MUSIKFEST 2012 DAILY SCHEDULE FRIDAY, AUGUST 3 SANDS STEEL STAGE AT LIEDERPLATZ PNC PLAZA 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.: Eric n PICK OF THE PLATZES 7 p.m.: Young the Giant with Mintel Quartet (jazz) Opening ceremonies: It’s hard to not include the ceremonial special guest Portugal 9 p.m.: Zen for Primates kickoff to Musikfest’s annual 10-day run. This year the event moves Opening act: White Rabbits (jazz, variety) to Americaplatz at Levitt Pavilion – yet another indication of how AMERICAPLATZ AT LYRIKPLATZ AT FRANK important the south Bethlehem campus is to the festival. (It’s actu- LEVITT PAVILION STEEL- BANKO ALEHOUSE CIN- ally a return to the stage designated as Americaplatz, where cer- STACKS EMAS emony was held before moving to Festplatz for the past five years). n 6 p.m.: Opening Ceremo- 6 p.m.: Brittany Ann (acous- Students from the Lehigh Valley music school The Lesson Center will nies tic, folk, indie rock) sing the National Anthem, and the Tibetan Monks of the Drepung n 9:30 p.m.: Royal South- n 7 p.m.: Mike Krisukas/ Loseling Monestary will give a sacred performance. ern Brotherhood (blues, soul) Zen for Primates (singer 7 p.m. Americaplatz at Levitt Pavilion. songwriter) WDIY Presents — Conversations with singer songwriters/ BANANA ISLAND 8 p.m.: Paulie Knakk (acous- Mike Krisukas of Zen For Primates: As a new initiative this 5:30 and 7 p.m.: We Kids tic, singer/songwriter) Royal Southern Brotherhood year, every night at the new Lyrikplatz stage inside the Frank Banko Rock (family) 9 p.m.: Blue Jean (acoustic, Alehouse Cinemas, Lehigh Valley public radio station WDIY hosts will PNC SERIES AT THE jam band, rock) WELLS FARGO FESTPLATZ alternative, rock) MUSIKFEST CAFE 7:30 p.m.: Doug Hawk interview local singer songwriters. Zen For Primates guitarist Mike 6 p.m.: Jolly Joe Timmer 5 p.m.: Christine Havrilla & Proposition (funk, rock) Krisukas will kick off the series, talking and performing. “We always MAIN STREET want to offer something more than just a concert, and make is some (polka) 5-11 p.m.: Runa Pacha Gypsy Fuzz (indie rock) 8:30 p.m.: Lucky 7 (funk, 7:30 p.m. : The Slicked Up VOLKSPLATZ sort of engaging experience,” ArtsQuest Vice President of Perfrom- (world) 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.: UNRB ing Arts Patrick Brogan says. With Krisukas, Brogan says, “What a R&B) 6 p.m.: Tin Bird Choir (alter- Nines (big band/swing, blues) (funk, jazz, rock) weird, artistic mind to get some in-depth [on] how do you come up HANDWERKPLATZ native, folk) PLAZA TROPICAL 9 p.m.: Tartanic (Celtic, with this esoteric performance that [Zen] has – performance art, 6-10 p.m.: Cast In Bronze 6-10 p.m.: Lindsay Benner 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.: The world) almost.” 7 p.m. Lyrikplatz. (carillon) (busker) StereoFidelics (indie rock) 6-10 p.m.: Wacky Chad LATE NIGHT COMEDY, Royal Southern Brotherhood: Royal Southern Brotherhood 9 p.m.: Keys N Krates (elec- includes among its members Cyril Neville of The Neville Brothers and JAZZ CABARET STAGE AT (busker) tronica, indie rock) MUSIKFEST CAFE FRANK BANKO ALEHOUSE 8:30 p.m.: Among Criminals 11 p.m.: Jim Tews guitarist/singer Devon Allman, son of Gregg Allman of The Allman CINEMAS (indie rock) COMMUNITY STAGE AT Brothers. But the rest of the band ain’t bad, either: Blues Music 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.: AIR PRODUCTS TOWN Award-winning guitarist Mike Zito and drummer Yonrico Scott, who Ben Mauger’s Vintage Jazz SQUARE played with The Derek Trucks Band and Allman Brothers. 9:30 p.m., Band 4:30 p.m.: Butterjive (funk, Americaplatz at Levitt Pavilion. SATURDAY, AUGUST 4 SANDS STEEL STAGE AT JAZZ CABARET STAGE 9 p.m.: Lucy Stone (alter- n PICK OF THE PLATZES PNC PLAZA AT FRANK BANKO ALE- native, singer songwriter) StereoFidelics: The young husband-and- 7 p.m.: Sublime with Rome HOUSE CINEMAS Opening act: Catch 22 5:30 p.m.: Kristi Lynn MAIN STREET wife duo from Asheville, N.C., was one of Noon and 2 p.m.: Waitin’ those delightful discoveries at Musikfest Quartet (jazz) AMERICAPLATZ AT n 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 on a Train (Americana, folk) last year. They channeled the energy and LEVITT PAVILION STEEL- Noon-11 p.m.: Runa Pacha make-up of Matt & Kim: not as punky, but p.m.: Caravan of Thieves STACKS (alternative, folk) 2-10 p.m.: Lindsay Benner equally as jaunty and poppy. And quirky, n 6 p.m.: Sena Ehrhardt 2-10 p.m.: Wacky Chad with drummer/violinist Melissa McGinley (blues, soul) LIEDERPLATZ n 4 p.m.: Caravan of dressed in a party dress and singing in a 9:30 p.m.: The Burrows Noon: Acoustic Roadshow Thieves (alternative, folk) chirpy voice and keyboardist/guitarist Chris (indie rock) (singer songwriter) 5:30 and 7 p.m.: Post Padgett playing foot-pedal bass barefoot Noon -11 p.m.: Runa Pacha Junction (funk, rock, soul) while wailing on intricate, riffy, throwback BANANA ISLAND (world) 8:30 p.m.: Graveyard Lov- guitar. 