Fire Lights Music and Arts Festival Brings Big Names to Edinboro
Beginning Friday, Aug. 12
The second annual Fire Lights Music and Arts Festival is headed back to Edinboro to raise money for the Edinboro Volunteer Fire Department. Bringing the town together for an unforgettable experience at Wainer Park, this event is pulling big name artists like Sunsquabi, Aqueous, The Widdler, and Champagne Drip.
With more than 100 musical performances during this three-day festival, this year will be even bigger and better than last, and there will surely be something for everyone to enjoy. Fire Lights features four unique stages this year, a variety of genres, community workshops, and an art gallery.
This extraordinary event was started by a group of young Erie locals in collaboration with the Edinboro Fire Department who were inspired to bring a unique art and musical experience to the Erie area.
Fire Lights plans to continue working with Washington Township in the years to come, Co-director Zion Quinn says, "being able to host an event in a space as amazing as Wainer Park has been an absolute pleasure and a blessing." He goes on to say that "the most fulfilling part of the festival is seeing a community of amazing, creative, and supportive people come together over such a short period of time. As event organizers, we believe the greatest achievement is to create an experience that can foster deep relationships and a sense of belonging. Seeing the outpour of love, support, and collaboration amongst the Fire Lights community in the past year has been incredible."
In addition to adding more musicians and two more stages, Zion says that all the positive feedback from last year's event encouraged the team to add even more to this year's festival, including the art gallery, silent disco, increasing the amount of workshops, more art installations and more spaces to explore.
He says, "our hope is that if we keep listening to our community, we'll be able to create a festival experience that feels both familiar, yet new, each year of the event."
The Fire Lights team would like to thank the Edinboro Fire Department and Washington Township, whose support is necessary to the infrastructure and resources necessary to make this festival happen. The team, including festival director Andrew Lehr, co-directors Andra Cioca, Chris Lehr, and Zion Quinn, whose individual skills and expertise combined together has made such a large project a joy to work on. Lastly, a gracious thank you to those who consider attending this fundraiser event that depends on the support of our local community.
Beginning Friday at noon, with music until 9 p.m. on Sunday // 1000 Washington Dr., Edinboro, PA // For tickets, full lineup, and more information, go to www.firelightsfestival.com