Lehigh Valley Girls Rock Empowers Young Musicians

The nonprofit organization Lehigh Valley Girls Rock is part of a worldwide movement that is working toward a future that empowers all women (including trans and nonbinary individuals) through music and art. They started The Band Factory initiative in November. The Band Factory Showcase took place on Saturday, February 16th at National Sokols, a venue…

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A Tribute to the Carpenters: Valentine’s Day at SteelStacks

For Valentine’s Day, Musikfest Café presented Top of the World: A Carpenters Tribute featuring Debbie Taylor. Despite the chill in the air and the snow on the ground, music lovers poured into café seating to experience the best-selling music of the Carpenters over three decades after Karen Carpenter’s early death. It is not entirely accurate…

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Halsey Kicks off Lehigh Go Campaign

The pop icon, Halsey, inspired a massive crowd during her performance at the Go: The Campaign for Lehigh fundraising initiative on Thursday, October 25. This event kicked off the campaign publicly, providing a space for the Lehigh community to enjoy an evening filled with food and entertainment. While the Lehigh launch was just one of…

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A Bethlehem Harvest

The Bethlehem Harvest Fest, which took place in historic North Side Bethlehem, was full of local venders and great music on Saturday, October 6. It is a celebration of autumn as local venders sell their goods and musicians provide entertainment for guests. This year a few local bands came to play, including Ramtrout and James Supra/Sarah…

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Milky Chance Brings Blossom Tour to South Bethlehem

Hit Folk Band Brings the Local Community Together Through Music Milky Chance, a German folk band, thrilled an excited crowd during its September 28th concert at ArtsQuest’s Musikfest Cafe venue. The concert was part of Yuengling’s Summer Concert Series. The opener of the concert, South African singer/songwriter Jeremy Loops, stunned the audience with “Down South,”…

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“Out to Lunch” Concert Series: Kara Hartzell

Hidden Gems July 6th was a glum, overcast Friday afternoon–the kind where people would usually retreat inside their air-conditioned homes. Some loyal music-lovers, however, emerged from their shelters and went out on the town to General Zapata’s on East 4th Street to listen to some beautiful, acoustic covers of their favorite hits and to feast…

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Heart Headed: A Multi-Talented Duo

Sundays are generally easy-going and slow for both individuals and businesses alike. People typically prepare for work, sit down for family-oriented meals, and just relax and enjoy the day off. Not often do people choose to go to a bar on a Sunday night. Usually, I choose to do the same, but now that I…

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Review: Urban Achievers

What happened to Spring? This was the question I asked myself this past week as I sat in the sweltering heat that consumed the Fun House on East 4th Street in South Bethlehem. However, I was hardly bothered, as I had a frothy pitcher of beer and a fantastic seat to watch the Urban Achievers…

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