Bethlehem Press

Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Amen Martinon in full Nintendo costuming. Martinon guided players at the different game consoles at the very popular Nintendo Switch Road Trip tent. Amen Martinon in full Nintendo costuming. Martinon guided players at the different game consoles at the very popular Nintendo Switch Road Trip tent.
PRESS PHOTOS BY MARK KIRLINWith the lines at the The Nintendo Switch Road Trip tent, it was evident that this attraction was popular for Musikfest attendees. Consoles were set up all over the tent for gamers to try the latest and greatest Nintendo Switch games. PRESS PHOTOS BY MARK KIRLINWith the lines at the The Nintendo Switch Road Trip tent, it was evident that this attraction was popular for Musikfest attendees. Consoles were set up all over the tent for gamers to try the latest and greatest Nintendo Switch games.
Crowds on the Northside stroll past the many vendors and live performances Aug. 4. This year’s weather was much more cooperative compared to last year’s rains. Crowds on the Northside stroll past the many vendors and live performances Aug. 4. This year’s weather was much more cooperative compared to last year’s rains.
Volunteers working at the coke products soft drink stand Kayla Lazorik and Ben Newman. Volunteers working at the coke products soft drink stand Kayla Lazorik and Ben Newman.
Rylee enjoyed herself on bungee cords. The bungee with netting below it allowed Rylee to do all kinds of stunts including jumping high in the air and doing flips. Rylee enjoyed herself on bungee cords. The bungee with netting below it allowed Rylee to do all kinds of stunts including jumping high in the air and doing flips.
Local singer and Allentown native Stefanie Johnson performed at Yuengling Lagerplatz. She brought her Indie, country, pop sound to an enthusiastic audience. Local singer and Allentown native Stefanie Johnson performed at Yuengling Lagerplatz. She brought her Indie, country, pop sound to an enthusiastic audience.
Mike – Another local musician, Mike Anthus, played along with Stefanie Johnson on his acoustic guitar. The two did several shows together at this year’s event. Mike – Another local musician, Mike Anthus, played along with Stefanie Johnson on his acoustic guitar. The two did several shows together at this year’s event.
Crowds on the Southside of Musikfest are just as enthusiastic to those on the Northside. A large crowd gathers to see a show at the Highmark Blue Shield Community Stage on Air Products Town Square. Crowds on the Southside of Musikfest are just as enthusiastic to those on the Northside. A large crowd gathers to see a show at the Highmark Blue Shield Community Stage on Air Products Town Square.

Nintendo, Prismatica and good weather

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 by Mark Kirlin Special to the Bethlehem Press in Local News

This year mark’s the 36th year of Musikfest. It’s one of the largest music festivals in the nation with over 500 shows on 17 stages over 10 days. The music, food and fun are supported by 2,000 volunteers and a million plus visitors. Unlike last year’s rains and flooding, this year’s weather has been welcoming sight to the 60+ food vendors as well as the many other vendors selling art and merchandise.

Although Musikfest is and has always been a music focused festival, there are many other attractions beyond music including an expanded comedy lineup featuring over 30 comedians performing, 19 dance troops performing and many other highlights. One such highlight to this year’s fest is the Prismatica which are 6-foot tall pivoting prisms that create a variety of colors and sounds when guests rotate them.

Another popular attraction for kids and adults is the Nintendo Switch Road Trip which is a tent area filled with consoles for people to try some of the hottest new Nintendo Switch games with several Nintendo themed challenges for players. Based on attendance and enthusiasm, this year’s event has been a success.