It’s the last couple days in July and, normally at this time of year, the Valley would be gearing up for Musik Fest and ten days of live music throughout the city of Bethlehem. There will be virtual performances you can tune in to on both their website and Service Electric Cable TV to enjoy from home. for a complete lineup and schedule, visit http://www.musikfest.org. If it’s live music you’re looking for, we still have plenty to share with you. In fact, at Seven Sirens Brewing Company, there will be live music every night. In addition to their normal weekend lineups, they will have Chris Breeze Brazynski (Mon -6pm), Rush Hour (Tue – 6pm) and Owen & the Alien (Wed – 6pm). Let’s take a look at this weekends’ schedule.
THURSDAY – 5pm, John Cannavo’s Open Jam, Jack’s Slice, Billy Bauer, Steel Stacks and The Mark & Ralph Acoustic Duo, South Mall (Food Truck Thursday). 6pm, Kendal Conrad, The Shelby, Bill Ihling, Milford House and Claudia Terry & Liliana Cunha, The Shanty on 19th. 7pm, Erin Kelly, Coca Cola Park. 9pm, The Chelsea Lyn Meyer Duo, Rivals Sports Bar.
FRIDAY – 4pm, Snow Betz kicks things off at Seven Sirens Brewing Company before heading to the Funhouse Southside for an 8:30pm start. Also at 4pm, The Bandana Brothers will be at The Wooden Match. 5pm, Seth Witcher, Volpe’s Sports Bar (Emmaus) and The Trouble City All Stars, Lost Tavern Brewing (Hellertown). 6pm, Pentley Holmes, Architects Golf Club and Smooth Retsina Glow, Bell Hall. 6:30pm, The Mark & Ralph Acoustic Duo, Iron Mule. 7pm, Bill Ihling, Easton Wine Project, The Cherry Bombs, Steel Stacks and The Moondogs, Seven Sirens Brewing Company. 8pm, The Weekenders, Gas House Dance Hall.
SATURDAY – Noon, Smooth Retsina Glow, Setter Ridge Winery. 12:30pm, Janci & Berry, Four Sisters Winery. 1pm, The Stray Seeds, Seven Sirens Brewing Company. 4pm, Jon Doyle (solo), Tolino Vineyards, The Billy Bauer Band, Lost Tavern (Hellertown) and Deal, HiJinx Brewery. 5pm, Girl Crue, Macungie Tiki Bar. 5:30pm, GT3, Iron Mule. 6pm, Chris Eichlin, Rosanna’s, John Cannavo & Jim Brekus, Pocono Brewing, The Will Kiss Duo, Hotel Bethlehem and The Jimmy Leahy Duo, Desiderio’s Stone Tavern. 7pm, The Mark & Ralph Acoustic Duo, Easton Wine Project, The Contact Collective, Seven Sirens Brewing Company, Shaun Lally & Claudio Pinto, Black & Blue and Kendal Conrad, J.J.Rattigan Brewing Company. 8pm, Smooth Retsina Glow, The Tap at Humboldt Brewing and The Cetronia Soul Shakers, Funhouse Southside. 9pm, Doyle & the Dudes, Rivals Sports Bar. 9:30pm, The Chelsea Lyn Meyer Band, Grumpy’s BBQ.
SUNDAY – 1pm, Ben Tyler, Seven Sirens Brewing Company. 2pm, Kendal Conrad, Black River Farms and Howie Baker, ShawneeCraft Brewing Co. 3pm, John Cannavo’s Open Jam, The Shanty on 19th. 5pm, Doug Kaetz, Seven Sirens Brewing Company and The Mark & Ralph Acoustic Duo, Rivals Sports Bar. 6:30pm, Lou Pompilio, Iron Mule. 8pm, Social Call, Steel Stacks and Public Displays of Rejection, Funhouse Southside.
As you can see, there’s no shortage of live music in the Lehigh Valley this weekend. Get out, enjoy the sounds and support live, local music and the venues that bring it to you. Be safe, be responsible and remember – your server or bartender didn’t make the rules but, they do have to follow them. Be kind, have fun and take care of the employees and the musicians. Let’s keep live music going strong in the Valley. If you want to be featured in the weekly “HOT SPOTS” just let me know what you have going on by Wednesday each week. You can use the “contact us” form on the website, Facebook messenger or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please “like” and share the Facebook page. The more readers we have, the more WE ALL benefit from the extra promotion.
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