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Rock On! This Week's Sound Bites...10/12/23


By Danny Coleman

originally published: 10/12/2023

Rock On! This Week

 

 "Gardens Old, Flowers New" has been in the works for a while and some of these songs are decades old and haven't seen the light of day and some of them are brand new; that line appears in two different songs in different contexts," states legendary Folk artist Tom Rush as he discussed the upcoming release of his next album and his October 13 show at The Sellersville Theater in Sellersville, PA. 

"Gardens Old, Flowers New" has been in the works for a while and takes its title not only from that line in those songs but from the selection of material which Rush has chosen for this record; some of which is never before heard recordings that are approximately 40 years old.

"One of the songs kind of fits that mold, it's a tune that the only recording of is an aircheck from Gene Shay's show in Philadelphia probably 40 or 50 years ago. I played it for my producer Matt Nakoa and he loved it and said, "Hey, let's do that one" so, it's an old song that has just come to light. Whatever song I play, I get immersed in the song and try to live it in the moment. This one particular song is called "Glory Road" and the guy is talking about leaving home when he was 14 and at the end of the song he says, "It was 40 years ago today that I first saw the sun," so I probably wrote it sometime around my fortieth birthday; he's homesick and wants to go home now. I think. 40 years ago, I was getting kind of road weary and wanting to settle down, which didn't really happen. I quit showbiz for nine months and decided that I really enjoyed playing for people so I went back to it. I wasn't traveling; there was a five year period where I had 10 days off total, not in a row and I got burned out."



 
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The "Mold" he refers to is the rebirth of a song which has finally matured; like some people, it takes time for things to realize their potential. So; when will the album be released? 

"It's all ready and I'm just waiting on the artwork. It's going to be either 13 or 14 tracks depending on how you count them. There is a song that segues into an instrumental and if you count that as two different songs, then it is 14 tracks," he said with a dry laugh. "I'm thinking it will be released to the public probably in January but meanwhile, I'm hoping to get it out to my Kickstarter subscribers, they raised the money to pay for it so I want to get it out to them immediately in advance of anybody else and then I'll have it on my website  and sell it at shows up until January when it goes public." 

Rush has influenced the careers of notables such as, James Taylor, Jackson Browne, Garth Brooks and Joni Mitchell to name a few; something he seems to look back on with kind of an "Aw shucks" reflection but when asked about the differences in genre titles such as "Folk" and "Americana," his philosophical side comes to the forefront.

"Let's focus on folk for a second, as an academic, folk music, those are the traditional songs that nobody wrote. "Barbara Allen" for instance and they exist in dozens of different versions, none of which is the correct version and they are handed down from generation to generation; that's folk music, it's not folk music even if your name is Woody Guthrie," he explained. "Although, to be fair, Guthrie did take a lot of traditional tunes and put new words to them but to me, folk music are those traditional songs. That's where I got started, that's where I started out playing at the coffee houses in Cambridge, MA. The stuff I'm doing now; I don't consider it to be folk music, I don't know what to call it. I guess I'll settle for Americana or Singer-Songwriter. I'm happy to say it's not my problem (laughs), years ago, I was inducted into the Boston Music Hall of Fame; I realized later, there actually is no hall, it's a file drawer of fame (laughs) but it was a great honor and on the program, there was a young woman who was being given the "Female Pop-Singer of the Year" award for her album and the curious thing was; a year earlier, for the same album, she got the "Female Folk-Singer of the Year" award and the only thing that had happened in the interim was, she sold a million copies. So, the clear message was, if it sells, it can't be folk (laughs)." I'll go even farther back in my history, when my first album came out, it was distributed in the Boston/Cambridge area and I went into the Harvard Coop record store and my album was in the "Folk" section. So, I got the manager and I said, I do some traditional songs but I also do some blues and he took it and put it in the "Blues" section and I said, wait a minute, I also do some country and he put me in the "Country" section and he finally got sick of it and I ended up in "Miscellaneous" so, I learned my lesson, don't argue (laughs)." 

Over the past several years, Rush has been working with the aforementioned Matt Nakoa; someone he relies on as a producer and sidekick when on the road. This go 'round though, Nakoa will be absent so; what can we expect at The Sellersville Theater?

"Matt has his own career going and he's getting busier and busier. I've got a young guy named Seth Glier who is a brilliant musician, he's as brilliant as Matt but he's not Matt, they are quite different from each other but he's also a jaw droppingly great singer, songwriter and instrumentalist. We'll probably do two 45 to 50 minute sets with an intermission. This tour is actually only two dates over the weekend, I'm trying to do more and more of that; I scold my booking agent if she has me doing more than four shows in a row (laughs). After Sellersville, we head up to Schenectady, NY and then home and may I add one other thing? I'm doing this online series called, "Rockport Sundays" and it's a lot of fun. A new episode is posted every Sunday and they stay up for eight weeks; it's through Patreon but you can get to it through my website www.TomRush.com

That's it for this week! Please continue to support live and original music and until next week....ROCK ON!



