PHOTOS: Scott Marshall & Marshall’s Highway at Mayfair Festival of the Arts 2016

Scott Marshall has a deep and very real appreciation and respect for the United States military. This can be heard in the songs he sings, and can be seen on full display on days like today.

To commemorate Memorial Day, Marshall and his band Marshall’s Highway performed on Mayfair’s Liberty Stage at Allentown Fairgrounds. Hundreds of friends and fans came out on what turned out to be a gorgeous Memorial Day to hear two-plus hours of music, as well as thoughts from Marshall, saxophonist Glenn Hofmann, and local guest of honor John Cramsey, who shared stories and letters to honor the nation’s veterans and to remember those who never returned from war.

Marshall’s Highway made Memorial Day 2016 one to remember. Now, this great day will forever be immortalized in photos on Lehigh Valley Underground!


PHOTOS: Dana Gaynor Band at Mayfair

It’s a blazing hot Memorial Day weekend in the Lehigh Valley, and that means it’s time for Mayfair Festival of the Arts! The festival rolls along all weekend, and began last night with an appearance from the Dana Gaynor Band.

Gaynor and her bandmates withstood the heat for two hours to deliver an incredibly tight performance of all original music across genres. Those in attendance heard shades of blues, rock, jam, rockabilly, country, and even a little pop throughout the night.

Mayfair continues all weekend long, highlighted by performances from the Godfrey Daniels Community, Big Valley Bluegrass, Craig Thatcher and more (full schedule here). We’ll be back to close the festival on Monday for Scott Marshall & Marshall’s Highway.

Until then, enjoy these photos from last night’s stellar performance.

LVU Wants to Know: What Upcoming Shows Have You Excited?

With the unofficial start of summer just days away, the music scene here in the Lehigh Valley (and anywhere else with a music scene) is making like the temperature and heating up. We’re lucky enough to live in a place where, virtually any night of the week, you can find great live music from local talent.

There is always much to look forward to in the prime time of the year, but we want to know: Which shows in particular have caught your eye?

Perhaps you’re looking forward to your favorite Musikfest headliner. Or, if you’re like us, you want to show the love to our local artists, who keep this scene going year-round. Whatever your tastes, there’s bound to be something for everybody — and we want to know what dates are on your radar!

A couple that are upcoming for us? Well, in addition to our Can’t-Miss Shows of the Week (hello, Mayfair), we’re really looking forward to Slingshot Dakota’s Hometown Record Release Show at SteelStacks on Friday, June 10. Also, we can’t wait to mix it up with Scott Marshall, Pinnacle, Valdez and a host of other local music folks at The Originals Music Series’ Musicians Social on Thursday, June 16. LVU plans to be in attendance for both of those — and many more!

It’s your turn to tell us. What’s most exciting to you as a local music lover?

Can’t-Miss Shows of the Week: Memorial Day Weekend Edition

Memorial Day Weekend will soon be upon us! The unofficial start of summer brings with it increasing opportunities to check out the wild musical world around us.

Can’t-Miss Shows of the Week!

Fri., May 27 | 7:30 p.m.
Dana Gaynor at Mayfair Festival of the Arts
Venue: 601 Hamilton St., Allentown
Admission: $6 advance, $8 at the door (free for children under 10 and U.S. military veterans)
Description: Dana Gaynor and her blues band headline Mayfair’s Discovery Stage on the festival’s first night.

Sat., May 28 | 8 p.m.
Julius at the West Coplay Maennerchor
Venue: 3326 N Ruch St., Whitehall
Admission: FREE
Description: Julius receives full band support to blow the roof off of the club. Membership is not necessary to attend.

Mon., May 30 | 12:30 p.m.
Scott Marshall & Marshall’s Highway at Mayfair Festival of the Arts
Venue: Allentown Fairgrounds
Description: Scott Marshall and his eponymous band cap a big holiday weekend with a performance for the troops, to be followed by a ceremony in their honor.