Support Your Scene

Three Nights All Philly Bands

September 27-29, 2018

Thursday, September 27 at Johnny Brenda’s
Friday-Saturday, September 28-29 at World Cafe Live

Artists to be announced soon.
If you would like to make a request, find us and follow us on Instagram and Twitter at @PHLMusicFest and on Facebook at Philly Music Fest.


Early bird tickets on sale May 1!


Single-Day GA Ticket
$ 25


Single-Day GA Ticket
$ 35

Both Days

Two-Day GA Ticket
$ 55
Best Value

Thursday: Doors at 7:30pm, Show at 8:30pm

Friday: Doors at 6:00pm, Show at 6:30pm

Saturday: Doors at 4:00pm, Show at 4:30pm


Set times and stage locations to be announced the week prior to the Festival


The Philadelphia region has a notorious craft brewing culture, both established and emerging. As with Music, Philly Music Fest will feature ONLY local craft breweries. Our premiere local craft breweries will take over all 20 taps at the venue’s three stationary bars, and satellite bars will be set up around the venue, featuring additional tap lines pouring only local beer, as well as serving cans and bottles.

In addition to craft beer, Philadelphia has a burgeoning craft distillery scene. Specializing in gin, whiskey and vodka, our local distilleries project traditional character with modern sophistication. Several local distilleries will be on site at the Festival and we will feature the distilleries in specialty cocktails.

It is critical for all of us to support the breweries that have graciously decided to support our music scene, and the Philly Music Fest’s non-profit mission. Leading up to the Festival and thereafter, please support our craft brewing scene by purchasing beer and frequenting the taprooms of the following breweries that prioritize music, arts and community in Philadelphia:


The Philadelphia Music & Arts Festival is a non-profit endeavor – founded, produced and curated by Greg Seltzer. Our mission is to encourage the citizens of Philadelphia to SUPPORT YOUR SCENE. The Festival is both a testament and celebration of the exploding music scene in Philadelphia and a showcase of up and coming artists. 

In addition to music, the Festival will highlight the food, beer and arts of Philadelphia. Local chefs will provide edibles, while all beer taps will be pouring only local craft beer. Local distilleries will handle cocktails. Local artists will display visual arts. The experience is an immersion in Philadelphia culture.

The Philadelphia music scene is eclectic and blossoming, yet under-appreciated. The Philadelphia craft beer scene is burgeoning, yet deserving of more credit. The Philadelphia food scene is notorious, but behind in terms of national attention. The music will bring our community together, but the objective is – whatever your passion may be – SUPPORT YOUR SCENE.

Most importantly, though, Philly Music Fest benefits the musicians living and making music in Philadelphia and local music education programs. By structuring Philly Music Fest as a non-profit, we were able to pay musicians in excess of $35,000 in 2017, while still donating $15,000 to local music education programs (see below for a list of the organizations that received funds). The beauty of Philly Music Fest is that in an effort to benefit musicians and education programs, we all get to come together and enjoy a massive dose of live music, celebrating many of the hottest bands in Philadelphia.


Philly Music Fest is a non-profit organization. Our mission is to support local musicians and local music education programs. In 2017, Philly Music Fest paid local musicians over $35,000 and donated $15,000 to local music education programs. The following organizations received funds from Philly Music Fest:

  • Settlement Music School
  • Rock to the Future
  • Live Connections
  • Musicopia
  • CAPA
  • The Mann Center for the Performing Arts
  • Rubye’s Kids
  • The Family of Gerard Grandzol
  • Plan On, Philly

The more tickets we sell to Philly Music Fest, the more money we will be able to donate to local music education organizations after routing money to local musicians. And, of course, as fans – we’ll also enjoy a music Festival featuring some of the best bands making music in Philadelphia.

If you are an organization furthering local music education, certainly reach out to us and let’s talk about support.


Special thanks to InLiquid, who will be hosting a curated selection of artists displaying their work. 

Artists for 2018 will be confirmed and announced in August. 2017 artists included:



Jodi Cachia

Jodi Cachia

Golden Key Prints

Golden Key Prints

BhoFro Design

BhoFro Design

Masthead Print Studio

Masthead Print Studio

Old Blood Jewelry

Old Blood Jewelry

Second State Press

Second State Press

Selah Jewelry Design

Selah Jewelry Design


Business and commerce is most certainly an important part of our Scene. The coexistence of business and the arts is critical. In the spirit of community and a passion for the City of Philadelphia, the following Philadelphia organizations and people have graciously supported The Philadelphia Music & Arts Festival with a monetary donation. We all should thank them and, where possible, support their products and services.

Please note that each of the following businesses is decidedly local and has donated money in the spirit of community and support of the local music scene, without a demand for promotion or exposure – the very definition of generosity:

A-Best Coffee and Vending Services

Avenue West

Ballard Spahr LLP

Benjamin Cobrin & Co.

The Berkowitz Organization

Cooper Philadelphia Recycling Company

Drug Plastics, Inc.

Ellis Coffee Company

Exude, Inc.

Franklin Relief

Guru Technologies, Inc.

Insomnia Cookies

Klein Hersh International

Lame-O Records


Liberty Property Trust

North Broad Living

ReAnimator Coffee

Righteous Felon

Rothman Institute

Toppers Spa

Winter Walking

Zencorr Properties

If you would like to get involved as a sponsor, please contact The Philadelphia Music & Arts Festival with the form below.