Weekly Live Music “HOT SPOTS” – 9/24-27

There seem to be a few more open mic nights popping up around the Valley so, I’m going to list them first. If you have an open mic night or, know of one in the area, let me know and I’ll list it right here. Tonight, and every Thursday, John Cannavo hosts his open jam at Jack’s Slice at 5pm and Phil Stahl will be hosting his open mic at the Bowers Hotel starting at 7pm. On Sunday, Bill Medei hosts an open mic at Camels Hump Farm and John Cannavo is at the Shanty on 19th. Both start at 3pm.

PSA: The Shanty on 19th is looking for solo or duo acoustic acts for Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. If interested, contact Joe Tatasciore for details. Now, for the weekend “HOT SPOTS”.

THURSDAY4:30pmStef, Mike & Erin, Hamilton Kitchen and Bar. 5pmThe Mark & Ralph Acoustic Duo, South Mall. 6pmZaire, Shappell Park and Tim Harakal (Duo), The Wooden Match.

FRIDAY5pmDoug Kaetz, Artisan Wine & Cheese Cellar and Doyle & the Dudes, Tolino Vineyards. 6pmSteve Brosky Duo, The Shanty on 19th, The Mark & Ralph Acoustic Duo, Insurrection Distillery, Mike Greer & Co, Strawberry Family Restaurant, Cody Wiley, Seven Sirens Brewing Co, Stef, Mike & Erin, Jack’s Slice and Seth Witcher, Hotel Bethlehem. 6:30pmLou Pompilio, The Iron Mule. 7pmZ Solo, Easton Wine Project, Francis Mayville, Triple Suns Spirits and Shaun Lally, Tacos y Tequila (Allentown). 8pm The Stray Seeds, Funhouse Southside.

SATURDAY2pmEliza Rush, Black River Farms Winery, Janci & Berry, Brook Hollow Farms and The Brian Drux Project, Desiderio’s Stone Tavern. 4pmBilly & Chris, Lost Tavern (Hellertown). 5pmThe Mark & Ralph Acoustic Duo, The Flying V Restaurant, Electric Heart & Soul, Strawberry Family Restaurant and Pentley Holmes, Invertase Brewing Company. 5:30pmTantric, Sister Salvation, Crooked Ways, Blind Choice & StillCraft, Artie’s Bar & Grill. 6pmCassandra Rose, Taylor House Brewing Co. 6:30pmBill Shannon, The Iron Mule. 7pmPsych and Doug Kaetz & From the Dark River, Riverside Barr, The Boondock Barons, Jabber Jaws and Dirty Roxx, The Steel Pub. 8pmThe Wonton Soups, Funhouse Southside, Smooth Retsina Glow, Soma Downtown Grill and Sunsets North, Seven Sirens Brewing Co.

SUNDAY11am Yingling-Porter On Tap, The Asbury Coffee Mill. 1pmStef, Mike & Erin, Ringer’s Roost. 2pmSteve & Steve, Desiderio’s Stone Tavern and Ash & Snow, Black River Farms Winery. 5pmThe Mark & Ralph Acoustic Duo, Strawberry Family Restaurant. 5:30pm, Jonny Cornelius, The Iron Mule. 6pmTim Harakal, Seven Sirens Brewing Company and Jaycie & Michayla, Trails End Pub. 8pmPublic Displays of Rejection, Funhouse Southside.

Also happening this weekend is Apple Days, hosted by Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites at the Burnside Plantation. The event takes place SATURDAY and SUNDAY from 10am to 4pm and there will be live music all day both days. For more information on all of the weekend activities there, visit https://historicbethlehem.org/events/apple-days/. The music lineup for the weekend: SATURDAYMike Metzgar (10am), Andrew Lobby (noon) and Frank Porter (2pm). SUNDAYThe Druckenmillers (10am), 99 Stringz (noon), Young at Heart Duo (2pm).

As always, many thanks to those of you who follow and support Voices of the Valley, live local music and the venues that help keep the local music scene alive each weekend. If you would like to have your events listed here each week please use the “contact us” form on the website, Facebook messenger or lvvoicesofthevalley@gmail.com. Use any of those methods to get your information to me by Wednesday night and I will promote your events here. Go take in some live music this weekend.

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Weekly Live Music “HOT SPOTS” – 9/17-9/20/20

The weather may be turning cooler but, the live music scene in the Lehigh Valley is still hot. There’s another great weekend ahead with plenty of choices for your listening and dining pleasure. If you are not included here and would like to be, it’s easy to have your show promoted every Thursday. Just send me your schedule by Wednesday through the “contact us” form on the website, Facebook messenger or email at lvvoicesofthevalley@gmail.com. Don’t forget to “like” us on Facebook and share the page with your friends. Let’s take a look at what’s in store this week.

