Musikfest announces Performing Arts Series acts
Styx founding member Dennis DeYoung, Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash and all-female Led Zeppelin tribute band Lez Zeppelin are the first three acts announced for Musikfest's 2008 Performing Arts Series at Zoellner Arts Center.
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. April 14 to ArtsQuest members and April 18 to the public. Prices are $20 for Lez Zeppelin (Aug. 1), $37 for Cash (Aug. 9) and $47 for DeYoung (Aug. 2). Call 610-332-FEST or go to www.fest.org.
Lez Zeppelin, which formed in 2004 as the first female act to pay homage to Led Zeppelin, has been called "the most powerful all-female band in history" by Spin Magazine.
With Sarah McLellan on vocals, Steph Paynes on electric and acoustic guitar, Lisa Brigantino on bass, keyboards and mandolin, and Helen Destroy on drums, Lez Zeppelin delivers the sounds of Led Zeppelin note-for-note. The group's Musikfest date is part of a tour that stops at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Tennessee in June.
The band was in Bethlehem in 2006 as part of the RiverFusion festival.
DeYoung, the legendary singer/songwriter/record producer, will perform "The Music of Styx" with his five-piece band. His performance will feature Styx's classics, including "Lady," "Babe," "Best of Times," "Come Sail Away" and "Rockin' the Paradise." DeYoung's concert will be his second at the festival, having performed at Zoellner in 2005.
Singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash, daughter of the late Johnny Cash, will bring her "Black Cadillac" multimedia show to Musikfest. The show is based on her 2006 Grammy-nominated "Black Cadillac" album, and uses video, narration and and song to feature contemporary folk music.
Cash has produced 11 number-one singles and 14 albums in her 30 year career. She performed at Musikfest in 2004.