Live Music "HOT SPOTS" – 2/27-3/1/20

Let’s start with tonight’s open mic nights and their hosts – and, there are a few. Cave Brewing Company, Ralph Pagano, 5:30pm. ShawneeCraft Brewing, Jeremiah Williams, 6:30pm. Easton Wine Project, Chris Zelenka and Blend, guest host Vanessa Marchiano and Cinder Inn, Feelin’ Good – all at 7pm. Wooden Match, John Cannavo, 8pm. The open mic venues and hosts need your support, too !

Thursday‘s live music: Rusty Snow, Seven Sirens Brewing, 5pm. Kendal Conrad, Downtown Allentown Market, 5:30pm. Doug Kaetz, Artisans Wine & Cheese Cellar and Eliza Rush, Mansion House – both at 6pm. Dave’s Night Out (Dave Fry) with Christine Havrilla, Godfrey Daniels, 7pm. Billy T, The Paddock, 9pm. Mosey Beat, Funhouse Southside, 10:30pm.

Friday: Eliza Rush, Radical Wine, 5pm. Kendal Conrad, House & Barn, Leah Fuls, Lost Tavern Hellertown and Mike Pilgermayer, Blue Ridge Winery – all at 6pm. Emily Noel, The Corner Tap Room at Sage Alley, 6:30pm. Roi & the Secret People with Jaded Past and Candlelight Chaos, Arties Bar and Grill and Chris Colaiaco, Easton Wine Project – both at 7pm. Carter Lansing, Colonial Pizza, 7:30pm. The Groove Merchants, Seven Sirens Brewing, Ash & Snow, Reigelsville Inn, Jonny Cornelius, Game Changer World and The Hard Road Trio, Godfrey Daniels – all at 8pm. Jim Loftus, Mohegan Sun, 8:30pm. The Will Kiss Band, The Wooden Match, 10pm. Public Displays of Rejection, Pearly Baker’s Ale House and Crescent Moon with Sicman of Virginia and Ruby Dear, The Funhouse – both shows at 10:30pm.

Saturday: The Castaway Band, Weyerbacher Brewery, 1pm. Melanie Llana, Stony Run Winery, 2pm. A Girl & a Guy, Weyerbacher Brewery, 5:30pm. Metal Assault at Lehigh Valley (numerous bands), The Alternative Gallery, 6pm. Owen and the Alien, Seven Sirens Brewing, 7pm. Chelsea Lyn Meyer Duo, Foundation Tavern, Billy & Chris (Billy Bauer Band), Pocono Brewing, Shane Reimer, The Trapp Door, Kendal Conrad, JJ Ratigan’s Brewing, Chris Colaiaco, Soma Downtown Grill and Kim Wilson’s Blues All Stars, Godfrey Daniels – all at 8pm. Jim Loftus, Mohegan Sun, 8:30pm. StillCraft, Original Pocono Pub and Lakini’s Rooster, 5 Points Bar & Grill – both at 9:30pm. Leap Year Acoustic Duo (Doug Kaetz), Porter’s Pub, 10pm. Dear Anna, Funhouse and Mike Frank & Friends, Pearly Baker’s – both at 10:30pm.

Sunday: Radio One, Fegley’s Bethlehem, 11am. Pete’s Posse, Godfrey Daniels and The Stray Seeds, Seven Sirens Brewing – both at 2pm. Kendal Conrad, Black River Farms, 3pm. Heart Headed, The Funhouse, 10:30pm. There are also 2 open mics Sunday evening, both at 7pm – Godfrey Daniels with featured artist Timothy Zieger and The Social Medium Open Mic at The Alternative Gallery.

Hot Open Mic Spots This Week – 2/24

Looking for a spot to show off your talents ? Look no further. Here’s a peek at some open mic spots this week and their hosts.

TonightFunhouse Southside, Bethlehem, 10pm, Shaun Lally

Tuesday: – One Center Square, Easton, 6:30pm, Jon Doyle (Doyle and the Dudes). Colonial Pizza, Easton, 8pm, Lorenzo Bubba

WednesdayLeather Corner Post, Orefield, 7pm, Chelsea Lyn Meyer. Bell Hall, Allentown, 8:30pm, Tim Harakal.

ThursdayCave Brewing Co, Allentown, 5:30pm, Ralph Pagano. ShawneeCraft Brewing, Stroudsburg, 6:30pm, Jeremiah Williams. Easton Wine Project, Easton, 7:30pm, Chris Zelenka. Wooden Match, Bethlehem, 8pm, John Cannavo.

