The Philly POPS File Amended Complaint Seeking Relief From The Philadelphia Orchestra’s, Kimmel Center’s Monopoly

The Philly POPS filed an amended complaint in federal court that addresses not only the Philadelphia Orchestra and Kimmel Center Inc.’s (POKC) monopoly on programming and performances held at Verizon Hall, but also points to their control over Ticket Philadelphia as an additional source of interference with the selling and distributing of tickets to shows which has directly resulted in a number of postponements

“This filing represents another step in our lengthy effort to negotiate a path forward for the Philly POPS,” said Karen Corbin, President & CEO, The Philly POPS. “From the beginning of its new structure, the Philadelphia Orchestra’s and Kimmel Center’s actions seem to have been focused on one goal: eliminating competition by forcing The Philly POPS out of business. The Philly POPS has a bright future. All we want to do is continue what we do best – playing popular music for the community we love by presenting the concerts that we have announced and planned for our patrons.”

As a result of POKC’s conduct, our organization has been forced to postpone the remainder of its 2022-2023 performance season. We remain committed to honoring our obligations to our ticketholders.