Weekly Live Music “HOT SPOTS” – 1/23-1/26/20

There’s another jam-packed weekend of live music in store for this weekend in the Lehigh Valley and surrounding areas. As our readership continues to grow, so does our list of events. So, how do you get your event listed each week ? It’s easy. Let us know by Wednesday where you’re playing or who is appearing at your venue Thursday through Sunday. You can do that through Facebook messenger at https://www.facebook.com/lvvoicesofthevalley/, email us at lvvoicesofthevalley@gmail.com or use the “contact us” form on our website. It costs nothing to promote your shows here. All i ask is that you like/share/follow our Facebook page and help fill our venues with live music fans.

Tonight’s lineup features a few open mic nights where you can come out and show off your skills. At Cave Brewing Company you can enjoy 50% off drinks for all performers starting at 5:30pm. Tonight will be your last chance to catch host Nick Lindsay (The Audio Files) before he takes an extended leave and it’s a great night to check out this relatively new venue. The open mic here happens every month on the 2nd and 4th Thursday and will be hosted by Ralph Pagano while Nick is away. The ShawneeCraft Brewery open mic night starts at 6pm tonight and every Thursday night with host Jeremiah Williams. John Cannavo is your host at the Wooden Match every Thursday night. Full bands are welcome and the music gets started at 8pm.

Thursday: There are a few spots you can enjoy live performances tonight starting at 6pm. Doug Kaetz will be appearing at Hop Daddy’s Brewing while Small Axe will be at Lost Tavern, Hellertown. The singer/songwriter series continues at Easton Wine Project with Macheis Wind at 7:30pm and the Funhouse Southside (where you’ll find live music EVERY night) will host Santana and the Fluck & Miller Band at 10:30pm.

Friday: Tim Harakal gets things started at 6:30pm at Union & Finch. There are several shows starting at 7pm. Easton Wine Project hosts Adam Web, Two of a Kind will be at the Woodstone Country Club, A Girl & A Guy are at The View at Morgan Hill and Juggernaut will be rocking ShawneeCraft Brewing. Carter Lansing (Acoustic Kitty Project) plays solo at Colonial Pizza at 7:30pm. Billy and Chris (The Billy Bauer Band) bring their sound to Pocono Brewing Company While Matt Nakoa takes the stage at Godfrey Daniels at 8pm. The 9 o’clock hour has Shawn Lally at Ringer’s Roost and the Moondogs at 5 Points Bar and Grill. The Stinking Badges at Pearly Baker’s Ale House or The Groove Merchants and The Tisburys at the Funhouse can take you deep into the night with both shows getting started at 10:30pm.

Saturday: You can wake up to the bluesy sounds of Tom Cooney Music at Brewed Awakening at 10am. You can also find Tom as a member of the Acoustic Blues Project as part of the Lehigh River Blues Jam, which gets underway at the Days Hotel (Allentown Airport) at 3pm. This show also features The Jack Adams Band, The Blues Collaborative Band, Dana Gaynor Band, The BC Combo, Bobby Kyle & the Administrators and Nate Myers & the Aces. Tickets are $20 at the door. Billy & Chris move to The Lost Tavern, Hellertown for a 6pm start and Kim & the Clairvoyants get started at Union and Finch 30 minutes later. At 7pm it’s the Karen Kennedy Formula at Easton Wine Project or the Barry Field & Jim Orley Duo at ShawneeCraft Brewing. The Chelsea Lyn Meyer Duo is back at Foundation Tavern and Swearingen & Kelli appear at Godfrey Daniels at 8pm. There are plenty of choices for late-night so, make plans to stay out late. At 9pm, Crush rocks Fossil’s Last Stand and Resting Punk Face is at Edge. The Hot Toddy’s are at Pappy T’s at 9:30pm. The Groove Merchants are at the Wooden Match, EJ & JO are at Porter’s Pub and Mike Frank & Friends are at Pearly Baker’s – all at 10pm. Starting Tomorrow closes out the night at the Funhouse at 10:30.

Sunday: There’s no football so, spend your afternoon with Ash & Snow at Stony Run Winery, starting at 2pm. You can finish off the weekend at the Funhouse at 10:30pm with The Stray Seeds.

Now that you know what’s happening around the Valley this weekend, who are you going to see ? Do you have a favorite band or venue that isn’t listed here ? Send them our way and we’ll be happy to list them here. The deadline for the weekend is Wednesday evening and you/they can let us now a week at a time, by the month or whatever works best for you. Get out and support live, local music and the venues that make it happen. For tickets and information on events at Godfrey Daniels, visit http://www.godfreydaniels.org.

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