Category Archives: First Fridays

Back Home: First Friday ‘Springs’ into Action

By now, you might know that Underground Music Collective shows some love back home in Bethlehem, PA by presenting the Lehigh Valley Underground First Friday Concert Series alongside SouthSide Arts District.

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‘Better Late Than Never’: Shane Reimer and Them Spicy Boize EP Worth the Wait

One of the wonderful things about the internet is you can span the globe in your search for great new music and still keep your finger on the pulse of your roots. Lately, there has been some pretty special music coming right from home in eastern Pennsylvania.

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February’s #LVUFirstFriday Lineup Set to Heat Up the Homeland!

Back home in PA, we have something to heat up the dead of winter: the February 2019 installment of the Lehigh Valley Underground First Friday Concert Series, a joint production between Underground Music Collective and SouthSide Arts District, with support from Comfort Suites Hill to Hill Grille (Bethlehem, PA).

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‘New’ Faces for a New Year Coming to #LVUFirstFriday in January

Back home in Pennsylvania, the New Year brings some “new” faces to the Lehigh Valley Underground First Friday Concert Series, coming this Friday, January 4 and presented by Underground Music Collective and SouthSide Arts District.

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Ralph Pagano Named First Friday Concert Series Coordinator

As previously announced, we have plans in place to move our base operations to Nashville this winter. This has prompted questions about the future of our events – namely, the Lehigh Valley Underground First Friday Concert Series, which takes place in South Bethlehem every month in conjunction with SouthSide Arts District.

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Today, We #GoBeyond: We Are the Underground Music Collective

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Since January 2016, Lehigh Valley Underground has featured some of the best and brightest independent musicians, in our region and others. We have welcomed and reviewed submissions of all genres, covered hundreds of performances, and have built a stronger community around the art being created every day, in our own backyard.

As we continue forward, we are inspired to take what we’ve done in eastern Pennsylvania and use it as fuel to think bigger. We envision a platform that connects independent musicians with their peers in other markets, as well as with the larger music industry and its vast educational resources. This, we believe, will take everyone’s game to the next level. However, we realize that we must walk the same walk and do that ourselves.

Today, we announce the next phase of our evolution: We are now the Underground Music Collective (UMC).

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