Musikfest Opening Night: Where to Go, What to Do

With opening ceremonies and The Royal Southern Brotherhood, Americaplatz will be a good place to start your 'festing.


The Weather: The daytime high is expected to reach 91 and an Air Quality Action Day has been declared. The festival opens at 5 p.m. with a chance of thunderstorms before 8 p.m. -- a 30 percent chance of rain, according to the National Weather Service.

The Headliner: Young the Giant, alternative rockers from Irvine, Calif., with special guest Portugal and opening act White Rabbits. Tickets at $34 and $24 are still available. Gates to the Sands Steel Stage at PNC Plaza open at 6 p.m. Show starts at 7.

The Highlight: Musikfest’s opening ceremonies will include the singing of the National Anthem by students from , an invocation and sacred performance by the and a special tribute to longtime festival and ArtsQuest benefactor . It all starts at 6 p.m. at Americaplatz – a.k.a. the Levitt Pavilion at SteelStacks.

The Best of the Free Platzes: Easton singer-songwriter christens the new Martin Guitar Lyrikplatz in the Frank Banko Alehouse Theater at at 6 p.m.; local favorites Zen for Primates take the Liederplatz stage at 9 p.m.,and The Royal Southern Brotherhood (Americaplatz, 9:30 p.m.) features some honest-to-goodness southern rock n’ blues royalty, including Cyril Neville of The Neville Brothers and Devon Allman, son of Gregg Allman of The Allman Brothers.

Musikfest After Hours: Late night comedy with stand up comic Jim Tews, 11 p.m. at the Musikfest Café. Tickets are $5; The Toga Party Band plays at the Mural Club in the from 9 p.m. until 1 a.m.; the funk/jam band Pendulum Duo plays at The Wooden Match (the former Main Street Depot) at 61 W. Lehigh St., from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m.


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »