January flew right by and, as we head into the final weekend of the month, there are a few virtual shows and plenty of live music to tell you about. I introduced the new monthly YouTube local artist playlist, in case you missed it earlier this week. The Spotify playlist will be here by the weekend. If you want in on the playlists or the weekly music lineup, let me know by using the “contact us” form on the website, Facebook messenger or email your info to email@example.com. If you sent me links for YouTube after the post went up, you will be on February’s playlist. For the weekly lineup, please get your information to me by Wednesday evening. And, please, give the Facebook page a “like” and a share while you’re there. Thanks !
For those of you on Band Camp, just a reminder that they are resuming “Band Camp Friday” in February so, get your links to me by Wednesday morning and I will publish them in the afternoon. Bandcamp Friday is the first Friday of every month. Let’s drive some business to your site ! Here’s what the music scene looks like for this week.
THURSDAY – 6pm – Tim Harakal, Artisan Wine & Cheese Cellar, Vinyl Persuasion, Covered Bridge Inn and Kendal Conrad, Cedar Hollow Inn. 6:30pm – Backyard Cabaret at Porter’s Pub. 7pm – Shaun Lally, Stooges.
FRIDAY – 6pm – Kendal Conrad, Steel Club, Jess Novak, The County Seat, Ava Hoffman, Woodstone Country Club, The Glen Hoffman Trio, McCoole’s at the Historic Red Lion Inn, Stray Seeds, Bru Daddy’s and Andrew Moses, ShawneeCraft Brewing Co. 6:30pm – Chris Giakas, The Iron Mule, GT3, Bethlehem House Gallery and John Rodden, Weyerbacher Brewing co. 7pm – Bobby Clark Band, Steel Pub, Jack Pierone, Easton Wine Project, Ian Kirk, Derailed Taproom, Dave Roth, Bookstore Speakeasy, Jake Kaligis, The Shanty on 19th, Video Daze, Rivals Sports Bar and Neil Grover, House & Barn. 8pm – BearSloth, The Funhouse Southside and Cody Wiley, Seven Sirens Brewing Co.
SATURDAY – 2pm – Janci & Berry, Brook Hollow Winery, Jeff Crosson, Weyerbacher Brewing Co and The Outcrops, ShawneeCraft Brewing Co. 5pm – Pentley Holmes, Sorrenti Family Estates Winery, Aiden Bloomfield Trio, Saucony Creek Kutztown Brewery and Stranger Things Rock, Strawberry Family Restaurant. 6pm – Stef & Mike, Artisan Wine & Cheese Cellar, Vinyl Persuasion, Thunderhead Lodge, Joe Lazorik, McCoole’s at the Historic Red Lion Inn, Bobby Clark Band, Overlook Pub and DMC Duo, Insurrection Distillery. 6:30pm – Kendal Conrad, The Iron Mule and Ultra Kings, Weyerbacher Brewery. 7pm – Dirty Roxx, Jabber Jaws Bar & Grill, Stray Seeds, Gin Mill & Grill, Jeni Hackett, Easton Wine Project, Band of Brothers, Steel Pub (ticketed event), High Five Swan Dive Duo, Rivals Sports Bar and Steve McDaniel, Derailed Taproom. 8pm – The New Standard, Seven Sirens Brewing Co and Big Shaboozie, The Funhouse Southside.
SUNDAY – 2pm – The Bard of the Hills, ShawneeCraft Brewing Co, Ginger & Joe, A’Dello Winery and Kendal Conrad, Blue Mountain Vineyards. 4pm – Skylar Love, Seven Sirens Brewing Co and Bill Shannon, The Iron Mule. 8pm – Mosey Beat, The Funhouse Southside.
WEDNESDAY – 7pm – Sons of Izzy, Steel Pub (ticketed event).
ON-LINE SHOWS – FRIDAY & SATURDAY, presented by Touchstone Theater and the School of Rock Project Studio. FRIDAY – 6pm – Songwriting Group, 9pm – Music of the 70’s. SATURDAY – 2pm – Tribute to Billy Joel, 5pm – Music of Lollapalooza, 8pm – Bank Street Band. SATURDAY – 8pm – Billy Bauer, Facebook Live. SUNDAY – 5pm – Jaisen Taylor, Breast Cancer Support Charity Stream on Facebook & Instagram Live and Rocking the Valley Internet Radio. SUNDAY through FRIDAY – Rocking the Valley has shows every evening. For a complete lineup of shows and times, visit http://www.rockingthevalley.com. WEDNESDAY at 8pm, “Artist Spotlight with Ralph”. My featured guest is Doug Kaetz on twitch.tv/rockingthevalley.
OPEN MICS – THURSDAY – 6pm – Renegade Winery. 7pm – ShawneeCraft Brewing Co and The Bowers Hotel. SUNDAY – 3pm – Shanty on 19th. MONDAY – 6pm – Down River Brewing Co. 8pm – The Funhouse Southside. TUESDAY – 6pm – Seven Sirens Brewing Company. 8pm – Old Mill Pub. WEDNESDAY – 7pm – Black & Blue and Desiderio’s Stone Tavern.
There you have it – this week in music ina and around the Lehigh Valley. Please support the local music scene in any way you can, either live & in person or on line. And, don’t forget the venues that keep the music scene alive and well. If you are not comfortable attending a live performance you can still help by ordering carry-out or delivery and enjoying an on-line show. If you plan on attending an open mic night, please bring your own microphone whenever possible. Thanks for all you do to help keep the music scene growing !
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