THURSDAY5pmJohn Cannavo’s Open Jam, Jack’s Slice and The Mark & Ralph Acoustic Duo, South Mall. 5:30pmShaun Lally, Sun Inn Courtyard. 6pmDoctor Dick, Shappell Park and JK Solo, The Shanty on 19th. 7pmZ Solo, Cinder Inn and Dear Anna Trio, The Wooden Match.

FRIDAY5pmStef & Mike, The Shelby, Steve Brosky Duo, Radical Wines, T-Flo & Friends, Strawberry Family Restaurant and Carter Lansing, Easton Public Market. 6pmGreg Smith, Climax Brewing Company, Pemtley Holmes, Farmhouse Bistro at Peoples Light, Payne Shelton, Insurrection Distillery, Scott Erickson, The Shanty on 19th and Kendal Conrad, Bell Hall. 6:30pmThe Mark & Ralph Acoustic Duo, The Iron Mule. 7pmShaun Lally, Tacos Y Tequila (Allentown), The Weekenders, Steel Pub and Steven Wales, Easton Wine Project. 8pmSnowbetz, The Funhouse Southside, The Moondogs, Seven Sirens Brewing Co and Doug Kaetz, The Green Turtle.

SATURDAY1pmShaun Lally, Stooges Bar & Grill. 3pmFrank Porter, Kendal Conrad & Marc DeBoeser, Brew at the Zoo (Lehigh Valley Zoo) and The Leah Marie Fuls Band, The Sandbar. 5pmThe Castaway Band, Macungie Tiki Bar and The Majestics, Strawberry Family Restaurant. 6pmThe Dana Gaynor Band, Jabber Jaws, Shaun Lally, Hotel Bethlehem, Vinyl Persuasion, The Shanty on 19th and Scott Erickson, Insurrection Distillery. 6:30pmScott Messina, The Iron Mule. 7pmSmooth Retsina Glow, The Pub on Main, AJ & the Devil’s Right Hand Man, Easton Wine Project, Werner Sommer, Jack’s Slice, The Bandana Brothers, ShawneeCraft Brewery and The Wonton Soups, Seven Sirens Brewing Co. 8pmDitch the Rain, The Funhouse Southside.

SUNDAY11amJoe Janci, Asbury Coffee Mill. 1pmStacy Gabel, Stoney Run Winery. 2pmThe Castaway Band, Weathered Vineyards. 3pmJohn Cannavo’s Open Jam, The Shanty on 19th, Jim Steager (featured artist), Camel’s Hump Farm Open Mic (Bill Medei – host) and Matt Miskie, Insurrection Distillery. 4:30pmKendal Conrad, Swamp Pike Pub. 5pmStranger Things Rock, Strawberry Family Restaurant. 5:30pmHeart Headed, The Iron Mule. 6pmJaycie & Michayla, Trails End Pub and Stef & Mike, Seven Sirens Brewing Co. 8pmThe Urban Achievers, Funhouse Southside.

Let’s keep the music going in the Valley. Get out and support the musicians and the venues that continue to bring the live music to you, despite the restrictions and the obstacles they face. Remember to take care of your servers, bartenders and musicians while you’re out there. Stay safe and enjoy the weekend !

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Weekly Live Music “HOT SPOTS” – 9/10-9/13/20

The weekend is here (almost) and, as usual, we like to start on Thursday. Unfortunately, if the weather forecast hold true, many – if not all – of tonights’ performances will be cancelled. As always, when the weather looks bad, please check ahead before heading out. With that being said, there’s still plenty of live music to fill your weekend schedule.

If you would like to have your shows promoted with the weekly “HOT SPOTS”, let me know where you are by Wednesday and I will be sure to include you. You can use the “contact us” form on the website, send a message through Facebook messenger or email me at lvvoicesofthevalley@gmail.com. Please be sure to “like” and share https://www.facebook.com/lvvoicesofthevalley for all the latest on the Lehigh Valley music scene. Here’s this weeks’ lineup.

THURSDAY 5pmJohn Cannavo’s Open Jam, Jack’s Slice and The Mark & Ralph Acoustic Duo, South Mall. 6pmJohnny’s Juke Box Band, Shappell Park, Kendal Conrad, Rivals Sports Bar and Steve Brosky, The Shanty on 19th. 7pmDoyle & the Dudes, The Wooden Match and Smooth Retsina Glow, The Cider Inn.

