September 2015 E-Blast!
September 19th, MFE Fall Barn Bast Featuring the Return of Mikey Jr!
It is not too late to get your tickets! This year the one and only Mikey Jr. will be returning to 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. If you have questions, contact John Gerdy: JohnGerdy@aol.com. And remember “There ain’t no party like a barn party”.
Keys for the City 2015 Draws to a close.
As Fall is fast approaching, time is running out for your chance to practice random acts of music with the “Keys for the City” pianos. This exhibit will only be available until the last week of September, so get out there and tickle some ivories! We also love videos and pictures of our community members using the pianos so if you have any and would like to share them. Please email them to us HERE, or upload them to our Facebook page.
We’d like to thank the following lead sponsors for making Keys 2015 a reality, and for further solidifying Lancaster’s status as the “Street Piano Capital of the World”:
- Willow Valley Communities
- Tell Manufacturing
- Aspire Ventures
- Bath Fitter
- Patterson Votilla Dentistry For Life
- Lancaster County Community Foundation
- Girls on the Run
- Vision Corps
- Opera Lancaster
- The Demuth Museum
- Venture Lititz
- Atlee Hall
MFE Community Piano Sponsors:
- Benchmark Construction Company
- Go Welsh
- Everest Moving company
- Gallagher & Sons Construction
- Dawn Herring Piano Tuning
- C. Snavely & Sons
- Patio at PennStone
- Ardent Construction Company
Additionally we would like to thank the Artists who generously donated their time and talent to create some amazing looking pianos:
- Jennifer Nye
- Johnathan Yeager
- Eric Regester
- Dave & Ellen Mowrer
- Loryn Spangler-Jones & Kenny Reisig (Annex 24)
- Kevin Lehman
- P. McCaskey Art Department
- David Lever
- Keystone Art & Culture Center (George Mummert)
- Root 222
- Chris Corrao
- Sunshine Art + Design
- Millersville University Art Club
- The Fulton Street Arts Co-op
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:
September 16 — Steve Chambers
October 21 — Sing-off
Come support local music at its roots and have a great time while doing so!
September 18th Music Friday!
Be sure not to miss the September Music Friday! This one is going to be HUGE. In addition to the 20+ street spots sprinkled throughout the city and bagpipers roaming the street, the Millersville University Percussion Studio will be snaking their way through the city with a community percussion parade. Anyone can join the fun! So get on out there on September 18th Lancaster, you don’t want to miss this Music Friday!
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
For this month’s music download we are rocking out to the MFE CD sampler Vol. III. Mark Derose is our featured artist of the month, with his tune, “4 and 5”. Download and enjoy!
In the meantime, play on Lancaster, you sound GREAT!