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Philadelphia has a strong history of music and a thriving current scene presenting both local and touring artists. Philadelphia offers extraordinarily high quality music experiences in Classical, Jazz, Rock, Folk, World, Dance Club and Neo-Soul and Hip-Hop.
Get the lowdown on the current music scene by following these links to Classical, Dance Club, Folk, Jazz, Neo-Soul and Hip-Hop, Rock or World music.
Alternatively, browse below to discover the wealth of music available in the region.
“Philadelphia isn’t a huge city, but it’s one that lives and breathes music… Philly’s got a vibe to it —- something creative, artistic and fresh.” (Touch magazine – London, July 2003)
One-stop multi-culture on the Avenue of the Arts
The brightest light on the Avenue of the Arts is the dazzling regional performing arts center, whose discreet brick exterior rises to a bold 150-foot glass vaulted rooftop for startling views of the city.
A universe of stellar performers entertains under summertime skies
The Mann Center for the Performing Arts, one of the nation’s largest outdoor amphitheaters, is a top summer destination for music lovers in Philadelphia.
Major works in the country’s most historic opera house
Philadelphia’s only producer of grand opera, the Opera Philadelphia is home to some of the industry’s brightest singers, composers, directors and conductors.
Labor Day weekend festival on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway returns for its third year
The Budweiser Made In America Festival is a massive musical celebration that takes over the Benjamin Franklin Parkway on Labor Day weekend.View More
A day of discounts, giveaways, entertainment and free admission to museums
College students return to Philly in grand fashion during Campus Philly CollegeFest on Saturday, September 27.View More
A haven for singer-songwriter performances in Old City
The Tin Angel, in the historic Old City section of Philadelphia, is a cosmopolitan café, cozy, comfortable and perfect for its intimate presentations of classic folksingers like Ramblin’ Jack Elliot and Odetta.View More
Vendors, music and more
Every September, along the streets of downtown Doylestown in Bucks County, exhibitors set up shop for a festival of handmade goods galore at the annual Doylestown Arts Festival.View More
30th anniversary of one of Philly’s largest celebrations of Latino music and culture
The annual Feria del Barrio is one of Philadelphia’s largest celebrations of Latino music and culture, bringing together thousands of residents to celebrate 30 years of arts, education and community. The free, family-friendly day is filled with performances, crafts, games and other activities.View More
Long-standing venue for live music in Chinatown
A onetime burlesque theater, the Trocadero Theatre in Chinatown is now a favorite spot for live music, special events and weekly movie screenings.View More
Italian with a side of opera
First opened in 1933, Victor Cafe is the only restaurant in Philadelphia that continues the old world tradition of waiters and waitress performing operatic arias for diners each and every night.View More
City-wide celebration of though-provoking progressive performing arts
For fans of new and experimental theater, the Fringe Festival presented by FringeArts features hundreds of must-see performances each September.View More
A Northern Liberties gastropub with Jazz Brunch Sundays
Formerly a corner-bar relic in Northern Liberties, Jerry’s Bar has been transformed into a raved-about gastropub serving house-smoked meats, bistro bar favorites and a stellar brunch.View More
An exciting weekend of music, food and fun on the grassy hills of Old Poole Farm
The hills of Schwenksville, Pennsylvania come alive every summer with the sound of folk music during the long-running Philadelphia Folk Festival at Old Poole Farm near Schwenksville, Pennsylvania.View More