FRIDAYNoonMichael Patrick, Old York Cellar Winery. 4:30pmJohn Cannavo, Jack’s Slice. 5pmBilly & Chris, Lost Tavern (Hellertown), T-Flo & Friends, Strawberry Family Restaurant and Andrew Moses, Mountain View Vineyards. 6pmDoyle & the Dudes, Hardball Cider, Pentley Holmes, The Shanty on 19th and Joanna Bead & Mike ET, Insurrection Distillery. 6:30pmAlias, Penn’s Peak, JJ Lynch Band, Circa Restaurant, Stef & Mike, McCool’s Red Lion Inn and Doug Batt, Downriver Brewing Company. 7pmTim Harakal, Easton Wine Project and Powder Valley Bang, Seven Sirens Brewing Company. 8pmThe Trio (Eric, Egan & Ryan), Funhouse Southside.

SATURDAY10:30am Joe Argese, Nazareth Farmer’s Market. 2pmThe Mark & Ralph Acoustic Duo, Riverside Barr. 4pmJon Doyle, Tolino Vineyards. 5pmTossed Salad, Strawberry Family Restaurant. 6pmShaun Lally, Ringer’s Roost, Stef & Mike, Bell Hall, Kendal Conrad, Coal, Brosky & the Stooges, Taylor House Brewing Co, Will Kiss Band, Seven Sirens Brewing Co and Twin Hill, Insurrection Distillery. 6:30pm, Jaycie & Michayla, The Iron Mule. 7pmThe Billy Bauer Band Dave Matthews Tribute, Steel Pub (old out), Smooth Retsina Glow, ShawneeCraft Brewery, Mike Metzgar, Riverside Barr and Jeff Crosson, Easton Wine Project. 8pmFrank Porter, Kempton Community Recreation Center and Aiden Bloomfield, Funhouse Southside.

SUNDAY930amBill Ihling, Saucon Valley Farmer’s Market. 12:30pmJanci & Berry, Four Sisters Winery. 1pmMelissa Ann, Folino Estates Vineyards. 2pmStef & Mike, Black River Farms Winery. 3pmJohn Cannavo’s Open Jam, The Shanty on 19th. 5:30pmLou Pompilio, The Iron Mule. 6pmJaycie, Brian & Michayla, Murphy’s Hideaway, Pentley Holmes, Hop Hill Brewing Company and Kendal Conrad, Seven Sirens Brewing Company. 8pm Lorenzo, Funhouse Southside.

There you have it, another solid lineup of live music for the weekend. Please try your best to get out and support the bars and restaurants that continue to support live, local music despite the restrictions and the limited seating capacities. Don’t forget to be kind to your servers, bartenders and musicians as we all try to navigate through some difficult times. Thank you for all your support here and throughout the Lehigh Valley music scene.

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Weekly Live Music “HOT SPOTS” – 9/3-9/7/20

It’s Labor Day weekend, the “unofficial” end of summer. That just means an extra day to do you. If you’re anything like me, that means live music is a part of your weekend. And, this weekend is no different. There’s another wide range of shows to take in this weekend so, pick a spot or two and get out and support live, local music.

If you want to have your shows promoted in the weekly “HOT SPOTS”, all you have to do is let me know where you are by Wednesday. You can send your schedule to me every week, once a month or for the whole year if you like. Use the “contact us” form on the website, Facebook messenger or email me at lvvoicesofthevalley@gmail.com.

THURSDAY 5pm, John Cannavo’s Open Jam, Jack’s Slice and The Mark & Ralph Acoustic Duo, South Mall. 6pmThe Bobby Clark Band, Shappell Park, Mike Pilgermayer, Blue Ridge Estates Vineyards and Shaun Lally, The Shanty on 19th. 7pmKendal Conrad, Steel Pub.

FRIDAY4pmThe Moondogs, Tolino Vineyards. 4:30pmJohn Cannavo & Jim Brekus, Jack’s Slice. 5pm, Stranger Things Rock, Strawberry Family Restaurant and Deal, HiJinx Brewery. 5:30pmGT3 Jazz Trio, Notch Kitchen & Bar. 6pmBlue Moxie, Insurrection Distillery, Kendal Conrad, Bru Daddy’s, Jay Lapp, Whitfield House, Mike Pilgermayer, Blue Ridge Estates Vineyards and Smooth Retsina Glow, Invertase Brewing Co. 6:30pmMichael Patrick, The Iron Mule. 7pmStreet Box Strummer, Easton Wine Project, Scott Marshall & Marshall’s Highway, Steel Pub, Shaun Lally, Tacos y Tequila, (Allentown) and Doyle & From the Lazy River, The Wooden Match. 8pmGolden Twine, The Funhouse Southside. 9pmKings No More, Screwballs.

