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

Rock band Jounce featuring ‘Pete & Pete’ star Danny Tamberelli plays in Bethlehem on March 9

Rock band Jounce featuring ‘Pete & Pete’ star Danny Tamberelli plays in Bethlehem on March 9

From a press release: New York rockers Jounce, which features actor and comedian Danny Tamberelli of “The Adventures of Pete & Pete” fame, will bring their anthemic, punk-infused rock music to the Fowler Blast Furnace Room in the ArtsQuest Center at the SteelStacks in Bethlehem on Friday, March 9 with opening act Summer Scouts. Doors […]

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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 […]

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