it's all about the music.

Before the Bridge continues the long time tradition of Collingswood's support of independent music. BTB signifies that, before going into Philadelphia, people can find a great, local band base mixed with bona fide indie rockstars. You don't have to cross the bridge to find a legitimate music scene and a killer show.

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2015 Before the Bridge Music Festival Updates

Some sad news to report. The Before the Bridge Music Festival is going to take a break this year, but not to worry, the festival organizers plan to come back stronger than ever for 2016 to bring the festival back into Collingswood! More to come on our plans for 2016.

Artists Announced for 2014 Festival!

The Before the Bridge Festival is happy to announced this year's musicians

1:00 - JAS Nature
2:00 - Joy Ike
3:00 - The Unstoppable Hack Beats
4:00 - The Once Was
5:00 - Hotsy Totsy
6:00 - Megan Knight 
7:00 - Canadian Invasion 
8:00 - The Commiserators 

2014 Festival in the Works

What's loud, local and lots of fun? The 5th Annual Before the Bridge Music Festival of course. Recently given the green light by organizers, this year’s festival promises to be bigger than ever with expanded vendors, “celebrity” appearances, DJ sets and of course, bands from Philadelphia to New York City.

This year’s fest is being moved off the avenue into the open space at the corner of Woodlawn and Haddon Avenues as a change of scenery and to use the street closure for an expanded vendor area.

The organizers are keeping the music line-up quiet to ensure a more hyped announcement on October 1. “In previous years, I think the promotions in September got a little lost in all the back to school craziness towards the end of summer,” said Chris Rocco, co-owner of Grooveground and festival member. “This year, we’re announcing the date now and posting the details virally a bit at a time to keep people interested and excited.”

Even with the line-up still coming together, some things are certain. Before the Bridge will continue the long time tradition of Collingswood's support of local and independent music. It will present a gamut of genres that bridge the musical gaps between indie, folk, punk, rock, and electronica and promises to deliver a blistering diversity that everyone can enjoy without ever having to cross the bridge. BTB not only exposes up-and-coming musicians, but brings renowned regional artists to Collingswood’s doorstep–and best of all, it's free too the public!



Well folks, thanks to many people, another Before the Bridge Festival went off without a hitch. It was a great time indeed and we want to thank those who without their support and dedication, the festival would not be what it is today!

Many thanks ...

Our Sponsors: Liberi Church of Collingswood, Maley & Associates, Plant Life Music and Grooveground

Our Vendors: Please check out their info and websites on our Vendor Page, and support them all year long! National Picnic, Frugal, Heights of Collingswood, Main Street Realty, Community Rocks!, Paparazzi Accessories, and The Factory

Tom, Eli and the entire crew at The Factory for hosting us due to the rain.

The Borough of Collingswood: Keith Hastings, Gerry Chambers, Cass Duffey, Mary Baldwin, Terry Seeley, The Collingswood Police Department and especially the Collingswood Public Works Department for their manpower and support beyond expectations.

The Bands and DJ's who brought us the great music and everyone who came out to see the performances and support the Festival.

Can't wait until October 2014 for our 5th year!

We're On The Move!

In light of the expected periods of rain on Saturday, the Before the Bridge Music Festival will be moving inside to "The Factory" at 13 Fern Avenue, only 5 blocks down Haddon Avenue in Downtown Collingswood. This is a beautiful space for live music and we are so grateful the ownership has made it available for the show to go on.

So get ready to enjoy a fun-filled day of great music, kids activities, vendors, food and drink minus the rain! Don't forget to bring a comfy chair if you wish.

See you There!!!

Festival Schedule

Check out this year's schedule:

2:30PM - DJ David Kain
3:00PM - Megan Knight
3:40PM - DJ David Kain
4:15PM - The Unstoppable Hack Beats
5:00PM - DJ David Kain
5:30PM - The Snails
6:15PM - DJ JG
6:45PM - Goodnight Lights
7:45PM - DJ JG
8:30PM - Candy Volcano

Artist Announced for BTB 2013.

The Before the Bridge Festival is pleased to announce this years artist. They include:

Candy Volcano
Goodnight Lights
The Snails
The Unstoppable Hackbeats
Dj's JG of Pink Skull & David Kain of BITBY

We are actively seeking sponsorship for this years event, please download our sponsorship kit and pass it along.

2013 Festival Date Announced.

The Before the Bridge Festival is honored to annouce the date the the 2013 Festival. This year's festival will be on Saturday, October 12 along Woodlawn Avenue in Collingswood, NJ. Plans are already started to make this year's festival better than ever. We are actively seeking sponsorship for this years event, please download our sponsorship kit and pass it along.




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