ArtsQuest Announces Complete Performer Lineup & Daily Schedules for Musikfest July 31-Aug. 9

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2020 festival now features 100 streaming performances thanks to WXPN 

BETHLEHEM, PA–Performances by Robert Randolph, GRAMMY-nominated singer-songwriter KT Tunstall, Michael Glabicki of Rusted Root and Adam Weiner of Low Cut Connie highlight the nearly 100 sets that fans can enjoy virtually as part of Musikfest this year. The festival, now in its 37th year, is set for July 31-Aug. 9; all performances will be shown via www.musikfest.org during the festival.

Musikfest 2020 features a diverse lineup showcasing artists and culture from around the globe including vocalist Farah Siraj from Jordan, India native Kiran Ahluwalia & Rez Abbasi, Korean America R&B singer Audrey Nuna, Tennessee-based blues and soul act Southern Avenue, folk punk act Sunny War from Louisiana, blues singer Alexis P Suter and Latinx acts Luisito Rosario and Making Movies.  In addition to the streaming sets, there will be live concerts taking place at SteelStacks July 1 and Aug. 1 and 7-9. The complete lineup and schedules are available now at www.musikfest.org/lineup/schedule/.

The 2020 festival includes five distinct musical components:

VIRTUAL MUSIKFEST 

Hours: Starts at 7 p.m. each night 

Featuring 40 different artists – four each night – from around the globe. Headliners include:

Robert Randolph

KT Tunstall
Adam Weiner of Low Cut Connie
Michael Glabicki of Rusted Root
Reverend Horton Heat
Devon Gilfillian
Scythian
Kat Wright Trio
Igor & the Red Elvises
Craig Thatcher & Nyke van Wyk

 

SERVICE ELECTRIC CONCERTS 

Hours for live shows on Service Electric: July 31 and Aug. 3-7 starting at 5 p.m. (special 5:30 p.m. start Aug. 4) and Aug. 1-2 and 8-9 starting at noon 

Shows streamed on Musikfest.org Aug. 3-11 

Original Musikfest partner Service Electric Cable TV and Communications is hosting nearly 40 artists from its studios including Alexis P. Suter, Igor & the Red Elvises, Cinnamon Jones & Eternal Soul and Seth Witcher. Shows will air live on Service Electric Cable TV Channel 2 and then stream on musikfest.org.

 

MARTIN GUITAR JAM IN PLACE 

Hours: July 31-Aug. 9, 6:30 p.m. 

Special 6 p.m. start on Aug. 1 and 8 

Showcasing dynamic Martin Guitar artists including two-time GRAMMY-winning performer Shawn Camp, former American Idol contestant Lauren Mascitti and number-one Texas country artist Bri Bagwell.

 

XPN FREE AT NOON 

Noon daily
WXPN Radio is partnering with Musikfest to share a daily curated playlist of some of its favorite XPN Free at Noon shows. Artists include Citizen Cope, The Pretenders, Jonny Lang, The Pixies and more. Check out the schedule at www.musikfest.org/lineup/schedule/.

 

LIVE SHOWS AT STEELSTACKS 

ArtsQuest is offering outdoor dining on the Air Products Town Square & Levitt Pavilion lawn the first weekend, July 31-Aug. 1, and final weekend, Aug. 7-9, of the festival. The SteelStacks campus will open at 6 p.m. each night, with live music starting at 7 p.m.

 

Guests who want to attend Musikfest 2020 in person must reserve a table on the Air Products Town Square – where bands will perform on the Highmark Blue Shield Community Stage – or one of the 6’ x 6’ spots on the Levitt Pavilion lawn, perfect for putting out a blanket or lawn chairs to enjoy the music performances from the Highmark Blue Shield Community Stage via the Levitt Pavilion outdoor screen. Reservations can be made at www.musikfest.org.

 

The complete lineup and dinner reservation prices during Musikfest are as follows:

 

July 31, 7 p.m.

The Uptown Band
$30 Town Square Table/$10 Levitt Pavilion Spot  

 

August 1, 7 p.m.

The BRUCE Show
$40 Town Square Table/$15 Levitt Pavilion Spot

 

August 7, 7 p.m.
Craig Thatcher Band
$40 Town Square Table/$15 Levitt Pavilion Spot

 

August 8, 7 p.m.
Hector Rosado Orchestra

$20 Town Square Table/$10 Levitt Pavilion Spot

 

August 9, 7 p.m.
Danielle Ponder

$30 Town Square Table/$15 Levitt Pavilion Spot

 

Musikfest 2020, presented by the nonprofit ArtsQuest, will take place July 31-Aug. 9. This year’s festival will include 40 concerts shown via musikfest.org as part of Virtual Musikfest, nearly 40 performances by bands live from the Service Electric TV studios and then shared via musikfest.org; and an on-site food and beverage experience at SteelStacks that will include 10 Musikfest favorite food vendors. For more information, visit www.musikfest.org.

 

Information provided to TVL by:
Mark Demko, ArtsQuest
http://www.artsquest.org/