Get out and show off your skills at an open mic this week. Support the host and the venue. Keep the live music scene growing in the Lehigh Valley.

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Weekly Live Music "HOT SPOTS" – 2/20-2/23/20

Here’s a look at the choices you have to help support live music this weekend. But, before we do that, I want to take a moment to thank everyone who has helped spread the word each week by liking, sharing and inviting your friends to read the posts and get out to support live music. The goal is, and always will be, to bring more people out to the venues and keep the Valley’s music scene alive. We also have an awful lot of talented songwriters in and around the Lehigh Valley. Continue supporting them by going to see them, buying their merchandise and listening to their music. They – we – all need your support and would love to see many of you out at our shows. And, on that note, Stacy Gabel’s new single – “High Heeled Shoes” – drops on Friday. Be sure to give it a listen. Here’s your weekend at a glance.

Open mic nights ThursdayShawneeCraft Brewing, hosted by Jeremiah Williams (6:30pm). The Wooden Match, hosted by John Cannavo (8:00pm). If you have a talent to share, go support one of the open mic nights tonight.

Thursday: Billy and Chris (The Billy Bauer Band) are at Lost Tavern, Hellertown and Kendal Conrad is at the Farm and Fisherman Tavern. Both shows start at 6pm. At 6:30pm, the Mark & Ralph Acoustic Duo will be at Cave Brewing Company. Phil Swanson is next up at the singer/songwriter series at Easton Wine Project at 7:30pm. The Bastard Sons Presents will have Shane Reimer as this months’ guest at 8pm at Two Rivers Brewing. Late night has Taylor O’Conner of Mosey Beat at Pearly Baker’s Ale House (10pm) and Burn It Down at the Funhouse Southside at 10:30pm.

Friday: Ben Tyler kicks the night off at Easton Public Market at 6pm. Kyle Yankowy is at Union & Finch at 6:30. At 7pm you can see Kendal Conrad at Stable 12 Brewing, Jonny Cornelius at Easton Wine Project or Shane Reimer & Them Spicy Boize with Condition Oakland, Burt Reynolds and World Breaker at Keystone Ramp Works. The BC Combo EP release show is at Godfrey Daniels and Doyle and the Deubs return to Colonial Pizza at 8pm. Two Pints will be at Arooga’s at 9pm while Steve Brosky and John Cannavo entertain at The Shanty on 19th. The 10:30pm starts have Redwood Reggae at Pearly Baker’s and the Chris Hartford Band of Change at the Funhouse.

Saturday: You can start your day early at Stony Run Winery with the Rythm Road Duo at 2pm. Acoustic Bite is at the Slopeside Pub at 6pm while Audio Files returns to Cave Brewing Company at 6:30. The 7 o’clock hour has 3 shows with Radio One at Hop Daddy’s Brewing, Joe & Tony at Easton Wine Project and Johnny’s Juke Box Band at Marianna’s. At 8pm, The Chelsea Lyn Meyer Duo is at Foundation Tavern, MoJo at the Pub on Main, Michael Reisman at Colonial Pizza, Kendal Conrad at Klinger’s at the Airport, the Jealous Monks at the East Lawn Social Club and Pyrenesia takes the stage at Godfrey Daniels. John Cannavo is at 5 Points Bar & Grill and Ricky & the Rebels rock the Strange Brew Tavern at 9pm. StillCraft is at the Lynville Hotel at 9:30pm. Late night includes Shane Reimer (solo) at the College Hill Tavern at 10pm and at 10:30pm, the Will Kiss Band is at Pearly Baker’s while the Electric Cheese Melt Reunion show happens at the Funhouse.

Sunday: Last Sunday saw the much-anticipated “soft opening” of Seven Sirens Brewing Company in Bethlehem. This Sunday, the Mark & Ralph Acoustic Duo will help celebrate that opening at 2pm. Also at 2pm, Kendal Conrad is at A’Dello Vineyard and Winery. If you can’t get out to see her in the afternoon, you can listen as she appears live on CCC Radio (Cedar Crest College) at 8pm. Lorenzo Bubba will finish off the weekend at the Funhouse at 10:30pm.

Let’s all go take in some live music this weekend and show some support to the musicians and the venues. If you are looking to attend a show at Godfrey Daniels, visit for tickets and information. Thank you again for your continued support and keep an eye right here for more Lehigh Valley music news.

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Beer Week and Live Music in "The Cave"

Lehigh Valley Beer Week got off to a great start at Cave Brewing Company on Saturday with an outstanding performance from Emily Noel. A nearly packed house welcomed live music back to “The Cave” for the first time in a while and set the tone for the rest of the week and beyond. With two more performances this week the stage is being set for a great lineup of live music throughout the spring and summer in the South Mall. First, let’s take a look at how they’re closing out Beer Week.

