Hey Philly! Following your Heart and Need Media Attention? Reach to Publicity For Good, CEO Heather Holmes explains

Hey Philly!  Following your Heart and Need Media Attention? Reach to Publicity For Good, CEO Heather Holmes explains

Publicity for Good is a millennial run communications firm that provides high-level disruptive, publicity and social media services for wide array of purpose driven clients in the food, beverage and beauty industry.

In 2016 by Heather Holmes former miss Ohio international celebrated publicist and Forbes 30 under 30 nominee publicity for good has built a reputation as the countries number one PR agency for CPG brands that have social causes built into their DNA.

Publicity For Food CEO Heather Holmes

Publicity For Food CEO Heather Holmes

Today’s conversation with Heather Homes from PublicityForGood.com has been edited for length and clarity.  For the full, un-edited conversation, visit our YouTube channel here.


Joe Winger: 

Heather Holmes from PublicityForGood.com.  I’m a big fan because you’ve helped us facilitate a lot of previous conversations about food and drink and nutrition and all the things we like talking about. 

What’s the most important thing that you want to share with the audience today?

Heather Holmes: 

I really want to take away the unknown or worry about getting in the media. I want to make it more accessible to amazing brands and people. 

So I definitely want to share tactical advice that if someone is reading this, they have a good story in business, they have the confidence that their story is good enough and they could absolutely make an impact and grow their business by getting in the media.

Joe Winger: 

Starting with the basics, let’s pretend I have a company, I think I want public attention. I want to reach out to someone like you.

So what should I be thinking about?  What do I present to you as a step one?

Heather Holmes: 

Step one is really the intentionality of why you want to get in the media.  What’s your goal? Are you wanting to reach more people? Are you wanting to get your story out there?

Are you wanting more sales and more people to buy your product? 

You really need to know. Where you’re going first, and if you don’t know where you’re going, or you don’t have a vision, then it’s really hard to help you. 

But if you have clarity there, then we can really pull back and help you identify your story, how you’re different, your why, and why your product and or company, would be really great to be in the media.

The PublicityForGood Team

The PublicityForGood Team


FlavRReport.com on YouTube

FlavRReport.com on YouTube


Joe Winger: 

Now, looking at the grand scheme of the campaign, what kind of a campaign should we be looking for: expectations, results?

Heather Holmes: 

After we know our outcome that we’re wanting to get more sales, more backlinks, or name in the media, then what I like to do first is work with every entrepreneur, and even if you have a product, to really reflect in “why your story matters”

Why does your product matter? 

If you’ve never been in the media before, I take people for an exercise where I have them draw on a piece of paper, them as a baby, to where they are now.

I have them write the key pivotal moments that have happened in their life that have made them start that company, because those little components are absolutely a part of your story.

I’ve been in the media 700 plus times: Inside Edition, Fox News, The New York Coast, incredible media, but it hasn’t always been about being a publicist, right?

Yes. I’m the founder of Publicity For Good, but a lot of that has been my story or building a seven figure company from an airstream.

Now I have almost two under two with a third on the way. 

So you need to have your key pivotal moments because those are things you can talk about in the media.

Then we need to look at what’s going on in the news and how we bridge the gap between your product. Relevancy.

Joe Winger: 

People may not know you are a former Miss Ohio International. Can you tell us a lesson you learned from being a former Miss Ohio International that you’re using in today’s work?

Heather Holmes: 

It’s really all about your platform and reaching new audiences. 

When I was building my company I decided I wanted to get into pageants. I wanted to meet a community of like minded people that wanted to make a difference in the world. 

It was a way for me to have a platform because at the time I was talking about why you absolutely can build a profitable business. But also make a difference in your community and make a difference amongst your team. And really just build an incredible legacy. 

So that was why I did the pageants. 

I did a bunch of publicity and again, it made me relevant and timely because that was what got me in the media because I was Miss Ohio and I was only Miss Ohio International for a period of time.

So it gave me that relevancy. So you have to be relevant. 

