Weekly Live Music “HOT SPOTS” – 10/15-10/18/20

It’s Thursday ! Let’s get the weekend started tonight ! There’s a whole lot of live music in and around the Valley. Choose your spot and go listen to some music. Don’t see your show listed here ? Just let me know by Wednesday and I’ll be sure to include you. Go to Voices of the Valley.net and use the “contact us” form, send me your schedule through Facebook messenger or email me at lvvoicesofthevalley@gmail.com. Get heard, be seen and keep the music scene alive !

Open mic nights this week – THURSDAY6pm, Ringer’s Roost and 7pmShawneeCraft Brewery (Walter Lee – Host) and Bowers Hotel (Phil Stahl – Host). SUNDAYShanty on 19th (John Cannavo -Host) and Camels Hump Farm (Bill Medei – Host), both at 3pm.

THURSDAY 5pmKendal Conrad, Artisan Wine & Cheese Cellar, Seth Witcher, Hamilton Kitchen & Bar, Mark & Ralph, South Mall. 6pmTim Harakal & Thomas Ostrow, Wooden Match and Rod Michael, Shanty on 19th. 6:30pmGrateful Duo & The Cirotti Trio, Porter’s Pub. 7pmThe Lou Franco Project, Desiderio’s Stone Tavern.

FRIDAY5pmStef & Mike, Easton Public Market, Radio One, Lost Tavern (Hellertown) and Twin Hill, Insurrection Distillery. 6pmDianna Noelle & Billy Trexler, Shanty on 19th. 6:30pmUptown Band, Steel Pub and Bill Shannon, The Iron Mule. 7pmZ Solo, Trails End Pub, Mark & Ralph, Triple Sun Spirits, Smooth Retsina Glow, Rivals Sports Bar, Kendal Conrad, Easton Wine Project and Chris Colaiaco, Seven Sirens Brewing Company. 8pmFather Yod, Funhouse Southside.

SATURDAYNoonHops4Hope at Lost Tavern (Hellertown) with Melody Cruz (noon), Tim Harakal (1pm), Billy Bauer (2pm), TNT Trio (3pm) and Trouble City All Stars (5pm). 12:30pmJanci & Berry, Four Sisters Winery. 1pmShaun Lally, Stooges. 4pmGeer Box, Rock Creek Tavern. 5pmTeacher & Poet, Insurrection Distillery. 6:30pmKendal Conrad, Weyerbacher Brewery and Jaycie & Michayla, The Iron Mule. 7pmStefanie Johnson Band, North Catty Park, Audio Files, Fegley’s Allentown Brew Works, Lovelace the 70’s Band, Steel Pub, Kyle Yankowy, Easton Wine Project and Smooth Retsina Glow, Soma Downtown Grill. 7:30pmThe Wonton Soups, Seven Sirens Brewing Company. 8pmMosey Beat, Funhouse Southside.

SUNDAY9amMark & Ralph, Jake’s Flea Market. 3pmMatt Miskie, Insurrection Distillery. 5:30pmMIchael Patrick, The Iron Mule. 6pmThe Moondogs, Murphy’s Hideaway and Cassandra Rose, Seven Sirens Brewing Company. 8pmUrban Achievers, Funhouse Southside.

See someone you like ? Go support them. See a place you like like to eat and have a drink ? Go support them and listen to some great music while you’re there. Either way, go out and support the live music community this weekend. These are all local businesses and local musicians and they need your support during these difficult times. Let’s all do our part to keep the music scene in and around the Lehigh Valley alive and well. Thanks for your continued support. Don’t forget to hit that “like” button and share on Facebook !

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Weekly Live Music “HOT SPOTS” – 10/8-10/11/20

Another weekend is here and it’s filled with live music in and around the Valley. There are six open mic nights if you would like to get out and play a few tunes yourself. They are – THURSDAY6pmRinger’s Roost. 7pmShawneeCraft Brewery (Walter Lee – host) and Bowers Hotel (Phil Stahl – host). FRIDAY5pmJack’s SliceBenny’s Blues Jam. SUNDAY3pmShanty on 19th (John Cannavo – host) and Camels Hump Farm (Bill Medei – host). There is a car show at Strawberry Family Restaurant with live music all day (1-8pm) on SUNDAY and, of course, plenty of live music to choose from at some of your favorite spots.

