Lithuanian Music Hall Association
Welcome to the Lithuanian Music Hall Association (LMHA). We are a Lithuanian club in Philadelphia supporting Lithuanian culture, education, science, arts, and sports among our members. Established in 1907 through the merger of various Lithuanian clubs and organizations in the Philadelphia region, we are the Philadelphia chapter of the Lithuanian-American Community.
In 1908, the newly constructed Lithuanian Music Hall opened at 2715 East Alegheny Avenue in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Since then, this music hall has been our home.
We partner with event promoters in Lithuania to promote Lithuanian arts and culture for enjoyment here in America. The Lithuanian Music Hall in Philadelphia remains one of the Northeast’s preferred intimate venues for experiencing concerts, theatrical plays, poetry readings, lectures, and art exhibits.
Beyond live events, we promote Lithuanian culture through our clubs and educational activities.
The Amber Roots Lithuanian Heritage Club was established to explore arts, culture, crafts, history, and current events. Its members range from native-born Lithuanians to great grandchildren of Lithuanian immigrants to enthusiasts married to individuals with Lithuanian ancestry.
Each year, various language clubs gather for 10-week courses in Lithuanian language studies. Classes range from beginner to novice levels and include conversational and written language studies.
Between 1975 and 1987, the Lithuanian Cultural Center, reading room, meeting rooms, and folk art display opened within the Lithuanian Music Hall. The Lithuanian Cultural center is home to an extensive collection of historic Lithuanian publications. These reference materials are available by appointment for reading within the library. The Philadelphia Chapter of the Lithuanian Folk Art Institute has a permanent folk art exhibit on display within the Lithuanian Cultural center.
The Mugė Lithuanian Fair is our most widely attended annual fundraiser and is packed with fun for the entire family. From live music and folk dance performances to artisan jewelry and crafts to face painting and authentic Lithuanian comfort food, this Lithuanian festival is a popular crowd pleaser year after year.
Join us for our Kugelis Cook-Off and taste kugelis from the best of the Philadelphia region’s Lithuanian-American community. Compete in the contest or sample and savor every delectable entry to vote for People’s Choice winners — either way, this event is lively and fun! For information regarding upcoming events, visit our events calendar.
If you would like to get involved with us and learn more about becoming member of the Lithuanian Music Hall Association, please visit our membership page.
Are you curious about classic Lithuanian cuisine? Our members shared some of their favorite traditional Lithuanian recipes for your enjoyment.
Finally, if you are searching for a reception hall in Philadelphia for an upcoming occasion, consider hosting your special event in one of our three unique banquet halls. Our full-service event facility accommodates parties of 30 to 300 guests. Compare us to Center City event venues and you will soon discover that we are an affordable alternative for weddings, banquets, bar and bat mitzvahs, bridal showers, proms, anniversary parties, theatrical performances, and more!