Art & Music

Where to Catch Live Music Around Phoenixville

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This past weekend, Phoenixville’s live music venue, The Soundbank, shut its doors. The Soundbank on Main Street was known for hosting shows with all kinds of genres. Although Phoenixville’s live music venue closed, you can still find local music at venues around the area.

Finding Live Music   

The number one spot to find live music in Phoenixville is Steel City Coffeehouse. The team at Steel City is deeply rooted in the music community. They host ticketed shows and special events. The stage at Steel City offers an intimate environment to see live music. For upcoming shows, you can visit Steel City’s website

It’s no secret that most of the bars and restaurants have live music. However, it’s typically during after hours, and it isn’t always easy to know when a band is playing. The best way to know if there is a performance is by following local bars and restaurants on social media. Bars like Mansion House 37 and Molly Maguire’s are popular spots and have stages for performers.

If going to a bar isn’t your thing, you can venture out to Spring City for live music. The Gem Spring City Speakeasy is a 2-story music and performing arts venue. The mission of the business is to “enrich the local arts community by providing a fun, clean, and safe environment for aspiring artists and music enthusiasts of all ages and genres.”

Drive a bit further up Route 422 and you’ll hit Pottstown. Rivet: Canteen and Assembly is a live music and event venue. The industrial-style open space sits on High Street in the up-and-coming part of Pottstown’s downtown area. Check out the upcoming shows on Rivet’s website

Discovering New Artists and Venues

Unless you’re living in Philadelphia, there are fewer options for music. The venues above are just a start to finding music in the area. You can start discovering new artists by following bars and restaurants on social media and seeing who’s getting booked. 

Another way to discover artists and venues is by following local music stores. Stores like Forever Changes promote local artists. The owners of small businesses have the expertise to help you find music that suits your interests.  

Lastly, browse local events on Google and visit the artists’ pages. They always announce where they’ll be next–and it might be somewhere you haven’t heard about.