If you’ve ever spent the summer in Philly, you know the city really heats up even when the sun goes down. Read on for 5 can’t-miss outdoor venues we’ve picked to catch live music this season.
An exception to the rule, BB&T Pavilion is the only venue on this list that is not located in Philly. This Camden spot is notorious for day-long tailgates and giant lawn parties that’ll have you back time after time. Just a quick drive or ride on the PATCO over the bridge to New Jersey, this venue is accessible from anywhere in the city. Don’t miss the kickoff show on May 12th featuring Future, Migos, Tory Lanez, & Kodak Black.
Located in West Fairmount Park, this open-air concert venue paints the perfect picture of attending an outdoor concert in Philly this summer. Shows begin in late April, with acts like The xx and Fifth Harmony coming through in May and June as well. With ice cold craft beer and a variety of food trucks to choose from during your visit, make sure The Mann is on your places to hit this season.
A venue in a league of its own, Festival Pier brings not only a variety of concessions and amenities, but tops it off with a scenic view of the Delaware River and New Jersey. This riverside spot is a hub for reggae, hip hop, and everything in between. The season kicks off on April 22nd with Life in Color, a festival that is sure to banish any winter blues and get you ready for the summer ahead.
Located right by the Strawberry Mansion Bridge in North Philly, The Dell Music Center is a hub for soul and artist expression. Managed by Philly Parks and Rec, this venue is truly a staple to the surrounding neighborhoods and beyond. A multi-use, open air amphitheater that welcomes a wide range of acts, you won’t want to skip this spot on your way around the city this summer!
For one day a year, the 100 block of N. Mole Street in Center City becomes transformed into the perfect outdoor festival setting. On Saturday, June 24th, neighbors will come from near and far to celebrate the summer solstice through music, visual arts, food and drink, and a sense of community. Not to mention the best part- Molestice is free to all attendees!
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