SteelStacks offers up a summer of family fun
By LouLou David
This summer, SteelStacks in Bethlehem is your destination for endless days filled with music, art and family fun.
Bring the blankets and chairs from May 24-Sept. 21 and relax on the grass at the Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks as you enjoy free concerts by artists from around the nation.
The 2013 Levitt Pavilion Summer Concert Series, presented by Highmark Blue Shield, will include more than 50 performers showcasing the best in blues, rock, world music, Latin and more. Among the artists scheduled to perform are blues group the Nighthawks, gospel and R&B singer Alice Tan Ridley, Motown legends The Drifters and more.
On Wednesday nights from June 19-Aug. 28, the Levitt Pavilion is also home to Family Movie Night, where guests can take in free movies like “Peter Pan,” “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” and “An American Tail.” Kick back and watch the film as you enjoy popcorn, snacks and a variety of great eats from the Mack Truck Stop concession stand, which looks like a real Mack Truck.
Looking for more great reasons to bring the family to SteelStacks this summer? Every Saturday morning at 11:30 a.m., ArtsQuest presents the free Peas & Qs family series featuring live music, arts & crafts, storytelling and more. Come prepared for singing, dancing, grins and giggles as you experience some of the most talented musicians, magicians and clowns around. Just a few of the upcoming Peas & Qs performances include Rolie Polie Guacamole on May 4, Miss Maggie Sings on May 25 and magician Eddie Ray on June 1.
Throughout the summer, SteelStacks is also the destination for an amazing al fresco dining experience called Dinner & A Show.
Taking place every Thursday-Saturday, 5 to 10 p.m., on the Air Products Town Square, Dinner & A Show includes a diverse menu filled with awesome appetizers, delicious entrees and decadent desserts. There’s also live music by the best in local and regional musicians on the TD Bank Stage, as well as an awe-inspiring view of the former Bethlehem Steel blast furnaces, the iconic structures from which SteelStacks takes its name.For more information on everything taking place at SteelStacks this summer, visit artsquest.org or call 610-332-1300.