Every year, the Greater Lehigh Valley Music Association (GLVMA) uses its flagship event of the Lehigh Valley Music Awards to give back to the young talent around us.
I didn’t know much about Uriah Heep heading into Tuesday night. All I knew is that I signed up for a concert photography class through ArtsQuest, and that the “final exam” was the chance to photograph the band during their Musikfest Café performance that night.
In advance of next month’s Lehigh Valley Music Awards ceremony at SteelStacks, the Greater Lehigh Valley Music Association (GLVMA) has announced the event’s special honorees.
An acclaimed singer-songwriter playing amid the pottery of Color Me Mine, and the alt-country sounds of Acoustic Kitty Project at the Comfort Suites are part of the diverse music experiences SouthSide Arts & Music Festival (SSAMF) attendees can enjoy for free, thanks to a new partnership between ArtsQuest and Lehigh Valley Underground.
The 19th Annual Lehigh Valley Music Awards take place on Sunday, March 4 inside of the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks’ Musikfest Cafe. We’ve already announced that pop-jazz standout Cubbage will join us for the Lehigh Valley Underground Preshow that afternoon.
Now, we know who will perform on the main stage.
We had so much fun hosting the Lehigh Valley Music Awards Preshow at SteelStacks last year that we’re doing it again!
Bluegrass sensations The Infamous Stringdusters, indie rockers Delta Rae, folk singer-songwriter Dar Williams, popular Talking Heads Tribute “Start Making Sense,” and blues guitarist Mr. Sipp highlight the 2018 SouthSide Arts & Music Festival, taking place April 20-21 in Bethlehem. The festival, presented by Capital BlueCross, offers attendees a dynamic mix of music and art experiences, and is designed to shine the spotlight on Bethlehem’s SouthSide Arts District. Tickets are $30 per day or $50 for both days; they go on sale today at noon at www.steelstacks.org and 610-332-3378.
As we look ahead with great anticipation to the Lehigh Valley Underground 2nd Birthday Spectacular (coming up in January at SteelStacks), we want to make sure the music community’s biggest party of the New Year is as representative of that community as possible – and we have an idea.
By now, you know that we’ll be throwing the Lehigh Valley Underground 2nd Birthday Spectacular at SteelStacks on Friday, January 19 inside of the Fowler Blast Furnace Room. You know that we’ll be graced on this evening by the musical talents of Dear Anna, Kill the Broadcast, and Kara Hartzell, and you may even know that tickets go on sale to the general public at this link this Friday, November 17 at 10 a.m.
What you may still be wondering is how you or your organization can get involved in the music community’s biggest party of the New Year. That’s what we’re here to tell you!
A cool and rainy night was no match for us, as we prepared to head down to SteelStacks to catch a hotly-anticipated night of indie pop from Ceramic Animal and special guests, Pool Radio.
My car battery, on the other hand, was almost just enough to stop the party for LVU before it started.