‘Love From Philly’ Virtual Festival Features Kurt Vile, G. Love & More

By Scott Bernstein Apr 20, 2020 1:29 pm PDT

Marc Brownstein, G. Love, Kurt Vile, The War On Drugs and SPAGA will be among the acts taking part in the Love From Philly virtual music, art and connection festival. The event spans May 1 – 3 with a different theme each day.

Performances will take place across three virtual stages at LoveFromPhilly.Live in partnership with nugs.net. Philadelphia-based non-profit 30amp Circuit will distribute proceeds from the event to “Philadelphia entertainment professionals suffering medical, social and economic hardships caused by COVID-19” via grants.

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, Odean Pope, Eric Bazilian, Gerald Veasley, Tim Motzer, Sean Hoots, Tom Moon, Mike Greenfield (Lotus), Joe DeFrancesco and Jeffrey Gaines are more of the artists featured on the initial lineup. Additional acts will be announced in the days to come.

“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,” explained 30amp Circuit founder Andy Hurwitz. “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.”

Each Love From Philly performance will take place at the artists’ homes. The event starts on Friday, May 1 with “Busking On Broad” and continues with “Philadelphia @ Home Jazz Festival” on Saturday, May 2 before concluding with “Sounds Of Philadelphia” on Sunday, May 3.

Read descriptions of each day and see the full initial lineup below with a complete schedule of performances and more details to follow:

Friday, May 1 – Busking On Broad

Busking on Broad will serve as a platform for the working-class Philly musicians devastated by COVID-19. 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.

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