Written By Avani Goswami
Love From Philly, Philadelphia-based non-profit 30amp Circuit announced , a virtual music and arts festival from May 1 to May 3.
The webcast will feature virtual stages and feature a lineup full of Philadelphia’s artists like: Kurt Vile, G. Love, Man Man, Marc Brownstein of Disco Biscuits, Eric Bazilian, Schoolly D, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Low Cut Connie, Nick Bockrath of Cage the Elephant, Ursula Rucker, Mondo Cozmo, and more (see above poster for complete lineup).
All proceeds will go to grants for Philadelphia entertainment professionals suffering medical, social, and economic struggles due to COVID-19.
Founder of 30amp Circuit Andy Hurwitz said, according to press release, the idea for the event was to showcase Philadelphia’s unique music scene.
“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,” said Hurwitz.
May 1’s event is entitled Busking on Broad and is dedicated to music teachers and session musicians to showcase the working class makeup of Philly’s music community.
May 2’s second day is set to be a Philadelphia @ Home Jazz Festival to show viewers how prominent the jazz culture is in Philly and celebrate big names in the genre.
The festival culminates on May 3 with some of Philly’s most popular talent in a range of sonic sounds and musical genres.
The festival is dedicated to 30amp Circuit’s message of promoting health and wellness for musicians and is produced with partners Craig Kaplan of Hashtag Multimedia and Our People Entertainment.
Partner Craig Kaplan said one hundred percent of proceeds will go to the members of the community who need it most.
“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,” said Kaplan.
The Love from Philly Festival reinforces social distancing and takes place entirely online. You can check out the livestream on LoveFromPhilly.Live, in conjunction with Nugs.net, starting May 1.
Cover Photo by Matthew Heasley/Pop Break at The Fillmore in Philadelphia, PA in 2018.