Allentown Band Concert & Fireworks Highlight Independence Day Celebration at SteelStacks July 4-5

Jun 24th, 2015Press Release from ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks, ArtsQuest

BETHLEHEM, PA–A free Allentown Band concert, fireworks and the new Rosie the Riveter 5k are among the highlights of the fifth-annual Independence Day Celebration presented by Embassy Bank July 4-5 at SteelStacks.  All events and activities during the two-day celebration of our nation’s birth, with the exception of the 5k, are free to attend.

On July 4, 7:30 p.m., at the Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks, the community is invited to experience the timeless music of the Allentown Band.  The oldest civilian concert band in the U.S., the Allentown Band has played a continuously active role in the musical life and cultural fabric of the community.  On July 4th, they will dazzle the audience with their diverse sounds ranging from opera-infused overtures to compositions influenced by the music of John Philip Sousa.  Bethlehem’s popular fireworks show will follow the band’s performance.

The Independence Day Celebration continues July 5 with the inaugural Rosie the Riveter 5k at 9:30 a.m.  The event ends with a backyard BBQ on the Air Products Town Square featuring live music by Andy Kilcoyne on the TD Community Stage, food and games.  Registration fee is $35 and a portion of the proceeds will go to support ArtsQuest and its free programming for the region. Registrations can be made at

Other Independence Day Celebration activities and events include a Kids Play Tennis activity and Sprinkler Party on the Levitt Pavilion Lawn as part of the Peas and Qs Family Series July 4, 11:30 a.m., as well as free music by artists such as the Deb Callahan Band and Mason Porter July 4 and Sing for America, Hoochie Coochie Men and The Aardvarks July 5.

For complete Independence Day Celebration information and hours visit


2013 Independence Day Celebration. Credit is Jonathan Davies

2013 Independence Day Celebration. Credit is Jonathan Davies

Editor’s Note: Attached is an image from SteelStacks during the 2013 Independence Day Celebration. Photo credit is Jonathan Davies.

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Mark Demko, ArtsQuest
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