Weekly Music Lineup – 5/20/21

Did you say festival ? Yeah, we have a few of those. And, I’m sure, many more to come before the summer is over. We also have another week of “Tunes at Twilight” in Downtown Bethlehem and a whole host of live music for you to choose from this coming week, starting today.

If you would like to see your events advertised here every week, simply let me know your schedule by Wednesday evening. Whether your event is live and in person or on-line, you can promote it here. Use the “contact us” form on the website, Facebook messenger or email at lvvoicesofthevalley@gmail.com. Please take a minute to like and share us on Facebook. Here’s this weeks’ lineup.

Let’s start with a special event since it’s early this morning. Ginger & Joe (Ginger & the Schnappes) will be at the Weis Cafe’ Grand Opening (Macungie) at 11am to kick off your weekend.

Tunes at TwilightTHURSDAY – all times 6pm – Downtown Bethlehem. Shaun Lally, McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub, Ginger & the Schnappes, Edge, Christopher Dean Duo, Hotel Bethlehem, Jake Kaligis, Twisted Olive and Clay Reilly, Urbano.

SATURDAY Festivals11amLehigh Valley Food Truck Festival, Coca Cola Park. Live music by The New Standard, StillCraft, Dave Ebert of Radio One, Christine & Co, The Castaway Band and Alias. Admission is free. Parking – $8 at the gate or $6 in advance at https://www.milb.com/lehigh…/events/food-truck-festival. Uptown Northampton Street Fair, Main St, Northampton. Live music by Kendal Conrad (noon) and Chasing Daylight (2:30pm). NoonWine & Song Festival, Blue Ridge Estate Vineyard & Winery. Live music by Ben Tyler, Neil Grover, Michael Gray & Co, Hannah Violet Trio, Copper Fields and The Frost. 2pm (doors) – 3pm start Country Creek Blues Festival, Country Creek Winery. Live music by Mike Guildin & Rollin’ & Tumblin’, Mikey Junior Band, Little Red Rooster Blues Band, Crooked Eye Blues Revue and an All-Star Jam Finale with special guest Roger Girke. Admission $20. 8pmMetal Throwdown, Jabber Jaws Bar & Grill featuring Throne Room, When Hell Descends, This Calls For Blood and Ghost Widow.

SUNDAY FestivalNoonSchool of Rock, Easton and School of Rock, Allentown Spring Performance Group. Emmaus Community Park. Featuring the music of SoCal, Elton John and Frank Zappa.

THURSDAY4pmPentley Holmes, Hamilton Kitchen and the Will Kiss Band, Pocket Park. 4:30pmMark & Ralph, South Mall. 5:30pmTim Harakal, The Shelby, Pilgy, Blue Ridge Estate Vineyard and Winery and Deal Duo, Sun Inn Preservation Center. 6pmUltra Kings Dulux, Steel Club, Matt Miskie, Mansion House and Two of a Kind, Covered Bridge Inn. 6:30pmBackyard Cabaret, Porter’s Pub. 7pmShaun Lally, Stooges, GT3 Jazz Standards, Bookstore Speakeasy, Quick Draw, The Iron Mule and Stevie Vicks, The View at Morgan Hill. 7:30pmTommy Emmanuel, Steel Stacks.

FRIDAY4pmTom Riccobono, Eagles Rest Cellars. 5pmSteel Creek Trio, Tolino Vineyards, Andrew Moses, Mountain View Vineyards and Deal Duo, HiJinx Brewery. 5:30pmHannah Violet, Easton Public Market and Pilgy, Blue Ridge Estate Vineyard and Winery. 6pmJoanna Bea & Mike ET, Insurrection Distillery, Michael Patrick, Crossroads Tavern, Social Call, Coplay Saengerbund, James Supra Trio, Jack’s Slice, Glen Roberts, Hardball Cider, Derelict Franchise, McCoole’s at the Historic Red Lion Inn, Woodside Avenue, Yergey Brewing Co, Brian Lally, Horse Tavern, Eddie J, Milford House, Joe Mixon, Foundation Tavern, Kyle Yankowy, Union & Finch, Blaming Amy, Thunderhead Lodge, Sixty Shades of Gray, Saucony Creek Franklin Station Brew Pub, Ditch the Rain Duo, Hotel Bethlehem, Stef & Mike, Boser Geist Brewing Co, Regina Sayles, Boulder View Tavern and Helicopter Hot Tub, Saucony Creek Kutztown Brewery. 6:30pmMark & Ralph, The Iron Mule and Erin Kelly, Farmhouse Restaurant. 7pmHot Toddys, Steel Pub, Philly Keys, Rivals Sports Bar, Neil Grover, House & Barn, Curious Dog, Derailed Taphouse, Luca, ShawneeCraft Brewing Co, Seth Witcher, Easton Wine Project, Two of a Kind, Half Time Bar & Grill, Peter Johann Band, Ringer’s Roost, Radio One, Bru Daddy’s and Mark Cook, Leaf Cigar Bar. 7:30pmRubix Kube, Steel Stacks and Kendal Conrad, The Taproom at Weyerbacher Brewing Co. 7:45pmBill Smith, Bookstore Speakeasy. 8pmFran Mayville, Triple Sun Spirits, Steve Brosky Duo, Shanty on 19th, The Boondock Barons, Jabber Jaws Bar & Grill, Jeff Crosson, 21 Craft House, Aiden Bloomfield Trio, Seven Sirens Brewing Co and Scott Messina, Smuggler’s Cove. 10pmThe Wallace Brothers, Funhouse Southside and Jonny Cornelius, Pearly Baker’s Ale House.

SATURDAY12:30pmSteel Creek Trio, Shepherd Hills Golf Club. 1pmMcConney, Heart & Soul Cafe, Eliza Rush & Brook South, Setter Ridge Winery, The Boondock Barons, Half Time Bar & Grill, Vinyl Persuasion, Slatington Farmer’s Market, Glenwood, Tolino Vineyards and Bobby Siegfried, Vynecrest Vineyards. 2pmThe Weekenders, The Taproom at Weyerbacher Brewing Co, BC Combo, Stoney Run Winery, Ultra Kings, Taylor House Brewing Co, Leah Marie Fuls Band, The Inn at Birch Wilds, Cassandra Rose, Seven Sirens Brewing Co and Lake of Orchards, ShawneeCraft Brewing Co. 3pm Mark & Ralph, Invertase Brewing Co. 3:30pmJeff Crosson, Lost Tavern (Hellertown). 4pmJohn David Ambrose, Broadway Grill. 4:30pmBritt & Kenny, Eagles Rest Cellars. 5pmStef & Mike, Hop Hill Brewing Co. 5:30pmSeth Witcher, Black River Farms. 6pm Billy & Chris, Lost Tavern (Hellertown), Scott Erickson, Insurrection Distillery, Mark Prestifilippo, Hotel Bethlehem, Joe Lazorik, McCoole’s at the Historic Red Lion Inn, Laurie Vosburg, The Milford House, Justin Fischel, Yergey Brewing Co, Smooth Retsina Glow, Mountain View Vineyards and Golden Twine, Saucony Creek Kutztown Brewery. 7pmCopper Fields, Easton Wine Project, Stacy Gabel, House & Barn, Jaisen Taylor Acoustic Band, Gin Mill & Grille, Ricky & the Rebels, Steel Pub, M80 Trio, Rivals Sports Bar, Mike Greer & Co, Strawberry Family Restaurant, Erin McClelland, Derailed Taphouse, Lonesome Found, ShawneeCraft Brewing Co and Dave Mell Band, Oakies. 7:30pmMark & Ralph, 5 Points Bar & Grill, Chelsea Lyn Meyer, The Taproom at Weyerbacher Brewing Co and Shamarr Allen, Steel Stacks. 8pmSunsets North, Seven Sirens Brewing Co and Cody Wiley, One Ten Tavern. 9pmVinyl Persuasion, The Shanty on 19th. 10pmThe Wonton Soups, Funhouse Southside and Mosey Beat, Pearly Baker’s Ale House.

