Beginning Friday, August 12
The second annual Fireplace Lights Music and Arts Competition is heading again to Edinboro to boost funds for the Edinboro Volunteer Fireplace Division. Bringing town collectively for an unforgettable expertise at Weiner Park, the occasion is pulling in big-name artists resembling Sunsquaby, Aquatic, The Vidler, and Champagne Drip.
With over 100 musical performances throughout this three-day competition, this yr will likely be greater and higher than the final, and there’ll certainly be one thing for everybody to take pleasure in. Fireplace Lights has 4 distinctive phases this yr, a wide range of types, neighborhood workshops, and an artwork gallery.
This extraordinary occasion was began by a gaggle of younger Erie locals in collaboration with the Edinboro Fireplace Division, who had been impressed to carry a novel arts and music expertise to the Erie space.
As FireLights plans to proceed working with Washington Township for years to come back, co-director Zion Quinn says, “Having the ability to host an occasion in a beautiful location like Weiner Park has been an absolute pleasure and a blessing. ” He additional provides that “probably the most fulfilling a part of the celebration is seeing a neighborhood of fantastic, inventive and supportive folks come collectively in such a short while. Because the organizers of the occasion, we consider that the most important achievement is creating an expertise Which might foster deeper relationships and a way of belonging. It has been unbelievable to see the love, assist and collaboration between the FireLights neighborhood over the previous yr.”
Along with including extra musicians and two extra phases, Zion says that every one the optimistic suggestions from final yr’s occasion inspired the staff so as to add much more to this yr’s competition, together with an artwork gallery, silent disco, workshops, and extra. Enhance in quantity, accommodates extra artwork. Institutions and extra places to discover.
“Our hope is that if we maintain listening to our neighborhood, we will create a competition expertise that feels acquainted in addition to new annually of the occasion,” he says.
The Fireplace Lights staff want to thank the Edinboro Fireplace Division and Washington Township for his or her assist for the infrastructure and assets wanted to make this competition occur. The staff, which incorporates competition director Andrew Lehr, co-directors Andra Siocca, Chris Lehr and Zion Quinn, whose particular person expertise and experience collectively make it a pleasure to work on such an enormous undertaking. Lastly, a heartfelt thanks to those that take into account collaborating on this fundraising program based mostly on the assist of our local people.
Starting Friday afternoon, with music till 9 p.m. on Sundays // 1000 Washington Dr., Edinboro, PA // Go to www.firelightsfestival.com for tickets, the total lineup and extra info.