Philadelphia, PA - With tons of live music venues all through Philadelphia. It is no wonder Philadelphia is often looked upon as the best city to hear live music. Listed below are a few great Outdoor locations for live music in the City of Brotherly love.
Philadelphia Outdoor Performance Spaces
- The Dell Music Center, a 5,000-person amphitheater in Fairmount Park, is known for jazz, soul and hip-hop greats, from Dizzy Gillespie and Ella Fitzgerald to Jill Scott and Brian McKnight. Ridge Avenue & Huntingdon Drive, (215) 685-9564, mydelleast.com
- Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing offers excellent talent, warm air, and a relaxed vibe to create a distinct musical experience for the crowd and performers at this outdoor, waterfront venue. Columbus Boulevard at Spring Garden Street, (800) 745-3000, festivalpierphilly.com
- The Mann Center for the Performing Arts was founded as the summer home of The Philadelphia Orchestra. Today, the open-air venue in Fairmount Park presents a range of orchestra, pop, jazz and rock concerts, as well as arts programs that focus on everything from dance to drumming. 5201 Parkside Avenue, (215) 546-7900, manncenter.org
- BB&T Pavilion in Camden, New Jersey on the Delaware River Waterfront, is just a ferry ride away. The laid-back atmosphere and picturesque outdoor amphitheater setting are perfect for Pearl Jam and Jimmy Buffett concerts. After dark, the lawn-dwellers enjoy a breathtaking view of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge and the Philadelphia city skyline. 1 Harbour Boulevard, Camden, NJ, (856) 365-1300, ticketmaster.com