Kimmel Cultural Campus announces new, FREE programming series to showcase Philly artists

-Courtesy of the Kimmel Cultural Campus

The Kimmel Cultural Campus announces new FREE programming showcasing local artists, bringing to life the original vision of the Kimmel Center building as a place for continuous live entertainment. The FREE programs, with 4-6 programs a month, take place under the Kimmel Center’s soaring 150-foot vaulted roof in the Plaza: Happy Hour SessionsLunchtime Unplugged, and Nightlife.

“These new programs are just one more step toward realizing the original vision of the Kimmel Center. We look forward to reinvigorating the Plaza in a variety of ways, including by turning the spotlight on burgeoning, local artists,” said Matías Tarnopolsky, president and CEO of The Philadelphia Orchestra and Kimmel Center, Inc. “We welcome all Philadelphians to join us in this space to experience the arts together. And we extend our gratitude to organizations including Jazz Philadelphia, REC Philly, Jesse Bermudez and AFROTAINO, and many more, for partnering with us to showcase the rich diversity of our region’s arts scene on our Plaza stage.”

Visit the Kimmel Cultural Campus here for more information about the FREE programming taking place in the plaza. Event listings and performers will be posted here for Happy Hour SessionsLunchtime Unplugged, and Nightlife.

Happy Hour Sessions at the Kimmel (4:00 PM – 7:00 PM)
Dates: Mar 4, Mar 18, Apr 15, May 6, May 20, June 3
Meet up, mix, and mingle! Enjoy free, live entertainment from an eclectic roster of top-shelf DJs, bands, and emcees. Shake off the workday and head to the Kimmel to grab drinks and catch up with friends. Make visits to the Plaza a regular occasion. Bar concessions by Garces.

Lunchtime Unplugged at the Kimmel (11:00 AM – 1:00 PM)
Dates: Mar 11, Mar 25, Apr 1, Apr 22, May 27, Jun 24
Make post-lunch slumps a thing of the past! Bring your lunch and picnic under the Plaza ceiling while listening to music that moves you. Enjoy free, live performances by emerging Philly artists, with acts in our lineup ranging from big bands to pianists. BYOB (Bring Your Own Bag) encouraged. 

Nightlife at the Kimmel (8:00 PM – 10:30 PM)
Dates: Apr 11, Apr 20, May 18, May 30, Jun 6, Jun 15, Jun 29
Nightlife meets… something new! It’s a free, intimate concert and a party – all powered by the best local musicians highlighting the brightest entertainment talent the region has to offer. From bebop to hip-hop, neo-soul to salsa, the music doesn’t stop at the Kimmel after dark! An eclectic series of performance events in partnership with Jazz Philadelphia, REC Philly, and Jesse Bermudez alongside AFROTAINO Productions. Bar concessions by Garces. 

In addition to the new FREE programming announced, the Kimmel Cultural Campus and The Philadelphia Orchestra have partnered with local organizations on various projects throughout the season. Organizations include Taller Puertorriqueño, Mexican Consulate and Mexican Cultural Center, Theatre Philadelphia, Musicopia, Mural Arts, Jazz Philadelphia, REC Philly, Jesse Bermudez & AFROTAINO, and Project 440.

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