Earlier this week, our partners at Tuk Law Offices held a livestream video conference to discuss the impacts of the abrupt interruptions to live entertainment that have resulted from the global COVID-19 outbreak, and which have temporarily left countless industry professionals without work.
Join host Bryan Tuk alongside panelists Patrick Brogan, Chief Programming Officer at ArtsQuest (Bethlehem, PA) and UMC Founder Gerard Longo to discuss the impact of the pandemic on live entertainers and presenters alike.
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Since we made this announcement back in November, a lot has happened. We changed our name. We moved to Nashville. And yes, we’ve met tons of incredible creatives of all disciplines in our travels.
Through it all, we’ve never forgotten where we came from. This past weekend, we had a chance to go back.
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For those who may have missed the memo on Facebook… we’re not in Nashville this weekend. In fact, we’re back home, where this all started in Bethlehem, PA.
This is where Musikfest — the nation’s largest free outdoor music festival — is currently taking place. Back in the day — like, a year ago, even — we’d be all over this thing. All day. Every day. For 10 days every August, nobody played harder in the paint than us. Don’t even @ me, bruh. But if you do @ me, do it with style!
Granted, 800+ miles worth of distance has made doing that a little bit harder this year. But, when in Rome, we will do as the Romans used to do. Or, something like that.
That includes mapping out where you need to be today, if you’re in the same vicinity as us and want to hear some brilliant artists for the price of Free.99. Also, because it’s good to be back, we’re going to focus this solely on artists from the region we call home, to give you just a taste of the Keystone State’s best.
Let’s kick it old school with a…
Musikfest Five-Point Preview: Saturday, August 10
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Last week, we featured a conversation with Jason Wegfahrt, studio director of non-profit Real Recording Studio in Bethlehem, PA.
Eight years after opening their doors, Bethlehem, PA’s Real Studio has remained one of the Northeast’s best-kept musical secrets.
If studio director Jason Wegfahrt and production manager Jason Reif have anything to do with it, that’s about to change.
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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On Sunday night, eastern Pennsylvania came out in celebration of local music and community at the 20th Annual Lehigh Valley Music Awards, held inside Musikfest Cafe at the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks in Bethlehem, PA.
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Heading into the final month of winter, we’ll have a warm welcome back home for another fresh #LVUFirstFriday lineup.
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).
Three years ago on January 18 — a cold, sunny Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania — a local music blog launched.