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Date Event Description Time / Location
5/6

Nobodies of Comedy

Friday, May 6   7 PM

A State Theatre comedy tradition! For the 14th year, we've scoured the country for the funniest, sidesplitting and most outrageous comics you've NEVER heard of, and we found them. No over-hyped stars, no over-sized ticket prices, just hysterical comics and a great night out. Nobodies of Comedy is a hit year after year!

$25

INFO 7:00pm, State Theatre-Easton
5/6

Jim Norton

Tickets can be purchased at sandseventcenter.com, the Event Center box office, Ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster outlets or by phone at 800-745-3000.

INFO 8:00pm, Sands Bethlehem Event Center
5/7

Lewis Black

Comdedian Lewis Black is coming to the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on May 7th. Tickets go on-sale Friday, December 11th at 10am.

INFO 8:00pm, Sands Bethlehem Event Center
5/7

Get The Lead Out (GTLO)

From the bombastic and epic, to the folky and mystical, Get The Led Out (GTLO) have captured the essence of the recorded music of Led Zeppelin and brought it to the concert stage. The Philadelphia-based group consists of six veteran musicians intent on delivering Led Zeppelin live, like you’ve never heard before. Utilizing the multi-instrumentalists at their disposal, GTLO re-creates the songs in all their depth and glory with the studio overdubs that Zeppelin themselves never performed.

Tickets on sale Friday, February 12th at 10:00 AM at all Ticketmaster outlets, the Penn’s Peak Box Office and Roadies Restaurant and Bar.  Penn’s Peak Box Office and Roadies Restaurant ticket sales are walk-up only, no phone orders.  

INFO 8:00pm, Penn's Peak
5/12

Don Rickles

Don Rickles is one of comedy’s most famous funnymen, in fact he is a comedic living legend.  For over 55 years he has appeared in top showrooms and concert halls throughout the U.S. and internationally.  He is regarded among the world’s top entertainers.

Tickets can be purchased at sandseventcenter.com, the Event Center box office, Ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster outlets or by phone at 800-745-3000.

INFO 8:00pm, Sands Bethlehem Event Center
5/13

Andrew Dice Clay

Comedian Andrew Dice Clay is coming to the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on May 13th. Get your tickets now.

INFO 7:00pm, Sands Bethlehem Event Center
5/13

Dark Star Orchestra

Performing to critical acclaim worldwide for nearly 15 years and over 2000 shows, Dark Star Orchestra continues the Grateful Dead concert experience. Their shows are built off the Dead’s extensive catalog and the talent of these 7 fine musicians. On any given night the band will perform a show based on a set list from the Grateful Dead's 30 years of extensive touring or use their catalog to program a unique set list for the show. This allows fans both young and old to share in the experience. By recreating set lists from the past, and by developing their own sets of Dead songs, Dark Star Orchestra offers a continually evolving artistic outlet within this musical canon. Honoring both the band and the fans, Dark Star Orchestra’s members seek out the unique style and sound of each era while simultaneously offering their own informed improvisations.

Tickets on sale Saturday, January 30that 10:00 AM at all Ticketmaster outlets, the Penn’s Peak Box Office and Roadies Restaurant and Bar.  Penn’s Peak Box Office and Roadies Restaurant ticket sales are walk-up only, no phone orders.  

INFO 8pm, 325 Maury Rd, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229
5/14

Rock N Pyro's Version of Dark Side Of the Moon

Join the Valley Preferred Cyclying Center and Rock N Pyro as they present their version of Dark Side of the Moon accompanied by a fireworks and laser light show. Tickets are on sale now at rocknpyro.com and are $15 per person or $35 for a family pass.

INFO 4:00pm-9:30pm, Valley Preferred Cycling Center, Trexlertown, PA
5/14

The Riders featuring Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Stephen Stills, and Barry Goldberg

The Riders are coming to the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Saturday, May 14th. Tickets go on-sale now!

INFO 7:00pm, Sands Bethlehem Event Center
5/21

Chris Isaak

In the course of Chris Isaak's career, he has released ten extraordinary albums, including the critically acclaimed new album First Comes The Night,  twelve singles, been nominated for two Grammy awards, acted in several motion pictures and starred in his own critically acclaimed TV series.  His haunting voice, fierce guitar, glittered outfits and legendary shows with his stellar bandmates Silvertone have entertained tens of thousands of people for over two decades. See him perform live at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Saturday, May 21st.

