Live music just sounds better in the open air. All season long, these outdoor concerts strike a high note in your family’s calendar. The warmer weather may have folks itching to enjoy the outdoors. A balmy summer afternoon or evening can only be improved by live music, toes in the grass, favorite snacks to hand, and friends and family nearby to share in the experience. This summer keeps your outdoor dance card filled with family-friendly performances all season!
Philadelphia is full of restaurants and bars that keep the kitchen open until 1 a.m. and later, so you can eat before and after a night on the town. As Philadelphia’s dining scene continues to grow, the city’s bistros, pubs, brasseries, eateries, diners and fast-food spots have also grown by hours.
Broad Street Diner: Not fancy, but certainly friendly, the well-located Broad Street Diner serves as a post-party pit stop for night owls in transit between Center City and South Philly. Best to stick to the basics here: They’re known for their omelets, hash browns and hot coffee.
Broad Street Diner, 1135 S. Broad Street
Chris’ Jazz Cafe: The longest continuously operating jazz club in Philly hosts live jazz six nights a week. Guests enjoy performances by local, national and international artists and an all-day menu of lunch and dinner punctuated by a popular happy hour and a late-night bar menu.
Chris’ Jazz Cafe, 1421 Sansom Street.
Opera house in North Philly
North Broad Street’s long-shuttered Metropolitan Opera House is now the stunningly restored Met Philadelphia. The North Philadelphia venue built by opera impresario Oscar Hammerstein I and opened in 1908 underwent a $56 million renovation to once again offer major live performances — this time, courtesy of Philadelphia-based Live Nation. The venue welcomes highly anticipated acts ranging from musicians to dancers to comedians, and also features full-service dining, a variety of VIP experiences and space to host large corporate events.