Musikfest Bethlehem, PA
August 4 2022 - August 14 2022
Join Musikfest 2022! Voted the #1 music festival by USA Today, Musikfest is the country’s largest free music festival with 500 performances on 18 stages with ticketed headliners Boyz Men II, Kip Moore, Willie Nelson and family, Poison, Counting Crows, Ziggy Marley, Disturbed, Kelsea Ballerini, JA Rule & Ashanti, Alabama, OLGA TAÑÓN. Also featured are local artists singing a variety of music genres: Latin, jazz, funk, indie, folk, country, classical, blues, alternative, children’s, world, rock, rap, hip hop, R&B, pop, oldies, and polka. You are sure to hear the music you love and perhaps fall in love with a new genre of music. Enjoy the welcoming German town of Bethlehem with its cobblestone streets, industrial brick buildings, and green manicured parks with groups of troubadours, dancers, and songwriters.
Although Musikfest is a celebration of music, it also celebrates artists, craftsmen, and a wide variety of food vendors with delicious cuisines. Artists demonstrate their craftsmanship of jewelry, woodwork and home décor. Also celebrating the arts are dance performers, interactive art displays, comedy shows, are activities for the whole family: artists playing for children’s music, arts and crafts booths and of course magicians with lots of tricks up their sleeve! Find out why over 1 million people flock to Bethlehem every year for 10 days of summer fun!
This year headliners include Boyz Men II, Kip Moore, Willie Nelson and family, Poison, Counting Crows, Ziggy Marley, Disturbed, Kelsea Ballerini, JA Rule & Ashanti, Alabama, OLGA TAÑÓN.The ticketed headliners performances take place on the Wind Creek Steel Stage by the Steel Stacks.Tickets can be purchased here: Musikfest Bethlehem, PA
Don’t miss the local artists at the other 17 stages. The app can be an excellent tool to plan ahead and navigate the list of performers and stages. There are also smaller stages located in the comfort of the air-conditioned Arts Quest Center by the Steel Stacks.
The stages are referred to as "plaz", embracing the German roots that the town of Bethlehem was founded on.
Two garages are available on the North Side of the city at Walnut Street and North Street. Another option is a shuttle service that runs from parking lots near Martin Tower. You can leave your car there for free, and the shuttle costs $5. The shuttle service can be utilized to navigate the festival grounds from the north to the south side of town.
ArtsQuest a nonprofit organization promotes the arts in their surrounding community. During Musikfest, they arrange some of the most impressive performances and art vendors. Many of the performances can be enjoyed at the Levitt Pavilion. Comedy shows are housed in the Ice House on River St. Try your hand at the interactive art vendors such as glassblowing, gardening, and family-friendly "make and take" activities.
Food and Drink:
Some of the top food vendors are Aw Shucks Roasted Corn, Take a Taco, Island Noodles, Kabobs, and refreshing treats from Bethlehem Dairy Store.
Tips and Tricks:
Musikfest tickets are important - use them to buy food and water at stands all across both the North and South sides of town. They also can be used for beer refills at most of the stands when you present your Musikfest mug.
Musikfest mugs -cost $10 and some restaurants set up tables along Main Street for refilling your mug. Not to mention, they are an excellent souvenir!
Wear comfortable shoes– you will be getting a lot of steps in walking from one stage to another! With the peak summer heat, pack clothes that breathe - dresses, rompers, jumpsuits, shorts, loose-fitting T-shirts and lots of sunscreen!
Rules and Safety tips of Musikfest:
- No outside food/ drinks /coolers
- No drones
- No swimming in the creek
- No bikes, skateboards, rollerblades, hoverboards
- No pets
- Park responsibility to avoid parking tickets and having your car towed.
- Arrange a meeting place with your party in case you get separated in the large crowds.
City Attraction Packages:Things to do in Bethlehem, PA
If you are looking for a staycation or you are visiting Bethlehem PA with the family - this is one of the best ways to save on the city’s attractions! The Tour packages includes attractions, great savings especially for family groups, includes additional discounts - on dining, souvenirs, transportation, best times to visit, parking tips, and for some attractions you can bypass the long lines.
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