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PHOTOS: Lehigh Valley Underground Discovery Showcase

We wrapped up our holiday weekend at the Great Pennsylvania Music and Arts Celebration (PennMArt) where we began it, at the Allentown Fairgrounds Farmerama Stage.

Not only that, but we invited a few friends back to end the weekend with us.

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PHOTOS: RockNOW!, presented by Lehigh Valley Underground

By the time Sunday night came around at this weekend’s Great Pennsylvania Music and Arts Celebration (PennMArt), it was time to rock.

We had absolutely no trouble making that happen with some help from our friends.

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Tonight, We Rock

In January, just after our 2nd Birthday Spectacular at SteelStacks, and with 2018 still in its infancy, we were approached with the opportunity to put a stage together at this weekend’s Great Pennsylvania Music and Arts Celebration (PennMArt).

The instructions were clear: curate a lineup that pays homage to the history and traditions of rock and roll, with the modern flair to appeal to today’s audiences. Something that would rock then and RockNOW!

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PHOTOS: Amojo Wins Saturday’s LVU Discovery Stage at PennMArt

A hot day in Allentown saw the opening of the Great Pennsylvania Music and Arts Celebration (PennMArt) at the historic Allentown Fairgrounds.

Down on the Fairgrounds’ Farmerama stage, a winner emerged victorious.

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Can’t-Miss Shows of the Week: May 21-27

The unofficial official start of summer is but a week away!

Surely, this upcoming Memorial Day Weekend, as it tends to be around these parts, is absolutely stacked with live music from top to bottom, and incorporating the variety of genres the Valley is becoming known for.

Take a look, if you will, and see what is waiting to greet you in our…

Can’t-Miss Shows of the Week!

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Flip Out at PinFest 2018

PinHeads unite! What better way to channel your inner wizard than a day at the Allentown PinFest – the Lehigh Valley’s premier pinball event. PinFest features over 200 pinball games, as well as various arcade favorites. Machines range from nostalgia-inducing to state-of-the-art, with graphics that are probably more sophisticated than your TV.

JPAll games are set to “free play,” so no need to scrounge up a fistful of quarters. Daily admission is $20 for adults, $10 for children 12 and under, and free for children under 5 (bring a stool for your wee one!). No animals or strollers, but if you have a pinball-playing, stroller-riding animal, please post it on the PinFest Facebook page so we can all enjoy it.

The expo is open to the public on Friday, May 4 from 12 p.m.-9 p.m., and Saturday, May 5 from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Pro tip: Get there early for shorter lines on popular games. For those looking to take their flipper skills to the next level, there also tournament options; details on signing up can be found here. If you’re in the market to purchase (and make your friends jealous), don’t hesitate to pull the trigger – many of the machines are available for sale or trade, and tend to get snatched up early.

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Founded in the 1990s, PinFest has grown exponentially each year, welcoming thousands of players and vendors over a multi-ball (er, I mean multi-day) stretch. In addition to the gaming area, there is also a flea market with various parts and modifications for games. For visitor Nic Shell, “It’s all about the projects, parts, and pals.”

For those new to the pinball community – don’t be shy! Jump in on a multiplayer game or offer to play “split flip” – where you and a partner each control one flipper throughout the game. For 18-time attendee Mike Frasca, there are always “lots of great friends made, and lots of great games played.”

The festival is located in the Agri-Plex at the Allentown Fairgrounds (302 N. 17th St). Parking is free, and the on-site snack bar will help fuel your new high scores. Happy flipping! For more information, visit pinfestival.com or the festival’s official Facebook event.

Pennsylvania Music Preservation Society to Announce Collaboration with Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center at Kutztown University

The Pennsylvania Music Preservation Society (PAMPS) will announce details of its collaboration and hex sign initiative with the Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center at a news conference on Friday, Jan. 26, at 11 a.m. at the Lehigh Valley Road Runner Clubhouse in the Lehigh Parkway Park.

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Can’t-Miss Shows of the Week: Aug. 28-Sept. 3

At first glance, this list doesn’t seem too long this week, but when you consider that we have 12 – count ‘em – 12 Can’t-Miss Shows in one for you on Friday, this is actually our longest weekly list ever.

See you out there!

Can’t-Miss Shows of the Week!

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