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Musikfest 
Presented by ArtsQuest

* August 4 - 13
* Various venues throughout North and South Bethlehem

ArtsQuest presents Musikfest with more than 500 performances on 15 stages throughout the north and south side of Bethlehem featuring national artists from around the world showcasing all genres, local musicians, community groups, and events for the whole family.

Musikfest artists will be joining us in the WDIY studios throughout the next two weeks. Coming up, we have:


Monday at 2:00pm
The Blend

TheHillBenders join host Arnie Lichten for a live interview and performance to preview "Tommy: A Bluesgrass Opry" at Air Products Americaplatz at Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks tonight.

Tuesday at 7:30pm
Live from Godfrey Daniels

Michigan folk artist  Claudia Schmidt talks with Dave Fry about her upcoming Musikfest performance at Red Stage Pub Liederplatz on Sunday.

Wednesday at 2:30pm
The Blend

WDIY favorites Steve Brosky and Jimmy Meyer talk with Keith Kelleher about their upcoming Musikfest performance on Friday at PNC Series at the Musikfest Café.  
 
Wednesday at 11:30pm
The Mix Show

NYC jazz/pop/soul/funk band S.U.M. joins Roberto Gooden for an interview and performance previewing their Musikfest performance on Thursday at BBT Jazz Cabaret Stage.

Thursday at 2:00pm
The Blend

New Jersey Americana group April Mae & The June Bugs join Neil Hever in the studio previewing their Musikfest performance on Sunday at Red Stag Pub Liederplatz.

Friday at 3:00pm
The Blend

Cincinnati funk artist Freekbass joins Roberto Gooden for a live interview and performance to preview his Musikfest performance later that night at FLYLVIA Plaza Tropical.

Saturday at 12:00pm
All Reet Street

Jim Thorpe band Free Range Folk joins Geoff Chambers for a live interview and performance ahead of their Musikfest performance later that night at TD Community Stage on the Air Products Town Square.

Saturday at 3:30pm
Bluesville

Dustin Douglas & The Electric Gentlemen join Jack Adams for a live interview and performance ahead of their Musikfest set later that night at Red Stag Pub Liederplatz.




TajMo: The Taj Mahal and Keb Mo Band
 
* Thursday, August 10 | 8:00pm 
Billed as TajMo: The Taj Mahal & Keb' Mo' Band, this special concert event will feature Blues titans Taj Mahal and Keb' Mo' sharing the stage with one band for an exciting evening of music, performing songs from their long-anticipated collaborative album TajMo. 

Program Highlights
MONDAY, AUGUST 7  
 
1:00 - 4:00pm: The Blend
Host: Arnie Lichten Follow us on Twitter
     
In the 2:00pm hour, Springfield, Missouri band, The HillBenders, join Arnie Lichten for a live interview and performance to preview their Musikfest performance of 'Tommy: A Bluegrass Opry' later that night at Air Products Americaplatz at Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks.

6:00 - 6:30pm: Lehigh Valley Arts Salon 
Host: Michael Dranbenstott Follow us on Twitter
   
The Inside Dish: Ebisa Mulata, who with his wife owns Mariam's, an Ethiopian restaurant along the 7th Street corridor in Allentown, and Colleen Marsh, board chair of the Bethlehem Food Co-op, which is targeting an opening in the next 12 months. 

At the Movies: "Dunkirk;" 'The Dunkirk Spirit,' that British pluck that helped win World War II, is explored and celebrated in "Dunkirk." The film should garner several Oscar nominations, including director and screenplay for Christopher Nolan. "Dunkirk" is based on the true story about a flotilla of privately-owned British boats that rescued Allied troops, pinned down on the Dunkirk, France, beaches by the Nazi. Paul Willistein of the Lehigh Valley Press reviews the war film drama.