4 p.m. Community Stage at Air 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m.: 2-10 p.m.: Lindsay Benner ers (blues, rock) Products Town Square. The Cat’s Pajamas (family) (busker) Sena Ehrhardt: Sultry Minneapolis-area 3:30 p.m. and 5 p.m.: 2-10 p.m.: Wacky Chad PNC SERIES AT THE blues vocalist Sena Ehrhardt released her Steve Pullara’s Cool Beans (busker) MUSIKFEST CAFE debut album, “Leave the Light On,” just a Band (family, rock) 5 p.m.: Roosevelt Dime 5 p.m.: Call Your Mama year ago, and won a Blues Music Awards 6:30 p.m.: Dave Fry (folk, soul) (indie rock, pop, rock) nomination for Best New Artist and Blues (Americana, folk, singer 7 p.m.: Spuyten Duyvil 7:30 p.m.: Forward Motion Blast Music Awards nomination for New songwriter) (Americana, folk) (jam band, rock, soul) Artist Debut Release and Rising Star Award. FESTPLATZ 9 p.m.: Miss Tess & The PLAZA TROPICAL StereoFidelics “Great voice – the Bonnie Raitt-style of Noon: Henny & the Versa Talkbacks (blues, jazz) Noon: En Sequencia strong blues,” says Robin Zaremski, execu- Js (polka) (Latin) Hollows (pop, rock) School of Dance (dance) tive director of the Levitt Pavilion Steel- LYRIKPLATZ AT FRANK 4 p.m.: Jimmy Sturr Or- 2 p.m.: SUYA (Latin, world) n 4 p.m.: The StereoFidel- 5 p.m.: Tartanic (Celtic, Stacks. 6 p.m. Americaplatz at Levitt BANKO ALEHOUSE chestra (polka) 4 p.m.: Irka Mateo (Latin, ics (indie rock, rock) world) Pavilion. CINEMAS 8 p.m.: Frank Viele and the world) 7:30 p.m.: Trouble City All 7 p.m.: Rumbafrica (world) 5 p.m.: Freak Owls (elec- Caravan of Thieves: A four-piece all Manhattan Project (funk, 6 p.m.: BELEZA! (Latin, Stars (indie rock, reggae) 9 p.m.: Igor and the Red tronica, indie rock) string-instrument indie-rock, “kind of gypsy rock) soul) Elvises (rock, surf) 6 p.m.: Michael Natrin VOLKSPLATZ folk/alt rock” outfit that “you would see at (acoustic, indie rock) 8:30 p.m.: Hector Rosado HANDWERKPLATZ Noon: O’Grady Quinlan LATE NIGHT COMEDY, somewhere like World Café Live” in Phila- 7 p.m.: Connie Edinger y Su Orchestra (Latin) 5-10 p.m.: Cast In Bronze Academy (Celtic, dance, MUSIKFEST CAFE delphia, Brogan says. “They’re on the ‘up.’ ” and Tom Marchak (singer world) 11 p.m.: Tommy Pope 4 p.m. Main Street and 7:30 and 9:30 (carillon) COMMUNITY STAGE AT songwriter) AIR PRODUCTS TOWN 1:30 p.m.: The Mystical p.m., Jazz Cabaret Stage, Frank Banko 8 p.m.: Gina Sicilia (singer Arts of Tibet (world) Alehouse Cinemas. SQUARE songwriter) Noon and 2 p.m.: The Pine 3 p.m.: Sharon Plessl SUNDAY, AUGUST 5 SANDS STEEL STAGE AT PNC PLAZA 6:30 p.m.: Dina Hall and the Backbeat and Nash tribute) n PICK OF THE PLATZES 7:30 p.m.: MGMT. Opening act: Atlas Sound (folk, rock, soul) 7 p.m.: John K. Band featuring John Kad- Kwesi Kankam: Philadelphia- 9 p.m.: Chandler Travis Philharmonic (jazz, lecik (jam band, rock) AMERICAPLATZ AT LEVITT PAVILION rock) n 9:30 p.m.: Experience Janis featuring CC based singer-songwriter Kankam, STEELSTACKS singing a set very inspired by John Coletti (blues, funk, soul) 6 p.m.: Forward Motion (jam band, rock, LYRIKPLATZ AT FRANK BANKO ALE- Mayer and Dave Matthews, won soul) HOUSE CINEMAS COMMUNITY STAGE AT AIR PRODUCTS the eighth annual Lehigh Valley 9:30 p.m.: The Blues Brotherhood (blues) 5 p.m.: Maggie Spike (alternative, folk, TOWN SQUARE Acoustic Performers contest in singer/songwriter) Noon and 2 p.m.: Running Late (alterna- December. “I like to sing for people, BANANA ISLAND 6 p.m.: Heidi Winzinger (country, folk) tive, rock) and feel that I can be a repre- 12:30 and 2 p.m.: Erin Lee (family) 7 p.m.: Brosky ‘n Meyer (acoustic, Ameri- 4 p.m.: The 4 Walls (rock) sentative – a voice – for what- 3:30 and 5 p.m.: Starfish (family) cana) n 7:30 and 11 p.m.: Revolution, I Love You ever situation I’m talking about or Kwesi Kankam 6:30 p.m.: Dave Fry (Americana, folk, 8 p.m.: Tim Butler (singer/songwriter) (alternative, electronica) finding