We’re in the first full weekend in March. That means spring is just around the corner. It also means that a few more places may start hosting live music outdoors again. It may be a few weeks away but, it’s getting closer. In the meantime, we have a pretty solid lineup for this week and the list seems to be growing. It’s still important, even with many of the restrictions being eased or lifted, to continue to stay safe and follow the guidelines as things begin to try to get “back to normal”. There are several on-line events you can tune in to if you are not yet ready to venture out. Either way, let’s continue to help support the artists and the venues that bring us live music each week.
If you would like your events listed here each week, it’s pretty simple. Send me your schedule by Wednesday evening by using the “contact us” form on the website, Facebook messenger or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Whether you are a solo artist, a full band or a venue manager/owner, I’ll promote your events right here each week. Please take a moment to like and share Voices of the Valley on Facebook. Thank you for all the support ! Here’s the week in music.
THURSDAY – 5:30pm – Kendal Conrad, Woodstone Country Club. 6pm – Vinyl Persuasion, Covered Bridge Inn and Regina Sayles, Happy Hour Bar & Grill. 6:30pm – Backyard Cabaret, Porter’s Pub. 6:45pm – Sue Pulcer, Blue Ridge Winery. 7pm – Shaun Lally, Stooges.
FRIDAY – 5pm – Dixie Wood, Radical Wines. 6pm – Michael Arnella Duo, McCooles at the Historic Red Lion Inn, Nick Cerniglia, HiJinx Brewery, Poor Man’s Gambit, Dinky’s Ice Cream Parlor, Irish Dancers, Molly’s Irish Grille & Sports Bar, Smooth Retsina Glow, ShawneeCraft Brewing Co, Kennedy Bound, Insurrection Distillery and Tim Harakal, Woodstone Country Club. 6:15pm – Fig for a Kiss, Palette & Pour. 6:30pm – Steve McDaniel, The Taproom at Weyerbacher, Chris Giakas, The Iron Mule, Brosky & Cannavo, Two Rivers Taproom (Quakertown) and Start Making Sense, Musikfest Cafe. 7pm – Deji & Derek, Rivals Sports Bar, Bill Shannon, Brothers Kershner Brewing Co, The McKay Pipe Band, Molly’s Irish Grille and Sports Bar, John Rodden, Liberty Union, Lovelace, Steel Pub, Shaun Lally, Easton Wine Project, Billy Rooth, Derailed Taproom, Thomas Jay Martin, J.J.Ratigan’s Brewery, Celtic Rebels Band, Venture X, Jonny Cornelius, The Wooden Match and Reel to Real Country Band, Artie’s Bar & Grill. 7:30pm – Kendal Conrad, Gypsy Blu and Cody Tyler, Liberty Taproom. 8pm – Mark & Ralph, The Shanty on 19th, Owen & the Alien, Seven Sirens Brewing Co, Piper’s Request, Flying V and Stray Seeds, The Funhouse Southside. 8:30pm – The Boondock Barons, New Tripoli Hotel. Poor Man’s Gambit, The Irish Dancers, Fig For a Kiss, The McKay Pipe Band, Celtic Rebels Band and Piper’s Request are all part of the Southside Arts District’s “Shamrock & Roll” First Friday celebration. For more info, visit https://southsideartsdistrict.com/
SATURDAY – 11am – Amanda & The Teddy Thomas Band, Liberty Taproom. 1pm – Jake Miller & Levi Longacre, Vynecrest Vineyards. 2pm – Cassandra Rose, Seven Sirens Brewing Co. 3pm – Dustin Douglas, ShawneeCraft Brewery. 5pm – Corey Purcell, HiJinx Brewery. 6pm – Two of a Kind, Artisan Wine & Cheese Cellars, Kendal Conrad, Steel Club, Vinyl Persuasion, Thunderhead Lodge, Payne Shelton, Insurrection Distillery, Sixty Shades of Gray, Saucony Creek Franklin Station Brewpub and Kenny & Brit, Boulder View Tavern. 6:15pm, Stef & Mike, Palette & Pour. 6:30pm – Jeff Crosson, The Taproom at Weyerbacher and Michael Patrick, The Iron Mule. 7pm – Lucky 7, Rivals Sports Bar, The Boondock Barons, Jabber Jaws Bar & Grill, Social Call, Steel Pub, Chuck Schubert, Easton Wine Project, Jimmy Brown Duo, ShawneeCraft Brewery, George Grillo, Derailed Taproom, The B Band, The Wooden Match and Jacob Currie, J.J.Ratigan’s Brewery. 8pm – The Flight Back Home, Seven Sirens Brewing Co and The Kyle Gischel Band, The Funhouse Southside.
SUNDAY – 1pm – A Celebration of Life for Meghan Hutson with Louie & the Longshots, Jabber Jaws Bar & Grille. 2pm – Kendal Conrad, Black River Farms, Curious Dog, Blue Mountain Vineyards and Andrew Moses, ShawneeCraft Brewery. 3pm – Band of Brothers and The Buzz, Fearless Fire Co (ticketed Event). 4pm – Aiden Bloomfield Duo, Seven Sirens Brewing Co. 8pm – Heart Headed, The Funhouse Southside.
OPEN MIC NIGHTS – There are quite a few to choose from in the area. If you are planning on attending an open mic nght, it is highly recommended that you bring your own microphone and instrument. THURSDAY – 6pm – Renegade Winery. 7pm – Bowers Hotel and ShawneeCraft Brewery. 8pm – Shanty on 19th. SUNDAY – 3pm –Shanty on 19th. 7pm – The Wooden Match. MONDAY – 6pm – Down River Brewing Co. 8pm – The Funhouse Southside. TUESDAY – 5pm – Seven Sirens Brewing Co. 7pm – Old Mill Pub. WEDNESDAY – 7pm – Black & Blue and Desiderio’s Stone Tavern.
ON LINE EVENTS – SATURDAY – 1PM – Punk & Preppy Episode 3 with Prince & Dorothy Henderson. 7:30pm – Irish Night with Steve Walker on the Berks County Quarantine Open Mic page on Facebook. TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY – 1:11pm – Afternoon Delight with Headeye (Jason Hedrington) – Facebook & Instagram. WEDNESDAY – 8pm – Cassandra Rose on Facebook. Rocking the Valley Shows this week: MONDAY – 8pm – Moonlight Magic (host Angie Morey) with guest Brian Emmerton. TUESDAY – 8pm – Meet the Hosts – a round-table discussion with all the RTV show hosts previewing upcoming shows, music and the direction and future plans for RTV. WEDNESDAY – 8pm – Artist Spotlight with Ralph (host Ralph Pagano) with guest Alyssa Dodge. 9:15pm – Whip it Out Wednesday (host Angie Morey) with guest Lord Cynic. All RTV shows are broadcast on Facebook, YouTube, Bandlab and Twitch.tv.
As you can see, there’s no shortage of music in and around the Valley. Please continue to help keep the music scene in the Lehigh Valley and surrounding areas alive and well by not only supporting the artists but, supporting the venues as well. If you are not yet ready to start attending live performances, please consider ordering take-out or delivery from your favorite venue and enjoy an on-line show from the comfort of your home. We all appreciate your support.
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