Chart-topping pop-punk band All Time Low and iconic emo rockers Dashboard Confession will electrify Musikfest when they perform at the Sands Steel Stage Sat., Aug. 11, 6:30 p.m. Tickets for the performance are $39.50 and go on sale starting Tues., May 15, 10 a.m., to ArtsQuest Members and Fri., May 18, 10 a.m., to the public at www.musikfest.org and 610-332-3378. The configuration for this show includes a standing room only pit at the base of the Sands Steel Stage, offering a variety of options for ‘festers.
Fresh off their seventh full-length album “Last Young Renegade” and new hit single “Dirty Laundry,” the chart-topping, platinum-certified quartet All Time Low features Alex Gaskarth on lead vocals and rhythm guitar; Jack Barakat (lead guitar); Zack Merrick (bass guitar); and Rian Dawson (drums). Over the last 15 years, the band has earned four Top 10 debuts on the Billboard Top 200. Their catalog of anthems includes the platinum-certified “Dear Maria, Count Me In” and gold-certified “Weightless” and “A Love Like War [feat. Vic Fuentes],” the latter of which received the “Song of the Year” honors at the 2014 Alternative Press Music Awards.
To date, they’ve garnered five Alternative Press Music Awards, five KERRANG! Awards and been crowned “Best Pop Punk Band” at the Top In Rock Awards. Along the way, they’ve appeared in Rolling Stone and Billboard and graced the covers of Alternative Press and KERRANG! multiple times in addition to performing on The Tonight Show, Conan and Jimmy Kimmel LIVE! Known for unforgettable shows around the globe, they’ve also ignited stages everywhere from Voodoo Music Experience to Warped Tour.
Best known for the hit singles “Vindicated,” “Hands Down” and “Screaming Infidelities,” indie rock band Dashboard Confessional, led by singer-songwriter Chris Carrabba, brought the sound of emo music to mainstream audiences in the early 2000s. Now, nearly 10 years after releasing “Alter The Ending,” the band has returned to the studio for its seventh album, “Crooked Shadows,” released earlier this year. The opening track “We Fight” showcases the group’s dynamic force and surging energy that resonate in songs threaded together by the idea that it’s essential to balance hope with anger, while the album itself reflects back on everything Dashboard Confessional has achieved in the past two decades.
One of the largest music festivals in the nation, Musikfest features more than 500 performances on 16 stages throughout Bethlehem over 10 days. Proceeds from Musikfest 2018 will support ArtsQuest’s free concerts and programming for the community year-round at the Banana Factory arts center and the SteelStacks arts and cultural campus. Dates for the 35th edition of the festival are Aug. 3-12.