Philly Music and Arts Fest – Tickets – World Cafe Live Philadelphia – Philadelphia, PA – September 22nd, 2017

Philly Music and Arts Fest

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Philly Music and Arts Fest


Fri · September 22, 2017 - Sat · September 23, 2017

Doors: 5:30 pm / Show: 6:00 pm

World Cafe Live Philadelphia

Fri Single Day $30 / Sat Single Day $40 / Two Day Pass $65 / VIP Pass Single Day $125

Fri Door Time: 5:30pm

Fri Show Time: 6pm

Sat Door Time: 2pm

Sat Show Time: 2:30pm

Philly Music Fest
Philly Music Fest
Philly Music Fest is a non-profit endeavor focused exclusively on local bands, with all proceeds donated to local music education charities. Philly Music Fest features both established and up and coming artists, showcasing the diversity of the Philadelphia music scene.

Chestnut Grove
Ali Awan
Arnetta Johnson
Ill Doots

Man Man
Sun Ra Arkestra
The Spirit of the Beehive
Foxtrot & The Get Down
Ill Fated Natives
Jeremiah Tall with The Lore
Thin Lips
Work Drugs
Work Drugs
Work Drugs is an American dream pop duo from Philadelphia, founded by Thomas Crystal and Benjamin Louisiana.
Eric Slick
Eric Slick
Eric Slick play drums for Dr. Dog. He’s also one-third of the Philly noise punk band Lithuania. Eric has also performed/recorded with Adrian Belew, Nels Cline (Wilco), Daniel Rossen (Grizzly Bear), R. Stevie Moore, Cass McCombs, Gordon Gano, and Ween. In his free time, he runs and operates the short run vinyl label Least Records.
Abi Reimold
Abi Reimold
Abi Reimold of Philadelphia writes dynamic, cathartic songs that are darkly colorful. Rough around the edges in a way that is more honest than careless, Reimold's music has a distinctly human quality about it. Unpredictable yet natural, Reimold's songwriting style builds tension using dissonance both harmonically and lyrically. Her voice rides a range of octaves and emotions, exploring dark inner worlds, adeptly contouring melodies to starkly vivid lyrics. Reimold has honed her songwriting ability and chops into an amalgam of rock influences – huge riffs are countered by thoughtful phrases and lyrics that are firmly rooted an introspective tradition. Her debut full-length Wriggling was released January 26th on Sad Cactus Records.
Ceramic Animal
Ceramic Animal
Four good boys in their fresh-pressed Sunday best. That’s how many a wholesome mom have described Ceramic Animal, though if the true story of Ceramic Animal was a tall, safety-first cyclist, that description would only be touching the helmet.

You see, suits aren’t the only things the CA boys press--their first album, The Cart, was pressed and released on vinyl in early 2017. Ceramic Animal wrote, recorded, mixed, and produced The Cart in-house at Daddy’s Basement Studios. The CD release came later in 2017, and both are available at the Ceramic Animal web store.

It sounds like a recipe for disaster, but the good boys of Ceramic Animal are professionals. You can find them everywhere you’d expect, just ask the tens of thousands who’ve already found them on Spotify, YouTube, iTunes, and the like. No doubt the extra support will speed Ceramic Animal along on the journey to the second album--Which, if you can keep a secret, is well under way.

Warren - guitar, vox
Elliott - keys, vox
Erik - drums
Dallas - bass
Philadelphia, PA.
Chris Kasper
Chris Kasper
A song can be best attested for, not by catchy words & phrase, but more so by association.

Chris Kasper is an American songwriter who hails from Philadelphia, PA. Chris's musical style is rooted in folk, rock and blues. Kasper has kept good company opening for, lyric-tossing & sitting in with the likes of Amos Lee, The Wood Brothers, and G Love. They hand-picked him out of a sea of songwriters to support multiple country-wide tours since 2013, when he released BAGABONES.

Chris’ latest album O, The Fool was released last summer and it was an album that took him back to a blues-influenced set of tunes. The latest album is much inspired by traveling and being on the road. With this new album, Chris has continued to stay true to his honest, folk-storytelling persona but with even more gusto. Kasper found much of his inspiration from scores of old western films. With this latest album in mind, his tour kicks off in southern California with that western-melody on-the-mind.

Chris’s unique storytelling and lush arrangements, combined with his studio artistry, set him apart as a standout artist of this generation.
Harmony Woods
Slomo Sapiens
Formed in November 2016, this garage-psych band quickly snagged Philadelphia’s attention. Releasing singles DIY and in the studio, the boys have been reviewed several times by The Deli Magazine and XPN’s ‘The Key’. Dan Reed labeled the trio as ‘Nice and loud’ after airing their single ‘Fangs’ on XPN 88.5.
West Philadelphia Orchestra
West Philadelphia Orchestra
With a line-up of Philadelphia musicians whose influences range from Sun Ra to Bulgarian brass bands, West Philadelphia Orchestra is a unique live ensemble in today’s auto-tuned musical world. They began playing Romanian ballads, Macedonian folk-dance songs, Bulgarian wedding music, and Klezmer in late 2006, and have continued expanding their repertoire of Eastern European music. The band also plays original tunes which blend other sounds, like jazz and classical, together with traditional Balkan sounds. As much a community as a band, WPO’s performances are celebratory events. With blistering beats and walls of brass, they inspire audiences to hold hands, gyrate, howl, and otherwise slip the yoke of the homogenized culture industry.

“‘Zla S’dba’ is a joyful Balkan dance number that gets everyone in the room swaying. Bulgarian language skills not required; the song’s irresistibly celebratory spirit needs no translation.” – Rachel, NPR Tiny Desk Contest

“Despite a sizeable portion of the crowd likely not understanding the various languages of the southeastern Europe region, there always seems to be a supernatural synergy between them and the band.” – JUMP Philly

“– this is by far one of the most energetic acts in the city. Check them out, they host the Balkan Dance party at Underground Arts [now at Franky Bradley’s].” – Get Lucid
Venue Information:
World Cafe Live Philadelphia
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104