Keim Music Fest


Saturday October 1, 2016

11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

The Keim Music Fest is a one-day music event held outdoors to
raise restoration funds for the beautiful Keim Homestead in Oley Valley. 

Please join us again this year as we have two stages of music (one for kids!), an art installation in the cider press, drumming and music under the trees all afternoon, food & drink catered by Boyer’s Catering and hopefully, great weather like last year.

The Keim Music Fest is cancelled due to inclement weather.

Please check back for a possible Spring re-schedule!


Main Stage

Mike Holliday is a Singer-Songwriter-Storyteller from Pottstown, PA. Some of his songs will inspire you, some will make you cry and some will make you laugh.The consummate traveling musician, Mike has performed his music from Massachusetts to North Carolina and out to Nebraska and Oklahoma. His latest CD (released in July of 2016) is called, “I’m Getting a Head Start on Tomorrow.” In addition to his songwriting and performing, he is working on a musical and a book. Mike will also be heading up the Keim Music Fest Acoustic Jam Circle under the trees beginning 2:00pm.

Caroline Reese is an Americana songwriter from Reading, PA. She tours solo and with her band and has opened for Chris Stapleton, Brandi Carlile, Israel Nash, and Ray Wylie Hubbard. She is a 2016 Taco Bell Feed the Beat artist and has performed on Nashville's Music City Roots show hosted by Jim Lauderdale. Her 2014 EP “The Electric Year” was named Y102's Album of the Year.  She and her band have just finished recording their upcoming album, "Tenderfoot," due out in the second half of 2016. An exceptional talent, Caroline brings to the stage: great songs, beautiful vocals, and graceful performance skills.

Practical Saints is a band on a mission! To awaken people’s emotions and hearts through melodies known and unknown. Justin Bortz and Bill Jordan, the acoustic duo of the Practical Saints, have been playing in and around the Berks County area for the past 5 years finding great joy and inspiration in presenting emotion filled, tribute-like covers of artists such as Neil Young, U2, David Bowie, Pink Floyd, Van Morrison, Steve Miller, Bruce Springsteen, and many more. Both musicians sing and play guitar bringing together exquisite melodies, vocal harmonies, and deft guitar playing. Along with performing great cover renditions, Practical Saints also excel in original song writing to include songs like: "The Subtle Realm / The Midnight Sun" that have obvious Ravi Shankar/ George Harrison influences while "Song to my X" sounds like Peter, Paul and Mary and the Beatles. Practical Saints: quite an entertaining experience. Not to be missed. 


Rhythm Road, a local favorite, is 5 musicians who bring together an eclectic mix of folk, blues, and jazz covers as well as some very cool original songs. Their unique way of blending various Americana traditions with jazzy rhythms always makes for an engaging and entertaining sound. The band’s current line-up includes: JoAnn Morrell on vocals, guitar, bass; Ernie Morrell, keyboards, harmonica; Don Consul, vocals, guitar, bass; Henry Patterson, drums, percussion; Mike Fleming, saxophone. They have released an 11 song CD entitled “Rhythm To Burn.” - all original songs that run the gamut from folk to jazz to blues to pop and arrive from all sorts of places. Rhythm Road: unpredictable, exciting, and a whole of fun.


Be is the high energy, original world rhythm duo of Michael Clipman and Tom Singer. The seeds for Be were sown when Clipman and Singer recorded and toured together in the iconic jam band, Mystery Van. Lyrical songwriting is combined with traditional instrumentation and rhythms from around the globe to create a unique sound and energy. The duo has also recently begun working with multi-instrumentalist, Sam Frantz and performs as a trio at certain venues. When not writing and performing with Be, Tom Singer is principal drummer for the Enbonye Drum and Dance Ensemble as well as drummer for the high energy, pop, cover band, Wild Llama. Michael Clipman also performs as a solo artist as well as, facilitating drum circles and accompanying African and Modern Dance classes on percussion and guitar at various colleges and universities.

michaelclipman [at]


Family Stage


Jon us for face pinting with the Oley Valley Community Library!

Get ready! The focus is on rhythm, music, and FUN as you stomp, clap, and sing your way through a rockin' good time with "Makin' Music Gilbertsville", a member of the award-winning "Makin' Music Rockin' Rhythms" program.

