TRACY MORGAN, DENNIS DEYOUNG AND VIENNA TENG COMING TO MUSIKFEST CAFÉ
BETHLEHEM, PA—Comedian Tracy Morgan, Dennis DeYoung performing the music of Styx, Japanese salsa singer YOKO, and pianist and singer-songwriter Vienna Teng are among the new acts set to perform at the ArtsQuest Center’s Musikfest Café presented by Yuengling, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. Tickets for the shows will go on sale April 23, 10 a.m., to ArtsQuest Members and April 26, 10 a.m., to the public. They’ll be available at artsquest.org and 610-332-3378.
Latin Dance Night featuring Salsa Singer YOKO – July 13, 10 p.m.
Tickets: $12 and $15 in advance; $18 and $20 at the door
Expanding cultural frontiers with the most unique voice in Latin music, YOKO brings the sounds of salsa to SteelStacks. YOKO started her career in Osaka, Japan at age 15 and has since changed the Latin genre. Her debut album, Yoko, La Japonesa Salsera, reached the No. 1 slot several times on Latin Beat’s New York Chart, and it’s also topped the internet radio charts.
Dennis DeYoung: The Music of Styx – July 18, 8 p.m.
Tickets: $49 and $64
As a member of Styx, Dennis DeYoung was the lead vocalist, keyboardist and creative force behind many of the band’s multi-platinum selling albums and hits including “Rockin’ the Paradise,” “The Best of Times,” “Suite Madam Blue” and “Lady.” DeYoung has also recorded several solo albums including Desert Moon, Back to the World, Boomchild, 10 on Broadway and 100 Years from Now , with the singles “Desert Moon” and “Call Me” scoring on the Billboard charts.
Tracy Morgan – Sept. 27, 7:30 and 10 p.m. (2 shows)
Tickets: $44 and $49 in advance; $49 and $54 at the door
Tracy Morgan has made a name for himself as an inventive and entertaining stand-up comic, as well as through his work on Saturday Night Live and his role on the hit TV series 30 Rock. Morgan, along with the 30 Rock cast, won a 2009 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series. He has also received two NAACP Image Award nominations.
Vienna Teng Trio – Oct. 9, 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $25 and $55 ($55 VIP package includes soundcheck access and Meet & Greet with the artist)
Stanford computer-science graduate turned singer-songwriter Vienna Teng hit the California music scene after opting out of a lucrative career in the Silicon Valley. Classically trained on the piano since age 5, the Taiwanese American reached the national spotlight when she made appearances on numerous late night shows and opened concerts for musicians such as India.Arie, Shawn Colvin and Sarah Harmer. Her first album, Walking Hour, peaked at No. 5 on Amazon.com. She has gone on to produce four albums including Warm Strangers, which charted on three Billboard charts.
Enter the Haggis – Nov. 27, 8 p.m.
Five albums and more than a decade on the road have seen Toronto roots rock band Enter The Haggis evolve from wildly popular local band to established international touring act. The group’s formula for success has been a simple one: record great music, back it up with inspired live performances and tour constantly. The band has garnered Top 10 charting positions on Billboard, Amazon and iTunes, as well as major television appearances such as A&E’s Breakfast with the Arts, Live with Regis and Kelly and its very own PBS special.
For more information on these and all upcoming Musikfest Café performances, visit artsquest.org.
Editor’s Note: Attached is an image of Tracy Morgan, who will perform at the Musikfest Café Sept. 27.
Mark Demko, ArtsQuest
610-332-1342 or gro.tseuqstranull@okmedm