From Friday 20 May
JThe impact of the coronavirus on the arts and music – from the bright lights of Broadway to the solo acts playing in our bars and taverns – cannot be underestimated.
It closed performances and canceled events, even those held outdoors, during the worst of the first wave. For a year, these steps were cold, arid ground.
It might surprise you to learn that, in fact, three long years have passed since the Edinboro Arts and Music Festival took place in its fullest form.
But the seasons have changed – and the show will once again bloom in the heart of one of Erie County’s most beautiful towns.
From May 20-22, downtown Edinboro will be exploding with live music, art, crafts, dancing, workshops, vending machines, yoga – lots of fun and family-friendly activities , so bring the whole gang.
The 2022 musical lineup includes festival regulars Donna the Buffalo and the Tiger Maple String Band, plus Juvenile Features, Rosie & the Bros, Richie & Rosie, Jim Avett, Way Behind the Sun, Claire Stuczynski, Salmon Frank, Matt Texter , Justin Moyar, The Chain Gang, and many more.
One of the festival’s regular hosts, Goodell Gardens, will once again feature the student art exhibit and artisan sale, as well as the children’s tent where the little ones can take part in workshops and magic demonstrations. , or participate in free sessions of painting, wreath making and even instrument making.
Again, it’s 100% free – and all the activities and running around in the fresh air will 100% tire your kids out, so what’s not to love?
And speaking of tires, consider signing up for the Rhythm & Roll Ride on Saturday, May 21. Choose from Staccato (15 miles, 400 feet elevation), Moderato (33 miles, 800 feet elevation) or Fortissimo (50 miles, 1800 feet elevation). Show up at 8 a.m. for registration and start the hike at 9 a.m.; cost is $45 and t-shirts are available while supplies last.
The 2022 Edinboro Arts and Music Festival blooms in May like spring itself, heralding a joyful awakening after a long, cold winter.
Friday to Sunday // Edinboro Downtown and Goodell Gardens // Free to the public // For details, visit edinboroartandmusic.com