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Beaconfest - a benefit concert to support the work of the Bucks County Beacon

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Event details

The Bucks County Beacon is a reader-supported, popular, and participatory media outlet that acts as a catalyst for community organizing and action, and progressive change. Our work has been cited in other outlets such as Vanity FairTalking Points MemoWonketteSalonThe Philadelphia Inquirer, WHYY, MSNBC, Keith Olbermann & elswehere. As Bucks County’s only local source for progressive news and opinion, our publication will bring together up and coming musicians from the area to support our continued coverage.

This June 1st, beloved local venue Snipes Farm will be host to a celebration of community, music, and activism to support the Bucks County Beacon. There will be 5 bands,  as well as local sponsors and community groups. Food and drinks will be offered for sale by Great Barn Brewery.

Music

Emily has been making waves in the Philadelphia area and beyond! Recently, she has opened for Pat Benatar, Rufus Wainwright, JD Souther, and Switchfoot, and she and her band have played the main stage at several regional festivals. In 2024, Emily is excited to release new music.
 

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Sug Daniels is a Delaware born, Philadelphia based, singer-songwriter, story teller, and producer who is using the tools around her to capture the emotions of an era. Daniels’ work is as colorful, vulnerable, and charismatic as her personality. She thoughtfully combines elements of folk, rock, and soul alternatives to create personal and tender music interlaced with messages of truth and positive change.

sugdaniels.com

A dynamic songwriter, natural performer and “hope enthusiast,” John Beacher has built his decade-long career not only with talent but a genuine spirit and kind heart. John’s music is a homecoming for the soul, timeless and sincere, and taps into a source that runs far deeper than the songwriter himself. Rooted in rhythm and blues yet unbound by genre, each song is a musical tapestry woven with soulful threads.
 

johnbeacher.com

THIS IS ALRIGHT JUNIOR — an electric mixture of rock, with passionately haunting lyrics, infectious songwriting and stunning energy. Touring aggressively, the band has shared the stage with several of the biggest names in music and performed at some of the biggest venues.

 

alrightjunior.com

Baron Tiger is a duo from Bucks County PA. With lush harmonies, soft guitar and cello, their songs take you to a dreamy storyland that you won’t soon forget. They’ve recently played on the stages of World Cafe Live and the Mercury Lounge.

 

Baron Tiger

event venue

The first ever Beaconfest will be hosted at the Barn at Snipes Farm and Education Center. 

Founded in 2008 as a 501(c)(3) educational organization, Snipes Farm’s “outdoor classroom” is located in Morrisville, Pennsylvania. The Snipes family, farming in Bucks County since 1688, has offered the use of the farm for the establishment of our 501(c)(3), a nonprofit educational organization.

snipes map - Bucks County Beacon - Beaconfest

Food & drinks

The beer making process at Great Barn Brewery is taken to the new heights of sustainability and environmental responsibility by growing their own barley, right here, in Bucks County Pennsylvania. Their philosophy of brewing is farm to glass. They promote the bond between nature, farming, and brewing by creating a distinctive beer that is truly a product of the soil. Their beers are brewed with crystal clear fresh water from their own private well. They grow their own barley, which is malted locally, and support other farmers by sourcing specialty ingredients such as hops, fruits & honey.

Great Barn Brewery will be on-site at Beaconfest to offer 3 draft beers, 3 drafts ciders, multiple food options, as well as waters and sodas. 

Sponsors

Beyond buying a ticket to Beaconfest, you can support the Beacon by becoming a sponsor of our event! We have 4 sponsorship levels available. Please check out our sponsorship page for more info. 

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Fundraising Goal - 100 New Monthly Supporters
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