It took me a minute to realize that one of my favorite weekends of the year has finally arrived. Through sitting in traffic on 222 (three times), to making sure I got to LAUNCH Headquarters on Prince St. to pick up my badge, I had a busy and eventful afternoon.
Once my feet touched down in downtown Lancaster, however, I knew I was in for a good time.
Welcome to LVU’s 2018 LAUNCH Music Festival coverage! From now through the rest of the weekend, we’ll be sharing sights and sounds from regional and national acts who have descended upon Lancaster for a few days of industry education, networking, and music discovery.
Thursday night at the festival saw us enjoy a diverse lineup of acts, starting with the soulful shoegaze-y sounds of West Chester’s Mesen Around; through the explosive rock of Pittsburgh’s Big Atlantic; all the way up until the end of our night, which featured Lehigh Valley native and vocal powerhouse Julia Sommer.
There was much to be enjoyed, and we’re here to share the view through our lens. Also make sure you head over to Facebook, where we’re posting live videos of every act we encounter. We’ll see you throughout the weekend!
Mesen Around (West Chester, PA)
Justin Angelo (Lancaster, PA)
Thunder Club (Baltimore, MD)
Big Atlantic (Pittsburgh, PA)
Crashing Atlas (Baltimore, MD)
Cousin (Lancaster, PA)
Skyward Story (Baltimore, MD)
Julia Sommer (Lehigh Valley, PA)