Made in America
Benjamin Franklin Parkway
This annual festival is expected to have performers on three different stages. Some of the performers will include Lizzo, Gucci Mane, Anderson.Paak, Lil Uzi Vert, and Tierra Whack. Hip-hop artists Cardi B and Travis Scott will be the headliners. To get more details, go to madeinamericafest.com.
For two weeks, avant-garde performances meets street theater throughout the city. Call (215) 413-9006 or visit fringearts.com.
Mary J. Blige and Nas Royalty Tour
R&B and hip-hop’s leading lady, Mary J. Blige, also know as the “Queen of Hip Hop Soul” will be singing all of her hits live in this performance. Visit ticketmaster.com for more information.
Meek Mill and Future: The Legendary Nights Tour
BB&T Pavilion, Camden, N.J.
This concert will feature two of hip-hop’s most innovative artists. Philadelphia’s own Meek Mill and Future. This is one hip-hop concert you don’t want to miss. Visit ticketmaster.com for more details.
Chris Brown Indigo Tour
Wells Fargo Center
Multi-platinum, GRAMMY Award-winning R&B singer and performer Chris Brown will be returning to the area when he graces the stage for his tour Indigo. Brown will be joined by Tory Lanez, Ty Dolla $ign, Joyner Lucas, and Yella Beezy. To get details, visit ticketmaster.com.
An Afternoon of Music
509 S. Broad St.
Trinity Center for Urban Life presents An Afternoon of Music in memory of Dante Austin featuring bass baritone Ronald Campbell who will be accompanied by Everett P. Williams Jr. The concert will start at 1 p.m. Call (215) 732-2515.
Grand opening of Fashion District Philadelphia
Three city blocks — 8th to 11th streets from Market to Filbert streets — transform the old Gallery mall into a retail, dining and entertainment destination. Visit fashiondistrictphiladelphia.com to check out all of the happenings.
Terror Behind the Walls
Eastern State Penitentiary
Sept. 20-Nov. 9
Thrill-seekers celebrate Halloween season by testing their nerves at Eastern State Penitentiary’s annual haunt, one of the country’s most popular, inside an abandoned prison. Call (215) 236-3300 or visit easternstate.org for more details.
Sweet Honey in the Rock
Internationally renowned a cappella ensemble Sweet Honey in the Rock is known for its stunning vocal prowess rotted in the rich textures of African American legacy. This powerhouse group celebrates its 45th anniversary with a joyful mix of gospel, blues, jazz and R&B. Check out annenbergcenter.org for more information.
Arts in the Parlor Series
Paul Robeson House and Museum
The Paul Robeson House and Museum is kicking of its Arts in the Parlor Series. The event, which will take place 4 to 6 p.m., will replicate the joy Robeson had throughout his house through singing, acting, dancing, and poetry.To find out more, call (215) 747-4675 or visit paulrobesonhouse.org.
Pops Goes to Hollywood: From Raiders to Gotham
Verizon Hall (Kimmel Center)
Magic and music come together when the Philly pops take the stage to perform signature sounds from Hollywood adventure-action films (Raiders of the Lost Arc, Star Wars, Batman, and more). Audience members are encouraged to attend superhero costumes. To get details, call (215) 893-1999 or visit phillypops.org.
Hamilton: An American Musical
Lin Manuel Miranda’s Broadway smash comes to the Forrest Theatre and the city of its namesake’s greatest achievement (founding of the National Bank) and his romantic downfall (the Reynolds affair). For more information on this usually sold-out hit, call (215) 893-1999 or visit kimmelcenter.org.