Rock On Philly’s End of Summer Hot List

Yes, it’s the last week of August, but that doesn’t mean you have to mope around and watch the summer sun fade.  Get up, get out and enjoy some of Philadelphia’s finest end of summer events. I got you covered so grab your shades, throw on some shorts, and slip on those flip-flops. It’s time to rock out to the last week of summer.

Here’s my hot collection of seven musical events in Philly; plus a bonus to kick off Labor Day weekend!

Morgan’s Pier:

Mon. 8/26 10pm-2am

* 21+

Here at Rock On Philly we’re all about the local talent, but you don’t have to be a local to enjoy late night tunes at Morgan’s Pier. Join Morgan’s Pier this Monday and chase away the Monday blues with great music, drinks, eats and a beautiful nighttime view of the waterfront. Whether you’re grabbing after work drinks with coworkers or that special someone, the deck at Morgan’s Pier will not disappoint.

Morgan’s Pier:

JAMAICAN SOUL with Bloodfaceman and Browner Jeff (Free)
Tue 8/27 10pm-2am

* 21+

Enjoy a night of Jamaican soul, reggae, drum and bass. Morgan’s brings reggae to the waterfront every second and fourth Tuesday and they know how to do it right. Get ready to dance and sway to the beat ’cause as Bob Marley might say,  “It’s gonna be jammin’ jammin’ jammin'”

Center City District Lunchtime Concert Series

The Untouchables (Free)
Wed 8/28 noon-1:30pm

Shake up you regular lunchtime routine and take a break for your stuffy office. TD Bank presents local music in the summer that’s sure to beat sitting at your desk and starring out the window. Join them and the Untouchables this Wednesday and eat your lunch while you listen to some great tunes and soak up a little sun.

AND1 Summer Remix Basketball Tournament

DJ Diamond Kuts, DJ Johnny V, and DJ RL ($15)
Thurs 8/29  2pm, 4pm, 6pm, 8:30pm (four games)

Add a little competition to your last days of August and join Power 99’s hottest DJ’s and Temple University for their summer basketball tournament. Watch and cheer for local basketball groups as they compete for the grand prize of $100,000! Entertainment, music and food! What more could you ask for on a late Thursday afternoon?

  World Cafe Live

Start Making Sense: Talking Heads Tribute ($12-$15)
Fri 8/30 8pm ’til

Start Making Sense is stopping by World Cafe to bring you the music of Talking Heads. Join them and special guest Great White Caps as they rock out and recreate the tunes of Talking Heads entire career! Together these bands are sure to put on a unique and funky show that puts the art in that new-aged art punk sound.

Jamey’s House of Music

Scott Sharrard and The Brickyard Band ($15-$20)
Sat 8/31 8pm- ’til

Boasting itself as “The best place to hear live music in Philly!” Jamey’s House of Music is an intimate, cozy venue that offers a comfortable home like feel…because it’s an actual house! The home turned music venue offers a great acoustic space that’s sure to be different from your normal run of the mill music hall. Join them this Saturday for Scott Sharrard and The Brickyard Band for some soulful, blues-like rock music. Enjoy great music, delicious Chinese food and maybe make some new friends.

  Johnny Brenda’s

First Sundays: Stolen Moments with DJ Greg Mungan (Free)
Sun 9/01 9pm-1am

Head over to Johnny Brenda’s and take part in their Sunday music entertainment series.  The first Sunday of September brings you DJ Greg Mungan who will be spinning Electro, R&B and Hip Hop. Enjoy a unique Sunday night before the work week begins.

The Blockley

Made in Philly
Fri 8/30 – Sat 8/31 ($20)

Made in America you say? How about Made in Philadelphia! Start off Labor Day weekend right at the Made in Philly music festival. This concert serves as a local introduction to the Made in America music festival. Dance the night away with some of Philadelphia’s talented up and coming artists. Jam to R&B, Pop, Soul and Club music with friends and celebrate the talent Philly has to offer.



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