SATURDAY11amMichael Patrick, Holland Twp Farmers Market. 12:30pmEliza Rush, Four Sisters Winery. 3pmScott Marshall & Marshall’s Highway, Weathered Vineyards and Powder Valley Bang, Jack’s Slice. 4pmSmooth Retsina Glow, Eight Oaks Farm Distillers. 5pmThe Mark & Ralph Acoustic Duo, Strawberry Family Restaurant and Shaun Lally, Jabber Jaws. 6pmDerek Jones, Insurrection Distillery. 6:30pmBrian Molnar, The Iron Mule. 7pmLakini’s Rooster, Steel Pub, American Religion, Easton Wine Project and The Bandana Brothers, Pine Ridge. 8pmPenterra, Victims of Vengence & Iron Maiden Tribute, Artie’s Bar and Grill and Them Spicy Boize, The Funhouse Southside.

SUNDAY9amThe Mark & Ralph Acoustic Duo, Jake’s Flea Market. 2pmKendal Conrad, Black River Farms Winery and Smooth Retsina Glow, Blue Mountain Vineyards. 3pmPSX Trio, The Sandbar, The Payne Duo, Silver Birches and John Cannavo’s Open Jam, The Shanty on 19th. 5pmZiggy, Strawberry Family Restaurant, Joanna Bea and Mike ET, Insurrection Distillery and Shaun Lally, Fogelsville Hotel. 5:30pmJonny Cornelius, The Iron Mule. 8pmVan Go, The Funhouse Southside.

MONDAY – We have a couple Labor Day “bonus” shows for you at 2pm with Mike Pilgermayer at Blue Ridge Estates Vineyards and John Cannavo at Desiderio’s Stone Tavern.

Enjoy the holiday weekend and take in some live, local music along the way. Remember to take care of your servers/bartenders and the musicians and help keep live music going in the Lehigh Valley. Don’t forget to “like” and share Voices of the Valley on Facebook to help get your music promoted to a larger audience. Thanks to everyone who has supported this site and local music. We can’t do it without YOU !

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Local Artist Playlist VOV#7 on Spotify

This is number 7 in a series of monthly playlists featuring only Lehigh Valley artists. This month we have brand new music from Stefanie Johnson, Mike Geroni, Kendal Conrad, Steve Brosky and Houston & the Dirty Rats. Also included on this months’ playlist are local favorites Neil Grover, Darin Jellison, Crooked Ways, Seth Witcher, The Billy Bauer Band, Pentley Holmes, Shane Reimer, Erin Kelly, Acoustic Kitty Project and Sister Salvation. Do you have new music coming out soon ? Do you want to be included on the next VOV playlist ? Let me know through the “contact us” form on the website, Facebook messenger or lvvoicesofthevalley@gmail.com. Give them a listen and, follow and share the playlist. Enjoy – link below !

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Weekly Live Music “HOT SPOTS” – 8/27-8/30/20

We’re closing out August with a great line-up of live music all weekend long. There’s something here for everyone so, do your part to help keep live music going strong in and around the Lehigh Valley. If you want your shows promoted here simply let me know by Wednesday and you will be included. You can use the “contact us” form on the website, Facebook messenger or email lvvoicesofthevalley@gmail.com. Don’t forget to hit the “like” and “share” buttons on Facebook to spread the word.This weekend is packed with live music so, take a look and make a plan.

THURSDAY – 11:30am, Seth Witcher, Pocket Park. 5pm, John Cannavo’s Open Jam, Jack’s Slice and The Mark & Ralph Acoustic Duo, South Mall (Food Truck Thursday). 5:30pm, Shaun Lally, Sun Inn Courtyard. 6pm, Philadelphia Funk Authority, Steel Pub, Doug Kaetz, Artisan Wine & Cheese Cellar, Smooth Retsina Glow, The Shanty on 19th and Roulette, Shappell Park.

FRIDAY – 11:30am, Honey and Nate Duo, Pocket Park. 4pm, Mike Metzgar, Riverside Barr & Grill. 4:30pm, Steve Brosky Duo, Jack’s Slice. 5pm, T-Flo & Friends w/Dan Vanim, Strawberry Family Restaurant. 5:30pm, George Grund, Notch Kitchen & Bar. 6pm, Seth Witcher, County Seat, Jimmy Leahy, Jack’s Slice, Shaun Lally, Hotel Bethlehem, We May Be Right, Hardball Cider, The Doctor, Insurrection Distillery, Mike Roi & Carter Lansing, Easton Public Market and Doubting Thomas, Coplay Saengerbund. 6:30pm, Love & Duffy, Weyerbacher Brewery and Jaycie & Michayla, The Iron Mule. 7pm, The Weekenders, Steel Pub, The Dana Gaynor Band, Black & Blue, The Cody Templeton Band, Bangor Trust Brewing Co, Kendal Conrad, Stable 2, Michael Patrick, Tavern 519 and Ben Tyler, Easton Wine Project. 8pm, Mosey Beat, Funhouse Southside. 9pm, Doyle & the Dudes, Rivals Sports Bar.

