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Rock On! This Week's Sound Bites...10/13/22


By Danny Coleman


originally published: 10/13/2022

Rock On! This Week

"I'm not sure how much you've read or seen about us as a group but we are practically one of New Jersey's best kept secrets," laughed Danny Vechesky of 52nd Street,  the "World's longest running" Billy Joel tribute. "We've been around a long time; 28 years and I started the band back in 1994 after "The River of Dreams" came out." 

Vechesky or "Danny V" as he is known, calls Burlington County, NJ home but as Joel himself has said in his lyrics, "Home can be the Pennsylvania Turnpike" and Danny knows that reference to touring very well as 52nd Street has played nationally for parts of four decades and on October 16 at the Broadway Theatre of Pitmann he will be doing what he does best at a 6 p.m. show right here in South Jersey.

“Yes, Sunday October 16 at The Pitmann Theatre," he said enthusiastically. "We usually do outdoor summer concerts for different towns as part of their summer concert series and doing this gives an opportunity for people who normally don't get to see Billy Joel or have seen him in the past to come out and relax in the summertime with family and friends. So, we've been focusing on that aspect probably for the last 10 years and had a wonderful time with it; the response from the crowd is great so that's been primarily our concerts and they vary depending on the town and how big they can have their events and what the budgets are so, it can be anywhere from a couple of hundred people to a couple of thousand; it's been something we’ve enjoyed so, we are looking forward to this."

So, what makes one form a tribute band; let alone one that has stayed together for nearly 30 years? According to Danny, it was just a matter of making a decision.



 
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"I've been in a number of bands off and on over the years and always wanted to do a Billy Joel tribute but for different reasons, the timing wasn't right," he began. "Then "The River of Dreams" came out and it was hitting the charts and I said to my wife at the time; you know what? I'm gonna do it! I'm gonna do it now! Now as far as the history itself; it all started back in 1974. I was a freshman at Albright College out in Reading, PA and I was on the stage crew when Billy Joel was on the "Piano Man" tour and I guess the only thing that I knew about Billy Joel was the song "Captain Jack" because in Philly; I don't know if you remember WMMR but Ed Sciaky used to play that song a lot and it was huge in Philadelphia. So, that's how I knew about Billy and then being on stage crew, I was at the concert, I got a chance to talk to him and being a young kid; I'm blown away. I took piano lessons as a kid but there was a guy who rocked on the piano in the spotlight and I felt really connected. So, I said, that's it, I'm gonna do that and I had a chance to talk with him and that gave me some encouragement. So, over the years, I learned all of his music and all by ear. I took lessons, I knew theory but his music; I sat down listened to records and learned it all by ear and eventually in college I started doing these coffee houses; all Billy Joel and then eventually with different bands that I was in I'd do a bunch of Billy Joel songs and finally in 1994 I realized; you know what? This is the time and so 28 years ago I started it and we're still going strong today” 

OK Danny, "YOU" had this connection to Joel and his music through a personal experience; how did you find musicians who shared your passion and the other six pieces that make up the 52nd Street Band?  

“I lived in North Jersey and Bergen County for 16 years and that's where the band started. I had put out an advertisement in one of the local rock'n'roll periodicals; I think it was in "The Aquarian" or "The EC Rocker" up there in North Jersey and guys answered the ads and I had auditions with different guys and I just felt which ones would make a good fit and that's how it came together; up in North Jersey. My guitar player who's the original guitar player; he's been with me all 28 years and I’m proud of the fact that we’ve been together that long. We were starting out just at the very beginning of tribute mania and at the time, there was maybe a few bands that were doing it; of course, there was B Streets who was doing Bruce for the longest time even before that but we got in at the right time where all of a sudden at all of these town concerts they started having tribute bands. So, we developed our notoriety with our bread and butter and of course now you know what it's like; I mean, there's a tribute for just about every band that ever existed and multi-tributes for different artists as well.” 

“My philosophy and my first thought for the band was, I want to put together a band that's going to present the sound that's what you hear on the radio," he continued. "You know, the songs that they love by Billy Joel and I wanted to do so practically as much as possible note for note and even from me singing them. So, I immersed myself and I still do actually in listening to the songs. I sing along with them, I try to make sure that my pronunciations and my pitch are exactly like Billy does it and the guys in the band, they do very close to the same thing so that we present what you're going to hear as Billy Joel's music and so it sounds like Billy Joel. Mentally, I've known these songs for forever, I grew up with him basically as a kid, I learned them all and every song I can relate to the eras of my life basically by when these songs were played. So, it's easy for me because of my personal history with each one of those songs; I actually almost feel like when I'm performing them that I am feeling those lyrics as well and not just singing and performing and that kind of works for me. I don't know about the other guys but I just try to live it and perform it as you hear it on the radio”  

With a band and a philosophy in place Danny found his niche as an entertainer and like many others, it was the Fab Four's appearance on a certain TV show that was the impetus for his love of Rock 'n' Roll. 

