March 11, 2009
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, David Cook
, Deborah Harry
, George Thorogood
, Joan Jett
, Pat Benatar
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Musikfest 2009 Schedule ( July 31 – August 9, 2009 )
(Bethlehem and America’s Music Festival)
August 3, 2009 – David Cook, American rock singer-songwriter rose to fame after winning the seventh season of the reality television show American Idol.
August 5, 2009
– THE B-52s / Joan Jett & The Blackhearts. Jett has eight platinum and gold albums which boasted nine Top 40 singles, including “Bad Reputation,” “I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll,” “I Hate Myself for Loving You” and her cover version of Tommy James and the Shondells’ “Crimson and Clover.” She also has her own independent record label, Blackheart Records
August 7, 2009
– Pat Benatar and Deborah Harry, two great female rock singers, will share a bill when Benatar’s group and Blondie perform Aug. 7, 2009 at Musikfest’s RiverPlace.
August 8, 2009
– George Thorogood & The Destroyers with Jonny Lang is confirmed for Saturday, August 8 at Sands RiverPlace
March 10, 2009
Pat Benatar and Deborah Harry, two great female rock singers, will share a bill when Benatar’s group and Blondie perform Aug. 7, 2009 at Musikfest’s RiverPlace.
Benatar is celebrating the 30th anniversary of her first album, ”In the Heat of the Night,” which included her first hit, ”Heartbreaker.” Trained as an opera singer, she’s added her soaring, lashing voice to such rock arias as ”Shadows of the Night,” ”Hell Is for Children” and ”Hit Me With Your Best Shot,” the latter a top-tier song for ”Guitar Hero 3.”
Deborah Harry’s edgy, hip voice and cool, model-like looks have helped make Blondie a great band for four decades. Harry has dipped into new wave (”Call Me”), pop-calypso (”The Tide Is High”) and hardcore-melodic rap (”Rapture”).
In 2006 Blondie entered the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Last year the band released an expanded CD/DVD 30th-anniversary version of the album ”Parallel Lines.” The two won’t share stage time however, Benatar will go on last. Opening will be The Donnas, a quartet of rockin women.