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 !

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Weekly Music Lineup – 4/8/21

Things are definitely starting to look a little more “normal” than they have in a while. Bars and restaurants are operating closer to capacity than they have in over a year and we are cautiously optimistic that we’re heading in the right direction. The music scene is as alive as it has been since the pandemic arrived and the hope is it will continue to grow. With that being said, it’s still important to continue to keep everyone’s health and safety in mind while getting out and enjoying the music and the great venues that have kept the scene alive.

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.

I am going to deviate a little from the regular format this week. There are a few events on the weekend that require a little more space and a couple “pop-up” open jams that are not normally on the open mic radar. I’ll list them first before getting into the regular weekly lineup.

The Appalachian Fiddle and Bluegrass Association Outdoor Shindig – Saturday, starting at 11am (gates at 10am) – Event held at Mountain View Park in Wind Gap. Live music from The Young Brothers, Big Valley Bluegrass, Flint Hill Express, Twin River Rounders, Santara Wind, Boulevard Express and Pete Pappalardo. Admission – $10.

Catasauqua Streat Fest – Saturday, starting at 1pm. Event held at Front & Bridge Streets, Catasauqua. Live music from Common Bond and Glen Eric Longenhagen.

Allentown YMCA Diabetes Program Benefit Show – Saturday, starting at noon. Event held at Jabber Jaws Bar & Grill, Allentown. Live music from Phat Chrizzy, The Buzz, Ruffian, The Mayan Factor, Louie & the Longshots and a special guest (TBA). $10 donation.

10TH Birthday Celebration -Sunday, 6pm – Event held at Macungie Memorial Park, hosted by Star of the Day Event Productions, featuring live music from a list of musicians from the 10 years in the bandshell. tickets ($10), information and a complete list of bands www.StaroftheDay.org.

Gig Digger Events and Planning Open Jams – Thursday, 6pm, Hill-to-Hill Grille, Bethlehem and Saturday, 9:30pm, Stahley’s, Allentown. All musical acts welcome.

THURSDAY6pmDan Mies, Steel Club, Joe Mixon, Artisan Wine & Cheese Cellar and Two of a Kind, Covered Bridge Inn. 6:30pm, Backyard Cabaret, Porter’s Pub. 7pmMark & Ralph, The Wooden Match, Heart Headed, Tacos y Tequila, Allentown, Claudia & Lilliana, The View at Morgan Hill, Brian Neis, Happy Hour Bar & Grill and Shaun Lally, Stooges.

FRIDAY5pmDMC Duo, Harball Cider and Jonny Cornelius, Radical Wines. 5:30pmErin Kelly, Easton Public Market. 6pmKennedy Bound, Insurrection Distillery, Ash & Snow, Artisan Wine & Cheese Cellar, Brian Lally, Horse Tavern, Andrea Amoroso, Saucony Creek Franklin Station Brewpub and Jake Kaligis, HiJinx Brewing Co. 6:15pmJazz Improvisation, Palette & Pour. 6:30pmJoanna Bea & Mike ET, The Iron Mule and Jeff Crosson, The Taproom at Weyerbacher. 7pmLeah Marie Fuls Duo, Easton Wine Project, Nick Desouza, Derailed Taproom, Secret Reasons, ShawneeCraft Brewing Co, Mark Cernese & Nick Lindsay, Fegley’s Allentown Brew Works, Shaun Lally, Tacos y Tequila, Allentown Snow Betz, Rivals Sports Bar, Z Solo, Black & Blue, Time Whys, Steel Pub, Keep the Change, Local Tap, Allison Landon, Brothers Kershner Brewing Co, Ashley Marquez, The Wooden Match and Start Making Sense, Mauch Chunk Opera House. 8pmStarting Tomorrow, Seven Sirens Brewing Co, The Boondock Barons, Fossil’s Last Stand and Catch 22, The Original Pocono Pub. 9pmJake Joyce Trio, Liberty Taproom. 10pmMosey Beat, Funhouse Southside.

