New Year’s Eve 2018: The Definitive Lehigh Valley Underground Guide

In your preparations to say goodbye to 2017, you may still be looking for a fun, local way to ring in the New Year when the ball drops.

As usual, our music scene delivers!

There is no shortage of options for the local music lover to enjoy this New Year’s Eve. Below, we give you plenty to choose from (presented in order of start time).

New Year’s Eve 2018: The Definitive Lehigh Valley Underground Guide

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Marshall, Rocking the Valley Raise Cancer Awareness at Jetport

It can be a tough sell to get people out of their homes on a Tuesday night for an evening on the town. However, Scott Marshall, Rocking the Valley, and a host of artists, organizations, and vendors had no problem doing just that, bringing close to 100 supporters out to the Jetport Bar & Lounge Tuesday night in the name of pediatric cancer awareness.

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PHOTOS: The Benefit for Scott Marshall

Seven bands. A couple dozen sponsors. Several guest speakers.

One benefit for the ages.

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Can’t-Miss Shows of the Week: Feb. 13-19

We’re still coming down from the high of the First Annual Lehigh Valley Underground Winter Jamboree, and we can’t wait to follow it up by hitting the scene once again this week!

Fortunately, we have plenty of options in front of us, like these…

Can’t-Miss Shows of the Week!

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2017: A Five-Point Preview

Let’s start a new tradition around here on the first Monday of the year: In addition to providing you with the Can’t-Miss Shows of the Week, as we do every Monday, let’s take a longer look at our calendar to, perhaps, some Can’t-Miss Shows of the Year.

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The Benefit for Scott Marshall Tickets Now Available

As previously reported by Lehigh Valley Underground, Allentown’s Maingate Nightclub will host The Benefit for Scott Marshall on Sunday, February 19 from 1-6 p.m. Today, we update you to let you know that tickets are now available.

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Music Community Comes Together for Scott Marshall

During a career that spans more than 20 years and has resulted in upwards of 50 Lehigh Valley Music Award nominations, Scott Marshall has given an immeasurable amount to the Valley’s music scene and community at large. Now, the community Marshall has served wants to assist the singer-songwriter in his time of need.

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Recapping the Lehigh Valley Music Awards Rock Showcase

To me, Sunday’s incredible Lehigh Valley Music Awards Rock Showcase at Musikfest’s Plaza Tropical reinforced a few things that I already knew:

  • Rock is alive and well in the Lehigh Valley.
  • Our area has a wealth of local talent.
  • The Greater Lehigh Valley Music Association is a pretty cool organization to work with.
  • Musikfest might be the best thing on the planet.

Personally, it was a blast to be on-hand for four great, local bands like Another Day Dawns, Doubting Thoma$, The Cherrybombs, and Social Call. All four bands rocked so hard and put on such a great show that, in all honestly, it’s hard to say which one was my favorite. It was an excellent night of rock across the board.

I also have to thank the GLVMA and, of course, ArtsQuest for the opportunity to introduce each of the bands and represent Lehigh Valley Underground at the event. It was an honor and a privilege to be a part of Musikfest in this way, and I look forward to working with both organizations again in the not-too-distant future.

Of course, since I was there all night, I couldn’t help but to bring my camera and get some photos. So, you get some bonus shots of the action!

Another Day Dawns

Doubting Thoma$

The Cherrybombs

Social Call

PHOTOS: The Lehigh Valley Music Awards Rock Showcase, Sponsored by Lehigh Valley Underground

Last night, Musikfest was rocked by four local bands as part of the Lehigh Valley Music Awards Rock Showcase, sponsored by Lehigh Valley Underground.

Local rockers Another Day Dawns, Doubting Thoma$, The Cherrybombs, and Social Call packed Musikfest’s Plaza Tropical tent with friends and fans all night long. The evening featured a mix of originals and covers, and was hosted onstage by LVU Founder Gerard Longo.

Here are some photos — more are coming with a full recap a bit later. Enjoy!

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!