You have to bridge the gap between what’s happening in the news, or we often use Awareness Days, National Nutrition Month, National Social Media Day, and you have to position your product or yourself as the solution. 

[For example], we were talking about an incredible juice brand, but most pitches I see are very promotional, right?  It needs to be how you or your product simplifies people’s lives. How are you adding value? Or you don’t have a product you need to inspire people.

Joe Winger: 

You’re growing a 7- figure business.   What’s it like growing a huge business while you’re taking care of your kids and for a while you were living out of your Airstream

Heather Holmes: 

We lived out of a 23 foot airstream for 3 1/2 years. I went from dating to engaged, to married to [my first child] Rose, who’s almost two, who lived in our airstream with us. 

The year the pandemic [hit] was our first million dollar year.

I think a lot of the reason why it was that year is because when March hit, everyone was so scared that we lost about 40% of our business, number one. 

Number two, we had to hustle and grit to make it. There was no choice of failing. All the distractions were gone. 

When you’re in an Airstream, all you have is your laptop, but we had no external distractions, and then everything else was closed.

So the only focus we could do was our business and we had to scale out of necessity because we didn’t want to lose what we had put so much time in. 

Fast forward, we now have 22 acres where we live and we have two under two, we have one on the way, we’re a full time team of 40, and it’s not easy.

I say transparently, it’s a hot mess. There are so many miracles that happen every day, but life is one, right?  I can’t turn off my founder hat and publicist hat and then “Oh, I’m a mom”. It’s all one. 

So yes, I might have Rose [my daughter] on a call with me from time to time, but I’ve learned that the more you step in and embrace your life, who you are and the realness, sometimes people opt out and that’s okay.

And this is my legacy.

I like these missions that we’re doing good work to us is way more than a business. We want to grow your brand and mission and we take it so seriously. 

So it’s not perfect. It’s not perfectly scheduled. I’m a full time mom, all the time on the weekends when the kids are sleeping, we’re working.

We know where we want to go, and these clients and ambitions that we’re aligned with and supporting are helping people with their health. 

Joe Winger: 

What an incredible story to share.

Heather Holmes: I have so much to share. Like I was adopted when I was a week old to having two under two and another one on the way and building a business and building a homestead.

It’s so crazy. Austin, who’s my husband, the first week we were dating, we’re all about intentionality.  I have the journal and we mapped everything out. 

This year, we were going to get engaged then married. Austin and I,l we will have been together almost five years.

We’ve had a kid every year. Rose will be two in June.

We want to build a business. We want to impact our clients, brands, and scale their business. We want our team to get better and flourish in their personal lives too.

This is our mission and I’ve seen so many miracles happen from getting in the media on a personal level. 

I was talking to [a business owner client] and her business grew by 40% from getting in the media. 

One of my favorite cookie brands, a mom had an incredible heart story. She went on our local news and she brought in $12,000 worth of sales, just the local people wanting to support her.

On the flip side, when people Google my name, it’s like my social currency, there’s all these articles. So I have so much peace in that.  Our kids will see the good work we’re doing. 

Joe Winger: 

You’re talking to an audience of foodies. What is your favorite meal? 

Heather Holmes: 

We just had Indian food last night that my husband made and it was so good. 

We used to live in San Diego and I think San Diego has the best food. It’s all fresh. We’ve traveled a lot. We’ve been to Bali, their food is pretty incredible too. Where we live [now] we’re right outside of Asheville and Charlotte.  So they have some good restaurants, but like I’m not in the phase right now where I’m the foodie like I used to be. 

[At our house] we have chickens and we have fresh eggs. So I’m obsessed with fresh eggs every morning. You’re living a good life when you can go get your eggs and have them at home with some goat cheese.

And honestly, I love Livermuth. Crazy. So I’d say some Livermuth fried in a cast iron with some eggs and goat cheese. It’s the simple things that I really do love.

Joe Winger: 

Heather Holmes with Publicity for Good. As we wrap up, whether it’s a potential client, a potential vendor, someone wanting your help with publicity, what are the best ways to find, follow you, websites, social media, etc?

