Duel Dueling Piano Bar, at 1420 Locust Street in Philadelphia, features the American phenomenon of dueling pianos, but this time for the Rittenhouse Square/Academy of the arts crowd. The 125-seat venue offers a live, loud and interactive experience in a funky, intimate atmosphere. And in keeping with the history of dueling pianos— the concept debuted in New Orleans during the Great Depression.
Every Thursday through Saturday, two talented pianists/singers with a 2,000+ song repertoire will spar with songs chosen by audience requests. The house pianists are Anthony “Tony T” DeCarolis and “Wildman Joe” Marchetti, two Philadelphia natives who have been entertaining live audiences for decades.
The show is fast-paced, interactive and audience driven, and the “duel” is as much between the audience as the players. Everyone is encouraged to sing along, and audience members and staff are often invited on stage.
Doors open at 5:00pm, happy hour runs 5:00 – 7:00pm, and the dueling piano show starts 5pm Thursday – Saturday.