Best of the Main Line: Arts, Sports and Entertainment in 2024

The Main Line area has lots to offer when it comes to arts, sports and entertainment. Here are the top-rated picks for 2024.

Family-Friendly Event

Marple Newtown Fourth of July Parade

Broomall

Gallery/ Art Center

Brandywine Museum of Art

1 Hoffman’s Mill Road, Chadds Ford, (610) 388-2700

Hotel

The Inn at Grace Winery

50 Sweetwater Road, Glen Mills, (610) 459-4711

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⋆Critics’ Choice

Karaoke

Hot Shot Karaoke at Artillery Brewing

Every Wednesday, Roxanne Rohls and Ophelia Bawdy preside over a crazy night of sing-alongs and drag shenanigans for young and old alike. 333 Granite Alley, West Chester, (484) 999-5976.

Live Music Venue

Ardmore Music Hall

23 E. Lancaster Ave., Ardmore, (610) 649-8389

“It’s great for shows, without the schlep into Center City.”
—Phil Lerman, Bryn Mawr

Live Act (Covers)

Jellyroll Band

(610) 358-9010

Denise Lewandowski-Desiderio’s “Pink Flamingo.”
Denise Lewandowski-Desiderio’s “Pink Flamingo.”

Critics’ Choice

Local Artist

Denise Lewandowski-Desiderio

This Wynnewood-born talent now resides in Havertown, where she creates swirling oil paintings that are as whimsical as they are thought-provoking. Much of her work is inspired by the the Main Line region and Jersey Shore towns.

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Local Parade

West Chester Christmas Parade

West Chester

Local Theater Company

People’s Light

39 Conestoga Road, Malvern, (610) 644-3500

Theater Program

SALT Performing Arts

1645 Art School Road, Chester Springs; 19 Hagerty Blvd., West Chester; (610) 488-2585

“Moving away from NYC made my heart ache for Broadway. SALT has blown me away with their passion, brilliant performances and charming location.”
—Karen Buzzi Ghosh, Chester County

Museum for Families

Brandywine Museum of Art

1 Hoffman’s Mill Road, Chadds Ford, (610) 388-2700

Nonprofit Event

Orchestra Concordia Concerts

150 Louella Ave., Wayne

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Best Live Act (Original Music)

Carly Simmons

@carlysimmonsmusic on Instagram

Carly Simmons
Photo by Jim Graham

⋆Critics’ Choice

Outdoor Concert Series

Concerts Under the Stars

See page 41. Upper Merion Township Building Park, 175 W. Valley Forge Road, King of Prussia, (610) 649-8389, concertsunderthestarskop.com.

⋆Critics’ Choice

Place for Indoor Golf

Play-a-Round Golf

Your season doesn’t have to end this fall. Work on your game at Pay-a-Round’s simulated range—or sample the virtual links at Pebble Beach, TPC Sawgrass and Bethpage Black. 245 Lancaster Ave., Malvern, (610) 725-9155; 56 Greenfield Ave., Ardmore, (610) 228-2814.

Pro Sports Celebrity

Jason Kelce, Philadelphia Eagles

Pro Sports Coach

Nick Sirianni, Philadelphia Eagles

Pro Sports Team

Philadelphia Eagles

Pro Sports Team Mascot

Phillie Phanatic

Radio Morning Show Host

The Preston & Steve Show

“Preston and Steve have been making me laugh for decades.”
—Julia Baris, Broomall

Radio Music DJ

Pierre Robert, 93.3 WMMR

Radio Station for Music

WXPN

Radio Station For News/ Talk

KYW Newsradio

Radio Talk Show Host

Terry Gross, WHYY

Sports Radio Personality

Merrill Reese, WIP

TV Meterologist

Adam Joseph, 6abc

TV News Anchor

Rick Williams, 6abc

TV Sportscaster

Jamie Apody, 6abc

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