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Rock On! This Week's Sound Bites...10/27/22


By Danny Coleman

originally published: 10/27/2022

Rock On! This Week

“No, I believe we played there a few years ago," began the creative juggernaut that is Karla Bonoff as she discussed her upcoming November 11 appearance at the New Hope Winery"I'll have one musician with me, Nina Gerber who's quite well known on the west coast; she's a great guitar player and she goes back to playing with Kate Wolf when she was quite young, she's wonderful and a lot of people do know of her." 

Karla Bonoff has been writing songs since her teens and has had great success with her material; both on her own and through others. Her songs have been recorded by luminaries such as Trisha Yearwood, Bonnie Raitt, Wynona Judd and Linda Ronstadt, whose album "Hasten Down the Wind" includes three of her works. Bonoff has also leant her voice to the soundtrack of the movie "Footloose," as she was the lead vocal on the song, "Somebody's Eyes."

So, as a songwriter, the world has been treated to Karla's talents for decades and the aforementioned list of artists who have covered her material is just the tip of the iceberg but for many artists such success can also be frustrating as well as thrilling; even causing internal conflict as to which songs to giveaway if they are fortunate enough to have someone come calling. Bonoff says that there maybe a misconception in play about her songwriting "For" others.

“Unfortunately, I think there is a lot of misinformation out there about me writing for other people. I really never wrote those for anyone else I wrote those for me. All of those songs were written for me and then when these people would ask for songs I would just go; well how about this one? So, you know, I was making my own record at the same time that Linda Ronstadt recorded some of my songs so I've been just sharing songs that I wrote for myself pretty much anyway and that was a conscious choice. I could have held them back I suppose but I was an unknown songwriter making my first record and Linda was really successful; for me it was no choice but to let her have the song and she was an incredible singer who brought me a lot of recognition.” 



 
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“You know, there was no conflict," she went on, "Not the way that it's come down in the past because like I said, mostly when Bonnie Raitt or Linda Ronstadt cut my songs, I was a nobody so, the decision was easy and I was trying to get ahead. I've been working on this since I was 15 so, there was no guarantee that my solo career was going to do anything and so for me it was super exciting; I didn't have to have a day job anymore. I mean there's just so many benefits to letting real successful artists do your song. Really, it's just the way that it all worked out and it was really never a question; no.” 

As is the case with any successful career; be it in the arts or any other vocation, the journey has its peaks and valleys and for those who have the wherewithal to stay the course and persevere, well, what goes around comes around. 

“Oh, my career, it has been up and down obviously. I've been doing this for 40 years or more and there were times where things were smooth and easy and times where songwriters weren't so fashionable and we weren't able to get record deals but I mean all in all I would say I've been really fortunate that I've been able to make my living doing this since I was a teenager and that I've been able to just continue to do it and travel and play live for people and you know, there were years without record deals or certainly some harder times in the 80s where sort of English techno music kind of took over and it was not as good a time for me but it all comes back around and I think I have a faithful audience and they’re still happy that we're out there playing and excited that they can still come see us.”  

Ah yes, the audiences, Karla continues to bring them out in droves as she plays to packed or sold-out venues every time she goes on the road. This current run, albeit a short one, is a precursor to more. 

“We're just going to be out for about a week. I think we start out in Chicago and then kind of work our way back east; it's about seven or eight dates just in the first part of November. I’ve got some holiday shows starting in December with Livingston Taylor and we will be back through your neighborhood too for some of those but right now I think we're just promoting this New Hope Winery show; the shows last around 90 minutes so, like an hour and a half to two hours pretty much. We just put out a holiday album last year; it's called “Silent Night” so that's relatively new but you know I'm always touring, so we're just touring when we can and that doesn't necessarily mean it is for a new album; sometimes it is, sometimes it isn't.” 

Staying along those lines; what can we expect in an intimate venue such as the New Hope Winery? 

“So, it's pretty acoustic it's pretty unplugged; you know? I play guitar and piano she plays guitar so it's all songs from my first album all the way up through now and kind of just an acoustic show.” 



 
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Often, record companies find talent and attempt to mold them into what they feel will garner success even if it is a departure from what they are as artists; Bonoff experienced this herself in an earlier project involving two men and two women but remember, "Perseverance?" Bonoff did back then but readily admits that now today is a different world. 

“Well, I put out my own stuff now," she began slowly,  "I can go to my friend's house and we can produce a record and put it out on our own label and it makes a lot more sense at that level to do that. I mean, even if a record company was to sign me, they would take a huge piece of everything. So, it's just a different industry now and I’m self-financed and it's just a little business and I think that's really a good thing actually. It's just a different industry; I guess if you're in your twenties or you're Billie Eilish or somebody like that, the record company can do a lot for you; if you can be at that level. I guess, I don't even know anything about her record deal but if you know someone that's willing to spend a half-million dollars promoting your album; I'm just not in that world.”   

