Haverford First Fest Music Festival

By Kelly Center (other events)

Saturday, September 11 2021 11:00 AM 7:00 PM EDT

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Haverford First Fest Music Festival - Celebrating First Responders on the 20th Anniversary of the 9/11 Attacks on America

When: Saturday, September 11, 2021 11am to 7pm

Where: Two Stages - Outdoor Stage 50 E. Eagle road, Havertown, PA 19083  Indoor Stage 4 E. Eagle Road, Havertown, PA 19083


10:45 am: Bagpipe Stroll - Brian Fox; Haverford Township Police Honor Guard, National Anthem - Lea Bassant

11:00 am: Opening Ceremony - Confirmed Attendee Dignitaries: PA State Senator Amanda Cappelletti,  St. Denis Parish Priest and Retired Navy Pilot Father Jim Cardosi, PA State Representatives Mike Zabel and Greg Vitali, Delaware County District Attorney Jack Stollsteimer, Delaware County Director of Emergency Services Tim Boyce, Haverford Police Chief and Brookline Fire Chief John Viola, Deputy Police Chief Joe Hagan, Haverford EMS Director Jim McCans, Haverford Township Commissioners, Steve D'Emilio, Mario Oliva, Kevin McCloskey, Conor Quinn, Gerry Hart, Bernie McCabe and Bill Wechsler, Llanerch Fire Chief Jon Rothrock, Manoa Fire Chief Michael Norman, Bon Air Fire Chief Andy Sivak and Oakmont Fire Chief Billy Hatton.

11:15 am: Havertones

12:00 Stealing Society

12:30 Osler Circle

1:20 Almost There

1:50 Caiden Woll

2:00 SubUrban Legend

2:30 Addison Kunsch, Lea Bassant

2:40 Somerdale

3:10 Joe Conklin, Keira Bauer

3:20 Del's Groove

4:10 Lanie Morris, Isabella Box

4:20 I Love Annie

4:50 PEEKS! Pammie Cobaugh

5:00 Suzie Brown

6:00 Scott McClatchy Band


12:00 Les Doc Rachlin

12:30 Sara Nicole

1:30 Michael Tearson and Bill Ferguson

2:00 Kate Assiran

2:30 JP Bohannon

3:00 Taylor Ash

3:30 Dylan McGuire

4:00 Miss Nay & Mr. Maas

4:30 Yingling Porter on Tap

5:00 Suzanne Lavine

5:30 Lauren Noto-Bell and Finn Suarez Vora

6:00 Billy C

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First Responder Displays - Emergency Medical Services 11a to 7 p.  Oakmont Fire 11a to 7p.  Bon Air Fire 11a to 1p. Llanerch Fire 1p to 3p. Manoa Fire 3p to 5p.  Brookline 5p to 7p.

On the 20th anniversary of the 9/11/2001 attacks on America, Kelly Music for Life presents HAVERFORD FIRST FEST MUSIC FESTIVAL, honoring First Responders on Saturday, September 11, 2021.  September 11th will always be remembered for the attacks. The COVID pandemic reminded us of the importance of First Responder medical personnel. Kelly Music for Life wants to be sure that the First Responder heroes among us are recognized and honored in this celebration of response to adversity. As we recover from the COVID shutdowns, Haverford First Fest Music Festival will be the first big local music festival in almost 2 years. Proceeds from HAVERFORD FIRST FEST MUSIC FESTIVAL will benefit the Main Line Chamber Foundation's First Responder Scholarship Fund and the Kelly Center for Music, Arts and Community.

HAVERFORD FIRST FEST MUSIC FESTIVAL is a FREE admission event that will take place from 11am to 7pm on Saturday, September 11th.  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 including fire trucks and other first responder equipment to explore.  There are tributes planned to local first responders – Police, Firefighters, EMS, Doctors, Nurses and Military who put themselves at risk every day to help others.


Purolite, PECOAdam Mechanical Heating, Air Conditioning and PlumbingArthur J. Gallagher & Co., Bounce House Guys, Bryn Mawr Trust, Candice Criswell / ConReds Creations , Crozer Health, Dante Cimino - Kettle Corn, Dietz & WatsonFarryn Electric, Foote Orthodontics, Friends of Haverford Trails, Green Mountain Energy, Gutter Helmet by Harry Helmet, H & B Driveway Resealing LLC, Havertown Carpet Co., Haverford Democrats, Havertown Twsp Republican Party, Joel Perlish Photography, Kids Grins, Lou Curley’s Chimney Service, Main Line Health, Main Line Neighbors, Passanante's Home Food Services, Power Home RemodelingRenewal by Andersen, Republic Bank, Stix 2 Go, T-Mobile, AT&T, Peterson Insurance Services, Comcast, Nolan Painting, Mister Softee, Temple Athletics, Bria & Latella's Italian American DeliInvisible Fence by StayDog, Senorita's Mexican Taqueria, Ultimate Wellness, Wilson's Secret Sauce, Havertown Animal Hospital, Visit Delco, PA, David McGoldrick Plumbing & Heating, Haverford Township Free Library, Haverford YMCA, The Heart Room Handmade, O'Leary Funeral Home, Holy Child Academy Burke's Inn

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.


Seating - Bring your own chair or blanket.

Tax deductible donations to support this community event are encouraged.  Credit card or Paypal or Venmo @Kelly4music  Indicate FIRST FEST 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.

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The Kelly family has produced dozens of outdoor live music festivals and events over the last decade in Havertown and surrounding communities.  According to Chairman Tom Kelly, “We will celebrate America’s resilience on the anniversary of the darkest day in modern history.  Accompanied by live music and community we will honor the spirit of our First Responders.  As we emerge from a global pandemic this year, it is particularly appropriate that we pay tribute to First Responders who put themselves in the firing line during a deadly virus outbreak.”

Haverford Township Manager, Dave Burman explains, “The role of first responders is critical for the stability of any community.  Many don’t recognize their importance until they are needed most. We are very proud to recognize our first responders with this special day.”

Haverford Township Police Chief, John Viola agrees, “Putting themselves in harm’s way for the benefit of others is a first responder’s job description. During fires, natural disasters, pandemics and other hazardous situations, all first responders, Police, Fire Department, Medics all step forward to protect the community.”


Kelly Center

Mailing Address

4 E. Eagle Rd. Havertown, PA 19083