About the Foundation
The Long’s Park Amphitheater Foundation is a 501 c.3, non-profit organization whose primary mission is “to provide cultural programming at the Long’s Park Amphitheater for the benefit of the general public, thereby enriching the quality of life in Lancaster County.” This mission is manifest through the presentation, free to the public, of the “Summer Music Series ” at the architecturally beautiful Long’s Park Amphitheater in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. This series is made possible solely through the generous support of sponsors and donors and by revenues generated by the annual Labor Day Weekend Art Festival.
Since 1962 this mission is brought to life through the “Summer Music Series.” The 13-week Sunday evening musical performances is a part of the fabric of life in the Lancaster area and is recognized regionally by music aficionados as a great outdoor venue for the diversity and quality of the artists that perform on its stage. Over the past 50 years hundreds of thousands of people have experienced the transformational magic of live musical performances. Set in a family friendly atmosphere the series offers a diversity of musical genres that are not generally available free to the people of the Lancaster community. Blues, Latin, Celtic, World, Classical, Folk, Bluegrass, Country, World and Rock and Roll and more are all here for you.
While free, great musical performances are the mission the Longs Park Labor Day Art Festival keeps it thriving and vital. Begun as a fundraiser to support the “Summer Music Series” in 1979, the Labor Day Art Festival is a nationally recognized arts event in its own right. Thousands of art lovers from throughout the mid Atlantic region are drawn to the beautiful Long’s Park setting while over 200 juried exhibitors from across the country offer works in over a dozen artistic media.
The Summer Music Series and the Art Festival are produced solely by over 200 community volunteers and made possible through the support of donors and sponsors. It is truly a community asset through community support.
The LPAF Board of Directors consists of volunteers whose dedication to the Lancaster community is manifest by their passion for the presentation of fine art and music for the benefit of the Lancaster community.
Explore this site and learn how you can be a part of this truly unique community event and join us at Long’s Park for great music and great art.