Weekly Live Music “HOT SPOTS” – 12/3/20

The final month of 2020 is starting off with a pretty solid weekend of live music in and around the Lehigh Valley. Christmas in the Quarter is in full swing with another weekend of music (weather permitting) and fun activities for the whole family. Many of your favorite spots have live music with limited indoor or heated outdoor seating so, there’s plenty to choose from. Take a break from the shopping this weekend and enjoy some music while supporting local businesses in and around the Valley.

If you would like your events promoted in the weekly “HOT SPOTS”, it’s easy and its FREE. Simply let me know by Wednesday by using the “contact us” form on the website, Facebook messenger or lvvoicesofthevalley@gmail.com. Please be sure to like and follow Voices of the Valley on Facebook.

Open mics this week: THURSDAY6pmRenegade Winery. 7pmShawneeCraft Brewery and Bowers Hotel. SUNDAY3pmShanty on 19th. MONDAY6pm Down River Brewing Co. 8pmFunhouse Southside. TUESDAY6pmSeven Sirens Brewing Co. 7pmOld Mill Pub. WEDNESDAY7pmBlack & Blue and Desiderio’s Stone Pub.

THURSDAY 5pmKendal Conrad, Artisan’s Wine & Cheese Cellar. 6pmPayton Renee, Luckenbach Mill (Christmas in the Quarter and JJ Gibbons, American Lobster. 7pmTwo of a Kind, The Shanty on 19th and Jazz Improvisation Experience, Palette & Pour.

FRIDAY5pmStranger Things Rock, Strawberry Family Restaurant. 6pmMike Metzgar, Luckenbach Mill (Christmas in the Quarter), John Cannavo & Lou Franco, Leather Corner Post, Brian Kidd, Molly’s Irish Grill & Sports Pub, The Boogie Boys, ShawneeCraft Brewing Co and Kennedy Bound, Insurrection Distillery. 6:30pmMichael Patrick & Michael Carr, Iron Mule and Duster V, Weyerbacher Brewing Co. 7pmZ Solo, Easton Wine Project, Stef & Mike, Woodstone Country Club, At the Apollo Duo, Wooden Match, Chris Colaiaco, Seven Sirens Brewing Co, Two of a Kind, Riverwalck Saloon, Kendal Conrad, JJ Rattigan’s, Groove Merchants, Palette & Pour, Snow Betz, Shanty on 19th, Steal the Sky, Rivals Sports Bar, Cherry Bombs, Steel Pub and Leah Marie Fuls Duo, Two Rivers Brewing Co (Quakertown). 8pmThe Bandana Brothers, Pocono Pub and ITO & the Moonlight Hippies, Funhouse Southside.

SATURDAY11amSmooth Retsina Glow, Blend. 11:30amRegina Sayles, ShawneeCraft Brewing Co. 2pmAmber Peirce (2pm) and Mark & Ralph (4pm), Luckenbach Mill (Christmas in the Quarter). 4pmLeah Marie Fuls, Lost Tavern (Hellertown). 6pmTwo of a Kind, Insurrection Distillery, Joanna Bea & Mike ET, The Montfort Inn, Andrew Moses, ShawneeCraft Brewing Co and Joe Lazorik, McCoole’s at the Famous Red Lion Inn. 6:30pmScott Messina, Iron Mule and Jealous Monks, Weyerbacher Brewing Co. 7pmZaire Acoustic Trio, Palette & Pour, Zac Lawless, Easton Wine Project, Kendal Conrad, Bru Daddy’s, Tim Harakal, Rivals Sports Bar, Fuzzy Bunny Slippers, Steel Pub and Horns Up Metalheads, Jabber Jaws Bar & Grill. 8pmBlaming Amy, Seven Sirens Brewing Co and Bear Sloth, Funhouse Southside. 9pmThe Boondock Barons, The Shanty on 19th.

SUNDAY2pmKendal Conrad, Black River Farms and Enjinz Fire, ShawneeCraft Brewing Co. 3pmColin Wolf, Insurrection Distillery. 4pmOwen & the Alien, Seven Sirens Brewing Co. 5pmStef & Mike, Forks Twp Tree Lighting & Holiday Festival. 5:30pmJonny Cornelius, Iron Mule. 6pmJaycie & Michayla, Trails End Pub. 8pmMosey Beat, Funhouse Southside.

WEDNESDAY7pmGreg Smith’s Off the Road, Steel Pub.

