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Celebrate Lancaster

Celebrate logo 2014Friday, June 27th

Celebrate the culture and diversity of the City of Lancaster with two stages of live music, over 20 food vendors, two pub areas featuring beer and wine and of course fireworks. Event is free to the public.

Event Schedule
11:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. Over 20 food vendors along North Queen Street and in Lancaster Square.
5:00 PM – 10:00 PM Live music on two stages Penn Square & Binns Park. Pub areas open in Penn and Lancaster Squares.
10:00 PM  – Fireworks from the top of the Duke Street Parking Garage

Penn Square Stage
5:00 PM Willie Marble and the Xperience. The Willie Marble Xperience present a large, fonky, fun and rollicking musical experience. Their interpretation of various blues, funk, rock and jazz tunes is best described as the “Swampadelic Sound”.
6:30 PM Dustbowl Revival. This California-based band conjures up a variety of sounds – old school bluegrass, swamp blues, gospel and the flare of the 1930’s – to create one ‘spicy roots cocktail.’ Voted LA Weekly’s Best Live Band in 2013, DBR embodies everything live performances should be – upbeat, engaging and full of life!
8:00 PM Holy Ghost Tent Revival. A fast-paced rock and roll experience is what you’re in for with HGTR. It’s their sound that gets you! From the gritty guitars to the drums and bass, they deliver catchy, danceable numbers that will leave you humming for days.
Binns Park Stage
5:45 PM Music For Everyone Student Strings. Under the direction of Dr. Michael T. Jamanis, the Music For Everyone Strings is a string ensemble comprised of students who are part of MFE’s “In the Schools” program that reaches approximately 300 students a week throughout the Lancaster city schools.
7:00 PM Bio Ritmo. The members of Bio Ritmo have spent over two decades studying and performing salsa music. They represent a new generation of ‘salseros’ and are recognized around the globe for their innovative song writing and for pioneering the ‘indie’ salsa movement.
8:30 PM 2uesday Nite Band. This high energy band has been serving the greater Pennsylvania area for years. Whether it’s classic rock, blues, country or Motown you’re always guaranteed a good time when they’re headlining.
Street Closings
Friday, June 27th
7:00 a.m. East Grant Street at Christian Street to North Queen Street
9:00 a.m. 000 and 100 block of North Queen Street
100 block North Christian Street
Zero block East Marion Street to Christian
6:00 p.m. 000 block of West Orange Street
000 and 100 blocks of East Orange Street
100 and 200 blocks of North Cherry Street
000 block of North Christian Street
9:30 p.m. 000 block of West Chestnut Street
000 and 100 blocks of East Chestnut Street
000 and 100 blocks of East Fulton Street
100 and 200 blocks of North Duke Street
Streets will remain closed until all fireworks debris has been cleaned off the streets. The first street open will be the zero block of West Chestnut Street opening at approximately 11:30 p.m. Remaining streets will open by 2:00 a.m. Saturday, June 28th.
Celebrate Lancaster is made possible by the following sponsors – Fulton Bank, Auntie Anne’s, Capital BlueCross, CDM Smith, Duke’s Mayonnaise, EHD, Fox 43, Kunzler, Lancaster Newspapers, Lancaster Parking Authority, Maher Duessel, PPL, Penn Waste , Samuel Adams, Spooky Nook Sports, 101 The Rose.
For all event details including entertainment schedule, food vendors, event map, directions and parking visit or call the Mayor’s Office of Special Events at (717) 291-4758.

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