Sounds Around Town

Sounds Around Town

WQLN's Sounds Around Town series of free concerts and TV & radio broadcasts, launched in 2014, will return with five free Friday evening concerts, July 10 to August 7, featuring all local bands.

This year, due to COVID-19 safety concerns, each concert will be recorded without an audience and streamed on WQLN's Facebook page.

The concerts will air on WQLN PBS on Thursday nights this summer and on WQLN NPR throughout the coming year.

Showtime for each 60- to 90-minute concert is 7:30pm

  Click here to watch on Facebook Live


Matty B & The Dirty Pickles

A high energy rhythm &am; blues band that bring you the songs from all the greats: Elvis, Buddy Holly, Eddie Cochran, and more. You may even hear some of their originals in the mix.

Cosmic Rhythm

Cosmic Rhythm plays the rock and roll we never get to hear others play live! We pick the songs we love best from decades of intense listening.

Division Street Machine

Original blues, funk, and improvisational jam.

Jay B. and the Vigils

Acoustic project/band by Jay Baumgardner and friends

The Goats

The Goats are a live performance band in the Erie, PA area featuring Danny Pomorski, Kevin McCleary, Pat Hodapp, John Richardson, Heather & Denny Nemenz.


  • Erie Arts & Culture
  • Pennsylvania Council on the Arts
  • National Fuel

Past Programs

This American Song

Falling Hollywood

Matt Bennett Blues Band

Eric Brewer & Friends

Bootleggers Bible Club

Special: Emanuel Ax

Joe Dorris & Friends

The Mighty Sea

Mountain Thyme Ramblers

Broke Boland

Six Year Stretch

Studio Sessions: Tyler Smilo

The Erie Playhouse

Salmon Frank

Gem City Jazz Ensemble

Liquid Nixon

Tiger Maple String Band

Tyler Smilo

The Groove


Daybreak Radio

Bronsen Euard & The Essentials

Eric Brewer & Friends

The Heliotropes

Jake's Blues

Eiji Oue Special

The Dogs


Basically Alone