It would be hard — nearly impossible, in fact — to list all the Philadelphia venues that Bryan Dilworth booked over the course of his career, from the Theater of Living Arts to the Mann Music Center and the Electric Factory, from Underground Arts and the Trocadero to the Wells Fargo Center.
The Philly rapper's album was long delayed, and as recently as last week, when he posted a short film showing a UFO lifting him off the planet, skeptical fans doubted it would materialize. But suddenly, that mothership has landed.
The festival draws the largest crowds at night to Camden's BB&T Pavilion, but the great majority of bands play during the day and into the early evening next door in the open air at Wiggins Park. The action starts Friday, July 31 and rolls on through Sunday, Aug. 2.
Tyner was one of jazz piano’s great stylistic innovators, known not only for the rumbling physicality of his sound — and the bass notes that emanated from his powerful left hand — but also for the stylistic grace and harmonic invention in his playing.
Sigma Sound Studios was the home of Philadelphia International Records and the Sound of Philadelphia. There, producers and songwriters Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff, and Thom Bell — “The Mighty Three” — oversaw the careers of the O’Jays, Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, the Stylistics, and more.
The city-owned performing arts center, summer home of the Philadelphia Orchestra, is going into business with the biggest concert promotion company in the world. The venue will host the Roots Picnic and Hoagie Nation festivals this year.