INFO 8:00pm, Sands Bethlehem Event Center
5/26

2016 FREDDY © Awards

Thursday, May 26  7 PM

The State Theatre presents the 14th Annual FREDDY© Awards to recognize and reward exceptional accomplishments in the production and performance of musical theater in high schools of the LehighValleyand Warren County, New Jersey. Broadcast live on 69 WFMZ-TV , the 2016 FREDDY© Awards Ceremony will honor students in multiple categories and features a show-stopping opening musical number and unforgettable performances from top nominated musicals.  Follow the FREDDY’s, at www.freddyawards.org  or download the free FREDDY Awards App from iTunes. Tickets made available to participating schools after Nominations are announced. Any remaining tickets will go on sale to the public Monday, May 23, 10 am.

INFO 7:00pm, State Theatre-Easton
5/28

Cyndi Lauper

Cyndi Lauper will be coming to the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Saturday, May 28th at 8pm. Get your tickets!

INFO 8:00pm, Sands Bethlehem Event Center
5/29

Splintered Sunlight

Grateful Dead tribute band Splintered Sunlight will perform at the Sellersville Theatre on May 29th. Get your tickets.

INFO 7:30pm, Sellersville Theater
5/29

Jo Koy

Comedian Jo Koy will be performing at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Sunday, May 29th! Get your tickets.

INFO 8:00pm, Sands Bethlehem Event Center
6/36/5

Axalta "We Paint Winners" 400 Weekend

Join Pocono Raceway for the Axalta 400 weekend from June 3rd to the 5th as the will hold 3 races with the ARCA Racing Series, Xfinity Series and Sprint Cup Series all competing that weekend.

INFO All Weekend, Pocono Raceway, 1234 Long Pond Rd, Long Pond, PA
6/3

Classic Albums Live

! Classic Albums Live is returning to Sands on 6/3, presenting "David Bowie - The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars.” Get your tickets.

INFO 8:00pm, Sands Bethlehem Event Center
6/3

The Outlaws with Tucker Yochim Band

For The Outlaws, it was always about the music. For 40 years, the Southern Rock legends celebrated triumphs, endured tragedies and survived legal nightmares to remain one of the most influential and best-loved bands of the genre. Now The Outlaws return with new music, new focus and an uncompromising new mission: It’s about a band of brothers bound together by history, harmony and the road. It’s about a group that respects its own legacy while refusing to be defined by its past. But most of all, it’s about pride. 

Tickets on sale Saturday, April 9th at 10:00 AM at all Ticketmaster outlets, the Penn’s Peak Box Office and Roadies Restaurant and Bar.  Penn’s Peak Box Office and Roadies Restaurant ticket sales are walk-up only, no phone orders.  

INFO 8:00pm, Penn's Peak
6/5

The Fab Four

If you want to experience the best Beatles tribute ever, you won’t want to miss The Fab Four-The Ultimate Tribute.

The Emmy Award Winning Fab Four is elevated far above every other Beatles Tribute due to their precise attention to detail. With uncanny, note-for-note live renditions of Beatles' classics such as "Can't Buy Me Love," "Yesterday," "A Day In The Life," "Twist And Shout," "Here Comes The Sun," and "Hey Jude", the Fab Four will make you think you are watching the real thing.

Tickets on sale Friday, March 4th at 10:00 AM at all Ticketmaster outlets, the Penn’s Peak Box Office and Roadies Restaurant and Bar.  Penn’s Peak Box Office and Roadies Restaurant ticket sales are walk-up only, no phone orders.  

INFO 8:00pm, Penn's Peak
6/10

Shirley Alston Reeves

On June 10, the Levitt Pavilion welcomes Shirley Alston Reeves, lead member of The Shirelles, which produced numerous hits in the 1960s including “Soldier Boy” and “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow.” In 1975, Reeves launched a solo career and recorded With A Little Help From My Friends, featuring members of the Flamingos, Drifters, the Five Satins, the Belmonts, Danny & the Juniors, Herman's Hermits and more. She was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996 as a member of The Shirelles.