Would you like to see your shows promoted here each week ? It’s free, it’s easy and it only takes a minute. Whether you are a band, a solo artist or a venue that hosts live music all you have to do is let me know your schedule by Wednesday evening each week. You can use the “contact us” form on the website, Facebook messenger or lvvoicesofthevalley@gmail.com. And, don’t forget to like and share us on Facebook.

THURSDAY1pmSeth Witcher, Northampton Community College (event for students). 5pmMark & Ralph, South Mall, Mike Pilgermayer, Beltzville Bar and Grill and Mike Sherer, Jack’s Slice. 6pmSteve Brosky, Shanty on 19th, Lou Franco & John Cannavo, Desiderio’s Stone Tavern and Johnny’s Jukebox Band, Shappell Park. 7pmZ Solo, Cinder Inn.

FRIDAY5pmSmall Axe, Lost Tavern (Hellertown). 6pmIan Althouse, Seven Sirens Brewing Co, IV Stone, Strawberry Family Restaurant, Kendal Conrad, Pat’s Pizza, Kennedy Bound, Insurrection Distillery, Island Time & Swamp Guard (John Lennon Tribute), Yergey Brewing Company and Honey & Nutz, Shanty on 19th. 6:30pmThe Contact Collective, The Iron Mule and Mike Frank & Friends, Circa. 7pmDMC Duo, Easton Wine Project and Lonesome Found, ShawneeCraft Brewery. 8pmBaBa, Funhouse Southside and Smooth Retsina Glow, Bridge Inn.

SATURDAY2pmSupra/Ayers Band, Weathered Vineyards and Off The Road, Riverside Barr & Grill. 4pmAJ Croix and the Devil’s Right Hand Band, Invertase Brewing Co and Deal Duo, Hijinx Brewing Co. 4:30pmShot of Southern, Strawberry Family Restaurant. 5pmCody Templeton Band, Hardball Cider. 6pmUltra Kings, Taylor House Brewing, Derek Jones, Insurrection Distillery, Z Solo, Pocono Brewery and The Dynamic Duo, Shanty on 19th. 6:30pmScott Messina, The Iron Mule. 7pmEarth Song, ShawneeCraft Brewery, Kendal Conrad, JJ Rattigan’s, A Girl & A Guy, Easton Wine Project and Smooth Retsina Glow, Blueprint Brewery. 7:30pmContact Collective, Seven Sirens Brewing Co. 8pmDoyle & the Dudes, Funhouse Southside.

SUNDAYNoonKendal Conrad, Jay’s Local. 1pmMark & Ralph, Strawberry Family Restaurant (car show), Michael Patrick, Federal Twist Vineyards and Audio Pilot, Shady Brook Farms. 2pmJonny Cornelius, ShawneeCraft Brewing. 2:30pmMoondogs, Inn at Birch Pines. 3pmRob Ballonoff, Insurrection Distillery. 5:30pmGT3, The Iron Mule. 6pmNeil Grover, Seven Sirens Brewing Co. 8pmLorenzo, Funhouse Southside.

As always, thank you for supporting the local music scene and Voices of the Valley. Go out and enjoy some live music this weekend. Be kind to your servers, bartenders and musicians and keep local music alive and well in the Valley.

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Weekly Live Music “HOT SPOTS” – 10/1-10/4/20

It’s hard to believe October is here already. And of course, with the weather getting cooler, outdoor live music may be harder to come by. You won’t have that problem this weekend, however. There’s still plenty places to choose from with many of your local favorites. So, get out and support the bars and restaurants that help keep live music going strong through all the obstacles. And, of course, support the musicians who are out there working to make your weekend a little bit better.

If you would like your shows promoted here each week, drop me a line through the “contact us” form on the website, Facebook messenger or lvvoicesofthevalley@gmail.com. Don’t forget to “like” and share the page on Facebook and, as always, thank you for following and helping spread the word on the local music scene.

I’m going to start with the open mic nights in the area again. THURSDAYJack’s Slice (John Cannavo – host) – 5pm. Ringer’s Roost6pm. ShawneeCraft Brewery and Bowers Hotel (Phil Stahl – host) – 7pm. SUNDAYShanty on 19th (John Cannavo – host) and Camels Hump Farm (Bill Medei – host), both at 3pm.

