Summer concerts were cancelled last year due to COVID but now some of Allentown’s “big bands” have returned.

Allentown’s Department of Parks and Recreation kicks off its Saturday in the Park concert series this weekend.

Musikfest, which claims to be the largest free concert festival in the country, is set to return this summer.

Bethlehem-based ArtsQuest is bringing back in-person concerts and events while following COVID protocols. And among the first is a solo concert by mandolin virtuoso, Chris Thile, Thursday – outdoors at the SteelStacks Levitt Pavillion.

The Lehigh Valley music scene isn’t necessarily known for its metal. But one local band could change that. “Overconfidence” by Tallah recently passed 1 million listens milestone on Spotify.


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