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Musikfest Five-Point Preview: Sunday, August 6

Before the weekend ends and some of you go back to work – unless, like us, you’re taking a full and proper ten-day weekend – there’s still plenty of fun to be had today at Musikfest. It’s shaping up to be a beautiful Sunday and, true to Musikfest form, you have varied options to suit whatever you’re into. Here’s a small sample size of today’s action!

Musikfest Five Point Preview: Sunday, August 6

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Musikfest Five-Point Preview: Saturday, August 5

We hope you had a great time last night to kick off Musikfest! Hopefully, you didn’t go too hard. After all, that was only the beginning!

Today, on the first Saturday of the festival, the lineup is so stacked that we’re having trouble narrowing it down to five performances. That’s a good problem to have, if it can be called a “problem” at all!

Musikfest Five Point Preview: Saturday, August 5

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Musikfest Five-Point Preview: Friday, August 4

Welcome ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, one and all… to Musikfest!

Over the next 10 days, hundreds of performing artists and potentially more than a million people will come through downtown Bethlehem.  Mugs will be filled. Corn will be eaten. Good times will be had.

Here at Lehigh Valley Underground, we will start each day with five things that you should check out. Let’s kick it off!

Musikfest Five Point Preview: Friday, August 4

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Musikfest Five-Point Preview: Day 9

Keeping cool?

The dog days of August are certainly living up to their name this weekend. First of all, make sure that you stay hydrated out there. Fill your ‘Fest mugs with some nice, cold water once in a while.

That should prepare you for the day ahead – and all of the great tunes you have to look forward to.

Musikfest Five-Point Preview
Day 9 – Aug. 13, 2016

La Overtoner | 3 p.m.
Stage: Provident Bank Main Street (North)
Description: Beat the heat with the Berks County natives’ brand of alt-rock.

Rusty and Justin of Flowers for Taco | 5 p.m.
Stage: Hotel Bethlehem Platz (North)
Description: Two members of the Allentown-based party band return for a stripped-down set.

John Hufford | 6 p.m.
Stage: Martin Guitar Lyrikplatz at Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas (South)
Description: John comes to us from nearby Hellertown with an intimate set of folk rock.

Scott Marshall & Marshall Scott | 8 p.m.
Stage:
Martin Guitar Lyrikplatz at Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas (South)
Description: Scott Marshall and his only son perform an acoustic set together.

Craig Thatcher Band | 9 p.m.
Stage: Air Products Americaplatz (South)
Description: The local legend plays a headline set on South Side’s largest free stage.

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

Musikfest Five-Point Preview: Day 8

The second weekend of Musikfest 2016 is now upon us.

Although we’re sad that the ‘Fest is winding down for another year, there’s still an entire weekend’s worth of memories and awesome performances still to come. Have some variety today on us!

Musikfest Five-Point Preview
Day 8 – Aug. 12, 2016

The Philadelphia German Brass Band | 12 p.m.
Stage: Wells Fargo Festplatz (North)
Description: How about some Musikfest-traditional polka on your lunch break? That is, if you went to work at all today…

Crushed Out | 3 p.m.
Stage: Volksplatz (North)
Description: Blues rock from Brooklyn highlights your afternoon.

Wild Planes | 5 & 7 p.m.
Stage: Provident Bank Main Street (North)
Description: Fly with some funk and soul from New York City.

Jessi Lee Ross | 7 p.m.
Stage:
Martin Guitar Lyrikplatz at Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas
Description: An intimate acoustic performance from a local artist. Speaking of local artists…

Sabrina Carpenter | 7:30 p.m.
Stage: Sands Steel Stage (South)
Description: Pretty cool that one of eastern PA’s own is headlining Musikfest on a Friday night, isn’t it?

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

Musikfest Five-Point Preview: Day 7

So… how did you like yesterday’s Schoof Schpecial? Special thanks to DustinSchoof.com for a job well done!

We’re back on it here at LVU, and it’s a good thing – there is still much more to enjoy today at Musikfest (including some family-oriented programming early in the day, in case you have kids in tow).

Musikfest Five-Point Preview
Day 7 – Aug. 11, 2016

PBS39 Presents TeleBear’s Summer Jam with Kira Willey & Friends | 2 p.m.
Stage:
Air Products Tell Me More Stage at PBS39 (South)
Description: The kindie artist and musical yogini presents a performance of music and mindfulness. Also, a new TeleBear’s Summer Jam takes place every day at PBS39 at 2 p.m. through the end of Musikfest!

Easton School of Rock’s Bank Street Band | 2:30 p.m.
Stage: FLYLVIA Plaza Tropical (North)
Description: Meanwhile, family entertainment on the North Side features the Easton School of Rock’s best and brightest.

Tony Gairo & Lou Lanza | 5:30 p.m.
Stage: BB&T Jazz Cabaret Stage (South)
Description: Enjoy some early evening jazz courtesy of two artists with Moravian College ties.

Dina Hall Band | 6:30 p.m.
Stage:
Red Stag Pub Liederplatz (North)
Description: After an intimate set on South Side last night, the local folk legend comes north with a full band.

The Blind Owl Band | 8:30 p.m.
Stage: Provident Bank Main Street (North)
Description: Have you had a dose of bluegrass yet? If not, this could be your chance.

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

Musikfest Five-Point Preview: Day 6

As part of our partnership with DustinSchoof.com, we’ve decided to make today a Schoof Schpecial here at Lehigh Valley Underground. Dustin will be at the festival today, and we want to encourage you visit his site later on for the latest from Musikfest. Of course, we’ll be back to recap his findings and link you to them later.

