Things to Do this Week in the Lehigh Valley

Memorial Day Celebration, Mayfair Festival if the Arts, Summer Concert Series, Wildwater Kingdom Opening Day and more!

Native American Beadwork: Evolution, Trade, and Artistry
Friday, May 24 - December 22, 2024 | 9 AM to 4 PM. Discover the history and the evolving art form of Native American Beadwork:  Evolution, Trade, and Artistry, a new exhibit at the Museum of Indian Culture.

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Military Appreciation Days
Friday, May 24 - 27, 2024 | 9 AM to 5 PM. Friday, May 24 through Monday, May 27, active service members or veterans receive free trail admission or $15 off new membership.  Must be redeemed in the Visitor Center. ID appreciated. 


New & Improved: The Age of Convenience in the Home
Friday, May 24 - September 29, 2024 | 10 AM - 5 PM. National Museum of Industrial History's latest exhibit examines what it means to strive for the American Dream following World War II through the end of the 1970s. Coordinated with the electrification of the country, advancements in mass production allowed people to acquire prestigious, affordable objects designed to make life easier. New and Improved! is a multi-dimensional experience that invites the visitor to explore the evolution of material culture in the modern home.

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Dinos Alive: Immersive Experience
Friday, May 24 - September 8, 2024 | 10 AM to 5 PM. This summer, travel back in time millions of years during Dinos Alive, in the City Center Group Gallery at the brand-new Da Vinci Science Center at PPL Pavilion. Dinos Alive features over 30 animated dinosaurs from the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous periods, a virtual reality experience, and 360° projections guaranteed to amaze the whole family. Come face-to-face with the fearsome and spectacular dinosaurs that dominated the animal world for 140 million years. 


Mayfair at Cedar Crest College
Friday, May 24 (4 - 10 PM), Saturday, May 25 & Sunday, May 26, 2024 (12 - 10 PM). Mayfair Festival of the Arts is making a comeback! Cedar Crest College draws upon Mayfair's 30+ year history in the Lehigh Valley with some fresh new fun. Enjoy food trucks, craft vendors, artists, two stages for music and live performances, plus Franki's Fun Zone for kids. Mayfair is now held on the beautiful Cedar Crest College campus — a nationally registered arboretum with more than 150 kinds of trees!

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Live Music at Olde Homestead
Friday, May 24 - Thursday, May 30, 2024 | 5:30 - 8:30 PM. Relax on the deck with Live Music at the Olde Homestead Golf Club Cafe every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings. Dinner, drinks, and the best sunsets in town!
  • 5/24 - Royal Picks
  • 5/25 - Gene Cullison
  • 5/30 - DMC Duo
Friday Nights Under the Lights
Friday, May 24 - August 16, 2024 | 7 PM. Join the Valley Preferred Cycling Center (Velodrome) for a night of speed and thrills! Friday nights under the lights in T-Town are the stuff of legend. Friday Nights Under the Lights provide a great spectating experience week in week out - and the opportunity for racers to test themselves in the crucible of our famed concrete crater.

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Memorial Day Celebration
Friday, May 24 - May 27, 2024. ArtsQuest is proud to announce the return of the 14th annual Memorial Day commemoration presented by Embassy Bank.  This commemorative event will feature the Hometown Heroes 2024 photo-banner, live music and remembrance ceremonies including “A Time to Remember,” and “Remember Our Heroes” luminary display honoring those who have served in the United States Armed Forces.

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Lehigh Valley IronPigs vs. Rochester Red Wings
The Lehigh Valley IronPigs, Triple-A affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies, bring affordable, family-friendly fun to Coca-Cola Park, in Allentown, PA. Grab your ticket today to see the IronPigs take on Rochester Red Wings!
Levitt Pavilion Summer Concert Series: Bermuda Search Party
Friday, May 24, 2024 | 7:30 PM. Since their inception in early 2018, Bermuda Search Party (formerly known as The Q-Tip Bandits) have emerged into the Boston music scene as an energetic and vibrant act that continues to touch audience’s hearts while getting them up on their feet. 
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John Cannavo Duo LIVE
Friday, May 24, 2024 | 8 PM. Lehigh Valley Guitarist of the Year Winner. Influenced by George Harrison, Eric Clapton, Carlos Santana, Toni Iommi, Mick Box and Jeff Beck. Cannavo developed his own voice on the guitar combining many styles of playing His style has a wide vibrato, thick singing sustain and his use of over bending the strings and great tone adds excitement to his performance.

