Welcome to Lehigh Valley, College Students!

August 27th, 2015 posted by

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Don't get stuck in the campus bubble!

At the close of each summer, nearly 50,000 college students pack their bags and head towards Lehigh Valley for another semester of classes.

With ten colleges and universities in the area, there is a wide range of degree paths, programs of studies, and styles of college experiences available. From large, division one schools, to smaller, liberal arts schools, to well-respected community colleges – you’ll find students of all types in Lehigh Valley.

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My Top 5 Bars for my 21st Birthday

August 18th, 2015 posted by

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Cheers!

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.

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Snoop Dogg “Raps” Up the Final Weekend of Musikfest

August 16th, 2015 posted by

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Snoop Dogg performed on night 9 of Musikfest.

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.

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2015 Musikfest Madness: The First Round

July 20th, 2015 posted by

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2015 Musikfest Madness Round One

The music and food of Musikfest are just a few weeks away.

So it’s time for the 2015 edition of Musikfest Madness!

Everyone has a Musikfest favorite… everyone. For some it’s an annual concert or one of the big main stage acts, for others it’s about the food and drink.

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5 Great Places to Enjoy Al Fresco Dining in Lehigh Valley

July 8th, 2015 posted by

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Take your next meal outdoors!

No one wants to spend these beautiful summer days inside, so get your daily amount of vitamin D and dine outside, or as I like to say when I’m feeling fancy, dine al fresco. From ice cream, to Italian-inspired dinners, to cocktails, and more. Check out my favorite places to enjoy outdoor dining in the Lehigh Valley!

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Who is Mary Lambert and Why Should You See Her at SteelStacks on March 30?

March 22nd, 2015 posted by

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Who is Mary Lambert and why should you care?

Mary Lambert is playing at the Musikfest Cafe at SteelStacks in Bethlehem on March 30 and you may not know about it. Why? Because she’s “relevant.”

Let’s be honest. Some current complaints about popular Lehigh Valley music venues (even if they are bringing in some incredible acts, like Hall & Oates and Marilyn Manson, on a regular basis) are that the artists booked there may not be “relevant.”

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Blast Furnace Blues Burns into Bethlehem’s SteelStacks

March 19th, 2015 posted by

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Blast Furnace Blues in Bethlehem

The Blast Furnace Blues Festival, sponsored by Highmark Blue Shield is once again coming to ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks March 27 through the 29. The three day festival will feature performances by two-time GRAMMY nominee Shemekia Copeland, multiple Blues Music Award and B.B. King Entertainer of the Year winner Tommy Castro, the Heritage Blues Orchestra and John Németh & the Bo-Keys.

The Blast Furnace Blues festival offers a unique opportunity to see over 20-plus national and local blues artists.

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St. Patrick’s Day “LEAP”rechauns into Lehigh Valley (EVENTS!)

March 10th, 2015 posted by

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St. Patrick's Day Activities in Lehigh Valley!

St. Patrick’s Day is usually the time of year in Lehigh Valley where a glint of spring begins to shine down on the streets that just a few weeks ago were feet deep in snow. It’s the first time in the new year focused on getting outside and celebrating with friends and family without the protective gear you’d see on at Ski Blue Mountain.

Thankfully, Lehigh Valley is home to not one, but two great St. Patrick’s Day city celebrations in for the form of the 58th Allentown St. Patrick’s Day Parade and the 5th Celtic Classic Parade of the Shamrocks in downtown Bethlehem. If you’re like us, you’re going to attend both, but if you have to decide, we’ll give you a breakdown on both as well as a few other events going on throughout the area.

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Lehigh Valley Music Awards 16 Celebrates the Old and New

March 9th, 2015 posted by

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LVMA16 at SteelStacks

On Sunday, George Wacker and I had the honor of presenting several awards at the 16th Lehigh Valley Music Awards. I wanted to make some observations. Many awards went to musicians that I have heard on a regular basis throughout Lehigh Valley. Dave Fry, Sarah Ayres, James Supra, Craig Thatcher, Large Flowerheads and Tower Suite have shown an incredible ability to grow and expand their musicianship.

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The Best Nightlife Spots in Lehigh Valley

February 26th, 2015 posted by

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The fun in Lehigh Valley doesn’t end when the sun goes down. With all the new additions to the downtown areas over the last few years, nightlife has definitely taken a front-seat when people are planning out their weekends. Just look at the recent addition of Uber to Lehigh Valley!

Of course, there are many bars and pubs that you can cozy up at for a drink or two- just look to the Lehigh Valley Ale Trail for some of the best recommendations of places to grab a pint. But sometimes, you need to throw on some dressier clothes, pick out a pair of heels, and hit the town. From nightclubs to swanky bars that emulate a Manhattan-type feel, you’ll find something for everyone.

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