WTIM: Music Around Town

Submitted photo On the deck at The Bowl Grille this week Blues City Blues Band

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

29 Aug – Manatawny Creek Ramblers at Union Jacks on the Manatawny, Oley (7:00 start)

29 Aug – Nate Myers & The Aces at Cigars International, Hamburg (7:00 start)

29 Aug – Chris Lebresco at Cutillos Restaurant, Pottstown (7:00 start)

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

30 Aug – Blues City Blues Band on the deck at Bowl Grille, Exeter (8:00 start)

30 Aug – Local Dub Raggae at The Other Farm brewing Co, Boyertown (7:30 start)

30 Aug – A Decent Distraction, FlintFace at Chaplins the Music Café, Spring City (8:00 start)

30 Aug – Rhythm & Groove at Cutillos Restaurant, Pottstown (8:30 start)

30 Aug – Ken & Rick at The Sandtrap, Limerick 6pm CDT (?)

30 Aug – Dick Tells All at Pappy T’s, Hamburg (9:30 start)

30 Aug – Harkland at Cigars International, Hamburg (7:00 start)

31 Aug – Stephanie Grace at St Gabes Lodge, Stowe (7:00 start)

31 Aug – Wheres Pete at The Water Tower, Oaks (9:00 start)

31 Aug – Good Lovin Jam Band at The Other Farm Brewing Co, Boyertown (7:30 start)

31 Aug – Jim Meck at Louies restaurant, Allentown (7:00 start)

31 Aug – Wag The Dog at Cooper Morgans, Barto (9:00 start)

31 Aug – Side Arm at The Sandtrap, Limerick 5:05pm CDT (?)

31 Aug – TASTE OF HAMBURGER FESTIVAL FEATURING THREE STAGES OF MUSIC! On the Third Street Stage, Keystone Mountain Way 10:05am, Glenn Miller One Man Band 11am, Tom Volmer & Friends 12noon, The Encounter Band 2pm, The Forgotten Mountain Boys 3pm, Malu Lani Dance Troop 4:30pm. 4th and Pine Street Stage, Rockman Blues Band 10:05am, Pawnshop Bound 12:15pm, Barren Wells 2:30pm, Holy Smoke 4:45pm. State Street Stage, Uncle Jake & The 18 Wheel Gang 10:30am, Ryan Wickersham Band 1:15pm, Flying Buck 3:30pm. All this music and fun FREE! In Hamburg.

1 Sept – Society Beat at Union Jacks on the Manatawny, Oley (6:00 start)

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

4 Sept – Roberta & Chris at The Water Tower, Oaks (5pm start)

5 Sept – Griz Band at Union Jacls on the Manatawny, Oley (7:00 start)

5 Sept – Bluegrass Jam at Chaplins the Music Café, Spring City (8:00 start)

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

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

6 Sept – Jim Meck at Macungie VFW, Macungie (8:00 start)

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

6 Sept – Tina & Tim at The Sandtrap, Limerick

6 Sept – Catullus at The Water Tower, Oaks (9:00 start)

6 Sept – Southern Rock & Country at Cigars International, Hamburg (7:00 start)

7 Sept – STORM, BackFlash at the Garden Spot MC Club Breast Cancer Coalition benefit at Adamstown Rod & Gun Club, Reamstown (1pm start)

7 Sept – The Bill Koss Combo at Rons Crooked Hill Tavern, Sanatoga (7:30 start)

7 Sept – Jim Meck & The Guide Dogs at Cigars International, Hamburg (4pm start)

7 Sept – The Rockers at The Shoey Fire Co, Shoemakersville (10:00 start)

7 Sept – Middle Class Madness at Toms Bar, Royersford (9:00 start)

7 Sept – The Philosophers at Cooper Morgans, Barto (9:00 start)

7 Sept – Pawnshop Bound at Cigars International, Hamburg (12noon start)

7 Sept – Freddies Closet at Village Tavern, Leesport (10:00 start)

7 Sept – Old School at The Sandtrap, Limerick

7 Sept – Steal Your Face at The Water Tower, Oaks (9:00 start)

8 Sept – Stephanie Grace at West Pottsgrove Community Days, Stowe

8 Sept – Raucous Brothers at Union Jacks on the Manatawny, Oley (6:00 start)

This is your last chance to pack up the kids and make a run down the shore before Labor Day. Sticking around here isn’t a bad choice, because there a lot of things going on that’ll keep your toes tapping and your head bobbing. You’ll want to check out what’s happening in Hamburg, Three stages of music spanning most of the day and some real good food to boot. WTIM friends Stephanie Grace, STORM, BackFlash and The Bill Koss Combo are bringing the music to a venue near you this time. Jim Meck (with and without the Guide Dogs) is working hard to keep his busiest act in Berks County title. Taking a quick look at big stages I had to step back and go “mmmmbop” when I saw Hanson is playing at The Sands, Yes, it’s for real. If you haven’t heard the band Halestorm you might want to go online and take a listen or take the opportunity to see them at The House of Blues or later in September, at the Bloomsburg Fair. This group is from Red Lion, Lancaster County and can rock the house, we wish them the best. Next week look for some exciting Fall Festival news! See you out and about!

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

30 Aug – Imagine Dragons at The Borgata

31 Aug – Toby Keith at The Allentown Fair grounds

1 Sept – John Mayer at The Borgata

2 Sept – Hanson at The Sands Bethlehem

6 Sept – Halestorm, Tom Keifer House of Blues A.C.

7 Sept – Stone Temple Pilots with Chester Bennington at The House Blues A.C.

9 Sept – Muse, Cage the Elephant at the Wells Fargo Center

Tim Dietterick is the circulation manager for Berks Mont Newspapers.

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