SUNDAY8amNick Franclik, Jake’s Flea Market. 10amFrank Porter, Emmaus Farmer’s Market. NoonGirl Crue, Pocono Mountain Harley-Davidson and Michael Patrick & Michael Carr, The Taproom at Weyerbacher Brewing Co. 1pmAnthony Cubbage, Vynecrest Vineyards, Gary Dillon, Tolino Vineyards and Tim Harakal, Setter Ridge Winery. 2pmAsh & Snow, Black River Farms, Grey Man Group, Lakeside Bar, Jessica Delfino, ShawneeCraft Brewery and Steven Wales, Stoney Run Winery. 3pmTwo of a Kind, Insurrection Distillery. 4pm Heart Headed, Seven Sirens Brewing Co and Jeni Hackett Duo, Covered Bridge Inn. 5pmJesse Bardwell & the Noble Brothers, Porter’s Pub and Shaun Lally, Hops at the Paddock. 6pmZ Solo, Trails End Pub, Jeffrey Gaines, Steel Stacks and Frog Holler, Bear Creek Mountain Resort. 10pmLorenzo, Funhouse Southside.

WEDNESDAY6pmMark & Ralph, Jack’s Slice. 7pmGinger & the Schnappes, Palette & Pour and Doubting Thomas, Steel Pub.

OPEN MIC NIGHTSNEW! Coming on June 2, Insurrection Distillery, Wednesdays at 5pm. THURSDAY6pmRenegade Winery and Jack’s Slice, 7pmBowers Hotel, Cinder Inn, Blend (Final Thursday every month) and ShawneeCraft Brewery. 9pm -. Rathskeller in the National Hotel. 10pmThe Bath Exchange, inside the Historic Slate Exchange Hotel in Bath. FRIDAY6pm Hope & Coffee, Tamaqua. SATURDAY6pm Bally Hotel (First Saturday Every Month). SUNDAY3pm,- Shanty on 19th and Camels Hump Farm. . 7pmThe Wooden Match. MONDAY6:30pmCrooked Eye Brewery (1st, 3rd & 5th Monday every month). 10pmThe Funhouse Southside. TUESDAY5pmSeven Sirens Brewing Co. 6pmIron Lakes Country Club. 7pmOld Mill Pub and Change on 3rd (First Tuesday each month). WEDNESDAY6pmBally Hotel and Jabber Jaws Bar & Gill. 7pmBlack & 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 SHOWSThursday8pmGodfrey Daniels Concert Highlights on Folk Music Notebook. Friday7:30pm – 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, Tuesday12:30pm on YouTube. Rocking the ValleySunday7pm – Red Barn Music Series (Bill Medei), Monday7pm -Stories & Song with Mike & Tom (Michael Duck & Tom Cooney), 8pmAlexxis Steele. Tuesday7pm – Canadian Sessions (Samara Johnson) – this show is currently on hold but, will be returning soon. Stay tuned. 8pm – Showcase with Steve Jones. Wednesday8pm – Artist Spotlight with Ralph (Ralph Pagano). All Rocking the Valley shows on Facebook and YouTube.

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Anni Powell Bursts on to the Scene with “Wild and Free”

Anni Powell, to me, has been one of the best-kept secrets in the Lehigh Valley. Well, not any more. Her debut album, “Wild and Free”, will make sure of that. Anni’s incredible talent and angelic voice have come to life with this brand new release and I have a feeling she is just getting started. If her first album is any indication, we’ll be hearing from her for a long time to come. Of course, like any great project, she had a little help from her friends. Her sister, her husband and local favorite Chelsea Lyn Meyer all contributed to the final product but, the real focus is on Anni’s talent on the keys and, of course, her amazing voice.

The album starts with an instrumental track – Blue Heron, Pink Flamingo. The song was inspired by, of all things, a design on a beer can. She joked about the marriage between the two and the amazing voice the heron was blessed with and said “I think I’ll write a song and call it Blue Heron, Pink Flamingo”. It’s an upbeat, jazzy sort of tune that really displays Anni’s talent on the keys. The title track, Wild and Free, and the final track on the album, Friends are two softer, ballads. Both tunes have a soothing, relaxing air about them and really bring out the best in Anni’s vocals.

On the upbeat side, the album is complete with Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way and Dance With Me. Both tunes have a jazzy, reggae, ska sound to them that make you, well, get up and dance. The former was written as kind of a challenge to herself. With an upcoming gig featuring original music, she felt the need to write a few more songs to make sure she had enough material to fill her time slot. Pressed for time, she called on something her mother always said to her – “Can’t means won’t. If you want it, make it happen”. The inspiration for Dance with Me came to her during a wine and jazz festival where she got engaged to her husband, Toby.

In a nutshell, the entire EP is worth listening to over and over again. On March 24, Anni appeared on my show, “Artist Spotlight with Ralph” on Rocking the Valley. That show will be replayed on Rocking the Valley tomorrow (Wednesday) evening at 8pm. If you would like to hear more music from Anni Powell and learn more about the making of Wild and Free, tune in at http://www.youtube.com/rockingthevalley. You can find Anni on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AnniPowellMusic. At the very least, go to the link below and listen on Spotify or, better yet, go to your favorite site to buy music and download your copy now.

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Weekly Music Lineup – 5/13/21

Where are you going and who are you going to see this week ? Are you an early morning person going to a flea or farmer’s market ? Maybe you prefer the afternoons at a winery or craft brewery. Or, would you rather head out for dinner and live music at your favorite bar or restaurant ? There are choices for all that and more in the Lehigh Valley and surrounding areas. Just take a look at this weeks’ lineup. There’s plenty to offer. All you have to do is choose. Not going out ? Tune in to one of the many on line shows and order take out or delivery from one of the fine venues listed here.

If you would like to see your events advertised here every week, simply let me know your schedule by Wednesday evening. Whether your event is live and in person or on-line, you can promote it here. Use the “contact us” form on the website, Facebook messenger or email at lvvoicesofthevalley@gmail.com. Please take a minute to like and share us on Facebook. Here’s this weeks’ lineup.

The “Tunes at Twilight” series continues tonight in downtown Bethlehem with James Supra & Phil Pilorz at Edge Restaurant, Tim Harakal at McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub, Wayward Buds at Twisted Olive, Corrine Mamana at Hotel Bethlehem and Craig Thatcher at Tapas on Main. All start times are 6pm. The remaining schedule for THURSDAY4:30pmMike Metzgar, South Mall. 5pmDoug Kaetz, Folino Estate Vineyards. 5:30pmPilgy, Blue Ridge Estate Vineyards. 6pmPocono Duo, Happy Hour Bar & Grill and Paul Knakk, Steel Club. 6:30pmBackyard Cabaret, Porter’s Pub. 7pmStray Seeds, The Wooden Match, Cody Wiley, Hot Rod Bar & Grill, Kendal Conrad, The View at Morgan Hill and GT3 Jazz Standards, The Bookstore Speakeasy.

