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Traveling tunes launches with Music in the Airport!
Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE) and ArtsQuest partnership to feature local musicians
(Hanover Township, PA) – Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE) and ArtsQuest have announced a partnership to launch Music in the Airport – which features local musicians performing live in the Wilfred M. “Wiley” Post Departure Concourse following the TSA checkpoint for passengers awaiting their flight.
“Flying can be an unnerving experience. What better way to relax then hearing very talented local singers. Passengers will enjoy a comfortable travel environment while also getting a free concert in the process,” said, Thomas R. Stoudt, Executive Director, Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority (LNAA).
“Airports are getting more and more creative in becoming a venue of opportunity for a variety of things. Specifically, here at ABE you have gate takeovers by the Phantoms and Iron Pigs, so why wouldn’t you have SteelStacks and entertainment center stage,” said Curt Mosel, Chief Operating Officer, ArtsQuest.
On Tuesday, November 26th, Kendal Conrad – a local country singer and songwriter (Montgomery County, PA) – is scheduled to perform from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Kendall will rejoin passengers for performances on December 2nd, 16th, and 18th.
*Music in the Airport is located beyond the TSA checkpoint and is limited to passengers flying through ABE.
“I’ve flown through this airport multiple times enroute to Nashville, and performed in the terminal areas during special events. This was an easy yes when they proposed the idea,” said Kendal Conrad, local musician.
If you are a local musician interested in submitting a performance request form for a review by the Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority (LNAA), please visit our website: https://www.flyabe.com/programs/music-in-the-airport/ or click: http://bit.ly/2qsiJLW
Lehigh Valley International Airport is conveniently located near Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton, Pennsylvania. Allegiant Air, American, Delta and United have 14 nonstop destinations to both leisure destinations and major airline hubs with connections to the world. ABE’s nonstop destinations include: Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, Myrtle Beach (seasonal), Nashville (seasonal), Newark, Orlando, Philadelphia, Punta Gorda, Sarasota / Bradenton (seasonal), Savannah / Hilton Head (seasonal), and Clearwater / St. Petersburg. For more information on LNAA, visit www.flylvia.com or www.facebook.com/flylvia
About ArtsQuestArtsQuest is a Bethlehem-based nonprofit dedicated to presenting music, arts, festivals, cultural experiences, and educational and outreach programs that aid in economic development, urban revitalization, and community enrichment. Through festivals such as its flagship event, Musikfest; the Banana Factory Arts Center; and the ArtsQuest Center and SteelStacks arts and cultural campus, ArtsQuest’s programming reaches more than 1.8 million people annually. The organization’s programs and events, approximately 40 percent of which are free to attend, have a combined economic impact of more than $135 million annually in the region.
Information provided to TVL by:
Mark Demko, ArtsQuest
Press Release by:
Director of Public and Government Relations
Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority