As part of the continued revitalization of iconic Fishtown, one of the city’s historic addresses, the legendary Ajax Metal Factory is being transformed from a pounding WWI munitions machine constructed over 100 years ago into a beautiful pounding music machine of a different sort, 2015 style.
What a difference 100 years makes. “A music hall to top all music halls.”
Honoring the legendary traditions of Fillmore music halls around the country, the 2,500-capacity venue, scheduled to open in the fall, will showcase incredible state-of-the-art production, vintage poster art, VIP amenities, and friendly hospitality that celebrates the live concert experience.
The original Fillmore is one of this country’s landmark performing stages and first opened in San Francisco in 1965. That Fillmore was the focal point of the psychedelic music scene during the 1960s and 70s helping to launch the careers of iconic rock acts such as Grateful Dead; Jimi Hendrix; Led Zeppelin; Santana; The Doors; The Allman Brothers Band; and many, many others which helped it grow into the legend it is today.
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 sightlines, and remarkable food and beverage, making it more than a place for a concert. It will be a true experience.”
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 sightlines. Fans looking to enhance their concert experiences will be able to create what Bension said is “an unforgettable night of entertainment.”