The Porch, located on the south side of 30th Street Station, is one of Philadelphia's premier public spaces. The Porch features lunch from rotating food trucks, pop-up performances, lush landscaping, outdoor drinks in warmer weather, and plenty of places to relax.

The Porch features a different truck serving lunch each weekday, plus breakfast on Thursdays from Schmear It. The schedule is below, but keep an eye on our Twitter and Facebook pages for changes and updates.

Don't miss the wonderful BalletX performing a free pop-up performance at The Porch on Friday, September 21st from noon - 1pm! 

What's Happening at The Porch at 30th Street Station

Food Trucks



PECO Performances at The Porch are returning for a second year! Beginning May 23rd, a wide array of performers will sing, dance, drum, act, and entertain each week at free lunchtime shows. Stay tuned for updates as we schedule more performances throughout the summer. 

PECO Performances Schedule: (All performances at noon unless otherwise indicated)

  • May 23rd: Unidos da Filadelfia
    • Earth-shaking Brazilian drumming 
  • May 30th: Dan Nosheny Accordion 
    • Genre-bending accordion covering everything from classic polkas to pop culture favorites
  • June 6th: Kyo Daiko
    • Community Taiko group presenting Japanese drumming
  • June 13th: Sistahs Attune (12:30 - 1:30 pm) 
    • Two members of vocal collective Sistahs Attune will sing Afro-centric music in two-part harmony
  • June 20th: Erica Corbo & Pamela Hetherington
    • Jazz standards and original tunes presented through piano and tap dancing
  • June 27th: Mike Casey and Friends (12:30 - 1:30 pm)
    • Saxophonist Mike Casey playing jazz classics and more
  • July 11th: Play on, Philly! (12:30 - 1:30 pm)
    • Students musicians will perform a variety of music from pop to classical
  • July 18th: Ologundê 
    • An ensemble presenting the Afro-Brazilian culture through music, dance, and martial arts
  • July 26th: Hip Hop Fundamentals (12:30 - 1:30 pm)
    • A fun, family-friendly breakdancing show
  • July 31st: Stevie and the Bluescasters (12:30 - 1:30 pm)
    • Acoustic blues trio mixing different styles of blues, gospel, and country
  • August 7th: Joshua Park 
    • With vibrant, powerful vocals and superbly layered instrumentation, Joshua Park captivates his audience one song at a time as he lives in every word. 
  • August 15th: The Lady Hoofers Tap Ensemble 
    • Philadelphia's premier all-female professional tap company dedicated to raising the profile of rhythm tap by creating both original choreography and improvised works.  
  • August 23rd: Tinta Roja Duo
    • Argentine guitarist Alejo de los Reyes and US bandoneonist Shinjoo Cho present music from the Pampas to Buenos Aires. 
  • August 30th: Magdaliz and her Trio Crisol 
    • Spanish for melting pot, Crisol is an ensemble dedicated to the interpretation of a variety of folk and traditional music genres from Cuba, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Colombia, Venezuela, and other parts of Latin America and the Caribbean. 
  • September 4th at 12 PM: Roger Lee Dance Company
    • Enjoy the award-winning contemporary jazz dancing of Roger Lee Arts! 
  • September 13th at 12:30 Hyun Jim & Gamin Sound of Korea
    • Come experience an extraordinary feast for the ears and the eyes as we welcome Hyun Jin & Gamin - Sound of Korea for a free lunchtime performance! Hyun Jin & Gamin will perform Korean music using traditional instruments.
  • September 20th at 12 PM: Bomplé 
    • Hear energetic, colorful and flavorful Puerto Rican music as we welcome Bomplé to The Porch for a free performance! Bomple will delight the audience with drumming and singing of bomba and plena music. The audience will be invited to try the dances, too!
  • September 27th at 12 PM: The V. Shayne Frederick Ensemble 
    • Performing seductive Rhythm & Jazz, the V. Shayne Frederick Ensemble smooths out the day and transports you to a groove.

Brewery Takeovers

Look out for brewery takeovers! We're partnering with local breweries to bring rare beers to The Porch! The complete list of participating breweries and dates is

  • May 24th: Levante Brewing
  • May 31st: 2SP Brewing Company
  • June 14th: Urban Village Brewing Co.
  • June 28th: Conshohocken Brewing Company
  • July 12th: St. Benjamin Brewing 
  • July 26th: Love City Brewing 

Happy Hour

Host your Happy Hour at The Pub at The Porch – University City’s newest outdoor pub!

We are now booking happy hour groups for Wednesday nights at The Pub at The Porch beginning May 2nd. Reserve your spot now! Group happy hours can enjoy drink discounts, reserved spaces, or percent donations for mission-based non-profits. The space is free to reserve. For more details, contact Margaret Leidy Starke, Event Planner at [email protected]  or 215.243.0555 x227.


For general event inquiries, contact Margaret Leidy Starke, Event Planner at [email protected] or 215.243.0555 x227.


To learn about sponsorship opportunities, contact Sarah Davis, Director of Development at [email protected] or 215.243.0555 x226.