This week's event listings


ACME Screening Room 
25 South Union Street Lambertville 
(609) 483-523
Fri. 7 p.m. 50 Years of John & Peter's: Stories, Songs, Sparkle and Spirit
Allentown Borough
Main Street Allentown
Sat./Sun. 10 a.m. Annual Fall Festival 
Al's Airport Inn
636 Bear Tavern Road West Trenton
(609) 883-5252 
Thurs. 5 p.m. Bev & Dan
Sat. (12 p.m.) Acoustic Brunch w/ Jerry Monk (5 p.m.) Bill Thomas 
Sun. 12 p.m. Sunday Brunch
Mon. 5 p.m. Bill Thomas
Tues. 7 p.m. Mike & Laura
Wed. 7 p.m. Redbird
Aristaeus Brewing
2475C Big Oak Road Langhorne, PA 
(215) 757-2337
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia
  
Arts Council of Princeton 
102 Witherspoon Street Princeton 
(609) 924-8777 
Thurs. 7 p.m. Story & Verse: A Storytellin, Poetic and Spoken Word Open Mic
Sat. (1 p.m.) Ceramics Scavenger Hunt (7 p.m.) "Four On The Floor" ACP Alt Rock Fest feat. Cherry Blossoms, Naked Hugs, Gooney, Fabian Barona.
Wed. 7 p.m. "Inktober" Draw-Along w/ Barbara DiLorenzo
Ashlynn Distillery 
32 West Bridge Street Morrisville, PA 
Thurs. 5 p.m. Cecil & Carl
Fri. 6:30 p.m. Billy Futrell
Sat. 6 p.m. SoulShine
Sun. 3 p.m. Dueling Pianos w/ Cecil & Carl
Bill's Olde Tavern
2694 Nottingham Way Hamilton
(609) 586-0192
Thurs. 6 p.m. Country Line Dancing
Fri. 7 p.m. The Jenks
Sat. 7 p.m. Paul Plumeri Band
Mon. 7 p.m. Trivia 
Tues. 8 p.m. / Wed. 8 p.m. Karaoke 
Ages 21+
Bit-hin' Kitten Brewery
58-B East Bridge Street Morrisville, PA
(267) 799-5348
Fri. 12 p.m. "2nd Anniversary Weekend" feat. (5 p.m.) Paul Wiese
Sat. 12 p.m. "2nd Anniversary Weekend" feat. (1 p.m.) Preston from Prest4Time (4 p.m.) Dan hagen
Sun. "2nd Anniversary Weekend" feat. (12 p.m.) Faraway Guys (4 p.m.) Stranger Than Normal
Wed. 7 p.m. Quizzo
Blue Bottle Cafe
101 East Broad Street Hopewell
(609) 333-1710
Wed. 6 p.m. Brian Elliot
Bordentown City
Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown  
Fri. 7 p.m. "Frightening Fridays!" Haunted History Tours. $20
Sat. 12 p.m. Bordentown Walking Tours. $20 
Boro Bean 
9 East Broad Street Hopewell 
(609) 466-6681 
Sat./Sun. 11 a.m. John Abbott 
Bowman's Tavern 
1600 River Road New Hope, PA 
(215) 862-2972
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Jill Salkin Trio
Fri. (5:30 p.m.) Bennett Lee (8 p.m.) Bob Egan 
Sat. 7 p.m. Maci Miller Trio
Sun. (12 p.m.)Bill Avayou Trio (6 p.m.) Lorenzo
Wed. 6 p.m. Liz DuFour  
Bristol Riverside Theater 
2501 Bath Road Bristol, PA
(215) 785-0100 
Sat. 11 a.m. Bristol Township Fall Festival
Broken Goblet Brewing
2500 State Road Bensalem, PA
(267) 812-5653
Thurs. 7 p.m. Off With Their Heads, Dead Bars, Spirit Weak. $20
Fri. 7 p.m. "Friday The Firkinteenth #45" feat. a Tribute to No Doubt w/ "Doubtful" and a Tribute to The Killers w/ "Brightside"
Sun. 7 p.m. Pilfers, The Bandulus, The West Kensingtons. $15, ages 18+
Mon. 7 p.m. Ringworm, Freight Train, Conduit. $!8 (advance), ages 18+
Bucks County Brewery and Hewn Spirits 
31 Appletree Lane Pipersville, PA
(215) 766-7711
Fri. 5:30 p.m. Adam McCue
Sat. 5:30 p.m. Little Red Rooster  
Bucks On Bridge
25 Bridge Street Lambertville
(609) 483-2615
Tues. 5 p.m. Chess Night
Wed. 6 p.m. Trivia  
Bury The Hatchet Princeton 
2495 Brunswick Pike Lawrenceville 
(609) 337-2557 
Fri. 7 p.m.  Glow Throw: Halloween Edition
Cadwalader Park (Ellarslie Museum)
299 Parkside Avenue Trenton 
(408) 335-4400 
Sat. 10 a.m. 2-Part Tile Making Workshop for Kids
Candlelight Lounge 
24 Passaic Street Trenton  
(609) 695-9612 
Thurs. 6 p.m. Thursday Night Blues Jam. $5
Catch A Rising Star (Hyatt Regency Princeton) 
102 Carnagie Center Princeton
(781) 568-1471
Fri. 8 p.m. Olga Namer, Amanda Gail, Hilla Felice. $26.50, Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
Sat. 7:30 p.m. Joe Gorga, Mike Marino, Jaclyn Marfuggi. $26.50, Doors open at 7 p.m.  
Cazz's Sports Bar 'N' Grille
1560 Haines Road Levittown, PA 
(267) 580-5469 
Fri. 9:30 p.m. Karaoke w/ Paul
City Streets
510 Highway 130 South East Windsor
(609) 426-9400
Sat. 9 p.m. Anker
Club Atlantis
