Rich Howells

Smokey Robinson and America coming to Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Oct. 9 and Nov. 8

Smokey Robinson and America coming to Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Oct. 9 and Nov. 8

From a press release: It was just announced that Motown legend Smokey Robinson will be coming to the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Friday, Oct. 9 at 8 p.m., while classic rock hit-makers America will be performing there on Sunday, Nov. 8 at 8 p.m. Tickets, which are $49.50-$69.50 for Robinson and $39.50-$55.00 for America, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Slightly Stoopid brings SoCal sound to Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Nov. 11

Slightly Stoopid brings SoCal sound to Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Nov. 11

From a press release: With more than a decade of making music together, the members of Slightly Stoopid have perfected one of the rarest and most valuable skills a band can develop: the art of the stealth groove, that knack for quietly, almost innocently, sliding into a composition and utterly lassoing anyone within earshot by […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

‘America’s Got Talent Live’ takes ‘All-Stars Tour’ to Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Oct. 18

‘America’s Got Talent Live’ takes ‘All-Stars Tour’ to Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Oct. 18

From a press release: This fall, “America’s Got Talent Live,” featuring some of the most popular performers from the hit NBC variety competition series, will launch its first-ever “All-Stars Tour!” Top acts from 10 years of the No. 1 rated summer reality television series are coming to the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Sunday, Oct. […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo hold ‘A Very Intimate Acoustic Evening’ at Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Oct. 17

Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo hold ‘A Very Intimate Acoustic Evening’ at Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Oct. 17

From a press release: After touring the world together for 35 years, Pat Benatar and her husband Neil Giraldo embark on a brand new tour – but this time in a way that their fans have never seen before. With “A Very Intimate Acoustic Evening with Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo,” fans will receive an […]

 Jason Riedmiller

CONCERT REVIEW: Mushrooms, aliens, and simulated nudity – Flaming Lips get weird at Bethlehem’s Musikfest

CONCERT REVIEW: Mushrooms, aliens, and simulated nudity – Flaming Lips get weird at Bethlehem’s Musikfest

After set opener “The Abandoned Hospital Ship,” Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne told the crowd gathered at the Steel Stage on the official opening night, Aug. 7, of Bethlehem’s Musikfest, “We may be the only band ever to be late because we were waiting for one of our giant mushrooms to get dressed, but it’s […]

 Jess Meoni

CONCERT REVIEW: Duran Duran evolve beyond ’80s nostalgia in lively Bethlehem SteelStacks performance

CONCERT REVIEW: Duran Duran evolve beyond ’80s nostalgia in lively Bethlehem SteelStacks performance

Crawling from the depths of spandex and hairspray, one English band brought the beat back for one night at Bethlehem’s Musikfest. The crowd anticipated the intoxicating arrival of the 1980s new wavers with both nostalgia and $7 dollar wine coolers under the dewy glow of SteelStacks on Thursday, Aug. 6. A thick fog engulfed the […]

 Tyler Miles

CONCERT REVIEW: Modest Mouse move Bethlehem SteelStacks crowd with booze-fueled perfection

CONCERT REVIEW: Modest Mouse move Bethlehem SteelStacks crowd with booze-fueled perfection

You never know what to expect from Modest Mouse frontman Isaac Brock until he’s already atop the stage before the crowd, either too inebriated to remember his lyrics or crushing his set with a clear, strong voice and that extra oomph. Luckily for those at the Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks in Bethlehem Monday night, Brock showed […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Janet Jackson, Meat Loaf, and the Golden Boys will perform at Sands Bethlehem Event Center in Nov. and Jan.

Janet Jackson, Meat Loaf, and the Golden Boys will perform at Sands Bethlehem Event Center in Nov. and Jan.

From a press release: The Sands Bethlehem Event Center has just announced three major concerts – the Golden Boys and Meatloaf will be performing at the venue in November, and Janet Jackson will be coming to Bethlehem in January. The Golden Boys are scheduled for Friday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. Tickets, which range from […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton’s Tigers Jaw touring with Yellowcard and New Found Glory in the fall

Scranton’s Tigers Jaw touring with Yellowcard and New Found Glory in the fall

From a press release: This fall, two of the hardest touring bands in pop punk – Yellowcard and New Found Glory – will be joining forces – and Scranton’s own Tigers Jaw will be with them. “We have shared the stage with New Found Glory all over the world, but we’ve never had the chance […]

 Mark Uricheck

CONCERT REVIEW: Slayer ‘still reigning’ with brutal Bethlehem performance

CONCERT REVIEW: Slayer ‘still reigning’ with brutal Bethlehem performance

Several inches of snow and somewhat dicey road conditions in the Lehigh Valley couldn’t stop the metal faithful from amassing a near-capacity army at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Thanksgiving Eve, Nov. 26. The triple attack of Exodus, Suicidal Tendencies, and Slayer made for a trampled-under-flying-bodies good time, and the crowd was anything but […]