FRIDAY5pmBoathouse Row, New Hope Winery (second show at 8pm), Two of a Kind, Radical Wines and Lonesome Found, Tolino Vineyards. 5:30pmPilgy, Blue Ridge Estate Vineyards and Jeff Crosson, Easton Public Market. 6pmDirty Rotten Parrots, Pappy T’s (3 shows – 6pm, 7pm & 8:15pm), Powder Valley Bang, Iron Lakes Country Club, Common Bond, Coplay Saengerbund, Mark & Ralph, Insurrection Distillery, Hydraulic Lime, Ringer’s Roost, Chelsea Lyn Meyer Duo, Foundation Tavern, Barefoot Duo, Bishop Estate Winery, Michael Arenella Duo, McCoole’s at the Historic Red Lion Inn, Ernie White, Mountain View Golf Club, Regina Sayles, Rudy’s Tavern, Kendal Conrad, Markley Grill, Christopher Dean, Thunderhead Lodge, Billy T Acoustically, HiJinx Brewery and Owen & the Alien, Barley Creek Tasting Room. 6:30pmCurious Dog, The Iron Mule and Steve Brosky Duo, Two Rivers Taproom (Quakertown). 7pmDave Mell Band, Chapel Hill Golf Club, Stereotype, Steel Pub, Stef & Mike, Easton Wine Project, Lo & Behold, ShawneeCraft Brewing Co, Ziggy Isaacs, Derailed Taphouse and Kevin Miller’s Almost Smashed, Rivals Sports Bar. 7:30pmCassandra Rose, The Taproom at Weyerbacher, The Sensational Soul Cruisers, Steel Stacks and The Boondock Barons, Fossil’s Last Stand. 7:45pmBill Smith, Bookstore Speakeasy. 8pmThe Stray Seeds, Seven Sirens Brewing Co, Jeni Hackett, One Ten Tavern and Brian Kidd, Triple Sun Spirits Co. 9pmJeremy Winterstein, Klinger’s on Carsonia. 10pmKyle Gischel Trio, Funhouse Southside and Heart Headed, Pearly Baker’s Ale House.

SATURDAY10amThe Beautiful Distortion, Easton Farmer’s Market. 11amThe Castaway Band, Canal St Park and T-Bone Alone, Slatedale Fire Co Car Show & Pig Roast. NoonPeter Johann Band, The Taproom at Weyerbacher. 12:30pmBastard Sons Presents Pentley Holmes & Dan DeChellis w/Carter Lansing, Two Rivers Brewing Co (Easton). 1pmSteve McDaniel & Steve Herring, Hardball Cider, Kendal Conrad, West Reading Craft Pretzel & Beer Festival, Walter Lee, Eagles Rest Cellars, Ryan Peters, Vyncrest Vineyards and Pilgy, Tolino Vineyards. 2pmThird Degree, Stoney Run Winery, Jeni Hackett Duo, The Taproom at Weyerbacher, Ginger & the Schnappes, Bell Gate Farms, Island Time Lite, Black River Farms, Andrew Tirado, ShawneeCraft Brewing Co and Chad Brown, Seven Sirens Brewing Co. 3pmRick Toure Band, Best Station Hotel and Time Whys, Invertase Brewing Co. 5pmPentley Holmes, Hop Hill Brewing Co, Boathouse Row, New Hope Winery (second show at 8pm) and Social Call Duo, Hardball Cider. 6pmShaun Lally, Hotel Bethlehem, Sonia Weimann & Robb Parker, Alba Vineyards, Dave Johnsen, Yergey Brewing Co, Emmit & the Gooze, Pat’s Pizza & Bistro, DMC Duo, Ringer’s Roost, Little Red Rooster, Crossroads Tavern (PA), Bad Hombres, Hopewell Valley Vineyards, Tim Harakal, Bell Hall, RED, Saucony Creek Kutztown Brewery, Blue Moxie, Insurrection Distillery, Pilgy, Beltzville Bar & Grill, Bobby Newton & 3 the Hard Way, Reading Liederkranz and Peter Johann Band, HiJinx Brewery. 6:30pmBear Sloth, Powder Valley Bang & Scruft, Emmaus Theater, Smooth Retsina Glow, Boser Geist Brewing Co and Scott Messina, The Iron Mule. 7pmFrank Porter & Street Survivors, Crossroads Tavern (NJ), Third Hand, Gin Mill & Grille, Firestorm, Steel Pub, Acoustic Project, House & Barn, Kate & Those Guys, ShawneeCraft Brewing Co, Grant Wagner Duo, Derailed Taphouse, Mike Viscel, Easton Wine Project and High Five Swan Dive Duo, Rivals Sports Bar. 7:30pmBlaming Amy, The Taproom at Weyerbacher and Kim & Paul & Vuja De, Liberty Taproom. 8pmSons of Izzy, Jabber Jaws Bar & Grill, Michael Reisman, Descendants Brewing Co (Ship Inn), Dose, The Original Pocono Pub, Chelsea Lyn Meyer Duo, The Shanty on 19th, John Cannavo, Lakeside Bar, Dr Dick Show, Best Station Hotel and The Wonton Soups, Seven Sirens Brewing Co. 10pmDear Anna, Funhouse Southside.

SUNDAY8amMark & Ralph, Jake’s Flea Market. 9:30amBill Ihling, Saucon Valley Farmer’s Market. 10amBrian Kidd, Emmaus Farmer’s Market. 11amJimmy Farrell, McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub and Kendal Conrad, Yianni’s Taverna. 1pmGinger & Joe, Villa Milagro, Len Mooney, Tolino Vineyards, Stranger Things Rock, New Hope Winery, Joanna Bea & Mike ET, Cardinal Hollow Winery and Stef, Mike & Erin, Stoney Run Winery. 2pmPilgy, Blue Ridge Estate Vineyards, Kim & Paul & Vuja De, A’dello Winery and Curious Dog, ShawneeCraft Brewing Co. 3pmTwin Hill, Insurrection Distillery, BC Combo, The Sand Bar and The Joe Cirotti Trio, The Raritan Inn Bed & Breakfast. 4pmThe Knobby Whistlers, The Taproom at Weyerbacher, Beach Lovin Man/Caribbean Jeff, Covered Bridge Inn and Joseph Acor & Jake, Seven Sirens Brewing Co. 5:30pmJonny Cornelius, The Iron Mule. 10pmUrban Achievers, Funhouse Southside.

MONDAYNoonKendal Conrad, Mi Havana (Emmaus) Ribbon Cutting.

WEDNESDAY7pmMike Greer & Co, Steel Pub.

OPEN MIC NIGHTSNEW! Coming on June 2, Insurrection Distillery, Wednesdays at 5pm. THURSDAY5:30pmBlue Ridge Estate Winery (ends on 5/6). 6pmRenegade Winery and Jack’s Slice, 7pmBowers Hotel, Cinder Inn, Blend (Final Thursday every month) and ShawneeCraft Brewery. 10pmThe Bath Exchange, inside the Historic Slate Exchange Hotel in Bath. FRIDAY6pm Hope & Coffee, Tamaqua. SATURDAY6pm Bally Hotel (First Saturday Every Month). SUNDAY3pm,- Shanty on 19th and Camels Hump Farm. . 7pmThe Wooden Match. MONDAY6:30pmCrooked Eye Brewery (1st, 3rd & 5th Monday every month). 10pmThe Funhouse Southside. TUESDAY5pmSeven Sirens Brewing Co. 6pmIron Lakes Country Club. 7pmOld Mill Pub and Change on 3rd (First Tuesday each month). WEDNESDAY6pmBally Hotel and Jabber Jaws Bar & Gill. 7pmBlack & 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 !

ON-LINE SHOWSFRIDAY6 – 9pmSmooth Retsina Glow on Facebook Live. WEEKLY ON-LINE SHOWSThursday8pmGodfrey Daniels Concert Highlights on Folk Music Notebook. Friday7:30pm – 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, Tuesday12:30pm on YouTube. Rocking the ValleySunday7pm – Red Barn Music Series (Bill Medei), Monday7pm -Stories & Song with Mike & Tom (Michael Duck & Tom Cooney), 8pmAlexxis Steele. Tuesday7pm – Canadian Sessions (Samara Johnson) – this show is currently on hold but, will be returning soon. Stay tuned. 8pm – Showcase with Steve Jones. Wednesday8pm – Artist Spotlight with Ralph (Ralph Pagano). All Rocking the Valley shows on Facebook and YouTube.

