After receiving input from many in our community (including SmartHub Foundation Board members, beneficiaries, volunteers, sponsors, City of Lancaster officials and other stakeholders), we have made the decision to cancel Lancaster MusicFest 2020.
The Lancaster MusicFest experience is characterized by the Lancaster community coming together to enjoy live music in a festival atmosphere and celebrating the impact that our beneficiaries (Lancaster Housing Opportunity Partnership and Children’s Miracle Network) are having in our community. That experience is, at its core, live and in-person, shared by many people simultaneously in the same space. The most current information we have from the City of Lancaster is that in the interest of public health, in-person events will be required to be significantly limited in size through at least this Fall. As a result, the City of Lancaster has advised many organizations (including SmartHub Foundation) to postpone large in-person events until 2021.
The decision to cancel Lancaster MusicFest 2020 was not an easy one. After speaking with many stakeholders and evaluating a number of different options for an online virtual event, it became clear that the current situation precludes us from producing Lancaster MusicFest 2020 in an authentic way that effectively amplifies the impact that Lancaster Housing Opportunity Partnership and Children’s Miracle Network are having in our community.
Even so, SmartHub Foundation still actively supports both Lancaster Housing Opportunity Partnership and Children’s Miracle Network. We will be making a financial contribution to both organizations in 2020, and we encourage everyone in our community to do so as well (see below for details).
We acknowledge that the decision to cancel Lancaster MusicFest 2020 is disappointing. We have received feedback from many in the Lancaster community that they have come to look forward to the event, and that it has become a meaningful part of their Fall experience. If this is true for you, we encourage you join us by taking action now:
- Learn more about Lancaster Housing Opportunity Partnership by visiting http://lhop.org
- Learn more about Children’s Miracle Network by visiting http://CMNHershey.org
- Make a financial contribution to both organizations by visiting https://bit.ly/32075bt
Mark your calendar now for 11am on Saturday, September 11, 2021, when we will produce Lancaster MusicFest 2021 at Buchanan Park
We appreciate all of the time and effort so many of you have invested in helping us evaluate options for 2020. We look forward to planning Lancaster MusicFest 2021, and resuming our work amplifying the impact of Lancaster Housing Opportunity Partnership and Children’s Miracle Network. See you next year!
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For tickets and information about Lancaster MusicFest, visit lancastermusicfest.com.
For information about SmartHub Foundation, visit us at smarthubfoundation.org.