Wayne Music Festival Co-director Ken Kearns wants to make sure the Festival on Saturday, June 8, appeals to a broad range of people, writes Melissa Jacobs for Main Line Today.
“This festival is never boring, predictable or packaged. It’s a curated lineup of excellent music from well-known artists.”
The annual event, noon to 10 p.m., attracts thousands every year, bringing together local businesses and restaurants for a day-long party.
Headlining this year is Reggae legends the Wailers—of Bob Marley fame. Other acts include Conshy-bred rockers Marah, New Orleans groovers Bonerama, eclectic singer/songwriter Mutlu, bluegrass loyalists Man About a Horse, hip-hop ace Kuf Knotz, and more.
The Wayne Music Festival began five years ago when a group of business owners wanted to inject new life into a long-running jazz festival.
Since then, the festival has only gotten bigger and more elaborate, bringing in WXPN and other sponsors. Christopher’s, Theresa’s and the Goat’s Beard partner with local breweries La Cabra, Tröegs and Conshohocken Brewing Company to create sidewalk beer gardens. The festival has been such a boon that Kearns and co-organizers created the charitable organization Music Is Love, with CHOP as this year’s beneficiary.
Read more about the Festival here.