Hesheyfest is a yearly Dobbs(J.C. / The Legendary) Family Reunion and benefit concert. We will gather on Sunday Dec 3rd at Bar 2300, inside the incredible 2300 Arena located at 2300 S. Swanson St, in South Philly. This new 350 person capacity multi-use venue boasts a brand new house sound system, beautiful bar, food & drinks and plenty of space to relax and enjoy an event.
On 12/3, DVT Entertainment will host the 2nd annual Hesheyfest! Named in honor of former Dobbs owner and South Street Staple, Heshey Schlacterman, this is all ages from (1pm-9pm) benefit concert will showcase an incredible lineup of local & regional musicians plus vendors, raffles and a few surprises. We will also invite all Football fans to join us at our 21+ after party in the same location to watch that nights Eagles game vs Seattle. More details to come
Here's where it gets personal for us all. This year rather than a music program, Heshey has asked that we come together to raise funds and awareness for a member of our own music community, Eric Miozzi of SPREAD THE HAPPY PRODUCTIONS, in his ongoing battle against cancer. Many of you know Eric and his wife Christy but for those of you who don't, their love and passion for music and those who create it and their support of the arts is unparalleled and we would like to return the favor. Help us #Spreadthehappy !
Tickets available 10/8 at 4pm online
Ticket Price : $15 adv $20 dos
If you would like to volunteer, donate a basket or an item to be raffled off or if you would like to secure a vendor table, please let us know by email and we can get to work!
Vince Volz & Jim Thorpe
Meet the Artists Performing:
Distorted Sun - 9pm
Distorted Sun is a 4 piece rock band that was formed in Marlton, NJ in 2017. The band infuses sounds from Rock, Metal, Blues and funk to create a fusion of sound that cuts through today's modern noise.
In a time where people are questioning "Is rock and roll dead? " Distorted Sun yells back defiantly "HELL NO"!
MACH 22 - 8:15pm
As the name implies, MACH22’s rise is set to mach speed, with no turning back. Their presence, attitude, and sound, are winning audiences over at every show.
MACH22 is as authentic as you can get in a pure rock and roll band. Their songs span the emotional spectrum, capturing that classic feel with a modern rock edge. With their killer riffs, bluesy rhythms, and soulful delivery, they keep their audiences hooked for the entire set. The MACH22 sound echoes the tone of classic rock but imprints a style all their own.
They may be young, but they’ve already racked up some impressive credentials: Most recently opening for Bon Jovi, Guns ‘N Roses on the “Not in This Lifetime… Tour”, Jay Z, Linkin Park, Kid Rock, Slayer, Five Finger Death Punch, Godsmack, Stained, Slash, Halestorm, Black Label Society, Steel Panther, and many, many more. They have also made their mark at such events as the Made in America Festival, as well as repeat appearances at Rocklahoma.
Kuf Knotz - 7:30pm
Kuf Knotz is one of todays fastest emerging alternative artists. No musical territory goes unexplored when it comes to Kuf, and it is this attitude that has led him to open for top acts - Ms Lauryn Hill, Robert Glasper, THE ROOTS, The Wailers, Common, Robert Randolph, Arrested Development, RED BARAAT, Inspectah Deck, Amos Lee, Steel Pulse, ZAC DEPUTY, Josh Ritter, Bone Thugs & Harmony, Soulive & RISING APPALCHIA to name a few.
The new album by Philadelphia- and Brooklyn-based artist Kuf Knotz — pushes the boundaries of hip-hop.
“My music’s always had a pretty broad spectrum as far as influences go,” he says. “It feels really natural to blend genres. I’ve always just felt that music is music.”
Roots of a Rebellion - 6:45pm
Roots of a Rebellion [ROAR] hail from Nashville, TN and bolster Reggae-Rock-Dub music for the soul. In between touring, ROAR has released an "Inner Light EP" in 2012, a full-length album "Heartifact" in 2014 and most recently "A Brother's Instinct" in 2016.
Having shared the stage with The Wailers, Rebelution, NEEDTOBREATHE, Slightly Stoopid, moe, Trombone Shorty, North Mississippi Allstars, SOJA, and countless others, Roots of a Rebellion is proud to represent another side of Music City, USA.
