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Motown - The Musical

Academy of Music May 30 - Jun 11, 2017

The hit-filled story of Motown's founding father heads out on tour!

Motown The Musical, Academy of Music, Philadelphia
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Motown: The Musical is Broadway's hottest music history musical - a vibrant journey through the Motown genre from Smokey Robinson and Marvin Gaye to Diana Ross and Michael Jackson. The show tells the story...

Prices from: $40

Dirty Dancing

Merriam Theater May 16 - 21, 2017

Dirty Dancing is an explosive mix of music, romance and sensational dancing. Don't put baby in the corner!

Dirty Dancing, Merriam Theater, Philadelphia
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Dirty Dancing treats you to an unprecedented live experience, exploding with achingly cool music, romance, and above all, sensational dancing. This touring production hews closely to the movie, packing...

Prices from: $115

Pennsylvania Ballet - Re/Action

Academy of Music May 13 - 14, 2017

A dramatic display of talent.

Pennsylvania Ballet Re Action, Academy of Music, Philadelphia

Technical ability is tested to the limit in this kinetic triple bill from Pennsylvania Ballet, featuring work from Christopher Wheeldon, George Balanchine and an exciting world premiere from Choreographer...

Prices from: $175

Opera Philadelphia: The Marriage Of Figaro

Academy of Music Apr 30 - May 5, 2017

Mozart's hero gets married - or does he?

Opera Philadelphia The Marriage Of Figaro, Academy of Music, Philadelphia

A new production by the accomplished Opera Philadelphia, conducted by Corrado Rovaris and directed by Stephen Lawless, the farcical comedy sees Mozart's wily hero in love and about to be married to the...

Prices from: $150

Saturday Night Fever

Walnut Street Theatre May 16 - Jul 16, 2017

The classic tale of disco fever

Saturday Night Fever, Walnut Street Theatre, Philadelphia

Get on your white flares and dust off that glitter ball because Saturday Night Fever is back. This new production transports you back to the glittering era of disco, and features all of the classic Bee...

Prices from: $35

Jerry's Girls

Walnut Street Independance Studio 3 Apr 4 - Jul 2, 2017

Here come the girls!

Jerrys Girls, Walnut Street Independance Studio 3, Philadelphia

The glorious Broadway songbook of Jerry Herman is the focus of this charming musical revue, as we pay tribute to a true American master composer! Featuring the biggest standards from Broadway favorites...

Prices from: $55

Vegas Legends

American Music Theatre Apr 25 - Oct 7, 2017

The best of Vegas in one evening!

Vegas Legends, American Music Theatre, Philadelphia

The entertainment capital of the world, over the years Las Vegas has hosted some of the greatest performers to ever walk the earth, from the Rat Pack through to Britney. American Music Theatre's Vegas...

Prices from: $55

Jim Jefferies

Keswick Theater May 12, 2017

The Unusual Punishment Tour 2017

Jim Jefferies, Keswick Theater, Philadelphia
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Regarded as one of the fastest rising stars in the comedy world, his shockingly charming style has made him one of the most sought after comics on the world stage. Jim gets away with jokes that most comedians...

Prices from: $95

104.5 Radio Birthday Show - Kings of Leon, Bastille, and Empire of the Sun

BB&T Pavilion May 13, 2017

1045 Radio Birthday Show Kings of Leon Bastille and Empire of the Sun, BBT Pavilion, Philadelphia

Headlining are Kings of Leon, who have grown from indie music darlings to world conquering superstars over the course of seven albums, the latest of which was 2016's Walls. Leading off with the thunderous...

Prices from: $35

Mumford And Sons

BB&T Pavilion May 25, 2017

The British indie rock superstars return with their newly-electrified sound

Mumford And Sons, BBT Pavilion, Philadelphia

From their humble beginnings in the UK folk scene, Mumford & Sons have become one of the biggest bands in the world. Led by singer Marcus Mumford, their big-hearted, anthemic indie-folk debut was topped...

