Are you ready for R&B, soul, and funk? The Dell Music Center 2019 season launches on Thursday, July 11. You’ll hear from music sensations The O’Jays, Russell Thompkins Jr.’s New Stylistics, Bloodstone, and The Intruders. Music to your ears? Wait until you see the full lineup!  

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

  • Thursday, July 11 – The O’Jays/ Russell 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/ Faith Evans/ Silk/ Next
  • Thursday, August 29 – Keith Sweat/Johnny Gill/Stokley 

That’s not all. In addition to the Essence of Entertainment concerts, there are a few special shows and events to mark your calendars for: 


  • Thursday, September 5 – The 5th Annual Make The World Better Benefit Concert with featured performances by:

○     Future Islands  

○     Strand of Oaks 

○     Karl Blau  


  • Friday, August 23 – The 8th Annual Recovery Idol Finals. Recovery Idol showcases the singing talent of people in recovery. The showcase is a partnership between the Philadelphia Recovery Coalition, the City of Philadelphia’s Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services, and Pennsylvania Recovery Organization-Achieving Community Together.


  • Wednesday, August 28 – Mega Back-To-School Event with Master Scientist Grand Hank. Students who attend the show will receive a free book bag and other school-related materials while supplies last. Tickets are $10 per person.


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Tickets are currently available for purchase at and the Dell Music Center’s box office. 


By: Tricia Merone