SATURDAY – 2pm, Blues Fest (until 10pm), Jack’s Slice. 3pm, The Moondogs, The Sand Bar. 4pm, Ralph Pagano (solo), Eight Oaks Farm Distillery. 4:30pm, Mike Greer & Co, Strawberry Family Restaurant. 5pm, Matt Miskie, Insurrection Distillery and The Bobby Clark Band, Hardball Cider. 6pm, The Dynamic Duo, The Shanty on 19th, The Billy Bauer Band, Bell Hall and Smooth Retsina Glow, Taylor House Brewing Co. 6:30pm, PSX, Williams Irish Tavern, The Castaway Band, Weyerbacher Brewing Co and Bill Shannon, The Iron Mule. 7pm, Band of Brothers, Steel Pub, Shaun Lally, Easton Wine Project, Kendal Conrad, Eagleville Tavern, Sunsets North, Seven Sirens Brewing Co and Kings No More, Hattricks. 8pm, The Weekenders, Rivals Sports Bar and Doyle & the Dudes, Funhouse Southside.

SUNDAY – 12:30pm, Janci & Berry, Four Sisters Winery. 1:30pm, Steel Pub’s End of Summer Bash with Girl Crue (1:30pm), Cherry Bombs (3:45pm) and Social Call (6pm). 2pm, Kendal Conrad, Saucony Creek Kutztown Brewery and Scott Brimmer, Hardball Cider. 3pm, Shane Reimer’s Open Mic, Weyerbacher Brewing Co, John Cannavo’s Open Jam, The Shanty on 19th, Zaire, The Sand Bar and C.J.McHugh, Insurrection Distillery. 4:30pm, Oldies Brass and 5:30pm, Strange Things Rock, Strawberry Family Restaurant. 5pm, Shaun Lally, Fogelsville Hotel. 6pm, Jaycie & Michayla, Trails End Pub. 6:30pm, The Mark & Ralph Acoustic Duo, The Iron Mule and Tim Harakal, Seven Sirens Brewing Co. 8pm, The Stray Seeds, Funhouse Southside.

Don’t see your show listed here ? Don’t be left out. Get your schedule to me by Wednesday night and you will be a part of the weekly “HOT SPOTS”. Please remember to be kind to the servers and bartenders at the places that host live music and, remember, they are just following the rules to keep local music alive and well in the Valley and beyond. Stay safe, follow the guidelines in place and enjoy some live music this weekend.

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Weekly Live Music “HOT SPOTS” – 8/20-8/23/20

We have another jam-packed weekend of live music in and around the Lehigh Valley. If you want to be added to the growing number of shows listed here each week, just let me know by Wednesday and I’ll be sure to include you. You can use the “contact us” form on the website, Facebook messenger or email at lvvoicesofthevalley@gmail.com. Don’t forget to spread the word by clicking those “like” and “share” buttons on Facebook and get out an support live, local music whenever you can.

THURSDAY – 11:30am, Pentley Holmes, Pocket Park. 5pmJohn Cannavo’s Open Jam, Jack’s Slice and The Mark & Ralph Acoustic Duo, South Mall (Food Truck Thursday). 5:30pmShaun Lally, Tavern at the Sun Inn Biergarten. 6pmA Few Good Men, Shappel Park, Kendal Conrad, Cedar Hollow Inn and ITO & The Moonlight Hippies, Steel Pub.

FRIDAY – 11:30am, The Mark & Ralph Acoustic Duo, Pocket Park. 5pm, Seth Witcher, Hamilton Kitchen and Bar. 6pm, The Dynamic Duo, Jack’s Slice, Joanna Bea & Mike ET, Insurrection Distillery, Chris Condel & Mark Cook, Hardball Cider, Kendal Conrad, Bishop Estates Vineyards, Vinyl Persuasion, The Shanty on 19th and Cody Wiley, Seven Sirens Brewing Company. 6:30pm, John Cannavo & Adam Frei, McCoole’s at Historic Red Lion Inn, Steve Brosky, Two Rivers Taproom and Lou Pompilio, The Iron Mule. 7pm, The Cody Templeton Band, Steel Pub, Neil Grover, House & Barn, Double Trouble, Desiderio’s Stone Tavern and Kyle Yankowy, Easton Wine Project. 8pm, Will Kiss U Band, The Funhouse Southside.

