Welcome to the First Friday of the Rest of our Lives!

We are just mere hours from kickoff of the Lehigh Valley Underground First Friday Concert Series, presented in conjunction with SouthSide Arts District.

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The Groove Merchants at SouthSide 313 Dubbed Official First Friday Afterparty

The party will continue this Friday night, even after the official Lehigh Valley Underground First Friday Concert Series festivities end — and we have The Groove Merchants to thank for that.

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Can’t-Miss Shows of the Week: Aug. 28-Sept. 3

At first glance, this list doesn’t seem too long this week, but when you consider that we have 12 – count ‘em – 12 Can’t-Miss Shows in one for you on Friday, this is actually our longest weekly list ever.

See you out there!

Can’t-Miss Shows of the Week!

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LVU Wants to Know: What Are You Looking Forward to This Fall?

Summer isn’t over yet — we still have the epic start to a new era of First Friday in South Bethlehem to kick off Labor Day weekend, after all. However, the temperatures are getting slightly cooler, the days are just a bit shorter, and it’s undeniable: summer is winding down.

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Not For Coltrane, Brian Kibler Added to September First Friday Concert Series Lineup

We haven’t even gotten to the inaugural edition of the Lehigh Valley Underground First Friday Concert Series, and already, the movement is growing throughout South Bethlehem.

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Lehigh Valley Underground and SouthSide Arts District Present First Fridays Concert Series

Lehigh Valley Underground is thrilled to announce a partnership with SouthSide Arts District to bring music back to First Fridays in South Bethlehem.

Beginning on Friday, September 1, 2017 and continuing on the first Friday of every month, both organizations will team up to present the Lehigh Valley Underground Concert Series at First Fridays. The series will inject arts and culture into First Fridays by hosting live music in a variety of South Bethlehem performance venues, shops, and restaurants, providing performance opportunities to local artists while bringing an increased level of patronage to local businesses.

“Partnering with SouthSide Arts District on its First Fridays initiative is right in line with LVU’s mission to bring our community together,” said Gerard Longo, Founder/Editor-in-Chief of Lehigh Valley Underground. “This monthly series will support our vibrant music scene and our growing local business community, making South Bethlehem a shining example of progress for the Greater Lehigh Valley and beyond.”

September’s First Friday lineup is complete, featuring 12 performers across nine prominent South Bethlehem locations. The September 1 lineup is as follows:

Bonn Place Brewing Co. (310 Taylor St.)
5 p.m.: Cubbage

Color Me Mine (25 E. Third St.)
6 p.m.: Zach Russack
7:30 p.m.: Neil Grover

Comfort Suites Hill to Hill Grille (120 W. Third St.)
6 p.m.: The Bryan Tuk Complex

Godfrey Daniels (7 E. 4th St.)
7:30 p.m.: Not For Coltrane
8:30 p.m.: The Beautiful Distortion

Lit Roastery & Bakeshop (26 E. Third St.)
5:30 p.m.: Kayla Avitabile

Molinari’s (322 E. Third St.)
5:30 p.m.: Jordyn Kenzie
6:30 p.m.: Kara Hartzell

Molly’s Irish Grille & Sports Pub
6 p.m.: Brian Kibler

SouthSide 313 (313 E. Third St.)
5:30 p.m.: Roi and the Secret People
9 p.m.-Midnight: The Groove Merchants (Official LVU afterparty)

Zoellner Arts Center Courtyard at Lehigh University (420 E. Packer Ave.)
5:30 p.m.: Ralph Pagano

Additionally, Lehigh Valley Underground will now accept performer submissions for future First Friday events on a rolling basis. Performers interested in submitting should email streaming links and a short bio/EPK to lehighvalleyunderground@gmail.com or fill out this form.