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

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

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

Thank you to these local Food Vendors for supporting Kids and the Arts in Upper Darby!


693 Burmont Road, Drexel Hill, PA 19026

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 year 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.  This year’s Festival includes a Coffee House venue for poetry and performances (sponsored by Five Points Coffee) as well as local professional crafters! 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!

Jean Therapy



Jean Therapy is a greater-Philadelphia based music group lead by Jean & lead guitarist Dan McKay. They play tribute to the masters of the 60’s & 70’s Jazz-Rock Fusion period covering groups like Steely Dan, Santana, Sergio Mendez, Stevie Wonder, Joni Mitchell … as well as the music of great female vocalists like Aretha Franklin, Dione Warwick, Dusty Springfield & Bonnie Ratite. Follow them at

UD Alumnus, Ikechi Onyenaka & his Quintet



The Mansfield Brass

Local professional musicians from Lansdowne – Brenda Rich, Horn; Pete Jensen, Trombone; Paul Del Rossi, Director & Trumpet; Ginny Lockwood, Trumpet; and Mark Benson, Tuba will bring a variety of musical styles to the festivities!


The Merion Concert Band

The Merion Concert Band is a community concert band based in Lower Merion Township, PA. Co-founders Mary Culbert and Joe Rhode started the Merion Musical Society in 1977 with the mission to “foster and promote music and the interests of music in the community.”

The Philadelphia Clef Club 10 AM Jazz Cats! The Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz and Performing Arts is ranked highly as a must visit venue that offers America’s original art form jazz on a regular basis. Part of Berklee School of Music’s Berklee City Music Network — you might even see some familiar Upper Darby faces in this gang!

Settlement Music School Jazz Ensemble

A 60 to 90 minute weekly program designed for students with at least two years of experience on their instruments. A comprehensive program for beginning, intermediate and advanced jazz students that includes ensemble, small combo work and classes on jazz improvisation.



The Kimmel Center Creative Music Program Magenta  The Kimmel Center Creative Music Program is a full and ongoing free weekend music program, intended for students between the ages of 11 and 20. The program focuses on stimulating each student’s creativity, whilst simultaneously developing their musicianship, utilizing the framework of the jazz tradition. We can name at least three amazing Upper Darby High School music stars in this photo…. can you? (Immanuel Wilkins, Yesseh Furaha-Ali,  Henry Tirfe)


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.