Heather Holmes: 

You can go to PublicityForGood.com You can find me on social media as well. 





Mamma Mia at Philly’s Academy of Music Aug 6-11

Mamma Mia at Philly’s Academy of Music Aug 6-11

A mother. A daughter. 3 possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget! Set on a Greek island paradise where the sun always shines, a tale of love, friendship, and identity is beautifully told through the timeless hits of ABBA. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the father she’s never known brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited decades ago. For nearly 25 years, people all around the world have fallen in love with the characters, the story, and the music that make MAMMA MIA! the ultimate feel-good show.

For tix and more info about Mamma Mia at Philly’s Academy of Music, click here.

Funny Girl at Philly’s Academy of Music July 16 – 28

Funny Girl at Philly’s Academy of Music July 16 – 28

Featuring one of the most iconic scores of all time by Jule Styne and Bob Merrill, an updated book from Harvey Fierstein based on the original classic by Isobel Lennart, tap choreography by Ayodele Casel, choreography by Ellenore Scott, and direction from Michael Mayer, this love letter to the theatre has the whole shebang!

The sensational Broadway revival dazzles with one of the most celebrated musical scores of all time, including classic songs “Don’t Rain On My Parade,” “I’m the Greatest Star,” and “People.” This bittersweet comedy is the story of the indomitable Fanny Brice, a girl from the Lower East Side who dreamed of a life on the stage. Everyone told her she’d never be a star, but then something funny happened—she became one of the most beloved performers in history, shining brighter than the brightest lights of Broadway.

“Vivacious and delightfully glitzy!”

“Bravo! Nothing short of thrilling!”
 New York Sun

“FUNNY GIRL is the exact musical that we need right now.”

“It fed my musical theater-loving soul, and I fell head-over-heels with its stars and their outsized talents”
 Broadway World Nashville“Move over, Barbra Streisand, there’s a new Fanny Brice”
– Star Tribune

Recommended for ages 10 and older.
The listed age is a recommendation, but please use your own discretion when making a decision for your young theatergoers.

For tix and more info about Funny Girl at Academy of  Music, click here

MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE at Philly’s Miller Theater May 14-19 

MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE at Philly’s Miller Theater May 14-19

The peaceful village of Bebko is alive with joyous celebrations. Suddenly, under attack, everything changes forever. Three siblings, Leto, Mati and Tana, must embark on perilous journeys in order to survive.

Message In A Bottle is a spectacular new dance-theatre show from five-time Olivier Award nominee, Kate Prince, inspired by and set to the iconic hits of 17-time Grammy Award-winning artist Sting, including “Every Breath You Take”, “Roxanne”, “Walking On The Moon” and more. With a mix of exhilarating dance styles, high-energy footwork and breath-taking athleticism, Message In A Bottle tells a unifying and uplifting story of humanity and hope.

Message In A Bottle is the latest masterpiece from the ground-breaking creator behind West End hits “Some Like it Hip Hop”, “Into the Hoods”, “Everybody’s Talking About Jamie” (choreography), and “SYLVIA” (Old Vic), and features the astonishing talents of dance storytelling powerhouse, ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company.

A Sadler’s Wells & Universal Music UK production co-produced with Birmingham Hippodrome and The Lowry, Salford. Research and development supported by The MOVEment.

Message In A Bottle contains some scenes of an adult nature.
More information: there are some scenes in Message In A Bottle which contain moments of adult content. These are all told through dance and are appropriate to the storyline and setting of the show. There is a short moment representing sexual violence against a female character in Act 1. After the interval, at the beginning of the second half there is some depictions of drug use.

For tix and info about Message In A Bottle, click here

RAIN: A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES At Philly’s Miller Theater May 9-11

RAIN: A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES At Philly’s Miller Theater May 9-11

A Tribute to the Beatles is an electrifying concert experience celebrating the timeless music of the legendary fab four. With note-for-note precision, this mind-blowing performance transports you back to the iconic eras of Sgt. Pepper and Magical Mystery Tour, along with all your favorite hits. From energetic classics to reflective favorites, the band delivers and unforgettable performance that appeals to fans old and new. With vibrant costumes and psychedelic visuals, RAIN creates a stunning concert full of nostalgia and good vibes. RAIN – A Tribute to the Beatles promises an extraordinary journey through the eras that captivates the heart and inspires all generations.

