about

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. 

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 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our mission is to support local musicians, local music education programs and local independent music venues. In 2019, Philly Music Fest donated $40,000 to local music education programs, after paying local musicians to perform at the Festival. In 2018, Philly Music Fest donated $25,000 and $15,000 in 2017. 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

Connect

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

 

supporters

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
Ardmore Music Hall
Comcast Corporation

Ballard Spahr
The Merz Family

Guru Technologies
Headstrong Salon
118 North
STRATIS IoT

Exude
Ernst & Young
Music is Love foundation

NeuroFlow
Cobrin Properties
Independence Blue Cross
Klein Hersh International
Victory Brewing
Wipfli
Arts & Crafts Holdings
Avenue West

Federal Donuts
The Flanagan Family
North Broad Living
Appetites on Main
Fingeret Dental
Primo’s hoagies
Suburban Square
Blue pearl

donate

Contribute to Philly Music Fest by clicking on the PayPal link to the right, or use Venmo: @PhillyMusicFest

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. 

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