4 Shows You Don’t Want to Miss this 3rd in the Burg

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It’s time for the 1st edition of 3rd in The Burg for the new year, and there are some great shows lined up throughout the city.

Winter’s hold is keeping a lot of us inside because let’s face it, 5 degrees with 20 mph winds makes even the shortest of walk in the city downright painful. The January edition of 3rd in the Burg and some above freezing temps should make for a great night out for some live music. Maybe some of you Steelers fans still need a little help forgetting about last Sunday (Sorry Jimi and Sara), so here’s a look at just some of the performances you can catch this Friday.

Best Music for January’s 3rd in the Burg

Ian Fitzgerald at Midtown Scholar

Ian Fitzgerald was featured in my post last week highlighting his upcoming performance at Midtown Scholar Bookstore. This Rhode Island-based singer-songwriter is the perfect way to kick off 3rd in the Burg with an intimate performance of some original, old school style folk music. There is, of course, no cover charge and the show starts at 7 p.m.

Ian Fitzgerald plays Midtown Scholar for January 3rd in the Burg

Strangest Hearts at ZerØday

Zeroday Brewing Co. hosts Harrisburg-based original rock band, Strangest Hearts. This talented band of musicians have been gaining momentum in the area and are sure to put on a great live show set to the backdrop of some of the greatest brews you could find. The show starts at 8 p.m. on Friday. Make sure get there early, grab a few pints and get ready to rock out!


Driftwood and Mountain Ride at The Abbey Bar at Appalachian Brewing Co.

The Abbey Bar welcomes in Driftwood from Binghamton, NY on their 2018 Winter Tour. The Yellow Bike recording artists have been doing Americana style folk music since 2005 and have toured the country playing an average of over 150 shows a year! They take the Abbey Bar stage with PA-based bluegrass favorites, Mountain Ride. Tickets can be purchased on Ticketfly for just $10 and the music starts at 9 p.m.!

Dr. Slothclaw and Aortic Valve at HMAC

Are you ready to dance all freakin’ night? In what may be one of the greatest co-headliner bills we have seen in 3rd in The Burg history, the freak funk forces of the incomparable Dr. Slothclaw team up with the senses altering beats of Aortic Valve for a night of booty-shakin’ vibes and captivating visuals. The Capital Room at HMAC sets the perfect stage for what I can only hope becomes some sort of 3rd in The Burg tradition. Tickets are available through the HMAC website for just $10 and the funk drops at 8 p.m.!

So let’s kick this cabin fever and awake from our hibernation slumber. The holidays are gone, the days are short but the nights are long. Get out there and enjoy some great live, local music this Friday in Harrisburg!

Micah Jacobs
Author: Micah Jacobs

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