Rock On Philly’s Your Perfect Weekend

As summer slowly drifts on, Philadelphia is still lively and full of great music, awesome festivals and copious amounts of outdoor fun to please even the most country-minded residents of the city. Last week was chuck-full of concerts and this week offers no exceptions. You’ll be traveling in and around the city to witness live music and take part in some out-of-the-box activities.

Friday-

Today is a one-stop shop; you’ll find all you need for a good night and more at The Oval this evening as they host Giant Pizza, an event under The Awesome Fest umbrella, beginning at 6:30. Upon arrival, guests can expect vast quantities of pizza and other food options to chow down so get there early and get ready for the next phase. The first 200 hundred guests will receive a free slice.

The headlining artists, The Pizza Underground, are a New York based group who modify various songs written by The Velvet Underground to relate to pizza. Such an interesting and hilarious concept is sure to make for an entertaining show. With the help of Philadelphia-based bands Ang & The Damn Band and Modern Colour, this night just keeps getting better. To top it all off, a screening of the 1990 version of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will be shown to promote the newest version being released in theaters August 8th.

Saturday-

Starting at 6:30 and running until 10pm, The Summer Ale Festival at the Philadelphia Zoo will boast more than 40 craft brews from around the area. In addition to the food trucks parked outside for your food needs, live music will be offered to satisfy the demands of your ears.

Be sure to make the quick ride over to 12th and Callowhill by 8pm to catch Mumblr, Prowler and Spank Rock take the stage at Underground Arts. Set to release a new album this year, rising musicians Mumblr will only be the start of what looks to be a heavy, punk filled night. Don’t miss out on any of these acts and RSVP here to receive seven dollars off admission.

Sunday-

To fulfill any off-kilter or strange impulses you might be feeling, Rock On Philly is sending you to the Tyler Arboretum’s Tree House Festival in Media, Pa. Learn to climb trees and explore the arboretum’s amazing tree houses and beautiful grounds from 10am until 2pm. Admission is free.

After a relaxing day, its time to get your heart pounding again with some “in your face”, raw rock n’ roll provided by the one and only Queens of the Stone Age at The Mann Center. Touring for their latest album …Like Clockwork, these rock legends never fail to throw down one intensely immersing show.

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