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photo by Craft Hall/ FCM Hospitality
FCM Hospitality is thrilled to announce exciting changes coming to Craft Hall – starting with the launch of Craft Hall Live that kicks off with a new weekly Tribute Band Series. Get ready to be transported back to the first days of MTV, cassette tapes, big hair and even bigger guitars. Come dance the night away and feel the retro vibe while singing your favorite 80s and 90s anthems like Living on a Prayer, With or Without You, Human Touch, Jump, Don’t Stop Believin’ and more. For the official opening night, all the Bruce Springsteen fans that are Born to Run should get ready for Dancing in the Dark as Craft Hall Live welcomes The B-Street Band, who played outside of the Philadelphia Spectrum for the final four shows of the historic arena.
Other coming shows will include Slippery When Wet: Bon Jovi Tribute, The Bell Bottom Blues: Clapton Tribute Band, Pink Floyd: USA Experience, Southern Steel: Classic Skynyrd Live, Van Halen Nation: Van Halen Tribute Band and the Frontiers: Tribute to Journey. All performances take place at Craft Hall, at 901 N. Delaware, on Saturdays, from 8:00pm to 11:00pm. Tickets are $25 each and are available at https://bit.ly/CraftHallLive. For those that want to make it a night at Craft Hall, come early for food, drink, games and sports action.
Craft Hall Live is a brand-new initiative and an expansion of Craft Hall. Craft Hall is known as Philadelphia’s largest restaurant and beer hall – and as the #1 family friendly restaurant in the region – and a top spot for dog lovers and their furry friends. Craft Hall now wants to be known for having one of the best new music venues in the city by adding a 300-cap room to the region’s mix.
Owner Avram Hornik and his team aim to bring decades of experience in nightlife, music and entertainment and create both a new music room and a new live music program – all under the umbrella of Craft Hall Live. This new program and venue compliments the music and entertainment programs launched now at The Dolphin in South Philly and Concourse Live in Center City.
Craft Hall Live will feature a new 300 person concert venue perfect for live music, comedy, shows and other entertainment. The new venue will have an outside entrance off of Columbus Boulevard, free parking, a new stage, upgraded sound and a killer line-up of craft drafts, cocktails and bar bites.
“We have major expansion plans for Craft Hall, starting with Craft Hall Live music program and our new Tribute Concert Series,” said FCM Hospitality Director of Operations Dana Canalichio. “We wanted to ease into live music with something everyone can relate to – the best music of the 80s and 90s and beyond. We wanted to create a whole retro vibe and evoke memories of simpler times. Invite your friends, head out on the town and get ready to hit it old school with all of your favorite hits that defined our generation.”
She added, “The world stopped when COVID hit, now it seems like it’s back in full blast. Tribute bands bring back memories of a simpler time, when people would go to shows and actually watch them, not film them on their smartphone, which is what the spirit of Craft Hall is all about. Slow down, appreciate the craftsmanship of what you’re eating, drinking, and watching, but most important of all, have fun.”
Craft Hall Live officially kicks off with a new weekly Tribute Band Series – with a notable tribute band each and every Saturday night from 8:00pm to 11:00pm, in the new music space (the lower level of Craft Hall). Come ready as it’s going to be a whole nostalgic vibe.
Craft Hall Live’s Tribute Band Series:
* Saturday, March 18th – The B-Street Band: A Tribute to the Boss (Opening Night)
* Saturday, April 1st – Slippery When Wet: Bon Jovi Tribute
* Saturday, April 8th – The Bell Bottom Blues: Clapton Tribute Band
* Saturday, April 15th – Pink Floyd: USA Experience
* Saturday, April 22nd – Southern Steel: Classic Skynyrd Live
* Saturday, April 29th – Van Halen Nation: Van Halen Tribute Band
* Saturday, May 6th – Frontiers: Tribute to Journey
Craft Hall, located at 901 N. Delaware Ave., is a family friendly venue – but the stage area and tribute band series will be for adults 21+. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $25 by visiting www.crafthallphilly.com, with walk-ups welcome, space permitting. Parking, as always, is free in Craft Hall’s parking lot located on Poplar Street.
Stay tuned for other surprises coming to the stage at Craft Hall Live – and BIG surprises coming to Craft Hall this spring and summer – including renovations, more sports action, menu updates, puppy parties and fun for the family.