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Parliament Funkadelic featuring George Clinton
Friday, May 24, 2024 | 8 PM. Parliament Funkadelic featuring George Clinton bring the mother ship to Bethlehem. George Clinton - one of the foremost innovators of Funk, is the mastermind behind the legendary Parliament/Funkadelic, creating a uniquely identifiable art that has lifted Funk from what was once considered a simple style to an internationally recognized musical genre earning George Clinton and Parliament/Funkadelic their rightful place in music history.

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Rock Steady
Friday, May 24, 2024 | 9 - 11 PM. Ted Donatelli (The Aardvarks), Steve Placotaris (Truth & Soul), and Lee LaBar (Hattrick) make up the trio Rock Steady. Covering rock and soft rock from the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s. America, Little River Band, Boston, Bee Gees… plus a good diet of AM Gold.

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Big Check & Naughty by Nurture
Friday, May 24, 2024 | 9:30 PM. Big Check is a former SteelStacks House Team that enjoyed over a year long run and now they're back to bring you a fast paced, high energy improv show. Big Check features Haley O'Brien, Terrence Haynes, Zach Lee, Joe Rovner and Justin Vrona.

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South Penn Dixie
Friday, May 24, 2024 | 9:30 PM. The changing landscape of pop music in the 2020s has even made room for country on the dance floor. And there's no better band at playing modern country music with a rock edge than fresh new blood, South Penn Dixie. Led by the charismatic Ricky Bell, South Penn Dixie are a group of seasoned players with a passion for that great, feel-good country music enjoyed by a wide range of audiences.

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Easton Farmers' Market
Saturday, May 25 - December 21, 2024 | 9 AM to 1 PM. Established in 1752, the year of the City’s founding, the Easton Farmers’ Market (EFM) is the oldest, continuous open-air market in the nation.

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Red, Wine, & Blue
Saturday, May 25, 2024 | 10 AM. Come join the Lehigh Valley Zoo for the 8th annual Red, Wine & Blue Festival. Sample wine, cider and more from premier wineries and distilleries around the Lehigh Valley. Try out gourmet treats from artisan vendors and enjoy live music as you make your way around the zoo.

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Get Out! for Wellness Series: Lock Ridge Furnace Museum & Park 
Saturday, May 25, 2024 | 10 AM - 12 PM. Enjoy impressive stone structures and arches at this Lehigh County Park. What looks like a stone castle was once a coal-burning iron furnace. The beauty of the furnace and surrounding structures belie their industrial roots. Lock Ridge Park offers a variety of recreational activities within its 59 acres. Swabia Creek runs through the park.

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Community Yoga in Bethlehem  
Saturday, May 25, 2024 | 10 - 11 AM. The Yoga Loft will kick off their free community yoga series on Saturday, May 25! Continuing every last Saturday of the month through September, the fun will take place on the West Broad Street lawn from 10–11 a.m. Bring your own yoga mat or towel!


Belleville Flea
Saturday, May 25, 2024 | 11 AM. The Belleville Flea is the market's very own pop-up vendor faire within Belleville Market. This monthly series features a hand-picked assortment of revolving artisans who set-up shop in the Atelier at Belleville Market for the weekend.

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Classic Car Cruise-In at the Drive-In
Saturday, May 25, 2024 | 12 - 3 PM. On Saturday, May 25, Shankweiler's is proud to host a classic Cruise-In at the Drive-In by the Pharoahs Car Club of Jim Thorpe! Show up, hang out, and have fun! All years, makes, and model cars welcome.

Memorial Weekend Mash
Saturday, May 25 - 27, 2024 | 12 PM. Come out to the winery for three days of music, vendors and great beverages! This Memorial Day celebration is great fun for the whole family!

Art Exhibit: Insidious Plastics
Saturday, May 25, 2024 | 12 - 4 PM. Twenty-seven artists and collaborators present this exhibit which looks at plastics in our lives and our environment. The show presents a variety of media in all four gallery spaces and includes an installation about the Delaware River created through a partnership with artist Kate Dodd.

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One Day Rafting and Paintball
Saturday, May 25, 2024. Go Pocono Whitewater Rafting on the Lehigh River in the morning. Immediately following your rafting trip, you can play paintball at Skirmish until 8:30 p.m.! Two adventures, one low rate!

