We’re pleased to announce our next adventure on the bus!

The Double Decker Music Series in collaboration with Bowerbird welcomes Tether and Jo Nelson (aka Ashley Tini) for its sixteenth installment of the event.

Join us on Sunday, September 10th at 8:00 p.m. (rain date, Tuesday September 12th) for a unique and intimate mobile concert experience on an open-top double-decker bus. Before, between, and after the music, tour guide Sebastian Darkly Petsu will share dry wit and history about the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection.

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About the Performers


Tether is a music project of Lauren Pakradooni, who performs and records using handmade cassette tape loops onto which she records various instruments and vocals. She layers these loops into compositions that waver between melodic and concrete.








Jo Nelson

Jo Nelson is a country singer from Philadelphia. As a side project of percussionist and producer Ashley Tini, she explores the past by paying homage to the great songwriters of Appalachia, and the deep south. Her work seeks to create altered states by challenging concepts of ritual and their relation to time and place. By highlighting the ol’ minimalist approach to story telling and tasteful harmony, we find that Jo Nelson is a feeling.

As a percussionist, she has recorded and performed the works of George Crumb, Pauline Oliveros, Iannis Xenakis, Mauricio Kagel, Phillip Glass, So Percussion, Mohammad Fairouz, Stuart Saunders Smith, Milford Graves, Susie Ibarra, Matthew Welch, Dave Molk and Sarah Hennies. Tini has also been a featured guest on concerts and recordings by Broken Social Scene, Do Make Say Think, and Feist.








Event Details

As with our previous events, boarding begins at 7:45pm at the northeast corner of 5th and Market Streets by the Wells Fargo building.

THE BUS LEAVES AT 8PM SHARP. It’s a mobile event, so you can’t show up late or the venue will be gone! The event finishes up back where we started at 10pm.

This season the events are ALL AGES (though not recommended for small children.) BYO snacks and beverages (but please, no glass, and remember there is no restroom on the bus).

$27 per person. Advance tickets only. There will be no walk-up sales. Only 30 seats are available and this event will sell out. (most previous Double Decker Music Series events have!) So please, don’t sleep on it.

If it looks like rain, the event will be held Tuesday September 12th at 8pm. A message will be sent out via text and email by 4pm on the day of the event letting ticket-holders know about the rescheduling.

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