It’s atmospheric out, in a Twin Peaks kind of way. We’d rather have endless sun in town rather than the rather blustery weather described in the current forecast. But don’t let the weather stop you from coming to town – there will be plenty to do. If you’re modestly adventurous, it’s the perfect day for you.
We have a gorgeous indoor venue to which we have relocated most of the free music scheduled for the outside venues on Broadway. The Shapolsky Gallery is a former Presbyterian church with two large floors, both of which are excellent for musical performance. In addition, both have beautiful art throughout and are worth the free visit on that basis alone. You can come and go from the gallery as you please and it’s only two blocks up the street from the downtown train station.
We have the Bach & Handel Chorale scheduled at 12, the classic acoustic blues of Lehigh Valley guitarist Craig Thatcher at about 2 (upstairs) and the outstanding local duo, Maury and Tim downstairs. Classic rockers The Shellshocked Cartwrights will get you into the evening with a rollicking set starting upstairs at 4. You’ll hear the Faculty Brass Quartet who will stroll around town.
The trains into the Lehigh Gorge are running on schedule. A perfect day for this ride, check it out. You can hear the whistles blowing all through town.
Also, we expect a good turnout from our many vendors. All along Broadway and Race Street there are restaurants, pubs, coffee establishments, shops and galleries which, of course, will all be open. So there will be plenty of places to duck inside and linger and relax.
Tonight there is a great show at the Opera House – Tuck & Patti, a New Age Jazz duo that plays all over the world and has released ten albums. The Opera House is the perfect place, with its intimate atmosphere and fine acoustics, to see a show like this. You can select your seats online or call 570-325-0249.
When you get to town, avail yourself of the parking lot circulator bus to help you get to the train station and into town as quickly as possible.