For just under 24 hours, a tragic situation unfolded that no one ever hopes to witness. Safety remains our first focus and we are grateful that the individual, emergency responders, patrons and ArtsQuest staff and volunteers are all safe.

City of Bethlehem Police, Fire, EMS, Northampton County and Lehigh County emergency responders as well as countless other agencies worked diligently around the clock to monitor and try and help this individual before he was finally secured this afternoon. Everyone at ArtsQuest, from our staff to our patrons, greatly appreciates the efforts of all of our first responders under these incredibly challenging circumstances

Patrons who left belongings on the Levitt Pavilion lawn last night can meet ArtsQuest Event Staff at the lawn from 6-9pm to retrieve their belongings this evening.

The following programming changes are still in effect:

  • The ArtsQuest Center is closed and all concerts, films and comedy shows are cancelled tonight.
  • The Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks concert with Shamarr Allen scheduled for 7:30pm is cancelled.
  • Cars & Coffee originally scheduled for Sunday at 9am is cancelled. We are looking at dates to reschedule.
  • Sangriafest is being postponed until tomorrow – Sunday, July 14, 2-7pm. The VIP session will begin at 2pm and general admission will begin at 3pm.

    All tickets will be honored tomorrow, and we are humbled to share that our food partners, vendors and volunteers will make themselves available to put on the best experience for all of you.

    Refunds for ticket holders who are unable to attend tomorrow, will be made available by emailing If you have already emailed for a refund, please resend your request to confirm. We are accepting refund requests through Friday, July 19th at 12pm, EST and will be processing the refunds within the next 7-10 business days.

We thank everyone for their understanding and support over the past two days. Additional thanks to:

  • Northampton County Emergency Management
  • Lehigh County Emergency Management
  • Lehigh County Special Operations
  • City of Scranton Fire Department and Technical Rescue Team
  • Allentown Fire Dept Technical Rescue
  • City of Allentown Police Department
  • Montgomery County Special Operations
  • Wind Creek Bethlehem
  • Nancy Run Fire Department