NEPA Scene Staff

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Spyro Gyra, Lisa Simone, and more join RiverJazz series in Bethlehem

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Spyro Gyra, Lisa Simone, and more join RiverJazz series in Bethlehem

From a press release: It was announced today that iconic swing band Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Grammy Award winners Spyro Gyra, Broadway singer Lisa Simone, and jazz trumpeter Bria Skonberg headline the 2018 RiverJazz series presented by Concannon Miller this spring in the Musikfest Café at the SteelStacks in Bethlehem. It was announced last month […]

 Jason Riedmiller

REVIEW/PHOTOS: Deer Tick plays acoustic and gets electric at Musikfest Café in Bethlehem

REVIEW/PHOTOS: Deer Tick plays acoustic and gets electric at Musikfest Café in Bethlehem

Supporting their new double album, Rhode Island indie rockers Deer Tick took the final leg of their Twice Is Nice Tour to the Musikfest Café in the ArtsQuest Center at the SteelStacks in Bethlehem on Tuesday, March 6, splitting the night with a short opening acoustic set, followed by a full electric set, mirroring last […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

John Popper of Blues Traveler is first act announced at RiverJazz Festival in Bethlehem on May 2

John Popper of Blues Traveler is first act announced at RiverJazz Festival in Bethlehem on May 2

From a press release: After Grammy Award-winning psychedelic blues rock band Blues Traveler takes their 30th Anniversary Tour to Wilkes-Barre, frontman John Popper will kick off the popular RiverJazz Festival at the ArtsQuest Center’s Musikfest Café in Bethlehem on Wednesday, May 2 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets, which are $36-$49, go on sale this Tuesday, Feb. […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Styx and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts kick off 35th annual Musikfest in Bethlehem on Aug. 3

Styx and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts kick off 35th annual Musikfest in Bethlehem on Aug. 3

From a press release: Soon after their stop at the Giant Center in Hershey, it was announced today that classic rock legends Styx and Joan Jett & the Blackhearts will kick off Musikfest’s 35th anniversary, headlining the first night of the Bethlehem festival on the Sands Steel Stage on Friday, Aug. 3 at 7 p.m. […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Grammy winner Jason Mraz performs at 35th annual Musikfest in Bethlehem on Aug. 12

Grammy winner Jason Mraz performs at 35th annual Musikfest in Bethlehem on Aug. 12

From a press release: Multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Jason Mraz is the first act announced for Musikfest’s 35th anniversary year, headlining the Bethlehem festival on Sunday, Aug. 12 at 7 p.m. on the Sands Steel Stage with special guest Brett Dennen. Tickets for this concert at PNC Plaza (645 E. 1st St., Bethlehem) at the […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Hazleton’s Twelve Twenty-Four creates big TSO holiday experience in smaller NEPA venues Dec. 1-20

Hazleton’s Twelve Twenty-Four creates big TSO holiday experience in smaller NEPA venues Dec. 1-20

From a press release: Twelve Twenty-Four is celebrating their sixteenth year bringing their high-energy, full-scale holiday rock orchestra concert to venues across Pennsylvania and New Jersey, including several in their native Northeastern Pennsylvania. The shows feature everyone’s favorite holiday music with a rock edge, as well as their own holiday creations. Established in 2002 in […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Musikfest in Bethlehem sets new attendance record as nation’s largest free music festival

Musikfest in Bethlehem sets new attendance record as nation’s largest free music festival

From a press release: A record number of performances and performers, several new programming elements, and nearly ideal weather conditions combined to attract a record number of patrons to Musikfest and the city of Bethlehem on Friday, Aug. 4 through Sunday, Aug. 13. Attendance at the 2017 festival, presented by the nonprofit ArtsQuest, was 1,196,000, […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: Godsmack and Like a Storm at Musikfest at SteelStacks in Bethlehem, 08/09/17

PHOTOS: Godsmack and Like a Storm at Musikfest at SteelStacks in Bethlehem, 08/09/17

Before going back into the studio to record their next album, multi-platinum rock band Godsmack headlined Musikfest on the Sands Steel Stage at the SteelStacks in Bethlehem on Wednesday, Aug. 9, delivering a career-spanning set that went back almost 20 years. Following sets by hard rock bands Another Day Dawns from Lehighton and Like a […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: Live (original lineup) at Musikfest at SteelStacks in Bethlehem, 08/07/17

PHOTOS: Live (original lineup) at Musikfest at SteelStacks in Bethlehem, 08/07/17

Reuniting with singer Ed Kowalczyk and touring with their founding lineup for the first time since 2009, chart-topping alternative rock band Live headlined Musikfest on the Sands Steel Stage at the SteelStacks in Bethlehem on Monday, Aug. 7. The multi-platinum-selling rockers from York, Pennsylvania last played Musikfest back in 2002, and with the original group […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Santana, Toby Keith, Chicago, Aloe Blacc, Godsmack, and more headline Musikfest in Bethlehem Aug. 4-13

Santana, Toby Keith, Chicago, Aloe Blacc, Godsmack, and more headline Musikfest in Bethlehem Aug. 4-13

From a press release: Santana, Toby Keith, Father John Misty, Aloe Blacc, Chicago, Godsmack, Live, and nearly 400 other performers will take the stage when Musikfest, the nation’s largest free music festival, returns for its 34th year to Bethlehem on Friday, Aug. 4 through Sunday, Aug. 13. This year’s festival features music at 16 of […]