Veterans Day falls on a Saturday this year, and the folks at Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) have come up with a way for you to spend it.
Godfrey Daniels, the legendary folk venue on E. 4th St. in South Bethlehem, is about to be injected with the jazz pop stylings of two of the region’s top artists in the genre.
Labor Day Weekend got off to an incredible start.
I got down to Musikfest a hair later than each of the first two nights, rolling up (on foot) to Red Stag Pub Liederplatz as my entry point for the day around 6 p.m. That was where Atlanta, GA’s Caleb and the Gents had already hit full stride with their hybrid of jazz, blues and country. This quintessentially southern band kept things uptempo for the brief time I was able to check them out, with a sound that got members of the audience up on their feet.
Before the weekend ends and some of you go back to work – unless, like us, you’re taking a full and proper ten-day weekend – there’s still plenty of fun to be had today at Musikfest. It’s shaping up to be a beautiful Sunday and, true to Musikfest form, you have varied options to suit whatever you’re into. Here’s a small sample size of today’s action!
Musikfest Five Point Preview: Sunday, August 6
Album: Where We Left Off
Released: May 11, 2017
You heard it here first: Cubbage will one day headline a large festival stage.
Now that Allentown JazzFest has once again come and gone, we find ourselves at the beginning of a week that features many reasons to celebrate.
Celebrate with us, if you would, by attending any number of these…
Can’t-Miss Shows of the Week!
Lansdale-based singer-songwriter Cubbage – who has been seen performing in the Valley pretty frequently of late – is preparing to release a brand new EP, “Where We Left Off,” on May 11.
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!
We capped another successful Saturday on the scene by taking a trip to Steel Pub to visit our friend, local singer-songwriter Billy Bauer. Billy tweeted at us a few hours prior to let us know he’d be playing that night. We decided, after an action-packed Record Store Day at Spin Me Round in Phillipsburg (photos to come), that we still weren’t done!
It was my first time hearing Billy’s tunes in trio form, and it gave me the opportunity to hear them in a new, dynamic light. Bauer’s vocal and guitar talents were on-point as usual, and the element of Chris Lorenzetti’s electric violin — truly electrifying, if you ask me — helped create a big sound and energy that made the people dance.
Like all amazing talents, the trio took a break between sets. Instead of letting dead air take over, however, Bauer invited his good friend Cubbage to the stage to play a short, impromptu set, which included an acoustic rendition of “Here & Now” EP closer “Beautiful Night,” which is 100 percent, absolutely my jam. Cubbage played five tunes, and proved within that timeframe why he is an artist on the rise here in the Lehigh Valley.
In case you missed the show last night, don’t worry: You’ll have the opportunity to check out both Billy Bauer Band and Cubbage alongside Andrew Mark Schaffer and Copper Fields this Saturday when they head to Sherman Theatre in Stroudsburg for a Dave Matthews Tribute show. Information can be found here.