YouTube star and singer-songwriter Tyler Ward will perform at the World Cafe Live in Philadelphia, Wednesday. The opener is Anna Clendening.

YouTube star and singer-songwriter Tyler Ward will perform at the World Cafe Live in Philadelphia, Wednesday. The opener is Anna Clendening, a fellow YouTuber.

The show begins upstairs at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 (plus fees) at the door.

Ward, who is also a producer, has built his fanbase of more than 2 million by being a social media pioneer. Tyler became the first independent social media singer-songwriter to hit Billboard’s top 50 chart and was one of the first stars to make a full-time living as a social media artist.

He has collaborated with many YouTube and major-label singers, including Jason Mraz, Earth, Wind and Fire and Jason Derulo (Ward was the producer of the track “The Other Side,” which appeared on Derulo’s major label release).

Ward has also seen critical success in his career, including receiving a 2015 YouTube Music Award and being nominated for a Streamy Award, one of the highest honors of excellence in online videos on YouTube.

His new EP “,Yellow Boxes,” will be released worldwide on Oct. 1.

YELLOW BOXES TOUR

As Ward's first-ever solo acoustic tour, “Yellow Boxes” promises to showcase his showmanship, genuine personality and passion for others as he continues to blaze the trail for those around him.

Why title a tour “Yellow Boxes?” Because this year, Ward will unpack all the changes he has made and the new perspective he is bringing to his music. It has been a year that has birthed not one, but two new EPs and a worldwide tour.

For tickets or more information about Ward's concert at World Cafe Live, visit philly.worldcafelive.com or call (215) 222-1400.