"Makin' Music" is a fun and interactive music enrichment program designed for young children (ages 0 to 5). Michael Kropp (or "Mr. Mike" as the kids know him) is a local hit with his classes, appearances at preschools, daycares, libraries, and other public events.

"Mr. Mike" always puts on an upbeat show that combines Makin' Music originals with a few traditional children's music favorites. For more information about "Makin' Music Gilbertsville", please call 484-363-0607 or email michael [at]

Sing, Dance, Play, Learn! Valley Music Together has been engaging, educating, and entertaining young children and their families for over 10 years. We offer music and movement classes for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and the grown-ups who love them. Our Music Together In-School programs support music enriched classrooms in local schools. Nancy Riggins, the director of Valley Music Together, is pleased to present these internationally recognized, research based Music Together programs here in the Lehigh Valley. Whether you are 7 months or 70 years, pick up an instrument and we’ll make music- together!

Ready? Set? Let’s go! With Silly Joe you will swim with sharks, walk the plank, cheer like a Zumba Warrior, quack like a duck, and dance with underwear on your head! Every story has an action, and every song has an activity. Kids will fly like superheroes, howl like Tarzan, and sing like Tom Jones. A former camp director and track coach, Silly Joe knows how to get kids moving while making them laugh, and maybe even think.

A parent, teacher, author, and songwriter, Silly Joe brings a parent’s love, a teacher’s passion, and a performer’s creativity to programs that are both literate and fun. With over two decades of experience, Silly Joe relates to kids in a seriously silly way.

Author of “Big Billy and the Ice Cream Truck that Wouldn’t Stop” and producer of award winning children’s CD’s, Silly Joe brings smart, funny, and energetic entertainment to audiences of all ages.


Earth Rhythms  - a world import shop from West Reading, PA -  graciously brings to the Keim Music Fest the joy of drumming. Join us in the very first Keim Music Fest Drum Circle at 12pm. Lisa Fairman, owner of Earth Rhythms, will expertly guide the well-practiced and the novice in the art of hand drumming. Let the vibrations from the drums go right to your heart, energize your body, settle your mind, and lift your spirit. Bring your drum or play the one’s provided. All types of drums and percussion are welcome. A drum circle is a fun, exciting, and powerful way to bring individuals together through music. Indulge your inner rhythms and join in the beats.

In addition to performing on our main stage, Mike will also be heading up the Keim Music Fest Acoustic Jam Circle at 2:00pm. Bring your instruments and make some music under the trees!

Clay on Main is a non-profit art community and studio in downtown Oley, PA. It serves the local community with a variety of clay arts programs. They teach community classes and workshops in clay for adults and children, host professional workshops, collaborate with other non-profit organizations to offer learning opportunities through art, and hold public lectures and events. At the Keim Music Fest, they'll have an area with fun crafts for kids!

Clay on Main


Jill Prout from Prout's Jollyview Farm returns this year as Daisy the Clown!


He’s baaaack!!  That’s right  -  Sir Tim, aka: Tim Weiss is returning to the 2016 Keim Music Fest to act as Emcee. Emceeing is an important, demanding role requiring a lot of energy, skill, and an outstanding sense of humor, all of which Tim possesses and then some. Tim is a musician, comedian, and actor who has been entertaining and annoying audiences for over 40 years. After graduating from Oley High School and West Chester University with a degree in theatre, he moved to the New York City area where he has done standup and improv comedy, as well as playing rock and folk-rock covers on acoustic guitar with his buddy Paul Bauman. Tim and Paul regularly perform at bars, wineries, parties, and any other venue that will tolerate them. He has also written a few songs and lots of jokes, good and bad. Tim also performs regularly in "Sunday Night Improv" in NYC, and an annual Christmas concert with RPM Singers.  


Held at the historic Keim Homestead, a property of the Historic Preservation Trust of Berks County.

99 Boyer Rd
Oley, PA 19547


The Keim Music Fest is sponsored by the Historic Preservation Trust of Berks County

Interested volunteers & non-profit vendors, please contact the Historic Preservation Trust of Berks County at 610-385-4762 or info [at]

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