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Weekly Music Lineup – 5/6/21

May brings us even more options for live music as the weather warms up and more places begin hosting live music again. Many farmers markets are hosting live music again this year, Bethlehem kicks of their “Tunes at Twilight” series tonight, Allentown will begin hosting live music during happy hour on the arts walk every Thursday starting 2 weeks from today and the list just keeps growing. Of course, we still have to be mindful of safety precautions but, things are beginning to look a little more “normal”. If you are still not ready to venture out to one of the many performances this week, please consider supporting the music venues by ordering take out or delivery then, tune in to one of the on-line shows. Either way, please support local music and the venues that bring it to us every week.

If you would like to see your events advertised here every week, simply let me know your schedule by Wednesday evening. Whether your event is live and in person or on-line, you can promote it here. Use the “contact us” form on the website, Facebook messenger or email at lvvoicesofthevalley@gmail.com. Please take a minute to like and share us on Facebook. Here’s this weeks’ lineup.

THURSDAY – Bethlehem’s “Tunes at Twilight” will feature Seamus Kelleher, McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub, Jake Kaligis, The Twisted Olive, Gene Perla Duo, Hotel Bethlehem, Tim Harakal, Goundie House and Billy Bauer Band, Edge – all with a 6pm start time. The remainder of Thursday’s schedule: 3:30pmJonny Cornelius, Black River Wine Bar. 4:30pmMark & Ralph, South Mall. 5pmSeth Witcher, Coca Cola Park (pregame). 6pmTwo of a Kind w/The Doc, Hofford Mill, Kendal Conrad, Artisan Wine & Cheese Cellar and The Rythm Standard, Beer Wall on Penn. 6:30pmBackyard Cabaret, Porter’s Pub. 7pmGT3 Jazz Standards, Bookstore Speakeasy and Truth & Soul, The View at Morgan Hill.

FRIDAY5pmThe Kings of Queen St, Mountain View Vineyards and Laurie Vosburg w/Mike Wojik & Louis Fox, The Pour House at New Hope Winery. 5:30pm Pilgy, Blue Ridge Estate Vineyards and Jordan White, Easton Public Market. 6pmAge of the Bear (Anthony Cubbage), Banana Factory, Smith Compound Band, Coplay Saengerbund, Who Knows Duo, Cinder Inn, The Doc, Insurrection Distillery, Smooth Retsina Glow, Fredricksburg Eagle Hotel, Shaun Lally, Foundation Tavern, Jonny Cornelius, HiJinx Brewery, Andrea Carlson & the Love Police, McCoole’s at the Historic Red Lion Inn, The Mike & Brian Project, Bishop Estate Vineyards, The Cobra Boyz, Keystone Harley-Davidson, Tom Storm, Mansion House, Radio One, Hotel Bethlehem, HavanaBudda, Pappy T’s, Ash & Snow, Artisan Wine & Cheese Cellar, Kendal Conrad, Markley Grill and Barefoot Duo, Plumstead Inn. 6:30pmGeorge Kilby, Jr & the Road Dogs, The Iron Mule. 7pmZ Solo, Easton Wine Project, Randy Z, Brothers Kershner Brewing Co, The Reel to Real Country Band, Artie’s Bar & Grill, Oro Solido, Steel Stacks, Video Daze, Rivals Sports Bar, Social Call, Steel Pub, Eddie, Tom’s Bar & Grill, Hayley Jackson, Bru Daddy’s, Trouble City All Stars w/The Groove Merchants, Steel Stacks, Jake Kaligis, Ringer’s Roost, Str8up Duo, Iron Lakes Country Club, The Secret Reasons, ShawneeCraft Brewing Co, Kyle Baker, Derailed Taphouse, Heart Headed, Black & Blue, Lovelace, Roselawn Bistro and Powder Valley Bang, Jack’s Slice. 7:30pm Jeff Crosson, The Taproom at Weyerbacher Brewing. 7:45pmBill Smith, Bookstore Speakeasy. 8pmTusk, New Hope Winery, Mike Metzgar, Slate Pub, Richard Thomas, Klinger’s on Carsonia and Owen & the Alien, Seven Sirens Brewing Co. 8:30pmThe Boondock Barons, New Tripoli Hotel. 9pmPentley Holmes & Bob Noble, Pearly Baker’s Ale House. 10pmUrban Achievers, Funhouse Southside.

SATURDAY9amCarter Lansing, Easton Farmer’s Market. NoonSmooth Retsina Glow, Quakertown Farmer’s Market, Two of a Kind, Slatington Farmer’s Market and Girl Crue, Pocono Mountain Harley-Davidson. 1pmJohn Rodden, Lehigh Valley Zoo, At The Apollo, Big Woody’s (Forks), Zen Dog, Country Creek Winery and George Baier, Tolino Vineyards. 2pmStef, Mike & Erin, Black River Farms, Pilgy, Blue Ridge Estate Vineyards, Radio One, The Taproom at Weyerbacher Brewing Co, Nathaniel Hintz, Invertase Brewing Co and Adam McKinley, ShawneeCraft Brewing Co. 3pmJesse Bardwell, Bob & Harry Noble, & Trevor Newcomb, ed Rocks Outdoor Listening Room and the Jaisen Taylor Band, Big Woody’s (Emmaus). 4pmBig Wahu, Hardball Cider and Acoustic Groove Trio, Blue Mt Vineyards. 5pmPlay it Forward, Faraco’s Pizza and Powder Valley Bang, Big Woody’s (Emmaus). 5:30pmPilgy, Blue Ridge Estate Vineyards. 6pmSmooth Retsina Glow, Mountain View Vineyards, Seamus Kelleher, Blueprint Brewing Co, Sean & Cassandra, Insurrection Distillery, Royal Picks, Saucony Creek Kutztown Brewery, John Rodden, Big Woody’s (Forks) Tyler Farr, One Center Square, Dan Ward, The Horse Tavern, Seth Witcher, Hotel Bethlehem, Jack Kidd, Crossroads Tavern, Joe Lazorik, McCoole’s at the Historic Red Lion Inn, Waterfront Blue, Alba Vineyards and Second Wynd, Artisan Wine & Cheese Cellar. 6:30pmMichael Patrick, The Iron Mule. 7pm Kendal Conrad, J.J.Ratigan Brewing Co, Leah Marie Fuls Duo, Black & Blue, Naked Jake, Rivals Sports Bar, Fuzzy Bunny, Steel Pub, Pentley Holmes, Easton Wine Project, Social Call Duo, The Shanty on 19th, Shaun Lally, Ringer’s Roost, Kristen Morgenstern, House & Barn, Somewhat Civil, Tom’s Bar & Grill, Downtown Jimmy Brown Duo, ShawneeCraft Brewing Co, Sage, Derailed Taphouse, Third Hand, Gas House Dance Hall, and The Kelly Reilly Duo, Mountaintop Hotel. 7:30pmBrick, West End and Woodside Avenue, The Taproom at Weyerbacher. 8pmMike Viscel, Jabber Jaws Bar & Grill, Jaycie & Michayla, One Ten Tavern, MO7s, All American Sports Pub, Psychedelic Revival, Best Station Hotel, Big Hix, Desiderio’s Stone Tavern and Dose, Pen Argyl Republican Club. 10pmMosey Beat, Funhouse Southside.

SUNDAY8amAlyssa Dodge, Jake’s Flea Market. 9amSerene Green, Saucon Valley Farmer’s Market. 9:30amGolden Twine, Emmaus Farmer’s Market. 10:30am Zach Brader, Jake’s Flea Market. 11amJoe Mixon, Artisan Wine & Cheese Cellar, Brian Molnar & Todd Lanka, Asbury Coffee Mill, The New Standard, Hamilton Kitchen and Jimmy Farrell, McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub. 11:30amAmber Peirce, Lehigh Valley Zoo. 1pmMark & Ralph, New Hope Winery, McConney, Stoney Run Winery, Zac Lawless, Tolino Vineyards and 60 Shades of Gray, Lily’s Vineyards. 1:35pmStefanie Johnson sings the National Anthem at Coca Cola Park. 2pmZiggy, ShawneeCraft Brewing Co, Pilgy, Blue Ridge Estate Vineyards, Kate & Paul, Brook Hollow Winery, Acoustic Keys, Black River Farms, Two of a Kind, Blue Mountain Vineyards, John DeRosa, The Taproom at Weyerbacher Brewing Co, The Circuit Breakers, Macungie VFW and Jimmy & the Parrots, Hardball Cider. 3pmMatt Miskie, Insurrection Distillery. 4pmRush Hour (Eilza & Mike), Seven Sirens Brewing Co and Regina Sayles, Happy Hour Bar & Grill. 6pmZ Solo, Trails End Pub. 10pmHeart Headed, Funhouse Southside.

