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Picks of the Platzes: Let’s Close it Out!

We hope you’ve enjoyed our Musikfest Picks of the Platzes, in conjunction with Your Next Favorite Band. Phillip and I have had a great time sharing our picks and making our way throughout the festival.

This is it: our final picks for 2023. See you out there one more time, Bethlehem!

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Picks of the Platzes: Entering the Home Stretch

The second weekend of Musikfest is officially underway and, for as hard as it is to believe, we’re coming up on the tail end of the festival’s 40th anniversary.

As we’ve done the whole way, Phillip from Your Next Favorite Band and I are here to give you our can’t-miss selections for this beautiful Friday night.

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Picks of the Platzes: The Rain Will Go Away

We’re off to a soggy start for Day 7 of Musikfest. Still, that isn’t stopping us from getting things rolling (and keeping things dry) under the big tents.

Also, the rain won’t last forever, and we expect it to be gone by the time tonight’s Picks of the Platzes take their respective stages.

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Picks of the Platzes: Start Your Second Half Up North

It feels like Musikfest just started. And yet, the 2023 edition of the nation’s largest free, non-gated music festival is past the halfway point.

Your legs may be hurting a bit by now, so we’ll keep your travel to a minimum by giving you a pair of selections on the North Side of the ‘Fest.

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Picks of the Platzes: Staying Dry (So Far)

This evening’s forecast calls for rain in Bethlehem, but the great thing about Musikfest is that it continues, rain or shine!

Start a brand new week with us at the nation’s largest free, non-gated music festival by checking out these shows…

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Picks of the Platzes: Country and Funk!

It’s hard to believe we’re already on the third day of Musikfest! It’s been a wild time at this year’s edition of the nation’s largest free, non-gated music festival — but we’re just getting warmed up!

Temperatures are warming up in Bethlehem today, too. Let’s see who’s doing their part to bring the heat for Day 3!

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Picks of the Platzes: A Lot of Groove; A Little Bit of Magic!

Musikfest (officially) begins tonight! The nation’s largest free, non-gated music festival kicks off in our OG hometown of Bethlehem, PA — and for the next ten days, we’ll give you our must-see shows with a little help from our friends.

Join me, Your Friendly Neighborhood North Side Sheriff, and my good buddy Phillip Reese from Yoir Next Favorite Band podcast as we give you something worth checking out as you make your way to the ‘Fest!

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SAVE THE DATE: The Quinn Spinn Celebrates its 10th Birthday Sept. 8

Friday, September 8 marks the 10th anniversary of Episode #1 of our Official Podcast, The Quinn Spinn. The show was the point of singularity for the entire UMC ecosystem; it was the formative idea that led to the launch of Underground Music Collective and its Bethlehem, PA-based predecessor, Lehigh Valley Underground.

That night, we’ll be celebrating a decade in the game the best way we know how: with an epic night of live music!

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