Easton Twilight Criterium
Saturday, May 25, 2024. Twilight racing returns as the city of Easton will hosts the downtown bike racing criterium, with a course of fast turns, uphills, and and a long homestretch. Don't miss these top professional bike racers fly through the streets of Easton and finish the evening with a fireworks display over the Delaware River. It's a closed circuit cycling race, typically a half a mile to 1.5 miles long. Expect exciting fast-paced racing by skilled riders on a tight Easton course. 

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Wildwater Kingdom Opening Day
Saturday, May 25, 2024. Get outside and into some splashtastic fun! The staff at Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom wants to see you at Wildwater Kingdom Opening Weekend for the 2024 Season — the coolest place to slide, splash, chill, and dine!

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Memorial Day Commemoration
Saturday, May 25 - Monday, May 27, 2024 | 3 PM. Join Embassy Bank in honoring the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice while serving our country in a community celebration. This commemorative event will feature the Hometown Heroes 2024 photo-banner, live music and remembrance ceremonies including “A Time to Remember,” and “Remember Our Heroes” luminary display honoring those who have served in the United States Armed Forces.

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Good Times Rock n’ Roll and Legendary Country with Chuck Rissmiller
Saturday, May 25, 2024 | 3 - 4:30 PM. Chuck is a guitarist/vocalist who has been studying his craft for years. Having committed himself totally and exclusively to performing live music, he performs over 100 shows per year. Chuck is noted for strong emotional connection to the music he sings. The heartbreak in timeless country and the fervor of early rock ‘n’ roll is what he loves to express the most.

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Art Play - Can Anyone Make Art?
Saturday, May 25, 2024 | 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM. Come join Bell Tower Cultural Center as instructor Jenny Leggett guides you in exploring your inner child through the exhilarating experience of MAKING ART. Through the process of creating Mono Prints, this afternoon will be dedicated to experimenting rather than making masterpieces.


Friar’s Point Band
Saturday, May 25, 2024 | 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Just Playin’ The Blues… Past, Present, & Future. Original, high energy, contemporary blues-rock, recording artists, 3 time International Blues Challenge Semifinalists, and Staple of the NE festival Circuit. Friar’s Point Band offers a wide array of “Original” contemporary Rockin’ Blues Music as well as covering the classics with their high-energy, yet dynamic approach to the blues genre.

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Live in the Garden Concert Series: Life After Dead 
Saturday, May 18, 2024 | 5:30 PM. Join the City of Bethlehem, The Bethlehem Chamber, Tape Swap Radio, and Zoellner Arts Center for the third season of Live in the Garden! This FREE and family-friendly concert series at the Bethlehem Rose Garden is the best way to spend warm spring and summer nights in Bethlehem.

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Memorial Day Whitewater Weekend
Saturday, May 25, 2024. Celebrate the unofficial beginning of summer with a whitewater dam release trip Memorial Day weekend with Whitewater Rafting Adventures! Limited spots available. Call for reservations.


In This Moment: THE GODMODE TOUR
Saturday, May 25, 2024 | 6:30 PM. Rock Band, In This Moment, brings The GodMode Tour to the Wind Creek Event Center on Saturday, May 25 with special guests Kim Dracula, I See Stars, and Mike's Dead. 

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Levitt Pavilion Summer Concert Series: Brain Damage: A Tribute to Pink Floyd
Saturday, May 25, 2024 | 7:30 PM. Brain Damage - A Tribute To Pink Floyd has been Shining On the US East Coast for nearly two decades, having formed in 2003.

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Lonely Parrots
Saturday, May 25, 2024 | 9 PM. Lonely Parrots is a brand new folk-pop duo based in the Bay Area. One part Michael Martinez & one part Max Embers, the two singer-songwriters have been making music and performing professionally for the past 8 years.

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Improvised Standup
Saturday, May 25, 2024 | 9:30 PM. Standups and improvisers from the Lehigh Valley and beyond will create standup comedy on the spot based on your suggestions!

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Toolshed Jack
Saturday, May 25, 2024 | 9:30 PM. Toolshed Jack is a High Energy Party Band from Pennsylvania. We excel at providing high energy entertainment and play up-tempo, party rock/pop tunes from all eras to keep the dance floor full. Our show is an audio and visual escape with an extra boost of adrenaline!

