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Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts will be rededicated as Marian Anderson Hall, home of The Philadelphia Orchestra

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FREE Happy Hour Sessions at the Kimmel

Mobbluz featuring ePOP w/ DJ Omar Saleem and visual artist K.C. Grummun

Mar 10, 2023
4:00 PM

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Happy Hour Sessions at the Kimmel (4:00 PM – 7:00 PM)

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

4:00 pm: DJ Omar Saleem

4:45 pm: Mobbluz

Three distinct art forms come together to create a greater whole in this unique collaborative experience. Join us at the intersection of operatic voice, blues, and American songbook and pop culture standards with a funkified boom bap jazz twist. DJ and beatmaker Omar Saleem sets the tone with his feelgood grooves. Next, Mobbluz couples their distinctive sound with operatic inspired vocal stylings from East Passyunk Opera Project's Jesus Garcia and Katrina Thurman. Combined with an interactive installation of artist K.C. Grummun’s street aesthetic hand cut stencil representations of the performers, this event is one you don’t want to miss!

“It just kind of happened, we were never supposed to be a band.” claims MuzikalDunk, the drummer and musical director of Mobbluz. Each member brings years of independent experience in Philly’s music scene and came together through the joy of live improvisational music. Playing as the house band for hip hop acts gave way to hosting jazzedout jam sessions evolving their musical focus from a chill back-up-band for other artists into carving out their own lane as a multi-headed jazz monster through hip hop –guaranteed to make heads spin, then, bop to classic boom-bap sounds while lighting up your minds with brand new sonic seasonings! If you’re a fan of The Roots, Robert Glasper, and Tobe Nwigwe, even the Wu-Tang Clan you may have found your new favorite band! For more information check out https://www.mobbluz.com/

East Passyunk Opera Project (ePOP) was developed to create opportunities to bring opera off the stage and into Philadelphia communities. The brainchild of Katrina Thurman, an opera singer who has performed with The Metropolitan Opera, Aurelien Eulert, pianist and head of music for Opera Delaware, and Robert Hawkey, the design was to bring the art form up close and personal in order to build a more intimate level of engagement between audiences, the artists, and the music. From their first packed house concert in December of 2019, ePOP quickly turned to outdoor performances in partnership with East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District, digital productions such as their 2021 Love Notes, and towards collaborations with exceptional local performance and visual artists and venues in order to find innovative ways to bring free or low-cost performances of opera, musical theater, and art song to Philadelphia audiences.


K.C. Grummun captures the street art aesthetic with his hand cut stencils of Philadelphia icons and other well-known celebrities. Influenced by artists like Shepard Fairey, Blek le Rat, and Banksy, K.C. first took to the streets in 2012 with his alter ego, “Franksy”.  His current work is focused on celebrating women in the restaurant industry through portraiture.  This series was most recently featured last fall at Love City Brewing and a small selection was shown at Khyber Pass Pub for the "Pink Boots" Women in Brewing fundraiser.

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Commonwealth Plaza

Inside the Kimmel Center

300 S Broad St

Philadelphia, PA 19102

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