others in,” he says. 9 p.m. singer/songwriter) n 9 p.m.: Kwesi Kankam (Americana, soul) Lyrikplatz at Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas. VOLKSPLATZ FESTPLATZ MAIN STREET Noon: Blue Ribbon Cloggers (dance) Revolution, I Love You: The electro-indie rock duo Noon: Eddie Forman Orchestra (polka) from Philadelphia is part of Musikfest’s “responding, Noon and 2 p.m.: Mama Corn (alternative, 1:30 p.m.: The Mystical Arts of Tibet 4 p.m.: Polka Country Musicians (polka, bluegrass, jam band) (world) programming-wise, to the electronica/EDM” wave, rock) Brogan says. “You’ll see more of it across the stages.” (In Noon-11 p.m.: Runa Pacha (world) 3 p.m.: Caribbean Steel Rhythms (Latin, 8 p.m.: Philadelphia Funk Authority (funk, 2-10 p.m.: Lindsay Benner (busker) R&B, reggae) fact, MGMT is a headliner). Musikfest describes it as “de- rock) constructed pop music — indie pop and drum machines 2-10 p.m.: Wacky Chad (busker) 5 p.m.: Rumbafrica (world) punctuated by blasts of guitar noise and breakbeats.” Its HANDWERKPLATZ 3:30 and 5 p.m.: The Barn Swallows 7 p.m.: Igor and the Red Elvises (rock, surf) second show is the late-night rave you’d expect. 7 p.m. 5-10 p.m.: Cast In Bronze (carillon) (country, folk) 9 p.m.: PANA! (Latin, rock) and 11 p.m., Community Stage at Air Products 6:30 and 8 p.m.: Kagero (rock, world) JAZZ CABARET STAGE AT FRANK WORSHIP SERVICES Town Square. PNC SERIES AT THE MUSIKFEST CAFE 10 a.m.: Christian Celebration Service, BANKO ALEHOUSE CINEMAS Music of Woodstock: The first Sunday of Musikfest 5:30 p.m.: Fusion Jazz Trio 5 p.m.: Friar’s Point (blues, indie rock, rock) Americaplatz at Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks will revisit the Summer of Love – music played at the 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.: Dan DeChellis Trio 7:30 p.m.: Shelly Clark and Friends (jazz) 10 a.m.: Christian Worship Service, Fest- Woodstock festival 43 years ago – at Plaza Tropical. (jazz) platz Lehigh Valley 1960s cover band The Large Flowerheads PLAZA TROPICAL 10 a.m.: Trilingual Catholic Mass, Plaza will play at 2:30 p.m. Crosby, Stills and Nash tribute Mar- LIEDERPLATZ Noon: 3AM (acoustic, rock) Tropical rakesh Express will play classic rock at 4 p.m. and blues Noon-3:30 p.m.: Lehigh Valley Folk Music n 2 p.m.: The Large Flowerheads (1960s 10 a.m.: Contemporary Worship Service, funkster C.C. Coletti will perform the music of Janis Society (country, folk) rock) Banana Island Joplin. 9:30 p.m., Plaza Tropical. 4 p.m.: Daisy Jug Band (Americana) n 4 p.m.: Marrakesh Express (Crosby, Stills MONDAY, AUGUST 6 SANDS STEEL STAGE AT PNC PLAZA JAZZ CABARET STAGE AT FRANK BANKO 5:30 p.m.: Born Into Dance (hip-hop) 7 p.m.: Joe Cocker and Huey Lewis and the ALEHOUSE CINEMAS 7 p.m.: Irish Stars Parker School of Dance News 5:30 p.m.: Mike Lorenz Quartet (jazz) 8:30 p.m.: HALA Presenta (Latin, world) 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.: Dan Wilkins Quintet (jazz) AMERICAPLATZ AT LEVITT COMMUNITY STAGE AT AIR PRODUCTS PAVILION STEELSTACKS LIEDERPLATZ TOWN SQUARE 6 p.m.: Draw the Line (classic rock, rock) 5 and 7 p.m.: Lehigh Valley Folk Music Society 4:30 p.m.: Scott Pine and the Conifers (indie n 9:30 p.m.: Homemade Jamz (blues) 9 p.m.: Moonshine Society (blues, rock) rock, rock) n 7:30 and 11 p.m.: MiZ (folk, rock) BANANA ISLAND LYRIKPLATZ AT FRANK BANKO ALEHOUSE 12:30 and 2 p.m.: Alastair Moock (folk, singer CINEMAS VOLKSPLATZ songwriter) 5 p.m.: Connor McInerney (acoustic, indie rock) Noon and 1:30 p.m.: The Lou Franco Project 3:30 and 5 p.m.: The Uncle Devin Show (family, 6 p.m.: Mike and Ashley Duo (pop, rock) (classic rock) rock) 7 p.m.: Yancarlos Sanchez (singer songwriter) 3 p.m.: Please Please Me (pop, reggae, rock) 6:30 p.m.: Hector Rosado Drum Workshop 8 p.m.: Perry Costello (acoustic, rock) 5 p.m.: Incendio (Latin, world) (dance, family, Latin) 9 p.m.: Emily Mure (acoustic, folk) n 7 p.m.: Junior Toots (pop, reggae, world) 9 p.m.: Start Making Sense (punk, rock) FESTPLATZ MAIN STREET Noon: Joe Weber Band (polka) Noon-11 p.m.: Runa Pacha (world) CHAMBER SERIES AT CENTRAL MORAVIAN 4 p.m.: Lenny Gomulka and Chicago Push 2-10 p.m.: Lindsay Benner (busker) CHURCH OLD CHAPEL (polka) 2-10 p.m.: Wacky Chad (busker) 7:30 p.m.: Eliot String Quartet (classical) 8 p.m.: The Uptown Band (funk, jazz, rock) 5 p.m.: Blue Jersey Band (bluegrass, jazz) MiZ 7:30 and 9 p.m.: Hillbilly Shakespeare (country, VESPER CONCERT SERIES AT CENTRAL HANDWERKPLATZ rock) MORAVIAN CHURCH PLAZA TROPICAL 5-10 p.m.: Cast In Bronze (carillon) 5 p.m.: Satori (classical) Noon: Irish Stars Parker School of Dance PNC SERIES AT THE MUSIKFEST CAFE 1:30 p.m.: The Monarch Dance Company 5 p.m.: Alastair Moock (folk, singer songwriter) 3 p.m.: Saucon Valley Music (pop, variety) 7:30 p.m.: Tommy Zito (oldies, pop) n PICK OF THE PLATZES Catch the band in a free show while you can. 11 p.m. Town at Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks. Square SteelStacks. Junior Toots: Energetic, fun and ispirational, the Jamaican MiZ: Back in October, northeastern Pennsylvania’s Mike Mizw- enski and his five-member band MiZ opened for The Badlees at Homemade Jamz: The blues trio from Tupelo, Miss., (Elvis’ Toots – the son of one of reggae’s founding fathers, Toots Hib- Mauch Chunk Opera House and gave phenomenal performance, birthplace), composed of siblings Ryan, Kyle and Taya Perry in bert of The Maytals — mixes roots reggae, ska and dancehall playing frenetic country and Americana, jazzy jam and R&B, 2007 made music history as the youngest blues band to achieve that it promises “will move your mind, body and soul.” Seeing gospel and flat-out rock. Every one of them played so well, it a record deal with an average age of less than 15 and a year later Hibbert’s progeny alone is reason enough to see Junior Toots. left you shaking your head. Not much later, he headlined at the took second place at the International Blues Challenge. The trio 7 p.m. Volksplatz. venue, and recently played at World Café Live in Philadelphia. also won the Blues Music Association’s Band of the Year Award. “They stop the room,” Brogan says. 9:30 p.m. Americaplatz TUESDAY, AUGUST 7 SANDS STEEL STAGE AT PNC PLAZA PLAZA TROPICAL 7 p.m.: Goo Goo Dolls Noon: LV Community Music School (variety) n PICK OF THE PLATZES 1:30 p.m.: LVPA Music Teacher’s Association AMERICAPLATZ AT LEVITT PAVILION Big Sam’s Funky Nation: With what Brogan 4 p.m.: School of Rock STEELSTACKS calls “rip-your-face-off New Orleans trombone,” n 6:30 p.m.: Carbon Leaf (Celtic, indie rock) 6 p.m.: 2U (funk, rock) Big Sam’s Funky Nation played Saturday at the 8:30 p.m.: Splintered Sunlight (jam band, 9:30 p.m.: The Difference (rock) Pennyslvania Blues Festival at Blue Mountain Ski rock) Area, and returns for a free show at Musikfest. BANANA ISLAND COMMUNITY STAGE AT AIR PRODUCTS “That’s a big one we’re very excited about,” Bro- 12:30 and 2 p.m.: Nina Music (family) TOWN SQUARE gan says. 7:30 p.m.Volksplatz. 3:30 and 5 p.m.: Meg’s Melodies (family) 4:30 p.m.: Andrew Portz Band (singer Carbon Leaf: Carbon Leaf had the folk/Ameri- 6:30 p.m.: Hector Rosado Drum Workshop songwriter) cana groove that Mumford & Sons has nearly FESTPLATZ 7:30 and 11 p.m.: Tavern Tan (Americana) perfected 15 years earlier — plus the chaotic, Noon: Copper Box (Americana, polka) frivolity of Barenaked Ladies. It also had five VOLKSPLATZ 4 p.m.: Mike Surrat & the Continentals albums before it released the best songs of its ca- March Fourth Marching Band Noon.: Pavlov’s Dawgs (bluegrass) (polka) reer — the Top 30 Adult Contemporary “Life Less 1:30 p.m.: Allegro Dance Company (dance) 8 p.m.: UUU (pop, rock) Ordinary” and the Top 25 Adult Album Alternative 6 p.m.: Mree/Marie (folk, indie rock, singer 3 and 4:30 p.m.: Seamus Kennedy (Celtic, hit “What About Everything.” The band played a HANDWERKPLATZ songwriter) folk) ticketed show at Musikfest Café in January and 5-10 p.m.: Cast in Bronze (carillon) 7 p.m.: Dallas Vietty (singer songwriter) 6 p.m.: Junior Toots (pop, reggae, world) Brogan says the Musikfest set is “a rare free-to- 8 p.m.: Lizanne Knott (singer songwriter) n 7:30 p.m.: Big Sam’s Funky Nation (blues) the-public show” by the band. Bonus: It will be JAZZ CABARET STAGE AT FRANK BANKO 9 p.m.: Ben Falandays (blues, indie rock) n 9:30 p.m.: March Fourth Marching Band followed by jam band Splintered Sunlight. 6:30 ALEHOUSE CINEMAS (rock) MAIN STREET p.m. Plaza Tropical. 