We’ve made it through the holidays, 2020 is behind and the restrictions have been lifted – or have they ? Indoor dining is back but, still with limited seating capacities and social distancing guidelines in place. Several of the area’s bars and restaurants are attempting to return to “business as usual” while fighting to stay open financially. While many of us are reluctant to dine in or attend a live performance, the venues and the musicians can still use our support. Ordering take-out, delivery or curbside pick up is a great way to show support for the venues. While you are picking up your food, maybe even consider leaving a tip for the musician performing inside. At the very least, follow them on line, listen to their music on Spotify, Apple Music or other streaming services and buy their merchandise. Everything we do now will determine what our music scene will look like when we get back to “normal”.
If you want your events listed here, please feel free to send me your information by using the “contact us” form on the website, Facebook messenger at https://www.facebook.com/lvvoicesofthevalley or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please consider “liking” and sharing Voices of the Valley on Facebook. If you are a venue owner or manager and have any “specials” going on throughout the weekend, I will be happy to share that information along with your events.
I don’t have a whole lot of virtual performances to share with you but, I will list what I have at the end. Let’s get to the live music first.
THURSDAY – 6pm – Kendal Conrad, Artisan Wine & Cheese Cellar and Alyssa Dodge, Tuned Up Brewing Company. 7pm – Two of a Kind, Covered Bridge Inn.
FRIDAY – 5pm – Kyle Yankowy, The Shanty on 19th. 6pm – Stef, Mike & Erin, Steel Club, Kendal Conrad, Bru Daddy’s, Michael Arenella Duo, McCoole’s at the Historic Red Lion Inn and Heart of Stone, ShawneeCraft Brewing Company. 6:30pm – Mark & Ralph, The Iron Mule and Keeton, Renegade Winery (also streamed live on FB). 7pm – Emily’s Toybox Duo, Rivals Sports Bar, Z Solo, Easton Wine Project, GT3, Bookstore Speakeasy, Time Whys, Steel Pub, Erin McClelland, Derailed Taproom and Ashley Marquez, The Wooden Match. 7:30pm – Git Down Band, Liberty Tavern. 8pm – Owen & the Alien, Seven Sirens Brewing Company and Taylor O’Conner, The Funhouse Southside.
SATURDAY – 2pm – Starting Tomorrow, Seven Sirens Brewing Company. 6pm – Greg Smith’s Off the Road, Overlook, Joe Lazorik, McCoole’s at the Historic Red Lion Inn and The Secret Reasons, ShawneeCraft Brewery. 6:30pm – Michael Patrick, The Iron Mule and Steve McDaniel, Weyerbacher Brewing Co. 7pm – Deji & Derek Duo, Rival’s Sports Bar, Two of a Kind, The Shanty on 19th, Jean Navarr, Jabber Jaws Bar & Grill, Lovelace, Steel Pub, Stevie Vicks, Easton Wine Project and Sheila & Mark, Derailed Taproom. 7:30pm – Dirty Roxx, Diamond Fire Co. 8pm – Snow Betz, Seven Sirens Brewing Co and Mike Pants, The Funhouse Southside.
SUNDAY – 2pm – Stef & Mike, Blue Mountain Vineyards, Kendal Conrad, Black River Farms and Susan Pulcer, ShawneeCraft Brewery. 4pm – Rush Hour, Seven Sirens Brewing Co. 5:30pm – Jonny Cornelius, The Iron Mule. 8pm – Urban Achievers, Funhouse Southside.
WEDNESDAY – 7pm – 3D, Steel Pub.
LIVE STREAM – Rocking the Valley has a virtual live stream show every day but Saturday. Thursday – 7pm, Cyber Speakeasy with Not For Coltrane and 8pm, The Piano Pub. Friday – 5pm, Beach Bar with Jeffrey Ross and 7pm, Wild Bill’s Friday Night. Sunday – 7pm, Screaming Joe Hollar’s Kicking Country. Monday – 7pm, Songwriters Alive with Tom Cooney, 8pm, Alexis Steel and 9pm, Moonstruck Magic. Tuesday – 7pm, Dave Freeman live from Florida, 8pm, Rocking the Valley Showcase and 9pm, Rocking the Edge. Wednesday – 8pm, Artist Spotlight with Ralph and 9pm, Whip it out Wednesday. All shows are streamed live on the Rocking the Valley website, YouTube, Facebook, Bandlab and Twitch.tv/rockingthevalley. For more information or to be featured on one of their shows, visit https://www.rockingthevalley.com/
The information I share here each week is in support of the musicians and the live music venues in the Lehigh Valley and surrounding areas. It is the reason I created Voices of the Valley and I will continue to do that in any way I can. Again, if you are not comfortable with indoor seating or attending live music performances at the moment, please consider alternative ways to help support the artists and the venues whenever you can. I am confident that you will return once this pandemic is under control and it is safe to get back to something resembling “normal”. What’s important now is doing what we can to ensure there are places to return to. Please help keep the music scene, in the Valley and beyond, alive and well.
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