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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Bethlehem House Gallery to Host Grand Opening Friday, July 25

July 22nd, 2014 posted by

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Last week, I had the opportunity of getting a sneak peek into the new contemporary art gallery, Bethlehem House Gallery  scheduled to open this Friday, July 25 at 459 Main Street, Bethlehem.

This is the first contemporary art gallery to have ever opened its doors on Main Street in downtown Historic Bethlehem. The man behind the vision is Ward Van Haute who is known for his work in oil paintings on the reverse of reclaimed windows (You have to see it for yourself!)

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Musikfest Madness Final Four!

July 21st, 2014 posted by

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The Final Four of Musikfest Madness

Musikfest Madness has reached the FINAL FOUR. Who will emerge victorious in our inaugural showdown of all things Musikfest?

Musikfest’s favorite food, Take a Taco, edged out the Bethlehem Dairy Store to take on the Bastard Bearded Irishmen!

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MacBeth Runs through August 3 at the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival

July 21st, 2014 posted by

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MacBeth at the PA Shakespeare Festival

Located on the Center Valley campus of DeSales University, the Pennsylvania Shakesepeare Festival continues to wow theatre goers with yet another outstanding production.

Running through August 3 on the Main Stage you’ll find Patrick Mulcahy’s triumphant return to directing with MacBeth.

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Musikfest Madness Is down to the Great Eight

July 18th, 2014 posted by

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Musikfest Madness is heating up

We’re onto the Great Eight in the inaugural Musikfest Madness!

A quick recap of round two shows Bethlehem Dairy Store coming out of a tough matchup (vs Aw Shucks ) with a strong win by pulling in the most votes of all contestants. They will have their work cut out for them, though, as they take on Take a Taco in the next round.

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Top 5 Cupcake Bakeries in Lehigh Valley

July 18th, 2014 posted by

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Top 5 Lehigh Valley Cupcakes

Some say that the cupcake trend is on it’s way out, but I fully disagree. There’s nothing better than having your own little dessert at the end of the day (or in the middle).

In the last few years, specialty cupcakes have definitely become trendy, and we’re lucky to have a good set of options for when you’re craving something sweet. I’ve pulled together a list of my favorite local bakeries.

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Beat the Heat for FREE this Summer with “Of Heaven and Earth” at The Allentown Art Museum

July 15th, 2014 posted by

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See "Of Heaven and Earth" this Summer

Great art does not only exist in New York, Paris, Rome, Barcelona and Glasgow. It also exists right here in Lehigh Valley at the Allentown Art Museum, which is currently displaying “Of Heaven and Earth: 500 Years of Italian Painting” from Glasgow Museums.

Great art also doesn’t have to be expensive, as the Allentown Art Museum is FREE all summer long. Let me say that again, FREE admission to the Allentown Art Museum all summer long!

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Musikfest Madness Moves to The Sweet Sixteen

July 14th, 2014 posted by

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Musikfest Madness Sweet 16

We’re onto the Sweet 16 in the inaugural Musikfest Madness!

A quick recap of round one shows Take a Taco coming on strong, pulling in some of the most votes of all contestants. They will have their work cut out for them, though, as they take on Holy Infancy in round two.

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