5:30 p.m.: The Tribute (alternative, jazz) CHAMBER SERIES AT CENTRAL MORA- 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.: Tony Gairo Hot Three Noon-11 p.m.: Runa Pacha (world) March Fourth Marching Band: Aside from its 2-10 p.m.: Lindsay Benner (busker) VIAN CHURCH OLD CHAPEL (jazz) marching band-themed costumes, five-piece 2-10 p.m.: Wacky Chad (busker) 7:30 p.m.: Bamboo 2 / Nora Nohraku Suggs percussion corps and seven-part brass sec- LIEDERPLATZ 5 p.m.: The Juice Box (Americana, bluegrass) & James Nyoraku Schlefer (classical) tion, March Fourth Marching Band is far from a 5 p.m.: Brosky ‘n Meyer (acoustic, Americana) 7:30 and 9 p.m.: WhiskeyHickon Boys (folk, VESPER SERIES AT CENTRAL MORAVIAN “marching band” in any traditional sense. Well, 7 p.m.: 3AM (acoustic, rock) rockabilly, soul) CHURCH it also does sort of march. Its over-the-top 9 p.m.: Cunningham and Associates (rock) 5 p.m.: Duo SF (classical) energetic performances wowed last year’s rainy PNC SERIES AT THE MUSIKFEST CAFE Musikfest. 7 p.m. parade, Main Street; 9:30 LYRIKPLATZ AT FRANK BANKO ALE- 5 p.m.: Eric Mintel Quartet (jazz) p.m. Volksplatz. HOUSE CINEMAS 7:30 p.m.: Craig Kastelnick & Friends (jazz) 5 p.m.: Paula Scott Duo (acoustic) WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8 SANDS STEEL STAGE AT PNC PLAZA 8 p.m.: The Dukes of September Rhythm Revue n PICK OF THE PLATZES thrown in) is designed to get people to dance featuring Donald Fagen, Michael McDonald and — and that’s the idea, Zaremski says. “We want Boz Scaggs Abaca String Band: The New York City quintet to use the dance floor at Festplatz this year. of guitar, mandolin, violin, viola and double bass We’re trying as much as possible to diversify the AMERICAPLATZ AT LEVITT PAVILION has been featured on NBC-TV’s “Today” show artists to get full use of that dance floor.” 8 p.m. STEELSTACKS and given Christmas performances at The White Festplatz. 6 p.m.: B-Street Band (rock) House. “They’re back by popular demand,” Bro- 9:30 p.m.: March Fourth Marching Band (rock) gan says. “They get some of our biggest crowds Scott Marshall & Marshall’s Highway: and most standing ovations for the festival.” Country rocker Scott Marshall of Allentown rode BANANA ISLAND 5 p.m. Vesper Concert Series at Central herd on through the 13th Lehigh Valley Music 12:30 and 2 p.m.: Miss Maggie Sings (family) Moravian Church. Awards in December, lassoing an event-high five 3:30 and 5 p.m.: Fuzzy Lollipop (indie rock) awards, including Entertainer of the Year. 7 p.m. 6:30 p.m.: 2 + 1 Math Rocks! (family) The Jumpers Orchestra: The 11-piece New Plaza Tropical. York-based swing band (with jazz and rock Scott Marshall FESTPLATZ 12 p.m.: Westallgaier (polka, rock) 4 p.m.: Copper Box (Americana, polka) LYRIKPLATZ AT FRANK BANKO ALEHOUSE PNC SERIES AT THE MUSIKFEST CAFE 7:30 and 11 p.m.: Boom Chick (rock) n 8 p.m.: The Jumpers Orchestra (dance, jazz) CINEMAS 5 p.m.: Sarah Ayers Band (blues) 5 p.m.: Kenny Ferrier (singer songwriter) 7:30 p.m.: Robbi K and the New York All Stars VOLKSPLATZ HANDWERKPLATZ 6 p.m.: Jessica Smucker (singer songwriter) (blues, family) Noon.: Appalachian Fiddle & Bluegrass Associa- 5-10 p.m.: Cast in Bronze (carillon) 7 p.m.: Sarah Ayers (singer songwriter) tion 8 p.m.: Carlos Barata (acoustic, rock) PLAZA TROPICAL 2 p.m.: Steppin Razor (reggae) JAZZ CABARET STAGE AT FRANK BANKO 9 p.m.: Katie Kelly (folk, pop) Noon.: Kendal Conrad (country) 4:30 p.m.: Djembe Jam with Moe Jerant ALEHOUSE CINEMAS 1:30 p.m.: The Scarlet Furies (acoustic, folk) 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.: Joan Soriano Family 5:30 p.m.: Andrea Carlson Trio (jazz) MAIN STREET 3:30 p.m.: CB Radio (bluegrass, country, rock) Band (Latin) 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.: Gas House Gorillas (big Noon-11 p.m.: Runa Pacha (world) 5:30 p.m.: Pure Country Dancers (indie rock) 9 p.m.: The Killdares (Celtic, rock) band/swing, jazz, rock) 2-10 p.m.: Double Dutch Empire (busker) n 7 p.m.: Scott Marshall & Marshall’s Highway 2-10 p.m.: Phantasmagoria (busker) (Americana, rock) CHAMBER SERIES AT CENTRAL MORAVIAN LIEDERPLATZ CHURCH OLD CHAPEL 5 p.m.: Bovine Social Club (alternative, Ameri- 5 p.m.: The Byways (Americana, rock) 9:15 p.m.: Connor Christian & Southern Gothic 7:30 and 9 p.m.: The Dang-It Bobbys (blue- (country) 7:30 p.m.: How Fair A Sound (classical) cana, folk) 7 p.m.: New Sweden (Americana, folk) grass, country, pop) VESPER CONCERT SERIES AT CENTRAL COMMUNITY STAGE AT AIR PRODUCTS 9 p.m.: New Found Road (bluegrass) TOWN SQUARE MORAVIAN CHURCH 4:30 p.m.: Kill the Broadcast (indie rock) n 5 p.m.: Abaca String Band (classical) THURSDAY, AUGUST 9 PNC SERIES AT THE MUSIKFEST CAFE n PICK OF THE PLATZES 5 p.m.: Valerie Vigoda (electronica, pop) 7:30 p.m.: Dueling Pianos (variety) The Killdares: Celtic rock band from Texas blends traditional Celtic playing skills with power-pop accessibility and straight up rock ’n’ roll hooks. 