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Union Transfer is a joint collaboration of Four Corners Management, R5 Productions and The Bowery Presents. Housed in a historic brick structure dating back to 1889, this music venue opened in 2011 and is now among the prominent concert spaces in town. It features three fully equipped bars and a few concession stands. Most of their shows are for all ages. Some of their previous listings are Metermaids, Jello Biafra, The Antlers, Mischief Brew, Sage Francis and Guantanamo School of Medicine.
Franklin Music Hall, formerly known as The Electric Factory, has built a reputation for showcasing the best of rock, electronic and pop music. If a band has toured the East Coast they are likely to have performed here. Top classic rock artists like Neil Young and Blue Oyster Cult have performed here in the past. It is a great place to check out the local music scene. Private parties can also be held at this dynamic venue.
Portland has a claim to fame in the World Cafe Live on Walnut Street. The Cafe has innumerable world class artists and troupes performing every night. Talent from all over the world is showcased on its stage, varying from belly-dancers to fusion musicians and many, many more. World Cafe Live is the best place in Philly to see and be seen. This is also a great place to host private parties the Upstairs level and the lower Mezzanine are available for use separately. Open Monday to Friday 11am onwards and Saturday to Sunday 5pm onwards.
Johnny Brenda's very ambiance would elicit a rapt smile from you as soon as you enter this restaurant-bar; it's that cheerful! And while the decor is pretty zippy, you will be glad to find a balcony extending from the room, where the bands perform. Fresh and tasty food, especially Mediterranean, is accompanied by good music and superb beers. While there is a good collection of wines and liquors here, Johnny totally dotes on its cask-conditioned brews.
Popular in the Philadelphia area since 1928, this theater was initially a movie house but now it houses a variety of shows. It could be Glenn Beck on Ice, Little Red Riding Summer Series show or The Nutcracker. It has a mixture of performances for the audience. Parking is available behind the theater. Become an E-seats member at the theater and get autographed posters from the stars along with more benefits.