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Lamp Light music festival gearing up for second year

John Hanson and company are planning the second annual Lamp Light Music Festival.
Karisa Wilson performing at Hen House in 2012

Karisa Wilson performing at Hen House in 2012 /Eric Tank

Underwriting support from:

Participating residences

  • Hen House
  • Waffle House
  • Bird House
  • Neighborhood House
  • House of Pancakes

Look for signage posted at each residence plus a map marking locations as the festival draws closer.

Lamp Light Music Festival's inaugural kickoff last fall proved to be a popular success. So now John Hanson, event founder and organizer, is gearing up for year two, to be held November 1, 2 and 3. The event will once again be in the Eastown neighborhood. His intention is to make this event a time to reconnect with old aquaintances and make new and lasting friendships.

Begining the first of November and continuing through the weekend, five Eastown residences will be transformed into music venues for at least 13 confirmed acts. This year's participating residences are aptly named The Hen House, Waffle House, Bird House, Neighborhood House and House of Pancakes. Houses will have signage for attendees to easily locate them.

If it turns out anything like last year, that original number of 13 acts could easily double. Add to that workshops, food and a merchandise booth and you've got yourself a festival. Perfomances are scheduled throughout the day and into the evening. An option of a weekend pass or day pass will be available. The price is yet to be determined.

Hanson books local as well as national musicians. Last year's Lamp Light featured artists such as Karisa Wilson and the Wealthy Orphans. National touring acts such as The Daredevil Christopher Wright and Saturday Looks Good to Me were also on the roster.

Lamp Light is about music and art bringing people together, says Hanson. Last year's participants and attendees remember the first year for its solidarity and creative enthusiasm. The planning stages for 2013 have just started, with big ideas circling around the creative arena of volunteers, made up of the area's vanguard of DIY makers and shakers.

Stay posted at Lamp Light's website where information will continue to be updated.

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