“I started taking piano lessons when I was 11 years old and I realized after a short period of time that I wasn't going to be another Rachmaninoff or Tchaikovsky but the thing that really sold my soul on rock'n'roll was seeing The Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show and for me that was it. So, even though I was taking general lessons my ear was always leaning to learning some of the stuff that I was hearing; all of the pop songs on the radio. I took classical lessons pretty much through high school and then as I said, meeting Billy my freshman year in college; that was it. I was focused totally in that direction.” 

Ah but today there is no Ed Sullivan, there is nothing on the radar even remotely close to a second-coming of a band such as The Beatles but he has some thoughts on that and today's music climate as well.

 “Yeah," he said with some hesitation, "Believe me, guys in our age group, we recognize that because of our own longevity in music. We recognize it and it's kind of unfortunate but there is some hope. I do see some young guys that try to emulate the classic guys of that era so there are some young artists that look at Eddie Van Halen or Keith Emerson and Yes or anything that's like a masterpiece of classic rock and they are trying to emulate that which hopefully that'll be some of the future of rock'n'roll music; we'll see.”

There are stories of tribute bands being joined on stage by the artists they are paying homage to; has that ever happened to Danny V and the boys of 52nd Street?  

“We had a close call; well besides meeting Billy back in '74 where we had a very close call coming together. We were performing at the food court in the Wachovia Center in Philly when he was performing there; I'm going to say maybe 10 years ago. We were performing before his concert and so my brother, who was managing us at the time was on the phone and I saw him walking around the food court and he was actually trying to get Billy to come down and meet me after his soundcheck. We were in the same building together but that was his last concert, it was press day so he had a lot of interviews going on so we couldn't come together but that's as close as it can be; in the same building that same time.” 

Doing anything for 28 years can become monotonous but if there is passion, there is a desire to continue and for Danny V, the audiences and the music make it all worthwhile. 



 
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“Yeah, it's a combination of things really. I enjoy the songs and as I said. I grew up with them so I felt attached to learning them and the history of him and of course sharing it with the audience and with the Billy Joel fans is so rewarding. During the shows to see people enjoying it, singing along with us, coming up to me afterwards and telling me that they really enjoyed it and the cool thing about it is telling me their stories. Always at the end of a show, somebody's going to come up say, oh I knew Billy when he was in high school or when he played at this bar or I saw him at a restaurant somewhere and to me that's like the icing on the cake because it adds to the history of the band. I have all these little stories that come along the way so yes, absolutely it's the performance, it's singing songs and of course enjoying it and the relationships with the audience as well.”

The show in Pitmann may have a slightly different look and feel to it due to it being an indoor venue which is different from their aforementioned regular outside events. 

 “ My brother is the owner/producer of Re-creation Concerts and he has a number of tribute bands he works with and what he does with his business and with his artists is recreates exactly the scenes, the clothes, the wardrobe, the songs and the look of artists from the classic rock era. His number one band is Kiss The Sky a Jimi Hendrix tribute and if you Google Kiss The Sky or any of those videos you will think it's Hendrix and when those shows are performed; that's what people expect to see. So, it's never been done with Billy Joel before to this extent and he's producing the show and we've taken all the eras of Billy Joel, the jacket changes, the band changes, the members and we're gonna try to create the eras of Billy Joel at this particular concert and that's something that I don't believe anybody has ever done before and my brother, with his knowledge of classic rock and his eye for perfection will be putting together a unique show where people are going to see a Billy Joel concert from say 1975, 1980 or 1993 and that's kind of what you're going to see on October 16th in Pitmann. I’ve got to tell you; Billy is always spot on with his music. Even now, although he has changed the key of a couple of songs that he now sings a little lower; I just look at his performances and I'm really a little bit jealous (laughs) and he's still an amazing performer, pianist, vocalist, and it's one of those things where it still gives me chills at this point and for me there is still something to try and achieve. So, that's why I still watch his shows and his videos because I'm always trying to perfect my performance as much as I can.” 

That said, what is in store following the Pitmann show? 

“Probably after this show for the season, we'll take a little bit of time off. The guys all have different other projects that they're involved with and what I try to do in the offseason is to sort of regroup a little bit and I've got to focus on marketing for the next year which is not exactly the fun part of this business (laughs).I've got to get the marketing going for the next year and I have some original stuff that I'm working on; I usually try to get back into that mode as well just to see if I can get that finished. It's one of those things that I have in the back of my mind to do after I'm done with Billy Joel or maybe at the same time but I have those and a few other things in the in the works as well.”  

To purchase tickets to the October 16 show, please visit  https://www.thebroadwaytheatre.org/show/52nd-street-billy-joel-tribute/ and to find out more about Danny V's 52nd Street Band, please go to http://www.52ndstreetband.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


