WTIM: Music Around Town: July 30 edition

The Blues City Blues Band is just one of the bands coming to the Fleetwood Blues Festival.

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

31 July – Larry Roney at Cutillos Restaurant, Pottstown (7 p.m. start)

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

1 Aug – Levi Bone at The Greshville Inn (8 p.m. start)

1 Aug – Karmic Repair Company, Bovine Social Club and Gregg Cagno at The State Theater, Boyertown (7:30 p.m. start)

1 Aug – Ara at Building 24, West Reading (6 p.m. start)

1 Aug – Boogie Dogs at Cutillos Restaurant, Pottstown (8:30 p.m. start)

2 Aug – Black Hat Boris at The Evergreen Club, Fleetwood (8 p.m. start)

2 Aug – Anakai Ney at The State Theater, Boyertown (7 p.m. start)

2 Aug – Levi Bone at Cooper Morgans, Barto (9 p.m. start)

2 Aug – Jefferson Wheelchair at The Horseshoe Pub, Honeybrook (8:30 p.m. start)

2 Aug – Jim Meck at Louies, Allentown (7 p.m. start)

2 Aug – Mystic Warrior at The Greshville Inn, Boyertown (9 p.m. start)

2 Aug – An Honest Year at Chaplins the Music Café, Spring City (7 p.m. start)

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

2 Aug – Roomful of Blues at Building 24, West Reading (7:30 p.m. start)

3 Aug – Frog Holler at Union Jacks on the Manatawny, Oley (6 p.m. start)

3 Aug – Fit for a King at Reverb, Reading (6:30 p.m. start)

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

4,5,6 Aug – Pat Garrett Band at Knoebels Amusement Resort, Elysburg (Various start times)

4 Aug – Jim Meck (Musikfest Event) at Hotel Bethlehem, Bethlehem (8 p.m. start)

4 Aug – Jeff Krick – Tribute to Elvis at The Reading Fair, Reading (7 & 9 p.m. starts)

5 Aug – Flamin Dick & The Hot Rods at The Reading Fair, Reading (7 & 9 p.m. starts)

6 Aug – Jim Meck w/ Marshalls Highway (Musikfest Event) at Musikfest, Bethlehem (8 p.m. start)

7 Aug – Steve Carlisle at Cutillos, Pottstown (7 p.m. start)

7 Aug – Gesture Without Motion a Listen Live Music outdoor concert at the Upper Saucon Twp Park, Center Valley (7 p.m. start)

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

7 Aug – Tempo Alegre Band at The Reading Fair, Reading (7 & 8:45 p.m. starts)

8 Aug – Coahoma Soul at Chaplins the Music Café, Spring City (7 p.m. start)

8 Aug – Middle Class Madness at The Spring City Hotel, Spring City (9 p.m. start)

8 Aug – Johnny Cash Barnett at The Greshville Inn, Boyertown (8 p.m. start)

8 Aug – Joshua Scott Jones at Building 24, West Reading (7:30 p.m. start)

8 Aug – Doc Freeman at Cutillos Restaurant, Pottstown (8:30 p.m. start)

8 Aug – The Outlaws featuring Crazy Elmer at The Reading Fair, Reading (7 & 9 p.m. starts)

9 Aug – Stephanie Grace at The Reading Fair, Reading (7 & 9 p.m. starts)

9 Aug – Jim Meck at Louies, Allentown (7 p.m. start)

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

9 Aug – Blackhorse at The Water Tower, Oaks (9 p.m. start)

9 Aug – Nick Colionne at Building 24, West Reading (7:30 p.m. start)

9 Aug – Rivers Monroe at The Gettysburg Music Fest, Gettysburg (7 p.m. start)

9 Aug – The One 2’s, Black Rue, Risen Resillient at Chaplins the Music Café, Spring City (7 p.m. start)

10 Aug – Jim Meck & the Guide Dogs at Topton Park, Topton (6 p.m. start)

10 Aug – FLEETWOOD BLUES FESTIVAL – featuring Rockman Blues Band (12p.m.), Friars Point (1p.m.), Scoville Blues (2p.m.), Mr Z &The Nightshift (3p.m.), Blues City Blues Band (4p.m.), James Supra Blues Band (5p.m.), The Sterling Koch Band (6p.m.), The Blues Factor (7p.m.) at Fleetwood Park, Fleetwood FREE! Bring a chair and stay all day.

10 Aug – Vuja De at Union Jacks on the Manatawny, Oley (6 p.m. start)

10 Aug – Charlie Zahn, Tad Marks & Steve Hobson at The Mifflin Library Concert Series at The Mohnton Memorial Park Bandshell, Mohnton (6 p.m. start)

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

The dog days of August are almost upon us and speaking of dogs, The Winery Dogs with local guitar hero Richie Kotzen will be storming into the Keswick Theater in Glenside on Wednesday July 30. WTIM friend Leroy Trainer has been on tour with the band across the US and Europe and has been keeping us up to date via facebook. Check out this band you WILL like them.

Lots of WTIM friends are braving the heat to rock you including Levi Bone, Black Hat Boris, Jefferson Wheelchair, Jim Meck, Steve Carlisle, Coahoma Soul, Stephanie Grace, Rivers Monroe and The Pat Garrett Band. Friends it don’t get much better than this or wait … maybe it does. Next week is one of my favorite events, The Fleetwood Blues Festival the event rocks and rolls all day and has it all. Good food, good company and some fine, fine music! If you go and don’t have a good time I will personally refund your admission, oh wait it’s free, so just go and have an awesome time already.

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.