MONDAYNoonKendal Conrad, ribbon cutting ceremony at Mi Havana (Emmaus).

WEDNESDAY7pmLakini’s Rooster, Steel Pub.

OPEN MIC NIGHTSNEW ! starting tonight, 10pmThe Bath Exchange, inside the Historic Slate Exchange Hotel in Bath. Coming on June 2, Insurrection Distillery, Wednesdays at 5pm. THURSDAY5:30pmBlue Ridge Estate Winery (ends on 5/6). 6pmRenegade Winery and Jack’s Slice, 7pmBowers Hotel, Cinder Inn, Blend (Final Thursday every month) and ShawneeCraft Brewery. SATURDAY6pm Bally Hotel (First Saturday Every Month). SUNDAY3pm,- Shanty on 19th and Camels Hump Farm. . 7pmThe Wooden Match. MONDAY6:30pmCrooked Eye Brewery (1st, 3rd & 5th Monday every month). 10pmThe Funhouse Southside. TUESDAY5pmSeven Sirens Brewing Co. 7pmOld Mill Pub and Change on 3rd (First Tuesday each month). WEDNESDAY6pmBally Hotel and Jabber Jaws Bar & Gill. 7pmBlack & 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 !

ON-LINE SHOWSWEEKLY ON-LINE SHOWSThursday8pmGodfrey Daniels Concert Highlights on Folk Music Notebook. Friday7:30pm – 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, Tuesday12:30pm on YouTube. Rocking the ValleySunday7pm – Red Barn Music Series (Bill Medei), Monday7pm -Stories & Song with Mike & Tom (Michael Duck & Tom Cooney), 8pmAlexxis Steele. Tuesday7pm – Canadian Sessions (Samara Johnson) – this show is currently on hold but, will be returning soon. Stay tuned. 8pm – Showcase with Steve Jones. Wednesday8pm – Artist Spotlight with Ralph (Ralph Pagano) – this weeks’ guest is Taylor Shae. All Rocking the Valley shows on Facebook and YouTube.

#livemusic #onlinemusic #localmusic #localvenues #supportlocal #takeout #delivery #VoV #voicesofthevalley

VOV #4 – A Local Artist Playlist on YouTube

Here’s the April edition of the local artist playlist on YouTube with brand new videos from Chelsea Lyn Meyer, Waiting in Rio and Anni Powell. Also included are recent videos from Mosey Beat, Ben Tyler, The Outcrops. Peaches & Wine, StillCraft, MO7s and an old favorite from January Noon. Please listen and share to help support local music and please take a moment to subscribe to the YouTube channel while you’re there.

Listen/watch at the link below:

#localmusic #originalmusic #localartists #supportlocal #playlist #youtube #video #VoV #voicesofthevalley

VOV #4 – Local Artist Playlist on Spotify

I’m a few days behind but, here’s your local artist playlist on Spotify for the month of April. There’s new music from the Cody Templeton Band, Waiting in Rio, Anni Powell, Chelsea Lyn Meyer, Michael Patrick, Zach Russack, Lone Crow Rebellion and McConney. Also included are recent releases from Cubbage, Mosey Beat, Ralph Pagano, Ginger Brew, Ginger & the Schnappes, Smooth Retsina Glow and Living Things. Listen, enjoy, share and support local music. Listen at the link below.

Coming tomorrow – YouTube playlist #4.

#localmusic #originalmusic #localartists #supportlocal #listenandshare #spotify #VoV #voicesofthevalley

Weekly Music Lineup – 4/29/21

There are so many great places to see live music every week and, so many great musicians to follow. How do you choose where to go and who to see ? Hopefully, you start right here with our lineup and go from there. Whether you are in the Lehigh Valley or in the surrounding area, there’s plenty to choose from. Pick a spot. Pick an artist. Get out and support local businesses and local musicians. Let’s keep the music scene growing.

If you would like to see your events advertised here every week, simply let me know your schedule by Wednesday evening. Whether your event is live and in person or on-line, you can promote it here. Use the “contact us” form on the website, Facebook messenger or email at lvvoicesofthevalley@gmail.com. Please take a minute to like and share us on Facebook. Here’s this weeks’ lineup.

THURSDAY4:30pmMark & Ralph, South Mall. 5pmRob & Marty, Folino Estate Vineyards. 6pmStef, Mike & Erin, Steel Club and Rikki & Friends, Covered Bridge Inn. 6:30pmBackyard Cabaret, Porter’s Pub. 7pm Kendal Conrad, The View at Morgan Hill, John & Kass, Bally Hotel and Shaun Lally, Stooges.

FRIDAY5pmJeni Hackett, Radical Wines. 5:30pmPilgy, Blue Ridge Estate Winery and Pentley Holmes, Easton Public Market. 6pmCassandra Rose, HiJinx Brewery, Mark & Ralph, Triple Sun Spirits, Twin Hill, Insurrection Distillery, Eliza & Brook, Mansion House, Ginger, Joe & Emmit, Artisan Wine & Cheese Cellar, Jake Kaligis, Foundation Tavern, Hot Club Philadelphia Duo, McCoole’s at the Historic Red Lion Inn, Fabulous Slut Brothers, Roselawn Bistro, Z Solo, Pocono Brewing Co and Jonny Cornelius, Boser Geist Brewing Co. 6:30pmAllan Willcockson, The Iron Mule, Honey & Nutz, The Flaming Crab and the Steve Brosky Duo, Two Rivers Taproom (Quakertown). 7pmColin O’Leary, Easton Wine Project, Stems & Seeds, Crooked Eye Brewery, Cherry Bombs, Fossil’s Last Stand, Philadelphia Funk Authority, Steel Stacks, Deji & Derek, Rivals Sports Bar, Brian St John, ShawneeCraft Brewing Co, Steve McDaniel, Derailed Taphouse and Band of Brothers, Steel Pub. 7:30pmRoyal Picks, The Taproom at Weyerbacher Brewing Co. 8pmSnowBetz, Seven Sirens Brewing Co. 10pmBaba, Funhouse Southside.

SATURDAY11amAsh & Snow, Skippack Village French Market. 1pmLevi Longacre & Jake Miller, Vyncrest Vineyards. 2pmJeni Hackett Duo, Stoney Run Winery, Serene Green, ed Rocks Outdoor Listening Room, George Becker, Black River Farms, Andrew Tirado, Eagles Rest Cellar, Rick Toure, The Taproom at Weyerbacher Brewing Co and Tom Waskevich, ShawneeCraft Brewery. 3:30pmDr Dick Show, Riverside Barr. 4pmBig Fuss, Invertase Brewing Co and Grupo Warachando, Hardball Cider. 5pmSmith Compound Band, Macungie Tiki Bar, James Supra & Phil Pilorz, Shepherd Hills Golf Club, Blue Wave Ramblers, Faraco’s Pizzeria and Pilgy, Cherry Valley Vineyards. 6pmKeystone Groove, Insurrection Distillery, Mike Greer & Co, Strawberry Family Restaurant, Laurie Vosburg, The Milford House, Joe Lazorik, McCoole’s at the Historic Red Lion Inn, Tequila Mockingbird, Roselawn Bistro, Steve Brosky Duo, Thunderhead Lodge and Stef, Mike & Erin, Jack’s Slice. 6:30pmWhitey McVickers, The Iron Mule. 7pmThe Cherry Bombs & Girl Crue, Steel Pub, Joanna Bea & Mike ET, The Wooden Match, Acoustic Mayhem, Stanhope House, Jim Garabo & Friends, Descendants Brewing Co (Ship Inn), Lucky 7, Rivals Sports Bar, Chelsea Lyn Meyer Band, Fossil’s Last Stand, Broken Arrow, Steel Stacks, Jaisen Taylor Acoustic Band, Fegley’s Allentown Brew Works, Kendal Conrad, Easton Wine Project, Smooth Retsina Glow, ShawneeCraft Brewing Co and Billy Roth, Derailed Taphouse. 7:30pmKeep the Change Band, West End, Kyle & Andrew, The Taproom at Weyerbacher Brewing Co and The Contact Collective, Seven Sirens Brewing Co. 7:45pmPatrick Kerssen, The Bookstore Speakeasy. 10pmBearsloth Funhouse Southside.

