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.
Performing Arts in Philadelphia


A former tombstone store, then producer Diplo's studios, this eclectic space now hosts movies, live shows, art, comedy and more.
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…
Performing Arts in Philadelphia

Kimmel Center

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

Chris' Jazz Cafe

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.
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.
Ballet in Philadelphia

Academy of Music

The gas lamps on the front of this renovated baroque opera house set the tone for the gorgeous interior. It's a real treat to see a show here.
Concert Venue in Philadelphia

Union Transfer

Opened in 2011, this music hall is one of the best spaces in Philly for bigger-name bands, with eclectic booking and good bar service.
Stadium in Philadelphia

Lincoln Financial Field

The proudly South Philly home of the Philadelphia Eagles (www.philadelphiaeagles.com), and occasional stage for mega-concerts.