9:30 p.m. Americaplatz at PLAZA TROPICAL Levitt Pavilion. Noon.: Caribbean Steel Rhythms (Latin, R&B, M.A.K.U. Sound System: Colombian immigrants who live in New York City play high- reggae) energy Latin world music. ArtsQuest found the group playing Global Fest in New York City 1:30 p.m.: Great White Caps (indie rock, surf) — a showcase for world music. The band also went on the road with Global Fest to play 3:30 p.m.: The Defending Champions (reggae, high-profile festivals such as Austin Texas’ South by Southwest and Tennessee’s Bonnaroo. rock) 9 p.m.Volksplatz. 6 p.m.: Jimmy and the Parrots (dance, pop) n 8:30 p.m.: Yellow Dubmarine (reggae) Yellow Dubmarine: “The Beatles gone reggae,” Brogan says. Actually, with dub thrown in, too. The group tops off the annual “Day at the Beach.” Brogan says ArtsQuest tried to COMMUNITY STAGE AT AIR PRODUCTS diversify the offerings “so that you weren’t hearing a day full of Jimmy Buffet stuff.” 8:30 TOWN SQUARE p.m. Plaza Tropical. 4:30 p.m.: Four the Day (pop, rock) 7:30 p.m.: Dan Mills (acoustic, blues, jazz) The Kildares 11 p.m.: The Young Werewolves (indie rock, surf) 8 p.m.: The Fabulous Greaseband (big band/ LYRIKPLATZ AT FRANK BANKO ALEHOUSE VOLKSPLATZ SANDS STEEL STAGE AT PNC PLAZA swing, oldies, pop) CINEMAS 8 p.m.: Jane’s Addiction. Opening act: Band of Noon and 1:30 p.m.: Valerie Vigoda (elec- 5 p.m.: The Beautiful Distortion (acoustic, tronica, pop) Skulls HANDWERKPLATZ alternative, rock) 5-10 p.m.: Cast in Bronze (carillon) 3 p.m.: Alex Meixner Band (folk, polka) AMERICAPLATZ AT LEVITT PAVILION 6 p.m.: Mule Dixon (country, folk) 5 p.m.: March Fourth Marching Band (rock) STEELSTACKS JAZZ CABARET STAGE AT FRANK BANKO 7 p.m.: Melissa VanFleet (singer songwriter) 7 p.m.: Philly Bloco (world) 6 p.m.: Tusk (Fleetwood Mac tribute) ALEHOUSE CINEMAS 8 p.m.: Alex Radus (Americana, singer song- n 9 p.m.: M.A.K.U. Soundsystem (Latin, world) n 9:30 p.m.: The Killdares (celtic, rock) 5:30 p.m.: Andrew Pereira Quartet (jazz) writer) 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.: Hot Bijouxx (jazz, world) 9 p.m.: John Bleacher (folk, singer songwriter) CHAMBER SERIES AT CENTRAL MORAVIAN BANANA ISLAND CHURCH OLD CHAPEL 12:30 and 2 p.m.: Kira Willey (family) LIEDERPLATZ MAIN STREET 7:30 p.m.: The Dolce Ensemble (classical) 3:30 and 5 p.m.: Uncle Rock (family) 5 p.m.: Tumbling Bones (Americana, folk) Noon-11 p.m.: Runa Pacha (world) 6:30 p.m.: 2 + 1 Math Rocks! (family) 7 p.m.: Billy Bauer Band (acoustic, rock) 2-10 p.m.: Double Dutch Empire (busker) VESPER CONCERT SERIES AT CENTRAL 9 p.m.: BC Combo (blues, folk) 2-10 p.m.: Phantasmagoria (busker) MORAVIAN CHURCH O FESTPLATZ 5 and 6:30 p.m.: Freak Owls (electronica, indie 5 p.m.: Choo Choo Hu (classical) Noon.: John Stevens Doubleshot (polka) rock) 4 p.m.: Westallgaier (polka, rock) 8 p.m.: Quimby Mountain Band (blues, funk) FRIDAY, AUGUST 10 SANDS STEEL STAGE AT PNC John Orchestra (jazz, R&B) COMMUNITY STAGE AT AIR n PICK OF THE PLATZES PLAZA LIEDERPLATZ PRODUCTS TOWN SQUARE The Colour Sound: How unusual is 7:30 p.m.: Sheryl Crow. Opening 4:30 p.m.: Lunic (alternative, it that a band with roots to the 1990s act: Brandy Clark 5 p.m.: The Rosie Burgess Trio electronica, indie rock) plays flat-out adult pop? Lehigh Valley/ (folk, funk) 7:30 p.m.: XVSK (alternative) Pocono Mountains-based The Colour AMERICAPLATZ AT LEVITT 7 p.m.: Craig Thatcher and Nyke Sound is doing just that, with its new PAVILION STEELSTACKS van Wyk (blues, rock) VOLKSPLATZ disc “Guilty For The First Time.” 6 p.m. 6 p.m.: Live Wire (rock) 9 p.m.: Donovan Roberts (blues, Noon.: William Allen High Chorale Lyrikplatz at Frank Banko Alehouse 9 p.m.: Chris Beard Band (blues) rock) 1:30 p.m.: Amarach (Celtic, funk) Cinemas. 3:30 p.m.: O’Grady Quinlan Acad- BANANA ISLAND LYRIKPLATZ AT FRANK emy (Celtic, dance, world) Spinto Band: The indie rock band The Colour Sound 12:30 and 2 p.m.: Rolie Polie BANKO ALEHOUSE CINEMAS 5 p.m.: John Byrne Band (Celtic) has just completed its third full-length Guacamole (family) 5 p.m.: Hannah and Maggie (folk, album, “Shy Pursuit,” and is getting a lot PNC SERIES AT THE MUSIK- 7 p.m.: Hudost (rock, world) 3:30 and 5 p.m.: Robbi K (family) pop) FEST CAFE 9 p.m.: Diego’s Umbrella (rock, of attention. Brogan likens it to the way 6:30 p.m.: Stacey Peasley Band n 6 p.m.: The Colour Sound (pop) 5 p.m.: Avi Wisnia (folk, singer world) Dr. Dog headlined Americaplatz several years ago before breaking into headliner (family) 7 p.m.: Billy Bauer (singer song- songwriter) status. 