Name and Year: Janelle McDermoth, C’14
Hometown: Bronx, NY
Major: Africana Studies, Music Minor
Street: You’re an extremely multifaceted artist—you sing, act, write, and photograph.
XPoNential Music Festival
When: July 26-28
Where: Susquehanna Bank Center & Wiggins Park
Price: $125 for all three days to all accessible stages
With a line up featuring everything from the Philly-based DRGN KING to the Lumineers to freakin' Bob Dylan, XPoNential promises to be the one of the best—and certainly most affordable—music festivals of the year.
Elizabeth L. Silver (C ‘01), a lawyer turned novelist, wrote one of the summer’s best reads: The Execution of Noa P. Singleton, a Philadelphia set novel about a woman on death row. Street talked to Silver about the process of writing a novel, Kelly Writer’s house, Mad Mex and why taking risks after graduation is a really good idea.
Lancaster Avenue Jazz & Arts Festival
Where: Saunders Park in Powelton Village
When: July 20, 12 p.m.-7 p.m.
Spend the day in West Philly's Powelton Village listening to live jazz performances and enjoying local art at Saunders Park.
Where: Pastorious Park
Why: This up-and-coming band is part of the beautiful Pastorious Park’s free outdoor concert series, and also a part of the XPN Welcomes series.
Philadelphia Night Market
June 20 6 p.m.-10 p.m.
Cost: Pay as you go
72nd & Ogontz Avenues
Philadelphia's most prominent street food festival, the Philly Night Market, will be returning tonight at 72nd and Ogontz Avenues.
Get your tickets early for the sixth annual Roots Picnic music festival at Penn’s Landing happening June 1 to see performers like The Roots, Solange and Macklemore and Ryan Lewis.
Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing
June 1, 12 p.m.
For some Memorial Weekend celebrating (read: blowing off steam from that stressful summer session class), hit up the Hidden City Festival Block Party on May 25 for DJs, food trucks, and craft beers.
12th and Wood streets
May 25, 7-11 p.m.
Forgo yet another Friday at Blarn for retro music and go go dancers at The Trestle Inn’s Friday Nite Backyard BBQ, happening weekly this summer.
The Trestle Inn
11th and Callowhill
Fridays 5-9 p.m., beginning May 24