The region is awash in free music, from downtown twilight concerts to picnic in the park presentations. In Allentown, experience Rock the Walk every Thursday at ArtsWalk Pocket Park from 5 to 9 p.m.; head to the patio at Promenade Saucon Valley every Wednesday in June, July, and August from 5 to 7 p.m.; and the Levitt Pavilion Summer Concert Series has shows scheduled most weekends through September.

No matter your hometown, there’s probably a free summer music series to bring you and your picnic blanket out for a relaxing time!


Allentown Rocks Summer Concert Series, Allentown

Allentown ROCKS this Summer! Head to Sports & Social Allentown every Thursday from 6-9 p.m. for a free concert series.  Enjoy $3 Domestic bottles, 45 Signature Crush cocktails, and weekly giveaways.

May:

June:

July:

August:


Levitt Pavilion Summer Concert Series, SteelStacks™, Bethlehem

Enjoy free, live music at the Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks, located at the base of the iconic Bethlehem Steel blast furnaces on Bethlehem’s SouthSide. Check out the lineup of diverse artists representing many genres. Performances will happen every Friday - Saturday and select Thursday & Sunday nights throughout the summer.

May

  • Thursday, May 23 – Dry Reef
  • Friday, May 24 – Bermuda Searcg Party
  • Saturday, May 25 – Brain Damage: A Tribute to Pink Floyd
  • Sunday, May 26 – Stefanie Johnson Band
  • Thursday, May 30 – Juice
  • Friday, May 31 – Carbon Leaf

June

  • Saturday, June 1 – Julia Pratt
  • Thursday, June 6 – Sweet Lizzy Project
  • Friday, June 7 – Lulada Club
  • Saturday, June 8 – The Vindys
  • Thursday, June 13 – Kaleta & Super Yamba Band
  • Friday, June 14 – Brass Queens
  • Saturday, June 15 – The Quake Band
  • Thursday, June 20 – Rumours ATL: A Fleetwood Mac Tribute
  • Friday, June 21 – Sounds of the Underground
  • Saturday, June 22 – Margo Cilker 
  • Thursday, June 27 – Herencia Jibara
  • Friday, June 28 – Combo Melaza
  • Saturday, June 29 – Pablo Batista & Hector Rosado with special guest vocalist Luisito Rosario

July

  • Thursday, July 4 – The Allentown Band
  • Friday, July 5 – Bandits on the Run
  • Saturday, July 6 – Long Beach Dub Allstars
  • Thursday, July 11 – Stella Ruze
  • Friday, July 12 – A Night of Sinatra with Rich DiMare & The Ron Poster Trio
  • Saturday, July 13 – Jordan St. Cyr
  • Thursday, July 18 – Happy Landing 
  • Friday, July 19 – Harlem Gospel Travelers 
  • Saturday, July 20 – Eric Lindell
  • Thursday, July 25 – Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience 
  • Friday, July 26 – Levitt National Tour presents The War and Treaty
  • Saturday, July 27 – Chance Emerson 

August

  • Friday, August 16 – The McCharmlys
  • Saturday, August 17 – Patty PerShayla and the Mayhaps
  • Thursday, August 22 – BettySoo
  • Friday, August 23 – Emily Wolfe
  • Saturday, August 24 – Gina Chavez
  • Thursday, August 29 – Skerryvore
  • Friday, August 30 – Adrian & Meredith 
  • Saturday, August 31 – Absolute Adele w/ Jennifer Cella

September

  • Sunday, September 1 – Gable Price and Friends
  • Thursday, September 5 – Los Texmaniacs
  • Friday, September 6 – ARKAI
  • Saturday, September 7 – Anthem: A Tribute to Rush
  • Thursday, September 12 – Jenny & the Mexicats
  • Friday, September 13 – Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band
  • Saturday, September 14 – The Aardvarks 

Party at the Patio, Promenade Saucon Valley, Center Valley

is hosting free summer concerts every Wednesday in June, July, and August with each performance beginning at 5 p.m. and ending at 7 p.m., weather permitting. Tolino Vineyards and Down River Brewing Co. will have beer and wine available for purchase at The Patio each week during Party at the Patio!

June

  • June 5 - Scott Marshall Band

  • June 12 - Jon Fadem

  • June 19 - Lucky 7

  • June 26 - JOYOUS

July

  • July 10 - Seth Witcher

  • July 17 - Ted Donatelli

  • July 24 - Cedar Green

  • July 31 - Tim Harakal

August

  • August 7 - Supersonic Godfathers

  • August 14 - The Boogie Stew

  • August 21 - Cathy Ritter

  • August 28 - Flirtin' with The Mob

 


Summer Concert Series, Dimmick Park, Hellertown

The Hellertown-Lower Saucon Chamber of Commerce & the Borough of Hellertown are happy to bring back their 2023 Music in the Parks Summer Concert Series on Sunday's from 6 – 8 p.m. Enjoy free, live music, food trucks, and adult beverage vendors. Grab a blanket or chair, your family and friends, and get excited for an amazing summer experience!

