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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Lehigh Valley Musicians Unite for Freedom

Touchstone Theater and the Lehigh Valley Song Project have come together to produce “Lehigh Valley Be Free”, a collaborative effort of a group of local musicians. The song, and the message behind it, is one of hope and freedom. Freedom from disease, violence and hatred. Due to the current restrictions in place with the outbreak of the corona virus, the musicians recorded separately. The song was written by Michael Duck, Matthew Mosley and Kira Willey, produced by Michael Duck (Webfoot Digital), Jason Reif (Freestone Productions) and Kira Willey (Kira Willey Productions LLC), mixed by Jason Reif and mastered by Pierre Salandy (OnPhire Master Mix). The video is available now at http://touchstone.org/LVBFREE .

On Thursday, July 23, the video was premiered as part of the “Songs of Hope and Resistance”, presented by Touchstone Theater. The presentation featured a live outdoor performance by several local musicians including Neil Grover, Dave Fry, Camille Armstrong, Liliana Cunha, Daniel Class and Jeremy Joseph. The entire performance is available to view at http://touchstone.org/songs-of-hope.

Lehigh Valley Song Project director Michael Duck views this as a unique opportunity to “take an artistic approach” to the many issues troubling our country today. He goes on to say “……..by breaking down barriers, celebrating the ways we can all help each other……” as part of the vision of the project. The hope is to continue producing projects such as this to keep the awareness on helping to make our society a better place. Through music and the arts, we have the ability to make a difference. If you would like more information on the project and on Festival Unbound, visit http://www.touchstone.org/season/. To help by donating to the project, go to  https://bit.ly/LVsongdonate.

Weekly Live Music “HOT SPOTS” – 7/23-7/26/20

It’s another busy weekend for live music in the Lehigh Valley. The weather doesn’t look great for the outdoor shows tonight so, check ahead before you venture out. The rest of the weekend just looks hot. I want to take a minute to thank everyone who helps contribute content here and those who read and share the post every week. If you want to get in on the “HOT SPOTS”, let me know your schedule by Wednesday evening and I will be sure to promote it here. You can use the “contact us” form on the website, Facebook messenger or email me at lvvoicesofthevalley@gmail.com. I also want to give a shout out to Jaycie Cuprill and Rising Tide Music for all the work promoting live music as well. While I provide information on shows that take place mainly in the Lehigh Valley, he shares what is going on closer to the Poconos and he does it every day. Between the two, you get plenty of live music updates. Here’s what I have for you.

THURSDAY – 5pm, John Cannavo’s Open Jam, Jack’s Slice Pub and Mark & Ralph Acoustic Duo, South Mall (Food Truck Thursday). 6pm, Silk & Steele Duo, Shanty on 19th, Kendal Conrad, Cedar Hollow Inn and Steve McDaniel, Happy Hour Bar & Grille. 7pm, Songs of Hope and Resistance (various artists), Touchstone Theater. For more info and to purchase tickets visit https://www.facebook.com/events/604443390484507/.

FRIDAY – 5pm, Mike Metzgar, Downtown Allentown Market. 6pm, Curious Dog, Mountain House Tavern. 6:30pm, Mark & Ralph Acoustic Duo, Weyerbacher Brewery and Jaycie & Michayla, The Iron Mule. 7pm, DMC Duo, Easton Wine Project, Chelsea Lyn Meyer Duo, Foundation Tavern, Stef & Mike Duo, House & Barn, Cody Wiley, Seven Sirens Brewing Co, Kendal Conrad, Stable 12 Brewery and Service Dog, Steel Stacks. 8pm, The Trio w/Eric Santana, Funhouse Southside and Smooth Retsina Glow, The Bridge Inn. 9pm, Doyle & the Dudes, Rivals Sports Bar.

SATURDAY – 11am, Steve Brosky Duo, Palmerton Boro Park. 1pm, Curious Dog, Tolino Vineyards. 2pm, Steve Brosky, Black River Farms Winery. 3pm, Z Solo, Olde Homestead Golf Club. 5pm, Jean Navarr, Jabber Jaws and Jaisen Taylor, Saucony Creek Kutztown Brewery. 6:30pm, Kendal Conrad, Bru Daddy’s, Lelica, Weyerbacher Brewery and Bill Shannon, The Iron Mule. 7pm, Ash & Snow, Easton Wine Project and Curious Dog, Siamsa Irish Pub. 8pm, Aidan Bloomfield Trio, Funhouse Southside and Seth Witcher, Foundation Tavern.

