Live Music in Philadelphia

World Cafe Live

Home to U Penn's radio station, WXPN, this former factory has upstairs and downstairs performance spaces for jazz, folk and global acts, plus good food.
Live Music in Philadelphia

Johnny Brenda's

The hub of Fishtown/Northern Liberties' indie-rock scene, this is a great small venue with a balcony, plus a solid restaurant and bar with equally indie-minded beers.
Live Music in Philadelphia

Wanamaker Organ

Back when Macy's was Wanamaker's, owner John Wanamaker installed this enormous pipe organ in 1909, with free concerts to delight shoppers and make them linger. The tradition lives on, with classical and pop tunes fi…
Jazz in Philadelphia

Chris' Jazz Club

Showcasing local talent along with national greats, this intimate space features a 4pm piano happy hour Tuesday through Friday and good bands Monday through Saturday nights.
Performing Arts in Philadelphia

Kimmel Center

The city's most active and prestigious arts institution, this modern concert hall hosts the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Pennyslvania Ballet and more. It also manages the gorgeous old baroque Academy of Music – it's …
Dance in Philadelphia

Philadelphia Dance Company

For almost 40 years this company has been providing top-shelf exhibitions of dance, blending ballet and modern as the resident company at the Kimmel Center.
Classical Music in Philadelphia

Philadelphia Orchestra

The city's orchestra, founded in 1900, plays at the Kimmel Center, where it also resides.
Theater in Philadelphia

Philadelphia Theatre Company

This company, which produces quality contemporary plays with regional actors, has a high-end home in the heart of the arts district.
Performing Arts in Philadelphia

Trocadero Theater

A rock-and-roll showcase in Chinatown housed in a 19th-century Victorian theater. The calendar encompasses a hodgepodge of musicians, spoken-word artists and comedians; Monday night is movie night.
Jazz in Philadelphia

Ortlieb's Jazzhaus

A respectable jazz lineup with a house band jamming every Tuesday night and Cajun cuisine on the menu (mains $20).