Happy Festival Announcement season, everyone. This one here’s a new one, and in our backyard. Roxborough-born singer-songwriter Dave Hause presents Sing Us Home Festival hosted in Manayunk’s Venice Island on May 5th and 6th. His own band, Dave Hause & The Mermaid will play alongside Drive-By Truckers, Kathleen Edwards, Craig Finn, and local favorites Catbite and The Tisburys among others.
“For the first time in my career, I get to bring my favorite bands, songwriters, food, and friends to my old neighborhood and share it with all of you,” says Hause. “We are going to mix local Philadelphia food, working class wit, California vibes, acoustic music, punk rock, the Mummers, craft beer, tattoos, art, storytelling and good old fashioned fun to present a rick and roll weekend that WE would want to attend.” That’s quite a list. Stay tuned for more from Dave and the team here about what vendors will be featured and the set times for both days of the festival.
Sing Us Home Festival is co-produced by Rising Sun Presents, who you know from booking and promoting shows at Ardmore Music Hall and King of Prussia’s Concerts Under the Stars series. The full lineup for the festival is below.