It’s been a really tough year for the music and hospitality industries. With the ever-changing restrictions and the ongoing concerns with the pandemic, they need our support now more than ever. It’s important, at the same time, to make sure we are following the guidelines to help stop the spread of the virus. Let’s do our best to help support the places that have managed to keep the music scene in and around the Lehigh Valley going to this point. And, of course, the musicians who need the support as well. Here’s a look at the week ahead.
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OPEN MICS: THURSDAY – 6pm – Renegade Winery. 7pm – Bowers Hotel, The Shanty on 19th and ShawneeCraft Brewery. SUNDAY – 3pm – The Shanty on 19th. MONDAY – 6pm – Down River Brewing Co. 8pm – The Funhouse Southside. TUESDAY – 6pm – Seven Sirens Brewing Co. 7pm – Old Mill Pub. WEDNESDAY – 7pm – Black & Blue, Desiderio’s Stone Tavern and The Raven’s Nest.
THURSDAY – 5pm – Joe Mixon, Artisan’s Wine & Cheese Cellar. 6pm – Mike Metzgar, Luckenbach Mill (Christmas in the Quarter).
FRIDAY – 5pm – Two of a Kind, Radical Wines. 5:30pm – Seth Witcher, Black River Farms. 6pm – Mark & Ralph, Insurrection Distillery, Kendal Conrad, County Seat Spirits, Stef, Mike & Erin, Steel Club, Nikki Briar, ShawneeCraft Brewing Co, John Cannavo, McCoole’s at the Historic Red Lion Inn, Dave Reber, Luckenbach Mill (Christmas in the Quarter and Clayton Reilly, Artisan’s Wine & Cheese Cellar. 6:30pm – Owen & the Alien, Weyerbacher Brewing Co and Chris Giakas, The Iron Mule. 7pm – ITO & the Moonlight Hippies, Rivals Sports Bar, Skylar Love, House & Barn, George Grund, Bookstore Speakeasy, George Grillo, Derailed Taphouse, Crippled Moonshine, The Shanty on 19th, Tim Harakal, Easton Wine Project, The Smith Compound Band, Steel Pub and the Gabe Stillman Duo, Palette & Pour. 8pm – Stray Seeds, Seven Sirens Brewing Co and Snow Betz, The Funhouse Southside.
SATURDAY – 11:30am – Lonesome Found, ShawneeCraft Brewing Co. 2pm – Dave Reber (2pm) and Matt Dellecker (4pm), Luckenbach Mill (Christmas in the Quarter. 4pm – Mark & Ralph, Eight Oaks Farm Distillery. 5pm – Stef & Mike, Artisan’s Wine & Cheese Cellar and Deal, Hijinx Brewery. 6pm – Love & Duffy, ShawneeCraft Brewery, Leah Marie Fuls Duo, Washington House, Payton Renee, Fegley’s Allentown Brew Works, Chelsea Lyn Meyer Duo, The Shanty on 19th, Joe Lazorik, McCoole’s at the Famous Red Lion Inn and Seth Witcher, County Seat Spirits. 6:30pm – Ultra Kings, Weyerbacher Brewing Co, John Cannavo, Five Points Bar & Grill and Brian Molnar, The Iron Mule. 7pm – Avilion, Jabber Jaws Bar & Grill, Jeff Bellfy, Easton Wine Project, Jason Dumm Duo, Rivals Sports Bar, The Boondock Barons, Fossil’s Last Stand, Kyle Baker, Derailed Taphouse, ITO & the Moonlight Hippies, Black & Blue, Video Daze, Steel Pub, Homestead Collective, Palette & Pour and Victim of Vengeance, Artie’s Bar & Grill. 7:30pm – Large Flowerheads, Musikfest Cafe. 8pm – Peter Johann, Seven Sirens Brewing Co and Mike Pants, The Funhouse Southside.
SUNDAY – 11am – Ginger & Joe, Artisan’s Wine & Cheese Cellar. 1pm – Chris Dryfoos (1pm) & Frank Porter (3pm), Luckenbach Mill (Christmas in the Quarter) and Ash & Snow, Folino Estate Vineyards. 2pm – Brian Elliot, ShawneeCraft Brewing Co. 3pm – The Teacher & the Poet, Insurrection Distillery and Kate & Those Guys, Lost Tavern (Hellertown). 4pm – Steve & Steve, Seven Sirens Brewing Co. 5:30pm – Mark & Ralph, The Iron Mule. 8pm – Lorenzo, The Funhouse Southside.
Thursday looks a little light but, Friday and Saturday are jam-packed. Christmas in the Quarter runs until 12/27/20 so, there’s only 3 weekends left to explore the Industrial Quarter at it’s holiday best. If you are a fan of ITO & the Moonlight Hippies, your last chance to see them live is this weekend as they teak a break from performing to pursue other goals. Insurrection Distillery in Lehighton will be drawing the winner of a Holiday Spirits Basket on Saturday evening. Proceeds go to the Trinity Food Pantry and entry tickets can be purchased for $2 each at the distillery or Radical Wines. Stop by Insurrection or Radical Wines for live music and to purchase your tickets on Friday. It’s also your last chance to catch Mark & Ralph at Insurrection until April, 2021. Whatever you do this weekend, make one of these venues a stop along the way to help support local businesses and keep the live music scene going strong.
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