May 24, 2011


Haverford Township Approves Inaugural Music Festival

Haverford Township, PA– Music lovers in Haverford Township have convinced officials that a day filled with live music, food, and fun would be a good thing for the community. Set for Saturday September 17, 2011, the first Haverford Music Festival will take place in the heart of Havertown on 2 main stages. Admission will be FREE for 10 hours of live music beginning at noon. Plans call for over 30 bands and performers featuring something for music lovers of all ages. Attendance is expected to be around 5,000 to 7,000. Continuous updates will be made available at the official website

“We have assembled a volunteer board of township residents who have extensive experience with music, concerts and specifically festivals” says Tom Kelly, the Chairman of the Music Festival. “The idea started with the Haverford Township Civic Council who asked for volunteers to organize it. We had no idea how much music and event experience we have right here in Havertown.””

Emanuel DelPizzo will be coordinating the line up of musicians to perform. “We are going to feature the local talent that this area has to offer and give the community a terrific day.” says DelPizzo. “We are looking for bands or solo acts who do Rock, Folk, Jazz, Blues, Big Band or anything in between. Performers can apply now on the website.”

The staging and production will be coordinated by Drew Pompilio. “One stage area will be on the field behind the School Administration building (formerly Oakmont Elementary). The second stage will be on East Darby Road between the Oakmont Pub and the Lamplighter.” Pompilio suggests, “Festival attendees can bring a folding chair and spend the day in one spot or go back and forth between stage areas.”

“To make a free event like this happen, we need financial support from the community” says Charmagne Newman, Business Manager. “We need businesses to step up as sponsors and vendors. Township residents can show their patronage by making donations on the website.”

The Haverford Music Festival board will be on hand accepting cash, check and credit card donations on Sunday June 5th at the Heritage Festival on Karakung Drive sponsored by the Haverford Historical Society

More information for Haverford Music Festival performers, sponsors and vendors is available at

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