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Whitewater Inflatable Kayaking
Sunday, May 26, 2024 | 8 AM - 8 PM. Ride 11 miles of Class III rapids on the Upper Lehigh Gorge on this private Inflatable Kayak only trip. Whitewater rafting or kayaking experience required.

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Summer Concert Series in West Park: Municipal Band
Sunday, May 26 - September 15, 2024. Concerts will be held at the historic West Park. All concerts are free and open to the public. Attendees are asked to bring their own lawn chair or blanket. 

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Outdoor Yoga and Sip at Black River Winery
Sunday, May 26, 2024 | 12:30 - 1:30 PM. Experience an energizing outdoor yoga practice at Black River Winery in Bethlehem on Sunday, May 26! The slow-moving, beginner class welcomes all yogis to join. Tickets are available for $20 and include a glass of wine after the class. Be sure to bring your own mat!

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Acoustic Kitty Project
Sunday, May 26, 2024 | 3 PM. Born in Houston, Tx and raised in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley, Carter Lansing grew up in the shadow of a decaying industrial landscape and rapidly disappearing farmland. He found his escape in 1970’s FM radio. Steeped in the classic singer-songwriter tradition mixed with rock and country sensibilities, Carter writes songs about Love and Loss, Sorrow and Sweetness. Real songs about real things for real people.

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Band of Brothers
Sunday, May 26, 2024 | 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Band of Brothers is a group of seasoned musicians who play a wide variety of music, including classic and modern rock, dance, funk, and pop; music that appeals to all generations. Always danceable, entertaining and energetic, the Band and its music engages the audience, keeping them on the dance floor

The Summer Concert Series: Steelcreek Country Music Band
Sunday, May 26 - September 1, 2024 | 6 PM. For over 40 years Emmaus has been providing free family friendly entertainment. The Emmaus Recreation and Entertainment Commission continues this year with some exciting performers, in a variety of genres including country, rock, blues, oldies, and more! 


Levitt Pavilion Summer Concert Series: Stefanie Johnson Band
Sunday, May 26, 2024 | 7:30 PM. With her “Kelly Clarkson meets Taylor Swift” sound, Stefanie Johnson adds the taste of country and rock to her love torn lyrics and catchy hooks. 


Former Strangers
Sunday, May 26, 2024 | 8:30 PM. Former Strangers is a versatile party band covering a wide variety of high energy music tailored specifically for each event! Former Strangers includes an in the pocket rhythm section, keys, guitar and dynamic vocals from three interactive singers who engage the crowd and pack a dance floor! 

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Tavern Tan
Sunday, May 26, 2024 | 9 PM. Named for the sort of complexion you get from the neon nightly beer lights, Tavern Tan play what we call "Live American Music". This is the sound of eclectic, original blues, roots music and rock n' roll...heck, anything with a little grit n' soul to it.

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TAPS over Bethlehem
Monday, May 27, 2024 | 8 - 9:30 AM. TAPS over Bethlehem will be recognizing its 10th Anniversary. At 8 a.m. starting at Nisky Hill Cemetery to Memorial Park Cemetery, 60 Trumpets will sound TAPS one after another over the 3-mile route. At 9 a.m., all of the trumpets will assemble at Memorial Park for a short program as the annual City of Bethlehem Memorial Day Parade heads up Linden St. At 9:30 a.m. the Annual City of Bethlehem Observance will take place.

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The SwingTime Dolls
Monday, May 27, 2024 | 3:30 PM. The SwingTime Dolls is an all female vocal group consisting of three of the area’s most accomplished vocalists that shine a new light on the tunes of the American Hit Parade of the 1940s and the 1960s classics of the Vietnam era. Drawing on inspiration from The Andrews Sisters, the Dolls pride themselves on tight and intricate harmonies that are sure to keep any listener engaged.

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Health and Heritage Walks: Bike Into Geological History  
Wednesday, May 29, 2024 | 10 AM. Bike, don't walk, through geological history! Walkers will fall behind, so grab that bike and ride along. Join on a 4-mile bike ride along the Saucon Rail Trail. From ancient oceans to primeval swamps to iron furnaces and cement factories we will trace our geologic past over hundreds of millions of year and learn how it impacts our present.

