LVMA18 Week: Check 1, 2…

There’s still almost a week to go until the 18th Annual Lehigh Valley Music Awards Ceremony takes place at the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks, but there is already a buzz in the air.

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20 Years of Diligence: A Conversation with George Hrab

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Some might know George Hrab as the drummer who provides the backbone for Philadelphia Funk Authority, one of the most renowned and versatile party bands this side of the Mississippi. Others may know him as the host of the Geologic Podcast, a true variety show which celebrates its 500th episode this Saturday; a 500-minute extravaganza to be broadcast on Facebook Live.

On Sunday, March 5th, those in attendance at the Lehigh Valley Music Awards will know George Hrab for one more reason: he will be honored as a 20 Year Veteran of our local music scene.

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Rusted Root, Everyone Orchestra to Perform at Expanded SouthSide Arts & Music Festival

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ArtsQuest’s SouthSide Arts & Music Festival is getting a makeover.

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Lehigh Valley Music Awards Voting Begins Dec. 14

Now that the nominations have been collected, you might be wondering when you can cast your vote for the 18th Annual Lehigh Valley Music Awards, taking place Sunday, March 5 at the Musikfest Café.

The answer? You won’t have to wait much longer.

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Musikfest Five-Point Preview: Day 1

Scott Marshall returns to the Musikfest Cafe Friday night.

You were wondering where your Can’t-Miss Shows were this week, weren’t you?

Admittedly, I wanted to take a few days off before hitting the scene during Musikfest. After all, there’s going to be so much music around these parts for the next ten days, that we’re going to have our hands full covering all of it.

I also must admit that we may not get to EVERY. SINGLE. SHOW. at Musikfest over the course of the next ten days. However, we will try our best to hit as many as possible (and if you want us to get to yours in particular, please let us know).

Either way, we WILL come at you each day of the festival with a brand-new…

Musikfest Five-Point Preview
Day 1 – Aug. 5, 2016

Alex Radus Trio | 5 p.m.
Hotel Bethlehem Platz (North)
Description: Mixing folk, jazz, Americana, and more, the diverse trio kicks off the second year of the iconic hotel’s official Musikfest stage.

Opening Ceremonies | 6 p.m.
Stage: Festplatz (North)
Description: Ring in a brand-new ‘Fest, back where it all started!

X Ambassadors ft. Rachel Platten & Jukebox the Ghost | 7 p.m.
Stage: Sands Steel Stage (South)
Description: The band that brought you “Renegades” kicks off the main stage action. LVU will have a review on Saturday!

 Scott Marshall & Marshall’s Highway | 8 p.m.
PNC Series at Musikfest Café (South)
Description: One of the Valley’s most popular acts returns to the scene of its April heroin awareness benefit.

The Rare Occasions | 11 p.m.
TD Community Stage on Air Products Townsquare (South)
Description: The party continues deep into the night with the Providence-based alt-rockers.

There’s more where that came from! Check in with every morning throughout Musikfest for a full free stage lineup!