Love From Philly Festival
Love From Philly’s inaugural cultural and heritage celebration has announced that they are adding more music, artists, films, poetry, and activities on June 11th, 2022 at The Oval on the Ben Franklin Parkway!
The event will celebrate the 60th birthday of West Philly rap pioneer, Schoolly D with a main stage performance, a pop up Schoolly D exhibit, sales of the limited edition Schoolly D and G Love “Love From Philly” vinyl, and the dedication of the Schoolly D Skate Rink. Musician, bandleader, and Oscar winner, Questlove, gifts Love From Philly with the first outdoor screening of his film, Summer of Soul (which will immediately follow the live performances at 8 PM), The Millennial Skate Park will set up a pop-up roller rink in front of the art museum, record store Brewerytown Beats will host a pop up show on the parkway offering all the best in Philly music as well as the limited edition “Love From Philly” vinyl.New additions to the lineup include: Orchestral del Barrio (Philly’s finest Latin musicians playing Salsa wit Wiz Philly style), Kuf Knotz & Christine Elise & DJ Skip Mode (Philly’s power trio of harp, turntables and poetry), TameARTZ Collective (Christian “TameArtz” Rodriguez brings his traveling circus of live art painters, b-boy dancers and old stuff from his studio to share), The Parkway Poetry Collective (poet Blake Melvin will host the Slam on the Parkway with over twelve of Philly’s brightest young poets spitting love live) and The Klassic Contemporary Ballet (KCBC) will set up an experiential booth and perform throughout the day on the stage, in their booth and all over the Oval.
Main stage performances include DJs Rich Medina and Cosmo Baker, Lauren Hart, the West Philly Orchestra, The Philly Gospel Preservation Alliance, The Ultimates, Ursula Rucker, The Tisburys, WALLIS, and more.
Created to be “not just another music festival,” Love From Philly will be fully immersive with a deep well of farm-to-table arts and crafts, a pop-up animation fest from the Philly Indie Film fest, live art installations, family dance parties, tons of food trucks and a beer garden. The amazing new venue also provides a Ferris Wheel, Merry-go-Round, and a second stage for acoustic performances that will be provided by the Philadelphia School Districts Jazz and Classical all-stars.
While the event will physically take place at the Oval, it will also be streaming live for Xfinity subscribers, via Nugs.net and be the closing party in the Metaverse as Love From Philly’s partner Philly Tech Week. Love From Philly is also proud to partner with the Philly Indie Film Fest to produce dozens of shows all week including an animation fest on Saturday.