September 7 marks the one-year anniversary of the SouthSide Arts District’s partnership with Lehigh Valley Underground! This past year, LVU has been dedicated to curating a fresh, hip concert series, delivering homegrown musicians of every genre, creating a unique and inclusive music scene throughout the SouthSide Arts District.
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The threat of rain — and ultimately, the oppressive humidity — moved Friday’s installment of our Out to Lunch Concert Series inside Molly’s Irish Grille & Sports Pub.
SouthSide Arts District wants you to come to South Bethlehem for Summer Restaurant Week, taking place Monday, July 23 through Sunday, July 29.
Back in May, Scott Marshall and I were talking about collaborating on some upcoming events, including his Concert for the Kids pediatric cancer benefit in June, as well as his recent First Friday performance. While on the phone, he approached me to have Lehigh Valley Underground be a part of something that, in our region, is the first of its kind.
In Easton, the local artist community has responded to help a friend in his time of need.
Runners, runners everywhere! The weather finally seems to have warmed up, and folks are hitting the pavement across the Lehigh Valley. Whether you are new to running or a seasoned veteran, it can be difficult to choose which races to attend. Allow me to offer a “solution” to get your schedule started off on the right foot – run for beer!
The Funk 5 Miler takes place in Emmaus on Saturday, June 9th at 11 a.m. The race starts in the triangle at the center of town, and runs through the residential area – a few hills, but nothing too steep. It concludes with an after-party – including two free beers for each runner from, you guessed it, Funk Brewing. The brewery itself is a few blocks away, and Yergey Brewing is also within walking/limping distance.
The Funk 5 Miler is hosted by Run Lehigh Valley, and is the third and final event in the annual Earn Your Beer series. The series starts in April with the Brew to Brew 10K+, where participants run a fast downhill-ish course between the Fegley’s Brew Works locations in Allentown and Bethlehem. The second race takes places in May at Weyerbacher Brewing – the 5K Hill Challenge. Aptly named, this event winds up and down the hills surrounding the brewery, including one gargantuan ascent in the final mile. Both events also feature post-race fun with free beer and music (Sunsets North brought the party to Weyerbacher last month). It’s never too early to start training for next year!
The Musikfest 5K was announced last week, and takes place on Saturday, August 4th in Bethlehem. Featuring a new course this year, the race starts and ends on the South Side at the SteelStacks, and runners receive their own Musikfest mug and food (*cough* beverage) tickets. As an added bonus, the race starts at 8 a.m. and includes a shuttle pass so you don’t have to fight for parking the rest of the day!
September features the Celtic Classic 5K, hosted by Morning Star Rotary during Bethlehem’s Celtic Classic weekend. While this race doesn’t explicitly provide beer at the end, if you run in a kilt you just might receive an extra “voucher” in your packet. Plus, kilts are actually ideal to race in – very breezy!
The Oktoberfest 5K is another great Bethlehem tradition, with this year’s even scheduled for Sunday, October 7th. Also taking place at the SteelStacks, this event occurs during ArtsQuest’s Oktoberfest celebration – complete with oompah bands, pretzels, dachshund races, and fun for all ages. Participants each receive an exclusive stein of Yuengling Oktoberfest beer upon race completion. This event is hosted by CK Running, which also curates the Jack Daniels Hot Toddy 5K in Philadelphia in December.
To close out the beer run year, RLV also hosts a Santa-themed “race” in December, where participants navigate between different bars for drink specials (and free beer if you’re fast enough), dressed in Santa costumes. A jolly way to socialize and keep warm!
As with any race, it’s important to train…
Cheers and see you at the starting line!
Prepare your taste buds for a Chili Challenge like no other at the SouthSide Arts District’s Spring on the SouthSide Community Festival & Chili Cook-Off.
Lehigh Valley Underground and Pennsylvania Music Preservation Society (PAMPS) Announce Great PA Music and Arts Celebration Partnership
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.
Even now, in our third year, there are venues that I have still yet to visit for one reason or another. Friday night marked my first time at Lost Tavern Brewing in Hellertown, where Billy Bauer and Chris Lorenzetti were doing their acoustic-electric duo thing all night long.
I’ll definitely be going back.
While you wait patiently for news on the March edition of the Lehigh Valley Underground First Friday Concert Series – it’s coming soon, we promise! – we’re excited to announce another fun performance opportunity we’re offering alongside our community partners at SouthSide Arts District starting in May.
We are proud to co-present the new Out to Lunch series. Starting Friday, May 4 on the South Bethlehem Greenway (between New & Adams Streets), attendees can enjoy the beautiful weather, catch a free concert, and rock their lunches from 12-2 p.m. Partake in discounted take-out lunch specials, live music, and pop-up vendors. Every week will showcase a different sound and style. Picnic tables and blankets will be provided, but seating is limited.
Now, for the “live music” part of this equation: we are looking for artists to perform as a part of Out to Lunch this spring and summer! The only requirements are as follows:
- You must be available from 12-2 p.m. on the Friday of your performance.
- Due to the laid-back nature of the series, solo/acoustic performers are preferred.
- You need to tell us more about yourself using the form below!
We will be accepting performers on a rolling basis. Please feel free to reach out to us at email@example.com with any questions!