Haverford Spring Fest Lineup Revealed for May 1st

posted Apr 3, 2016, 8:29 AM by Michael McCabe   [ updated by Jeff Miller ]

Kelly Music For Life and iRadioPhilly are proud to announce the Haverford Spring Fest Music and Arts Festival presented by ACME Markets. Sunday, May 1st, from Noon until 7 PM, Brookline Boulevard in Havertown.  

"We are thrilled to bring Haverford Spring Fest back to Brookline Boulevard again this year," says Director Tom Kelly. "We are grateful to ACME Markets for joining us as our presenting sponsor. ACME will help us deliver a first class event that will contribute greatly to the cultural identity of Haverford Township and benefit music education and other initiatives in this great community!"

Added Dan Croce, president, ACME Markets, “This year is an exciting year for ACME as we celebrate 125 years of serving our communities. We are committed to continuing to support our neighbors through local events and initiatives. In that spirit, we are proud to support the 2016 Haverford Spring Fest and look forward to a strong partnership with the Haverford community for many years to come.”  The lineup was curated with an eye to variety as well as each performer’s ability to reach all the way to the back of the expected large all-ages crowd.

The organizers of the Haverford Spring Fest (Presented by Acme Markets) have released the list of performers that will rock the block on Sunday May 1st, 2016 from Noon to 7PM. At the BIG REVEAL press conference, Tom and Paul Kelly, partners in Kelly Music For Life and iradiophilly.com announced that the 2016 edition of the Haverford Spring Fest will include

 THE VERVE PIPE - Formed in the early 90’s from two rival bands, THE VERVE PIPE have enjoyed over two decades of success of textured rock and roll, achieving chart success for songs like … READ MORE

 CHICO’S VIBE - Known as the East Coast’s best party band, Chico’s Vibe will close the Haverford Spring Fest with music that will have the whole street dancing. Founded by Dennis Chiccino and John Gebhart, Chico’s Vibe is a powerhouse nine piece orchestra …READ MORE

 MASON PORTER - Mixing the down home folk-Appalachian-bluegrass style of music with a more urban feel and danceable vibe, MASON PORTER has become a folk fav up and down the East Coast. From a beginning playing parties in West Chester ten years ago, they have taken … READ MORE

 CHEERLEADER - A three song demo record in their center city apartment has led to a continuing string of successes for the duo of Joe Haller and Chris Duran, known as CHEERLEADER. Moving to Philly in 2013 … READ MORE

 LISA CHAVOUS and the PHILADELPHIA BLUES MESSENGERS - Lisa is an Mid Atlantic Jazz and Blues favorite.. Performing since she was five in a career that encompasses jazz, blues, soul, gospel and rock, Lisa is always in demand at festivals and clubs, using her diverse musical background to bring her music to any and all audiences … READ MORE

 HAVERFORD HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ ENSEMBLE - Award Winning student jazz ensemble, performing a wide range of styles built on the best jazz and big bands of yesterday and today … READ MORE

Haverford Spring Fest director Tom Kelly said, “Haverford Spring Fest has quickly become a signature music event that attracts amazing performers. This year’s lineup offers the musical diversity we strive for: Rock, Pop, Jazz, Blues, Indie and Folk. Every band in the lineup is a headliner in their genre making this an all-day musical explosion!”

The Haverford Spring Fest Music and Arts Festival presented by ACME Markets is a daylong celebration of the area's best live music, food, and craftwork for the entire family. Over 10,000 are expected to fill Brookline Boulevard to enjoy a beautiful spring day with neighbors and friends. Entering its third year, the Haverford Spring Fest will premiere a redesigned and improved festival area and even more great music to hear and food, fun, and crafts to enjoy.

This year's event will feature: 

 Improved sound to fill the fest grounds with the best music 

 A seated VIP area for fest goers and superfans of the performers with fast access to the KFML Tiki Bar and early meet and greets (additional donation required) 

 A large KIDS FUN ZONE filled with inflatable activities and other excitement ($10 “play all day” additional donation required per child. Age limits apply on some inflatables.) 

 Food and beverage from the many great and unique restaurants in Havertown and the surrounding area 

 The entire Spring Fest grounds will be a beer and wine garden. (You must be 21 to purchase and drink, no outside beverages allowed.) 

 Dozens of unique and amazing items and creations from area craftsmen and artisans 

 Information on many worthy and effective area non-profits and community initiatives 

 Special surprises throughout the day 

The Third Haverford Spring Fest Music and Arts Festival (Presented by Acme Markets) is an “all-ages” event featuring live music, art, food, beer gardens, and children’s activities. The event takes place on Brookline Boulevard Haverford Township, Delaware County, PA rain or shine Sunday, May 1st, 2016 from Noon to 7PM. A $3 per person donation is requested at entry to help fund the event and beneficiaries.

Haverford Spring Fest is produced by Kelly Music for Life, a 501c3 non-profit dedicated to improving lives and communities through music and presented by Acme Markets. Haverford Spring Fest will benefit local music programs and other community initiatives. Haverford Spring Fest will be streamed live around the world on iRadioPhilly.