One of the first things that strikes you about St. Mark's Church in Frankford is the 105 year-old building's size. It was built for 1,000 worshippers, once included a school, and has played host to a variety of groups and events throughout its distinguished history.
One of the first things we saw was the potential for a music showcase, so we've created the inaugural Frankford Fall Music and Arts Festival
, to be held on Saturday, Nov. 10 from 2-8 p.m. on three stages inside St. Mark's.
We'll have full bands, beer, hard cider and more upstairs on our Auditorium Stage, which holds 350 people and includes a large balcony. Betty Iron Thumbs
, Bueno and the Goods
, and The Bigness
are included in the lineup.
On our Chapel Stage downstairs, right outside our Flying Kite On the Ground office, we'll feature acoustic acts curated by local recording artist Ryan Tennis
, who will also perform songs from his recently released full-length album. Hannah Zaic
is among those set to play.
On our Sanctuary Stage, we'll be featuring diverse acts of all kinds, including world music, poetry and other performance art inside the church's cavernous main worship area.
There will be some arts and crafts for sale and to experience, ideal for families. We'll also have Revolution Cider
, made around the corner at Globe Dye Works
, available. Flying Kite's second art exhibition, Transformation 19124, will also be on display on the worship area's altar. We'll also have local food inside and out.
Cost is $10 at the door, $8 advance online
and $5 if you bring a canned food to donate to the St. Mark's food pantry.
JOE PETRUCCI is managing editor of Flying Kite. Send feedback here.