Fun Philly Fall Music Festivals Coming Up This September (2019)

Even though summer is coming to a close soon, and kids are back in school, doesn't mean you can't keep having fun.

There are a lot of great upcoming music festivals this Fall where you can get out and keep enjoying the fresh air and sunshine and good vibes and sweet music. And some are even free, so if you've got bills to pay, student loans, saving up for the holidays, whatever, you can enjoy the sights and sounds at no additional fees.

Here are a few coming up on my radar, and feel free to get at me if there are others you think I should know about! (@PhillyMusicPodcast on IG, @PhillyMusicPod on Twitter)

Plus send me all your sweet fest dates/info in October, so I can do less Googling and FB event saving and post something fun next month too.


September 14th: Dew Point Brewing's Dew Grass Music Festival - $15 advance/$20 at door, in Yorklyn, DE. Doors at 12n, music at 1p with River Bones Band, Apache Trails, Underground Railroad, Betty and the Bullet, Sin City Band, Stone Shakers & John and June Gallagher

September 19th-21st: 8th Annual Liberty Music Fest at Broken Goblet Brewing in Bensalem, PA - Free Show, Free Parking

Thursday 9/19 - Liberty Music Fest

7pm LaBella & Poole

7:50pm At Best

8:50pm Max Swan

9:50pm Another Day Dawns

10.50pm Jesse Gimbel

Friday 9/20 - Liberty Music Fest

Indoor Stage

10.50pm Black Dirty

9:50pm Kinyon and My Funky Brethren


7:50pm Tim Vitullo Band

7:00pm The Joe Kenney Band

Patio Stage

The Boastfuls

Saturday 9/21 - Liberty Music Fest

Indoor Stage

11.00pm Eyes of the Living

10:00pm House of Curses

9:00pm Stereotytans

8:00pm Midnight Singers

7:00pm Dirty Soap

6.00pm Drew & the Blue

5.00pm Jada FĂȘte

4.00pm Bohemian Mule

3.00pm Hambone Relay

2.00pm The Brilliant Fools

Patio Stage


8:35pm Jackie June

7:35pm Norton Scott Star Vehicle

6.30pm SiSi Dash

5.35pm Greg McGarvey

4.35pm Steve Oakley Band

3.35pm Adventure Lost

2.35pm E.Joseph and the Sparrows


September 21st: Fall Festival at Spruce Street Harbor Park with Lady Moon & the Eclipse, VictoriouX, TreZure Empire, stilt walkers, and Art Star Pop Up Market! - FREE!


September 21st: MANAFEST all around Main Street in Manayunk - FREE for the outside stages, Grape Room inside stage has a small cover

Music Lineup: (gratuitously copy/pasted from several fb events to make the full lineup so bear with me if some of the links are wonky) ... check out podcast interviews w/ Tisburys and Jac with No K below!

RichardsApex Stage (At Pensdale Street)

11AM: Greg Sover Band


12:50PM: Merge Dance Studio

1:10PM: Castle of Ink

2:15PM: Kyle Daniel

3:20PM: Loose and Alright

The Locks Music Stage (At Green Lane)

11:15AM: Nicole Zell & Christopher Spousta

12:15PM: Hannah Taylor and the Rekardo Lee Trio

1:15PM: Joe Nolan

2:15PM: Dharmasoul

3:15PM: *Special Surprise Guest*

The Grape Room Stage Outside (At Grape Street)

11AM: Archpalatine

12PM: Seeking Spades

1PM: The Groove Merchants

2PM: The Tisburys

3PM: Apple Juice Jones

4PM: The Real Feel

The Grape Room (Inside) - inside $8 at door, doors at 11am

12PM: Box of Books

1PM: Pigeon Culture

2PM: Jac with No K

3PM: MammaBear

4PM: Kennel Club

5PM: The Refugees

7pm - Lucia Stavros

8PM: The Barker Brothers


10pm - Knightlife

11PM: Spaghetti Vacation

Tall Trees Festival

September 21st: Tall Trees Music and Art Fest in Collegeville, PA - Proceeds benefit American Veterans (AMVETS)

Featuring Darla, Jeremiah Tall, I Think Like Midnight, Masila Muli, Mary Liz, The Tyson Mill Band, Bethlehem and Sad Patrick, Canadian Tuxedo, Ben Webster, S.A.G.E.S

Doors at 11am, All ages.

Tickets are $12.74 for GA Pre-sale and $8.01 for students with ID according to their website as of 9/9/2019.

Check out the interview with I Think Like Midnight below from March 2018! They've been busy since then...


Saturday, September 21st on West Passyunk Ave - South Philly Sausage Fest

Music starts around 12noon. Free show, buy beer tickets here

MAIN STAGE (Broad and Passyunk)

12noon: The Blue Pharaohs

1pm: The 1940s

2pm: Drew & The Blue

3pm: Roberta Faceplant

4pm: The SAGES

5pm: Midnight Singers

6pm: Hannah Taylor & the Rekardo Lee Trio

West Stage (16th & W. Passyunk)

5:30pm: Louis Middleton

6:30pm: Brown Sugar - Rolling Stones Tribute Band


Saturday, September 21st - Collingswood Porch Fest - Collingswood, NJ. Multiple locations over Collingswood, NJ. Free (?), donations to bands are appreciated.

Performances all day at multiple porches and backyards around Collingswood, NJ include Creem Circus, Joey Sweeney & the Neon Grease, Birdie Busch, Heyward Howkins, PJ Brown and her Resistance, The Classic Brown, The Koosmans, Lounge Act, and many more. Schedule will be posted up at their FB page eventually!

September 22nd: W.O.A.R. Fundraiser at Free Philly Fringe - 448 N 10th Street. FREE SHOW, DONATIONS REQUESTED to raise funds for Women Organized Against Rape with many great local acts including: Ester Anna Hermis, The Tisburys, Jacopo de Nicola, A Day without Love, Lauren Hawkins and Jackson Howard (so far... maybe more will be added).

Doors at 2pm


September 25th through September 28th: Philly Music Fest

4 Days of Music with different shows each night.

Weds. 9/25 - Ceramic Animal, Sixteen Jackies & Secret American at Johnny Brenda's

Thurs. 9/25 - Speedy Ortiz, Remember Sports, & Sammus at Johnny Brenda's

Friday 9/27 - Vacationer, Restorations, RFA, Ali Awan, Chestnut Grove, Arnetta Johnson, Ill Doots, Tate at World Cafe Live

Sat. 9/28 - Man Man, Sun Ra Arkestra, Petal, Thin Lips, Jeremiah Tall, Foxtrot & the Get Down, Ill Fated Natives, Rosali, Arthur Thomas & Funkatorium at World Cafe Live

Ticket Info: Weds. & Thursday are $15 each night, Friday tix are $25, Saturday Tix are $30, Or you can buy a two-day pass for Friday & Saturday at World Cafe Live for $50

September 28th: BLOKTOBERFEST on Washington Ave. between Broad and 17th - FREE Fest, but you can buy beer tickets in advance

With: Suzann Christine, Irv the Villain, Dirty Soap, Darla, TEEF, Chalk and the Beige Americans, DJ Flo, DJ Vern, DJ Trail, DJ Philly Will, DJ FreakyFree

12noon to 8pm

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