SUNDAY – 9am, Mark & Ralph Acoustic Duo, Jake’s Flea Market. 2pm, Hayley Dare, Blue Mountain Vineyards, Pentley Holmes, Seven Sirens Brewing Co, Kendal Conrad, A’Dello Winery and the Chelsea Lyn Meyer Duo, Lakeside Bar & Grill. 3pm, John Cannavo’s Open Jam, The Shanty on 19th and Open Mic with Shane Reimer, Weyerbacher Brewery. 6:30pm, Heart Headed, The Iron Mule. 8pm, Shaun Lally & Claudio Pinto, Funhouse Southside. Also, at 7pm, Roi & the Secret People will be hosting an on line set presented by the Bethlehem Fine Arts Commission. You can tune in on Mike Roi’s Facebook page to watch/listen.

The final weekend of the Blueberry Festival at Burnside Plantation also features live music from 10am-6pm Saturday and Sunday. Under the Corn Crib Tent: Saturday – Joe Argese (10am), Mark Hannig (noon), Not for Coltrane (2pm), Michael Reisman (4pm). Sunday – The Druckenmillers (10am), Shane Reimer (noon), Mark & Ralph Acoustic Duo (2pm), Frank Porter (4pm). Under the Dessert Tent: Saturday – Stef & Mike Duo (noon), Ralph Pagano (2pm), Yingling-Porter on Tap (4pm). Sunday – Eliza Rush (noon), Ben Tyler (2pm), Mike Metzgar (4pm). For more information on all of the weekends’ activities, visit https://historicbethlehem.org/blueberry-festival/.

As always, let’s help keep the music scene in the Lehigh Valley alive and well by getting out and supporting live, local music. If you like what you see here, please help us grow our audience by liking and sharing Voices of the Valley on Facebook and help our friends at Rising Tide Music as well. If you want in on the weekly “HOT SPOTS” just let me know, I’ll be happy to include you.

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Blueberry Festival To-Go Market and Next Weekends’ Live Music

The Blueberry Festival continues all week with the to-go market through Friday. You can order all of your favorite blueberry treats on line for drive-thru pickup 10am to 6pm each day. The final weekend has more activities and plenty of live music to entertain you. Your $3 admission pass gives you 90 minutes on the Burnside Plantation grounds to stop by the Corn Crib and enjoy beer, wine or cocktails, visit the Dessert Tent, take part in the activities or relax and enjoy the live music at both the Corn Crib and the Dessert Tent throughout the day. For more details about the activities or information on renting a picnic spot, visit their website at https://historicbethlehem.org/blueberry-festival/. Here’s your music lineup for the weekend, presented by Voices of the Valley.

SATURDAY, 7/25 – Corn Crib – Joe Argese, 10am. Mark Hannig, noon. Not for Coltrane, 2pm. Michael Reisman, 4pm. Dessert Tent – Stef & Mike Duo, noon. Ralph Pagano, 2pm. Yingling-Porter on Tap, 4pm.

SUNDAY, 7/26 – Corn Crib – The Druckenmillers, 10am. Shane Reimer, noon. The Mark & Ralph Acoustic Duo, 2pm. Frank Porter, 4pm. Dessert Tent – Eliza Rush, noon. Ben Tyler, 2pm. Mike Metzgar, 4pm.

Come out, get your blueberry fix for the year, enjoy the fun and games and help support live, local music all in one place.

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Local Artist Playlist VOV#6 on Spotify

Somehow June slipped right past me so, playlist #6 becomes July’s. It is 2020 so, why not be a little off, right ? We do have some hot new music for you to listen to, though. We have brand new singles from Kendal Conrad, Neil Grover and Michael Roi and some recent releases from Alyssa Dodge, Crooked Ways and Houston & the Dirty Rats. The rest of the playlist has more great music, new & old, from the Valley so, give it a listen and a follow. Then share it with your friends and support the Lehigh Valley local music scene. Click the link below to listen.

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Weekly Live Music “HOT SPOTS” – 7/16-7/19/20

Here we are again, another weekend loaded with opportunities to get out and support live, local music. And, here we are again with new, tighter restrictions on some of the places you would go to see your favorite artists perform. The unfortunate reality is that some of the shows here may get cancelled or postponed but, let’s be optimistic for now. If you have to cancel an event please feel free to comment on the Facebook post or let me know and I will do my best to spread the word. If you are planning on going to an event, check with the venue to be sure it is still happening. Let’s all hope for the best and get out and support live music. Here’s what the weekend looks like.

THURSDAY – 5pmMark & Ralph Acoustic Duo, South Mall (Food Truck Thursday). 6pmTwo of a Kind, The Shanty on 19th. 7pmBlaming Amy, Steel Pub. 9pmDoyle & the Dudes, Rivals Sports Bar.

