Here we are in June with more “April showers” in the forecast. Let’s hope the weather forecast is wrong for tonight – at least for the sake of outdoor music. There’s plenty going on in this weeks music scene so, let’s get out and support live music AND all the great venues that offer it !
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Every THURSDAY we get to stroll Main Street in downtown Bethlehem for “Tunes at Twilight” or Hamilton Street in Downtown Allentown for Happy Hour. Tunes at Twilight this week features Ginger & Joe at Edge Restaurant, Acoustic Sound, McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub, George Torella, Hotel Bethlehem, Lorenzo, Tapas on Main and Rameen Shayegan, Twisted Olive. All start times are 6pm. In Allentown, The Stray Seeds and the Michael Gray Band are among the many artists you’ll find along Hamilton starting at 4pm. Walter Lee will get started at Hamilton Kitchen and Bar at 4:30pm.
Southside Arts District, Bethlehem First FRIDAY – 6pm – Smooth Retsina Glow, Banana Factory and Keith, John & Sue, Colony Meadery. 7pm – Pentley Holmes, Southside 313 Bar & Grill. See https://www.facebook.com/southsideartsdistrict for all the First Friday details.
THURSDAY 6/3 – 4:30pm – Mark & Ralph, South Mall. 5pm – Owen & the Alien, Slopeside Pub. 6pm – Colebrook Road, Scott Park, Jim Roberti, Steel Club, Chuck Achey, Sun Inn Preservation Center and Kendal Conrad, Artisan Wine & Cheese Cellar. 6:30pm – Backyard Cabaret with Serene Green, Porter’s Pub and Britt & Kenny, Cinder Inn. 7pm – Jonny Cornelius, The Wooden Match. 8pm – Brian Lally, The Penn Taproom.
FRIDAY 6/4 – 4pm – The Britles, The Inn at Birch Wilds. 5pm – Jeni Hackett Duo, Ringside Bar & Grill and the G & Steve Experience, Keystone Harley-Davidson. 5:30pm – Jay Michaels, Easton Public Market. 6pm – Two of a Kind, Woodstone Country Club, Ash & Snow, Artisan Wine & Cheese Cellar, Payne Shelton, Insurrection Distillery, Shaun Lally, Foundation Tavern, Sister Blue, McCoole’s at the Historic Red Lion Inn, The Royal Picks, Pat’s Pizza and Bistro, Jonny Cornelius, Two Rivers Taproom (Quakertown), Skylar Love, Blueprint Brewing Co, Owen & the Alien, HiJinx Brewery, Chelsea Lyn Meyer Band, Coplay Saengerbund, Tom Storm, Mansion House, Radio One, Hotel Bethlehem and Barefoot Duo, Plumsteadville Inn. 6:30pm – Laurie Vosburg w/Mike Wojik & Louis Fox, The Iron Mule, The Jake Kaligis Band, Penn’s Peak and Kate & Those Guys, Northampton Liederkrantz. 7pm – Mark & Ralph, Thunderhead Lodge, Curious Dog, Murphy’s Hideaway, The Weekenders, Catty Amphitheater, SnowBetz, Rivals Sports Bar, Gypsy Junkies, Leaf Cigar Bar, Stef & Mike, House & Barn, Tim Harakal, Easton Wine Project, Sick Whiskey, ShawneeCraft Brewing Co, Christian Porter, Derailed Taphouse, Vinyl Persuasion, Jack’s Slice, Reel to Real, Artie’s Bar & Grill and Video Daze, Steel Pub. 7:30pm – Damn the Torpedoes, Steel Stacks and Patrick Young, The Taproom at Weyerbacher Brewing Co. 8pm – Z Solo, Original Pocono Pub, Mike Metzgar, Slate Pub and Reservoir Hill Trio, Seven Sirens Brewing Co. 10pm – Powder Valley Bang w/The Big Shaboozie, Funhouse Southside.
