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My Picks for Musikfest, August 2, 2014

Image Courtesy of Mucca Pazza
Image Courtesy of Mucca Pazza

Musikfest professes to have one of the most diverse genre venues around. It’s a claim many music festivals make, but IMHO, Musikfest meets the challenge. Where else can you find a music festival that features musicians playing everything from polkas to indie punk rock? The selections are so varied, it’s hard to choose who to see.

I’m always up for a new experience, so here are my two picks for tonight.

Mucca Pazza, 7:30 p.m. Volksplatz

This is a special shout out to all band geeks. Yes, I spent my time marching 8-to-5. We were bad; bad doesn’t even begin to describe it. There were no tryouts for our band, they were begging for warm bodies. For the first four or five home football games, I carried an instrument without a mouthpiece, just to help fill out the ranks. We did run-ons that were so chaotic the director told us “if you slip, bow. Make them think you meant it.” When the sousaphone player became enamored of one of the trumpet players, our director arranged Simon & Garfunkel’s “Cecilia” with a sousaphone solo.

With that kind of background, I really need to see Mucca Pazza the rambunctious 20-piece circus-punk indie-rock marching band from Chicago that plays everything from Balkan brass to zombie mambo and demented arrangements of Dmitri Shostakovich. The group will lead a parade starting at 5 p.m. at Liederplatz and winding through the festival on the north side.

After that, I’ll go for King Paris and His Hypnotic Guitar, 9 p.m. Volksplatz. Rick Vito, who was lead guitarist for Fleetwood Mac and Bob Seger in the 1980s and ’90s (and is a Kutztown University grad), takes his new turban-wearing persona to the stage. I spent my formative years in the San Francisco Bay Area. What can I say? His videos look like a couple of parties I attended. Besides, I’m totally intrigued by someone who pairs “Ring of Fire” with belly dancers.

If neither of those float your boat, you can find something more to your taste here.
http://www.musikfest.org/lineup/daily-schedule/2014-08-02/

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Win Musikfest Keith Urban Tickets

Image Courtesy of ArtQuest

Image Courtesy of ArtQuest

Hurry, there’s still time to enter to win tickets to see Keith Urban on 8/10/2014.
Tickets are sponsored by Rothrock Motors.
Go here to enter: http://www.artsquest.org/rothrock/


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Enter to Win Tickets to See Alan Jackson or The All-American Rejects at Musikfest

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If you win, you not only get to watch The All-American Rejects or Alan Jackson from the best seats in the house, but dinner and drinks too. Two lucky winners will get tickets to the show in the MINI of Allentown Steel Terrace, where they’ll enjoy the concert from two ridiculously comfy chairs, right up front, along with dinner, drinks and dessert.

When you submit the form, you’ll be redirected to the MINI of Allentown Facebook page. They’re the contest sponsor and will be posting the winners of the contest on their page.

Enter below for your chance to win the “Best Seats in the House” Musikfest!
http://www.artsquest.org/mini/?utm_content=buffer61dce&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer


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Win Tickets for Spin Doctors at Musikfest July 25, 2014

Image Courtesy of ArtsQuest

Image Courtesy of ArtsQuest

ArtsQuest is at it again, and giving away three pairs of tickets to see the Spin Doctors at the Musikfest Café on July 25, 2014 in Bethlehem, PA. To enter, go to their Facebook page and LIKE, SHARE and COMMENT on who you’d take with you to the concert. Be sure to comment on the Spin Doctor photo!
https://www.facebook.com/lehighvalleypa?fref=nf

They’ll announce winners on Wednesday, July 26 at noon. Winners MUST reply within 24 hours of being notified or their tickets will go to the next participant.

For ticket and show information, head here: http://www.artsquest.org/pages/details.php?106864

To the wider world, the Doctors might be the multi-million-selling icons behind hits like “Two Princes” and “Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong,” not to mention the classic “Pocket Full Of Kryptonite.” But in 2014, Chris Barron (vocals), Aaron Comess (drums), Eric Schenkman (guitar) and Mark White (bass) are reconnecting with the flat-broke twenty-somethings who scraped for dollars at the sharp end of the Big Apple blues circuit. The Spin Doctors have come full-circle.