WTIM: Music around town

Submitted photo Krusty and the Timebomb playing at last yearís Turning Leaf Fall Festival.

What’s going on musically in the Berks-Mont Newspapers coverage area? A lot, and we want to help keep everyone in the know.

Local Bands and Venues

2 Oct – Hopwood Acoustic at The Water Tower, Oaks (5pm start)

2 Oct – The Legendary Barto Jam at The Other Farm Brewing Co, Boyertown (7:30 start)

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3 Oct – Open Mic w/ Dennis “Two Shoes” Schwartz at Good Eatz, West Reading (7:30 start)

3 Oct – Blues and Jazz Jam at The Other Farm Brewing Co, Boyertown (7:30 start)

4 Oct – Go Commando at Molly Maguires, Phoenixville (7:00 start)

4 Oct – Jim Meck & The Guide Dogs at Cigars International, Hamburg (7:00 start)

4 Oct – Yolanda Spohn at Bowers Hotel, Bowers (8:00 start)

4 Oct – DJ Leroy at Sunnybrook Ballroom, Pottstown (7:30 start)

4 Oct – Local Detour at The Greshville Inn, Boyertown (9:00 start)

4 Oct – Flamin Dick & The Hot Rods at Harvest Fest at Saint Marys Church, Hamburg (5:30 start)

4 Oct – One Alternative at Chaplins the Music Café, Spring City (8:00 start)

4 Oct – The Grind w/ DJ Sharpekuts at The Other Farm Brewing Co, Boyertown (9:30 start)

5 Oct – Stanky & The Coal Miners Polka Band at Saint Marys Church, Hamburg (1pm start) with a Polka Mass at 4:30

5 Oct – Stephanie Grace at Gear Jammers Saloon, Douglassville(4pm start)

5 Oct – Mystic Warrior at Shoey Fire Co, Shoemakersville (9:00 start)

5 Oct – Jim Meck at The Bridge Inn, Pleasentville (7:30 start)

5 Oct – Middle Class Madness at Toms Bar, Royersford (9:00 start)

5 Oct – Rebourne (Ozzy Tribute show) at Reverb, Reading

5 Oct – Meals on Wheels Dance at Sunnybrook Ballroom, Pottstown (5pm start)

5 Oct – Amy & Josh at The Greshville Inn, Boyertown (9:00 start)

5 Oct – Brooke Shive & The 45s at Chaplins the Music Café, Spring City (8:00 start)

5 Oct – Wag The Dog at Cooper Morgans, Barto (9:00 start)

5 Oct – The Turnips at The Other Farm Brewing Co, Boyertown (8:30 start)

6 Oct – Yolanda Spohn, Jeremy Simon, Steve Carlisle and more at The Oley/Boyertown Bark For Life at The Oley Fair Grounds, Oley event starts 11am music about 12:30.

9 Oct – The Legendary Barto Jam at The Other Farm Brewing Co, Boyertown (7:30 start)

10 Oct – Open Mic w/ Cliff Stackonis at The Other Farm Brewing Co, Boyertown (7:00 start)

10 Oct – Open Mic w/ Dennis “Two Shoes” Schwartz at Good Eatz, West Reading (7:30 start)

11 Oct – Middle Class Madness at Spring City Hotel, Spring City (8:00 start)

11 Oct – The Celtic Martins (Dr Tribbett retirement celebration) at The State Theater, Boyertown (7:00 start)

11 Oct – Get Happy at The Other Farm Brewing Co, Boyertown (8:30 start)

11 Oct – Cat Elwell & Saucony Grass at The Half Moon Café at Clay on Main, Oley (8:00 start, $10 donation)

11 Oct – Mel-O Hippy, Justin & Tyneisha, Dylan Andre at Chaplins the Music Café, Spring City (8:00 start)

12 Oct – Turning Leaf Fall Festival featuring performances by Stephanie Grace, Black Hat Boris, Middle Class Madness, Yolanda Spohn, Comfort Zone and MORE! At The Boyertown Community Park, Boyertown (11am to 6pm, FREE)

12 Oct – Listen Live Music Open Mic Night at The Macungie Institute, Macungie (7:30 start)

12 Oct – DJ Gary at The Wyomissing Church of the Brethren Car Show, Wyomissing (9am)

12 Oct – Pick Fest featuring The Stray Birds, Manatawny Creek Ramblers, Hogmaw & Ataloft, Matthew Ronstadt & Matthew Gordon, Uncle Jake and the 18 Wheel Gang, East Side Dave Kline, The Mountain Folk Duo at Frecon Farms, Boyertown (11am-6pm, $12 adm)

12 Oct – Pick Fest After Jam w/ Grateful Ted and Friends hosted by Amy Forsyth at The Other Farm Brewing Co, Boyertown (7:30 start)

12 Oct – Dick Tells All at The Shoey Fire Co., Shoemakersville (9:00 start)

12 Oct – Ryan Wickersham at The Greshville Inn (9:00 start)

12 Oct – Dave Wilson at The Bridge Inn, Pleasentville (7:30 start)

12 Oct - BJ Sarkissian, Carolyn Cott at Chaplins the Music Café, Spring City (8:00 start)

12 Oct – 3 – D at Cooper Morgans, Barto (9:00 start)

This is going to be a BUSY couple of weeks! There are two events that involve the WTIM sound equipment coming your way. First up at The Oley/Boyertown Bark For Life at The Oley Fairgrounds we’ll be there making noise by 10am, the scheduled acts will be starting around 12:30. The following week The Turning Leaf Fall Festival will be happening in the beautiful Boyertown Community Park where there will be music most of the day between 11am and 6pm on two stages. Come check them out. Another big event will be hosted by Frecon Farms. Their 2013 Pickfest will be happening the same day as Turning Leaf and will also feature many local acts from 11am to 6 pm. WTIM friends Go Commando, 3 –D, Jim Meck, Middle Class Madness and The good folks at Listen Live Music are also on the docket this time. Take a minute and plan a couple stops, support your community and local music!

Do you want to see your band or venue listed here at WTIM send an email to tdietterick@21st-centurymedia.com with the particulars (at least 2 weeks in advance ) and we’ll get it out there.

Concerts of Note

4 Oct – Robert Hunter of the Grateful Dead at The Keswick Theater

5 Oct – Live at The House of Blues A.C.

9 Oct – Celtic Thunder at The Sands Bethlehem

10 Oct – Diana Krall at The Sands Bethlehem

11 & 12 Oct – Steve Hackett, Genesis Revisited at The Keswick Theater

13 Oct – Steve Hackett, Genesis Revisited at The Scottish Rite Auditorium

Tim Dietterick is the circulation manager for Berks-Mont Newspapers.