May News

May 2015 Eblast              

MFE Celebrates Awarding Over $85,000 in Grants!!

On Friday May 1st, in Binns Park, MFE will celebrate the awarding of $85,535 in grants to Lancaster County schools and community arts groups. Representatives of the schools and arts organizations will be on hand to accept their “BIG Checks” and to enjoy the music of some of the schools and groups that received grants. The following groups will perform: The Schaeffer Elementary Glee Club, Vision Corps, Brecht PTO Intro to Violin Group, The Burrowes Elementary Band, and the MFE Student Strings.

Additionally, Penn Manor’s Tri-M Will present MFE with a check for $500, raised through an in school Zumbathon last month, to support the “MFE in the Schools” program.

The event will start at 5:30pm and is a ceremony you don’t want to miss! We’ll see you there!

Tickets are on Sale for this year’s Warehouse Wandering!

If you went last year you know that this is one of the coolest parties in town. Thanks to Box Co. Flats, Misse Candies, Adam Hoke Photography, Characters Pub, Commonwealth on Queen, and Annex 24, The Warehouse Wandering is returning!

Join Music For Everyone and Box Company Flats on May 30th, from 6-10pm, in celebrating Art and Music. Wander through a converted Lancaster warehouse for an evening like no other! Experience spectacular live music, delicious hors d’oeuvres, exquisite beverages, and EXCLUSIVE artwork from some of Lancaster’s finest artists!!

(Payment is required at time of RSVP)

Music will be provided by:
The Grabowski Jazz Quintet 
hudson k
Portal Percussion Group
Ben & Joe

Art will be available for sale by:
Loryn Spangler-Jones
George Mummert
Jaye Crist
Kenneth Reisig

Space is limited and filling up quickly! Only $75/person gets you into this one of a kind event!

TICKETS ARE ON SALE! Don’t miss out, there are limited tickets to this event!

Order Online:

MFE Music Friday Summer Series Kicks off on May 15th

While Lancaster celebrates Music Fridays (the third Friday of the month) year round, it is May through September when we take Music Friday to the streets. Between the main stage act (The Cavern Club) , to the 15 or so street acts that appear on the street corners and alleyways on N. Queen, N. Prince, and King Streets, to the 13 MFE “Keys For The City” Pianos, to the music acts appearing in the galleries, bars, and restaurants, there will be live music at over 40 venues throughout downtown. So come on down and wander the streets. Music begins at 6:00 PM and there will truly be Music For Everyone!


“Keys For The City 2015” Roll Out!

We’re getting ready to roll out the pianos for another summer of music on the streets of Lancaster! Thirteen pianos will be situated throughout the downtown area by May 15th and will remain there until late September. So get your groove on and come down and tickle a few ivories! Head to MFE’s Website or visit the official “Keys ForThe City” Website for more information regarding locations and additional events around the pianos.

We’d like to thank the following sponsors for making Keys 2015 a reality:

Lead Sponsors:


MFE Community Piano Sponsors:


In-Kind Sponsors:


Local Children’s Author to Support MFE!

Join us May 2nd at Tellus 360 from 6:00-8:00 PM for a fun social gathering and book signing. Local Author Adam Westgate will be on hand to meet, greet, and sign copies of his latest books. A portion of the books sold that night will go to benefit MFE! There will also be a live reading for kids that evening as well!


The MFE Singer Songwriter Showcase Continues!

MFE will host a singer-songwriter showcase/contest on the third Wednesday of every month at Tellus360. Each month a singer songwriter will be showcased. The four artists who bring in the largest audience during their show will have the opportunity to perform at the October showcase finale, which is also a benefit for MFE! So get on down to Tellus360 and support your favorite local songwriter for the MFE Singer-Songwriter nights!

The Schedule for the Singer Songwriter Nights:
May 20 — Olds Sleeper
June 17 — Jean Synodinos
July 15 — Corty Byron
August 19 — Dave Lefever
September 16 — Steve Chambers

October 14 — Sing-off

Come support local music at its roots and have a great time while doing so!


MFE and the Willie Marble Xperience Tellus360 Concert Series


Music For Everyone has joined forces with The mysteriously swampadelic Willie Marble Xperience and Tellus360 in a concert series to benefit Lancaster non-profit organizations. This month’s concert will benefit The Mix at Arbor Place and be held on May 14th!


Doors will be at 7:00pm and the show will begin at 8:00pm. The event is for ages 21+ and admission is by donation.


Washington Elementary Night on the Arts

Washington Elementary is planning a “Night of the Arts” on Thursday May 28th at 6:30.  This night is not for performances, but rather will include interactive stations and workshops for parents and students centered around the arts.  We would also like to include booths where our community partners can provide information to our parents and foster more involvement from our families within the Lancaster Arts community. 


Reminder: Ukulele Uprising

Come join the MFE Ukulele Uprising on Tuesday evenings at the Vision Corps building at 244 N. Queen St. All are welcome to this community building initiative.


Monthly Music Download

This month’s music download is from the MFE CD sampler Vol. IV. Ragtime Willie is our featured artist of the month, with their tune, “Just a Long Road”. Download and enjoy!


Until next time Lancaster, play on!