• old city fest 2018

Old City Fest 2018 features the biggest music lineup in the festival’s history!


To celebrate five years of music, the Main Stage will pay tribute to the festival’s history by featuring artists who have performed at Old City Fest in the past.


Look for performances by Chill Moody, West Philadelphia OrchestraWorldtown Soundsystem, plus DJ sets by Philly's own turntable wunderkind DJ D-ILL


Don’t miss any of the performances happening at the Main Stage, located at 4th and Arch Streets. 



1:15 DJ D-ILL


3:30 DJ D-ILL




Chill Moody cemented his status as one of the top lyricists and performers to hit Philadelphia in years when he won “Best Rapper” in Philadelphia Magazine’s annual “Best of Philly” issue. He was also named Philadelphia’s Music Ambassador by Councilman David Oh, due to his tireless efforts to “put the city on” as well as his local and national accomplishments over the years. A West Philadelphia native, his lifestyle brand “nicethings” now includes clothing line, consulting firm, a record label (nicethingsMUSIC), and even a line of craft beer (nicethingsPIA, a collaboration with Dock Street Brewery). He recently partnered with Philly R&B singer Donn T to start a new group called “&more”. http://www.chillmoody.com



West Philadelphia Orchestra plays music that is mostly rooted in Eastern European folk music traditions, but we do it with our own voices, Philadelphia voices nourished by our jazz heritage, tinged with punk rock, soul, and cheesesteaks, and blended with the voices of our community. 

As a village band, we aim to uplift, inspire, and unify the Philadelphia community by playing music that renders boundaries obsolete and represents excellence. 


We play concerts on big stages, concerts in tiny corners; we play house parties and block parties; benefits and protest rallies; weddings and any occasion for celebration; and everywhere we play, feet stomp, hands clap, hips sway, people grab hold of one another, lift their glasses, and celebrate life, absurdity, and what is best in us.




Worldtown Soundsystem is a high-voltage live house music band that fuses the culture of electronic dance music with global rhythms and a heart of soul. The ensemble’s seven members have roots in three continents, and every Worldtown event is a celebration of sound from around the world. Influences from Africa, Latin America and the United States are melded into a uniquely energetic live experience that pulls a crowd to the dance floor and keeps them there for hours.


Worldtown’s mission is to celebrate global culture through music and art. http://www.world.town



Thirteen-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. https://www.facebook.com/DeejayDILL/


Plus, look out for other pop-up performances throughout the festival footprint!


Be sure to find Jolly’s Dueling Piano Bar, who will bring dueling pianos out to the street for some lively and interactive sing-a-longs!


For complete festival information, visit oldcitydistrict.org/oldcityfest.