Philly’s first Local Music Day, today at 15 different venues

    Local musicians and small businesses come together today for Philly’s first Local Music Day.

    Loves Local Music, an advocacy group dedicated to promoting Philly’s diverse music scene has organized the city’s first Local Music Day. Today, May 12, a handful of featured artists will perform at over a dozen small businesses around town. The event is meant to reach new audiences in different settings.

    Artists include Cheers Elephant, Bandname, Work Drugs, Buried Beds, and The Extraordinaires.

    Never hear of them? No worries. That’s the point. But for a taste of familiarity, the locales are notable.

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    Some of the stops on today’s tour include South Philly’s Federal Donuts, Passyunk Avenue’s Green Aisle Grocery, The Abbaye in Northern Liberties, and Old City boutique, Smack Parlour.

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    According to, you can follow along with the days happenings and check-in via foursquare.

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