Hot Open Mic Spots This Week – 2/24

Looking for a spot to show off your talents ? Look no further. Here’s a peek at some open mic spots this week and their hosts.

TonightFunhouse Southside, Bethlehem, 10pm, Shaun Lally

Tuesday: – One Center Square, Easton, 6:30pm, Jon Doyle (Doyle and the Dudes). Colonial Pizza, Easton, 8pm, Lorenzo Bubba

WednesdayLeather Corner Post, Orefield, 7pm, Chelsea Lyn Meyer. Bell Hall, Allentown, 8:30pm, Tim Harakal.

ThursdayCave Brewing Co, Allentown, 5:30pm, Ralph Pagano. ShawneeCraft Brewing, Stroudsburg, 6:30pm, Jeremiah Williams. Easton Wine Project, Easton, 7:30pm, Chris Zelenka. Wooden Match, Bethlehem, 8pm, John Cannavo.

Get out and show off your skills at an open mic this week. Support the host and the venue. Keep the live music scene growing in the Lehigh Valley.

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Weekly Live Music “HOT SPOTS” – 2/20-2/23/20

Here’s a look at the choices you have to help support live music this weekend. But, before we do that, I want to take a moment to thank everyone who has helped spread the word each week by liking, sharing and inviting your friends to read the posts and get out to support live music. The goal is, and always will be, to bring more people out to the venues and keep the Valley’s music scene alive. We also have an awful lot of talented songwriters in and around the Lehigh Valley. Continue supporting them by going to see them, buying their merchandise and listening to their music. They – we – all need your support and would love to see many of you out at our shows. And, on that note, Stacy Gabel’s new single – “High Heeled Shoes” – drops on Friday. Be sure to give it a listen. Here’s your weekend at a glance.

Open mic nights ThursdayShawneeCraft Brewing, hosted by Jeremiah Williams (6:30pm). The Wooden Match, hosted by John Cannavo (8:00pm). If you have a talent to share, go support one of the open mic nights tonight.

Thursday: Billy and Chris (The Billy Bauer Band) are at Lost Tavern, Hellertown and Kendal Conrad is at the Farm and Fisherman Tavern. Both shows start at 6pm. At 6:30pm, the Mark & Ralph Acoustic Duo will be at Cave Brewing Company. Phil Swanson is next up at the singer/songwriter series at Easton Wine Project at 7:30pm. The Bastard Sons Presents will have Shane Reimer as this months’ guest at 8pm at Two Rivers Brewing. Late night has Taylor O’Conner of Mosey Beat at Pearly Baker’s Ale House (10pm) and Burn It Down at the Funhouse Southside at 10:30pm.

Friday: Ben Tyler kicks the night off at Easton Public Market at 6pm. Kyle Yankowy is at Union & Finch at 6:30. At 7pm you can see Kendal Conrad at Stable 12 Brewing, Jonny Cornelius at Easton Wine Project or Shane Reimer & Them Spicy Boize with Condition Oakland, Burt Reynolds and World Breaker at Keystone Ramp Works. The BC Combo EP release show is at Godfrey Daniels and Doyle and the Deubs return to Colonial Pizza at 8pm. Two Pints will be at Arooga’s at 9pm while Steve Brosky and John Cannavo entertain at The Shanty on 19th. The 10:30pm starts have Redwood Reggae at Pearly Baker’s and the Chris Hartford Band of Change at the Funhouse.

Saturday: You can start your day early at Stony Run Winery with the Rythm Road Duo at 2pm. Acoustic Bite is at the Slopeside Pub at 6pm while Audio Files returns to Cave Brewing Company at 6:30. The 7 o’clock hour has 3 shows with Radio One at Hop Daddy’s Brewing, Joe & Tony at Easton Wine Project and Johnny’s Juke Box Band at Marianna’s. At 8pm, The Chelsea Lyn Meyer Duo is at Foundation Tavern, MoJo at the Pub on Main, Michael Reisman at Colonial Pizza, Kendal Conrad at Klinger’s at the Airport, the Jealous Monks at the East Lawn Social Club and Pyrenesia takes the stage at Godfrey Daniels. John Cannavo is at 5 Points Bar & Grill and Ricky & the Rebels rock the Strange Brew Tavern at 9pm. StillCraft is at the Lynville Hotel at 9:30pm. Late night includes Shane Reimer (solo) at the College Hill Tavern at 10pm and at 10:30pm, the Will Kiss Band is at Pearly Baker’s while the Electric Cheese Melt Reunion show happens at the Funhouse.

