Philly Music Fest Goes Virtual For 2020 Festival
Philly Music Fest will conduct a virtual music festival for the 2020 event. Powered by Nugs.tv, Philadelphia public radio station WXPN will livestream on-stage performances by Japanese Breakfast, Mt. Joy, Langhorne Slim and more from the Ardmore Music Hall on September 24 and 25.
The 2020 Philly Music Fest will benefit Philadelphia-based music education programs and Philly Music Fest grants aiding musicians struggling due to COVID-19. Also set to perform are The Districts, Arnetta Johnson and SUNNY, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Arthur Thomas and the Funkitorium and Zeek Burse.
“One of the most beautiful things about Philly Music Fest is the community coming together to celebrate our local music scene, while simultaneously raising money for the next generation of musicians in our city—we think of it as a cycle,” Philly Music Fest founder and producer Greg Seltzer said in a statement. “A streamed festival is far from perfect, but it will still showcase the live talent of our city’s many musicians while raising money for kids’ music charities and supporting local musicians.”
WXPN’s Bruce Warren added: “XPN has supported Philly Music Fest since it started. This year, in particular, the lineup is outstanding. Between air play support on XPN and with the support of our local music website, The Key, our commitment to showcasing incredible local music and working more closely with Greg allows us together to expand on showcasing Philly to a larger audience, and supporting musicians and organizations in our community.”