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The premier guide for new and significant artists in rock, blues, and folk - including NPR-syndicated World Cafe ®


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24/7 Musical discovery. A unique mix of emerging and heritage blues, rock, world, folk, and alt-country artists.


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World Cafe Archives

Join Talia Schlanger as she navigates the World Cafe through performances and interviews with celebrated and emerging artists.


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PRINCESS AND THE PEA
The Hans Christian Andersen tale about a lonely prince who is in search for a bride, gets some help from the Queen, the King and a tiny magical pea and learns that looks can be truly deceiving.

presented by Storybook Musical Theatre
07/2019/23 - 08/2019/03
Woodstock At 50
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Woodstock at BRT. Relive this pivotal moment in music history with your favorite songs from the 1960s. You’ll hear songs such as Piece of My Heart, With A Little Help From My Friends, and Evil Ways.

presented by Bristol Riverside Theatre
07/2019/18 - 07/2019/28
Strange Behavior
A series of murders in a small Illinois town leads a local police officer to dig deeper, uncovering a sinister scientific experiment at the university. Alternately titled Dead Kids, Strange Behavior is director Michael Laughlin’s homage to the low budget, campy horror movies of the 1950s (think Bela Lugosi as the mad scientist).   Ironically, the film is now part of the subgenre of horror thrillers from the 1980s that have inspired the hit show Stranger Things. This screening is part of Lightbox Film Center’s new series, Shimmering Synths: The Film Music of Tangerine Dream.   Join us for Lightbox’s Record Fair from 1-7pm prior to this screening!

presented by LightBox Film Center at International House Philadelphia
07/2019/20 - 07/2019/20
Secrets of the Schuylkill
Enjoy a one-hour fun and fact-filled riverboat tour that highlights the past, present and future of the Hidden River. Discover the sights, sounds and history of the river, from the 1700s at Bartram’s Garden, to the 1800s at the Fairmount Water Works, to iconic 20th century buildings and award-winning 21st century skyscrapers.

presented by Schuylkill River Development Corporation
06/2019/08 - 10/2019/12
PFS Presents: Melanie Brulée
Born in Cornwall Ontario to bilingual parents, Toronto-based Melanie Brulée interweaves her native language into her art like she crisscrosses musical genres: with ease.   From the first listen, you can hear how her years living in Australia and France have influenced her style and sound. The first offering rich surf-style guitar tones and catchy hooks and the latter blurring the lines between audience and performer, like a speakeasy cabaret.   What most might call Americana, folk-rock or country music, Melanie colours with her own distinctive essence, bringing a vintage respect to a modern sound. Seeing her ease onstage, it’s clear that’s where she feels most at home, quickly winning over audiences with her charisma.

presented by Philadelphia Folksong Society
07/2019/20 - 07/2019/20
Kidchella Music Festival 2019
Smith Memorial Playground’s wildly popular Kidchella Music Festival is back for a sixth year with three fun-filled concerts for children and families scheduled for Friday, June 14, July 12 and August 9! Each date will feature live music in the 6 ½ acre Playground by nationally acclaimed Children’s Music artists in addition to youth performances, arts stations, special giveaways, and yummy food trucks. At 4pm families are invited to Smith for free play in the Playground and youth arts performances and lawn games in the Youth Arts Zone. Families may purchase dinner from a variety of popular food trucks or bring food for a picnic in the Playground. The main concert will begin at 6pm and will feature a fantastic lineup of family-friendly music curated by OWTK.com. Support for Kidchella provided in part by Franke Group, Friends Central, WXPN’s Kids Corner, OWTK.com, the Philadelphia Cultural Fund, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation.

presented by Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse
06/2019/14 - 08/2019/09
Cabaret
In a Berlin nightclub, as the 1920’s draw to a close, a garish Master of Ceremonies welcomes the audience and assures them they will forget all their troubles at the Cabaret. With the Emcee’s bawdy songs as wry commentary, Cabaret explores the dark, heady, and tumultuous life of Berlin’s natives and expatriates as Germany slowly yields to the emerging Third Reich.   Musical numbers include “Willkommen,” “Cabaret,” “Don’t Tell Mama” and “Two Ladies.”

presented by Bucks County Center for the Performing Arts
07/2019/17 - 07/2019/28
John Zorn's Simulacrum
Ars Nova Workshop is pleased to present Simulacrum, the prog-metal organ trio of Downtown alchemist composer, John Zorn.

presented by Ars Nova Workshop
07/2019/19 - 07/2019/19
Amjad Ali Khan: Sarod Trilogy
Amjad Ali Khan is the undisputed master of the sarod and one of India’s most celebrated living classical musicians. Amjad will perform with his two sarod virtuoso sons and a tabla player. See our website for activities geared to enhance your concertgoing experience, including lectures, food, yoga, and dance.

presented by Gretna Music
07/2019/28 - 07/2019/28