Sunday: Last Sunday saw the much-anticipated “soft opening” of Seven Sirens Brewing Company in Bethlehem. This Sunday, the Mark & Ralph Acoustic Duo will help celebrate that opening at 2pm. Also at 2pm, Kendal Conrad is at A’Dello Vineyard and Winery. If you can’t get out to see her in the afternoon, you can listen as she appears live on CCC Radio (Cedar Crest College) at 8pm. Lorenzo Bubba will finish off the weekend at the Funhouse at 10:30pm.

Let’s all go take in some live music this weekend and show some support to the musicians and the venues. If you are looking to attend a show at Godfrey Daniels, visit http://www.godfreydaniels.org for tickets and information. Thank you again for your continued support and keep an eye right here for more Lehigh Valley music news.

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Beer Week and Live Music in “The Cave”

Lehigh Valley Beer Week got off to a great start at Cave Brewing Company on Saturday with an outstanding performance from Emily Noel. A nearly packed house welcomed live music back to “The Cave” for the first time in a while and set the tone for the rest of the week and beyond. With two more performances this week the stage is being set for a great lineup of live music throughout the spring and summer in the South Mall. First, let’s take a look at how they’re closing out Beer Week.

Thursday, February 20, 6:30pmThe Mark & Ralph Acoustic Duo. Take a trip back in time to the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. Easton’s Mark Hannig has joined forces with local songwriter Ralph Pagano to bring back the sounds from the classic rock era. Featuring powerful harmonies on many favorites from bands like the Eagles, the Beatles, Little River Band, CSNY and many more, this is sure to be an entertaining evening.

Saturday, February 22, 6:30pmThe Audio Files. featuring lead guitarist Mark Cernese, is one of the Valley’s newest up-and-coming cover bands. They will close out the beer week festivities with hits from the 90’s and 2000’s with songs from The Black Keys, Pearl Jam, Creed and many more. In their last appearance here, they drew a nice crowd despite the only real snow storm of the year so, expect a larger crowd this time. Come early, stay late and enjoy the music.

Starting in March, there will be live music here every Friday at 6:30pm. The March lineup looks strong with Jim Steager and special guest Rich Frikkers, Michael Reisman of Acoustic Mayhem, Jaisen Taylor (Jay-T) and Jack Pierone. Cave Brewing Company features 16 craft beers on tap, Colony Meadery meads, select local wines and the Baked Apple Cocktail. This is a family friendly venue and you are welcome to bring food or order in from local restaurants. Dino’s Pizza (inside the mall) and Grub Hub deliver. All shows are free and happy hour ($1 off pints) is 4-7pm on Fridays. Come discover Cave Brewing Company. “There’s always something brewing in The Cave”

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Beer Week in “The Cave” – Live Music and More

Lehigh Valley Beer week is officially underway and Cave Brewing Company has plenty to offer the beer lover in you. Let’s start with the live music lineup. After all, we’re all about the music here and, they have some great music lined up for you.

This week starts with Josie award and LVMA nominee Emily Noel featuring her singles “I Miss You” and “Me, Myself and I”. Thursday night the Mark & Ralph acoustic duo will be performing many favorites from the 60’s, 70’s & 80’s from bands like The Eagles, Little River Band, CSNY and many more. The week ends with The Audio Files, featuring lead guitarist Mark Cernese, on Saturday, February 22. All shows start at 6:30pm and there is no cover charge.

Other events at the Cave this week include “Pints, no, Poses”, an afternoon Yoga class this afternoon at 2pm. Admission is $20 at the door and includes a on-hour class and a free pint. Tomorrow is “Chill and Chili” day. Bring your favorite vinly record to listen to while competing in the chili cook-off. Don’t want to cook ? Come enjoy the music and sample the chili. The $5 admission gets you unlimited chili sample while they last and all proceeds go to the Sanctuary at Haafsville, a local animall shelter. The sanctuary will also have adoptable cats for you to meet and take home with you. The fun begins at 1pm. On Friday, February 21, it’s “Paint & Sip” night at 5pm.

