Chili With a Side of Great Tunes at Saturday’s Spring on the Southside

Could Saturday be the Valley’s most ridiculously awesome day of music in recent memory?

We’ve told you about the great shows coming up this Saturday, which include most of our Can’t-Miss Shows of the Week. Now, fill your afternoon (and your stomach) with one more event during the day.

Spring on the Southside, an all-ages event featuring music, art, food, and fun, takes place this Saturday, April 23 in South Bethlehem. Three local artists will perform on the South Bethlehem Greenway’s Godfrey Daniels stage beginning at 11 a.m., including Dave Fry (11 a.m.), Not For Coltrane, featuring bassist Shawn Cay and drummer Dave Deubler of the Acoustic Bite Trio (12 p.m.); and Jack Murray and the Midnight Creeps (1 p.m.). Music will be followed immediately by the annual chili pepper eating contest at 2 p.m.

The event is also famous locally for its SouthSide’s Best Chili Cook-off, which will feature more than 15 varieties of chili, ranging from mild, spicy, and five-alarm chili to vegetarian versions. Chili tastings will take place from 12-2 p.m., and participants are encouraged to get their Chili Tasting Passports in advance at

For more information on the entire event, visit

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