There doesn’t seem to be a whole lot going on Monday through Wednesday but, I’ll continue posting what I have through the end of the year. If you have shows on those days, let me know and I will continue to publish the entire week. If not, I’ll go back to the Thursday through Sunday format. Don’t forget, Bandcamp Friday is tomorrow. There is still plenty of time to send me your links. Let’s get out and support live music and check out the artists that have music on Bandcamp. Thanks to everyone who contributes to this post and everyone who supports the local music scene.

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Christmas in the Quarter – Week 5 Live Music and More

It’s week five as we roll in to December in the Christmas City. The weather is turning colder and we have to be a little more creative with ways to keep everyone safe and keep the musicians warm at the same time. There will be live music right through December 27 as long as we can do that. Here’s your lineup for the coming weekend and I will do my best to keep you updated should there be any changes.

THURSDAY – 6pm – Payton Renee. FRIDAY – 6pm – Mike Metzgar. SATURDAY – 2pm – Amber Peirce and 4pm – Mark & Ralph. SUNDAY – 1pm – Stacy Gabel and 3pm – Michael Reisman.

The pop-up shopping, art exhibits, kids crafts, photo opportunities, tree & building lightings will continue throughout the month of December. The outdoor bar with Cave Brewing Company and Xplorer Spirits will be there for all of your adult beverage needs and, on Saturday, December 5 there will be a Spirits of the Holidays workshop with Black River Farms as well. Sunday, December 6, Domaci will be on site for a Thrift Gifts workshop. For tickets and more information, please visit https://historicbethlehem.org/

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Bandcamp Friday – Hop on the “Band”Wagon

Bandcamp Friday is only a few days away. Here’s another opportunity to support these local musicians in a time when we could all use a little help from each other. Bandcamp will waive all of their sharing fees from midnight to midnight (Pacific time) on Friday, December 4 in an effort to help independent artists during the pandemic. Give these artists a look and a listen and, if you like what hear, help them out with a purchase on Friday. Buy a single, an album, merchandise or just follow and share their profile. Every little bit helps.

If you missed last weeks’ post and still want to have your Bandcamp profile shared, post your link in the comment thread on the Voices of the Valley Facebook page ONLY. I’ll share the post again on Friday morning so the word gets out there. In the meantime, check these artists out and give them a little support.





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VOV2020-#10 – A Lehigh Valley Local Playlist on Spotify

The holiday weekend set things back a few days but, the November playlist is here just under the wire. There’s brand new music from Mike Geroni, Smooth Retsina Glow, Steve Brosky, Mosey Beat, Dan DeChellis, Chris Dryfoos, The Dave Goddess Group and myself. There are some old favorites from Joe Janci, Stefanie Johnson, Neil Grover, Acoustic Kitty Project, Stacy Gabel, Darin Jellison and Ben Tyler. Listen, enjoy, share and support local music.

If you have new music coming out in December, recently released music or something from the past you want people to hear, let me know and I’ll get you on the next playlist. The music has to be on Spotify (for now). The next playlist will be out on Monday, 12/28/20. You can use the “contact us” form on the website, Facebook messenger or lvvoicesofthevalley@gmail.com to submit your music. In the meantime, you can listen to this months’ playlist at the link below.

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Bandcamp Friday is Right Around the Corner – Will You Cash In ?

What is Bandcamp Friday, you ask ? Since the onset of the pandemic, Bandcamp has waived their sharing fees on the first Friday of every month in an effort to help independent musicians. While it may not seem like a whole lot, every dollar counts, right ? Starting at midnight (PST), any sales you have on Bandcamp are free from any fees you would normally pay. If you have music and/or merchandise to sell on Bandcamp, now is the time to take advantage of their offer.

I ran this post last month and didn’t get much of a response but, I’ll try again for December. If you are on Bandcamp, send me your links through Facebook messenger or at lvvoicesofthevalley@gmail.com. On Tuesday, December 1st, I will publish all of the links here along with the few I got from last month. They may not continue this into 2021 so, this could be the last opportunity to take advantage of the “free” sale. Let’s all help each other out. Share your links and follow the others. It’s just one more way to help support local music.

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Christmas in the Quarter – Week Four

Christmas in the Quarter is already in week number four. As we close out November in the Christmas City, we have another solid live music lineup for you in the Industrial Quarter. All of the weekends’ performances are scheduled to be outdoors, next to the outdoor bar where Cave Brewing Company will be pouring your favorite craft beers and Xplorer Spirits will have a great selection of cocktails and spirits. The weather looks great -again – so, come explore the magic of Bethlehem during the holidays and enjoy the live music we have lined up for you.

