WTIM: Music Around Town April 2 edition

Dave Mell Blues Band will be controlling the air space over Reading when they play The Gallery Above Penn Street.

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 April – Josh Taylor Trio a Jazz Fest Event at The Reading Liederkranz, Reading (7 p.m. start)

2 April – The Legendary BArto Jam at The Other Farm Brewing Co, Boyertown (7:30 p.m. start)

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3 April – Dirk Quinn Band a Jazz Fest Event at The Reading Liederkranz, Reading (7 p.m. start)

3 April – Bluegrass Jam at Chaplins the Music Café, Spring City (7 p.m. start)

4 April – Jim Meck w/ Glen Hoffman a Jazz Fest Event at The Speckled Hen at Judys on Cherry, Reading (7 p.m. start)

4 April – Monkey Bizzness at Bistro on the Green, Reading (9 p.m. start)

4 April – STORM at The Bowl Grille, Exeter (9 p.m. start)

4 April – Sammy – G & The Sound at The State Theater, Boyertown (7 p.m. start)

4 April – John Ehlis, Olivia Foschi at The Half Moon Café at Clay on Main, Oley (8 p.m. start, $10 don.)

4 April – Dave Mells Blues Band at The Gallery Above Penn St, Reading (7 p.m. start)

4 April – Bobby Newton Band a Jazz Fest Event at The Reading Liederkranz, Reading (9 p.m. start)

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

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

4 April – Dennis Grawboski at The Brideg Inn, Pleasentville (7:30 p.m. start)

4 April – Matt Martinez at The Greshville Inn, Boyertown (8 p.m. start)

4 April – Joe Lerman at Cigars International, Hamburg (9 p.m. start)

5 April – Jim Meck& The Guide Dogs at Cousins Pub, Shoemakersville (8 p.m. start)

5 April – Monkey Bizzness at The Moose, Lewistown Pa (9 p.m. start)

5 April – Jazz & More, John King Dance Band at The Gallery Above Penn St, Reading (6 p.m. start)

5 April – Lez Zeppelin, Skin-N-Bones at Reverb, Reading (7 p.m. start)

5 April - Prime Time at The Water Tower, Oaks (9 p.m. start)

5 April – Holy Smoke at The Shoey Fire Co, Shoemakersville (10 p.m. start)

5 April – Wordplay w/ Michael Ronstadt at The Other Farm Brewing Co, Boyertown (7:30 p.m. start)

5 April – Dirk Quinn at The Bridge Inn, Pleasentville (7:30 p.m. start)

5 April – Fat Cats at Cigars International, Hamburg (9 p.m. start)

5 April – Supercollider at Chaplins the Music Café, Spring City (8 p.m. start)

6 April – Jim Meck at The Hotel Bethlehem, Bethlehem (6 p.m. start)

6 April – The YMI Duo at The Spring Festival at the Arts Barn, Schuylkill Haven (12 p.m. start)

9 April – The Legendary Barto Jamat The Other Farm Brewing Co, Boyertown (7:30 p.m. start)

10 April – Polski Swingmasters at The Reading Liederkranz, Reading (6:30 p.m. start)

10 April – Open Mic w/ Cliff Stackonis at The Other Farm Brewing Co, Boyertown (7 p.m. start)

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

11 April – Levi Bone at Kinzers Station Tavern, Kinzers (9 p.m. start)

11 April – Jim Meck & The Guide Dogs Pregame show for the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs at Coca-Cola Park, Allentown (5:15 p.m. start)

11 April – Chestnut Grove at The Water Tower, Oaks (9 p.m. start)

11 April – Born Cross Eyed at The Other Farm Brewing Co, Boyertown (8:30 p.m. start)

11 April – Monkey Bizzness at Rons Crooked Hill Tavern, Sanatoga (9 p.m. start)

11 April – Jammin for Dollars & Silent Auction at The Half Moon Café at clay on Main, Oley (8 p.m. start, $10 donation)

11 April - Scott Marshall & The Hillbilly Souls for The Kutztown Folk Music Society at St John’s UCC Church, Kutztown (8 p.m. start)

11 April – World War II Dance at Sunnybrook Ballroom, Pottstown (8 p.m. start)

11 April – Lights Out at The Greshville Inn, Boyertown (8 p.m. start)

11 April – Terry Strongheart & Friends at Cigars International, Hamburg (9 p.m. start)

11 April – Minas at Chaplins the Music Café, Spring City (8 p.m. start)

12 April – Jim Meck at the Roman Delight, Orwigsburg (8:30 p.m. start)

12 April – Stephanie Grace at The Greshville Inn, Boyertown (6 p.m. start)

12 April – Coast to Coast at The Water Tower, Oaks (9 p.m. start)

12 April – Black Rue at Cooper Morgans, Barto (9 p.m. start)

12 April – Triple Shot at The Shoey Fire Co, Shoemakersville (10 p.m. start)

12 April – The Weathered Road, Cahoma Soul at The Other Farm Brewing Co, Boyertown (8 p.m. start)

12 April – Element 22 at Cigars International, Hamburg (8 p.m. start)

12 April – Bernard Sarkissian & Tamara Sheen, Down Country at Chaplins the Music Café, Spring City (8 p.m. start)

And then it’s Aprilil. Baseball is back, Easter is late and it appears to be getting a little warmer! Back, as well, is the Berks Jazz Fest and many of our local venues are putting out the talent for all to see. Please take advantage. This event has been growing every year and it’s because of the folks that turn out to partake. In other words, thanks to you, the event is what it is. Keep up the good work. New WTIM friends Monkey Bizzness join the likes of Jim Meck, STORM, Levi Bone, Chestnut Grove, the many incarnations of Steve Walker and of course Stephanie Grace on this week’s list of must sees, but don’t let us tell you what to do, just get out there and enjoy!

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.

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