Bandcamp Friday – Hop on the “Band”Wagon

Bandcamp Friday is only a few days away. Here’s another opportunity to support these local musicians in a time when we could all use a little help from each other. Bandcamp will waive all of their sharing fees from midnight to midnight (Pacific time) on Friday, December 4 in an effort to help independent artists during the pandemic. Give these artists a look and a listen and, if you like what hear, help them out with a purchase on Friday. Buy a single, an album, merchandise or just follow and share their profile. Every little bit helps.

If you missed last weeks’ post and still want to have your Bandcamp profile shared, post your link in the comment thread on the Voices of the Valley Facebook page ONLY. I’ll share the post again on Friday morning so the word gets out there. In the meantime, check these artists out and give them a little support.

https://moseybeat.bandcamp.com/

https://ricdelnero.bandcamp.com/

https://dandechellis.bandcamp.com/

https://ralphpagano.bandcamp.com/

#localmusic #originalmusic #localartists #supportlocal #bandcampfriday #nofees #VoV #voicesofthevalley

VOV2020-#10 – A Lehigh Valley Local Playlist on Spotify

The holiday weekend set things back a few days but, the November playlist is here just under the wire. There’s brand new music from Mike Geroni, Smooth Retsina Glow, Steve Brosky, Mosey Beat, Dan DeChellis, Chris Dryfoos, The Dave Goddess Group and myself. There are some old favorites from Joe Janci, Stefanie Johnson, Neil Grover, Acoustic Kitty Project, Stacy Gabel, Darin Jellison and Ben Tyler. Listen, enjoy, share and support local music.

If you have new music coming out in December, recently released music or something from the past you want people to hear, let me know and I’ll get you on the next playlist. The music has to be on Spotify (for now). The next playlist will be out on Monday, 12/28/20. You can use the “contact us” form on the website, Facebook messenger or lvvoicesofthevalley@gmail.com to submit your music. In the meantime, you can listen to this months’ playlist at the link below.

#newmusic #localmusic #lehighvalleymusic #spotifyplaylist #listenlocal #supportlocal #vov10 #VoV #voicesofthevalley

Bandcamp Friday is Right Around the Corner – Will You Cash In ?

What is Bandcamp Friday, you ask ? Since the onset of the pandemic, Bandcamp has waived their sharing fees on the first Friday of every month in an effort to help independent musicians. While it may not seem like a whole lot, every dollar counts, right ? Starting at midnight (PST), any sales you have on Bandcamp are free from any fees you would normally pay. If you have music and/or merchandise to sell on Bandcamp, now is the time to take advantage of their offer.

I ran this post last month and didn’t get much of a response but, I’ll try again for December. If you are on Bandcamp, send me your links through Facebook messenger or at lvvoicesofthevalley@gmail.com. On Tuesday, December 1st, I will publish all of the links here along with the few I got from last month. They may not continue this into 2021 so, this could be the last opportunity to take advantage of the “free” sale. Let’s all help each other out. Share your links and follow the others. It’s just one more way to help support local music.

#localmusic #supportlocal #followlocal #bandcampfriday #nofees #freemoney #VoV #voicesofthevalley

Christmas in the Quarter – Week Four

Christmas in the Quarter is already in week number four. As we close out November in the Christmas City, we have another solid live music lineup for you in the Industrial Quarter. All of the weekends’ performances are scheduled to be outdoors, next to the outdoor bar where Cave Brewing Company will be pouring your favorite craft beers and Xplorer Spirits will have a great selection of cocktails and spirits. The weather looks great -again – so, come explore the magic of Bethlehem during the holidays and enjoy the live music we have lined up for you.

Dave Reber will kick things off on Friday at 2pm. On Saturday, we’ll have Chris Dryfoos at 2pm followed by the legendary Steve Brosky at 4pm. Darin Jellison will get things started at 1pm on Sunday and extremely talented young singer/songwriter, Julie Williams, will close out the weekend at 3pm.

