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Updated MAY 17, 2018

Music in the Meadow Music Festival in Chadds Ford
Saturday, May 19, from 12 noon - 7 p.m.

The Chadds Ford Historical Society (CFHS) introduces a brand-new music festival this year - Music in the Meadow! Don't miss out on what promises to be a relaxed, community music fest right in the heart of Chadds Ford and the Brandywine Valley.

A line-up featuring four great local bands will keep you rocking all day long! Music in the Meadow kicks off with West Chester's indie rock trio, WaveRadio, at 12:30 p.m. Kennett Square's own Rolling Thunder Blues Review brings their high-energy hard rocking blues to the meadow starting at 2:00 p.m. Classic rockers the Sin Brothers Band take the stage at 3:45 p.m. Finally, the Special Delivery Band closes out the festival with their mix of soul, funk and rock starting at 5:30 p.m. The entertainment is sponsored in part by Taylor's Music & TribeSound Studio of West Chester, PA.

While you're enjoying the music, you can grab a delicious bite to eat provided by one of our local restaurants, and cool down with a local wine or craft beer. Music in the Meadow also features a variety of fun and games for kids and adults alike. Hang out with friends and family and play lawn games like cornhole, giant Jenga™, Kan Jam™, horseshoes, and more. Bring a blanket and camp chairs and plan to spend the day here! Well-behaved dogs are welcome to attend too, but please keep them on a leash at all times.

Music in the Meadow is held on the grounds of Chadds Ford Historical Society, 1736 N. Creek Road, Chadds Ford, PA. Free parking is available adjacent to the festival grounds. Advance tickets are available for $15 for adults 18 and older and free for children 17 and under. CFHS members are free with membership card. Visit our website at to purchase tickets and for additional information. A rain date is scheduled for Sunday, May 20.

Winterthur After Hours Mix, Relax, Explore: Outdoor Music and Winterthur Beer Garden
First Thursday of Every Month
5:30 - 8:00 pm

Join us for live music, our beer garden, a variety of food selections, and other offerings at Winterthur After Hours, including our first-ever garden exhibition, Follies: Architectural Whimsy in the Garden. Each After Hours will be located in the beautiful Winterthur landscape, so you can explore the Galleries and grounds.
ADMISSION: $10 per Member. $15 per nonmember. $5 per student. 13 and under are free. After Hours program entry is a $10 nonmember upgrade with the purchase of an earlier, same-day General Admission ticket.

June 7: Clenny Run
Featuring The Stonethrowers

Join us along Clenny Run stream for an evening opportunity to explore Winterthur's grounds, galleries, and beer garden. Soak in the sounds of Marc Silver's Americana band, The Stonethrowers, which blends a passion for original and traditional songs with a unique mix of country and popular music. After Hours on Clenny Run are BYO (Bring-your-own) items.

July 5: Reflecting Pool
Featuring Los Montros

Join us at the Reflecting Pool for an evening opportunity to explore the Galleries and grounds and enjoy our beer garden! Listen to the music of Los Montros, a versatile, multi-ethnic combination of musicians who are dedicated to embracing the roots of the Latin/Tropical sound.

August 2: Reflecting Pool
Featuring Buffalo Chip & The Heard

Enjoy a relaxed summer evening along our Reflecting Pool and listen to the sounds of Buffalo Chip & The Heard, a Delaware-based acoustic trio, which covers everything from Bluegrass to Jazz. The evening will also include guided garden strolls at 6:15 and 7:15 pm. Lauren Fair, associate objects conservator, Winterthur, and assistant affiliated faculty for the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation, will take you on a stroll through the garden and Reflecting Pool area. Lauren will discuss objects on display and recent conservation work as part of a larger museum effort to restore sections of the garden to H. F. du Pont's 20th-century garden decorating designs.

Barclay Friends 17th Annual Golf Classic
June 11, 2018, 11:00 A.M.-6:00 P.M.

Whitford Country Club-600 Whitford Hills Rd, Exton, PA 19341. Presented by Johnson, Kendall & Johnson. A fun-filled day of golf, food, raffles and prizes. With the fire in November 2017, all proceeds raised this year will support our renewal efforts moving forward. To register or sponsor the event, visit, call 610-918-3429 or email

2018 Tavern Talks
The Chadds Ford Historical Society's Tavern Talks is a monthly experience (not a lecture!) aimed exclusively for adults 21 and older that focuses on unexplored aspects of early American history and culture. Guests will experience history with hands-on activities, food and drink tastings, demonstrations, and more. Tavern Talks takes place at the Chadds Ford Historical Society's Barns Brinton House, an historic 1714 tavern, located next to the Chaddsford Winery at 630 Baltimore Pike. Admission is $20 for non-members and $15 for members. Tickets must be purchased in advance over the phone, in person or online as space is limited. All attendees must be 21 and older.

Mark your calendars:

  • April 12 - Law & Order
  • May 17 - To Market, To Market
  • June 21 - Enlightened!
  • September 13 - Liberty or Death
  • October 11 - Fermented & Tormented
  • November 8 - Sugar & Spice
For more info on the CFHS or to purchase tickets, call (610) 388-7376, email us at or visit Tickets can be purchased directly at Purchase a year subscription to Tavern Talks and save! A year's worth of Tavern Talks is $110 for CFHS members and $150 for non-members.

Landhope Farms Presents: First Annual "Connective Art and Music Festival"
Saturday August 4th 2018 10am -10pm. Downtown Oxford, PA

This family-friendly event hosted in partnership by two Oxford 501(c)3 non-profits, Oxford Arts Alliance and Oxford Mainstreet Inc. Their goal is to bring the community together through a fun day of arts and music.

Stages at various locations throughout downtown Oxford will feature music all day. Headliner, EVE6, will be on the Main Stage. There will be a full day of country music including, The Sherwood Brothers, The DuPont Brothers, Blades of Grass and Chris Mongahan. Closing the day with headliner and ASCAP Songwriter Award winner, John King. In addition, the Local Stage will have Moe Blues and Bethlehem and Sad Patrick. Lincoln University presents the sights and the sounds the worlds cultures through the World Music.

Enjoy events such as Battle of the Bands and Clash of the Canvas. The Connective Arts & Music Festival Battle of the Bands winner will open later that evening for headliner and platinum record artist EVE6.

In addition to the music there will be "Gallery Row" featuring 20+ artisans with sculptures, printmaking, fine arts, pottery, fiber art, jewelry and so much more. Be entertained with art demonstrations that will be scattered throughout Oxford and watch as public art comes alive over the course of the day.

Be creative in our Art and Music Skill Share Tents for teens and adults. Don't forget the kids... this is a family-friendly festival with a Kid's Tent for fun and creativity throughout the day. There will be popup art installations, street busking and a major "Art Feature". Experience the variety of food from Oxford's restaurants and 20+ food trucks. For more information visit Connective Arts & Music Festival website.

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