Torrential rain shut down the outdoor portion of the 10-day Musikfest party a little early last night. Today, however, is a new day. Although forecasts suggest that we should keep an eye on the sky, we’re still planning on having ourselves a time on the festival’s final Saturday.
Heading into this week, it seems that a lot of people are looking forward to the Southside Arts & Music Festival, taking place all over South Bethlehem and presented by ArtsQuest this Friday and Saturday. We are, too. In fact, somebody will be there on behalf of LVU pretty much all weekend!
That, however, is just the tip of the iceberg. Many more performances of note await this week. These include our…
Can’t-Miss Shows of the Week!
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Four well-known Lehigh Valley artists are taking their talents north to pay tribute to one of the most popular modern acts of our time.
The guitars were on full display once again at The Originals Music Series this week, with singer-songwriter Andrew Mark Schaffer opening for soul/folk trio Copper Fields.
Schaffer’s intricate guitar work — enhanced by a loop station that allowed him to nail impressive solos over rhythm parts — combined with his improvisational ability on yet-to-be-completed song ideas to captivate those in attendance at Chicago Restaurant’s Club Gravity.
Copper Fields then took the stage, with the Emmaus trio blending crisp vocal harmonies over styles from acoustic rock to bluegrass. The group showed why they are one of the most exciting up-and-coming acts in the Valley right now, as their distinct mellow sound and catchy hooks cause first-time listeners to take immediate notice.
Allentown seems to rule the week, both in terms of variety and number of shows on this week’s list.
Also making an appearance: a married folk duo at SteelStacks, and an out-of-town music festival featuring old friends. Time to learn more about our…