Al's Airport Inn
636 Bear Tavern Road West Trenton
(609) 883-5252
Thurs. 5 p.m. Diane Chiorello
Sat. (12 p.m.) Acoustic Brunch w/ Mark Sacco (5 p.m.) Mike Macmanus
Sun. 12 p.m. Sunday Acoustic Brunch 
Mon. 5 p.m. Joe Hutchinson
Tues. 7 p.m. Mike & Laura Tusay
Wed. 7 p.m. Mark Sacco
Aristaeus Brewing
2475C Big Oak Road Langhorne, PA
(215) 757-2337
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia
Fri. 7 p.m. Unplugged
Sat. 3 p.m. Matt Kresge
Sun. 10 a.m. “Sunday Funday Brunch” (2 p.m.) Brieann Wall
Arm & Hammer Park
1 Thunder Road Trenton
(609) 394-3300
Fri. 5:45 p.m. Movie Night at Trenton Thunder: Disney's "Encanto"  
Arts Council of Princeton 
102 Witherspoon Street Princeton 
(609) 924-8777
Fri. 4 p.m. "Art Collecting as an Act of Love, Resistance and Preservation of History" (FREE Event)  
Artworks Trenton  
19 Everett Alley Trenton 
(609) 394-9436  
Wed. 7 p.m. Ink 'N' Drink "Tie Dye Typhoon" Adult Workshop  
Bailey's Bar & Grille
6922 Bristol-Emilie Road Levittown, PA  
(215) 946-7992  
Sat. 12 p.m. "2nd Annual Bailey's Fest" 
Bill's Olde Tavern 
2694 Nottingham Way Hamilton 
(609) 586-0192 
Fri. 7 p.m. Polish Nannies
Sat. 7 p.m. Katfish Lucy
Mon. 7 p.m. Trivia
Tues. 7 p.m. / Wed. 7 p.m. Karaoke
Ages 21+  
Blue Bottle Cafe
101 East Broad Street Hopewell
(609) 333-1710
Wed. 6 p.m. Brian Elliot  
Bordentown City
Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown  
Sat. 11 a.m. "Paint Bordentown Pink" 5K and 1 Mile Fun Walk
Bordentown Yacht Club 
1 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown 
(609) 298-9754 
Sat.  1 p.m. "Riverfest" feat. Never Enough  
Boro Bean
9 East Broad Street Hopewell
(609) 466-6681
Sat. 11 a.m. John Abbott
Bowman's Tavern 
1600 River Road New Hope, PA 
(215) 862-2972 
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Matt Gordeuk
Fri. (5:30 p.m.) Bennett Lee (8 p.m.) Bob Egan
Sat. 7 p.m. Dave Dales Trio
Sun. (12 p.m.) Larry Tamanini (6 p.m.) Lorenzo 
Bristol Riverside Theater
2501 Bath Road Bristol, PA
(215) 785-0100
Thurs. 7:30 p.m. "A Leg Up"
Fri. 8 p.m.  "A Leg Up"
Sat. 2 p.m. / 8 p.m. "A Leg Up"
Sun. 3 p.m. "A Leg Up"
Wed. 2 p.m. / 7:30 p.m. "A Leg Up"
Broken Goblet Brewing
2500 State Road Bensalem, PA
(267) 812-5653
Thurs. 7 p.m. Mike Estabrook
Fri. 8:30 p.m. Two Rocks Rye
Sun. 3 p.m. Music Bingo 
Tues. 7 p.m. Luck of the Draw Weekly Dart Tournament
Wed. 8 p.m. Quizzo Hosted by Righteous Jolly
Bucks On Bridge 
25 Bridge Street Lambertville
(609) 483-2615
Thurs. 5 p.m. Ace Horvath
Tues. 5 p.m. Chess Night
Burlington County Prison Museum  
128 High Street Mt. Holly 
(609) 265-5476 
Fri. 6:30 p.m. Movies Under the Stars: "Ghostbusters Afterlife"
Sat. (1 p.m.) Random Notes (5 p.m.) "Jailhouse Rock" feat. Count Josephine, The Grip Weeds, Steve Oakley Band, Rocket Dreem Rumble, Michael Hampton. 
 Ages 21+
Cadwalader Park
299 Parkside Avenue Trenton
(408) 335-4400
Sat. 2 p.m. Mercer County Photography 2022 Opening Reception (Takes place at Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie Mansion)   
Candlelight Lounge
24 Passaic Street Trenton 
(609) 695-9612 
Thurs. 6 p.m. Thursday Night Blues Jam. $5
Sat. 3 p.m. Brian Betz. $20
Catch A Rising Star (Hyatt Regency Princeton)
102 Carnagie Center Princeton
(781) 568-1471
Sat. 7:30 p.m. Ryan Maher and Anthony DiDomenico. $23.69, Doors open at 7 p.m. 
