Summer Sounds Of Lancaster County

June 22, 2015

Are you looking to get out and enjoy the summer music scene?
Lancaster County has plenty for

everyone to enjoy at various venues throughout our
area. Chill out with the sounds of local talent and visiting music artists indoors
or outdoors at these great locations this summer.

Concerts By The Creek

Once a month throughout the summer, Grater Park in Ephrata
hosts Concerts by the Creek.
Each concert is free and brings talented musicians who perform favorites from
past and present. Experience funk, classic rock, reggae jazz, and more. Food
vendors are also present during the concerts. Concerts are outdoors, rain or
shine. Best of all, they’re only five minutes from the Historic Smithton Inn!

Long’s Park Summer
Music Series

Just outside of historic downtown Lancaster, relax at Long’s
Park on Sundays this summer while experiencing local musical talent. Grab your
blankets and lawn chairs, and get a taste of folk, rock, and more—all for free—at Lancaster’s most beloved park. All events are outdoors, rain or shine. See
the website for a list
of the 2015 performers.

Local Wineries

In addition to the endless summer fun in multiple parks
across Lancaster County, many local wineries also provide outdoor entertainment
for your enjoyment. Here is just a handful of locations with music performances
this season:
The Vineyard at Grandview: 1489 Grandview Rd,
Mt Joy, PA  -  (717) 653-4825Waltz Vineyard: 1599 Old Line Rd, Manheim, PA
- (717) 664-9463

Nissley Vineyards & Winery Estate: 140
Vintage Drive, Bainbridge, PA - (717) 426-3514

Mount Hope Estate & Winery: 2775 Lebanon
Road, Manheim, PA - (717) 665-7021

The Ware Center

Treat yourself to spectacular entertainment at the Ware
Center this summer. With live entertainment ranging from concerts to the
Lancaster International Piano Festival, you’ll find an array of performances to
please music lovers of all preferences. See the Ware Center website for a full list of summer entertainment—and it’s all
just a half hour away from our inn.

American Music

Just 20 minutes from the Historic Smithton Inn, AMT offers a
variety of top-notch entertainment options. Visit AMT for musical performances
of multiple genres by well-known artists and groups, comedy acts, and more.
Check the schedule on their website for
a full list of upcoming acts. You’re sure to find something you won’t want to

Ephrata Main Theatre

At Ephrata Main Theatre,
see popular, newly released family films at reasonable prices, concerts, and
comedy acts throughout the summer. Ephrata Main Theatre always brings
excitement in the Brossman Business Complex, with comedians and impressive
theatrical performances presented by Community Arts Foundation of
Ephrata (CAFÉ).

Ten Thousand Villages

Pick a date to escape the heat and enjoy the music at Ten Thousand Villages
this summer. This café and fair trade retailer is within one mile of the
Historic Smithton Inn. It hosts all sorts of musicians on a regular basis for
your enjoyment. From folk and jazz to pop and rock, the sounds at the café are
perfect for times when you want a laid-back experience in an intimate setting.
So if you’re looking to experience the sound of something
new this summer, come check out what Lancaster County has to offer, and book a
room at the Historic Smithton Inn. I’m looking forward to
talking with you!


By Rebecca Gallagher
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