music

The Acoustic Blues Project – Wednesday, July 19, 2017; 8 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Bally Hotel, Route 100, Barto, PA

You may have caught The Acoustic Blues Project performing at Make Music Upper Perk (MMUP) last month, and certainly must have heard Tom Cooney, one of the three members of Acoustic Blues, who’s been playing at MMUP, among many other venues, for quite a few years now.The other members of the group, also longstanding performers, are Earl Andrews and Leon Bonam. If you haven’t yet heard them play, here is your chance! And if you have, you know you don’t want to miss this local performance.


Red Hill Band Pops Concert – Sunday, July 30, 2017; 7 p.m.
New Goshenhoppen Park, 618 Third Street, East Greenville, PA

Free admission. There is seating under cover by the bandshell, as well as areas to picnic.


Outdoor Concerts Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sundaythis summer at Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem, PA

Free concerts, free parking, some seating (feel free to bring blankets or folding chairs). 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.

Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks is a nonprofit community organization that presents 50 FREE concerts each summer as part of the Levitt Summer Concert Series. The concerts take place at the Levitt Pavilion nestled at the base of the iconic Bethlehem blast furnaces on the SteelStacks arts and culture campus.

What to know and 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.
  • Sunscreen, a hat, bug spray… any protection from Mother Nature you may need
  • Food & beverage are available for purchase at the Mack Truck Stop and the ArtsQuest Center.
  • Coolers are permitted (non-alcoholic beverages only). Alcohol is available for purchase for patrons 21 or older. Outside alcohol is not permitted.

Free Concert at Green Lane Amphitheater on Sunday, August 6, 2017;  7 p.m.
The Kategory 5 Band

Kategory 5 are a classic rock band covering the best of rock, blues, R&B and pop music from the 1970s (give or take a decade).   With female and male lead vocals, keyboards and dual lead guitarists, killer bass and drums, Kategory 5 are able to perform the most challenging music from the classic rock era.

The Amphitheater in Green Lane Park, PA is by the playground, tennis courts, and picnic tables, on 2298 Green Lane Road (just off Route 29), starting at 7 p.m. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs and find your spot on the lawn to watch the show as the sun goes down. Folks should feel free to bring their own picnic dinner, or snack and refreshments. There is no admission charge.


The First Annual South Wayne Porch Fest – Saturday, September 9, 2017;  1p.m. – 5 p.m.

Registration has closed for musicians for this event (though I have it on good authority that some familiar faces from this year’s Make Music Upper Perk will be performing – more on that later). Looks like they have a great line up of musicians for this day of free music happening in Wayne, PA.

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