Live music all day, both days of the Mushroom Festival features a wide variety of sounds for all.
Date: Saturday and Sunday
New Location: S. Union and Cypress
Check out these great performers on the Community Stage this year!
Saturday, September 8th
- 12:30-1:30: Nicely, Smith and Hawkins
- 2-3: Evergo
- 3:30-4:30: Tim Celfo and Joe Hillman
- 5-6: Orpheus Supertones
- 6-8: Andrew Lipke
Sunday, September 9th
- 12-1: Campbell and Son
- 1:30-2:30: Hot Breakfast
- 3-4: Brian Fitzy
Meet the Artists
Nicely, Smith and Hawkins
With Stephen Nicely on acoustic guitar and drums, Steve Smith on fretless bass, and E.B. Hawkins on guitar and percussion you’ll be in for a treat with their original mix of jazz, funk and swing. There’s plenty of originals and great covers of anything from Buck Owens, to Warren Zevon, and Tom Waits.Check out their Facebook page.
From evergo’s website: The band “evergo” is the alternative rock pop, crew from Pennsylvania. Several members were previously touring the east coast with the former country duo, Born Sisters for the past 10 years. It was a grateful journey that lives on in their hearts. Today they have taken their amazing experiences and musical backgrounds to cultivate evergo….Lead singer/songwriter/rhythm guitarist, Kristen, began penning songs on piano and guitar from the ripe age of 11 years old. A few years down the road she collaborated with members Jason, Dante, and Jeff. Bassist, Jason, has continued to highlight songs with his bass, guitar, and piano licks since the age of 14. Drummer, Dante, has been tearing up the kit since before he could talk. To top it off, lead guitarist and producer, Jeff brings over a decade of lead guitar arrangements and professional studio experience. Learn more here.
Tim Celfo and Joe Hillman
When Kennett Square favorites Tim Celfo and Joe Hillman come together for a spell the music is unique.
From their website: Each member of the Orpheus Supertones is a spectacular musician and tradition-bearer. Together, they are even greater than the parts: twin fiddles, banjo, guitar and bass plus great vocal harmonies to rock your world. They are loved by audiences and dancers for their entertaining stage show, foot-stomping music, and ability to have a contagious good time… The Orpheus Supertones have produced three critically-acclaimed CDs, all on the Mudthumper label. They are six-time prize winners in the prestigious traditional string band competition at the Appalachian String Band Festival, Clifftop, WV and have won numerous prizes at many other old-time music contests. Individual members have won ribbons in fiddle, banjo, bass playing, and vocals. Members include:
From Adnrew’s website: Andrew Lipke is a Philadelphia based, South African born multi-instrumentalist and composer active in many different styles of music. Lipke moved to Philadelphia to pursue a degree in composition at The University of The Arts and has since gone on to become a critically acclaimed and sought after arranger, producer, composer, performer, and educator. Andrew is driven by a passion to find the common ground between disparate styles of music and his career reflects this. Click here to lean more!
Campbell and Son
Campbell and Son brings the acoustic goodness with a vast song list and lust for the happiness that comes from a great live music experience. They are stoked to be at the Mushroom Festival and are coming with an original show.
Matt “Suburban Legend” Casarino on guitar and vocals and Jill “Ji11” Knapp on vocals, percussion, melodica, and trumpet are Hot Breakfast! From their Facebook page: Matt & Jill have been collaborating musically since 2003 on a zillion different projects, and finally created HOT BREAKFAST! in 2009. It’s been dork-rock acoustic-punk magic ever since Matt put his acoustic guitar through an overdrive pedal.
We’ve played on stages from Delaware to California and many places in between, from small intimate venues like The Tin Angel (Philadelphia) to festivals like Wilmo Rock Circus (Delaware), Burning Man (Nevada), and SXSW (Austin). We’ve been known to rock a house concert, too! Learn more at their website or check out their Facebook page.
From Brian’s website: Purpose brings clarity to our lives. While on tour in Puerto Morelos, Mexico, graffiti art emblazoned with the sobering slogan “Hard Times For Dreamers” brought a lifelong music journey into stark focus for singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and composer Brian Fitzy. It galvanized him into making a musical statement about the harsh realities of today… Brian grew up with a musician mother who turned him onto prog-rock and fusion at an early age. By 9, he was playing violin. Soon his prodigious talents began to shine through, and it wasn’t long before he was sitting in with professionals such as Philadelphia legend John Blake when Blake played his elementary school. From then on, each year he would learn a new instrument, building a veritable symphonic skill set. Upon graduating from high school, Brian formalized his talent through earning a degree in classical instrumental performance on violin from West Chester University. Learn more here.