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Family Oktoberfest

“We will celebrate America’s resilience on the anniversary of the darkest day in modern history.  Accompanied by live music and community we will honor the spirit of our First Responders.  As we emerge from a global pandemic this year, it is particularly appropriate that we pay tribute to First Responders who put themselves in the firing line during a deadly virus outbreak.”

Tom Kelly

Founder, Kelly Center

About the Festival

On the 20th anniversary of the 9/11/2001 attacks on America, Kelly Music for Life presents HAVERFORD FIRST FEST MUSIC FESTIVAL, honoring First Responders on Saturday, September 11, 2021.  September 11th will always be remembered for the attacks. The COVID pandemic reminded us of the importance of First Responder medical personnel. Kelly Music for Life wants to be sure that the First Responder heroes among us are recognized and honored in this celebration of response to adversity. As we recover from the COVID shutdowns, Haverford First Fest Music Festival will be the first big local music festival in almost 2 years.

HAVERFORD FIRST FEST MUSIC FESTIVAL is a FREE admission event that will take place from 11am to 7pm on Saturday, September 11th.  The outdoor stage and festival area will be at Eagle Road and East Hathaway Lane in Havertown, PA.  The indoor stage will be at the Kelly Center at 4 E. Eagle Road in Havertown.  The day will be filled with live music, food, beer garden, crafters and children’s activities including fire trucks and other first responder equipment to explore.  There are tributes planned to local first responders – Police, Firefighters, EMS, Doctors, Nurses and Medical Professionals who put themselves at risk every day to help others.

Proceeds from HAVERFORD FIRST FEST MUSIC FESTIVAL will benefit the Main Line Chamber Foundation’s First Responder Scholarship Fund and the Kelly Center for Music, Arts and Community.

Event Details


September 11th, 2021
11 am – 7pm
RAIN OR SHINE. Bring your own chair or blanket.


Eagle Road and East Hathaway Lane
Havertown, PA 19083


FREE Admission
Donation appreciated to support event


*** Stage and Times To Be Announced ***

Scott McClatchy Band, Suzie Brown, Dels Groove, Somerdale, Almost There, Osler Circle, David Coppa and Scrapple, Suburban Legend, Havertones, Special Guest Emcee Joe Conklin plus Finalists from the STAR Vocal Competition.

Volunteer Be a Vendor Sponsor

Interested in being a Sponsor, Vendor, Performer, or a Volunteer?

Sponsors and vendor inquiries:
Cindi Rooney – [email protected]

Interested Performers:
Tom Kelly – [email protected]

Event volunteers:
Peggy Murr – [email protected]

Purolite, Art by Denise, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., Bounce House Guys, Bryn Mawr Trust, Candice Criswell / ConReds Creations , Crozer Health, Dante Cimino – Kettle Corn, Farryn Electric, Foote Orthodontics, Green Mountain Energy, Gutter Helmet by Harry Helmet, H & B Driveway Resealing LLC, Havertown Carpet Co., Haverford Democrats, Havertown Twsp Republican Party, Hey Zus, Joel Perlish Photography, Kids Grins, Latin Flavor, Lou Curley’s Chimney Service, Main Line Health, Main Line Neighbors, Passanante’s Home Food Services, Power Home Remodeling, Renewal by Andersen, Republic Bank, Stix 2 Go, T-Mobile

We appreciate your donation.

Tax-deductible donations to support this community event are encouraged.  Credit card or Paypal or Venmo @Kelly4music  Indicate FIRST FEST with your donation in the notes.

“The role of first responders is critical for the stability of any community.  Many don’t recognize their importance until they are needed most. We are very proud to recognize our first responders with this special day.”

Dave Burman

Haverford Township Manager