11 Things to Do at SteelStacks Before Musikfest!

By Ben Youngerman, ArtsQuest Marketing Manager

Musikfest is fast approaching! ArtsQuest’s 10-day music festival of unparalleled awesomeness is August 4-13 in Bethlehem, PA. While it’s easy to look ahead to our organization’s biggest event, we don’t want you to miss out on all the fun that July has to offer at SteelStacks! From foodie events, to incredible concerts, fantastic films and hilarious comedy, check out these events to tide you over until the ‘fest begins!

Crab Night– 7/13 – buy tickets

All you can eat Maryland Blue Crabs straight from the iconic Hooper’s Crab House of Ocean City, Maryland! The dinner experience also includes a buffet of corn on the cob, kielbasa with potato rolls, baked red bliss potatoes, coleslaw and salad. Plus, you can stick around for a free concert at Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks!

SangriaFest– 7/15 – buy tickets

At SangriaFest 2017, it’s 2x the sessions, 2x the pouring stations and 2x the pour size! Sample 10 different sangrias, all made with light and refreshing wines imported by South Italy Imports from family-owned vineyards throughout Italy. The day also includes live music, Bocce ball and food trucks!

Splintered Sunlight– 7/13 & 7/20 – buy tickets

Formed in 1992, Splintered Sunlight quickly became the most popular Grateful Dead tribute band in the Philadelphia region, gaining praise from Dead Heads and others alike. They’re back for a summer residency in the Musikfest Cafe presented by Yuengling, recreating a different Grateful Dead show each night!

“Lucky” by Atlas Circus Co.– 7/14 & 7/15 – buy tickets

Lucky is an homage and modern take on the art of “The Gag.” Through acrobatic slapstick, clowning and circus arts, the audience experiences a glimpse into the life of a man who can’t stop falling on his face. Part of Cirque-It with Touchstone Theatre and Zoellner Arts Center.

Arlo Guthrie– 7/23 – buy tickets

Arlo Guthrie has been known to generations as a prolific songwriter, social commentator, master storyteller, actor and activist. The iconic folk musician comes to the Musikfest Cafe presented by Yuengling for a unique blend of songs and stories!

Andrew Bird w/ special guest Esperanza Spalding– 7/26 – buy tickets

Multi-instrumentalist Andrew Bird comes to the Musikfest Cafe presented by Yuengling for a night of indie folk rock. Joining Bird on stage is the Grammy-winning contemporary jazz bassist Esperanza Spalding! It’s a double-dose of musical awesomeness.

Hunter Hayes– 7/27 – buy tickets

Hunter Hayes is one of country’s biggest young stars! At the Yuengling Summer Concert Series, you can see the 5-time Grammy nominee outside and under the stars at SteelStacks!

Christopher Titus– 7/30 – buy tickets

Hard-hitting comedian Christopher Titus brings his newest show, “Amerigeddon”, to the Musikfest Cafe presented by Yuengling! Titus has released six ninety-minute albums in as many years and has six one-hour comedy specials currently running on Comedy Central.

FREE concerts at Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks – Select Dates through September

Bring a blanket, a lawn chair and/or your dog for 50 free concerts throughout the summer at Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks presented by Coordinated Health!

Films at the Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas

The Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas are a two-screen independent, foreign and arthouse cinema located at SteelStacks! See the latest films, cult favorites and other classics on the back on the big screen!

Comedy Shows at SteelStacks

SteelStacks is the Lehigh Valley’s go-to destination for hilarious improv, stand-up and sketch comedy! From national-headliners to the Lehigh Valley’s funniest performers, there’s something for every person that loves to laugh.