Musikfest 2012 Lineup Promises More Free Music Than Ever

Muskifest Crowd

See the Musikfest 2012 lineup. Photo credit: Steve McClellan

Muskifest released a lineup of artists for their ten day marathon of music that runs from August 3-12, 2012. This is the 29th year that Musikfest will rock Bethlehem, Penssylanvia. Musikfest boasts the title of the “nation’s largest free, non-gated music festival.” This translates to 500 performers on fifteen stages over the course of the festival.

Besides the free music at Musikfest, there are currently two ticketed performances scheduled with Sheryl Crow and Boston. Tickets range from $30-$50. Expect to see some more added as we get closer to the show. Below is the current Musikfest lineup — the bulk of these are free shows.

via Musikfest Official Site

Musikfest 2012 Lineup
2U
3AM
The Aardvarks
Acoustic Roadshow
The Adlers
Alastair Moock
Alex Meixner Band
Alex Radus
Alex Torres Band
Andrew Portz Band
Antioquia
Art of Rhythm and Dance with Tahya
Avi Wisnia
Bamboo 2
Baze and His Silly Friends
BC Combo
The Beautiful Distortion
Beleza Brasil
Ben Mauger’s Vintage Jazz Band
Billy Bauer Band
Blue Jersey Band
The Blues Brotherhood
Boom Chick
B-Street
Bucks County Folk Society
The Buffalo Blues Band
Burning Bridget Cleary
The Burrows
Call Your Mama
Caravan of Thieves
Carbon Leaf
The Cat’s Pajamas
Chandler Travis Philharmonic
The Chris Beard Band
Chris Watson Band
The Continentals
Copperbox
Craig Kastelnick & Friends
Craig Thatcher and Nyk Van Wyk
Craig Thatcher Band
Cunningham & Associates
Daisy Jug Band
Dan Mills
Dave Goddess Group
The Deedle Deedle Dees
The Defending Champions
Delta Rae
Diego’s Umbrella
The Difference
Dina Hall and the Backbeat
The Dolce Ensemble
Donovan Roberts
Draw the Line
Eddie Forman Orchestra
Eric Mintel Quartet
Eric Steckel Band
Erin Lee and the Up Past Bedtime Band
The Fabulous Greaseband
Forward Motion
The Fighting Jamesons
Frank Viele and the Manhattan Project
Friar’s Point
Gas House Gorillas
Girls Guns & Glory
Graveyard Lovers
Great White Caps
Hannah & Maggie
Hector Rosado y su Orchestra
Heidi Winzinger
Homemade Jamz
The Hoppin’ John Orchestra
Hot Bijouxx
Hot Club of Philadelphia
Igor and the Red Elvises
Incendio
Irka Mateo
James John Wilson
Jessica Smucker
Jimmy & The Parrots
Jimmy Sturr Orchestra
Joan Soriano Family Band
John Byrne Band
John K Band
John Stevens Doubleshot
Jolly Joe Timmer
Joseph Kroboth Band
The Jumpers Orchestra
Kendal Conrad
Keys n Krates
Kill the Broadcast
The Killdares
The Large Flowerheads
Lehigh Valley Community Music School
Lehigh Valley Folk Society
Little Buddy
Live Wire
Lucky 7
LV PA Music Teachers’ Association
M.A.K.U SoundSystem
MarchFourth Marching Band
Marrakesh Express
Mike Cross
Mike Dugan Band
Mike Mahoney
Miss Maggie Sings
Miss Tess and the Bon Ton Parade
MiZ
Monarch Dance Co.
Moonshine Society
Mree/Marie
New Found Road
Off the Map
O’Grady Quinlan School of Dance
PANA!
Paulie Knakk
Perry Costello
Philly Funk Authority
Please Please Me
The Polka Country Musicians
The Prodigals
Rhumba Africa
Rolie Polie Guacamole
Roosevelt Dime
The Royal Southern Brotherhood
Sabroso Video Showcase
Sarah King and the Smoke Rings
School of Rock
Sena Ehrnhardt
Sharon Plessl School of Dance
Shelly Clark & Friends
Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds
The Slicked Up Nines
Splintered Sunlight
Spuyten Duyvil
Stacey Peasley Band
Starfish
Start Making Sense
Steppin’ Razor
The Stereofidelics
Steve Pullara’s Cool Beans Band
Tartanic
Telesma
Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra
Tommy Zito
Tony Gairo Hot Three
Tumbling Bones
Tusk
Uncle Rock
The Uptown Band
UUU
Valley Steel Drum Ensemble
Walt Groller Orchestra
We Kids Rock
Westgallaier
William Allen High Chorale
Wiretree
XVSK
Yellow Dubmarine
The Young Werewolves
Zen for Primates

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