Every Friday is Music Friday!
When you live in/near Lancaster, PA as I do, every Friday seems like music Friday. There are more shows going on here than you could possibly attend. Of course, I take my role of Gigspotter seriously and do my best to try and point out all the best. You can’t say I didn’t tell you about last Friday at Chameleon with Loretta Bilieux and The Dive Bar Pretties! Click to see what you missed!
This Friday is extra special because it’s an OFFICIAL Music Friday. All summer, every third Friday of the month will feature live music downtown. Tonight’s show at Binn’s Park features The Slackwater News (Lancaster rock stars!) and Dirty Bourbon River Show from New Orleans. A new stage has also sprung up between Carr’s restaurant and Lancaster Central Market for Music Fridays. Appearing tonight to start it right is Leo DiSanto. Who knows who might be jumping up there with him but I know the fellas from Vinegar Creek Constituency won’t let their front man roam too freely alone!
I also suspect that when they chase Leo off the stage, the chase will lead right to Lancaster Dispensing Company mere steps away. Trixie Greiner and The Inca Campers play there tonight! Friday!!
Also returning to Lancaster this week are the pianos. How many of you found yourself walking through town last summer and being drawn to some impromptu piano jam? The wonderful non-profit Music For Everyone has again placed colorful, artful and tuned pianos in ten locations around the city for you to play and hear. Thank you to MFE and their generous sponsors! Who knew pianos could look so cool?! And I will always remember one very late night downtown last summer when some player drew a crowd. It was 2:30am and this piano Pied Piper had people streaming towards him from all over town!
I will be the blur in the Gigspots shirt. I plan to start at Marion Court Room for happy hour music by The Love Haters and then work my way downhill: Binn’s Park, Market Street, DipCo. I think I can do all of the above if my hour doesn’t get too happy. If I miss Leo, I know I can catch him Sunday at Chestnut Hill Café (3pm).
By sundown I plan to be hustling up 283 to Harrisburg. David Mayfield Parade is playing Abbey Bar and after seeing his last show in the area, I promised myself not to miss the next. Man, that Greenbelt Events season pass is still the best $100 I spent in 2012!