1858 Street Road Bensalem, PA 
(215) 944-1777 
Sat. 9 p.m. DJ Robbie Tronco 
All Events Ages 21+ and Dress to Impress
Clubhouse at Mountain View (The Patio)
850 Bear Tavern Road Ewing 
(609) 538-0808
Thurs. 7 p.m. Karaoke
Fri. 6:30 p.m. Strange Brew Crew
Color Me Mine (Princeton Shopping Center)
301 Harrison Street Princeton 
(609) 581-9500 
Sun. 11 a.m. 4th Annual Pumpkin Painting Party
Continental Tavern
2 North Main Street Yardley, PA  
(215) 493-9191
Sat. 8 p.m. Joe & Krista
Cooper's Riverview                                                                     
50 Riverview Plaza Trenton
(609) 393-7300 
Thurs. 7 p.m. Cover Up
Fri. 5 p.m. Happy Hour (8 p.m.) Soul Cruisers. $15, doors open at 7 p.m. (VIP and dinner packages available)
Sat. 9 p.m. Glow Party. Age 21+ (Proper Attire Required)
Sun. (10 a.m.) Sunday "Jazz" Brunch w/ Victor Tarassov. $22.95 (Includes 2 Mimosas) $34.95 (Adults, kids ages 6-12 $14.95, kids under age 5 FREE) 
Tues. 7 p.m. Salsa Tuesdays w/ DJ Enerjetic  / Complimentary Dance Class w/ Jose "Papo" Diaz
Wed. (7 p.m.) Blues and BBQ Jam (8 p.m.) Disco “Hustle” Night w/ "Guest" DJ. $5   
Cream Ridge Winery
145 Route 539 Cream Ridge 
(609) 259-9797 
Sat. 2:30 p.m. Alex English
Sun. 2:30 p.m. Jo Wymer   
Crossing Vineyard and Winery
1853 Wrightstown Road Washington Crossing, PA
(215) 493-6500 
Thurs. 7 p.m. Pairing Wine & Chocolate
Sat. 2 p.m. Joe Grillo
Sun. 2 p.m. Bunny Barnes
Curran’s Irish Inn
1909 Bristol Pike Bensalem, PA
(215) 245-1800
Thurs. 7 p.m. Music Bingo 
Fri. 8 p.m. A Tribute to Rod Stewart w/ "Sir Rod"
Sat. 8 p.m. Brian Kmetz
Mon. 7:30 p.m. Quizzo
Dacey's Pub 
215 West Philadelphia Avenue Morrisville, PA
(215) 295-4838
Fri. 6:30 p.m. Acoustic Music Night 
Wed. 8 p.m. Quizzo                                                                                                                                                        
Dadz Bar and Grill 
744 Main Street Lumberton
(609)267-4344
Thurs. 7 p.m. Open Mic w/ Jimmy Mannix
Tues. 7 p.m. Open Mic 
Dharma Bums 
4935 River Road New Hope, PA
(215) 663-2867
Thurs. 8 p.m. Wry Observations
Fri. (6 p.m.) Craft & A Cocktail (8 p.m.) Ford & Wheels
Sat. 8 p.m. Steal Your Face
Sun. 1 p.m. The Green Dream  
Eddington House Bensalem
2813 Hulmeville Road, Bensalem, PA 
(215) 639-1220 
Fri. 8:30 p.m. EarCandy Trio
Sat. 8:30 p.m. WURL
Mon. 5:30 p.m. "Family Fun Night" w/ Amazing Balloon Creations by Kelsi-Joe
Escape Resort, Restaurant & Bar 
120 Pheasant Run Road Newtown, PA 
Tues. 6 p.m. Karaoke
Falls Township Community Park 
9125 Mill Creek Road Levittown, PA 
Sat. 5 p.m. Movie In The Park: "Ghostbusters"
Flying Pig Tavern & Tap 
167 US-Route 130 North Bordentown 
(609) 899-7447
Fri. 9 p.m. Paul Plumeri
Sat. 9 p.m. Talking Cursive
Tues. 9 p.m. Karaoke
Wed. 8 p.m. Trivia
Forsgate Country Club   
375 Forsgate Drive Monroe
(732) 521-0700 
Sat. 6 p.m. Italian Wine Dinner
Founding Father's Sports Bar & Grill 
2900 Street Road Bensalem, PA 
(215) 923-1100
Fri. 6 p.m. Bob Pantano Dance Party w/ DJ Joe Castro
Friendly's 
1031 Washington Boulevard Robbinsville 
(609) 426-9203 
Wed. 6 p.m. Open Mic Night Hosted by Kevin McGowan and/or Gino Formaroli (Sign-ups begin at 5:30 p.m.)
Gleason's Bar
6700 Mill Creek Road Levittown, PA
(215) 943-4781 
Thurs. 7 p.m. Music Bingo / “Ladies Night” Hosted by Best Choice Productions 
Fri. (6 p.m.) "Happy Hour" (8 p.m.) DJ Dangeruss
Tues. 6:30 p.m. Trivia Night Hosted by Best Choice Productions
Grover's Mill Coffee House 
Princeton-Hightstown Road Princeton Junction   
(609) 716-8771  
Thurs. 6 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Wade Prestridge 
Hamilton Tap & Grill
557 US Route 130 North Hamilton 
(609) 905-0925
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Music Bingo w/ DJ Nebbs
Sat. 8 p.m. Karaoke
Wed. 7 p.m. Trivia  
Hamilton Township Public Library 
1 Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. Way Hamilton 
(609) 581-4060
Thurs. 2 p.m. Make a Book Art Pumpkin: Expressive Arts Workshop for Adults. 
