The Paoli Blues Fest is taking over the town Saturday, rain or shine. Last year 12,500 flocked to the Upper Main Line's biggest music and street fair.
There is no admission fee, but organizers are asking everyone to bring a non-perishable food donation for REACT. REACT gives food to 60-80 families per month. The Festival organizers ask everyone "please remember to bring something to prevent hunger in people who really are experiencing the blues."
General Schedue of Events
The Festival officially kicks off with performers on the Main Stage at at noon, but there will be a warm up with performers from the in Berwyn beginning at 11:15 a.m. This is a link to the general schedule of events on the main stage and at the "Baby Blues" children's performance and activities area in the The main stage along with a beer and wine garden will be set up in the overflow parking right next to the building.
With 10-15 thousand people expected, parking is something to consider before you get in the car. There are many options, plus SEPTA Regional rail. Click here for a link to the parking lots in and around the area of the Blues Fest.
The Main Stage Performance Schedule:
•12:00 to 12:55 David Coppa and Scrapple
•1:00 to 1:55 Angel Blue Band
•2:00 to 2:55 Russ Lambert - Rob Perna & The Shakedancer Band
•3:00 to 3:55 Scoville Blues
•4:00 to 4:55 The Deb Callahan Band
•5:00 to 6:00 Mikey Jr.
The children's area will feature music plus lots of activities
The Baby Blues area will be across the street and east of the main stage area in the parking lot (across Lancaster Ave from and ).
•– swamp animals – alligators, frogs
• - Crafts
•Big Smile Toys – Crafts & toys
• – Book/animal character
•Food and Fun
The Children's Stage Schedule
•Noon to 1:00 - band/music
•1:00 to 1:30 - Dance
•1:30 to 2:15 - The Great Holitzer - a kid's comedian
•2:15 to 2:30 - Karate Demo
•2:30 to 3:15 – Rob Dickinson – Kids Stories and Songs
•3:15 to 4:00 - band/ music
Come say hi to Patch!
Patch is proud to help support the 3rd Annual Paoli Blues Fest. Come say hi at our table in the exhibit area in the Paoli Village Shoppes. We'll be on the front row facing the Main Stage, directly across from and in the parking lot area in front of . We'd love to meet you!
Hot Bands, Cool Music and Cool Temps
The bands will be hot and the music is very cool. The temperatures will also be the coolest of the season as a front moved through Friday night, bringing much cooler, dry, autumn-like weather. Despite some overnight showers, it appears rain may not be a factor after all "it's going to be a 'shine-only' event, and you can put that on Patch," predicted an optimistic Festival Co-Chair Pattye Benson on Friday evening.