Are you getting back out and enjoying live music again ? If so, you will find everything you need to know about who is playing where and when right here. Festivals, special events, open mics and your favorite live music venues all in one place. There are even a few on-line events you can tune in to if you’re staying home. Let’s support each other whenever we can and, of course, these great venues that bring us live music every week.
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FESTIVALS AND SPECIAL EVENTS
Every THURSDAY starts with Happy Hour on Hamilton in downtown Allentown. Rock the Walk starts out at 4pm with The Billy Bauer Band and The Wood Smoke Duo in Pocket Park and Smooth Retsina Glow at Hamilton Kitchen. Look for pop-up artists along Hamilton Street from 4-6pm. Downtown Bethlehem hosts Tunes at Twilight every week at 6pm. You’ll find Melody Cruz at Corked 2.0, Tim Harakal at Edge Restaurant, Shaun Lally at The Sun Inn Courtyard (5:30 start) Hawk Brothers Jazz at Hotel Bethlehem, Without George at McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub, Hunter Chadeayne at Plants & Vintage and Aiden Bloomfield Duo at Platz.
SATURDAY, 6/26 – Poor Bastards Car & Motorcylce Show, East Goshenhoppen Park – 9am – Live music by The Ultra Kings and World Breaker.
SATURDAY, 6/26 – Soulshine Summer Music Concert, Country Creek Winery – 2pm – Live music by Mike Guldin & Rollin’ & Tumblin’, All Worn Out and Mike Greer & Company. Admission is $20. Rain date, SUNDAY, 6/27.
SATURDAY, 6/26 – Gathering of the Tribes Six, Tri-Boro Sportsmen Club. Noon – Live music from Girl Crue, The Cherry Bombs, Social Call and The Jack Adams Blues Band. $10 cover.
SATURDAY, 6/26 & SUNDAY, 6/27 – Groove at the Grove, Morwood Sportsmen Club – Live music in order of appearance: (noon start both days) SATURDAY – Mr. Checker, Electric Heart & Soul, Spider Pie, Pop Roxx, TK-2, Hammer Sheep and The Programme. SUNDAY – Maili Shelly, Three Beards & a Bush, One Eye Willy, Zig Zag & the Key of Z and The Hoppin’ Boxcars. $25 admission. Gates open 6pm FRIDAY, 6/25 for campers.
SATURDAY, 6/26 & SUNDAY, 6/27 – PA BBQ Fest, Jim Dietrich Park – Live Music in order of appearance. 11am start both days. SATURDAY – Richard Mextorf, Lil Ragu Band, Chris Beissel, Uncle Jake & the 18-Wheel Gang and a Billy Joel Tribute by Terrance Laughlin. SUNDAY – Lefty Wilson, Friar Point Band, Jaisen Taylor Band and Kirby Sibiski. FREE admission. $5 parking fee.
SUNDAY, 6/27 – Sunday Service Metal Night, Jabber Jaws Bar & Grill. – Live Music from Krusifire, Black Horizon and Raoul & the Dukes. 7pm – $10 cover.
Thursday, 6/24 – 4:30pm – Mark & Ralph, South Mall. 5pm – Kyle Yankowy, Lost Tavern – Bethlehem and Pentley Holmes, Architects Golf Club. 5:30pm – Pilgy, Blue Ridge Estate Vineyards, DMC Duo, Olde Homestead Golf Club.. 6pm – Lou Franco Duo, Steel Club, Two of a Kind, Covered Bridge Inn, Supra/Ayers Band, Scott Park, Regina Sayles, Stroudsburg Court House Square and Jeff Crosson, Lost Tavern – Hellertown. 6:30pm – Joanna Bea & Mike ET, Cinder Inn. 7pm – Stevie Vicks Duo, The View at Morgan Hill, Ashley Marquez, The Wooden Match and Jonny Cornelius, Stooges.
FRIDAY, 6/25 – 5pm – At the Apollo, Tolino Vineyards, Jeni Hackett Duo, Radical Wines, Glen Roberts, Hardball Cider and Tom Graham, Lost Tavern – Hellertown. 5:30pm – Adam Web, Easton Public Market, Not Us, Olde Homestead Golf Club and Pilgy, Blue Ridge Estate Vineyards. 6pm – Z Solo, Pocono Winery, Damian Walck, Insurrection Distillery, Michael Arenella Duo, McCoole’s at the Historic Red Lion Inn, Blaming Amy, HiJinx Brewery, Billy & Chris, Lost Tavern – Bethlehem, Yingling-Porter on Tap, Emmaus Triangle, Cody Templeton Band, Rivals Sports Bar, Chelsea Lyn Meyer Duo, Foundation Tavern, Eliza & Brook, Mansion House, Manatawny Creek Ramblers, Jim Dietrich Park, Jonny Cornelius, Trolly Barn Public Market, 2 Joes & a Jane, Hotel Bethlehem, Sons of Izzy, Coplay Saengerbund, Swamp Guard, Hills at Lockridge in Macungie, Kermit, Reading Liederkranz, Mike & Brian, Bishop Estate Vineyards, Craig Thatcher, Artisan Wine & Cheese Cellar, The Grayman Group, Jack’s Slice, The Color Teal, Horse Tavern and Tim Fitzpatrick, Boulder View Tavern. 6:30pm – Zaire, One Center Square and Allan Willcockson, The Iron Mule. 7pm – Shaun Lally, Ringer’s Roost, Band of Brothers, Steel Pub, Acoustic Kitty Project Duo, Two Rivers Brewing Co – Easton, The Audio Files, Fegley’s Allentown Brew Works, Luca, ShawneeCraft Brewing Co, Erin McClelland, Derailed Taphouse, Hunkajunk, Cattasaqua Park, We May Be Right, Covered Bridge Park, Payton Renee, House & Barn and Uncle Wes & the Mess, Riverside Barr. 7:30pm – Mark & Ralph, The Taproom at Weyerbacher Brewing Co. 8pm –Third Hand, The Shanty on 19th, Scott Marshall & the Highway Souls, Pocono Raceway and Owen & the Alien, Seven Sirens Brewing Co. 9:30pm – Video Daze, Rivals Sports Bar. 10pm – The Wonton Soups, The Funhouse Southside.