Da Rezarekt - 6pm
Da Rezarekt is a one of a kind band on the scene. A scholar of Philly Hip Hop, front man Supreem met up with the funkadelphia bass player Low B Puffy D to embark on a musical journey. Searching for a guitar player, in walks ‘Guitar Grrrl’ Marisa for an audition. Within minutes, the dynamic pair knew something special just arrived to the band known as Da Rezarekt. With the addition of funky drummer ‘Supa Star Dar’, Da Rezarekt has become the liveliest band on the planet.
Sweet Leda - 5:15pm
Powered by Julie Cymek’s sultry, commanding vocals and electrifying stage presence, Sweet Leda is taking the diverse mid-Atlantic music scene by storm as one of the most exciting and accomplished live acts on the rise. In fact, Lou Plaia (co-founder of Reverbnation) describes them as “the highlight of every festival they play.” With its rich blend of new school funk, psychedelic rock, soul and pop, Sweet Leda’s heartfelt original music can best be described as a female-fronted, soul-based, Zeppelin meets Chili Peppers!
Among the band’s many milestone achievements are: four Tri State Indie Music Awards, including the Groupie’s Choice Award in 2012; Best Emerging Artist DC/Baltimore in The Deli Magazine’s reader’s poll in 2011; sharing the stage with bands like Galactic, 311, and Jefferson Starship; performing at festivals with the likes of Citizen Cope, G Love, Cake, Live, Lake Street Dive, and Tedeschi Trucks; writing the end-credit title track for the feature film Lovely Molly by Ed Sanchez (Blair Witch Project); being hand-picked by Allman Bros. drummer Butch Trucks to open for his band at the Roots Rock Revival Masters Camp; and performing at Summerfest in Milwaukee 2013 and 2015.
Stephen Rose - 4:30pm
Stephen Rose has been involved in the performing arts for many years. His experience ranges from musical theater, to television and film, to songwriting and live band performances and more. His rock band Bong Hits For Jesus has been featured on 93.3 WMMR in Philadelphia and toured extensively across the country. This site is a demonstration of his music as a songwriter in both the band format and as a solo artist.
JDT - 3:45pm
Back in early 2015, Joey DiTullio cultivated his vision and created JDT, an all original, riff-oriented rock project, blasting a fresh new sound with Joey behind the wheel. Joey is always working on new material, and his band’s live performances are both unpredictable and unforgettable. Joey hand-picks each member of the band to create a musical chemistry that makes every show a unique experience.
The excitement surrounding JDT is palpable, as people anxiously await his every move. Joey works around the clock to bring rock and roll back to the forefront while expanding his fan base to a higher level. His drive is unmatched, and all the hard work is not going unnoticed. Just make sure you can see the stage.
Chad Jenkins Band - 3pm
Chad Jenkins is a Philadelphia, PA singer/songwriter and TV cameraman/producer.
Good Look Sigourney - 2:15pm
Adorable punk rock from the east coast, Good Look, Sigourney is all about having a good time. Good Look, Sigourney fluidly combines in-your-face guitars with infectious dance rhythms alongside conscience lyrics and heavy melodies. They really dig what they do and hope you do too! With one of the fastest growing fan bases in New Jersey, if not the east cost, Good Look, Sigourney is primed to catch your attention this year. On August 18th of 2017 the band released their second thematic ep, titled Mars Will Send No More. The bands first ep, An Aquatic Situation (2016) along with Mars Will Send No More are available on ITunes, Bandcamp and Spotify as well.
Musically Good Look, Sigourney isn't easy to define. One fan described them as a cross between the Foo Fighters and Goldfinger while another fan referred to them as the Beatles of punk rock. However one thing is for sure and that is their undeniable cuteness. The band is quickly becoming known for their high energy live performance and their undoubtedly catchy songs. Songs like "Chutes and Ladders" and "Glitter" have a feel as if you would hear them on a pop top 40 station while songs like "Just Time" and "Ceiling" are songs you would expect to hear in a dingy punk rock dive bar. Take a listen for yourself or catch them in a town near you..
Evil Snout - 1:30pm