If you have been following along at all, you know there is no shortage of live music in and around the Lehigh Valley. We have music from the Poconos to Bucks, Berks and Carbon counties, some spots in NJ and, of course the Valley as well. There’s plenty to choose from, as you will see below. As always, please support the great venues that host live music every week as well as the amazing local talent we have here. Check out the festivals and special events – there are quite a few. I’ll list them first, then the regular daily lineups. Thank you for helping keep the music scene in the area alive and well !
I can’t say thank you enough to everyone who contributes to this post every week and keeps me up to date on what you have going on. I couldn’t do it without you ! And, of course, thank you to all the weekly readers and followers ! 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Please take a minute to like and share us on Facebook. Here’s this weeks’ lineups.
FESTIVALS AND SPECIAL EVENTS
Every THURSDAY through October 14 starts with Happy Hour on Hamilton in downtown Allentown. Rock the Walk starts out at 4pm. This week in Pocket Park, Pentley Holmes Duo (4pm) followed by Dear Anna (6pm). Kendal Conrad will be at Hamilton Kitchen & Bar at 4:30pm. Look for pop-up artists along Hamilton Street from 4-6pm. Downtown Bethlehem hosts Tunes at Twilight every week through July 22 at 6pm. You’ll find The Beautiful Distortion at Edge Restaurant, Without George at McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub, Stefanie Johnson Trio at Franklin Hill Vineyards, Rusty Snow at Crooked 2.0, Lorenzo Bubba at Urbano Mexican Kitchen and Bar, Corinne Mammana at Hotel Bethlehem and Tim Harakal at Twisted Olive.
SATURDAY, 7/10 – Noon – Strawberry Jam and Pig Roast, Strawberry Family Restaurant. Live music: Bear Sloth, Reality Check, Smoking Lightbulbs, Mulberry Hill, Mojohand and a closing jam. $30 cover.
SATURDAY 7/10 & SUNDAY 7/11 – Pocono Mountain Harley-Davidson Anniversary Bash. Saturday – 1pm – Back In Black. Sunday – 9:30am – Paul Knakk. 1pm – Girl Crue.
SATURDAY 7/10 & SUNDAY 7/11 – Clinton Red Mill Festival in the Quarry. Saturday – Tim McGeary (noon), Cookie Rabinowitz (1:15pm), Grace Morrison (2:30pm), Caren Kennedy (3:45pm), Rob Viola (5pm) and Charlie Don’t Surf (6:15pm). Sunday – Carl Dietel (noon), Pierce Crask (1:15pm), Just Jeff (2:30pm) and Michael Patrick (3:45pm).
SUNDAY 7/11 – Shawnee River Fest, Shawnee Inn & Golf Resort – Yingling-Porter on Tap kicks off the live music at 11:30am. Also appearing: Wild Planes, Nik, Stephanie Campbell, Elizabeth Gillen, Harley, Sandra Rivera, Johnny Rocco and Joshua Raub.
SUNDAY 7/11 – Easton Heritage Day. – Heritage Stage: The Swingtime Dolls (1pm) and The Jolly Tars (4pm). Star Spangled Stage: The Silas Powell Band (12:30pm), The Jack Adams Blues Band (2:30pm), Zaire (4:30pm) and Joyous (7pm). Rivals Sports Bar: Shaun Lally (1pm), Jason Dumm Duo (4pm) and The Weekenders (7pm).
THURSDAY 7/8 – 4:45pm – Jeni Hackett Duo, Coca Cola Park (pre-game). 5pm – The Frost, Slopeside Pub. 5:30pm – Pilgy, Blue Ridge Estate Vineyards The Boondock Barons, Olde Homestead Golf Club and Mike Greer & Co w/The Marshall Tucker Band, Univest Performance Center. 6pm – Toby Costa, Steel Club, Joanna Bea & Mike ET, Cinder Inn, Ashley Marquez, Artisan Wine and Cheese Cellar and Twin Hill, Hofford Mill. 6:30pm – We May Be Right, Scott Park. 7pm – PS Experiment, The View at Morgan Hill, The Cody Templeton Band, Forks Community Park and Sevendust, Steel Stacks.
