'Love From Philly' music festival streaming this weekend to benefit entertainment community

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- A three-day citywide music festival kicks off Friday online.

'Love From Philly' is a virtual three-day music and arts festival to benefit Philadelphia's entertainment community affected by the coronavirus.

The event kicks off Friday at 5 p.m., then resumes 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

"The festival will showcase three days of Philadelphia's unique culture to promote public donations for the unparalleled talent who build memorable moments for patrons in our city and around the world," says 30amp Circuit founder Andy Hurwitz. "All festival proceeds will go to grants for Philly musicians, entertainment professionals, venues, and charitable organizations. Love From Philly will be remembered as Philadelphia's response to the care and well-being of entertainment and arts professionals in a time where social and economic continuity was halted."

Festival organizers released the lineup with three different themes for each day.

On Friday, it's "Busking On Broad," Saturday will be "Jazz Fest," followed by Sunday's "Sounds of Philadelphia."

Artists includes G. Love, John Oates, Freeway, Kurt Vile, Lauren Hart and many more.

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"The event will provide a platform allowing our artists to be seen and heard in a moment when it's needed most. 'Love From Philly' will be remembered as Philadelphia's response to the care and well-being of entertainment and arts professionals in a time where social and economic continuity was halted," the organizers said.
All artists will perform from their homes.

The event will be streamed live all weekend at lovefromphilly.live.

Daily schedules with set times will be released each day on the website and the festival's social media channels.

Here are more details on each day of 'Love From Philly.'

Friday, May 1 - Busking On Broad

Busking on Broad will serve as a platform for the working-class Philly musicians devastated by COVID-19. These people are comprised of music teachers and session musicians. Performances will highlight the gritty working-class fabric of the local music community playing short and sweet improv sets and representing mediums ranging from Classical to Folk and everything in between.

Saturday, May 2 - Philadelphia @ Home Jazz Festival
Philadelphia @ Home Jazz Festival will remind viewers that the city's jazz history is second to none. Celebrate Philly's rich heritage with great music, dance and educational programming featuring collaborations and performances by some of Philly's jazz heroes.

Sunday, May 3 - Sounds of Philadelphia
Love From Philly will culminate with an eclectic melting pot of musicians spanning the sonic spectrum of Philly's most well known and respected talent.
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