Oktoberfest anyone ? Well, it is October so, it stands to reason that we have an Oktoberfest “celebration” or two, or three….You get the idea. There’s Garlic Fest and Harvest Fest and First Friday and plenty of other live music happenings to keep you busy all week. Please support the local businesses and musicians that make the Valley and beyond the best place to see/hear live music !
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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 ELY Dance Studio (4pm) and Common Bond (6pm). Look for other pop-up artists along Hamilton Street from 4-6pm.
FRIDAY 10/1/21 – First Friday Music Walk, Southside Arts District, Bethlehem. 6:30pm – Ginger & the Schnappes, Venture X Lobby and Doug Kaetz, Five Maidens Cider. 7pm – The Reconnect, F&A Grog House and 8pm – Chelsea Lyn Meyer, Dinky’s Ice Cream.
FRIDAY 10/1 – SUNDAY 10/3/21 – Oktoberfest at Steel Stacks, Bethlehem (weekend 1). Friday, PNC Plaza, 5pm – Polkadelphia, Brewmasters Biergarten, 5:30pm – Zaire, Hofbrau Biergarten 6:30pm – Dina Hall Band, Yuengling Biergarten, Wig Party and Levitt Pavilion, 7pm – Boathouse Row. Saturday: PNC Plaza – Noon, Polkadelphia. Hofbrau Biergarten – 3pm – Muddy Rukus. Samuel Adams/Dogfish Head Biergarten – 2pm, Pepperwine, 5:30pm, SlideWinder Blues Band, 8pm, Heavy Mayo. Brewmasters Biergarten, 2pm – Stacy Gabel, 6pm – Aiden Bloomfield Band, 8pm, Schutzengiggles Oompah Band. Yuengling Biergarten – Noon, Steve Brosky Trio, 7pm – Hydraulic Lime, 9pm – Tavern Tan. Levitt Pavilion, 6pm – The Discoteks. Sunday: PNC Plaza, Noon – Polkadelphia. Hofbrau Biergarten, Noon – Swamp Guard, 3pm – Joe Moralles Trio. Brewmasters Biergarten, 2pm – Smooth Retsina Glow. Yuengling Biergarten, Noon – Schutzengiggles Oompah Band, 3pm – Melody Cruz. Weekend 2 starts next Friday, 10/8/21 at 5pm.
SATURDAY 10/2/21 – Oktoberfest at Bru Daddy’s, Allentown. Noon – Hayley Jackson, 4pm – Copper Fields and 7pm – Radio One.
SATURDAY 10/2/21 – Harvest Fest, Bethlehem. 11am, Pentley Holmes, 1:20pm, Zaire, 3:40pm, Cunningham & Associates and 6pm – Scott Marshall & the Highway Souls.
SATURDAY 10/1 – SUNDAY 10/3/21 – Garlic Fest, Easton. Latin Quarter Stage, 2nd & Northampton Sts. Saturday, Noon – OMAIRA, 3pm, Pancho Bongo y su Orquesta. Sunday, Noon – Sophia Matlock, 2pm – Fabricio. 3rd St Beer Garden Stage, S. 3rd & Ferry Sts: Saturday, 11am, Jealous Monks, 1:30pm, Lisa Bodnar & Whistlegrass, 4pm – The Fab 60’s Revival Band. Sunday, 11am – Fish Eyed Blues, 3pm – The Caren Kennedy Formula.
SAUTRDAY 10/2/21 – Punk Rawk Night, Catasauqua Club. 6:30pm – The Transmission NOW, Resting Punk Face and Chelsea Lyn Meyer.
THURSDAY 9/30/21 – 4pm – Fran Mayville, Macungie Farmer’s Market. 4:45pm – StillCraft, Coca Cola Park (pre-game show). 5pm – Radio One, Lost Tavern – Bethlehem. 6pm – Ash & Snow, Artisan Wine & Cheese Cellar, The Ginger Trio, Twisted Olive, Mike Manning, Foundation Tavern and Paul Knakk, Steel Club. 6:30pm – Zaire, Scott Park. 7pm – Smooth Retsina Glow, Palette & Pour. 7:30pm – Maggie Rose w/Them Vibes & Dylan Hartigan, Musikfest Cafe. 8pm – Jonny Cornelius, 21 Craft House & Kitchen.
