Local singer/songwriter, Charlie Phillips is one of several outstanding artists at this year's Rock the Mill Music Festival.

Saturday, July 16th is the 3rd Annual Rock the Mill Music Festival, a day-long jamboree at Newlin Grist Mill's gorgeous natural amphitheater. The line-up is a musical genre mash up of new, emerging, and established local bands. 

No matter what kind of music you love, you'll find it here: folk, bluegrass, classic and indie rock, Irish, and blues.

This is the perfect way to relax and have fun with family and friends, enjoy the outdoors, listen to good music, and support Newlin's important preservation projects.
Click here for more information and ticketing details.
  • Feel free to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and (reasonably-sized) yard games. There will be areas of both shade and sun, so sunscreen is recommended.
  • Parking is free and they encourage carpooling!
  • No coolers allowed, but great food, beer, soda, and other beverages will be available for purchase.
  • This is a family-friendly event! Kids 12 and under are free and well-behaved leashed dogs are welcome, too.
The Music Starts at 11am and finishes at 7pm.  Performers include:

John & June Gallagher have performed as a duo for over 35 years, doing Irish, American folk, and children’s music at concerts, festivals, campgrounds and concert venues in the Mid-Atlantic region.

The Cat’s Pajamas makes hip music for kids, bringing comic notes to their high-octane kid-rock. The Cats put on more than a concert—they invite the audience from the very first note to enter a wild, wonderful world of stories, dance, puppets and props, all backed by a band making great music that just happens to be for kids.

Edge Hill Rounders is a three-piece acoustic band specializing in a good-time blend of classic Americana, honky-tonk  and folk covers with a few original tunes thrown in. You will hear some of your favorite songs and some that you wish you had discovered a long time ago.

Seven Rings fills in the niche for an Irish band with a heavy dose of classic rock influence along with a little country and bluegrass thrown in for good measure.

John Pollard is “hummable” and memorable, and carries on the tradition of storytelling through song, with universal topics of love, personal discovery, travels, connections, and more.

The Sin Brothers are a dynamic ensemble built around the core duo of brothers Mark & Erik Hetzel.  With a broad repertoire encompassing crowd favorites and eclectic b-sides, the brothers welcome all requests.

Plus Local Singer/Songwriter Charlie Phillips...

"Hinting at The Beatles one minute and Tom Petty the next." 
- Main Line Today Magazine

Songs from Charlie Phillips' CDs "All Roads Lead To Home" and "Just Love!"
are played on WXPN 88.5 in  Philly and other stations across the country and internationally.
The quote above is pretty powerful - and well deserved.
A resident of Glen Mills, Charlie Phillips' Brandywine Valley home is where he writes much of his music. Complete with baby grand piano and fireplace, there is a wall of glass windows that lets in the moonlight in by night, and sunshine by day. A perfect place to write, craft performances and jam with other musicians.

His earnest, melody-driven songs stay in your head - and the voice is so memorable, that after checking out several of his hits online, I could easily pick him out on the radio.

My favorite song is "Trouble" which opens with a harmonica-led deep-driving beat that your body can't help but move to.  There's great guitar work and a rich smoky-soul tone to his voice...and the line "Don't bring your madness here no more" stayed with me long after the song was over.

Click here to listen to Charlie's Songs on ReverbNation.com

"Growing up in Drexel Hill and now residing in Glen Mills, I feel very fortunate to be a musician in Delaware County, both as a performer and as an appreciator of live music.  

Within 5 miles of my home I have heard outstanding performances, from both local and national acts, at numerous venues in Media as part of The Media Blues Stroll and Roots Ramble, the Rose Tree Summer Concert Series, the Rock The Mill Festival at Newlin Grist Mill, and Burlap and Bean in Newtown Square to name a few.  

It has been my honor and pleasure to have played at each of these events and venues, and have upcoming performances playing my original material at Rock The Mill on Saturday, July 16 and at the Rose Tree Summer Concert Series on Sunday, August 14th as a member of  "The Core - The Eric Clapton Tribute Band.   
I hope to see you at these shows and encourage you to continue to support the thriving Delco music scene."
-- Charlie Phillips

Musical Note: (pun intended!)
Delaware County has always been a hotbed for musical talent...famous Delconians include Bill Haley, Joan Jett, Opera Diva Anna Moffo, Peter Nero, Jim Croce and more. Read about their Delco Roots and musical accomplishments in our Portraits Blog of Famous Delconians

Rock The Mill Music Festival is an annual fundraiser for Newlin Grist Mill, a private 501(c)3 nonprofit historic site and environmental center located in western Delaware County. The organization maintains twelve historic buildings and 160-acres of open space with over 8 miles of hiking trails. The site is a community resource used for education and recreational purposes. Proceeds support preservation and restoration projects on the site.

Newlin Grist Mill
GPS: 219 South Cheyney Road, Glen Mills, PA 19342
PH: 610.459.2359
Newlin Grist Mill