The First Annual Philadelphia Local Music Day Is This Saturday, May 12

Philadelphia is known for fostering an amazing DIY culture and some very talented local artists.

On Saturday, May 12 the city will keep with the tradition as it hosts the first annual Philadelphia Local Music Day.

Throughout the day and across the city, a handful of Philadelphia businesses will be exclusively playing the music of five up-and-coming Philly bands, including Cheers Elephant, Work Drugs and Buried Beds. Organizers of the event hope to help promote not only those musicians being featured, but more generally Philadelphia’s burgeoning music scene.

All of the businesses participating in Local Music Day are small, privately-owned and totally awesome, including Honey’s Sit ‘n Eat, Federal Donuts, Art in the Age, Trophy Bikes North, Honest Tom’s Taco Shop and Johnny Brenda’s. You can see a full list of participants here.

So, for all you fellow music locavores, May 12 is definitely the day to indulge in that Biscuit Sandwich at Honey’s, grab the latest beer on tap at Johnny Brenda’s or stock up on some delicious ROOT at Art in the Age.

You can also follow Local Music Day on Foursquare and check into each spot.

This is a great way to help support local musicians and local businesses, so make sure to stop by and hear some of the new tunes.

Philadelphia Local Music Day
When: Saturday, May 12
Where: Various locations throughout Philadelphia
Cost: Free
More info:


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