Love music? Then you have to check out the free concerts every Friday night in June and July in Bethlehem. Bring your own blanket, chair and picnic lunch. Alcohol not permitted.
The series runs from June 9th through July 28th, 2006 from 6pm to 8pm, rain or shine (the city's Rotunda is the rain location). The Sculpture Garden is located right next to Bethlehem's City Hall. Presented by the Bethlehem Fine Arts Commission, the concerts represent its committment to presenting quality art forms to enhance the lives of the city and its citizens. Sponsors for the series includes Martin Guitar, ArtsQuest, the Historic Bethlehem District and Barbara Fraust of Carol C. Dorey Real Estate.
Summer 2006 Performances
The Craig Thatcher Band, which has been entertaining audiences with its exciting brand of guitar and harmonica based blues/rock since 1993.
The Insidious Rays. This local band has toured the East Coast with its blend of the sweet sound of surf, country, funk, jazz, soul, raggae, psychedelia and old school rock and roll.
Dave Fry returns to his roots in Bethlehem with his award winning mix of traditional and contemporary folk music for all ages.
Religion & Cash. This trio of guitarists includes Lehigh University professors from the Religion Department and the Finance Office. They play an entertaining mix of acoustic rock from the Beatles to Warren Zevon.
July 7th - no concert
The 5 Amigos present a great evening of toe-tapping authentic salsa. These five will have you dancing in the street.
Steve Brosky and Jimmy Meyer combine a great blues voice with amazing guitar riffs for a rollicking R & B performance.
The Gairo/Rissmiller Jazz Orchestra. This 16 piece modern jazz Big Band plays original jazz and is led by Tony Gairo and Gary Rissmiller.