SUNDAY8amNaelee McCannJake’s Flea Market. 9amGolden Twine, Saucon Valley Farmer’s Market. 11amJimmy Farrell, McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub and Radio One, Fegley’s Bethlehem Brew Works.. 1pmOne, Lily’s Vineyards, Pentley Holmes, Setter Ridge Winery and RED the Duo, Vyncrest Vineyards. 2pmDe Tierra Caliente, Hardball Cider, Stacy Gabel, Stoney Run Winery, Just Payne, Blue Mountain Vineyards, The Cliffs, Rivals Sports Bar and Parlour Noir, Country Creek Winery. 3pmFran Mayville, Insurrection Distillery. 4pmMichael Patrick & John Sudia, Descendants Brewing Co (Ship Inn) and Trilogy, New Tripoli Hotel. 5:30pmVideo Daze, Rivals Sports Bar. 6pmDavid Roth, Bookstore Speakeasy. 10pmThe Braun Brothers, Funhouse Southside.

WEDNESDAY6pmSeth Witcher Duo, Jack’s Slice. 6:30pmTwo of a Kind, Triple Sun Spirits. 7pmDirty Roxx, Steel Pub.

OPEN MIC NIGHTSNew this weekSUNDAY3pmCamels Hump Farm. Coming on June 2, Insurrection Distillery, Wednesdays at 5pm. THURSDAY5:30pmBlue Ridge Estate Winery (ends on 5/6). 6pmRenegade Winery and Jack’s Slice, 7pmBowers Hotel, Cinder Inn and ShawneeCraft Brewery. SATURDAY6pm Bally Hotel (First Saturday Every Month). SUNDAY3pm,- Shanty on 19th. 7pmThe Wooden Match. MONDAY6pmDown River Brewing Co. 6:30pmCrooked Eye Brewery (1st, 3rd & 5th Monday every month). 10pmThe Funhouse Southside. TUESDAY5pmSeven Sirens Brewing Co. 6pmIron Lakes Country Club. 7pmOld Mill Pub and Change on 3rd (First Tuesday each month). WEDNESDAY6pmBally Hotel and Jabber Jaws Bar & Gill. 7pmBlack & 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 !

ON-LINE SHOWSFriday7pm – “Come Together” for No Place for Hate – for details, visit https://gofundme.com/cometogether2021. 7:30pm – Sippin with Shawn (Shawn Cavanaugh) Live! on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5mk0QxF_aH2EYa4sg95Vuw. WEEKLY ON-LINE SHOWSThursday8pmGodfrey Daniels Concert Highlights on Folk Music Notebook. 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, Tuesday12:30pm on YouTube. Rocking the ValleySunday7pm – Red Barn Music Series (Bill Medei), Monday7pm -Stories & Song with Mike & Tom (Michael Duck & Tom Cooney), 8pmAlexxis Steele. Tuesday7pm – Canadian Sessions (Samara Johnson) – this show is currently on hold but, will be returning soon. Stay tuned. 8pm – Showcase with Steve Jones. Wednesday8pm – Artist Spotlight with Ralph (Ralph Pagano) – this weeks’ guest is Bill Meecham. All Rocking the Valley shows on Facebook and YouTube.

If you are not yet comfortable attending a live performance, please consider taking in one of the on-line shows and ordering take-out or delivery from one of the great live music venues. Let’s keep the music scene in and around the Valley alive and well.

#livemusic #localmusic #onlinemusic #openmic #localvenues #supportlocal #carryout #delivery #VoV #voicesofthevalley

“Come Together” for No Place for Hate – Lehigh Valley Style

This Friday, April 30, will mark the fifth annual “Come Together” for No Place for Hate concert here in the Lehigh Valley. Like last year, due to the ongoing situation with Covid-19, the event will again be broadcast on line. Michael Duck (Not For Coltrane), the event’s primary organizer, has once again done an excellent job putting together a fantastic show for a great cause. This year will feature more than 20 musicians from the Lehigh Valley and beyond as well as guest speaker, Dr Jack Silva of the Bethlehem Area School District.

No Place for Hate is a 21-year old initiative of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) that supports programs to combat bullying, bias and hatred in over 1,600 schools throughout the country. “Come Together” is designed to raise funds for the Philadelphia ADL, which supports No Place for Hate programs in over 50 area school districts, including those in the Lehigh Valley. Donations can be made at https://gofundme.com/cometogether2021

For those who donate in advance, you will be sent a reminder with a link to view the webcast. In addition, those who donate before 10pm Thursday, April 29, you will be placed in a drawing to win one of many items donated by the performers and the area sponsors. Local sponsors include Godfrey Daniels, Touchstone Theater, The Southside Arts District, Southside Film Festival, Deja Brew and Ahmina Handcrafts. Winners will be randomly selected during the webcast. For information about how to enter the drawings without making a donation, contact cometogether@notforcoltrane.com. Please do consider donating to this worthy cause.

For more information about No Place for Hate, visit the Philadelphia ADL website at https://philadelphia.adl.org/noplaceforhate/. For more information about the webcast and the musicians lineup visit the GoFundMe link above.

#cometogether #noplaceforhate #combatbullying #combathate #localmusic #supportlocal #webcast #donate #VoV #voicesofthevalley

Weekly Music Lineup – 4/22/21

Are you ready for some music ? Better yet, are you ready for some live music ? We have plenty of it. Of course, if you are not quite ready to venture out, we have some on-line events to get you through the week as well. If you are staying home, please consider supporting one of these live music venues by ordering carry-out or delivery. Thank you for supporting live music and the many venues that bring it to us every week.

If you would like to see your events advertised here every week, simply let me know your schedule by Wednesday evening. Whether your event is live and in person or on-line, you can promote it here. Use the “contact us” form on the website, Facebook messenger or email at lvvoicesofthevalley@gmail.com. Please take a minute to like and share us on Facebook. Here’s this weeks’ lineup.

THURSDAYNoonOut of the Orchard (Anni & Toby Powell), Rodale Institute. 1pm Kendal Conrad, Promenade Shops. 4:30pmMark & Ralph, South Mall. 5pmBrian Kidd, The Shelby. 6pmPaul Knakk, Steel Club and Ronald Goosley, Artisan Wine & Cheese Cellar. 6:30pmBackyard Cabaret, Porter’s Pub. 7pmTim Harakal, Wooden Match and Shaun Lally, Stooges.

