River Jazz Festival

Walter Trout, photo courtesy of Peter Noble PR
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Country and Region United StatesPennsylvania
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA
Festival Contact Information

25 W. Third Street, Suite 300
Bethlehem, PA 18015 USA
Phone: +01 610-332-1300
Email: info@artsquest.org

Festival Description

ArtsQuest is behind the annual RiverJazz Festival that takes place at SteelStacks in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. The RiverJazz Festival celebrated its inaugural edition in 2011 and continues the tradition of bringing top flight jazz artists to the region. In addition to the headlining artists there will be a showcase of local and regional jazz acts performing for free at SteelStacks.

Festival Dates May 9 - 24, 2013
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Festival Events:

Lineup 2012:
  • Walter Trout & the Radicals
  • Preservation Hall Jazz Band
  • Lynnie Godfrey Big Band
  • Béla Fleck & The Marcus Roberts Trio
  • Kevin Eubanks
Artist feature 2012:
  • Walter Trout (USA)
    • Following the release of his highly acclaimed studio album “Blues for the Modern Daze”, Walter Trout will embark on a 13-date nationwide tour of the UK in October 2012. Released in the UK by Provogue Records, critics have hailed “Modern Daze” as one of the most exciting blues albums of the year. Tracks were played on Planet Rock, the UK’s leading classic rock radio station, for 14 consecutive weeks. Guitarist Magazine gave the album 5 stars, while Classic Rock’s Blues magazine said, “Modern Daze is a superior blues album, dripping with integrity, full of smoking grooves, ripping solos and great songs.” Formerly the guitarist with Canned Heat and John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, Trout’s latest album sees him return to his blues roots. Joe Bonamassa recently cited Trout as one of greatest guitarists of his generation.


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Practical Info:

  • ArtsQuest Center
    SteelStacks Campus
    101 Founders Way
    Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18015


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