INFO 7:00pm, Levitt Pavilion at Steel Stacks, 789 E. First St., Bethlehem
6/11

THE BRONX WANDERERS

Saturday, June 11  7:30  PM

One Part “Oldies”, Two Parts “Rock N’ Roll”, THE BRONX WANDERERS are the perfect musical storm. United by their passion for great music (regardless of the decade), former gold record producer Yo’ Vinny and sons Vinny “The Kid” and Nicky “Stix” form the heart and soul of this pitch perfect band that delivers a non-stop barrage of hit after delicious hit. With favorites like “Sherry”, “Runaway”, “We Gotta Get Out Of This Place”, “Teenager in Love”, “There’s a Kind of Hush”, “Tie A Yellow Ribbon”, “Put Your Head On My Shoulder”, “Looking for an Echo” and even Coldplay’s “Viva La Vida”, this show positively dazzles the listener with a non-stop powerhouse of hits right from the word “go” (“Go, Johnny, go, go go!”).

A: Indicates Orchestra & Loge Seating and B: Indicates Upper Balcony Seating

A: $35 B: $30

INFO 7:30pm, State Theatre-Easton
6/17

Average White Band

AWB are widely regarded as one of the best soul and funk bands in the history of music. Though best known for their timeless instrumental mega-hit 'Pick Up the Pieces', the band's strength actually lay in their consistently accomplished song-writing, stretching across several gold selling albums and multi- Grammy nominations for the legendary Atlantic Records.

Tickets on sale Saturday, January 16th at 10:00 AM at all Ticketmaster outlets, the Penn’s Peak Box Office and Roadies Restaurant and Bar.  Penn’s Peak Box Office and Roadies Restaurant ticket sales are walk-up only, no phone orders. 

INFO 8:00pm, Penn's Peak
6/18

Barenaked Ladies

The Barenaked Ladies are coming to The Mann Center in Philadelphia on June 18th! Get your tickets.

INFO 7:00pm, The Mann Center, Philadelphia
6/19

Harry Connick Jr.

Harry Connick Jr. will be performing live at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Sunday, June 19th at 7pm. Get your tickets!

INFO 7:00pm, Sands Bethlehem Event Center
6/20

Dead and Company

Dead and Company are coming to the BB&T Pavilion in Camden, NJ on Monday, June 20th! Tickets go on-sale Friday, February 12th at 12pm.

INFO 7:00pm, BB&T Pavilion
6/24

Howie Mandel

Comedian Howie Mandel is coming to the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on June 24th! Get your tickets.

INFO 8:00pm, Sands Bethlehem Event Center
6/25

Hotel California - A Salute to the Eagles

For more than two decades, Hotel California has touched the hearts of fans all over the world, by faithfully and accurately reproducing the Grammy award winning sounds of the Eagles.  See how a spirited blend of originality and the pursuit of excellence have taken Hotel California to a level of international recognition normally reserved only for gold and platinum recording artists.

Tickets on sale Saturday, January 16th at 10:00 AM at all Ticketmaster outlets, the Penn’s Peak Box Office and Roadies Restaurant and Bar.  Penn’s Peak Box Office and Roadies Restaurant ticket sales are walk-up only, no phone orders.

INFO 8:00pm, Penn's Peak
6/25

Paul Simon

Legendary musician Paul Simon will be performing live at the Mann Center in Philadelphia on Saturday, June 25th. Tickets go on sale Friday, February 26th at 10AM online via MannCenter.org, Ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000, AEGLive.com, & the Mann Center Box Office.

INFO 8:00pm, The Mann Center
6/25

Chris D'Elia

Comedian Chris D'Elia is coming to the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on June 25th. Get your tickets now!

INFO 8:00pm, Sands Bethlehem Event Center
7/1

The Yardbirds

The Yardbirds are back with a new lineup, ready to rock. Founding member and drummer JIM Mccarty is the keeper of the flame, and he has a real surprise for you. He’s brought back the Yardbirds’ first guitarist, Top Topham! He was in the band before Clapton and had to leave because his parents didn’t approve of his career choice. Top was an art student and had to continue with his studies. Enter another art student from the same secondary school, Eric Clapton, and you know what happened from there. But, Top is now happy to leave his paintbrush home and play the blues.

Tickets on sale Friday, February 26th at 10:00 AM at all Ticketmaster outlets, the Penn’s Peak Box Office and Roadies Restaurant and Bar.  Penn’s Peak Box Office and Roadies Restaurant ticket sales are walk-up only, no phone orders.  

INFO 8:00pm, Penn's Peak
7/2

Maks and Val Live On Tour: Our Way

Maks & Val Live On Tour: Our Way is the thrilling all-new smash hit dance tour of the summer.  Maksim and Valentin Chmerkovskiy, the hottest stars of ABC’s hit show Dancing with the Stars, will be heading to Sands Bethlehem. The Our Way tour is set to perform in 45 cities across America beginning June 15th and will make its way to the Sands Event Center on July 2, 2016.