Very true, she's, "Not in that world" and as more and more independent labels make headway in the industry things can get crowded. Does Bonoff have any advice for those trying to make it in the industry today?

“That’s tough because it's such a different industry; for us it was important to be able to go out and play live and learn our instrument and play in front of people. I still think people should be doing that even though they can just kind of make records in the studio and never really learn how to play a song all the way through. We just couldn't do that, in order to get signed to a label someone had to hear us play somewhere. I think a lot of these kids can put together a record and then; what happens when they have to go out and perform it? I still think that people, in order to be a whole artist, you need to be able to stand up and play an instrument and sing your songs.” 

To discover more about Karla Bonoff, please visit https://www.karlabonoff.com/ and to purchase tickets to the New Hope Winery, please go to http://newhopewinery.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. Kindred Spirit Duo
Fri. 8 p.m. "A Night of Boos & Booze" w/ DJ Bobby Jones. Ages 21+, Costume Contest (Restrictions on costume, check rules) 
Sat. (12 p.m.) Acoustic Brunch w/ Mark Sacco (5 p.m.) Mike & Laura Tusay
Sun. 12 p.m. Sunday Acoustic Brunch 
Mon. 5 p.m. Rob Silvers
Tues. 7 p.m. Mike & Laura Tusay 
Wed. 7 p.m. Skyline
Aristaeus Brewing
2475C Big Oak Road Langhorne, PA
(215) 757-2337
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia
Sat. 12 p.m. Live Music, Costumes, Baseball, Oh My! Feat. (3 p.m.) Beth Arnold Gilbert and John Bogansky (Game 2 of World Series, Costume Contest)  
Sun. 10 a.m. “Sunday Funday Brunch” 
Ashlynn Distillery
32 West Bridge Street Morrisville, PA
Sat. 12 p.m. "Grand Opening" feat. (4 p.m.) Hind Sight
Bill's Olde Tavern 
2694 Nottingham Way Hamilton 
(609) 586-0192 
Fri. 7 p.m. Halloween Party w/ Thrown Together (Costume contest)
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 Elks
11 Amboy Road Bordentown 
(609) 298-2085 
Sat. 8 p.m. Halloween Dance Party feat. Kindred Spirit  
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. Andrea Carlson Trio
Fri. (5:30 p.m.) Bennett Lee (8 p.m.) Bob Egan
Sat. 7 p.m. Jim Dedrick Trio
Sun. (12 p.m.) Larry Tamanini (6 p.m.) Lorenzo   
Bristol Riverside Theater
2501 Bath Road Bristol, PA
(215) 785-0100
Tues. 7:30 p.m. "Clue" 
Wed. 2 p.m. / 7:30 p.m. "Clue" 
Broken Goblet Brewing
2500 State Road Bensalem, PA
(267) 812-5653
Thurs. 7 p.m. Mike Estabrook
Sat. 7:30 p.m. No Doubt Tribute w/ "Doubtful" / Purple to the Core, Fave Grohl. (FREE admission)
Sun. 3 p.m. Music Bingo 
Tues. 7 p.m. Luck of the Draw Weekly Dart Tournament
Bruno's Bicycles, One Sweet Ride
19 South Main Street Allentown
(609) 208-0544
Thurs. 6 p.m. "Witches Night Out" $35 (Registration required for readings, witches hat contest, refreshments)     
Cadwalader Park
299 Parkside Avenue Trenton
(408) 335-4400
Sat. 7 p.m. Joe Zook & Blues Deluxe. $40 (Non-member / $35 Member. Includes snacks & drinks) Takes place at Ellarslie Museum    
Candlelight Lounge
24 Passaic Street Trenton 
(609) 695-9612 
Thurs. 6 p.m. Thursday Night Blues Jam. $5
Sat. 3 p.m. Josh Lee. $20
Catch A Rising Star (Hyatt Regency Princeton)
102 Carnagie Center Princeton
(781) 568-1471
Fri. 8 p.m. J.L. Cauvin. $23.69, Doors open at 7:30 p.m. (Costume Contest)
Sat. 7:30 p.m. J.L. Cauvin. $23.69, Doors open at 7 p.m.  (Costume Contest)
Chickie's & Pete's  
183 US Highway 130 North Bordentown   
(609) 298-9182 
Fi./Sat. 8 p.m.  DJ Entertainment   
Clubhouse at Mountain View  (The Patio)
850 Bear Tavern Road Ewing
(609) 538-0808
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Monk & Monk 
