WTIM: Music around town: June 25 edition

Pat Garrett band will be at Kempton Community Center celebrating bacon and brew this weekend.

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

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

25 June – Chuck Cahoe at Pappy T’s, Hamburg (9:30 p.m. start)

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

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

26 June – Open Mic at Pappy T’s, Hamburg (8 p.m. start)

26 June – Bob Croce at Cutillos Restaurant, Pottstown (7 p.m. start)

27 June – Jim Meck at The Fairgrounds Hotel, Allentown (7 p.m. start)

27 June – Monkey Bizzness at Blind Hartmans Tavern, Temple (9:30 p.m. start)

27 June – Dirty Dozen Brass Band at Building 24, West Reading (7:30 p.m. start)

27 June – Scott France at Fujiyamas Sunset Lounge, Pottstown (7:30 p.m. start)

27 June – Latin Dance Party w/ Star Sequinot at The Other Farm Brewing Co, Boyertown (9:30 p.m. start)

27 June – Gabe Traynor at The Greshville Inn, Boyertown (8 p.m. start)

27 June – Ryan Conroy at The Bridge Inn, Pleasentville (7:30 p.m. start)

27 June – Sons of No One at The Water Tower, Oaks (9 p.m. start)

27 June – DeSean, Montrel, Heyyo, Whit Lane at Chaplins the Music Café, Spring City (7 p.m. start)

27 June – Sloth Love Chunk at Pappy T’s, Hamburg (9:30 p.m. start)

27 June – James Supra & The Hillbilly Souls at Cigars International, Hamburg (9 p.m. start)

27 June – Flower Power at Cutillos Restaurnat, Pottstown (8:30 p.m. start)

27 June – The Gabriel Chamber Ensemble for the Collaborative Art Show and Auction Benefitting the Arts Barn at The Arts Barn, Blandon (catering by Ruby’s Kitchen, tix $20 in Adv, $23 at the door, 6:30 p.m. start)

28 June – Monkey Bizzness at The Moose, Lewistown (PA 9 p.m. start)

28 June – Jim Meck at Louies, Allentown (7 p.m. start)

28 June – Pat Garrett Band, Ric Toole Band, Big Fat Bacon at the Beer, Bacon and Wine Festival at The Kempton Music Center, Kempton (12 noon start)

28 June – Groovy Duo at Union Jacks Old Congo Hotel, Barto (5 p.m. start)

28 June – Lydia Pense & Cold Blood at Building 24, West Reading (7:30 p.m. start)

28 June – Johnny’s Dance Band at Chaplins the Music Café, Spring City (7 p.m. start)

28 June - Middle Class Madness at Toms Bar, Royersford (9 p.m. start)

28 June – Blue Plate Specials at The State Theater, Boyertown (7 p.m. start)

28 June – MxA at Fujiyamas Sunset Lounge, Pottstown (7:30 p.m. start)

28 June – Jon Smith at The Greshville Inn, Boyertown (8 p.m. start)

28 June – Get Real at The Bridge Inn, Pleasentville (7:30 p.m. start)

28 June – Sector 7 at The Water Tower, Oaks (9 p.m. start)

28 June – Jaw Horse, Sour Milk, Loose of Effect and more at Reverb, reading (6:30 p.m. start)

28 June – Mike Metallia & The Midnight Shift at Cigars International, Hamburg (9 p.m. start)

29 June – Open Mic and Jam at Hex Hollow Music, Barto (4 p.m. start)

29 June – Open Mic w/ Neighbor Dave at Valentinos, Kutztown (6 p.m. start)

29 June – Jim Meck & The Guide Dogs at The Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs pre game, Coca Cola Field, Allentown (12:15 p.m. start)

29 June – Manatawny Creek Ramblers at Union Jacks on the Manatawny, Oley (6 p.m. start)

29 June – Boyertown Alumni Band at Sunny Brook Ballroom, Pottstown (2 p.m. start)

29 June – Ballroom Dance at Sunnybrook Ballroom, Pottstown (7 p.m. start)

1 July – The Things They carried, Obscurities and more at Reverb, Reading (6:30 p.m. start)

2 July – Jim Meck & The Guide Dogs at First Energy Stadium Fightin’ Phils pre-game, Reading (5 p.m. start)

3 July – Jim Meck & The Guide Dogs at Cigars International, Hamburg (6 p.m. start)

3 July – Blues and Jazz Jam at The Other Farm Brewing Co, Boyertown (6 p.m. start)

5 July – Matt Cicchetti at Union Jacks Old Congo Hotel, Barto (5 p.m. start)

5 July – Summer Sounds w/ Steve Cebenko at Cigars International, Hamburg (9 p.m. start)

5 July – Kendall Conrad at The Greshville Inn, Boyertown (8 p.m. start)

5 July – Southern Fried Funk at the Backyard BBQ & Beer Garden at The Other Farm Brewing Co, Boyertown (5 p.m. start)

6 July – Mason Porter at Union Jacks on the Manatawny, Oley (6 p.m. start)

… and then there was JULY!? Oh yeah it’s here. As we welcome July we also welcome new WTIM friends at Union Jacks Old Congo Hotel, Joanie over there was nice enough to send us their line-up through July and we want to Thank them for promoting live, local music! Other friends turning up the heat on another summer are Jim Meck (with and without The Guide Dogs), Monkey Bizzness on the road in (of all places) Lewistown, The Pat Garrett Band celebrating bacon and beer in Kempton, Neighbor Dave and Steve Walker both hosting open mics this week. Speaking of promoting local live music we are always grateful to places like The State Theater, The Other Farm Brewing Co, The Greshville Inn, The Bridge Inn (just to name a few) that continue to give local talent a place to bring music to life. We’re starting to firm up a line-up for a show we’re putting together for the Boyertown/Oley Bark For Life event scheduled for Oct. 5 (never too early) tentatively billed as “Howling for a Cure.” I will post the line-up here first so keep watching for more info… 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 two weeks in advance) and we’ll get it out there.

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