So, that’s where he’ll be. But specifically, where should you be? Well, we have a few suggestions for you to try…

Musikfest Five-Point Preview
Day 6 – Aug. 10, 2016

Quimby Mountain Band | 5 p.m.
Stage:
Red Stag Pub Liederplatz (North)
Description: The popular Jersey roots rockers cross the state line to jam at ‘Fest.

The Moondogs | 5 p.m.
Stage: Volksplatz (North)
Description: Expect an excellent mix of classic covers, contemporary tunes, and originals when the Moondogs howl.

Billy Bauer Band | 7 p.m.
Stage: Red Stag Pub Liederplatz (North)
Description: Keep jammin’ on the North Side with one of Bethlehem’s own.

Dina Hall | 8 p.m.
Stage:
Martin Guitar Lyrikplatz at Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas (South)
Description: Join the Lehigh Valley folk legend for an intimate set.

Here Come the Mummies | 9:30 p.m.
Stage: Air Products Americaplatz (South)
Description: You came to South Side, so why not stay there for some fun all the way from Egypt?

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

Musikfest Five-Point Preview: Day 5

Tuesday’s lineup is particularly exciting to me. The official halfway point of Musikfest 2016 is marked by artists I’ve personally had the privilege of covering, as well as those I’ve seen, but who might be new to the Lehigh Valley Underground audience.

Come along with me, and I’ll make sure you know who’s who before the day is through.

Musikfest Five-Point Preview
Day 5 – Aug. 9, 2016

Joyous | 12 p.m.
Stage:
Wells Fargo Festplatz (North)
Description: Sneak out for lunch (or just take the day off) to hear some classic soul and R&B.

Seamus Kennedy | 5 p.m.
Stage: Red Stag Pub Liederplatz (North)
Description: The popular Celtic folk artist returns to Bethlehem once more.

The Groove Merchants | 7 p.m.
Stage: Provident Bank Main Street (North)
Description: Funk, soul, blues, and jazz collide for the second time today (the band also plays in the same spot at 5 p.m.).

Voirvoir | 8:30 p.m.
Stage:
Provident Bank Main Street (North)
Description: There Are No Good Goodbyes, so say hello once more to the local indie rock masters.

Scythian | 9 p.m.
Stage: Air Products Americaplatz (South)
Description: One of the ‘Fest’s most popular returning performers brings their unique, thrilling brand of rock.

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

Musikfest Five-Point Preview: Day 4

Wow. Now that, my friends, was a night of rock. Thank you to the bands, the Greater Lehigh Valley Music Association and, of course, ArtsQuest for letting us share in such a special event. Photos and a full recap are still to come!

I’m a bit unsure of how I’m going to recover from that one in time for more ‘Festing today. However, I’m a man of my word, and when I said we were going to cover Musikfest, I meant it!

Better get caffeinated and ready to go!

Musikfest Five-Point Preview
Day 4 – Aug. 8, 2016

Sydnie Keddington | 5 p.m.
Stage:
Martin Guitar Lyrikplatz at Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas (South)
Description: Start your evening at SteelStacks with some country from an Allentown native.

Summer Scouts | 7:30 p.m.
Stage: FLYLVIA Plaza Tropical (North)
Description: The local power pop juggernaut plays tunes from its album, “Furthest Reach,” and more.

Flowers for Taco | 9 p.m.
Stage: Volksplatz (North)
Description: Have a Monday Night Party with this unpredictable band and its eclectic mix.

Slingshot Dakota | 9:30 p.m.
Stage:
FLYLVIA Plaza Tropical (North)
Description: Bethlehem’s favorite nationally-touring couple returns (with Mimey!) to play tunes from its latest album, “Break.”

Katie Faust | 11 p.m.
Stage: TD Community Stage on Air Products Townsquare (South)
Description: How about some indie pop from Philly as a nightcap?

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

Musikfest Five-Point Preview: Day 3

I’ll start by saying this: You know where you need to be tonight.

Just in case you don’t, I’m here to tell you: You need to come to the Lehigh Valley Music Awards Rock Showcase, sponsored by Lehigh Valley Underground.

Starting at 8 p.m., Another Day Dawns, Doubting Thoma$, The Cherrybombs, and Social Call will be at FLYLVIA Plaza Tropical. We’ll be there. Everyone will be there!

Including you. Yes, you.

Musikfest Five-Point Preview
Day 3 – Aug. 7, 2016

Fritz’s Polka Band | 12 p.m.
Stage:
Wells Fargo Festplatz (North)
Description: Would it be Musikfest without polka? No. The answer is no.

Burning Bridget Cleary | 3 p.m.
Stage: Volksplatz (North)
Description: Sunday’s diverse offerings continue with the popular Celtic folk group.

Eric Mintel Quartet | 4 p.m.
Stage: Red Stag Pub Liederplatz (North)
Description: Jazz on a beautiful, lazy Sunday afternoon? Where do we sign up?

Belle-Skinner | 5 p.m.
Stage:
Martin Guitar Lyrikplatz at Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas (South)
Description: Keepin’ it indie from all the way in Albany!

The Lehigh Valley Music Awards Rock Showcase, sponsored by Lehigh Valley Underground | 8 p.m.
Stage:
FLYLVIA Plaza Tropical (North)
Description: We already told you, didn’t we?

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

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