Con­cert Venues

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BB&T PAVIL­ION— This am­phithe­ater-style venue on the Cam­den, New Jersey, wa­ter­front plays host to large con­certs by the na­tion’s most pop­u­lar artists. Up­com­ing: Chicago and REO Speed­wagon, Aug. 1; Keith Ur­ban, Aug. 3; Jeff Beck, Aug. 4; Phish, Aug. 7-8; Rob Zom­bie and Mar­i­lyn Man­son, Aug. 9; Wiz Khal­ifa and Rae Srem­murd, Aug. 10; Count­ing Crows, Aug. 11; Pe­na­tonix with Echo­smith and Calum Scott, Aug. 14; Break­ing Ben­jamin and Five Fin­ger Death Punch; Aug. 15; Ja­son Aldean, Aug. 25; Gods­mack and Shine­down, Aug. 26. www. wa­ter­frontam­phithe­ 1 Har­bour Blvd., Cam­den, NJ, 800.745.3000. Map 1, M6 ELEC­TRIC FAC­TORY— Big-name and up-and-com­ing acts ap­pear at this cav­ernous, mostly stand­in­groom venue with a busy cal­en­dar. Ticket prices and show times vary. This month: Glass­jaw and Quick­sand, Aug. 1; Beres Hammond, Aug. 4; Al­ka­line Trio, Aug. 19. www.elec­tric­fac­ 421 N. Sev­enth St., 215.627.1332. Map 1, J3 FES­TI­VAL PIER— This out­door venue at Penn’s Land­ing of­fers beau­ti­ful views and a fan­tas­tic place to see con­certs and events in warm weather. This month: Rise Against With Afi, Aug. 4; 311 and The Off­spring, Aug. 10; Need­to­breath, Aug. 19; O.A.R., Aug. 21. www.fes­ti­valpier­ Colum­bus Boule­vard and Spring Gar­den Street, 215.629.3200. Map 1, L2 THE FILL­MORE PHILADEL­PHIA— Fish­town’s le­gendary Ajax Metal Fac­tory has been trans­formed into a state- of-the-art 2,500 ca­pac­ity venue, hon­or­ing the tra­di­tions of his­toric Fill­more mu­sic halls and weav­ing in some Philly fla­vor. On the top floor, The Foundry serves as a smaller venue where lo­cal bands and DJs take the stage. This month’s high­lights: Play­boi Carti, Aug. 14; The Gaslight An­them, Aug. 15; Descen­dents, Aug. 23. www. the­fill­ 29 E. Allen St., 215.309.0150. Map 1, L1 KIM­MEL CEN­TER FOR THE PER­FORM­ING ARTS— This el­e­gant en­ter­tain­ment com­plex houses mul­ti­ple stages in the hub of Philadel­phia’s Av­enue of the Arts. This month: La Noche, Aug. 13; Sit­tin’ In, Aug. 15.­mel­cen­ 300 S. Broad Street, 215.670.2300. Map 1, H6 MANN CEN­TER FOR THE PER­FORM­ING ARTS— Just out­side down­town Philadel­phia, dur­ing the sum­mer this open-air the­ater hosts world-class per­form­ers of all gen­res. Of­ten a venue for the Philadel­phia Or­ches­tra, as well as a mul­ti­tude of leg­ends and pop stars, the Mann is the per­fect place to pack a pic­nic and en­joy an evening show. This month: King­dom Hearts Or­ches­tra, Aug. 2; Ja­son Mraz and Brett Den­nen, Aug. 11; Gla­dys Knight and the O’Jays, Aug. 12; Cake and Ben Folds, Aug. 16; Smokey Robin­son, Aug. 25; Steve Martin and Martin Short, Aug. 30.­n­cen­ 5201 Park­side Ave., 215.878.0400. Map 1, A3 THE­ATRE OF THE LIV­ING ARTS (TLA)— This for­mer movie house is now a two-story mu­sic venue fea­tur­ing pop­u­lar tour­ing bands and a funky boho vibe. This month: From Hal­lelu­jah to the Last Good­bye: Strangelove, Aug. 3; Box of Rain, Aug. 4; Us The Duo, Aug. 5; Martha Gra­ham Cracker, Aug. 18; War­ren G, Aug. 19; Dono­van Franken­re­iter, Aug. 24. 334 South St., 215.922.1011. Map 1, K7 TOWER THE­ATRE— Lo­cated just out­side of the city in Up­per Darby, Penn­syl­va­nia, this spa­cious the­ater fea­tures ex­cit­ing per­for­mances by some of the big­gest acts from across the globe. Take the Mar­ket-Frank­ford Line to 69th Street sta­tion for ac­cess. Ticket prices and show times vary. This month: Amer­i­can Idol Live, Aug. 14. www.venue. thetow­er­ 69th and Lud­low streets, Up­per Darby, Pa., 610.352.2887. UNION TRANS­FER— Orig­i­nally built as a lug­gage ter­mi­nal in the early 1900s, this mid-size mu­sic hall now boasts tow­er­ing arches, el­e­gant chan­de­liers and stained glass for a dra­matic yet in­ti­mate at­mos­phere. Sep­a­rate bar area for the 21- plus crowd. This month: Rex Orange County, Aug. 2; Jeremih, Aug. 10; Pe­dro The Lion, Aug. 11; Mura Masa, Aug. 18; In­ter­pol, Aug. 23; Espers, Aug. 24. www.ut­ 1026 Spring Gar­den St., 215.232.2100. Map 1, I2 WELLS FARGO CEN­TER— The big­gest names in mu­sic stop at this sta­dium arena and sports com­plex in South Philadel­phia. Get there by car or take SEPTA’s Broad Street sub­way line to AT&T Sta­tion. This month: Ra­dio­head, Aug. 1; Nick Can­non, Aug. 23; Jeff Lynne’s ELO, Aug. 24. www.wells far­go­cen­ter­ 3601 S. Broad St., 215.336.3600 215.336.3600. Map 4, D4

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