Kelly Music proudly presents JOHN BYRNE, MICHAEL BOYCE and FREE GUINNESS!
All around the world, in over 100 countries, there's a new holiday being celebrated: Halfway to St. Patrick's Day! Halfway to St. Patrick's Day finds its roots in "Arthur Guinness Day" or "Arthur's Day," which celebrates that patron saint of beer, Arthur Guinness himself. The Kelly Center will celebrate with John Byrne and other musical guests, BYOB welcome. FREE GUINNESS on the house.
Advance Discount Tickets: Adults $10. Students $5. Advance Discount sales close 5 pm day of show.
BYOB is welcome for an additional $5 donation per drinker. Must be 21 to consume alcohol. Disposable cups provided.
Doors open at 7:00 pm. 7:30 show.
Free Parking in Oakmont Municipal lot behind Kelly Center off Darby Road.
This show will NOT be LiveStreamed on YouTube or Facebook.
JOHN BYRNE https://www.johnbyrneband.com/ https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100063619628281 The John Byrne Band is led by Dublin native and Philadelphia-based John Byrne. Their debut album, After the Wake, was released to critical acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic in 2011. With influences ranging from Tom Waits to Planxty, John's songwriting honors and expands upon the musical and lyrical traditions of his native and adopted homes. John has toured with or opened up for acts as diverse as The Hothouse Flowers, Ian Gillan (of Deep Purple), Gaelic Storm, Murder by Death, Finbar Furey, Luka Bloom, The Saw Doctors, The Solas, Sharon Shannon, The Young Dubliners and The Greencards. Both as a solo/acoustic act, and a full 6-piece band, John logs in over 150 shows per year, building a loyal and devoted following. The John Byrne Band is John Byrne, Andy Keenan, Maura Dwyer, Mike Taylor, Freddy Berman and Vince Tampio.
MICHAEL BOYCE is a singer and musician from Upper Darby, PA. Born of Irish parents, Barney and Carmel Boyce from County Donegal, he has been performing in various Philadelphia-based groups since he was a young child (Shamrocks, Crossroads, Blackthorn, Tradpole, Next Wednesday, Elton Jawn, The Irish Wilburys) and continues to embrace his musical roots today. He’s shared the stage with various acts such as Shane McGowan and the Pogues, The Sawdoctors, Eileen Ivers, The Wolfe Tones, Cherish the Ladies, John Whelan, Gaelic Storm, The Neville Brothers, Janis Ian, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and The Commitments. Michael performed with his band, IRISH WILBURYS, at the 2022 Kelly Music Havertown Irish Festival. He was also lead singer of BLACKTHORN who played the first Kelly Music Haverford Spring Fest and the second Haverford Music Festival in 2012. He is now back from a summer of solo gigs at the Jersey shore for this special event at the Kelly Center.
The Kelly Center is operated by Kelly Music for Life, Inc., a non-profit 501c3 pure public charity that supports Music Education, the Arts, and other community initiatives. For more information visit https://kellycenter.org
For all events, we are focusing on SAFETY. We have improved air filtration inside the Kelly Center for the safety of Customers, Staff and Performers. We have upgraded to Hospital Grade HEPA air filtration, Negative Air Ion filters and Apple Catechin filters with antiviral and antibacterial properties. These upgrades trap and deactivate microscopic bacteria and viruses, and can diminish or prevent the spread of diseases. Our HVAC draws in fresh air from outside, completely turning the inside air over every 5 minutes. We open the windows when appropriate to improve fresh air flow.