The following (after the foreword) is a conversation with Lehigh Valley with Love Founder George Wacker about the organization’s rise from an anonymous satire blog, to a prominent multimedia organization in our region.
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Who said an open mic night has to cater to just one genre — or, just to music?
Our dear friends at Lehigh Valley with Love have been around a minute. Actually, they’ve been around for however many minutes go into 10 years. According to Rent, that’s 525,600 times ten, plus some extra to account for at least a couple of leap years in there. That’s literally millions of minutes, people.
At any rate, George Wacker and Co. have a decade’s worth of serving up the Valley’s most bizarre happenings to celebrate, and they’ll be doing that in style on Thursday, June 14 at SteelStacks.
With spring right around the corner, it’s time to start giving serious thought about the ever-approaching 35th annual edition of Musikfest.
And, if your a comedian, that means applying to perform during the second annual Lehigh Valley with Love Comedyplatz.
Lehigh Valley with Love is bringing more laughter to The Ice House on Thursday, March 1 – the first event in a new, four-part series of comedy fundraisers.
South Bethlehem’s Touchstone Theatre is teaming up with Rockville, MD-based Happenstance Theater to host the latter’s original production, BrouHaHa.
So… now what?
Now, we keep going! Musikfest might be over for another year, but as always, there’s plenty going on around here to keep the pulse of the music scene beating the rest of the year through.
Can’t-Miss Shows of the Week!
This year, Musikfest will feature a dash of laughter at the Charles A. Brown Ice House, as it teams up with Lehigh Valley with Love on the first official Lehigh Valley with Love Comedyplatz. The two-day showcase, taking place on August 11-12, will give 30 comics from New York, Philadelphia, and the Greater Lehigh Valley the opportunity to showcase their material at the historic venue.
Lehigh Valley Underground sat down with George Wacker, Lehigh Valley with Love founder; Ryan Hill, ArtsQuest programming director; and comedian Tyler Rothrock for a look at what’s in store, both now and in the future.
Photo credit: SteelStacks.org
Tyler Rothrock is a Nazareth native-turned-New York City comedian who has performed up and down the East Coast. He has shared the same stages as modern-day comedy greats, including Dave Attell, Michael Che, Judah Friedlander, Nick DiPaolo, and Kyle Kinane.
Back in March, we told you that Lehigh Valley With Love was accepting submissions for its 2017 Comedy Festival. While that’s still the case, we owe you an update: the festival is so nice, that they’re doing it twice — and as an official part of Musikfest 2017.