NIVA National Independent Venue Association

    NIVA’s mission is to preserve and nurture the ecosystem of independent live music venues and promoters throughout the United States.

    These entertainment hubs are critical to their local economies and tax bases as employers, tourism destinations, and revenue generators for neighboring businesses such as restaurants, hotels, and retail. Independent venues exist in every state across the country; they were the first to be closed, they will be the last to open. The economic recovery process will extend past just reopening the front doors, requiring solutions unique to the industry.

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    Godfrey Daniels has a decades-long reputation of inclusion among our volunteers and our community of artists. We have always strived to represent cultural diversity in our artistic programming. Our core values reflect a policy of non-discrimination – regardless of race, gender identity, sexual identity, or other attributes that might lead to marginalization.


    Our historic venue is a solid fixture on Bethlehem’s south side – an urban community rising out of the roots of a blue collar steel town – and our dedication to the heritage of folk music links our past to our future. But we do not rely on our past alone, and that is why Godfrey Daniels pledges to grow in ways that represent the community in which we live. And we continue to denounce racism and hatred, choosing only kindness and peace.


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    Consider supporting Godfrey’s as a Member. Your membership gift, along with those of other good friends, enables us to continue to provide the Greater Lehigh Valley region with some of the finest live music in the country.


    Check out the different levels of Membership, and choose the one that suits you best.

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