Tickets  go on sale next Friday, February 19th  at 10 am. Tickets can be purchased at sandseventcenter.com, the Event Center box office, Ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster outlets or by phone at 800-745-3000.

INFO 8:00pm, Sands Bethlehem Event Center
7/9

THE DOO WOP PROJECT

Featuring current and former stars of Broadway’s smash hits Jersey Boys and Motown: The Musical, the Doo Wop Project takes audiences on a journey from foundational tunes of groups like the Crests, Belmonts and Flamingos through their influences on the sounds of Smokey Robinson, the Temptations, and the Four Seasons all the way to Michael Jackson, Jason Mraz and Amy Winehouse. 

$39/$34   Sponsored by lehighvalleylive.com

INFO 7:30pm, State Theatre-Easton
7/9

Mark Farner

Tickets on sale Saturday, December 12th at 10:00 AM at all Ticketmaster outlets, the Penn’s Peak Box Office and Roadies Restaurant and Bar.  Penn’s Peak Box Office and Roadies Restaurant ticket sales are walk-up only, no phone orders.  

INFO 8:00pm, Penn's Peak
7/10

Ambrosia

Southern California rock band Ambrosia, which has been delighting audiences for more than 45 years, will take to the Levitt Pavilion stage July 10. Between 1975 and ’80 Ambrosia had five Top 40 singles including the Top 5 hits "How Much I Feel" and "Biggest Part of Me." Over the years, the group has worked with artists as diverse as Leonard Bernstein, Kurt Vonnegut Jr., Alan Parsons, Bruce Hornsby and Michael McDonald.

INFO 7:00pm, Levitt Pavilion at Steel Stacks, 789 E. First St., Bethlehem
7/15

Back To The Eighties Show With Jessie's Girl

Every Saturday night for the last 5 years, crowds of ecstatic fans and newcomers alike have thrown on their best spandex, leg warmers and metal gear, lined up, and come downtown for an all-out celebration at the BACK TO THE EIGHTIES SHOW.

Tickets on sale Wednesday, March 30th at 10:00 AM at all Ticketmaster outlets, the Penn’s Peak Box Office and Roadies Restaurant and Bar.  Penn’s Peak Box Office and Roadies Restaurant ticket sales are walk-up only, no phone orders.  

INFO 8:00pm, Penn's Peak
7/16

Trumpeter Chris Botti

Trumpeter Chris Botti is returning to the Sands Bethlehem Event Center for another live performance! Tickets for Chris Botti range from $39.50 to $55.00 and go on sale Friday, February 26th at 10 am. 

INFO 8:00pm, Sands Bethlehem Event Center
7/17

The Beach Boys & The Temptations

Don’t miss two of the most creative and influential musical groups of all time, together on one stage for a night of Surf and Soul…The Beach Boys and The Temptations! Live at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Sunday, July 17th.

INFO 7:00pm, Sands Bethlehem Event Center
7/21

Huey Lewis and The News

Huey Lewis and The News are performing live at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on July 21st. Get yout tickets.

INFO 7:00pm, Sands Bethlehem Event Center
7/21

Old Crow Medicine Show

Old Crow Medicine Show started busking on street corners in 1998 New York state and up through Canada, winning audiences along the way with their boundless energy and spirit. They eventually found themselves in Boone, North Carolina where they caught the attention of folk icon Doc Watson while playing in front of a pharmacy. He invited the band to play at his festival, MerleFest, helping to launch their career. Shortly thereafter the band was hired to entertain crowds between shows at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, TN.

Tickets on sale Saturday, March 5th at 10:00 AM at all Ticketmaster outlets, the Penn’s Peak Box Office and Roadies Restaurant and Bar.  Penn’s Peak Box Office and Roadies Restaurant ticket sales are walk-up only, no phone orders.  

INFO 8:00pm, Penn's Peak
7/23

Colin Hay

Know for his time in the Grammy-winning rock band Men at Work, singer-songwriter Colin Hay is coming to the Musikfest Cafe on Saturday, July 23rd. Get your tickets.

INFO 8:00pm, Musikfest Café at ArtsQuest, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem, PA 18015
7/24

Jeff Beck with Buddy Guy

Jeff Beck and Buddy Guy are coming to the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Sunday, July 24th! Get your tickets.

