There’s more than music in store on Sunday!
Hopefully, you’re all back from your holiday weekend getaways. Whether you were at a barbecue or the beach, we welcome you back with a fresh slate of…
Can’t-Miss Shows of the Week!
Thurs., Jul. 7 | 7:30 p.m.
Venue: Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks, 645 E. First St., Bethlehem
Description: Nikki Hill’s high-energy show has graced blues festivals around the world. She comes to your backyard this Thursday.
Fri., Jul. 8 | 6:30 p.m.
Venue: Royersford VFW, 730 S. 4th Ave., Royersford
Description: Rofo Audio has been working on all-new material. Perhaps you’ll hear some of it alongside “Now Broadcasting” favorites.
Sat., Jul. 9 | 8 p.m.
Fred Eaglesmith Traveling Steam Show
Venue: Godfrey Daniels, 7 E. 4th St, Bethlehem
Admission: $24.50 advance; $29.50 day of show
Description: See Fred Eaglesmith, a songwriter’s songwriter, in one of the last full-time traveling shows today.
Sun., Jul. 10 | All Day Long
Easton Heritage Day
Venue: Downtown Easton
Description: Dana Gaynor, Roi & the Secret People, Dan DeChellis and more highlight this day to celebrate Easton’s historic significance.
May has been so busy and exciting that it’s hard to believe that we were in the middle of our first media partnership with Allentown JazzFest only a few weeks ago. We started the month with Scott Tixier in Emmaus, and the festival would continue during the month’s opening week with performances from Steve Coleman and Five Elements, Lucy Woodward and many more.
The fun continued all month long. We’ve seen debuts, international rising stars, industry veterans, and long-time local favorites. We successfully closed the return season – and first on LVU – of our official podcast, The Quinn Spinn, with great hope for the future. And, of course, we met more great people and had insightful conversations that will surely help us all work toward the betterment of our original music community in the months and years ahead.
Through it all, there’s a sense of satisfaction in knowing that so many people in our music community have been positively impacted by Lehigh Valley Underground, both throughout this month and dating back to January. The fact that people are hearing about us on their own – and not just from my incessant, daily social media posts – means that we’ve strengthened the music scene, and that we can only get better from here together.
It should be an amazing summer. A lot of big things are beginning to take shape. Although I can’t talk about them yet, please know that May was just the tip of the iceberg. There’s a lot more #BuildingBetter where this came from.
It’s a blazing hot Memorial Day weekend in the Lehigh Valley, and that means it’s time for Mayfair Festival of the Arts! The festival rolls along all weekend, and began last night with an appearance from the Dana Gaynor Band.
Gaynor and her bandmates withstood the heat for two hours to deliver an incredibly tight performance of all original music across genres. Those in attendance heard shades of blues, rock, jam, rockabilly, country, and even a little pop throughout the night.
Mayfair continues all weekend long, highlighted by performances from the Godfrey Daniels Community, Big Valley Bluegrass, Craig Thatcher and more (full schedule here). We’ll be back to close the festival on Monday for Scott Marshall & Marshall’s Highway.
Until then, enjoy these photos from last night’s stellar performance.
Memorial Day Weekend will soon be upon us! The unofficial start of summer brings with it increasing opportunities to check out the wild musical world around us.
Can’t-Miss Shows of the Week!
Fri., May 27 | 7:30 p.m.
Dana Gaynor at Mayfair Festival of the Arts
Venue: 601 Hamilton St., Allentown
Admission: $6 advance, $8 at the door (free for children under 10 and U.S. military veterans)
Description: Dana Gaynor and her blues band headline Mayfair’s Discovery Stage on the festival’s first night.
Sat., May 28 | 8 p.m.
Julius at the West Coplay Maennerchor
Venue: 3326 N Ruch St., Whitehall
Description: Julius receives full band support to blow the roof off of the club. Membership is not necessary to attend.
Mon., May 30 | 12:30 p.m.
Scott Marshall & Marshall’s Highway at Mayfair Festival of the Arts
Venue: Allentown Fairgrounds
Description: Scott Marshall and his eponymous band cap a big holiday weekend with a performance for the troops, to be followed by a ceremony in their honor.