Not to be confused with the similarly-titled festival that the Phonographic Arts gang threw at The Level Room earlier this year, the inaugural Liberty Music Fest at The Legendary Dobbs on South Street showcases some 40 up-and-coming acts on two stages over the course four days. Some of the notable names on the lineup include Wilmington new-folk combo New Sweden (you can download their raging Key Session here), Philly rockers Black Stars, versatile local guitarist Ross Bellenoit and his band The Goods, emotive Americana trio The Parsnip Revolt, and many more. The festival begins on Aug. 16, runs through Aug. 19, and you can get the full lineup and set times here. Sure to be a highlight for longtime denizens of the Philly music scene is the opening night screening of Meet Me on South Street a look at the history of J.C. Dobbs by documentary filmmaker George Manney. Check out a trailer for the film below.
Meet Me On South Street
From the film’s website:
Meet Me On South Street, The Story of JC Dobbs documents the evolution of Philly’s fertile music & arts subculture in the 1970′s until the sad closing of JC Dobbs in 1996. A George Manney film.
JC Dobbs showcased artists in the infancy of their rising careers. National and international acts on their first tour, played the legendary club JC Dobbs including: Dwight Yoakam, Lucinda Williams (2x’s), Nirvana (2x’s), Pearl Jam, Steve Earle, Oasis, and The Jayhawks to name a few.