Musikfest hopes to offer more in-person options this year

Written by on January 26, 2021

Musikfest hopes to offer more in-person options this year

By Megan Frank

January 26, 2021

The lit-up exterior of the ArtsQuest Center, the hub of the arts-based non profit located in Bethlehem’s south side.

Every summer, the 10-day Musikfest concert series draws nearly a million visitors to the Lehigh Valley. Last year’s, of course, was a mostly virtual affair thanks to the pandemic. 

This year, organizers hope to offer more options for concert-goers. 

Patrick Brogan, chief programming officer at ArtsQuest, the company that organizes Musikfest, hopes to expand the festival’s outdoor and indoor venues. Like last year, all concerts will be livestreamed.

“I think this year we’re going to have a little bit more of in-person activities. We’ve also been very successful with socially-distanced concerts and following rules and regulations at the SteelStack’s Musikfest Cafe,” Brogan says. 

All shows will follow social-distancing guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control

“Right now it’s time to prepare for how we can bring people together as safely as possible with this very fluid situation. Where will we be with the vaccine by summer? What will people be comfortable with? We have a plan A through Z at this point and time” he says. 

For outdoor shows, visitors can book their own private lawn square at the SteelStacks.

Details on this year’s headliners have not yet been released.

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