ARTSQUEST ANNOUNCES UPCOMING SHOWS TO KICK OFF THE NEW YEAR IN THE MUSIKFEST CAFÉ
Tickets will soon go on sale for The Sofa Kings, The Nerds, The Weight Band, Motherfolk, as well as tributes to Prince, Simon & Garfunkel and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.
BETHLEHEM, Pa. – ArtsQuest is proud to announce upcoming shows in the Musikfest Café, presented by Yuengling, through the beginning of 2022. Tickets to these shows will go on sale beginning Tues., Oct. 12 for ArtsQuest Members and Fri., Oct. 15 at 10 a.m. to the public at steelstacks.org. For more exclusive ticket access and advance purchase opportunities, become an ArtsQuest Circle donor today.
Say goodbye to 2021 and ring in 2022 with The Sofa Kings, one of the SteelStacks’ favorite party bands! Spend New Year’s Eve with this high energy ten-piece band from southeastern Pennsylvania. Their combination of fine musicianship, extraordinary vocals and an exceptional horn section sets the Sofa Kings apart from the rest. The group covers a wide range of genres including dance music, Motown, R&B, classic rock and current top hits on the Billboard charts.
America’s party band ‘fun-omenon’ The Nerds® will rock out on Fri., Jan. 7, 2022. The group has been redefining what it means to be a cover band since 1985. Throughout the last two decades, Spaz, Biff, Stretch and Mongo have graced stages from the Jersey Shore to Las Vegas.
The Weight Band will bring their “Woodstock sound” to the stage on Fri., Jan. 14, 2022. The Weight Band, led by Jim Weider a 15-year former member of The Band and the Levon Helm Band, will be performing their current album, World Gone Mad, as well as classic songs of The Band. The Boston Globe says World Gone Mad “strikes a chord between past and present,” and the Chicago Tribune says, “The Weight carries on where The Band left off.”
Dean Ford & The Beautiful Ones – A Tribute 2 Prince will grace the stage on Sat., Jan. 22, 2022. Dressed “2 the 9’s,” this tribute band embodies Prince. Ford and company will perform the hits you know and love, including the “Purple Rain” album in its entirety. The show is a must-see for all fans looking for a tribute to the late great Prince!
Motherfolk will return to Bethlehem, Pa. on Thurs., Jan. 27, 2022. What started in 2014 as a writing project between two college friends has since turned into a band with quite the following. Texas King will kick-off the evening of high-energy performances. Motherfolk humorously touts themselves as “the best band ever” according to “almost all of its current members.”
Don’t miss The Music of Simon & Garfunkel by Swearingen & Kelli on Sat., Feb. 12, 2022. In this show, musicians AJ Swearingen & Jayne Kelli recreate the music, memories and magic of one of the most famous folk-rock duos of our time. AJ’s deep baritone blends perfectly with Kelli’s vocals delivering a true tribute to the sound of Simon & Garfunkel’s 1960s Greenwich Village coffeehouse performances.
Marrakesh Express – a Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young Experience will take place on Sat., Feb. 26, 2022. CSNY, arguably one of the most enduring and influential musical groups of all time, was born in the turbulent years of the late 1960s and their songs remain in heavy rotation on classic rock radio stations to this day. Featuring four harmonizing vocalists backed by a top-flight band, Marrakesh Express delivers a unique and energetic concert performing the classic acoustic and electric CSNY hits, deep cuts and fan favorites. Marrakesh Express has played to tens of thousands of fans at music festivals, theaters, fairs, performing arts centers and casinos, including the Woodstock 40th Anniversary Tribute Concert.
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