Hurricane Harvey Benefit Postponed to Date TBD

The Valley’s star-studded Hurricane Harvey Relief Concert, originally slated for this Sunday at The Lesson Center’s Temple Theatre, has been postponed.

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Local Musicians Joining Together for Harvey Relief

The Lesson Center and Thirteen Butterflies Production are inviting some of the Valley’s brightest musical stars to shine at the Allentown Masonic Temple (1524 W. Linden St.) on Sunday, September 17 — all in the name of Hurricane Harvey relief.

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PHOTOS: Rocking the Valley’s Tommy Zito Benefit

On Sunday, Rocking the Valley held a benefit for the recently-hospitalized Tommy Zito, a locally renowned musician and entertainer. The event became so big that it outgrew the internet radio station’s usual haunt of the Jetport Bar & Lounge.

Fortunately, an adjacent ballroom inside of the connected Days Inn hotel was available, providing the perfect space for a packed house and an inspired evening of local music.

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Rocking the Valley Calls Musicians Together for Tommy Zito

The local music community is coming together for renowned local entertainer Tommy Zito, who was recently admitted to a hospital after falling ill. A GoFundMe page launched on Friday already has more than $1,200 toward its $25,000 goal to support Tommy and his wife, Jan, as the musician continues to receive treatment.

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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.)
7:30 p.m.: Not For Coltrane
8:30 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
9 p.m.-Midnight: The Groove Merchants (Official LVU afterparty)

Zoellner Arts Center Courtyard at Lehigh University (420 E. Packer Ave.)
5:30 p.m.: Ralph Pagano

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 lehighvalleyunderground@gmail.com or fill out this form.

‘Make Art Local’ Documentary Surpasses Fundraising Goal

Make Art Local,” the documentary from Riverside Films that will celebrate and investigate the history and future of grassroots arts in Bethlehem, has surpassed its fundraising goal of $9,670 to bring the project to life.

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Camp Kesem Central PA Open to Children with Parents Battling Cancer

We break briefly from our regularly scheduled local music content to let you know about Camp Kesem Central Pennsylvania, part of a nationwide network of week-long summer camps supporting children through and beyond their parent’s cancer.

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Valley Artists Gather to Show There’s ‘No Place for Hate’

Michael Duck, the Godfrey Daniels mainstay and singer-songwriter behind folk project Not For Coltrane, has gathered friends for a cause this Sunday at the legendary folk venue.

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PHOTOS: Scott Marshall’s Rock & Breakaway from Pediatric Cancer Benefit

A beautiful day in South Bethlehem, just to the west of the Bethlehem Steel Blast Furnaces, provided a picture perfect atmosphere for Rock & Breakaway from Pediatric Cancer, a benefit organized at The Steel Pub by local singer-songwriter Scott Marshall in conjunction with Lehigh Valley Underground, the Greater Lehigh Valley Music Association, and Rocking the Valley.

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Full Lineup (w/ set times) for Saturday’s Breakaway from Pediatric Cancer Benefit

We have received the full lineup for Scott Marshall’s Breakaway from Pediatric Cancer benefit, taking place this Saturday, June 3 at South Bethlehem’s Steel Pub.

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