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.
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.
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.
Torrential rain shut down the outdoor portion of the 10-day Musikfest party a little early last night. Today, however, is a new day. Although forecasts suggest that we should keep an eye on the sky, we’re still planning on having ourselves a time on the festival’s final Saturday.
Musikfest Five Point Preview: Saturday, August 12
There’s something special about a weekend at Musikfest. Indeed, such a phenomenon only takes place twice a year, and creates quite a buzz of summertime love and happiness for all who encounter it.
After this weekend, you’ll have to wait 51 weeks to experience it again. So, there’s no time like the present – let’s not miss out on a good time!
Musikfest Five Point Preview: Friday, August 11
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.
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.