This summer’s concert series will include performances by Ne-Yo, India Arie, Anthony Hamilton, Gregory Porter, SWV, Tamia and more

PHILADELPHIA– The Dell Music Center’s 2019 Essence of Entertainment Concert Season launches on Thursday, July 11 with performances by four music sensations: R&B performers The O’ Jays, Russell Thompkins Jr.’s New Stylistics, Bloodstones and The Intruders. Tickets are currently available for purchase at and the Dell Music Center’s box office

Located in beautiful East Fairmount Park, The Dell Music Center offers top-notch amenities and quality entertainment at affordable prices.

The 2019 Essence of Entertainment concert lineup will feature performances from the following performers:

●     Thursday, July 11 – The O’Jays/ Russel Thompkins, Jr. & The New Stylistics/ Bloodstone/ The Intruders

●      Thursday, July 18 – Ne-Yo/ Tamia

●      Thursday, July 25 – The Whispers/ Stephanie Mills

●      Thursday, August 1 – India Arie/ Raheem DeVaughn/ Major

●      Thursday, August 8 – Anthony Hamilton/ Ledisi/ Gregory Porter

●      Thursday, August 15 – Guy featuring Teddy Riley

●      Saturday, August 17 – MercyMe/ Tenth Avenue North/ Jordan Feliz

●      Thursday, August 22 –  SWV (special guest TBA)

●      Thursday, August 29 – Keith Sweat/ Johnny Gill/ Stokley

In addition to the Essence of Entertainment concerts, this year’s Dell events calendar will include the following shows and events:

●     Thursday, September 5 – The 5th Annual Make The World Better Foundation, Inc Benefit Concert.  Make The World Better connects people and inspires stewardship through public space revitalization projects. Former Philadelphia Eagles Player, Connor Barwin is the Founder and Board President of Make The World Better Foundation. The charity concert will feature performances by:

○     Future Islands

○     Strand of Oaks

○     Karl Blau

●     Friday, August 23 – The 8th Annual Recovery Idol Finals. Founded by Derrick Ford in 2011, Recovery Idol showcases the singing talent of people in recovery. The showcase is a partnership between the Philadelphia Recovery Coalition (PRC), The City of Philadelphia’s Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS), and Pennsylvania Recovery Organization-Achieving Community Together (PRO-ACT).

●     Wednesday, August 28 – Mega Back-To-School Event with Master Scientist Grand Hank. Internationally renowned award-winning Master Scientist Grand Hank will host an interactive science show for young people. Students who attend the show will receive a free book bag and other school-related materials while supplies last. Tickets are $10 per person.


The Dell Music Center (The Dell) is Philadelphia’s premier outdoor entertainment venue, providing world-class music entertainment for more than 45 years.  The Dell was named the “Best of Philly” 2017 by Philadelphia Magzine.  Located at 2400 Strawberry Mansion Drive, The Dell provides high-quality, diverse, cultural entertainment at affordable prices.  Visit for more information. Follow The Dell on Twitter@DellMusicCenter and “Like” us on Facebook.


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