LAUNCH Music Conference & Festival Announces 2018 Panelist Lineup

Entering its tenth year, LAUNCH Music Conference & Festival is set to return to Lancaster, PA on April 12-15, 2018. The event is full of panels, seminars, parties, events, and performances, as well as music executives to speak and perform to a crowd of artists and industry go-getters.

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Pennsylvania Music Preservation Society to Announce Collaboration with Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center at Kutztown University

The Pennsylvania Music Preservation Society (PAMPS) will announce details of its collaboration and hex sign initiative with the Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center at a news conference on Friday, Jan. 26, at 11 a.m. at the Lehigh Valley Road Runner Clubhouse in the Lehigh Parkway Park.

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The Infamous Stringdusters, Delta Rae, Dar Williams & More Headline SouthSide Arts & Music Festival April 20-21

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.

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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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