Weekly Live Music "HOT SPOTS" – 12/5-12/8

The “Hottest” spot in the Valley goes to Bethlehem’s Southside this weekend. The First Friday Concert Series gets underway starting at 5PM with live music at several locations. The Naughty or Nice Cocktails and Cookies Crawl takes place on Saturday with live music throughout the day, starting at 1PM. For complete lineups for both events, visit https://www.facebook.com/southsideartsdistrict/ , https://www.facebook.com/lvvoicesofthevalley/ or http://www.soutsideartsdistrict.com

Tonight, you can “do it yourself” at Carter Lansing’s open mic night at Pearly Baker’s Ale House (9PM) or head to the Funhouse Southside for Burn It Down at 10:30.

Friday: Doug Kaetz gets things started at Bishop Estate Vineyards and Winery at 6PM. Easton Wine Project hosts Steph & Mike while the Saucony Creek Franklin Station Brew Pub welcomes Smooth Retsina Glow, both at 7PM. That’s What She Said takes the stage at Pearly Baker’s while the Twighlights and Leah Fuls will be at Porter’s Pub, both starting at 10.

Saturday: Smooth Retsina Glow – fresh off a new album release, by the way – will be at Black River Farms starting at 3PM. At 7PM, Easton Wine Project welcomes Generations while Ralph Pagano entertains at the Beef Baron. Mike Dugan’s Cheek2Cheek Duo will be on the legendary Godfrey Daniels stage at 8PM. The Chelsea Lyn Meyer Band will be at the Diamond Fire Co. Social Club for their final full band show of the year at 8:30pm. There are a few shows starting at 9PM with Doyle and the Dudes at Southside 313 Bar and Grill, The Crush at Fossil’s Last Stand and The Collective makes their debut at the Shanty On 19th. The 10PM hour has both Pearly Baker’s (The Gonzo Project) and Porter’s Pub (Public Displays of Rejection) rocking and the Funhouse has the late show (10:30PM) with Dear Anna.

If you miss Public Displays of Rejection on Saturday, you can see them at the Funhouse Sunday night (10:30) right after the Brightest and Best Christmas at Godfrey Daniels (8PM).

The First Friday performance of Music of Zen for Primates at Godfrey Daniels is SOLD OUT as are the passports for the Naughty or Nice Cocktail and Cookies Crawl. For information and tickets to all other Godfrey Daniels shows visit http://www.godfreydaniels.org. Come out this weekend and support live, local music and the great venues that make it happen every weekend. If you would like to be featured in our Weekly Live Music “HOT SPOTS”, let us know by Wednesday at https://www.facebook.com/lvvoicesofthevalley/ , lvvoicesofthevalley@gmail.com or through the contact form on our website.

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Are You Naughty ? or Nice ?

The Southside Arts District Naughty or Nice Cocktails and Cookies Crawl is here and, although the passports are all sold out, the live music is not. You can still stroll along 3rd and 4th streets, get some shopping done, have lunch at one of the great restaurants and take in some live music all afternoon. Then you can come to Molly’s Irish Grille and Sports Pub for the after party. You can also take part in Santas Run For Beer, details here – https://www.facebook.com/events/461780094379422/ So, even without a passport, you can still enjoy the day on the Southside.

Here is where you will find the music. Molly’s Irish Grille and Sports Pub, 4th & New Sts, Emily Noel (1pm) and Ben Tyler (3pm). Colony Meadery, 211 E. 3rd St, Steve Meyers (1pm) and Doug Kaetz (3pm). Tally Ho, 205 W. 4th St, Joe Janci (1pm) and Plum (3pm). There will also be music (TBA) for the after party and, if you’re still hanging around late night, stop by the Funhouse, 5 E. 4th St, where Dear Anna will close out the night (10:30).

If you are one of the lucky ones to have your passport, you can pick them up at the Southside Arts District office Tue-Thur until 6pm, Fri until 10pm and Sat morning starting at 9am. This event is sponsored by The Outlets at Wind Creek, Arts Quest, Fig Bethlehem, Molly’s Irish Grille and Sports Pub, Comfort Suites Bethlehem and Mercedes-Benz of Lehigh Valley. Voices of the Valley is a proud partner of the Southside Arts District.

