Musikfest has come and gone but, there’s still lots of great music in and around the Valley. Take a look at what’s on tap this week and get out and support live music. This is where the music happens EVERY week.
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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 performers in Pocket Park are The Dance Fusion Performing Arts Center (4pm) and The Cody Templeton Band (6pm). Pentley Holmes (4:30pm) and Seth Witcher (6pm) will be at Hamilton Kitchen and Bar. Look for other pop-up artists along Hamilton Street from 4-6pm.
FRIDAY 8/20 & SATURDAY 8/21/21 – Moore Township Community Days, Moore Township Recreation Center. Fri: The Groove, 7pm. Sat: The Cody Templeton Band (1pm) and Social Call (6pm). The Little Brass Band will be “roaming” throughout the day on Saturday.
SATURDAY 8/21/21 – Barnapalooza II, Alburtis, PA. Live Music from My Brother Below, Mosey Beat, The Next Great American Nothing and No Response. RSVP to one of the bands for address and set times. See event listing at https://www.facebook.com/events/131681469059480
SATURDAY 8/21/21 – Pudding A Stop to MS, Jabber Jaws Bar & Grille. Doors at noon. $10 cover. Pudding wrestling from 1-5pm and live music from Horizontal, Phat Chrizzy and Hellbent. Benefits the fight against MS.
SATURDAY 8/21/21 – Rebirth Fest, Club Carrigan’s. Doors at 3pm. Flesh of the Lotus, Desolate, Casket Maker, Frog Mallet, Beast, Bloomproof, Planetary Alignment, Easternfault and Path We Choose. $10 Advance, $15 at the Door. Tickets at https://www.ticketweb.com/…/rebirth-fest…/11253035…
THURSDAY 8/19/21 – 4pm – Jeni Hackett, Blue Ridge Estate Vineyards. 5:30pm – Not Us, Olde Homestead Golf Club, Pilgy, Blue Ridge Estate Vineyards and Honey & Nutz, Weis Pub – Macungie. 6pm – Tim Harakal, Steel Club, Liliana, Foundation Tavern, Radio One, Lost Tavern – Bethlehem, Kendal Conrad, Sly Fox Brewing Co and Z Solo, Murphy’s Loft. 6:30pm – Smooth Retsina Glow, Cinder Inn and Blair & Taylor, Porter’s Pub. 7pm – Shaun Lally, Stooges and Jeff Crosson, The View at Morgan Hill. 8pm – Joanna Bea & Mike ET, 21 Craft House & Kitchen.
FRIDAY 8/20/21 – 5pm – At The Apollo, Tolino Vineyards. 5:30pm – Steve Brosky & John Cannavo, Easton Public Market, Tim Harakal, Setter Ridge Winery, Ginger & Joe, Weis Pub – Macungie and Pilgy, Blue Ridge Estate Vineyards. 6pm – T-Flo & Friends w/Dan Vanim, Strawberry Family Restaurant, Smooth Retsina Glow, Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel, Kendal Conrad, Woodstone Country Club, Radio One, Bell Hall, Joe Janci, Brook Hollow Winery, RED, McCoole’s at the Historic Red Lion Inn, Chris Martin, Markley Grill, Derek Jones, Insurrection Distillery, Steal Your Peach, Musikfest Cafe, Two of a Kind, Foundation Tavern, Barefoot Bobby, Bishop Estate Vineyards and Seth Witcher, Saucony Creek Kutztown Brewery. 7pm – Joanna Bea & Mike ET, McAllister Brewing Co, Dee Smoov, ShawneeCraft Brewing Co, Steve McDaniel, Derailed Taphouse, Kyle Yankowy, Easton Wine Project, Supra/Ayers Band, Catasauqua Park, Social Call Lite, Slopeside Pub, TNT Trio, Blended by Bru Daddy’s, We 3 Band, Thunderhead Lodge, Rock Revival, Riverside Barr, Wonton Soups, Palm Tavern, South Penn Dixie, Steel Pub, Large Flowerheads, Covered Bridge Park and Heart Headed, Wooden Match. 7:30pm – Honey & Nutz, The Taproom at Weyerbacher Brewing Co. 7:45pm – Cecilia Coleman, The Bookstore Speakeasy. 8pm – StillCraft, 1836 Saloon, Kix w/Autograph, Penn’s Peak and The Audio Files, Seven Sirens Brewing Co. 10pm – Dear Anna, Funhouse Southside.
