It is BIG weekend for live music, with Millennium Music Conference returning to the area for its 18th year. Naturally, catching live music at your favorite watering hole makes this weekend’s top picks -- and if you’re Lancaster-based, check out the Lancaster Roots & Blues Festival at nearly half a dozen downtown venues.


Once again, Third in the Burg ranks as a best bet for your Friday. Dozens of artists and musicians are on display throughout downtown and Midtown Harrisburg.

Get the full Third in the Burg schedule here.

Midtown Scholar Bookstore hosts TMI Improve Troupe at 7 p.m., followed by Comedy Night at the Scholar at 8 p.m.

At Studio A (106 State St.), take in “Postcards Home” exhibit by photographer Amanda Mustard.

“Currently based in Cairo, Amanda is returning to her roots to share a collection of work and experiences from various projects in the Middle East, Southeast Asia and China. Her work shows unexpected moments of humanity and charm that counter stereotypes and preconceptions. Light refreshments will be served.” There is a $3 suggested donation.

Wrap up the night at the official “after party” of 3rd in the Burg with a showing of the cult classic, CLUE, at Midtown Cinema around 9:30 p.m. -- It’s just $3 and BYOB!



Take Saturday to hit up your favorite bar for a night of live music with Millennium Music Conference Showcase.

Get the full MMC Showcase schedule here.

A few picks:

·         JT and the Mild Heat at Coakley’s

·         Cold Springs Road at What If … West/The Coliseum

·         The Dogs of Lust at Flinchy’s

·         Samantha Danielson & The Blue Root at MoMo’s BBQ & Grill

·         Mad Men at HMAC

·         Music from Another Room at O’Reilly’s Taproom



On Sunday, kick back and enjoy the season-opening race of the racing Cup series, the Daytona 500.

Stop into Big Woody’s Beach Pub, where they’ll have specials on Bud and Bud Light, plus prizes and giveaways throughout the 500-mile race.



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