Not For Coltrane, Brian Kibler Added to September First Friday Concert Series Lineup

We haven’t even gotten to the inaugural edition of the Lehigh Valley Underground First Friday Concert Series, and already, the movement is growing throughout South Bethlehem.

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Neil Grover Makes Us Go ‘Whoa’

Artist: Neil Grover
Song: Whoa
Released: Aug. 14, 2017
Genre: Pop/Rock

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Review: Alex Mery & The Townsmen – Folklore

Artist: Alex Mery & The Townsmen
Album: Folklore (LISTEN)
Released: June 2017
Genre: Folk/Punk

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Lehigh Valley Underground and SouthSide Arts District Present First Fridays Concert Series

Lehigh Valley Underground is thrilled to announce a partnership with SouthSide Arts District to bring music back to First Fridays in South Bethlehem.

Beginning on Friday, September 1, 2017 and continuing on the first Friday of every month, both organizations will team up to present the Lehigh Valley Underground Concert Series at First Fridays. The series will inject arts and culture into First Fridays by hosting live music in a variety of South Bethlehem performance venues, shops, and restaurants, providing performance opportunities to local artists while bringing an increased level of patronage to local businesses.

“Partnering with SouthSide Arts District on its First Fridays initiative is right in line with LVU’s mission to bring our community together,” said Gerard Longo, Founder/Editor-in-Chief of Lehigh Valley Underground. “This monthly series will support our vibrant music scene and our growing local business community, making South Bethlehem a shining example of progress for the Greater Lehigh Valley and beyond.”

September’s First Friday lineup is complete, featuring 12 performers across nine prominent South Bethlehem locations. The September 1 lineup is as follows:

Bonn Place Brewing Co. (310 Taylor St.)
5 p.m.: Cubbage

Color Me Mine (25 E. Third St.)
6 p.m.: Zach Russack
7:30 p.m.: Neil Grover

Comfort Suites Hill to Hill Grille (120 W. Third St.)
6 p.m.: The Bryan Tuk Complex

Godfrey Daniels (7 E. 4th St.)
6:30 p.m.: Not For Coltrane
8 p.m.: The Beautiful Distortion

Lit Roastery & Bakeshop (26 E. Third St.)
5:30 p.m.: Kayla Avitabile

Molinari’s (322 E. Third St.)
5:30 p.m.: Jordyn Kenzie
6:30 p.m.: Kara Hartzell

Molly’s Irish Grille & Sports Pub
6 p.m.: Brian Kibler

SouthSide 313 (313 E. Third St.)
5:30 p.m.: Roi and the Secret People

Zoellner Arts Center Courtyard at Lehigh University (420 E. Packer Ave.)
7 p.m.: Julia Sommer

Additionally, Lehigh Valley Underground will now accept performer submissions for future First Friday events on a rolling basis. Performers interested in submitting should email streaming links and a short bio/EPK to or fill out this form.

Musikfest, Day 10: An Easy Sunday Afternoon

My schedule on Sunday was different from the rest of Musikfest, in that I was able to make it out during the early portion of the day. This was a good thing, as there were quite a few artists I wanted to check out during that part of the festivities.

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