THURSDAY 5pmSeth Witcher, Hotel Bethlehem and The Mark & Ralph Acoustic Duo, South Mall. 6pmShaun Lally, Shanty on 19th. 6:30pmThe Greatful Duo, Porter’s Pub. 7pm“G”, Happy Hour Bar & Grill and A Girl & A Guy, Woodstone Country Club.

FRIDAY5pmSeth Witcher, Easton Public Market. 6pmC.J.Crompton, Pat’s Pizza & Bistro, Smooth Retsina Glow, Insurrection Distillery, Uncle Smiley Duo, Coplay Saengerbund, Helicopter Hot Tubs w/Louie Harp, Greg’s West End Saloon, Radio One, Seven Sirens Brewing Company, Mike Greer & Co, Strawberry Family Restaurant and Kendal Conrad, Hotel Bethlehem. 6:30pmJaycie & Michayla, The Iron Mule. 7pmSteal Your Peach, Steel Pub, Ben Tyler, Easton Wine Project, Deviant Saints, Derailed Taproom and Pentley Holmes, ShawneeCraft Brewery. 8pm Two Pints, Gas House Dance Hall and Starting Tomorrow, The Funhouse Southside.

SATURDAYBlue Ridge Estate Vineyard & Winery will be the site of the 3rd annual Wine and Song Festival from noon to 5pm. The event is hosted by Mike Pilgermayer and features performances from the Hanna Violet Trio, Jay Lapp, Marielle Kraft, Walter Lee and Acoustic Pursuit. For tickets and more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/200322564514935. 9amSmooth Retsina Glow, Perkasie Farmers Market. 3pmMoondogs, Sandbar. 5pmJoe Corbeth, Strawberry Family Restaurant. 6pmDoyle & the Dudes, Rivals Sports Bar, Smooth Retsina Glow, Bell Hall, Stef, Mike & Erin, Jack’s Slice, Joanna Bea and Mike ET, Insurrection Distillery, Seth Witcher, Hotel Bethlehem, Chelsea Lyn Meyer Duo, Fossil’s Last Stand and Kendal Conrad, Fegley’s Allentown Brew Works. 6:30pmBrian Molnar, Iron Mule and The Castaway Band, Weyerbacher Brewery. 7pmJake Bracey, Easton Wine Project, Public Displays of Rejection, Seven Sirens Brewing Co and Luca, ShawneeCraft Brewery. 8pmSnow Betz, Funhouse Southside.

SUNDAY2pmKendal Conrad, Black River Farms Winery and Sage, ShawneeCraft Brewery. 3pmBlue Moxie, Insurrection Distillery and Dear Anna, Sandbar. 4pmStacy Gabel, Lehigh Valley Zoo. 5pmThe Vintage Band, Strawberry Family Restaurant. 5:30pmThe Mark & Ralph Acoustic Duo, Iron Mule. 6pmJaycie & Michayla, Trails End Pub. 8pmShaun Lally and Claudio Pinto, Funhouse Southside.

With all this music, there has to be some place you can go this weekend to help support the local bands and musicians AND the local businesses that continue to support live music. Pick a spot – or two – and go enjoy all the Lehigh Valley has to offer.

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VOV #8 – A Local Artist Playlist on Spotify

Let’s close out September on a positive note with some great local music from our friends here in the Lehigh Valley. With this months’ playlist, we have new music from Stacy Gabel, Mike Geroni and Neil Grover. Also featured are Roi and the Secret People, Stefanie Johnson, Sister Salvation, Shane Reimer, Seth Witcher, Darin Jellison, Crooked Ways, Joe Janci, Acoustic Kitty Project, Smooth Retsina Glow and Dear Anna. As a little bonus, here’s a link to The Sunday Sessions Project (podcast), Session 30, featuring Roi and the Secret People. https://open.spotify.com/episode/35w4cP6QATPRq3w8nr2lCF?si=eqT-htM8Rx6qp669yzpuEQ. Check out the podcast and give the new playlist a listen.

If you have new music coming out or have a recent release you want featured on the monthly playlist let me know through the “contact us” form on the website, Facebook messenger or email at lvvoicesofthevalley@gmail. com. Thanks for following and helping to keep the local music scene alive and well in the Lehigh Valley. You can listen to the playlist at the link below.

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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.

#livemusic #localmusic #supportlocal #weekendmusic #hotspots #VoV #voicesofthevalley.

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.

#livemusic #localmusic #supportlocal #lehigvalleymusicscene #hotspots #VoV #voicesofthevalley

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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