Sat. 1 p.m. Ghosthunting NJ & NYC
Hamilton Veterans Park 
1865 Yardville-Hamilton Square Road Hamilton  
Sat. 10 a.m. Cauzing Elevation w/ Friends. (Takes place at the playground) 
Happy Apple Inn 
29 Imlaystown Road Cream Ridge
(609) 259-7889
Thurs. 5:30 p.m. Heavy Reel Beer Tasting
Havana New Hope
105 S. Main Street New Hope, PA.
(215) 862-9897
Thurs. 7 p.m. Funk & Blues Jam Hosted by The Slidewinder Blues Band
Fri. ( 8 p.m.) '80s Revolution. $20 (11 p.m. ) DJ Dance Party 
Sat. (8:30 p.m.) Soul Seduction (11:59) DJ Dance Party 
Sun. 4 p.m. Soul Cruisers. $28
Mon. (9 p.m.) "Lipstick Mondays Drag Show" Hosted by Cyannie Lopez (11 p.m.) Karaoke w/ Dwayne
Tues. 7 p.m. Jillian Ashcroft Jazz Quartet 
Wed. 7 p.m. Jumper Duo 
Hightstown Memorial Park
North Main Street Hightstown
Fri. 5 p.m. Dragonfly
Hopewell Valley Golf Club
114 Pennington-Hopewell Road Hopewell
(609) 737-1199
Thurs. 6 p.m. Trivia Hosted by Jack Furlong
Hopewell Valley Vineyards
46 Yard Avenue Pennington 
(609) 737-4465 
Sat. (9 a.m.) WWFM Fransisco (1 p.m.) Rainbow Fresh (5:30 p.m.) "Music & Merlot" feat. DJ Darius the 1st
Sun. (11 a.m.) Floral Pumpkin Centerpiece Plant & Sip (2:30 p.m.) "Jazzy Sundays" feat. Blue Jersey Band
Hurricane Jacks Bar and Grill
7759 New Falls Road Levittown, PA
(267) 914-4517
Thurs. 7:30 p.m. Music Bingo w/ DJ John W. 
Fri. (6 p.m.) Ryan Biederman (9 p.m.) Mid Life Crisis
Mon. 7 p.m. Motown Mondays w/ rotating DJs BeeNice, Rawskillz, JusGroove
Tues. 7 p.m. Acoustic Tuesday w/ Skippy's Toy
Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic w/ Laura Fiocco
Il Portico Restorante Italiano 
273 West Route 130 South Burlington
(609) 239-1000 
Thurs. 7 p.m. Jazz Night
Fri. / Sat. 7 p.m. Live Music w/ Tony O
Irish Rover Station House 
1033 South Bellevue Avenue Langhorne, PA 
(215) 970-5412 
Wed. 7 p.m. Quizzo Night
Iron Plow Vineyards
26750 Mount Pleasant Road Columbus 
(732) 306-9111 
Fri. 6:30 p.m. Ed Wilson
Sun. 2 p.m. Bob & Dave
Iron Plow Vineyards Tasting Room
61 High Street Mt. Holly 
(732) 306-9111
Sat. 6:30 p.m. Wounded Souls
Ivy Tavern
3108 S. Broad Street, Hamilton 
(609) 888-1435 
Thurs. 8:30 p.m. Karaoke 
All shows 21+    
John & Peter's
96 S. Main Street New Hope, Pa 
(215) 862-5981 
Fri. 7 p.m. Sick Century, The Necrophiliac Yacht Club, Sugar Burns and Matt Woods
Sat. (3 p.m.) Tom Costello (9 p.m.) Hope Well
Mon. 9 p.m. Open Mic Comedy Night w/ Mike Dialto feat. (Sign-ups start at 8 p.m.) 
Wed. 9 p.m. The Invitational
All shows 21+
Joseph Lawrence Park
317 Ward Avenue Bordentown
Sat. 12 p.m. Bordentown Township Fall Festival
Killarney's Publick House
1644 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road Hamilton
(609) 586-1166 
Thurs. (5:30 p.m.) Radio Fiction (7 p.m.) Cigar Night
Sat. 9 p.m. Groove Pocket
Mon. 7 p.m. Mixology Class
Tues. Paint Night w/ Spotted Frog: Light Up Wooden Halloween Sign 
Wed. 8 p.m. Trivia w/ Geeks Who Drink
Laurita Winery 
85 Archertown Road New Egypt 
(609) 752-0200 
Thurs. 6 p.m. Dueling Pianos feat. Tony T. and Wildman Joe. $20
Fri. 7:30 p.m. "Kricket Comedy" feat. Anita Wise, Tony Parlante, Buda. $25 (advance), doors open at 7 p.m.
Sat. 11 a.m. "Harvest Weekend"
Sun. "Harvest Weekend" feat. (11 a.m.) Wine & Goat Yoga
Library Company of Burlington
23 West Union Street Burlington
(609) 3861273
Fri. 6 p.m. Teen Movie Night: "Beetlejuice"
Lillipies Bakery
30 North Harrison Street Princeton 
(609) 423-2100  
Sat. 10 a.m. Storytime with Jeff 
Locust Hall at Johnson's Farm
2691 Monmouth Road Jobstow 
(609) 723-2630  
Fri. 6:30 p.m. Wreath Workshop
Sat./Sun. 11:30 a.m. Fall Festival
Magikava
87a South Main Street New Hope, PA 
(215) 862-2739 
Thurs. 6 p.m. Astrology Readings by Riss Cottrill 
Mon. 6 p.m. Magik "Art Mondays" 
Wed. 6:30 p.m. Open Mic Night hosted by Fayema  
Main Street Mt. Holly  
28 Washington Street Mt. Holly  
(609) 914-0811 
Fri. 7 p.m. / 8 p.m. Haunted History Tour
Sat. 5:45 p.m. / 7 p.m./ 8:15 p.m. Haunted History Tour
Sun. 6 p.m. / 7:15 p.m. Haunted History Tour
 