SATURDAY, 6/26 – 11am – Third Degree, Keystone Harley-Davidson. 1pm – Billy Bauer w/Bobby Siegfried, Dinky’s, Ash & Snow, Setter Ridge Winery and Two of a Kind, Country Junction. 2pm – Rick Toure, The Taproom at Weyerbacher Brewing Co, Enjinz Fire, ShawneeCraft Brewing Co, Hannah Violet, Stoney Run Winery and John Rodden, Seven Sirens Brewing Co. 3pm – Whiskey Mansion, The Sand Bar and Just Duane, Lost Tavern – Hellertown. 4pm – Mark & Ralph, Eight Oaks Farm Distillery, Joe Janci, Little Ridge Vineyards, Big Fuss, Invertase Brewing Co and Joey & the T-Birds feat. Dave Freeman, Frank Foley & Jon Samson, Sherman Theater Concert on the Creek. 5pm – Indecision, Macungie VFW Tiki Bar. 5:30pm – Alias, Hardball Cider. 6pm – Scott Erickson, Insurrection Distillery, Andrea Carlson & the Love Police, McCoole’s at the Historic Red Lion Inn, Smooth Retsina Glow, Pocono Brewery, Stef, Mike & Erin, Bell Hall, The Muddbuggs, HiJinx Brewery, DMC Duo, Ringer’s Roost, Paul & Joe, Roselawn Bistro, Mark Prestifillipo, Hotel Bethlehem, Strutter & Victim of Vengence, Artie’s Bar & Grill, Helicopter Hot Tub, Saucony Creek Kutztown Brewery and Steven Wales, Artisan Wine & Cheese Cellar. 6:30pm – John DeRosa, The Iron Mule. 7pm – Andrew Tirado, ShawneeCraft Brewing Co, Scott Marshall & the Highway Souls, Pocono Raceway, Sage, Derailed Taphouse, Scott Carl, Jabber Jaws Bar & Grill, The Harrisons, 5 Points Bar & Grill, Tucker, Palm Tavern and Fuzzy Bunny, Steel Pub. 7:30pm – Skylar Love, The Taproom at Weyerbacher Brewing Co and The Mike & Will Duo, West End Tavern. 8pm – Luisto Rosario, Steel Stacks and Mark Cernese feat William H Taft, Seven Sirens Brewing Co. 9pm – Shaun Lally, McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub. 10pm – The Electric Cheese Melt, The Funhouse Southside.
SUNDAY, 6/27 – 8am – Steve Walker, Jake’s Flea Market. 11am – Joe Janci, Asbury Coffee Mill and Billy & Chris, Hamilton Kitchen & Bar. 12pm – Michael Patrick, The Taproom at Weyerbacher Brewing Co. 2pm – The Castaway Band, Weathered Vineyards, Smooth Retsina Glow, Black River Farms, Howie Baker, ShawneeCraft Brewing Co, Stef Mike & Erin, Stoney Run Winery and G, Lakeside Bar. 3pm – DMC Duo, Insurrection Distillery, Black Cross Band, The Sand Bar and Vinyl Persuasion, Thunderhead Lodge. 4pm – Joseph Acor & Jake, Seven Sirens Brewing Co. 5pm – Street Box Strummers, Hops at the Paddock and Shaun Lally, Fogelsville Hotel. 6pm – Project Grand Slam, Steel Stacks and Friends of Tom, Emmaus Community Park. 7pm – Trio Grande feat. Dave Freeman, Frank Foley & Jon Samson, Old Mill. 10pm – Urban Achievers, The Funhouse Southside.
WEDNESDAY, 6/30 – 5:30pm – Steve Johnson, The Sun Inn Courtyard. 7pm – Stereotype, Steel Pub.
OPEN MIC NIGHTS -There are TWO NEW open mic nights to add to the list. Both are on THURSDAY – 6pm – My Tequila House and 7pm – The Stanhope House. THURSDAY – 6pm – Renegade Winery, My Tequila House 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, Josie Porter Farm and Jabber Jaws Bar & Grill. 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 – FRIDAY, 6/25 –7pm – The Big Wahu Caribbean Band, streaming live on the Bethlehem Fine Arts Commission Facebook page and https://bfac-lv.org/. 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) will return September, 2021. . All Rocking the Valley shows on Facebook and YouTube.
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