There’s another great week of live music ahead ! Festivals, carnivals, community summer concert series’ and a brand-new songwriters brunch series hosted by Michael Patrick. Of course, there is always that long list of great bars, restaurants, breweries, etc that ALWAYS offer live music every week. As always, your support of the venues and the artists is greatly appreciated.
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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, Hunkajunk (6pm). 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 Tim Harakal at Edge Restaurant, Shaun Lally at McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub, Aiden Bloomfield at Corked 2.0, George Torella at Hotel Bethlehem and The Ginger Trio at Twisted Olive.
THURSDAY 7/15 thru SATURDAY 7/17 – Dewey Fire Co Carnival – 6pm each night. THU – Triple Dog Dare. FRI – Billy Bauer Band. SAT – Caution Blue.
THURSDAY 7/15 thru SATURDAY 7/17 – Liberty Fire Co Carnival – 6pm – THU – Chuck Schubert. FRI – Girl Crue. SAT – The Circuit Breakers.
SATURDAY 7/17 and SUNDAY 7/18 – Blueberry Festival, Burnside Plantation. SAT – Community stage: Little Brass Band (10:30am), Joanna Bea & Mike ET (noon), Jeni Englund (1pm), Dave Reber – Celtic Nomads PA (3:15pm), Yingling-Porter on Tap (4:30pm) and Joe Argese (6pm). Brewery Stage: Temple Ave Jazz Band (11am), Will Kiss Band (1pm), Amber Peirce (3pm), Acoustic Mayhem (4pm), Blueberry Jam Acoustic Open Mic (5pm). SUN – Community Stage: Dina Hall (10:30am), Big Wahu Caribbean Band (noon), PYT (1pm), Mark Misterio (3:15pm) and The Jack Murray Band (4:30pm). Brewery Stage: Andrew Lobby (11am), Fran Mayville (1pm), Matt Miskie (3pm) and Smooth Retsina Glow (5pm).
SATURDAY 7/17 – Red, White & Brew Fest, Riverside Barr – 6pm – Billy Monroe & the Soul Survivors and PSYCH.
SATURDAY 7/17 – Metal Assault, The Alternative Gallery – 7pm – $10 cover. The Nots, Might Makes Right, Anthropic and Thrash Gordon.
SATURDAY 7/17 – The Ben Event, Macungie Memorial Park – 3:30pm. Island Time, The Castaway Band and The Large Flowerheads.
SUNDAY 7/18 – Songwriter’s Brunch, El Charro del Rio – Hosted by Michael Patrick. Guests: Andrew Dunn, Kevin DeFeo and Pat Foran.
THURSDAY 7/15 – 3:30pm – Bill Ihling, Black River Farms Wine Bar (Quakertown). 5pm – Jeni Hackett, Blue Ridge Estate Vineyards and Darren Frehulfer, Slopeside Pub. 5:30pm – Two of a Kind, Olde Homestead Golf Club and Owen & The Alien, Sun Inn Preservation Center. 6pm – Resting Punk Face, Joe’s Tavern, Paul Knakk, Steel Club, Kings of Queen St, Stroudsburg City Hall Square, and Billy Bauer, Artisan Wine & Cheese Cellar. 6:30pm – Vinyl Persuasion, Tamaqua Station Platform, Craig Thatcher Trio, Penn’s Peak and Acoustic Kitty Project, Scott Park. 7pm – Quick Draw, The Iron Mule, The Stray Seeds, The Wooden Match and Jonny Cornelius, Stooges. 7:30pm – Mark Santoro, Steel Stacks.
FRIDAY 7/16 – 4pm – Joanna Bea & Mike ET, Split Rock Resort. 5pm – Mrs Eller & The Fellers, Vince’s Pizzeria & Taproom, Dave Johnsen. Slopeside Pub and Deja Vudu, Tolino Vineyards. 5:30pm – Jordan White, Easton Public Market. 6pm – Two of a Kind, Hofford Mill, Mark & Ralph, Insurrection Distillery, Smooth Retsina Glow, Pocono Brewery, Dynamic Duo, Foundation Tavern, J&J Express, Thunderhead Lodge, Jeff Crosson, Big Woody’s (Forks), Pentley Holmes, Jack Slice, Barefoot Duo, Bishop Estate Vineyards, Smith Compound Band, Coplay Saengerbund, Fraser Thomas, Artisan Wine & Cheese Cellar, Chris George, Weathered Vineyards, Dolcetto, The Glenn Hoffman Trio, McCoole’s at the Historic Red Lion Inn and Copper Fields, Bru Daddy’s. 6:30pm – Michael Patrick, El Charro del Rio. 7pm – The Knobby Whistlers, Derailed Taphouse, Chelsea Lyn Meyer Band, Cattasaqua Park, Nikki Briar, ShawneeCraft Brewing Co., The Castaway Band, Blended by Bru Daddy’s, Jonny Cornelius, House & Barn, Colin O’Leary, Easton Wine Project, The Large Flowerheads, Walnutport Carnival, Hot Toddys, Chapel Hills Golf Club and American Street Band, Steel Pub. 7:30pm – Kendal Conrad, The Taproom at Weyerbacher Brewing Co and The Dan DeChellis Trio, Connexions Gallery. 8pm – Mike Metzgar, Slate Pub, Kick – The INXS Experience, Mauch Chunk Opera House, Jackyl, Penn’s Peak, Cody Templeton, One Ten Tavern and The Stray Seeds, Seven Sirens Brewing Co. 10pm – The Tribe, The Funhouse Southside.
