We start Part 2 of the Musikfest Exordium podcasts with the all important weather forecast with Bobby Martrich, chief meteorologist at EPAWA. Over the 10 days of August, the fest can often be hit with a heat wave, thunderstorms, hail, etc, so it's important to be prepared. Last year we lucked out with near perfect weather, so lets see if Bobby, can work his magic again this year!
Then we'll spend time with Igor from the Red Elvises to hear about his amazing story growing up in the Ukraine, winning Star Search with Limpopo in the 90s, and coming to the US. He'll even perform an acoustic song live!
We'll then hear from Richard Liu, the chair of the Performing Arts board at ArtsQuest. We'll learn more about how the board works all year long to play a role in bringing arts and culture to the Lehigh Valley. He'll also share how effective and helpful the Musikfest app is for navigating the schedule and getting to see as many of the artists you logistically can.
Ever wonder what it takes to set everything up and respond to the various emergencies and incidents throughout? We'll be joined by "Sheriff of the Northside" Gerard Longo, who you'll remember was on our show back in May to share his story and how he founded Underground Music Collective in Nashville, but comes back every year to play a vital role in getting Musikfest up and running smooth all week long. We'll also have an exciting announcement to share!
Then we'll wrap things up (obvi) with music. We'l be joined by Billy Bauer and Bobby Siegfried, who both have sets during the fest for their own projects, and then join forces on the last day for a DMB tribute set. They'll play a few songs and get us ready for Musikfest!!
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Thank you to Carver Commodore, argonaut&wasp, and Blair Crimmins for allowing us to use their music in the show open and close. It makes everything sound so much better!
Let’s catch a live show together soon!
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