The July 2018 Lehigh Valley Underground First Friday Lineup

The first Friday of July is right around the corner, which means it’s time for South Bethlehem to be overtaken with local, independent music of many varieties.

This month, we’ll be coming off the heels of the Fourth of July, so we’re planning something of an all-American celebration. For starters, Scott Marshall & Marshall’s Highway will be headlining the evening at the Banko Beverage Co. Beer Garden (Mechanic St. between Webster and Adams) with support from singer-songwriter Stefanie Johnson. Johnson will go on at 6 p.m., with Marshall’s Highway taking over at 7 p.m. Americana options also include a twin bill at Godfrey Daniels featuring Easton quintet Blue Heart’s Revelry, with opening support from 2018 Lehigh Valley Underground Discovery Stage winners Amojo. The evening at Godfrey’s begins at 7:30 p.m.

Also, a note: our collaboration with our electronic cousins 610 Underground will continue with another late-night dance party beginning at 10 p.m. However, it is important to note the location change to Molly’s Irish Grille & Sports Pub (New and 4th St.) — which, conveniently for you, is right across the street from Godfrey Daniels for when that show lets out!

Speaking of Molly’s, Jordan White is back for one more round in his residency beginning at 6 p.m. Also performing around town beginning at 6 p.m. are Cubbage at The Banana Factory (25 W. 3rd St.) and Ralph Pagano at Comfort Suites Hill to Hill Grille (120 W. 3rd St.).

Rounding out the lineup — for now, anyway — will be Kara Hartzell at Domaci (21 E. Third St.) beginning at 7 p.m., right next door to where Discovery Stage finalist Payton Renee will kick the whole thing off, busking outside of Color Me Mine Lehigh Valley beginning at 5 p.m.

As usual, that’s a lot to digest, so let’s make it easily digestible!

Banko Beverage Co. Beer Garden (Mechanic St. between Webster and Adams)
6 p.m.:
Stefanie Johnson
7 p.m.: Scott Marshall & Marshall’s Highway

The Banana Factory (25 W. 3rd St.)
6 p.m.: Cubbage

Color Me Mine Lehigh Valley (25 E. 3rd St. – outdoors)
5 p.m.:
Payton Renee

Comfort Suites Hill to Hill Grille (120 W. 3rd St.)
6 p.m.:
Ralph Pagano

Domaci (21 E. 3rd St.)
7 p.m.: Kara Hartzell

The Funhouse (5 E. 4th St.)
TBD

Godfrey Daniels (7 E. 4th St.)
7:30 p.m.: Amojo
8:15 p.m.: Blue Heart’s Revelry

Molly’s Irish Grille and Sports Pub (New and 4th St.)
6 p.m.: Jordan White
10 p.m.: 610 Underground Late Night Dance Party

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