FRIDAY 7/9 – 5pm – Steel Creek, Tolino Vineyards, Pentley Holmes, Hop Hill Brewing Co and Two of a Kind, Radical Wines. 5:30pm – Pilgy, Blue Ridge Estate Vineyards and Carter Lansing, Easton Public Market. 6pm – Regina Sayles, Barley Creek Tasting Room, DMC Duo, Blueprint Brewing Co, Mike Miz & Friends, ed Rock Outdoor Listening Room, 1 Supernova & Tantric, Arties Bar & Grill, McConney, Old York Cellar Winery, Ginger & Joe, Weis Pub (Macungie), John Cannavo, McCoole’s at the Historic Red Lion Inn, Brian Kidd, Foundation Tavern, The Stray Seeds, Bell Hall, Good Lovin’ Jam Band, Jim Dietrich Park, Stranger Things Rock, Strawberry Family Restaurant, Mystic Warrior, Roselawn Bistro, Jason Carlyle, Cinder Inn, The New Standard, HiJinx Brewery, She Said Sunday, Coplay Saengerbund, Joanna Bea & Mike ET, Insurrection Distillery, Tim Fitzpatrick, Boulder View Tavern, Lorenzo Bubba, Artisan Wine & Cheese Cellar, Pocono Duo, Emmaus Triangle, James Lauchmen, Bishop Estate Vineyards and BC Combo, Weathered Vineyards. 6:30pm – Mark & Ralph, The Iron Mule. 7pm – Scott Marshall & the Highway Souls, Cattasaqua Park, Shaun Lally, Easton Wine Project, Flirtin’ with the Mob, Northampton Community Park, Christopher Dean Duo, Thunderhead Lodge, Big Hix, South Whitehall Park, RED, House & Barn, N*ked Jake, Rivals Sports Bar, Smooth Retsina Glow, ShawneeCraft Brewing Co, Bad Influence, Steel Pub, The Boondock Barons, Fossil’s Last Stand, Chris Janson, Univest Performance Center and Sugadont, Two Rivers Brewing Co (Easton). 7:30pm – Cassandra Rose, The Taproom at Weyerbacher Brewing Co, Walter Lee, Sherman Theater and Whiskey River, 1787 Brewery. 8pm – Silk & Steel, The Shanty on 19th, Another Side of Izzy, Seven Sirens Brewing Co, Classic Stones, New Hope Winery, Tony Caggiano, Derailed Taphouse and Dose, Riverside Barr. 10pm – Tavern Ten Band (record release show), The Funhouse Southside.
SATURDAY 7/10 – 10am – Michael Patrick, Holland Township Farmers Market and Smooth Retsina Glow, Perkasie Farmers Market. 11am – Dirty Roxx, Keystone Harley-Davidson. 1pm – Two of a Kind, Blue Mountain Vineyards, Ziggy Isaacs, Bell Hall, Mark & Ralph, New Hope Winery, The Royal Picks, Setter Ridge Winery, DMC Duo, Ringers Roost and George Baier, Tolino Vineyards. 2pm – Chris Colaiaco, Seven Sirens Brewing Co, Big Things, Dimmick Inn, Peter Joseph, ShawneeCraft Brewing Co, Catmoon Daddy, The Inn at Birch Wilds, Pilgy, Blue Ridge Estate Vineyards and Pat Warn, Perkiomen Valley Brewery. 3pm – Third Degree, New Jerusalem Inn, Radio Zoo, The Sand Bar and Social Call Duo, Spectator’s Bar & Grille. 4pm – Red Angel, Bishop Estate Vineyards, Smooth Retsina Glow, Eight Oaks Farm Distillery and Str8up Band, Nick’s Lake House. 5pm – The Audio Files, Foundation Tavern Biergarten, The Castaway Band, Macungie VFW Tiki Bar, Stephanie Grace, Ridgewood Winery and Therapy Barn, ed Rocks Outdoor Listening Room. 6pm – Regina Sayles, Renegade Winery, Shaun Lally, Hotel Bethlehem, The Derelict Franchise, McCooles at the Historic Red Lion Inn, Jeni Hackett Duo, HiJinx Brewery, Ginger & Joe, Artisan Wine & Cheese Cellar, Payton Renee, Bell Hall, The Last Train, Casa Toro, Pentley Holmes, Slopeside Pub, Jonny Cornelius, Mountain View Vineyards and Keystone Groove, Insurrection Distillery. 6:30pm – Steve Brosky, The Iron Mule. 7pm – Kristen Morgenstern, House & Barn, Dr Dick Show, Best Station Hotel, Large Flowerheads, Northampton Community Center, Kendal Conrad, J.J. Ratigan Brewing Co, Controlled Chaos, Rolling Hills Recreation Center, The Secret Reasons, ShawneeCraft Brewing Co, Christian Porter, Derailed Taphouse, Caren Kennedy Duo, Easton Wine Project, Jessica Hoch, Palm Tavern and Doubting Thomas, Steel Pub. 7:30pm – The Ultra Kings, The Taproom at Weyerbacher Brewing Co, Jeff Croon, Taylor House Brewing Co and Kashmir, Steel Stacks. 8pm – Asleep at the Wheel, Musikfest Cafe, Dee Maple Band, Seven Sirens Brewing Co, Phat Crizzy, Jabber Jaws Bar & Grill, Michael Patrick, Decendants Brewing Co, Jake Kaligis, The Shanty on 19th, Rubix Kube, Mauch Chunk Opera House and Dose, The Original Pocono Pub. 9:30pm – Brian Kibler, Riley’s Restaurant. 10pm – Starting Tomorrow, The Funhouse Southside.
