The festival pier is a great place to see a show. The sound is excellent and there is plenty of parking. It's music right on the water, so what more can you ask for. I have seen a few shows here, all were in early september so it was the perfect night to see a show on the Philly waterfront. The first time I saw a show here the stage was up against the water and the Ben Franklin Bridge was beautifully lit up in the background. Since then i have been to two more shows and they have moved the stage to the other side so your back is to the water. It is still a great place to see a show, but I wish they kept the stage up against the water.
Pros: Sound and Location