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December First Friday

It’s the final First Friday of the year and we have another great musical lineup for you. You can take in the sights and sounds of Christmas City’s Southside while enjoying everything First Friday has to offer, including live music at many stops along the way.

Start your evening off by stopping by the Southside Arts Districts’ office and pick up your scavenger hunt map. Stroll along 3rd and 4th streets, collect your goodies, then turn in your map at the end of the evening for a chance to win a $100 gift card. You can enjoy live music while shopping at Domaci or EZ Money, enjoying the art at the Banana Factory or getting a bite to eat at the Comfort Suites Hill-to-Hill Grill, Molly’s Irish Pub or Revel Social. You can also take in a concert at the legendary Godfrey Daniels. The Funhouse Southside has happy hour specials and late-night music to top off your night. There’s plenty to do on the Southside this First Friday so, make it a point to spend your evening with us.

Here is your music lineup, in order of appearance. EZ Money, 20 W.4th St, James Whiteman, 5PM. Revel Social, 217 Broadway, Mark Hannig and Comfort Suites Hill-to-Hill Grill, Acoustic Blues Project, both at 5:30PM. Molly’s Irish Pub, 4th & New Sts, Brian Kibler, 6PM. Banana Factory, 25 W. 3rd St, Michael Reisman, 6:15PM. Domaci, 21 E.3rd St, Matt Dellecker, 7PM. Godfrey Daniels, 7 E.4th St, Music for Zen of Primates, 8PM. Funhouse Southside, 5 E.4th St, Dark Matters, 10:30PM.

Tickets are required for Godfrey Daniels and there is a $3 cover charge at the Funhouse. All other live music is free to the public. For tickets and information for Godfrey Daniels events, visit http://www.godfreydaniels.org. First Friday is sponsored by Lehigh University, The Comfort Suites and Arts Quest. Voices of the Valley is a proud partner of the Southside Arts District.

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Live Music “HOT SPOTS” – 11/27-12/1

It’s a long weekend so, why not get started a little early ? There’s plenty to do this Thanksgiving Eve starting with the Barn Fire at Hardball Cider in Mt. Bethel. There’s live music here all night with Owen & the Allen at 4pm followed by Doyle & the Dudes at 8. Heart Headed will be at Yergey Brewing and Zac Lawless at Easton Wine Project, both at 7pm. Chelsea Lyn Meyer will be at Upper Saucon Social Quarters at 8pm and the Groove Merchants have you covered late-night at the Funhouse Souhtside (10:30pm). If you’re looking for music on Thanksgiving night, you can stop by the Funhouse for the Stray Seeds, also at 10:30pm.

Friday: Looking for live music while you grab a bite to eat and take a break from shopping ? Stop by the Downtown Allentown Market at 5pm (Ralph Pagano) or the Easton Public Market at 6pm (Leah Fuls). Mike Viscel is at Easton Wine Project at 7pm. Steppin Out will hit the stage at Godfrey Daniels at 8. Jabber Jaws has Deprived and StillCraft at 9 and your late-night is covered with Gonzo Project at Porter’s Pub (10pm) and the Trouble City All Stars at the Funhouse (10:30).

Saturday: Smooth Retsina Glow will get your day started at Kospia Farms at noon. At 7pm, Easton Wine Project has Jake Bracey, the Beef Baron has Mark Hannig and Yergey Brewing has Ralph Pagano. The Electric Farm will be at Godfrey Daniels while MoJo visits the Pub on Main at 8pm. Booze Radley, Kluster Punk and the Lunch Trucks close out the night at the Funhouse at 10:30pm.

Sunday: Bethlehem’s Southside is the place to be. The Godfrey Daniels open mic night features Bill Ihling at 7pm and Ditch the Rain will be right next door at the Funhouse starting at 10:30.

