SteelStacks

Jake Shimabukuro Trio Live on The Blend

Feb 18, 2020
Emily Schlegel |WDIY

Hawaii native and viral ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro joins Scott Sherk in studio for a live performance and interview ahead of his performance with the Jake Shimabukuro Trio at the Musikfest Café in Bethlehem.


Steve Brosky & Kenny Siftar Live on The Blend

Nov 21, 2019
Alexis Raskin

Host Bill Dautremont-Smith welcomes Lehigh Valley musicians Steve Brosky and Kenny Siftar to the studio to talk about their performance at SteelStacks with The Band of Veterans in honor of Veterans Day.

ArtsQuest Founder Jeff Parks on LV Discourse

Sep 20, 2018

Jeff Parks, founder and former President of ArtsQuest and Musikfest, discusses his recently published book, 'Stronger Than Steel: Forging a Rust Belt Renaissance', with host Sally Handlon.

Interview: Bakithi Kumalo on The Blend

Aug 25, 2018

South African bassist Bakithi Kumalo, Paul Simon's long time bassist since the recording in South Africa of Paul Simon's classic 'Graceland' album, joins host Scott Sherk in the studio. 

They discuss Bakithi's upcoming performance with the All-Star Graceland Tribute Band happening Saturday, September 1, at the Levitt Pavilion at SteelStacks, and about Bakithi's long association with Paul Simon.

(Original air-date: 8/21/2018)

Interview: Ask Me Another's Ophira Eisenberg on WDIY

Mar 2, 2018

NPR's Ask Me Another host Ophira Eisenberg stopped by the WDIY studios while in Bethlehem to perform a stand-up comedy show at SteelStacks in the Fowler Blast Furnace Room. She talked with host Shamus McGroggan about the show, her history with comedy, and more.

Ask Me Another airs Saturdays at 10 AM on WDIY.

(Original air-date: 3/2/2018)

The Accidentals Live on The Blend

Nov 17, 2017

Michigan indie alt-Americana band The Accidentals joined host Bill Dautremont-Smith in the studio for a live performance and interview about their meteoric career.

This young multi-instrumentalist trio are on a national tour promoting their third album, Odyssey, that has garnered critical acclaim and a lot of airplay on WDIY. The band was in town to play a show later that night at SteelStacks in Bethlehem.

(Original air-date: 11/14/2017)

The current exhibition at the the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks in Bethlehem is "The New Black - Volunteerism," a show about people, community and the giving capacity of the human spirit, featuring unique portraits created with wood stain on maple panels. 

Artist D Nina Cruz joined hosts George Miller and Kate Scuffle to discuss this celebration of giving back as a work of art.

(Original air-date: 10/23/17)

ArtsQuest

The SteelStacks campus in Bethlehem was recently awarded the Rudy Bruner Gold Medal for Urban Excellence, a prestigious biennial design contest that honors "innovative urban placemaking."

Kimock Live on The Blend

May 31, 2017

Renowned guitarist and songwriter Steve Kimock joined WDIY's Shamus McGroggan in the studio along with his latest band, called Kimock, for a live interview and performance during The Blend.  Joining Steve Kimock was his son and drummer John Kimock, bassist Bobby Vega, and percussionist Jason Hann.

Kimock will be playing at Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks on Friday, June 2, 2017. Find more information on the show here.

(Original air-date: 5/30/2017)

Dave Davies of The Kinks Interviewed on The Blend

Oct 23, 2015

Dave Davies, founding member of The Kinks, talked with WDIY's Neil Hever ahead of his solo performance on October 13, 2015 at Steel Stacks in Bethlehem. The two discuss Davies childhood, his work with the Kinks, and his recent musical endeavors.

(Original air-date: 10/13/2015)

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