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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.
The sights and sounds of the Caribbean converge on Penn’s Landing
Travel to the Islands without leaving Philadelphia for the annual Caribbean Festival at Penn’s Landing Great Plaza. This free festival of Caribbean traditions, music and food is a culturally rich celebration of 14 Caribbean Islands featuring a collage of sights, sounds, aromas and tastes.View More
Labor Day weekend festival on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway returns
The Budweiser Made In America Festival is a massive musical celebration that takes over the Benjamin Franklin Parkway on Labor Day weekend.View More
Super-sized block party in Northern Liberties
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.View More
The 8th annual celebration of music in Powelton Village
Spend the day in West Philadelphia’s Powelton Village during the 8th annual Lancaster Avenue Jazz and Arts Festival.View More
Southern classics and live jazz, blues and R&B
Warmdaddy’s has a down-home vibe, a down-home Southern menu and a get-down lineup of national jazz, blues and R&B artists every night.View More
A hub of family-friendly activity throughout the year
The Delaware River Waterfront, just a short walk from Old City and Historic Philadelphia, hosts family-friendly attractions and events all year long.View More
Four days of 4th of July celebrations just across the river
Celebrate America’s 238th birthday with the free, four-day Camden Waterfront Freedom Festival featuring live music, special events, contests, food, a Festival Beer Garden featuring Flying Fish Brewery and much more.View More
Live music, New American cuisine and one-of-a-kind rock memorabilia
Hard Rock Cafe Philadelphia has it all: rocking live shows, tasty meals and historic rock and roll items that should amaze any music fan.View More
Free monthly outdoor concerts in University City
University City District ups the cool factor to combat the summer heat with the return of the 40th Street Summer Series, free outdoor concerts on the last Saturdays of June, July, August and September.View More
The Main Line’s first art center
Established as the first art center on the Main Line, the Wayne Art Center comes complete with state-of-the-art studios, galleries and a gallery shop.View More