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At SOUTH, America’s original music meets southern heritage cuisine in Philadelphia’s Spring Garden neighborhood on Avenue of the Arts North.

Since 2015, SOUTH has served up elevated comfort food rooted in the food of the south. You’ll find soul-satisfying dishes like Gumbo, freshly baked cornbread, Hot Honey Drizzled Southern Fried Chicken, Boneless Beef Short Rib sand delicious sweets to end the meal like our creamy Sweet Potato Cheesecake and Pineapple Brown Sugar Bread Pudding.

Now in its sixth year, SOUTH is firmly established as Philadelphia’s premier Jazz club, serving up the coolest Jazz and Southern cuisine elevated to new heights. The menu incorporates inventive combinations of traditional and modern; indigenous Southern ingredients with local products, creative presentations and a touch of the unexpected.

SOUTH is owned and operated by brothers Robert and Benjamin Bynum. They are 35 year veterans of Philadelphia’s hospitality community and have been recipients of many awards and accolades over the years. Benjamin Bynum is Executive Chef.

Dinner in the Dining Room and at the Chef’s Counter is served from 5:00PM until 10:00PM Sunday through Thursday and on Friday and Saturday nights until 11:00PM. 

You can also enjoy dinner in the garden courtyard when the weather is agreeable. Our full dinner menu is also available in the lounge and outside in the courtyard beginning at 5:00PM.

The Jazz Club at SOUTH hosts many talented musicians from the Philadelphia area and a long roster of nationally and internationally recognized artists. Straight ahead, contemporary, and Latin Jazz ensembles fill the room with rich, rhythmic improvisational sounds.

Seating begins at 5:30PM in the Jazz Club where the full dinner menu and bar menus are available before and during the show.For ticketed shows, you will be prompted to select a time then guided through the process of purchasing the tickets. Please note that tickets are non-refundable. For more information about specific dates and performances, please visit the Upcoming Performances page of our website. 

SOUTH is available for private parties of all varieties. Are you looking for a place to celebrate a special occasion or host a corporate event? We have hosted parties ranging from wedding receptions to cocktail parties for Fortune 500 companies, local and national political organizations, album releases and movie premiers.

Past Performances In The Jazz Club at SOUTH

In 2021

Alex Bugnon

Kayla Waters

Karen Briggs

Marcus Johnson

Tony Miceli

JJ Sansaverino

Pablo Batista

Michelle Lordi

Carl Cox

Bill Jolly

Lindsey Webster

Allan Harris

Jackiem Joyner

Elan Trotman

Irwin Hall with Charenee Wade

Joey DeFrancesco

Art Sherrod

The Baylor Project

A2Z with Andrew Neu & Rob Zinn

Samara Joy with Pasquale Grasso

Eric Darius

The Gotham Kings

Jeff Kashiwa

Owen Valentine

Vanessa Rubin

Althea Rene

Orin Evans

L'il John Roberts

Emmaline

Brian Simpson

Curtis Stiegers

Keiko Matsui

Selena Albright

Emily Braden

Kim Waters

Minas

Cyrille Aimee

Nick Colionne

Snacktime

Vertical Current

The Lynn Riley Quartet

Lynn Riley & The World Mix

Claudia Acuna

Jessy J

Adam Hawley

Jeff Bradshaw

Carol Riddick

Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble

Luke O'Reilly