Jamey, Gene Shay and Michaela Majoun from WXPN share the limelight with the Italian group DisCanto after a great show (Photo: Mike Lynch)
Jamey's House of Music is Philadelphia's premiere small space for serious listening. It boasts an audiophile quality sound and multi-track recording system in an acoustically pristine space, allowing guests to experience world class performances with ultimate clarity in a stately old Philadelphia mansion, which is also the home of Jamey Reilly (facebook) and his wife, Suyun.
The professionally appointed venue has intimate sight lines from all 60 cushioned seats. It is a space for performers to connect with guests one on one, which inevitably results in stellar performances. Artists accustomed to performing in multi-thousand seat venues enjoy performing here because of the warmth, intamacy and wonderfully vibrant atmosphere. We are proud to be ASCAP, SESAC and BMI licensed which means that songwriters, composers and music publishers the world over are compensated for their music which is performed in our venue.
Jamey's is reminiscent of the old-world salons of Europe, where the cultural cognoscenti would gather to experience and discuss the works of the leading artists of the day. These salons were typically hosted within the homes of the artist's patrons, and provided a venue for artists to extend their craft, and make important connections with their supporters. The House of Music welcomes musicians, dancers, thespians, authors and performance artists of renown from the the world over representing the full spectrum of style and genre. As such, the Jamey's is a crucible where cultures and ideas cross pollinate to produce events of singular depth and beauty. It is in many ways a laboratory, exploring the alchemy of creative shared experience.
Jamey's House of Music is the new name for the PSALM Salon, which began unofficially in 2002 as a "pass the guitar" gathering for local musicians, and was officially launcehd in 2003 in its present form with a show every Saturday evening year round. We have been told that Jamey's has inherited the mantle of the venerable "Main Point" which was the region's go-to venue for quality music in an intimate setting. We are proud to have hosted the highest caliber performers of local, regional, national and international repute on our humble stage.
All performances are multi-track recorded for the archive and potential "live CD" release. Listen to a cut from a recent concert by Australian folk-rocker Anne McCue. Every full performance is streamed live in HD on the internet, and the latest 8 or so concerts are archived for free viewing anytime. Chef Suyun delights guests each week with carefully prepared Cantonese home-style creations. As one patron says... "I come for the food and stay for the music." BYO is welcome, and complimentary nibbles, soft drinks and tea and coffee are provided.
Doors Open 7:30 pm - All Performances Begin 8:00 pm. We are a non-smoking, all ages venue and older children are welcome. Free parking is available on-street and public transportation is easily accessible. Guests are welcome to BYO beer or wine (21 and older). Exotic imported jewelry and women's clothing is also on sale. Regular email announcements are sent to our private opt-in mailing list.
Reservations: Discounted advance price reservations may be purchased securely online for a small $2 convenience fee which goes to the online ticketing service provider. There are no advance reservations by phone or at the box office. Even with the $2 convenience fee there is still a $2 - $3 savings over buying reservations at the door. Regular price reservations may be purchased at the door the evening of the performance via credit card, check or cash. Seating is first come - first choice. We do not use physical tickets. When you purchase the advance discount reservations online, your name is automatically placed on the appropriate guest list for the show you selected. All you need to do is give your name at the door when you arrive for the performance.
Cancellation policy: If a show is cancelled due to weather or acts beyond our control, we will post the information on this website for the performance affected. You may also call 215-477-7578 for information. We do not provide refunds, but you may use your reservations for any subsequent show of your own choosing. Likewise, if you call to notify us that you will not be able to attend a performance, for any reason, by 5:00 pm the date of the performance, you may use your reservations for another show, or you may donate them to friends. If however, you do not call ahead and miss the performance, you will lose your reservations, and the band will be paid for your seats.
Directions from City Line Avenue:
Going West (12 traffic lights from the Route 76 exit): Follow City Line Ave. (Rt 1 South) past the foot bridge at St. Joseph's University and make the next left, which is Cardinal Avenue. Go one block and turn right onto Overbrook Avenue. The house is toward the end of the block on the right. The G bus stops at the corner.
Going East (toward the river): Follow City Line Ave. (Rt 1 North) past the Executive House Apartments to the red "St. Joseph's University" sign on your right. This is 59th St. Turn right, go one block, and turn left onto Overbrook Avenue. The house is 4th on the left. The Paoli/Thorndale Line, Overbrook train station is about four blocks from the house.
Jamey's House of Music
5841Overbrook Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19131
For those of you in need of local, quality overnight accommodations:
Crowne Plaza Hotel
(Philadelphia West) (2.5 miles [12 traffic lights] from the venue on City Ave. at the I-76 junction)
4100 Presidential Blvd, Philadelphia PA 19131