Craig Thatcher, Cliff Starkey & Nyke Van Wyk

Closing Night!
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Reservations are accepted for the Pavilion – beginning at 4:30 PM. Our buffet will be served from 5:00 to 7:00 PM – so get here early and eat hearty! Music begins at 6:00 PM.

Dining space under our Pavilion is limited – seating is for buffet diners only. Lawn seating is open to the public – you are welcome to bring a blanket or a lawn chair. Join us at the Pavilion for the music and the BEER or just the FUN!

Craig Thatcher is a band leader (The Craig Thatcher Band), an International Clinician/Ambassador for C.F. Martin & Co. of Nazareth, PA, a guitar instructor & recording artist.

He has worked with and/or opened for many great artists including: Simone, Buddy Guy, Derek Trucks, John Mayall, Jimmie Vaughan, Duke Robillard, John Hammond, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Jonny Lang, Charlie Musselwhite, Train, Robin Trower, Dicky Betts, Savoy Brown, Jorma Kaukonen, Marty Stuart, Roseanne Cash, Roger McGuinn, Rory Block, Woody Mann, Peter Rowan, Herman’s Hermits, Spencer Davis Group, Laurence Juber, John Mayer, David Bromberg, GE Smith and many other international artists.

Among Craig’s favorite and most popular performances are his “tribute” shows. Starting with his own Eric Clapton musical tribute “Badge” — a retrospective of EC’s career dating back to his time with the Yardbirds.

Craig together with his band and friends also present tributes to Jimi Hendrix, George Harrison, the Allman Brothers Band and Cream.

Craig is also half of a very dynamic, exciting and popular duo with violinist Nyke Van Wyk. Together they play often in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley as well as doing group tours to Ireland, Scotland and Italy.

Craig Thatcher Electric Trio consists of:

  • Craig on guitars/vocal
  • Nyke Van Wyk, violin
  • Cliff, keyboard/vocals

Craig has signed on as an International Clinician/Ambassador with world-renowned CF Martin & Co, makers of the finest acoustic guitars on the planet! He travels throughout the US and abroad helping to “spread the gospel” of the many virtues of these magnificent instruments — created in Nazareth, PA and built by the Martin family since 1833.

Craig has performed in one capacity or another—often as a Martin Guitar Artist/Clinician — in nearly every U.S. State as well as over 35 different countries.

Theatres, Local/regional Performing Arts venues & Festivals where Craig and his band appear on a regular basis include:

  • The Sellersville Theatre — Sellersville, PA
  • ArtsQuest /Musikfest/Muiskfest Cafe — Bethlehem, PA (have been performing at Musikfest for the past 27 years as of 2018)
  • Mauch Chunk Opera House — Jim Thorpe PA
  • State Theatre — Easton PA
  • Kirby Center for the Arts — Wilkes Barre, PA
  • Metropolitan Museum Of Art — NYC
  • Museum of the City Of New York — NYC
  • Joes Cafe — NYC
  • The Apollo Theatre — NYC
  • Luce Auditorium — San Diego, CA,
  • House Of Blues — Atlantic City, NJ
  • Berks Jazzfest — Reading, PA
  • Zoellner Center for the Arts — Bethlehem, PA
  • Penn’s Peak — Jim Thorpe, PA
  • … and many others.