Ardmore Music Hall is a live music venue and bar in Ardmore, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Philadelphia. The intimate music hall presents special events and shows by an eclectic array of local and national bands.
Ardmore Music Hall History
In the 1980s and early 1990s, the venue was called 23 East Cabaret, and it hosted performances by some of the biggest names in rock and pop music. After changing ownership numerous times, the Ardmore Music Hall came into existence in 2013, continuing in the traditions of its predecessors. In 2015, the venue celebrated a series of over a dozen sold-out performances.
Ardmore Music Hall Events
The shows and events of Ardmore Music Hall feature a diverse array of acts, including music genres like rock, funk, Americana, roots and jam bands. Tribute acts are also featured regularly. Past performers on stage include the Celtic rock band Dropkick Murphys, Grammy Award-winning bluegrass artist Sam Bush, guitar legend Dick Dale and renowned New Orleans jazz musician Kermit Ruffins.
Annual events held at Ardmore Music Hall include the Craft Beer Fest, a springtime festival that started in 2015, and Live from the Lot, which offers an outdoor concert in the venue's back lot. Concerts at the venue are generally for patrons 21 and older, but minors may attend with a parent.
Ardmore Music Hall Seating Layout
Ardmore Music Hall is a cozy venue with a capacity of approximately 600, its relatively low stage adding to the intimate atmosphere. A limited amount of seating is available for most shows on a first come, first served basis. Some events offer reserved seats, and some have the option for VIP tickets that include a dinner buffet. The venue boasts a state-of-the-art sound system, large dance space, and a bar offering a wide selection of craft beers and full food menu.
The Ardmore Music Hall is the premier entertainment venue of Ardmore, a suburb less than 10 miles from Philadelphia. For a much wider array of performing arts venues, look to the cultural scene of Philly, which has an epicenter in the Avenue of the Arts in Center City. Venues there include the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, which is the home of the acclaimed Philadelphia Orchestra, and the Academy of Music - the oldest opera house in the nation - that is home to the Opera Company of Philadelphia and Pennsylvania Ballet.
Major tourist attractions in Philadelphia include Independence National Historic Park, the Liberty Bell, the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Rodin Museum. The city is also home to the oldest zoo in the United States.
Ardmore Music Hall sits on the Main Line, the historic route of the Pennsylvania Railroad that connected some of the wealthiest communities in the nation.