There are times where you want to be exposed to new bands and music, and there are times where you just want to dance and sing along to songs where everyone knows the words. Philadelphia’s music scene includes some great cover bands, and here are the places to go to see them.
1100 Pattison Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19148
(267) 443-6415

Located just steps away from Philly’s sport stadiums, XFINITY Live! is the city’s premier sports bar and entertainment destination. Each week, the venue hosts numerous events such as gameday specials, beer festivals, parties and live entertainment including cover bands. Cover bands typically perform on the Miller Lite concert stage with free parking available one hour after the start time. Drop Dead Sexy, Shorty Long & The Jersey Horns and Bangarang are just a few of the bands that recently took the stage at XFINITY Live!

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Parx Casino
2999 Street Road
Bensalem, PA 19020
(888) 588-7279

Parx Casino is located in Bensalem, just 15 miles from Philadelphia. Widely considered the number one casino in the state, Parx offers live racing, a premier poker room, 130 live table games, 3,500 slot machines and plenty of entertainment. The casino’s nightclub, 360, hosts live music every Friday and Saturday night with covering bands typically performing from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with DJ entertainment between sets and a $5 cover charge. Don’t Call Me Francis, Split Decision, The Exceptions and The B Street Band are just a few of the bands that play at Parx. In addition, you can also buy tickets for tribute acts such as upcoming events featuring A Tribute to Elvis Through the Years, Real Diamond: A Tribute to Neil Diamond and Leather & Lace: A Tribute to Stevie Nicks and Fleetwood Mac.

The Five Four Bar & Grill
8919 New Falls Road
Levittown, PA 19054
(215) 547-5525

The Five Four is a friendly bar and restaurant located in Bucks County. While it’s family-friendly during the day, it switches over to 21+ at 9 p.m. Come out for live music every Friday (starting at 9 p.m.) and Saturday (starting at 9:30 p.m.) when local cover bands like Seven Band, Mikey Jr., Soul Custody, One Tribe, Steamboat Annie and more take the stage. Area favorite Kharma Train performs the first Friday of every month. With a focus on bands that will get the crowd up and moving, you can look forward to a night of dancing. In addition, The Five Four offers 25 TVs, shuffle board, three pool tables and Phoenix dartboard. Plus a large craft beer selection and late-night kitchen. Best of all, there’s never any cover charge.

Morgan’s Pier
221 N. Columbus Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 279-7134

Summer might be winding down soon, but there’s still time to enjoy the food, drinks and atmosphere at this open-air restaurant and beer garden. Morgan’s Pier offers great views of the Ben Franklin Bridge and the Delaware River and a fun, casual vibe that has made it a seasonal favorite since opening in 2012. Taking on more a bar/club feeling at night (it’s 21+ after 9 p.m.), the popular spot offers entertainment including quizzo nights, DJ entertainment, cover bands and more. Upcoming bands on the calendar are Sensational Soul Cruisers, Don’t Call Me Francis, Fish Out of Water and The Business. A $5 cover charge applies for most band events.

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SugarHouse Casino
1001 N. Delaware Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19125
(877) 477-3715

Located on the Delaware River in Fishtown, SugarHouse Casino opened in 2010 as the first casino in Philadelphia. The gaming and entertainment destination features slot machines and table games as well as dining and live entertainment. SugarHouse’s waterfront eatery, The Refinery, offers a menu of contemporary American and new Asian fusion cuisine plus live, free entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights starting at 9 p.m. Bands on the calendar for the coming month include Shorty Long & The Jersey Horns, The Big House Band, Sensational Soul Cruisers, Cheers the Band, and The Exceptions.

Michelle Hein is the social media editor for a women’s fashion company in Bucks County by day and a self-proclaimed food and drink fanatic by night and weekend. She enjoys attending wine classes, trying new recipes in the kitchen and going to old favorites and new restaurants alike in the Bucks County and Philadelphia area.
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