The Philadelphia Music Alliance (PMA) announced that Jill Scott, Sister Sledge, Patti LaBelle, Sarah Dash, Nona Hendryx, McFadden & Whitehead, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, The Soul Survivors, Chris Schwartz (Ruffhouse Records) and WOGL air personality Bob Pantano will be added to the Philadelphia Music Walk of Fame as members of its Class of 2017. They will be formally inducted together Oct. 4 during afternoon ceremonies along the Avenue of the Arts, and celebrated that evening with a special grand gala event at the Fillmore Philadelphia.
Tickets for the event range from $200 to $2,500 and can be bought here.
“The 2017 honorees represent powerhouse vocals, signature anthems, soulful vibes, and production firsts within the R&B, pop and rock genres, with an emphasis on powerful and decorated women in music,” said PMA vice chair Mia Tinari, in making the announcement.
In addition, the PMA is honoring Anne Ewers with the Platinum Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Philadelphia Music Community. The Platinum Award is given to an individual, organization or company that has been a leader and champion in supporting the music making community in a significant way. As president & CEO of Kimmel Center, Ms. Ewers oversees operations of the Kimmel Center and the Merriam Theatre and manages the Academy of Music and launched the city-wide Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts, drawing over 1 million attendees and driving $100 million into the region’s economy.