Is it really July already ? It feels like Memorial Day was just last week and now it’s the July 4 weekend and, it’s loaded with live music. From Tunes at Twilight in downtown Bethlehem to First Friday on the Southside, Rock the Walk in Allentown and a whole list of 4th of July special events, there is plenty to choose from. And, that doesn’t even scratch the surface. Take a good look at the lineups, find your happy place and go out and support live music ! Don’t forget all of the amazing venues that need your support as well !
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FESTIVALS AND SPECIAL EVENTS
Every THURSDAY through October 14 starts with Happy Hour on Hamilton in downtown Allentown. Rock the Walk starts out at 4pm. This week in Pocket Park, Dance Fusion Performing Arts Studio (4pm) followed by Garden State Radio (6pm). Mark & Ralph will be at Bru Daddy’s (4pm), C.J.Jenkins at Bell Hall (4pm) and Mike Metzgar at Hamilton Kitchen (4:30pm). Look for pop-up artists along Hamilton Street from 4-6pm. Downtown Bethlehem hosts Tunes at Twilight every week through July 22 at 6pm. You’ll find James Supra & Phil Pilorz at Edge Restaurant, Gene Perla Duo at Hotel Bethlehem, Fig for a Kiss at McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub, Craig Thatcher at Tapas on Main and George Hrab at Twisted Olive..
THURSDAY, 7/1 – East Rock Roots 1st of July Food Drive, 855 East Rock Road, Allentown. Live music – 6pm – with Elephants Dancing, Skyler Davis and David Sloyan
FRIDAY, 7/2 – First Friday on the Southside. Live music from The Wonton Soups, 6pm at Molly’s Irish Grille & Sports Pub, Neil Grover, 6pm at the Banana Factory, Swamp Guard, 6:30pm at Dinky’s and The Swingtime Dolls, 7pm at Roasted.
FRIDAY, 7/2 thru SUNDAY, 7/4 – Sunny Rest 4th of July, Sunny Rest Resort. Live music Saturday – A Pair of Nuts (noon) and Radio Tokyo (10pm). Sunday – Tom Storm (noon) and Just Jeff (5pm).
FRIDAY & SATURDAY, 7/2 & 7/3 – Rock for Your Independence, Morwood Sportsmen Club. Live music Friday – Poker Face (6:30pm), Spider Pie (7:45pm) and The Defiance (9pm). Saturday – Junior’s Grades (4:30pm), Old School (6:30pm) and Poker Face (9pm).
SATURDAY, 7/3 – Red White & Brew Fest, Riverside Barr, 6pm. Live music from PSYCH and Band of Brothers.
THURSDAY, 7/1 – 3:30pm – Nick Cerniglia, Trolly Barn Public Market. 4pm – Jeni Hackett, Blue Ridge Estate Vineyards. 5pm – Owen & the Alien, Slopeside Pub. 5:30pm – Tim Harakal, The Shelby and Pilgy, Blue Ridge Estate Vineyards. 6pm – Ultra Kings Deluxe, Steel Club and Marc Berger & Ride, Scott Park. 6:30pm – Becky & the Beasts, Penn’s Peak. 7pm – Quick Draw, The Iron Mule and Jonny Cornelius, Stooges. 7:30pm – Nicole Atkins & the Family, Steel Stacks
FRIDAY, 7/2 – 4pm – Psychedelic Revival, Bushkill Park. 5pm – Mark & Ralph, Keystone Harley-Davidson, Moondogs, Tolino Vineyards, Brosky & Cannavo, Radical Wines, Zach Russack, Ironbound Cider and TimeWhys, Mountain View Vineyards. 5:30pm – Julianna Sweeney, Easton Public Market and Mosey Beat, Olde Homestead Golf Club. 6pm – Nate Meyers & the Aces, Hamilton Kitchen & Bar, Steven Wales, Artisan Wine & Cheese Cellar, Pentley Holmes, HiJinx Brewery, Radio One, Bell Hall, DMC Duo, McCoole’s at the Historic Red Lion Inn, Ken Pierson, Markley Bar & Grille, Chris Thomas, Weathered Vineyards, Jonny Cornelius, Blueprint Brewing Co, Two of a Kind, Insurrection Distillery, Michael Patrick, Black & Blue, Dave Mell Trio, Saucony Creek Franklin Station Brew Pub and Tom Storm, Mansion House. 6:30pm – Bill Ihling, El Charro del Rio, Psychedelic Revival, Riverside Barr, Mr Nice Guy, Stokesay Castle & Knights Pub and Lou Pompilio, The Iron Mule. 7pm – Smooth Retsina Glow, Strawberry Family Restaurant, Downtown Jimmy Brown Duo, ShawneeCraft Brewing Co, Chris Colaiaco, Easton Wine Project, George Grillo, Derailed Taphouse, Stef & Mike, Jack’s Slice, Joyous, Cattasaqua Park, The Bobby Clark Band, Rivals Sports Bar and The Verdict, Steel Pub. 7:30pm – Kyle Yankowy Duo, The Taproom at Weyerbacher Brewing Co and Life After Dead, Steel Stacks. 8pm – StillCraft, 1836 Saloon, Accept & Blackfoot, Penn’s Peak, Vinyl Persuasion, The Shanty on 19th and The Royal Picks, Seven Sirens Brewing Co. 9pm – Cody Templeton Band, Draught House. 10pm – My Brother Below, Funhouse Southside.
