Flowers for the Philly Sound



Laurel Hill West Conservatory

Join us to celebrate Philadelphia’s unique soul music scene of the 1970s—the Philadelphia Sound. Influencers of the Philly Sound included musicians Billy Paul, Teddy Pendergrass, and disk jockey Hy Lit, all of whom are permanent residents of Laurel Hill West. Hear a panel of community historians and local musicians discuss what made the Philly Sound special and how it shaped a legacy of artists and genres to come, from funk to neo soul and R+B, then enjoy a cocktail hour with music inspired by the conversation.



  • $20/General Admission (Ages 13 and up)
  • $18/Seniors (Ages 65+) and Students with ID
  • $15/Members of the Friends of Laurel Hill
  • $10/Youth (Ages 6-12)
  • $1.90/Access Card Holders (can purchase up to 4 tickets) **

** Access Card + Valid Photo I.D. must be presented at check-in.

Please note – youth and children must be accompanied by an adult.


This event will take place in the Conservatory at Laurel Hill West, located at 225 Belmont Avenue. From the main entrance, the Conservatory is a 3-minute drive into the cemetery. Information on directions, parking, and visiting guidelines are linked here to better plan your visit.