Chickie's & Pete's  
183 US Highway 130 North Bordentown   
(609) 298-9182 
Fi./Sat. 8 p.m.  DJ Entertainment
City Streets 
510 Highway 130 South East Windsor 
(609) 426-9400
Sat. 9 p.m. Kevin Toft & The Alternators  
Clubhouse at Mountain View  (The Patio)
850 Bear Tavern Road Ewing
(609) 538-0808
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Octoberfest w/ Mike Macmanus Duo
Fri. 6:30 p.m. 5 Shades of Grey 
COARadio.com 
125 South Main Street Hightstown 
(609) 241-7103
Fri. 7 p.m. "Danny Coleman's Got The Blues"
Sat. 3 p.m. “Rock On Radio Indie Hour”
Sun. 7 p.m. "Rock On Radio" feat. Steve Keller of Ripped
Cooper's Riverview                                                                     
50 Riverview Plaza Trenton
(609) 393-7300
Thurs. 8 p.m.Club Night w/ DJ Ace. Ages 21+
Fri. 5 p.m. "It's 5 O'clock Somewhere Happy Hour" 
Sat. (8 p.m.) No Way Out (10 p.m.) DJ Dream. Ages 21+
Sun. 11 a.m. "Latin Jazz Brunch" w/ Victor Tarassov 
Tues. 7 p.m. Karaoke
Wed. (7 p.m.) Blues Jam on the Deck  (8 p.m.) Disco “Hustle” Night w/ "Guest" DJs. $5
All Events 21+
Crossing Vineyard and Winery 
1853 Wrightstown Road Washington Crossing, PA
(215) 493-6500
Sat. "Harvest Celebration" feat. (2 p.m.) Kim & Chuck Duo  (2 p.m. outdoors) Julia Melito 
Sun. "Harvest Celebration" feat. 2 p.m. Larry Tritel  
Cross Pollination Gallery
2 North Union Street Lambertville
(609) 213-6734
Fri. 5 p.m. "Friday Happy Hour." (Talk art, wine and musicians who bring instruments)
Curran’s Irish Inn
1909 Bristol Pike Bensalem, PA
(215) 245-1800
Thurs. 7 p.m. Music Bingo
Fri. 9 p.m. Old School
Tues. 7:30 p.m. Quizzo  
Dacey's Pub
215 West Philadelphia Avenue Morrisville, PA
(215) 295-4838
Fri. 7 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
Sun. 4 p.m. Oldies with DJ Deuce
Tues. 7 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Edgar Anderson
Wed. 7 p.m./9 p.m. Poker Night 
Eddington House Bensalem
2813 Hulmeville Road, Bensalem, PA
(215) 639-1220
Fri. 8:30 p.m. David Duong
Sat. 8 p.m.  Frankford Fitler
Wed. 7 p.m. Music Bingo w/ Dan 
El Barrio Cantina & Tequila Bar
1470 Buck Road Southampton, PA
(267) 685-0725
Fri. 8 p.m. Cara Cartney
Sat. 8 p.m. Vik Raolji
Flying Pig Tavern & Tap
167 US-Route 130 North Bordentown
(609) 899-7447
Tues. 9 p.m. Karaoke
Wed. 8 p.m. Trivia
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”
Fri. (6 p.m.) "Happy Hour" (9 p.m.) Spare Parts
Sat. 8 p.m. Sight Unseen Trio
Tues. 6:30 p.m. Trivia Night Hosted by Best Choice Productions  
Green Parrot Restaurant Pub, & Patio
240 North Sycamore Street Newtown Township, PA
(215) 504-7277
Thurs. 7 p.m. Ryan Sab
Fri. 8:30 p.m. Big Country & The Finger Lickin' Good Band
Sat. 8 p.m. Country Rogue
Hamilton Tap & Grill
557 US Route 130 North Hamilton
(609) 905-0925
Thurs. 7 p.m. Music Bingo w/ DJ Nebbs
Wed. 7 p.m. Trivia  
Hamilton Veterans Park
1865 Yardville-Hamilton Square Road Hamilton  
Sun. 11 a.m. Hamilton's Oktoberfest 2022 feat. (2:30 p.m.) Journey Tribute w/ "Frontiers" 
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.) Lords of 52nd Street. $65 (11 p.m.) DJ Dance Party
Sat. (8:30 p.m.) Se7en (11:59 p.m.) DJ Dance Party
Sun. 6 p.m. A Tribute to Steely Dan w/ "Countdown To Ecstasy" $35
Mon. (9 p.m.) "Lipstick Mondays Drag Show" Hosted by Cyannie Lopez (11 p.m.) Karaoke w/ Dwayne
