PHL LIVE CENTER STAGE Registration begins 08-15-18

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/Catagory, 1 song on PHL Live Comp Album, City Council Resolution Award

  • Other prizes

    Studio time, mini tour, production projects, legal consultations and professional photo sessions, plus more.

  • more fantastic prizes to be announced!


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PHL LIVE Rock Finalist Show: Milkboy: 1100 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19107 Tuesday, November 7, 2017 07:30-10:00pm $5
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PHL LIVE Jazz Finalist Show Clef Club of Jazz: 738 South Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19146 Wednesday, November 8, 2017 07:30-10:00pm $5
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PHL LIVE Hip-HopFinalist Show: Voltage Lounge: 421 North 7th St, Philadelphia, PA 19123 Thursday, November 9, 2017 07:30-10:30pm $5
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PHL LIVE World Finalist Show: Hard Rock Cafe: 1113-31 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19107 Date: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 07:30-10:30pm $5
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Kung Fu Necktie
PHL LIVE DJ Finalist Show: Kung Fu Necktie: 1248 N Front St, Philadelphia, PA 19122 Date: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 07:30-10:30pm $5
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PHL LIVE Country/Folk Finalist Show: World Cafe Live: 3025 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104 Friday, November 24, 2017 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: TBA
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PHL LIVE Award Show: Trocadero Theatre: 1003 Arch St, Philadelphia PA 19107 Date: Thursday, December 14, 2017 07:30-10:30pm