SouthSide Arts & Music Festival
April 28 & 29, 2017
Starts 5 p.m. Friday and Noon on Saturday
Throughout South Bethlehem
Highlighting south Bethlehem’s arts district, the SouthSide Arts & Music Festival features two days filled with live music and arts programming designed to encourage guests to explore the city’s shops, restaurants and arts venues.
By purchasing a pass to the festival, attendees enjoy access to more than one dozen musical acts each night performing in five different venues on Bethlehem’s SouthSide including the National Museum of Industrial History (NMIH), Holy Infancy Catholic School, Touchstone Theater, Godfrey Daniels and the ArtsQuest Center’s Musikfest Café presented by Yuengling. Performers include Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Rusted Root, Steve Forbert, Coco Montoya, Everyone Orchestra, Pablo Batista, Sun Parade, Ceramic Animal, Caleb Haley and more.
Festival passes, which provide access to all five locations, are $30 per day or $50 for both days. They can be purchased in advance at here and 610-332-3378 or during the festival at each venue. Day-of purchases are cash only.
Admission to Concert Venues
We highly recommend you arrive early to any shows in which you are particularly interested in attending. If a venue reaches its capacity, we will start a wait line outside the venue and allow entry on a one person in/one person out basis. A festival pass does not guarantee entry to a venue if it’s at legal capacity.
While live music fills the nights at the SouthSide Arts & Music Festival, engaging visual arts and education experiences take center stage during the day courtesy of a variety of free and ticketed programs throughout south Bethlehem. Included are nearly one dozen workshops at the Banana Factory Arts Center ranging from fun-filled children’s experiences like rock cactus painting and steampunk-inspired jewelry making, to workshops on screen printing, creating hot glass paperweights and flower crowns inspired by artist Frida Kahlo. There’s even an urban photo walk, where participants can join a professional photographer, camera in hand, to explore the unique spaces and places of the SouthSide.
Tickets to visual arts experiences can be purchased in advance at bananafactory.org and 610-332-3378 or during the festival at the venue.
Interested in being a vendor at the Southside Arts & Music Festival? Please fill out the application below! Applications are currently being reviewed, and applicants will be notified via phone or email if they have been accepted.