This is also the final weekend of the November food drive. Donations are needed, and greatly appreciated, for local food banks. Please bring canned goods and/or non-perishable items to help the cause. All donations will receive a 20% off coupon for shopping T the po-up shops in the quarter. There are family activities, arts and crafts for the kids, photo opportunities and art exhibits. The historic buildings will be lit at dusk and much more. For details, more info and tickets, please visit https://historicbethlehem.org/

#livemusic #localmusic #christmascity #historicbethlehem #christmasinthequarter #industrialquarter #supportlocal #supportlivemusic #VoV #voicesofthevalley

Weekly Live Music “HOT SPOTS” – Holiday Edition – 11/25/20

It’s a holiday weekend so, we’re going to get started a day early this week. We’ll be back in our regular Thursday spot next week. The weather looks like it may be pretty nice for the final weekend in November and may still allow for outdoor dining and music at some spots. Due to the ban on alcohol sales after 5pm tonight, some of the shows listed may be cancelled or re-scheduled. Some may go on but, without alcohol. Please check with the venues before making plans for this evening. If you are venturing out, please help support the small businesses and local musicians who could all use a little extra love during these trying times.

If you would like to have your shows listed weekly in the “HOT SPOTS”, it’s easy and it’s free. Just let me know by Wednesday evening and I will be sure to promote your events here. You can use the “contact us” form on the website, Facebook messenger or lvvoicesofthevalley@gmail.com. Please “like” and share our Facebook page.

OPEN MICSWEDNESDAY7pmBlack & Blue and Desiderio’s Stone Tavern. SUNDAY3pmThe Shanty on 19th. MONDAY6pmDown River Brewing Co. 8pmFunhouse Southside. TUESDAY6pmSeven Sirens Brewing Co. 7pmOld Mill Pub.

WEDNESDAY – There is one cancellation I know of at the moment. Seth Witcher, Easton Wine Project (7pm) has been cancelled. Layne “Doc” Roberts, Insurrection Distillery (6pm), was originally cancelled but, has now been scheduled earlier in the day at 2pm. At the Apollo at Rivals Sports Bar took place last night. If you missed them, don’t worry, you have another chance to catch them there this weekend (See Saturday). Scheduled events: 2pmAdam Webb & Nyke Van Wyk, Hardball Cider and Walter Lee, Happy Hour Bar & Grill. 5pmSnow Betz (5pm) and Dose (7pm), Riverside Barr & Grill. 6pmPeter Johann, Hijinx Brewery. 7pmJaycie, Brian & Michayla, Murph’s Hideaway and Lovelace, Steel Pub. 8pmSunsets North, Seven Sirens Brewing Co and Cody Wiley, One Ten Tavern.

THURSDAY – Happy Thanksgiving !

FRIDAY1pmLockman & Purcell, Hardball Cider. 5pmBilly & Chris, Lost Tavern (Hellertown). 2pmDave Reber, Luckenbach Mill (Christmas in the Quarter) and Seth Witcher, Black River Farms. 6pmDoug Kaetz, Seven Sirens Brewing Co, Damian Walck, Insurrection Distillery and Two of a Kind, Hofford Mill/The Gorge Eatery. 6:30pmKendal Conrad, Weyerbacher Brewing Co. 7pmFrank Porter, Bru Daddy’s, Steve Brosky Duo, The Shanty on 19th, Stevie Vicks, Easton Wine Project, Social Call, Steel Pub and Pentley Holmes, Palette & Pour. 7:30pm Tusk, Musikfest Cafe. 8pmStray Seeds, Funhouse Southside.

SATURDAY11amOlde Towne Carolers (11am) and Craig Thatcher & Nyke Van Wyk (1:45pm), Christkindlmarkt and Third Hand (11am) & Common Bond (1pm), Catasauqua StrEAT Fest. 2pmChris Dryfoos (2pm) and Steve Brosky (4pm), Luckenbach Mill (Christmas in the Quarter) and Joe Janci, Brook Hollow Winery. 5pmDMC Duo, Pocono Brewing Co. 6pmKendal Conrad, Fegley’s Allentown Brew Works, Joanna Bea & Mike ET, Insurrection Distillery and Seth Witcher, Hotel Bethlehem. 7pmAt the Apollo, Rivals Sports Bar, Girl Crue, Steel Pub, Two Pints, The Shanty on 19th, Leah Marie Fuls Duo, Black & Blue, American Religion, Easton Wine Project, Address the Homeless: Hip Hop Showcase (various artists), Jabber Jaws Bar & Grill and Scott Marshall & Marshall’s Highway, Palette & Pour. 7:30pmContact Collective, Seven Sirens Brewing Co and Tusk, Musikfest Cafe. 8pmStef & Mike, Willow Street Pub and Jimmy Leahy & Scott Ward, Lakeside Inn.

