Attraction

World Cafe Live

Music club, restaurant and WXPN radio studios

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Overview

World Cafe Live, a multi-level venue, features a casual dining/listening space, a 300-person bistro-style concert room, a music shop and WXPN’s radio studios.

Guests can settle into the Upstairs Live Cafe where, alongside late-night eats and drinks, they’ll enjoy live music and food in a city-chic setting.

On the lower level, Downstairs Live, the main performance venue, hosts nationally known artists,

Go ahead and peek into the WXPN’s window downstairs to catch the namesake show being taped.

 

The History

When a brainstorm hit a local entrepreneur/amateur musician simultaneously, he decided that adults needed a place to hear live music. Turns out WXPN also needed new studios, especially for its nationally popular show, “World Cafe.” Mutual interests merged, and six years later, World Cafe Live came to be.

There’s not a bad seat in the house, but the best place to see a show is from the bar.

The Experience

Downstairs Live’s muted colors, contemporary design, top-notch sound system and good sight lines create a lively, sophisticated atmosphere.

Don’t Miss

Peanut Butter and Jams is a family-friendly Saturday lunchtime program that offers a fun and interactive live music experience for kids and parents.

World Cafe Live’s Monday Night Jazz Jam, hosted by Marcel Bellinger, offers jazz musicians from the Philadelphia region an incredible opportunity. Each week, the house band opens the evening with two songs and then makes way for the new talent to to perform with the band.

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