  • Sunday, May 19th – The Gabe Stillman Band
  • Sunday, June 23rd – Billy Bauer Band
  • Sunday. July 14th – Joyous The Band
  • Sunday, August 25th – Tequila Rose Band

 


Summer Concert Series, Community Park Arts Pavilion, Emmaus

The Emmaus Recreation and Entertainment Commission continues with some exciting free performers, in a variety of genres including country, rock, blues, oldies, and more! Concerts are Sundays at the Emmaus Community Park beginning at 6 p.m. Held rain or shine. Bring a blanket, or your favorite chair and relax to some great tunes!

May

  • May 26 - Steelcreek Country Music Band

June

  • June 2 - The Wonton Soups

  • June 9  - The Castaway Band

  • June 23 - Band of Brothers

  • June 30 - The Macungie Band

July

  • July 7 - Timewhys

  • July 14 - James Supra / Sarah Ayers Band

  • July 21 - The Large Flower Heads

  • July 28 - The Stacey Gabel Band

August

  • August 11 - DMC Cuo

  • August 18 - Tookany Creek Bluegrass Band

  • August 25 - Scott Marshall and the Highway Souls

September

  • September 1 - The Swingtime Dolls


Live on the Greenway, Bethlehem

Bethlehem is the place to be on Sundays. In partnership with the City of Bethlehem and the Bethlehem Mayor's Office,  is delighted to announce the launch of a brand new Live on the Greenway Sunday Concert Series! That's right! Live on the Greenway is back for four consecutive Sundays of music, food, and fun.

The concerts will run in the afternoons at Harmony Pavilion on the South Bethlehem Greenway. A different band will feature every week, with food, beverages, and ice cream available to purchase from our wonderful SouthSide businesses. So bring your lawn chairs to guarantee that you get the best seats in the house!!!

Concert Schedule:

  • May 19, 12-3 p.m.: Life After Dead
  • May 26, 12-3 p.m.: The Large Flowerheads
  • June 2, 12-3 p.m.: The Billy Bauer Band Duo
  • June 9, 12-3 p.m.: The Beautiful Distortion

Tunes in the Triangle, Emmaus

Emmaus’ Tunes on the Triangle series in the borough’s Triangle Park, runs 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Fridays in June, July, and August.

June

  • June 14 @ 6:30 p.m. - Dueling Pianos 
  • June 28 @ 6:30 p.m. - Golden Twine 

July

  • July 12 @ 6:30 p.m. - The Shaun Lally Band 
  • July 26 @ 6:30 p.m. - Jay Lapp 

August

  • August 9 @ 6:30 p.m. - Cathy Ritter 
  • August 23 @ 6:30 p.m. - The Audio Files 

Live in the Garden, Bethlehem

Join the City of Bethlehem, The Bethlehem Chamber, Tape Swap Radio, and Zoellner Arts Center for the third season of Live in the Garden! This FREE and family-friendly concert series at the Bethlehem Rose Garden is the best way to spend warm spring and summer nights in Bethlehem. Featuring incredible local talent, food trucks, and a bar, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Saturdays, in the Bethlehem Rose Garden May 4 - June 22 from 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM.

  • May 4 - Catatonic Suns (Opener) & Alex Radus Band (Headliner)
  • May 11 - William H. Travis (Opener) & Rachel Ana Dobken (Headliner)
  • May 18 - Pentley Holmes (Opener) & Dina Hall (Headliner)
  • May 25 - Life After Dead 
  • June 1 - Glass Mask (Opener) & Dear Misty (Headliner) 
  • June 8 - Wyatt Davidick (Opener) & The George HraBand (Headliner)
  • June 15 - Small Mess (Opener) & Slingshot Dakota (Headliner)
  • June 22 - Real West (Opener) & Brother JT (Headliner)

Live at the Falls, Easton

Live at the Falls, the free live outdoor music series runs from 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday evenings at Scott Park in Downtown Easton. Food trucks open at 6 p.m., with music following at 6:30 p.m. The series offers a chance to listen to great music, and enjoy fresh fare from food trucks in a picturesque setting. Scott Park has a kids playground area, and lawn games are available as well. Parking is free! Porters’ Pub will host a libations tent featuring wine, Kentucky and Moscow mules, as well as craft brews.

Lineup Coming Soon!


Summer Concert Series, City of Allentown

The City of Allentown’s 2024 Summer Concert Series begins Saturday, May 26 and will offer more than thirty open-air concerts from May to September this year. Concerts will be held at the historic West Park. All concerts are free and open to the public. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and come relax and enjoy the open-air concerts in our marvelous Allentown parks. In the case of inclement weather, concerts will be moved indoors to the Lehigh Valley Active Life at 1633 Elm St. Allentown, PA 18102.         