FRIDAY4pmJames Lauchmen, Bishop Estate Vineyards. 5:30pmJohn Rodden, Bucks County Brewing Co. 6pmScott Erickson, Insurrection Distillery, Deal Duo, HiJinx Brewery, Str8up Band, Jack’s Slice, Kyle Yankowy, Foundation Tavern, Steven Wales, Artisan Wine & Cheese Cellar, Dave Mell Band, Saucony Creek Franklin Station Brewpub, Yingling-Porter on Tap, Emmaus Public Library, Glenn Hoffman Trio, McCoole’s at the Historic Red Lion Inn, Will Kiss Duo, Woodstone Country Club, Dylan McGuire, The Bar at 1720 and Billy Wear & Craig Thatcher, Rising Sun Inn. 6:30pmZ Solo, Pourhouse Neighborhood Bar, Doug Batt, Downriver Brewing Co and The Royal Picks, The Iron Mule. 7pmAlias, Steel Pub, Joe Cirotti Trio, Stanhope House, The Fight Back Home, Easton Wine Project, Kendal Conrad, Black & Blue, Tim Harakal, House & Barn, Nowhere Slow, Rivals Sports Bar, TAR, Tom’s Bar & Grill, Cody Tyler, Liberty Taproom, Go Go Gadjet, Steel Stacks, DMC Duo, The Wooden Match, Jonny Cornelius, Birthright Brewing Co, DC Duo, Brothers Kershner Brewing Co and The Boondock Barons, Gashouse Dance Hall. 7:30pmMark & Ralph, The Taproom at Weyerbacher. 8pmSteve & Steve, Seven Sirens Brewing Co and Steve Brosky & John Cannavo, Shanty on 19th. 9pmMaddie Pearl, Willow Street Pub. 10pmStray Seeds, The Funhouse Southside.

SATURDAYNoonMark & Ralph, Chesaco RV Center. 1pmJoanna Bea & Mike ET, Renegade Winery and Cetronia Soul Shakers, Setter Ridge Winery. 2pmAll Worn Out, Country Creek Winery, The Mighty Manatees, ed Rocks Outdoor Listening Room, Ava Hoffman, The Taproom at Weyerbacher and John Rodden, Seven Sirens Brewing Co. 3pmMichael Reisman, Invertase Brewing Co. 5pmStef & Mike, Hop Hill Brewing Co. 5:30pmChristian Porter & Nyke Van Wyk, Clover Hill Vineyards. 6pmSmooth Retsina Glow, Mountain View Vineyards, Blue Moxie, Insurrection Distillery, Dynamic Duo, HiJInx Brewery, Blue Harmony, Blueprint Brewing Co, Dr Dick Show, Best Station Hotel, Jake Joyce, Saucony Creek Franklin Station Brewpub, Kyle Yankowy, Saucony Creek Kutztown Brewery and Billy Wear & Craig Thatcher, Artisan Wine & Cheese Cellar. 6:30pmOwen & the Alien, The Iron Mule. 7pmSusan Werner, Godfrey Daniels (members only), Steve Cofield & Sweet, Official Crossroads Tavern, PS Xperiment, Gin Mill & Grille, Common Bond, Steel Pub, Dirty Roxx, Jabber Jaws Bar & Grille, Boat House Row, Steel Stacks, Chris Duddy, House & Barn, Shaun Lally, Rivals Sports Bar, Chris Alan, McAllister Brewing Company, Gary Higgins, Beaver Run and Jeni Hackett Duo, Easton Wine Project. 7:30pmSteve McDaniel, The Taproom at Weyerbacher. 7:45pmNeil McNamara, Bookstore Speakeasy. 8pmThe Wonton Soups, Seven Sirens Brewing Co, Jim Roberti, Lakeside Bar and Vinyl Persuasion, Shanty on 19th. 10pmMike Pants, The Funhouse Southside.

SUNDAY8amNaelee McCann, Jake’s Flea Market. 11amJimmy Farrell, McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub. NoonRadio One, The Taproom at Weyerbacher. 1pmDoug Kaetz, Folino Estate Vineyards and Flirtin with the Mob, Allentown Fairground/Ritz BBQ. 2pmGlen Roberts, Hardball Cider, Smooth Retsina Glow, Crooked Eye Brewery and The Castaway Band, Weathered Vineyards. 4pmJonny Cornelius, Seven Sirens Brewing Co, Mike Manning & John Hufford, Iron Lakes Country Club and Christian Porter, Cinder Inn. 6pmZ Solo, Trails End Pub and GT3, Bookstore Speakeasy. 10pm Lorenzo, The Funhouse Southside.

WEDNESDAY7pmChelsea Lyn Meyer Band, Steel Pub.

OPEN MIC NIGHTSNew this weekWednesday, Jabber Jaws Bar & Grille at 6pm. Coming on June 2, Insurrection Distillery, Wednesdays at 5pm. Beginning on Saturday, May 1, at 6pm, Phil Stahl will host an open mic at the Bally Hotel on the first Saturday of every month. THURSDAY5:30pmBlue Ridge Estate Winery. 6pmRenegade Winery and Jack’s Slice, 7pmBowers Hotel, Cinder Inn and ShawneeCraft Brewery. SUNDAY3pm,- Shanty on 19th. 7pmThe Wooden Match. MONDAY6pmDown River Brewing Co. 6:30pmCrooked Eye Brewery (1st, 3rd & 5th Monday every month). 10pmThe Funhouse Southside. TUESDAY5pmSeven Sirens Brewing Co. 7pmOld Mill Pub. WEDNESDAY6pmBally Hotel. 7pmBlack & 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 !

ON-LINE EVENTSFriday8pmBlind Choice on the Central PA Music Hall of Fame Facebook page. Saturday7pmMichael Patrick CD Release Show on Facebook. WEEKLY ON-LINE SHOWSThursday8pmGodfrey Daniels Concert Highlights on Folk Music Notebook. 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, Tuesday12:30pm on YouTube. Rocking the ValleySunday7pm – Red Barn Music Series (Bill Medei), Monday7pm -Stories & Song with Mike & Tom (Michael Duck & Tom Cooney), 8pmAlexxis Steele. Tuesday7pm – Canadian Sessions (Samara Johnson) – this show is currently on hold but, will be returning soon. Stay tuned. 8pm – Showcase with Steve Jones. Wednesday8pm – Artists Spotlight with Ralph (Ralph Pagano) – this weeks’ guest is Ben Tyler. All Rocking the Valley shows on Facebook and YouTube.

There you have it, your week at a glance. Support live. Support local.

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Weekly Music Lineup – 4/15/21

As we move into spring, we’re starting to see more “festival-like” events featuring multiple artists/bands. Last week I changed the format a little and that seemed to work out well so, I’ll continue posting that way through the season. You will find the larger events listed first followed by the normal format with the daily lineups, open mics and on-line shows. Keep in mind that I am now listing the entire week (Thu-Wed) so, if you have a show Mon-Wed please let me know.

If you would like to see your events advertised here every week, simply let me know your schedule by Wednesday evening. Whether your event is live and in person or on-line, you can promote it here. Use the “contact us” form on the website, Facebook messenger or email at lvvoicesofthevalley@gmail.com. Please take a minute to like and share us on Facebook. Here’s this weeks’ lineup.

LAST MINUTE UPDATE: Tonight’s Gig Diggers Open Jam at Jack’s Slice has been cancelled. They will be back next Thursday.

EARTH DAY FESTIVAL, EMMAUS, PASATURDAY, starting at noon – Event held at the Jasper Mountain Event Center. Outdoor lineup – Golden Twine, Fella Smitbone, The Blues Crew, BaBa, Starboard Sparrow and Luca. Indoor Afterparty – 6pmMosey Beat and Bearsloth. The outdoor portion of the festival is free but, there is a $5 charge to park. Admission for the Afterparty is $10. The rain date is Sunday, 4/18. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/292609355586009/?acontext=%7B%22event_action_history%22%3A%5B%7B%22mechanism%22%3A%22search_results%22%2C%22surface%22%3A%22search%22%7D%5D%7D for more details.

SISTER SALVATION VIDEO RELEASE CELEBRATIONSATURDAY, starting at 7pm (doors 6:30pm, $5 cover) – event held at Artie’s Bar and Grill. Sister Salvation celebrates the release of their video “Breathe” with guests Corvid Corpus, Zesty and Threatpoint.