Mansfield Township Community Park 
24594 East Main Street Columbus
Fri. 5 p.m. Pumpkin Painting and Movie In The Park
McStews Irish Sports Pub
5316 New Falls Road Levittown, PA 
(215) 949-9570 
Sat. 9 p.m. F.F.O.G.
Tues. 7:30 p.m. Trivia Night
 
Mercer County Park Festival Grounds 
Hughes Drive/Old Trenton Road West Windsor 
(609) 448-1947 
Sat. 12 p.m. Central Jersey Beer Fest feat. Georgia Owen, The Polish Nannies. $50 ($10 for designated drivers) 
Millhill Basement 
300 S. Broad Street Trenton 
(609) 989-1600
Wed. 9 p.m. Acoustic Night feat., Jimmy-N-Johnny, Joe Affatato, Brian Casale, (TBA). (FREE Show)
Music Mountain Theater
1483 Route 179 Lambertville
(609)397-3337
Fri. 8 p.m. "Carrie"
Sat. 3 p.m./ 8 p.m. "Carrie"
Sun. 3 p.m. "Carrie"
Naked Brewing Company 
212 Mill Street Bristol, PA 
(267) 544-7129
Tues. 7 p.m. Trivia
Nassau Presbyterian Church
61 Nassau Street Princeton 
Sun. 3 p.m. Paul Robeson 125th Anniversary Concert: A Musical Tribute feat. Kevin Maynor 
Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company 
909 Ray Avenue Croydon, PA 
(215) 458-7081
Thurs. 7 p.m. Video Game Night / Rachel & Ty
Fri. 7 p.m. FREE Movie Night feat. "Friday The 13th Part 2"
Sun. 12 p.m. Yoga & Beer
New Egypt Flea Market Village 
933 Monmouth County Road Cream Ridge 
(609) 758-2082
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Spirit Gallery w/ Medium Rich Braconi
Sun. 8 a.m. Flea Market 
Wed. 8 a.m. Flea Market
New Hope Winery / Tavern 
6123 Lower York Road New Hope, PA 
(215) 794-2331 
Sat. 8 p.m. Curtis Stiger
Newtown Athletic Club 
120 Pheasant Run Newtown, PA 
(215) 968-0600 
Fri. 6 p.m. Aaron Quarterman
Sun. 1 p.m. Christine Englehardt Memorial Community Fair 2023  
Newtown Brewing Company
103 Penns Trail Newtown, PA 
(215) 944-8609 
Thurs. 7:30 p.m. "Useless Knowledge" Trivia 
Fri. 6 p.m. Brian Elliot
Sun. 12 p.m. "4th Anniversary Party" feat (1 p.m.) JDuo (4 p.m.) Fly On The Wall (7 p.m.) Slim & The Perkolators
Wed. 4 p.m. Open Mic Night
Nick's Roast Beef
4501 Woodhaven Road West Philadelphia, PA 
(215) 637-515
Thurs. 6 p.m. 215 MOPAR Cruise Night 
Fri. 9 p.m. Split Decision 
Sat. (2 p.m.) Oktoberfest (9 p.m.) The Cover Dawgs
Wed. 7 p.m. Karaoke
NJWeedman's Dispensary
322 East State Street Trenton
(609) 437-0898
Thurs. 8 p.m. Karaoke
Nomad Distilling Company
20 South Main Street New Hope, PA
Sun. 10 a.m. Brunch
Nottingham Tavern 
9 Mercer Street Hamilton Square 
(609) 587-6623
Thurs. 9:30 pm. Karaoke w/ Super Dave Curtis 
Sat. 9:30 p.m. No Way Out
Ages 21+   
O'Fowley's Tavern & Grill 
200 State Road Croydon, PA 
(215) 785-6998 
Mon. 7 p.m. Music Bingo Hosted by Best Choice Productions w/ DJ John S 
Tues. 7 p.m. Quizzo
Old Hights Brewing 
123 West Ward Street Hightstown 
(609) 469-5976
Sat. 5:30 p.m. Dylan Altman
Sun. 1 p.m. Fall Market
Wed. 6:30 p.m. Trivia  
Old Town Pub
135 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown 
(609) 291-9232
Thurs. 7 p.m. Quizzoholics Trivia
Palmer Square 
40 Nassau Street Princeton 
Sat. 12 p.m.  Fall Music Series feat. Peter & The Master Keys  
Pasquale's Sports Bar 
9078 Mill Creek Road Levittown, PA 
(267) 202-6268 
Thurs. 9 p.m. Beer Pong
Tues. 7 p.m. Music Bingo
Wed. 7 p.m. Karaoke
Patriots Crossing 
1339 River Road Titusville 
(609) 737-2780
Thurs. 8 p.m. Ladies Night  
Fri. 8 p.m. MLC Band
Sat. 8 p.m. Grape Street
Wed. 7 p.m. "Quizzo"
Princeton Country Club
1-Wheeler Way West Windsor
(609) 452-9382 
Thurs. 6 p.m. Karaoke Night w/ Live DJ
Fri. 5 p.m. Happy Hour
Sun. 11 a.m. Jazz Brunch
 
