PHOTOS: Lehigh Valley Underground First Friday Concert Series, October 2017

The First Friday of the month meant that it was once again time for South Bethlehem to be filled with the sounds of live, local music.

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The Full Lehigh Valley Underground First Friday Concert Series October Lineup

Earlier this month, we announced that Billy Bauer Band and Acoustic Kitty Project would be teaming up to take the Godfrey Daniels stage during the next installment of the Lehigh Valley Underground First Friday Concert Series on Friday, October 6.

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Musikfest Five-Point Preview: Sunday, August 13

Our magical ten-day journey together is now reaching its conclusion.

We’ve had a lot of fun covering Musikfest over the past week and a half. We’ve happened upon dozens of incredible live performers, have run into a multitude of folks from across the music scene, and have enjoyed every minute.

We’ll save the #feels for later, though. There is still music to be heard, so let’s go!

Musikfest Five Point Preview: Sunday, August 13

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Valley Artists Gather to Show There’s ‘No Place for Hate’

Michael Duck, the Godfrey Daniels mainstay and singer-songwriter behind folk project Not For Coltrane, has gathered friends for a cause this Sunday at the legendary folk venue.

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Can’t-Miss Shows of the Week: June 5-11

We continue at a torrid pace this week; one that begins with The Quinn Spinn’s live internet radio debut, and one that ends with a truly stacked weekend across the board.

Learn all about it with another installment of…

Can’t-Miss Shows of the Week!

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Recap/Photos: The 18th Annual Lehigh Valley Music Awards

On Sunday, the Valley’s stars came out in droves to celebrate local music at the 18th Annual Lehigh Valley Music Awards. While there, they enjoyed an extravaganza that featured breathtaking performances, crisp production, and another record-breaking night for local singer-songwriter Scott Marshall.

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Godfrey Daniels to Celebrate Open Mike Heritage with Compilation Release Show

If you’re like us (or Rebecca Black), you won’t want this weekend to end. Fortunately, you have a great Sunday night entertainment option ahead of you at Godfrey Daniels in Bethlehem.

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Can’t-Miss Shows of the Week: An Addendum

It appears that even we can’t be perfect. How so?

Well, we apparently missed a bunch of Can’t-Miss Shows back on Monday. With that, here are a few bonus…

Can’t-Miss Shows of the Week!

Thurs., Oct. 20 | 12 p.m.
Not For Coltrane and Dave Fry
Venue:
Bethlehem Farmers Market, New & Morton Sts., Bethlehem
Admission: FREE
Description: Fresh eats and great tunes from two of the Valley’s finest folk artists.

Sat., Oct 22 | 7 p.m.
Chef Jeff’s Space Rock Jamboree
Venue: Gin Mill & Grille, 1750 Main St., Northampton
Admission: $5; plus $5 suggested donation
Description: Local psychedelic rockers come together in this cancer benefit for a longtime music supporter.

Sat., Oct. 22 | 10 p.m.
Another Day Dawns
Venue: Stahley’s, 1826 Hanover Ave., Allentown
Admission: FREE
Description: The young, spirited hard rockers highlight a Saturday night in Allentown.

Musikfest Five-Point Preview: Day 2

JD & the Straight Shot returns to the Lehigh Valley tonight!

It’s the first Saturday of Musikfest! We hope that opening night went as swimmingly for you as it did for us.

We still have a long way to go, and a lot of music to enjoy. Let’s get right to it, then, with today’s…

Musikfest Five-Point Preview
Day 2 – Aug. 6, 2016

The Mellowells | 1 p.m.
Stage:
FLYLVIA Plaza Tropical (North)
Description: The indie rockers (and multi-time ‘Festers) make the trek from Lancaster.

Jutaun | 2 p.m.
Stage: FLYLVIA Plaza Tropical (North)
Description: From R&B, to pop, to rock, these South Jersey boys can do it all.

Dave Fry Acoustic Trio | 4 p.m.
Stage: Red Stag Pub Liederplatz (North)
Description: Enjoy a relaxed Saturday afternoon with the Lehigh Valley folk legend.

 JD & the Straight Shot | 7 p.m.
Stage:
Air Products Americaplatz (South)
Description: In case you missed them in April, come down and see what the “Ballyhoo!” is about.

The Amish Outlaws | 8:30 p.m.
Stage:
Wells Fargo Festplatz (North)
Description: I’m biased, of course, because these dudes helped me cement my Valley legacy. Aside from that, however, this is guaranteed to be a can’t-miss, epic party.

There’s more where that came from! Check in with DustinSchoof.com every morning throughout Musikfest for a full free stage lineup!

Chili With a Side of Great Tunes at Saturday’s Spring on the Southside

Could Saturday be the Valley’s most ridiculously awesome day of music in recent memory?

We’ve told you about the great shows coming up this Saturday, which include most of our Can’t-Miss Shows of the Week. Now, fill your afternoon (and your stomach) with one more event during the day.

Spring on the Southside, an all-ages event featuring music, art, food, and fun, takes place this Saturday, April 23 in South Bethlehem. Three local artists will perform on the South Bethlehem Greenway’s Godfrey Daniels stage beginning at 11 a.m., including Dave Fry (11 a.m.), Not For Coltrane, featuring bassist Shawn Cay and drummer Dave Deubler of the Acoustic Bite Trio (12 p.m.); and Jack Murray and the Midnight Creeps (1 p.m.). Music will be followed immediately by the annual chili pepper eating contest at 2 p.m.

The event is also famous locally for its SouthSide’s Best Chili Cook-off, which will feature more than 15 varieties of chili, ranging from mild, spicy, and five-alarm chili to vegetarian versions. Chili tastings will take place from 12-2 p.m., and participants are encouraged to get their Chili Tasting Passports in advance at artsquest.org.

For more information on the entire event, visit SouthSideArtsDistrict.com.