This adoring tribute will take you back to a time when all you needed was love, and a little help from your friends!

Tix and info for Rain here.

Tony-Winning Broadway Show “Girl From The North Country” Comes to Philly’s Forrest Theatre Feb 27 – March 10 2024

Tony-Winning Broadway Show “GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY” Comes to Philly’s Forrest Theatre Feb 27 – March 10 2024

GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY is the Tony Award-winning new musical that the Chicago Tribune declares is “a Broadway revelation!”

Written and directed by celebrated playwright Conor McPherson and featuring Tony Award-winning orchestrations by Simon HaleGIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY reimagines 20 legendary songs of Bob Dylan as they’ve never been heard before, including “Forever Young,” “All Along The Watchtower,” “Hurricane,” “Slow Train Coming,” and “Like A Rolling Stone.”

It’s 1934 in Duluth, Minnesota. We meet a group of wayward travelers whose lives intersect in a guesthouse filled with music, life and hope. Experience this ‘profoundly beautiful’ production (The New York Times) brought to vivid life by an extraordinary company of actors and musicians.

Recommended for ages 12 and older.
The listed age is a recommendation, but please use your own discretion when making a decision for your young theatergoers.

Ultimately, the recommended ages are guidelines. Only you will know how your child will respond to the live theater experience. Please consider the following factors when making your decision: the content in the show, age recommendations, the age and personal development of your child, and previous experiences. All guests regardless of age require a ticket, including babes in arms.

Tix and more info for Girl From North Country at Forrester Theatre

Broadway Hit “Mrs Doubtfire” at Philly’s Academy Of Music Feb 6-18 2024

Broadway Hit “Mrs Doubtfire” at Philly’s Academy Of Music Feb 6-18 2024

Everyone’s favorite Scottish nanny is headed to Philadelphia!

Rob McClure will reprise his Tony-nominated Broadway performance on tour alongside co-star (and real wife!) Maggie Lakis in this internationally acclaimed hit musical critics call “wonderful, heart-warming, and laugh-out-loud funny” (Manchester Evening News) and “a feel-good, family-friendly comedy that delivers” (The Hollywood Reporter). Based on the beloved film and directed by four-time Tony Award® winner Jerry Zaks, MRS. DOUBTFIRE tells the hysterical and heartfelt story of an out-of-work actor who will do anything for his kids. It’s “the lovable, big-hearted musical comedy we need right now,” raves the Chicago Tribune – one that proves we’re better together.

Recommended for ages 8 and older.
The listed age is a recommendation, but please use your own discretion when making a decision for your young theatergoers.

Ultimately, the recommended ages are guidelines. Only you will know how your child will respond to the live theater experience. Please consider the following factors when making your decision: the content in the show, age recommendations, the age and personal development of your child, and previous experiences. All patrons regardless of age require a ticket, including babes in arms.

Tix and more info for Mrs Doubtfire at Academy of Music

“Aint Too Proud” at Philly’s Academy Of Music Jan 3 – Jan 21 2024

“Aint Too Proud” at Philly’s Academy of Music Jan 3 – Jan 21 2024

AIN’T TOO PROUD – The Life and Times of The Temptations is the electrifying, new smash-hit Broadway musical that follows The Temptations’ extraordinary journey from the streets of Detroit to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. With their signature dance moves and silky-smooth harmonies, they rose to the top of the charts creating an amazing 42 Top Ten Hits with 14 reaching number one.

Nominated for 12 Tony® Awards and the winner of the 2019 Tony Award for Best Choreography, AIN’T TOO PROUD tells the thrilling story of brotherhood, family, loyalty, and betrayal, as the group’s personal and political conflicts threatened to tear them apart during a decade of civil unrest in America.

