SouthSide Arts & Music Festival Kicks Off Today in Bethlehem

Performances by Robert Randolph & Rusted Root, Art Demonstrations and Family Fun Fill Event Enjoy two days packed with dynamic art activities and live music by more than 30 performers including Robert Randolph & the Family Band, Rusted Root, Coco Montoya, Ceramic Animal, Steve Forbert and Everyone Orchestra in five venues on Bethlehem’s SouthSide. Festival [...]

Musikfest Unveils Official 2017 Festival Artwork

Bobby Zeik Celebrates Festival’s 34th Year Aug. 4-13 With its energetic musicians framed in rich blue hues and a blast of bright colors behind them, the 2017 Musikfest artwork captures the spirit and intensity of the festival by focusing on the people who drive the event – the performers. The work, celebrating Musikfest’s exciting 34th [...]

SteelStacks High School Jazz Band Showcase Finals Sunday, March 19

It’s an evening of great, live music and fun, friendly competition as seven area high school jazz bands compete for the chance to open for RiverJazz headliners. Following four preliminary rounds, seven area high school jazz bands have advanced to the finals of the 2017 SteelStacks High School Jazz Band Showcase presented by King, Spry, [...]

Ana Popovic, Victor Wainwright & Butch Trucks and the Freight Train Band Headline Blast Furnace Blues

Internationally acclaimed guitarist Ana Popovic, 2016 Blues Music Awards “B.B. King Entertainer of the Year” Victor Wainwright and more lead a dynamic lineup of traditional and contemporary blues acts performing at the sixth Blast Furnace Blues Festival presented by Highmark Blue Shield March 24-26, 2017 at the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks in Bethlehem.  Three-day festival [...]

Rose Ostrowski’s Second Annual ‘Adding Tomorrows’ Mall Tour Comes to a Close

12 year old Rose Ostrowski recently performed at the Marketplace at Steamtown as part of her 'Adding Tomorrows' Mall Tour to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation For the last five months twelve year old Rose Ostrowski of Berwick, PA has been on an area mall tour to help raise awareness and donations for [...]

Musikfest to Kick Off with Scorchin’ Performance by the Legendary Carlos Santana Aug. 4

Photo by Maryanne Bilham GRAMMY® winning guitarist and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Carlos Santana and his band will electrify the crowd at Musikfest when they perform at the Sands Steel Stage Fri., Aug. 4, 8:30 p.m. Tickets for the concert are $59.50-$109.50 and go now sale at and 610-332-3378. One [...]

FAQ For The 2017 Happening List

Here's a brief FAQ about this year's Happening List.  The nominating process has already begun.  Click here to visit the Nomination Page and nominate your favorite business, school, person or service in the Lehigh Valley. How do I nominate a business for The Happening List? Simply fill out this brief form to nominate a business [...]

The Stars Are Coming To The Musikfest Cafe

Kevin Nealon, Nemr and Burning Bridget Cleary On May 7, 7:30 p.m., the Musikfest Café is pleased to welcome Kevin Nealon. Best known for his nine years as a writer and cast member on NBC’s Saturday Night Live, Nealon created some of the show’s most memorable characters, including The Subliminal Man and Hans and Franz. [...]

Voting Begins for 2017 Lehigh Valley Music Awards

Who are the best musicians in the Lehigh Valley? You decide! From now through Dec. 28, the public is invited to vote for the winners of the 18th Lehigh Valley Music Awards presented by Tri Outdoor at Tickets for the LVMA18, set for March 5, 4 p.m., at the ArtsQuest Center, are on sale [...]

Martin Sexton & Rob Stoneback Big Band Coming to Musikfest Café

This winter will get off to a hot start at SteelStacks, when singer-songwriter Martin Sexton and the popular Rob Stoneback Big Band perform at the ArtsQuest Center’s Musikfest Café presented by Yuengling this December. Tickets for the shows are on sale at and 610-332-3378. On Dec. 10, 7:30 p.m., the Musikfest Café is pleased [...]