The five-day festival will be held June 22-26 at Bethlehem’s SteelStacks campus.

Bitches Brew Revisited and Spyro Gyra, which has sold more than 10 million albums in its 36-year career, are two of the festival headliners. The other two are The Preservation Hall Jazz Band and The Clayton Brothers. Except for the headliners, entertainment at Riverjazz will be free.

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The 14th annual “Spring on Fourth! What’s on Third? festival runs from 11:30 am to 4 pm. along 3rd & 4th streets in Bethlehem on Saturday April 25, 2009.

Free music, crafts, children’s activities, gallery browsing, food & chili-tasting contest. The chili contest runs from Noon to 2 pm. Performances by Jamani Drummers & Steve Brosky & Jimmy Meyer, BMX biking & skateboard demonstrations by Homebase.

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Berks Jazz Fest, 19th Annual Jazz Festival

Top performances to check out at the 2009 Berks Jazz Fest:

1. The McCoy Tyner Quintet – 7:30 pm. April 4 Miller Center for the Arts, Reading Community College, 4 N. Second St., Reading, $45.

2. Phoebe Show – 7:30 pm. April 3 Miller Center for the Arts, $45.

3. Bela Fleck – The Africa Project – 7:30 pm. March 30, Miller Center for the Arts, $45.

4. Jason Miles Soul Summit II – 7:30 pm. April 3, Scottish Rite Cathedral, 310 S. Seventh St, Reading. $49.

5. The Tierney Sutton Band – 7:30 and 10:30 pm. March 27 at Gerald Veasley’s Jazz Bass, Crowne Hotel, 1741 Papermill Road, Spring Township, West Reading, $30.

6. Victor Wooten – 10:30 pm March 27, Reading Crowne Hotel Ballroom, 1741 Papermill Road, West Reading, $39.

7. Severn Records Nights – 7:30 pm. March 27 and 28, Inn at Reading Ballroom, 1040 N. Park Road, Reading $38.

8. Rick Braun Tribute to Chet Baker – 10. pm. April 4, Abraham Lincoln Hotel Ballroom, Fifth and Washington Streets, Reading, $35.

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

The Celtic Classic was held again this year in Bethlehem, PA. from
September 26 to 28, 2008. It is the Largest Highland Games & Festival in North America and is held under the Hill to Hill Bridge in Bethlehem. This was the 21st annual Celtic Classic presented by Celtic Cultural Alliance, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and promoting the Celtic heritage through education, musical presentations, and traditional competitions in athletics, piping and dance.

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Lehigh Valley Brewfest returns to downtown Easton for 2008. Sample beers from across the region and even the country. Live music performances at the festival held on Saturday, September 13, 2008. The fest benefits Equi–librium’s therapeutic riding program. Remember you must be 21 to attend.

Musikfest 2008 marked the 25th Anniversary of a fantastic festival. I am showing my age but I remember the first festival that started back in 1984. In 1984 about 182,000 people attended this small, grass-roots music festival in Bethlehem, Pa. Back then there was about 118 performers and 295 performances. The performances were held at 6 different stages.

Fast forward to 2008 and here we are two decades later at the 25th Anniversary event. Those humble beginnings spawn an event that has blossomed into a 10-day musical spectacular that attracts more than one million people from throughout the country.

The festival showcases nearly every musical style imaginable. More than 300 performers from across the country and around the globe now perform
musical programming at 14 different indoor and outdoor stages (10 of the stages are free). We enjoyed 10 great nights of headline entertainment, mouth-watering foods, plenty of children’s fun and activities and a spectacular closing-night fireworks display.

We can’t wait until 2009. ==> Musikfest 2009 Schedule

Well, when August arrives that can only mean two things. Get ready for Bethlehem’s Musikfest and the Great Allentown Fair in Allentown. Like clockwork we were out to kick off both events. I wouldn’t have miss either event. The Fair ran from August 26 to September 1, 2008 and was celebrating its 157th year. It really does offer a lot of fun and is educational for people of all ages.

The Fair was originally dedicated to supporting the achievements of farmers, gardeners and homemakers. The kids get to learn where their food comes from while spending an exciting day on rides, playing games and seeing shows. You can enjoy international cuisine, musical concerts, thrill shows, and the latest in gizmos and gadgets. The Fair once again proved to be a “Don’t miss it”.

It was another great year at the Mayfair Festival of the Arts in Allentown which ran from Thursday May 22 to Monday May 26, 2008

There were some outstanding performers and artisans, many talented people. Allentown really hits a home run with this event every year by having it at scenic Cedar Beach Park. Performance stages, over a hundred artists and craftspeople, roving entertainers, and more than two dozen vendors offering authentic regional foods as well. I am looking forward to 2009.

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