Richard Marx, Under the Streetlamp and More Coming to SteelStacks


BETHLEHEM, PA— Record-breaking pop-rock artist Richard Marx and retro vocalist group Under the Streetlamp are among the five new performances coming to the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks. Tickets for most performances go on sale Tues., March 12, to ArtsQuest Members and Fri., March 15, 10 a.m., to the public at and 610-332-3378, 101 Founders Way.

GRAMMY Award-winning Richard Marx will take the stage at the Musikfest Café presented by Yuengling June 7, 8 p.m.

Nearly three decades of making music has garnered Marx a rightful place in the spotlight as one of the pop-rock genre’s greatest. To this day he is the only male artist ever to have his first seven singles reach Top 5 on the Billboard Charts. Four of those hits appeared on his self-titled debut album, including “Hold on to the Nights” and “Don’t Mean Nothing,” which earned him a GRAMMY nomination for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance. Hot on the heels of his rapid rise to fame, Marx released his 1989 album Repeat Offender, which went quadruple-platinum, followed by the also platinum Rush Street and Paid Vacation. To date, Marx has sold more than 30 million albums.

As if catching a second wind, Marx shifted tracks mid-career to begin songwriting and producing. He has helped countless artists become household names, boasting such hits as Josh Groban’s “To Where You Are” and Keith Urban’s “This I Promise You.” In 2004, Marx claimed a Song of the Year GRAMMY Award for co-authoring Luther Vandross’ “Dance with My Father.” Marx will bring his acclaimed talent to the Musikfest Café stage with A Solo Acoustic Evening on June 7. Tickets for the concert are $35-$80, with a special VIP package also available.

On Nov. 10, 7 p.m., vocal group Under the Streetlamp will bring its sensational holiday show to the Musikfest Café stage. Dance in the aisles while merrily singing along to songs from the group’s live PBS specials and studio album, Every Day’s a Holiday. Look for classics like I’ll be “Home for Christmas,” “Santa Bring My Baby Back,” “Run Run Rudolph,” “Avé Maria” and many more!

Comprised of leading cast members from the Tony Award-winning musical Jersey Boys, Under the Streetlamp has performed on Broadway more than a dozen times and on international stages in shows such as 42nd Street, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Good Vibrations: The Beach Boys Musical and Dracula. Breathing new life into well-known Motown, Doo-Wop and old-time rock ‘n’ roll hits, the group delivers stunning vocals and energetic dance moves that dare any audience to remain in their seats. Tickets for the show are $35-$45.

On Nov. 13, 7:30 p.m., ArtsQuest welcomes renowned drummer Carl Palmer to the Musikfest Café. A musician since childhood, Palmer made his real debut into the music scene at age 15 when he joined the band Farlowe & The Thunderbirds, which earned national recognition for its hit song “Out of Time,” written by The Rolling Stones’ Jagger and Richards. He went on to play in other bands, including The Crazy World of Arthur Brown and Atomic Rooster, until joining Keith Emerson and Greg Lake to form Emerson, Lake & Palmer (ELP). The trio recorded five albums in four years, all of which went platinum, while producing classics like “Lucky Man” and “Hoedown.”

After ELP disbanded in 1979, Palmer helped form the popular group Asia, which recorded classics like “Heat of the Moment” and “Sole Survivor.” The group disbanded just a few years later, leading Palmer to play in various bands until he created Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy with bassist Simon Fitzpatrick and guitarist Paul Bielatowicz. The group will come to the Musikfest Café stage on Nov. 13. Tickets for the show are $27-$37.

The complete list of newly announced music and comedy shows is:

Philadelphia Funk Authority
April 20, 7:30 p.m.
Musikfest Café presented by Yuengling
Tickets:$10-$15 in advance; $15-$20 at doors


A Solo Acoustic Evening with Richard Marx
June 7, 8 p.m.
Musikfest Café presented by Yuengling
Tickets: $35-$80, VIP package offered

Emma Willman (comedy)
July 7, 7:30 p.m.
Fowler Blast Furnace Room
Tickets: $17 ArtsQuest Members, $19 public

Under the Streetlamp
Nov. 10, 7 p.m.
Musikfest Café presented by Yuengling
Tickets: $35-$45

Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy – Emerson, Lake & Palmer Lives On
Nov. 13, 7:30 p.m.
Musikfest Café presented by Yuengling
Tickets: $27-$37

For more information on these and upcoming SteelStacks shows, visit



Information and image provided to TVL by:
Mark Demko, ArtsQuest