the festival

The Philadelphia Music & Arts Festival is a non-profit endeavor – founded, produced and curated by Greg Seltzer. Our mission is to encourage the citizens of Philadelphia to SUPPORT YOUR SCENE. The Festival is both a testament and celebration of the exploding music scene in Philadelphia and a showcase of up and coming artists. 

In addition to music, the Festival will highlight the food, beer and arts of Philadelphia. Local chefs will provide edibles, while all beer taps will be pouring only local craft beer. Local distilleries will handle cocktails. Local artists will display visual arts. The experience is an immersion in Philadelphia culture.

Most importantly, Philly Music Fest benefits the musicians living and making music in Philadelphia and local music education programs that are educating the next generation about the importance of music. By structuring Philly Music Fest as a non-profit, we are able to pay musicians well, while still donating money to local music education programs. The beauty of Philly Music Fest is that in an effort to benefit musicians and education programs, we all come together and enjoy a massive dose of live music, celebrating many of the hottest bands in Philadelphia.

Philly Music Fest is a non-profit organization. Our mission is to support local musicians, local music education programs and local independent music venues. In 2017, Philly Music Fest donated $15,000 to local music education programs, after paying local musicians to perform at the Festival. In 2018, Philly Music Fest donated $25,000. The following organizations received funds from Philly Music Fest:

  • Settlement Music School
  • Rock to the Future
  • Live Connections
  • Musicopia
  • Play On, Philly
  • Jazz House Kids
  • Girls Rock Philly


If you are an organization furthering local music education, certainly reach out to us and let’s talk about support.



Business and commerce is most certainly an important part of our Scene. The coexistence of business and the arts is critical. In the spirit of community and a passion for the City of Philadelphia, the following Philadelphia organizations have graciously supported Philly Music Fest with a monetary donation. We all should thank them and, where possible, support their products and services.

Please note that each of the following businesses is decidedly local and has donated money in the spirit of community and support of the local music scene, without a demand for promotion, signage or exposure – the very definition of generosity:

robert wood johnson foundation

suvoda, llc

mvp capital partners

Headstrong Salon

ballard spahr llp


cobrin properties

ernst & young llp

exude, inc

guru technologies

independence blue cross

i.rice & company, inc

the merz family

StratIS IoT

wilmington trust

A-best vending & coffee service

appetites on main

avenue west, llc

buckeye pipeline

bryce/Guaranteed Rate

bryn + dane’s

chariot solutions

Disc Makers

drew brown & family

drug plastics, inc

ellis coffee company

Fairmount Partners

federal donuts

fingeret dental

gabriel investments

J. Strogatz Photography

klein hersh international, inc.

la colombe


liberty property trust

mad dragon


north broad living

obermayer rebmann maxwell and hippel llp

p’unk ave

recphilly, llc

righteous felon

united makers


Contribute to Philly Music Fest by clicking on the PayPal link to the right:

Donations to Philly Music Fest are tax deductible under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

get involved

If you would like to get involved as a sponsor, please contact The Philadelphia Music & Arts Festival with this form below. 

The Philadelphia region has a notorious craft brewing culture, both established and emerging. As with music, Philly Music Fest will feature ONLY local craft breweries. Some of our premiere local craft breweries will take over all 20 taps at World Cafe Live’s three bars. Across all three venues of Philly Music Fest, we will strive to pour only local beer.

In addition to craft beer, Philadelphia has a burgeoning craft distillery scene. Specializing in gin, whiskey and vodka, our local distilleries project traditional character with modern sophistication. Several local distilleries will be on site at the Festival and we will feature the distilleries in specialty cocktails.

Please support our craft brewing and distilling scene by purchasing beer and spirits, and frequenting the taprooms of the breweries and distilleries that are supporting Philly Music Fest, prioritizing music, arts and community in Philadelphia.

James Poyser

Rich Medina


Jaleel shaw

eric wortham ii

driftwood soldier

harmony woods


end of america

orion sun

levee drivers

kingsley ibeneche

hardwork movement


ruby the hatchet

the districts

secret american

the whips

the mysteries

vita and the wolf

low cut connie


soul glo

pissed jeans

tiny hueman

sixteen jackies

local smokes

new sound brass

sea offs


remember sports

ivy sole

pine barons

slaughter beach, dog


steve gunn

strand of oaks

west philadelphia orchestra

slomo sapiens

harmony woods

chris kasper


ceramic animal

abi reimold

skull eclipses

eric slick (dr. dog)


work drugs