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

The Pietasters – Musikfest – Bethlehem, PA – 8/4/19

For the second year in a row, The Pietasters graced Bethlehem’s Musikfest with their ska, soul, punk sound that had the crowd dancing for the whole set.  Compared to last year, the stage for this year was more fitting for the Pietasters, lower to the ground and not on a hill.  This allowed for singer… Read More The Pietasters – Musikfest – Bethlehem, PA – 8/4/19

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

Weezer / White Reaper / Ceramic Animal – Muikfest – Bethlehem, PA – 8/5/19

Love them or hate them, one thing I think everyone can agree on about Weezer is that they are a fun band to see live.  First half of 2019 was a busy year for Weezer, Teal album, which was all cover songs, and the long awaited Black Album was released.  2020 will then see the… Read More Weezer / White Reaper / Ceramic Animal – Muikfest – Bethlehem, PA – 8/5/19

Fright Barker & Sons – Musikfest – Bethlehem, PA – 8/7/19

Fright Barker & Sons brought their energetic rock ‘n’ roll, devilish swing, and jumping blues back to Musikfest once again.  Even though the rain put a hold on the performance, it didn’t stop the crowd from coming or Fright Barker & Sons from giving them what they want, which was a fun and memorable performance. … Read More Fright Barker & Sons – Musikfest – Bethlehem, PA – 8/7/19

Incubus / JJ Wilde – Musikfest – Bethlehem, PA – 8/7/19

Before Incubus embarked on their “20 Years Of Make Yourself And Beyond” tour, their last regular setlist show was performed in front of thousands of excited fans at Musikfest.  Before Incubus took the stage, the outside venue was already filled nicely for opening performer JJ Wilde.  The Canadian artist and her backing band played for… Read More Incubus / JJ Wilde – Musikfest – Bethlehem, PA – 8/7/19

Swing That Cat – Musikfest – Bethlehem, PA – 8/11/19

On the last day of Musikfest local Philadelphia/New Jersey swing band Swing That Cat played to a packed house at the Frank Banko Alehouse.  Packed house is also in a literal sense, because there was a wait to get inside the theatre in order to see their performance.  Unfortunately, I was one of those fans… Read More Swing That Cat – Musikfest – Bethlehem, PA – 8/11/19

The Menzingers / Rozwell Kid / Iron Chic / Ramona – Musikfest Cafe – Bethlehem, PA – 8/18/18

The Menzingers returned to Bethlehem, PA as part of their two day Pennsylvania tour, the other show being in Lancaster, PA at the Chameleon Club.  The last time Menzingers graced Bethlehem with their performance was when they opened for Weezer at the Sands Event Center, this time the Menzingers are headlining and to the venue… Read More The Menzingers / Rozwell Kid / Iron Chic / Ramona – Musikfest Cafe – Bethlehem, PA – 8/18/18