SATURDAY – 12:30pm, Janci & Berry, Four Sisters Winery. 2pm, Mike Metzgar, Riverside Barr and Jimmy & the Parrots, Hardball Cider. 5pm, The Castaway Band, Macungie Tiki Bar. 6pm, Doyle & The Dudes, Seven Sirens Brewing Company, Mighty Manatees Duo, Jack’s Slice, Kendal Conrad, Bell Hall, Stef & Mike, Shanty on 19th, Pentley Holmes, Invertasse Brewing Company and Damian Walk, Insurrection Distillery. 6:30pm, Michael Patrick, The Iron Mule. 7pm, Z Solo, Black & Blue, Shaun Lally, McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub, Bad Influence, Steel Pub, Ralph Pagano (Solo), Riverside Barr, Mid-Life Crisis, Desiderio’s Stone Tavern and Just Jeff, Easton Wine Project. 7:30pm, Jeff Crosson, Taylor House Brewing Company. 8pm, ITO & The Moonlight Hippies, Funhouse Southside.

SUNDAY – 11am, Avilion, Quakertown Farmers Market. Noon, Kendal Conrad, Setter Ridge Vineyards and DOSE, Hardball Cider. 2pm, The Mark & Ralph Acoustic Duo, Black River Farms, Stef & Mike w/special guest Erin Kelly, Desiderio’s Stone Tavern, Pentley Holmes, Slopeside Pub and Janci & Berry, Brook Hollow Winery. 3pm, John Cannavo’s Open Jam, The Shanty on 19th and The Bandana Brothers, Boulder View Tavern. 5pm, Fraser Thomas, Artisan Wine and Cheese Cellar. 6pm, StillCraft, Murphy’s Hideaway, Z Solo, Trails End Pub and Jay Lapp, Seven Sirens Brewing Company. 8pm, Shaun Lally & Claudio Pinto, Funhouse Southside.

So, there you have it. This weekends’ lineup where even Sunday is full of great live music. If you are looking for more music closer to the Poconos, be sure to check out Rising Tide Music on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BeTheTide/ for a daily listing of events in that area. As always, be kind to your servers, bartenders and musicians and do all you can to support live, local music and the venues that bring it to you every week.

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Weekly Live Music “HOT SPOTS” – 8/13-8/16/20

Musikfest week may be over but, the music hasn’t stopped. There are still many opportunities to get out and enjoy some live music this weekend. If you want your schedule promotes here it’s simple. Let me know by Wednesday each week by using the “contact us” form on the website, Facebook messenger or email at lvvoicesofthevalley@gmail.com. Don’t forget to like and share the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/lvvoicesofthevalley/. Growing our audience will help grow yours !

THURSDAY – 5pm, John Cannavo’s Open Jam, Jack’s Slice, Pentley Holmes, Hamilton Kitchen and The Mark & Ralph Acoustic Duo, South Mall/Food Truck Thursday. 6pm, Silk & Steel, The Shanty on 19th, Doug Kaetz, Artisan Wine & Cheese Cellars and Kendal Conrad, Rivals Sports Bar.

FRIDAY – 5pm, Billy & Chris (Billy Bauer Band), Lost Tavern (Hellertown) and Yingling-Porter on Tap, Hamilton Kitchen. 6pm, Shaun Lally, Hotel Bethlehem, Stef & Mike, Jack’s Slice, JK Solo, Shanty on 19th, Steve Brosky, Bell Hall, Owen & the Alien, Hardball Cider and The Chelsea Lyn Meyer Duo, Coplay Saegerbund. 6:30pm, Jaycie & Michayla, The Iron Mule. 7pm, Supra/Ayers Band, Catty Pool Park, Smooth Retsina Glow, Radical Wines, Sons of Izzy, Steel Pub, Ditch the Rain, Seven Sirens Brewing Company, Neil Grover, Easton Wine Project, Pentley Holmes, ShawneeCraft Brewing and Kennedy Bound, Insurrection Distillery. 8pm, Baba, The Funhouse Southside.

SATURDAY – 4pm, Jenny Founds, Lost Tavern (Hellertown). 5pm, The Cody Templeton Band, Hardball Cider. 6pm, Z Solo, Pourhouse, Pentley Holmes, Sette Luna, Stef & Mike, Bell Hall, Kendal Conrad, Hotel Bethlehem and Scott Erickson, Insurrection Distillery. 6:30pm, Bill Shannon, Iron Mule. 7pm, Chelsea Lyn Meyer Band, Steel Pub, Smooth Retsina Glow, ShawneeCraft Brewery, Ecotone, Derailed Taphouse, The Appropriation Committee (Album rlease show), Black & Blue and The Harrisons, Easton Wine Project. 8pm, Starting Tomorrow, Funhouse Southside.

SUNDAY – 1pm, Pentley Holmes, Sorrenti Vineyards. 2pm, The Zone, Hardball Cider and Kendal Conrad, A’Dello Winery. 3pm, John Cannavo’s Open Jam, The Shanty on 19th. 5pm, Cassandra Rose, Seven Sirens Brewing Company. 5:30pm, GT3 Trio, Iron Mule. 6pm, Jaycie & Michayla, Trails End. 8pm, Lorenzo Bubba, Funhouse Southside.

