Yuengling & Martin Guitar Partner for 35-plus Free Shows at Musikfest’s Lagerplatz

Featured Image: The National Reserve 

Martin Guitar and Strings Stage offers acoustic sets by popular Musikfest acts & public open mic sessions

BETHLEHEM, PA—After its sensational debut last year, D.G. Yuengling & Son and C.F. Martin & Co. are partnering to bring back a crowd favorite at Musikfest this August – the Martin Guitar and Strings Stage at Yuengling Lagerplatz!   The venue will offer free acoustic shows each day of the festival Aug. 3-12, with sets by 35-plus artists.

At Lagerplatz, guests can enjoy the new Yuengling Golden Pilsner, Yuengling Traditional Lager and other Yuengling beers; take part in fun games like “Giant Connect Four” and bean bags; and enter to win great prizes like Yuengling merch and tickets to Musikfest’s hottest concerts.  Adding to the experience, visitors can also listen to sets at the Martin Guitar and Strings Stage by artists like The National Reserve, a blues, folk-rock band from Brooklyn, N.Y.; singer-songwriter and American Idol contestant Carly Moffa; five-piece rock band Bencoolen; Strange Familia; Incendio and more!

“We are excited for Musikfest’s 35th year and my sisters and I are thrilled to share Yuengling Golden Pilsner, our first new year-round beer in 17 years.  Golden Pilsner is a refreshing choice for outdoor, social and active lifestyles,” says Wendy Yuengling, sixth generation member of the Yuengling Family. “We also hope Musikfest guests check out the open mic session at Lagerplatz, get the chance to play a hand-crafted Martin Guitar and try the new Yuengling Golden Pilsner.”

Martin Guitar will also give the public the opportunity to win guitars by performing at several open mic sessions. Individuals can register for the sessions by stopping at Yuengling Lagerplatz, and Martin will have several of its finely crafted guitars available at the stage, giving artists and attendees the opportunity to try them out.

The complete Martin Guitar and Strings Stage at Yuengling Lagerplatz lineup is:

Aug. 3        

5:30 p.m.    Brother Oliver (Alternative Folk/Americana)

7 p.m.         Birds in the Boneyard (Blues, Pop, Rock)

8 p.m.         Open Mic


Aug. 4        

1 p.m.         Deaf Rhino (Alternative, Indie Rock)

3 p.m.         The National Reserve (Blues, Folk, Americana)

3:30 p.m.    Gretchen & the Pickpockets (Jazz, R&B, Soul)

4:15 p.m.    Open Mic

5 p.m.         Strange Familia (Alternative, Indie Rock)

5:30 p.m.    Matt Dellecker (Alternative, Indie Rock)

7 p.m.         Jordyn Kenzie (Indie, Pop)


Aug. 5        

1 p.m.         Brian Fitzy (Pop, R&B, Soul)

2 p.m.         Chris London from Friar’s Point (Blues, Rock)

3 p.m.         Nalani & Sarina (Funk, Indie Rock)

4 p.m.         Open Mic

6 p.m.         RamTrout (Pop, Rock)

7 p.m.         Billy Bauer Band (Pop, Rock)

8 p.m.         The Custom Shop Boys (Americana/Indie)


Aug. 6        

1 p.m.         Incendio (Rock, World)

2 p.m.         Big Bone Daddy (Blues, Rock)

3 p.m.         Open Mic

5 p.m.         Almond & Olive (Folk, Americana, Bluegrass)


Aug. 7        

1 p.m.         Rosu Lup (Indie)

2 p.m.         Joceylyn & Chris Arndt (Alternative, Blues, Rock)

3 p.m.         Open Mic

5 p.m.         The Jayplayers (Blues, Country, Folk)

7 p.m.         Campbell & Son (Folk, Americana)


Aug. 8        

12:30 p.m.  Bencoolen (Blues, Funk, Rock)

4 p.m.         Brett Miller (Pop, R&B, Soul)

5 p.m.         Dustin Douglas and the Electric Gentlemen (Blues, Rock)

6 p.m.         Open Mic


Aug. 9        

4 p.m.         Ruby Dear (Alternative, Indie Rock)

6 p.m.         Open Mic hosted by Billy Bauer

8 p.m.         Woodrow (Rock, Pop, Folk)

Aug. 10      

1 p.m.         Appalachian Gypsy Tribe (Folk, Americana, Bluegrass)

3 p.m.         Open Mic

6 p.m.         Erin Kelly (Country, Rock)

7 p.m.         Serene Green (Folk, Americana, Bluegrass)

8 p.m.         Pat Foran (Folk, Americana, Bluegrass)


Aug. 11      

12 p.m.       Jeff Krause (Blues, Folk, Americana)

1 p.m.         Stacy Gabel (Folk, Americana)

2:30 p.m.    Carly Moffa (Blues, Folk, Americana)

4 p.m.         Cubbage (Blues, Indie Pop)

6 p.m.         Roi and the Secret People (Rock)

7 p.m.         Open Mic


Aug. 12      

1 p.m.         Jason McGovern (Folk, Americana, Bluegrass)

3 p.m.         Emma Ruth Castner (Indie Pop)

5 p.m.         Outside the Wall (Rock)

6 p.m.         Decades (Rock)




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