Enjoy a Musical Weekend to Start a Musical Week!

Allentown’s 43rd Art in the Park starts at 10 a.m. Saturday morning, June 17th, 2017, in West Park (16th and Turner Streets), Allentown, PA, and continues to 5 p.m. Some 70 juried artists will be showing and selling their work at this free event, while several musical performances have been scheduled to take place as part of Art in the Park.

The event will feature a range of two- and three-dimensional works including jewelry, ceramics, weaving, glass, painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, constructions, and art made from recycled or repurposed materials. High school and college students from Lehigh Valley schools will (also) be participating, providing them with a unique learning and earning opportunity.

The event will feature music from the El Sistema String Orchestra and the Allentown Band as well as performances by Repertory Dance Theatre.

I’m sure some potters and visitors will be whistling a happy tune at Stahl’s 30th Annual Pottery Festival in Zionsville, PA from 9 a.m – 5 p.m., rain or shine (along Route 29/100)

Over 30 local potters displaying and selling traditional & contemporary pottery

  • tours of the potting sheds and kiln
  • pottery demonstrations
  • hands-on potting opportunities
  • an exhibit of original, historic Stahl’s pottery
  • the sale of baked goods & light refreshments
  • Our newest Commemorative Ornament & other SPPS items

Admission is $4.00 per person; children under 18 are free. Parking is free.

Two  musicals have recently taken the stage in our area; Hair is on stage at Muhlenberg Summer Theater, Empie Theatre, Baker Center for the Arts, 2400 Chew Street, Allentown, PA from June 14 – July 2, 2017. Evita opened this week at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, 2755 Station Avenue, Center Valley, PA (on campus of DeSales University) June 14 – July 2, 2017

In Harleysville, The Church of the Holy Spirit is hosting a free concert, Rhapsody in Blue and other genre defying music, on Saturday night, June 17th, beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invited to the concert, and to the reception afterwards. There will be a freewill offering. The Church of the Holy Spirit, 2871 Barndt Road, Harleysville, PA.

The BLT Trio (Bolding, Lockman & Trumbore) returns for their 3rd annual summer concert of music for violin, cello and piano. This concert will feature Keoni Bolding’s own arrangement of Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue!

There are Outdoor Concerts Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday  this summer at Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem, PA These are free concerts with free parking, folks are encouraged to bring blankets or folding chairs; lawn seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. The front section of the Pavilion is reserved for blankets only. Concerts are rain or shine, family friendly (occasionally concerts may be moved indoors or cancelled due to weather). The musical genres scheduled range from blues to country, folk to jazz, oldies to rock and roll. Coolers are permitted (non-alcoholic beverages only). Alcohol is available for purchase for patrons 21 or older. Outside alcohol is not permitted.

And don’t forget about the Make Music Upper Perk PREVIEW EVENTS this weekend! You can catch a sneak peek at some of the musicians who will be performing at Make Music Upper Perk at preview performances planned for Saturday night, June 17th at the Wing Man’s Open Mic (622 Gravel Pike, East Greenville, PA – by the Walmart), beginning at 7:30 p.m. and at Songwriters’ Showcase Sunday Brunch on Sunday, June 18th at Diehl’s Real Teas (239 Main Street, East Greenville, PA) from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Stop by Monday’s Free Community Meal at Pennsburg UCC (775 Main Street, Pennsburg, PA) at 6 p.m. on June 19, 2017, you will have a chance for one more MMUP musician “sneak peek;” musicians from the Erica Cherry Teaching Studio will providing the music during the meal.

Which brings us to this Wednesday, June 21st, 2017, when the music will be playing all day, all over the Upper Perkiomen Valley, all free and open to the public! Check out the program and start making your plan for the annual Make Music Upper Perk!

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