Piano Marathon

Rex Athey, of Hummelstown, plays a Keys for the City piano outside the Ware Center 42 N. Prince St. during a 24 hour piano marathon Friday, June 21, 2019. Participating pianists are moving to different pianos around Lancaster during the marathon.

You won’t see any Keys for the City pianos around Lancaster city this year.

Music for Everyone, the Lancaster nonprofit dedicated to cultivating the power of music, will not be placing pianos in public spaces this spring and summer due to COVID-19.

The organization is brainstorming ways to safely make music in the city.

Due to the program, Music for Everyone has long dubbed Lancaster city the "Street Piano Capital of the World."

In an e-mail, the organization noted that it would be rolling out a variety of events this summer, re-imagined for a time of social distancing.