FRIDAY – noonDMC Duo, Pocket Park. 5pmKendal Conrad, The Shelby and Steve Brosky Duo, Weathered Vineyards. 6pmSeth Witcher, Hotel Bethlehem, Jon Doyle (solo), County Seat Spirits, Ash & Snow, Bishop Estates Vineyards and Jared Mason, Markley Grille. 6:30pmBill Shannon, The Iron Mule. 7pmChelsea Lyn Meyer Duo, Foundation Tavern, Social Call, Maingate, Z Solo, Easton Wine Project and Walter Lee, Downriver Brewing. 7:30pm Curious Dog, Murphy’s Hideaway. 8pmThe Stray Seeds, Funhouse Southside.

SATURDAY – Live Music at the Blueberry Festival – Burnside Plantation, Bethlehem – starts at noon with Young at Heart Boys followed by Irish Jam Session (2pm) and Stacy Gabel (4pm). 2pmMike Metzgar, Riverside Barr. 5pmChelsea Lyn Meyer Duo, Leather Corner Post. 5:30pmGirl Crue, West End Pub. 6pmKendal Conrad, Bell Hall and Radio One, Seven Sirens Brewing. 6:30pmCastaway Band, Weyerbacher Brewing. 7pmJoe & Tony, Easton Wine Project and The Cody Templeton Band, The Steel Pub. 8pmThe Groove Merchants, Funhouse Southside and Smooth Retsina Glow, Soma Downtown Grill. 9:30pmCurious Dog, The Jive Bar.

SUNDAY – Live music kicks off at 10am at the Blueberry Festival with Dave Fry followed by Russ Rentler (noon), Old Time Jam (2pm) and Lockman & Purcell (4pm). NoonJimmy and the Parrots along with the Bobby Clark Band, Hardball Cider. 1pmAsh & Snow, Folino Estates, Pentley Holmes, Sorrenti Vineyards and Smooth Retsina Glow, Blue Ridge Estates Winery. 2pmJanci & Berry, Brook Hollow Winery and Terry Wilson & Shellie Mitchell, The Iron Mule. 3pmJohn Cannavo’s Open Jam, The Shanty on 19th and The Bandana Brothers, Murphy’s Loft. 8pmLorenzo Bubba, Funhouse Southside.

Again, some of this schedule is subject to change. Please call ahead to the venue if you are unsure and, let’s get out and support live music and the venues that bring it to us each week. The Bands AND the venues need your support, now more than ever. Be thoughtful of the employees and the performers and tip both whenever possible. Buying merchandise, on line or at a show, is another way you can support the musicians who are out here performing while they can.

If you want to be included in the Weekly Live Music “HOT SPOTS”, let me know by Wednesday each week by using the “contact us” form on the website, Facebook messenger or email at lvvoicesofthevalley@gmail.com. Please share this with your friends and “like” and share the page as well and, thank you for helping keep live music alive and well in the Lehigh Valley.

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This Years’ Blueberry Festival Takes on a New Look

Amid concerns over the spread of the Corona Virus, this years’ Blueberry Festival will have a new look. Traditionally a 2-day event at the Burnside Plantation in Bethlehem, it will be a 9-day “marketplace” event beginning Saturday, July 18 and running through Sunday, July 26. Both weekends will feature live music throughout the day with performances by many local musicians. While the weekdays offer online ordering and drive-thru pickup for all of your blueberry favorites, the weekends will feature many other activities, including reserved picnic area spots. You can find a list of all weekend activities at https://historicbethlehem.org/blueberry-festival/. Here’s your live music lineup for both weekends.

Saturday, 7/18 – 10am – TBD, noon – Young at Heart Boys, 2pm – Irish Jam Session, 4pm – Stacy Gabel. Sunday, 7/19 – 10am – Dave Fry, noon – Russ Rentler, 2pm – Old Time Jam, 4pm – Lockman and Purcell.

The second weekend – presented by Voices of the Valley – has music at two locations. Most of the music will take place at the Corn Crib while there will be a few performances at the Dessert Tent as well. Here’s your lineup: Saturday, 7/25 – 10am – Joe Argese, noon – Ralph Pagano (solo – dessert tent) and Mark Hannig (solo – Corn Crib), 2pm – Not for Coltrane, 4pm – Michael Reisman. Sunday, 7/26 – 10am – The Druckenmillers, noon – Shane Reimer, 2pm – Ben Tyler (Dessert Tent), The Mark & Ralph Acoustic Duo (Corn Crib), 4pm – Frank Porter (Corn Crib) and Mike Metzger (Dessert Tent).

I can still fill some spots at the Dessert Tent on the weekend of 7/25 & 7/26. If you have any interest in performing at the festival that weekend, email lvvoicesofthevalley@gmail.com for details. Again, for more information on the picnic areas, the outdoor games, the beer, wine and spirits selections available at the Corn Crib and the other weekend activities visit https://historicbethlehem.org/blueberry-festival/ or like and follow the event on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/513876062890868/.

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