Music

Tom Rush helped to usher in the singer-songwriter era in the 1960s.

The official first day of Musikfest is Aug. 6. ArtsQuest is the presenter of the event, one of the country’s largest, non-gated, free music festivals. WLVR’s Christine Dempsey spoke with Patrick Brogan, the festival’s chief programming officer, about some of the offerings.

With Musikfest right around the corner, hotels are preparing after the pandemic pushed last year’s festival mostly online.

Summer concerts were cancelled last year due to COVID but now some of Allentown’s “big bands” have returned.

Allentown’s Department of Parks and Recreation kicks off its Saturday in the Park concert series this weekend.


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