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WTIM: Music Around Town: July 2 edition


Friday, June 27, 2014

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 July – Burning House at Governor Mifflin Community Days, Gov Mifflin HS, Shillington (7 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)

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

3 July – Dance Hall Docs at Gov Mifflin Community Days, Gov Mifflin HS, Shillington (7 p.m. start)

4 July – Tim & Tina at The Sandtrap, Limerick (5 p.m. start)

4 July – Belle Tones at Gov Mifflin Community Days, Gov Mifflin HS, Shillington (5:30 p.m. start)

4 July – Flaming Dick & The Hot Rods at Gov Mifflin Community Days, Gov Mifflin HS, Shillington (7 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 (with Grammy winning guitarist Larry Mitchell) at the Backyard BBQ & Beer Garden at The Other Farm Brewing Co, Boyertown (5 p.m. start)

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

5 July – The Skid Marks at Gov Mifflin Community Days, Gov Mifflin HS, Shillington (7 p.m. start)

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

9 July – Breathing Theory, One Day Waiting, Boneyard and more at Reverb, Reading (6:30 p.m. start)

10 July – Christine Havrilla in a Listen Live Concert in the Park at The Upper Saucon Twp. Park, Center Valley

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

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

10 July – Alex Smith, Brad Krysan at Chaplins the Music Café, Spring City (7 p.m. start)

10 July – Samantha Fish at Building 24, West Reading (7:30 p.m. start)

11 July – The Go Around at The State Theater, Boyertown (7:30 p.m. start)

11 July – I the Mighty at Reverb, Reading (6:30 p.m. start)

11 July – Suckapunch at Cigars Internetional, Hamburg (9 p.m. start)

11 July – The Floats, Whats Next at Chaplins the Music Café, Spring City (7 p.m. start)

11 July – Dennis Grawboski at The Bridge Inn, Pleasentville (7:30 p.m. start)

11 July – Mindi Abair at Building 24, West Reading (7:30 p.m. start)

11 July – Trial Under Fire at Blind Hartmans Tavern, Temple (9:30 p.m. start)

12 July – Jim Meck & The Guide Dogs at The Topton Fire Co Block Party, Topton (3 p.m. start)

12 July – Jim Meck at CJ Hummels, Lenhartsville (10 p.m. start)

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

12 July – Heavens Thunder in a benefit concert “Thunder for Bella” at The State Theater, Boyertown (7 p.m. start)

12 July – Jeff Krick Elvis Tribute at The Greshville Inn, Boyertown (7:30 p.m. start)

12 July – Big Smo, Nomad at Building 24, West Reading (7:30 p.m. start)

12 July – Mondays Mistress at Cigars International, Hamburg (9 p.m. start)

12 July – Stacc Decc at Chaplins the Music Café, Spring City (7 p.m. start)

12 July – Friends of Marty at The Bridge Inn, Pleasentville (7:30 p.m. start)

12 July – X-clusive Soul at The Water Tower, Oaks (9 p.m. start)

13 July – Jim Meck & The Guide Dogs at the Hellertown Park, Hellertown (5:30 p.m. start)

13 July –Maidencreek Old-time Music Festival at Maier’s Grove, Blandon

13 July – Tin Bird Choir at Union Jacks on the Manatawny, Oley (6 p.m. start)

13 July – Open Mic at Chaplins the Music Café, Spring City (7 p.m. start)

We’re a little light this week seeing as the Fourth falls on Friday, lots of folks traveling and places taking a day off to celebrate the birth of our Nation. Cool, break out the grill, grab some brew and hang out in the back yard chasing lightning bugs. Then get over it, because we’re right back at it on Saturday! WTIM friends selling tickets this time include Jim Meck and Christine Havrilla. Jim will be playing outside up in Topton and Christine will be at the Upper Saucon Twp Park in Center Valley. If you don’t get enough of the picnic atmosphere on the Fourth you can check out the outdoor BBQ and Beer Garden over at the Other Farm. Booking Southern Fried Funk was quite a coup and Hank and the folks over there are sure to put out quite a spread. On the “big” stages Zappa Plays Zappa caught my eye and yes, it is Dweezil who will be playing his father’s music down in AC. Oh for the days of Zarcon infested tweezers… Okay let’s be safe out there this holiday weekend, let blowing stuff up to the professionals (Dave this means you and the crew as the qualifying pros) and the driving to the designated driver. See you all 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.

Concerts of Note

4 July – Fall Out Boy, Paramore at The Susquehanna Bank Center

7 July – Zappa Plays Zappa at The Ocean City Music Pier

10 July – Jake Owen, Eli Young Band at The Santander Arena

11 July – Natalie Merchant at The Keswick Theater

11 July – Tedeschi Trucks Band at The Sun Center

12 July – Bruno Mars at The Hershey Park Stadium

12 July – Buddy Guy at The Sun Center

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