“We were just two friends with some drumsticks and buckets, set up on the corner of South Street to make date night money. What’d we make, like $60?”
Dance party master Lee Jones is back for a 14th year of Sunday afternoon jams. He knew the Roots frontman before fame and Fallon, so of course Quest is staying around post-Picnic to spin for the season opener on a South Philly rooftop. All ages, rain or shine.
Where: Bok Bar at 1901 S. 9th St. 19148
When: June 4, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
How much: $10
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