Prices from: $100

My Favorite Murder

Keswick Theater May 14, 2017

Get ready murderinos!

My Favorite Murder, Keswick Theater, Philadelphia

Get ready Murderinos! Karen and Georgia are taking their incredibly popular podcast on the road with a series of bumper live shows this year. Don't miss the girls (and Stephen?!) as they tackle more fascinating...

Prices from: $75

Brad Paisley

BB&T Pavilion May 19, 2017

Brad Paisley is Country through and through

Brad Paisley, BBT Pavilion, Philadelphia

Such is his current sky high profile in the world of country music, Brad Paisley is able to embark on a brand new World Tour every single year! His last series of dates, the Crushin' It world tour, wrapped...

Prices from: $25

Jean Michel Jarre

Tower Theater May 18, 2017

Electronic music pioneer tours North America for the first time ever

Jean Michel Jarre, Tower Theater, Philadelphia

Despite being a giant of electronic music, and a renowned performer and musical innovator for over 40 years, Frenchman Jean Michel Jarre has never toured the US before. That's all set to change in 2017,...

Prices from: $65

Laura Marling

Theatre Of The Living Arts May 19, 2017

A talented English nu-folk artist of prodigious skill

Laura Marling, Theatre Of The Living Arts, Philadelphia

Singer/songwriter Laura Marling was only 16 years old when she emerged on the British indie scene in 2007 thanks to a handful of infectious singles made available on her MySpace profile. Endowed with a...

Prices from: $55

Marc Maron

Merriam Theater May 12, 2017

The return of the self-confessed "angry comic"

Marc Maron, Merriam Theater, Philadelphia

The veteran stand-up comic, podcast trailblazer and star of his own eponymous tv show returns to his first love, performing stand up on the huge US home circuit. His WTF podcast has set the standard for...

Prices from: $80

Pixies

Electric Factory May 23, 2017

Long live the Pixies!

Pixies, Electric Factory, Philadelphia

Led by Black Francis Pixies can lay claim to being the most important American band of the past 30 years. This year marked the release of Head Carrier which they're touring across North America and Canada...

Prices from: $75

Tape Face

Punch Line May 24, 2017

Unique vaudeville from the breakout star of America's Got Talent

Tape Face, Punch Line, Philadelphia

After making waves in the UK and his native New Zealand, Tape Face (real name Sam Willis) finally came to America's attention on the eleventh season of America's Got Talent, where his unique brand of vaudeville...

Prices from: $115

The Jesus & Mary Chain

Union Transfer May 15, 2017

The Scottish Alt-rockers are back!

The Jesus Mary Chain, Union Transfer, Philadelphia

Known for forging a path through the New Romantic landscape of the early 80's with their mercurial performances backed up by a sound often likened to Phil Spector's pop savvy infused with the slowing boiling...

Prices from: $70

The xx

Skyline Stage May 17, 2017

British Indie rockers The xx embark on a new North American tour in support of I See You

The xx, Skyline Stage, Philadelphia

The British trio's debut album was regarded by music critics as one of the most memorable releases in 2009. Discover why their mellow lo-fi rock earned such reviews when this year the British Indie rockers...

Prices from: $25

Hal Holbrook: Mark Twain Tonight

Merriam Theater May 4, 2017

By Holbrook's estimation, he has now performed the show well over 2,000 times since 1954!

Hal Holbrook Mark Twain Tonight, Merriam Theater, Philadelphia

Hal Holbrook Mark Twain Tonight! continues to enthrall audiences, with Holbrook performing 20-25 shows a year. By Holbrook's estimation, he has now performed the show well over 2,000 times since 1954,...

Prices from: $100

Brian McKnight

Keswick Theater May 13, 2017

The R&B crooner and multi-instrumentalist

Brian McKnight, Keswick Theater, Philadelphia

A multi-talented singer, musician and gifted instrumentalist of EIGHT instruments, Brian McKnight also produces and writes his own material; his most successful album to date was 1999's Back At One through...

