While many view Philadelphia as a sports-centric town, our music scene is one of the best in the country, chock full of concert venues to suit every taste, every genre, and every live music style. From smaller venues that feature mostly local artists to major concert venues that attract the biggest names in music, Philly has got you covered. Live Good Fast has compiled a list of some of our favorite Philly music venues to get your live music adventure started.
The Tin Angel
20 S. 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
For fans of acoustic music, The Tin Angel is one of the best listening rooms in town and it has a lot of history. Artists like David Gray, Ani DiFranco, Jeff Buckley, Laura Nyro, and more have performed here. Given the venue is so cozy and intimate, it’s best to not speak when an artist is performing.
1100 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
If you’re in the mood to rock out, Milkboy Philly is your spot. Their upstairs music venue features a full bar with an extensive craft beer selection and delicious bites from their downstairs restaurant. The musical lineup features both local and national touring acts and is currently the Philly home of the Communion Music Series, founded by Ben Lovett of Mumford and Sons.
1026 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123
Union Transfer opened in 2011, converting a former luggage transfer station into one of the most beautiful concert venues in the country. Its high ceilings and stained glass windows give it a cathedral-like feel mixed with rock and roll grit. Boasting four bars and a state of the art sound system, the venue holds up to 1200 people and upcoming shows include Halsey, Philly’s own Ground Up, and The Kills.