What is PHL LIVE center stage?

Can you climb to the top and get noticed as Philly's best?

PHL LIVE Center Stage is a music initiative highlighting Philly's top musical talent across multiple genres. It’s structured across 10 different genre categories, bringing diverse musicians together.

PHL LIVE Center Stage will provide emerging artists an opportunity to perform at popular local venues and win cash prizes, studio time and more! This initiative stems from Councilman At-Large David Oh, the Chairman of City Council’s Committee on Global Opportunities and Creative/Innovative Economy. The Committee is interested in providing artists in Philadelphia an opportunity to grow and gain exposure.

  • Winners

    One Per Genre + Peoples Choice

  • Grand Prizes

    $1K per Genre/Catagory, 1 song on PHL Live Comp Album, City Council Resolution Award

  • Other prizes

    Studio time, mini tour, production projects, legal consultations and professional photo sessions, plus more.

  • more fantastic prizes to be announced!


PHL LIVE 2016 Kick Off Concert: Theatre of Living Arts: 334 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147 Tuesday, August 16, 2016 07:30 PM – 10:30 PM $10
PHL LIVE Country/Folk Finalist Show: World Cafe Live: 3025 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104 Thursday, November 10, 2016 07:30-10:00pm $5
PHL LIVE R&B Finalist Show: Warndaddy’s: 1400 South Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19147 Date: Monday, November 14, 2016 07:30-10:30pm $5
PHL LIVE Rock Finalist Show: Milkboy: 1100 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19107 Tuesday, November 15, 2016 07:30-10:00pm $5
PHL LIVE Jazz Finalist Show Clef Club of Jazz: 738 South Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19146 Monday, October 31, 2016 07:30-10:00pm $5
PHL LIVE World Finalist Show: Hord Rock Cafe: 1113-31 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19107 Date: Wednesday, November 16, 2016 07:30-10:30pm $5
PHL LIVE Gospel Finalist Show: Reformation Lutheran Church: 1215 East Vernon Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19150 Thursday, November 03, 2016 07:30-10:00pm
PHL LIVE Pop Finalist Show: Voltage Lounge: 421 North 7th St, Philadelphia, PA 19123 Tuesday, November 02, 2016 07:30-10:30pm $5
PHL LIVE DJ/EDM Finalist Show: Fire and Ice: 312 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106 Thursday, November 17, 2016 07:30-10:00pm $5
PHL LIVE Hip Hop Finalist Show: Coda: 1712 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103 Tuesday, November 01, 2016 07:30-10:00pm $5
PHL LIVE Classical Finalist Show: Trinity Center: 2212 Spruce St. Philadelphia, PA 19103 Wednesday, November 09, 2016 07:30-10:00pm
PHL LIVE Award Show: Trocadero Theatre: 1003 Arch St, Philadelphia PA 19107 Date: Thursday, December 08, 2016 07:30-10:30pm