EVENT: Mark your calendars for Haverford Spring Fest

Live at the Fillmore performs at the Haverford Spring Fest.
Live at the Fillmore performs at the Haverford Spring Fest. SUBMITTED PHOTO

“We’ve all about had it with winter, and we’re looking forward to spring time weather,” said Tom Kelly, chairman/executive director of Kelly Music for Life.

On May 6 Kelly Music for Life presents the fifth annual Haverford Spring Fest, sponsored by Acme Markets.

In addition to a lineup of live music, the festival features artisans and crafters; a one-price, all-you-can-play Kids Super Fun Zone; and food selections from Havertown restaurants, pubs and bars. Also, the entire Haverford Spring Fest grounds is a beer and wine garden, so you can enjoy libations while dancing to the music. Beer and wine is priced per drink, and of course you must be 21 or older to purchase and consume beer and wine.

When is it?

Noon to 7 p.m. Sunday the 6th on Brookline Boulevard at Darby Road, Havertown.


What are this year’s bands?

Live at the Fillmore, which performs the music of The Allman Brothers Band; Dylan McGuire; Earth Wonder Fire, a Stevie Wonder and Earth, Wind and Fire tribute; Rob Simpson; Elton Rohn, which is an Elton John tribute band; and Scott McClatchy; plus a big band set by the Haverford High School Jazz Ensemble. All events will be streamed live on iRadioPhilly and on the iradiophilly app.

Elton Rohn?

The name of the guy impersonating the Rocket Man is Ron Camilleri, get it?

Is there an admission fee?

The Haverford Spring Fest is funded by donations, so a $3 donation will be requested at the entrances on Darby Road, and at the back of the festival grounds near Brookline Boulevard and Beverly Road. The donation includes re-entry privileges.

“The most important thing is it’s a fundraiser for the music, arts and community center,” Kelly said.

What’s the latest on the Kelly Center?

A crowdfunding campaign, with a $50,000 goal by June, is underway at https://kellycenter.causevox.com and www.givetokelly.com. It’s now projected to open this fall at 4 E. Eagle Road in the Oakmont section of Havertown. The Kelly Center for Music, Arts and Community is intended to be a gathering space where adults, teens and families alike can enjoy the arts in a safe and comfortable setting, as well as a venue for ticketed evening concerts in a listening room environment.

Stay tuned at www.facebook.com/KellyMusicForLifeEvents and @KMFLEvents on Twitter. If you’re posting photos and video at Haverford Spring Fest, share them with the hashtag #HSF2018. More information can be found at www.haverfordspringfest.com.