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    Your guide to Lancaster MusicFest 2023

    What is MusicFest?

    Back for its third year, Lancaster MusicFest is an exceptional community experience that brings together live music, food, craft beer, street performers, artisans, and plenty of space to relax with friends and family, all in a fresh air festival environment on September 9, 2023 at Buchanan Park in Lancaster City.


    Lancaster MusicFest is the flagship fundraising event produced by the SmartHub Foundation, whose vision is to create a more engaged, healthy and vibrant Lancaster.

    How does ticketing work?

    MusicFest tickets can be pre-purchased online anytime for $25 with college student tickets available for just $10. You can also buy a same-day ticket at the gate on September 9 for $40 (students tickets will be $20 day-of). There is also a VIP package available online that includes a separate viewing area, complimentary drinks, and swag. All kids under 18 get free admission!

    Who will be performing?

    As a family friendly event, all performers will be appropriate for kids in attendance. These talented local and regional artists are from a variety of genres and will each perform two-hour sets on the main stage.


    12 to 2PM | Woodson Steel Experience

    2–4PM | Burn the Jukebox

    4–6PM | Sweet Leda

    6–8PM | Kelly Bell Band

    What else is there to do?

    In addition to great music, attendees will also find a beer & wine garden along with street performers and food, art, and other vendors at tables across the park. Nonprofits will be set up at tables too and a Miracle Family from Children’s Miracle Network at Penn State Children’s Hospital, which the event supports, will be sharing their story from the stage.