Wednesday, January 3, 2018

DVT Artist Opportunities in 2018

DVT Entertainment (Jim Thorpe & Vince Volz) would like to wish everyone a great Holiday and a prosperous 2018 to end out the year!!!

2017 was another great year for DVT with the all Festivals and club bookings. We met so many new artists this year along with continuing to work with local, regional and national artists.
Going in to 2018 we'll be looking forward to guiding many Artists careers. Below are some of the opportunities we have and how you can possibly get involved.

We are looking for bands who take their careers seriously, don't over saturate their area and treat every show as an event!

Here is what DVT has going on in 2018
So lets Innovate - Create - Execute great music events together.
For all inquires:

Club Bookings

The Grape Room
105 Grape St. Philadelphia, PA,
Capacity: 175
Style of Music: Alt Rock, Indie Rock, Jam, Funk, Soul, Hip Hop, Electronic, Singer Songwriter, etc.

Formerly The Grape Street Pub, The Grape Room has a long history of supporting local live music in Philly. offers live music, open mic nights, and comedy six nights a week just steps from the neighborhood’s popular Main Street. Artists like: G. Love, Amos Lee, Jeff  Buckley, Halestorm, Luminaires, Zack Myers (Shinedown), Isle of Q, Huffamouse, Mark Ford ( Black Crowes ) and countless others have played or got there start here.

Broken Goblet BREWING 
Current Address: 1500 Grundy Ln, Bristol, Pennsylvania 19007
April/May Address: 2500 State Rd. Bensalem, PA. Style of Music: all

BGB has been a favorite spot this year for artists with the acoustic and full band shows along with their amazing brews.
In Spring 2018, they will be opening a new KILLER location that is 4000 sqft and pro stage and sound. We will be booking local, regional and nationals here. STAY TUNED!!!

BAR 2300 / 2300 Arena
2300 S. Swanson St. Philadelphia, PA (South Philly)
Bar 2300 Capacity: 350
2300 Arena Capacity: 1800
Style: All - local/regional/national

DVT shows here are once or twice a month. All shows are treated as an Event and shows need to draw 150-200 minimum.
Pro Sound, Stage and lighting, Free Parking. Easy Load IN.


South Street Spring Festival
Front to 9th Sts on South
Philadelphia, PA
Saturday, May 5th 20189
Style: alt rock, jam, funk, soul, indie - family friendly sets

This kicks offs DVT's Summer Season with SSSF that attracts over 66,000 people each year. We program two main full production stages and various street performance throughout South St.

2nd Street Festival
Northern Liberties
The Schmidt's Commonsat the Piazza
August  8th or 9th 2018

just like the South Street Festival over 60,000+ people attend. We program the music on the Piazza Stage. 8-10 artists perform throughout the day on the large stage in the courtyard.

7th Annual Liberty Musicfest
held at The Grape Room and Broken Goblet Brewery
working on expanding venues in Manayunk
August 20th, 21st, 22nd and 23rd
Style: ALL
The Liberty Musicfest (LMF) started in 2011 based around the concept of original music showcases, educational music business panels, vendors, networking and workshops.
This year’s festival is the largest yet with 88+ artists spanning all genres and has been organized by DVT Entertainment with our sponsors Unclaimed Bands, SSA Music and Broken Goblet Brewery.  Bringing together musicians, fans and industry professionals for one incredible weekend filled with entertaining & informative events. The festival seeks to introduce music enthusiasts to up-and-coming local, on the cusp regional and national artists as well as provide tips and tricks to attendees on industry topics.
We have 3 stages at the Grape Room, one outdoor and 2 inside. The street is shut down with a large stage, street vendors and more!!!!

Bar 2300
December 2018 ( TBD)

Hesheyfest is a yearly Dobbs(J.C. / The Legendary) Family Reunion and benefit concert. We will gather  at Bar 2300, inside the incredible 2300 Arena located at 2300 S. Swanson St, in South Philly in December. In past, Rock to the Future Music Program and Eric Miozzi (help with his battle against Cancer) were the recipients.
Stay tuned for info on Hesheyfest 2018

Other DVT Entertainment Services
DVT Entertainment is about helping artists and venues achieve goals together. 
All initial consultations are free.

Artist Development
looking for guidance? We sit down with artists to discuss their current status and find out their goals. We help with game plans, music releases, tours, image, sound and other aspects of your career.

Music Biz Career Guidance
Want to get involved in the music business? Want to be a booking agent, Stage Manager, Tour Manager, Venue Owner? We can sit down and discuss your aspirations and if we don't have an answer for you we will put you in touch with someone who does.

Interested in being an intern for DVT - Please contact us

Event Management
Are you putting together an event and don't know where to start, what you need and other planning tools? This is what DVT is known for. Our ability to run small to large events smoothly. We understand all facets of an event, from music, sound, staging, scheduling, organization, security needs, permits, budgeting and so much more. DVT has been involved in dozens of large events and 10's of thousands of club bookings.

Venue Consultation
Looking to open a venue? Looking to add Music to an establish location? DVT are experts in this area. Jim is a former music venue owner (Grape St, Pub) and has designed and consulted over 400 entertainment venues and restaurants. DVT can help with budgeting costs for your location plus staffing and setting up schedules and show budgets.