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Bethlehem’s Musikfest

Did you know that we have a WORLD FAMOUS music and arts festival right in our hometown of Bethlehem? Yes, indeed we do! Musikfest, which is presented by the nonprofit ArtsQuest, started in 1984 to provide a voice to the arts and help revitalize Bethlehem’s Main Street area. Today, Musikfest offers over 500 music and art performances over an amazing ten days every August, making it the largest FREE ADMISSION music festival in the United States.  

Liederplatz Sponsor!

McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub and Whiskey Bar is the proud sponsor of the Red Stag Pub Platz (otherwise known as Liederplatz)  — located diagonally from the Red Stag Pub.  You can actually sit with your favorite pup on our Paddy-O and listen to the music.  

If you grew up in the Lehigh Valley, you know the magnitude and work that goes into this Festival and the millions of people it has brought to this area over the past 34 years.  If you’ve never been to Musikfest we would LOVE to see you this year!! 

Fill Your Mug at the Patty-O!

Fill Your Mug flag displayed on McCarthy's Red Stag Pub's outdoor Patty-O
Fill Your Mug at the Red Stag Pub Patty-O!

Red Stag Pub is offering a rotating selection of draught beers on our outdoor Patty-O to top of your Musikfest Mug!

Fill your Mug for $5/$7

• Leinenkugel Summer Shandy
• Guinness Blonde
• Stella Cidre
• Landshark
• Shocktop
• Bud Light
… and 22 Additional Taps Available Inside!


Enter To Win!

Offering a free Traditional Irish Brown Bread Recipe card and a chance to win a $100 Gift Card to the Red Stag Pub – Just stop in and ask for an entry form.


musikfest information

Visit to learn more about this annual event, and the lineups planned for next year.  And while you’re at it, take a look at all of the great things that our community partner, Artsquest (its organizer) has to offer, including classes, concerts, tons of events…and SO MUCH more!

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