Save the date: Saturday, September 7, 2024!
What is the Haverford Music Festival?
The Haverford Music Festival (HMF) is a showcase of music of all genres featuring talented artists, musicians and performers from Haverford Township and the surrounding area. The festival is a rain or shine event. The event draws about 10,000 people to the center of Havertown for a day of music and fun. HMF serves as the primary fundraiser for Haverford Township Education, Arts & Music Society (HTEAMS), who has been running it since 2019. Net proceeds of the festival will provide funding for projects that enhance the quality of life in Haverford Township.
Applications for the 2024 Haverford Music Festival are open. Only performers who have submitted our application will be considered. For the 2024 festival please apply here.
NOTE: Performer applicants are volunteering to perform for no fee and no expense reimbursement. Performing artists will be available to sell their merchandise at the designated “Meet and Greet” area at the Merch Tent.
We want to extend a special thank you to all the performers that provided us with such a wide variety of excellent music and entertainment in the past. To give new acts the chance to play, performers cannot appear in consecutive years. Artists who appeared at the 2023 Haverford Music Festival are ineligible to apply for 2024.
“Thanks to all the artists who apply to perform at the Haverford Music Festival. Due to the large response, we have only contacted selected artists. Selected artists were already notified.”
Due to the coronavirus outbreak and concerns for the safety of our community, The Haverford Music Festival, was on hiatus in 2020 and 2021. But we came back for our 10th year on August 27, 2022!
The Event is Rain or Shine.
Admission is free. A $5 donation per person is appreciated; it benefits community projects throughout Haverford Township.
You may bring lawn chairs and blankets.
You may NOT bring alcoholic beverages.
Legal ID is required to be served in the beer gardens.
Where is it?
The Haverford Music Festival is held on the grounds of The Oakmont School / School District of Haverford Township Administration building (50 East Eagle Road, Havertown, PA 19083).
The main Oakmont Field Stage is located behind the Oakmont School District Building
How can I help?
We need volunteers to make this event a reality. Please consider a volunteer position for a couple of hours to help in areas such as vendor or stage assistance, grounds crew, and set-up or take-down. Go to the Volunteer page to review positions available and sign up.
Sponsor the Haverford Music Festival — We are reaching out to local businesses to participate as sponsors, vendors or to simply make a donation to help make the music festival a success. The Music Festival is produced using no taxpayer dollars. We need your support.
The Official Beer and Wine Garden:
Beer and wine tickets must be bought at the Festival Info tents, located in the beer garden, and immediately to the left after entering the Oakmont field. Legal ID is checked to be served in the beer garden. Wristbands will be required to be served in the beer and wine garden.
Note: Please beer and wine tickets are not interchangeable. Buy beer tickets for beer, wine tickets for wine.
Net proceeds benefit the Haverford Township Education, Arts & Music Society (HTEAMS).
Food vendors offer a variety of culinary delights and local businesses showcase their goods and services. Please patronize our vendors and businesses that support the Haverford Township Music Festival!
What are the rules of the event?
The Haverford Music Festival is family friendly. Strollers are welcome in all areas except the beer gardens. All alcohol sales and consumption is restricted to the designated beer gardens. Open containers of alcohol are not permitted outside the beer gardens, on the street or fields. Attendees are not permitted to carry in alcoholic beverages, glass containers, weapons, explosives or fireworks. Bags, backpacks and coolers may be inspected at entry points.
Note that by attending the festival you give the festival the right to use photos or videos with your likeness in promotional use on its website and social media.
Please leave your furry friends at home! No dogs or other pets permitted.
Due to school regulations, there is NO SMOKING and NO DOGS or other pets permitted on school property, including the Oakmont Field Stage and Eagle Rd Stage areas.
How can I get to the festival?
Bicycling: Cyclists can opt to park and lock their bicycles along the fence on Hathaway Lane near the field stage.
Public transportation is another convenient option. Please note that Septa has a new fare policy – check here. The Route 100/ Norristown High Speed Line runs from 69th Street in Upper Darby to Norristown. Festival goers should get off at the Wynnewood Station and walk .67 miles up the hill to Eagle Road – a simple no hassle way to come and enjoy the music. SEPTA’s 103 bus will also be running. Check the Saturday schedule for both options on line at SEPTA.org or (215) 580-7800.
Public Parking Lots:
Free parking in Septa’s lot at Ardmore Junction Station – NHSL, located at the end of Hathaway Lane & Haverford Rd.
Note that E. Hathaway Lane is partially blocked off to vehicle traffic during the festival, However you can still walk up it, after you park your car, to reach the festival.
There are 2 metered parking lots close to the festival; One on W. Darby Rd, just above the intersection of Eagle Rd.
And one located on W. Benedict Rd just west of the intersection of Darby Rd.
Limited Handicap parking and wheelchair accessible Port o Pots will be available. Please email us to reserve a handicapped parking spot.
Who benefits from the event?
The Haverford Township Music Festival now serves as the primary fundraiser for the 501c3 non-profit Haverford Township Education, Arts & Music Society (HTEAMS). which provides funding for projects that enhance the quality of life in Haverford Township. You can view the ways we help the community here.
For correspondence please write to:
Haverford Township Education, Arts & Music Society (HTEAMS)
1019 Allston Road, Havertown, PA 19083.