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.
Let’s address the elephant in the room: Musikfest begins Friday. Just like last year, you can be sure that Lehigh Valley Underground will have daily previews of the action as the days go by.
Until then, there are plenty of non-‘Fest related activities taking place throughout the area this week, and we’re here to tell you about ‘em!
Can’t-Miss Shows of the Week!
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The Groove Merchants have been expanding their reach and gaining regional notoriety. Earlier this year, they performed on Radio 104.5’s “Live at 5” program, and have been wowing crowds steadily throughout 2017.
Sunday, August 20 might just be their biggest opportunity yet.
In advance of tonight’s airing of Tape Swap Radio‘s Rooftop Sessions featuring This Way to the Egress on WLVU: The Sound of The Underground (8 p.m. ET), the show has released a video of the band performing its new song, “What Do You Want?”
Christopher Snyder returns to LVU. This time, he sits down with guitarist Luke Ferracone of The Groove Merchants. Luke tells us everything about the band, and extensively discusses the music that has influenced him. It’s a great read — we hope you enjoy it!
Artist: Shawn Cav Ensemble
Released: May 25, 2017
Genre: Jazz fusion
Much has happened in the world of Shawn Cav since last year’s release of his ensemble’s debut EP, “Glass Houses.” The bassman became a father for the first time and completed his band’s first full-length album, dedicated to his first-born daughter, Teagan.
North Jersey’s The Outcrops were the most recent addition to this weekend’s May-riffic Music Festival lineup at American Spirits Roadhouse. The four-piece, who will perform this Sunday, May 28 at 5 p.m., will provide the perfect sonic backdrop for an early evening on a relaxing holiday weekend.
A rainy Saturday in Bethlehem set a mellow mood that was perfect to accompany the stellar acoustic sounds of Soul Folks at SteelStacks.
After a week of breathtaking performances that have showcased the many forms and flavors of jazz and improvisational music, Sunday afternoon would bring about the conclusion of Allentown JazzFest 2017.
Continue reading Allentown JazzFest Day 5: Dave Liebman and Moravian College Big Band Deliver Strong Finale
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…