Happy Hour Sessions at the Kimmel
Meet up, mix, and mingle! Kickback and enjoy live entertainment from an eclectic roster of top-shelf DJs, bands, and emcees.
Concessions provided by Garces.
Aijee Evans started street performing in Philadelphia when she was just 14-year-old.Music has always been her passion and she gravitated toward the cello when she first heard her music teacher play the instrument.From that moment, she knew she was going to be a cellist. She is classically trained and performs at weddings and other events.The cello is an instrument with a sound that people say is the closest mimic of a human voice. Be prepared for a duet by the voices of Aijee and her cello, included a r&b classical touch. But she loves to take her cello to the streets, where she livens things up with unexpected hits from R&B, rock, gospel, and pop. You can find her performing across the city of Philadelphia.
Jakeya Sanders: As an entertainer, songwriter, and vocal coach, Jakeya has over 25 years of successful music experience. Jakeya has blown audiences away time after time with her pristine voice and dynamic stage presence. As a Philadelphia native, Jakeya was always surrounded by music.Today, as an Alternative Soul Indie artist, Jakeya is pushing boundaries and enjoys the freedom in music and performance. She has the ability to connect to any audience, as she presents love, acceptance, and a musical freedom that is limitless. Jakeya has graced audiences from around the world including the United States, several places in Europe; including Italy, Spain, Germany, and Switzerland, just to name a few, and even parts of the carribean. Jakeya has worked with the likes of Dorinda Clark-Cole, Patti Labelle, Idris Elba, Kim Burrell, Aloe Blacc and Jazmine Sullivan.
Justmadnice is a singer-songwriter currently residing in Philly. Their debut EP, Small, was released in 2021 followed by a music video for their song “Lost,” a handful of live recording sessions, and their single “Resolution” released in 2022. From minimalist, delicate, folk tunes to a stage performance that will shake you to your soul, justmadnice is entering into an era of experimental sound. While still holding onto their love of minimalism, they are clearly influenced by elements of noise, psychedelic rock, and negro spirituals. Names like Billie Holiday come to mind when you hear their spellbinding vocals and their choice of instrumentation hits right in the pocket of blues and jazz. ustmadnice isn’t interested in sticking to any one genre, but rather creating the sonic world that best communicates their spirit, their song, and that tangible intangible force that connects us all.
MagzFM: Born in the record stores and back alleys of America's most iconic music city, Philadephia-based MagzFM is one of very few media outlets worldwide using their highly respected platform as a celebration of Black and marginalized artist, especially women. With an esthetic that is both uncompromising and impossible to be categorized, MagzFM is a multimedia radio station, website, music magazine, DJ Mixtape and creative hub. Their mission is to educate and delight the globe with underground, often underrepresented voices in Art through compelling presentation that is both beautiful and thought provoking. Through their many creative outlets, MagzFM weaves decades of music curation, future-esque visuals and impeccable music selection into a dark and delectable feast for the eyes, ears, and the soul of the most discerning listeners worldwide.