Dave Reber will kick things off on Friday at 2pm. On Saturday, we’ll have Chris Dryfoos at 2pm followed by the legendary Steve Brosky at 4pm. Darin Jellison will get things started at 1pm on Sunday and extremely talented young singer/songwriter, Julie Williams, will close out the weekend at 3pm.

This is also the final weekend of the November food drive. Donations are needed, and greatly appreciated, for local food banks. Please bring canned goods and/or non-perishable items to help the cause. All donations will receive a 20% off coupon for shopping T the po-up shops in the quarter. There are family activities, arts and crafts for the kids, photo opportunities and art exhibits. The historic buildings will be lit at dusk and much more. For details, more info and tickets, please visit https://historicbethlehem.org/

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Weekly Live Music “HOT SPOTS” – Holiday Edition – 11/25/20

It’s a holiday weekend so, we’re going to get started a day early this week. We’ll be back in our regular Thursday spot next week. The weather looks like it may be pretty nice for the final weekend in November and may still allow for outdoor dining and music at some spots. Due to the ban on alcohol sales after 5pm tonight, some of the shows listed may be cancelled or re-scheduled. Some may go on but, without alcohol. Please check with the venues before making plans for this evening. If you are venturing out, please help support the small businesses and local musicians who could all use a little extra love during these trying times.

If you would like to have your shows listed weekly in the “HOT SPOTS”, it’s easy and it’s free. Just let me know by Wednesday evening and I will be sure to promote your events here. You can use the “contact us” form on the website, Facebook messenger or lvvoicesofthevalley@gmail.com. Please “like” and share our Facebook page.

OPEN MICSWEDNESDAY7pmBlack & Blue and Desiderio’s Stone Tavern. SUNDAY3pmThe Shanty on 19th. MONDAY6pmDown River Brewing Co. 8pmFunhouse Southside. TUESDAY6pmSeven Sirens Brewing Co. 7pmOld Mill Pub.

WEDNESDAY – There is one cancellation I know of at the moment. Seth Witcher, Easton Wine Project (7pm) has been cancelled. Layne “Doc” Roberts, Insurrection Distillery (6pm), was originally cancelled but, has now been scheduled earlier in the day at 2pm. At the Apollo at Rivals Sports Bar took place last night. If you missed them, don’t worry, you have another chance to catch them there this weekend (See Saturday). Scheduled events: 2pmAdam Webb & Nyke Van Wyk, Hardball Cider and Walter Lee, Happy Hour Bar & Grill. 5pmSnow Betz (5pm) and Dose (7pm), Riverside Barr & Grill. 6pmPeter Johann, Hijinx Brewery. 7pmJaycie, Brian & Michayla, Murph’s Hideaway and Lovelace, Steel Pub. 8pmSunsets North, Seven Sirens Brewing Co and Cody Wiley, One Ten Tavern.

THURSDAY – Happy Thanksgiving !

FRIDAY1pmLockman & Purcell, Hardball Cider. 5pmBilly & Chris, Lost Tavern (Hellertown). 2pmDave Reber, Luckenbach Mill (Christmas in the Quarter) and Seth Witcher, Black River Farms. 6pmDoug Kaetz, Seven Sirens Brewing Co, Damian Walck, Insurrection Distillery and Two of a Kind, Hofford Mill/The Gorge Eatery. 6:30pmKendal Conrad, Weyerbacher Brewing Co. 7pmFrank Porter, Bru Daddy’s, Steve Brosky Duo, The Shanty on 19th, Stevie Vicks, Easton Wine Project, Social Call, Steel Pub and Pentley Holmes, Palette & Pour. 7:30pm Tusk, Musikfest Cafe. 8pmStray Seeds, Funhouse Southside.

SATURDAY11amOlde Towne Carolers (11am) and Craig Thatcher & Nyke Van Wyk (1:45pm), Christkindlmarkt and Third Hand (11am) & Common Bond (1pm), Catasauqua StrEAT Fest. 2pmChris Dryfoos (2pm) and Steve Brosky (4pm), Luckenbach Mill (Christmas in the Quarter) and Joe Janci, Brook Hollow Winery. 5pmDMC Duo, Pocono Brewing Co. 6pmKendal Conrad, Fegley’s Allentown Brew Works, Joanna Bea & Mike ET, Insurrection Distillery and Seth Witcher, Hotel Bethlehem. 7pmAt the Apollo, Rivals Sports Bar, Girl Crue, Steel Pub, Two Pints, The Shanty on 19th, Leah Marie Fuls Duo, Black & Blue, American Religion, Easton Wine Project, Address the Homeless: Hip Hop Showcase (various artists), Jabber Jaws Bar & Grill and Scott Marshall & Marshall’s Highway, Palette & Pour. 7:30pmContact Collective, Seven Sirens Brewing Co and Tusk, Musikfest Cafe. 8pmStef & Mike, Willow Street Pub and Jimmy Leahy & Scott Ward, Lakeside Inn.

