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.
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).
For those of you back home looking for weekend plans… this Saturday’s Naughty or Nice Cocktail Crawl in South Bethlehem is officially sold out.
Now under the Underground Music Collective banner, the Lehigh Valley Underground First Friday Concert Series continues in December with a mix of new faces and familiar First Friday veterans.
We’ve had a wild ride together so far, haven’t we?
We came back to Pennsylvania for the Thanksgiving holiday, and just in time — because a night of stellar musicianship was in-store for us upon our return to Bethlehem.
This Saturday, November 10, our original home in the Lehigh Valley, PA will host Beer, Wine & Swine, a fundraiser for the Love Ran Red Foundation, which provides programs and services adults with autism and developmental disabilities.
We checked in with some of the performers on this benefit — namely, Sean Liebert and Corey Costa — who will join award-winning Americana band Scott Marshall & Marshall’s Highway and others on the bill. The trio shares their thoughts on supporting the cause and what’s in store this Saturday.
The Underground Music Collective grew out of a love of music and the impact it can have on a community. With that, we want to highlight what musicians all over America are doing to give back to their communities.
Today, we start our Music For Your Community series back at home in the Lehigh Valley region in eastern Pennsylvania. That’s where Americana band Scott Marshall & Marshall’s Highway are working together with the Love Ran Red Foundation on a benefit this Saturday, November 10.