9:30 p.m. Plaza Tropical. writer) 7:30 p.m.: The Large Flowerheads CHAMBER SERIES AT CEN- FESTPLATZ 8 p.m.: Jon Fadem (funk, rock) TRAL MORAVIAN CHURCH OLD Delta Rae: Maybe the appeal of Noon.: The Adlers (polka) (classic rock) 9 p.m.: AJ Silverberg (funk, jazz) CHAPEL Durham, N.C.-based Delta Rae is that 4 p.m.: John Stanky and the PLAZA TROPICAL 7:30 p.m.: Madeline Rose Link it’s a virtual melting pot of music. It’s Coalminers (polka) MAIN STREET (classical) Noon.: Lehigh Valley Charter High certainly pop, and country, and Ameri- 8 p.m.: Funky Fontana (soul) Noon-11 p.m.: Runa Pacha (world) School for Performing Arts cana, and sorta rock, too. But it also has 2-10 p.m.: Double Dutch Empire VESPER CONCERT SERIES AT distinct influences of gospel, bluegrass HANDWERKPLATZ 2 p.m.: The Lesson Center (family, (busker) folk) CENTRAL MORAVIAN CHURCH and blues. So it’s not surprising it has 5-10 p.m.: Cast in Bronze 2-10 p.m.: Phantasmagoria 5 p.m.: Hickory Brass (classical) six members, and four lead singers. Or 5:30 p.m.: Mark DeRose and The JAZZ CABARET STAGE AT (busker) Way Home (acoustic, rock) that it’s catching a lot of ears. Delta 5 p.m.: On the Water (folk) LATE NIGHT COMEDY, Rae performed on “The Tonight Show” FRANK BANKO ALEHOUSE n 7:30 p.m.: Delta Rae (Ameri- MUSIKFEST CAFE CINEMAS 7 p.m.: Independence Drive (funk, cana, folk, vocal) on June 22. A new album, “Bottom of 11 p.m.: Pat House 5:30 p.m.: Frank DiBussolo Trio reggae, rock) n 9:30 p.m.: Spinto Band (indie the River,” came out in May. 7:30 p.m. Plaza Tropical. (jazz) 9 p.m.: The Abrams Brothers rock) 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.: The Hoppin’ (bluegrass, country) SATURDAY, AUGUST 11 SANDS STEEL STAGE AT PNC PLAZA 7:30 p.m.: Daughtry n PICK OF THE PLATZES La Excelencia: Recommended by ArtQuest’s partners in the Latin com- AMERICAPLATZ AT LEVITT PA- munity, the 11-member New York city band is “assuming the role as major VILION STEELSTACKS American salsa band,” Brogan says. “Just a hot, smokin’ Latin band. As 6 p.m.: Chris Watson Band (blues, high energy as you can get. They’ll end the show down in the audience. It’ll R&B) be wild.” “We’re really hoping to see a great salsa crowd out there on the 9 p.m.: The Aardvarks (rock) dance floor,” says Brogan, and dispel the belief that Latin music is only at Plaza Tropical. 9 p.m. Festplatz. BANANA ISLAND 10:30 a.m.: Yoga Session with Laurel Sarah King and The Smoke Rings: The nine-piece “big band” — King Attanasio sings and plays ukulele (!) — plays The American Songbook, swing and 12:30 and 2 p.m.: Baze and Silly “hot, jumpin’ jazz, with a lead singer that is just smokin’ cool,” Zaremski Friends (family, jazz) says. “ Smoke Rings works for the name.” 5 p.m. Musikfest Café; also 3:30 and 5 p.m.: Miss Amy & Her Big 9:30 p.m. Jazz Caberet Stage, Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas. Kids Band (family) Dave Goddess Group: Veteran Lehigh Valley music listeners know that 6:30 p.m.: Stacey Peasley Band the root of the Dave Goddess is 1980s Valley icon the Daddy Licks Band (family) (singer/guitarist Goddess remains), whose new wave rock filled venues up La Excelencia and down the East Coast. The new group plays some Daddy Licks songs, FESTPLATZ but also has solid material from its debut CD “Something New.” Noon, Noon.: Joseph Kroboth Band (polka) LIEDERPLATZ MAIN STREET Plaza Tropical. 4 p.m: Bud Hundeski & The Corsairs (polka) Noon-5 p.m.: The Bucks County Folk Noon.: Abrams Brothers (bluegrass) 7:30 p.m.: HALA Espectacular Song Society Noon-11 p.m.: Runa Pacha (world) PLAZA TROPICAL 7:30 p.m.: Kalob Griffin Band (Ameri- (dance, Latin) 5:30 p.m.: Hillbilly Souls (Americana, 2-10 p.m.: Double Dutch Empire n Noon.: Dave Goddess Group (rock) cana, rock) n 9 p.m.: La Excelencia (dance, rock) (busker) 1:30 p.m.: The Verticolors (indie 7 p.m.: Little Buddy (blues, dance, 2-10 p.m.: Phantasmagoria (busker) rock) VOLKSPLATZ Latin) Noon.: Blind Lights (rock, soul) rock) 2:30 and 4 p.m.: The Rosie Burgess 3 p.m.: School of Rock HANDWERKPLATZ 9 p.m.: Eric Steckel (blues, rock) Trio (folk, funk) 5:30 p.m.: Wiretree (indie rock) 1:30 p.m.: Lehigh Valley Cloggers 5-10 p.m.: Cast in Bronze (carillon) 5:30 and 7 p.m.: The