Prices from: $120

Future with Migos, Tory Lanez and Kodak Black

BB&T Pavilion May 12, 2017

The Nobody Safe Tour 2017

Future with Migos Tory Lanez and Kodak Black, BBT Pavilion, Philadelphia

Following a year-long absence from social media, Future made a stunning reappearance on Valentines Day with his brand-new fifth and self-titled studio album and announcing a joint tour with Migos, Tory...

Prices from: $55

Lea Michele

Merriam Theater May 1, 2017

The Broadway and Glee princess tours her newest album!

Lea Michele, Merriam Theater, Philadelphia

Broadway former prodigy and star of ABC's Glee, Lea Michele is warming up her beautiful vocals for her first tour since 2011, in support of her forthcoming second studio album, Places. Promising to perform...

Prices from: $90

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

American Music Theatre May 20, 2017

Celebrating 50 years of recording and touring!

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, American Music Theatre, Philadelphia

Now celebrating their 50th anniversary since forming in 1966, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band have existed in various incarnations; from their early days as a large ensemble to the critically acclaimed folk and...

Prices from: $60

Russell Howard

Theatre Of The Living Arts May 5, 2017

Howard returns Stateside in 2017 for his biggest tour to date!

Russell Howard, Theatre Of The Living Arts, Philadelphia

Back after his critically acclaimed debut US tour in 2014, one of Britain's most successful young comedians will be once again making you squirm with his inimitably and sometimes rude yet always springy,...

Prices from: $55

Ryan Adams

Tower Theater May 6, 2017

The alt country boy is back

Ryan Adams, Tower Theater, Philadelphia

The Alt-country singer songwriter is back with his new album Prisoner and is touring the US in support. Since emerging in the early 00s, Adams has met with critical acclaim for his intimate and honest...

Prices from: $60

Whose Live Anyway?

Keswick Theater May 11, 2017

A live comedy show with that good old fashioned Improv/Audience Participation twist!

Whose Live Anyway, Keswick Theater, Philadelphia

Whose Live Anyway (originally called A Night of Improv) first appeared in 1999 when it sold out two shows in under three hours to very enthusiastic crowds in Vancouver. Following its initial success, Whose...

Prices from: $80

Capitol Steps

Keswick Theater May 20, 2017

Putting the MOCK into democracy since 1981!

Capitol Steps, Keswick Theater, Philadelphia

Another audience favorite, Capitol Steps is a troupe of current and former Congressional staffers who perform a political musical satire and keep you laughing about events and personalities on Capitol...

Prices from: $200

City And Colour

Electric Factory May 28, 2017

Post-Hardcore singer turned folky troubador

City And Colour, Electric Factory, Philadelphia

City and Colour is the solo moniker of Dallas Green, guitarist and singer for the Canadian punk band Alexisonfire. With City and Colour, Green brings melodically driven lyricism to acoustic guitar performances.

Prices from: $50

Coheed and Cambria

The Fillmore May 10, 2017

The prog rockers take their The Color Before the Sun tour across the US!

Coheed and Cambria, The Fillmore, Philadelphia

Coheed and Cambria is an American rock band from New York, formed in 1995. Taking in aspects of progressive rock, punk rock, heavy metal and post-hardcore as their influences, Coheed and Cambria's concept...

Prices from: $80

The Damned

Theatre Of The Living Arts May 7, 2017

The influential British punks

The Damned, Theatre Of The Living Arts, Philadelphia

Leading the British punk rock revolution that would also birth The Sex Pistols and The Clash, The Damned released their debut single 'New Rose' in 1976. Their debut album, Damned Damned Damned, a full...