Written by three-time Obie Award winner Dominique Morisseau, directed by two-time Tony Award winner Des McAnuff (Jersey Boys), and featuring the Tony-winning choreography of Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys, On Your Feet!), the unforgettable story of this legendary quintet is set to the beat of the group’s treasured hits, including “My Girl,” “Just My Imagination,” “Get Ready,” “Papa Was a Rolling Stone,” and so many more.

Recommended for ages 13 and older.
The listed age is a recommendation, but please use your own discretion when making a decision for your young theatergoers.

Ultimately, the recommended ages are guidelines. Only you will know how your child will respond to the live theater experience. Please consider the following factors when making your decision: the content in the show, age recommendations, the age and personal development of your child, and previous experiences. All patrons regardless of age require a ticket, including babes in arms.

For tix and info: https://www.ensembleartsphilly.org/events-and-tickets/2023-24/broadway/aint-too-proud/

Philadelphia Fall Arts Fest returns Saturday, September 23

Philadelphia Fall Arts Fest returns Saturday, September 23

The Kimmel Cultural Campus and The Philadelphia Orchestra celebrates the kickoff of Philadelphia’s inspiring arts and cultural season with Philadelphia Fall Arts Fest, a day of FREE festival-style performances and your chance to interact with more than 50 arts organizations from across the region!

Philadelphia Fall Arts Fest takes place Saturday, September 23, from 11 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

This annual event brings thousands of arts and entertainment lovers together under the soaring vaulted glass roof of the Kimmel Center and showcases the rich and diverse arts and culture scene throughout the City of Brotherly and Sisterly Love.

The finale of the day is a concert from The GRAMMY-winning Philadelphia Orchestra at 3:30 p.m. in Verizon Hall led by Assistant Conductor Austin Chanu.

The program includes blockbuster works by Leonard BernsteinFlorence Price, and Pyotr Tchaikovsky.

Associate Principal Bassist Gabriel Polinsky performs as a soloist with the Orchestra for the first time in selections from Sergei Koussevitzky’s Double Bass Concerto.

While Orchestra performance admission is free, tickets are required for entry and can be reserved starting Tuesday, August 29 at 10 a.m. here or at https://www.kimmelculturalcampus.org/events-and-tickets/2023-24/the-philadelphia-orchestra/verizon-hall/free-philadelphia-fall-arts-fest-concert/ .

Other events throughout Philadelphia Fall Arts Fest will not require a ticket and are free and open to the public, and additional programming details will be announced in September. Sign up for email alerts at www.kimmelculturalcampus.org

“There really is no other event on our calendar quite like Philadelphia Fall Arts Fest,”

Matías Tarnopolsky

president and CEO of The Philadelphia Orchestra and Kimmel Center, Inc.

“This is a wonderful opportunity to showcase Philadelphia’s thriving arts scene.” 

Taking place Saturday, September 23, from 11 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., attendees are invited inside the largest Kimmel Cultural Campus building – the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts at 300 S. Broad Street. Arts organizations from across the region will participate in the festivities – either by performing or presenting information about their upcoming programming, as well as by recruiting   staff and volunteers.

Philadelphia Fall Arts Fest guests are welcome to explore activities and demonstrations highlighting genres ranging from tap dance to jazz, Broadway to classical, opera to ballet.Performances will be held on the Plaza stage under the 150 ft. high glass dome and within Perelman Theater, featuring PHILADANCO! and Philadelphia Ballet, the No Name Pops and Opera Philadelphia, and selections from Broadway favorites like Wicked.

Plaza activities include a paint activation inspired by the upcoming Broadway musical Mean Girls and costume displays from the upcoming presentation of Cirque Dreams Holidaze; plus, a pop-up experience and panel discussion with Opera Philadelphia, Marian Anderson Historical Society, and Harriet’s Bookshop. Littlest arts lovers will enjoy a ‘Keep Music Alive’ instrument petting zoo. There is something for everyone (including giveaways)!