SUNDAY – 11amEric Mintel Trio (11am) and Seth Witcher (1:45pm), Christkindlmarkt. 1pmDarin Jellison (1pm) and Julie Williams (3pm), Luckenbach Mill (Christmas in the Quarter). 2pmBoondock Barons, Blue Mountain Vineyards and Kendal Conrad, A’Dello Winery. 5:30pmJaison Taylor & Leon Budrow, Arties Bar & Grill. 6pmSnow Betz, Seven Sirens Brewing Co.

WEDNESDAY, Dec 27pmChelsea Lyn Meyer Band, Steel Pub and Craig Thatcher, Nyke Van Wyk & Cliff Starkey, Palette & Pour.

For events at Palette & Pour, Musikfest Cafe and Christkindlmarkt, reservations and/or tickets may be required. Visit https://www.steelstacks.org/food/ for ticket information. Tickets are also required for Christmas in the Quarter at Luckenbach Mill. Please visit https://historicbethlehem.org/ for more information. For Saturday’s event at Jabber Jaws and a full list of performers visit https://www.facebook.com/JabberJawsBarAndGrille/ (note: the correct time is 7pm-11pm).

#livemusic #localmusic #supportlocal #smallbusiness #holidayedition #thanksgivingweek #openmics #VoV #voicesofthevalley

At The Apollo – Re-Scheduled

Due to the governor’s sudden decision to ban alcohol sales after 5pm on Wednesday, this show has been re-scheduled to tonight. At the Apollo was set to appear at Rivals Sports Bar in Easton tomorrow and would have been included in this weeks’ edition of Weekly Live Music “HOT SPOTS”. There are a few other shows scheduled for tomorrow evening that I will list here as well that may be cancelled or re-scheduled due to the restrictions. Please check ahead with the venue or the artist for any changes to tomorrow’s schedule.

Not familiar with At the Apollo ? Tonight would be a great night to go check them out on a relatively “light” live music night. At the Apollo is a recently recently formed rock party band with members from Doyle & the Dudes, Dear Anna and Eighteenth Hour making up the Valley’s newest cover band. With that kind of talent they are sure to put on a show you won’t want to miss. You can visit their Facebook page (and give them a like while you’re there) for all the details and their upcoming schedule. https://www.facebook.com/attheapollo.

Other shows scheduled to take place tomorrow: 5pmSnow Betz (5pm) and Dose (7pm), Riverside Barr and Grill. 6pmPeter Johann, Hijinx Brewery. 8pmSunsets North, Seven Sirens Brewing Company. The 6pm Layne “Doc” Roberts show at Insurrection Distillery has been cancelled.

It is a difficult time for small businesses and musicians alike. They can use all the support we can give them so, let’s get out and support live music – tonight and over the weekend – while we still can. Stay safe and keep the music scene in the Valley and beyond alive.

#livemusic #localmusic #supprtlocal #newband #attheapollo #rivalssportsbar #VoV #voicesofthevalley

Weekly Live Music “HOT SPOTS” – 11/19-11/22/20

Another busy weekend of live music in and around the Lehigh Valley is here. If your events are not listed here and you would like them to be, simply let me know what you have scheduled by Wednesday. It’s easy and it’s FREE. You can use the “contact us” form on the website, Facebook messenger or lvvoicesofthevalley@gmail.com. and please, while you’re here, don’t forget to like and share us on Facebook.

Here are the area’s open mic nights for the week. THURSDAY6pmRenegade Winery. 7pmBowers Hotel and ShawneeCraft Brewery. SUNDAY3pmThe Shanty on 19th. MONDAY 6pmDown River Brewing Co. 8pmThe Funhouse Southside. TUESDAY6pmSeven Sirens Brewing Co. 7pmOld Mill Pub. WEDNESDAY7pmBlack & Blue and Desiderio’s Stone Tavern. If you want to get out and play a few tunes of your own, you have choices.