SATURDAY11amJoanna Bea & Mike ET, Pocono Mountain Harley Davidson. NoonLive Irish Music (The Hooley Shooters, noon, Brian McNulty, 3pm and Celtic Spirit Trio, 4pm), Hardball Cider. 1:30pmAsh & Snow, Setter Ridge Winery. 2pmDustin Douglas, ShawneeCraft Brewery, Stacy Gabel, The Sweetness of Salt, Hellertown (ribbon cutting ceremony), Greg Smith & Lou Franco, Taylor House Brewing Co and Neil Grover, Seven Sirens Brewing Co. 4pmJames Lauchmen, Bishop Estate Winery. 5pmZiggy Isaacs, Hop Hill Brewing Co and Jeremy & Dave, Klinger’s at the Airport. 6pmDMC Duo, Insurrection Distillery, Brian Kidd, Artisan Wine & Cheese Cellar, Joe Lazorik, McCoole’s at the Historic Red Lion Inn, Keep the Change, Blueprint Brewing Co, Nick Cerniglia, Saucony Creek Kutztown Brewery, Swamp Guard, HiJinx Brewery and Vinyl Persuasion, Thunderhead Lodge. 6:15pmGinger & the Schnappes, Palette & Pour. 6:30pmMichael Patrick, The Iron Mule. 7pmChristian Porter & Nyke Van Wyk, Derailed Taproom, Stevie Vicks Acoustic Duo, Easton Wine Project, Girl Crue, Steel Pub, Enjinz Fire, ShawneeCraft Brewing Co, Smashed, Rivals Sports Bar, Heart Headed, Tacos y Tequila, Allentown, Clayton Reilly, Musikfest Cafe and Kendal Conrad, J.J. Ratigan’s Brewing Co. 7:30pmA Girl & A Guy, The Taproom at Weyerbacher. 8pmGraystone Allstars, Seven Sirens Brewing Co, Social Call Duo, The Shanty on 19th, The Grey Man Group, Lakeside Bar and Steve Brosky Duo, 5 Points Bar & Grill. 10pmDear Anna, The Funhouse Southside.

SUNDAY8amMark & Ralph, Jake’s Flea Market. 10:30amAlyssa Dodge, Jake’s Flea Market. 11amRadio One, Fegley’s Bethlehem Brew Works. 11:30amTony Alesi, ShawneeCraft Brewery. 1pmJeni Hackett, Setter Ridge Winery, Laurie Vosburg Band, Pour House at New Hope Winery, BilliesNightOutDuo, Lily’s Vineyard, Allison Landon, Bishop Estate Vineyards and Bobby Siegfried, Vyncrest Winery. 2pmKendal Conrad, Black River Farms, Str8up Band, Desiderio’s Stone Tavern and Six to Midnight, Blue Mountain Vineyards. 4pm Skylar Love, Seven Sirens Brewing Co. 5:30pmRyan Montbleau, Musikfest Cafe and Jonny Cornelius, The Iron Mule. 6pmZ Solo, Trails End Pub. 10pmSnowBetz, The Funhouse Southside.

TUESDAY7pmShaun Lally, Tacos y Tequila, Allentown.

WEDNESDAY5pmStef & Mike, Jack’s Slice. 7pmKinda, Sorta, Maybe, 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, 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 EVENTSThursday8pmKendal Conrad, Strings for Hope Instagram Live Series. Sunday7pmGinger & the Schnappes (Facebook). Beginning this Saturday, April 10, Godfrey Daniels is launching a new virtual series – “Positively Godfrey’s” – at 7pm on Facebook. This week features Lauren Sheehan. Rocking the Valley continues it’s weekly broadcasts on Facebook and YouTube. For a complete listing of shows and times, visit http://www.rockingthevalley.com. Headeye (Jason Hedrington) hosts Saturday Shenanigans at 9pm Saturday evenings and Afternoon Delight every Tuesday and Wednesday at 1:11pm on Facebook and Instagram Live.

Thank you to all the venues that help keep the music scene alive, to everyone who comes out to support live music, all the readers and, of course, the great artists that make up the local music scene.

#livemusic #virtualmusic #localmusic #localvenues #carryout #delivery #supportlocal #openmisc #VoV #voicesofthevalley

Weekly Music Lineup – 4/1/21

April is finally here and there’s plenty of music to get you going this week. Sunday is a bit slower for obvious reasons but, the rest weekend is loaded with great music all around. You can help us all keep doing what we’re doing by supporting the venues that provide us with live music every week and, of course, supporting the artists.

