Starting tomorrow, Friday, May 25th, 2018, check out two free music festivals in Allentown; Mayfair Festival of the Arts – a 30 year celebration that will be held in a new location this year at Cedar Crest College (100 College Drive Ave, Allentown, PA; noon to 10 p.m. Friday – Sunday), and the Great Pennsylvania Music & Arts Celebration – new this year, at the Allentown Fairgrounds (17th and Chew Streets, Allentown, PA – 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. on Monday). Both events have outdoor and indoor live music featuring local and national groups and individual musicians, and artists’ markets, along with other activities, performances, and food.
Of special note, some Make Music Upper Perk musicians will be performing at the Great Pennsylvania Music & Arts Celebration:
- Acoustic Blues Project (Earl Andrews) 5:00 pm – 5:45 pm
- Tom & Betty Druckenmiller w/ Norm Williams 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
Commemorate Memorial Day with music by attending the Saturday evening concert, The Music of World War I, at 7 p.m. on May 26, 2018, in Harleysville at the Church of the Holy Spirit (2871 Barndt Road). Performing the music will be The BLT Trio; Keoni Bolding (violin), Peter Lockman (cello), and Seth Trumbore (piano). Free will offering and reception to follow concert.
Looking ahead, next Saturday on June 2nd, the annual Strawberry Festival at New Goshenhoppen Park (3rd Street, East Greenville, Pa) begins with craft tables, flea market, and breakfast at 8 a.m., continues with an auction at 10 a.m., followed by games and activities culminating with Red Hill Band concert from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. There is no admission charge to this event.
The acoustic band Lazy Sundays will be playing at the Church of the Holy Spirit (2871 Barndt Road, Harleysville, PA) on Saturday evening, June 2, 2018, beginning at 7 p.m. Free will offering and “strawberry festival reception” to follow.
And Sunday night, June 3rd, the Pennsylvania Philharmonic classical concert begins at 6 p .m. and will be held at the Steel River Playhouse, 245 E. High Street, Pottstown, PA. Admission is free (though RSVP’s are requested as space is limited).
This public concert will feature members from the Philharmonic’s incredible Brass section and explore next season’s educational program. With music from John Williams, Holst, Gershwin, and Copland (and much more), there will be something for everyone to enjoy. Our 2018-2019 season, titled “Reach for the Stars,” offers an exciting space exploration theme, highlighting the history of American innovation, courage, and perseverance.
And everyone should have marked Thursday, June 21st for this year’s Make Music Upper Perk!