It’s the moment I have been (im)patiently waiting for… I’m finally of legal drinking age! All of my friends turned 21 before me, so they have been telling me about all the great bars in the Lehigh Valley area that I HAD to have a drink at before heading back up to school.Continue Reading
August 17th, 2015 posted by Michael Kuzy
Alice In Chains gave what could only be called a “punch in the gut and face” performance last night on the Sands Steel Stage at Musikfest 2015. The sonic pummeling the audience took from the band over the span of an hour and forty five minutes was really a sight to be seen and heard.Continue Reading
August 16th, 2015 posted by Aliza Levin
Snoop Dogg’s second visit to the Lehigh Valley was one for the books. Snoop took the stage for the ninth night of Musikfest and did not disappoint the crowd full of fans.
Since his first platinum selling record in 1993, he has become an international superstar selling more than 35 million albums around the globe, not to mention starring in several television shows and motion pictures. He has a certain reputation, and let’s just say that his reputation held true.Continue Reading
August 14th, 2015 posted by Nancy Signorovitch
There’s a reason I had a second cup of coffee today. I’m exhausted after two nights in a row enjoying the performances of five different bands on the Sands Steel Stage at Musikfest.
Lehigh Valley has no shortage of year round music venues but August is our time to show the world just how to throw a party! Thanks, ArtsQuest!Continue Reading
August 12th, 2015 posted by Carrie L. Eager
Picture this: It’s a Saturday morning, you have nothing to do all day, and you’re bored. There’s just one problem – you don’t want to spend a lot of money to entertain yourself because you have a big bill to pay, you’re saving up for a new TV, whatever reason. We’ve all been there.
Luckily for anyone living in or visiting the Lehigh Valley, there’s a lot of budget-friendly ways to ‘treat yourself.’Continue Reading
August 12th, 2015 posted by Guest Author
Even the weather smiled on Tuesday night’s headline Musikfest concert. You didn’t have to be a devoted country music fan to thoroughly enjoy Reba’s performance at the Sands Steel Stage. Reba sang beautifully from her wide portfolio of songs spanning several decades, including country and rock-and-roll selections composed by her and others. Her strong, melodic voice has done nothing but improve over the years. She had abundant and infectious positive energy; she really seemed to be having fun on stage.
Reba’s songs tell stories of love and heartbreak, of celebration and life. Selections included, “Whoever’s in New England,” “Going Out Like That,” “Because of You,” (composed by now-daughter-in-law Kelly Clarkson),” “Is There Life Out There,” “The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia” (1973 #1 hit composed by Vicki Lawrence), and “I’m a Survivor.” Her conversations with the audience were genuine and endearing; she came across as a sweet southern friend who just happened to have a spectacular voice.Continue Reading
August 11th, 2015 posted by Michael Kuzy
Buying a coffee will never be the same again. Using public restrooms has suddenly taken on a humbling sense of dread and paranoia. Lying down and taking a nap is not only enjoyable, but also necessary. Awakening to the fact that your life sucks and that it is actually way too long was only slightly tempered by the realization that everyone else’s life sucks too.
Where did these revelations take place and hit me square in the face? By not judging a book by its cover, did I purchase the wrong book? Did a friend sign us up for a self-help motivational be all you can be seminar you might ask?Continue Reading
August 7th, 2015 posted by Kaitie Burger
Musikfest is packed with fun, but that only scratches the surface of all there is do enjoy in Lehigh Valley. We’ve highlighted some of our favorite events to tack on to your visit- no matter which days you’re in town.Continue Reading
August 7th, 2015 posted by Kim Lilly
For the first time in its more than 30 year history, ArtsQuest added an eleventh “preview” night to its typical ten-day event, Musikfest; known as the largest music festival in the nation. Each year attendance exceeds 900,000 people who are treated to more than 500 performances, most of them being free.
Those that attended Preview Night at Musikfest were not left “Hungry Like The Wolf” by any stretch of the imagination as Duran Duran lit up the Sands Steel Stage.Continue Reading
Today marks the official kick-off of Musikfest 2015. Over the next ten days, nearly a million people will head to Bethlehem for fun, food, and plenty of music.
But if it’s your first visit to the ‘Fest, it can be a little overwhelming. We’ve got some tips to help ensure that your experience is a successful one.Continue Reading
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