After a successful kick-off last year, Touchstone Theatre presents its second concert fundraiser Jakopa’s Punch Bowl on Friday from 7-10 p.m. at the Charles A. Brown Ice House. This Mardi Gras-themed evening of eclectic music by three local bands, New Orleans-style lite fare, and all-you-can-drink beer and wine supports upcoming original works at Touchstone, including the April premiere of Dictators for Dummies.
Julia Sommer rocked Cleveland so hard, that she’ll be back to do it again next month!
On Saturday night, Mardi Gras came to Bethlehem.
As we noted in this week’s Can’t-Miss Shows post, Jakopa’s Punch Bowl sounds like a jolly good time at The Ice House on Saturday night. Jakopa’s Punch, The Bastard Sons of Burt Sugarman, and The Charts Funk Band are throwing a fundraiser — complete with king cake, a cup of jambalaya, a cold beer, and an evening of eclectic music — in support of Touchstone Theatre’s upcoming street theatre spectacle – The Jakopa’s Punch Processional.
We wanted to learn more, so we reached out to Lisa and JP Jordan at Touchstone Theatre, who filled us in.
Photo credit: Facebook.com/JuliaSommerOfficial
On Wednesday, you learned about country rock singer-songwriter Paul Knakk, who will be opening for Candlebox’s Brian Quinn on Thursday at American Spirits Roadhouse. Now, meet Julia Sommer, a Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts student who will be adding her supreme vocal talents to the bill.
Here at Lehigh Valley Underground, we want to make sure you’re catching the very best independent music eastern Pennsylvania has to offer. That’s why, every Monday, we’ll help you make plans by keeping you abreast of the…
Can’t-Miss Shows of the Week!
Mon., Feb. 1
Open Mic Night
Venue: The Funhouse, 5 E. 4th St., Bethlehem, PA
Description: The stage is yours! Come prepared to play some tunes, or see what other musicians are cooking up around the Valley
Thurs., Feb. 4 | 7 p.m.
The Originals Music Series
Venue: Chicago Restaurant, 1179 Airport Road, Allentown, PA
Description: The Fyre & Ice Show on Neue Regel Radio presents its weekly showcase. This week, the Series features local acts RED and MoJo.
Fri., Feb. 6 | 8 p.m.
Venue: ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks
Description: Singer-songwriter Gianna LaBar performs an acoustic set at SteelStacks.
Sat., Feb. 6 | 6 p.m.
Rock Your School Benefit Concert
Venue: Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts, 321 E. 3rd St., Bethlehem, PA
Admission: $8 adults; $5 students
Description: Young bands Azure, Next to None, Foxskyn and Spectral Locomotive bring a night of rock to Charter Arts.