LVMA Winners to Highlight Levitt Pavilion Opening Weekend

The Greater Lehigh Valley Music Association (GLVMA) and ArtsQuest are teaming up again to open the Levitt Pavilion season with a quartet of 2018 Lehigh Valley Music Awards winners.

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Paul Thorn, Blind Boys of Alabama Headline Levitt National Tour at SteelStacks June 1

Mark your calendars for a one-of-a-kind musical collaboration as southern raconteur Paul Thorn and his five-piece band team up with five-time GRAMMY-winning gospel legends, Blind Boys of Alabama as co-headliners of the 2018 Levitt National Tour.

Now in its fourth year and created to celebrate the collective impact of the Levitt network of music venues in communities across the country, the 2018 Levitt National Tour will stop in at Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks in Bethlehem on Friday, June 1. 
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LVU Best of 2017: The Performances

In our latest installment of the Lehigh Valley Underground Best of 2017 video series, LVU Founder Gerard Longo is joined by Jason Hedrington and Mike Roi of Roi and the Secret People.

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PHOTOS: Night 2 of GLVMA Winners Preview Weekend

By Saturday evening, the weather in Bethlehem had cooled off significantly from its July-esque levels on Friday. However, that didn’t stop the Greater Lehigh Valley Music Association from hosting its second night of Lehigh Valley Music Awards Winners Preview Weekend on the Levitt Pavilion stage at SteelStacks.

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PHOTOS: Night 1 of GLVMA Winners Preview Weekend

Memorial Day is known nationwide as the unofficial start of summer. At least, that might be the case everywhere except Bethlehem, where the start of the Levitt Pavilion season at SteelStacks got summer underway a week early with the Greater Lehigh Valley Music Association’s Winners Preview Weekend.

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Can’t-Miss Shows of the Week: May 15-21

In one fell swoop, it seems as though summer is going to come roaring back this week. Temps are expected to hit the upper 80s and low 90s during the middle of the week.

It’s fitting, then, that this weekend will be very summer-like in terms of activity on the music scene. Here are our picks for…

Can’t-Miss Shows of the Week!

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Founder’s Picks: Five Can’t-Miss Levitt Pavilion Shows

It’s the start of the most wonderful time of the year! Of course, we mean summer, but we also mean the start of the Levitt Pavilion season at SteelStacks.

ArtsQuest recently announced the full 2017 Levitt Pavilion lineup to the world. This year’s lineup includes headline acts including Steve Kimock, The Coasters, and The Platters, among a host of other locally, regionally, and nationally-renowned musicians.

In looking at the full lineup, we went through and picked out five selections – Can’t-Miss Shows of the Season, perhaps? – that we’re excited about.

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GLVMA to Host Winners Preview Weekend at Levitt Pavilion

On May 19-20, The Greater Lehigh Valley Music Association will preview the upcoming Levitt Pavilion at SteelStacks season – and will employ the talents of Lehigh Valley Music Award winners to do it.

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Can’t-Miss Shows of the Week: Sept. 5-11

Summer is unofficially over. The kids are back to school, the days are getting shorter, and our chances to get outside and enjoy music in 2016 are dwindling.

The good news? Indoors or outdoors, there’s plenty going on in and around our region, all year round! For example, behold these…

Can’t-Miss Shows of the Week!

Tues., Sept. 6 | 5 p.m.
First Monday
Venue:
Sugar Hill Jazz House, 39 S. 9th St., Allentown
Admission: FREE
Description: Due to Labor Day, first Monday happens on Tuesday this month. Either way, enjoy great tunes, delicious food, and a chance to network.

Thurs., Sept. 8 | 2 p.m.
Blacktop Mojo New York City Bus Trip, sponsored by WSCI Radio
Venue: Pickup at WSCI’s Studio 73, 1667 Woodfield Dr., Bethlehem
Admission: $40
Description: It’s the ultimate meet and greet experience! Hang with the band, visit the 9/11 Memorial, and catch Blacktop Mojo perform live!

Thurs., Sept. 8 | 5 p.m.
Not For Coltrane

Venue: Scratch, Easton Public Market, 327 Northampton St., Easton
Admission: FREE
Description: Staying local on Thursday? Sample great local food and beer as you enjoy the acoustic stylings of Michael Duck.

Sat., Sept. 10 | 7:30 p.m.
The Young Dubliners
Venue:
Levitt Pavilion at SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem
Admission: FREE
Description: The Levitt season closes at SteelStacks with the hardest-working Celtic band in the business.

Sat., Sept. 10 | 8 p.m.
Shawn Cav Ensemble
Venue:
Connexions Gallery, 213 Northampton St., Easton
Admission: $7
Description: What better on a beautiful September night than some original jazz fusion in Connexions Gallery’s outdoor courtyard?

Sat., Sept. 10 | 8:30 p.m.
BEATS by Blue Jean
Venue:
Two Rivers Brewing Company, 542 Northampton St., Easton
Admission: FREE
Description: Originals, covers, and maybe a Lil Wayne or Trey Songz cover by the acoustic rock duo.

Can’t-Miss Shows of the Week: May 16-22

Autoerotica (pictured) shares a bill with the debuting Alpha Zero Three on Thursday night.

Debuts, outdoor festivities, and more await you in the Lehigh Valley this week. It may have been cold last night, but things are bound to heat up with these…

Can’t-Miss Shows of the Week!

Thurs., May 19 | 7:00 p.m.
Alpha Zero Three Debuts at The Originals Music Series
Venue: Chicago Restaurant, 1179 Airport Road, Allentown
Admission: FREE
Description: The upstart band highlights a night of hard rock alongside Autoerotica, Dissension Rising, and Site Unknown

May 20-21 | 7:30 p.m.
Levitt Pavilion Preview Weekend, Presented by the Lehigh Valley Music Awards
Venue: Levitt Pavilion at SteelStacks, 1st St., Bethlehem
Admission: FREE
Description: The outdoor free concert series kicks off for the summer with performances by Jordan Kenzie and James Supra on Friday, and Jacqui Armbruster and Lou Franco on Saturday

Sat., May 21 | 8 p.m.
Soul Folks and Not for Coltrane
Venue: Godfrey Daniels, 7 E. 4th St., Bethlehem
Admission: $10 suggested donation
Description: Bethlehem’s mainstay folk venue features two high-energy local acts.