THURSDAY – 5:30pm – Stef & Mike, Hamilton Kitchen & Bar. 6pmAlyssa Dodge, Luckenbach Mill, Regina Sayles, Cinder Inn, Steve McDaniel, Happy Hour Bar & Grill and The Flynn Brothers, Palette & Pour. 7pmChelsea Lyn Meyer, The Shanty on 19th.

FRIDAY5pmSteve Brosky & John Cannavo Duo, Radical Winery. 6pmMark & Ralph, Insurrection Distillery, Stef & Mike, McCoole’s at the Historic Red Lion Inn, Kendal Conrad, Hotel Bethlehem, Eliza Rush, Luckenbach Mill, Social Call Lite, Woodstone Country Club and Owen & the Alien, Hardball Cider. 6:30pmLou Pompilio, Iron Mule. 7pmKim & the Clairvoyants, Seven Sirens Brewing Co, Jeff Crossen, Easton Wine Project, Rod Michael, Shanty on 19th, Jaycie Cuprill, Down River Brewing Company, Najwa Parkins Duo, Palette & Pour, Seth Witcher, The Wooden Match, Tim Harakal, Bru Daddy’s, Video Daze, Rivals Sports Bar, Dirty Roxx, Steel Pub and Nikki Briar, ShawneeCraft Brewery. 7:30pmBoat House Row, Musikfest Cafe. 8pm Supra/Ayers Band, Cutillo’s, Starting Tomorrow, Funhouse Southside and G, The Original Pocono Pub. 9pmThe Boondock Barons, New Tripoli Hotel.

SATURDAY11amPentley Holmes (11am) and Craig Thatcher & Nyke Van Wyk, Christkindlmarkt. Ruffian, Jabber Jaws Bar & Grill and Stef, Mike & Erin, Stony Run Winery. 2pmEliza Rush (2pm) and Matt Dellecker (4pm), Christmas in the Quarter at Luckenbach Mill. 4pm Smooth Retsina Glow, Lost Tavern (Hellertown). 5pmSeth Witcher, Artisan’s Wine & Cheese Cellars and Deal, Hijinx Brewery. 6pmA Girl & A Guy, Seven Sirens Brewing Company, Joe Lazorick, McCoole’s at the Historic Red Lion Inn, and Doug Kaetz, The County Seat. 6:30pmJaycie & Michayla, Iron Mule and Greg Smith’s Off the Road, Jabber Jaws Bar & Grill. 7pmBilly & Chris, Palette & Pour, The Boondock Barons, Fossil’s Last Stand, Colin O’Leary, Easton Wine Project, Silk & Steel w/Chelsea Lyn Meyer, Shanty on 19th, Doyle & the Dudes, Rivals Sports Bar, Kendal Conrad, Downtown Gastropub, Regina Sayles, Down River Brewing Company and Tim Harakal, House & Barn. 7:30pmInto the Mystic, Musikfest Cafe. 8pm Joe & Jane, Lakeside Inn, Ito & the Moonlight Hippies, Funhouse Southside and The Who Knows Duo, Original Pocono Pub.

SUNDAY9amMark & Ralph, Jake’s Flea Market. 11amAcoustic Pursuit (11am) and The Corinne Mammana Quartet (1:45pm) – Christkindlmarkt and The Ginger Duo, Artisan’s Wine & Cheese Cellar. 1pmAmber Peirce (1pm) and Stacy Gabel (3pm), Christmas in the Quarter at the Luckenbach Mill. 5:30pmScott Messina, Iron Mule. 6pmGT3, Seven Sirens Brewing Company and Jaycie & Michayla, Trails End Pub. 8pmHeart Headed, Funhouse Southside.

And, there you have it. Another great live music lineup with a pretty favorable weather forecast for late November. Get out and enjoy while you can and help keep the music scene in the Valley and beyond alive and well.