SATURDAY, 7/3 – Noon – Smooth Retsina Glow, Quakertown Farmer’s Market and Red Bear, Pocono Mountain Harley-Davidson. 1pm – Amber Peirce, Bell Hall, Kristen Morgenstern, Lehigh Valley Zoo, Jordan White, Tolino Vineyards, Social Call, Hardball Cider, Acoustic Kitty Project, Promenade Shops, TimeWhys, Sorrenti Vineyards, Dear Anna, Leaf Cigar Bar and Kendal Conrad & Blazing Swine, Setter Ridge Vineyards. 2pm – Scott Marshall & the Highway Souls, Weathered Vineyards and Lonesome Duo, ShawneeCraft Brewing Co. 3pm – Eliza Rush Band, The Inn at Birch Wilds. 5pm – Smith Compound Band, Macungie VFW Tiki Bar, Pentley Holmes, Sorrenti Family Estate Vineyards, Stef & Mike, Hop Hill Brewing Co and Rebekah Leigh, New Hope Winery. 5:30pm – Fraser Thomas, Weis Pub (Macungie), Cramer Brothers Band, Blue Ridge Estate Vineyards and DMC Duo, Invertase Brewing Co. 6pm – Smooth Retsina Glow, Lost Tavern – Bethlehem, Secondwynd, Artisan Wine & Cheese Cellar, Cassandra Rose, Taylor House Brewing Co, Punkabillys on the Wagon, McCoole’s at the Historic Red Lion Inn, Radio One, Hotel Bethlehem, John Rodden, Saucony Creek Kutztown Brewery and The Doc, Insurrection Distillery. 6:30pm – Whitey McVickers, The Iron Mule and Amy Lewis, Stokesay Castle & Knoghts Pub. 7pm – Sheila & Mark, Derailed Taphouse, Chuck Schubert, Easton Wine Project, The Boondock Barons, Jabber Jaws Bar & Grille, Regina Sayles, ShawneeCraft Brewing Co, Gunslinger, East Penn Sporting Clays, Michael Patrick, Big Bear Gear and The Bobby Clark Band, Steel Pub. 7:30pm – Woodside Avenue, The Taproom at Weyerbacher Brewing Co, The Sofa Kings, Steel Stacks and The Gas Trio, Rivals Sports Bar. 8pm – Sunsets North, Seven Sirens Brewing Co, Joe Janci, Descendants Brewing Co and Kevin & Dean, New Jerusalem Inn. 9pm – Payton Renee, McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub. 10pm – The Big Shaboozie, Funhouse Southside. 10:30pm – Chris Condel, Warrior Bar & Grill
SUNDAY, 7/4 – 8am – Nick Franclik, Jake’s Flea Market. 9:30am – Mark & Ralph, Saucon Valley Farmer’s Market. Noon – Dave Johnsen, The Taproom at Weyerbacherr Brewing Co 1pm – Jeni Hackett Duo, Stoney Run Winery, Kristen Morgenstern, Lehigh Valley Zoo and Bobby from Curious Dog, Tolino Vineyards. 2pm – Owen & the Alien, Hardball Cider, Greg Smith’s Off the Road, Riverside Barr and The Sol, ShawneeCraft Brewing Co. 3pm – Vinyl Persuasion, Insurrection Distillery. 5pm – The Youngers & The New Constitution, Bear Creek Mountain Resort, Heart Headed, Seven Sirens Brewing Co and John Cannavo Band, Nick’s Lake House. 6pm – DMC Duo, Emmaus Community Park. 7pm – Girl Crue, Steel Stacks, Kate & Those Guys, ShawneeCraft Brewing Co and The Doc, Insurrection Distillery. 10pm – Heart Headed, Funhouse Southside.
MONDAY, 7/5 – 1pm – Jeni Hackett, Setter Ridge Winery. 2pm – Rick B, ShawneeCraft Brewing Co.
WEDNESDAY, 7/7 – 6pm – Vinyl Persuasion, Covered Bridge Inn. 7pm – Artisan Trio, Palette & Pour and Mike Greer & Co, Steel Pub.
OPEN MIC NIGHTS – THURSDAY – 6pm – Renegade Winery, My Tequila House and Jack’s Slice, 7pm – Bowers Hotel, Cinder Inn, The Stanhope House, 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 !
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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