Old City Fest will feature live performances by Ernest Stuart, Chill Moody, and Red Baraat, plus DJ sets by Philly's own turntable wunderkind DJ D-ILL!
Headlining the festival stage this year is Red Baraat, a riveting Brooklyn octet called “The best party band in years” by NPR and “A Big Band for the World” by the WALL STREET JOURNAL. Known for its unprecedented, high energy, gut-busting fusion of jazz, hip-hop beats, rock muscle, funky go-go, and scalding hot bhangra, the band will be appearing at Old City Fest as part of their 2017 Fall World Tour.
Also performing on the main stage is West Philadelphia native Chill Moody. Moody has performed at Wawa Welcome America, the Roots Picnic, the Kimmel Center, The Fillmore, the TLA, The Trocadero and Hard Rock Café. He won “Best Rapper” in Philadelphia Magazine’s annual “Best of Philly” issue and was also named Philadelphia’s Music Ambassador by Councilman David Oh.
Returning to Old City Fest this year is Ernest Stuart, a Philadelphia native and versatile trombonist who can play various styles of music from jazz, salsa, R&B, neo-soul to hip-hop.
Twelve-year-old Dylan Curtis, a.k.a., DJ D-ILL, will also return to the festival this year. His previous DJ engagements include the White House's fifth annual Kids' "State Dinner" and Host/DJ for Kid Zone at Wawa Welcome America. He is a student of Old City’s Scratch DJ Academy.
Plus, look out for other pop-up performances throughout the festival footprint!
Red Baraat: 4:30pm
Chill Moody: 2:30 pm
Ernest Stuart: 12:30pm
with DJ sets during the changeovers from DJ D-Ill