With fireworks, music and more Live Nation announced today the newest entertainment venue in the Fishtown section of Philadelphia at Frankford and Delaware avenues. The 125-year-old Ajax Metal factory building has been transformed into the 2,500-seat The Fillmore Philadelphia. Visit www.thefillmorephilly.com.
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A press release described the Fillmore Philadelphia as showcasing “incredible state-of-the-art production, vintage poster art, VIP amenities and friendly hospitality that celebrates the live concert experience.”
Philadelphia mayor Michael A. Nutter was quoted as saying: “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. 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.”
The original Fillmore opened in San Francisco in 1965 and was an important venue through the 1970s, helping to launch the careers of rock acts such as The Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Santana, The Doors, The Allman Brothers Band and others.
In a prepared statement, President of Live Nation’s House of Blues Entertainment Division Ron Bension said: “The Fillmore Philadelphia will feature the best sound system of any club its size, unparalleled sight lines and remarkable food and beverage, making it more than a place for a concert. It will be a true experience.”
From the press release: “Philly’s Fillmore will feature small batch liquors, local and national craft beers, a varied wine selection and a full menu of local favorites like brats and burgers and cheesesteaks, as well as charcuteries and cheese plates.
The venue will also have a ‘club within the club.’ An intimate, second live music club, The Foundry, will be located on the top floor of The Fillmore. Featuring state-of-the-art lights and sound, concert goers will be able to dance and get close to the stage in an energizing 450 capacity space that will showcase singer/songwriters, local acts, DJs and smaller touring bands.
Circle Bar at The Fillmore will be a lively and upscale lounge and bar where guests can enjoy VIP service and enhanced benefits as part of their concert event. Located on the second floor of the venue with its own private entry, this intimate and exclusive lounge will feature top-tier cocktails and craft beers, exceptional service and an extensive food menu providing guests a comfortable place to hang and relax before, during and after our concerts. Dedicated bar service, friendly hospitality, comfortable seating and private restrooms are some of the first-class amenities fans can enjoy.
Circle Bar will connect directly to club boxes and the best seats in the house on the mezzanine level of The Fillmore providing in-seat food, beverage and bottle service and amazing sight lines.”