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Throwback Thursday - Meeting with the Mayor!


We set up a meeting w/ Mayor Sorace of Lancaster City in March to give one last fight on the Southern Market Building, we submitted a proposal for in September 2018! Let us tell you, things got freaky & spiritual in the Mayor's Office!

We opened up our meeting w/ Mayor Sorace tasting our homemade delicious maple syrup & an oracle reading (written & illustrated by local artist @wildwomanawakens) drawing on the intention of what our relationship will be & how we will come and co-exist together. We drew a Swan.


The Southern Market Proposal was a project Animal House & Lost Sugar Disco, LLC. spent 14 months working on. It was all we ate, breathed, and dreamed last year. We placed 2nd in building concepts out of four submissions/businesses with the City of Lancaster, PA Government. It is something I am very proud of! It was one of the hardest, strenuous things I've ever done in my life! Now, I can write business plans in my sleep! It was also a fight I continued to fight for even after we were told we weren't chosen. My business partner would say, "Why are you still fighting?" I would reply, "My heart says so." I thought about the S.Market every day that I woke up this past year & it haunted me in such a spiritual manner that I chose to follow the rabbit hole of the unknown until I sat in front of Mayor Sorace. Which is where I voiced my opinion on the buildings intended use & the demand in the art market - a current a major gap and an economic problem in Lancaster.

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I spoke about my dreams of building a venue for the performing arts & music scene, the longevity that would come with a community-oriented center, and the current scarcity in our city for it.

I believe I was heard by Mayor Sorace. She relayed I had a lot of tenacity showing up there. And I absolutely do. I believe your dreams are worth fighting for. I believe most things that are life-soul changing, that are worth doing will be harder, longer paths. And I believe in following them. Sometimes I close my eyes and walk on, some days I have no idea what I'm doing but I listen to my heart. I surrendered myself in front of the Mayor to the Universe & I let go of the Southern Market that day. We are still looking for a place to call Home.


Wild Woman Awakens - Swan Card Meaning: The Swan symbolizes grace and tranquility teaching us to follow our feminine intuition. It is the awakening and opening of self. Reminding us to go with the flow of life. Those who carry the Swan spirit have the power to see what awaits ahead. It is time to surrender yourself to the Universe and trust that all will balance itself out again.

Here's a list of over 200 Active Central, Pennsylvania Bands!

Disappoint  performing at The Kaleidoscope | November 2017 Photography by JD81

Disappoint performing at The Kaleidoscope | November 2017
Photography by JD81

We’re sharing our list of over 200 active Central, Pennsylvania's bands! It touches artists/bands in cities such as Lancaster, Harrisburg, York and surrounding areas!
Sincere apologies if we have forgotten to add your band to this document. Please fill out a submission form if you would like it to be updated.

We hope this list helps other promoters build amazing events, as well as help the 717 community become more knowledgeable about the diversity we have in the 717 scene. We have a large incredible scene! Filled with ALL genres! Let's cultivate this scene to be well supported and flourished by showing up at events, buying local act's merchandise, sharing local artist's material or websites online, as well as artists doing their part on promoting and inviting people to the events their performing.

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