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What is PHL LIVE center stage?

Can you climb to the top and get noticed as Philly's best?

PHL LIVE Center Stage is a music initiative highlighting Philly's top musical talent across multiple genres. It’s structured across 10 different genre categories, bringing diverse musicians together.

PHL LIVE Center Stage will provide emerging artists an opportunity to perform at popular local venues and win cash prizes, studio time and more! This initiative stems from Councilman At-Large David Oh, the Chairman of City Council’s Committee on Global Opportunities and Creative/Innovative Economy. The Committee is interested in providing artists in Philadelphia an opportunity to grow and gain exposure.

  • Winners

    One Per Genre + Peoples Choice

  • Grand Prizes

    $1K per Genre/Category, City Council Resolution Award

  • Other prizes

    Studio time, production projects, legal consultation and photo sessions, plus more.

  • more fantastic prizes to be announced!


Finalist Shows and Award Show
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PHL LIVE Rock Finalist Show: Milkboy: 1100 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19107 Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 07:30-10:00pm
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PHL LIVE Jazz Finalist Show Clef Club of Jazz: 738 South Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19146 Date: TBA 07:30-10:00pm
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PHL LIVE Hip-HopFinalist Show: Voltage Lounge: 421 North 7th St, Philadelphia, PA 19123 Date: Wednesday, November 07, 2018 07:30-10:00pm
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PHL LIVE Country/Folk Finalist Show: Hard Rock Cafe: 1113-31 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19107 Date: Tuesday, November 06, 2018 07:30-10:30pm
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Kung Fu Necktie
PHL LIVE DJ Finalist Show: Kung Fu Necktie: 1248 N Front St, Philadelphia, PA 19122 Date: TBA 07:30-10:30pm
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PHL LIVE World Music Finalist Show: World Cafe Live: 3025 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104 Thursday, November 15, 2018 07:30-10:00pm $5
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PHL LIVE Gospel Finalist Show: Reformation Lutheran Church: 1215 East Vernon Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19150 Date: Friday, November 16, 2018 07:30-10:00pm Free
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PHL LIVE Classicla Finalist Show: Settlement Music School: 416 Queen St, Philadelphia, PA 19147 Date: Thursday, November 08, 2018 Time: 07:30-10:00pm
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PHL LIVE Award Show: Trocadero Theatre: 1003 Arch St, Philadelphia PA 19107 Date: Thursday, December 13, 2018 07:30-10:00pm 07:30-10:30pm

Councilman David Oh

Councilman at-large
Councilman at-large
Office of David Oh Councilman At-Large 319, City Hall Philadelphia, Pa 19107 215-686-3452