Music and Poetry in the Valley

Open Mic night, hosted by Phil Stahl, is held every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the night in East Greenville, at the Wing Man Bar and Grill (Route 29, by Walmart), beginning at 7:30 p.m., which means it’s happening tonight – April 7, 2018. Phil also hosts an Open Mic night at Bally Hotel (Route 100, Bally, PA) on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday night of the month, 7 p.m. – midnight.

Make Music Upper Perk favorite Tom Cooney has several local gigs lined up over the next few months, some solo, some with his group, the Acoustic Blues Project. Sunday night, April 8, 2018, is the Acoustic Blues Project’s monthly set at the coffeehouse Hava Java (526 N 19th Street, Allentown, PA) beginning at 5 p.m. Tom Cooney will be playing all original songs at Coffee House Without Limits (707 N 4th Street, Allentown, PA) at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 11, 2018. Then on Friday, May 25, 2018, he’ll be back with Acoustic Blues’ musician Earl Andrews playing blues, and Americana and Rock music in Quakertown at Proper Brewing Company (117 W. Broad Street, Quakertown, PA) from 8 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Check out up and coming poets, spoken word performers, singers, and musicians at Upper Perkiomen High School on Friday, April 13, 2018 for the annual (and always amazing) Poetry Cafe, held in the high school library (which will be rearranged and decorated for the event). This event is produced by the Writer’s Club at the Upper Perkiomen High School, and their advisor, librarian Kathy Stattel. The Upper Perkiomen High School is located at 2 Walt Road, Pennsburg, PA. Poetry Cafe begins at 6:30 p.m.

Musicians of all ages, genres, and abilities are invited and encouraged to sign up to play at this year’s Make Music Upper Perk; Thursday, June 21, 2018 in over a dozen spaces inside and outside all over the Upper Perkiomen Valley – registration closes on April 20, 2018.

Donations to support Make Music Upper Perk may be be made with MMUP 2018 donation form (one can print it out and mail the form and a check to MMUP, address on donation form). Make Music Upper Perk is in the process of seeking non-profit 501c3 status.

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