Festival Unbound 2022 Schedule


Here is a quick overview of everything the festival has to offer!


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WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 28

6-8PM: OPENING CELEBRATION 

Touchstone’s Barrio Stage (Bethlehem)

Kick off the Festival at this joyful community celebration featuring John Gorka, Festival performers, and much, much more!

 

8-9PM: COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS

Five Maidens Cider Company (Bethlehem)

Taking the Pulse of our Community – What issues are on our minds in 2022? How are we feeling about our place in the world, and in our community?

 

THURSDAY, SEPT. 29

5:45-6:45PM: COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS

Five Maidens Cider Company (Bethlehem)

Exploring the Black Experience – Artists, community leaders, and attendees join in a discussion of the black experience in our community.

 

7-9PM: REMIX

Touchstone’s Barrio Stage (Bethlehem)

An exuberant exploration of the Afro-Caribbean home through the art of the everyday.

 

7-9PM: JOHN GORKA PERFORMANCE

Godfrey Daniels Coffee House (Bethlehem)

Singer-songwriter John Gorka returns to his home stage at Godfreys to perform new and old favorites. Tickets: $40, purchase here. (SOLD OUT)

 

FRIDAY, SEPT. 30

12-1PM: COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS

Touchstone Theatre (Bethlehem)

Crossing Cultural Lines – Artists, community leaders, and attendees join in an exploration of coming together within and across cultural lines.

 

4:30-6:30PM: THE RAZZY DAZZY SPASM BAND REUNION

Godfrey Daniels Coffee House (Bethlehem)

Formed during their time at Moravian University as students in the late 70s, this folk band fan-favorite reunites at local venue Godfreys. Tickets: $45, purchase here.

 

7-10PM: BOMBAZO

Touchstone’s Barrio Stage (Bethlehem)

Listen in, dance and sing along, or get onstage at this community-friendly jam session with local Latinx musicians.

 

8-10PM: THE RAZZY DAZZY SPASM BAND REUNION

Godfrey Daniels Coffee House (Bethlehem)

Formed during their time at Moravian University as students in the late 70s, this folk band fan-favorite reunites at local venue Godfreys. Tickets: $45, purchase here. (SOLD OUT)

 

SATURDAY, OCT. 1

10AM-12PM: REMAKING HOME

Bethlehem Area Public Library

This hands-on workshop employs craft-making, song creation, and theatre to explore questions about feeling “at home”—in all ways. Limited spots, reserve yours here.

 

1-2:15PM: DEVOTIONAL GATHERING

Charles A. Brown Ice House (Bethlehem) [VENUE CHANGED DUE TO RAIN]

A peaceful and art-filled interfaith gathering to unite us all around the mystery of life and the gifts of being together. Reservations encouraged, reserve here.

 

1-2:30PM: SINGER-SONGWRITER WORKSHOP with JOHN GORKA & ANNE HILLS

Godfrey Daniels Coffee House (Bethlehem)

John Gorka, the preeminent male singer-songwriter of the New Folk Movement leads a workshop, celebrating the power of place with local singer-songwriter Anne Hills . Registration fee: $35, purchase here.

 

2:30-3:30PM: COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS

Charles A. Brown Ice House (Bethlehem) [VENUE CHANGED DUE TO RAIN]

Issues of Housing in our Community – Join Jan Cohen-Cruz, along with civic leaders in the field of housing, to explore issues related to housing in our community.

 

3-3:45PM: CHANGE-SPOTTING

Parham Park (Bethlehem)

Architect-led walking and talking tour that invites us to spot changes in the “everyday spaces” of South Bethlehem. Limited spots, reserve yours here.

*Also offered Sunday, October 2 at 1pm.

 

3-4:30PM: MAAFA COMMEMORATION PROJECT LEHIGH VALLEY – Preview Performance!

Resurrected Life Community Church (Allentown)

Honoring Black Ancestors known and unknown, unearthing an unspoken history, and celebrating the strength of spirit. Tickets: $10, purchase here.

*Also performing  Saturday, October 1 at 7pm & Sunday, October 2 at 3pm.

 

4-6PM: GHAR-AM MASALA

Charles A. Brown Ice House (Bethlehem) [VENUE CHANGED DUE TO RAIN]

This joyous celebration blends a mixture of music from around the world and Indian folk dance. Be sure to wear your dancing shoes!

 

7-8:30PM: MAAFA COMMEMORATION PROJECT LEHIGH VALLEY

Resurrected Life Community Church (Allentown)

Honoring Black Ancestors known and unknown, unearthing an unspoken history, and celebrating the strength of spirit. Tickets: $25/20, purchase here.

*Also performing  Saturday, October 1 at 3pm & Sunday, October 2 at 3pm.

 

SUNDAY, OCT. 2

10AM-12PM: A SUNDAY MOMENT

Charles A. Brown Ice House (Bethlehem)

Recenter, re-focus, and reflect at this community-centered meditation inside one of Bethlehem’s historic spaces.

 

1-1:45PM: CHANGE-SPOTTING

Parham Park (Bethlehem)

Architect-led walking and talking tour that invites us to spot changes in the “everyday spaces” of South Bethlehem. Limited spots, reserve yours here.

*Also offered Saturday, October 1 at 3pm.

 

3-4:30PM: MAAFA COMMEMORATION PROJECT LEHIGH VALLEY

Resurrected Life Community Church (Allentown)

Honoring Black Ancestors known and unknown, unearthing an unspoken history, and celebrating the strength of spirit. Tickets: $25/20, purchase here.

*Also performing  Saturday, October 1 at 3pm & 7pm.

 

7-9PM: JOHN GORKA PERFORMANCE

Godfrey Daniels Coffee House (Bethlehem)

Singer-songwriter John Gorka returns to his home stage at Godfreys to perform new and old favorites. Tickets: $40, purchase here.

 

ONGOING THROUGHOUT THE FESTIVAL

MARK VALDEZ

Community organizer, Mark Valdez, will lead a series of community gatherings and workshops, focused on issues of housing and home insecurity.

 

COMMUNITY PERSPECTIVES – 12-6PM DAILY, 12-8PM FRI/SAT

Color Me Mine (Bethlehem)

Good Shepherd’s Autism and the Arts program sponsors this visual arts exhibit highlighting works by artists with disabilities, different abilities, and artists in recovery.

 

DON’T MISS OUR PRE-FESTIVAL MFA SHOWCASE!

THE COLORISM PROJECT – SEPT. 16 & 17 @ 7:30PM

Arena Theatre at Moravian University (Bethlehem)

An original play about the colorism epidemic, based on stories from the local Black community.

 

SPORTS & US – SEPT. 20 @ 7PM

F & A Grog House (Bethlehem)

Experience the connections that sports bring to us all, with conversation, trivia, old friends, and new.