Located inside the South Mall, 3300 Lehigh Street, Allentown, Cave Brewing Company features a family and pet friendly atmosphere, 16 beers on tap, meads from Colony Meadery, select local wines and the Baked Apple cocktail. Happy hour ($1 off pints) runs until 6pm on Wed and Thurs and 7pm on Fri. Cave is closed on Mon & Tue. Come discover the Cave during Lehigh Valley Beer Week, February 15-22.

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Weekly Live Music “HOT SPOTS” – 2/13-2/16/20

Lehigh Valley Beer Week gets started this Saturday and we have your music needs covered. Before we get there though, let’s do some “pre-gaming”. And, we can’t forget about Valentine’s Day. What better way is there to say “I love you” than dinner, drinks and some great live music ? We’ll even spill over into Monday this week with Shane Reimer and Them Spicy Boize capping off Presidents Day at Bonn Place Brewing with a 7pm show.

Let’s start with the weekends’ open mic nights. Thursday: Cave Brewing Company, hosted by Ralph Pagano, 5:30pm. ShawneeCraft Brewing, Jeremiah Williams, 6:30pm. Cinder Inn, Feelin Good, 7pm. The Wooden Match, John Cannavo, 8pm. Friday: Connexions Gallery, 8pm. Sunday: Godfrey Daniels, 7pm. Godfrey Daniels has a $3.50 cover charge and you must be there at 7pm to claim your spot or go to the end of the list. Cave Brewing Company offers 1/2 price drinks to all performers and a $25 gift card for a future visit to one lucky winner.

Thursday: 5:30pmLakini’s Rooster, Sister Salvation, Violet Nine, Triple Addiction and Rude Groove share the stage at the Gin Mill Grill. Steve Brosky is this weeks’ guest in the singer/songwriter series at Easton Wine Project at 7:30pm. Tim Harakal is at Pearly Baker’s Ale House at 9:30pm and The Dregs rock the Funhouse Southside at 10:30pm.

Friday: Doug Kaetz gets your Valentines Day started at Hop Daddy’s Brewing at 5pm. 6pmRadio One, Lost Tavern, Hellertown. Bobby Clark Acoustic Duo with Keith Walek, Marianna’s. Bill Ihling, Invertase Brewing. Pentley Holmes, Slopeside Pub. 7PmMoJo, Boser Geist Brewing. Cannavo & Paragon, SE Wy Co Fire. Michael Lorenz, Easton Wine Project. Johnny’s Juke Box Band, Macungie VFW. 8pmPeter Karp, Godfrey Daniels. The Castaway Band, American Spirits Roadhouse. A Few Good Men, Rivals. Shane Reimer, Hop Daddy’s Brewing (8:30 start). Late nightRoi and Headeye, Colonial Pizza (9pm). The Weekenders, West End (9:30pm). Doug Kaetz & From the Dark River, The Wooden Match (10pm), Rio Bossa, Pearly Baker’s (10:30pm) and Rumplestiltskin & Suzie Q, The Funhouse (10:30). If you happen to be heading to the PPL Center for the Phantom’s game, be sure to get there early for Kendal Conrad, she will be your pre-game entertainment from 6-6:45pm.

Saturday: Another early start for Doug Kaetz, this time at New Hope Winery at 1pm. Emily Noel is at Cave Brewing Company with a 6:30pm start. 7pmThe Harrison’s, Easton Wine Project. Copper Fields, Yergey Brewing Company. Warped Speed, Two Rivers Brewing, Quakertown. 8pmRadio One, Tocci’s Tailgaters. Professor Louie & Crowmatix, Godfrey Daniels. Brian Molnar, Colonial Pizza. The Castaway Band, St Ann’s Valentines Dinner Dance. Steve Brosky Duo, Game Changer World. Avilion, West Coplay Maennerchor (8:30). Late night: The Chelsea Lyn Meyer Duo, Fossil’s Last Stand (9pm). MoJo, Lynville Hotel (9:30pm). Shane Reimer and Them Spicy Boize, Porter’s Pub (10pm). The Gonzo Project, Pearly Baker’s (10:30pm). The Trouble City All Stars with the Kings of Rythm, The Funhouse (10:30pm).

