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Despite rain Lancaster to enjoy Music Friday

No matter what type is “your” favorite music, Music Friday will have it. Despite the rain and the Flood Watch, if you appreciate different genres of music, then grab your umbrella and head downtown.

Each Music Friday has a “signature concert” and tonight’s concert is at Binn’s Park on Queen Street. The A-Train Express will play at 6 p.m. The eight piece band will bring Latin music alive tonight.

The rock and blues band Blu Jay will perform Friday at the Federal Taphouse, 201 North Queen Street, as part of Lancaster’s Music Friday. They will take the stage at 10:15 p.m.

The Modern Day Pharaohs will perform tonight at the Lancaster Dispensing Company. The show runs 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. The Company is located at 33-35 North Market Street.

Jah Volcano will perform at 551 West, 551 West King Street. They will take the stage at 9 p.m. Free off street parking is available at 619 Marietta Avenue and at Groff’s Funeral Home.

The Wayfarer Experiment will perform at Building Character. If the sun should come out, they will perform at 6:30 p.m. outside. More likely, they will move the performance inside the 342 North Queen Street venue.

Chameleon Club welcomes MIZ tonight at 8 p.m. Mike McMonagle will also be performing. The Club is located at 223 North Water Street. The cover charge is $6.

Community Room on King, 106 West King Street, will host a Coffeehouse & Open Mic Night with featured performer Philip Miller. The event is scheduled 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The Jimmy Trostle Trio will perform at the Belvedere Inn tonight. The performance is scheduled for 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. The Inn is located at 402 North Queen Street.

The Village will hold a DJ Dance Party from 9:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. DJ Paul will be on hand. There is a $2 cover charge with your college ID. The Village is located at 205 North Christian Street.

The Millersville University Percussion Studio will roam with the Portal Percussion through the downtown area from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. At 7 p.m. they will settle down at Penn Square for another hour.

Michael Luckenbill will perform at 6 p.m. at the Red Rose Transit Authority (RRTA) Station. The Station is located at 225 North Queen Street.

Philadelphia native Adam Blessing will perform at 6 p.m. at Steinman Park, on West King Street.

Lancaster native Jared Stillman will perform tonight at Annie Bailey’s. He is set to perform at 10 p.m. Annie Bailey’s is located at 28 East King Street.

The Marion Court welcomes Love Haters tonight. They will perform from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

More than music:

Music Friday is more than various bands and music of various genres. It is also a night to give back. Canned goods are being accepted at Penn Square from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. tonight. They will be used to restock the food banks at the Lancaster County Council of Churches and the Loft in Millersville.

Looking forward:

The inaugural Lancaster Roots & Blues, A Festival of Music was this past February and was an overwhelming success by attendees, musicians and Lancaster businesses. Festival founder Rich Ruoff is now in the planning stages for a second event.

“I’m pleased to announce that the 2015 Lancaster Roots & Blues festival will take place on Friday, February 6 and Saturday February 7, 2015 in Lancaster, PA,” Ruoff stated.

Ruoff and his team are currently negotiating with many of the world’s leading musicians in the musical genres of roots and blues.

Next year, the Saturday performances will start earlier in the afternoon. This will allow attendees to see more acts without rushing, and the artists to play longer sets. There are also plans for afternoon music workshops presented by several of the performers. In addition to the great music enjoyed by the attendees, businesses throughout Lancaster County benefitted from the event.

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