A Craft Beer Lover’s Guide to Musikfest 2014

August 1st, 2014 posted by

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Cheers!

With Musikfest 2014 kicking off this weekend, there is certainly no shortage of fun in Lehigh Valley. (Don’t believe me? Check out this awesome list of all the events taking place throughout the next month!)

There have been a lots of articles popping up that give pointers on how to have a successful ‘Fest-ing experience: what to eat, what concerts to see, activities for kids, even tips on how to celebrate without running into any trouble.

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Lehigh Valley Foodie Friday with Porters’ Pub & Restaurant

August 1st, 2014 posted by

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Porters' Pub in Easton

The instant I stepped foot into Porters’ Pub & Restaurant in Easton, I felt like I had traveled to Ireland. One thing though, I’ve never been to Ireland, nor had I been to this place. I’ve driven past it many times and wondered what it was like inside. Did they have good food? Is there live music? What was the bar and clientele like?

Well, once inside, it is exactly how I envisioned a quaint little Irish pub, from the atmosphere of the stone walls to the wooden floors and bar area. The clientele was mixed which was nice. And, let me tell you, the food was great … definitely not your typical pub fare.

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Seeing B.B. King at Penn’s Peak Was a Dream Come True

July 31st, 2014 posted by

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B.B. King at the State Theatre in Easton

Many people keep a hand written or typed “bucket list”. You know, a list of things they want to see or do before they “kick the bucket”. For me it is more of an “I should do that” mental note.

If I had a real list I’d be able to cross off one item. I saw B.B. King. The B.B. King. Now I’ve had lots of opportunities to see him in Lehigh Valley over the years. He’s been a regular at the beautiful State Theatre Center for the Arts in Easton and last year played Musikfest in Bethlehem with Peter Frampton. (I’ll bet that was an interesting show.)

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Win Prizes with #LVme Photo Frames During Musikfest

July 30th, 2014 posted by

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Win with #LVme

Musikfest is one of the most photographed Lehigh Valley events of the year and we’re going to reward a few lucky shutterbugs with some prizes!

Our #LVme social media photo frames will be available for free at Musikfest’s Coca-Cola water and soda booths, located throughout the festival.

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‘Shakespeare for Kids’ Explains Ego & Power to an Eight Year Old Masterfully

July 29th, 2014 posted by

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Macbeth Cast

Shakespeare! I know what comes to mind, Lehigh Valley, when old Billy’s name is uttered. Old English words, phrases and stories we just don’t understand. So imagine my surprise when I asked my eight year old son, Noah, if he’d like to go to the Pennsylvania

Noah & Bill

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Lehigh Valley Guestagrammer Alex Garcia of Allentown

July 29th, 2014 posted by

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Guestagrammer Alex Garcia

The next participant in our Guestagram Series is Alex Garcia of Allentown.  Alex has submitted some very interesting and colorful photos from around Lehigh Valley.

In our Guestagram Series, a local photographer takes over our account for a few days to showcase their work and their take on the great area we live in.

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Sarah Ayers Band wins 2014 Musikfest Madness Tournament

July 28th, 2014 posted by

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Sarah Ayers Band wins 2014 Musikfest Madness

Congratulations to 2014 Musikfest Madness Champion Sarah Ayers Band! The local musician narrowly defeated food vendor and Lehigh Valley favorite Take-a-Taco in the final matchup.

Along her way to the crown, Sarah Ayers Band defeated J.D. McPherson, The Blues Brotherhood, and Steely Dan before taking on Take-a-Taco in the finals (which were super close!)

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The Championship Match of the 2014 Musikfest Madness

July 25th, 2014 posted by

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Let the Final Begin

Well, ‘Fest fans, it all comes down to this. From the original 32 participants, only #8 Sarah Ayers Band the SteelStacks Regional Champion and #3 Take a Taco the ‘Fest Mug Regional Champion remain to face off for the Championship.

The only difference in voting this round, will be that we will require an email to be supplied, so that you can be contacted in the event you are chosen as either a winner of a Musifest Mug or the Grand Prize Winner who will receive two tickets to any Sands Steel Stage show of their choice (except for Keith Urban because he’s super sold out.)

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The Best Place in Pennsylvania to Spend August is Lehigh Valley (We have more Festivals and more Fun)

July 24th, 2014 posted by

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August Rocks in Lehigh Valley

August in Lehigh Valley is a very important month. As the dreaded “back to school” starts to be thrown around, there are still magical days and nights that can take place with your friends and family.

Whether it is taking in our history and our roots, feeding our stomach, opening our ears and our eyes, August in Lehigh Valley is about one more month for indulging in a little fun for all of the senses!

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Top Dogs! Our Favorite Lehigh Valley Hot Dog Shops

July 23rd, 2014 posted by

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Lehigh Valley's Favorite Hot Dogs

It’s no secret that Lehigh Valley is home to some great hot dog shops. And, depending on where you visited during the summer, or where you grew up, you may have a strong opinion on which dogs are the best. We’d love for you to let us know which is your favorite and why in the comments section below.

For the sake of argument, we’re going to list our favorites in no particular order and leave it up to you to let us know which hot dog is top dog in Lehigh Valley.

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