The October Revolution
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The October Revolution

A four-day deep listening Festival in jazz and contemporary music.


140 N. Columbus Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA
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$400 VIP 4-Day Passes
$165 Super Early Bird 4-Day Passes (SOLD OUT)
$185 Early Bird 4-Day Passes (SOLD OUT)
$200 4-Day Passes
$45 Thursday Pass
$55 Friday Pass
$95 Saturday Pass
$95 Sunday Pass


Thu, Oct 5–Sun, Oct 8

A new jazz and contemporary music festival unlike anything Philadelphia has ever seen—or heard. The October Revolution of Jazz and Contemporary Music shines a light on the future of the contemporary avant-garde being charted by storied veterans and young pros alike. This four day festival with performances at FringeArts and down the street at Christ Church Neighborhood House features such storied legends as the Sun Ra Arkestra, The Art Ensemble of Chicago, and Anthony Braxton—in a rare solo appearance—as well as modern innovators like Claire Chase, So Percussion, and Moor Mother.


VIP 4-Day Pass $400
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Super Early Bird 4-Day Pass $165 (SOLD OUT)
Early Bird 4-Day Passes $185 (SOLD OUT)
4-Day Passes $200
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Thursday 1-Day Pass $45
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Friday 1-Day Pass $55
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Saturday 1-Day Pass $95
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Sunday 1-Day Pass $95
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VIP Ticket Holders Receive

+ Reserved seating at all events
+ Exclusive access to at least one secret concert
+ Meet and greet receptions with artists
+ Rare collectible giveaways
+ Free drinks at most events

Artists and Schedule


  • Sun Ra Arkestra, 9pm @ FringeArts
  • Karuna, 7pm @ FringeArts



  • Mike Lorenz Trio, 10:30pm @ La Peg
  • The Art Ensemble of Chicago, 8:30pm @ FringeArts
  • Tim Berne’s Snakeoil, 5pm @ FringeArts
  • Zeena Parkins / Brian Chase Duo, 3:30pm @ FringeArts
  • David Torn’s Sun of Goldfinger, 2pm @ FringeArts
  • John Luther Adams’ Across the Distance, 12pm & 1pm @ Race Street Pier

  • Anthony Braxton, 9pm @ FringeArts
  • Claire Chase, 7pm @ FringeArts



  • So Percussion, 8:30pm @ FringeArts
  • Man Forever with So Percussion, 8:30pm @ FringeArts
  • Moor Mother, 8pm @ FringeArts
  • Ballister, 6pm @ Christ Church Neighborhood House
  • Burton Greene, 6pm @ Christ Church
  • Cortex, 3:30pm @ Christ Church
  • Mike Reed’s Flesh & Bone, 2pm & 4:30pm @ Christ Church
  • Jim Sauter / Kid Millions Duo, 1pm @ FringeArts

Stay Informed

For more details, visit the official October Revolution website.

Hotel Accommodations

Stay at the Holiday Inn Express Penn’s Landing for a special rate of $109/night, just for OctRev attendees! Holiday Inn Express Penn’s Landing is located just steps from FringeArts. Click here or call 1-800-843-2355 and ask for the OctRev room block in October.

Piano provided by Jacobs Music.