Havertown Irish Festival - FREE Admission, Crafter Village, Live Music, Beer Garden, Inflatable Slide, and more!

By Kelly Center (other events)

Saturday, June 10 2023 12:00 PM 8:00 PM EDT

5th Annual Havertown Irish Festival - Saturday June 10, 2023 Noon to 8pm.

NEW LOCATION! Haverford School District Admin Building, 50 E. Eagle Road, Havertown, PA 19083

FREE Admission, 2 music stages, More than 20 performers. NEW Crafter Village featuring more than 70 handmade crafters and artisans. Beer Garden, Food, Vendors, Kid's Fun Zone

When: Saturday, June 10, 2023 12pm to 8pm

Where: 50 E Eagle Rd, Havertown, PA 19083


MAIN STAGE (scroll down for info on bands)

2:00 Procession of Dignitaries with Grand Marshal Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon, Brian Fox Bagpipes, Shannon Daly-Ntl Anthems

2:30 John Byrne Band

3:30 Emerald Isle Dancers

3:45 Jamison

5:20 Tan and Sober Gentlemen

6:45 Reilly's Daughter f. Tommy Conwell


12:00 PEEKS!

12:30 JP Bohannon

1:00 Shannon Daly

1:30 Kate Assiran

2:00 Annabelle Soley

2:30 Two Thirds Trio

3:00 Nik Rose

3:30 Hooligan Jack

4:00 Bianca Bilc

4:30 PEEKS!


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About the Main Stage Performers:

REILLY’S DAUGHTER featuring TOMMY CONWELL    Classic Irish tunes and Rock and Roll.  Tommy Conwell is best known as the frontman for the Philadelphia-based band Tommy Conwell and the Young Rumblers. The band had a #1 US mainstream rock hit in 1988 with "I'm Not Your Man", which also peaked at 74 on the Billboard Hot 100. In addition to occasional reunion shows with the Young Rumblers, Tommy Conwell performs with the Philadelphia Irish Rock band, Reilly’s Daughter.

TAN & SOBER GENTLEMEN Making their Philadelphia area debut at the Havertown Irish Festival, Tan and Sober Gentlemen is an Irish-American hillbilly band from North Carolina.  Born and raised in North Carolina, The Tan and Sober Gentlemen blend hillbilly roots with traditional Irish music to create a raucous ruckus that won’t be forgotten anytime soon. “We take our old songs and make ‘em fast, fun, and sweaty. No matter the venue or the crowd, we’ll leave them drinking and dancing.” The Bristol Herald Courier describes them this way, "If hurricanes could play music, they’d sound something like Tan and Sober Gentlemen. They make music that’s a mix of moonshine and rocket fuel.” The band aims to explore the Irish roots of the Carolinas' traditional music (bluegrass, oldtime, etc.), and to play it with as much intensity as possible. Their super high energy live shows have gained them local and regional fame, and they have toured up and down the East Coast, across the South, and far afield as Ireland.  They are touring 2023 after the release of their new album, "Regressive Folk Music," in 2022. Their debut album, "Veracity," was named by Shite'n'Onions as one of the six best Celtic punk albums of 2019 and 2020. Tan and Sober Gentlemen has shared the stage with Asleep at the Wheel, Del McCoury, Steve Earle, Billy Strings, Sarah Shook, JD McPherson, and many more. You may check them out at or on YouTube  Instagram  Facebook  or on Spotify

JAMISON   Jamison is a high-energy six-piece band that can take traditional Irish tunes and turn them upside down, blending in rock, reggae, modern pop, and hip-hop along the way. Crowds can’t help but get to their feet as Jamison takes Irish music to the next level with original songs and eccentric versions of covers or festival favorites.  Since 2003, Jamison has been touring the East Coast’s Irish/Celtic festival circuit while maintaining an ever-growing following surrounding Philadelphia and the Jersey Shore. Jamison is Frank Daly, John O’Callaghan, Sean Hicks, Alice Marie, Ant Lusi, AJ Marx

JOHN BYRNE BAND  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.

EMERALD ISLE DANCERS  Our dancers compete locally, nationally, and internationally. We are a participating member of An Coimisiún Le Rincí Gaelacha (CLRG).  Our dancers perform locally at many pubs, festivals, corporate events, weddings, parties, and more!  Irish dancing builds character, promotes sportsmanship, and develops respect for others and for one’s self. Irish dancing is a great way to build long-lasting friendships and have a blast while doing something you love!  Emerald Isle Dancers led by Kate O’Brien.

BRIAN FOX - Bagpiper

Thank you to our sponsors...IBXDream Team PA, Stretch Funeral Service, Inc., Adam Mechanical, WawaT-Mobile, Certa Pro Painters on the Main LineJiffy LubeArdent Credit Union, Park A PubGreen Mountain Energy, Renewal by Andersen, Gutter Helmet by Lednor Home Solutions, Passanante's Home Food Services, Power Home RemodelingPeterson Insurance, Pain Relief and Physical Therapy, Green Star Exteriors, Five Star Home Foods, Inc., Boyd's Cardinal Hollow WineryHumpty's Dumplings, Celtic Books, Delaware Valley AdvisorsWilson's Secret Sauce, Philadelphia Flyers, KGL Skin Study Center, Madi LLC, Porter Family Contracting, Mister SofteeSherri's Crab Cakes, Mr. A's Martial Arts, Mad Hatter Boutique, JT's Irish Apparel, Palombaro Club, Calaveras Street Tacos, Oakmont Farmers Market, Sunskaara, NRG Energy, The Handy MainLine Man, Dotty's Gourmet Kitchen, Castle "The Window People", Bath Fitter, Kitchen Saver, Republic BankCutco, Tea with Grace, The D3lco EffectSurrey Services, H&B Driveway Resealing, Sherry Forste-Grupp, 2nd ward commissioner, Delaware County Gaels

DONATE. or Venmo @Kelly4music select "Business" 

THIS MUSIC FESTIVAL is a FREE admission event.   The day will be filled with live music, food, beer garden, crafters and children’s activities.

FREE Parking.  Unmetered curbside street parking is available in the neighborhoods around the site. Please do not block driveways.  Grace Chapel on the corner of Eagle and Darby Road will permit limited free parking for the event. Parking in the metered municipal lots is free after 6 pm. Uber, Lyft rideshare is suggested to minimize long walks to the event.

Kelly's Pub 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 on the field or elsewhere on the school property.  Must be 21 or older to consume alcohol.  ID required.

Bikes and anything with wheels must be parked in a designated area by the main entrance 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