Red Baraat + WPO October 16 at Underground Arts

For the second time this year, WPO will be sharing the stage with Brooklyn’s hottest export, Red Baraat, at Underground Arts on October 16. We are predicting a monster blow-out Balkan-Bhangra extravaganza, so don’t miss out! And be sure to pick up our new, limited-edition mixtape CD at the show. Details:

Thursday, October 16

Underground Arts, 1200 Callowhill

Doors at 8, show at 9

$15 / $20 DOS | 21+

Tickets and more info at:

Boban i Marko Markovic Orkestar + WPO!!!! Oct. 4, Ardmore Music Hall

Friends, this is the big one: WPO is honored to be sharing a bill with the tremendous, the incomparable, Boban & Marko Markovic and their amazing Orkestar!! This is really a dream come true for us. YOU, dear friends, should share in that dream and do not miss this show!

Saturday, October 4

9:00 pm show

Ardmore Music Hall, 23 Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore, PA

We can’t wait for this show, and we can’t wait to see you there!


FREE Balkan Dance Party !!! WPO + Slavic Soul Party!!! FRIDAY, Sept. 5

WPO is thrilled to welcome New York’s most exciting brass band, Slavic Soul Party!, to our monthly dance party at Underground Arts. Since it will be opening Friday for Philly Fringe Fest, there will be NO COVER CHARGE.  FRIDAY + FREE = FUNTIMES!

Friday, September 5
10:00 PM – 2:00 AM
Underground Arts 
1200 Callowhill Street 
Cover charge: zero dollars


WPO at the Night Market – Thursday, Aug. 14

Philly friends – we are thrilled to be joining the lovefest and making the ruckus at the Food Trust’s upcoming Night Market this week, in our favorite part of town: West Philly! If you’ve been to one of these, you know how much fun they are. If you haven’t, now’s the time. C’mon out and enjoy the best of Philly in the summertime!

Thursday, August 14th
6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Lancaster Ave. & 35th Street


Balkan Dance Party – FRIDAY, August 8 at Underground Arts

The title there tells you just about all you need to know: come to UA at 12th and Callowhill this Friday for your monthly fix. We have so many new tunes for you, plus all the favorites!

Philly’s wildest brass band will be playing three sets of music for your dancing pleasure.
Say yes! on the event page!

Friday, August 8
10:00 PM – 2:00 AM
Underground Arts
1200 Callowhill St.


Friday, July 25: WPO + El Caribefunk at Ardmore Music Hall

When: Friday, July 25

Where: Ardmore Music Hall, 23 E Lancaster Ave, Ardmore, PA

What: Or should we say, WhAT?! Last time we hit this joint, it was a wild dance party. ‘a’course, EVERY time we play ANYWHERE it’s a wild dance party! Join us and Colombian salsa-funk maestros El Caribefunk for a dzam good time.

Doors at 8:00 p.m., show at 9:00 p.m. 21+

Click here for more details.

Click here for tickets.

Here’s what it looked like the last time we played at AMH:



July 10: WPO Balkan Dance Party with Johnny Showcase!

We’re doing it again.

WPO is thrilled to welcome back Johnny Showcase and the Mystic Ticket to our monthly dance party.

Like peanut butter and chocolate, or silk on bare skin, the pairing of West Philadelphia Orchestra with Johnny Showcase makes for a truly sensual, full-bodied experience. Our last NYE show together was an incredible, electrifying, non-stop dance party, and we cannot wait to repeat the fun.

Thursday, July 10
9:00 PM – 2:00 AM
Underground Arts
1200 Callowhill Street

Get your tickets by clicking here.

For the FB event page, click here.

FIVE shows next week, and WPO + Pitchblak Brass Band at Johnny Brenda’s on June 20

Summertime means lots of outdoor shows – and we’ve got FIVE – count ‘em, FIVE – shows all over Philly next week, followed by a big ole Balkan Dance Party on June 20. Here’s the rundown (check the Calendar page for details):

1. Sunday, June 8: Dock Street Music Fest at 6 p.m.

2. Friday, June 13: Material Culture with Peek-a-Boo Revue in East Falls, 7-10 p.m.

3. Saturday, June 14: WPO plays a short set at Friends Across Cultures at West Park Cultural Center, 12:30 p.m.

4. Saturday, June 14: ARTspiration! 7th and Catherine St., 3-4 p.m.

5. Saturday, June 14: 1st annual Worldtown Music Festival at the Piazza; WPO at 5 p.m.

Then, join us for our next monthly Balkan Dance Party, this month hosted by Johnny Brenda’s, on Friday, June 20. We’ll be joined by the booty-shakin’ Pitchblak Brass Band from Brooklyn, so don’t miss it! You read that right: it’s a FRIDAY! Come out and party with all of us!

140606 JBs flier WPO and Pitchblak



May 16: Balkan Dance Party with Jeff Thomas’ All Volunteer Army!

Celebrate the long-awaited arrival of spring with us, by dancing your butt off to all-night Balkan jams at Underground Arts! Did we mention this month’s BDP is on a FRIDAY?!?

!!! Balkan Dance Party !!!

Friday, May 16
10 p.m. show

Jeff Thomas’ All Volunteer Army opens.

Event page:

We’re also running a contest for this BDP: like, share, and comment on the event flier on Facebook and you’ll be in the running to get free admission and drinks! Find the details and make it happen here:

April 10 Balkan Dance Party: WPO + de Tierra Caliente / Win 1 year FREE BDP tix!

Next Thursday, April 10, WPO is back at Underground Arts for the first Balkan Dance Party of spring. We’ll be welcoming Bronson Tennis and his group, de Tierra Caliente. Gonna be hot!

And…we’ve got something else we know you’re gonna like:

We’re running a years worth of #WPOunderground contests.  You’re gonna want to like us on Facebook, and while you’re at it, Twitter and Instagram.

You can find the first contest HERE. It’s a promo flyer for our awesome WPO Underground Arts show next Thursday April 10th with Bronson Tennis’ band De Tierra Caliente.  Share it to get entered.  GONNA BE AMAZING.
Follow that link, and do what it says and you’ll be in the running to win a YEARS WORTH OF BALKAN DANCE PARTIES.  One lucky person will get a yearlong pass to as many WPO Balkan dance parties as you want.
WPO + special guests “De Tierra Caliente”
De Tierra Caliente opens at 10pm
(come early for tasty food & drink!)

$10 / 21+

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