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‘Tis the Season: Let’s Get Festive with Dogwood Tales

Artwork credit: Stephen Omark

Festival season is here and it’s one of my favorite times of the year for a number of reasons. As a musician, it provides several opportunities to perform in front of and be heard by larger audiences. It also presents an opportunity to network with those audiences. As a music lover, it’s a chance to discover new music. For me, the latter is as appealing as the former and I rarely, if ever, walk away disappointed.

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Musikfest Five-Point Preview: Aug. 11, 2018

We have a saying around here at LVU: A little rain can’t stop this train!

Indeed, the forecast for today isn’t favorable, but this is the last Saturday of Musikfest for 51 weeks. You aren’t going to let Mother Nature stop you from living your best life, are you?

We didn’t think so. Let’s go!

Musikfest Five-Point Preview: August 11, 2018

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Ceramic Animal on Musikfest: “Soak it all in”

Philly-based indie rockers Ceramic Animal are no strangers to the Lehigh Valley or Musikfest. The foursome will perform at their fourth Musikfest this year, with three performances (and a main stage opening slot for Kesha) on tap.

We caught up with the guys, to get a veteran perspective on the nation’s largest free outdoor music festival.

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Can’t-Miss Shows of the Week: July 30-Aug. 5

If you’re in the Lehigh Valley, chances are you already know what awaits you at the end of this week. It’s time for Musikfest!

As usual, we’ll have a Five-Point Preview each day of the festival, highlighting the free stage performances that you need to experience. However, there’s plenty else happening this week off of festival grounds that you should know about (hello, #LVUFirstFriday).

Let’s explore!

Can’t-Miss Shows of the Week!

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Musikfest Begins Rollout of 35th Anniversary Edition Lineup

Photo credit: Craig Roberts

Jason Mraz, Brantley Gilbert, Jim Gaffigan, Kesha, Marc Broussard, Colony House, Marshall Crenshaw, Squirrel Nut Zippers, the Original Wailers, We are Scientists and !!! are among the nearly 400 performers taking the stage as part of the 35th edition of Musikfest, the nation’s largest free-admission music festival. The event, set for Aug. 3-12 in Bethlehem, Pa., will feature music at 16 of its 18 total venues, with more than 500 free music and art performances during its 10-day run.

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“Enter Your Initials” – PinFest 2018 is Largest Yet

On Friday morning in a light drizzle, nearly a hundred avid gamers waited outside the Allentown Agri-Plex for the start of PinFest 2018 – the Lehigh Valley’s annual pinball show. The expo featured over 300 pinball, arcade, and slot machines, as well as parts, accessories, and memorabilia. The early crowd had their pick of which machines to play first, as thousands more patrons would stream through the doors during the two-day event. Each machine was set to “free play,” so players simply paid one $20 admission price and had access to games and the on-site flea market.

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