Sunday: Just So, Stoney Run Winery, 2pm. The Tunemaster Club’s Guitar Pull hosted by Jim Carolan and Mike Holliday, Godfrey Daniels, 4pm. The Stray Seeds, the Funhouse, 10:30pm.

As you can see, there is no shortage of live, local music in the Valley. All that’s left for you to do is pick a spot or two and get out and support live music this weekend. I’m sure there is more out there and many places will be hosting live music throughout Lehigh Valley Beer Week. If you don’t see your favorite band or your favorite brew pub listed, check with them to see what they have going on. Also, let them know about the “Weekly HOT SPOTS” so I can help them get the word out. To be included each week, simply email me at lvvoicesofthevalley@gmail.com or through Facebook messenger. Speaking of “favorite” brew pubs, the highly anticipated opening of Seven Sirens Brewing Company is just around the corner. Check their Facebook page often as they are very good about posting updates and I know many of you are looking forward to filling those mugs !

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VOV 2020 #2 – a Playlist on Spotify

The second in a series of playlists on Spotify featuring only original music from musicians in or near the Lehigh Valley. I’ll put out a new 15-song playlist at least once each month with a mix of new or recently released music as well as some past releases with no specific genre requirement. Some of the songs are suggestions from others while some are songs I listen to on a regular basis. Any and all feedback is welcome. If you want to be included, all you have to do is let me know how to find you on Spotify (if I haven’t already). Simply use Facebook messenger or email me at lvvoicesofthevalley@gmail.com.

This months’ lineup has songs from Smooth Retsina Glow, Chris Colaiaco, The Sky is Falling, Leah Marie Fuls, The Billy Bauer Band, The Contact Collective, Crooked Ways, Kuriiiboy, Days Before Tomorrow, Wonderground, Doug Kaetz & From the Dark River, The Dave Goddess Group, Julia Sommer, Jordyn Kenzie and Stacy Gable.

Please give them a listen, share the playlist with your friends, follow on Spotify and like/share Voices of the Valley on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/lvvoicesofthevalley/. Show these artists some love by listening at the link below.

Open Mic Nights – Worth the Effort ?

There’s a brand new open mic night happening tomorrow and it made me think “Is it worth the time and effort to attend ?”. After all, there are more than enough opportunities to attend an open mic nearly every night. I can think of some reasons – excuses, really – to say no. Let’s focus, instead, on the reasons to say yes. An open mic night can be beneficial in many ways. If you are a musician who is just starting out, a seasoned veteran or somewhere in between, there’s something to be said for showing off your skills in front of a group of your peers. It’s also another way to show support for live, local music. Let’s explore some of the reasons to make the effort to attend an open mic night and the benefits for you, the host and – yes – the venue.

Support – Let’s face it, the underlying reason for any venue to host live music is to attract more business. This is often a paid gig for the host and their job is is bring people in to provide entertainment for the night. If there’s no support, eventually there’s no reason to continue and, no reason for the venue to pay the host. In many cases, this is a part of how they make their living. You are supporting that host as much as you are the venue. You are also supporting the other musicians who come out to play.

Networking – This is a perfect place to meet others who do what you do. It can open up a world of opportunities that may not have been there otherwise. They can provide you with connections to help you find gigs, find a recording studio that would fit your needs, introduce you to other musicians who are looking to form a band or give you feedback on your music. Having friends in the business can be very important, especially if you are just starting out.

Opportunities – There are several venues that book their entertainment based on what they hear at the open mic night. In many cases, the host either books the entertainment or has a lot of influence on the one who does. If you are looking to book yourself at a particular venue, that may be the perfect place for you go play a few songs. Sometimes the events coordinator is an employee of the venue who is in attendance scouting the talent. There are even a few who attend open mic nights at other venues for that purpose.

