After a year of virtual events Musikfest is ready to bring back the crowds to Bethlehem.

The 38th annual festival starts Friday August 6th and goes through Sunday the 15th. There will be 500 performances by over 300 artists. A big deal this year is that Musikfest is getting rid of its food and beverage tickets. Anybody can come down and use their credit card with any vendor. If you would like to use cash, you can come down and load up a cash card. Officials hope outpouring support this year can make up for last year.

"Musikfest was started by volunteers, it is still run by volunteers. Our staff and volunteers are shoulder to shoulder doing the best they can to put on the best show for the entire community. So we hope they come down and support all those sponsors and small businesses that depend on this festival to make their year."

Musikfest organizers have added a ton of new features they've never had before including an inclusion zone for those who have sensory issues. You can find all of those on musikfest.org.