Princeton Makes 
301 North Harrison Street Princeton 
Sat. 10:30 a.m. "A Fluid Art Experience" w/ Adriana Groza
Sun. 4 p.m. Second Sunday Poetry 
Princeton University (Richardson Auditorium)
Nassau Street Princeton
Sat. 8 p.m. Jennifer Koh plays Mazzoli
Puss N Boots Tavern
942 Trenton Road Fairless Hills, PA
Fri. 8 p.m. Karaoke
Tues. 7 p.m. Trivia
Randy Now's Man Cave
119 West Ward Street Hightstown 
(609) 424-3766
Sun. 3 p.m. "Ernie In Kovacsland" Lecture and Q & A w/ Author Josh Mills
River House at Odette’s 
274 South Rive Road New Hope, PA 
(215) 682-2022 
Thurs. (6 p.m.) Murder Mystery Dinner (7 p.m.) Cara Cartney
Fri. 7 p.m. Andy Prescott
Sat. 7 p.m. Bob Egan 
Sun. 11:30 a.m. Brunch w/ Dave Dales Duo  
Rossi's Bar & Grill
2110 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road Hamilton
(609) 890-2004 
Thurs. 5:30 p.m. Ernie White
Sat. 11 a.m. Brunch
Sun. 11 a.m. Brunch 
Tues. 7 p.m. Quizzoholics
Sandy's Beef & Ale
2028 E. Old Lincoln Highway Langhorne, PA
(2670 852-2333
Thurs. 8 p.m. Quizzo  
Mon. 7 p.m. Music Bingo
Second Sin Brewing Company
1500 Grundy Lane Bristol, P
(267) 812-5251
Thurs. 7 p.m. "Halloween" Trivia
Shady Brook Farm 
931 Stony Hill Road Yardley, PA 
(215) 968-1670 
Sat. Fall Festival feat. (12 p.m.) Big Whiskey
Sun. Fall Festival feat. (5 p.m.) Mushmouth
Wed. 6 p.m. Kindred Spirit
Slim's Irish Pub 
2195 Galloway Road Bensalem, PA
(267) 332-0047
Mon. 6 p.m. Open Mic Night Hosted by Cecil 
Wed. 6 p.m. Karaoke Contest
Small World Coffee 
14 Witherspoon Street Princeton 
(609) 924-4377 x2 
Sat. 7 p.m. Jeff Miller
Smithville Park
815 Smithville Road Easthampton 
Thurs. 5:30 p.m. Art and Coffee Break
Sparky World-Famous Beer Garden
4333 New Falls Road Levittown, PA 
(215) 943-2321 
Thurs. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ DJ Dana
Sat. 9:30 p.m. Long Hard Ride
Sun. 9 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Cara Cartney
Mon. 9 p.m. Game Night Hosted by Kid Dalton 
Tues. 7 p.m. Johnny Betz 
Wed. 8 p.m. Acoustic Daze
Steam Pub 
606 2nd Street Pike Southampton, PA 
Sat. 10:30 p.m. Cat 5
1675 Spirits 
2685 Bristol Pike Bensalem, PA
(215) 645-1445
Sat. 6 p.m. Bev & Dan
Tara's Tavern 
1 Cookstown-New Egypt Road, Wrightstown 
(609) 286-2300 
Fri. 8:30 p.m. Sean Kelly
Sat. 8:30 p.m. Zach Trucksess  
Tavern On The Lake 
101 Main Street Hightstown 
(609) 426-9345  
Fri. (8 p.m.) Radio Road (9 p.m.) After The Flood
Tues. 6 p.m. Trivia 
Wed. 7 p.m. Karaoke 
TCNJ College of New Jersey
2000 Pennington Road Ewing 
(609) 771-2467
Sat. 7:30 p.m. TCNJ Wind Orchestra & Wind Ensemble: "Poetics"
 