Tues. 7 p.m. Tuesday Night Jazz w/ Jillian Ashcroft Quartet
Wed. 7 p.m. Jumper Duo
Hightstown Association Park
Grant Street Hightstown
Sat. 1 p.m. "Bethelight" Be-The-Music Festival. 
Hightstown Memorial Park
North Main Street Hightstown
Sat. 10 a.m. Hightstown "Harvest Fair" 
Hopewell Theater  
5 South Greenwood Avenue Hopewell 
(609) 466-1964
Sat. 8 p.m. Dar Williams
Hopewell Valley Vineyards 
46 Yard Avenue Pennington 
(609) 737-4465 
Fri. 4 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. (5:30 p.m.) Catmoondaddy
Sat.  (1 p.m.) On The Fly (5:30 p.m.) "Music & Merlot" feat. Living The Dream
Sun. 1:30 p.m.  A Little Bit Off
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. Happy Hour w/ Ray Palmer
Sat. 8 p.m. All Lit Up
Mon. 7 p.m. Motown Mondays w/ DJ Slow Ice
Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic w/ Laura Fiacco  
Il Portico Restorante Italiano
273 West Route 130 South Burlington
(609) 239-1000
Thurs. 7 p.m. Jazz Night
Fri. / Sat. 6:30 p.m. Live Music w/ Tony O  
Irish Rover Station House
1033 South Bellevue Avenue Langhorne, PA
(215) 970-5412
Thurs. 6 p.m. Yards Very Mega World Championship
Sat. 8 p.m. Unplugged
Wed. 7 p.m. Quizzo  
Iron Plow Vineyards 
26750 Mount Pleasant Road Columbus 
(732) 306-9111
Fri. 6:30 p.m. Steve Guyger
Sat. 6:30 p.m. Justin Love
Sun. 1:30 p.m. Spoondrift
Iron Plow Vineyards Tasting Room
61 High Street Mt. Holly
(732) 306-9111
Fri. 6:30 p.m. Wayne Palmer & Friends
Sat. 2 p.m. Ed Wilson 
John & Peter's 
96 S. Main Street New Hope, Pa 
(215) 862-5981
Thurs. 9 p.m. Mosin Nagant, HotFlakes, Oldest Sea. $10, Ages 21+
Fri. 9 p.m. Mosey Beat
Sat. 8 p.m. Lowlight, The Carousers, The Coral Gables, Catch Me If You Can
Mon. 9 p.m. Open Mic (Sign-ups start at 8:30 p.m.)
Wed. 9 p.m. The Invitational 
All shows 21+  
Killarney's Publick House 
1644 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road Hamilton
(609) 586-1166
Thurs. 5 p.m. Big Hix Trio 
Fri. (5 p.m.) Keith & Joey (9 p.m.) DJ Jimmy G
Tues. 5 p.m. Spooktacular Pumpkin Painting Party  
KUMO 27
3376 Route 27 South Brunswick
(732) 419-3452
Fri. 8:30 p.m. Loose Bricks  
Laurita Winery 
85 Archertown Road New Egypt 
(609) 752-0200
Thurs. 7 p.m. "Laurita Adult Idol" Tryouts
Sat. "Laurita's Oktoberfest ll Food Truck Festival" feat. (11 a.m.) The Rangers Nouveau (2 p.m.) Billy Joel Tribute w/ Wade Preston (3:30 p.m.) Junkyard Dawgs (6 p.m.) Billy Joel Tribute w/ Wade Preston (7:30 p.m.) Nikki Briar & The Sweet Briar Band. $12 (advance / ages 20 and under FREE)
Sun. "Laurita's Oktoberfest ll Food Truck Festival" feat. 11 a.m. Pennington Station Band (2 p.m.) Billy Joel Tribute w/ Wade Preston (3:30 p.m.) Rob Messina's Dave Matthews Experience (6:30 p.m.) Billy Joel Tribute w/ Wade Preston $12 (advance / ages 20 and under FREE)  
Lawrenceville Main Street
17 Phillips Avenue Lawrenceville
(609) 219-9300
Fri. 5 p.m. "Second Fridays On Main Street"
Logan Inn 
10 West Ferry Street New Hope, PA 
(215) 862-2300
Thurs. 7 p.m. Max Rogers
Fri. 8 p.m. Ed Wall
Sat. 8 p.m. Rob Tait
Sun. 11:30 a.m. Sunday Brunch feat. James Popik
Magikava
87a South Main Street New Hope, PA
(215) 862-2739
Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic   
Main Street Mt. Holly  
28 Washington Street Mt. Holly  
(609) 914-0811  
Sat. 12 p.m. Mount Holly Car Show  

