Upper Darby celebrates America’s Birthday with Blackthorn Concert

For Immediate Release

The annual celebration returns for its fifteenth year and featuring Blackthorn!

June 19, 2015 – Drexel Hill, PA – Celebrate America’s birthday in Upper Darby Township with the annual fireworks and concert by the one and only Blackthorn. The celebration is slated for July 3 at 7:30 p.m. at the Upper Darby High School Memorial Field. Admission is $4 and children five and under are free. Tickets will be available at the gate. The Upper Darby High School Memorial Field is located at 601 N. Lansdowne Avenue, Drexel Hill. Parking is free. Gates open at 7 p.m. In case of inclement weather, the rain date is set for July 5 at the same time.

The Upper Darby Summer Stage Shooting Stars prepare for their performance at the Upper Darby Township Fireworks. // Photo By:  Dan Luner
The Upper Darby Summer Stage Shooting Stars prepare for their performance at the Upper Darby Township Fireworks. //
Photo By: Dan Luner

The night will kick off with one of Delco’s favorite bands, Blackthorn, a high octane modern Celtic band that plays contemporary Irish music at its best. The band will take you on a wild journey through both the traditional and modern cultures of Ireland and America through songs of history, humor, fact and fable, and traditional Irish and American music. Blackthorn is known all over the country for the energy they radiate from the stage and they bring it every night they play.

The celebration will continue with the Upper Darby Summer Stage Shooting Stars, a high-energy show choir that has traveled the East Coast performing in the Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade, The Cherry Blossom Parade in Washington, D.C. and also at Walt Disney World. The night will culminate with the Delaware County’s best fireworks show that will light up the sky with a blaze of colors and patterns.

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