SATURDAY 8/21/21 – Noon – The Cherry Bombs, Pocono Mountain Harley-Davidson, Smooth Retsina Glow, Quakertown Farmer’s Market and Jeni Hackett Duo, Valley Wellness Center. 1pm – Erin McClelland, Tolino Vineyards. 2pm – Stray Seeds, The Taproom at Weyerbacher Brewing Co, Andrew Tirado, ShawneeCraft Brewing Co, Pilgy, Renegade Winery and Pentley Holmes, Seven Sirens Brewing Co. 3pm – Seth Witcher, Bitty & Beau’s Coffee. 3:30pm – Dr Dick Show, Riverside Barr. 4pm – Ricky & The Rebels, Catasauqua American Legion, Joanna Bea & Mike ET, Barley Creek Tasting Room and Mike Chet Beck, Bishop Estate Winery. 5pm – Band of Brothers, Macungie VFW Tiki Bar, Ziggy Isaacs, Hop Hill Brewing Co and Brian Kidd, Foundation Tavern. 5:30pm – Z Solo, Blue Ridge Estate Vineyards, Swingtime Dolls, Fairview Park and Fraser Thomas, Weis Pub – Macungie. 6pm – Billy & Chris, Lost Tavern – Hellertown, Girl Crue, Egypt VFW, Stef & Mike, Bell Hall, The Castaway Band, Weathered Vineyards, Steel Creek, Northwestern Community Park, Sunsets North, Hamilton Kitchen & Bar, Time Harakal, Copperhead Grille, Blue Moxie, Insurrection Distillery and Seth Witcher, Flying V Poutinerie. 6:30pm – Steve Brosky & John Cannavo, Two Rivers Brewing Co – Quakertown and John DeRosa, The Iron Mule. 7pm – Bill Ihling, Derailed Taphouse, Acoustic Project, Holy Family Club, Heart of Stone, ShawneeCraft Brewing Co, Kendal Conrad, Blended by Bru Daddy’s, Acoustic Bliss, Easton Wine Project, Royal Picks, Rolling Hills Recreation Center, Full Metal Racket, Steel Pub and YDI, Fear Gods, Diamond Dogz & Sin Bin, Alternative Gallery ($10 cover). 7:30pm – Bougie & the Beasts, The Taproom at Weyerbacher Brewing Co. 8pm – Dana Fuchs, Steel Stacks, Irv Ball, Soma Downtown Grill and Wonton Soups, Seven Sirens Brewing Co. 9pm – Groovitude, West End Tavern. 10pm – Mosey Beat, Pearly Baker’s Ale House and Ruby Dear, Funhouse Southside.
SUNDAY 8/22/21 – 8am – Naelee McCann, Jake’s Flea Market. 10am – Bill Ihling, Hunterdon Land Trust Farmer’s Market. 11am – Avilion, Quakertown Farmer’s Market. Noon – Fred Kline & Phil Stahl, Mill Creek Pizza. 1pm – Z Solo, Pocono Brewing Co, Mike Chet Beck, Bishop Estate Vineyards and Curious Dog, Tolino Vineyards. 2pm – Mark & Ralph, Black River Farms, Royal Picks, Weathered Vineyards, Andrew Moses, ShawneeCraft Brewing Co, Milkweed Trio, ed Rocks Outdoor Listening Room, BTJ, Steel Stacks and Two of a Kind, Blue Mountain Vineyards. 3pm – Joanna Bea & Mike ET, Insurrection Distillery, Supra/Ayers Band, New Jerusalem Inn and Third Hand, Thunderhead Lodge. 4pm – John DeRosa, The Taproom at Weyerbacher Brewing Co, BC Combo, The Inn at Birch Wilds and Nick Cerniglia, Seven Sirens Brewing Co. 5pm – Shaun Lally, Fogelsville Hotel. 6pm – Z Solo, Trails End Pub, Tookany Creek Bluegrass Band, Emmaus Community Park, Aztec Sun, Steel Stacks and Hwy 61 Revival, Bear Creek Mountain Resort. 6:30pm – Reservoir Hill, Univest Performance Center. 10pm – Stray Seeds, Funhouse Southside.
MONDAY 8/23/21 – 8:30pm, Adam Niewood Trio, Porter’s Pub.
WEDNESDAY 8/25/21 – 11:30am & 5pm – Seth Witcher, Pocket Park. 6pm – Tim Harakal, Slatington Trailhead. 7pm – Band of Brothers, 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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