It’s the final weekend of Musikfest and there’s still plenty of music to be heard. For a complete list of the remaining shows and everything you need to know about Musikfest, visit https://www.musikfest.org/ For everything else music in and around the Valley, read on.
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FESTIVALS AND SPECIAL EVENTS
There are actually four Bethlehem Venues that are not “official” Musikfest venues but, will be hosting live music every night, or nearly every night, during the festival. My apologies to the Steel Pub and the bands for not including them here last week. They are Seven Sirens Brewing Co, The Funhouse Southside, The Steel Pub and The Wooden Match. Here are their schedules for this weekend: Seven Sirens: Thu – 7pm, Skylar Love. Fri – 8pm, The Moondogs. Sat – 2pm, Mosey Beat & 8pm – At the Apollo. Sun – 1pm – Haley Jackson and 5pm, Jetpack Dracula. The Funhouse: all shows at 10pm. Thu, The Groove Merchants. Fri, Rumplestiltzskinz w/The Snakes of PA. Sat, The Explorers Reunion w/Atlassian & David Cahill. Sun, The Band Richard & The Living Things. The Wooden Match: Thu – 4pm, The Centronia Soul Shakers, 8pm, The Wonton Soups. Fri – Noon, Ginger & the Schnappes, 4pm, Jeffreys Trio and 8pm The Groove Merchants. Sat – Noon, The Lou Franco Project, 4pm, Resting Punk Face, 8:30pm, Another Day Dawns. Sun – all day, Jamal Knight. The Steel Pub: Thu – 7pm, Smith Compound Band. Fri – 7pm, Girl Crue. Sat – 1pm, Band of Brothers, 7pm, Stereotype. Sun – 3pm, Pulp Flannel, 8pm, Doubting Thomas.
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 The Supra/Ayers Band (6pm). Smooth Retsina Glow will be at Bru Daddy’s at 4pm. Look for other pop-up artists along Hamilton Street from 4-6pm.
THURSDAY 8/12 thru SATURDAY 8/14/21 – Both the Kutztown Fair and the Carbon County Fair will have live music all three nights. Kutztown ($30 admission): Thu – 7pm – County Line Band. Fri – 6:30pm – Cramer Brothers, 8:30pm – Mystic Warrior. Sat – 7pm – Steel Creek, 8:30pm – Steve Kelly & Mark Fahad. For more info https://kutztownfair.com/ . Carbon County ($5 admission): Thu – 6:30 & 8:30pm – Mud Flaps. Fri – 6:30 & 8:30pm – The Fabulous Grease Band. Sat – 5, 7 & 9pm – Cramer Brothers. For more info http://www.carboncountyfair.com/
SATURDAY 8/14/21 – 12:30pm – Semper Fi Fest, Schnecksville Fire Co. DJ Hammer, Smith Compound Band and Common Bond.
SUNDAY 8/15/21 – Noon – Songwriter’s Brunch w/Michael Patrick, El Charro Del Rio. John DeRosa, Jack Pierone, Chuck Schaeffer and Colin McKay.
THURSDAY 8/12/21 – 11am – Andrew Lang, Bethlehem Farmer’s Market. 4pm – Fran Mayville, Macungie Farmers Market. 5pm – Tim Harakal, Folino Estate Vineyards. 5:30pm – Pilgy, Blue Ridge Estate Vineyards. 6pm – Paul Knakk, Steel Club. 6:30pm – Z Solo, Cinder Inn and Serene Green, Scott Park. 7pm – The Fabulous Grease Band, Northampton Municipal Park and Quickdraw, The Iron Mule. 7:30pm, Kendal Conrad, Farm Home & Youth Fair (Collegeville).