PARTY FOR THE PLANET KICKOFFSATURDAY, starting at 3pm – Event held at the Lehigh Valley Zoo. Live Music from Frank Porter, Stacy Gabel, Anthony Cubbage and Erin Kelly. for tickets and more information, visit https://www.lvzoo.org/p4pkickoff.

Drinking Water for the Wayuu FundraiserSATURDAY – starting at 5:30pm – Event held at Black & Blue. Live music from Rio Bosa and Amojo with a DJ starting at 9pm. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1090313721452187/?acontext=%7B%22event_action_history%22%3A%5B%7B%22mechanism%22%3A%22discovery_this_week_tab%22%2C%22surface%22%3A%22bookmark%22%7D%5D%7D

TAILS AND SALESSATURDAY – Starting at 9am – Event held in downtown Bethlehem. Live music at the Goundie House from Seth Witcher (noon) and Joanna Bea & Mike ET (2:30pm).

THURSDAY4:30pmMark & Ralph, South Mall. 5pmStef & Mike, The Shelby. 6:30pmFrank Porter, Whispering Oaks Vineyards and Backyard Cabaret, Porter’s Pub. 7pmA Girl & A Guy, The View at Morgan Hill, Heart Headed, Tacos y Tequila – Allentown, JIm Roberti, Steel Club and Chris Thile, Levitt Pavilion.

FRIDAY5pmHeart & Soul, Roselawn Bistro. 5:30pmLeah Marie Fuls, Easton Public Market. 6pmChelsea Lyn Meyer Duo, Foundation Tavern, The Doc, Insurrection Distillery, Two of a Kind, Thunderhead Lodge, Owen & the Alien, Barley Creek Winery, Karl Eisenhart, McCoole’s at the Historic Red Lion Inn, The New Standard, HiJinx Brewery, Stef & Mike, Artisan Wine & Cheese Cellars and Barefoot Duo, Bishop Estate Vineyards. 6:30pmMark & Ralph, The Iron Mule. 7pmA Girl & A Guy, ShawneeCraft Brewing Co, Shaun Lally, Tacos y Tequila – Allentown, Kelly Reilly Duo, Murph’s Hideaway, Zac Lawless, Derailed Taphouse, Steal the Sky, Rivals Sports Bar, The Weekenders, Steel Pub, Little Red Rooster, Blueprint Brewing Co, Slim & the Percolators, Crooked Eye Brewing Co, Jake Bracey, McAllister Brewing Co, Kendal Conrad, Markley Grille, Samantha Fish, Levitt Pavillion and Ben Tyler, Easton Wine Project. 7:30pmJohn Rodden, The Taproom at Weyerbacher and Wes Johnson & Gabe Delp, West End.. 8pmGreg Smith & Lou Franco, 110 Tavern and Radio One, Seven Sirens Brewing Co. 10pmArmed for Flight, Funhouse Southside.

SATURDAY11amFull Metal Racket, Keystone Harley-Davidson. 11:30amDowntown Jimmy Brown, ShawneeCraft Brewing Co. 1pmStranger Things Rock, Strawberry Family Restaurant and Whiskey Kreek, Setter Ridge Winery. 2pmCassandra Rose, Seven Sirens Brewing Co. 3pmAt the Apollo, Spectator’s Bar & Grill and Andrew Tirado, ShawneeCraft Brewing Co. 4pmBig Wahu, Hardball Cider. 5pmJeff Crosson, Saucony Creek Kutztown Brewery, Pentley Holmes, Hop Hill Brewing Co and Just Jeff, Rainbow Bistro. 6pmShaun Lally, HiJinx Brewery, Mark & Ralph, Insurrection Distillery, John Rodden, LuLu Country Club, Waterfront Blue, The Milford House and Michael Patrick, Lighthouse Tavern. 6:30pmLeah Marie Fuls Duo, Two Rivers Taproom – Quakertown, Dan Ward, Boulder Woods Campground and John DeRosa, The Iron Mule. 7pmJoanna Bea & Mike ET, ShawneeCraft Brewing Co, Heart Headed, Tacos y Tequila – Allentown, StillCraft & Deprived, Jabber Jaws Bar & Grill, Honey & Nutz, Rivals Sports Bar, Psych, Steel Pub, Nick Cerniglia, House & Barn, Seize Fire Duo, Moose Lodge 1336, Acoustic Grove, Best Station Hotel, Tuck Ryan, Reading Distillers Guild, Boondock Barons, Gin Mill & Grille and Catch 22, Derailed Taphouse. 7:30pmStephen Kellogg, Musikfest Cafe, Jaisen Taylor Acoustic Band, 5 Points Restaurant & Bar and Chelsea Lyn Meyer Duo, The Taproom at Weyerbacher. 8pmSocial Call Duo, Stahleys Cellarette, Sunsets North, Seven Sirens Brewing Co, Rock Kandy, Desiderio’s Stone Tavern and Mike Metzgar, Slate Pub. 9:30pmBobby Clark Band, Mason Street Grille.

SUNDAY8amSteve Walker, Jake’s Flea Market. NoonThe Weekenders, The Taproom at Weyerbacher. 1pm Anthony Cubbage, Vynecrest Vineyards. 2pmFrank Porter, Crooked Eye Brewery, John Rodden, Black River Farms, Stef & Mike, Blue Mountain Vineyards and Ziggy, ShawneeCraft Brewing Co. 3pmTwo of a Kind, Insurrection Distillery and Trick Stacy, Widows Tavern. 4pmJoseph Acor & Jake, Seven Sirens Brewing Co. 10pmUrban Achievers, Funhouse Southside.

MONDAY6pmMark & Ralph, Tacos y Tequila – Allentown.

TUESDAY7pmShaun Lally, Tacos y Tequila – Allentown

WEDNESDAY7pmMike Guldin with Craig Thatcher & Billy Wear, Steel Pub.

OPEN MIC NIGHTS – Beginning on Saturday, May 1, at 6pm, Phil Stahl will host an open mic at the Bally Hotel on the first Saturday of every month. THURSDAY5:30pmBlue Ridge Estate Winery. 6pmRenegade Winery and Jack’s Slice, 7pmBowers Hotel, Cinder Inn and ShawneeCraft Brewery. SUNDAY3pm,- Shanty on 19th. 7pmThe Wooden Match. MONDAY6pmDown River Brewing Co. 6:30pmCrooked Eye Brewery (1st, 3rd & 5th Monday every month). 10pmThe Funhouse Southside. TUESDAY5pmSeven Sirens Brewing Co. 7pmOld Mill Pub. WEDNESDAY6pmBally Hotel. 7pmBlack & 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 EVENTSHeadeye (Jason Hedrington)Saturday Night Shenanigans, 9pm and Afternoon Delight on Tuesday & Wednesday at 1:11pm on Facebook and Instagram. Not for Coltrane (Michael Duck) Tuesdays, 12:30pm on YouTube. Rocking the ValleyMonday, Tom Cooney Music and Not for Coltrane, 7pm. Tuesday, Steve Jones‘ Showcase, 8pm. Wednesday, Artist Spotlight with Ralph (Ralph Pagano) 8pm – This weeks’ guest is Jeni Englund. The Canadian Sessions with Samara Johnson will return to Tuesdays at 7pm at a date TBD. For a complete list of Rocking the Valley shows on Facebook & YouTube, visit https://www.rockingthevalley.com/.

If you can’t make it out or are not yet comfortable attending a live performance, please consider ordering carry out or delivery from one of the venues that continue to support the live music scene. And, of course, you can tune in to one of the on-line shows to enjoy some “live” music from the comfort of your home. Thanks for all you do to help keep the area’s music scene alive !

#livemusic #localmusic #localvenues #supportlocal #carryour #delivery #onlinemusic #openmic #valleyandbeyond #VoV #voicesofthevalley