Ah the heat and humidity of the late summer is in full swing so perhaps you will be hanging by the pool or chilling down the shore this weekend, if not don’t fear, there’s always lots to do here at home! Music and Theater takes over this pick 3 for the second weekend in August here in the Philadelphia area.
Hidden River Blues Festival
August 13th 11am-9pm – Venice Island Performing Arts
The 2nd Annual Hidden River Blues Festival is a celebration of one of the most inspirational and eclectic genres of modern music. The festival will take place at the new Venice Island Outdoor Amphitheater throughout the day on August 13th with performances from local and nationally known Blues acts, a variety of food vendors, and a beer garden sponsored by Shiner Brewing. Attendees will receive wristbands so they can explore all that Main Street has to offer and return to the festival at any time. This is a family-friendly event for music lovers of all ages. Children 10 and under get in free. This is a rain or shine event! For more information and to buy tickets click here.
Mad Decent Block Party
August 13th – Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing
Philadelphia native Diplo returns as part of his annual Mad Decent Block Party tour. Artists joining the party this year include Dirty South Joe, Swizzymack, and Baauer. For more information and to buy tickets click here.
Philadelphia GayFest is a 15-day celebration of performance art brought to us by the LGBT community. There will be plays, music, and comedy to enjoy throughout the city. The festival is in its sixth year and going strong! There is an opening night party on Friday August 12th. For tickets and more information visit the festival website.