The Music Doesn’t Stop There: ArtsQuest Announces 15 New Musikfest Cafe Shows to follow the end of Musikfest

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Bethlehem, Lehigh Valley, PA, June 17, 2024 – ArtsQuest is excited to announce a lineup of 15 shows at the Musikfest Cafe, beginning in late August until early 2025. Music lovers can mark their calendars, as tickets will be available starting June 18 for ArtsQuest members and June 21 for the general public. Doors will open for shows starting at 6 p.m. with performances kicking off at 7:30 p.m.

  • Start Making Sense- a tribute to Talking Heads | September 20
  • Red NOT Chili Peppers- a tribute to the Red Hot Chili Peppers | October 18
  • The Aardvarks | November 23
  • Rock This Town Orchestra- a tribute to Brian Seltzers | December 6
  • Magical Mystery Doors- a tribute to Led Zepplin, The Doors and the Beatles | December 13/14
  • Scythian Ugly Sweater Party | December 15
  • Sensational Soul Cruisers | December 22 *Doors at 5:30 p.m. Show at 7 p.m.
  • Steal Your Peach | December 27
  • The Sofa Kings All Star Reunion Show | December 28
  • Philadelphia Funk Authority | December 29
  • The Weekenders | December 30
  • Damn the Torpedoes- a tribute to Tom Petty | January 17
  • Dirty Deeds- The AC/DC Experience | February 8
  • Face 2 Face- a tribute to Billy Joel and Elton John | February 14/15
  • Dwayne Gretzky | February 21 *Doors open at 6:30 p.m.


“The Musikfest Cafe eagerly anticipates the return of beloved crowd-pleasers and exciting new acts for our upcoming fall and winter lineup,” comments Marissa Guarriello, Director of Music Programming at ArtsQuest. “From newcomers such as the Red NOT Chili Peppers, Dwayne Gretsky and The Weekenders to established favorites like the Aardvarks, Scythian and the Philadelphia Funk Authority, there’s something for everyone in our upcoming lineup!”


About ArtsQuest
ArtsQuest’s mission is to provide access to exceptional artistic, cultural and educational experiences using arts and culture as key elements of economic development for our urban communities. ArtsQuest™ supports this mission via the presentation of performing and visual arts, film, arts education classes and outreach, youth programming and cultural events. Through festivals such as its flagship event, Musikfest; the Banana Factory Arts Center; and the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks arts and cultural campus, ArtsQuest’s programming reaches more than 1.9 million people annually. The organization’s programs and events, over 50% of which are free to attend, have a combined economic impact of more than $136 million annually in the region.


Information provided to TVL by:
Juliana Blobe