LIght City U will feature learning by day with art and music at night.
LIght City.

The second edition of Light City is going be a bigger version.

According to the Baltimore Business Journal, organizers of the light, arts and innovation fest that debuted in spring, 2016, are looking to add a second weekend to the event. That would increase the festival length to nine days. They’re also looking to add education and food tracks to the innovation conference.

To have more fest, they’ll need more money. Organizers told the city they’ll need to raise more than $4 million from outside sources. This year’s event cost $3.8 million.

While Baltimore and Light City are not yet synonymous to outsiders like organizers want, the desire for growth and encouragement from the city is a more positive tune than organizers were singing after other events designed to bring big attention for the city like the Grand Prix.

Stephen Babcock

Stephen Babcock is the editor of Baltimore and an editor-at-large of Baltimore Fishbowl.