It’s Philly 5 Friday!
IT’S PHILLY 5 FRIDAY!
Here are FIVE reasons why Philadelphia is just THAT awesome!
This week, we’re on a music kick. Philadelphia is one of the best cities to see your favorite band play. With more than a dozen theater venues, artists are always stopping in on their national tours. Let’s look at 5 of the best places to see them play!
The Theatre of Living Arts, located on South St between 3rd and 4th St. was a movie house in its early years, showing art house films and weekly midnight screenings of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Since then, it has become Philadelphia’s premiere small concert venue, welcoming up and coming artists from all genres to rock the 1,000 concert goers it is able to hold within its’ walls. Shows run almost any night of the week. This is the most intimate setting you can possibly catch a band playing in.
Union Transfer is one of the newest venues in Philadelphia. Located on Spring Garden in between 10th and 11th St, it has some of the best acousics of any venue in Philly. It’s interior rustic charm and western-esque bar set the perfect mood for a great night of awesome music with friends!
The Electric Factory, which sits on 7th St between Willow and Spring Garden St. was converted from an actual electirc factory circa 1994-1995. The standing-room-only capacity is approximately 2,500 to 3,000 people, including the second-floor area complete with a bar which overlooks the stage from stage left. All genres of music can be seen at this venue (and most of the better known performers come here) and a great place to see one of your favorites up close and personal!
The Tower Theater, built in 1927, was opened a year later, by John H. McClatchy, as one of Upper Darby Township’s first movie houses. Located minutes outside of center city, Philadelphia, it’s one of the most popular venues for music performers. It’s acoustics are so great, many bands record live albums from itside its walls.
The Trocadero Theatre
The Trocadero Theatre was originally opened as theArch Street Opera House in 1870. Since its opening, it has been used for musical comedies, vaudeville, cinema, fine arts, and burlesque. Today, its used as a concert hall and dance club. Set just streets from Center City Philadelphia, the “Troc” is a great historic venue to see a show.