Thursday, February 20, 6:30pmThe Mark & Ralph Acoustic Duo. Take a trip back in time to the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. Easton’s Mark Hannig has joined forces with local songwriter Ralph Pagano to bring back the sounds from the classic rock era. Featuring powerful harmonies on many favorites from bands like the Eagles, the Beatles, Little River Band, CSNY and many more, this is sure to be an entertaining evening.

Saturday, February 22, 6:30pmThe Audio Files. featuring lead guitarist Mark Cernese, is one of the Valley’s newest up-and-coming cover bands. They will close out the beer week festivities with hits from the 90’s and 2000’s with songs from The Black Keys, Pearl Jam, Creed and many more. In their last appearance here, they drew a nice crowd despite the only real snow storm of the year so, expect a larger crowd this time. Come early, stay late and enjoy the music.

Starting in March, there will be live music here every Friday at 6:30pm. The March lineup looks strong with Jim Steager and special guest Rich Frikkers, Michael Reisman of Acoustic Mayhem, Jaisen Taylor (Jay-T) and Jack Pierone. Cave Brewing Company features 16 craft beers on tap, Colony Meadery meads, select local wines and the Baked Apple Cocktail. This is a family friendly venue and you are welcome to bring food or order in from local restaurants. Dino’s Pizza (inside the mall) and Grub Hub deliver. All shows are free and happy hour ($1 off pints) is 4-7pm on Fridays. Come discover Cave Brewing Company. “There’s always something brewing in The Cave”

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Beer Week in "The Cave" – Live Music and More

Lehigh Valley Beer week is officially underway and Cave Brewing Company has plenty to offer the beer lover in you. Let’s start with the live music lineup. After all, we’re all about the music here and, they have some great music lined up for you.

This week starts with Josie award and LVMA nominee Emily Noel featuring her singles “I Miss You” and “Me, Myself and I”. Thursday night the Mark & Ralph acoustic duo will be performing many favorites from the 60’s, 70’s & 80’s from bands like The Eagles, Little River Band, CSNY and many more. The week ends with The Audio Files, featuring lead guitarist Mark Cernese, on Saturday, February 22. All shows start at 6:30pm and there is no cover charge.

Other events at the Cave this week include “Pints, no, Poses”, an afternoon Yoga class this afternoon at 2pm. Admission is $20 at the door and includes a on-hour class and a free pint. Tomorrow is “Chill and Chili” day. Bring your favorite vinly record to listen to while competing in the chili cook-off. Don’t want to cook ? Come enjoy the music and sample the chili. The $5 admission gets you unlimited chili sample while they last and all proceeds go to the Sanctuary at Haafsville, a local animall shelter. The sanctuary will also have adoptable cats for you to meet and take home with you. The fun begins at 1pm. On Friday, February 21, it’s “Paint & Sip” night at 5pm.

Located inside the South Mall, 3300 Lehigh Street, Allentown, Cave Brewing Company features a family and pet friendly atmosphere, 16 beers on tap, meads from Colony Meadery, select local wines and the Baked Apple cocktail. Happy hour ($1 off pints) runs until 6pm on Wed and Thurs and 7pm on Fri. Cave is closed on Mon & Tue. Come discover the Cave during Lehigh Valley Beer Week, February 15-22.

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Weekly Live Music "HOT SPOTS" – 2/13-2/16/20

Lehigh Valley Beer Week gets started this Saturday and we have your music needs covered. Before we get there though, let’s do some “pre-gaming”. And, we can’t forget about Valentine’s Day. What better way is there to say “I love you” than dinner, drinks and some great live music ? We’ll even spill over into Monday this week with Shane Reimer and Them Spicy Boize capping off Presidents Day at Bonn Place Brewing with a 7pm show.

Let’s start with the weekends’ open mic nights. Thursday: Cave Brewing Company, hosted by Ralph Pagano, 5:30pm. ShawneeCraft Brewing, Jeremiah Williams, 6:30pm. Cinder Inn, Feelin Good, 7pm. The Wooden Match, John Cannavo, 8pm. Friday: Connexions Gallery, 8pm. Sunday: Godfrey Daniels, 7pm. Godfrey Daniels has a $3.50 cover charge and you must be there at 7pm to claim your spot or go to the end of the list. Cave Brewing Company offers 1/2 price drinks to all performers and a $25 gift card for a future visit to one lucky winner.