 Click here to check out the performances planned thus far

Or visit https://www.kimmelculturalcampus.org/events-and-tickets/2023-24/free/philadelphia-fall-arts-fest/.


Philadelphia Fall Arts Fest participating organizations include:

Select participating organizations include BalletX, Esperanza Arts Center, Jazz Philadelphia, Koresh Dance Company, The Lady Hoofers Tap Ensemble, Musicopia, Philadelphia Heritage Chorale, and many more. Kimmel Cultural Campus Resident Companies will participate, including Opera Philadelphia, Philadelphia Ballet, PHILADANCO! and The Curtis Institute of Music. A full alphabetized list of participating performers and cultural organizations is below.

Plus, Philadelphia Fall Arts Fest marks the first public viewing of the innovative, ergonomically designed Maene-Viñoly Concert Grand Piano.

In a fitting homage to the late musician-architect Rafael Viñoly, the piano will be on display for the public to enjoy in the very building that he designed, the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. In partnership with Rafael Viñoly Architects, the special exhibition marks the piano’s first appearance in the United States.

The café, Garces Trading Company at Kimmel, will be open with an assortment of sandwiches, salads, and coffee. Extra special treats are planned just for Philadelphia Fall Arts Fest, like a designated candy cart and items like snow cones. Guests can also shop for refreshments at concessions.

Attendees will be treated to a special in-person flash sale offer: $25 and $35 tickets to 25 shows across the upcoming 2023-24 season.

Flash sale offerings include Broadway musicals Mean Girls, Wicked, Cirque Dreams Holidaze, Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations, and Mrs. Doubtfire; family-favorites like Coco Live-to-Film Concert, Bluey’s Big Play, and Music of Superheroes; holiday happenings including The Glorious Sound of Christmas, Messiah, A Very Philly Christmas, and Samara Joy: A Joyful Holiday; dance favorites like PHILADANCO! and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater; concerts including Rumours of Fleetwood Mac and Brit Floyd; and presentations from Your Philadelphia Orchestra, including, Audra McDonald, Trifonov Plays Gershwin, Yannick Conducts Rachmaninoff, Mirga Conducts Bruckner, Mahler’s Symphony No.1, and Yannick and Helen Grimaud Reunite, among others. Sales will be conducted at the Kimmel Center building box office (300 S. Broad Street, located downstairs on the lower level).

Support for Philadelphia Fall Arts Fest is supported in part by our Lead Community Engagement Sponsor Independence Blue Cross.

Additional details related to Philadelphia Fall Arts Fest, including additional participating organizations and a schedule of performances, will be announced later.

The preliminary list of participating organizations is as follows:

Participating Organizations

·      1807 & Friends

·      1812 Productions

·      African American Museum In Philadelphia

·      Agile Rascal Theatre

·      Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture

·      American Swedish Historical Museum

·      The Apologues

·      The Arts League

·      Astral Artists

·      Aurora Classical of Culture Trust Greater Philadelphia

·      Ballet X

  •   BalletX – Dance eXchange

·      Caribbean Community in Philadelphia

·      Curtis Institute of Music

·      Delaware Art Museum

·      Drexel Performing Arts & The Mandell Theatre

·      EgoPo Classic Theater

·      East Passayunk Opera Project (ePOP)

·      Esperanza Arts Center – Artistas y Musicos Latinoamericanos

·      Expressive Path

·      Fire Museum Presents

·      First Person Arts 

·      Free Library of Philadelphia (Art Department)

·      Garces

·      Georgia E. Gregory Interdenominational School of Music

·      Independence Awards

  •  Inis Nua Theatre Company

·      International Ballet Exchange

·      Jazz Bridge Project, Inc.

