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Lehigh Valley – Will Run for Beer

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!

musikfest 5k

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…

*raises glass*

Cheers and see you at the starting line!

“Enter Your Initials” – PinFest 2018 is Largest Yet

On Friday morning in a light drizzle, nearly a hundred avid gamers waited outside the Allentown Agri-Plex for the start of PinFest 2018 – the Lehigh Valley’s annual pinball show. The expo featured over 300 pinball, arcade, and slot machines, as well as parts, accessories, and memorabilia. The early crowd had their pick of which machines to play first, as thousands more patrons would stream through the doors during the two-day event. Each machine was set to “free play,” so players simply paid one $20 admission price and had access to games and the on-site flea market.

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Jerrod Niemann’s Got This

Progressive country crooner Jerrod Niemann brought the party to One Centre Square in Easton last night. The Platinum-certified singer of radio hits “Lover, Lover,” “What Do You Want,” and “Drink to That All Night” played for a crowd of over 200. Niemann is currently on tour promoting his 4th album This Ride, featuring singles “I Got This” and “God Made a Woman.”

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This Week on WLVU: Tuesday Night Vinyl; Two-for-One on Then. Now. Whenever.

More and more of you are tuning into WLVU: The Sound of The Underground every single week. We thank you for your support, and strive to continue to bring you varied, high-quality internet radio programs that you won’t find anywhere else.

We have quite a few of those on tap. Tune into what’s happening…

This Week on WLVU

Tuesday, March 27
Tuesday Night Vinyl
’s insightful looks at some of the most important albums in rock history have quickly made this program one of WLVU’s most popular. Join host John Paul DeBard at 9 p.m. ET for another installment.

Wednesday, March 28
The Balcony Show comes at you all-new at 8 p.m. ET. with special guests After Alice, with music from The Beautiful Distortion, Alpha Zero Three, and The Mayan Factor. Then at 9 p.m. ET, Moments welcomes Canadian singer-songwriter Madison Mueller to the show.

Thursday, March 29
Tape Swap Radio is joined by Beaver Fall, PA indie pop band Captain the Sky join us for a Shards Session. we also look back at last year’s new releases by talking with some of the team members involved with Tape Swap to get their picks for “Best DIY Release of 2017.”

At 8 p.m. ET on The Shows We Watch, Cathy and Sean discuss the debut of another one of your classic television favorites. Then at 9 p.m. ET on Then. Now. Whenever, it’s a two-for-one episode where Sean and Jesse explore Judgment Day 2005 and Survivor Series 2009.

Listen to those shows, and tune into WLVU: The Sound of The Underground anytime. All you have to do is click the “Play” button below or visit our webpage.

Relive the LVMA19 Red Carpet with WLVU!

Before the 19th Annual Lehigh Valley Music Awards took place inside of the Musikfest Cafe on Sunday, March 4, there was the official Lehigh Valley Underground Preshow inside of the ArtsQuest Center lobby.

And, of course, WLVU: The Sound of The Underground prepared for the occasion.

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LVU Review-a-Palooza: Emily Noel Finds Herself on ‘Me, Myself, and I’

Those of you who follow Lehigh Valley Underground — and, by association, WLVU: The Sound of The Underground — may know Emily Noel as the host of Moments, Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET.

Now, prepare to hear Emily in a whole new light, courtesy of her empowering debut single, “Me, Myself, and I.”

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This Week on WLVU: Tuesday Night Vinyl Premieres; Moments Recaps the LVMAs

We had ourselves a barnburner of a Sunday evening at the Lehigh Valley Music Awards. Congratulations once more to all of the deserving winners, and thanks to everyone who stopped to chat with WLVU: The Sound of The Underground on the red carpet at the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks.

Speaking of The Sound of The Underground, there will be many sounds for you to enjoy…

This Week on WLVU

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This Week on WLVU: Variety. Variety. Variety.

Variety continues to be the name of the game on WLVU: The Sound of The Underground. Our 24/7 internet radio station has found its groove, offering just about any genre of music, and something to enjoy for fans of all forms of entertainment.

See what’s in store…

This Week on WLVU

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This Week on WLVU: You’ll Love the Variety

It’s Valentine’s Week, which is perfect timing, because we truly love the variety popping up on WLVU: The Sound of The Underground these days.

We have new shows to go with the shows that have been with us since the beginning, and we’re confident when we say we’ve got a little something for everyone…

This Week on WLVU

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This Week on WLVU: Guests from Scenes Near and Far

As we head into February, there’s much to take note of on WLVU’s airwaves. We’re highlighting plenty of local performers, while also using our programming as an audible “window to the world” outside of the Lehigh Valley.

You’ll hear a healthy mix of both on some of our flagship programs. Take a look inside what’s happening…

This Week on WLVU

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