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August 21, 2019

More than 20 local artists to perform at Philly Music Fest

Shows will be held at World Cafe Live, MilkBoy and Johnny Brenda's

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World Cafe Live venue for Philly Music Fest Thom Carroll/PhillyVoice

World Cafe Live is one of the venues you can catch a show during the 2019 Philadelphia Music Festival.

Maybe you'll discover your new favorite band at the 2019 Philly Music Fest, taking place over four days this September.

More than 20 local artists, both established and up-and-coming, will perform at venues in the city.

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The festival kicks off at Center City's MilkBoy on Sept. 25, then continues at Fishtown's Johnny Brenda's on Sept. 26, finishing with performances at University City's World Cafe Live on Sept. 27 and 28.

Performers in this year's music festival:

Ali Awan
Arnetta Johnson
Arthur Thomas and Funkitorium
Ceramic Animal
Chestnut Grove
Foxtrot and the Get Down
iLL Fated Natives
Jeremiah Tall
Man Man
Remember Sports
Secret American
Sixteen Jackies
Speedy Ortiz
Sun Ra Arkestra
Thin Lips

Genres include indie, rock, hip-hop, jazz, punk and bluegrass.

Tickets are $15 for the MilkBoy show, $13 for the Johnny Brenda's show, $25 for the first World Cafe Live show and $30 for the second. There's also the option to purchase a $50 pass for both World Cafe Live dates.

The festival will donate proceeds to local music education charities.

"In keeping with our core mission – to assist and promote local musicians and to benefit music education programs – our goal for 2019 is to exceed the $25,000 donated to charities last year," said festival founder and curator Greg Seltzer.

In addition to featuring all local artists, the festival will also promote local breweries and distilleries. At each venue, attendees will be able to drink beer and spirits made in the area.

2019 Philly Music Fest

Wednesday, Sept. 25, through Saturday, Sept. 28
$13-$50 for tickets
MilkBoy: 1100 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19107
Johnny Brenda's: 1201 Frankford Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19125
World Cafe Live: 3025 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104

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