Tracks at the Vale with Omar’s Hat, Black Buttafly, and Ryan Tennis

Event by Ryan Tennis
Duration: 4 hr
Public Anyone on or off Facebook
Please join us for a beautiful evening of music this Friday at the Vale, a pluricultural hideaway in Mt. Airy, Philadelphia!
Headling the show will be Omar’s Hat, a Jazz/R&B/Soul collective made up of Philly’s finest young talent. “Omar’s Hat started on the corner of 45th and Locust when a group of musicians gathered in a place called Meskerem to spark a jam that hasn’t stopped since. This collective is our open act of rebellion, always expanding, never settling. This music is our love for Philadelphia, for a history of sounds that make and remake us every day. Our music is for Omar, whose dance never quit reminding us that each day is to be treasured; that you can always find magic in the everyday. This music is for you, come join in. All creative attitudes are welcomed and celebrated. Omar’s Hat is free to try on and wear out and pass off to a friend or a loved one or a sister or a stranger.We thank you for being a part of the vibe.”
Before Omar’s Hat will be Black Buttafly. “Kayla Latan Childs, also known as Black Buttafly (she/her) is a queer, black, Jersey native hailing from New Brunswick. Her music roots are in Hip-Hop and Jazz music and her musical influences range from Lauryn Hill, Erykah Badu, Stevie Wonder, and Herbie Hancock. Child’s first encounters with the piano began in her church. She is a self taught pianist attending Rutgers University pursuing her degree in Jazz Performance and Music Technology. She’s performed in a mix of venues such as World Live Cafe, The Queen Wilmington, and the Warehouse on Watts. She’s a band member of Omar’s Hat, and UPENDO while working with local artists like Orion Sun and Ivy Sole. She is a curator of soulful sound and vulnerable vibes.”
Ryan Tennis and his band will open the night. “Ryan Tennis hails from Philadelphia–America’s City of Brotherly Love, which makes sense, because his music is all about lifting barriers and bringing people together. Genre-defying by nature and diverse at its core, his rousing songs are infused with rhythms from the many countries he’s visited during extensive touring. While his performances are dynamic and danceable, Tennis’ voice and songs have a disarming sweetness that helps you drop your defenses, breathe easy and join in the fun.”
Drinks and light snacks will be provided, and we’ll be asking for a $15-25 suggested donation at the door (facebook for some reason is making it so that every event must be listed as “free,”). Space will be limited, so if you’re interested in reserving a spot, DM me here and Venmo $25 to @ryantennismusic . If you’re having trouble coming up with the donation, DM me and we can work that out!
Doors 7pm, Music 8pm.
***PARKING: PLEASE PARK ON CRESHEIM ST., which is just a block from my house, and not on Sedgwick St.***
When coming and going, please be respectful of our neighbors and keep conversations at a reasonable volume.
While many of us are vaccinated, some still are not, so please be respectful of everyone’s wishes regarding social distance. We will be following CDC guidelines (i.e., for the vaccinated, masks are optional)

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Bob Bruhin

Bob Bruhin is a web developer, tour guide, art photographer, author, blogger, and graphic designer. His love of urban landscapes, especially in post-industrial Philadelphia, PA, leads him to document some of the darker corners of his city.


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