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The Citadel Stage will be Rockin' All Weekend Long!

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

 
Thursday, May 29th

Quest
8:00 – 9:00 pm

The 'Quest' band formed in February 2014.  Leader singer, Gina Miller has been playing in a Country band, Gina & The Treblemakers, for several years now. All of the band members play in several bands and participate with a variety of events. Juggling schedules can be a challenge. 

Gina asked if Jack would be interested in helping to fill in vacant guitar/vocal spots every so often with her other band. The sound and talent was so awesome that Jack told his friend Steve and Gina told her drummer, Jim and the four ended up forming a small folk band. All members have decades of, combined, experience in the music industry. Musicians just seem to become one big circle of friends…. and after a while if feels as though you have played a song or sang a song with every one of them.  There are not many musicians who are full time in the music business because of health insurance issues and careers we all seem to have full time jobs.  Sharing the love, we all have for music, is a natural high.  If music be the food of love, play on.  

 

TGIF

74/75 Band
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; Bernie Tiger - Bass Guitar; Ann Straley – Vocals; and Lynn Verdone - Keyboard, Guitar & Vocals.

 

Three Shades of Blue
7:00 – 9:00 pm

3 Shades of Blue is a pop rock band from Philadelphia, PA. They are 3 brothers (Jeffery- 19, Jesse- 19, Austin- 18) + a friend (Dane- 19). They are known for their unique blend of rock and solid lyrics of hope. Their energy and hearts for music have gained the attention of leaders in the industry and many fans along the East Coast. They have performed with many national and international bands like Skillet, Tenth Avenue North, Third Day, City Harmonic, Plumb, Mikeschair, Josh Wilson, Reilly, Stellar Kart, The Advice, Lightswitch, Superhero and many more. 3SB has played at festivals around the east including: Winterfest, Creation, Alive, and The Columbia Freedom Festival. By invitation, they recently recorded Love Will Sing Out, at Michael Card's studio in Franklin, TN, working with producer Keith Compton. In 2013 they released Colors. 3SB was recently voted Best Contemporary band in a 64 band battle.

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.


FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR
Approximately 9:45 pm

Sponsored by
ArcelorMittal & Oliver Tyrone Pulver Corporation 

(Rain Date Saturday, May 31st)


Saturday, May 31st

The Lukens Band in Concert
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
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.

Nicole Zell Band
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.

Helixx
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!

The Punk Junkies
9:00 - 11:00

The Punk Junkies includes three local community members:  Randy Givler - Bass/Vocals; Brian Yocum - Drums and Eric Reitelbach - Guitar.  They play a variety of Top 40's Alternative Hits.


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!