Springsteen tribute "The B Street Band" turns down the inauguration and commits to the Haverford Spring Fest!

posted Feb 28, 2017, 6:40 PM by Michael McCabe   [ updated by Jeff Miller ]

Out of respect for Bruce Springsteen, America's leading tribute band of The Boss's music turned down an opportunity to play the Presidential Inauguration Celebration this Friday. Soon afterwards, The B Street Band announced they will play the Haverford Spring Fest presented by ACME Markets on May 7th. Band leader Will Forte commented, "It's been a busy week for B Street. We declined the Inauguration and we have accepted an invitation to play Haverford Spring Fest. We can't wait to play Havertown!"
Kelly Music For Life is once again bringing the beat to the streets of Havertown with the 4th Haverford Spring Fest presented by ACME Markets. This year, the street party will be filled with the sounds you grew up with and the songs that trigger the memories that you love.

The Haverford Spring Fest presented by ACME Markets lineup will feature many of the best tribute and cover bands around, playing the music of your favorite artists. Tom Kelly, director of Kelly Music For Life, stated "This year, the 4th annual Haverford Spring Fest presented by ACME Markets will feature an entire lineup of Tributes to music's great legends.  Kelly Music For Life is honored to lead the way with "The B Street Band" and their amazing tribute to Bruce Springsteen.  In addition, "Jimmy and the Parrots" with their tribute to Jimmy Buffet will bring a little paradise to Havertown.  More announcements will be coming soon."
  • The B Street Band ~ Originally known as BACKSTREETS, the B Street Band started in 1980 and was one of the first bands to perform a dedicated tribute act to one artist. Many members of Bruce's E Street Band have performed with them over the years. Ever since 1980, through over 5,500 performances, B STREET BAND is the number one Bruce tribute band with a huge following across the country. http://www.bstreetband.com/
  • Jimmy And The Parrots ~ For more than 12 years,  JIMMY AND THE PARROTS have been channeling the music and party atmosphere of a Jimmy Buffet concert to delighted crowds all over the United States as well as the Caribbean, as well as headlining the "Meeting Of The Minds Parrot Head" annual conventions in Key West, Florida and continuing a year round schedule of performances. Leader Jimmy Maraventano also has a Philly connection, having written and performed the song "Symbol Of America" to honor the SS United States, once the world's fastest ocean liner and now docked on the Philadelphia waterfront awaiting restoration. https://jimmyandtheparrots.com/
The Super Fun Zone all day play area returns, along with new activities, food and drink offerings from the area's best restaurants and pubs, creative and unique crafts from local artisan, and local non-profits showcasing their efforts, all as part of a full afternoon of great entertainment for all ages.  Working closely with the restaurants, bars, and pubs in the area, each food vendor is bringing some of their best offerings to compliment the great musical lineup. Havertown has developed a vibrant dining vibe that has made the township attractive to both people looking for a night out with friends as well as people looking for the best place to live.

Detailed information about the fest, as well as directions and other information will available at http://www.HaverfordSpringFest.com. Follow the Fest on Facebook @KellyMusicForLifeEvents and Twitter at @HaverfordSpring, hashtag #HSF2016.

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.