#WeekendRewind: Prateek Kuhad and Jeremiah Tall at SouthSide Arts and Music Festival
ArtsQuest’s SouthSide Arts & Music Festival took place this weekend in Bethlehem. With the live music scene on the rise in Bethlehem, the revamped festival served as the perfect opportunity for musicians to showcase their talents at five different locations throughout South Bethlehem.
My evening started with Prateek Kuhad, a singer/songwriter hailing from New Delhi, India. Kuhad was welcomed with open arms to the National Museum of Industrial History. With acoustic guitar in hand, Kuhad grabbed the attention of the audience with his eloquent voice and guitar work while feeling right at home. With his heartfelt lyrics, the international songwriter showed that with a single guitar and a strong voice, you can bridge the gap between audience and performer, helping those in attendance become one with the music of someone from half a world away.
After that, Jeremiah Tall — from right down the road in Bucks County — graced the stage of Touchstone Theatre. Wielding a banjo in one hand and using a suitcase as a kick drum, he brought the energy to the room right off the bat. Jeremiah is the type of musician that is 110% invested and truly is passionate about his songs. In fact, he’s so passionate that he quit his job to hit the road and hasn’t looked back.
Thanks to Lisa Robinson for grabbing photos of Friday night’s action.