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.

THURSDAY6pmKendal Conrad, Artisan Wine & Cheese Cellar, Jeff Crosson, East Siders Bar & Grill, Doug Batt, Happy Hour Bar & Grille, Lou Franco Duo, Steel Club and Skylar Love, Peppers by Amedeo’s. 6:30pmBackyard Cabaret, Porter’s Pub. 7pmHeart Headed, Tacos y Tequila – Allentown, Shaun Lally, Stooges and Truth & Soul, The View at Morgan Hill.

FRIDAY3pmRaul Malo (second show at 8pm) – New Hope Winery. 4pmJake Kaligis, Iron Lakes Country Club. 5pmMr Nice Guy, Weathered Vineyards. 5:30pmSteve Brosky Duo, Easton Public Market. 6pmKendal Conrad, Thunderhead Lodge, Vinyl Persuasion, Insurrection Distillery, Owen & the Alien, HiJinx Brewery, Marty Koppel, Brook Hollow Winery, Dan Ward, The Horse Tavern, Sister Blue & Mark Fuhrman, McCoole’s at the Historic Red Lion Inn, Paul Columbo Trio, Saucony Creek Franklin Station Brewpub, Fraser Thomas, Artisan Wine & Cheese Cellar and The Barefoot Duo, Plumstead Inn. 6:15pmLockman & Purcell, Palette & Pour. 6:30pm Patrick Young, The Taproom at Weyerbacher, Dave Antonow & Takeshi Asai, Bookstore Speakeasy and Scott Messina, The Iron Mule. 7pmVideo Daze, Steel Pub, Lo & Behold, ShawneeCraft Brewery, Heart Headed, Black & Blue, The Grey Man Group, Desiderio’s Stone Tavern, Bill Shannon, Brothers Kershner Brewery, Shaun Lally, Tacos y Tequila – Allentown, High Five Swan Dive Duo, Rivals Sports Bar, Skylar Love, House & Barn, Joe, Tony & Dave Acoustic Trio, Easton Wine Project, Bobby V, Derailed Taproom, Jonny Cornelius, The Wooden Match and Little Red Rooster, Crooked Eye Brewery. 7:30pmCreatures of Content, Liberty Taproom and The Everly Set, Musikfest Cafe. 8pmJingo (Santana Tribute), Mauch Chunk Opera House, Smooth Retsina Glow, Funhouse Southside and Mosey Beat, Seven Sirens Brewing Co.

SATURDAYnoonChris P, Old York Cellar Winery. 1pmPentley Holmes, Setter Ridge Winery. 2pmWalter Lee, ShawneeCraft Brewery, Acoustic Keys, Black River Farms and Two of a Kind, Blue Mountain Vineyards. 3pmRaul Malo (second show at 8pm), New Hope Winery. 5pm Just Jeff, Rainbow Bistro and Jonny Cornelius, Hardball Cider. 6pmJoanna Bea & Mike ET, Insurrection Distillery, Joe Lazorik, McCoole’s at the Historic Red Lion Inn, The Royal Picks, HiJinx Brewery, Sleep All Summer Duo, Saucony Creek Kutztown Brewery, Good Time Medley, The Overlook, The Rhythm Standard, Saucony Creek Franklin Station Brewpub and Walter Lee, County Seat Spirits. 6:15pmStacy Gabel, Palette & Pour. 6:30pmBrian Molnar, The Iron Mule and Eliza & Mike, The Taproom at Weyerbacher. 7pmSocial Call Duo, The Gin Mill & Grille, Kendal Conrad, House & Barn, Boondock Barons, Jabber Jaws Bar & Grill, Smith Compound Band, Steel Pub, Blues Fest, Jack’s Slice, Andrew Tirado, ShawneeCraft Brewery, Erin McClelland, Derailed Taproom, Gas Trio, Rivals Sports Bar, Psychedelic Revival, Best Station Hotel, Skylar Love, McAllister Brewing Co, Wing It Duo, Tom’s Bar & Grill, Real Fugatives, Newtown Brewery, Heart Headed, Taco’s y Tequila – Allentown and Zac Lawless, Easton Wine Project. 7:30pmJen Kinder, Liberty Taproom. 8pmStarboard Sparrows, Funhouse Southside and Christian Porter, The Original Pocono Pub.

