ARTSQUEST ANNOUNCES NEW SHOWS IN MUSIKFEST CAFÉ
Tickets to go on sale Dec. 8 for Crash Test Dummies, Lauren Alaina, The Linda Ronstadt Experience, Southside Johnny, Tommy Castro ft. Deanna Bogart, The Aardvarks and The Slackers
BETHLEHEM, Pa. – ArtsQuest is proud to announce a variety of shows in the Musikfest Café, presented by Yuengling, for the spring of 2022. Tickets to these shows will go on sale beginning Wed., Dec. 8 for ArtsQuest Members and Fri., Dec. 10 to the general public at steelstacks.org. For more exclusive ticket access and advance purchase opportunities, become an ArtsQuest Circle donor today.
Crash Test Dummies will hit the road 30 years after the release of their Canadian Juno Award winning debut album “The Ghosts That Haunt Me,” on Sun., May 15. The Musikfest Café stage will host the three-time Grammy nominated group for their 25th Anniversary Tour. The Canadian group will bring its original members to perform fan favorites such as “Superman’s Song,” “The Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead” and “Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm.”
Lauren Alaina’s Top of The World Tour presented by Maurices, with opening act Spencer Crandall, will perform on the Musikfest Café stage Fri., March 4. The American Idol runner up turned country-pop singer/songwriter took inspiration for her album “Sitting Pretty on Top of the World” from a more classic country style to craft her heartfelt tales and honest self-reflections learned during the pandemic. She will perform her newly composed ballads along with well-known Billboard Chart toppers, “Like My Mother Does,” “Georgia Peaches” and “Eighteen Inches.”
Tommy Castro & The Painkiller’s 30th Anniversary Tour featuring special guest Deanna Bogart will showcase its decades long career on the Musikfest Café stage on Thurs., March 31. Tommy, the ever-evolving musician, recently released “A Bluesman Came to Town,” a 13-track travel log album inspired by his own life and stories passed down from friends. Castro’s song catalog covers everything from blues to soul, to acoustic ballads to dance-inducing rock. This show is guaranteed to have something for everyone.
Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, will bring their exuberant rhythm and blues trademark sound to the Musikfest Café on Fri., April 8. Though influenced by their New Jersey roots, Johnny and the Jukes have evolved into a R&B horn driven band in the Memphis style tradition over their three-decade spanning career. Lead by John Lyon, this high energy band is well known for a no-holds-barred horn-strong song style that includes “I Don’t Wanna Go Home,” “Havin’ a Party” and “This Time It’s for Real.”
In addition, the Musikfest Café will host The Aardvarks on Sat., March 12 with opener The Jess Novak Band, New-York based band The Slackers on Fri., April 1, and American Idol star Tristan McIntosh’s The Linda Ronstadt Experience on Sat., April 23.
The full spring line-up can be viewed, and tickets purchased for all Café shows on steelstacks.org. ArtsQuest will continue to follow the latest CDC, state and local health and safety guidelines. Visit artsquest.org/safety for the latest updates.