Wallace Broth- 7:30 p.m.: Sister Sparrow & The Dirty 3 p.m.: Daisy Jug Band (Americana) LYRIKPLATZ AT FRANK BANKO ers (Americana, folk) Birds (indie rock, rock, soul) 5:30 p.m.: Burning Bridget Cleary JAZZ CABARET STAGE AT FRANK ALEHOUSE CINEMAS 8:30 p.m.: Gangstagrass (bluegrass, 9:30 p.m.: Off the Map (alternative, (Celtic, folk) BANKO ALEHOUSE CINEMAS 5 p.m.: Shane Cooley (funk, rock, hip-hop) indie rock) 7:30 p.m.: The Prodigals (Celtic) 5:30 p.m.: Displaced Peoples (jazz) singer songwriter) 9:30 p.m.: Fighting Jamesons (Celtic, 7:30 p.m.: Alex Levin Jazz Trio (big 6 p.m.: Larry Murante (singer song- PNC SERIES AT THE MUSIKFEST COMMUNITY STAGE ON AIR rock band/swing) writer) CAFE PRODUCTS TOWN SQUARE n 9:30 p.m.: Sarah King and The 7 p.m.: XVSK (alternative, indie rock) n 5 p.m.: Sarah King and The Smoke Noon and 2 p.m.: They Were Only LATE NIGHT COMEDY, Smoke Rings (big band/swing, jazz) 8 p.m.: Morgen La Civita (blues, soul, Rings (big band/swing, jazz) Satellites (alternative, indie rock) MUSIKFEST CAFE world) 7:30 p.m.: Mike Dugan & Blues Mis- 4 p.m.: Just Married (Americana, 11 p.m.: Ryan Hill 9 p.m.: Just Married (Americana) sion (blues) folk) SUNDAY, AUGUST 12 FIREWORKS: 9:45 P.M. SANDS STEEL STAGE AT PNC PLAZA LYRIKPLATZ AT FRANK BANKO ALE- PNC SERIES AT THE MUSIKFEST CAFE 8 p.m.: Boston HOUSE CINEMAS 5 p.m.: The Difference (rock) 5 p.m.: Casey Catrie (Philadelphia Songwriter’s 7:30 p.m.: Lucky 7 (funk, R&B) AMERICAPLATZ AT LEVITT PAVILION Project) STEELSTACKS 6 p.m.: Sarah Deardorff (Philadelphia Song- PLAZA TROPICAL 6 p.m.: Eric Steckel (blues, rock) writer’s Project) Noon-7:30 p.m.: Sabroso Video Showcase n 8:30 p.m.: Craig Thatcher Band (blues, old- 7 p.m.: Anthony D’Amato (Philadelphia Song- (indie rock, Latin) ies, rock) writer’s Project) 8 p.m.: Alex Torres Band (Latin, world) BANANA ISLAND 8 p.m.: Joy Ike (Philadelphia Songwriter’s COMMUNITY STAGE AT AIR PRODUCTS Bhakti 12:30 and 2 p.m.: The Fuzzy Lemons (family) Project) TOWN SQUARE 3:30 and 5 p.m.: The Deedle Deedle Dees JAZZ CABARET STAGE AT FRANK BANKO 9 p.m.: Kwesi Kankam (Philadelphia Song- Noon and 2 p.m.: Sarah Donner (folk, singer (family) writer’s Project) songwriter) ALEHOUSE CINEMAS 6:30 p.m.: Dave Fry (Americana, folk, singer n 5:30 and 7:30 p.m.: Hot Club Philly (acous- MAIN STREET 4 p.m.: The Almighty Terribles (pop, rock) songwriter) tic, jazz) Noon and 2 p.m.: Joe Whyte (acoustic, ameri- 7:30 p.m.: Great White Caps (indie rock, surf) FESTPLATZ cana, folk) VOLKSPLATZ LIEDERPLATZ Noon.: Walt Groller Orchestra (polka) Noon-11 p.m.: Runa Pacha (world) n Noon.: Bhakti (world) Noon.: Dave Fry (Americana, folk, singer song- 4 p.m.: Rob Stoneback Band (jazz) 2-10 p.m.: Double Dutch Empire (busker) 2 p.m.: Art of Rhythm and Dance with Tahya writer) 7:30 p.m.: Alex Meixner Band (folk, polka) 2-10 p.m.: Phantasmagoria (busker) and Grant Smith 1:30 p.m.: Mike Cross (blues, folk) 3:30 p.m.: Gangstagrass (bluegrass, hip-hop) 4 p.m.: Telesma (rock, world) 3:30 p.m.: BOOM (variety) HANDWERKPLATZ 5:30 p.m.: Carter3productions Presents (elec- 6:30 p.m.: Antioquia (funk, indie rock, rock) 5 p.m.: Girls Guns & Glory (Americana, country, 5-9 p.m.: Cast in Bronze (carillon) tronica) 9 p.m.: Matuto (world) soul) 6:30 p.m.: Bob Malone (blues, rock) n PICK OF THE PLATZES Bhakti: The musicians in Bhakti have backgrounds in rock, Craig Thatcher Band/Closing: Musikfest will close with soul, world and jazz music, but the band’s art is Kirtan music top-notch Valley blues favorite Craig Thatcher Band, whose Hot Club Philly: Plays and preserves the Django style of sung primarily in Sanskrit, an ancient language known for its repertoire includes blues and rock, including Eric Clapton and acoustic gypsy jazz music. “They’re an artist at the top level of healing vibrations. And therein lies a contradiction: Bhakti says Led Zeppelin. The performance will precede the finale fireworks. their game in that genre,” Brogan says. “I’m blown away by their its purpose is not to entertain, but to inspire, uplift and enable 8:30 p.m. Americaplatz at Levitt Pavilion. musicianship.” For fans of guitar, jazz and “just music at a very healing. The show starts a day of world music at Volksplatz. high level,” Brogan says. 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Jazz Noon, Volksplatz. Cabaret Stage at Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas.
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