Love From Philly, the first of its kind virtual citywide music and arts festival scheduled for this weekend (May 1-3), has announced its daily line-ups. Each day the webcast will present a different stage reflecting the diversity of Philadelphia’s music scene, featuring artists including Kurt Vile, Philadelphia Freeway, G. Love, John Oates, Robby Grote (The Districts), Christian McBride, Kevin Eubanks, Man Man, Mondo Cozmo, Eric Bazilian (The Hooters), Marc Brownstein (Disco Biscuits), Schoolly D, Nick Bockrath (Cage The Elephant), Eric Slick (Dr. Dog), Dice Raw, Bahamadia, Res, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Ursula Rucker, Low Cut Connie, Tom Hamilton and Cosmo Baker (DJ Set) among numerous others.
Love From Philly was created to benefit Philadelphia artists and entertainment professionals suffering medical, social and economic hardships caused by COVID-19. Presented by 30amp Circuit, an award-winning Philadelphia-based non-profit promoting health and wellness for working musicians, and its producing partners Craig Kaplan of Hashtag Multimedia and Our People Entertainment, all of the proceeds raised by donation will be distributed through grants.
The festival will livestream at lovefromphilly.love in conjunction with nugs.net. Artists to perform from home via livestream each day are as follows with set times to be announced shortly:
FRIDAY 5/1 – Busking on Broad
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 + Zeek Burse
SATURDAY 5/2 – Philly @ Home Jazz Festival
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 + Ursula Rucker
SUNDAY 5/3 – Sounds of Philadelphia
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) + Tommy Conwell
“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.”
“The goal for Love From Philly is to bring help, hope, inspiration, resources and love to our entertainment and arts community who’ve been hit particularly hard in these difficult times,” says Kaplan. “One hundred percent of all proceeds will go directly to individuals and families that need it the most. Equally important, the event will provide a platform for our artists to be seen and heard at a time when our city needs them the most.”
“Our independent contractors and freelancers are the lifeblood of our company,” says OPE Founders Joe Esposito and Will Horrocks. “Our virtual streaming studio allows us to social distance in production while bringing Love From Philly into people’s homes and aid to our friends and colleagues who need it most.”
Love From Philly:
30amp Circuit is a Philadelphia-based non-profit promoting health and wellness for working musicians.
Hashtag Multimedia co-founder of Love From Philly and is a marketing and brand strategies advertising firm.
Our People Entertainment is a Philadelphia-based experiential marketing, content creation and live event firm.