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Leading Ladies: Upcoming Performer Spotlights

May 16, 2018 | Written by By Ben Youngerman, ArtsQuest Marketing Manager

Year-round, ArtsQuest is proud to present the work of female performers, artists, and comedians at SteelStacks, Musikfest and The Banana Factory! Here’s a look at some of the leading ladies showcasing their skills in the near future.

Banana Factory Art Classes – Year-Round

Current Classes

Throughout the year, The Banana Factory holds classes in various art forms. Teaching artists include Virginia Abbott, Deborah Slahta, Cotty Kilbanks, Elena Shakleton, Devyn Leonor Briggs, Katie Hovencamp, Marianne Knipe, Melissa Perhamus & more. These classes are a great opportunity to get creative in the Lehigh Valley.

SteelStacks Comedy Shows – Year-Round

Upcoming Shows

SteelStacks produces live comedy every Thursday, Friday and Saturday featuring the funniest female performers in the Lehigh Valley!

Free Concerts at Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks – May-September

Upcoming Shows

Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks presented by Coordinated Health presents 52 FREE concerts throughout the spring and summer! Talented female performers on the 2018 lineup include Sarah Ayers, Hannah Gil & the Hours, Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds and more!

Bria Skonberg – 6/6

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Bria Skonberg is an award-winning jazz vocalist and trumpet player from New York City. Skonberg plays as part of RiverJazz presented by Concannon Miller.

Lady Parts Justice League: Vagical Mystery Tour – 6/12

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Hosted by The Daily Show co-creator Lizz Winstead, Lady Parts Justice League (LPJL), the comedy- driven reproductive rights organization, brings a combination of comedy and activism to audiences across the nation.

Jenny Lewis – 6/13

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One of the most celebrated and respected performers of her generation, Lewis got her start as the dynamic frontwoman of influential LA group Rilo Kiley. Wearing her iconic rainbow suits, Lewis has a number of A-list fans (as seen in the music video below).

Two Laugh Minimum: LaTice – 7/5

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LaTice is a comedian from South Jersey who has performed on ABC’s The View, in Las Vegas for the World Series of Comedy and top clubs around the country. She headlines the July edition of Two Laugh Minimum, the Lehigh Valley’s best standup comedy showcase.

Mary Chapin Carpenter – 7/27

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5-time GRAMMY-winning artist Mary Chapin Carpenter brings 30 years of country and Americana hits to Bethlehem!

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts – 8/3

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Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Joan Jett has spent her life breaking barriers and challenging expectations. Joan Jett and the Blackhearts co-headline the Sands Steel Stage on the opening night of the 35th Musikfest!

Kesha – 8/7

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Kesha’s latest album Rainbow earned her first-ever GRAMMY nominations for “Best Pop Vocal Album” and “Best Pop Solo Performance”. Becoming an icon of the #MeToo movement, Kesha was named to TIME‘s list of the 100 “Most Influential People” in 2018. The pop superstar makes her triumphant return to the 35th Musikfest after headlining in 2013!