#livemusic #localmusic #supportlocal #christmasinthequarter #christmascity #lehighvalleyandbeyond #supportthesevenues #VoV #voicesofthevalley #hotspots

Christmas in the Quarter – Week Three

Christmas in the Quarter enters it’s third weekend in Bethlehem’s Industrial Quarter. We’ve lost a couple days to the weather but, the forecast for this weekend looks great for mid-November. This would be a great time to explore everything they have to offer from the pop-up shopping to the historic sites and yes, another great live music lineup. You will find the music tent right next to the outdoor bar where you can enjoy some of the area’s finest craft beers from Cave Brewing Company or enjoy a cocktail from Xplorer Spirits as you stroll the grounds.

This weekends’ live music features Alyssa Dodge, THURSDAY at 6pm. On FRIDAY, Eliza Rush takes the stage at 6pm. On SATURDAY, you can enjoy an encore performance from Eliza Rush at 2pm followed by Matt Dellecker at 4pm. On SUNDAY, we welcome back Amber Peirce at 1pm and Stacy Gabel closes out the weekend at 3pm.

You can find the live music tent, the outdoor bar and pop-up shops on the trail in front of the Luckenbach Mill. There are children’s crafts and an outdoor art gallery in front of the mill and a holiday art display indoors on the second floor. The November food drive continues this weekend and all donations receive a coupon for 20% off at any of the pop-up shops along the way. For more information and tickets, please visit the Historic Bethlehem Museum and Sites website at https://historicbethlehem.org/

#livemusic #localmusic #supportlocal #historicbethlehem #christmascity #christmasinthequarter #VoV #voicesofthevalley

Weekly Live Music “HOT SPOTS” – 11/12-11/15/20

As we get deeper into November and the weather starts to turn colder, it will become more difficult to host live music outdoors. With the threat of the virus still hanging over our heads, that may mean less places to perform and less work for many of us. Now, more than ever, it’s important we continue to support each other and the venues that continue to support live music in spite of the obstacles. It’s also very important that we continue to stay safe and follow the guidelines so these venues can remain open and provide a safe space for us to play.

If you would like to have your shows listed here, it’s easy and it’s FREE. Simply let me know by Wednesday evening or early Thursday morning and I will be sure to promote your schedule. In the past, I have focused on the weekend shows – Thursday through Sunday. If you have something scheduled Monday-Wednesday, you can send that information along as well. I will continue posting on Thursday morning but, it will now cover the entire week. You can use the “contact us” form on the website, Facebook messenger or lvvoicesofthevalley@gmail.com.

Here’s a list of the open mic nights in the area for the week. TONIGHT6pmRenegade Winery. 7pmBowers Hotel and ShawneeCraft Brewery. SUNDAY3pmThe Shanty on 19th. MONDAY6pmDown River Brewing Company. TUESDAY6pmSeven Sirens Brewing Company. 7pmThe Old Mill Pub. If there are others out there, let me know and I’ll get them listed as well.

THURSDAY5pmSocial Duo, Covered Bridge Inn. 6pmCorinne Mammana Duo, Palette & Pour and Frank Porter, Luckenbach Mill. 6:30pmKendal Conrad, Steel Club. 7pmNomadic Soul Trio, The Shanty on 19th.

FRIDAY6pmKennedy Bound, Insurrection Distillery and Frank Porter, Luckenbach Mill. 6:30pmBill Shannon, The Iron Mule and Kendal Conrad, Bru Daddy’s. 7pmPS Experiment, Easton Wine Project, Time Whys, The Steel Pub, Jaycie & Michayla, Renegade Winery, Tim Harakal, Palette & Pour, Lucky 7, Rivals Sports Bar, Latin Night w/Fabry, Black & Blue, Two of a Kind (plus two), The Shanty on 19th and Ian Althouse, House & Barn. 7:30pmFight Back Home, Seven Sirens Brewing Co. 8pmTaylor O’Conner, Two Rivers Brewing Co and Mike Pants, The Funhouse Southside.

