Best Weekend Ever: Free and Sold Out Shows!

James Blake at Electric Factory

It’s another cool weekend ahead, with rain on Saturday. It’s the perfect reason to spend a couple of indoor hours at the shows and warm up with good company and excellent music.

Thursday 10/6:

Local, cool duo Vita and The Woolf is performing at Boot and Saddle with Square Peg Round Hole and Mal Devisa. They kick off their national tour today with a hometown show. Send them off with good vibes! Tickets are available here.


Friday 10/7:

Country rock star Sturgill Simpson will be gracing the stage of The Fillmore. Bluegrass songstress Valerie June is opening up. Tickets are sold out through the venue but you can try your luck here.


EDM DJ Gareth Emery will be spinning at District N9NE on Friday night. He has a huge following and it’ll be a packed show with lots of dancing. Tickets are still available, but not many are left! Grab them here while you can.


Saturday 10/8:

If you’re tight on budget but down for a good time, the Wells Fargo Center is sponsoring a free day time event for its 20th birthday. There will be music, activities for all ages, and sports celebrity appearances. You can even test your luck/skill with a half court shot. Get your free tickets here.


Project Pabst Citywide Festival‘s last stop this year is in Philly at Electric Factory. The event starts early in the day and features many artists, such as Animal Collective, Hop Along, Mac DeMarco, Beach Slang, and much more. Get your tickets here.


FREE SHOW with Common in West Philly as he headlines Neighborhood to Neighborhood Street Festival. The annual street festival takes place at Baltimore Ave & S 50th Street and will be all sorts of all-ages fun, including rides for kids and awesome street food.

Artwork from N2N Facebook page.

Artwork from N2N Facebook page.


Icelandic artists of Sigur Rós are at Academy of Music for a sold out night. Their ethereal sound will sound astounding in the theater setting. With a career spanning over 2 decades, these musicians have perfected their art and their recent side gig includes an appearance on Game of Thrones. You can try looking here for tickets.


Animal Collective is performing a DJ set at Dolphin Tavern at 10pm after Project Pabst Citywide Festival. Their psychedelic music that you’ll hear at the festival is going to be a different experience than watching them spin their favorite songs their way. Get your tickets at the door for only $15.


After a period of absence, Violent Femmes are back in full swing. They are stopping by The Fillmore for a night of throwbacks and new songs. Their latest album We Can Do Anything was released last March is more of what you loved about them in the 90’s. Tickets are still available here.


Sunday 10/9:

Indie rockers Warpaint from LA are at Union Transfer. Their third studio album Heads Up is straight off the press. The first track “Whiteout” grooves smoothly with awesome bass line and vocal harmonies. Tickets are available here.


The multi-talented GNASH is performing a sold out set at The Foundry on Sunday night. At only 23 years old, he’s proved his place in the alternative R&B scene. His song “I hate U, I love U” with Olivia O’Brien is all over social media and super catchy. Have fun, ticket holders!


If you’re going to any of these shows, give us a shout out on social media @rockonphilly!

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