·      John Graves Productions

·      Keep Music Alive

·      Kimmel Cultural Campus

·      Korean Arts and Culture Foundation

·      Koresh Dance Company

·      The Lady Hoofers Tap Ensemble

·      Lansdowne Symphony Orchestra

·      Mann Center for the Performing Arts

·      Mascher Space Cooperative

·      Moore College of Art & Design

·      Mosaic Society of Philadelphia

·      Musicopia and Dancing Classrooms Philly

  •   Narberth Community Theatre

·      Network for New Music

·      The No Name Pops

·      One For All

·      Opera Philadelphia

·      Orchestra Concordia Association

·      Penn Live Arts

·      PHILADANCO! The Philadelphia Dance Company

·      Philadelphia American Guild of Organists

·      Philadelphia Ballet

·      Philadelphia Chamber Music Society

·      Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz and Performing Arts

·      Philadelphia Film Society

·      Philadelphia Freedom Band

·      The Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus

  •  Philadelphia Heritage Chorale

·      The Philadelphia Orchestra

·      Philadelphia Scenic Works

·      Philadelphia Theatre Company

·      Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival

·      Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts

·      Philadelphia Youth Orchestra Music Institute

·      The Photo Review

·      Piffaro, the Renaissance Band

·      Power of Paint Art Academy

·      The Primavera Fund

·      Project 440

·      Quintessence Theatre

·      Revive Art Journaling

·      Rock to the Future

·      The Roxborough Orchestra (Roxborough Chamber Symphony)

  •   Scene-N-Action Productions Co.
  • ·      Scribe Video Center

·      Scooney Publishing House

·      Settlement Music School

·      SHARP Dance Company

·      Storybook Musical Theatre

·      Taller Puertorriqueno

·      Tempesta di Mare I Philadelphia Baroque Orchestra

·      Temple Center for Performing and Cinematic Arts

·      Temple Music Prep

·      Theatre Ariel

·      VoxAmaDeus

·      Walnut Street Theatre

·      WHYY

·      Wilma Theatre

·      The Young Artist Program

·      Wilma Theater

A Tribute to Jerry Blavat, A One-Night Only Event, at The Kimmel Cultural Campus October 21

The Kimmel Cultural Campus is excited to present A Tribute to Jerry Blavat, a one-night-only event in the Academy of Music celebrating Philadelphia’s iconic radio DJ.

Concert lineup includes Darlene Love, The Intruders, The Happenings, Bobby Wilson, and The Chantels.

The Kimmel Cultural Campus presents A Tribute to Jerry Blavat, a one-night-only event in the Academy of Music on Saturday, October 21 celebrating Philadelphia’s iconic radio DJ, the late Jerry Blavat.

Jerry Blavat AKA the Geator with the Heater AKA the Boss with the Hot Sauce was a fixture on the Campus and an even greater presence in the city of Philadelphia and music world for decades. Lineup includes: Darlene Love, The Intruders, The Happenings, Bobby Wilson, and The Chantels.

“The entertainer of a generation, Jerry Blavat

was a beloved friend & fixture on our Campus for years,”

said Frances Egler


Vice President, Theatrical Programming & Presentations on the Kimmel Cultural Campus.

“He found joy doing what he loved for a lifetime – bringing music to the masses – so what better way to honor his legacy than to assemble a series of special guests to continue keeping the magic of his shows alive.”

Starting in 2002, Jerry Blavat began bringing high-energy performances to the Kimmel Cultural Campus.

Voted “Best Philly Icon” in a recent poll conducted by Philadelphia Magazine, Blavat  spent decades filling Philadelphia’s radio waves with golden oldies. He gained local fame hosting live dances in the area and led his own independent radio station, helping to break many acts in the 1960s, including the Four Seasons and the Isley Brothers.

With over 60 years in the business, at the time of his passing, Blavat was still a DJ for multiple radio stations, including WVLT, WXPN, WTKU, WOND, and WBCB. In 1972, he opened his nightclub, “Memories”, in Margate, NJ, where he put on shows throughout the summer. He was inducted into the Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia’s Hall of Fame, Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame, and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.


Tickets go on presale to members on Tuesday, June 27, with a public onsale Friday, June 30.

Tickets can be purchased by calling 215-893-1999 or online at www.kimmelculturalcampus.org.

In-person ticket sales can be conducted daily from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. at the Academy of Music Box Office, located at 240 S. Broad Street.

See www.kimmelculturalcampus.org for more information.

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