SATURDAY 7/17 – 1pm – Two of a Kind, Blue Mountain Vineyards, Smooth Retsina Glow, Renegade Winery, Erin McClelland, Tolino Vineyards, Scott Marshall Band, Promenade Shops, Jonny Cornelius, Hardball Cider and Hannah Violet, Stoney Run Winery. 2pm – Blaming Amy, The Taproom at Weyerbacher Brewing Co, Radio One, Spectator’s Bar & Grill, George Becker, Black River Farms, Andrew Tirado, ShawneeCraft Brewing Co and Tim Harakal, Seven Sirens Brewing Co. 3pm – Leah Marie Fuls Band, The Sand Bar. 4pm – Dana Gaynor & Tribe of Friends, The Inn at Birch Wilds. 5pm – Mo7s, All American Sports Pub and John Rodden, Hop Hill Brewing Co. 5:30pm – Two of a Kind, Foundation Tavern. 6pm – Joanna Bea & Mike ET, Renegade Winery, Dave Johnsen, County Seat Spirits, Jake Kaligis, HiJinx Brewing Co, Main Street Cruisers, Easton Center Square, Royal Picks, Pat’s Pizza & Bistro, Ziggy Isaacs, McCoole’s at the Historic Red Lion Inn, All Things Brielle, Rosanna’s, Zen Dog, Blueprint Brewing Co, Steel Creek, Jacktown Grove, Blue Moxie, Insurrection Distillery, The Dave Mell Band, Strawberry Family Restaurant, Craig Thatcher, Artisan Wine & Cheese Cellar and Zaire, Commons Park. 6:30pm – Bill Ihling, El Charro del Rio. 7pm – Smooth Retsina Glow, Willow Creek Brewery, Houston & the Dirty Rats, Palmer Park Mall, Frog Holler, Kutztown Park, Kim & The Clairvoyants, Ringer’s Roost, Bobby V, Derailed Taphouse, Adam McKinley, ShawneeCraft Brewing Co., Jeff Belfy, Easton Wine Project, Steve Brosky & John Cannavo, Widow’s Tavern and Social Call, Steel Pub. 7:30pm – Chris Zelenka & Don Yoman, 5 Points Grill & Pub, Jeff Crosson, The Taproom at Weyerbacher Brewing Co and Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears, Steel Stacks. 8pm – Kick – The INXS Experience, New Hope Winery, Nick Mich, Well Crafted Brewery, Chelsea Lyn Meyer, Wescosville Fire Co, Wonton Soups, Seven Sirens Brewing Co., Off the Road, Jabber Jaws Bar & Grill and Sick Whiskey, Lakeside Bar. 9pm – Shaun Lally, McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub. 10pm – Bearsloth, The Funhouse Southside.
SUNDAY 7/18 – 8am – Ralph Pagano (solo), Jake’s Flea Market. 9:30am – Bill Ihling, Saucon Valley Farmer’s Market. 10am – The Audio Files, Emmaus Farmer’s Market. 11am – Jimmy Farrell, McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub, Pentley Holmes, Asbury Coffee Mill and DMC Duo, Hamilton Kitchen & Bar. Noon – Kendal Conrad, The Cage Cocktail Bar. 2pm – Jimmy Leahy, Lakeside Bar, Joanna Bea & Mike ET, Split Rock Resort, Glenwood, Tolino Vineyards, Dead Friends, Country Creek Winery, Craig Thatcher & Nyke Van Wyk, Weathered Vineyards, Bob Keel, ShawneeCraft Brewing Co, Six to Midnight, Blue Mountain Vineyards and Stacy Gabel, Stoney Run Winery. 3pm – DMC Duo, Insurrection Distillery. 3:30pm – We 3 Band, Thunderhead Lodge. 4pm – The Knobby Whistlers, The Taproom at Weyerbacher Brewing Co., Girl Crue, 1836 Saloon, Skylar Love, The Inn at Birch Wilds, August V, Seven Sirens Brewing Co. and Steel Creek, East Stroudsburg VFW. 5pm – Shaun Lally, Fogelsville Hotel. 5:30pm – Jonny Cornelius, The Iron Mule. 6pm – Large Flowerheads, Dimmick Park, James Supra Band, Emmaus Community Park and Mason Porter, Bear Creek Mountain Resort. 6:30pm – Barefoot Bobby & the Breakers, Univest Performance Center and Alexis P Suter Band, Steel Stacks. 10pm – Lorenzo, The Funhouse Southside.
MONDAY 7/19 – 1pm – Payton Renee, Bell Hall. 7pm – Woodrow, E. Stroudsburg Dansbury Depot Stage.
WEDNESDAY 7/21 – 6pm – Z Solo, Trails End Pub, Cody Templeton, Mason Street Grill. 7pm – Denim & Leather, 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 !
ON-LINE this SATURDAY, 7/17 – 2pm – Punk & Preppy, Episode 6 with Dorothy and Prince Henderson (Resting Punk Face). Tune in on Facebook. 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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