Haverford FIRST FEST Music Festival - Celebrating First Responders on the 21st Anniversary Weekend of the 9/11 Attacks on America. Honoring Firefighters, Police, Military, Medical, EMS and Teachers who are all on the front lines protecting us and our loved ones.
Special Feature - At FIRST FEST Oakmont Fire Co. will display its recently reacquired 1925 American LaFrance Oakmont Fire Co. #1 fire engine, one of the first fire trucks in Havertown. https://www.facebook.com/oakmontfirecompany/photos/a.697134003653253/5697211053645498/
FREE Admission, Live Music, Beer Garden, Food, Vendors, Kid's Fun Zone
When: Saturday, September 10, 2022 11am to 7pm
Where: Two Stages - Outdoor Stage 50 E. Eagle Road, Havertown, PA 19083 Indoor Stage 4 E. Eagle Road, Havertown, PA 19083
OUTDOOR STAGE - 50 E. Eagle Rd. Havertown, PA 19083
11:00 Lea Bassant - National Anthem, Dr. Maureen Reusche, Superintendant Haverford Township School District
11:15 2 NoN BoBs - Delco based Jam band TWO NON BOBS http://2nonbobs.com/
12:15 Emily Drinker - Philadelphia based singer/songwriter EMILY DRINKER https://www.emilydrinker.com/
1:10 STAR Finalists - STAR Competition Finalists: Molly Kent, Annie Thompson, Isabella Box, Violet Wiley, and Dean Fagioli
1:30 Katie Barbato & Rise Twain -Philly based band KATIE BARBATO AND RISE TWAIN http://katiebarbato.com/
2:30 Danielle Miraglia - Boston based singer/songwriter DANIELLE MIRAGLIA https://www.daniellem.com/
3:30 Superunknown - Chris Cornell/Soundgarden Tribute - Chris Cornell/Soundgarden Tribute SUPERUNKNOWN https://www.thesoundgardentribute.com/
5:00 White Limo - Foo Fighters Tribute - Foo Fighters Tribute WHITE LIMO http://www.whitelimoband.com/
KELLY CENTER INDOOR STAGE - 4 E. Eagle Rd. Havertown, PA 19083
1pm Jeni Englund - From basement juke box sing alongs to classical vocal training, Jeni grew up with music in mind. After saving up money modeling in Japan, Italy and the states, she was able to move from Wisconsin to New York City to study musical theatre. This led to performances in off-Broadway and Cabaret shows. Craving more control over her content, she started a folk rock band and found her path as a singer/songwriter, gigged across Europe and the states, recorded several albums and now performs locally with 3rowback! She also teaches music to students in Havertown and virtually across Pennsylvania.
1:30pm Annabelle Soley is a singer-songwriter at Haverford High School who has been playing guitar since she was 10 years old, Annabelle performs anything from Folk to Pop. Annabelle loves her acoustic guitar and performing before her family and friends.
2pm Michael Tearson & Co-Conspirators - Michael Tearson is best known for 55 years of album rock radio from the form's beginning. Before that he was a folk singer, so the circle is complete. Bill Fergusson plays mandolin and Mike Hargrave plays bass. We do Americana songs and some other pecularities. Michael released an album Stuff That Works in 2011 and a follow-up EP Ruby's Greatest Hit in 2013. He currently instead of radio produces adventurous free/on demand webcasts for http://www.iradiophilly.com and http://www.radiothatdoesntsuck.com
2:30pm JP Bohannon - Singer-songwriter, J.P. Bohannon was a founding member of the Irish folk band, Irish Mist and has been playing in the area for over three decades. After leaving the Mist, he began his solo career, combining folk music with country, classic rock, and original songs to form his own particular Americana music. He plays steadily throughout the tri-state area. In early 2022, he played at the Tennessee Brewing Works in Nashville and in the spring, played two shows of original music at The Blarney Stone in New York City. Beside his music, J.P. Bohannon’s poetry and fiction have also appeared in journals and magazines throughout the U.S., the U.K. and Ireland. His collection of poetry, The Barmaids of Tir na Nog, was published by Harrowood Books. e-mail: [email protected] webpage: johnbohannon.com
3pm Jordan E.B. - Jordan E.B is a 21 year old singer/songwriter, graduate of Bonner And Prendie High School. Self-taught on the guitar, Jordan has been writing his own music for seven years and has had multiple singles and small projects, now combined into one playlist. His love for music came from pop hits that tap into people's emotions, and now he wants to make music that people can connect with on different levels in their own lives.
3:30pm Taylor Ash - Taylor Ash is a local singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist born and raised in the Philadelphia area. With a background in classical composition and performance, Taylor takes elements of film score, musical theater and modern pop music and interweaves them to create songs that tell stories. She recently released her debut Album “VIGNETTES” which can be found on all streaming platforms. Besides writing songs, Taylor also has a career in teaching, sound design and film score. Find out more or connect with Taylor on her website TaylorAsh.com
4pm Suzanne Lavine - Suzanne Lavine’s musical journey began in the 1980s as lead singer/songwriter/guitarist for the Hoboken, NJ-based band The Vines. After a break Lavine reconnected with her old bandmate Marc Seligman on bass, then augmenting with Ben Vaughn drummer Seth Baer, plus renowned singer-songwriter-musician-producer Cliff Hillis (Smash Palace, Starbelly, The Orchestra starring ELO former members, Patti Smyth), she created her own group known as The Legends. Armed with four new songs and a now-seasoned group with Cliff Hillis at the production helm, they headed to Hillis’s home studio The Hacienda, in Phoenixville, PA. The result? A new EP titled “Everything’s Alright”, with special guest LA-based singer-songwriter Kelley Ryan on background vocals in ‘Feel So Lucky’. Lavine’s new EP was released on April 1st in CD format and is available on streaming services worldwide.
