New Hope Arts and Crafts Festival gets an improved sound

John Danaher and friends

The New Hope Arts and Crafts Festival this Saturday and Sunday will have a new and improved sound. Along with some of the area’s best arts and crafts, local musician John Danaher of Merging Music and Joel Roberts of Mechanic Street MUGs are teaming up to add a “music venue” showcasing over 13 Delaware Valley musicians. 

“It is our belief that there’s enough musical talent from the New Hope area that this kind of exposure and professional venue can only add to the festival’s already established originality and creative base,” said the effervescent Roberts. 

Performers will include Richard Jarboe, Barry Peterson, Sofia Szul, Christian Roebling, Stephan Burke and Carol Hamersma, Greg Merkle and Lilly Mae, Gregg Cagno, John Danaher and the Quietmen along with Matt Simon and Jenny Rose. Music venue producers hope the event will add to the area entertainment resurgence spearheaded by the restoration of the Bucks County Theater.

The New Hope Arts and Crafts Festival runs from 10 a.m. to  6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, September 29 and 30, on the grounds of the New Hope-Solebury High School on West Bridge Street. Event features free admission rain or shine, juried exhibition, outdoor vendors, free shuttle to downtown, food tent, fun times!

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