INFO 7:30pm, Sands Bethlehem Event Center
7/297/31

Pennsylvania 400 Weekend

Join Pocono Raceway for Pennsylvania 400 Weekend in July for three awesome races including the ARCA Racing Series, the Camping World Truck Series, and the Sprint Cup racing series.

INFO All Weekend, Pocono Raceway, 1234 Long Pond Rd, Long Pond, PA
7/29

Blues Traveler

After selling millions of records and logging thousands of miles on the road, GRAMMY award-winning band Blues Traveler continue to chart new musical directions evident on their upcoming record Blow Up The Moon. A clever collaboration between various artists, Blow Up The Moon sees Blues Traveler keep an open-minded perspective on making music and enlists an eclectic mix of songwriters influenced by the band’s remarkable 25+ year career.

Tickets on sale Saturday, March 5th at 10:00 AM at all Ticketmaster outlets, the Penn’s Peak Box Office and Roadies Restaurant and Bar.  Penn’s Peak Box Office and Roadies Restaurant ticket sales are walk-up only, no phone orders.  

INFO 8:00pm, Penn's Peak
8/6

Run D.M.C.

Iconic hip-hop group and Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Run-D.M.C. want you to “Walk This Way” when they headline Musikfest Aug. 6, performing 7:30 p.m. at the festival’s Sands Steel Stage. Tickets for the concert, which marks a rare festival appearance for the group, are $49-$74 and go on sale starting May 10, 10 a.m., to ArtsQuest Members and May 13, 10 a.m., to the public. They’ll be available at www.musikfest.org and 610-332-3378.

Founded in 1981 in Queens, N.Y., Run-D.M.C. is widely acknowledged as one of the most influential acts in the history of hip-hop, having sold more than 230 million albums while producing hits like “It’s Tricky," "My Adidas," "Peter Piper,” "It’s Like That” and their Top 5 cover of the Aerosmith classic “Walk This Way,” featuring Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith.

 

The group was the first in the genre to have a gold album (Run–D.M.C. in 1984) and platinum album (King of Rock, 1985). They were also the first hip-hop artist to be nominated for a Grammy Award, appear on the cover of Rolling Stone and have music videos featured on MTV.

 

In 2004, Rolling Stone named Run-D.M.C. No. 48 on its list of the greatest musical artists of all time. Three years later, the trio was named "The Greatest Hip Hop Group of All Time" by MTV.com and "Greatest Hip Hop Artist of All Time" by VH1. In April 2009, they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and earlier this year they were presented with a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award during the 58th annual Grammy Awards.


The Run-D.M.C. show is supported by media partner B104. One of the largest music festivals in the nation, Musikfest features more than 500 performances on 16 stages throughout Bethlehem over 10 days.

 

Dates for the 33rd edition of the festival are Aug. 5-14, 2016. Other headliners announced so far include X Ambassadors with Rachel Platten Aug. 5, Aretha Franklin Aug. 8, BOSTON Aug. 9, Don Henley Aug. 10, BUSH & Chevelle Aug. 11 and Lady Antebellum Aug. 13.

 

For more information, visit www.musikfest.org or follow the festival at facebook.com/Musikfest and twitter.com/Musikfest.

INFO 7:30pm, Sands Steel Stage at PNC Plaza
8/8

Aretha Franklin at Musikfest

Ain’t no way you’ll want to miss 18-time GRAMMY-winning singer-songwriter Aretha Franklin Mon., Aug. 8, 8:30 p.m., when she headlines Musikfest 2016 on the Sands Steel Stage. Tickets for the concert are $44-$69 and go on sale starting Tues., April 26, 10 a.m., to ArtsQuest Members and Fri., April 29, 10 a.m., to the public at www.musikfest.org and 610-332-3378.

Born in Memphis, Tenn., the Queen of Soul began her career singing gospel at her father's church as a child. In 1960, at the age of 18, Franklin recorded for Columbia Records, achieving modest success. She later signed to Atlantic Records, where she achieved commercial acclaim with songs such as "Respect," "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman," “Chain of Fools,” “Ain’t No Way” and "Think.”

The most charted female artist in Billboard history, Franklin has also won a total of 18 GRAMMY Awards. She’s also one of the best-selling artists of all time, having sold more than 75 million records around the world. 

 

Franklin has received numerous honors for her work including the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the U.S.A.’s highest civilian honor, and a 1987 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, in which she became the first female performer to be inducted. In 2010, she was also named No. 1 on Rolling Stone’s list of the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time.

