October is certainly going out with a bang weather-wise. Don’t let that stop you from finding the right spot to enjoy some live music. There are several places doing their part to keep the music scene alive, rain or shine and, in spite of the current limitations. Here are just some of the places that consistently provide a place for us to perform and for others to relax and enjoy the many great artists here in the Lehigh Valley and beyond. The Iron Mule, Easton Wine Project, Weyerbacher Brewing Co, Black & Blue and Rivals Sports Bar – all in Easton, PA. The Funhouse Southside, Seven Sirens Brewing Co and Artisan’s Wine and Cheese Cellar, all in Bethlehem and the Shanty on 19th in Allentown. Further north you have places like Insurrection Distillery (Lehighton), ShawneeCraft Brewing Co (Shawnee on the Delaware) and the Trails End Pub (Tannersville). I’m sure I am missing a few but, let’s show these places we appreciate what they do by getting out and supporting them.
There are still a few open mic nights you can take in if you are looking for a place to play a few songs of your own. Tonight at 7pm you can head to ShawneeCraft Brewing Company up north (Walter Lee – host) or the Bowers Hotel (Phil Stahl – host). On Sunday at 3pm is John Cannavo’s Open Jam – with full backline – at the Shanty on 19th St. If you intend to participate, it’s probably a good idea to bring your own microphone. Let’s take a look at this weekends’ lineup. Some places my still not have the room to bring the music inside so, check ahead just in case. If you would like your events promoted here each week simply let me know by Wednesday evening through the “contact us” form on the website, Facebook messenger or firstname.lastname@example.org. Don’t forget to like and share us on Facebook.
THURSDAY – 5pm – Lorenzo Branca, Artisan’s Wine & Cheese Cellar. 7pm – Jake Kaligis, Shanty on 19th. The final Food Truck Thursday at South Mall Allentown is a rain or shine event but, live music with Mark & Ralph has been cancelled.
FRIDAY – 5pm – Kendal Conrad, Lost Tavern (Bethlehem), Shaun Lally, HiJinx Brewing Co and Mark Presti, Artisan’s Wine & Cheese Cellar. 5:30pm – Light My Fire, Steel Pub. 6pm – Joanna Bea & Mike ET, Insurrection Distillery, DMC Duo, Invertase Brewing Co, Copper Fields, Yergey Brewing Co and Two of a Kind, Hofford Mill/Gorge Eatery. 6:30pm – Michael Patrick, Artie’s Bar & Grill, Jonny Cornelius, The Iron Mule and Silk & Steel, the Shanty on 19th. 7pm – Skylar Love, ShawneeCraft Brewing Co, Z Solo, Trails End Pub and Jean Navarr, Easton Wine Project. 7:30pm – The Contact Collective, Seven Sirens Brewing Co. 8pm – The Stray Seeds, The Funhouse Southside.
SATURDAY – 12:30pm – Janci & Berry, Four Sisters Winery. 2pm – Acoustic Keys, Black River Farms Winery and Halloween at the Shanty on 19th featuring The Als with Jimmy Leahey (2pm), The Grey Man Group (4pm) and Two Pints (7pm). 4pm – Big Fuss, Invertase Brewing Co. 5pm – Second Wynd, Artisan’s Wine & Cheese Cellar and Splintered Sunlight, Steel Pub. 6pm – Z Solo, Pour House Neighborhood Bar & Grill and Scott Erickson, Insurrection Distillery. 6:30pm – Jaycie & Michayla, The Iron Mule. 7pm – Leah Marie Fuls Duo, Easton Wine Project, Mark Cernese & Nick Lindsay, Fegley’s Allentown Brew Works and The Shaun Lally Band, Rival’s Sports Bar. 8pm – Kendal Conrad, Gallows Hill Spirits, Sunsets North, Seven Sirens Brewing Co, The Chelsea Lyn Meyer Band, Fossil’s Last Stand and The Wonton Soups, The Funhouse Southside.
SUNDAY – 11am – Steve Johnson, Artisan’s Wine & Cheese Cellar. 1pm – Stef & Mike, Stoney Run Winery. 2pm – Tim Harakal, Lost Tavern (Hellertown), Kendal Conrad, Black River Farms and Walter Lee, ShawneeCraft Brewing Co. 3pm – DMC Duo, Insurrection Distillery. 5:30pm – Chris Gaiakis, The Iron Mule. 6pm – Jaycie & Michayla, Trails End Pub. 8pm –Brothers Braun Show, The Funhouse Southside.
Coming tomorrow: the Voices of the Valley Local Artists Playlist #9 on Spotify with some brand new music and some old favorites. If you have music you would like added to future playlists, I will publish them on the final Friday of each month. Use the same contact methods listed above. Also, if you are on Bandcamp, send me your links. They are, once again, waiving all fees on Friday, November 6 and I will post your links on Monday. I will also start sharing those links once per month starting in December.
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