City Announces Fishtown Music Venue

Yiwen Da, for GPA -- Mayor Michael A. Nutter and Live Nation executives are delighted to announce that the former Ajax Metal Company building at 1000 Frankford Avenue in the Fishtown section of Philadelphia will be transformed into a music and entertainment venue.

“Philadelphia is a city with a proud musical heritage and we could not be more excited that The Fillmore will join the host of great live music venues that this city has to offer,” said Mayor Michael A. Nutter in a statement. “What’s more, this new attraction will bring thousands of people to the Delaware River Waterfront which is in the midst of a transformation and poised to become one of America’s most dynamic, exciting urban waterfronts.”

Honoring the legendary traditions of Fillmore music halls around the country, the new 2,500-capacity venue, scheduled to open this fall, will showcase state-of-the-art production, vintage poster art, VIP amenities and hospitality that celebrates the live concert experience.

 “The Fillmore Philadelphia will feature the best sound system of any club its size, unparalleled sightlines, and remarkable food and beverage, making it more than a place for a concert. It will be a true experience.” As highlighted by Ron Bension, President of Live Nation’s House of Blues Entertainment Division.

The Fillmore originally opened in San Francisco, California in 1965. It had soon become the focal point for psychedelic music during the 1960s and ‘70s, hosting stellar performances of iconic rock acts including Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin.

The Fillmore will also feature wonderful beverages such as small batch liquors, local and national craft beers, a varied wine selection, accompanied with a full menu of local favorites including brats and burgers and cheesesteaks, as well as charcuteries and cheese plates.

The Foundry, an intimate, second live music club will be located on the top floor of The Fillmore. Featuring state-of-the-art lights and sound, concert goers will be able to enjoy dancing and intimate touches to the stage in an energizing 450 capacity space that will showcase singer/songwriters, local acts, DJs and smaller touring bands.

Additionally, The Fillmore features Circle Bar, an upscale lounge and bar where guests can enjoy esteemed VIP service and enhanced benefits as part of their concert experience. 

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