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ARTSQUEST ANNOUNCES LINEUP FOR SLÁINTE, A NEW FESTIVAL CELEBRATING IRISH HERITAGE

Traditional Irish music group Lúnasa will perform during ArtsQuest's Sláinte

This immersive festival, produced in partnership with Donegal Square/McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub, will kick off on St. Patrick’s Day and last through Sun., March 20, 2022

BETHLEHEM, Pa.— ArtsQuest is proud to present Sláinte, a celebration of Irish heritage Thurs., March 17 through Sun., March 20. This new four-day experience is being produced in partnership with Bethlehem’s Donegal Square/McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub. Single day passes, which include admission to all musical performances, will go on sale Mon., Feb. 7 at steelstacks.org. ArtsQuest members and Circle donors can purchase passes at a discounted rate.

“Sláinte will be an immersive experience,” ArtsQuest’s Chief Programming Officer Patrick Brogan said. “We are enjoying collaborating with Neville Gardner’s team at Donegal Square/McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub to bring the Lehigh Valley a truly elevated and authentic celebration.”

Several bands are coming over from Ireland including traditional Irish music group Lúnasa (pictured above). Pennsylvania’s own Celtic group House of Hamill will kick off the festivities on St. Patrick’s Day. On Sunday afternoon, ArtsQuest will debut the First Annual Sláinte Fest Youth Fiddle Competition. Young musicians can click here to sign up for a chance to win prizes for top performances in their age group. The full entertainment schedule can be viewed below.

Thurs., March 17
Musikfest Café, presented by Yuengling (Doors open 6 p.m.)
7 – 8 p.m. House of Hamill
8:30 – 10:30 p.m. Kalos

Fri., March 18
Musikfest Café presented by Yuengling (Doors open 6 p.m.)
6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Poor Man’s Gambit
7:45 – 9 p.m. Seasons
9:30 – 11 p.m. The Glengarry Bhoys

Fowler Blast Furnace Room on the second floor of the ArtsQuest Center (Doors open 6:30 p.m.)
7 – 8:15 p.m. Fire In The Glen
8:45 – 10:15 p.m. Rachel & Ron

Williams Brew Stage at Palette & Pour
8 – 11 p.m. The Rogue Diplomats

Sat., March 19
Musikfest Café, presented by Yuengling (Doors open 2:30 p.m.)
3 – 4:30 p.m. Blackwater
5 – 6:30 p.m. Fisher & Maher
7 – 8:30 p.m. Fig For A Kiss
9 – 11 p.m. Lúnasa

Williams Brew Stage at Palette & Pour
4 – 7 p.m. Raksih
8 – 11 p.m. Rachel & Ron

Sun., March 20
Musikfest Café, presented by Yuengling
10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Irish Breakfast presented in partnership with McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub and Whiskey Bar, Featuring House of Hamill.
3 – 6 p.m. First Annual Sláinte Fest Youth Fiddle Competition (Doors open 2:30 p.m., admission $5)

Passes for St. Patrick’s Day are priced at $25 in advance and $29 at the door. Admission for Friday and Saturday will be $39 in advance and $44 at the door. Festival passes for all four days are on sale now on steelstacks.org for $79 for ArtsQuest members and $99 for the public. The festival will also include traditional food and whiskey pairings supervised by Neville Gardner, owner and operator of Donegal Square/McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub and Whiskey Bar. Additional details on VIP food and whiskey events will be released soon.

ArtsQuest will continue to follow the latest CDC, state and local health and safety guidelines. Visit artsquest.org/safety for the latest updates.