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2016 BEST Classical Music Series That Doesn't Involve Yannick

Astral Artists Center City Concerts

Starting each September, this Broad Street-based classical-music talent agency presents concerts featuring the next Yo-Yo Ma, Itzhak Perlman and Lang Lang. If you get to see mezzo-soprano Chrystal Williams in action, consider yourself lucky.

230 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-735-6999 | Website

2016 BEST Free Concert Series

The Pennypack Park Music Festival

Welsh Rd at Cresco St, Philadelphia, PA

Where else can you see the Grateful Dead, Heart, the Rolling Stones, the Eagles, Van Halen, Led Zeppelin, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Pink Floyd and the All-Catholic Jazz Band in a Northeast Philly park — for free? Okay, so they’re not the actual artists (except for the All-Catholic Jazz Band), but these evening concerts are a ton… Read more »

2015 BEST Free Live Music

Bob and Barbara’s

1509 South Street, Philadelphia, PA

There’s rarely a cover at this Philly dive bar, where a shot and a beer still cost just $3.50. And the talent lineup is always intriguing, from a twice-monthly country music hoedown and a funky Saturday-night guitar trio to the lounge-y sounds of Dena Miranda and the Mellowtones. Read more »