Prices from: $40

Tony Bennett

Caesars Atlantic City May 14, 2017

The best singer in the business

Tony Bennett, Caesars Atlantic City, Philadelphia

Bennett staged a huge comeback in the late 1980s and 1990s, opening his music up to a younger generation while keeping his musical style intact. He remains a popular and critically praised recording artist...

Prices from: $100

Trey Anastasio

The Fillmore May 25, 2017

The Phish frontman goes solo

Trey Anastasio, The Fillmore, Philadelphia

Best known as founding member and frontman of the jammiest of all jam bands Phish, Trey Anastasio has a long history of embarking on other projects. This year, he's heading out on a handful of dates with...

Prices from: $70

Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood

SugarHouse Casino May 13, 2017

An evening spent with this duo is a fully improvised evening of comedy and mayhem.

Colin Mochrie Brad Sherwood, SugarHouse Casino, Philadelphia

Master improvisers Brad Sherwood and Colin Mochrie have been stunning audiences for decades with their appearances on Whose Line Is It Anyway. Now the two comedy greats are taking their show on the road....

Prices from: $85

Daniel O'Donnell

Academy of Music May 23, 2017

Irish singer Daniel O'Donnell sings songs from the 70s

Daniel ODonnell, Academy of Music, Philadelphia

A mainstay of the UK and worldwide music charts for over three decades, Irish singer Daniel O'Donnell is a truly prolific performer, and something of a cultural icon in his native land. Whether it's folk...

Prices from: $95

Dark Star Orchestra

Penns Peak May 13, 2017

The definitive Grateful Dead tribute band

Dark Star Orchestra, Penns Peak, Philadelphia

The Grateful Dead have been resurrected in the form of Dark Star Orchestra. Formed in 1997, this tribute band came up with the novel idea of recreating complete sets from The Grateful Dead's gigantic list...

Prices from: $50

Dwight Yoakam

Keswick Theater May 5, 2017

A postmodern preservationist and a progressive misfit in country music.

Dwight Yoakam, Keswick Theater, Philadelphia

The young whippersnappers of modern Country owe a lot to Dwight Yoakam. Once shunned by the Nashville elite, the pioneering singer-songwriter is credited with paving the way for Country music's acceptance...

Prices from: $80

Gov't Mule

Tower Theater May 19, 2017

Allman Brothers off-shoot who can jam with the best of them

Govt Mule, Tower Theater, Philadelphia

Jam rock gods Gov't Mule are hitting the road this fall. The band - an off-shoot of The Allman - are recognised as one the leaders of Southern Jam Rock, with every show offering up a totally unique improvised...

Prices from: $60

Loretta Lynn

Penns Peak May 12, 2017

Music legend known for pushing country music's boundaries

Loretta Lynn, Penns Peak, Philadelphia

Certified country music legend Loretta Lynn has enjoyed quite a renaissance in the past decade. It began with 2004's album Van Lear Rose, which was produced by and heavily featured the unmistakable guitar...

Prices from: $75

Chris Botti

Merriam Theater May 6, 2017

Swing the night away with Chris Botti

Chris Botti, Merriam Theater, Philadelphia

The world's top-selling instrumental artist Chris Botti has charm and talent in spades; the Italian American contemporary jazz trumpeter breathes new life into a range of different genres from American...

Prices from: $100

Gaither Vocal Band

American Music Theatre May 12 - 14, 2017

Worship and wonderful harmonies

Gaither Vocal Band, American Music Theatre, Philadelphia

As America's leading gospel group, The Gaither Vocal Group have released nearly 30 records and won two Grammy Awards. They're touring in support of their most recent record Sometimes it Takes a Mountain,...

Prices from: $80

Gordon Lightfoot

Penns Peak May 19, 2017

One of Bob Dylan's favourite songwriters, Gordon Lightfoot helped shape the sound of folk-pop in the 60s and 70s.

Gordon Lightfoot, Penns Peak, Philadelphia

Bob Dylan calls Gordon Lightfoot one of his favourite songwriters - a fine tribute to a legacy that is still being written. In a career spanning nearly 40 years, the Canadian folk legend has recorded over...

