Kurt Vile, G. Love, and more play Love From Philly virtual music festival benefiting entertainment professionals May 1-3
From a press release:
30amp Circuit, an award-winning Philadelphia-based nonprofit promoting health and wellness for working musicians, and its producing partners Craig Kaplan of Hashtag Multimedia and Our People Entertainment, have announced Love From Philly, a citywide virtual music and arts festival running Friday, May 1 through Sunday, May 3.
The three-day webcast spread across three different virtual stages will stream live at lovefromphilly.live in conjunction with Nugs.net and feature a who’s who of Philadelphia’s music and arts community, including performances by Kurt Vile, G. Love, Man Man, Schoolly D, Eric Bazilian (The Hooters), Marc Brownstein (Disco Biscuits), Nick Bockrath (Cage the Elephant), Eric Slick (Dr. Dog), Mike Greenfield (Lotus), Kurt Rosenwinkel, Lauren Hart, Ursula Rucker, Mondo Cozmo, Low Cut Connie, Swift Technique, and many more.
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,” 30amp Circuit founder Andy Hurwitz said.
“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.”
All artists performing on Love From Philly will be participating from home. The three stages with corresponding dates are below, with a complete schedule of performances to be announced shortly.
Friday, May 1 – Busking on Broad
- Busking on Broad will serve as a platform for the working-class Philly musicians devastated by the coronavirus. These people are comprised of 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.
Saturday, May 2 – Philadelphia @ Home Jazz Festival
- Philadelphia @ Home Jazz Festival will remind 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.
Sunday, May 3 – Sounds of Philadelphia
- Love From Philly will culminate with an eclectic melting pot of musicians spanning the sonic spectrum of Philly’s most well-known and respected talent.
“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,” Kaplan said.
“100 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,” added 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.”
The lineup includes Kurt Vile, G. Love, Man Man, Mondo Cozmo, Schoolly D, Dice Raw, Ursula Rucker, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Lauren Hart, Nick Bockrath (Cage the Elephant), Eric Slick (Dr. Dog), Low Cut Connie, Cosmo Baker (DJ set), Marc Brownstein (Disco Biscuits), Odean Pope, Eric Bazilian (The Hooters), Gerald Veasley, Spaga (featuring Aron Magner, founding member of the Disco Biscuits), Tim Motzer, Sean Hoots (Hoots & Hellmouth), Tom Moon, Mike Greenfield (Lotus), Chris Farr, Jamaaladeen Tacuma, Jefferey Gaines, Kuf Knotz and Christine Elise, Michelle Lordi, Ali Awan, Ill Doots, Foxtrot and the Get Down, Noah Guy, Darla, Trap Rabbit, Worldtown, Swift Technique, Zeek Burse, and more artists to be announced.
30amp Circuit is a Philadelphia-based nonprofit promoting health and wellness for working musicians. Hashtag Multimedia, co-founder of Love From Philly, is a marketing and brand strategies advertising firm. Our People Entertainment is a Philadelphia-based experiential marketing, content creation, and live event firm.
See NEPA Scene’s photos of G. Love & Special Sauce performing at The Fillmore in Philadelphia back in 2016 here and see photos of Dr. Dog live with (Sandy) Alex G and Natalie Prass at the Festival Pier in 2018 here.
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Love From Philly is a virtual city wide music & arts festival created to bring hope, inspiration, resources and love to Philly’s entertainment and arts community in these difficult times. The festival will showcase 3 days of Philadelphia’s unique culture to promote public donations for the unparalleled talent who build memorable moments for patrons in our city and around the world. All festival proceeds will benefit @30ampcircuit ‘s grants for Philly musicians, entertainment professionals, venues, and charitable organizations. Equally important, the event will provide a platform allowing our artists to be seen and heard in a moment when it’s needed most. 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.