SouthSide Arts and Music Festival Announces Lehigh Valley Underground Free Stage Lineup

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.

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FLASH SALE: Free Beer with Your 2nd Birthday Spectacular Ticket Purchase!

Bethlehem, we know you’re a beer town. That’s why we’re teaming up with our community partners (and 2nd Birthday Spectacular sponsors) at SouthSide Arts District to fill your mug!

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Full Itinerary for Riverside Festival of the Arts Easton

Easton’s Riverside Festival of the Arts takes place this weekend, September 16 and 17, at Scott and Riverside Parks along the Delaware and Lehigh River meeting in Easton. The festival “celebrates the colorful and creative spirit of Easton” by providing free visual, literary, and performing arts programming throughout the weekend.

Below, we have a full itinerary for both parks throughout the weekend. Those looking for more updates and information can find it here on Facebook.

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Musikfest Bonus Tracks: Del Water Gap and National Parks on the South Side

Just when you thought we were out of Musikfest content, it turns out that we have more photos for your viewing pleasure.

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Musikfest, Day 10: An Easy Sunday Afternoon

My schedule on Sunday was different from the rest of Musikfest, in that I was able to make it out during the early portion of the day. This was a good thing, as there were quite a few artists I wanted to check out during that part of the festivities.

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Musikfest, Day 9: A Double-Sided Adventure

Dark clouds were again looming over Bethlehem when I got back into town from visiting my brand new niece and going to my friend’s engagement party. It was around 5 p.m., and I wanted to make sure I got to Musikfest before the rains inevitably hit.

Lo and behold, Mother Nature gave us a reprieve this time.

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Musikfest Five-Point Preview: Sunday, August 13

Our magical ten-day journey together is now reaching its conclusion.

We’ve had a lot of fun covering Musikfest over the past week and a half. We’ve happened upon dozens of incredible live performers, have run into a multitude of folks from across the music scene, and have enjoyed every minute.

We’ll save the #feels for later, though. There is still music to be heard, so let’s go!

Musikfest Five Point Preview: Sunday, August 13

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Musikfest, Day 8: Singer-Songwriters, Full Bands, and Plenty of Laughs

Dark clouds were moving into Bethlehem around the time that I was able to get ready to head down for the second Friday of Musikfest. My original plan was to walk straight down to the Red Stag Pub Liederplatz stage to catch the end of Dina Hall’s set, and work the North Side before heading over to The Ice House for Night 1 of the Lehigh Valley with Love Comedyplatz at 8:45.

Then, as I walked out the door, the skies opened up, thwarting my plans to walk down, camera in tow.

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PHOTOS: Billy Bauer Band Makes Musikfest Memories at Liederplatz

When you hear the sounds of Billy Bauer Band nearby, it’s hard not to stick around a while and enjoy the quartet’s bright brand of acoustic rock. That’s what I did on Thursday night — during a festival with so many stages running at any given time, I dedicated a full set to enjoying this Bethlehem-based band.

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Review: Philly’s June Divided Brings Dynamic Indie Rock to Musikfest

This year, LVU is seeing contributions from members of our music community who are out on the scene at Musikfest to catch the action. One of those people, WLVU Station Manager John Paul DeBard, caught up with Philadelphia indie rockers June Divided (who we saw at another festival earlier this year) and shared his thoughts on their set.

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