I’m back! The Bahamas were wonderful — I’ll never complain about 80 degrees and sunny, after all — but it’s good to be back on dry land, refreshed and participating in the many fun happenings in and around our community.
Thirty years ago, as a student at Syracuse University, Chicago native and aspiring musician Ken Goldstein visited the Buffalo area and got a glimpse of how the closing of the local steel mill in Lackawanna, N.Y. put thousands out of work and gutted a community. In the ensuing days, he penned a song, “Bethlehem Steel,” that he’s carried with him throughout his career.
We’ve already begun rolling out the lineup for the #LVUFirstFriday on Friday, April 6. You already read here that Billy Bauer Band will be returning to Godfrey Daniels with special guest Evan Miklosey. Likewise, we told you yesterday that singer-songwriter Jordan White will be stepping in over at Molly’s Irish Grille & Sports Pub.
We’re still working on the finishing touches to April’s lineup, but we can tell you most of what we have in store.
The music community came out to the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks on Sunday for one of the premier nights of 2018: the 19th Annual Lehigh Valley Music Awards.
This year, parity was the name of the game, as several new and emerging winners joined established favorites to create one of the most diverse fields of LVMA recipients to date.
Today, the 19th Annual Lehigh Valley Music Awards take place at the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks. You know the deal by now, right? LVU’s official preshow begins at 3 p.m. on the first floor, with the ceremony kicking off promptly at 4 p.m. inside of the Musikfest Café on the third floor. Songs will be performed. Awards will be won. Good times, hopefully, will be enjoyed by all.
A couple weeks ago, we announced that Molly’s Irish Grille & Sports Pub was teaming with SouthSide Arts District to ensure that Bethlehem’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade tradition lived on into 2018.
Now, we have some details of what to expect!
In addition to music, an integral part of the 2018 Great Pennsylvania Music & Arts Celebration (PennMArt) on Memorial Day Weekend will be three days of extensive programming to recognize the contributions of U.S. veterans, and to showcase Pennsylvania’s deeply-rooted role in the country’s military history. Appropriately, the inaugural event falls on the 100th anniversary year of the end of WWI, and the 150th anniversary of the first official Memorial Day.
Lehigh Valley Underground is excited to partner with the Pennsylvania Music Preservation Society (PAMPS) on this year’s Great Pennsylvania Music and Arts Celebration (PennMArt), set to take place Memorial Day Weekend (May 26-28) at the Allentown Fairgrounds.
It’s one of the biggest weeks of the year on our local music scene. On Sunday, the biggest collection of musicians, music supporters, and other prominent figures from our community will all be in one room for the 19th Annual Lehigh Valley Music Awards.
Before that, though, March will come in like a lion with these…
Can’t-Miss Shows of the Week!
Continue reading Can’t-Miss Shows of the Week: Feb. 26-Mar. 4
The #LVUFirstFriday train rolls along into March, with a fresh slate of local music – and variety – that is sure to delight on Friday, March 2 in South Bethlehem.