4:30pm Ava Pastore - AVA PASTORE is a 16 year old sophomore at Haverford High School. She is a singer/songwriter who picked up the ukelele during the pandemic and recently competed in the STAR competition at the Kelly Center.
5pm Miss Nay & Mr Maas/Sharon and Cris Pastore - Both an original and cover acoustic band from Havertown, Sharon and Cris Pastore are Miss Nay & Mr. Maas, and have been writing, performing and producing music together for over 15 years. Their original music has an edgy pop-rock sound with infectious hooks and lyrical depth, infused with R & B soul, blues and funk grooves. Their sound falls into the alternative indie genre, influenced by Alanis Morrisette, Kelly Clarkson, and Indigo Girls, interwoven with crunchy rhythms reminiscent of the 90’s grunge scene. Miss Nay and Mr. Maas also offer acoustic versions of classic rock hits, R & B, and pop to create a fun-loving, romantic flavor perfect for a happy hour or dinner hour, Sunday brunch, or private house concert. Listen on Youtube, music apps including Spotify, Itunes, or at missnaymrmaas.com
5:30pm PEEKS! - PEEKS! is a Multidimensional singer/songwriter from Havertown. She takes inspiration from soul, pop, and country artists. She has a passion for storytelling and aims to write music that makes an audience feel and captures key moments in our lives that everyone can relate to. ttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4dcKJ88fdyGwqF6aT-uyGw https://www.instagram.com/heyitspeeks/ https://vm.tiktok.com/ZM8tFyuCa/
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THIS MUSIC FESTIVAL is a FREE admission event. The outdoor stage and festival area will be at 50 East Eagle Road, Havertown, PA 19083. The indoor stage will be at the Kelly Center at 4 E. Eagle Road in Havertown. The day will be filled with live music, food, beer garden, crafters and children’s activities.
THANK YOU SPONSORS...PECO, PA Lottery, Main Line Health, CrossFit MFP, Havertown Carpet, AYR Wellness, NRG Energy, Nick's Catering and Events, Adam Mechanical, Stix 2 Go, Crozer Health, Victory Chiropractic & Performance, Community Care Behavioral Health, T-Mobile, Franklin Mint Credit Union, CertaPro Painters of the Main Line, Erica Deuschle and Co., Power Home Remodeling, Mister Softee, Passanante's Home Food Services, Sundance Vacations, Plant Roots, ACRE Windows, Havertown Animal Hospital, Haverford Township Democratic Committee, Renewal by Andersen, Inspire Clean Energy, Luigi & Giovanni Specialty Food & Caterer, Haverford Republican Party, JT's Shirts, Novita Boutique, Ruthie's Eyes, H&B Driveway Resealing, LLC, New Avenue Foundation, Sustain Realty, Gutter Helmet by Harry Helmet, Palombaro Club, Charles Friel Inc., Tim's Auto Care, Surrey Services, Pie in a Cone, Solarize Delco, Empanada House, Burke's Inn, MainLine Neighbors, Home Depot Kids, Keep Music Alive
Main Outdoor Stage - 50 E. Eagle Road, Havertown, PA 19083
Kelly Center Indoor Stage - 4 E. Eagle Road, Havertown, PA 19083
Parking is very limited in the area. There are two metered Municipal Lots on Darby Road 1 block off of Eagle in both directions. Unmetered street parking is available in the neighborhoods around the site.
Secure Bike and Wheel Corral sponsored by Friends of Haverford Trails will be next to the main entrance at 50 E. Eagle Road. Bikes and anything with wheels can be checked while you go inside to enjoy the festival. Bicycles, skateboards, skates, scooters and pull behind carts and wagons are not permitted inside the festival grounds. Push from behind baby strollers are permitted.
Pets are not permitted on festival grounds.
Tiki Bar Beer Garden will offer beer and seltzers for sale next to the stage on E. Hathaway Lane. Outside alcohol is not permitted to be brought in. Alcohol is not permitted onto the field or elsewhere within the school property.
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Seating - Bring your own chair or blanket.
Tax deductible donations to support this community event are encouraged. Credit card or Paypal https://kellycenter.org/contribute/ or Venmo @Kelly4music Indicate FESTIVAL with your donation in the notes.
Kelly Music for Life is a non-profit 501c3 pure public charity that supports Music Education, the Arts, and other community initiatives. We operate the Kelly Center at 4 E. Eagle Road in Havertown - a cafe by day and performance venue at night. https://kellycenter.org/
Joel Perlish is the official photographer for Kelly events. Images and video clips may be found at JOELPERLISH.SMUGMUG.COM in the KELLY Events folder.