Take a break from the shopping this weekend and get out and support live, local music and the great venues that make it possible. If you want to be included in the weekly “HOT SPOTS” all you need to do is let us know where you will be – or who you have performing at your venue – by Wednesday and we’ll be sure to include you. Simply use the “contact us” form on our website, send us a message on Facebook or email us at lvvoicesofthevalley@gmail.com. It’s that easy ! For information and tickets to Godfrey Daniels events visit http://www.godfreydaniels.org.

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Weekly Live Music “HOT SPOTS” 11/21-11/24

We have a few more options than usual for a Thursday tonight, a very busy musician in Pentley Holmes this weekend and plenty more live music to choose from. So, take a look, pick a spot – or two or three – and get out and support live, local music this weekend.

Let’s start with a couple open mic nights tonight. First, there’s Cave Brewing Company’s open mic in the South Mall. Sign-ups start at 5:30pm and host Nick Lindsay will kick things off at 6. The open mic at Blend starts at 7pm with host Leah Fuls so, if you want to show off your talent, you have two choices and maybe even a chance to stop by both. If you’re a fan of Pentley Holmes (and who isn’t ?), you can catch him tonight at Pearly Baker’s Ale House starting at 9:30pm. Tomorrow, he’ll be at Brook Hollow Winery (5pm), Saturday at the Downtown Allentown Market (8pm) and Sunday at the New Hope Winery in the afternoon (1pm) and the Funhouse Southside at 10:30pm.

Here’s what the rest of the weekend looks like. Tonight: The Charter Arts Evening of Song at Godfrey Daniels (7pm), The Bastard Sons Presents Jason Ziegler at Two Rivers Brewing (8pm) and Dirty Mike and the Boys at the Funhouse (10:30).

Friday: Doug Kaetz at Blue Ridge Estates Vineyards, Billy Bauer at the Slopeside Pub and Billy T. at HiJinx Brewery, all at 6pm. EJ & JO will be at Colonial Pizza and Chuck Brodsky at Godfrey Daniels starting at 8. The Chris Cummings Trio will be entertaining the crowd at Two Rivers Brewing Company at 8:30pm and your late-night (10:30pm) features the Phase II November Cancer Benefit at the Funhouse.

Saturday: Doyle and the Dudes will rock the Easton Wine Project and Jordan White will be at the Beef Baron starting at 7pm. Godfrey Daniels has the Youngers taking the stage at 8pm, the Chelsea Lyn Meyer Band will be at the Leather Corner Post at 9pm and Dear Anna closes out the night at the Funhouse (10:30).

Sunday: In addition to the Pentley Holmes “double-header”, Doug Kaetz will be at Sorrenti’s Cherry Valley Vineyards at 1pm.

Of course, there’s never a bad time to get out and support live, local music. These are your weekend highlights but, Keep in mind, there are places you can go to support the local music scene during the week as well. The Funhouse has music 7 nights per week, including an open mic on Mondays. There are also regular open mic nights at Colonial Pizza (every Tuesday), Porter’s Pub (1st & 3rd Wednesday), Cave Brewing Company (select Thursdays), Easton Wine Project (one Thursday per month – next one on 12/26) and Pearly Baker’s Ale House (1st Thursday) to name a few. For tickets and information on Godfrey Daniels events visit http://www.godfreydaniels.org. Do want to see your event listed here ? Let us know by Wednesday through the “contact us” form on our website, Facebook messenger or email us at lvvoicesofthevalley@gmail.com.

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Live Music “HOT SPOTS” 11/14-11/17/19

Why wait until tomorrow when you can see Dirk Quinn at Blend tonight, starting at 7pm ? Looking for late-night entertainment ? Look no further than the Funhouse Southside. They have live music every night and, tonight, it’s Banchi at 10:30.

