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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. […]

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Folk rockers The Avett Brothers return to SteelStacks in Bethlehem on Aug. 17

Folk rockers The Avett Brothers return to SteelStacks in Bethlehem on Aug. 17

From a press release: It will be an awesome night under the stars when chart-topping folk rock group The Avett Brothers return to the SteelStacks in Bethlehem for the 2018 Yuengling Summer Concert Series on Friday, Aug. 17 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the concert, which takes place at the Levitt Pavilion (789 E. 1st […]

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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 […]

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NYC improv troupes headline SteelStacks Improv Comedy Festival in Bethlehem Jan. 26-27

NYC improv troupes headline SteelStacks Improv Comedy Festival in Bethlehem Jan. 26-27

From a press release: Hip-hop improv troupe North Coast and The Law Firm with Sue Galloway of “30 Rock” will headline the fifth annual SteelStacks Improv Comedy Festival on Friday, Jan. 26 and Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018 at the ArtsQuest Center at the SteelStacks in Bethlehem. The festival will also feature an improvised action movie, […]

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Celebrate the New Year with 400-pound Peeps drop during PeepsFest in Bethlehem Dec. 30-31

Celebrate the New Year with 400-pound Peeps drop during PeepsFest in Bethlehem Dec. 30-31

From a press release: In Atlanta, Georgia, they drop a peach. In Boise, Idaho, it’s a potato, cheese gets dropped in Plymouth, Wisconsin and, in Bethlehem, Just Born Quality Confections and ArtsQuest drop a 400-pound Peeps chick as PeepsFest, the two-day New Year’s Eve festival, returns to the SteelStacks for its ninth year on Saturday, […]

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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 […]

 Rich Howells

Crocodile Rock Cafe in Allentown could be demolished, but a new venue may be built nearby

Crocodile Rock Cafe in Allentown could be demolished, but a new venue may be built nearby

Late last year, there was talk that Crocodile Rock Cafe, a hotspot for club-sized concerts for 14 years, could reopen pending approval from the city of Allentown. Now, six months later, the owner has a much different plan in mind. According to The Morning Call, owner Joe Clark may sell the property to City Center […]

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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 […]

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