SATURDAY11amCass Noelle (11am) and Kendal Conrad (1:45pm), Christkindlmarkt. 1pmMoonshine Madness at Hardball Cider with Steve McDaniel & Steve Herring (1pm) and The Cramer Brothers Band (5pm) – also –The BC Combo, Stony Run Winery. 2pmNick Lindsay (The Audio Files),Luckenbach Mill. 4pmMichael Reisman (Acoustic Mayhem)and Steve Brosky, Taylor House Brewing Co. 5pmSmooth Retsina Glow, Pocono Brewing Co, Stef & Mike w/Erin Kelly, Lost Tavern (Hellertown) and Darren Frehulfer, Insurrection Distillery. 6pmShaun Lally, Hotel Bethlehem, The Gabe Stillman Band, Hamilton Kitchen& Bar (ticketed event) and The Castaway Band, Weyerbacher Brewing Co. 7pmAcoustic Kitty Project Duo, Palette & Pour, Tim Harakal, Black & Blue, The Harrisons, Easton Wine Project, The Smith Compound Band, Steel Pub, Steel River Rail Union, Jabber Jaws Bar & Grill and The Dynamic Duo, The Shanty on 19th. 7:30pmRubix Kube, Musikfest Cafe. 8pmKarl Dietel, Lakeside Inn and Ditch the Rain, The Funhouse Southside.

SUNDAY11amDolcetto (11am) and Jennifer & Terry Holiday Classics (1:45pm), Christkindlmarkt. 1pmBen Tyler, Luckenbach Mill. 2pmJames Supra Trio, Weathered Vineyards. 3pmBlue Moxie, Insurrection Distillery and Ginger & Joe (Ginger & The Schnappees), Luckenbach Mill. 5:30pmMark & Ralph, The Iron Mule. 6pmNick Cerniglia, Seven Sirens Brewing Co. 8pmLorenzo, The Funhouse Southside.

WEDNESDAY (11/18)6pmTwo of a Kind, Covered Bridge Inn.

The events listed at the Luckenbach Mill are part of Christmas in the Quarter. For tickets and information visit https://historicbethlehem.org/. Christkindlmarkt is a ticketed event. For tickets and more information visit https://www.christmascity.org/. Tickets are also required for Bourbon and Blues at the Hamilton Kitchen & Bar. Ticket price includes dinner, live music and bourbon. Seating is limited. For availability and information, contact The Hamilton.

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As Christmas in the Quarter Enters Week 2 – Some Changes to Note

The times, they are a-changing – literally. There are some updates to pass along to you for Christmas in the Quarter moving forward. Most notably, some time changes in both the hours of operation and the live music schedule. No, we’re not cutting back on the music, just bringing it to you a little earlier on the weekends. First, the hours of operation. On Thursday and Friday, they will be opening at 5pm instead of 2pm, effective immediately. Saturday’s operating hours will remain 2pm-8pm and Sunday will see an earlier start – 11am – and finish – 5pm. There has also been a reduction in the admission price. You can now bring a family of four to the event on a $10 family package. Historic Bethlehem Museum and Sites members will be admitted free. On Saturday, in conjunction with the Cocktail Crawl, you can take in Christmas in the Quarter for a “suggested donation” of $5.

Let’s get to the music. The times on Thursday and Friday will remain the same, 6pm-8pm. You will get to see and hear the great sounds of Frank Porter both nights. On Saturday, Nick Lindsay (Audio Files) will kick things off at 2pm, followed by Michael Reisman of Acoustic Mayhem at 4pm. Sunday’s lineup has Ben Tyler starting at 1pm and Ginger & Joe (Ginger Schnappes) closing out the weekend from 3-5pm. The music tent has also found a new home, alongside the outdoor bar with Cave Brewing Company and Xplorer Spirits. This is a rain or shine event and, if the weather is not suitable for music outdoors, we’ll move inside to the second floor of the Luckenbach Mill.

As will be the case throughout the season, there is plenty to do and see at Christmas in the Quarter. You will find holiday art and putz exhibits inside and out, children’s crafts and activities, Christmas cottages for rent, pop-up shopping, holiday photo opportunities, historic building and tree lighting, the outdoor bar and food trucks. There is also a food drive throughout the month of November. You can donate canned goods and non-perishable items to benefit a local food bank and receive a 20% of coupon for shopping in the Quarter. For all of the latest updates and ticket information, visit https://historicbethlehem.org/

Come join us this weekend in Bethlehem’s Historic District and help support local businesses and musicians during the holiday season as well as Historic Bethlehem Museums and Sites.

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