May

  • Sunday, May 26 - Municipal Band (West Park 7:30pm)
  • Friday, May 31 - Royalaires (West Park 7:30pm)

June

  • Sunday, June 2 - Marine Band (West Park 7:30pm)
  • Friday, June 7 - Marine Band (West Park 7:30pm)
  • Sunday, June 9 - Pioneer Band Children's Concert feat. Disney music (West Park 7:30pm)
  • Friday, June 14 - Allentown Band Flag Day Concert (West Park 7:00pm)
  • Sunday, June 16 - Municipal Band (West Park 7:30pm)
  • Friday, June 21 - Royalaires (West Park 7:30pm)
  • Sunday, June 23 - Pioneer Band Tony Award Winning Music Concert (West Park 7:30pm)
  • Friday, June 28 - Allentown Band Sousa Concert (West Park 7:30pm)
  • Sunday, June 30- Italian-American Band (West Park 7:30pm) 

July

  • Friday, July 5 - Municipal Band (West Park 7:30pm)
  • Sunday, July 7 - Pioneer Band Patriotic feat. Salute to Veterans Concert (West Park 7:30pm)
  • Friday, July 12 - Royalaires (West Park 7:30pm)
  • Sunday, July 14 - Municipal Band (West Park 7:30pm)
  • Sunday, July 21 - Marine Band (West Park 7:30pm)
  • Sunday, July 28 - Macungie Band (West Park 7:30pm)

August

  • Sunday, August 4 - Allentown Band (West Park 7:30pm)
  • Friday, August 9 - Royalaires (West Park 7:30pm)
  • Sunday, August 11 - Municipal Band (West Park 7:30pm)
  • Sunday, August 18 - Pioneer Band Pop's Concert (West Park 7:30pm)

September

  • Friday, September 6 - Royalaires (West Park 7:30pm)
  • Sunday, September 8 - Allentown Band Salute to Bert Meyers Concert (West Park 3:00pm)
  • Saturday, September 14 - Allentown Band Art-in-the-Park Concert (West Park 1:30pm)
  • Sunday, September 15 - Marine Band Ray Becker Concert (West Park 3:00pm) 

Sculpture Garden Concert Series, Bethlehem

Join the Bethlehem Fine Arts Commission in the Sculpture Garden behind City Hall each Friday in June for a fun, free series of outdoor concerts! This summer’s series reflects the rich cultural diversity of Bethlehem and the greater Lehigh Valley, showcasing music from the best of regional artists who are also nationally, and internationally, known. Each concert runs from 6:00pm - 7:30pm, bring your lawn chair and stop by to join the fun.

Schedule:

  • Friday, June 7  - A Few Good Men: Playing music from the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and 90’s, this band makes you feel good and makes you want to dance. You’ll get to enjoy songs like Sam and Dave’s “Soul Man,” “Miss You” by the Rolling Stones, and “Just My Imagination,” by the Temptations.
  • Friday, June 14 - Big Valley: Get ready for a toe-tapping evening of traditional and contemporary bluegrass! Bethlehem’s own Big Valley ignites the stage with hard-driving rhythms and soulful harmonies. Featuring fiddle, up-right bass, banjo, guitar, mandolin and wide- ranging vocals.
  • Friday, June 21 - Bakithi Kumalo and Friends: Born in the Soweto township of Johannesburg, South Africa, Bakithi Kumalo’s first job was playing bass at seven years old, filling in for his uncle’s bass player. He’s perhaps best known for his fretless bass playing on Paul Simon’s iconic 1986 album “Graceland.” Currently a Lehigh Valley resident, Bakithi will be joined by Miho Nobuzane on piano and Ray Marchicha on drums.
  • Friday, June 28 - Herencia Jibara: Enjoy the spirited Latino music of long-time Valley favorites Herencia Jibara. This energetic, fun, and diverse eight-piece band shares the tunes and rhythms of Plena, Salsa, Merengue, Bachata and more!

Summer Concert Series in Hopewell Park, Saucon Valley

Join Upper Saucon Township and the Southern Lehigh Chamber of Commerce for FREE concerts at Hopewell Park! The music will get started at 6 p.m. so come early with your blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy a great night of music!

Food trucks as well as Mon and Mel's Ice Cream will also be on site for the evening's concerts so come hungry! A portion of all sales will go back to the Chamber to help continue to support more events like this in the community!

Schedule:

  • June 21 - The Steel Creek Band
  • June 28 - TimeWhys
  • July 19 - The Weekenders
  • July 26 - One Way Back
  • August 16 - Craig Thatcher & Nyke Van Wyke

Concert Series at the Wilds, Inn at Birch Wilds, Lehighton 

Spend your weekend afternoons at , in Lehighton, Pa, enjoying music in the great outdoors this summer from 5 - 8 p.m. Limited seating by reservation only. Be sure to reserve your table, grab your friends, and kick back for some great music. A donation of $5 is appreciated.

June

  • June 8 - The Boondock Barons

  • June 15 - Nite Flyte

  • June 22 - Lakani Rooster

  • June 29 - Steel Creek

July

  • July 6 - Still Kickin

  • July 13 - Decoy Clones

  • July 20 - Big King Moose

  • July 27 - Chris Larose & The Hex Highway Blues Band

August 

  • August 3 - Magic Stew

  • August 10 - Cetronia Soul Shakers

  • August 17 - The New Standard

  • August 24 - Big Bone Daddy

  • August 31 - Band of Brothers

September

  • September 7 - Teacher and The Poet Full Band

  • September 14 - Ultra Kings

  • September 21 - Greg Smith Off the Road