Things are definitely starting to look a little more “normal” than they have in a while. Bars and restaurants are operating closer to capacity than they have in over a year and we are cautiously optimistic that we’re heading in the right direction. The music scene is as alive as it has been since the pandemic arrived and the hope is it will continue to grow. With that being said, it’s still important to continue to keep everyone’s health and safety in mind while getting out and enjoying the music and the great venues that have kept the scene alive.
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I am going to deviate a little from the regular format this week. There are a few events on the weekend that require a little more space and a couple “pop-up” open jams that are not normally on the open mic radar. I’ll list them first before getting into the regular weekly lineup.
The Appalachian Fiddle and Bluegrass Association Outdoor Shindig – Saturday, starting at 11am (gates at 10am) – Event held at Mountain View Park in Wind Gap. Live music from The Young Brothers, Big Valley Bluegrass, Flint Hill Express, Twin River Rounders, Santara Wind, Boulevard Express and Pete Pappalardo. Admission – $10.
Catasauqua Streat Fest – Saturday, starting at 1pm. Event held at Front & Bridge Streets, Catasauqua. Live music from Common Bond and Glen Eric Longenhagen.
Allentown YMCA Diabetes Program Benefit Show – Saturday, starting at noon. Event held at Jabber Jaws Bar & Grill, Allentown. Live music from Phat Chrizzy, The Buzz, Ruffian, The Mayan Factor, Louie & the Longshots and a special guest (TBA). $10 donation.
10TH Birthday Celebration -Sunday, 6pm – Event held at Macungie Memorial Park, hosted by Star of the Day Event Productions, featuring live music from a list of musicians from the 10 years in the bandshell. tickets ($10), information and a complete list of bands www.StaroftheDay.org.
Gig Digger Events and Planning Open Jams – Thursday, 6pm, Hill-to-Hill Grille, Bethlehem and Saturday, 9:30pm, Stahley’s, Allentown. All musical acts welcome.
THURSDAY – 6pm – Dan Mies, Steel Club, Joe Mixon, Artisan Wine & Cheese Cellar and Two of a Kind, Covered Bridge Inn. 6:30pm, Backyard Cabaret, Porter’s Pub. 7pm – Mark & Ralph, The Wooden Match, Heart Headed, Tacos y Tequila, Allentown, Claudia & Lilliana, The View at Morgan Hill, Brian Neis, Happy Hour Bar & Grill and Shaun Lally, Stooges.
FRIDAY – 5pm – DMC Duo, Harball Cider and Jonny Cornelius, Radical Wines. 5:30pm – Erin Kelly, Easton Public Market. 6pm – Kennedy Bound, Insurrection Distillery, Ash & Snow, Artisan Wine & Cheese Cellar, Brian Lally, Horse Tavern, Andrea Amoroso, Saucony Creek Franklin Station Brewpub and Jake Kaligis, HiJinx Brewing Co. 6:15pm – Jazz Improvisation, Palette & Pour. 6:30pm – Joanna Bea & Mike ET, The Iron Mule and Jeff Crosson, The Taproom at Weyerbacher. 7pm – Leah Marie Fuls Duo, Easton Wine Project, Nick Desouza, Derailed Taproom, Secret Reasons, ShawneeCraft Brewing Co, Mark Cernese & Nick Lindsay, Fegley’s Allentown Brew Works, Shaun Lally, Tacos y Tequila, Allentown Snow Betz, Rivals Sports Bar, Z Solo, Black & Blue, Time Whys, Steel Pub, Keep the Change, Local Tap, Allison Landon, Brothers Kershner Brewing Co, Ashley Marquez, The Wooden Match and Start Making Sense, Mauch Chunk Opera House. 8pm – Starting Tomorrow, Seven Sirens Brewing Co, The Boondock Barons, Fossil’s Last Stand and Catch 22, The Original Pocono Pub. 9pm – Jake Joyce Trio, Liberty Taproom. 10pm – Mosey Beat, Funhouse Southside.
