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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)

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  • Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

    One-stop multi-culture on the Avenue of the Arts

    The Kimmel Center for the Performing 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.

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  • Mann Center for the Performing Arts

    A universe of stellar performers entertains under summertime skies

    The Mann can seat over 4,500 with room for nearly 10,000 more on the spacious lawn.

    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.

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  • Opera Philadelphia

    Major works in the country’s most historic opera house

    Opera Philadelphia presents the East Coast Premiere of <em>Cold Mountain</em> from February 5-14, 2016.

    Philadelphia’s only producer of grand opera, the Opera Philadelphia is home to some of the industry’s brightest singers, composers, directors and conductors.

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  • Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame

    More than 100 bronze plaques pay tribute to legendary musicians whose origins are rooted in the area

    Legendary Philly hip-hop group The Roots are just one of more than 100 artists featured on Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame.

    Take a walk down Broad Street and view over 100 bronze plaques that pay tribute to legendary musicians whose origins are rooted in the area.

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  • Opera Philadelphia

    Major works in the country’s most historic opera house

    Opera Philadelphia presents the East Coast Premiere of <em>Cold Mountain</em> from February 5-14, 2016.

    Philadelphia’s only producer of grand opera, the Opera Philadelphia is home to some of the industry’s brightest singers, composers, directors and conductors.

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  • The Fillmore Philadelphia

    A brand-new live music venue in a former metal factory in Fishtown

    The main hall at The Fillmore Philadelphia features two floors, great sightlines, top-notch production and sound and VIP service options.

    The Fillmore Philadelphia, the city’s newest entertainment space, offers three venues inside a converted 125-year-old former metal factory in Fishtown.

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  • Feria del Barrio

    31st 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.

    September 13, 2015
    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.

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  • Prince Theater

    Contemporary performance space for live entertainment and film

    Prince Theater in Center City.

    The Prince Theater in Center City is a contemporary space for live entertainment and film screenings in Philadelphia.

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  • 2016 Fringe Festival

    City-wide celebration of though-provoking progressive performing arts

    “The Adults” by New Paradise Laboratories

    September 9-24, 2016
    For fans of new and experimental theater, the Fringe Festival presented by FringeArts features hundreds of must-see performances each September.

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  • Mann Center for the Performing Arts

    A universe of stellar performers entertains under summertime skies

    The Mann can seat over 4,500 with room for nearly 10,000 more on the spacious lawn.

    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.

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  • The Roots Picnic

    A day of incredible music at Penn’s Landing

    The Roots Picnic

    June 4, 2016
    Now in its ninth 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.

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  • Made In America Music Festival

    Labor Day weekend festival on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway returns for its fourth year

    The crowd at Made In America.

    September 2016
    Beyonce is coming back to Philadelphia for the 2015 Budweiser Made In America Festival, a massive musical celebration that takes over the Benjamin Franklin Parkway on Labor Day weekend.

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  • Center City Jazz Festival

    Day-long celebration of jazz in Philadelphia

    Chris’ Jazz Cafe is one of four venues hosting the Center City Jazz Festival.

    April 25
    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.

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  • Summer Concert Series
    at Penn’s Landing

    Outdoor concerts on the Delaware River Waterfront all summer long

    All summer long, Penn’s Landing is home to exciting live music on the Delaware River Waterfront.

    All summer long, Penn’s Landing is home to exciting live music on the Delaware River Waterfront.

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  • PECO Multicultural Series
    at Penn’s Landing

    Lively festivals that celebrate the city’s diversity all summer long

    The Hispanic Fiesta at Penn’s Landing is one of Philadelphia’s premier Latino events, drawing upwards of 15,000 people each day.

    The PECO Multicultural Series is a popular series of diverse and free events at Penn’s Landing throughout the summer.

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  • Oktoberfest at Brauhaus Schmitz

    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.

    September 19, 2015
    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.

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  • Bside Lounge

    DJs, belly dancing, hookahs and more

    A night at the Bside Lounge 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 hookah nights.

    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.

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  • Caribbean Festival

    The sights and sounds of the Caribbean converge on Penn’s Landing

    The Caribbean Festival takes place at the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing.

    August 16
    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.

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