Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites Delivers Live Entertainment at the Blueberry Festival

Jun 29th, 2015Press Release from Historic Bethlehem Museums and Sites

Performers007BETHLEHEM, PA – Join Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites at its 23rd annual Blueberry Festival on July 18 -19, for exciting live entertainment by a multitude of talented performers.

On Saturday, July 18, the expanded West Field Stage will be alive with activity including an exciting performance by This Way to the Egress, a six-person troupe that plays a swooning amalgamation of styles that catapults the audience through time and space with unexpected shifts of styles, costumes and time signatures. Other performances include:

  • Craig Thatcher & Nike Van Wyk
  • She Said Sunday
  • Jolly Tars
  • Maggie Spike with Tom Montgomery.

The Meadow Stage will feature performances by George King Jr. and Friends, a quartet of world-renowned jazz musicians from the local area. George King Jr. is no stranger to the Bethlehem area as he currently serves as headmaster at Moravian Academy. Other entertainment for the day will include:

  • Miss Maggie Sings
  • Dave Fry
  • Jolly Tars
  • Crystal’s School of Dance
  • O’Brady Quinlan Irish Dancers
  • Jerry Haines
  • Pie-eating contest

On Sunday, July 19, there will be even more exciting entertainment. Visit The Meadow Stage to see a performance by Corey Purcell, a Celtic musician who offers a dynamic of Irish and Scottish songs, tunes and dance. Strolling around the park on Sunday will be magician Joe Keppel. Also, you can see an all-new Bird of Prey demonstration by the Lehigh Valley Zoo. Other performances include:

  • Dave Fry
  • Ray Owen
  • PYT Youth Theatre Camp Review
  • Roland Kushner.

Head over to The West Field Stage to see Jack Murray, a singer-songwriter from Sevierville, Tennessee,

now living in Barto, Pennsylvania, who was a founding member of country-rock band Golden Rocket in

the late ‘70s, featuring a unique mix of folk blues, rock and roll, and traditional country music. He’s played in countless other musical combinations while successfully writing for Nashville recording artists and providing his various country and rock bands with strong and witty original material. Billy Bauer will also be performing here.

The full entertainment schedule for the Blueberry Festival is available by visiting the Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites website at HistoricBethlehem.org. Tickets for the festival are $20 for adult tasting tent and admission ticket, $8 for adult general admission ticket, and $4 for child (4-12) general admission ticket, and children 3 and younger are free. Tickets for Saturday and Sunday are available on the website or at the gate each day. Tickets are also available online at http://historicbethlehem.org/event/blueberry-festival/. Guests can pre-order their Tombler’s crumb topping blueberry pie by visiting http://historicbethlehem.org/purchase-a-pie/.  Credit cards are accepted throughout the festival. For more information visit HistoricBethlehem.org or call 1-800-360-TOUR. All performances are included with the ticket. Credit cards are accepted throughout the festival.


Historic Bethlehem is a not-for-profit institution that brings to life three centuries of American history. Historic Bethlehem tells the story of a small town of great influence, home to some of our nation’s earliest settlers, to America’s first municipal water pumping system, and to one of the world’s greatest industrial companies. Historic Bethlehem is located in Eastern Pennsylvania, only a 1.5 hour drive from Philadelphia to the north and 2 hours west of New York City. Historic Bethlehem is an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution and is distinguished as a National Historic Landmark District for Historic Moravian Bethlehem.

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