Fire Lights Festival Illuminates Edinboro
Large-scale fest champions experimental bass and jam bands
It's not every day where you see an event like Fire Lights, let alone one that hits so close to home. This festival is going big, and they're even doing it for a good cause, benefiting the Edinboro Volunteer Fire Department.
Situated right off of Edinboro Road/Rt. 99, Fire Lights will turn a modest area in the college town of Edinboro into a full-fledged music festival, complete with on-site camping. With the beloved Jimkata headlining the weekend, dozens of experimental bass acts will descend on the area, building a groove-based vibe that festival-goers all across the country are hungry for. "There's not a single bad bone in the body of this event," stated festival director Andrew Lehr. "It's really an incredible experience to be a part of it." Lehr, along with his girlfriend and fellow festival director Andra Cioca, is thrilled to be putting on an event of this magnitude.
Along with the festival's musical performances, there's a packed slate of workshops and activities taking place throughout the weekend, from event management to yoga, glassblowing, meditation, massage, sound healing, and more.
While Jimkata may be the name most locals can identify, the roster of artists is loaded with an eclectic mix of dance-friendly acts, mostly centering around electronic music, specifically that of experimental bass, marked by "heavy basslines and interesting sounds," Lehr detailed. He went on to describe that the lineup is filled with "very unique experimental sound design. It's something that you've probably never heard before."
"Fire Lights Festival was founded by us lovers of music and arts," its website explains. "We hunt for new music, we appreciate the visual arts, and we have probably been your festie neighbor at some point in time. The Fire Lights Festival is about bringing the people together to give them what they want." — Nick Warren
1000 Washington Dr., Edinboro, PA // For tickets and more information, go to www.firelightsfestival.com