There are a lot of things to love in Lancaster City: confounding pronunciations, ol’ Bobby Burrito and an abundance of Pokestops, just to name a few. One of our favorite things in the city is Music Friday, which takes place on the third Friday of the month all summer long. Tonight, over twenty different bands will be playing around downtown Lancaster City. And no, don’t expect a cacophony of sounds – the artists are spaced out enough that there shouldn’t be too much sound bleed.
Our humble Music Friday offering comes in the form of Traffic Nightmare, featuring Fly’s own Kevin Stairiker. Based in Lancaster, Reading and Philadelphia, the band is comprised of four good friends making intricate music about all manner of things, from environmental crises to Andre the Giant to ego in the technological age. They’ll be playing at 6:45 p.m. in Steinman Park.
Directly next-door, our parent company LNP will be hosting local legend Corty Byron and his band in the LNP Studios. Byron is no stranger to Lancaster, as we are fairly certain he has played at every venue in the city limits and beyond. He was most recently in the news for being chosen as one of the musical openers for Sen. Bernie Sanders’ Millersville University rally in April.
Below is the list of where to find other performances and goings-on in the city tonight for Music Friday. However, as far as we’re concerned, your best bets are with Traffic Nightmare and Corty. And if that wasn’t enough, Steinman Park has TWO Pokestops! Be where all the trainers are.
Music Friday Venues & Performers
24 East King Street
Working Breed with: Leo & Cygnus
342 North Queen Street
The Band of Rivals
246 West Orange Street
Music by Phoebe Radcliffe and Co
Isaac’s Pickle Bar
25 North Queen Street
Rich Stewart playing acoustic
North Queen Street
Return To When
Place Marie-52 North Queen Street
North Queen Street and Chestnut Street
Earth Rhythms Community Drum Circle
200 Block of North Queen Street
North Queen WLAN
310 North Queen Street
Arts and Crafts Guild
Corner of Queen and Lemon M. Bergers
The Queen St. Kombo
North Prince Street and West Orange Street
Blue Sky Falls
Prince Street Parking Garage
Younger Reality Group
101 East King Street
Darleen Way and the MFE Strings
Court House Steps
153 East King Street