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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 […]

 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 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Multi-platinum rockers Godsmack headline Musikfest in Bethlehem on Aug. 9

Multi-platinum rockers Godsmack headline Musikfest in Bethlehem on Aug. 9

From a press release: Grammy Award-nominated, multi-platinum rock band Godsmack will headline one of the largest music festivals in the nation when they perform on the Sands Steel Stage at Musikfest on Wednesday, Aug. 9 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the concert at PNC Plaza (645 E. 1st St., Bethlehem) at the SteelStacks, which are […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Original Live lineup reunites after 8 years at Musikfest in Bethlehem on Aug. 7

Original Live lineup reunites after 8 years at Musikfest in Bethlehem on Aug. 7

From a press release: The original lineup of multi-platinum alternative rock band Live – Ed Kowalczyk, Chad Taylor, Patrick Dahlheimer, and Chad Gracey – will electrify Musikfest when they perform on the festival’s Sands Steel Stage on Monday, Aug. 7 at 7 p.m. Their tour this year will be the first time that the founding […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Chart-topping Barenaked Ladies play Yuengling Concert Series at SteelStacks in Bethlehem on June 19

Chart-topping Barenaked Ladies play Yuengling Concert Series at SteelStacks in Bethlehem on June 19

From a press release: Grammy-nominated, chart-topping Canadian rock band Barenaked Ladies will play the SteelStacks in Bethlehem on Monday, June 19 at 7:30 p.m. as part of the 2017 Yuengling Summer Concert Series. Tickets for the concert, which takes place at the Levitt Pavilion (789 E. 1st St., Bethlehem) at the base of the former […]

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Cherry Poppin’ Daddies, Aaron Neville, and more headline 2017 RiverJazz Festival in Bethlehem

Cherry Poppin’ Daddies, Aaron Neville, and more headline 2017 RiverJazz Festival in Bethlehem

From a press release: Soul and R&B icon Aaron Neville, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Cherry Poppin’ Daddies, and Grammy winner Robert Glasper are the first artists announced for the RiverJazz Festival presented by Concannon Miller this spring at the SteelStacks in Bethlehem. Tickets for the four concerts, all of which will take place in […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Reggae rockers Dirty Heads and SOJA play Yuengling Concert Series at SteelStacks in Bethlehem on June 27

Reggae rockers Dirty Heads and SOJA play Yuengling Concert Series at SteelStacks in Bethlehem on June 27

From a press release: Reggae rock takes center stage when the Dirty Heads and SOJA, along with special guests The Green, perform at the SteelStacks in Bethlehem on Tuesday, June 27 at 6:30 p.m. as part of the 2017 Yuengling Summer Concert Series. Tickets for the concert, which takes place at the Levitt Pavilion (789 […]