Double Decker Music Series

The Double Decker Music series is a unique, intimate mobile concert experience on an open-top double-decker bus. It features live performances in an urban setting paired with a guided tour of Philadelphia's attractions.

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Double Decker Music Series 01: Birdie Busch & Charles Cohen

Join us on Tuesday, October 1st at 8:00 p.m. for a unique and intimate mobile concert experience on an open-top double-decker bus.

Guitarist and singer Biridie Busch and electronics legend Charles Cohen will play live solo sets while the bus drives around Center City at night.

Before, between, and after the music, tour guide Sebastian Darkly Petsu will share dry wit and history about the City of Brotherly Love.

Boarding begins at 7:45 p.m. at the northeast corner of 5th and Market St. by the Wells Fargo building, departing at 8:00 p.m. sharp. The event finishes up back where we started at 10:00 p.m. (Remember, it's a mobile event, so you can't show up late -- the venue will be on the road!)

About the Performers

Birdie Busch

birdie busch

Critics from the Village Voice to American Songwriter have admiringly found Birdie Busch to be a kindred spirit to everyone from Syd Barrett to Eudora Welty. All Music Guide writes that she is one of the “most affecting altos around”. Birdie Busch's most recent release is Birdie Busch and the Greatest Night.

Charles Cohen


Based in Philadelphia, Charles Cohen has been composing and performing electronic music since 1971. He specializes in collaborative, cross disciplinary projects with theater, dance, music, and media artists, and is singularly interested in live performance and improvisation.

Frequently Asked Questions

How many tickets are you selling?

Due to the capacity of the vehicle, only 40 seats are available.

When should I arrive?

We begin boarding the bus at 7:45 p.m., and we are scheduled to leave at 8:00 p.m. sharp. We mean it! Once the bus leaves, we are unable to turn around and pick you up.

Can I walk up and buy a ticket?

No. We are selling advance tickets only. Because there aren't many seats on the bus, this event will sell out rather quickly!

May I bring a beverage on the bus?

Yes, this event is BYOB. For your safety, we ask that you bring beverages in plastic containers or cans only.

Where is the restroom?

There is no restroom on the bus. Plan ahead!

Will there be a rain date?

In the case of rain, the event maybe be canceled entirely or postponed to a later date. If there is a cancellation, all sales will be refunded. A decision will be made at 5:00 p.m. on the day of the event and ticketholders will be notified.

Who is organizing this?

Sebastian Darkly Petsu, an experimental musician and local tour guide on buses and on foot for 8 years and counting. His love of both Philadelphia's music and history inspired him to combine the two in a unique way.

Who can I contact for more information?

If you have additional questions or concerns, don't hesitate to contact Sebastian by email.

Tuesday, October 1st, 8:00 p.m.

Northeast corner, 5th and Market Streets, Philadelphia, PA

Boarding begins at 7:45 p.m.

$20.00 per person. Advance tickets only.

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