Prices from: $65

Kennedy Center Jazz - A Tribute to Abbey Lincoln

Merriam Theater May 5, 2017

A special tribute concert commemorating the life and work of jazz singer Abbey Lincoln

Kennedy Center Jazz A Tribute to Abbey Lincoln, Merriam Theater, Philadelphia

Hailed as "the last of the great jazz singers" the late Abbey Lincoln was a songstress in the same class as Etta James and Billie Holliday. Carrying herself with a grace and dignity last seen on the stages...

Prices from: $110

Raffi

Keswick Theater May 6, 2017

The world renowned children's entertainer delights audiences of all ages!

Raffi, Keswick Theater, Philadelphia

Hailed as the most popular children's singer in the English-speaking world, Raffi has enriched the lives of generations upon generations of children with his educational, entertaining and genuine songs....

Prices from: $95

Sal Valentinetti

Tower Theater May 20, 2017

Don't Miss America's Got Talent Season 11 finalist Sal Valentinetti

Sal Valentinetti, Tower Theater, Philadelphia

First there was Ol' Blue Eyes and Mr Dean Martin and now there's America's Got Talent Season 11 finalist Sal Valentinetti, a crooner not content with the auto-tune gimmickry of current pop music trends....

Prices from: $40

Trace Adkins

American Music Theatre May 21, 2017

Trace Adkins is back and touring ahead of a brand new album!

Trace Adkins, American Music Theatre, Philadelphia

This self-proclaimed "roughneck" musician has struck a chord with fans worldwide, his talent taking him from the radio stations to television stations. His top-selling album, Songs About Me, went double...

Prices from: $100

Get The Led Out - Tribute Band

Penns Peak May 20, 2017

They will take you on a journey through the annals of Rock and Roll's greatest band that you won't ever forget.

Get The Led Out Tribute Band, Penns Peak, Philadelphia

The Urban Dictionary defines as 'Getting the Led out' as: 'It basically means that you are rocking out to some Led Zeppelin which is probably the best band ever to grace our Earth.' On a mission to bring...

Prices from: $55

Country Megaticket (Includes All Performances)

BB&T Pavilion May 18, 2017

An all-inclusive ticket to see Country's biggest names

Country Megaticket Includes All Performances, BBT Pavilion, Philadelphia

Prices from: $270

Metallica

Lincoln Financial Field May 12, 2017

Hetfield and Ulrich's metal icons return for their WorldWired tour!

Metallica, Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia

Amine

Coda Philadelphia May 1, 2017

Prices from: $45

The Maine

Theatre of Living Arts May 2, 2017

Prices from: $38

Jamestown Revival

World Cafe Live Philadelphia May 2, 2017

Prices from: $57

Old 97's

Union Transfer May 2, 2017

Prices from: $36

Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra - A Journey of the Soul

Kimmel Center - Verizon Hall May 3, 2017

Prices from: $100

Draco Rosa

The Foundry Philadelphia May 3, 2017

Prices from: $187

The Black Lips

Union Transfer May 3, 2017

Prices from: $39

Infected Mushroom (18+ Event)

Theatre of Living Arts May 4, 2017

Prices from: $63

Badfish (18+ Event)

Coda Philadelphia May 4, 2017

Prices from: $88

Black Angels

Union Transfer May 4, 2017

Prices from: $34

Coin

The Foundry Philadelphia May 5, 2017

Prices from: $43

Bishop Briggs

Union Transfer May 5, 2017

Prices from: $34

Ab-Soul

Trocadero May 5, 2017

Prices from: $37

Tycho

Electric Factory May 5, 2017

Prices from: $36

Opeth and Mastodon with Gojira

Electric Factory May 6, 2017

Prices from: $86

Beanie Sigel (21+ Event)

