Eagle Road & East Hathaway LaneHavertown, PA, United States

Haverford FIRST FEST Music Festival & Crafter Village

By Kelly Center (other events)

Saturday, October 14 2023 12:00 PM 9:00 PM EDT

Angry Young Band, Carolyn Miller, Mellow Fever, Lisa Chavous, The Fractals, Bright Kelly & The Bastion, No Irish Need Apply, PEEKS!, Leanne McGroary, Jake The Myth, Shannon Daly, Erin Kelly, Grayson Chamber Jazz Ensemble, Michael Tearson, Katelyn Christine, Lily Enos

When: Saturday, October 14, 2023 12pm to 9pm

Where: 50 E. Eagle Road, Havertown, PA 19083  

LIVE Music on 2 Stages 12 Noon to 9pm

Crafter Village - 12 Noon to 5pm

3rd Annual Haverford FIRST FEST Music Festival - Celebrating First Responders.  Honoring Firefighters, Police, Military, Medical, EMS and all who are all on the front lines protecting us and our loved ones.

FREE Admission, Live Music, Beer Garden, Food, Vendors, Crafter Village, Kid's Fun Zone, Bring a Camp Chair and Stay All Day!

Crafter Village - 70+ Crafters and Artisans Handmade Crafts

Main Stage Live Music - Over 20 performers on 2 stages

Performer Start Times To Be Announced

Angry Young Band – Pop and Rock - Billy Joel Tribute… the Northeast’s premier seven-piece band performing Billy Joel’s hit singles, concert classics, fan favorites, & deep cuts from Cold Spring Harbor through River of Dreams.

Carolyn Miller - Country Pop- Barefoot Country Music Festival 2023 on the Wildwood beach where Carolyn Miller shared the stage with Blake Shelton, Deana Carter, Darius Rucker, Kid Rock, Lainey Wilson, Lady A and many more. Influenced by Carrie Underwood and Faith Hill, along with pop icons Kelly Clarkson and Adele, New York based Carolyn Miller has used her big, powerful voice to create her own style that captures the true essence of country-pop. Miller is making a name for herself in Nashville, being tapped "One to Watch" by the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) and named a Next Up Now artist by CMT.

Mellow Fever – Hard Core Soft Rock – Top flight Philly musicians lead by WXPN- FM drive time DJ Dan Reed, guitarist Cliff Hillis and drummer Fred Berman, Mellow Fever specializes in blissed out sunshiney hits of the 1970’s by soft rock heavy hitters like America and Seals and Crofts.

Lisa Chavous Band – R&B, Jazz, Blues, Soul – International Vocalist, Recording Artist, Bandleader, Promoter, Songwriter, Producer and former regular performer at Chris’s Jazz Café. Lisa’s bands have performed at several Kelly festivals.

The Fractals – Alt Rock – Kevin Hanson, lead singer/songwriter, formerly of Huffamoose, has written, recorded and performed with Usher, Jay-Z, The Roots, Musiq Soulchild, and countless others. The Fractals are Kevin Hanson (guitar, vocals), Jim Stager (bass, vocals), Erik Johnson (drums, vocals) and Mike Frank (Keys, Vocals), a Philly band that has recently gotten their first add on WXPN. These guys continue to define creative songwriting and performance for the Philly region as former founding members of Huffamoose (Interscope Records). Their music is sophisticated and well performed, making a great show and drawing people every time.

Bright Kelly & The Bastion – Indie Soulternative – Bright Kelly, frontman for The Great Enough.  His music has been compared to—or drawn fans of—Hozier, Gang of Youths, Counting Crows, The Avett Brothers, The Head and the Heart, and Elliott Smith.

No Irish Need Apply – Celtic Rock, Folk, Blues – Members include Retired Detectives, Philadelphia Police Sergeant and Strike Force veteran, and Chief Information Officer for the Mid-Atlantic Organized Crime Law Enforcement Network.

Acoustic Stage - Noon to 5pm

The Grayson Chamber Jazz Ensemble - An ensemble of high school students performing a blend of classical and jazz music on an eclectic array of instruments.  The current lineup consists of violin, cello, clarinet, trumpet, bass guitar, electric guitar, piano, and drums.

Leanne McGroary – Singer Songwriter - Leanne recently completed her first song, “Stupid to Think” and it will be available on all streaming platforms on August 25th! Leanne records at the Five 5 Studios in Tampa Florida.

