Tag Archives: ArtsQuest

#BuildingBetter: The Venue’s Role

In our history, we have had the good fortune of a great number of incredible community partners to help us produce and promote events. These partners include the obvious – SouthSide Arts District and ArtsQuest among them. However, there are unsung heroes that, depending on their level of involvement in community programs like #LVUFirstFriday and SouthSide Arts and Music Festival, can very well make or break the success of a program.

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Musikfest Begins Rollout of 35th Anniversary Edition Lineup

Photo credit: Craig Roberts

Jason Mraz, Brantley Gilbert, Jim Gaffigan, Kesha, Marc Broussard, Colony House, Marshall Crenshaw, Squirrel Nut Zippers, the Original Wailers, We are Scientists and !!! are among the nearly 400 performers taking the stage as part of the 35th edition of Musikfest, the nation’s largest free-admission music festival. The event, set for Aug. 3-12 in Bethlehem, Pa., will feature music at 16 of its 18 total venues, with more than 500 free music and art performances during its 10-day run.

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Infamous Stringdusters Give Performance that Fires on All Cylinders

The Infamous Stringdusters are one of the best bluegrass acts around today. Hot off their Grammy win for their latest studio album, “Laws Of Gravity,” the band has been touring the country to support the album.

On Friday night, the quintet made their first stop in Bethlehem, headlining the Southside Arts & Music Festival wristband stages.

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PHOTOS: SouthSide Arts & Music Festival Free Stage Lineup, Night 2

After a spirited Friday night that saw standout performances across SouthSide Arts & Music Festival’s free and ticketed stages, Saturday came around, proving to be a strong follow-up to bring the weekend full-circle.

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Meet Cass Noelle, SouthSide Arts & Music Festival Performer

The Lehigh Valley Underground free stage lineup at the SouthSide Arts & Music Festival is designed to give local artists — both established and emerging — a platform on which to shine.

One of those emerging names — singer-songwriter Cass Noelle — has been shining at SteelStacks Open Mic, presented by Billy Bauer for several months. Now, she moves into the festival realm, set to perform at Molly’s Irish Grille & Sports Pub this Saturday, April 21 from 6-7:30 p.m.

We caught up with Cass to talk about the gig, her influences, and everything else she has going on.

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Beyond the Valley: Meet Mike Mains and His Feel-Good Jams

In addition to 10 free performances presented by Lehigh Valley Underground at this weekend’s SouthSide Arts and Music Festival, patrons who purchase a pass at SteelStacks.org will have the opportunity to check out 20+ paid shows from regional- and national-touring artists.

Enter Michigan native Mike Mains into that equation.

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