Boathouse Row – A Yacht Rock Experience

These free performances will take place Friday and Saturday nights throughout the festival

BETHLEHEM, Pa. – ArtsQuest is proud to offer free shows on Friday and Saturday nights during Oktoberfest on the Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks stage, presented by Lehigh Valley Health Network, now part of Coordinated Health. The 11th annual festival, presented by Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE), will take place Oct. 1-3 and 8-10.

On Fri., Oct. 1 Boat House Row – A Yacht Rock Experience will rock the stage beginning at 7 p.m. They play a style of rock known for being more mellow than its heavy metal counterpart. The group has built up a following and continued to perform for fans virtually, even during the pandemic. Come check them out and prepare to be rocked…gently.

Looking for a fun, 70s disco experience? Look no further than The Discoteks performing at 6 p.m. on Sat., Oct. 2. Take a trip through time and get your groove on with this 70s disco and party band.

Renaissance Orchestra, a 10-piece party band will be playing beginning at 7 p.m. on Fri., Oct. 8. Comprised of musicians with more than 30 years of experience, they specialize in musical diversity and are not afraid to play any song. Come see this versatile band!

Vanessa Collier, winner of back-to-back Blues Music Awards in 2019 and 2020 for Horn Player of the Year, will grace the stage with her band at 6 p.m. on Sat., Oct. 9. This up-and-coming musician seamlessly weaves together funk, soul, rock and blues styles through soulful vocals.

“Oktoberfest has always been a great place for fun, engaging entertainment,” Anne Sturm, ArtsQuest’s Senior Talent Buyer and Executive Director of Levitt Pavilion said. “This year, we are excited to expand our offerings outside of the festival footprint and onto the big stage outdoors. So don’t put away your beach or lawn chairs just yet – bring them with you when you come to Oktoberfest where we will have something for everyone’s taste in both music and beer!”

The festival, now in its 11th year, will feature more live music along with brew samples, local artisans and activities like Pierogipalooza, the Pennsylvania State Steinholding Championship and dachshund dog parades and races. Visit for more information. ArtsQuest will continue to follow the latest CDC, state and local health and safety guidelines. Visit for more information.