With the festival in Veteran field we are a little bit further away from downtown,so we will concentrate our efforts to the bird site, starting at 4 pm with family friendly activities.
We will have two bouncing castle. Every hour we will burn a small wooden Phoenix,
and there will be fire spinners showing off there magic.

At 6:30 the procession leaves from downtown, to arrive at the bird site around 7 pm, and the lighting of the Phoenix happens at 8 pm

2018 Schedule

Catch the colorful inspiration of the Firebird Dance Ensemble – in the procession or around the bird. This is organized by Lara Vracarich of Creative Spirit Fusion

In downtown there will be a pub crawl from 12 – 6 pm involving most of our pubs, and we will place musicians in the stores, and have Street performers.  At 6:30  the procession leaves, going up the bike path from the Foundry building to the bird site. We will walk down Bridge Street with our drums, to announce the leaving.

Pokie Poke the Jogeleur will be back with his entertaining show.

Shuttle buses will run continuously from 4 – 11 pm connecting downtown to bird site and Sears parking lot.

Community Eco Center
252 Bridge Street

3:00 – 7:00 PM     Drum Circle

 BYOD (bring your own drum). Drumming is such a essential part of the festival. Get the juices flowing here, and join the procession up to Friendship field and support the burning of the Phoenix with your drum. We have some exceptional drummers coming.

3:00 – 4:00 PM

The Uninvited

– In 2014, Jack Perella and Joey Pahl formed The Uninvited. They cover songs from artists including Sublime, Led Zeppelin, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Maroon 5, Johnny Cash, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Stone Temple Pilots and many more. They also play some original music compositions.lick edit button to change this text.

4 – 5 pm

  Blue Moon Band

 is an acoustic trio comprised of Sandy Pluta(dobrogirl) on dobro, mandolin and vocals, Paul Pluta on guitar, mandolin and vocals and Ron Greenstein on bass.  They play and eclectic mix of cover and original tunes. Their different musical backgrounds and influences create an Interesting and fun folkie-blues country sound. See their Facebook page

Soltane Cafe

138 Bridge St.

3 – 5 pm


Acoustic Solo Show – Playing Classic Rock, Country, Ballads, Deep Cuts, Current, something for everyone. Jake’s performance is a lighthearted, fun, sing along relaxing show.  Sit back and enjoy some of your favorite tunes with your friends. Jake has been performing in various rock bands and solo for over 30 years. Jake hails from Virginia Beach Va, and has lived and performed in the Philadelphia area since 2008. Jake also dedicates his time and talents to raise funds for various charities dear to his heart, most recently a reunion benefit show in his hometown to raise funds for the American Cancer Society.

Twisted Cog Bike Shop – 167 Bridge Street

3:00 – 5:00 PM    

     NIIC the Singing Dog

is a fun, unique, musical and entertainment act rocking the streets of the Philadelphia area. Supplied with a fun arsenal of original dance-pop songs and addictive cover tracks, NIIC takes on events of all kinds with his electrifying singing and music performance, all as a green dog. Whether he’s a vocal artist singing to his self-performed soundscapes, or a DJ supplying the right music to your ears, this animal knows how to keep the party going! NIIC works alongside Human and Animal Rights organizations, various Science Fiction fandoms, and the Philadelphia area bar, nightlife, and festival scenes alike. NIIC the Singing Dog is a performer on a mission: to take every event to the next level!

All Kind of Fast

214 Bridge Street

3 – 5 pm

Stephen DiJoseph

Anything can happen when award-winning multi-instrumentalist / composer / producer Stephen Dijoseph enters a studio. Whether it’s the percussive grooves of his solo guitar and vocals, the backing drives of a firey rhythm section, the quirk and funk of his trademark solo “Pianopoetry,” or the ease and flow of his ambient productions and collaborations, Dijoseph the recording artist is a man of many skills and moods. “Though technical preparation is required,” he emphasizes, “It’s all about what I feel.”

Community Art Phoenixville

207 Bridge Street

3:45 – 5:45 pm

 Gypsy Funk Squad

plays a mix of classic belly dance songs from Turkey, Armenia, Egypt, The Balkans, Greece, Israel, Lebanon, and other points in the Middle east with a few revamped rock tunes and surprises thrown in…belly style! Nokota the belly dancer will be performing with them! The emphasis is on fun and a dancing good time!
Jack Lowry – vocals, oud, Mandoguitar
Luis Manuel – doumbek, riq, cahon
Jason Eaton – bass doumbek,
Ohannes – riq, doumbek,
Rodney – upright bass, vocals, electronics
Edward Rollin – oboe, clarinet, multi-instrumentalist

203 Bridge Street

12 – 6 pm

3 -5 pm

Sorry got canceled.

DJ Blackjack Shellac – And you thought vinyl was old school. Welcome to your pre-vinyl DJ experience! DJ Blackjack Shellac uses hand-cranked record players with gears, springs, steel needles and pure acoustics to bring original recordings to life. Played just as they were meant to be heard. No MP3’s. No CD’s. Just revolutions – 78 revolutions per minute – the speed at which time travel becomes possible. But remember, these are OLD records. Fragile. Irreplaceable. So be careful…there may be dancing!

Paragon Framing and Art

175 Bridge Street

1 – 3 pm   The Cozy

is an instrumental trio writing, recording and performing in a genre they call “progressive chill”. The songs vary in style, from ethereal to funky, from jazzy to rock but always stay true to the idea that no time-signature is off-limits and several may be used per song….sometimes simultaneously! This is a band determined to stay original, one song at a time. This is not your typical bar-band but a trio creating music for the music lover/listener.

3 – 5 pm   Canadian Tuxedo

– Featuring Larry Hoy on Guitar and Vocals, and Monica Meilleur on Violin, Guitar and Vocals – they perform a unique, genre bursting blend of blues, rock, folk, and traditional original and cover songs that appeal to a wide ranging audience

Karate Center

316 Bridge Street

3 – 5 pm        Dave Loves Donna

– This local singer/songwriter duo is known for silky harmony, Dave’s smokin’ guitar and blues harp with Donna backing him up on mandolin, guitar and percussion. They have been playing their happy, fun and upbeat mix of original and popular songs – rock, blues, reggae, folk, and country – throughout PA and NJ as a duo for 10 years. Their second CD – One Heart – has just finished production and will be released soon.

At The Festival Grounds

4 – 5 pm  DJ Mike Ellis

 is an entertainer in every sense of the word. Mike is always “on”. He brings great energy not only to his events but his personal interactions. He has entertained on both coasts of the U.S. He started his career in NJ where he trained under a successful DJ company. He later moved to California where he started his own DJ business and had a loyal following until family obligations led him back east. He work with Sound Sensation DJs at

…. and he will be our emcee for the evening.

5 – 6:30 pm     Dirk Quinn


is the guitarist for a high energy funk/jazz band based out of Philadelphia that travels extensively throughout the US and Canada. Utilizing over a decade of steady performing, Quinn has developed a unique and progressive style – one that appeals to a wide variety of music listeners with fans ranging from the jam band hippies to the jazz snobs. Drawing inspiration from every musical genre, his solo acoustic sound has been compared to the guitar “pyrotechnics” of Keller Williams and Michael Hedges, while his full band compositions bear resemblances that range from the honest, urban funk of Soulive to the brave experimentation of Medeski

6:30 – 7 pm    The Morris Dancers 

 7 – 9 pm    The Villers a tribute band to the Killers will play before and during the burn.

The lighting happens at 8 pm