Monday, July 20, 2009

Musikfest 2009

While examine the schedule for Grayson Capps, I noticed that on August 8th he was playing at the Musikfest 2009 festival in Bethlehem, PA on August 8th. I hadn't heard of the festival so quickly navigated over; what a lineup. And not just a weekend's worth, we are talking about 10 days worth starting July 31th and ending Sunday August 9th. The stages are located throughout the small city, with evening concerts at larger venues. Not interested yet; take a look at the artists. The headliners include Crosby, Stills & Nash; George Thorogood & Jonny Lang; Rufus Wainwright; Dar Williams; Third Eye Blind with Matt Nathanson; Ladysmith Black Mambazo; and Chris Isaak / The Wallflowers - among many others.

The daily lineups are even more impressive. Our favorite festival band, Scythian, plays on the the 6th; and that day also includes Carrie Rodriguez, Todd Wolfe, Tempest, and Oakhurst. The best lineup is actually Monday August 3rd with The Lovell Sisters, Red Molly, Bearfoot, Los Straitjackets, Seamus Kennedy, Dr. Dog and several other artists that I haven't heard before. Never seen Antsy McClain and the Trailer Park Troubadours, Lil’ Anne & Hot Cayenne, or Rosie Flores? Here's your chance. Best of all, the majority of Musikfest performances are free. While you're in the area look out for the excellent local breweries and wineries. or the Lehigh Valley Wine Trail can assist you.

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