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    Voices: Stacy Gabel

    The popular idea in local music circles is that singer-songwriter Stacy Gabel burst onto the scene this year. However, a closer look at Lehigh Valley’s promising star reveals a seasoned artist.


    A singer since the age of three, Stacy is also a guitarist, pianist, actor, and model whose performance credits include national commercial, TV, and film roles. She sings locally with the Bethlehem Bach Choir, The SwingTime Dolls, Secret Coda Acoustic Duo, and has a musical theatre education from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts (AMDA) in New York City, and a degree in TV production from Kutztown University.


    “Everyone thinks I just came out of nowhere and suddenly started playing music,” Stacy says. “I’ve always been a singer and a performer.”


    After New York and Los Angeles, Stacy moved back to the Lehigh Valley and joined the music scene. On March 4, she won four 2018 Lehigh Valley Music Awards at SteelStacks: the Discover Lehigh Valley “Discovered Artist” Award; the Fan’s Choice Award; Outstanding Song; and Outstanding
    Female Artist in a tie alongside Julia Sommer.


    “That day was just amazing. I didn’t expect to win anything.” A music and theatre instructor by day, Stacy has continued to perform throughout the region, with a big Musikfest performance on Monday, Aug. 6 at 6pm on the Martin Guitar Lyrikplatz stage. She also plans to record her debut album soon.


    “I’m consciously making an effort to write more this year,” Stacy says. “The Music Awards inspired me to get out there and do more original music as a solo musician. At this point, I’m writing as much as I can.” Keep up-to-date with Stacy Gabel by visiting


    “I wouldn’t be where I am today without the support of the local community.”