WTIM: Music Around Town

Submitted photo Flagged will be celebrating Christmas in July at Blind Hartmans.

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

17 July – Single Going Steady at The Water Tower, Oaks (5 p.m. start)

18 July – Chuck Longenecker at Union Jacks on the Manatawny, Oley (7 p.m. start)

18 July – Front Porch Pickin’ w/ Amy Forsyth at The Other Farm Brewing Co, Boyertown (7:30 p.m. start)

18 July – Brothers and Sisters at Chaplins the Music Caf้, Spring City (8 p.m. start)

18 July – Open Mic w/ Dennis “Two Shoes” Schwartz at Good Eatz, West Reading (7 p.m. start)

19 July – The Dogs of Faulkner Swamp, JC Schnaars & The Fabulous Dunmore Band at The State Theater, Boyertown (7 p.m. start)

19 July – Blues City Blues Band on the deck at Bowl Grille, Exeter (8 p.m. start)

19 July – Local Dub Reggae at The Other Farm Brewing Co, Boyertown (8:30 p.m. start)

19 July – Evan, The Floats, What’s Next at Chaplins the Music Caf้, Spring City (8 p.m. start)

19 July – Flagged (Christmas in July party) at Blind Hartmans Tavern, Temple (9:30 p.m. start)

19 July – Ben Blakesley and the Haymakers at The Greshville Inn, Boyertown (9 p.m. start)

19 July – To The Max at The Water Tower, Oaks (9 p.m. start)

20 July – Beyond the Wall – Pink Floyd Tribute at Sunnybrook Ballroom, Pottstown (8 p.m. start)

20 July – Tyler, Jake & Friends at The Other Farm Brewing Co, Boyertown (8:30 p.m. start)

20 July – 3 – D at Cooper Morgans, Barto (9 p.m. start)

20 July – Better Than Nothing at Blind Hartmans Tavern, Temple (9:30 p.m. start)

20 July – Jim Meck and The Guide Dogs at Golden Oaks Golf Club, Fleetwood (6p.m. start)

20 July – Rachael Heim Duo at The Bridge Inn, Pleasentville (7:30 p.m. start)

20 July - Punkabillys at The Greshville Inn, Boyertown (9 p.m. start)

20 July – Wildflower at The Water Tower, Oaks (9 p.m. start)

21 July – Good Lovin Jam Band at Union Jacks on the Manatawny, Oley (6 p.m. start)

21 July – Rave On at Sanatoga Park Band Shell, Sanatoga (6p.m. FREE)

21 July – Jim Meck and the Guide Dogs at Macungie VFW, Macungie (7 p.m. start)

24 July – Legendary Barto Jam at The Other Farm Brewing Co, Boyertown (7:30 p.m. start)

24 July – Roberta & Chris at The Water Tower, Oaks (5p.m. start)

25 July – Manatawny Creek Ramblers at Union Jacks on the Manatawny, Oley (7 p.m. start)

25 July – Open mic w/ Cliff Stackonis at The Other Farm Brewing Co, Boyertown (7 p.m. start)

25 July – Listen Live Music presents Craig Brickhardt in the Upper Saucon Summer Concert Series at Preston Lane Park, Center Valley (7 p.m. start)

25 July – Open mic w/ Dennis “Two Shoes” Schwartz at Good Eatz, West Reading (7 p.m. start)

26 July – DJ Wiley at Sunnybrook Ballroom, Pottstown (7:30 p.m. start)

26 July – Miles Til Dawn, UFO at The Other Farm Brewing Co, Boyertown (7:30 p.m. start)

26 July – Usual Suspects at Blind Hartmans Tavern, Temple (9:30 p.m. start)

26 July – Work Release at The Water Tower, Oaks (9 p.m. start)

26 July – Tossed Salad at Pappy T’s, Hamburg (9:30 p.m. start)

27 July – Soul Cruiser Band at Sunnybrook Ballroom, Pottstown (8 p.m. start)

27 July – Mondays Mistress at Cooper Morgans, Barto (9 p.m. start)

27 July – Frozen Smoke, Molly Rhythm, Evolve at Chaplins the Music Caf้, Spring City, (8 p.m. start)

27 July – Jim Meck at The Bridge Inn, Pleasentville (7:30 p.m. start)

27 July – Slo Ryde at The Greshville Inn, Boyertown (9 p.m. start)

27 July – Velvet Sky at The Water Tower, Oaks (9 p.m. start)

27 July – The Barren Wells outside customer appreciation party at Pappy T’s, Hamburg (6p.m.start)

28 July – Brad Hinton Band at Union Jacks on the Manatawny, Oley (6p.m. start)

28 July – Zydeco-A-Go-Go at Sanatoga Park Band Shell, Sanatoga (6p.m. FREE)

ENOUGH WITH THE HEAT AND HUMIDITY ALREADY! We can only hope that it cools off for folks like the Blues City Blues Band, Rave On, Craig Brickhardt, The Barren Wells and Zydeco-A-Go-Go, who are all playing outdoors this time. For all you Mile Til Dawn fans the guys will be jamming at The Other Farm catch them when you can! Thinking cooler, there are several fall festivals in the planning stages as we speak. The Oley Bark for Life October 6th, has Steve Carlisle and the Whiskey Hicken Boys tentatively scheduled. Frecon Farms Pickfest is slated for 10a.m. -7p.m. October 12 and has a full slate (I have temporarily misplaced the lineup, fill you in later.) Also scheduled for October 12th is the Turning Leaf Fall Festival who are currently booking acts. So there ARE some cool(er) events heading our way, but for now, grab some cold ones to beat the heat and Rock-out!

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

17 July – Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bad Company 40 years Tour at the Susquehanna Bank Center

17 July – Justin Bieber at the Wells Fargo Center

17 July – Ian Anderson at The Kimmel Center Verizon Hall

18 July – Bare Naked Ladies, Ben Folds Five, Guster at The Mann Center

19 July – Taylor Swift at Lincoln Financial Field

19 July – Victoria Justice, Big Time Rush at the Star Pavillion – Hershey Park

20 July – Alice Cooper at The House of Blues, AC

22 July – Hot Tuna Electric at Ocean City Music Pier

26 July – Miranda Lambert, Dierks Bently, Kix Brooks at the Susquehanna Bank Center

26 July – Tony Bennett at The Sands Bethlehem

26 July – Jonas Brothers at The Borgata

26 July – Train at Hershey Park Stadium

26 July – Dark Star Orchestra at The House of Blues AC

28 July – Train at PNC Bank Arts Center

29 July – Leon Russell at Ocean City Music Pier

30 July – Buddy Guy at The Keswick Theater

Tim Dietterick is the circulation manager at Berks Mont Newspapers.