Countdown to Musikfest ’22!

Countdown to Musikfest ’22 with ArtsQuest’s Patrick Brogan

WLVR prepares you for Musikfest ’22!

Each week leading up to the start of Musikfest on Aug. 4, ArtsQuest Chief Programming Officer Patrick Brogan highlights a couple of bands he’s excited to see this year.

This series is produced by Devan Kortan.

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Musikfest preparations on July 28, 2022

Happy Landing and Shamarr Allen

This week, Patrick Brogan tells us about an alternative folk band from Oxford, MS. He also highlights one of the most sought after artists for festivals and venues around the world. >>> Read more

Listen to Week 5

Construction begins on the Wind Creek Steel Stage at PNC Plaza on on July 26, 2022. Photo | Stephanie Sigafoos / WLVR

The Youngers and The Beaches

This week, Patrick Brogan tells us about two bands that will bookend the festival. One is from Reading and blends country and rock ‘n’ roll, and the other is named after the Canadian neighborhood all of its members hail from.  >>> Read more

Listen to Week 4

An empty road in front of the ArtsQuest building and the SteelStacks as the area prepares for Musikfest. Photo | Christine Dempsey / WLVR

RDGLDGRN and The North 41

This week, Brogan tells us about two nationally touring pop groups.

RDGLDGRN from Washington D.C. is slated to play at the Levitt Pavilion at 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, and T-Mobile Plaza Tropical at 9:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14.

The North 41 of Chicago is scheduled to play at T-Mobile Plaza Tropical at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, and the PNC Stadtplatz the same day at 6:30 p.m. >>> Read more

Listen to Week 3
Sunset behind the main stage at Musikfest on the SteelStacks campus in Bethelhem. Photo / WLVR staff

Jackson Pines and Pentley Holmes

This week, Brogan tells us about two regional groups.

Indie-folk band Jackson Pines of Jackson, N.J., will play IBEW Local 375 Liederplatz at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6 , and Provident Bank’s Main Street Stage at 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 8. >>> Read more

Listen to Week 2

A concert from 2019 Musikfest. Photo| Staff photo /WLVR & PBS39

JJ Grey & Mofro and Shovels & Rope

In this week’s first installment, Brogan details JJ Grey & Mofro, which will headline Americaplatz at Levitt Pavilion at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9 ; and folk duo Shovels & Rope, which is scheduled at Americaplatz at 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11.

Listen to Week 1

Musikfest Preparations


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