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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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 lehighvalleyunderground@gmail.com or fill out this form.

Musikfest, Day 4: Hairy Dudini Goes Acoustic; The LVMA Musikfest Country Roots Showcase

Monday evening had just begun to clear out before we arrived on the scene for the Lehigh Valley Music Awards Musikfest Country Roots Showcase, presented by Lehigh Valley Underground. It was just before 6 p.m. and, after checking in with Ricardo Flores from the GLVMA, I decided that there was some time to hit another stage before setting up our table.

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PHOTOS: Julius and Sonar Lights Rock the Roadhouse

Before taking the plunge into full Musikfest mode, we had one final stop on the road to the nation’s largest free outdoor music festival — and that stop took us to American Spirits Roadhouse in Asbury, NJ for a show that was months in the making.

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PHOTOS: Scott Marshall’s Father-Son Jam (WLVU Summer Concert Series)

The WLVU Summer Concert Series continued on Sunday afternoon with Scott Marshall, who made sure to make the latest installment of our inaugural in-studio series a family affair.

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