Marie's Kozy Korner
111 Trenton Road Fairless Hills, PA
(215) 943-3131
Fri. 8 p.m. Finster  
McGuinn's Place 
1781 Brunswick Avenue Lawrence 
(609) 392-0599
Tues. 9 p.m. Karaoke 
Ages 21+ 
McStews Irish Sports Pub 
5316 New Falls Road Levittown, PA 
(215) 949-9570 
Thurs. 7:30 p.m. Music Bingo
Tues. 7:30 p.m. Trivia Night
Wed. 7 p.m. Poker   
Mercer Oaks Golf Course
725 Village Road West West Windsor NJ
(609) 936-1383
Sun. 1 p.m. Cocktail Party & Auction  
Millhill Basement 
300 S. Broad Street Trenton 
(609) 989-1600 
Sat. 9 p.m. Local Demise, Mr. Denton on Doomsday, Get Yourself Killed
Mill Hill Playhouse (Passage Theater)
205 East Front Street Trenton
(609) 392-0766
Thurs. 7:30 p.m. "Blues In My Soul: The Legend and Legacy of Lonnie Johnson" 
Fri. 7:30 p.m. "Blues In My Soul: The Legend and Legacy of Lonnie Johnson" 
Sat. 7:30 p.m. "Blues In My Soul: The Legend and Legacy of Lonnie Johnson" 
Sun. 3 p.m. "Blues In My Soul: The Legend and Legacy of Lonnie Johnson"   
More Than Q
13 Klines Court Lambertville  
(609) 773-0072  
Sun. 1:30 p.m. Big Frank & Mike Smith
Music Mountain Theater
1483 Route 179 Lambertville
(609)397-3337
Fri. 8 p.m. "Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder"
Sat. 3 p.m./8 p.m. "Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder"
Sun. 3 p.m. "Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder"
All Shows Require Masks for the Unvaccinated
Naked Brewing Company
212 Mill Street Bristol, PA
(267) 544-7129
Fri. 7 p.m. Karaoke 
Sat. 11 a.m. Weekend “Acoustic” Brunch 
Sun. 11 a.m. Weekend Brunch
Tues. 7 p.m. Trivia
Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company
909 Ray Avenue Croydon, PA
(215) 458-7081
Thurs. 7 p.m. Video Game Night 
Fri. 7 p.m. FREE Movie Night feat. "The Lost Boys"
Sat. 12 p.m. Brewery Yard Sale
Sun. 12 p.m. Yoga & Beer w/ Trina
New Hope Winery / Tavern
6123 Lower York Road New Hope, PA
(215) 794-2331
Fri. 8 p.m. Vanilla Fudge
Sat. 1 p.m. Stranger Things  
Newtown Brewing Company
103 Penns Trail Newtown, PA
(215) 944-8609
Thurs. 7:30 p.m.  Trivia
Sat. 2 p.m. Frank Cervantes
Sun. 2 p.m. Mike Estabrook 
Nick's Roast Beef
4501 Woodhaven Road West Philadelphia, PA
(215) 637-5151
Thurs. 7 p.m.  Trivia
Fri.  9 p.m. WURL
Sat. 9 p.m. Doc Hollywood
Nottingham Tavern 
9 Mercer Street Hamilton Square 
(609) 587-6623 
Thurs.9:30 pm. Karaoke w/ Super Dave Curtis
Sat. 9:30 p.m. Small Potatoes
Ages 21+
Odd Logic Brewing Co. 
500 Bristol Pike, Bristol, PA 
Thurs. 6 p.m. Trivia  
O'Fowley's Tavern & Grill 
200 State Road Croydon, PA 
(215) 785-6998
Tues. 7 p.m. Quizzo
Old Town Pub 
135 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown 
(609) 291-9232
Thurs. 7 p.m. Quizzoholics Trivia 
Tues. 7 p.m. Taco Tuesday  
Wed. 7:30 p.m. Karaoke 
Oneida Boat Club
3 York Street Burlington 
Sat. 6 p.m. Orange Whip 
Palmer Square
40 Nassau Street Princeton
Sat.12 p.m. “Summer Music Series" feat. Electric Stingray
Patriots Crossing 
1339 River Road Titusville 
(609) 737-2780
Thurs. 8 p.m. Ladies Night  
Sat. 8 p.m. Paul Plumeri Band
Wed. 7 p.m. "Quizzo"  
Pete's Steak House 
523 Whitehorse Avenue Hamilton 
(609) 585-8008 
Fri. 9 p.m. The Shaykz
Princeton Country Club 
1-Wheeler Way West Windsor
(609) 452-9382
Thurs. 6 p.m. Karaoke Night w/ DJ Ron
Sun. 11 a.m. Jazz Brunch
Princeton Unitarian Church (Channing Hall)
50 Cherry Hill Road Princeton
Sun. 4 p.m. PSMA 2022-Mozart  
Princeton University (Richardson Auditorium)
Nassau Street Princeton
Thurs. 7:30 p.m. Geneva Lewis & Audrey Vardanega
Sat. 8 p.m. Britten & Algar  
River House at Odette’s
274 South Rive Road New Hope, PA
(215) 682-2022
Thurs. (5:30 p.m.) Doug Kaetz (8 p.m.) Cassidy Rain
Fri. 5:30 p.m. Ethan Cain 
Sat. (11:30 a.m.) Brunch (5:30 p.m.) Lawless 
Sun. 11:30 a.m. Brunch 
Screamin' Hill Brewery
83 Emleys Hill Road Cream Ridge
(609) 401-2025
Sat. 2 p.m. Dave Vargo & Redbird
Sun. 12 p.m. The Successful Failures  
Second Sin Brewing Company
1500 Grundy Lane Bristol, PA
(267) 812-5251
Thurs. 7 p.m.  Trivia
Shady Brook Farm
931 Stony Hill Road Yardley, PA
(215) 968-1670
Fri. 6:30 p.m. JB Rocks 
Sat. 12 p.m. Fall Fest feat. Kindred Spirit (2 p.m.) Joe and Krista (Stone's Throw)
Sun. 12 p.m. Fall Fest feat. (2 p.m.) Mark Sacco (5 p.m.) River Of Dreams
Wed. 6 p.m. Fall Fest feat. Cherry Lane
Slim's Irish Pub
2195 Galloway Road Bensalem, PA
(267) 332-0047
Fri. 8 p.m. Hind Sight
Mon. 6 p.m. Open Mic Night Hosted by Cecil    
Small World Coffee 
14 Witherspoon Street Princeton 
(609) 924-4377 x2
Sat. 6 p.m. Love? Said The Commander
Sparky World-Famous Beer Garden
4333 New Falls Road Levittown, PA
(215) 943-2321
Thurs. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ DJ Dana
Sat. 9 p.m. Bakers Cousin
Sun. 9 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Cara Cartney
Mon. 9 p.m. Game Night Hosted by Kid Dalton
Tues. 8 p.m. Johnny Betz
Wed. 8 p.m. Chip & Chandler 
Stars & Stripes Harley Davidson
600 South Flowers Mill Road Langhorne, PA
(215) 752-9400
