July News

Music For Everyone Approved to receive funds from the EITC!

MFE has a great opportunity for businesses to both contribute funds to MFE and receive a tax credit at the same time. How you ask? Through the Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit, also known as the EITC!

This credit allows a business to pledge funds to a non-profit educational organization and deduct 75-90% of that contribution as a tax credit. For example, if your business were to pledge $10,000 for two years to MFE, your business could write off $9,000 of that donation! That’s a $10,000 donation that only costs $1,000! Think about how many instruments we could provide to schools in Lancaster County with those funds, all while allowing your business to benefit from a tax credit! If you would like to know more please contact Brendan at MFElancaster@gmail.com.

American Music Theater to Benefit MFE!

Come out to catch INSPIRE at AMT on August 1 at 7:30pm and they will donate $5 from each ticket sold to that performance to Music for Everyone!

AMT is partnering with Music For Everyone to help further our mission and you can help by purchasing tickets to Inspire on August 1st.

About Inspire
 celebrates the moving power of music through the universal themes of Hope, Courage, Faith, Love, Freedom, and Joy. Energetic dancing, stunning costumes, magnificent singing, vibrant colors, flawless renditions of your favorite hit songs performed by a live cast and band, and immersive video segments intertwine to create a show that is as beautiful to the eye as it is to the ear.

Experience heart-warming music that inspires the imagination and stirs the soul, as American Music Theatre presents the songs and voices with the power to uplift, enchant, and inspire.

– See more at: http://amtshows.com/inspired-by-giving-performance-benefiting-music-for-everyone/#sthash.4cCKFnPR.dpuf


Keys for the City 2015 Pianos Continue to Entertain Downtown

As you have heard (literally), Keys for the City pianos are back in downtown Lancaster. So, get your groove on and come down to tickle a few ivories on any or all of the 14 pianos. You can head to our Keys For The City Website for more information regarding locations and additional events around the pianos. You can also follow the pianos on our Facebook and Instagram pages, where we will be posting pictures and announcing various events and promotions relating to the pianos all summer long.

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


Lead Sponsors:

MFE Community Piano Sponsors:


In-Kind Sponsors:


#Keyspics Photo Contest Returns!

From July 6th through August 17th, MFE is holding a Keys For The City Photo Contest. Take a picture of any of the keys pianos, preferably being played, with your phone or camera and enter it into the #Keyspics photo contest and you could have a chance to win some cash and other cool prizes.

Three winners will be chosen by a panel made up of MFE Board Members, and one winner will be chosen by having the most likes and shares.

To enter:

    Take a pic at one of the 14 Keys for the City Street Pianos (keysforthecity.com for locations).

    Look for the camera icon (as the one above) and scan the QR Code.

    Include your information and Pic description.

    Click submit button to upload your Pic (by submitting the picture you agree to the terms and conditions detailed below).

    Post, tweet, and tell all your friends! Use hashtags #KeysPics and #MFE.


For questions or clarifications please contact mfelancaster@gmail.com


July 17 Music Friday to Feature a Whole host of Events!

This upcoming Music Friday is going to be HUGE! With so many events going on there will truly be something for everyone. So get out there and support Music Friday!


Music Sundays at Lancaster East Side Market in Musser Park

MFE is thrilled to be partnering with The Lancaster East Side Market in Musser Park. Every fourth Sunday there will be “Music Sunday” with a musical act rocking this wonderful community space. The market pops up every Sunday, not just Music Sunday, so stop by and check it out!


Save the Date – Saturday September 20th for the annual MFE Barn Bash!

Go ahead and mark it down in ink! The one and only Mikey Jr. will be rockin’ the Barn Stage on the Gerdy farm. If you have been to one of these, you know what we’re talkin’ ‘bout! If not we assure you it’ll be in your best interest to be there. Formal invitations will be mailed shortly. If you have questions, contact John Gerdy: JohnGerdy@aol.com. And remember “There ain’t no party like a barn party”.


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. V. Leo DiSanto is our featured artist of the month, with his tune, “One of the Good Ones”. Download and enjoy!


Until next time Lancaster, play on!