Lehigh Valley Underground Named an Official Media Partner of Allentown JazzFest


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Lehigh Valley Underground Named an Official Media Partner of Allentown JazzFest

Festival to feature 30+ world-class performing artists and a film festival between Apr. 29-May 8.

BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Apr. 5, 2016Lehigh Valley Underground, a local blog serving the independent music scene in eastern Pennsylvania, western New Jersey and beyond, has been named an official media partner of Allentown JazzFest, a 10-day festival featuring 30+ world-class musical acts to take place from Apr. 29 to May 8, 2016.

Artists performing at this year’s JazzFest will include 5 Time GRAMMY winner Jeff “Tain” Watts, GRAMMY winner Laurence Hobgood, JoJo Mayer, Adam Niewood, Al Chez & the Brothers of Funk, Lucy Woodward, Steve Coleman, Scott Tixier and many more.  There will be educational clinics for high school and elementary students throughout the festival as well.

“We are beyond thrilled to partner with Allentown JazzFest, and to be another avenue by which the hard work, dedication, and musical talent of all involved is recognized,” said Gerard Longo, founder, Lehigh Valley Underground. “We look forward to using our platform to raise our community’s awareness of JazzFest and other great live music events occurring in the Lehigh Valley this spring and summer.”

As part of the media partnership, Lehigh Valley Underground will be on-hand to cover multiple nights of Allentown JazzFest, providing photos, interviews, and concert reviews on lehighvalleyunderground.com. In addition, Lehigh Valley Underground will host Bryan Tuk, founder of Allentown JazzFest and Executive Director and CEO of its parent organization, Performing Arts Live, Inc., on the Thurs., Apr. 21 episode of its official local podcast, QSLehighValley.

In addition to great music, this year’s JazzFest will also feature the beginnings of Allentown FilmFest at the Civic Theatre 514, with three nights each dedicated to a different theme: Blowup: Revolutionary Art Then & Now (Apr. 29); International Short Films (May 1); and A Night with the Experimental (May 3).

“Lehigh Valley Underground is doing a terrific job supporting the performing arts, which is what JazzFest is all about – whether it is jazz, blues, EDM or some of our more esoteric artists,” Tuk said. “I am extremely gratified that Lehigh Valley Underground is going to help spread the word about the world-class performances JazzFest is going to bring to Allentown.”

For full artist lineups, tickets and more information on this year’s event, please visit allentownjazzfest.org.

About Lehigh Valley Underground
Based in the heart of Bethlehem, Pa., Lehigh Valley Underground serves independent musicians from eastern Pennsylvania, western New Jersey and beyond, featuring music news, reviews, event coverage and more. Lehigh Valley Underground hosts two official podcasts: The Quinn Spinn, which features independent music and artist interviews from everywhere on Mondays, and QSLehighValley, a local “Spinn” on the worldwide show, each Thursday. For more information, please visit lehighvalleyunderground.com.

 About Performing Arts Live! Inc.
Performing Arts Live! Inc. is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization that produces the Allentown JazzFest and the Allentown FilmFest.  For more information, please visit http://allentownjazzfest.org or email bryan@palive.org.

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