A new festival is coming to Fishtown and it’s all about music and community. The Fishtown Music & Arts Festival is taking place on October 8th along Front Street between Girard and and Thompson.
The festival which has been a vision that was 8 years in the making, was put together by Fishtown resident Anthony Talarico. As part of the festivities guests will be treated to an array of musical acts from 12 pm to 8 pm including synth funk band Minka, Out of Beardspace, and Snacktime. In addition an eclectic lineup of DJs will also be featured including Xtina, Wassup Gina, Rob Paine-Goodie Shakedown, Francisco Collazo-Goodie, Ben Arsenal & Friends and DJ Sylo.
Aside from the great music this festival will crank out, the food selection is just as great as The Fishtown Music & Arts Festival has brought out some of the neighborhoods hottest eateries. Restaurants taking part include Kensington Quarters, Kismet Bagels, Middle Child Club House, Front Street Cafe and some other locals establishments not yet announced.
Fishtown Music & Arts Festival aims to bring all aspects of what makes the neighborhood great for a one-day celebration of its residents. The festival will be divided into two areas-Music and Food/Vendors. A small fee will grant access to the stage outside Front Street Cafe/Middle Child. For the visual arts Ritual Shoppe owner Angela Monaco and Holly Simple of Holly Simple Studio have curated a diverse group of local artists to create a unique vending experience..
The festival is sponsored by local neighborhood distillers Stateside Vodka and micro-brewers Tonewood who will provide a range of seltzers and spirits throughout the event.
Community remains one of the biggest hallmarks of Talarico’s vision. This family-friendly block party aims to have a play zone for young children with a live
performance for the kids, more info to come on this as the date gets closer.
The event will start with a free yoga class under the El for anyone purchasing a ticket for the festival. Monarch Yoga will be leading the class under the El with a local DJ supporting the class.
“I moved here 15 years ago after college. Philly pride is the catalyst for this vision. Our goal is to highlight the uniqueness of Fishtown as well as our local Philly community. We will make sure this event has something for all our local residents and their families,” Anthony states.
Talarico has spent the last 8 years visualizing this festival and enlisted longtime friend/business partner Onur Yilmaz to put a plan in motion once Covid restrictions started lifting.