An acclaimed singer-songwriter playing amid the pottery of Color Me Mine, and the alt-country sounds of Acoustic Kitty Project at the Comfort Suites are part of the diverse music experiences SouthSide Arts & Music Festival (SSAMF) attendees can enjoy for free, thanks to a new partnership between ArtsQuest and Lehigh Valley Underground.
The 19th Annual Lehigh Valley Music Awards take place on Sunday, March 4 inside of the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks’ Musikfest Cafe. We’ve already announced that pop-jazz standout Cubbage will join us for the Lehigh Valley Underground Preshow that afternoon.
Now, we know who will perform on the main stage.
Phillipsburg native Kayla Avitabile began 2018 by releasing her first music video, in support of her song “Awkward and Absent,” the lead single and spiritual title track from her EP, “The Difference Between Fine and Okay.”
Yesterday, we let you know that Touchstone Theatre’s 18th installment of its traditional Christmas City Follies.
Today, we’re excited to tell you about a very special event that you can attend with a ticket to this Saturday’s show.
What? Just because it’s now officially the holiday season, you thought things were going to slow down around here?
If anything, things are picking up before the end of the year! For evidence, march right into December with these…
Can’t-Miss Shows of the Week
Artist: Kayla Avitabile
Album: The Difference Between Fine and Okay (BUY NOW)
Genre: Alternative Rock
Prior to the first ever Lehigh Valley Underground First Friday Concert Series earlier this month, we reviewed Kayla Avitabile’s single “Awkward & Absent,” which gives a title to the young singer-songwriter’s debut album, “The Difference Between Fine and Okay.”
As it turns out, the single was a nice introduction to what we can expect from Avitabile, as it contains several key features present throughout the record: ambitious songwriting, profound lyrics, and a voice that may be the most powerful and seasoned among her school-aged contemporaries.
Avitabile is unafraid to experiment on “The Difference Between Fine and Okay,” mixing in tempo shifts to keep listeners captive through six dynamic and unpredictable tracks. The EP, recorded and mixed by Matt Molchany at Shards studio in South Bethlehem, brings the singer’s immense vocal abilities to the forefront, showcasing Avitabile’s range and command that makes her one to keep an ear on going forward.
Awkward & Absent
Labor Day Weekend got off to an incredible start.
Hear Kayla Avitabile perform this Friday, September 1 at Lit Roastery & Bakeshop at 5:30 p.m. as part of the Lehigh Valley Underground First Friday Concert Series, presented in conjunction with SouthSide Arts District.
We have received the full lineup for Scott Marshall’s Breakaway from Pediatric Cancer benefit, taking place this Saturday, June 3 at South Bethlehem’s Steel Pub.