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The Strawberry Stage will be Rockin' All Weekend Long!

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The Strawberry Festival features live music all weekend long! Check back for more information as our entertainment schedule is confirmed.

Strawberry Jam: Battle of the Bands

Strawberry Jam, "Battle of the Bands"
Thursday 6:00 – 7:30 pm


Nicole Zell Band
Friday 5:00 - 7:00 pm

"Live" is a beautiful word to the Nicole Zell Band, who thrives on the energy and vibe of the stage. This popular, local Indie Rock band features the accomplished Nicole Zell as lead singer, guitarist and pianist; John Zell, Nicole's father on the bass who knows his way around the fretboard like the back of his hand; and Austin Antonelli who was born with a natural knack for drumming and percussion. This tremendous trio binds together vintage and new sounds, making it their own, and separating themselves from the rest. The sky is the limit for these determined, experienced musicians.

Poor Prognosis
7:00 – 9:00 pm

Poor Prognosis is a rock band based in Coatesville, Pennsylvania. Members include Doug Beach on vocals, Corey Burkhart on drums, Walt Orloski and Dave Burket on guitar, and Chris Jones on bass. They were originally founded by Brandywine Hospital employees, Walt Orloski and Corey Burkhart, who work together in the cardiac catheterization lab. Shortly thereafter they were joined by Dave, the office manager of the cardiothoracic surgery department. After learning of the group, Dr. Sweta Chandela Beach suggested that her husband Doug, an oncologist, sing with them. Finally, they recruited Chris Jones, a graphic designer and former college band mate of Dave's. They learned that despite a diverse set of musical interests, they all share a passion for high-energy rock.

Poor Prognosis' rock regimen has a little something for everyone. They will placate you with soothing jams and get your adrenaline pumping with fast-paced rockers. From old school rock to recent popular favorites, Poor Prognosis delivers the perfect musical prescription. Playing everything from Chuck Berry and Led Zeppelin to Stone Temple Pilots and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Poor Prognosis will cure what ails you no matter your musical taste. Follow them on Facebook on their Poor Prognosis page for updates and further group information.

Sidney & the Organic Reverb
9:00 - 11:00 pm

It's tough to put a finger on Sidney Joseph's style. Each tune sounds like it's own individual statement. This Philly based singer/songwriter has cut his teeth in a variety of different genres. From Jamband to Hip-Hop. "I want to strip everything down to its bare essentials" Sidney says of his most recent songs . Currently Sidney is working with producer David Ivory (Eryka Badu,The Roots) Sidney's strong vocals over simple acoustic arrangements really make the tracks sound timeless. With topics ranging from lost love to revolution. He really leaves no stone unturned.

Touring with fellow musician The Rythmatician, who incorporates the Peruvian Cajon. The two create a strong unique soulful folk sound. Think Jack Johnson meets Dave Mathews.

So from hip hop to folk to world sound, it's obvious that Sidney Joseph has tuned into them all.

Approximately 9:45 pm

Sponsored by
ArcelorMittal & Oliver Tyrone Pulver Corporation 

(Rain Date Saturday, May 31st)

Saturday, May 31st

The Lukens Band in Concert
Saturday 1:00 – 2:00 pm

The ever popular Lukens Band entertains the audience with the talented musicians that make up this local concert band with a long history in our community.

Nicole Ehinger
Saturday 3:00 – 5:00 pm

Nicole Ehinger has always had the love of music and performing. Early on Nicole could often be heard singing at various times throughout the day and it was through her cousin who brought her the love of the guitar. Nicole's country influence stems from spending seven years living in Brentwood, Tennessee where she would sing to Faith Hill's "This Kiss" while riding in the car. More recent influences are Brad Paisley, Sugarland, and Taylor Swift. She is influenced not only by country, but also pop, which is reflected in the music she composes.

Inspired by a new understanding and appreciation of music Nicole has branched out into such classic musicians as Fleetwood Mac and the Beatles due to her teacher, the incomparable Jay Scott of West Chester. Jay teaches both electric and acoustic in addition to working with musicians to develop their own skills. He also works with ear training, music theory reading and transcription along with songwriting. Jay's teachings have honed Nicole's picking skills and have even lead her to the piano, which she uses on some of her original compositions.

Nicole had her first taste of success at their talent competition, where she placed first. Her love for performing flourishes, you can find Nicole at local Open Mic nights throughout the area, such as the Steel City Coffeehouse and the Attic Lounge at Harry's where she performs some classics and her own original compositions.

74/75 Band
Saturday 5:00 – 7:00 pm

"74/75 Band" plays a mix of classic rock, blues and current rock music and features Pete Duca – Drums; Greg Krajewski - Guitar & Vocals; John Leight - Bass Guitar; Ann Straley – Vocals; and Lynn Verdone - Keyboard, Guitar & Vocals.

7:00 - 9:00 pm

Helixx, a 6 piece Wilmington, Delaware based Rock/Pop band, complete with horns, blends the current Top 40 with 60s, 70s, 80s & 90s dance tunes.

Their repertoire spans Lady GaGa, Maroon 5, Beyonce and Adele to the Beatles, Donna Summer, Aerosmith,'70s Disco - and just about everything in between. And with the ability to mix in Motown classics, pop standards, country favorites and popular line dances, keeping the audience up and involved, dancing is easy!

Sunday, June 1st

Strawberriest Kids Contest (children 5 and under)
2:00 – 3:00 pm

Dress in your Strawberry Finest and enter to win great prizes.

Kindred Cross
3:00 – 5:00 pm

This Christian band combines family harmony and vocals with musicians of vast experience and background, to create a unique sound that appeals to a wide age group of listeners. Their music has an uplifting contemporary style that uniquely blends rock, country, and gospel to create a signature sound. Songwriter, Steve Cunningham founded the band in 2003, but the band's roots run deep. Based in Coatesville, Chester County, Pennsylvania, the band members include three brothers (Steven, Mark, Timothy), and a sister (Ruth) who have been performing since their early youth.

Band members also include Lorne Porta, Bruce Doane, and Tim Englerth. KINDRED CROSS played at the Strawberry Festival in both 2010 and 2011. Over the last few years the band has been blessed and has developed a significant following. KINDRED CROSS continues to play churches, benefit concerts, community events, coffeehouses, and various other venues, while introducing others to the message of the Lord of their lives, Jesus Christ. The band has recorded and released 5 CDs to date, including their latest in 2013 titled: "STILL."

Schedule is subject to change without notice.


Festival Host: Brandywine Hospital  

On behalf of the Brandywine Health Foundation, our Board of Directors and the 2014 Festival Committee, we extend a very special thank you to First Niagara Bank and PECO for returning as the presenting sponsors and for continuing your generous support of the 2014 Strawberry Festival. We also want to thank Brandywine Hospital for once again hosting this very special community event. Your continued contributions to this event are overwhelming!