Tag Archives: Live Bands

If you are a music enthusiast in the Harrisburg area, Stage on Herr at the Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center is a place you will want to be most days of the week.  Though they concentrate on live music, the venue is a meeting place for all sorts of artsy folks:  musicians, artists, and theater aficionados – even gamers.  You could say the place doubles as an art gallery, since the walls of the interior are decorated with changing pieces from local artists.  The stage is well equipped with modern sound and lighting.  The bar boasts plenty to choose from, including local brews.

Most Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays the venue hosts local and national bands.  Sometimes you will find a group from pretty far away, in fact, as one band – a Tuvan throat singing group – had travelled from as far away as Mongolia.  On weekday nights, the place is still packed, especially on Wednesdays, when Mike Banks hosts open mic night.  Stage on Herr has been touted as one of the best open mic nights in central PA.  Monday and Tuesday is Karaoke, and Tuesday doubles as game night.  When was the last time you played Monopoly anyway?

Stage on Herr is also a place for theater.  The past few years, it has been the stage for the Rocky Horror Picture Show, that normally occurs in the fall around Halloween.  Specials events include comedy improv night and theme movie night.

Stage on Herr is open Monday to Sunday from 4pm until 2am.  For upcoming calendar of events visit their webpage or Facebook page.

268 Herr St., Harrisburg, PA 17102



In central Pennsylvania, there are few places where a person can see a really good national band in an intimate venue.  Chameleon Club is the one place you can, despite your age.

The club has been a rare gem in central Pennsylvania, hosting live national acts for the past twenty-five years.  It has been recognized since the early nineties as a hotspot for live bands which otherwise may not travel through a less urban area.  Hosting over 200 concerts a year, the venue is an oasis for music cravers of all ages.

Chameleon Club is open Tuesday through Saturday from 5pm until 2am and features national touring artists.  The Lizard Lounge, located just below Chameleon Club, features local talent and weekly djs.  Tickets are available on the website, at the box office, or at the local record store, CI Records.

223 North Water Street, Lancaster, PA  17603:  717.299.9684

Image credit:  Ted Van Pelt