Archive for September, 2010

September 29, 2010

Thanks to all who made the 2010 Rhythm & Blues Fest a success!

On September 18, 2010, the sun was shining, the music was bumping and all the visitors of The Partnership CDC’s 2010 Rhythm & Blues Fest were having a great time! We had over 31 vendors, 10 acts, and a great turnout!  

A special thanks to our wonderful sponsors:

Elwyn is a non-profit human services organization recognized nationally and internationally as experts in the education and care of individuals with special challenges and disadvantages. Elwyn is a pioneer in developing groundbreaking programs for children and adults with disabilities and disadvantages. Their innovative culture and dedicated staff enable them to help more than 12,000 people each year build more independent, productive lives.

Prime Property Management, Inc is the leader in quality affordable rental housing in West Philadelphia. Prime Property Management, Inc proudly manages homes owned by Neighborhood Restorations. University Place Associates was founded by Scott Mazo and Tom Leonard. Mazo is a principal of Neighborhood Restorations, Inc. and Prime Property Management.

Established in 1963, the University City Science Center was the first, and is one of the largest, urban research parks in the United States. They began as a collaboration among several local academic institutions, and now have 31 colleges, universities and research institutions among our shareholders


The Lomax Companies (TLC) is a holding company that owns and manages a diverse portfolio of operating businesses and ventures engaged in a variety of industries including technology, real estate, media, agribusiness, and investing.

 PNC is a highly diversified and growing financial services organization spanning the retail, business and corporate markets. PNC was the 2010 Rhythm & Blues Eco-Friendly Sponsor.

 Today, we are the oldest and largest bank headquartered in Philadelphia. With more than $4 billion in assets and a network of over 65+ helpful banking offices throughout the Delaware Valley, we remain dedicated to our customers and their financial goals.

 Improving lives and health in underserved communities throughout the Philadelphia area is among Penn Medicine’s highest priorities. Every day, our physicians, nurses, medical students, and volunteers share their knowledge, skills, and themselves to benefit the community. Activities include free health clinics and screenings, disease prevention and treatment education, support groups for patients and their families, and health care career development.

 Whether you are starting out or starting over, Community College of Philadelphia can take you where you want to go. With more than 70 associate’s degree, certification and continuing education programs, a lively campus near Center City, and a supportive, top-flight faculty, Community College of Philadelphia is your path to possibilities.

The University of the Sciences in Philadelphia is a private, comprehensive, coeducational university founded in 1821 as Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, the first school of pharmacy in North America.

The offer all types of business insurance: such as transportation industries, contractors, retailers, manufacturers, and medical & business offices.

 Drexel’s Mission is to serve our students and society through comprehensive integrated academic offerings enhanced by technology, co-operative education, and clinical practice in an urban setting, with global outreach embracing research, scholarly activities, and community initiatives.

September 15, 2010

Rhythm & Blues Fest THIS SATURDAY! September 18 from 12-6 on the 4000 Block of Market Street


40th and Market St


12pm to 6pm



Don’t miss the exciting performances on the main stage; we’ll have performers such as: Universal African Dance and Drum Ensemble, The Nate Murray Band and Denise King. Up and coming local talent like R&B Artist Izreal, West Powelton Steppers Drill team and rappers Daddy Suga and Lihtz Kamra will light up the stage.  Our headliner, Kindred the Family Soul, will end the festival by performing some of their greatest hits and new music too – check it out



Top: Kindred the Family Soul, Bottom From left to right: Drew Money, Sixers Dancers, Nate Murray, Universal African Dance & Drum, Izreal and West Powelton Steppers
Denise King – Jazz singer


The Rhythm & Blues Fest (formerly the Greater Philadelphia Blues Fest Block Party) has been one of the funkiest community events of Philadelphia since its creation in 1997. The Rhythm & Blues Fest is a unique opportunity for the community to come together to enjoy great music, food, and family-friendly activities.


Volunteers     Vendors      Performers – click here. For more information, contact Tess Williams at  215-662-1612 x24 or

At the event you will be able to:

  • Meet the Philadelphia Sixers’ Dancers from 1 to 2pm
  • Meet WDAS Radio Personalities from 2 to 4pm
  • Test drive a Chevrolet
  • Participate in the Financial Fitness Expo and get with your credit or a foreclosure problem
  • Taste some great food from vendors like Crown Chicken, Mother Garden, and more. 
  • Win tickets to the Please Touch Museum, Philadelphia Zoo, a University of Penn football game or free McFadden gift cards, products for the home and lots more
  • Pick up a free recycling bin and shop the farmer’s market or get your bike repaired

For children, the Kid Zone will be packed with tons of safe and fun activities including two moon bounces, carnival games, face painting, free books, clowns, a special appearance from Sponge Bob, and much more to create a fair-like atmosphere in West Philadelphia that you don’t want to miss.  

For more information, contact Tess Williams at  215-662-1612 x24 or 

See you September 18th!