As we move into spring, we’re starting to see more “festival-like” events featuring multiple artists/bands. Last week I changed the format a little and that seemed to work out well so, I’ll continue posting that way through the season. You will find the larger events listed first followed by the normal format with the daily lineups, open mics and on-line shows. Keep in mind that I am now listing the entire week (Thu-Wed) so, if you have a show Mon-Wed please let me know.
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LAST MINUTE UPDATE: Tonight’s Gig Diggers Open Jam at Jack’s Slice has been cancelled. They will be back next Thursday.
EARTH DAY FESTIVAL, EMMAUS, PA – SATURDAY, starting at noon – Event held at the Jasper Mountain Event Center. Outdoor lineup – Golden Twine, Fella Smitbone, The Blues Crew, BaBa, Starboard Sparrow and Luca. Indoor Afterparty – 6pm – Mosey Beat and Bearsloth. The outdoor portion of the festival is free but, there is a $5 charge to park. Admission for the Afterparty is $10. The rain date is Sunday, 4/18. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/292609355586009/?acontext=%7B%22event_action_history%22%3A%5B%7B%22mechanism%22%3A%22search_results%22%2C%22surface%22%3A%22search%22%7D%5D%7D for more details.
SISTER SALVATION VIDEO RELEASE CELEBRATION – SATURDAY, starting at 7pm (doors 6:30pm, $5 cover) – event held at Artie’s Bar and Grill. Sister Salvation celebrates the release of their video “Breathe” with guests Corvid Corpus, Zesty and Threatpoint.
PARTY FOR THE PLANET KICKOFF – SATURDAY, starting at 3pm – Event held at the Lehigh Valley Zoo. Live Music from Frank Porter, Stacy Gabel, Anthony Cubbage and Erin Kelly. for tickets and more information, visit https://www.lvzoo.org/p4pkickoff.
Drinking Water for the Wayuu Fundraiser – SATURDAY – starting at 5:30pm – Event held at Black & Blue. Live music from Rio Bosa and Amojo with a DJ starting at 9pm. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1090313721452187/?acontext=%7B%22event_action_history%22%3A%5B%7B%22mechanism%22%3A%22discovery_this_week_tab%22%2C%22surface%22%3A%22bookmark%22%7D%5D%7D
TAILS AND SALES – SATURDAY – Starting at 9am – Event held in downtown Bethlehem. Live music at the Goundie House from Seth Witcher (noon) and Joanna Bea & Mike ET (2:30pm).
THURSDAY – 4:30pm – Mark & Ralph, South Mall. 5pm – Stef & Mike, The Shelby. 6:30pm – Frank Porter, Whispering Oaks Vineyards and Backyard Cabaret, Porter’s Pub. 7pm – A Girl & A Guy, The View at Morgan Hill, Heart Headed, Tacos y Tequila – Allentown, JIm Roberti, Steel Club and Chris Thile, Levitt Pavilion.
FRIDAY – 5pm – Heart & Soul, Roselawn Bistro. 5:30pm – Leah Marie Fuls, Easton Public Market. 6pm – Chelsea Lyn Meyer Duo, Foundation Tavern, The Doc, Insurrection Distillery, Two of a Kind, Thunderhead Lodge, Owen & the Alien, Barley Creek Winery, Karl Eisenhart, McCoole’s at the Historic Red Lion Inn, The New Standard, HiJinx Brewery, Stef & Mike, Artisan Wine & Cheese Cellars and Barefoot Duo, Bishop Estate Vineyards. 6:30pm – Mark & Ralph, The Iron Mule. 7pm – A Girl & A Guy, ShawneeCraft Brewing Co, Shaun Lally, Tacos y Tequila – Allentown, Kelly Reilly Duo, Murph’s Hideaway, Zac Lawless, Derailed Taphouse, Steal the Sky, Rivals Sports Bar, The Weekenders, Steel Pub, Little Red Rooster, Blueprint Brewing Co, Slim & the Percolators, Crooked Eye Brewing Co, Jake Bracey, McAllister Brewing Co, Kendal Conrad, Markley Grille, Samantha Fish, Levitt Pavillion and Ben Tyler, Easton Wine Project. 7:30pm – John Rodden, The Taproom at Weyerbacher and Wes Johnson & Gabe Delp, West End.. 8pm – Greg Smith & Lou Franco, 110 Tavern and Radio One, Seven Sirens Brewing Co. 10pm – Armed for Flight, Funhouse Southside.