Shannon Daly – Singer/Actress/Athlete – Shanon is a senior at Cardinal O’Hara high school in Springfield. She is an avid member of the theater and choir programs. She is also a well rounded athlete, playing soccer and softball for O’Hara. She is also a proud member of the Delco Gaels, coaching the U6 program and playing Gaelic football for the ladies team. She plays Camogie (KA-MO-GE) for the local Philadelphia team, Na Toraidhe. Shannon has been so honored to sing the American and Irish National (Amhran Na Bhfiann) Anthems at the Kelly Center's Irish fest for the last 2 years. As always she is so happy to be performing at First Fest and so blessed to have such a lovely relationship with the Kelly Center.  Huge thank you to Tom, Paul, Amanda, and PEEKS for their constant support and opportunities.

Jake the Myth – Comedy & Music -- Jake The Myth Smith, a comedian, actor, musician, and filmmaker based in NYC. He makes videos about things that make him chuckle, from bizarre TikTok trends to terrible movies.

PEEKS! – Singer/Songwriter/Artist/Poet - PEEKS! a musician from PA, with a passion for storytelling and human connection through art. With dozens of notebooks of melodies and poems, she has a countless repertoire of original pieces. She has been self-producing her own work since she was 18, building a fan base on social media and in her town playing local venues.

Erin Kelly - Singer/Songwriter - Erin Kelly is a singer/songwriter from Lehigh Valley. Her skilled guitar performances and powerhouse vocals define her rock and country roots.    She has performed at numerous venues and has opened up for Hunter Hayes and Frankie Ballard and most recently Aaron Lewis at the Wind Creek Event Center.  Erin has performed the National Anthem at major and minor league stadiums across the region.  Her experience performing the National Anthem gave her the opportunity to perform for General Colin Powell and President George W. Bush.  She continues to work with producer Rich Herring in Nashville on new original music.

Katelyn Christine - Singer/Songwriter - Katelyn Christine is a Nashville Recording Artist and Country Singer/Songwriter who plays all of your country favorites as well as original and southern rock music. She has been performing for 10 years up and down the east coast including Key West, FL; Put-in-Bay, OH; and Nashville, TN. She has played in venues including, but not limited to, The Bluebird Café, Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge, and Honky Tonk Central in Nashville as well as Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville, Blue Heaven, and Island Dogs in Key West. Her sound is a unique blend of traditional country music’s storyline with a new country beat and a southern rock flare. You can listen to her original music on all streaming services. Facebook: Instagram:  Original Music:

Lily Enos - Singer/Songwriter - Born by the sea on August 29th, 1997 in Wildwood Crest, New Jersey, Lily Enos sonically blends the old and the new, fearlessly explores genres, and accentuates it all with her contemplative, deeply personal, songwriting style and haunting, dynamic vocals.  A skilled guitarist and multi-instrumentalist, Lily strives to represent what it truly means to be a self-contained artist in the modern musical landscape, spearheading the trajectory of her creative endeavors from start to finish.

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Vendor and Sponsor information CONTACT US.

Thank you to our sponsors...PA Lottery, Jaguar Land RoverPECODream Team PA, Aqua Pennsylvania, T-MobileArthur J. Gallagher, Adam MechanicalGreen Mountain Energy, Renewal by Andersen, WSFS Bank, Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union, Certa Pro Painters of the Main Line, Republic Bank, Kitchen SaverCedar Creek Catering & Events, Gutter Helmet by Lednor Home SolutionsCardinal Hollow WineryPassanante's Home Food Service, Bath Fitter, Five Star Home Foods, Power Home Remodeling, Calaveras Street Tacos, Haverford Twsp. Democratic Committee, Mr. A's Martial ArtsPain Relief and Physical Therapy, The Handy MainLine Man, H&B Driveway Resealing, Mister Softee, Palombaro Club, Humpty's Dumplings, Oakmont Farmers MarketSherry Forste-Grupp, 2nd ward commissioner, NRG Energy, Wilson's Secret Sauce, R&D Specialty Foods, Sunskaara, Volpe Enterprises, Havertown Animal Hospital

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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 day will be filled with live music, food, beer garden, crafters and children’s activities.

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.

Free Parking.  Unmetered street parking is available in the neighborhoods around the site.

Secure Bike and Wheel Corral 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.

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 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 performance venue at night.

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.


Kelly Center

Mailing Address

4 E. Eagle Rd. Havertown, PA 19083