Sound of Philadelphia Experience Announced
The Sound of Philadelphia Souvenir Shop, located in the historic Philadelphia International Records building and visited regularly by "people all over the world," is being officially renamed The Tsop Experience, as it transforms every Thursday night into TSOP Thursday, a 55-seat adult-style nightclub for residents and tourists to embrace live performances by Philadelphia's rising and established stars while being surrounded and inspired by memorabilia and autographed wall murals celebrating the musical legacy of Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Kenneth Gamble & Leon Huff. Indeed, The TSOP Experience is the new place to be to enjoy the sounds of legendary Philadelphia International Records artists and purchase TSOP memorabilia .Featuring live performances every Thursday night by up-and-coming artists and Philadelphia favorites, The TSOP Experience offers an experience like no other.
The Grand Opening, set for Friday, July 16, will star high-powered Philly vocalist and former PIR recording artist "Amazin'" Grace Little and her band, rising Latin soul singer Tiago, and a special guest to be announced, and feature the first weekly Open Mic Session. Each week's lineup will aim to bridge the generations while discovering new talent through Open Mic sessions that kick off every show.
Already, through street buzz alone, the Philadelphia International offices have been inundated with Open Mic requests. To apply for an Open Mic appearance, email email@example.com or call (215) 735-2660.
"We're excited because we're now able to promote music and live arts and entertainment from the Philadelphia area, right in our home town and within the confines of the historic Philadelphia International Records building, while attracting people to the legendary music of Gamble & Huff and the Sound of Philadelphia," says Chuck Gamble, executive vice president of Philadelphia International Records. "Despite the tragic fire that recently destroyed our offices and recording studio, we just love that we've found a way to create an intimate venue that allows people to perform in the same building where legendary artists such as Patti LaBelle, Michael Jackson, Teddy Pendergrass and dozens more recorded a tremendous array of hits that continue to permeate the global landscape and influence artists of all generations. This is a temendous opportunity to give back to our fans and keep the music alive."
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