The Nazareth Area Chamber of Commerce (NACC), a proud partner of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, is thrilled to be hosting the iconic Martin on Main music and guitar festival on Saturday, July 29th, 2023 from noon-7pm in Historic Nazareth, home of Martin Guitars.
Music and guitar lovers can enjoy seven full hours of entertainment, featuring Martin Guitar Forum artists in the Chamber Bandshell at 18 S. Main Street, in the beautiful center circle of Nazareth. A second performance stage, sponsored and organized by Nazareth Center for the Arts, will be located at the corner of S. Main and Belvidere Streets. Musicians will perform from noon-7pm and will feature our impressive depth of local talent. Nazareth’s Main Street will be strummin’ and hummin’ all afternoon!
While music fills the air, festival attendees will have the grassy, shady space of Nazareth’s Center Circle to set up chairs and picnic blankets. Attendees over the age of 21 can find a new favorite beverage among Birthright Brewing, Five Maidens Cidery, Clever Girl Winery, and The Spirit Express Mobile Bar to beat the heat! The NEDC’s Farmers Market will extend their hours and shift locations to the adjacent block of
- Main Street, extending from Belvidere to Walnut Street. In total, Main Street will be closed to vehicles and open to foot traffic from The Circle all the way down to Walnut Street to accommodate the local festivities. Food truck vendors such as local favorite Naz-O-Nut, Mon & Mel’s Sweet Scoops, Husky Jawn Corn Roasting, Cosmic Kettle Corn, Greek Street, Red Robin, Pyro Gyro, and Big Poppa’s Backyard BBQ will have something tasty for everyone. An array of over 20 local craft vendors and artisans will also be on site, and our Main Street businesses will be open and running a variety of sales and special offers to provide patrons with fun shopping opportunities.
Kate Hartney, Coordinator for the Affiliated Chambers of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber is excited to share, “We at the Chamber love helping to facilitate investment from our local businesses in events like Martin on Main. Giving residents and tourists alike the opportunity to shop small and shop local keeps our community vibrant, our businesses strong, and provides our local artists a platform to perform.
Community centered initiatives like this make where we live, work, and play thrive! We can’t wait to see everyone and let them experience what Nazareth is all about!”
What would a guitar festival be if patrons went home without a new instrument of their very own? Well, thanks to our headlining hometown sponsor, Martin Guitars, we also have a guitar raffle to enter, and you don’t even have to be present to win! This year’s raffle is bigger and better than ever before, with a chance to win not one, but TWO beautiful instruments! The first is the SC-13E, and acoustic-electric guitar that challenges the convention of what an acoustic-electric can do. Play your way, any way, without limits! Valued at almost $1,600, don’t miss your chance to be a winner! The second guitar is a SC-13E Special, with all the capability of the SC-13E but with featured spruce gloss top and ziricote fine veneer gloss finish on the back and sides. The design motif features an aperture rosette inlay with ebony headplate, fingerboard, and bridge. One or both of these beautiful guitars could be yours – raffle tickets are only $20 per ticket or $30 for two tickets. Each ticket gets you a chance to win TWO Martin Guitars, valued at over $3000. Remember – you don’t have to be present to win! Tickets will be available at the Chamber booth on the day of the event, or you can pick up at any of the participating businesses selling tickets listed below.
Visionistas By Design – 15 E. Walnut Street, Nazareth PA 180864 Memorial Library of Nazareth & Vicinity – 295 E Center St., Nazareth Pa Nazareth Area YMCA – 33 S. Main St., Nazareth Pa 18064
Truist Bank – 33 S Broad St,. Nazareth Pa 18064
The show will go on – rain or shine and we look forward to seeing everyone out for this fantastic community celebration of art, of Nazareth, and the businesses who make it an incredible place to live, work and play.
Jessica O’Donnell-Gower, EVP of Affiliated Chambers of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce said, “As a staple community event, the beloved annual Martin on Main event is back, and we are thrilled to be able to showcase local musical talent in the beautiful borough of Nazareth, and truly shine a spotlight on our business community. We are excited to bring the community together and excited to bring new faces to our area and let them experience what Nazareth is all about!”
Find out more information at our Martin on Main website: https://www.lehighvalleychamber.org/martinonmain.html
When: July 29, 2023 12-7pm
Where: In the Nazareth Circle from South Main Street to Belvidere Street to Walnut Street.
Pricing: Free admission, opportunities to buy food, drink, and wares from local vendors. Martin Guitar Raffle tickets will be sold $25/one, $35/two tickets.
About the Chamber: The mission of The Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce is to improve the economy and quality of life in the Lehigh Valley Metropolitan Area. We accomplish this through business-to-business networking events and marketing products, affinity programs and exclusive, money saving member benefits, training programs, government affairs initiatives and public policy advocacy, and community development enterprises. With nearly 5,000 members who employ more than 200,000, the Chamber is the largest in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and in the top ten nationwide.
Of course, incredible community driven events like this one would not be possible without our sponsors and partners:
Presenting Sponsor: Martin Guitar Co.
Family Friendly Activity Sponsors: Peters, Moritz, Peischl, Zulick, Landes & Brienza, Keystone Consulting Engineers, Mario Andretti, and WrenchTec
Comfort Station Sponsor: Morningstar Living and Nazareth Mutual Insurance
Music to Our Ears Sponsor: Truist Bank, Herbs to Your Success, JP Mascaro & Sons, Nazareth Center for the Arts
Music Sponsors: Nazareth Center for the Arts and Unofficial Martin Guitar Forum
Supporting Sponsor: Nazareth Area YMCA
Table Sponsor: Vigilance Hose Co #1
Marketing Sponsor: The Morning Call
Information provided to TVL by:
One Stop Operator, Workforce Board LV
Coordinator, Affiliated Chambers (GBACC, HLSC, NACC)
Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce