fter joining our community partners Fig Bethlehem at Zoellner Arts Center to celebrate the launch of their Fall 2017 issue, and after dinner and a quick change at home, it was getting close to time for the age-old tradition of SteelStacks Open Mic, hosted by Billy Bauer.
On Saturday night, the excitement of those inside of a packed Musikfest Cafe was unmistakable, as the sold-out crowd came through to hear Billy Bauer Band pay tribute to one of its biggest influences — and one of the most successful touring artists of all time — Dave Matthews Band.
In my first venture back out onto the scene since Sunday’s Musikfest finale, I found myself back on familiar ground, as I headed down to SteelStacks for Billy Bauer’s weekly open mic on Thursday night.
Just when you thought we were out of Musikfest content, it turns out that we have more photos for your viewing pleasure.
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.
Let me tell you about my night last night, and you’ll understand why I wake up this morning with a great sense of appreciation for this music community.
This week, it’s all about variety. From rock and Americana, from jazz to blues – and a dash of comedy – you’re sure to find something you like this week.
Here we go!
Can’t-Miss Shows of the Week!
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.
On Saturday night, indie pop duo and hometown favorites Slingshot Dakota return to Bethlehem for a special night of music at SteelStacks. The bill also features Chicago’s Ratboys and the Valley’s own Sing, Bird of Prey. Tickets can be found here.
Carly Comando, who comprises the band alongside husband Tom Patterson, chatted with us to talk about the band’s busy 2017, which has so far included an international tour that went all the way to the UK, and their post-summer plans.
As festival season works into its middle stages, you’re guaranteed more great times out on the scene this week in a variety of forms.
You can go to a delicious festival, listen to some hometown heroes, chill out in a record store, and much more. See below for our…