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The Farm Market at NCC    
Wednesday, May 29, 2024 | 10 AM - 2 PM. By popular demand, The Farm Market at NCC is back! The market opened on Wednesday, May 22 and will continue every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. through Wednesday, October 30 on Northampton Community College’s main campus quad. Check out fresh organic produce from farmer Kegan Hilaire and his team at Blackbird Farms as well as other local vendors and community organizations.

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West Ward Market
Wednesday, May 29 - September 24, 2024 | 3 PM to 7 PM. Shop fresh local and international produce and meals, grab a bite to eat, and join neighbors for music, activities, and a celebration of community at our vv market in Easton’s vibrant West Ward.

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‘Boundless’ Speaker Event with Chris Norton
Wednesday, May 29, 2024 | 5:30 - 8 PM. Good Shepherd Rehabilitation presents ‘Boundless,’ a National Speaker Event with Chris Norton. Chris is a best-selling author, Netflix documentary star (7 Yards: The Chris Norton Story) and a world-class speaker to Fortune 500 companies.

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Yoga at House & Barn
Wednesday, May 29, 2024 | 6 - 7:15 PM. Join Sarah Shea Yoga at House & Barn. The relaxing yoga class is intended for participants of all levels, featuring various postures and meditation. Tickets are available for $25 and include a Moscow Mule (or the beverage of your choice)—Sarah even incorporates drinking into the class itself! Don’t forget to bring your own mat!

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Levitt Pavilion Summer Movie Series: Tarzan (25th Anniversary)
Wednesday, May 29 - August 24, 2024 | 6:30 PM. Join Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks for their Free Family Movie Series presented by Lehigh Valley International Airport.

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The Play That Goes Wrong
Wednesday, May 29 - June 16, 2024. Philadelphia’s all comedy theatre company, 1812 Productions present their smash hit The Play That Goes Wrong as the opener on PSF’s Main Stage. This comedic sensation captivated audiences on Broadway and in London’s West End with sold-out performances before making its regional sell-out debut at 1812 last year. Now some of Philadelphia’s finest and funniest performers will reunite to stage the revival. In this Agatha Christie meets Noises Off farce, The Play That Goes Wrong will have you laughing all the way to the final curtain call. 

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Viva Las Vegas (60th Anniversary): Part of Summer Classics Series
Wednesday, May 29, 2024 | 7:15 PM. Elvis Presley and Ann-Margret star in this fast, fun and sexy story of a race car driver who chases hot cars and beautiful girls.

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Pre-K Pathfinders: Tree Tea Party, Wildlife Meet & Greet
Thursday, May 30, 2024 10 - 11 AM. For children ages 3-5 and their grownups! Maple the opossum cordially invites you to a tea party among the trees. Learn how to identify several species of local trees, then gather to sip your tea while experiencing a live animal presentation. Enjoy take home samples and recipes. Funny hats or other tea party attire is welcome for the occasion.

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Allentown Rocks Summer Concert Series: Toolshed Jack
Thursday, May 30, 2024 - August 29, 2024 | 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Allentown ROCKS this Summer! Head to Sports & Social Allentown every Thursday from 6-9 p.m. for a free concert series. 

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Levitt Pavilion Summer Concert Series: Juice
Thursday, May 30, 2024 | 7:30 PM. Blending rock, pop, r&b, and hip-hop, Juice embraced the diversity of their signature sound early on. The Brookyln-based band - Ben Stevens, Christian Rose, Kamau Burton, Daniel Moss, Rami El-Abidin, and Miles Clyatt - formed in Boston while attending college.

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Improv House Teams - Summer 2024
Thursday, May 30, 2024 | 8 PM. 60 minutes of completely unscripted, high-energy improv performed by SteelStacks' resident comedy teams.

The Knoxville Trio
Thursday, May 30, 2024 | 8:30 PM. The Knoxville Trio keeps the good vibes and sing-alongs coming all night, with a giant selection of 70’s through today. Also offering “All Country Nights,” covering all your favorite country songs of past and present!

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Zaire
Thursday, May 30, 2024 | 9 PM. Zaire has been playing the Lehigh Valley area since 2009. They specialize in classic rock with strong 3-part harmonies. Zaire’s vast catalog of songs ranges from The Killers, Radiohead, and Tom Petty back to The Beatles, The Eagles and Lynyrd Skynyrd.

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