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REVIEW/PHOTOS: Scranton’s Menzingers deliver Clash-style punk show at Musikfest Café in Bethlehem

REVIEW/PHOTOS: Scranton’s Menzingers deliver Clash-style punk show at Musikfest Café in Bethlehem

In recent times, punk bands have gravitated toward two styles – speedy thrash and Ramones-style poppy punk. But the style that really pushed punk forward to the masses, and which is all but missing today, was that of The Clash. It also was fast and hard, but had a deeper musical sensibility and lyrical content. […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Despite rainy weather and flooding, nearly 1 million attended 2018 Musikfest in Bethlehem

Despite rainy weather and flooding, nearly 1 million attended 2018 Musikfest in Bethlehem

From a press release: Nearly one million guests from 40 different states visited Bethlehem and the Lehigh Valley as Musikfest celebrated its 35th year with 500 music, art, and comedy performances on 17 stages throughout the city on Friday, Aug. 3 through Sunday, Aug. 12. The festivities kicked off a day early this year with […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Headliners Gary Clark Jr. and Grouplove complete Musikfest lineup at SteelStacks in Bethlehem Aug. 8-9

Headliners Gary Clark Jr. and Grouplove complete Musikfest lineup at SteelStacks in Bethlehem Aug. 8-9

From a press release: Grammy Award-winning guitar virtuoso Gary Clark Jr. and indie pop sweethearts Grouplove will rock Musikfest when they perform on the Sands Steel Stage in Bethlehem on Wednesday, Aug. 8 at 7 p.m. and Thursday, Aug. 9 at 7 p.m., respectively. Tickets for these concerts at PNC Plaza (645 E. 1st St., […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

British glam rockers The Struts play ‘One Night Only’ at Musikfest Café in Bethlehem on July 10

British glam rockers The Struts play ‘One Night Only’ at Musikfest Café in Bethlehem on July 10

From a press release: For “One Night Only,” British rockers The Struts will bring their electrifying collection of rock ‘n’ roll anthems to the ArtsQuest Center’s Musikfest Café at the SteelStacks in Bethlehem on Tuesday, July 10 at 8:30 p.m. Tickets, which are $20-$27.50 in advance and $22-$30 the day of the show, are on […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Country star Dierks Bentley headlines Musikfest at SteelStacks in Bethlehem on Aug. 6

Country star Dierks Bentley headlines Musikfest at SteelStacks in Bethlehem on Aug. 6

From a press release: Chart-topping country superstar Dierks Bentley will return to Musikfest when he performs on the Sands Steel Stage in Bethlehem on Monday, Aug. 6 at 7 p.m., along with special guests LANCO. Tickets for this concert at PNC Plaza (645 E. 1st St., Bethlehem) at the SteelStacks, which are $69-$89, go on […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

All Time Low and Dashboard Confessional headline Musikfest at SteelStacks in Bethlehem on Aug. 11

All Time Low and Dashboard Confessional headline Musikfest at SteelStacks in Bethlehem on Aug. 11

From a press release: After they both performed in Wilkes-Barre recently about a month apart, chart-topping pop punk band All Time Low and iconic emo rockers Dashboard Confessional will play together at Musikfest on the Sands Steel Stage in Bethlehem on Saturday, Aug. 11 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets for this concert at PNC Plaza (645 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Pop superstar Kesha returns to Musikfest at SteelStacks in Bethlehem on Aug. 7

Pop superstar Kesha returns to Musikfest at SteelStacks in Bethlehem on Aug. 7

From a press release: It was announced today that pop singer/songwriter Kesha will make her triumphant return to the Sands Steel Stage at Musikfest in Bethlehem on Tuesday, Aug. 7 at 7 p.m. Tickets for this concert at PNC Plaza (645 E. 1st St., Bethlehem) at the SteelStacks, which are $49-$79, go on sale starting […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Spyro Gyra, Lisa Simone, and more join RiverJazz series in Bethlehem

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Spyro Gyra, Lisa Simone, and more join RiverJazz series in Bethlehem

From a press release: It was announced today that iconic swing band Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Grammy Award winners Spyro Gyra, Broadway singer Lisa Simone, and jazz trumpeter Bria Skonberg headline the 2018 RiverJazz series presented by Concannon Miller this spring in the Musikfest Café at the SteelStacks in Bethlehem. It was announced last month […]

 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

John Popper of Blues Traveler is first act announced at RiverJazz Festival in Bethlehem on May 2

John Popper of Blues Traveler is first act announced at RiverJazz Festival in Bethlehem on May 2

From a press release: After Grammy Award-winning psychedelic blues rock band Blues Traveler takes their 30th Anniversary Tour to Wilkes-Barre, frontman John Popper will kick off the popular RiverJazz Festival at the ArtsQuest Center’s Musikfest Café in Bethlehem on Wednesday, May 2 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets, which are $36-$49, go on sale this Tuesday, Feb. […]

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