Thursday: 5:30pmLakini’s Rooster, Sister Salvation, Violet Nine, Triple Addiction and Rude Groove share the stage at the Gin Mill Grill. Steve Brosky is this weeks’ guest in the singer/songwriter series at Easton Wine Project at 7:30pm. Tim Harakal is at Pearly Baker’s Ale House at 9:30pm and The Dregs rock the Funhouse Southside at 10:30pm.

Friday: Doug Kaetz gets your Valentines Day started at Hop Daddy’s Brewing at 5pm. 6pmRadio One, Lost Tavern, Hellertown. Bobby Clark Acoustic Duo with Keith Walek, Marianna’s. Bill Ihling, Invertase Brewing. Pentley Holmes, Slopeside Pub. 7PmMoJo, Boser Geist Brewing. Cannavo & Paragon, SE Wy Co Fire. Michael Lorenz, Easton Wine Project. Johnny’s Juke Box Band, Macungie VFW. 8pmPeter Karp, Godfrey Daniels. The Castaway Band, American Spirits Roadhouse. A Few Good Men, Rivals. Shane Reimer, Hop Daddy’s Brewing (8:30 start). Late nightRoi and Headeye, Colonial Pizza (9pm). The Weekenders, West End (9:30pm). Doug Kaetz & From the Dark River, The Wooden Match (10pm), Rio Bossa, Pearly Baker’s (10:30pm) and Rumplestiltskin & Suzie Q, The Funhouse (10:30). If you happen to be heading to the PPL Center for the Phantom’s game, be sure to get there early for Kendal Conrad, she will be your pre-game entertainment from 6-6:45pm.

Saturday: Another early start for Doug Kaetz, this time at New Hope Winery at 1pm. Emily Noel is at Cave Brewing Company with a 6:30pm start. 7pmThe Harrison’s, Easton Wine Project. Copper Fields, Yergey Brewing Company. Warped Speed, Two Rivers Brewing, Quakertown. 8pmRadio One, Tocci’s Tailgaters. Professor Louie & Crowmatix, Godfrey Daniels. Brian Molnar, Colonial Pizza. The Castaway Band, St Ann’s Valentines Dinner Dance. Steve Brosky Duo, Game Changer World. Avilion, West Coplay Maennerchor (8:30). Late night: The Chelsea Lyn Meyer Duo, Fossil’s Last Stand (9pm). MoJo, Lynville Hotel (9:30pm). Shane Reimer and Them Spicy Boize, Porter’s Pub (10pm). The Gonzo Project, Pearly Baker’s (10:30pm). The Trouble City All Stars with the Kings of Rythm, The Funhouse (10:30pm).

Sunday: Just So, Stoney Run Winery, 2pm. The Tunemaster Club’s Guitar Pull hosted by Jim Carolan and Mike Holliday, Godfrey Daniels, 4pm. The Stray Seeds, the Funhouse, 10:30pm.

As you can see, there is no shortage of live, local music in the Valley. All that’s left for you to do is pick a spot or two and get out and support live music this weekend. I’m sure there is more out there and many places will be hosting live music throughout Lehigh Valley Beer Week. If you don’t see your favorite band or your favorite brew pub listed, check with them to see what they have going on. Also, let them know about the “Weekly HOT SPOTS” so I can help them get the word out. To be included each week, simply email me at or through Facebook messenger. Speaking of “favorite” brew pubs, the highly anticipated opening of Seven Sirens Brewing Company is just around the corner. Check their Facebook page often as they are very good about posting updates and I know many of you are looking forward to filling those mugs !

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VOV 2020 #2 – a Playlist on Spotify

The second in a series of playlists on Spotify featuring only original music from musicians in or near the Lehigh Valley. I’ll put out a new 15-song playlist at least once each month with a mix of new or recently released music as well as some past releases with no specific genre requirement. Some of the songs are suggestions from others while some are songs I listen to on a regular basis. Any and all feedback is welcome. If you want to be included, all you have to do is let me know how to find you on Spotify (if I haven’t already). Simply use Facebook messenger or email me at

This months’ lineup has songs from Smooth Retsina Glow, Chris Colaiaco, The Sky is Falling, Leah Marie Fuls, The Billy Bauer Band, The Contact Collective, Crooked Ways, Kuriiiboy, Days Before Tomorrow, Wonderground, Doug Kaetz & From the Dark River, The Dave Goddess Group, Julia Sommer, Jordyn Kenzie and Stacy Gable.

Please give them a listen, share the playlist with your friends, follow on Spotify and like/share Voices of the Valley on Facebook at Show these artists some love by listening at the link below.