Experience – Yes, I know, experience and/or exposure won’t pay the bills but, you have to start somewhere. Do you really want to try to overcome your “stage fright” with a paid gig that you’re not ready for ? If you haven’t performed in front of an audience, this is the perfect opportunity to “get your feet wet” and shake off the jitters. The more you expose yourself to a live audience, the more comfortable you become. Developing a stage presence and a level of confidence can go a long way when you decide it’s time to try your hand in the live music business. If you’re a songwriter, it’s a great way to try a new song before you add it to your set list on a regular basis or decide to record it. So, where and when is this new open mic ?

Tomorrow evening, One Center Square in Easton will be the site for the area’s newest open mic night. Hosted by Jon Doyle (Doyle and the Dudes), this one provides a unique opportunity to perform at a venue that provides a truly professional experience. From a full back line to a professional sound and lighting system to a stage and room designed for live music, you’ll have an opportunity to perform, regardless of your level of experience. Perform solo, bring your whole band or take advantage of the opportunity to perform with professionals on the biggest stage. This is an all-ages event and any genre is welcome. Doors and sign-ups are at 6:30pm.

Other open mics of note in the area: Monday – Funhouse Southside (Bethlehem), Jon Doyle and Shaun Lally, 10pm. Tuesday – Sunset Bar & Grill (Saylorsburg), 6:30pm, hosted by Feel Good, every other Tuesday (2/11 is the next one). Colonial Pizza (Easton), 8pm, Lorenzo Bubba, and The Shanty on 19th (Allentown), John Cannavo. Wednesday – Leather Corner Post (Orefield), Chelsea Meyer, 7pm. Three Mugs Pub (Easton), Lorenzo Bubba, 7pm. Black & Blue (Easton), Helsie Duster, 7pm. Original Pocono Pub (Bartonsville), Christian Porter, 7:30pm. Bell Hall (Allentown), Tim Harakal, 8:30pm. Sarah Street Grill (Stroudsburg), Shane Reimer and Ricky Dum Dum Delgado, 9:30pm. Porter’s Pub (Easton – 1st and 3rd Weds), Scott Harrington, 9:30pm. Thursday – Cave Brewing Company (Allentown, 2nd & 4th Thur), Ralph Pagano/Nick Lindsay, 5:30pm. ShawneeCraft Brewing (Stroudsburg), Jeremiah Williams, 6:30pm. Wooden Match (Bethlehem), John Cannavo, 8pm. Pearly Baker’s Ale House (Easton – 1st Thur), Carter Lansing, 9pm. Sunday – Godfrey Daniels (Bethlehem – 1st & 3rd Sun), rotating hosts. I’m sure there are plenty more but, this is a start. All open mics are every week unless otherwise noted.

Weekly Live Music “HOT SPOTS” – 2/6-2/9/20

Thursday is a great night to get the weekend started and an open mic night is a great place to dust off an old song, try out a new one or shake off the “stage fright” if you’re just starting out. It’s also a great place to just hang out with other musicians, learn a few things or, just have a good time getting an early start on the weekend. There are a few places you can do that tonight. ShawneeCraft Brewing (6:30pm – Jeremiah Williams), The Wooden Match (8pm – John Cannavo) and Pearly Baker’s Ale House (9:30pm – Carter Lansing) all have open mics tonight with great hosts. So, if you have talent to share, get out a help support them.

Thursday has some pretty good live music on tap as well. Steve Brosky gets things started at 6pm at The Brick Tavern Inn. Leah and Eddie (Leah Fuls) will be in Bethlehem at Lost Tavern at 7pm. At 7:30pm you can see Dirk Quinn at Blend or stop by the Easton Wine Project for the weekly singer/songwriter series with Ralph Pagano. The Funhouse Southside has Dirty Mike and the Boyz providing the late-night entertainment at 10:30pm.

Friday: The 6 o’clock hour has several choices, starting with Doug Kaetz at Tolino Vineyards. Also getting started at 6 are Kyle Yankowy (Invertase Brewing Company), 94 South at Two Rovers – Quakertown and The Deal Duo at HiJinx Brewing. At 7pm, Easton Wine Project will host Z Solo with special guest Wendy Wilson, Ash & Snow will be at the Artisan Wine and Cheese Cellar and John Cannavo is at McCool’s Red Lion Inn. Craig Thatcher and Nyke Van Wyk hit the stage at Godfrey Daniels at 8pm while McConney is at the Soma Downtown Grill and Eliza Rush rocks Mike’s Tavern in Reading. The Sara Ayers Band is at the Shanty on 19th at 9pm. Shane Reimer and Them Spicy Boize will be at Pearly Baker’s Ale House and JR and the Tribe visits the Southside at the Funhouse. Both shows start at 10:30.

