Weekly “HOT SPOTS” 8/15-18

You can get your weekend started right now. First up is Jordan White at the Bethlehem Farmers Market at 11:30am. At 5pm you can swing by Perkiomen Valley Brewery for Ian Althouse or stop by Cave Brewing Company at 5:30 and do your own thing at their all original open mic night hosted by Nick Lindsay. Two Rivers Brewing Company has another edition of the Bastard Sons Presents hosted by Mike Roi. Tonight’s guests are Werner Sommer and Micah Martin and the fun begins at 8pm. Finish off the night with Jack Pierone at Pearly Bakers Ale House starting at 9:30.

Here’s what’s on tap for the rest of the weekend. Friday gets started with the Out to Lunch Concert Series at Molly’s Irish Grille featuring Chelsea Lyn Meyer at noon. Deal will be at HiJinx Brewery at 6:30, at 7:00 you’ll find Kayla Avitabile at the 19th Grille at Woodstone and Bill Ihling at Faraco’s Pizza. Colonial Pizza has the Ralph Pagano Trio at 8:00, Wig Party is at Pearly Bakers at 10:00 and Bear Sloth is back at the Funhouse with Scruft at 10:30.

Saturday features music all day at Pappy’s Orchard with Yingling-Porter on Tap at 2:00 followed by Ralph Pagano at 6:00. Also starting at 6:00 are Kayla Avitabile at HiJinx Brewing and Brian Kibler at Revel Social. Jordan White gets started at 7:00 at The Beef Baron, Billy Bauer will be at Colonial Pizza at 8:00 and Pearly Bakers has Gemini Reign at 10:00.

You can spend a nice, relaxing Sunday afternoon at Cave Brewing Company where you can enjoy their monthly Songwriters Showcase starting at 1:00pm. This months’ featured artists are Emily Noel and Jeni Englund.

As always, we encourage you to get out and support live, local music. If you are a solo artist, a band or a venue and you would like your events listed with the Weekly “HOT SPOTS” just let us know what you have by Wednesday evening. Simply use the “contact us” form on the web page or email us at lvvoicesofthevalley@gmail.com. Let’s keep the live music community growing and the venues full.

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Weekly “HOT SPOTS” 8/8-8/11

Musikfest rolls in to it’s final weekend and there’s still plenty on tap if you are planning on stopping by. Shane Reimer, Julia Sommer, James Supra, Dave Fry, Pentley Holmes, Ophelia and Cubbage are just a few of the local favorites you still have a chance to see. For the full weekend lineup, visit http://www.musikfest.org

If you are not planning on “festing” this weekend but, still want to hear live music, here’s a few places you can visit around the Valley. The Funhouse has kept the late night vibe going all week long and tonight is no exception. At 10pm you can take in The Mega Yeah, Dinosourcerer and Timmy’s Creep Show. Looking for dinner and music ? Stop by the Springtown Inn at 6pm for Carter Lansing.

Friday – Start your day at Molly’s Irish Grille with Jay-T for the Out to Lunch Concert Series at noon. At 6pm, Pentley Holmes will be at Architects Golf Club. Smooth Retsina Glow is at HiJinx Brewery at 6:30, Schubert and Binder will be at Colonial Pizza (8pm), Two Rivers Brewing has the Chris Cummings Trio on tap at 8:30 and the Funhouse is your late-night hot spot at 10pm featuring the Groove Merchants with Jonny Hayes & Loveseat.

SaturdayPentley Holmes is at Lost Tavern, Bethlehem at 4pm, Doyle and the Dudes will rock Hardball Cider at 6pm, Brian Kibler is at the Beef Baron at 7pm, and the late-night action is at Porter’s Pub with the Moondogs and the Funhouse with Goat Wizard, both at 10pm.

SundayDoyle and the Dudes invade Fossil’s Last Stand at 4pm and Ruby Dear closes out the weekend at the Funhouse at 10pm.

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Changes to Out to Lunch – August Edition

The August edition of Out to Lunch will go on as planned on the Southside of Bethlehem. We have decided to move back inside, however, and the remainder of the month will be held at Molly’s Irish Grille and Sports Pub at 4th and New Sts. If you did not get a chance to experience the great food, friendly service and welcoming atmosphere at Molly’s in July, now is your chance. Come out and have lunch with us at Molly’s, every Friday in August. Music starts at noon.

Out to Lunch – On the Move

The Out to Lunch Concert Series steps outside for the month of August. Stop by one of our many restaurants, grab your lunch to go and come join us on the Greenway on Bethlehem’s Southside. We get started today at noon featuring singer/songwriter, classic rock artist Joe Argese. We’ll be here for your listening pleasure every Friday in August featuring a different artist every week. Enjoy the beautiful weather, the many great food choices and the sounds of live, local music. Presented by the Southside Arts District and Voices of the Valley, here’s your complete lineup in order of appearance: Joe Argese, Jay-T Rocks, Chelsea Lyn Meyer, Plum and Not For Coltrane.