Temperance House
5 South State Street Newtown, PA 
(215) 944-8050
Thurs. 7 p.m. Steve Guyger and Filthy Rich 
Mon. 7 p.m. Trivia Hosted by Neville Esquire
Tues. 7 p.m. Beginner Line Dance Lessons w/ Jeremy Line Dance. $40/4 Weeks 
Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic Night w/ Cara Cartney
TGI Fridays 
780 Route 130 South Hamilton
(609) 581-6910 
Sun. 9 p.m. Trivia Game Night / SIN Sundays
TGI Fridays
2703 Mount Holly Road Suite 3 Washington Twp.
(609) 239-486 
Thurs. 7 p.m.  Trivia  
TGI Fridays
3535 U.S. Route 1 North #275 Princeton
(609) 520-0378
Thurs. 8 p.m. Trivia Night
The Birdhouse Center For The Arts
7 North Main Street Lambertville
(215) 681-4660
Tues. 7:30 p.m. NJNO the "not just nyckelharpa orchestra" Community Orchestra
The Buck Hotel 
1200 Buck Road Feasterville, PA 
(215) 396-2002 
Thurs. 7 p.m. Kirko
Sat. (11 a.m.) Brunch (9 p.m.) Soul Cruisers
Tues. 7 p.m. Danny Lynch Duo
The Cool Cricket
216 Burlington Street Fieldsboro
(609) 291-9110
Fri. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ Dave Curtis
Sat. 9 p.m. Swanson
The Cure Insurance Center  
81 Hamilton Ave. Trenton  
(609) 656-3200  
Sun. 9 a.m. Central Jersey Pop Warner Cheerleading  
The Dubliner
34 North Main Street New Hope, PA 
(215) 693-1816
Fri. 7 p.m. Na Bodach
Sat. 7 p.m. Andrew Koontz & Billy O'Neal
Sun. 2 p.m. David Falcone
 