Sponsors of the Aretha Franklin concert are B. Braun/Aesculap and Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency, along with media partner 100.7 WLEV. One of the largest music festivals in the nation, Musikfest features more than 500 performances on 16 stages throughout Bethlehem over 10 days. Dates for the 33rd edition of the festival are Aug. 5-14, 2016. For more information, visit www.musikfest.org or follow the festival at facebook.com/Musikfest and twitter.com/Musikfest.

INFO 8:30pm, Musikfest
8/12

Australian Pink Floyd

Come experience The Australian Pink Floyd show at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on August 12th. Get tickets.

INFO 8:00pm, Sands Bethlehem Event Center
8/17

Nick Offerman & Megan Mullally

Comedian Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally join forces and will be at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Wednesday, August 17th. Get your tickets.

INFO 8:00pm, Sands Bethlehem Event Center
8/208/21

ABC Supply 500 Weekend

Pocono Raceway will host a Verizon IndyCar Series race, for the fourth consecutive season, in 2016. The ABC Supply 500 race weekend will take place August 20-21. Tickets for all events, taking place during the two-day race weekend, are now available at www.poconoraceway.com.


“We look forward to INDYCAR returning to ‘The Tricky Triangle’ this summer,” said Brandon Igdalsky, Pocono Raceway President and CEO. “Our track was designed for open-wheel cars and, given the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 in May, it made all the sense to have them back for this historic season of racing. We worked diligently with INDYCAR to make this happen and we both agreed it was important to keep our race on the 2016 schedule. This, coupled with the overwhelming response from teams, drivers and race fans, were all contributing factors to our mutual decision.”

Sunday General Admission Grandstand tickets start at $25 for adults, and $12.50 for children, ages 12 and under. Additionally, 2016 renewal ticket information is in the process of being mailed and emailed to those who attended the INDYCAR race at Pocono Raceway this past year. For additional information, please visit www.poconoraceway.com or call 1-800-RACEWAY (1-800-722-3929).

INFO Check Events For Times, Pocono Raceway, 1234 Long Pond Rd, Long Pond, PA
9/1

Gabriel Iglesias

Gabriel Iglesias has been described as a witty, electrifying and talented performer, who has the ability to consistently deliver a uniquely hilarious comedy experience.  His high-octane show is a sure-fire hit: a mixture of storytelling, parodies, characters and sound effects that bring all his personal experiences to life. Gabriel’s unique and animated comedy style has made him popular among fans of all ages. He's coming to the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Thursday, September 1st.

INFO 8:00pm, Sands Bethlehem Event Center
9/4

Jeff Dunham

Jeff Dunham, the comedian ventriloquist who has sold more tickets at the Allentown Fair than any other comedy artist performing on the Grandstand stage, will return with his zany cast of characters on Sunday, September 4 at 8 p.m. Tickets to this show go on sale starting at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 19.

INFO 8:00pm, Allentown Fairgrounds
9/10

Celtic Thunder

Celtic Thunder are rolling into the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Saturday, September 10th! Get your tickets.

INFO 7:00pm, Sands Bethlehem Event Center
9/169/17

PBR BlueDEF Tour

For two nights, the best up and coming bull riders in the world will battle the sport’s fiercest bovine athletes during the Professional Bull Riders (PBR) BlueDEF Tour (BDT) event at PPL Center on Friday, September 16 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, September 17 at 6 p.m. The thrilling 8-second rides and heart-stopping wrecks make the BlueDEF Tour one of the most exciting sporting events to see live.

 

Tickets, ranging in price from $18 - $103, go on sale Friday, May 13 at 10 a.m. online at PPLCenter.com, by phone at 610-347-TIXX or in person at the Mealey’s Furniture Box Office located at PPL Center. 

 

New to the event this year are PBR Elite Seats. This $100 ticket includes premium seating and a 60 minute pre-event tour on the dirt and behind the scenes that will give fans the opportunity to see the PBR up-close and personal while learning about the only sport pitting a lightweight vs. heavyweight in the same ring.

 

Each rider faces one bull on Friday night. The riders return on Saturday night to face another bull, followed by the Top 10 scoring riders of the weekend moving on to the championship round. At the end of the competition, the rider with the highest combined score will be crowned the event champion.  

 

Allentown will be the 21st stop on the 2016 BlueDEF Tour, which spans the nation in cities including Bakersfield, California; Wichita, Kansas; Dayton, Ohio; Corpus Christi, Texas and Fresno, California.

