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FESTIVALS AND SPECIAL EVENTS
Every THURSDAY through October 14 starts with Happy Hour on Hamilton in downtown Allentown and Rock the Walk at 4pm. This week’s featured performer in Pocket Park is Major Kit & the Bionic Defection (6pm). Look for pop-up artists along Hamilton Street from 4-6pm.
SATURDAY 7/31– Blues, Brews & BBQ, downtown Allentown – Noon. Seventeen bands, 5 different stages. Fegley’s Biergarten Stage: Steve Johnson (noon), Octavia (2pm) and Bobby Soul (4:30pm). Blended Stage: Norman Taylor (noon), Lonnie Shields (2:15pm) and Bruce Katz (5pm). Air Products Stage: The BC Combo (1pm), The Craig Thatcher Band with Mike Guldin (3:30pm), King Solomon Hicks (6:45pm) and Shemekia Copeland (8:30pm). Bru Daddy’s Stage: Mississippi Pig Farmers (1pm), JP Williams & Ekat Pereyra Duo (2:45pm), Pentley Holmes (4:30pm) and Tavern Tan (6:15pm). Bell Hall Stage: Mikey Jr (1pm), Dave Keller Band (3pm) and Clarence Spady (6pm).
SATURDAY 7/31 – Hope Jam, Yergey Brewing Co. – 1pm – The Fight Back Home, Big Valley Bluegrass, Dave Fry, J Candeed and StaticSix28. Benefits Relay For Life of the Lehigh Valley. More info at http://main.acsevents.org/goto/YergeyBrewing
SUNDAY 8/1 – Songwriters Brunch, El Charro Del Rio – Noon – Hosted by Michael Patrick. Guest performers: Erika Sherger, Eliza Rush, Joe Janci and Rick Barth.
THURSDAY 7/29 – 11:30am – Stacy Gabel, Bethlehem Farmer’s Market. 4pm – Fran Mayville, Macungie Farmer’s Market. 5:30pm – Z Solo, Olde Homestead Golf Club and Pilgy, Blue Ridge Estate Vineyards. 6pm – Stef, Mike & Erin, Steel Club, Pentley Holmes, Architects Golf Club, Dr Dick Show, Shappell Park, Clayton Reilly, Artisan Wine & Cheese Cellar and Billy & Chris, Surv Restaurant. 6:30pm – Supra/Ayers Band, Penn’s Peak and The Bank Street Band, Scott Park. 7pm – Quickdraw, The Iron Mule, Acoustic Cabaret, Porter’s Pub and We3 w/Jim Brekus, The View at Morgan Hill. 8pm – Bright Eyes, Steel Stacks.
FRIDAY 7/30 – 5pm – James Supra, Tolino Vineyards and Kendal Conrad, Bishop Estate Vineyards. 5:30pm – Pilgy, Blue Ridge Estate Vineyards, Neil Grover, Easton Public Market and Pentley Holmes, Setter Ridge Winery. 6pm – Bill Ihling, Tavern 519, The Britles, McCoole’s at the Historic Red Lion Inn, Jon Crouse, Markley Grill, Pandora’s Boxx, Roselawn Bistro, Billy Bauer, Lost Tavern – Hellertown, Stef & Mike, Boser Geist Brewing Co, The Honey Buzzards, Coplay Saengerbund, Brian Kidd, Artisan Wine & Cheese Cellar, Derek Jones, Insurrection Distillery, Smooth Retsina Glow, Lost Tavern – Bethlehem Two of a Kind, Woodstone Country Club Erin Kelly, County Seat Spirits and The Bandana Brothers, Boulder View Tavern. 6:30pm – Jeni Hackett, The Farmhouse Restaurant. 7pm – Mark & Ralph, Derailed Taphouse, Ben Tyler, Easton Wine Project, Smith Compond Band, Catasauqua Park, Chris Cummings Trio, Two Rivers Brewing Co – Easton, The Clap, North Catty Park, Time Whys, Steel Pub, Chelsea Lyn Meyer Band, Fossil’s Last Stand, Philly Keys, Rivals Sports Bar, Ryan Mayerski, Ringer’s Roost, Joanna Bea & Mike ET, ShawneeCraft Brewing Co, Eliza Rush, Black & Blue and Regina Sayles, Warrior Bar & Grille. 7:30pm – Patrick Young, The Taproom at Weyerbacher Brewing Co and The B-Street Band, Sherman Theater. 8pm – Live Wire, Penn’s Peak, Into the Mystic, New Hope Winery, The Weeklings, Mauch Chunk Opera House, Iridescents & Scruft, Seven Sirens Brewing Co, Little Green Shack, The Shanty on 19th and G, The Original Pocono Pub. 9pm – Cody Tyler & Gypsy Convoy, 3rd & Spruce Drafthaus and The JJ Lynch Band, The Draught House. 10pm – The Groove Merchants, The Funhouse Southside and Scott Harrington, Pearly Baker’s Ale House.