Saturday: Ash and Snow have an early start (4pm) at Bishop Hill Estates Vineyards. At 7pm, Doug Kaetz is at County Seat Spirits, Blue Moxie is at Easton Wine Project, McConney visits Taylor House Brewing and the Brosky/Cannavo Duo is at Two Rivers – Quakertown. The Chelsea Lyn Meyer Band returns to Foundation Tavern while Shane Reimer and Them Spicy Boize are at Lost Tavern – Bethlehem and the Craig Thatcher Band is at Godfrey Daniels. Later in the evening Billy and Chris (The Billy Bauer Band) are at Southside 313 Bar and Grill (9pm), StillCraft is at Stahley’s (9:30pm), Dear Anna is at the Wooden Match (10pm) and The Simmers make their Funhouse debut along with No Repose and The Hook at 10:30.

Sunday: Poor Man’s Gambit has the rare Sunday show at Godfrey Daniels at 7pm and Red Bird is right next door at the Funhouse at 10:30.

There’s never a “bad” time to get out and support live, local music. There are many opportunities to do that this weekend so, pick a spot or two and go see a show. For tickets and info on Godfrey Daniels events visit http://www.godfreydaniels.org. If you are a musician, or a venue that hosts live music, and want your events listed here each week, just let me know by Wednesday and I’ll be sure to include you. If you haven’t visited our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/lvvoicesofthevalley/, please do so. Then “like” and share it with your friends to help get the word out on live music in the Lehigh Valley. If you already have, thank you for helping support live, local music and the venues that bring it to you each week.

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Weekly Live Music “HOT SPOTS” – 1/30-2/2/20

It’s Thursday and that means it’s time to start thinking about the weekend and all the great live music the Lehigh Valley has to offer. If you have a talent you want to share, there are a couple open mic nights that only happen once each month so, tonight is your night to get out a play. Let’s start with Easton Wine Project. Their monthly open mic is hosted by Z Solo (Chris Zelenka) and gets started at 7pm. Come out and enjoy the great food and fine wines, play a few songs and get entered to win a $25 gift card for a future visit. Another monthly spot is Blend where there is a guest host each month. Tonight’s host is Bill Medei and they also start at 7pm. Two other places that have an open mic every Thursday night are ShawneeCraft Brewing with host Jeremiah Williams (6:30pm) and the Wooden Match with host John Cannavo at 8pm.

Here’s what the rest of your Thursday night looks like: Eliza Rush with special guest Mike Wojik at the Mansion House in Summit at 6pm. Billy and Chris (Billy Bauer Band) will be at P.J. Whelihan’s (Bethlehem) at 6:30pm. At 7pm, you can take in Shane Reimer at The Trapp Door, Smooth Retsina Glow at Lost Tavern Bethlehem or Dave’s Night Out (Dave Fry) with Que and Michael of Serene Green at Godfrey Daniels. Josh K takes the stage at Pearly Baker’s Ale House at 9:30pm and the Stray Seeds close out the night at the Funhouse Southside at 10:30.

Friday: Invertase Brewing Company features the original sound of Michael Reisman of Acoustic Mayhem starting at 6pm. Duster V is at Two Rivers Taproom (Quakertown) at 6:30pm. It’s Doyle solo (Doyle and the Dudes) at County Seat Spirits and Jordan White at Easton Wine Project at 7pm. At 8 o’clock you can see Shane Reimer at Hop Daddy’s Brewing, T&T at the Hill-to-Hill Grill or Susan Werner at Godfrey Daniels. There’s plenty of late-night music to keep you going as well. Starting at 9pm you’ll find StillCraft at Arooga’s and Radio One at Southside 313 Bar and Grill. A Girl and a Guy kick things off at Grumpy’s BBQ at 9:30, Z Solo is at the Corner Pocket Saloon at 10pm and the Moondogs are at Pearly Baker’s while the Trouble City All Stars and Kings of Rythm rock the Funhouse at 10:30.