SUNDAY 7/11 – 8am – Alyssa Dodge, Jake’s Flea Market. 11am – Jimmy Farrell, McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub and Radio One, Fegley’s Bethlehem Brew Works. Noon – Bill Ihling, Stockton Market. 1pm – Barefoot Duo, Free Will Brewing Co, Len Mooney, Tolino Vineyards, Kristen Morgenstern, Weis Pub (Macungie) and Ash & Snow, Bishop Estate Vineyards. 2pm – American Street Band, Macungie VFW Tiki Bar, The Castaway Band, Weathered Vineyards, Fine & Mellow, Lakeside Bar, Street Box Strummer, ShawneeCraft Brewery, Kendal Conrad, Black River Farms, Pilgy, Blue Ridge Estate Vineyards, The Knobby Whistlers, Renegade Winery and Tucker, New Jerusalem Inn. 3pm – Mac Arnold & Plate Full O’ Blues, The Inn at Birch Wilds, The Mighty Manatees, Country Creek Winery and Smooth Retsina Glow, Insurrection Distillery. 4pm – The Weekenders Acoustic, The Taproom at Weyerbacher Brewing Co and Jonny Cornelius, Seven Sirens Brewing Co. 5pm – Shaun Lally, Hops at the Paddock, Owen & the Alien, Fogelsville Hotel, Chad Brown & Friends, Jasper Mountain Event Center and Space Kamp, Steel Stacks. 6pm – Craig Thatcher & Nyke Van Wyk, Dimmick Park and Tumbleweed w/The Manatawny Creek Ramblers, Bear Creek Mountain Resort. 6:30pm – Dutch’s Basement Blues Band, Univest Performance Center. 7pm – Jim Messina. Musikfest Cafe. 10pm – The Braun Brothers, The Funhouse Southside.
TUESDAY 7/13 – 6pm – Stereotype, Maingate Night Club. 7pm – Steel Creek, Walnutport Carnival.
WEDNESDAY 7/14 – 5pm – Jeni Hackett, Promenade Shops. 7pm – Triple Dog Dare, Steel Pub.
OPEN MIC NIGHTS – THURSDAY – 6pm – Renegade Winery, My Tequila House and Jack’s Slice, 7pm – Bowers Hotel, Cinder Inn, The Stanhope House, Blend (Final Thursday every month) and ShawneeCraft Brewery. 9pm -. Rathskeller in the National Hotel. 10pm – The Bath Exchange, inside the Historic Slate Exchange Hotel in Bath. FRIDAY – 6pm – Hope & Coffee, Tamaqua. SATURDAY – 6pm – Bally Hotel (First Saturday Every Month). SUNDAY – 3pm,- Shanty on 19th and Camels Hump Farm. . 7pm – The Wooden Match. MONDAY – 6:30pm – Crooked Eye Brewery (1st, 3rd & 5th Monday every month). 10pm – The Funhouse Southside. TUESDAY – 5pm – Seven Sirens Brewing Co. 6pm – Iron Lakes Country Club. 7pm – Old Mill Pub and Change on 3rd (First Tuesday each month) 8pm – Descendants Brewing Co (Ship Inn). WEDNESDAY – 5pm – Insurrection Distillery. 6pm – Bally Hotel, Josie Porter Farm and Jabber Jaws Bar & Grill. 7pm – Black & 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 this FRIDAY, 7/9 – 7pm – Virtual Sculpture Garden Concert Series, featuring Ash & Snow, presented by Bethlehem Fine Arts Commission. Watch on the BFAC Facebook page or their website at https://bfac-lv.org/. WEEKLY ON-LINE SHOWS – Thursday – 8pm – Godfrey Daniels Concert Highlights on Folk Music Notebook. Friday – 7:30pm – 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, Tuesday –12:30pm on YouTube. Rocking the Valley – Sunday –7pm – Red Barn Music Series (Bill Medei), Monday – 7pm -Stories & Song with Mike & Tom (Michael Duck & Tom Cooney), 8pm – Alexxis Steele. Tuesday – 7pm – Canadian Sessions (Samara Johnson) – this show is currently on hold but, will be returning soon. Stay tuned. 8pm – Showcase with Steve Jones. Wednesday – 8pm – Artist Spotlight with Ralph (Ralph Pagano) will return September, 2021. . All Rocking the Valley shows on Facebook and YouTube.
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