Aug 13 Saturday
Musikfest is 10 days of great, live music on 15 different stages throughout Bethlehem’s historic district and the SteelStacks arts campus. From the opening note to the closing act, more than 500 FREE performances will take place in the city’s streets, parks, plazas and historic areas. From Bach to bluegrass and rock to reggae, we’re certain you’ll find something that appeals to your musical tastes. This year's headlining performances include Willie Nelson & Family, Ziggy Marley, Boyz II Men, Kip Moore, Kelsea Ballerini, Counting Crows, and more!
Bluegrass royalty Leigh and Eric Gibson step into what some might at first see as uncharted territory on their country-soul breakout Mockingbird, the latest album. The celebrated bluegrass duo — named back-to-back Entertainers of the Year by the International Bluegrass Music Association in 2012 and 2013 — played the Nashville game two decades ago, while in their early 20s, and were offered a major label deal, only to be told at the last minute that they were too “retro” for modern country music. Today, such characterizations, along with their authenticity, set them apart. A mix of country, soul and seventies rock, the sibling duo are musical trailblazers. As players and vocalists, they are superb, harmonizing as only siblings can; as songwriters they stand without peer, having long been a band awarded for their songs and songwriting.
Aug 14 Sunday
Aug 19 Friday
Ryan Devlin is a 25-year-old saxophonist and private woodwind instructor living in Boston, MA studying for his master’s degree at New England Conservatory. Ryan will be joined by pianist Mike Bond, double-bassist Gene Perla, and drummer Adam Nussbaum. Gene and Adam are both residents of Easton, PA and have appeared numerous times at Miller Symphony Hall. Their music is strong, sweet, and recognizable as they play songs from the American Songbook, jazz standards, and self-composed melodies. Their wide range of sounds span from the gentleness of Stan Getz to the ferocity of John Coltrane. Each of the group members have the capacity to stretch their music in multiple directions all the while keeping an internal communication on the front burner.
Jack O’Neill and Cary Pierce, the “Jack O” and “Pierce” who make up the seminal duo Jackopierce, are celebrating 30 years of making music that has amassed a loyal following of millions of fans across the country and the world with a super high-energy live show and what the Dallas Morning News has called “spotless harmonies.” Jackopierce formed in 1988 and the duo steadily made a name for themselves, especially with two of their signature tracks, “Vineyard” and their version of the classic “Please Come to Boston.” They released ten studio albums, toured three continents, nine countries, and 45 states - amassing millions of loyal fans along the way. Over the years They have shared the stage with John Mayer, Dave Matthews Band, Matchbox20, Counting Crows, The Wallflowers, Sheryl Crow, Toad the Wet Sprocket - to name a few.
Aug 20 Saturday
The world famous Glenn Miller Orchestra is one of the greatest acts of all time! Originally formed by Glenn Miller in 1938 during the Swing era of the 1930s and 1940s, they have enjoyed a matchless string of hits including their signature "Moonlight Serenade," "Chattanooga Choo Choo," "A String Of Pearls," "Tuxedo Junction" and of course "In The Mood." The present Glenn Miller Orchestra was formed in 1956 with Nick Hilscher as the orchestra’s current musical director. Glenn Miller Orchestra sells out show after show, so get your tickets fast!
Aug 21 Sunday
The mission of the Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra is to present live classical music in enjoyable and accessible ways to a diverse and expanding audience in eastern Pennsylvania. Valley Vivaldi concerts are performed by an ensemble of principal musicians from the PSO. The June 26 soloists are: Christine Moulton, Allan Birney,Simon Maurer, Cheryl Bishkoff. Pieces include Vivaldi- Concerto for strings and continuo; Bach- Oboe d'Amore concerto in A, BWV 1055; Locatelli- Concerto grosso in c; Vivaldi- Flute Concerto "La Notte" RV 439.
Crawford & Power was born of red clay, back roads, callouses, and ingenuity passed down from mash makers. With roots in country, Americana, and southern rock, they seek to put their twist toward a classic country music revival. Their unique brand of country has been lauded as a breath of fresh air to the genre. The duo have already opened for a variety of artists including The Marshall Tucker Band, Willie Nelson, Travis Tritt, The Charlie Daniels Band, Cody Johnson, Luke Combs, 38 Special, Gary Allan, and Jerry Douglas.
Aug 25 Thursday
Only Nashville could give birth to a band like The SteelDrivers: a talented group of seasoned musicians – each distinguished in his or her own right. The group’s bluegrass roots combine with country and soul influences to create a refreshing, decidedly contemporary sound. This is new music with the old feeling. The SteelDrivers fan Vince Gill describes the band’s fusion as simply "an incredible combination."
The innovative, soulful bluegrass band The SteelDrivers – Tammy Rogers, Mike Fleming, Brent Truitt, and Richard Bailey – released The Muscle Shoals Recordings in 2015. The album quickly climbed the charts, reaching #1 on Billboard’s Bluegrass Chart and achieving the highest first-week sales in band history. 2016 was a record year for The SteelDrivers, who won the 2016 Grammy award for “Best Bluegrass Album," received IBMA nominations for “Album of the Year” and “Song of the Year" for "Long Way Down," which also reached #1 on the Bluegrass Today monthly chart. The SteelDrivers are currently playing sold-out shows at top venues and music festivals across the country on the Long Way Down Tour.
Aug 27 Saturday
With "a voice for the gods that can transport listeners to other realms" (Boston Globe), Mary Fahl is an expressive, emotional singer/songwriter who first achieved fame as lead singer and co-founder of the mid-1990s chamber-pop group October Project. Mary Fahl makes music that feels timeless, esoteric and ecumenical. Her elegant, cinematic songs draw on classical and world music sources, American art song, as well as thinking man’s folk-pop which she performs with an earthy, viscerally powerful contralto that bridges the generational gap between Fairport Convention’s Sandy Denny and London Grammar’s Hanna Reid. Fahl's sound has a hauntingly gothic romanticism.