SATURDAY – 11am – Joanna Bea & Mike ET, Pocono Mountain Harley Davidson. Noon – Live Irish Music (The Hooley Shooters, noon, Brian McNulty, 3pm and Celtic Spirit Trio, 4pm), Hardball Cider. 1:30pm – Ash & Snow, Setter Ridge Winery. 2pm – Dustin Douglas, ShawneeCraft Brewery, Stacy Gabel, The Sweetness of Salt, Hellertown (ribbon cutting ceremony), Greg Smith & Lou Franco, Taylor House Brewing Co and Neil Grover, Seven Sirens Brewing Co. 4pm – James Lauchmen, Bishop Estate Winery. 5pm – Ziggy Isaacs, Hop Hill Brewing Co and Jeremy & Dave, Klinger’s at the Airport. 6pm – DMC Duo, Insurrection Distillery, Brian Kidd, Artisan Wine & Cheese Cellar, Joe Lazorik, McCoole’s at the Historic Red Lion Inn, Keep the Change, Blueprint Brewing Co, Nick Cerniglia, Saucony Creek Kutztown Brewery, Swamp Guard, HiJinx Brewery and Vinyl Persuasion, Thunderhead Lodge. 6:15pm – Ginger & the Schnappes, Palette & Pour. 6:30pm – Michael Patrick, The Iron Mule. 7pm – Christian Porter & Nyke Van Wyk, Derailed Taproom, Stevie Vicks Acoustic Duo, Easton Wine Project, Girl Crue, Steel Pub, Enjinz Fire, ShawneeCraft Brewing Co, Smashed, Rivals Sports Bar, Heart Headed, Tacos y Tequila, Allentown, Clayton Reilly, Musikfest Cafe and Kendal Conrad, J.J. Ratigan’s Brewing Co. 7:30pm – A Girl & A Guy, The Taproom at Weyerbacher. 8pm – Graystone Allstars, Seven Sirens Brewing Co, Social Call Duo, The Shanty on 19th, The Grey Man Group, Lakeside Bar and Steve Brosky Duo, 5 Points Bar & Grill. 10pm – Dear Anna, The Funhouse Southside.
SUNDAY – 8am – Mark & Ralph, Jake’s Flea Market. 10:30am – Alyssa Dodge, Jake’s Flea Market. 11am – Radio One, Fegley’s Bethlehem Brew Works. 11:30am – Tony Alesi, ShawneeCraft Brewery. 1pm – Jeni Hackett, Setter Ridge Winery, Laurie Vosburg Band, Pour House at New Hope Winery, BilliesNightOutDuo, Lily’s Vineyard, Allison Landon, Bishop Estate Vineyards and Bobby Siegfried, Vyncrest Winery. 2pm – Kendal Conrad, Black River Farms, Str8up Band, Desiderio’s Stone Tavern and Six to Midnight, Blue Mountain Vineyards. 4pm – Skylar Love, Seven Sirens Brewing Co. 5:30pm – Ryan Montbleau, Musikfest Cafe and Jonny Cornelius, The Iron Mule. 6pm – Z Solo, Trails End Pub. 10pm – SnowBetz, The Funhouse Southside.
TUESDAY – 7pm –Shaun Lally, Tacos y Tequila, Allentown.
WEDNESDAY – 5pm – Stef & Mike, Jack’s Slice. 7pm – Kinda, Sorta, Maybe, Steel Pub.
OPEN MIC NIGHTS – Beginning on Saturday, May 1, at 6pm, Phil Stahl will host an open mic at the Bally Hotel on the first Saturday of every month. THURSDAY – 5:30pm – Blue Ridge Estate Winery. 6pm – Renegade Winery, 7pm – Bowers Hotel, Cinder Inn and ShawneeCraft Brewery. SUNDAY – 3pm,- Shanty on 19th. 7pm – The Wooden Match. MONDAY – 6pm – Down River Brewing Co. 6:30pm – Crooked Eye Brewery (1st, 3rd & 5th Monday every month). 10pm – The Funhouse Southside. TUESDAY – 5pm – Seven Sirens Brewing Co. 7pm – Old Mill Pub. WEDNESDAY – 6pm – Bally Hotel. 7pm – Black & Blue and Desiderio’s Stone Tavern. If you plan on attending an open mic, you are encouraged to bring your own instrument and microphone. Remember to follow all health and safety guidelines. Let’s keep the venues open !
ON LINE EVENTS – Thursday – 8pm – Kendal Conrad, Strings for Hope Instagram Live Series. Sunday – 7pm – Ginger & the Schnappes (Facebook). Beginning this Saturday, April 10, Godfrey Daniels is launching a new virtual series – “Positively Godfrey’s” – at 7pm on Facebook. This week features Lauren Sheehan. Rocking the Valley continues it’s weekly broadcasts on Facebook and YouTube. For a complete listing of shows and times, visit http://www.rockingthevalley.com. Headeye (Jason Hedrington) hosts Saturday Shenanigans at 9pm Saturday evenings and Afternoon Delight every Tuesday and Wednesday at 1:11pm on Facebook and Instagram Live.
Thank you to all the venues that help keep the music scene alive, to everyone who comes out to support live music, all the readers and, of course, the great artists that make up the local music scene.
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