Apply to Play LAUNCH Music Conference 2018

Last month, LAUNCH Music Conference & Festival announced that its 2018 edition — the tenth in its history — will take place from April 12-15, 2018 in downtown Lancaster, PA.

If you’re a musician, you have a chance to play!

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PHOTOS: PA Bacon Fest 2017

Sunday was an overcast day, but the rains held off long enough for people to come in droves for the second day of the sixth annual PA Bacon Fest, a weekend-long celebration of all things pork in and around Easton’s Centre Square.

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Partial 2017 PA Bacon Fest Music Lineup Announced

 

PA Bacon Fest has announced its highly-anticipated live music lineup for this year’s festival, which will take place in downtown Easton this Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 4-5, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Many local favorites are slated to play the festival, a celebration of nature’s true candy: bacon. While this lineup is not 100 percent complete, it’s most of the way there, and should give you an idea of what to expect.

Now, without any further delay…

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Walk Through a Kaleidoscope at Musikfest with Architects of Air

If you’re heading to Musikfest — or, heading back to Musikfest — this weekend, you might notice a big, inflatable structure. One that appears palatial in its stature, and looks like it would be fun to venture inside.

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Lisa’s Lens: Scott Marshall & Marshall’s Highway at Musikfest

A rainy Monday was no match for the mighty Scott Marshall & Marshall’s Highway, who kicked off the Americaplatz stage on Day 4 of Musikfest.

The local country rockstar and his band of brothers brought a soulful, spirited performance to Musikfest rooted in the band’s four tenets: faith, hope, music, and love. Ever the storyteller, Marshall shared the tales behind the tunes, drawing in and engaging the audience through popular originals like “‘Shine” and “Hope on the Cross.”

It was my pleasure to spend the evening on rain-soaked ground with the other people who braved the elements and capture the moments. Hope you enjoy!

Musikfest Preview: Meet Some ‘Fest Rookies

In addition to old favorites who perform at Musikfest every year, the festival boasts a healthy offering of first-time performers each year. Whether they are local, or they come to us from afar, ‘Festgoers have a guaranteed opportunity to discover something new for ten days in August in downtown Bethlehem.

We reached out to a few ‘Fest rookies to get their thoughts on their upcoming debut at the nation’s largest free outdoor music festival. They are…

008Neil Grover, local singer-songwriter, performing Wednesday, August 9 at 7 p.m. at Martin Guitar Lyrikplatz, and Thursday, August 10 at 8 p.m. at Yuengling Lagerplatz (amid the Festplatz site).

007Kara Hartzell, singer-songwriter and bassist for Alex Mery & The Townsmen, performing at Fegley’s Bethlehem Brew Works on Friday, August 4 at 9 p.m. (unofficial Musikfest performance); Wednesday, August 9 at 9 p.m. at Martin Guitar Lyrikplatz (w/ Alex Mery & The Townsmen); and Thursday, August 10 at 2:30 p.m. at the Provident Bank Main Street Stage.

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Jim Rea of Springfield, MO-based bluegrass quintet, The HillBenders, performing Monday, August 7 at 7:30 p.m. at Americaplatz, and Tuesday, August 8 at 7 p.m. at Volksplatz.

 

029Zach Russack, Hackettstown, NJ-based singer-songwriter, performing a full-band set Thursday, August 10 at 3:30 p.m. on the Provident Bank Main Street Stage, and a solo set at Red Stag Pub Liederplatz on Sunday, August 13 at 2 p.m.

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An Afternoon at Easton Heritage Day 2017

 

Sunday was the perfect day to spend time with family and friends and take in the sights and sounds occurring around Centre Sq. in Easton, PA.  Having been a native of the area for 20+ years, I must admit that I never have attended this event, but am thankful that I did.

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Wavelength Music & Arts Festival to Feature Members of Parliament Funkadelic, More

The second annual Wavelength Music & Arts Festival will return to Tri-Boro Sportsmen’s Club in Northampton this year, and it will be even bigger and better.

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Get Ready for May-riffic with the Official Spotify Playlist!

If you’re like us, you’re probably suuuuuuuuper excited for this weekend’s May-riffic Music Festival at American Spirits Roadhouse.

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Like, so excited that you can hardly contain yourself, and you just want the week to hurry up and end already so you can get to Saturday. You might even sound something like, “I can’t take another minute of this! OH, THE HUMANITY! WHEN WILL THIS WEEK FINALLY END?!

Sorry, we got a little carried away. Case of the Mondays, perhaps?

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#WeekendRewind: Prateek Kuhad and Jeremiah Tall at SouthSide Arts and Music Festival

ArtsQuest’s SouthSide Arts & Music Festival took place this weekend in Bethlehem. With the live music scene on the rise in Bethlehem, the revamped festival served as the perfect opportunity for musicians to showcase their talents at five different locations throughout South Bethlehem.

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