PW Concerts in the Park

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Nah, you’re not stupid. Of course you were on hand at last week’s phenomenal Concerts in the Park kick-off in Rittenhouse Square, and I bet you’re on deck for the second on Aug. 21—with Sundae’s fantastic Lee Jones, New Jersey crooner V (that’s “vee,” not the Roman numeral for five) and Philly diva Alma “Lady Alma” Horton. But it’s this one, people, the close-out Sept. 4 concert in Philadelphia Weekly’s annual three-week summer series, that heads will be talking about for months. Why? It’s hip-hop night. And after opening-show blessings from spirit warriors Leana Song and the Yoruba-chanting beauties accompanying the divine Doc Gibbs, followed by Jones’ sweat-inducing house party and orgasmic performances from a pair of singers extrarordinaire, as Redman declared on his iconic jam 20 years ago, it’s time for some action.

Who else but the brothers of Illvibe Collective to put in the work first? Mr. Sonny James and DJ Phish will provide the pre-gig warm-up, with playlists that underscore why their Body Rock parties at Kung Fu Necktie stay packed to the gills each month. Feared and revered local yokel Mic Stewart, whose full-length LP, Peaceworld, hit streets in April, is set to rock first, then Cee Knowledge—yes, he of Grammy Award-winning Digable Planets fame—brings his Cosmic Funk Orchestra to center stage with its fiery, futuristic anthems. Expect some surprises, fam—including a surprise special guest who’ll join them onstage before ending Concerts in the Park 2013 on the highest note possible. / KENYA BEVERLY

5pm. Free. Rittenhouse Square Park, Walnut St. between 18th and 20th sts. philadelphiaweekly.com

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Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Recurring: ONCE Wednesday, September 04, 2013
Recurring: ONCE

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5:30pm. Free.

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