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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.
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“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.
A day of incredible music at Penn’s Landing
May 30View More
Now in its eighth year, the Roots Picnic is bigger and better than ever with a day of incredible and diverse music at the Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing.
Day-long celebration of jazz in Philadelphia
April 25View More
Spend the day relaxing with live jazz during the fourth annual Center City Jazz Festival. Part of Jazz Appreciation Month, the day-long festival features 16 bands performing at four Center City venues.
Super-sized block party in Northern Liberties
August 2View More
Every August, thousands pack a seven-block stretch of North 2nd Street for a day of music, food, beer gardens, art, workshops and vendors of all kinds.
DJs, belly dancing, hookahs and more
A night at the Bside Lounge, shared with Barra Italian Restaurant in Old City, might consist of a lot of things: guest DJs spinning Medina-flavored fusion along with house and techno music, belly dancers accompanied by live percussionists, or a hookah shared with friends.View More
Performance space and community gathering place
Built as a house of worship in 1911, The Rotunda is now a smoke-free and drink-free space for world, soul, hip-hop, rock, jazz and experimental music. When bands aren’t playing, the socially conscious venue hosts movie screenings, yoga classes, theater projects and art exhibits.View More
More than 300 musicians help celebrate the holiday season
December 6 – 20View More
Performing both delightful seasonal classics and glorious gospel music, Holiday POPS! is a marvelous way for the whole family to enjoy the holidays together.
High-quality handmade goods from local and national artists
May 9-10View More
One of Philly’s finest craft fairs, Art Star Craft Bazaar features more than 60 local and national artists showing off and selling high-quality handmade goods.
Annual riverside celebration of the Fishtown neighborhood
Saturday, October 11View More
Celebrate fall in the Fishtown neighborhood during the annual RiverCity Fall Festival at scenic Penn Treaty Park on the Delaware River Waterfront.
Food, drinks and outdoor fun on 13th Street
Saturday, October 4View More
Held every autumn, the Midtown Village Fall Festival is one of Philadelphia’s premier outdoor events.
First annual free street festival in Philadelphia’s historic district
Sunday, October 12View More
Two streets in Old City will transform from quiet cobblestone thoroughfares into alfresco eating-and-entertainment meccas for Old City Fest, which takes place on Sunday, October 12.
Sip, savor and stroll along Germantown Avenue
Sip, savor and stroll your way through Mt. Airy during Street Fare, an evening of food and fun along Germantown Avenue.View More
Multiple beer tents, traditional eats, live music and more
Fishtown’s popular beer garden Frankford Hall hosts one of the city’s largest Oktoberfest celebrations with a day-long block party on Frankford Avenue.View More
Beer, brats and a block party
Brauhaus Schmitz is going all out for Oktoberfest with a week of German-inspired events all leading up to an incredible block party on South Street on Saturday, September 20.View More
Most affordable festival returns to West Philadelphia
After a successful summer event in June, the Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll is returning in September for an evening of live music and $1 deals.View More
13.1-mile race followed by a free concert
The Philadelphia Rock ‘n’ Roll Half-Marathon returns in September, bringing together fitness and music as runners head down the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and along the Schuylkill River before taking in a free concert at Eakins Oval.View More