This year's event is scheduled for Friday, June 27, 2014, and brings over 15,000 people to Downtown Lancaster to experience great entertainment, food and a tremendous fireworks display that can be seen throughout Lancaster County.
Celebrate Lancaster showcase’s the cultural and diversity of the people who live and work here with local foods, locally crafted beer and wine and also professional, local and regional entertainment.
There will be two stages of entertainment - at Binns Park and Penn Square featuring great live music from a variety of sounds including bluegrass, Latino, R&B, rock n’ roll and more. Also, two beer and wine pub areas will be part of the event, one adjacent to the Penn Square stage and one across from the main stage at Binns Park. Over 25 food vendors will line North Queen Street throughout the day and evening – making this a true festival for the senses.
11:30 AM – 10 PM Over 20 food vendors along North Queen Street and in Lancaster Square.
5 – 10 PM Live music on two stages at Penn Square & Binns Park. Plus two pub areas featuring beer and wine.
10 PM Fireworks from top of the Duke Street Parking Garage
Penn Square Stage
5:00 PM The Willie Marble 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.
List of food vendors will be added soon.
Friday, June 27th
- East Grant Street at Christian Street to North Queen Street
- Zero and 100 block of North Queen Street
- 100 block North Christian Street
- Zero block East Marion Street to Christian
- Zero block of East Marion to Christian Street
- Zero block of West Orange Street
- Zero and 100 blocks of East Orange Street
- 100 and 200 blocks of North Cherry Street
- Zero and 100 blocks of North Christian Street
- Zero block of West Chestnut Street
- Zero and 100 blocks of East Chestnut Street
- Zero and 100 blocks of East Fulton Street
- Zero, 100 and 200 blocks of North Duke Street
- 200 block of North Queen Street
- 200 block of North Christian 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.