The July 4 holiday falling on a Friday sure gets it feeling leisurely, fast. Friday the 4th is a pretty sparse night for musical entertainment, and probably for restaurants, bars, and other indoor entities in general, as it is a number one picnic day.
Nevertheless, Pete Panek and the Rockers, hard-working men of show biz, are at the Lehigh Valley House for their usual Friday night gig, at 8 pm.
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Sat. 7/5: Outside GIAC, at the corners of Court and Albany Streets, a "community unity" block party goes from 2 - 8 pm. Free music from Thousands of One, Mbusi, and Food Clothes and Shelter. Barbecue, and vegetarian food prepared by local churches and community groups. And more. Sponsored by the Race Liberation Alliance.
Thousands of One go from that gig to another at Castaways, opening for Jsan and the Analogue Suns, at 9 pm.
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Sun. 7/6: Another day of good local offerings, as the Irish Music Session resumes its Sunday afternoon residency at Kilpatrick's. Time unspecified; phone is 277-8900.
And at Bound For Glory, local (and upstate NY) troubadour Joe Crookston rambles round in Woody Guthrie's shoes. First set at 8:30 pm.
Have fun -