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Dilworth Park

The Arts on Center Stage

Theme: Souladelphia

July 7, 2021
5:30pm - 7:00pm

2021-07-07 00:00:00 2021-07-07 00:00:00 America/New_York The Arts on Center Stage Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia’s robust network of arts & culture organizations, large and small, will be celebrated every week as they perform in the center of the city. Shows will range from orchestral serenades and ballet ensembles to jazz instrumentals and beyond. In support of local restaurants, guests are encouraged to dine al fresco with takeout meals from nearby eateries. A special menu will be offered at the Air Grille, and cocktails made with Maker’s Mark Bourbon and Michelob Ultra Organic Seltzer will be available for purchase to guests 21 and older to enjoy within designated areas in the park. 

Souladelphia, Max Ochester, Archivist and Owner of Brewerytown Records will host a presentation about the history of Philadelphia soul music and The Sound of Philadelphia (TSOP). The presentation will include a discussion about the traditional role of the DJ and how this role has transformed over the years. DJ Roc, DJ Kito will spin with Max from Beats, the hits to showcase the Soul of Philly. Caliph Gamble, Philadelphia International Records and Christopher Lyons, The Uptown Theater will join in this celebration of Philly Soul with a special tribute to the 50th Anniversary of Philadelphia International Records.The performance will begin at 5:30 p.m. 

This event is presented by the Philadelphia Music Heritage Council.