Artistry Meets Social Impact
Our mission is to open doors to shared music and culinary experiences that create connections, inspire learning, and celebrate who we all are.
World Cafe Live is a nonprofit independent venue dedicated to live music, education, and community engagement.
Since opening in 2004, World Cafe Live has been a vibrant hub for live music in Philadelphia. By supporting emerging and established artists, creating innovative educational programs for youth and people with disabilities, and welcoming audiences of all ages, we have built a continuum of arts access and opportunity.
World Cafe Live is a place where artists shine, audiences engage, and collaboration fuels innovation. A place where young people’s voices rise, creativity flourishes, and music inspires new ways to imagine the world. A place where people gather to eat, drink, and celebrate. A place where diversity strengthens us and equity and accessibility expand opportunity.
We believe in the power of music to connect people in the Philadelphia region and beyond.