SATURDAY 6/5 – 10:30am – Zach Brader, Jake’s Flea Market. 11am – Scott Marshall & the Highway Souls, Pocono Harley-Davidson. Noon – Smooth Retsina Glow – Quakertown Farmers Market. 1pm – Mark & Ralph, Heart & Soul Cafe, Peter Johann Band, Promenade Shops, RED Duo, Vynecrest Vineyards and TJ Bebb & Simply Skewered, Setter Ridge Winery. 2pm – Melanie Ilana, Stoney Run Winery, Radio One, The Taproom at Weyerbacher Brewing Co, Jonny Cornelius, Seven Sirens Brewing Co, We3, Country Creek Winery, Joanna Bea & Mike ET, ShawneeCraft Brewing Co and Greg Smith, Taylor House Brewing Co. 3pm – Supra/Ayers Band, The Inn at Birch Wilds, Dirty Roxx, D&L Trail, John Cannavo Band, Spectator’s Bar & Grill and Seth Witcher, Invertase Brewing Co. 4pm – Britt & Kenny, Broadway Grill. 5pm – Smith Compound Band, Macungie VFW Tiki Bar and SteelCreek, Polk Twp Volunteer Fire Co. 5:30pm – Elizabeth Gillen, Blue Ridge Estate Winery and Vinyl Persuasion, Olde Homestead Golf Club. 6pm – Rick Toure, Insurrection Distillery, Shaun Lally, Copperhead Grill, Mark Cernese & Nick Lindsay, Crust Pizza, Ginger & Joe, Artisan Wine & Cheese Cellar, Christopher Dean Duo, Crossroads Tavern, Mike Guldin & Rollin & Tumblin, Strawberry Family Restaurant, Hot Club of Philadelphia, McCoole’s at the Historic Red Lion Inn, Powder Valley Bang, Jack’s Slice and Scott Marshall & The Highway Souls w/The Boondock Barons, Jabber Jaws Bar & Grill. 6:30pm – Whitey McVickers, The Iron Mule. 7pm – Andrew Nichols & The Kennedys, Fegley’s Allentown Brew Works, Breeze, Rivals Sports Bar, Joanna Bea & Mike ET, The Wooden Match, The Weekenders, Steel Pub, Benton, ShawneeCraft Brewing Co, George Grillo, Derailed Taphouse, Jeff Crosson, Easton Wine Project, Kendal Conrad, Blended by Bru Daddy’s and Amy Lewis, Stokesay Castle & Knights Pub. 7:30pm – New Klassical Quintet, Connexions Gallery, The Slackers, Steel Stacks, Parasitix, One Sided & I’m Done, Almond Tree Manor and Stray Seeds, The Taproom at Weyerbacher Brewing Co. 8pm – Two of a Kind, The Shanty on 19th, Sunsets North, Seven Sirens Brewing Co, Irv Ball, Soma Downtown Grill and Bill Ihling, Descendants Brewing Co at the Old Ship Inn. 9pm – The Crush, Grumpy’s BBQ, Avilion, Williams Irish Pub, The Wonton Soups, Steel Stacks. 10pm – Smooth Retsina Glow, Pearly Baker’s Ale House and Bear Sloth w/Scruft, Funhouse Southside.
SUNDAY 6/6 – 8am – Nick Franclik, Jake’s Flea Market. Noon – Two Pints, Pocono Harley-Davidson and Hearts of Steel featuring Smith Compound Band, The Honey Buzzards and The Buzz, Steel Pub. 2pm – Kendal Conrad, Black River Farms, Jake Kaligis, Weathered Vineyards and Brian St John, ShawneeCraft Brewing Co. 3pm – John David Ambrose, Insurrection Distillery and The Dr Dick Show, Sand Bar. 4pm – Regina Sayles, Happy Hour Bar & Grill and Radio One, Seven Sirens Brewing Co. 5:30pm – Bill Shannon, The Iron Mule. 6pm – Z Solo, Trails End Pub, South Penn Dixie, Dimmick Park, Dead Friends, Bear Creek Mountain Resort, The Acoustic Project, Emmaus Community Park and Pentley Holmes, Steel Stacks. 6:30pm – Jeni Hackett, N. Catty Wm J Albert Memorial Park. 10pm – Heart Headed, Funhouse Southside.
WEDNESDAY 6/9 – 6pm – Smooth Retsina Glow, Bru Daddy’s. 7pm – Girl Crue, Steel Pub.
OPEN MIC NIGHTS –THURSDAY – 6pm – Renegade Winery and Jack’s Slice, 7pm – Bowers Hotel, Cinder Inn, Blend (Final Thursday every month) and ShawneeCraft Brewery. 9pm -. Rathskeller in the National Hotel. 10pm – The Bath Exchange, inside the Historic Slate Exchange Hotel in Bath. FRIDAY – 6pm – Hope & Coffee, Tamaqua. SATURDAY – 6pm – Bally Hotel (First Saturday Every Month). SUNDAY – 3pm,- Shanty on 19th and Camels Hump Farm. . 7pm – The Wooden Match. MONDAY – 6:30pm – Crooked Eye Brewery (1st, 3rd & 5th Monday every month). 10pm – The Funhouse Southside. TUESDAY – 5pm – Seven Sirens Brewing Co. 6pm – Iron Lakes Country Club. 7pm – Old Mill Pub and Change on 3rd (First Tuesday each month) 8pm – Descendants Brewing Co (Ship Inn). WEDNESDAY – 5pm – Insurrection Distillery. 6pm – Bally Hotel and Jabber Jaws Bar & Gill. 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 -This Saturday, 6/5 – 2pm – Punk & Preppy, Episode 5 featuring Dorothy & Prince Henderson (Resting Punk Face), on Facebook & Twitch. WEEKLY ON-LINE SHOWS – Thursday – 8pm – Godfrey Daniels Concert Highlights on Folk Music Notebook. Friday – 7:30pm – Sippin with Shawn (Shawn Cavanaugh). Headeye (Jason Hedrington) – Saturday Shenanigans, 9pm and Tuesday & Wednesday, Afternoon Delight, 1:11pm all on Facebook & Instagram. Not For Coltrane (Michael Duck) Stump the Band, Tuesday –12:30pm on YouTube. Rocking the Valley – Sunday –7pm – Red Barn Music Series (Bill Medei), Monday – 7pm -Stories & Song with Mike & Tom (Michael Duck & Tom Cooney), 8pm – Alexxis Steele. Tuesday – 7pm – Canadian Sessions (Samara Johnson) – this show is currently on hold but, will be returning soon. Stay tuned. 8pm – Showcase with Steve Jones. Wednesday – 8pm – Artist Spotlight with Ralph (Ralph Pagano) – this weeks guest, Darin Jellison. This is the final “live” episode of the season. Live shows return September, 2021. . All Rocking the Valley shows on Facebook and YouTube.
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