6:30 - 7:00pm: Take Charge of Your Life
Host: Eleanor Bobrow

Host Eleanor Bobrow talks with healing practitioner Althea S. Hawk , author of the new book Quantum DNA Healing which details her discovery and investigation of Quantum DNA Healing and the powerful influences non-physical forces played in her illness and recovery.   

 
TUESDAY, AUGUST 8

7:00 - 9:00pm: Live from Godfrey Daniels 
Host: Dina Hall Follow us on Twitter 
 
Dina Hall features archived sets from Catie Curtis & Lindsay Mac (2007) and Beppe Gabetta (2017).

Also, Dave Fry interviews Michigan folk artist Claudia Schmidt ahead of her Musikfest performance at Red Stag Pub Liederplatz on Sunday, August 13th at 5:00pm. 
 
 
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 9      

1:00 - 4:00pm: The Blend
Host: Keith Kelleher

At 2:30pm, Lehigh Valley's Steve Brosky & Jimmy Meyer stop by the studios to talk with Keith Kelleher about their upcoming Musikfest performance on Friday, August 11th at the PNC Series at the Musikfest Cafe at 7:30pm.

6:00 - 7:00pm:
Your Financial Choices 
Host: Laurie A. Siebert, CPA, CFP®, AEP® Follow us on Twitter  
 
Each week, Laurie Siebert covers a wide range of topics focused on helping the listener make sound choices when it comes to personal finance. She can be heard offering the same parting advice in the final seconds of each program, "Be proactive not reactive."  
 
This week's program will be a pre-recorded program from our archives, so Laurie will not be taking questions live. Questions can also be submitted for next week's program at yourfinancialchoices.com by clicking "Contact Laurie."   
 
11:00pm - 1:00am: The Mix Show
Host: Roberto Gooden Follow us on Twitter 

At 11:30pm, NYC jazz/pop/soul/funk band S.U.M. joins Roberto Gooden for an interview and performance previewing their Musikfest performance on Thursday, August 10th at BBT Jazz Cabaret Stage at 5:30pm.
 
 
THURSDAY, AUGUST 10

 
1:00 - 4:00pm: The Blend
Host: Stewart Brodian Follow us on Twitter

At 2:00pm, New Jersey Americana group
April Mae & The June Bugs join Neil Hever in the studio previewing their Musikfest performance on Sunday, August 13th at Red Stag Pub Liederplatz at 12:00pm.
 
11:00pm - 1:00am: Galactic Travels    
Host: Bill Fox Follow us on Twitter 
 
On Galactic Travels, Bill Fox presents hour-long soundscapes of electronic, ambient, and space music.
 
This week, Bill continues the month-long focus on ['ramp], a solo project by Stephen Parsick. The featured CD at midnight will be "Oughtibridge" on Doombient Records.

 
FRIDAY, AUGUST 11

1:00 - 4:00pm: The Blend 
Host: Darlene Oates
 
At 3:00pm, Cincinnati funk artist Freekbass joins Roberto Gooden for a live interview and performance to preview his Musikfest performance later that night at FLYLVIA Plaza Tropical at 7:30pm.
 
Host: Dr. Kamran Afshar Follow us on Twitter

Dr. Afshar presents a synopsis of the week's economic news with a detailed look at trends in the Lehigh Valley and the nation.

Economic Pulse airs Friday at 5:44pm during NPR's All Things Considered and Monday at 7:41am during NPR's Morning Edition.

 
SATURDAY, AUGUST 12

11:00am - 1:00pm: All Reet Street
Host: Geoff Chambers

Jim Thorpe band Free Range Folk joins Geoff Chambers for a live interview and performance ahead of their Musikfest performance later that night at TD Community Stage on the Air Products Town Square at 4:00pm.

3:00 - 5:00pm:
Bluesville
Host: Jack Adams

At 3:30pm, Dustin Douglas & The Electric Gentlemen join Jack Adams for a live interview and performance ahead of their Musikfest set later that night at Red Stag Pub Liederplatz at 7:30pm.