SATURDAY – 11am – Full Metal Racket, Keystone Harley-Davidson. 11:30am – Downtown Jimmy Brown, ShawneeCraft Brewing Co. 1pm – Stranger Things Rock, Strawberry Family Restaurant and Whiskey Kreek, Setter Ridge Winery. 2pm – Cassandra Rose, Seven Sirens Brewing Co. 3pm – At the Apollo, Spectator’s Bar & Grill and Andrew Tirado, ShawneeCraft Brewing Co. 4pm – Big Wahu, Hardball Cider. 5pm – Jeff Crosson, Saucony Creek Kutztown Brewery, Pentley Holmes, Hop Hill Brewing Co and Just Jeff, Rainbow Bistro. 6pm – Shaun Lally, HiJinx Brewery, Mark & Ralph, Insurrection Distillery, John Rodden, LuLu Country Club, Waterfront Blue, The Milford House and Michael Patrick, Lighthouse Tavern. 6:30pm – Leah Marie Fuls Duo, Two Rivers Taproom – Quakertown, Dan Ward, Boulder Woods Campground and John DeRosa, The Iron Mule. 7pm – Joanna Bea & Mike ET, ShawneeCraft Brewing Co, Heart Headed, Tacos y Tequila – Allentown, StillCraft & Deprived, Jabber Jaws Bar & Grill, Honey & Nutz, Rivals Sports Bar, Psych, Steel Pub, Nick Cerniglia, House & Barn, Seize Fire Duo, Moose Lodge 1336, Acoustic Grove, Best Station Hotel, Tuck Ryan, Reading Distillers Guild, Boondock Barons, Gin Mill & Grille and Catch 22, Derailed Taphouse. 7:30pm – Stephen Kellogg, Musikfest Cafe, Jaisen Taylor Acoustic Band, 5 Points Restaurant & Bar and Chelsea Lyn Meyer Duo, The Taproom at Weyerbacher. 8pm – Social Call Duo, Stahleys Cellarette, Sunsets North, Seven Sirens Brewing Co, Rock Kandy, Desiderio’s Stone Tavern and Mike Metzgar, Slate Pub. 9:30pm – Bobby Clark Band, Mason Street Grille.
SUNDAY – 8am – Steve Walker, Jake’s Flea Market. Noon – The Weekenders, The Taproom at Weyerbacher. 1pm – Anthony Cubbage, Vynecrest Vineyards. 2pm – Frank Porter, Crooked Eye Brewery, John Rodden, Black River Farms, Stef & Mike, Blue Mountain Vineyards and Ziggy, ShawneeCraft Brewing Co. 3pm – Two of a Kind, Insurrection Distillery and Trick Stacy, Widows Tavern. 4pm – Joseph Acor & Jake, Seven Sirens Brewing Co. 10pm – Urban Achievers, Funhouse Southside.
MONDAY – 6pm – Mark & Ralph, Tacos y Tequila – Allentown.
TUESDAY – 7pm – Shaun Lally, Tacos y Tequila – Allentown
WEDNESDAY – 7pm – Mike Guldin with Craig Thatcher & Billy Wear, 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 and Jack’s Slice, 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 !
WEEKLY ON-LINE EVENTS – Headeye (Jason Hedrington) – Saturday Night Shenanigans, 9pm and Afternoon Delight on Tuesday & Wednesday at 1:11pm on Facebook and Instagram. Not for Coltrane (Michael Duck) Tuesdays, 12:30pm on YouTube. Rocking the Valley – Monday, Tom Cooney Music and Not for Coltrane, 7pm. Tuesday, Steve Jones‘ Showcase, 8pm. Wednesday, Artist Spotlight with Ralph (Ralph Pagano) 8pm – This weeks’ guest is Jeni Englund. The Canadian Sessions with Samara Johnson will return to Tuesdays at 7pm at a date TBD. For a complete list of Rocking the Valley shows on Facebook & YouTube, visit https://www.rockingthevalley.com/.
If you can’t make it out or are not yet comfortable attending a live performance, please consider ordering carry out or delivery from one of the venues that continue to support the live music scene. And, of course, you can tune in to one of the on-line shows to enjoy some “live” music from the comfort of your home. Thanks for all you do to help keep the area’s music scene alive !
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