The Slicked Up 9’s – Musikfest – Bethlehem, PA – 8/14/22

Closing out the festivities at Musikfest on Main Street was none other than local favorite The Slicked Up 9’s. The group has performed at Musikfest every year and every year the crowd comes back and seems to grow each year. Along with the crowd growing, there is always multiple people dancing from all age groups… Read More The Slicked Up 9’s – Musikfest – Bethlehem, PA – 8/14/22

The Slicked Up 9’s – Musikfest – Bethlehem, PA – 8/14/21

Even though they didn’t perform at the 2020 virtual Musikfest, the Slicked Up 9’s were back in front of Hotel Bethlehem for Musikfest 2021. Pulling double duty, the Slicked Up 9’s played on two days and each day was four hours of music. The August 14th performance featured some of their original songs and also… Read More The Slicked Up 9’s – Musikfest – Bethlehem, PA – 8/14/21

The Slicked Up 9’s – Musikfest – Bethlehem, PA – 8/10/18

Every year Musikfest has countless of free shows all around Bethlehem, there is literally something for everyone. Some of these are in tents, on a stage, or right on the street in downtown Bethlehem. One group that always plays Musikfest and always has a big following is The Slicked Up 9’s. The band originates from… Read More The Slicked Up 9’s – Musikfest – Bethlehem, PA – 8/10/18

The Slackers – Levitt Pavilion Steel Stacks – Bethlehem, PA – 6/5/21

With concerts back one of the great parts of the Steel Stacks in Bethlehem, PA is the huge assortments of free concerts they put on each summer. As luck had it, the first show back at Steel Stacks without the “pods” and limited capacity was The Slackers. This was a good thing because for a… Read More The Slackers – Levitt Pavilion Steel Stacks – Bethlehem, PA – 6/5/21

Gary Clark Jr. / Fiona Silver / Jeremiah Tall – Musikfest – Bethlehem, PA – 8/8/18

On day 6 of Musikfest 2018, rock n roll was alive and well with all credit to Gary Clark Jr. Starting the show off was acoustic folk/blues singer Jeremiah Tall. Being a fairly local musician, Jeremiah also had other dates at Musikfest on side stages, his performance on the main stage garnered attention from the… Read More Gary Clark Jr. / Fiona Silver / Jeremiah Tall – Musikfest – Bethlehem, PA – 8/8/18

Brian Fallon / Jared Hart – Crossroads – Garwood, NJ – 12/13/18

Every December Crossroads in Garwood, NJ is treated to about 4 days of early Christmas presents. Brian Fallon does a residency that starts with a few days, but tends to add more due to the overwhelming demand. There is usually a different opener for each night, but you can almost guarantee that one night will… Read More Brian Fallon / Jared Hart – Crossroads – Garwood, NJ – 12/13/18

Fright Barker & Sons – Musikfest – Bethlehem, PA – 8/3/18

Once again the ever most energetic, wild, and unpredictable Fright Barker & Sons played Musikfest to a packed crowd.  For anyone not familiar with Fright Barker & Sons, they are one of the most charismatic rock and roll, swing, jive band around.  Having played Musikfest multiple times now, it isn’t just returning fans, but new… Read More Fright Barker & Sons – Musikfest – Bethlehem, PA – 8/3/18

The Slicked Up 9’s – Musikfest – Bethlehem, PA – 8/3/19

A yearly staple to Musikfest’s free concert stages is swing, blues group the Slicked Up 9’s.  Forming during their years at Lehigh University, the Slicked Up 9’s would stay together for over 20 years and played numerous shows throughout eastern PA and beyond.  However, nothing compares to their yearly return to the streets of Bethlehem… Read More The Slicked Up 9’s – Musikfest – Bethlehem, PA – 8/3/19

Voodoo Threauxdown featuring Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue / Galactic / Preservation Hall Jazz Band / New Breed Brass Band – Musikfest – Bethlehem, PA – 8/2/18

Bethlehem, PA was transformed into New Orleans, LA during Musikfest’s opening night on August 2nd and for those that have never visited New Orleans or Bourbon Street, the Voodoo Threauxdown tour filled in that gap.  The tour, which is headlined by Trombone Shorty featured Galactic, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, New Breed Brass Band, and with… Read More Voodoo Threauxdown featuring Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue / Galactic / Preservation Hall Jazz Band / New Breed Brass Band – Musikfest – Bethlehem, PA – 8/2/18

Skanksgiving 2019 – Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ – 11/30/19

I believe it started in 2013, and at that time it was two nights, but Starland Ballroom started a yearly tradition that I don’t think anyone would’ve thought it would last for 6 years.  The yearly tradition became known as Skanksgiving,  It would become a yearly show all the ska fans would count on to… Read More Skanksgiving 2019 – Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ – 11/30/19