Gordon Lightfoot – August 2 show at Musikfest’s Performing Arts Series, Zoellner Arts Center
Rufus Wainwright – August 7 show at Musikfest’s Performing Arts Series, Zoellner Arts Center.

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2009 Musikfest Schedule

Musikfest 2009 Schedule ( July 31 – August 9, 2009 )
        (Bethlehem and America’s Music Festival)
SHOW NEWS

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

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.

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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