Ke$ha, Styx and Foreigner, OneRepublic, Darius Rucker, Carly Rae Jepsen, Peter Frampton and B.B. King, Buckwheat Zydeco, Southern Culture on the Skids, Trout Fishing in America, Holly Williams and Here Come the Mummies are among the 300-plus music acts that will take the stage when Musikfest celebrates its 30th year Aug. 2 - 11.
The largest free music festival in the United States showcases more than 500 performances during its 10-day run, with free concerts on 13 of 14 stages.
Steve Brosky, having won 21 Lehigh Valley Music Awards, is one of the Lehigh Valley's best-known singer-songwriters.
This year, at Musikfest, Brosky and his duo partner, Jimmy Meyer, are part of the Martin Guitar Lyrikplatz series, 8 p.m. Aug. 11, Frank Banko Alehouse Cinema, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem.
The fifth anniversary of "Shakespeare for Kids" by Erin Sheffield at the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival utilizes the story of "The Taming of the Shrew" as its basis.
The production, directed by Matt Pfeiffer, continues through Aug 3, Main Stage, Labuda Center for the Performing Arts, DeSales University, Center Valley.
@Body.8 Days Head: ART EXHIBITS
ALLENTOWN ART MUSEUM
31 N. Fifth St., Allentown. 610-432-4333
Toulouse-Lautrec and His World, through Sept. 1, Scheller and Rodale Galleries.
South Asian Temple Art, through Jan. 5, 2014, Fowler Gallery
The Beautiful Bodices: Fashion from the 1890s, through Aug. 11, Goodman Gallery
Illusions in Ink: Photorealist Prints, through Aug. 11, Payne-Hurd Gallery
@Body.8 Days Head: AMERICA ON WHEELS MUSEUM
5 N. Front St., Allentown. 610-432-4200
Wonderful Woodies of Years Gone By, through Sept. 6
@Body.8 Days Head: ALLENTOWN FAIR
Allentown Fairgrounds, 302 N. 17th St, Allentown. 610-433-7541
John Mayer, Phillip Phillips, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 27
Austin Mahone, Bridgit Mendler, 7 p.m. Aug. 28
Zac Brown Band, 7 p.m. Aug. 29
Luke Bryan, Thompson Square, Florida Georgia, 7 p.m. Aug. 30
Toby Keith, Kim Moore, 7 p.m. Aug. 31
Jeff Dunham, 8 p.m. Sept. 1
@Body.8 Days Head: APPALACHIAN FIDDLE AND BLUEGRASS ASSOCIATION
Mountain View Park, 206 E. Mountain Road, Wind Gap
Appalachian Fiddle and Bluegrass Festival, Aug. 1 - 4
@Body.8 Days Head: CONCERTS OUTDOORS FREE
328 S. Main St., Alburtis. 610-463-7725
Texas Fever, 3 p.m. Aug. 4
The Moore Brothers Band, 3 p.m. Aug. 11
Bill Murray and the Crossover Band, 3 p.m. Aug. 18
Country Rhythm, 3 p.m. Aug. 25
One Night Stand, 3 p.m. Sept. 1
@Body.8 Days Head: ALLENTOWN ARTS PARK
Fifth and Linden streets, Allentown. 610-437-7757
Steve Brosky, noon Aug. 6
Billy Bauer Band, noon Aug. 13
Jay Lapp, noon Aug. 20
@Body.8 Days Head: ARTSQUEST
@Body.8 Days Head: MONTAGE MOUNTAIN
Toyota Pavilion, 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton. 800-468-7669
Maroon 5, Kelly Clarkson, Sept. 1
@Body.8 Days Head: PENN'S PEAK
325 Maury Road, Penn Forest Township. 1-866-605-7325
Jake Kaligis, Aug. 1: Deck Party
Yonder Mountain String Band, 9 p.m. Aug. 2
Richie Molinaro & Mr. Lou, Aug. 4: Deck Party
Nightwind, Aug. 8: Deck Party
Ted Nugent, 8 p.m. Aug. 14, Also: Laura Wilde
Hoobastank, Lit, Alien Ant Farm, 8 p.m. Aug. 23
Live Wire, 8 p.m. Sept. 6: AC-DC tribute
PHOTOS BY LEE A. BUTZ
All-a-Bard for PSF: There are only a few days left to attend the 22nd annual Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival. Two shows continue in repertory through Aug. 4.
@Body.8 Days Header:DANCE
@Body.8 Days Head:ALLENTOWN AREA SWING DANCE SOCIETY
@Body.8 Days:Fearless Fire Company, 1221 S. Front St., Allentown. 610-797-2542
Main Lesson: East Coast Swing, 7 p.m. Aug. 20, 27
Main Lesson: Country Waltz, 7 p.m. July 30
Main Lesson: Salsa, 7 p.m. Aug. 6, 13
Social Dance, 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays
@Body.8 Days Head:ANTONIO SALEMME FOUNDATION
@Body.8 Days:Empire Ballroom, 542 Hamilton St., Allentown 610-433-4150
Lehigh Valley Tango Society, 7 - 10 p.m. Wednesdays: "Tango Practicas"
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