Not For Coltrane, Brian Kibler Added to September First Friday Concert Series Lineup

We haven’t even gotten to the inaugural edition of the Lehigh Valley Underground First Friday Concert Series, and already, the movement is growing throughout South Bethlehem.

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Musikfest Bonus Tracks: Del Water Gap and National Parks on the South Side

Just when you thought we were out of Musikfest content, it turns out that we have more photos for your viewing pleasure.

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Lehigh Valley Underground and SouthSide Arts District Present First Fridays Concert Series

Lehigh Valley Underground is thrilled to announce a partnership with SouthSide Arts District to bring music back to First Fridays in South Bethlehem.

Beginning on Friday, September 1, 2017 and continuing on the first Friday of every month, both organizations will team up to present the Lehigh Valley Underground Concert Series at First Fridays. The series will inject arts and culture into First Fridays by hosting live music in a variety of South Bethlehem performance venues, shops, and restaurants, providing performance opportunities to local artists while bringing an increased level of patronage to local businesses.

“Partnering with SouthSide Arts District on its First Fridays initiative is right in line with LVU’s mission to bring our community together,” said Gerard Longo, Founder/Editor-in-Chief of Lehigh Valley Underground. “This monthly series will support our vibrant music scene and our growing local business community, making South Bethlehem a shining example of progress for the Greater Lehigh Valley and beyond.”

September’s First Friday lineup is complete, featuring 12 performers across nine prominent South Bethlehem locations. The September 1 lineup is as follows:

Bonn Place Brewing Co. (310 Taylor St.)
5 p.m.: Cubbage

Color Me Mine (25 E. Third St.)
6 p.m.: Zach Russack
7:30 p.m.: Neil Grover

Comfort Suites Hill to Hill Grille (120 W. Third St.)
6 p.m.: The Bryan Tuk Complex

Godfrey Daniels (7 E. 4th St.)
7:30 p.m.: Not For Coltrane
8:30 p.m.: The Beautiful Distortion

Lit Roastery & Bakeshop (26 E. Third St.)
5:30 p.m.: Kayla Avitabile

Molinari’s (322 E. Third St.)
5:30 p.m.: Jordyn Kenzie
6:30 p.m.: Kara Hartzell

Molly’s Irish Grille & Sports Pub
6 p.m.: Brian Kibler

SouthSide 313 (313 E. Third St.)
5:30 p.m.: Roi and the Secret People

Zoellner Arts Center Courtyard at Lehigh University (420 E. Packer Ave.)
7 p.m.: Julia Sommer

Additionally, Lehigh Valley Underground will now accept performer submissions for future First Friday events on a rolling basis. Performers interested in submitting should email streaming links and a short bio/EPK to lehighvalleyunderground@gmail.com or fill out this form.

Musikfest, Day 6: Big Stage Blues and a Singer-Songwriter Showcase

I was excited to go to the South Side of Musikfest on Wednesday night. Many of the performers that I’ve been looking forward to covering were making their ‘Fest debuts playing inside of the Martin Guitar Lyrikplatz. This came at a perfect time as, after five days of walking around the North Side of the festival, I was ready to give my legs a break.

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Can’t-Miss Shows of the Week: July 31-August 6

Let’s address the elephant in the room: Musikfest begins Friday. Just like last year, you can be sure that Lehigh Valley Underground will have daily previews of the action as the days go by.

Until then, there are plenty of non-‘Fest related activities taking place throughout the area this week, and we’re here to tell you about ‘em!

Can’t-Miss Shows of the Week!
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PHOTOS: Beach Bod and Small Mess at Lit Roastery & Bakeshop (Tape Swap Radio)

After a year and a half, we’re still finding new places to go to enjoy live music throughout the Valley. Thursday night took us to a cool spot in South Bethlehem that we’ve been meaning to check out, and we had the opportunity thanks to our friends at Tape Swap Radio.

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An Interview with Luke Ferracone

Christopher Snyder returns to LVU. This time, he sits down with guitarist Luke Ferracone of The Groove Merchants. Luke tells us everything about the band, and extensively discusses the music that has influenced him. It’s a great read — we hope you enjoy it!

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PHOTOS: Second Annual VetFest at SteelStacks

Before spending some time at the Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites Blueberry Festival, I spent the early part of my day at SteelStacks to capture a few photos of the Second Annual VetFest.

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Jakopa’s Punch Processional Hits the Greenway This Weekend

After months of preparation (which included a spirited fundraiser along the way), Jakopa’s Punch is venturing outside of Touchstone Theatre’s confines this weekend with a performance that promises something for everyone.

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PHOTOS: Fig Bethlehem Summer Issue Launch at PBS39

Tuesday night, PBS39 welcomed Fig Bethlehem and a host of small business owners and community members into its PPL Public Media Center for a night that was all about community and collaboration.

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