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8th Annual Haverford Music Festival coming Sat, Sept 8th!

posted Jul 22, 2018, 7:35 AM by Michael McCabe   [ updated Aug 27, 2018, 6:22 PM ]
  


88.5 WXPN presents the 8th Annual Haverford Music Festival (HMF), presented by ACME Markets, on Saturday, September 8th. Featuring live music from 30 national, regional and local performers, this family-oriented event will run from noon to 9:30 p.m. on four stages near the intersection of Eagle and Darby Roads in Havertown. Area businesses and food vendors will fill booths along Darby Road and Hathaway Lane. There will also be two beer gardens, a moon bounce and playground for the kids, and much more fun. Admission is free; voluntary donations will be accepted at the gates. 

The Haverford Music Festival is a family music festival that strengthens the cultural identify of Haverford Township, serves as the primary fundraiser for the Haverford Township Civic Council (HTCC), and provides funding for projects that enhance the quality of life in Haverford Township. 

Headlining the 8th Annual HMF will be singer/songwriter John Paul White, formerly of Grammy Award-winning Americana duo The Civil Wars; Sloan, the acclaimed Canadian power-pop quartet; Lily & Madeleine, harmonizing sisters from Indiana who worked with John Mellencamp on his recent Ghost Brothers of Darkland County album and tour; and the PI Power Trio, featuring Pat Irwin, longtime touring guitarist with the B-52s. 

Organized by the 501c3 non-profit Haverford Township Civic Council, the Haverford Music Festival is a fundraiser to support township organizations and projects. To date, more than $85,000 has been distributed among several worthy community organizations. Last September alone, the 7th Annual Haverford Music Festival raised $12,500. 

With these proceeds, the HTCC bestowed grants to several community organizations and projects, including:
  • Hav-a-Rain Garden - $2,500 grant to this task force of the HTCC and the Haverford Township Environmental Advisory Committee in order to install storm water planters in Haverford Township
  • Haverford Township Farmers Market Association - $500 grant to partner with multiple local organizations who provide food for the community's less fortunate residents
  • Haverford Historical Society and Heritage Festival Committee - $1,000 grant toward the funding of live music acts at the 2018 Haverford Heritage Festival
  • Haverford High School Parent Teacher Student Association - $2,500 grant for the 2018 After-Prom BLAST
  • Haverford Township Free Library - $1,500 grant for Teen Technology Makerspace Program equipment
  • Kelly Music for Life - $2,500 grant to help underwrite the 2018 Haverford Concerts in the Park Summer Series
  • Haverford Partnership for Economic Development - $2,000 grant as a Haverford Home & Garden Show Sponsor
  • Haverford Township Adult School - $750 grant to help the school replace outdated technology for both the office and for use during course offerings and community events
Anyone interested in volunteering will find a choice of options, such stage and booth set up, take down, clean-up or band hospitality at haverfordmusicfestival.org/volunteer/

Our web site provides registration forms for sponsors, at haverfordmusicfestival.org/sponsors/ as well as vendors, at haverfordmusicfestival.org/vendors/. For more information, businesses and organizations can also contact our sponsorship director, Cindi Rooney, at 610-996-0841 or whinerdiner@gmail.com

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