 

The 2016 BlueDEF Tour will culminate with the BlueDEF Finals at South Point Arena in Las Vegas on Oct. 29-31, leading into the PBR’s 2016 Built Ford Tough World Finals. The winner of the BlueDEF Finals, the second- and third-place finishers, and the top international performer, along with the 2016 BlueDEF Tour Champion, will each qualify to compete at the PBR World Finals.

 

Visit PBR LIVE for details about watching online streams of the 2016 BlueDEF Tour season.

 

For exclusive behind-the-scenes photos and announcements, follow us at @PPLCenter. To receive advance notice, exclusive pre-sales, and special offers to future events, join the free PPL Center Cyber Club by clicking here.

INFO Friday, 8:00pm Saturday, 6:00pm, PPL Center
9/20

Weird Al Yankovic

Weird Al is returning to the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Tuesday, September 20th! Get your tickets.

INFO 8:00pm, Sands Bethlehem Event Center
9/22

Johnny Mathis

$98/$84/$79

With multiple Grammy nominations and 73 songs that have hit the Billboard Charts, Johnny Mathis has been a recording star for 60 years. Although Mathis is frequently described as a romantic singer, his discography includes jazz, traditional pop, Brazilian music, Spanish music, soul music, rhythm and blues, soft rock, Broadway theatre, Tin Pan Alley standards, some blues and country songs, and even a few disco songs for his album Mathis Magic in 1979. Throw in five albums of Christmas music and you have one of the more diverse performers of all time. Most recent honors and accolades include: 2013 Art Gilmore Career Achievement Award from the Pacific Pioneer Broadcasters for Radio & Television; 2013 Induction into the brand newAmerica’s Pop Music Hall of Fame; 2014 induction into the Great American Songbook Hall of Fame, as well as receiving the New Standard Award for his continuing career achievements.

INFO 7:30pm, State Theatre-Easton
9/25

Brian Wilson Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary

OFFICIAL ON  SALE FOR STATE THEATRE MEMBERS JANUARY 29. TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC FEBRUARY 5

Music legend Brian Wilson has announced a 2016 world tour to celebrate and perform the iconic album Pet Sounds for a final time, in honor of its 50th anniversary. Originally released on May 16, 1966, Pet Sounds is universally hailed as one of the greatest albums of all time. With more than 70 dates being confirmed, and several previously announced dates selling out in record time, Wilson and his band will be joined by former bandmates Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin when they kick off the tour this Spring. Concert stops include dates in Australia, Japan, United Kingdom, Spain, Israel, and Portugal followed by a full U.S. tour later this Summer and Fall. Fans can expect a live performance of Pet Sounds in its entirety, as well as top hits and fan favorites spanning his 54-year career with The Beach Boys and as a solo artist.

BRIAN WILSON presents PET SOUNDS - Celebrating the 50th Anniversary - at the State Theatre in Easton on Sunday, September 25. Show time is 7:00 PM. Tickets are $95 for Gold Circle, $85 and   $65 and can be purchased by visiting the State Theatre Box Office, 453 Northampton Street, Easton, by calling 1-800-999-STATE, 610-252-3132 or online at www.statetheatre.org. Sponsored by 99.9 The Hawk and N. Pugliese, Inc.

VIP presales begin January 27 with tickets for State Theatre members available on Friday, January 29. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, February 5.  
 
In 1965, with the Beach Boys out on tour, Wilson began session work on some of the most deeply personal recordings of his career. Inspired by The Beatles Rubber Soul, he challenged himself to create an immaculate musical masterpiece. A vast departure from the bands’ then commercial sound, the resulting "concept album" Pet Sounds achieved great critical success helping usher in a new musical landscape and hit the Top 10 in the US while topping the charts in the UK.

"It’s really been a trip to sit here and think about releasing Pet Sounds 50 years ago," says Wilson. "I love performing this album with my band and look forward to playing it for fans all across the world."

Brian Wilson is a Kennedy Center Honors recipient, a Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee, and a U.K. Music Hall of Fame inductee. As a member of The Beach Boys, Wilson was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988 and honored with The Recording Academy’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001.

INFO 7pm, 453 Northampton St, Easton, PA 18042
9/30

Jim Breuer

With over 20 years of stand-up comedy experience, Jim Breuer remains one of today’s top entertainers and continues to win over audiences with his off-the-wall humor and lovable personality. Named one of Comedy Central's "100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time," Breuer is one of the most recognizable comedians in the business, known for his charismatic stage antics, dead-on impressions, and family-friendly stand-up.

