Announcing the Lineup for ‘Come Together 2018’ on Saturday, April 28.

Hey, everybody! My name is Michael Duck; I am Not For Coltrane. And at 7 p.m. on April 28, I’ll get to join some amazing performers onstage at Godfrey Daniels for “Come Together 2018,” a show benefiting “No Place for Hate.”

This is our second annual show supporting “No Place for Hate,” a program that’s in schools across the Lehigh Valley — along with 46 school districts across Pennsylvania, and many more across the U.S. It aims to help kids figure out how to get along with each other: Reducing bullying, increasing respect for each other, and challenging anti-Semitism, racism, and bigotry in all its forms.

We had a lot of fun at last year’s show, but this year we’re partnering with Lehigh Valley Underground and SouthSide Arts District to pull together a much bigger event! And for the performance itself, we’re going to have seven (seven!) performers onstage at once, swapping songs and playing together. I’m thrilled that I’ll get to share a stage with these six other performers:

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Can’t-Miss Shows of the Week: Dec. 25-31

Now that the gifts have been unwrapped and the egg nog has been consumed, we find ourselves smack in the middle of the final week of the year. One thing you’ll notice here is that there are no New Year’s Eve shows listed below. That’s because it deserves its own list, and that is coming a bit later in the week.

For now, let’s take a look at everything else going on, and let’s plan to finish strong!

Can’t-Miss Shows of the Week!

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PHOTOS: Kara Hartzell ‘When I’m Home’ EP Release Party

Thursday night presented a unique edition of SteelStacks Open Mic, presented by Billy Bauer. The weekly series served as the platform for the release of singer-songwriter Kara Hartzell’s debut EP, “When I’m Home.”

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Valley Artists Gather to Show There’s ‘No Place for Hate’

Michael Duck, the Godfrey Daniels mainstay and singer-songwriter behind folk project Not For Coltrane, has gathered friends for a cause this Sunday at the legendary folk venue.

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

We continue at a torrid pace this week; one that begins with The Quinn Spinn’s live internet radio debut, and one that ends with a truly stacked weekend across the board.

Learn all about it with another installment of…

Can’t-Miss Shows of the Week!

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PHOTOS: May-riffic Music Festival, Day 2

Our May-riffic weekend continued into Sunday, with variety being the theme of the day. Sunday’s lineup ran the gamut of rock and roll, providing a little something for everyone.

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May-riffic Day 2 Preview: 12 p.m. Start Time, Full Lineup

Well, that was fun!

Day 1 of our May-riffic Music Festival rocked well into the night and saw top-notch performances across the board. We want to thank Carter Lansing, Jordyn Kenzie, Chelsea Lyn Meyer, Leah Marie Fuls, Rofo Audio, Summer Scouts, Camo, and Rofo Audio (again) for getting us kicked off! Photos and a recap of the entire festival are coming on Monday.

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Get Ready for May-riffic with the Official Spotify Playlist!

If you’re like us, you’re probably suuuuuuuuper excited for this weekend’s May-riffic Music Festival at American Spirits Roadhouse.

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Like, so excited that you can hardly contain yourself, and you just want the week to hurry up and end already so you can get to Saturday. You might even sound something like, “I can’t take another minute of this! OH, THE HUMANITY! WHEN WILL THIS WEEK FINALLY END?!

Sorry, we got a little carried away. Case of the Mondays, perhaps?

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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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#LVURoadTrip: Launch Music Conference Friday Night, Part 2

Fest Friday continued into the night at Launch Music Conference in Lancaster, and believe me when I say: I’m glad I stuck around. There was some insane talent still to come as the sun set.

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