Monday: The King of the Blues Comes to Musikfest

B.B. King stars in Peter Frampton's Guitar Circus at Musikfest's Sands Steel Stage.

B.B. King stars in Frampton's Guitar Circus at Musikfest.
B.B. King stars in Frampton's Guitar Circus at Musikfest.

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The Weather: A picture perfect day: Mostly sunny with a high of 77 degrees and a light northwest breeze. The evening low is forecast to drop into the 50s.

The Headliners: It’s a night of ax-wielding superstars as Frampton’s Guitar Circus hits the Sands Steel Stage at 7 p.m. The evening’s performers include Sonny Landreth, the King of Slydeco; the one and only King of the Blues, B.B. King: and the incomparable Peter Frampton. Tickets are $54 and $39.

The Other Highlight: Put your dancing shoes on because it’s Swing Dance Day all day at Festplatz, which features really the only true dance floor at the festival. It starts at noon with the Rob Stoneback Big Band; continues at 4 p.m. with the Jump City Jazz Orchestra; and concludes with the Beantown Swing Orchestra at 8 p.m.

For the Little Ones: The kids can have unlimited fun on all nine rides at Banana Island with a $15 pass from noon to 5 p.m. The circus is the craft theme. Kira Wiley plays family friendly music at neighboring Plaza Tropical from noon to 2 p.m.

The Classical Musikfest: Pianist/composer Robin Spielberg brings classical and popular music together at 5 p.m. at Central Moravian Church. Bethlehem Baroque performs music of Europe’s Baroque period with a full orchestra at the Moravian Church Old Chapel at 7:30 p.m.

The Best of the Free Platzes: The Lehigh Valley Music Teachers Association’s annual Musikfest showcase puts some of the region’s best young singers, pianists and violinists on display from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Plaza Tropical. Stick around to hear more young musicians from the School of Rock from 4 to 5:30. Two of our favorite local musicians perform at Liederplatz, starting with the dynamite harmonica of the James Supra Blues Band at 7. Singer/songwriter and FOP (Friend of Patch) Dina Hall & The Backbeat hits the stage at 9.

Click here for the full Monday Musikfest schedule.


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