And so, we kick off another fun-filled live music weekend in the Valley. Please get out and support live, local music and the many places that bring it to you every weekend. Don’t forget to take care of your servers, bartenders and musicians. It’s been a tough few months since “The ‘Rona” reered it’s ugly head but, we can all get through this together if we support each other.

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Weekly Live Music “HOT SPOTS” – 8/6-8/9/20

As a slightly less “festive”, mostly virtual Musik Fest enters it’s final weekend, there’s still plenty live music on tap around the Valley. The weather today and tomorrow looks less than ideal for outdoor music so, check with the venue before heading out to see your favorite artist. Some places will cancel, while others may move indoors but, with limited capacity. Let’s look at what’s in store for the weekend.

THURSDAY – Noon, Kendal Conrad, Pocket Park. 5pm, Doug Kaetz, Hamilton Kitchen & Bar, John Cannavo’s Open Jam, Jack’s Slice and The Mark & Ralph Acoustic Duo, South Mall (Food Truck Thursday). 6pm, Stef & Mike, The Shanty on 19th, Carlos Barata, Seven Sirens Brewing Co, The Frost Duo, Pocono Palace, The Bandana Brothers, Barley Creek Brewery, The Love & Duffy Duo, Wildflowers Inn and Video Daze, Shappell Park. 7pm The Will Kiss Band, The Wooden Match, Ian Althouse, The House & Barn and Z Solo, Cinder Inn and The Sofa Kings, Steel Pub. 8pm, The Mosey Beat Duo, Rivals Sports Bar.

FRIDAY – 4:30pm, Stef & Mike, Hamilton Kitchen & Bar. 5pm, The Moondogs, Tolino Vineyards. 5pm, Leah Fuls, The Boathouse. 5:30pm, GT3 Jazz, Notch Kitchen & Bar and Radio One, Setter Ridge Winery. 6pm, The Mighty Manatees, Jack’s Slice. 6:30pm, Scott Messina, The Iron Mule. 7pm, Colin O’Leary, Easton Wine Project, LUCA, ShawneeCraft Brewing Co., Doug Kaetz & From the Dark River, The Wooden Match and Girl Crue, Steel Pub. 8pm, Peter Johann Band, Seven Sirens, Brewing Co., and The Big Shaboozie, Funhouse Southside. Doyle & The Deubs, Rivals Sports Bar.

SATURDAY – 10am, Joe Argese, Nazareth Farmers Market. Noon, Bill Ihling, Four Sisters Winery, The Ginger Trio, The Wooden Match and Erin Kelly, Setter Ridge Winery. 1pm, Scott Marshall, Black River Farms and Pentley Holmes, Seven Sirens Brewing Co. 2pm, Stef & Mike, East Allentown Fire Co. 5pm, Doyle & The Dudes, Hardball Cider, The Mark & Ralph Acoustic Duo, Insurrection Distillery and Flat Earth, Jack’s Slice. 6pm, Pentley Holmes, The Shanty on 19th and Leah Fuls, County Seat Spirits. 7pm, Luke McManus, Easton Wine Project, The Groove Merchants, Seven Sirens Brewing Co., The Bandana Brothers, Breezewood Acres Campground and Sterotype, Steel Pub. 8pm, Shane Reimer & Them Spicy Boize, Funhouse Southside, and The Dynamic Duo, Desiderio’s Stone Tavern.

SUNDAY – 8:30am, The Mark & Ralph Acoustic Duo, Jake’s Flea Market. 10am, The Jimmy Leahy Duo, RelaxNation. Noon, Jon Doyle, Pocono Mountain Harley Davidson. 1pm, Doug Kaetz, Folino Estates Vineyards, Smooth Retsina Glow, Bishop Estates Vineyards and The Mark & Ralph Acoustic Duo, Seven Sirens Brewing Co. 2pm, The Moondogs, Murphy’s Hideaway. 3pm, The Bandana Brothers, Murphy’s Loft, Major Kit & The Bionic Defection, Steel Pub and John Cannavo’s Open Jam, The Shanty on 19th. 5pm, Kendal Conrad, Rivals Sports Bar. 6pm, Sunsets North, Seven Sirens Brewing Co. 8pm, Doubting Thomas, Steel Pub and Urban Achievers, Funhouse Southside.

Let’s all get out and make this another great weekend for live music in the Lehigh Valley. Don’t forget to check ahead in case of bad weather. Pocket Park, Shappell Park and the South Mall are strictly outdoors so, they will cancel in the event of rain. Remember to take care of your servers and musicians, be patient with all the restrictions in place, be safe and have a great time. Support local music and all the venues that bring it to you every weekend. If you want to be included in the weekly “HOT SPOTS”, let me know by Wednesday each week at lvvoicesofthevalley@gmail.com, through the “contact us” form on the website or Facebook messenger.

