About Ernie Reed

Ernie Reed is publisher of Lehigh Valley Happening and owner of Lehigh Valley Advertising LLC, a local advertising agency specializing in helping small to medium sized businesses realize their marketing and branding goals. Ernie has degrees in journalism and marketing. For comments and suggestions email [email protected]

Glee’s Matthew Morrison, Comedian Rob Schneider & More Coming to SteelStacks

Matthew Morrison of “Glee” and comedian Rob Schneider are among the three new performances announced for the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks’ Musikfest Café presented by Yuengling, located at 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. Tickets for the performances are on sale at www.steelstacks.org and 610-332-3378. On Sept. 7, 8 p.m., actor and singer Matthew Morrison takes the [...]

New Interactive Musikfest Camp

An interactive Musikfest camp featuring hands-on sessions with the festival’s performers and new STEAM-based art camps highlight the dynamic camp lineup at ArtsQuest’s Banana Factory arts center this summer. The 2017 summer session, featuring weeklong camps for ages 4-17, runs June 12- Aug. 11. New this year, the arts center is also offering sessions from [...]

Tee Off in Support of Musikfest

Photo by Bob Yurko Fore! Golf aficionados and Musikfest fans are coming together in support of the nation’s largest free music festival when the 5th annual Musikfest Golf Tournament presented by B Braun Medical and Tri Outdoor tees off July 10 in Bethlehem. The event, which starts at 11 a.m., takes place at [...]

Strut Your Mutt Dog Show Returns June 11

Photo by Craig Roberts Calling all canines! The 2nd Annual Strut Your Mutt Dog Show returns to the Levitt Pavilion at SteelStacks June 11, 4-7 p.m., for a pup-friendly event celebrating the cutest and most talented furry friends. Individuals can enter their dogs to compete for prizes in several contests including Best Rescue, [...]

Volunteer Round-Up Week of May 28

THIS WEEK'S VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES IN THE LEHIGH VALLEY AMERICA ON WHEELS MUSEUM, Allentown is looking for summer volunteers (18+ years) to assist with a variety of fun activities at Summer Camp for children ages 6-12 on Tuesday through Friday for the weeks of July 11th (12:30-4pm), July 25th (8:30am-12pm), and August 1st (9am-12pm).   Volunteers will [...]

Rattlesnake, Elk & Gator Highlight ‘Taste of the Wild’ Culinary Experience

Rattlesnake Sausage Rattlesnake sausage, wild boar belly sliders, gator bites and mini elk kabobs are among the delicious offerings guests can sample during the “Taste of the Wild” culinary event at SteelStacks June 2, 6-8 p.m. Tickets for the event, which also provides unique opportunities for guests to meet the education animals and [...]

Volunteer Round-Up Week of May 21

THIS WEEK'S VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES IN THE LEHIGH VALLEY COMPEER OF THE LEHIGH VALLEY, Allentown needs volunteers for one-on-one friendship matches.  Compeer matches volunteers from the community with members who are in stable, mental health recovery.  Volunteers spend time with the member doing things like talking over a cup of coffee, taking a walk, going to [...]

Step Outdoors Festival Coming to Bethlehem June 3-4

The return of the high-flying Keystone DockDogs competition; the “Taste of the Wild“ culinary event featuring delicacies like rattlesnake sausage and mini elk kabobs; and new activities designed to immerse kids in the wonders of the great outdoors highlight the third Step Outdoors Lehigh Valley festival at SteelStacks June 3-4. The festival, which is free [...]

Aaron Neville, Cherry Poppin’ Daddies, Robert Glasper & Dirty Dozen Brass Band Headline 2017 RiverJazz

Soul and R&B icon Aaron Neville, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Cherry Poppin’ Daddies and GRAMMY winner Robert Glasper are the first artists announced for RiverJazz presented by Concannon Miller this spring at SteelStacks in Bethlehem. Tickets for the four concerts, all of which will take place in the ArtsQuest Center’s Musikfest Café presented by [...]

Dirty Heads and SOJA Performing June 27 at Yuengling Summer Concert Series

Reggae rock takes center stage when the Dirty Heads and SOJA, along with special guests The Green, perform at SteelStacks June 27, 6:30 p.m., as part of the 2017 Yuengling Summer Concert Series. Tickets for the concert, which takes place at the Levitt Pavilion at the base of the former Bethlehem Steel blast furnaces, are [...]