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Dell Music Center

Located in scenic East Fairmount Park, the Dell Music Center is Philadelphia’s premier outdoor entertainment venue. This open-air amphitheater, managed by the City of Philadelphia’s Parks & Recreation, offers the very best in musical entertainment, family-oriented activities, and creative learning through educational opportunities in the performing arts.

Formerly called The Robin Hood Dell East, the Dell Music Center was originally built in 1929 as the summer home of the Philadelphia Orchestra. In 2010, the Dell underwent a comprehensive $6.2 million upgrade to restore the facility to its original use and splendor.

The fourth largest performance venue in Philadelphia, the Dell Music Center- a world-class amphitheater boasts 5,344 reserved seats, with an additional 600 lawn seats. Through the years, the Dell has hosted many of the music industry’s most renown entertainers including legendary performers Dizzy Gillespie, Sarah Vaughn, Ella Fitzgerald and Nancy Wilson; comedians Bill Cosby and David Brenner; soul singers The Ojay’s, Ashford & Simpson, and Natalie Cole; and gospel artists Shirley Caesar and Marvin Sapp. Most recently, popular contemporary artists Gladys Knight, Frankie Beverly, Dave Koz, Sheila E., Robin Thicke, and Chrisette Michele have graced the Dell stage.

During the summer months, the Dell plays host to the fabulous summer concert series known as “Essence of Entertainment”, presented by Parks & Recreation since 1972. Essence of Entertainment concerts are held every Thursday evening. What’s offered at the Dell doesn’t stop there! The Dell hosts commencement ceremonies, along with Welcome America events, festivals, events and performances by the Philadelphia Dance Company (Philadanco).

In short, The Dell seeks to provide a quality, affordable and multi-cultural experience for people of all ages throughout Philadelphia and the region, in a safe and environmentally friendly venue.

How to get there

On SEPTA of course! The Route 61 stops at Ridge Avenue & Huntingdon [a 5 minute walk to the Dell]; the Route 32 stops at 33rd St & Cumberland Street [a 7 minute walk].

Fare

There are many ways to get here on SEPTA, there are also many ways to pay. Click here to learn which fare is best for you. ​

Things To Do

During the summer months, the Dell plays host to the fabulous summer concert series known as “Essence of Entertainment”, presented by Parks & Recreation since 1972. Essence of Entertainment concerts are held every Thursday evening. What’s offered at the Dell doesn’t stop there! The Dell hosts commencement ceremonies, along with Welcome America events, festivals, events and performances by the Philadelphia Dance Company (Philadanco).

On Thursday, September 5, 2019, The Dell will host [together with Connor Barwin] the 5th Annual Make The World Better Foundation Benefit Concert featuring Future Islands, Strand Of Oaks and Karl Blau!

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Mtwb

Save the Date: 5th Annual Make The World Better Foundation Benefit Concert

Dell Music Center

Catching Future Islands, Hop Along, Strand Of Oaks and Karl Blau LIVE at the Dell Music Center on Thursday, 9/5? Get there on SEPTA. The Route 61 stops at Ridge Avenue & Huntingdon [a 5 minute walk to the Dell]; the Route 32 stops at 33rd St & Cumberland Street [a 7 minute walk]. More info here.

20190905 00:00 20190906 00:00 America/New_York Save the Date: 5th Annual Make The World Better Foundation Benefit Concert <p>Catching <a href="https://thedellmusiccenter.com/event/future-islands-hop-along-strand-of-oaks-karl-blau/">Future Islands, Hop Along, Strand Of Oaks and Karl Blau</a> LIVE at the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.iseptaphilly.com/destination/thedell?center=39.99643029989271,-75.18462599999998&amp;zoom=16">Dell Music Center</a> on Thursday, 9/5? Get there on SEPTA. The Route 61 stops at Ridge Avenue &amp; Huntingdon [a 5 minute walk to the Dell]; the Route 32 stops at 33rd St &amp; Cumberland Street [a 7 minute walk]. More info <a href="https://www.iseptaphilly.com/blog/mtwb">here</a>.</p> 2400 Strawberry Mansion Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19132, United States Plan Your Trip


Dell

Save the Date: Patty Jackson Party in the Park

Dell Music Center

Headed to the Party in the Park at  Dell Music Center on Monday, 9/2 at 7p? Get there on SEPTA. The Route 61 stops at Ridge Avenue & Huntingdon [a 5 minute walk to the Dell]; the Route 32 stops at 33rd St & Cumberland Street [a 7 minute walk].

20190902 00:00 20190903 00:00 America/New_York Save the Date: Patty Jackson Party in the Park <p>Headed to the <a href="https://thedellmusiccenter.com/event/party-in-the-park-starring-maze-featuring-frankie-beverly-the-whispers/">Party in the Park</a> at&nbsp; Dell Music Center on Monday, 9/2 at 7p?&nbsp;Get there on SEPTA. The Route 61 stops at Ridge Avenue &amp; Huntingdon [a 5 minute walk to the Dell]; the Route 32 stops at 33rd St &amp; Cumberland Street [a 7 minute walk].</p> 2400 Strawberry Mansion Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19132, United States Plan Your Trip


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