4.29.17

The War On Drugs Return To Play MTWB Philly Charity Show

  Hello – We are quite proud and very excited to share the news for the fourth annual CONNOR BARWIN – MAKE THE WORLD BETTER charity concert, Thursday September 21st with Philadelphia’s own THE WAR ON DRUGS! In the past three years the MTWB concerts at Union Transfer have raised close to $750,000 for parks and recreation centers in some of the most troubled areas of Philadelphia. They have been without a doubt the most positive and heartwarming shows on our calendar each summer. This year will be no different. We have moved on up to a bigger and more exciting outdoor venue – THE DELL MUSIC CENTER (as pictured below). The City of Philadelphia has operated the Robin Hood Dell East as a signature … MORE >>>

6.1.16

You Can Raise $100 For Low Income Kids In Philly By Attending This Show

  Hi! It’s almost time for our favorite show of the year. The one where 100% of the ticket and bar sales are donated and then MATCHED by Connor Barwin’s Make The World Better foundation. You can directly impact some kid’s lives in a troubling area of Philadelphia by just attending this show, bringing a friend and ordering one beer each. That simple act will generate $100 for the cause. It’s really that simple! Tickets are only $20. Beers are $5. For two people, that’s $50 total. With MTWB matching every dollar, $100 goes directly towards building a new park in Philadelphia. It’s pretty rare to take part in a show where your attendance makes a dramatic and immediate impact in Philadelphia. The previous two benefit … MORE >>>

5.13.16

This Weekend : Punk Rock Flea Market + Record Show !!!!

It is finally upon us! The great PUNK ROCK FLEA MARKET! 500+ vendors over two days (no repeats / new sellers each day) & The Philadelphia Record Riot, 60 dealers from the east coast + a bunch of food trucks, snacks, drinks, weird flea market people, punks, broken junk, amazing finds and a whole lot more.  It’s the greatest people watching of all time and somehow was featured in a national men’s magazine as one of the best places to meet a significant other. Boy was that weird. So if you don’t find that special someone, you can at least find a cool and unusual gift for your family, friends and loved ones.  As with every year, we’ll be selling our famous super limited 10 show … MORE >>>

4.27.16

R5’s Punk Rock Flea Market – Just Two Weeks Away – May 14/15

Hello. It’s time again for our largest annual event, THE PUNK ROCK FLEA MARKET – SPRING EDITION! It’s kicking off in just about two weeks time. Saturday May 14 and Sunday May 15th. 500 vendors over two days and a big record show! No repeat sellers! By far the best place to get that weird and unusual gift for yourself or someone else. 500 different vendors selling new and old records, clothes, art, music, junk, bicycles, stereo equipment, instruments, automobiles, tools, posters, furniture, computers, skateboards and lots of other stuff. As always we’ll have a bunch of food trucks and all sorts of other nonsense to keep you entertained. Keep in mind that there will be new vendors each day / night. No repeats! We … MORE >>>

12.7.15

Punk Rock Flea This Weekend : Lifetime Pass Scavenger Hunt * Free Friday Night Market

  It is finally upon us! The great PUNK ROCK FLEA MARKET HOLIDAY EDITION. It’s going to be the biggest one ever! THREE DAYS. 700+ vendors (no repeats / new sellers each day) and we have THE PHILADELPHIA RECORD RIOT, a record show with 60+ dealers from the east coast + a bunch of food trucks, snacks, drinks. It’s the greatest people watching of all time, winner of the Philadelphia City Paper Reader’s Choice Award Winner for “Best Festival / Gathering” and somehow was featured in a ridiculous men’s magazine as one of the best places to meet a significant other. LOVE WILL BE IN THE AIR. If you don’t find a new partner for the holidays, you can at least buy a weird gift for your family, friends … MORE >>>

12.2.15

THE BIGGEST PUNK ROCK FLEA MARKET EVER – 700 VENDORS – 3 DAYS

Hello. It’s time again for our largest annual event, THE PUNK ROCK FLEA MARKET – HOLIDAY EDITION! It’s kicking off next weekend staring Friday December 11th. This year will be our biggest flea market EVER with over 700 vendors over three days! Due to insane vendor demand, we’ve added a free FRIDAY NIGHT MARKET. Each day we have different sellers. NO REPEATS ! By far the best place to get that weird and unusual holiday gift for someone. 700+ different vendors selling new and old records, clothes, art, music, junk, bicycles, stereo equipment, instruments, automobiles, tools, posters, furniture, computers, skateboards and lots of other stuff. As always we’ll have a bunch of food trucks and all sorts of other nonsense to keep you entertained. Keep in mind … MORE >>>

9.30.15

Announcing Our New Satellite Ticketing Location: Long In The Tooth !

Hellos! We are very pleased to announce that tickets for ALL R5 Productions, Union Transfer and Boot & Saddle shows are now available six days a week at at Philadelphia’s finest independent record store Long In The Tooth (2027 Sansom Street), right around the corner from the First Unitarian Church. They’re open from 12pm-7pm Tuesday through Thursday, 12-9pm Friday & Saturday and 12pm-6pm on Sunday. Tickets purchased at LITT are CASH ONLY and, as always, NO SERVICE FEES.

8.31.15

Punk Rock Flea Market – Holiday Edition : Dec 12 + 13

Hellos – We just wanted to send out a “save the date” e-mail for our world famous PUNK ROCK FLEA MARKET + PHILADELPHIA RECORD RIOT. Sat Dec 12th and 13th. It’s going down at the usual 9th and Spring Garden Location.Vendor registration begins on Wednesday September 16th at noon. We expect tables to sell out quickly, so if you know anyone who would like sell at this event tell them to e-mail sean@r5productions.com to get added to the vendor mailing list!We are also looking for people to sell their own personal junk at the event. Record collections, old band shirts, instruments, furniture etc. If you know anyone – have them get in touch, we are holding tables this year to ensure the flea market remains … MORE >>>

6.25.15

F#cked Up – Special Zodiac Show at International House – Sunday

Hellos – We wanted to pass along word about a very special show this Sunday (June 28th) featuring Toronto punks, FUCKED UP performing as a nine piece band with supplementary musicians at The International House in West Philly. FU will be playing material from their annual Zodiac releases, which focus on longer-form more dense / experimental compositions loosely related to the Zodiac calendar. The shows will be more improvisational and experimental than traditional FU shows. This will likely be the only time anyone will get to see this material and these songs performed live in Philly. We think it’s going to be pretty cool. Especially at The International House. Tickets are on-sale now at AKA Music or online by clicking here. Hope to see you this weekend. xo/r5

6.17.15

VIP Tickets for Connor Barwin Benefit w/ Mac Demarco, Parquet Courts + Marian Hill

Hellos – We wanted to give everyone the final heads up that we only have a few more VIP / MEET & GREET tickets left for this weekend’s stacked Make The World Better benefit with Mac Demarco, Parquet Courts, Marian Hill and The Suffers.MTWB is the charitable organization founded by Philadelphia Eagles all-pro Linebacker Connor Barwin, dedicated to enriching the lives of Philadelphia’s youth by providing safe and fun places for artistic and athletic development. Last year’s concert w/ Kurt Vile and The Districts raised over $185,000 for Ralph Brooks Park in Point Breeze. We’ve said it a bunch, but it was by far THE MOST positive show we have ever been a part of. Unlike a lot of the other benefit concerts out there. … MORE >>>