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12 Tribute Bands to See at Musikfest!

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By Sarah Nekich & Ben Youngerman, ArtsQuest Marketing Team

You’ve worn out the vinyl records. You’ve broken pencils trying to rewind the cassettes. You’ve never taken the CDs out of your car. Now, you can hear your favorite songs live at Musikfest!

Some of the best tribute bands in the country are coming to Bethlehem to recreate the songs note-by-note and, perhaps, throw in a unique twist to keep the classics fresh! Some of the bands even look like the real deal! Hear, see and feel these songs that made your life awesome when they’re played live…

ALL THE KINGS MEN: JOLLY JOE TIMMER TRIBUTE BAND

Friday, August 2, 2019 @ 7:00 PM
Wells Fargo Festplatz

All the King’s Men: Jolly Joe Timmer Tribute band based out of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, pays tribute to the late polka artist Jolly Joe Timmer.

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SLIPPERY WHEN WET: THE ULTIMATE BON JOVI TRIBUTE

Monday, August 5, 2019 @ 7:00 PM
Wells Fargo Festplatz

Slippery When Wet NJ: The Ultimate Bon Jovi Tribute is a raised on the same mean streets and reared in many of the same bars and nightclubs as Jon and the band, these experienced rockers bring the same energy, enthusiasm, and New Jersey attitude to the stage as the early Bon Jovi, circa 1986!

WHO’S NEXT:THE ULTIMATE TRIBUTE TO THE WHO

Saturday, August 10, 2019 @ 2:30 PM
Wells Fargo Festplatz

Who’s Next is the ultimate tribute to legendary rock band, The Who. The members of Who’s Next take pride in recreating the looks and sounds of one of the classic bands of the British Invasion.

INTO THE MYSTIC: VAN MORRISON TRIBUTE

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 @ 8:30 PM
Guardian Insurance Company of America Zinzenplatz

Into the Mystic is a Van Morrison tribute comprised of some of the area’s finest musicians and portrayers, coming together to produce an evening of Van Morrison’s finest work and promising to be an authentic musical experience.

BILLY BAUER BAND: A TRIBUTE TO DAVE MATTHEWS BAND

Saturday, August 3, 2019 @ 9:00 PM
Tuesday, August 6, 2019 @ 7:00 PM
Thursday, August 8, 2019 @ 8:30 PM
Guardian Insurance Company of America Zinzenplatz

Billy Bauer, the Bethlehem-based singer whose performances of his original material have drawn comparisons to Dave Matthews, makes the connection formal when he and his Billy Bauer Band present a tribute to the Dave Matthews Band.

THE DUDE RANCH (BLINK 182 TRIBUTE)

Friday, August 9, 2019 @ 8:30 PM
Guardian Insurance Company of America Zinzenplatz

The Dude Ranch has made a name for itself as one of the only nationally touring Blink 182 tribute bands. These four Blink fanatics are hellbent on accurately recreating the classic music and debauchery of “Mark Tom and Travis Show” era Blink.

GET TRICK’D

Sunday, August 4, 2019 @ 8:30 PM
Guardian Insurance Company of America Zinzenplatz

Get Trick’d is a Richmond, VA based tribute to Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame members, Cheap Trick. Performing the songs, using the instruments and adopting the personas of each band member, Get Trick’d faithfully recreates the complete Cheap Trick concert experience.

DANCING DREAM: A TRIBUTE TO ABBA

Monday, August 5, 2019 @ 8:30 PM
Guardian Insurance Company of America Zinzenplatz

Dancing Dream: The Tribute to ABBA, the greatest pop super-group from Sweden, electrifies audiences of all ages with the best hits “Mamma Mia,” “Dancing Queen,” “Take a Chance,” “Fernando,” “Waterloo” and many more.

THE JOHN FOGERTY TRIBUTE PROJECT

Saturday, August 10, 2019 @ 8:30 PM
Guardian Insurance Company of America Zinzenplatz

The John Fogerty Tribute Project, is a high energy tribute to the music of John Fogerty & Creedence Clearwater Revival. They pride themselves in delivering the bluesy, swampy sound of John Fogerty and Creedence Clearwter Revival as authentically as possible.

ROMEO DELIGHT: THE ULTIMATE VAN HALEN TRIBUTE BAND

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 @ 8:30 PM
Guardian Insurance Company of America Zinzenplatz

Romeo Delight, an award-winning Van Halen experience like no other. The only band in the world widely acclaimed for presenting the entire Van Halen albums in concert in original track sequence, they specialize in David Lee Roth Era Van Halen plus, Sammy Hagar’s Van Halen Hits, and their Greatest Solo Hits!

LIGHT MY FIRE: ULTIMATE TRIBUTE TO THE DOORS

Saturday, August 3, 2019 @ 12:00 PM
Highmark Blue Shield Community Stage on the Air Products Town Square

Light My Fire is a premiere tribute to The Doors! Their attention to detail in authentic equipment and wardrobe allows replicating that unmistakable signature Doors sound and look that makes them stand above all others.

STEAL YOUR FACE: GRATEFUL DEAD TRIBUTE

Friday, August 9, 2019 @ 11:00 PM
Highmark Blue Shield Community Stage on the Air Products Town Square

Steal Your Face has spent more than a decade on their own “long, strange trip,” paying tribute to The Grateful Dead with fire and passion. Born from the adventurous spirit of Jerry Garcia and The Grateful Dead, Steal Your Face is a high energy band known for mind-blowing jams, innovative lead guitar and emotional vocals

BONUS PLAYLIST!

Get to know all of the awesome artists playing Musikfest before the ‘fest begins! Check out the 2019 Musikfest Free Artists Spotify playlist!