The Official #LVUFirstFriday One-Year Anniversary Lineup is Here!
On September 7, we will commemorate one year of bringing First Friday back to South Bethlehem!
The one-year anniversary of the Lehigh Valley Underground First Friday Concert Series, presented as always in conjunction with our community partners at SouthSide Arts District, will feature a mix of returning favorites, established acts, and up-and-comers. Notably, this installment will also feature a raffle for a Martin Road Series DRSG Acoustic Guitar from our friends at Martin Guitar. You have a chance to enter to win here, and you’ll need to be present at the Banko Beverage Co. Beer Garden (Mechanic St. between Webster and Adams) at 7:15 p.m. when we announce a winner.
Speaking of the Banko Beverage Co. Beer Garden, we have a killer twin bill of rock lined up, with The Beautiful Distortion kicking things off at 6 p.m. They’ll be followed by veteran rockers Eighteenth Hour, who notably opened for Bon Jovi at the PPL Center this May, at 7:30 p.m.
There’s more where that came from! Pocono-area performer Alex Obeid, whose talents we discovered under a bridge at Musikfest, will perform at Comfort Suites Hill to Hill Grille from 6-7:30 p.m. Speaking of up-and-comers, youth performer Payton Renee returns to First Friday for an hour set at The Banana Factory from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
There’s plenty more returning talent. Brian Kibler holds down the fort at Molly’s Irish Grille and Sports Pub beginning at 6 p.m., while the duo of Josh Klein and Jack Kelly will duel with their guitars at The Funhouse under the name Jazz Hands from 7-9 p.m. Meanwhile, singer-songwriter Darin Jellison checks back in at Domaci from 7-8:30 p.m., right next door to where the monthly 610 Underground electronic dance party will take place at Color Me Mine Lehigh Valley beginning at 10 p.m.
As usual, we have the full list for you below in easily-digestible format, going in alphabetical order of venue. Thanks to our sponsors SouthSide Arts District, Martin Guitar, Banko Beverage Co., Comfort Suites Hill to Hill Grille, Molly’s Irish Grille & Sports Pub, and 610 Underground for making a year’s worth of #LVUFirstFriday possible!
The Banana Factory (25 W. Third St.)
6:30 p.m.: Payton Renee
Banko Beverage Co. Beer Garden (Mechanic St. between Webster and Adams)
6 p.m.: The Beautiful Distortion
7:15 p.m.: Martin Guitar raffle drawing
7:30 p.m.: Eighteenth Hour
Color Me Mine Lehigh Valley (25 E. Third St.)
10 p.m.: 610 Underground Electronic Dance Party
Comfort Suites Hill to Hill Grille (120 W. Third St.)
6 p.m.: Alex Obeid
Domaci (21 E. Third St.)
7 p.m.: Darin Jellison
The Funhouse (5 E. Fourth St.)
7 p.m.: Jazz Hands
Molly’s Irish Grille & Sports Pub (4th and New St.)
6 p.m.: Brian Kibler