naked Raygun, Suicide Machines and more rock and punk rock bands. The Festival Pier is a great outdoor concert venue along the riverfront where you can enjoy high quality sound and entertainment. Tickets for this concert are $34.50 and can be purchased at the Live Nation Box Office in Bala Cynwood, TLA Box Office on South Street, or Creep Records at the Piazza at Schmidts in Northern Liberties. Go to https://riotfest.org/tickets/ for the location, addresses and hours, and to find out more about the concert.
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