Chameleon History :
The Chameleon is an eighteen-year-old cultural institution in Lancaster City, Nationally known for it's commitment to live original music, the Chameleon put Lancaster City on the map in the early nineties as the #2 Music Industry Hot Spot (second only to Seattle Washington), "as one of the greatest places to see live original music and the most promising up & coming bands" according to MTV. Prism, a Pay-Per-View television station caught on to this trend by airing a weekly program called "Live at the Chameleon" in response to the music scene that was erupting at the Chameleon Club where they aired live concerts that could be viewed nationwide. Since then, the Chameleon has received industry recognition for it's contribution to the overall success of many national touring artists, and for it's dedicated music fans and 'happening' local music scene. The Chameleon is unique because of its ability to host so many Large National Acts in such a small quaint city. Most of the artists that come through the Chameleon play only major cities- however because of our convenient location on the touring route between D.C., Philadelphia and New York, many bands stop by in route to play a show between major markets. In Lancaster, there is no other live music venue that even comes close to the caliber of acts, nor the size and space of the Chameleon. With its 10,000 sq ft divided into three floors, and seven fun theme bars, it is a convenient venue for area music fans to see their favorite artists in an intimate setting. In addition, to being a live concert venue the Chameleon hosts the Hottest Dance Party in town on Friday nights, with two floors of State of the Art Lighting and VJ facilities, big city style dance music with our resident DJ, DJ Freez.