FRIDAY 8/13/21 – 5pm – Dave Freeman & Amber Peirce, Old Mill Pub and James Supra, Tolino Estate Vineyards. 5:30pm – Pilgy, Blue Ridge Estate Vineyards. 6pm – Two of a Kind, Hofford Mill, The Doc, Insurrection Distillery, Smooth Retsina Glow, Mountain View Vineyards, Tim Harakal, Emmaus Triangle, Chelsea Lyn Meyer Band, Coplay Saengerbund, The Derelict Franchise w/Jamie Sellers, McCoole’s at the Historic Red Lion Inn, Str8up Band, Foundation Tavern and Red Angel Duo, Bishop Estate Vineyards. 6:30pm – Mark & Ralph, The Iron Mule, J.J.Sudia, El Charro Del Rio and Kendal Conrad, The Farmhouse Restaurant. 7pm – Copper Fields, Bru Daddy’s, Owen & the Alien, Boser Geist Brewing Co, Z Solo, Black & Blue, Jeff Krick, New Jerusalem Inn, Flirtin’ with the Mob, Catasauqua Park, N*ked Jake, Rivals Sports Bar, Secret Reasons, ShawneeCraft Brewing Co, Sue Polzer, Derailed Taphouse, Hydraulic Lime, Ringer’s Roost and Skylar Love, Easton Wine Project. 7:30pm – Nick Cerniglia, The Taproom at Weyerbacher Brewing Co and Steel Creek, Blue Valley Farm Show. 8pm – Fran Mayville, Triple Sun Spirits (Emmaus). 8:30pm – The Harrisons, 5 Points Grill & Pub. 9pm – Keystone Groove, The Shanty on 19th.
SATURDAY 8/14/21 – 10am – Jonny Cornelius, Easton Farmer’s Market. 12:30pm – Bill Ihling, Four Sisters Winery. 1pm – George Baier, Tolino Estate Vineyards. 2pm – The PS Experiment, ShawneeCraft Brewing Co, The Acoustic Keys, Black River Farms and Pilgy, Blue Ridge Estate Vineyards. 3pm – Eliza Rush, The Inn at Birch Wilds. 5pm – Smooth Retsina Glow, Mountain View Vineyards. 6pm – Little Red Rooster, Strawberry Family Restaurant, Victim of Vengence w/The Ancient Mariners and Horizontal, Artie’s Bar & Grill, The Teacher & The Poet, Insurrection Distillery, Owen & the Alien, Palm Tavern, Ruffian & Wycked Sensashun, Jabber Jaws Bar & Grill and The Red Angel Duo, McCoole’s at the Historic Red Lion Inn. 6:30pm – Late Night Kennel Club, The Iron Mule. 7pm – A Few Good Men, Rivals Sports Bar, Lake of Orchards, ShawneeCraft Brewing Co, Nick Cerniglia, House & Barn, Zac Lawless, Derailed Taphouse, Kendal Conrad, J.J.Ratigan Brewing Co, Seth Witcher, Easton Wine Project and Time Whys, Kutztown Borough Park. 7:30pm – Skylar Love, The Taproom at Weyerbacher Brewing Co. 8pm – Mark & Ralph, 21 Craft House & Kitchen, Two of a KInd, The Shanty on 19th, Good Time Medley, Lakehouse Bar and Ring of Fire, Descendants Brewing Co. 9pm – Seamus Kelleher, McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub. 10pm – Shaun Lally Band, Pearly Baker’s Ale House.
SUNDAY 8/15/21 – 8am – Mark & Ralph, Jake’s Flea Market. 11am – Stef, Mike & Erin, Hamilton Kitchen & Bar. 1pm – Len Mooney, Tolino Estate Vineyards and Kendal Conrad, Weis Pub (Macungie). 1:30pm – Bill Ihling, Flounder Brewing Co. 2pm – Joanna Bea & Mike ET, Split Rock Resort, Tony Alosi, ShawneeCraft Brewing Co and Pilgy, Blue Ridge Estate Vineyards. 3pm – Mark & Ralph, Insurrection Distillery and TNT Trio, Lost Tavern (Bthlehem). 4pm – Trouble City All Stars, Bonn Place Brewing Co and Jeni Hackett Duo, Covered Bridge Inn. 5pm – Shaun Lally, Hops at the Paddock and The Large Flowerheads, Mystic Chain Park. 5:30pm – Jonny Cornelius, The Iron Mule. 6pm – Z Solo, Trails End Pub, Hezekiah Jones, Bear Creek Mountain Resort and Social Call, Dimmick Park.
TUESDAY 8/17/21 – 6pm – Tim Harakal, Iron Lakes Country Club. 7pm – AM Radio, White’s Road Park.
WEDNESDAY 8/18/21 – 11:30am & 5pm – Honey & Nutz, Pocket Park. 5pm – Jeni Hackett, Promenade Shops. 6pm – Z Solo, Trails End 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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