SUNDAY11amMark & Mitch, Saucony Creek Franklin Station Brewpub and Bill Shannon, The Iron Mule. 2pmStreet Box Strummer, ShawneeCraft Brewery. 8pmHeart Headed, Funhouse Southside and Since the Fire with Glass Street, Jabber Jaws Bar & Grill.

TUESDAY6pmAshley Marquez, Happy Hour Bar & Grill.

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OPEN MIC NIGHTS -Beginning on Wednesday, April 14, Phil Stahl’s Open Mic night returns to the Bally Hotel at 6pm and starting Saturday, May 1, he will also host an open mic there on the first Saturday of every month. THURSDAY5:30pmBlue Ridge Estate Winery. 6pmRenegade Winery, 7pmBowers Hotel, Cinder Inn, Jasper Event Center and ShawneeCraft Brewery. SUNDAY3pm,- Shanty on 19th. 7pmThe Wooden Match. MONDAY6pmDown River Brewing Co. 6:30pmCrooked Eye Brewery (1st, 3rd & 5th Monday every month). 8pmThe Funhouse Southside. TUESDAY5pmSeven Sirens Brewing Co. 7pmOld Mill Pub. WEDNESDAY7pmBlack & 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 ShowsSATURDAY1pmPunk & Preppy (Resting Punk Face) episode 4 on Facebook. Weekly shows – Headeye (Jason Hedrington) – SATURDAY9pm – Saturday Night Shenanigans, TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY1:11pm – Afternoon Delight – all 3 shows on Facebook and Instagram. Not For Coltrane (Michael Duck)TUESDAY12:30pm – featuring the Stump the Band Game on Facebook. Rocking the ValleyMONDAY, 7pmSongwriters Alive with Tom Cooney Music and Cyber Speakeasy with Not For Coltrane (alternating Mondays), TUESDAY 7pmCanadian Sessions with Samarra Johnson. 8pmShowcase Show with Steve Jones. WEDNESDAY8pmArtist Spotlight with Ralph (Ralph Pagano). All Rocking the Valley shows on Facebook and YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/rockingthevalley. Check the website for a complete listing of shows at http://www.rockingthevalley.com.

There’s more than enough music to in the area to give you great choices. Not only do you have the ABE area to choose from, you also have music in the Poconos, Berks, Carbon, Montgomery counties and a few spots in New Jersey. So, wherever you are, go out and support your local music scene. Without you, there is no live music.

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

It’s Almost Bandcamp Friday Again – Are You on the List ?

Bandcamp Friday is just 2 days away. Here’s a list of local artists on Bandcamp. There are no fees to artists all day Friday on any sale of music or merchandise which makes it a perfect day for you to help support local music. Please follow everyone on the list, listen to their music and consider making a purchase. Every little bit helps. Whether it’s a single, an album, a t-shirt or any other merchandise they have to offer, it’s a great way to show your support.

If you are not on the list and want to be, it’s not too late. Send me your link through the “contact us” form on the website, Facebook messenger, lvvoicesofthevalley@gmail.com or drop your link in the comments on Facebook by Friday am. Please take a moment to like and share Voices of the Valley on Facebook.

https://theoutcrops.bandcamp.com/releases

https://michaelpatrick1.bandcamp.com/

https://chriseichlin1.bandcamp.com/

https://chrisdryfoos.bandcamp.com/

https://acousticmayhem.bandcamp.com/releases

https://michaelreisman.bandcamp.com/releases

https://mo7smusic.bandcamp.com/

https://ricdelnero.bandcamp.com/

https://moseybeat.bandcamp.com/

https://dandechellis.bandcamp.com/

https://ralphpagano.bandcamp.com/

https://mikeroi.bandcamp.com

#localmusic #localartists #originalmusic #supportlocal #nofeefriday #bandcamp #VoV #voicesofthevalley