Tickets on sale Friday, February 26th at 10:00 AM at all Ticketmaster outlets, the Penn’s Peak Box Office and Roadies Restaurant and Bar.  Penn’s Peak Box Office and Roadies Restaurant ticket sales are walk-up only, no phone orders.  

INFO 8:00pm, Penn's Peak
10/1

Chubby Checker

Born in rural Spring Gully, S.C., and raised in Philadelphia, Pa., Chubby Checker rose to national prominence in 1959 with his debut record, “The Class,” which hit No. 34 on the Billboard pop chart when Checker was just 17.  By the time he was 18 years old, his second hit single, “The Twist,” had skyrocketed to # 1. Nearly five decades later, in 2008, Billboard magazine would name “The Twist” the No. 1 song of the Billboard Hot 100’s first 50 years.

Tickets on sale Friday, March 4th at 10:00 AM at all Ticketmaster outlets, the Penn’s Peak Box Office and Roadies Restaurant and Bar.  Penn’s Peak Box Office and Roadies Restaurant ticket sales are walk-up only, no phone orders.  

INFO 8:00pm, Penn's Peak
10/7

The Price is Right, LIVE!

The Price is Right, LIVE! is coming back to the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Friday, October 7th. Tickets go on-sale Friday, February 12th at 10am.

INFO 7:00pm, Sands Bethlehem Event Center
10/8

ABBA

ABBA are coming to the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on October 8th. Tickets go on-sale February 12th!

INFO 8:00pm, Sands Bethlehem Event Center
10/16

Jay Leno

Legendary comedian Jay Leno is stopping by the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on October 16th! Get your tickets.

INFO 7:30pm, Sands Bethlehem Event Center
10/28

Penn & Teller

For 40 years Penn & Teller have defied labels—and at times physics and good taste-- by redefining the genre of magic and inventing their own very distinct niche in comedy. For the fourth time, they will bring their unique act to the State Theatre.

The just-announced show will take place on Friday, October 28th with a show time of 8:00 PM.  Tickets are $79 and $69 and will be available to State Theatre Members on Wednesday, May 4th at 10 AM and to the public one week later on May 11th. The performance is sponsored by Samuel Adams Pennsylvania Brewery.

Tickets can be purchased by visiting the State Theatre Box Office, 453 Northampton Street, Easton, by calling 1-800-999-STATE, 610.252.3132 or online at www.statetheatre.org. Limit 10 tickets per member during members-only sales. Window and internet orders are processed immediately. Phone orders are date/time stamped and processed in the order that they are received.

INFO 8:00pm, State Theatre-Easton
11/22

Octonauts

Explore. Rescue. Protect! "Octonauts" announced a brand new, action-packed and interactive theatre show for the very first time in the U.S. The Octonauts and the Deep Sea Volcano Adventure (www.octonautsliveus.com) features brand new and fan favorite songs led by the entire Octonauts eight-member crew including Captain Barnacles, Lieutenant Kwazii and Medic Peso, as they invite audiences aboard an underwater quest through a world full of adventure, interactivity, and tons of sea life surprises. The tour will head coast-to-coast visiting more than 60 cities including Bethlehem on Tuesday, November 22nd at the Sands Event Center.

Tickets can be purchased at sandseventcenter.com, the Event Center box office, Ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster outlets or by phone at 800-745-3000.

INFO 7:00pm, Sands Bethlehem Event Center
11/2712/1

Tony Orlando’s Great American Christmas

Tony Orlando's Great American Christmas is returning to the Sands Bethlehem Event Center this Christmas season! Tickets for Tony Orlando will go on sale Friday, February 26th at 10 am. Pricing options will be available on Sands Event Center website.

INFO Check Web for Show Times, Sands Bethlehem Event Center
12/8

The Piano Guys

$94/$86/$79

Hailing fromUtah, The Piano Guys are four dads who became an Internet sensation by way of their immensely successful series of strikingly original self-made music videos. They’ve made over 50 since early 2011, including their hit video, an innovative multi-handed version of One Direction’s “What Makes You Beautiful” and a gorgeous reinvention of the hit song “Let It Go” from Disney’s Frozen.  It’s the Guys’ highly original blend of classical music with pop that has really been the cause of an Internet phenomenon and has led to over 500 million YouTube views. It is their endearing personalities along with their obvious will to inspire young and old, which keeps the fans coming back for more.

INFO 7:30pm, State Theatre-Easton