Bethlehem’s 10-day-long Musikfest is made up of three essential things:

A. Music - They have around 200 performers from around world and most performances are free. B. Food - Tons of different types of food. Take a Taco and Aw Shucks are fan favorites. C. Beer– Grab a Musikfest souvenir mug and drink up.

In my experience, the Musikfest crowd is made up of a few different groups. There are people that go strictly for option A, a group that go strictly for option B and some folks who go strictly for C. I would say most of the crowd goes for a mix of at least two out of the three options. Personally, I go with option D, all of the above.

I have been going to Musikfest for roughly 10 years. This is the first year that the music is actually the driving force behind me attending.

On Monday night, August 3rd, two veteran’s of the summer music festival circuit will be playing: Philly’s own Dr. Dog and from across the pond, Davy Knowles & Back Door Slam. Between the two bands, they have Austin City Limits, Coachella, Bonnaroo, South by Southwest, and Lollapalooza under their belts.

The only problem is they are playing at the same time. This is very upsetting. I don’t know what to do. Dr. Dog is at Americaplatz from 9 to 11 and Davy Knowles & Back Door Slam are at Plaza Tropical from 9:30 to 11. Looks like I am going to be double dipping.

I'll just give their styles of music and then I'll let the music videos posted below do the rest. Davy Knowles & Back Door Slam have a Blues, Indie and Alternative Rock sound. People say he is Clapton-esque. Dr. Dog are along the lines of Psychedelic Indie Rock. They are influenced by the Beach Boys and Beatles.

Dr. Dog


Davy Knowles & Back Door Slam


Are you going to Musikfest? Who do you plan to see?