Jason Riedmiller

REVIEW/PHOTOS: Weezer + Musikfest = ‘Happy Together’ in Bethlehem

REVIEW/PHOTOS: Weezer + Musikfest = ‘Happy Together’ in Bethlehem

No matter which side of the old versus new Weezer divide fans fall on (hi, Matt Damon), they all agree that live Weezer is the best Weezer, and fans attending the 36th annual Musikfest at the SteelStacks in Bethlehem Monday evening were treated with an especially epic performance. Following garage punks White Reaper, the Wind […]

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Sensory-friendly Inclusion Festival returns to Mountain Sky in Jermyn Aug. 9-11

Sensory-friendly Inclusion Festival returns to Mountain Sky in Jermyn Aug. 9-11

From a press release: The second annual Inclusion Festival, the nation’s first sensory-friendly music and wellness festival for people with and without special needs, is coming up this Friday, Aug. 9 through Sunday, Aug. 11 at Mountain Sky in Jermyn. Music festivals, which generally evoke feelings of joy, connection, and open-mindedness, are powerful platforms for […]

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Bethlehem bluegrass band Serene Green celebrates new album with release shows Aug. 2-9

Bethlehem bluegrass band Serene Green celebrates new album with release shows Aug. 2-9

From a press release: Bethlehem bluegrass band Serene Green will celebrate the release of their second studio album, “Have at It,” with a series of five regional shows starting this Friday, Aug. 2 at The Stonehouse in Carbondale and running through next Friday, Aug. 9 at the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains. Announced last […]

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‘SNL’ comedian Pete Davidson comes to Wind Creek Event Center in Bethlehem on Sept. 6

‘SNL’ comedian Pete Davidson comes to Wind Creek Event Center in Bethlehem on Sept. 6

From a press release: After selling out the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre earlier this year, comedian Pete Davidson of “Saturday Night Live” fame will perform at the Wind Creek Event Center (formerly the Sands Bethlehem Event Center) on Friday, Sept. 6 at 8 p.m. Tickets, which are $39.50, $49.50, and $59.50, plus applicable fees, […]

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Jam pop rockers O.A.R. perform at Wind Creek Event Center in Bethlehem on Dec. 12

Jam pop rockers O.A.R. perform at Wind Creek Event Center in Bethlehem on Dec. 12

From a press release: In support of their new album, it was announced this week that pop rock jam band O.A.R. will bring The Mighty Fall Tour to the Wind Creek Event Center (formerly the Sands Bethlehem Event Center) on Thursday, Dec. 12 at 8 p.m. Tickets, which are $40, $50, and $60, plus applicable […]

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Sands Casino and Event Center renamed Wind Creek Bethlehem under new ownership

Sands Casino and Event Center renamed Wind Creek Bethlehem under new ownership

Last month, Wind Creek Hospitality finalized the $1.3 billion purchase of the Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem, so the Lehigh Valley property has been rebranded as Wind Creek Bethlehem, including the Sands Bethlehem Event Center. The 14,000-square-foot venue for music, comedy, sports, and other shows will now be known as the Wind Creek Event Center, […]

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Rock icons ZZ Top celebrate 50th anniversary at Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Oct. 26

Rock icons ZZ Top celebrate 50th anniversary at Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Oct. 26

From a press release: It was announced this week that Rock and Roll Hall of Famers ZZ Top, “That Little Ol’ Band from Texas” known for hits like “Sharp Dressed Man,” “La Grange,” “Tush,” “Legs,” and “Gimme All Your Lovin’,” will return to the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Saturday, Oct. 26 at 8 p.m. […]

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Taking Back Sunday and Menzingers concert at Sands Bethlehem Event Center canceled

Taking Back Sunday and Menzingers concert at Sands Bethlehem Event Center canceled

From a press release: A show that would have brought platinum-selling emo rockers Taking Back Sunday and Scranton punk rock band The Menzingers together has been canceled. The concert scheduled for Monday, July 1 at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center has been canceled “due to a scheduling conflict,” according to the venue. Refunds will be […]

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Beach Boys legend Brian Wilson plays greatest hits at Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Sept. 29

Beach Boys legend Brian Wilson plays greatest hits at Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Sept. 29

From a press release: It was announced today that legendary singer, songwriter, producer, and Beach Boys co-founder Brian Wilson will perform his greatest hits live at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Sunday, Sept. 29 at 9 p.m. with fellow ex-Beach Boys Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin. Tickets, which are $59.50, $69.50, $79.50, and $99.50, […]

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All-star tribute to Beatles’ ‘White Album’ with Todd Rundgren, Christopher Cross, and more comes to Bethlehem on Sept. 19

All-star tribute to Beatles’ ‘White Album’ with Todd Rundgren, Christopher Cross, and more comes to Bethlehem on Sept. 19

From a press release: An all-star lineup of famous musicians – Todd Rundgren, Christopher Cross, Micky Dolenz (The Monkees), Jason Scheff (Chicago), and Joey Molland (Badfinger) – will embark on the “It Was 50 Years Ago Today” Tour this fall, a tribute to the “White Album” by The Beatles. Performing their own greatest hits along […]