The outskirts of downtown Philadelphia have become a blossoming mecca for musicians, artists and the creatively ambitious of all kinds.
Northeast of Center City, you’ll find thriving arts community taking root in Northern Liberties, Fishtown, Port Richmond and even Kensington.
Frankford Avenue in particular has become a vibrant corridor for great food, shopping and art.
Happily for those in town this weekend, Frankford will be celebrating its local flare with its first-ever Frankford Fall Music And Arts Fest on Saturday, November 10, presented by Flying Kite.
Saint Mark’s Church, a 105-year-old house of worship equipped for 1,000 visitors, has three different stage performance areas and a good amount of exterior property, making it the perfect spot for an indoor-outdoor festival.
Right inside the church sanctuary, you’ll be able to check out the work of local artists including poetry, exotic music and more.
Upstairs on the balcony enjoy some beer and hard cider plus the music of Philly bands like Betty Iron Thumbs, Bueno and the Goods, Rock to the Future and The Bigness.
Also take a walk downstairs to the Chapel Stage to check out all of the acoustic acts including a performance by Hannah Zaic. Ryan Tennis, a local recording artist, will be curating the acoustic tunes and also playing some his own stuff.
Canned food donations will also be collected at the doors. Hint — make a donation and you’ll get a discount on admission.
Confirm your attendance on Facebook to see who else is going.
Frankford Fall Music And Arts Fest
When: Saturday, November 10, 2-8 p.m.
Where: St. Mark’s Church, 4442 Frankford Ave
Cost: $5 if you bring a can of food to donate, $8 in advance online, $10 at the door
More info: www.flyingkite.ticketleap.com