Thurs. 6 p.m. Ladies Garage Party
Stone Terrace by John Henry's
2275 Kuser Road Hamilton  
(609) 581-8855  
Sat. 7 p.m. Sneaker Ball
1675 at The Ridges
4666 East Bristol Road Trevose, PA
(215) 876-6868
Thurs. 7 p.m.  Quizzes at The Ridges
Taps Sports Bar
4021-4023 Veterans Highway Levittown, PA
(215) 486-7862
Fri. 9 p.m. Karaoke Hosted by Paula
Mon. 7 p.m. Open Mic Night Hosted by Joe Goodnall  
Tara's Tavern
1 Cookstown-New Egypt Road, Wrightstown 
(609) 286-2300 
Fri. 9 p.m. 2 If By C Duo
Sat. 9 p.m. Mike & Karly
Tavern On The Lake  
101 Main Street Hightstown 
(609) 426-9345  
Wed. 9 p.m. Karaoke  
TCNJ College of New Jersey
2000 Pennington Road Ewing 
(609) 771-2467
 Sat. 7 p.m. TCNJ Concert Band and Wind Ensembles Present: "Anthems." (Takes place in Kendall Hall)  
Temperance House 
5 South State Street Newtown, PA 
(215) 944-8050 
Thurs. 7 p.m. Open Session Blues Hosted by Steve Guyger
Fri. 9:30 p.m. House Music DJ Dance Party
Mon. 7 p.m. Trivia w/ Righteous Jolly
Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic Night w/ Cara Cartney   
TGI Fridays
780 Route 130 South Hamilton 
(609) 581-6910  
Wed. 7 p.m. Karaoke w/ Big Daddy G  
TGI Fridays
3535 U.S. Route 1 North #275 Princeton
(609) 520-0378
Fri. 6 p.m. Bryan Hansen
Sun. 1 p.m. Marc Hoffman
The Beer Garden at Snipes Farm
890 West Bridge Street Morrisville, PA
Sat. 9 a.m. Fall Harvest Festival
Sun. 10 a.m. Fall Harvest Festival  
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"   
The Buck Hotel
1200 Buck Road Feasterville, PA
(215) 396-2002
Thurs. 7 p.m. Kirko
Fri. 7 p.m. Love Junk
Sat. 9 p.m. Sensational Soul Cruisers
Tues. 6 p.m. Danny Lynch Duo  
The Cool Cricket 
216 Burlington Street Fieldsboro 
(609) 291-9110 
Fri. 9 p.m. Karaoke
Sat. 9 p.m. Unleashed
The Dubliner
34 North Main Street New Hope, PA
(215) 693-1816
Fri. 8 p.m. Na Bodach
Sat. 7 p.m. Sean Fleming
Sun. 2 p.m. David Falcone
The Federal Twist Vineyard 
8 Federal Twist Road Stockton
(609) 773-6066
Sat. 12 p.m. Laurie Vosburg Band
Sun. 12 p.m. Full Grown Men
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. Buzzer Band
Sat. 9 p.m. The Bambu Weasels w/ Tim Fitzpatrick
Tues. 7:30 p.m. Music Bingo w/ Jonathan Appel
Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic w/ Chris Benedetti  
The HOB Tavern 
146 Second Street Bordentown 
(609) 291-7020 
Tues 7 p.m.  Music Bingo  
The Ivy Inn 
248 Nassau Street Princeton 
(609) 921-8555 
Fri. 9 p.m. DJ Deco
Sat. 9 p.m. The Pinheads
Tues. 8 p.m. Quizzo w/ Bob E Luv
Wed. 10 p.m. Total Request w/ DJ Rockin' Ron
The Morrisville Tavern
376 West Trenton Avenue Morrisville, PA
(215) 295-5310
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia
Sat. 8 p.m. Soul Shine
Mon. 7 p.m. Musical Bingo
Tues. 7 p.m. Open Mic
Wed. 7 p.m. Trivia Night  
The Newtown Theatre
120 North State Street Newtown, PA
(215) 968-3859
Thurs. 7 p.m. "Art in the Face of War" Documentary
Fri. 8 p.m. A Night of Dueling Pianos w/ Steve and Jenni Luhmann
Sat. 8 p.m. A Night of Spooky Movie Music w/ Th Divine Hand Ensemble
Sun. 3 p.m. "That's Life" Frank Sinatra Tribute w/ Tony Sands  
The Roost 
181 Rte. 539 Cream Ridge 
(609) 208-0050
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Sean Cox & Joe Hoyer
Fri. 8 p.m. Black Wells Mill
Sat. 8 p.m. Sara & The Sound or 80s Undercover
Wed. 6 p.m. Joe Vadala
The Sycamore Grill 
255 North Sycamore Street Newtown, PA 
(215) 908-6326 
Fri. 8:30 p.m. Kickbax Trio
Sat. 8 p.m. Keep The Change
The Union Firehouse
18 Washington Street Mount Holly
(609) 288-6491
Fri. 8:30 p.m. No Time For Structure's: "EMO Night." Doors open at 7 p.m.
Sat. 8 p.m. Billy Walton Band / David Koster Band. Doors open at 7 p.m.  
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+   
Titusville Presbyterian Church 
4 River Drive Titusville
Sat. 7 p.m. Rupert & Scheetz (Heritage Coffee House Event)
Trenton Social  
449 South Broad Street Trenton 
(609) 989-7777
Thurs. 5 p.m. "Happy Hour Throwback Thursday"
Sat. 8 p.m. Live Music (TBA) 
Mon. 6 p.m. "Monday Night Karaoke" Hosted by Sweets
Tues. 8 p.m. Open Mic Night w/ Tobias & Lea (Sign-ups at 7:30 p.m.)  
Under The Moon
23 North Union Street Lambertville
(609) 397-1710
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia w/ Righteous Jolly
Fri. 6 p.m. Rob Silvers
Sat. (12:30 p.m.) MG3 Band (6 p.m.) Ed Wall
Wed. 5:30 p.m. Robin Clabby  
Vault Brewing Company
10 South Main Street Yardley, PA
(267) 573-4291
Fri. 7 p.m. Phyllis Chapell & Barry Wharhaftig
Sat. 7 p.m. Don Moyer Quartet  
Village Idiot Brewing Company
42 High Street Mount Holly 
(609) 975-9270  
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia
Wildflowers Inn 
2572 Pennington Road Pennington   
(609) 773-2392
Thurs. 6 p.m. Rob Silvers
Working Dog Winery 
610 Windsor Perrineville Road Hightstown 
(609) 371-6000
Sat. 1 p.m. Kevin McGowan
Sun. 1 p.m. Chris Giakas
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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Kinky Boots

