Harp’n Hoedown

Celebratin’ 20 YEARS of Lyra Society’s mission of promoting cultural equity through access to harp education.

Lyra was founded by Elizabeth Hainen in 2004…

when she discovered abandoned harps at the Philadelphia High School for Girls and saw need for harp education access.

Fast forward to 2024 and we ain’t goin’ anywhere

Thanks to y’all, the Lyra Family, we give access to harp education, mentorship, and college & financial aid guidance at no cost in five schools with 30 harps and five teaching artists. With Lyra’s programming, 100% of our graduates attend college. Many are first in their families to do so.

Sponsorships & GA tickets are limited.


★ VIP table or reserved seating for full event
★ Recognition in newsletter, social media, website
★ All general admission perks


★ Open beer & wine, signature cocktail bar
★ Hors d’oeuvres & dinner
★ Bluegrass concert, mini-harp lessons, games


215-527-3413 ★ helen.gerhold@LyraSociety.org
Helen Gerhold, Executive Director

Harp’n Hoedown Bluegrass Band

Nigel Armstrong ★ Jason DePue ★ Don Liuzzi ★ Willa Finck
Elizabeth Hainen ★ Dan Hanrahan ★ Ricardo Morales ★ Yumi Kendall
Mike Munford ★ Chris Deviney ★ Anna Marie Petersen ★ Helen Gerhold
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20th Anniversary Hoedown Committee

Robert Green, Honorary Chair
Alexandria Bilder, Co-Chair
Christine Edmonds, Founder, Love of Life, Co-Chair
Marybeth Baxter | Alexandra Chamberlain | Chris Deviney | Christine Larsen | Anna Marie Petersen | Corynn Thompson

Logo design by Christine Larsen