You can hear the music winding between the buildings of downtown Bethlehem well before you reach the band. You can hear the laughter and camaraderie among the throngs of relaxed Thursday evening concert goers who are happy to have the "festival season" in Lehigh Valley finally begin

It's the annual "Tunes at Twilight" concert series in downtown Bethlehem and it's  back bigger, better, and with more music than ever, being extended by three weeks.

Tucked in the Sun Inn Courtyard just off Main Street, "Tunes at Twilight" features a band each week from 6 to 8 p.m.

Folding chairs and blankets fill the grassy area in front of the stage well before the band begins and local vendors dot the walkways around the lawn, selling food and drinks to tens of dozens who are ready to listen to music ranging from jazz to rock to Caribbean, and more.

And don't forget to bring your pup or your kids, as both are welcome!

Now in it's eighth year, each Thursday show brings in 900 to 1,200 fans and still feels like it's just a bunch of your friends enjoying the beautiful spring Lehigh Valley weather.

After the concerts are over, take a minute to stroll downtown Bethlehem's Main Street, visit some shops, or have a drink at many of the restaurants that offer outdoor seating.

"Tunes" combines some of the things that make Bethlehem, and Lehigh Valley, so great: music, food, friends, and family.

We'll see you there starting Thursday, May 7!


Tunes at Twilight (5-16-13)Tunes at Twilight 2015 Schedule

May 7th Ricky and the Ricardos

May 14th Tunes at Twilight will not take place on May 14.

May 21st Fusion Jazz Trio

May 28th George Hrab & TrioLogic

June 4th Peter Johann Band

June 11th Supra & Ayers Quartet

June 18th Trouble City Allstars

June 25th GirlCrue

July 2nd TBA

July 9th Nakked Soul Band

July 16th The Big Wahu Caribbean Band

July 23rd Scott Marshall and the Hillbilly Souls