Saturday: The Audio Files headline the Winter Blast Festival with an outdoor show in the Triangle in Emmaus at noon. Just So has the afternoon covered at Stony Run Winery starting at 2pm. Chris Roselle is at Hopewell Valley Vineyards at 6pm. David Nonini is at Two Rivers Tap Room (Quakertown) at 6:30pm. The 7’oclock hour features Bill Ihling at El Charro del Rio, Jeff Bellfy at Easton Wine Project, Roi and the Secret People at the Reigelsville Inn and The Angela Evans Duo at Gallows Hill Spirits Company. At 8pm, Bill Staines takes the stage at Godfrey Daniels while Time Whys? rocks the Hill-to-Hill Grill. Billy and Chris will be at Two Rivers (Easton) at 8:30. StillCraft will be at the newly remodeled 5 Points Bar & Grill at 9pm. Late night has Mosey Beat at Porter’s Pub (10pm) and the Wonton Soups at the Funhouse at 10:30.

Sunday features a Public Displays of Rejection double-header starting at 3pm at Lost Tavern Hellertown and finishing the night at the Funhouse at 10:30pm. There are two open mic nights to note, both starting at 7pm. You can show off your skills at the Social Medium Open Mic at the Alternative Gallery or at the legendary Godfrey Daniels with featured artist Larry Ahearn.

As you can see, there’s always plenty of live music throughout the Lehigh Valley on the weekends. We feature shows that take place Thursday through Sunday but, there are place that have live music earlier in the week as well so, check in with your favorite venue to see what’s on tap on Monday through Wednesday nights. There are also a lot of open mic nights that take place throughout the week. If you would like yours featured in an upcoming post, I’ll put one together in the near future, just drop me a line through Facebook messenger or at lvvoicesofthevalley@gmail.com. You can do the same to get shows listed in the Weekly “HOT SPOTS”. Support live music whenever you can and keep the Lehigh Valley music scene growing.

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Lehigh Valley Beer Week and Music in “The Cave”

Lehigh Valley Beer Week (Feb 15-22) is just a few short weeks away and Cave Brewing Company has some amazing craft beers to share with you. They’ve got some pretty amazing live music to offer during the week as well. You can help kick things off on Saturday, February 15 with the music of Emily Noel. She’ll be followed by the Mark & Ralph Acoustic Duo on Thursday, February 20 and you can close out the week on Saturday, February 22 with the Audio Files. There is no cover charge and all 3 shows begin at 6:30pm.

About Cave Brewing Company: “The Cave is located inside the South Mall on Lehigh Street in Allentown, 3 blocks off I-78. They have 16 taps and offer a selection of original recipe craft beers with a little something for every taste. They also offer a limited selection of local wines, meads from Colony Meadery and “The Big Apple” cocktail for those who don’t want beer. There are a few restaurants inside or on the mall grounds or you can have Grub Hub deliver your food. The brewery is family and dog friendly so, your kids and pets are welcome. Happy Hour features $1 off pints 4-6pm weekdays and 4-7pm Friday.

Emily Noel: Emily has quickly established herself as one of the Lehigh Valley’s great new talents with her singles, “Me, Myself and I” and “I Miss You”. Her latest effort – a collaboration with Chelsea Lyn Meyer on Katy Perry’s “Waking Up in Vegas” – has received rave reviews.

Mark and Ralph Acoustic Duo: Mark Hannig and Ralph Pagano deliver a variety of harmony-driven classic rock-era hits from bands like CSNY, The Eagles, The Beatles and Little River Band to name a few. They compliment each other well with Mark’s great vocal range and high harmonies and their well-constructed arrangements and catchy medleys.

The Audio Files: One of the Valley’s newest up-and-coming rock and roll cover bands, they are highlighted by lead guitarist Mark Cernese’s tasteful licks. William Kleinberg (Bass, vocals) and David Ackerman (drums) back the band as well as anyone. Although frontman Nick Lindsay will be absent for a while, they won’t skip a beat with a couple of very capable fill-ins while Nick is away.

Come out and enjoy all that Lehigh Valley Beer Week has to offer but, be sure to make Cave Brewing Company one of your stops along the way. Support local music and local businesses and check back often for more events in “The Cave”.

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