Friday, March 24, 2023 @ 8:00pm
Algonquin Arts Theatre
60 Abe Voorhees, Manasquan, NJ 08736
category: theatre


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George Street Playhouse presents "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee"

Friday, March 24, 2023 @ 8:00pm
New Brunswick Performing Arts Center (NBPAC) - The Arthur Laurents Theater
11 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
category: theatre


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Anthony Rodia: Totally Relatable Tour

Friday, March 24, 2023 @ 7:00pm
Count Basie Center for the Arts
99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701
category: comedy


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80's Revolution and Dance Party!

Friday, March 24, 2023 @ 8:00pm
Carteret Performing Arts Center
46 Washington Ave, Carteret, NJ 07008
category: music


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The Toni Morrison Project

Friday, March 24, 2023 @ 8:00pm
McCarter Theatre Center (Berlind Theater)
91 University Place, Princeton, NJ 08540
category: community


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Songwriters By The Sea

Friday, March 24, 2023 @ 8:00pm
Monmouth University - Lauren K. Woods Theatre
370 Cedar Avenue, West Long Branch, NJ 07764
category: music


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Chris O' Leary Band

Friday, March 24, 2023 @ 7:30pm
Lizzie Rose Music Room
217 E. Main Street, Tuckerton, NJ 08087
category: music


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New Voices, New Visions: Jimmie Herrod

Saturday, March 25, 2023 @ 8:00pm
South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC)
One Sopac Way, South Orange, NJ 07079
category: music


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Kinky Boots

Saturday, March 25, 2023 @ 2:00pm
Algonquin Arts Theatre
60 Abe Voorhees, Manasquan, NJ 08736
category: theatre


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Kinky Boots

Saturday, March 25, 2023 @ 8:00pm
Algonquin Arts Theatre
60 Abe Voorhees, Manasquan, NJ 08736
category: theatre


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THE HIT MEN: THE ULTIMATE ROCK CONCERT

Saturday, March 25, 2023 @ 8:00pm
Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC)
100 South Street, Morristown, NJ 07960
category: music


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Ireland with Michael LIVE

Saturday, March 25, 2023 @ 8:00pm
Grunin Center
1 College Drive, Toms River, NJ 08754
category: music


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PATTI LUPONE - DON’T MONKEY WITH BROADWAY

Saturday, March 25, 2023 @ 8:00pm
State Theatre New Jersey
15 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
category: music


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George Street Playhouse presents "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee"

Saturday, March 25, 2023 @ 2:00pm
New Brunswick Performing Arts Center (NBPAC) - The Arthur Laurents Theater
11 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
category: theatre


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George Street Playhouse presents "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee"

Saturday, March 25, 2023 @ 8:00pm
New Brunswick Performing Arts Center (NBPAC) - The Arthur Laurents Theater
11 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
category: theatre


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Best of the Eagles

Saturday, March 25, 2023 @ 7:30pm
Count Basie Center for the Arts
99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701
category: music


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Italian Comedy Night starring Mike Marino and Fred Rubino

Saturday, March 25, 2023 @ 8:00pm
Carteret Performing Arts Center
46 Washington Ave, Carteret, NJ 07008
category: comedy


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An Evening with Bruce Hornsby

Saturday, March 25, 2023 @ 8:00pm
McCarter Theatre Center (Matthews Theater)
91 University Place, Princeton, NJ 08540
category: music


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Meditation at the Mansion

Saturday, March 25, 2023 @ 10:00am
Dey Mansion Washington's Headquarters
199 Totowa Road, Wayne, NJ 07470
category: community


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Women of Van Ripper Hopper House

Saturday, March 25, 2023 @ 11:00am
The Wayne Museum
533 Berdan Avenue, Wayne, NJ 07040
category: community


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