In the past 10 days we have held 10 sold out events–ranging from quizzos to benefit shows, and performances of all different genres in between! To thank you for keeping us so busy, we’re giving one lucky winner a 10 SHOW PASS! But first, a look back at our 10 monumental events…
Despite using their songs to explore feelings of longing, heartache, anxiety, and self-doubt, flor‘s synth-driven, alt-pop flooded Upstairs with positive energy as the audience bounced and sang along in unison.
2/18: Office Quizzo (2 sessions!)
Not once, but twice in one day were people lined up all the way down to 30th Street for “The Office” Quizzo. We never anticipated this kind of response, and are so positively overwhelmed. Stay tuned for details regarding our next quizzo: “Parks and Recreation.”
2/20: Gin Blossoms
For more than two decades, Gin Blossoms have defined the sound of jangle pop. This year marked the 25th anniversary of their hit record, New Miserable Experience, and their celebratory performance just goes to show how timeless the tracks really are.
2/21: Phoebe Bridgers
L.A.-based, folk-rock artist, Phoebe Bridgers, brought together people of all ages for a truly one-of-a-kind evening–twinkle lights warmly glowing as Bridgers captivated the audience with her songs of mourning, intimacy, and loneliness. Be sure to check out our recent interview with the rising star, as well as Time Out Philadelphia’s recap of Wednesday’s show.
2/22: Rhett Miller & Evan Felker
On Thursday, Rhett Miller of Old 97’s and Evan Felker of Turnpike Troubadors joined one another on the Downstairs stage for a unique, acoustic song swap–playing stripped down versions of some of their bands’ popular songs as they both first envisioned them. In case you missed out, find out more about the evening via Time Out Philadelphia.
2/23: Travis Greene
Growing up with a mother who was a minister and choir director, Travis Greene says that gospel music “was like oxygen in our house, always part of my life.” Likewise, Greene’s masterful fusion of music and ministry filled the air Downstairs on Friday night.
2/24: The Miners Breast Cancer Benefit
The Miners, Ballard Spahr Galactica, and Solar Plexus packed the Upstairs for Saturday’s Living Beyond Breast Cancer Benefit. It was really special seeing so many people come together to support such an important organization, as well as local artists.
2/25: Kids Rock Philly
The inaugural Kids Rock Philly brought together 400 kids from five regional Schools of Rock in a six hour festival-style concert across both our Upstairs and Downstairs Live stages. All proceeds went to the nonprofit in residence LiveConnections, which helps under-resourced schools in the area. Check out a video recap from 6ABC!
2/27: Tyler Childers
People from all over came out for a care-free evening with Kentucky singer-songwriter, Tyler Childers, with Nashville’s Kelsey Waldon.
+ Bonus Sellout! Did you know that WCL also presents rising and national acts at other venues in the region? We were proud to bring the definitive Allman Brothers Tribute Band, Live at the Fillmore, to the Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center in West Chester on Friday, February 23rd to a sold out crowd.
Whether you made it out to one of these 10 events, or you’ve joined us in the past for a concert, beer fest, quizzo, benefit show, live podcast, poetry reading, and beyond – THANK YOU!
Tag a friend in our recent Facebook post for your chance to win a 10 SHOW PASS–allowing you and a guest to attend any 10 WCL shows through the end of the year for FREE!