Friday: The Funhouse has a “double-shot” of live music with Nick Juknevic at 6pm while The Wonton Soups make their Funhouse debut at 10:30. Smooth Retsina Glow is back at Blend starting at 7pm. The 8pm starters are The Dina Hall Band at Godfrey Daniels and the Mark & Ralph Duo at Colonial Pizza. Doyle and the Dudes get things going at Southside 313 Bar & Grill at 9pm and Pearly Baker’s Ale House plays host to Mike Frank, Bob Noble & Trevor Newcomb at 10pm.

Saturday: Ralph Pagano gets things going in the afternoon at Blue Mountain Vineyards (1pm). At 6pm it’s Mojo at Saucony Creek Brewery and Brian Kibler at Revel Social. The Beef Baron has 3rd String to entertain you starting at 7pm. Ricky Delgado will be at Colonial Pizza while Alice Howe & Freebo take the stage at Godfrey Daniels, both at 8pm. The Chelsea Lyn Meyer Band is at Grumpy’s BBQ starting at 9pm. The late-night line up has Doyle and the Dudes at College Hill Tavern (10pm), Mosey Beat at Pearly Baker’s (10pm) and St. James & the Apostles with Brother J.T. at the Funhouse (10:30pm)

Sunday: There are a couple afternoon shows starting with Doug Kaetz at New Hope Winery at 1pm. Pentley Holmes is at Beneduce Vineyards starting at 2pm. Jim Carolan and Mike Holiday host the monthly Guitar Pull (a Nashville-style in the round) starting at 4pm at Godfrey Daniels, followed by the open mic at 7pm with featured artist Steve Walker. Lorenzo will close out the weekend at the Funhouse starting at 10:30.

For Godfrey Daniels events visit http://www.godfreydaniels.org for tickets and information. If you are a band, a solo artist or a live music venue and want your events listed each week, just drop us a line by Wednesday and we will be sure to include you. You can use the “contact us” form on the website, Facebook messenger or email us at lvvoicesofthevalley@gmail.com. Go out this weekend and support live, local music and the venues that bring it to you every week.

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Weekly Live Music “HOT SPOTS” 11/7-11/10/19

You can get your weekend started tonight at Pearly Baker’s Ale House where Carter Lansing of Acoustic Kitty Project hosts his monthly open mic night starting at 9:30pm. Not looking to show off your own skills but, still want some live music ? Dan Twaddell will entertain you at Porter’s Pub at 10pm or head to the Southside where you’ll find Dirty Mike and the Boys at the Funhouse starting at 10:30.

Friday has plenty of options starting at 6pm with McConney at Eight Oaks Distillery. 7pm: The Rebels of Grundy City at Yergey Brewing and Smooth Retsina Glow at Blend. 8pm: Wayne Johnson at Godfrey Daniels and Ralph Pagano at the Downtown Allentown Market. 10pm: Doug Kaetz at the Wooden Match, MoJo at the Slate Pub and Blue Hearts Revelry at Porter’s. Starting Tomorrow wraps up the night at the Funhouse starting at 10:30pm.

Saturday’s Lineup – 6pm: Smooth Retsina Glow at Marianna’s and Doug Kaetz at Sage Alley Brewing. 7pm: Darrell Adams at the Beef Baron and Matt Dellecker at the Wooden Match. 8pm: Chelsea Lyn Meyer at Coplay Maennerchor and Anna Tivel & Maya de Vitry at Godfrey Daniels. 8:30pm: Billy Bauer and Chris Lorenzetti at Colonial Pizza and Acoustic Kitty Project at Two Rivers Brewing. Doyle and the Dudes will rock Porter’s at 10pm while Resting Punk Face rounds out the night at the Funhouse at 10:30.

On Sunday, you can spend the afternoon with Pentley Holmes at Brook Hollow Winery starting at 1pm. If you’re looking for late-night entertainment then the Funhouse is the place to be with Public Displays of Rejection starting at 10:30.

For tickets to Godfrey Daniels events visit http://www.godfreysdaniels.org. To have your band or venue listed in the weekly “HOT SPOTS” use the contact us form on our website, message us on Facebook or email us at lvvoicesofthevalley@gmail.com by Wednesday each week. Get out and support live, local music and the venues that make it happen.

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