Concert Series

All shows start at 8pm (doors at 7:30) - unless otherwise noted
Unless specifically listed as a sold out show we will have tickets available at the door the night of the show. We do not charge you any extra for waiting to buy your tickets at the door.

All tickets that are purchased online are held at the door and will be available at the "Will Call" table the night of the show at The Macungie Arts Institute, 510 East Main St, Macungie, PA.

To mail checks for tickets or any other correspondence, please send inquiries to:
Listen Live Music

PO Box 50
Old Zionsville, PA 18068

610-966-6419


All tickets are held at the door unless other arrangements are specifically requested.  All tickets are non-member priced. Members will get a refund in the amount of their discount at the door.  Find out about our memberships. Children are welcome if they are able to sit quietly for a performance.  There is no specially priced children's ticket.  Please be considerate of others' listening pleasure. Tickets are not exchangeable and non-refundable. If a show is cancelled, special arrangements will be made and posted on this site.

April 26th

James Armstrong Band 

$20

How Many?

Catfood Records is proud to announce the release of James Armstrong's latest CD "Guitar Angels" Official release date February 18th.

Guitarist, singer and songwriter James Armstrong was born to play the blues. His mother was a blues singer. His father played jazz guitar. Born in Los Angeles, California, Armstrong formed his first band in the seventh grade and by the age of 17 he was touring the country. Today he travels the world and continues to infuse his voice and guitar playing with his unique personality and seasoned skills.
 

Then, just as he was about to tour with his critically acclaimed first album Sleeping With A Stranger, tragedy struck. The events surrounding a home invasion left Armstrong without the use of his left hand and arm, including permanent nerve damage. This threatened to end his career forever. But, thanks to the support of friends, fans and the blues community Armstrong came back two years later with a second album, Dark Night.

What Armstrong lost in the tragedy he gained in "a whole new respect for the music itself, the power in slow blues, how the silences between the notes are as important as the notes". Armstrong also turned his efforts to perfecting his songwriting, vocal and slide guitar skills, all the while developing his gift for turning hardship into song. The results were a third album, Got It Goin' On. The CD garnered two WC Handy award nominations for best blues guitarist and for best song of the year with Pennies and Picks. The CD, Got It Goin' On, with its new grooves and surprises, was praised by critics for its part in redefining the blues and keeping the genre alive.

Over the years Armstrong has performed in many countries including North America, Europe, Scandinavia, Asia and the Middle East. He has worked beside Albert Collins, Keb Mo, Chaka Khan, Coco Montoya, Walter Trout, Tommy Castro, Roy Brown, Shemekia Copeland, Charlie Musselwhite, Ricky Lee Jones, Joe Louis Walker, Mitch Michell (Jimi Hendrix's drummer), Peter Tork (The Monkees), and Jan & Dean, just to name a few.

"The blues is evolving like every other genre" he says. "You can be authentic and contemporary at the same time. It's all about balance" It is evident that James' years of heavy touring have honed his skill and unique style. 
 

Seen live, Armstrong has a confident stage presence that combines grace with mischief. Few blues artists know how to play the crowd as James can, shifting dynamics from a whisper to a growl. Wherever he travels around the world his magnetism continues to hush a noisy rabble or entice a crowd to follow him out into the street or down the length of a beach. Little wonder he's been dubbed: The Ambassador of the Blues

 

May 31st– Writers in the round – Tracy Grammer, Beth DeSombre, Bethel Steele and Ryan Peters $10

 

How Many?

We are so lucky to have gotten Tracy Grammer as this years Artist in Residence! Grammer has become one of folk music's most beloved performers. Renowned for her springwater-clear alto, perfectly intoned violin, and guitar playing that is by turns percussive and delicate, Grammer has also become a masterful storyteller with an ease and charisma on stage -- not to mention a riotous sense of humor -- that hardly belie her modest beginnings as Dave Carter's ethereal and reclusive accompanist.“With her, it’s never just about the music. It’s a soul journey.” 

The first installment of this series in March sold out, Be sure to get your tickets in advance.

Please join us to give Tracy a big LLM welcome as she hosts her second round, accompanied by Beth DeSombre, Bethel Steele and Ryan Peters.

 

Upper Saucon Summer Concert Series

LLM is proud to be a part of this series again this year! What a great place to see a show! Bring your lawn chairs, picnic blankets etc and settle in under the stars. These concerts are family friendly and FREE!

Thursday, July 10th 7pm-8:30pm Christine Havrilla

Thursday July 24th, 7pm-8:30pm The Ultra Kings Duo 

September 27th - Writers in the Round – Tracy Grammer, Tim Kirkner, Loretta Hagen and Connor Garvey $10

 

How Many?

We are so lucky to have gotten Tracy Grammer as this years Artist in Residence! Grammer has become one of folk music's most beloved performers. Renowned for her springwater-clear alto, perfectly intoned violin, and guitar playing that is by turns percussive and delicate, Grammer has also become a masterful storyteller with an ease and charisma on stage -- not to mention a riotous sense of humor -- that hardly belie her modest beginnings as Dave Carter's ethereal and reclusive accompanist.“With her, it’s never just about the music. It’s a soul journey.” 

Please join us to give Tracy a big LLM welcome as she hosts her third round, accompanied by Tim Kikner, Loretta Hagen and Connor Garvey

 

October 11th - ELLIS!!! $20

 

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November 22nd– Writers in the Round – Tracy Grammer, Bonnie O’Donnell, Andrew McKnight, RJ Cowdery $10

 

How Many?

We are so lucky to have gotten Tracy Grammer as this years Artist in Residence! Grammer has become one of folk music's most beloved performers. Renowned for her springwater-clear alto, perfectly intoned violin, and guitar playing that is by turns percussive and delicate, Grammer has also become a masterful storyteller with an ease and charisma on stage -- not to mention a riotous sense of humor -- that hardly belie her modest beginnings as Dave Carter's ethereal and reclusive accompanist.“With her, it’s never just about the music. It’s a soul journey.” 

Please join us to give Tracy a big LLM welcome as she hosts her forth and final round, accompanied by Bonnie O'Donnell, Andrew McKnight and RJ Cowdery

 

December 20th – Tony Trischka!!! $20

 

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LLM and LLM and The Trapp Door have partnered up to bring you
Date Night! Dinner and a Show!!!
When coming to any LLM event, may we suggest making your evening complete by making it Dinner and  Show! We will discount your concert tickets 10% at the door if you do! Just two miles down the road from the venue, this fabulous gastropub has an amazing beer list (tap, cask and bottle) and a well crafted 90% farm to table seasonal menu.
C
all The Trapp Door at 610-965-5225 to make your dinner reservation.

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We have one community open mic and one national act concert per month at our home base.  Other events like festivals, community days and farmers markets are also possible.

Events are held at the beautifully renovated mid 1800's Macungie Institute at 510 East Main Street, Macungie PA. Please note, this is not our mailing address. Great room, comfy chairs, pro sound system, nice stage, great talent....join us to play or listen.


 

MISSION STATEMENT

Listen Live Music, Inc. is a non-profit community music organization. This corporation of volunteers fosters artists and audiences alike, providing a stage on which to perform and affordable shows close to home for the appreciating public to enjoy. Through a series of concerts and community open mics, we are dedicated to promoting public awareness and appreciation of both local and national acoustic performers. 


 

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This series is made possible in part by grants from the Martin Guitar Charitable Foundation, UnitedHealthcare Giving and Wells Fargo Community Support

 

 

 

 

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