SUNDAY – 11amEric Mintel Trio (11am) and Seth Witcher (1:45pm), Christkindlmarkt. 1pmDarin Jellison (1pm) and Julie Williams (3pm), Luckenbach Mill (Christmas in the Quarter). 2pmBoondock Barons, Blue Mountain Vineyards and Kendal Conrad, A’Dello Winery. 5:30pmJaison Taylor & Leon Budrow, Arties Bar & Grill. 6pmSnow Betz, Seven Sirens Brewing Co.

WEDNESDAY, Dec 27pmChelsea Lyn Meyer Band, Steel Pub and Craig Thatcher, Nyke Van Wyk & Cliff Starkey, Palette & Pour.

For events at Palette & Pour, Musikfest Cafe and Christkindlmarkt, reservations and/or tickets may be required. Visit https://www.steelstacks.org/food/ for ticket information. Tickets are also required for Christmas in the Quarter at Luckenbach Mill. Please visit https://historicbethlehem.org/ for more information. For Saturday’s event at Jabber Jaws and a full list of performers visit https://www.facebook.com/JabberJawsBarAndGrille/ (note: the correct time is 7pm-11pm).

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At The Apollo – Re-Scheduled

Due to the governor’s sudden decision to ban alcohol sales after 5pm on Wednesday, this show has been re-scheduled to tonight. At the Apollo was set to appear at Rivals Sports Bar in Easton tomorrow and would have been included in this weeks’ edition of Weekly Live Music “HOT SPOTS”. There are a few other shows scheduled for tomorrow evening that I will list here as well that may be cancelled or re-scheduled due to the restrictions. Please check ahead with the venue or the artist for any changes to tomorrow’s schedule.

Not familiar with At the Apollo ? Tonight would be a great night to go check them out on a relatively “light” live music night. At the Apollo is a recently recently formed rock party band with members from Doyle & the Dudes, Dear Anna and Eighteenth Hour making up the Valley’s newest cover band. With that kind of talent they are sure to put on a show you won’t want to miss. You can visit their Facebook page (and give them a like while you’re there) for all the details and their upcoming schedule. https://www.facebook.com/attheapollo.

Other shows scheduled to take place tomorrow: 5pmSnow Betz (5pm) and Dose (7pm), Riverside Barr and Grill. 6pmPeter Johann, Hijinx Brewery. 8pmSunsets North, Seven Sirens Brewing Company. The 6pm Layne “Doc” Roberts show at Insurrection Distillery has been cancelled.

It is a difficult time for small businesses and musicians alike. They can use all the support we can give them so, let’s get out and support live music – tonight and over the weekend – while we still can. Stay safe and keep the music scene in the Valley and beyond alive.

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Weekly Live Music “HOT SPOTS” – 11/19-11/22/20

Another busy weekend of live music in and around the Lehigh Valley is here. If your events are not listed here and you would like them to be, simply let me know what you have scheduled by Wednesday. It’s easy and it’s FREE. You can use the “contact us” form on the website, Facebook messenger or lvvoicesofthevalley@gmail.com. and please, while you’re here, don’t forget to like and share us on Facebook.

Here are the area’s open mic nights for the week. THURSDAY6pmRenegade Winery. 7pmBowers Hotel and ShawneeCraft Brewery. SUNDAY3pmThe Shanty on 19th. MONDAY 6pmDown River Brewing Co. 8pmThe Funhouse Southside. TUESDAY6pmSeven Sirens Brewing Co. 7pmOld Mill Pub. WEDNESDAY7pmBlack & Blue and Desiderio’s Stone Tavern. If you want to get out and play a few tunes of your own, you have choices.

THURSDAY – 5:30pm – Stef & Mike, Hamilton Kitchen & Bar. 6pmAlyssa Dodge, Luckenbach Mill, Regina Sayles, Cinder Inn, Steve McDaniel, Happy Hour Bar & Grill and The Flynn Brothers, Palette & Pour. 7pmChelsea Lyn Meyer, The Shanty on 19th.

