FTTC 2016


Bands have been chosen for First Time's the Charm! On June 3 and 4th, 20 bands will play their first shows. 


In 2013 we held the first ever First Time’s the Charm concert at PhilaMOCA. It was a resounding success. Sixteen (!) bands played their first ever show and the money raised went to fund the DIY PHL PA Share program, which has been used for close to 250 different events in the Philadelphia community since its inception.

Now we’re back at PhilaMOCA for First Time’s the Charm 2016: Friday June 3rd and Saturday the 4th.

By actively including women, queer-identified folks, trans* people, people of color, and musicians playing a new instrument or in a band for the first time, First Time’s the Charm encourages inclusion and diversity in the music community. In addition to the two nights of bands, there will be a series of workshops leading up to the event to break down the boundaries between “musician” and “non-musician” and help demystify songwriting and band formation for newcomers.

We can’t wait to hear and see the fresh faces and sounds that this year’s shows will premiere! Proceeds from FTTC 2016 will go to Girls Rock Philly,  volunteer-based music and mentoring organization dedicated to empowering girls, women, and trans* folks from the greater Philadelphia region through music education and activities that foster leadership skills, creativity, critical thinking, and collaboration.

To find out more details check out the FAQ. 

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