Enjoy a night of Philly Soul Music at the National Freedom Museum

Philadelphia Sound fans will be able to enjoy some popular music of the genre next month at the National Freedom Museum.

The Old Town Foundation will host “NLM at Night: The Sound of Philadelphia” on February 10 from 5:30-9 pm as part of A set of events and programs Celebrating Black History Month.


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Guests will be able to listen to Philly Soul music while learning about prominent black musicians at the event. WXPN Radio host and DJ John Morrison, as well as local musician DJ DuiJi 13, will be tasked with rotating the recordings.

Beneficiaries will get their first look at artworks created by local artist Shanina Diona Honoring 50 years of Philadelphia Sound. The event will include drinks and dancing.

Attendees will also be invited to check out the new museum exhibit, “Dismantle Boy” which pays tribute to the life and legacy of David Bowie. An exhibition honoring the late musician opened earlier this month and will run through April 3.

Started in 1971 by Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff at Philadelphia International Records, Philadelphia Sound has been distinguished by its blend of doo-wop, gospel, R&B, and soul that is best known for its orchestral sounds. It was also influenced by the international disco genre of the 1970s.

Patti Labelle, McFadden, Whitehead, Teddy Pendergrass, Lou Rawls, Oggies, Harold Melvin, and Blue Notes were among the artists best known for producing soul ply music.

Tickets for The Voice of Philadelphia Concert are now on sale. Museum members and adult students can enter for $15. General admission for all other adults is $25. A $10 drink voucher is also available for purchase.


“NLM at Night: The Sound of Philadelphia”

National Freedom Museum
February 10 from 5:30-9 pm
Tickets range from $15 to $35
321 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

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