The Federal Twist Vineyard 
8 Federal Twist Road Stockton
(609) 773-6066 
Sat. 12 p.m. Harvest Fest. feat. The VooDudes. $5 (Ages 20 and under FREE)
Sun. 2 p.m. Mac Paige Band. $5 (Ages 20 and under FREE)
The Five Four Bar & Grill
8919 New Falls Road Levittown, PA 
(215) 547-5525
Thurs. 8 p.m. Karaoke w/ Paula and Sam 
Fri. 9 p.m. Jukebox Graveyard
Tues. 7 p.m. Music Bingo w/ Jonathan Appel
Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Chris Benedetti
The HOB Tavern 
146 Second Street Bordentown
(609) 291-7020 
Fri. 9 p.m. The Successful Failures
Wed. 8 p.m.Bad Hombres Acoustic
The Irish Horne Bar & Restaurant
882 2nd Street Pike Richboro, PA 
(215) 942-4000 
Sat. 4 p.m. Keep The Change Acoustic
The Ivy Inn
248 Nassau Street Princeton
(609) 921-8555
Thurs. (7 p.m.) Bingo (10 p.m.) Karaoke w/ Trey Brown
Fri. 9:30 p.m. DJ Fatha Ramzee
Sat. 9:30 p.m. DJ Slick
Tues. 7 p.m. Quizzo w/ Bob E Luv 
Wed. 10 p.m. Karaoke w/ Trey Brown  
The Morrisville Tavern 
376 West Trenton Avenue Morrisville, PA
(215) 295-5310
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia
Fri. 8 p.m. The Mojo Channel
Sat. 8 p.m. Supertrain
Sun. 3:30 p.m. Music Bingo
Mon. 8 p.m. Karaoke
Tues. 7 p.m. Music Bingo
Wed. 7 p.m. Trivia Night 
The Newtown Theatre
120 North State Street Newtown, PA
(215) 968-3859
Thurs. 8 p.m. A Tribute to Van Morrison
Fri. 8 p.m. An Evening with the RSVP Brass Quintet 
Sat. 8 p.m. A Tribute to Johnny Cash w/ "Ring of Fire"
The Penguin Rocks (24 Hour On-Demand Music/Radio)
www.thepenguinrocks.com 
Mon. -  Fri. "Radio Jersey" Hosted by Lee Mrowicki 
Sun. - Sat. "Classic Jersey" Hosted by Gary Wien
Sun. - Sat. "Beyond The Palace" Hosted by Lee Mrowicki 
Sun. - Sat. "Danny Coleman's Rock On Radio" feat. Mike Montrey
Sun. - Sat. "From The Basement" Hosted by Mike Marrone
Sun. - Sat. "Deuce Radio" Hosted by Matt Barker
Sun. - Sat. "Altrok Radio" Hosted by Sean Carolan
Sun. - Sat. "Lighty's Corner" Hosted by Gary Wien 
Sun. - Sat. "The Troubador Show" Hosted by John Godfrey
The Roost
181 Rte. 539 Cream Ridge
(609) 208-0050
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. DC Duo 
Fri. 8 p.m. Krystal
Sat. 8 p.m. Hoyer's Destroyers
Wed. 6 p.m. Joe Vadala
The Sycamore Grill
255 North Sycamore Street Newtown, PA
(215) 908-6326 
Fri. 8 p.m. Plush Duo
Sat. 8 p.m. Brian Elliot Duo
The Tavern at Penns Park 
2295 Second Street Pike Newtown, PA
(267) 491-5658
Fri. 8 p.m. Off Center
The Union Firehouse
18 Washington Street Mount Holly
(609) 288-6491
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Open Mic Night Hosted by Joe Vadala 
Fri. 8 p.m. Billy Walton Band. Doors open at 7 p.m.
Wed. 6 p.m.  Country Line Dancing. $5 (advance), all ages
The Union House 
19 East Union Street Burlington
(609) 531-6077
Fri. 8 p.m. Nobody's Business
Sat. 8 p.m. Three Question Marks
ThunderBowl Lanes NJ
423 east main Street Wrightstown
(609) 723-7914
Sat. 6:30 p.m. Unleashed
Tir Na Nog 
1324 Hamilton Avenue Trenton 
(609) 392-2554
Sun. 3 p.m. "Irish Sessions" 
Tues. 8 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Jerry & John Monk
All Shows 21+
Trenton Social
449 South Broad Street Trenton
(609) 989-7777
Thurs. 5 p.m. "Happy Hour Throwback Thursday
Sat. 9 p.m. Live Music (TBA)
Mon. 6 p.m. "Monday Night Karaoke" Hosted by Sweets
Triple Sun Spirits
126 South State Street Newtown, PA
(215) 944-3057  
Wed. 7 p.m. Quizzo w/ Ed Packer
Under The Moon 
23 North Union Street Lambertville
(609) 397-1710
Fri. 6 p.m. The Lifters Duo
Sat. (12 p.m.) Russell Norkevich (6:30 p.m.) Greg McGarvey
Wed. 5:30 p.m. Tony Alosi
VANEFRANCODANCE
23 Hankins Road Hightstown
(609) 635-3572
Thurs. (7 p.m.) Beginner Bachata (8 p.m.) Beginner Salsa. $18 
Fri. (7 p.m.) Advanced Bachata (8 p.m.) Advanced Salsa. $18
Vault Brewing Company
10 South Main Street Yardley, PA 
(267) 573-4291
Fri. 7 p.m. Soulberry Jam / Tom Trovas Duo
Sat. 7 p.m. Suzette Ortiz & Her Latin Ensemble
Mon. 6 p.m. Quizzo
Village Idiot Brewing Company
42 High Street Mount Holly
(609) 975-9270 
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia
Waiting Room
76 Cranbury Neck Road east Windsor
Sun. 11 a.m. Harvest Jam Music Festival 2023 feat. Gaby Aron, Jacob Tremont, Petite Sketches, Brandon Broderick, Kuf & Christine, Arlo Indgo and Band, DJ Marley Biz. $10 (Suggested donation).
West Windsor Arts Center/Nassau Park Pavilion
952 Alexander Road Princeton 
Fri. 7 p.m. "We All Scream:" A Storytelling Event
Sat. 6 p.m. Nritya Mehfil Dance Event w/ Shivani Badgi
Wildflowers Inn
2572 Pennington Road Pennington 
(609) 773-239
Thurs. 6 p.m. Rob Silvers
Working Dog Winery
610 Windsor Perrineville Road Hightstown
(609) 371-6000
Thurs. 4:30 p.m. The Backbeat or Vinny Rugnella
Sat. 1 p.m. Ronnie Brandt
Sun. 1 p.m. John Love
WWFM 89.1 FM HD2 Radio
MCCC Old Trenton Road West Windsor
Jazzon2.org
Mon. 7 p.m. "Danny Coleman's Got The Blues"


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