Kelly Music for Life presents
2017 Haverford Concert in the Park Summer Series
All concerts are on Wednesday evenings – Gates open at 6 pm
Advance tickets $5 per show, $25 advance season pass. $10 at gate. Kids under 12 FREE
Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Proceeds benefit local Civic Associations and community initiatives.
Presented by GIANT
Tim Williams Band and Lauren Hart Band
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 6 pm
Coopertown/Highland Pavilion – Highland Farms Park, 100 Highland Lane, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Hosted by Coopertown Service Corps and Coopertown Civic Association.
Tim Williams Band ~ Singer/Songwriter Tim Williams has built the reputation of being one of the hardest working acts in the nation today. Tim and his band play over 300 shows a year on stages ranging from Key West to LA to his home base here in Philly. He’s shared the stage with Goo Goo Dolls, Of Monsters and Men, Better Than Ezra, Spin Doctors, Joshua Radin, Butch Walker and many more. iTunes/Amazon: We Begin (2009), Blue Ribbon (2012) & Part Time Local (2016).
Lauren Hart Band ~ Lauren Hart began her recording career when she was signed by Columbia Records in 1996 and later RedAnt/BMG and opened for Fiona Apple, Tori Amos, Train and 10,000 Maniacs. Lauren has recorded 6 albums, including the most recent recording, Awakening. She has performed at the Clinton Presidential Inauguration and on the French Riviera, where she lived for several years, performing with such artists as Stan Getz, the Gipsy Kings, Harry Belafonte and Frank Sinatra.
Always known for her introspective lyrics and soaring vocals, Lauren’s songs have been heard on television series and soap operas including “Joan of Arcadia,” “Party of Five,” “All My Children” and “One Life to Live,” among others. Lauren sings the National Anthem before every Philadelphia Flyers home game, a tribute to her late father, legendary National Hockey League Hall of Fame announcer Gene Hart, known for 30 years as “The Voice of the Flyers.”
The Pennise Family Band
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 6 pm
Paddock Park Pavilion – 178 W. Hillcrest Ave, Havertown, PA 19083
Hosted by Paddock Farms Civic Association
The Pennise Family Band is a true “family band” including mom and dad, Elaine and Tom, and the children, Jennifer and Tommy, filling out the lineup. The band is based out of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Elaine on lead vocals, acoustic guitar and keyboard, Jen on vocals, guitars and keys, Tommy on lead guitar, vocals and sax, dad on bass and family friend, James Bowman on drums are surprising audiences with their amazing musicianship and energetic performances. Performing classic rock and current covers as well as original music composed by Jennifer Pennise, the band is versatile and entertaining, engaging the crowd and gaining many fans with every show. One of Jennifer’s original songs, “In My Head”, features a catchy chorus encouraging “audience participation”, singing and clapping along. The band has gained many fans along the way from local performances reaching as far as the Pocono mountains.
Matt Santry with Meghan Cary
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 6 pm
Hilltop/Steel Pavilion – 1400 Steel Road, Havertown, PA 19083
Hosted by Hilltop Civic Association
From fulltime social worker to fulltime musician, Matt Santry has made the unlikely transition from playing music for Autistic children to rocking audiences of loyal fans. Santry credits the years he spent working one-on-one with children with disabilities as a contributing factor to his ability to successfully create a connection with his current audiences.
Since 2006, Santry has performed over 500 live shows in venues from Los Angeles to New York and has been quickly grabbing nationwide attention. His latest release, “Fall” is available on iTunes and Spotify.
Matt has also launched an online live concert series “Musicians House Calls Online” to bring the experience of his concerts to those who may be too get out to a show. Matt was recently featured on CBS3 in Philadelphia.
Meghan Cary didn’t mean to be a musician. When her fiancé unexpectedly died, she picked up his guitar, figured out how to play it, and wrote her debut, earning her Billboard Magazine’s Critic’s Choice for Best Newcomer. “I wrote my grief into song, and sang my way out of the abyss. I keep making music to help others connect with their own stories and find their joy.”
Known for her unabashed willingness to connect with her audience, Cary brings listeners to their feet and at times to tears with high-energy tunes, masterful storytelling, and deeply personal lyrics that resonate universally. After pushing pause on performing to raise two children, Cary launched back onto the scene at Philly Folk Fest and was awarded a coveted Emerging Artist Showcase slot at Falcon Ridge Folk Festival. Cary’s smoky voice, emotional singing, and vulnerable writing garner favorable comparisons to Melissa Etheridge, Shawn Colvin, and even Bruce Springsteen.
The Big Jangle, a Tribute to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 6 pm
Westgate Hills Pavilion – 1614 Rose Tree Lane, Havertown, PA 19083
Hosted by Westgate Hills Civic Association
The Big Jangle . . . what is The Big Jangle? Actually it’s pretty simple. The Big Jangle is a PHL based Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers tribute band with members from the tri-state area. Each of the five band members have been performing music on a professional level . . . well, let’s just say for a long time.
They are not only concerned with presenting the songs from all stages of Petty’s 40+ year career, but also accurately representing the sound of the Heartbreakers. With material drawn from every album from their eponymous debut, up to 2014’s “Hypnotic Eye”, from the early days of Petty’s post-high school band, Mudcrutch to his solo albums (Full Moon Fever, Wildflowers, Highway Companion) along with outside projects such as the The Traveling Wilburys, Roy Orbison, Stevie Nicks. All this material is covered with great attention to detail, along with covers that The Heartbreakers have played on tour.
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Alfred James Band with Avalare Strings
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 6 pm
Merwood Pavilion – Wynnefield Lane and Cherry Lane, Havertown, PA 19083
Hosted by Merwood Civic Association
Hailing from the Philadelphia area the Alfred James Band weaves classical themes with soulful charm into a cello driven acoustic rock sound that is both original and musically masterful. Rich vocal harmonies, intertwine with the ethereal sounds of Alfred’s cello to create a musical texture that is entirely unique. Accompanied by a band that features fiery, virtuosic performances on guitar, bass, violin as well as the driving rhythmic reinforcement of drums and percussion, the Alfred James Band is a musically intelligent and dazzling force to be reckoned with in a world inundated with mass unoriginality. Performing with his custom made Luis and Clark 5-string carbon fiber cello, there are no musical bounds Alfred will not cross. He is an extraordinary, yet relatable crossover artist in the truest sense.
Alfred started playing the cello as a young boy after his father (a surgeon and amateur cellist) suffered a stroke that ended his surgical career. Alfred picked up his dad’s cello where he left off and the rest as they say is history. With past venues that include the White House, NBC’s The Today Show and ABC’s Good Morning America, Carnegie Hall, The United Nations, The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, and The Academy of Music, the Alfred James Band is making waves with their cello-driven acoustic rock sound.
Alfred was recently featured in Main Line Today Magazine as one of the Main Line’s Artists to Watch. and Song of the Year.
Philadelphia’s got a string quartet that rocks! With style and energy, Avalare Strings, performs timeless classical works, Latin and Celtic folk as well as electrifying rock hits of yesterday and today. Highly esteemed for their skillful artistry, style, and versatility, Avalare’s musicians reflect their world-class training and experience in every performance.
Avalare is highly respected in the Philadelphia and tri-state region and has been given a 5-star rating by The Knot.