Philadelphia Main Line venue The Ardmore Music Hall celebrates its fifth anniversary in September. The venue detailed a series of shows spanning September 12 – 23 featuring an eclectic mix of acts in honor of the occasion.
Ardmore Music Hall’s fifth anniversary concert series begins with a pairing of reggae-rock acts The Movement and Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad on September 12. Then, acclaimed jazz guitarist Mike Stern plays the venue on September 13 with beloved pianist Holly Bowling set to perform on September 14. Singer-songwriter Ted Leo continues the series on September 15 before Philadelphia’s own Stanley Clarke teams with his band at AMH on September 16.
Jamgrass greats Railroad Earth perform at the venue on September 20, pioneering punk rock band The Dead Milkmen headline Ardmore Music Hall on September 21 and keyboardist Marco Benevento brings his trio to the room on September 22. The series concludes with Grateful Dead tribute act Splintered Sunlight on September 23.
Ardmore Music Hall is offering a limited quantity of five-show passes for the September run. Those who purchase the $100 passes will receive general admission tickets to the five shows of their choice between September 12 and 23 as well as a free ticket to any show at the venue in 2019. Ardmore Music Club members who purchase the pass will receive five free tickets to any 2019 shows. Head here to purchase the pass.
While The Ardmore Music Hall opened in 2013, the location at 23 East Lancaster Avenue previously hosted venues known as The 23 East Cabaret from 1980 – 1994 and Brownies 23 East from 1995 – 2012. “When I look back at 23 East Lancaster Ave at this time 5 years ago, I remember feeling overwhelmed but optimistic. I was excited for the opportunity to bring back the site’s roots of live music, both local and national,” venue manager Sara Shoenberger, who worked at the space since it was Brownies 23 East, said in a press release. “Today, I still feel that same excitement but I also feel confident in how we operate. I look at the team we’ve built, experiences we’ve created and shared with our customers as well as the consistent praise from the artists who come through the venue and I am proud. I have watched this room grow into an industrious force and I have grown right along beside it.”