Music, Arts, Crafts, Food, Family, FUN!

Upper Darby Performing Arts Center
601 North Lansdowne Avenue, Drexel Hill, PA 19026 (map)

Local Food Truck Vendors — Music,  Art & Dance Workshops — Poetry Slam! — Raffles — Local Artisans and YMCA Kids’ Zone!

Don’t Miss Live Performances on Our Three Stages! Free Admission – Donations Accepted for the Mission of the Brad Schoener Fund!

Live Music Schedule

Courtyard Stage
11:00 AM to 11:25 AM Family Time Music Class 25 mins
11:30 AM to 11:50 AM Garrettford Ukulele Club and 5th Grade Singers 20 mins
12:00 PM to 12:01 PM Pause to Remember Brad Schoener 1 min
12:00 PM to 12:20 PM UDHS Guitar Club 20 mins
12:30 PM to 1:10 PM For Better or Worse 40 mins
1:15 PM to 1:40 PM Drum Circle 25 mins
1:45 PM to 2:00 PM Stonehurst Hills Select Choir 15 mins
2:00 PM to 2:30 PM Ra1ny Da3 20 mins
10:00 AM to 10:25 AM Poetry Slam 25 mins
11:00 AM to 11:45 AM UDHS Junk to Funk Fashion Show 45 mins
12:00 PM to 12:01 PM Pause to Remember Brad Schoener 1 min
12:01 PM to 12:20 PM Aronimink, Hillcrest and Highland Park Strings 20 mins
12:30 PM to 12:50 PM Primos/Westbrook Concert Band 20 mins
1:00 PM to 1:20 PM Beverly Hills Middle School Orchestra 20 mins
1:30 PM to 2:50 PM Beverly Hills Middle School Percussion Ensemble 20 mins
2:00 PM to 2:20 PM Beverly Hills Middle School Jazz Ensemble 20 mins
Stage One
10:40 AM to 11:15 AM Mansfield Brass 35 mins
11:15 AM to 11:55 PM The Kimmel Center Creative Music Program 40 mins
12:00 PM to 12:01 PM Pause to Remember Brad Schoener 1 min
12:01 PM to 12:20 PM UDHS Cast of Hairspray 20 mins
12:20 PM to 1:00 PM Ikechi Onyenaka 40 mins
1:00 PM to 1:20 PM Upper Darby Summer Stage Shooting Stars 20 mins
1:20 PM to 2:00 PM The Road Dogs 40 mins
2:00 PM to 2:40 PM Rally Point 40 mins

MUSIC PERFORMANCES FEATURING: The Road Dogs – Philadelphia PA is a Philadelphia based Classic Rock cover band. You could call them a “Tribute Band”, the difference being that they tribute lots of bands, tending to stay away from the songs that have been beaten into the ground and digging a little deeper. The Road Dogs will be bringing it all to the Festival of Upper Darby Arts at the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center on Sat, May 18th. Classic Rock & Roll, Blues, R&B, Country, Pop, the 60s, 70s, 80s…The Road Dogs do ’em all and they do ’em right!

Ikechi Onyenaka is an Upper Darby Alumnus whose musical style draws from multiple sources and genres. He likes to explore the genres of Jazz, Funk, R&B, Neo Soul, and Hip Hop. He uses his original music to capitalize on events or obstacles that he overcame or is in the process of overcoming an attempt to help others that may be going through similar situations. Ikechi’s playing and composition are heavily influenced by numerous artists. His main musical inspirations are Grover Washington Jr, Alex Han, Kenny Garrett, Gerald Albright, Casey Benjamin, Terrace Martin, Charlie Parker, Michael Brecker, Stevie Wonder, Robert Glasper, Erykah Badu, Musiq Soulchild, and Nas. Recently, Ikechi earned the title of “Philly Rising February Standout” for winning the World Café Live Philly Rising Open Mic.

Rally Point The skeleton of Rally Point’s debut EP “About Time” was written by Anna Gentile in the late summer of 2017. The full band and EP was put into reality a few months later with the help of friends Lucas Naylor, Jonah Clydesdale, and Packie Cronin; who shred on guitar, bass, and drums, respectively. The following summer, Anthony took over drumming duties for Packie. By the end of the summer, they roped cellist Alyssa Almeida into the project as well. In 2019, they have been focusing on creating an even larger sound that they hope will politely slap you in the face and/or make you laugh or cry. Influences span from Julien Baker, Haisuinonasa, Hikes, Tangled Hair, the sounds your upstairs neighbors make, Noname, and the silence between you and your ex.

Rico Anderson Philly Singer/Songwriter, Attended Berklee College of Music, Currently Serving in the USAF…Rico has opened up for Mya, Trina, Take 6, and more!

PLUS—Performances by these Outstanding Upper Darby School District Performing Ensembles:

Shooting Stars – The Cast of HairSpray – Garrettford Folk Ensemble – Stonehurst Singers – Bands from Aronimink, Hillcrest, Highland Park, PRIMOS, WEstbrook park – Beverly Hills Jazz, Orchestra, and Percussion – and MORE!


Artwork on Display
Elementary Schools (B wing)
Drexel Hill Middle School (B wing / T Building)
Beverly Hills Middle School (B wing / T Building)
UD High School (T Building)
Alumni Art Show (T Building)
Faculty Art Show ( T182)

Art Activities
Henna Tattoos (T177)
Silk Screening T-Shirts (T178)
Tile Painting for kids (T179 )
Wheel Throwing Demos (T179 )
Ceramic Dish and Bowl Fundraiser (T179 )
Art Make and Take Activities (T180)
Face Painting (T Building/ B Wing)
Activities for little ones and families (T71)
Culinary Cafe- Food For Sale (T175)
Art Club Boutique T-shirts +Student Art For Sale

Local Crafts

Delicious Food by Local Vendors Who Believe in the Importance of Arts for Kids!

About the Event

Brad Schoener was an amazing musician and inspirational music teacher for thousands of students in the Upper Darby School District. The Brad Schoener Fund Music Festival grew out of an idea Brad had before he passed away in March 2009 to hold an event that was a celebration of music of all kinds. Now in our 11th Annual Music Festival — we are so THRILLED to join with the 16th Annual UDSD Arts Fest —  an open venue for families and friends to share in the incredibly creative, innovative and joyful celebration of amazing art, created by the children of our community.  Brad was excited about the idea and so is his family and thousands of Upper Darby students and alumni, colleagues and friends. Our event is a festival fusion of music,  art, dance, theater, fashion, and community inside and outside the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center!

We are always looking for all kinds of artists – groups, individuals, instrumentalists, vocalists, bands, choirs, amateurs to professionals. New performers will submit an audition CD, DVD or mp3, and participants will be chosen by the Marathon Committee. Proceeds will benefit The Brad Schoener Music Fund which is dedicated to supporting music lessons, instruments, workshops, and the Schoener MusicMan Camp for talented young Upper Darby musicians.