Comedian Michael Che, Chef Robert Irvine & Edwin McCain Coming to Musikfest Café

Sep 2nd, 2015Press Release from ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks

BETHLEHEM, PA—SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE’s Michael Che; Food Network star Chef Robert Irvine and singer-songwriter Edwin McCain will delight audiences when they stop by the ArtsQuest Center’s Musikfest Café presented by Yuengling this fall. Tickets for the shows go on sale to ArtsQuest Members Tues., Sept. 8, 10 a.m., and the public Fri., Sept. 11, 10 a.m., at and 610-332-3378.

On Oct. 23, 8 p.m., the Musikfest Café welcomes comedian Michael Che. Named one of the 50 Funniest People by Rolling Stone in 2013, Che began performing standup in 2009, and in 2013 joined SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE as a writer. The following year, he became co-anchor of the show’s popular Weekend Update, and he also appeared on several segments of The Daily Show. Che performs at comedy clubs across the country and has appeared in several television shows and movies including the film Top Five with Chris Rock, as well as John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show and The Late Show with David Letterman.

Best known for his Food Network shows Dinner: Impossible and Restaurant: Impossible, Chef Robert Irvine returns to the Musikfest Café Dec. 1, 8 p.m., with an all-new, challenge filled live show (See video trailer of show at Much more than a cooking demonstration, these unscripted performances feature Irvine working through a variety of culinary and physical challenges not unlike those he faces on his popular television shows. Audience interaction is a huge component of each performance, with guests picking the challenges by spinning the digital challenge wheel and assisting in various aspects of the show, including serving as Sous Chefs and assistants.

From 6-7 p.m. that evening, Chef Irvine is also offering an Exclusive VIP Kitchen Demonstration for up to 100 people. The highly-interactive experience, which features tickets to seats in front of the stage, includes the opportunity for guests to sample Irvine’s special dish or creation that evening.

Tickets, dates and times for the newly announced shows are:

Michael Che – Oct. 23, 8 p.m.

Edwin McCain – Nov. 13, 7:30 p.m.

Chef Robert Irvine Live – Dec. 1, 8 p.m.
: $29 and $39
Exclusive VIP Kitchen Demonstration: $150 (limited to 100 people)

The Musikfest Café presented by Yuengling is located at the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem, PA 18015. For more information on these and all upcoming Musikfest Café shows, visit


Media Contact:
Mark Demko, ArtsQuest
gro.tseuqstranull@okmedm or 610-332-1342

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