Lancaster PA

Just Announced! Andrea Gibson to perform at Lancaster PA Pride Festival 2019!

Photography by @cocotakemyfoto

Photography by @cocotakemyfoto

We are so thrilled to announce that Andrea Gibson will be one of our headliners at Lancaster PA Pride Festival this summer! Performing at Clipper Magazine Stadium - Saturday, July 20th, 2019! Ticketing coming soon!

Andrea Gibson, one of the most celebrated and successful poets in the field began their career in 1999 with a break-up poem at an open mic in Boulder, Colorado. Gibson then leaped into the forefront of spoken word poetry on the national scene in 2008 when they won the first-ever Woman of the World Poetry Slam. Author of three collections of poetry and currently working on an illustrated collection of their most memorable quotes for Penguin (Winter 2018), Andrea (they/them/their) has also released seven (7) full-length albums.


Extra Give Fest to celebrate community with diverse, family-friendly lineup!

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Check it out! You can find us in the Lancaster Newspaper today! 
We had a blast talking to LNP + LancasterOnline last week about ExtraGive FEST & Family Give FEST!! with Aaron from Lancaster County Community Foundation! Learn more about the bands performing at the finale event this Friday, November 16th at Lancaster County Convention Center and what the ExtraOrdinary Give is about.
>> Read the article, here.

Animal House is an official partner of the Extra Ordinary Give 2018!

We've had a hard time containing this news the past few weeks! We’re an official partner of the Extraordinary Give this year! We are thrilled to announce this year’s line-up for ExtraGive FEST & Family Give FEST! 2018! Dun-Dun-Dunnnn... We are bringing Lower DensEmpire BeatsLincka, Bustle & Bump and more to Lancaster County Convention Center on Friday, November 16th! 
This concert is FREE to the public in support of the Extra Give Foundation so you can donate $$$ to non-profits in the Lancaster Community of your choosing! #givebackbaby

We are so honored to design this line-up for this spectacular benefit! Our focus was to bring women, people of color, queer folks to the stage and to shake-shake-shake your hips! These bands are FUN and we guarantee you are going to be dancing ALL NIGHT long!

Thanks, Lancaster County Community Foundation (SC) for this opportunity! More details to come! #getready to #party

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Published: Thursday, October 4th, 2018

Photograph by Tifani Truelove

A week ago Animal House & Lost Sugar Disco, LLC. presented their business proposal to a board of directors of Lancaster City and Lancaster Redevelopment Authority about taking over the Southern Market Building in Lancaster City, Pennsylvania!

Our plans are to transform this building into a venue with multi-stages, performance arts center, artist studios and an elixir ceremonial tea bar for our community.
We are focused on creating a conscious temple filled with radical ways of thinking, creating and being in the artist and music industry. A conscious temple offering space and stages for women, people of color and the queer community. As well as the first nightlife establishment in our city where we will offer non-alcoholic beverages to our guests.

We spent nine months working on this project, about five years talking about it and one decade dreaming about it! Now, we are waiting to hear back from City of Lancaster, PA Government and Danene Sorace, Mayor of Lancaster on their final decision on what business and concept shall occupy this beautiful historic building.
Keep us in your thoughts for the next 2-4 weeks! We would Love to call the Southern Market Building our Home and we would Love for you to be a part of it. 
We absolutely believe Lancaster needs more venues in the city limits and affordable artists studios in the downtown area. We truly believe WE belong there and that YOU belong there too.

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.

To access this list - request and open the document, here. Please note: We are not an agent or manager for any of the acts we have provided. You must seek their contact information directly if you are interested in working with them.

If you enjoyed accessing this master list, give Animal House Productions a like/follow on Facebook & Instagram!

If you see a mistake listed please let us know by contacting us at

Your band isn’t listed? Please read the requirements and send us a submission, here.

We collected 1,037 Arts & Entertainment surveys in Central, Pennsylvania!

Photography by Michelle Johnsen

Photography by Michelle Johnsen

We are pleased to announce we officially collected 1,037 Arts & Entertainment surveys from our Central, Pennsylvania community! 
WOAH! We made this survey publicly available online and distributed 600 physical copies in the cities of Harrisburg, York and Lancaster, Pennsylvania! We had a percentage of 52.81% male, 41.20% female and 5.99% non-binary individuals take this survey and we find that number absolutely INCREDIBLE! 
We learned a lot about marketing, ourselves as individual companies (Animal House ProductionsLost Sugar Disco, LLC.), what we can be better at and most importantly our community’s thoughts, needs, and desires.
We have been going to bed and waking up every day looking at pie charts and bar graphs and we’re glad to say this collection has ended! We are SO, SO THANKFUL for EVERYONE that participated in this survey! Your input was so VITAL and IMPORTANT to us and extremely VALUED! Thank you to our team that went out into the streets and distributed/collected surveys. You are ANGELS!

Animal House & Lost Sugar Disco Company have exciting news to share with the community of Lancaster, Pennsylvania and we absolutely can’t wait to present our vision to you! For now, follow us on the social media to see where things progress and always work towards making YOUR DREAMS, YOUR REALITY in YOUR LIFE.

Girlpool to perform at Lancaster PA Pride Fest

By Jenelle Janci of Lancaster Online

Girlpool at Lancaster Pride 2016

Photography by Zac Evans

Indie pop-rock duo Girlpool will perform at Binns Park this year as part of Lancaster PA Pride Fest.

Lancaster Pride will be 12-6 p.m. June 19. Tickets to the all-ages festival are $5. Other entertainment includes Kate Faust, The Ok-Ok's and drag performances. The entertainment lineup is presented in partnership with Animal House Productions.

The event's co-chair, Zac Nesbitt, announced in March that the festival would move to Binns Park this year. Lancaster PA Pride Fest was previously held at Buchanan Park since 2008. 

Girlpool was founded in Los Angeles but relocated to Philadelphia to be part of the city's vibrant DIY music scene. The band was listed as one of "20 all-female bands to watch" by Billboard magazine in 2015. 

Girlpool released its debut LP "Before the World Was Big" in June 2015.
For more information, see the official Facebook event.