WHYY'S BLACK MUSIC MONTH EVENT - 

Echoes of the Uptown: Bridging the Past, Present and Future of Philly Music

Join WHYY for "Echoes of the Uptown: Bridging the Past, Present and Future of Philly Music" as we celebrate Black Music Month with a screening, panel discussion, and dance mixer highlighting the legacy of the Uptown Theater, Black music, and the importance of Black arts and culture institutions in Philadelphia. 

The Uptown Theater opened in North Philadelphia in 1929 as a motion picture palace, lauded for its architectural and engineering designs. Later it was popular on the vaudeville circuit and became an important venue on the Chitlin Circuit, second only to NY’s Apollo Theater, and nurtured the careers of many famous African American entertainers.

"Echoes of the Uptown: Bridging the Past, Present and Future of Philly Music" spotlights The Uptown Theater’s role and impact on the vibrant creative culture of the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s and the challenges similar institutions face staying relevant today. We’ll wrap up the evening with music, dancing, and mingling. 

Join us Thursday, June 20th from 5:30 to 8:30 pm at WHYY.

Appetizers and light refreshments will be served. Space is limited. Reservations are required.

 

DATES & TIMES
Thursday, June 20th
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 

 

LOCATION
WHYY
150 N. Sixth Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

 

This event is free and open to the public but registration is required.

 
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