SATURDAY 7/31 – 10am – Mark & Ralph, Trexlertown Farmer’s Market and McConney, Easton Farmer’s Market. Noon – Michael Patrick, Federal Twist Vineyards. 1pm – Keystone Groove, Hardball Cider, Andrew Moses, Tolino Vineyards, Tim Harakal, Promenade Shops, Chelsea Lyn Meyer Band, Pocono Mountain Harley-Davidson, Scott Carl & Luke Hertzog, Jabber Jaws Bar & Grill, Two of a KInd, Country Junction and Smooth Retsina Glow, Setter Ridge Winery. 2pm – Jeni Hackett Duo, The Taproom at Weyerbacher Brewing Co, Chris London, ShawneeCraft Brewing Co Stef, Mike & Erin, Black River Farms and Lorenzo, Seven Sirens Brewing Co. 3pm – Triple Dog Dare, The Sand Bar. 3:30pm – Psychedelic Revival, Old Post Inn. 4pm – Joanna Bea & Mike ET, Eight Oaks Farm Distillery and Big King Moose, The Inn at Birch Wilds. 5pm – Girl Crue, Macungie VFW Tiki Bar, A girl & a Guy, Invertase Brewing Co and Josh Sapna, Klinger’s at the Airport. 5:30pm – Social Call Duo, Hardball Cider and Scott Marshall & the Highway Souls, Black River Farms. 6pm – Honey & Nutz, McCoole’s at the Historic Red Lion Inn, Harris & Staples, Artisan Wine & Cheese Cellar, Sean & Cassandra, Insurrection Distillery and MissBehavin, Roselawn Bistro. 6:30pm – Matt Bednarsky, The Iron Mule. 7pm – Mosey Beat, Black & Blue, Firestorm, Steel Pub, Shaun Lally, Ringer’s Roost, The Boondock Barons, Infamous Sports Zoo, Ian Kirk, Derailed Taphouse, Nicholas Desouza, ShawneeCraft Brewing Co, American Religion, Easton Wine Project, Smooth Retsina Glow, Descendents Brewing Co, Ginger & the Schnappes, Blended, Kendal Conrad, Taylor House Brewing Co and Chris Duddy, Rivals Sports Bar. 7:30pm – Mark & Ralph, The Taproom at Weyerbacher Brewing Co, The Chasband, Coplay Maenerchor and The Big Takeover, Steel Stacks. 8pm – Into the Mystic, New Hope Winery, Jingo, Sellersville Theater, Invasive Procedure, Nazareth American Legion and The Chelsea Lyn Meyer Duo, Seven Sirens Brewing Co. 8:30pm – Dose, Drafts. 9pm – Avilion, Jabber Jaws Bar & Grille and Regina Sayles, McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub. 10pm – The Stray Seeds, The Funhouse Southside.
SUNDAY 8/1 – 8am – Nick Franclik, Jake’s Flea Market. Noon – Dave Johnsen, The Taproom at Weyerbacher Brewing Co. 1pm – Mark & Ralph, New Hope Winery. 1:30pm – The Boondock Barons, Blue Mountain Vineyards. 2pm – The Mighty Manatees, ed Rock Outdoor Listening Room, Glen Roberts, Hardball Cider, Kendal Conrad, Black River Farms and Peter Joseph, ShawneeCraft Brewing Co. 3pm – Vinyl Persuasion, Insurrection Distillery. 3:30pm – Christopher Dean Band, Thunderhead Lodge. 4pm – Stef, Mike & Erin, Nick’s Lakehouse and The Weekenders, The Inn at Birch Wilds. 5pm – Two of a Kind, Foundation Tavern. 6pm – Shaun Lally Band, Emmaus Community Park, Ruthie Foster, Steel Stacks and The Good Lovin Jam Band, Bear Creek Mountain Resort. 10pm – Heart Headed, The Funhouse Southside.
MONDAY 8/2 – 8:30pm – Adam Niewood Trio, Porter’s Pub.
TUESDAY 8/3 – 1:30pm – Billy Bauer, Lehigh University. 7pm – Z Solo, New Hope Historical Society and Dibs & the Detonators, White’s Road Park.
WEDNESDAY 8/4 – 11:30am – Two of a Kind, Pocket Park. 5pm – Kendal Conrad, Pocket Park.
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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