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Happy Pride Month! We have officially released Lancaster Pride's 2019 Festival line-up!

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Happy Pride Month! We have officially released Lancaster Pride's 2019 Festival line-up on Lancaster Pride's Facebook!

It is such an honor to work with the following acts in this years line-up! We spent months and many, many nights down the queer rabbit hole researching LGBT+ artists. Precisely and consciously creating a line-up representing each acronym in the LGBTQIA+ community! It is extremely important to us to give the mic to womxn on any stage we work on. We are so proud to bring trans womxn and trans womxn of color, queer people of color to the front of this stage at Clipper Magazine Stadium. Thank you Lancaster Pride for trusting and allowing Animal House to have complete creative control on this build and design for the festival layout in itself! Bliss bliss! 
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Proudly presenting music, drag, and entertainment performances by Andrea GibsonSateenKahmor VixenntubafreshAnthony BrunoHEXXA �Full BushAngelica KartiérDJ Ecliptic, DJ ShewülfNevaeha Le'VixennLyncs, DJ, Code Freeze, Karma Sutura, Effervesccene, and many more!

>> Tickets are On-sale Now! <<
www.lancasterbarnstormers.com/lancaster-pride

Lancaster Pride - Saturday, July 20th, 2019 
12-6 PM at Clipper Magazine Stadium

Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2290565924497996/

Look who's batter up for Pride Celebrity Bartender!

Pictured: Ryan Gabriel Davis, Founder of Animal House Productions

Pictured: Ryan Gabriel Davis, Founder of Animal House Productions

Look who's batter up for Lancaster Pride Celebrity Bartender this year! Ryan Davis from Animal House will be swinging your drinks, we mean slinging you drinks at Max's Eatery this Wednesday!

Pictured (Left to Right): Xavier Garcia-Molina, Lee Cohen, Ryan Gabriel Davis

Pictured (Left to Right): Xavier Garcia-Molina, Lee Cohen, Ryan Gabriel Davis

Come out May 15th from 5 to 8 PM! Go smooth talk his ear off and slip him your 1's, 5's, 10's, 20's. Baby, we'll even take your 100's! Every tip you give these beautiful faces goes towards fundraising the Lancaster PA Pride 2019 Festival! Xoxo

Max's Eatery: 38 W King St, Lancaster, PA (downtown)
More info: www.facebook.com/events/295385224719171

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Throwback Thursday - Meeting with the Mayor!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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Our Place Podcast: Season Finale Episode w/ Animal House!

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Our Place Podcast

Season Finale Episode w/ Animal House!

Animal House participated in their first podcast ever (link below) with Our Place Podcast this weekend! It was quite fun! It was also Our Place Podcast's season finale episode! Aren't we lucky ducks?!

You can find out who is headlining Lancaster PA Pride this year by listening!

Our Place: A podcast where young people talk about their talent and their perspective on culture.
Listen to Our Place Season Finale Episode w/ Animal House Now: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtdlECyvp3Q

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.

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WHAT HAVE WE’VE BEEN UP to?

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.

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.