FRIDAY5pmSteve Brosky & John Cannavo Duo, Radical Winery. 6pmMark & Ralph, Insurrection Distillery, Stef & Mike, McCoole’s at the Historic Red Lion Inn, Kendal Conrad, Hotel Bethlehem, Eliza Rush, Luckenbach Mill, Social Call Lite, Woodstone Country Club and Owen & the Alien, Hardball Cider. 6:30pmLou Pompilio, Iron Mule. 7pmKim & the Clairvoyants, Seven Sirens Brewing Co, Jeff Crossen, Easton Wine Project, Rod Michael, Shanty on 19th, Jaycie Cuprill, Down River Brewing Company, Najwa Parkins Duo, Palette & Pour, Seth Witcher, The Wooden Match, Tim Harakal, Bru Daddy’s, Video Daze, Rivals Sports Bar, Dirty Roxx, Steel Pub and Nikki Briar, ShawneeCraft Brewery. 7:30pmBoat House Row, Musikfest Cafe. 8pm Supra/Ayers Band, Cutillo’s, Starting Tomorrow, Funhouse Southside and G, The Original Pocono Pub. 9pmThe Boondock Barons, New Tripoli Hotel.

SATURDAY11amPentley Holmes (11am) and Craig Thatcher & Nyke Van Wyk, Christkindlmarkt. Ruffian, Jabber Jaws Bar & Grill and Stef, Mike & Erin, Stony Run Winery. 2pmEliza Rush (2pm) and Matt Dellecker (4pm), Christmas in the Quarter at Luckenbach Mill. 4pm Smooth Retsina Glow, Lost Tavern (Hellertown). 5pmSeth Witcher, Artisan’s Wine & Cheese Cellars and Deal, Hijinx Brewery. 6pmA Girl & A Guy, Seven Sirens Brewing Company, Joe Lazorick, McCoole’s at the Historic Red Lion Inn, and Doug Kaetz, The County Seat. 6:30pmJaycie & Michayla, Iron Mule and Greg Smith’s Off the Road, Jabber Jaws Bar & Grill. 7pmBilly & Chris, Palette & Pour, The Boondock Barons, Fossil’s Last Stand, Colin O’Leary, Easton Wine Project, Silk & Steel w/Chelsea Lyn Meyer, Shanty on 19th, Doyle & the Dudes, Rivals Sports Bar, Kendal Conrad, Downtown Gastropub, Regina Sayles, Down River Brewing Company and Tim Harakal, House & Barn. 7:30pmInto the Mystic, Musikfest Cafe. 8pm Joe & Jane, Lakeside Inn, Ito & the Moonlight Hippies, Funhouse Southside and The Who Knows Duo, Original Pocono Pub.

SUNDAY9amMark & Ralph, Jake’s Flea Market. 11amAcoustic Pursuit (11am) and The Corinne Mammana Quartet (1:45pm) – Christkindlmarkt and The Ginger Duo, Artisan’s Wine & Cheese Cellar. 1pmAmber Peirce (1pm) and Stacy Gabel (3pm), Christmas in the Quarter at the Luckenbach Mill. 5:30pmScott Messina, Iron Mule. 6pmGT3, Seven Sirens Brewing Company and Jaycie & Michayla, Trails End Pub. 8pmHeart Headed, Funhouse Southside.

And, there you have it. Another great live music lineup with a pretty favorable weather forecast for late November. Get out and enjoy while you can and help keep the music scene in the Valley and beyond alive and well.

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Christmas in the Quarter – Week Three

Christmas in the Quarter enters it’s third weekend in Bethlehem’s Industrial Quarter. We’ve lost a couple days to the weather but, the forecast for this weekend looks great for mid-November. This would be a great time to explore everything they have to offer from the pop-up shopping to the historic sites and yes, another great live music lineup. You will find the music tent right next to the outdoor bar where you can enjoy some of the area’s finest craft beers from Cave Brewing Company or enjoy a cocktail from Xplorer Spirits as you stroll the grounds.

This weekends’ live music features Alyssa Dodge, THURSDAY at 6pm. On FRIDAY, Eliza Rush takes the stage at 6pm. On SATURDAY, you can enjoy an encore performance from Eliza Rush at 2pm followed by Matt Dellecker at 4pm. On SUNDAY, we welcome back Amber Peirce at 1pm and Stacy Gabel closes out the weekend at 3pm.

You can find the live music tent, the outdoor bar and pop-up shops on the trail in front of the Luckenbach Mill. There are children’s crafts and an outdoor art gallery in front of the mill and a holiday art display indoors on the second floor. The November food drive continues this weekend and all donations receive a coupon for 20% off at any of the pop-up shops along the way. For more information and tickets, please visit the Historic Bethlehem Museum and Sites website at https://historicbethlehem.org/

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