Live music clubs in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, mainly showcase local talent, with bands from Philadelphia and New Jersey regularly playing at one of the area’s venues. While demand for cover bands remains high, clubgoers can also hear original music of all genres. Not only do these clubs support local bands, they also give music lovers a chance to hear live entertainment without going into the city.
This Woodlyn club offers live music Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Known mainly for booking local rock cover bands such as Please Please Me and Goodman Fiske, Bootleggers now features original music nights on its backroom stage. Drink specials, four bars, two dance floors and a patio give plenty of space to move around and hang out.
Brownies 23 East
Located in Ardmore, this live music venue showcases party rock bands from the tri-state area. The region’s only Grateful Dead tribute band, Splintered Sunlight, regularly jams the Brownie’s mixed crowd of deadheads and non-deadheads. With .50 drafts, $1.50 drinks and a free buffet on Wednesdays and Fridays, Brownies keeps the party going.
The Deck at Harbor Pointe
The Deck at Harbor Pointe in Essington books local cover bands such as Kristine & the Noise, Split Decision and Mr. Greengenes weekly. National acts including Jamie Fox, Sean Paul and K7 have performed at the Deck’s inside nightclub. A large outdoor patio that overlooks the Delaware river stays open from April to October.
An Ardmore coffee shop by day, live music venue by night, MilkBoy serves up local bands and shows that span every genre. With a cover charge of $5, music lovers can BYOB and lounge on comfy couches. Clubgoers who splurge on RSVP seating will find themselves right in front of their favorite performer.
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