Pennsylvania Amish Country is Housing

It seems far-fetched to think that Pennsylvania’s Amish Country is serving as a location for live music’s biggest names, but it’s true. A new article in Rolling Stone discusses the unique location and how it’s serving some huge music stars.

The article describes Eric Church rehearsing for his first-ever “in the round” tour and how being in Pennsylvania helped him deal with last-minute production changes.

“Were Church rehearsing in an arena he had rented out somewhere in the country — the norm for touring artists — making such pivotal changes to the stage production could take weeks,” Rolling Stone states. “But Church was holed up in Pennsylvania’s Amish country in the small farming town of Lititz, at a cutting-edge production and rehearsal facility known as Rock Lititz.”

Rock Lititz is described as a “sprawling 96-acre campus with two cavernous rehearsal studios and a series of ‘pod’ buildings,” by the magazine. The pub adds that, “Rock Lititz is its own village, built and staffed by live music professionals who’ve spent much of their existence backstage, on tour buses, or hanging from lighting trusses. Most importantly, it’s home to 40 different vendors and production companies, from audio and effects experts to touring pioneers Clair Global and stage designers Tait.”

A few of the other major names that have practiced at Rock Lititz include Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Beyoncé and Sammy Hagar. “We’re meeting a need that the industry didn’t even know it had yet,” Andrea Shirk, president and CEO of Rock Lititz, told Rolling Stone. “We created an environment that has been thoughtful for crew and artist and management. We’ve brought efficiency and comfort to each of them and it allows them to do their jobs really effectively.” Read the full article here.

20 Best Pennsylvania Companies to Work for in 2023

  • 20. Accenture

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    Accenture Plc engages in the provision of management consulting, technology, and outsourcing services. It operates through the following segments: Communications,

  • 19. Teleflex

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    Teleflex, Inc. provides medical technology products which enables healthcare providers to improve patient outcomes and enhance patient and provider safety.

  • 18. UGI

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    UGI Corp. operates as a holding company, which engages in the distribution, storage, transport, and marketing of energy products and related services.

  • 17. Merck & Co.

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  • 16. SAP

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  • 15. AmeriHealth Caritas

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  • 14. Emerson Electric

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    Emerson Electric Co. engages in the provision of measurement and analytical instrumentation; industrial valves & equipment; process control systems, tools

  • 13. Vanguard

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  • 12. University of Pennsylvania

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    University of Pennsylvania

  • 11. Marriott International

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    Marriott International, Inc. engages in the operation and franchise of hotel, residential, and timeshare properties. It operates through the following

  • 10. Best Buy

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    Best Buy Co., Inc. engages in the provision of consumer technology products and services. It operates through two business segments: Domestic and International.

  • 9. Lockheed Martin

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    Lockheed Martin Corp. operates as a global security and aerospace company, which engages in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration,

  • 8. Penn National Gaming

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    Penn National Gaming, Inc. owns and manages gaming and racing facilities and video gaming terminal operations with a focus on slot machine entertainment.

  • 7. Carnegie Mellon University

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  • 6. Penn Medicine

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    Joel Embiid teamed up with Sixers managing partner Josh Harris and co-managing partner David Blitzer on a $1.3 million donation to provide COVID-19 antibody testing for health care workers through Penn Medicine.

  • 5. Amtrak

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    Amtrak depends on government largess and the forced participation of the freight rail industry to offer its services beyond the Northeast Corridor. If it uses its infusion of taxpayer dollars to expand its services to more cities it would be worth asking precisely who would benefit from doing so.

  • 4. Costco Wholesale

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    Costco Wholesale Corp. engages in the operation of membership warehouses. Its product categories include food and sundries, hardlines, fresh foods, softlines,

  • 3. Microsoft

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    Microsoft Corp. engages in the development and support of software, services, devices, and solutions. It operates through the following business segments:

  • 2. Wegmans Food Markets

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    Wegmans Food Markets is a supermarket chain with 106 stores in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina and Massachusetts.

  • 1. The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

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    Passing the state driver's licensing test does not always mean new drivers have the critical skills they need to drive safely, but researchers said they developed a simulator-based assessment that can evaluate performance, licensure readiness and identify specific skills new drivers lack.

  • Source

    This list is via Forbes.

Anne Erickson's love for music drew her into radio. She started on the airwaves shortly after graduating from MSU. Anne has a passion for rock and metal, and she also fronts the band Upon Wings. Email Anne at, follow her on Instagram at @EricksonAnne and tweet at her @AnneErickson! Anne covers the Detroit, Philadelphia and Las Vegas markets and beyond.

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