Philadelphia is a musical city. From the sound cultivated by Leon Huff and Kenneth Gamble with Philadelphia International Records, the French Prince & DJ Jazzy Jeff’s pre-television crossover success during the late 1980s to The Roots’ journey from kings of the underground to Jimmy Fallon’s house band, Philly’s history in music is rich. Included in that history are the many music venues that the city has to offer.

Oddly enough, there are people in this world who claim to enjoy music, but don’t appreciate the magic that happens when it’s performed live. Plenty of artists sound amazing during studio sessions, but it’s the truly gifted ones who bring something unique to the stage. Every music lover knows there’s nothing better than the live music experience, so these 10 great places to experience it in Philly are invaluable.

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