The Voltage Lounge May 6, 2017

Prices from: $191

Rostam

Union Transfer May 6, 2017

Prices from: $52

The Philly Pops - POPS Rocks

Kimmel Center - Verizon Hall May 5, 2017 - May 7, 2017

Prices from: $120

Eddie Jobson

World Cafe Live Philadelphia May 7, 2017

Prices from: $191

Amon Amarth

Theatre of Living Arts May 8, 2017

Prices from: $53

State Champs

Theatre of Living Arts May 9, 2017

Prices from: $28

North Mississippi Allstars

World Cafe Live Philadelphia May 10, 2017

Prices from: $95

TI

Theatre of Living Arts May 10, 2017

Prices from: $76

Billy Currington

The Fillmore Philadelphia May 11, 2017

Prices from: $53

The Record Company

Union Transfer May 11, 2017

Prices from: $42

Metallica with Avenged Sevenfold

Lincoln Financial Field May 12, 2017

Prices from: $94

Desiigner

Trocadero May 12, 2017

Prices from: $32

San Fermin

World Cafe Live Philadelphia May 12, 2017

Prices from: $52

Mayday Parade

The Fillmore Philadelphia May 13, 2017

Prices from: $76

Steve Moakler

The Foundry Philadelphia May 13, 2017

Prices from: $89

Well-Strung

Theatre of Living Arts May 13, 2017

Prices from: $141

Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra - Tchaikovsky's Fifth Symphony

Kimmel Center - Verizon Hall May 11, 2017 - May 13, 2017

Prices from: $100

Trey Songz

Electric Factory May 13, 2017

Prices from: $90

PotterCon

Theatre of Living Arts May 14, 2017

Prices from: $45

Say Anything and Bayside

Electric Factory May 14, 2017

Prices from: $31

Tech N9ne

Trocadero May 14, 2017

Prices from: $43

Rhiannon Giddens

World Cafe Live Philadelphia May 14, 2017

Prices from: $191

Wavves

The Foundry Philadelphia May 16, 2017

Prices from: $38

Andy Shauf

Union Transfer May 16, 2017

Prices from: $37

Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors

Theatre of Living Arts May 17, 2017

Prices from: $38

Suicide Girls (18+ Event)

Union Transfer May 17, 2017

Prices from: $45

Perfume Genius

Union Transfer May 18, 2017

Prices from: $45

Pegboard Nerds (18+ Event)

The Foundry Philadelphia May 18, 2017

Prices from: $42

The Sword

Underground Arts May 18, 2017

Prices from: $92

Streetlight Manifesto

Electric Factory May 19, 2017

Prices from: $62

Real Estate

Union Transfer May 19, 2017

Prices from: $40

The Growlers (21+ Event)

Underground Arts May 19, 2017

Prices from: $33

Civil Youth

Theatre of Living Arts May 20, 2017

Prices from: $41

Ty Segall

Trocadero May 20, 2017

Prices from: $34

Lincoln Durham

MilkBoy - Philadelphia May 20, 2017

Prices from: $191

Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra - Mahler's Third Symphony

Kimmel Center - Verizon Hall May 18, 2017 - May 21, 2017

Prices from: $100

Sylvan Esso

Union Transfer May 20, 2017 - May 21, 2017

Prices from: $39

Whitney

Union Transfer May 22, 2017

Prices from: $52

Com Truise and Clark (18+ Event)

Coda Philadelphia May 24, 2017

Prices from: $41

Wale

Theatre of Living Arts May 26, 2017

Prices from: $43

The Orwells

Union Transfer May 26, 2017

Prices from: $54

HoagieNation Festival: Hall and Oates and Tears for Fears

Penns Landing Festival Pier May 27, 2017

Prices from: $69

JMSN

The Foundry Philadelphia May 28, 2017

Prices from: $143

Future Islands

The Fillmore Philadelphia May 29, 2017

Prices from: $42

LP

World Cafe Live Philadelphia May 31, 2017

Prices from: $73


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