It took some time for the Kelly Center to launch but it was quite an undertaking and the place is beautiful! Tom Kelly and his group have done a phenomenal job since 2011 making Havertown a hotbed for Music and Cultural Festivals. Keep a look out for the Kelly Center Calendar. The room is already attracting interest from some local, regional and national artists as an intimate venue for the arts!
I went to the ground breaking ceremony last July and met up with a familiar face; Delaware County Pizza Boy and legend Harry Ancone helping the cause! Harry, do you have any pictures of us doing the shovel and hardhat thing?
The other pictures I just took last week when I toured the finished venue. There is a small kitchen and the facilities are very energy conscious (green). The plan is to be a flexible listening venue that can host Alchohol Free, All Age and BYOB shows for different events.
I think it's going to be exciting to see what else comes to Havertown through the Kelly Music Center. The Music Festival has been getting a bit bigger every year and now there are Irish, Italian, Heritage and Harvest Festivals happening annually. There are plans for Comedy Shows, Open Mics and most of all a place for our High School homegrown talent to shine in a listening environment. Good Stuff!