The Districts | photo by John Vettese for WXPN

Philly Music Fest returns this year, providing a snapshot of artists currently staking their claim in the Philly music scene. Kicking off on Thursday with a punk rager at Johnny Brenda’s, closing Sunday with a jazz showcase at MilkBoy, and centered by two eclectic nights at World Cafe Live, the festival rounds up 25 artists at three venues, with hotly anticipated performances by Soul Glo, Waxahatchee’s Katie Crutchfield, Hardwork Movement, Ruby the Hatchet, Palm, The Districts and more. 

The festival has recently released its set times, which you can peruse below. Tickets can be found here.

Thursday, September 27 – Johnny Brendas
9:00 p.m. Soul Glo
10:00 p.m. Pissed Jeans

Friday, September 28 – World Cafe Live Upstairs
6:30 p.m. The Whips
7:10 p.m. The Mysteries
8:25 p.m. Secret American
11:00 p.m. DJ Royale

Friday, September 28 – World Cafe Live Downstairs
7:45 p.m. Vita and the Woolf
9:04 p.m. Waxahatchee
10:05 p.m. Low Cut Connie

Saturday, September 29 – Upstairs at World Cafe Live
3:30 p.m. Great Time
4:10 p.m. Levee Drivers
4:50 p.m. Orion Sun
5:30 p.m. Kingsley Ibeneche
6:25 p.m. Hurry
7:30 p.m. Man About a Horse
11:00 p.m. Guest DJ

Saturday, September 29 – Downstairs at World Cafe Live
5:55 p.m. End of America
6:55 pm.m Hardwork Movement
8:10 p.m. Ruby the Hatchet
9:00 p.m.Palm
10:00 p.m. The Districts

Sunday, September 30 – MilkBoy
6:00 p.m. Derrick Hodge’s Philly State of Mind featuring James Poyser of The Roots, Rich Medina, Eric Wortham, Rashid Williams, Jaleel Shaw and more