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Can’t-Miss Shows of the Week: Oct. 8-14

Things are supposed to start feeling like fall once and for all this week. To celebrate, there are some fall-themed activities to enjoy on our music scene.

Of course, and as always, there’s more to the story, and it starts with this list of…

Can’t-Miss Shows of the Week!

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Can’t-Miss Shows of the Week: Oct. 2-8

Man… #LVUFirstFriday is truly just the start of it this week!

As you know, we have 10 performers across six venues this Friday throughout South Bethlehem. We’ll get to that in a minute. But, even outside of that, this week is still 100% stacked!

Get ready, because you’re going to be busy this week. Away we go!

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Can’t-Miss Shows of the Week: Oct. 3-9

Although October started as a cold, rainy mess, we hope that your weekend wasn’t a washout!

Either way, you can start anew with a fresh month’s first batch of…

Can’t-Miss Shows of the Week!

Wed., Oct. 5 | 5:30 p.m.
uMan ERA’s Ace Frehley Pre-Party
Sherman Theater’s Sherman Showcase Lounge, 522 Main St., Stroudsburg
Admission: FREE
Description: Visit our friends to the north, uMan ERA, and score some Ace Frehley tickets for that night’s main stage performance.

Thurs., Oct. 6 | 9 p.m.
Open Mic Night, Hosted by Carter Lansing
Venue: Pearly Baker’s Alehouse, 11 Center Sq., Easton
Admission: FREE
Description: You never know who  is going to show up to an open mic in the Valley. It could even be… you!

 Sat., Oct. 8 | 4 p.m.
The Moondogs Howl at Oktoberfest
Venue: 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem
Admission: FREE
Description: The Moondogs Rock-toberfest in their return to SteelStacks!

Sat., Oct. 8 | 7 p.m.
Romantic States, Billy Mack Collector & The Wildlings

Venue: Consolidated Cardboard, Allentown
Admission: $7-10 donation
Description: A DIY show for the indie rock enthusiast.

Sat., Oct. 8 | 10 p.m.
Shawn Cav Ensemble

Venue: Pearly Baker’s Alehouse, 11 Center Sq., Easton
Admission: FREE
Description: Have a Super Saturday of your own, and complete it with this nightcap of jazz fusion and instrumental grooves.

Fall Preview: Fests and Fundraisers Keep the Scene Moving

There is a myth that exists in the Lehigh Valley, and it goes a little something like this: the music scene dries up when summer ends. As the sun begins to set earlier in the day, so, too, does it set on the active season in our arts and culture community.

That notion could not be further from the truth.

Between festivals, showcases, and our typical haunts, our dance card is already filling up for the fall, and will likely keep us out of the pumpkin patches and absorbing the sights and sounds as the autumn chill permeates the air. Here’s what’s on our radar.


Allentown ArtsFest is happening, like, right now.

Allentown ArtsFest
Now through Oct. 2
Location: Cedar Beach Park, Allentown
Description: ArtsFest 2016 features more than 300 artists, vendors, musicians, buskers and performers. All admission and entertainment is FREE for all ages.

Now through Oct. 2; Oct. 7-9
Location: SteelStacks, Bethlehem
Description: Music isn’t all Oktoberfest has to offer, with games, dachshund races, food and, of course, plenty of great beer. If you’re looking for tunes, though, Scott Marshall (10/1, 9 p.m.), The Moondogs (10/8, 4 p.m.), and Truth & Soul (10/9, 12 p.m.) are among the highlights that stand out to us.


On Oct. 27, Alpha Zero Three returns to the scene of their live debut.

Alpha Zero Three and Rofo Audio at The Originals Music Series
Date: Thurs., Oct. 27
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Chicago Restaurant & Club Gravity, 1179 Airport Road, Allentown
Description: Both AZ3 and Rofo Audio, rising rock acts in the Valley, will be performing new tunes from their upcoming releases.

Thirteen Butterflies Productions’ Annual Anti-Bullying Show
Sat., Oct. 29
Time: 4 p.m.
Location: Allentown Masonic Temple, 1524 W. Linden St., Allentown
Description: Craig Thatcher, Friar’s Point Band, Taylor Ash, and many more artists cap Anti-Bullying Awareness Month with an all-star jam.


There’s a lot of bacon in this photo. The only thing missing… is you.

PA Bacon Fest 2016
Date: Nov. 5-6
Location: Center Square, Easton
Description: 100+ vendors, 10+ musical acts, and bacon. Lots and lots of bacon.

Third Annual Arts on the Move
Date: Sat., Nov. 12
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Touchstone Theatre, 321 E. 4th St, Bethlehem
Description: We went into this a bit on Thursday, but to re-iterate: four great performers and an art/instrument auction to support the Greater Lehigh Valley Music Association’s scholarship program.