September Entertainment: Celtic Thunder, Phoenixville Blues Fest and More

Sound and Fury

St. Patty’s Day may be more than a few months away, but you can still get your fix of the sounds of the Emerald Isle on Sept. 25 at the Tower Theater. The touring troupe for Celtic Thunder features five male soloists singing a variety of classic Irish and Scottish folk songs, plus original content, all backed by the Celtic Concert Orchestra under the leadership of internationally acclaimed musical director Phil Coulter. Befitting its name, Celtic Thunder has a real flair for the dramatic, so expect flashy theatrics, dynamic lighting and stunning set work. 6 p.m. $45-$75. 69th and Ludlow streets, Upper Darby. Call (610) 352-2887 or visit

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Getting Crafty

As the Main Line Art Center celebrates its 75th anniversary, families are invited to partake in the festivities at the Family Arts Festival on Sept. 10. Little ones can explore a garden full of entertainment, food and hands-on art projects inspired by other global celebrations. During the day, the center will unveil the Arts Alive Mobile exhibit and begin “On the Road with Arts Alive,” a yearlong initiative aimed at ensuring a place for the arts and art education in schools, community events and other highly visible locales. Aside from all the fun to be had on-site, kids will have the chance to make plenty of take-home masterpieces. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 746 Panmure Road, Haverford. Call (610) 525-0272 or visit

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Mood Music

Having the blues isn’t always such a bad thing, especially if you live in Phoenixville. The borough is gearing up for its second annual Blues Fest on Sept. 10. Starting at noon, the amphitheater at Reeves Park will host an impressive lineup of local musicians, including Paul Michael & the Blues Recruits, Riley Road, Sister Blue and Georgie Bonds. Be sure to catch Allman Brothers tribute band HotLanta, which closes out the night. And plenty of food and drink will be on hand for hungry (and thirsty) music fans. Noon-10 p.m. Third and Main streets, Phoenixville. Visit

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