FRIDAY 10/1/21 – 5pm – Andrew Moses, Tolino Vineyards, Sonia Weimann & Frank DiBussolo, Alba Vineyards, Jonny Cornelius, Radical Wines and Shaun Lally, Tacos y Tequila – Allentown. 5:30pm – Two of a Kind, Foothill Farms. 5:40pm – Stefanie Johnson Band, Coca Cola Park (pregame show). 6pm – Flirtin with the Mob, Coplay Seangerbund, James Supra/Sarah Ayers Band, Hamilton Kitchen & Bar, Tom Storm, Mansion House, Stereotype, Moore Township Recreation Center, Fraser Thomas, Artisan Wine & Cheese Cellar, Off the Road Duo, Foundation Tavern, Red Angel Duo, McCoole’s at the Historic Red Lion Inn, Jeni Hackett Duo, HiJinx Brewery, Chris Thomas, Weathered Vineyards, Third Hand, Thunderhead Lodge, Little Red Rooster, Strawberry Family Restaurant and Ultra Kings DuLuxe, Lost Tavern – Bethlehem. 6:30pm – Whitey McVickers, The Iron Mule and StaticSix28, The Taproom at Weyerbacher Brewing Co. 7pm – Leah Marie Fuls Duo, Two Rivers Brewing Co – Easton, Vinyl Persuasion, Willow Creek Brewing Co, Smooth Retsina Glow, Blended by Bru Daddy’s, Jack Kidd, Crossroads Tavern, Sarah Heine, Easton Wine Project, Secret Reasons, ShawneeCraft Brewing Co, Kendal Conrad, Stable 12 Brewery, Social Call Lite, Slopeside Pub and Doubting Thomas, Steel Pub. 8pm – The Weekenders, Rivals Sports Bar and Zac Lawless, Derailed Taphouse. 8:30pm – Rod Michael, The Shanty on 19th. 10pm – Bear Sloth, Funhouse Southside.
SATURDAY 10/2/21 – 11am – Steel Creek & Erin Kelly, Lehigh Valley Zoo. Noon – John DeRosa Band, J.D. Cycle Works. 12:30pm – Third Hand, Gas House Dance Hall. 12:45pm – Kendal Conrad, Limerick Uncorked. 1pm – Leah Marie Fuls Duo, Richmond Farm & Brewery, Andrew Moses, Tolino Vineyards, The Outcrops, Sorrenti Family Vineyards, Ash & Snow, Black River Farms, Smooth Retsina Glow, Renegade Winery and Two of a Kind, Country Junction. 2pm – Sons of Izzy, Emmaus Community Park and Brian St John, ShawneeCraft Brewing Co. 3pm – The Dr Dick Show, The Sand Bar. 5pm – Smith Compound Band, Macungie VFW Tiki Bar, Vinyl Persuasion, Foundation Tavern and Blue Harmony, Bucks County Brewery. 5:10pm – Jeni Hackett, Coca Cola Park (pregame show). 6pm – Shaun Lally, HiJinx Brewery, The Boondock Barons, Jabber Jaws Bar & Grille, Endless Detour, Coopersburg Fire Co, Swamp Guard Trio, Lost Tavern – Bethlehem, Lovelace, Roselawn Bistro, Smooth Retsina Glow, Bell Hall and Dave Johnsen, Slopeside Pub. 6:30pm – John DeRosa, The Iron Mule and Nite Liters, The Taproom at Weyerbacher Brewing Co.. 7pm – Owen & the Alien, House & Barn, DMC Duo, Easton Wine Project, The Sol, ShawneeCraft Brewing Co and Bad Influence, Steel Pub. 8pm – Bobby V, Derailed Taphouse and The Acoustic Project, Emmaus Mercantile Club. 9pm – Mystic Warrior, New Jerusalem Inn.
SUNDAY 10/3/21 – 8am – Nick Fanclik, Jake’s Flea Market. 10am – Emmaus Public Singing Society, Emmaus Farmer’s Market and Bill Ihling, Hunterdon Land Trust. Noon – The Boondock Barons, Old Post Inn and The Large Flowerheads, Becky’s Drive-In. 1pm – Erin McClelland, Tolino Vineyards and Band of Brothers, Country Junction. 2pm – Andrew Moses, ShawneeCraft Brewing Co and Kendal Conrad, Black River Farms. 3pm – Steel Creek, Carbon County Harvest Fest. 4pm – Eliza Rush & Jessica Corbin, The Taproom at Weyerbacher Brewing Co and The Big Shaboozie, The Inn at Birch Wilds. 5:30pm – Frank Giasullo Trio, The Iron Mule. 10pm – Nick Levinos, Funhouse Southside.
WEDNESDAY 10/6/21 – Smith Compound Band, Steel Pub.
OPEN MIC NIGHTS – ***There is a New Open Mic in the area at New Jerusalem Inn, Fleetwood, PA. It is at 7pm on the second and last Thursday every month.*** 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. 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 October, 2021. . All Rocking the Valley shows on Facebook and YouTube.
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