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Weekly Live Music “HOT SPOTS” – 7/30-8/2/20

It’s the last couple days in July and, normally at this time of year, the Valley would be gearing up for Musik Fest and ten days of live music throughout the city of Bethlehem. There will be virtual performances you can tune in to on both their website and Service Electric Cable TV to enjoy from home. for a complete lineup and schedule, visit http://www.musikfest.org. If it’s live music you’re looking for, we still have plenty to share with you. In fact, at Seven Sirens Brewing Company, there will be live music every night. In addition to their normal weekend lineups, they will have Chris Breeze Brazynski (Mon -6pm), Rush Hour (Tue – 6pm) and Owen & the Alien (Wed – 6pm). Let’s take a look at this weekends’ schedule.

THURSDAY – 5pm, John Cannavo’s Open Jam, Jack’s Slice, Billy Bauer, Steel Stacks and The Mark & Ralph Acoustic Duo, South Mall (Food Truck Thursday). 6pm, Kendal Conrad, The Shelby, Bill Ihling, Milford House and Claudia Terry & Liliana Cunha, The Shanty on 19th. 7pm, Erin Kelly, Coca Cola Park. 9pm, The Chelsea Lyn Meyer Duo, Rivals Sports Bar.

FRIDAY – 4pm, Snow Betz kicks things off at Seven Sirens Brewing Company before heading to the Funhouse Southside for an 8:30pm start. Also at 4pm, The Bandana Brothers will be at The Wooden Match. 5pm, Seth Witcher, Volpe’s Sports Bar (Emmaus) and The Trouble City All Stars, Lost Tavern Brewing (Hellertown). 6pm, Pentley Holmes, Architects Golf Club and Smooth Retsina Glow, Bell Hall. 6:30pm, The Mark & Ralph Acoustic Duo, Iron Mule. 7pm, Bill Ihling, Easton Wine Project, The Cherry Bombs, Steel Stacks and The Moondogs, Seven Sirens Brewing Company. 8pm, The Weekenders, Gas House Dance Hall.

SATURDAY – Noon, Smooth Retsina Glow, Setter Ridge Winery. 12:30pm, Janci & Berry, Four Sisters Winery. 1pm, The Stray Seeds, Seven Sirens Brewing Company. 4pm, Jon Doyle (solo), Tolino Vineyards, The Billy Bauer Band, Lost Tavern (Hellertown) and Deal, HiJinx Brewery. 5pm, Girl Crue, Macungie Tiki Bar. 5:30pm, GT3, Iron Mule. 6pm, Chris Eichlin, Rosanna’s, John Cannavo & Jim Brekus, Pocono Brewing, The Will Kiss Duo, Hotel Bethlehem and The Jimmy Leahy Duo, Desiderio’s Stone Tavern. 7pm, The Mark & Ralph Acoustic Duo, Easton Wine Project, The Contact Collective, Seven Sirens Brewing Company, Shaun Lally & Claudio Pinto, Black & Blue and Kendal Conrad, J.J.Rattigan Brewing Company. 8pm, Smooth Retsina Glow, The Tap at Humboldt Brewing and The Cetronia Soul Shakers, Funhouse Southside. 9pm, Doyle & the Dudes, Rivals Sports Bar. 9:30pm, The Chelsea Lyn Meyer Band, Grumpy’s BBQ.

SUNDAY – 1pm, Ben Tyler, Seven Sirens Brewing Company. 2pm, Kendal Conrad, Black River Farms and Howie Baker, ShawneeCraft Brewing Co. 3pm, John Cannavo’s Open Jam, The Shanty on 19th. 5pm, Doug Kaetz, Seven Sirens Brewing Company and The Mark & Ralph Acoustic Duo, Rivals Sports Bar. 6:30pm, Lou Pompilio, Iron Mule. 8pm, Social Call, Steel Stacks and Public Displays of Rejection, Funhouse Southside.

As you can see, there’s no shortage of live music in the Lehigh Valley this weekend. Get out, enjoy the sounds and support live, local music and the venues that bring it to you. Be safe, be responsible and remember – your server or bartender didn’t make the rules but, they do have to follow them. Be kind, have fun and take care of the employees and the musicians. Let’s keep live music going strong in the Valley. If you want to be featured in the weekly “HOT SPOTS” just let me know what you have going on by Wednesday each week. You can use the “contact us” form on the website, Facebook messenger or email at lvvoicesofthevalley@gmail.com. Please “like” and share the Facebook page. The more readers we have, the more WE ALL benefit from the extra promotion.

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