ArtsQuest

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.

A family-friendly event that normally draws in thousands to the SteelStacks campus on the final day of the year will look a lot on New Year’s Eve 2020 due to COVID-19 concerns.

Christmas is over, but for many Latinos, the holiday season officially ends on Jan. 6. That’s the day, according to the Bible, the Three Kings visited baby Jesus bearing gifts. And the annual local celebration on the SteelStacks campus will go on even if it’s a little different this year.

ArtsQuest officials in Bethlehem say they’ve lost nearly $19 million dollars in revenue since mid-March. With Musikfest being mostly virtual this year because of the pandemic, the nonprofit is now working to make next year’s festival possible.


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