The first of its kind virtual citywide music and arts festival, Love From Philly has announced its schedule of daily lineups for this weekend.
Starting today, Love From Philly will host a three-day virtual webcast music festival throughout the weekend to raise money through donations for Philadelphia’s arts and entertainment community impacted by COVID-19. Produced by 30amp Circuit, an award-winning Philadelphia-based non-profit promoting health and wellness for music industry professionals, the festival will stream on its website and nugs.net, with artists performing at home via livestreams from three different virtual stages. All festival proceeds will be distributed through grants issued by 30amp Circuit to benefit Philadelphia entertainment professionals suffering medical, social and economic hardships caused by COVID-19.
“The idea for this event was developed to help and showcase Philadelphia’s unique musical culture and to provide a public vehicle for donations to benefit musicians and indie music venue workers. These are the people that form the core of the Philadelphia Music Scene,” says 30amp Circuit founder Andy Hurwitz. “All festival proceeds will go to grants for Philly musicians, entertainment professionals and indie music venue workers. Love From Philly will be remembered as Philadelphia’s response to the care and well-being of entertainment and arts professionals in a time where social and economic continuity was halted,”
Today’s lineup will kick off at 5 p.m. ET with the theme “Busking On Broad”, serving as a platform for the working-class Philly musicians devastated by COVID-19, such as music teachers and session musicians. Performances will highlight the gritty working-class fabric of the local music community playing short and sweet improv sets and representing mediums ranging from classical to folk and everything in between, featuring sets from Ali Awan, Alexxis and The Medicine, Andrew Lipke, Ardmore Music Hall Family Band, Barney Cortez, Brian Fitzy, Butchy Sochorow (Splintered Sunlight), Charlie Ingui (The Soul Survivors) & Don Lee Van Winkle (The American Dream), Darla, ERIC13, Foxtrot and the Get Down, Gabrielle Delisi, Hepner’s Rebellion, ILL DOOTS, Julian Booker (WXPN), Marc Singer, Muscle Tough, Nik Greeley & the Operators, Noah Guy, Slomo Sapiens, St. James & The Apostles, Swift Technique, tiedye ky, Tom Hamilton, Trap Rabbit, Worldtown, and Zeek Burse.
Saturday, May 2nd will see “Philadelphia @ Home Jazz Festival” reminding viewers that the city’s jazz history is second to none. Celebrate Philly’s rich heritage with great music, dance and educational programming featuring collaborations and performances by some of Philly’s jazz heroes featuring sets from Arnetta Johnson, Christian McBride, Gerald Veasley, Henry Tirfe, Jamaaladeen Tacuma, Jeff Bradshaw, Joey DeFrancesco, Kevin Eubanks, Kevin Hanson (Huffamoose), Kuf Knotz & Christine Elise, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Marc Brownstein (Disco Biscuits), Matt Cappy w/ Chill Moody, MB and the MisPHits, Michelle Lordi, Minas Brazilian Band, Mike Greenfield (Lotus), Odean Pope, SPAGA (ft Aron Magner), Tim Motzer, Tom Moon, Uri Caine, and Ursula Rucker.
Sunday, May 3rd will center around the theme of “Sounds of Philadelphia”, culminating with an eclectic melting pot of musicians spanning the sonic spectrum of Philly’s most well known and respected talent, featuring sets from Bahamadia, Ben Arnold, Cosmo Baker (DJ Set), Dice Raw, Eric Bazilian (The Hooters), Eric Slick (Dr. Dog), G. Love, Jeffrey Gaines, John Oates, Kevin Hanson (Huffamoose), Kurt Vile, Lauren Hart, Low Cut Connie, Man Man, Mo Lowda & the Humble, Mondo Cozmo, Mutlu, Nick Bockrath (Cage The Elephant) & Katie Schecter, Phil Nicolo, Philadelphia Freeway, Res, Robby Grote (The Districts), Schoolly D, Sean Hoots (Hoots and Hellmouth), and Tommy Conwell.
Head to the festival’s website to stream the weekend festival.