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Live Music “HOT SPOTS” 8/1-8/4

For the next 10 days, Musikfest will dominate the live music scene in the Lehigh Valley. With 11 headliners and an endless list of free shows to choose from you can’t help but find something you’ll enjoy. Many local artists will be on display throughout the week as well as regional and national acts for a complete listing of show times and locations visit https://www.musikfest.org.

If festivals aren’t your thing, there’s still places you can go to enjoy live music and, although the schedule is a bit light this weekend and next, here are a few suggestions for you. The Funhouse Southside has you covered all week long with live music every night at 10pm. You can stop by tonight at 10 and check out Banchi for a little pre-festival fun. If you want to make your own music, swing by Pearly Baker’s Ale House at 9:30pm for Carter Lansing’s monthly open mic.

Friday – Stop by one of our many great restaurants on the Southside, tell them your lunch is to go, and head on down to the Greenway for the Out to Lunch Concert Series featuring Joe Argese at noon. At 7pm Yingling-Porter on Tap will be at the promenade Shops. Colonial Pizza’s “Sparkle Party” starts at 8pm with Carter Lansing and Joey O providing the sound. She Said Sunday takes the stage at Rivals at 9pm and the Trouble City All Stars keep the night alive at the Funhouse (10pm).

SaturdaySmooth Retsina Glow is at the Pub on Main and Jordan White is at the Beef Baron at 7pm. She Said Sunday takes their show to the Shanty on 19th at 9 and Start Making Sense will be at the Funhouse at 10. Sunday at the Funhouse features the Becoming Band.

Of course, it’s also First Friday on the Southside and there is still plenty to do there tomorrow night. For all the details check our page or the Southside Arts District page on Facebook. No matter what your interests are, you’ll find music that’s the right fit for you so, get out and support local music this weekend.

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First Friday and Musikfest

This time every year the city of Bethlehem comes alive to the sound of music. Musikfest takes over and provides a little something for everyone from August 2-11. But, what about First Friday on the Southside ? Can I still find live music there ? Are there any specials going on ? Can I get my mug filled at any of the bars/restaurants ? The answer to all of these questions is yes.

The live music schedule may be a little “watered down” for this edition of First Friday but, there’s still an opportunity to hear some really good music at some great locations. You’ll hear the Timoteo Blues Implosion at EZ Money (20 W.4th St) from 5-6:30pm. Enjoy free refreshments there from 5-6pm and 15% off laptops for back to school. Then swing on by Molly’s Irish Grille and Sports Pub (4th & New Sts) and enjoy live music by Brian Kibler starting at 6pm, free appetizers at the bar from 5-7pm and $4 Irish drafts. Get your mug filled while you are here and stop back later for DJ Chubby at 10. Fox Optical (28 E.3rd St) will feature live Hawiian-style gypsy jazz music from Sonanto from 6-9pm. You can grab a late bite to eat and enjoy a Grateful Dead tribute from Jon Fadam & Gonzo project at Southside 313 (313 E.3rd St) starting at 9pm and there’s always late-night fun at the Funhouse Southside with Trouble City All Stars capping off your evening starting at 10pm.

As you can see, there’s still a lot happening on the Southside. In addition to the live music, you’ll find special deals at A-List Salon (128 W.4th St), Bonn Place Brewing (310-14 Taylor St), Color Me Mine (25 E.3rd St), Eva’s Bargain Boutique (412 E. 4th St) and Molinari’s (322 E.3rd St). So, as you make your way to or from Musikfest, stop by and visit our merchants on the Southside that bring you First Friday every month. For more information, visit the Southside Arts District on Facebook or http://southsideartsdistrict.com. Of course, we couldn’t do all this without our sponsors, Arts Quest, Comfort Suites Bethlehem and Lehigh University.

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Farewell to Mason/Wilson Line

If you have never seen Mason/Wilson Line perform live, you may never get another chance. Don’t sleep on this opportunity to to enjoy their unique style of folk, funk and rock-n-roll one last time at the Funhouse Southside tonight at 10pm.

One of the premier bands here in the Lehigh Valley, Mason/Wilson Line has made the Funhouse their “home away from home”. Tonight, they bid farewell from arguably one of the best live music venues around. From their numerous appearances here to a recent First Friday appearance on the Southside and the many other venues they have performed at around the Valley, their high-energy style of music will surely be missed. So, whatever plans you had for tonight, make sure to stop by the Funhouse and enjoy their final show. You’ll be glad you did. And, don’t forget to check out their latest EP right here www.masonwilsonline.bandcamp.com

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