South Philly Jam will host a summer music event at Riverside Hall, Old Swedes Church, Queen Village, on Saturday August 24th. The South Philly Jam will pay musical tribute to the 50th year anniversary of the Woodstock Music Festival. Free of charge. Adult beverages will be served for a donation.
This will be a unique musical event, unlike a typical band performance and more like an urban campfire, a true community celebration of Woodstock. Our Queen Village audience and the Jam members will play and sing together the way front porch music started, and this is how music should be.
Bring a guitar, ukulele or mandolin or your singing voice and connect with community neighbors of all ages, backgrounds and musical abilities through singing, playing and sharing stories – transcending our differences as a community.
Go to this link for the Woodstock Songbook: https://drive.google.com/open?id=159MGbvWPwzBwUdvcdXZ2ursjeIucJ7NS
Philadelphia based Musicopia will be on site to collect retired musical instruments for donation to Philadelphia school children. Bring that old guitar or other instruments for a good cause. Look for announcements on Nextdoor.
About South Philly Jam:
South Philly Jam, based at the Settlement Music School has emerged as a institution, founded in 2015 with a handful of neighbors, the enthusiasm for the group has grown to a musical community. Like that distant past time of backyard neighborhood gatherings, the South Philly Jam provides a remarkable place for neighborhood singers, and instrument players to build a fun time with an unplugged sound.
Our weekly regular and drop-in visitors re-create the backyard jam magic in a modern setting. Welcoming to all, musicians and vocalists both old and young discover and share popular rock, R&B, folk, and country songs as a collaborative “small “d” democratic pastime. Chris, a Queen Village transplant from Seattle noted the group’s gift of diversity “For me I found a cross-generational group of people and songs, people I may never have met, and songs I would never have played, and gave me the joy of sharing music”