The first-ever Philly Arts and Music Festival is here. Rappers. Bands. Food trucks. Artisan crafters. Trombonists. What’s not to love?
That’s the brand that the debut Philly Arts and Music Festival – Saturday, September 24’s day-long festival featuring the city’s best local musical acts, local vendors, and a row of famed food trucks – is pushing for the Marine Parade Grounds in the Navy Yard.
Along with Philadelphia musical acts such as Chill Moody, SNACKTIME, Suzanne Sheer, Peter Collins and the West Powelton Steppers and Drum Squad, the first ever Philly Arts and Music Festival will welcome Louisiana’s jazzy Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue to the live proceedings for flavor.
“Music has the unique ability to bring people from all walks of life in a meaningful way, so I fully expect the Philly Arts and Music Festival to be an enriching experience for the artists and attendees alike,” wrote Luis Marrero, the founder of Voices in Power in an email note. “Philly has no shortage of amazing musical acts, and Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue’s genre-defying headlining performance will appeal to attendees of all backgrounds. I look forward to working to bring the best of the best to what is sure to be one of the coolest events of the year.
Where real flavor is concerned, the afternoon-and-evening affair’s food truck alley will welcome the likes of Gigi’s and Big R, Hen and Hatch, Kandy Ices, Philadelphia Chili, 2 Street Sammies, Boomer’s Kitchen and Catering, Candygyrl and more. And as far as hanging out in alleys goes, the Philly Arts and Music Festival’s Artisan Row will host the local likes of Harriet’s Bookshop, Brian’s Dots, Dangerous Art, Leah Creation Jewelry, Mason From Blendini, and many more on its block.
“Philly’s art scene is among the best in the world, and it deserves to be celebrated,” wrote Conrad Benner, the founder of Streets Dept in an email message. “The Philly Arts and Music Festival will bring together an incredible lineup of artists from all different genres to showcase their work. This is going to be one of the year’s best events, so I am honored to be a part of this celebration of Philly’s robust arts and music culture.”
Tickets start at $30 and are available at thepamfestival.com.