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. Danny Knowles of City of Angels, Medium Laura Renee and Interviews w/ Paul Nelson, Paul Rishell & Annie Raines, Darren Demarco  
Cooper's Riverview                                                                     
50 Riverview Plaza Trenton
(609) 393-7300
Thurs. 8 p.m. Club Night Halloeen Party w/ DJ Desisto. Ages 21+
Fri. (5 p.m.) "It's 5 O'clock Somewhere Happy Hour" (8 p.m.) Haunted Halloween Dance and Costume Party w/ Shorty Long, DJ Stanley Stylez
Sat. (8 p.m.) Haunted Halloween Dance and Costume Party w/ WitZend 
Sun. (11 a.m). "Latin Jazz Brunch" w/ Victor Tarassov (7 p.m.) Halloween Party w/ Cosmic Jerry Band
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 Ages 21+
Cream Ridge Winery 
145 Route 539 Cream Ridge
(609) 259-9797
Sat. 2:30 p.m. Diane and Joe 
Sun. 1:30 p.m. "Franken-wine"  
Crossing Vineyard and Winery 
1853 Wrightstown Road Washington Crossing, PA
(215) 493-6500
Sat. 2 p.m. Bunny Barnes
Sun. 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
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. Branden O'Grady
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. Steve Schurtz
Erini Restaurant
1140 River Road Ewing
(609) 882-0303
Sat. 8 p.m. Halloween/Tiki Bar Closing Party  
Escape Resort, Restaurant & Bar
120 Pheasant Run Road Newtown, PA  
(215) 968-0600
Tues. 6 p.m. Karaoke   
Flying Pig Tavern & Tap
167 US-Route 130 North Bordentown
(609) 899-7447
Fri. 8 p.m. Diane and Joe
Tues. 9 p.m. Karaoke
Wed. 8 p.m. Trivia 
Forsgate Country Club   
375 Forsgate Drive Monroe 
(732) 521-0700 
Fri. 8 p.m. Boos and Booze Costume Party. (Costume contest, lite bites, cash bar)
Franklin Park
Franklin & William Streets Trenton
Sat. 3 p.m. 3rd Annual Pumpkin Painting and Trunk-or-Treat  
Friendly's
1031 Washington Boulevard Robbinsville 
(609) 426-9203 
Thurs. 5 p.m. Cruise Night
Wed. 6 p.m. Open Mic Night Hosted by Kevin McGowan and/or Gino Formaroli (Sign-ups begin at 5:30 p.m.)   
German American Society
215 Uncle Pete's Road Hamilton
(609) 585-5200
Fri. 7 p.m.  Halloween Bash w/ Rainbow Full of Sound. $20 (cash), doors open at 6 p.m. (Outdoor Biergarten Event) 
Gleason's Bar
6700 Mill Creek Road Levittown, PA
(215) 943-4781
Thurs. 7 p.m. Music Bingo / “Ladies Night”
Fri.  5 p.m. Phillies Pre-game w/ Never Enough
Sat. 5 p.m. Phillies Pre-game w/ Little Sister
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 p.m. Halloween Costume Party w/ Virus
Sat. 8 p.m. Halloween Costume Party w/ Dion Paci
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  
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.) Bon Jovi Trbute w/ "Slippery When Wet" $20 (11 p.m.) DJ Dance Party
Sat. 9 p.m. DJ Dance Costume Party
Sun. 2:30 p.m. High Heel Drag Race & After Party
Tues. 7 p.m. Tuesday Night Jazz w/ Jillian Ashcroft Quartet
Wed. 7 p.m. Jumper Duo
Hightstown Memorial Park
North Main Street Hightstown
Sat. 3 p.m. "Light Up The Lake" Pumpkin Carving 
Hope's Haven
42 Hill Road Allentown
(732) 814-8893
Fri. 5 p.m. "Halloween at Hope's"  (Costume Parade/Contest, Animal Petting, Hayrides, Games, Fright Trail, S'mores, Snacks/Drinks)  
Hopewell Theater  
5 South Greenwood Avenue Hopewell 
(609) 466-1964
Fri. 8 p.m. Christine Havrilla & Gypsy Fuzz
Tues. 6 p.m. Supper Club: "The Smart Mission" Supper & Discussion with Co-authors Matt Kohut & Ed Hoffman
Wed. 7 p.m. "Hoproco" Hopewell's 1920 Toy Company Talk & Exhibits / The Lenape and Their Ancestors in Hopewell.  
Hopewell Valley Vineyards 
46 Yard Avenue Pennington 
(609) 737-4465 
Fri. 4 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. (5:30 p.m.) Tune Bandits
Sat.  (9 a.m.) WWFM Francisco (1 p.m.) Oliver Dagum (5:30 p.m.) "Music & Merlot" feat. DJ Darius The First
Sun. 1:30 p.m. "Jazzy Sundays" feat. Hopewell Valley Vineyards Jazz 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.) Happy Hour w/ Daniel Chapman & Harley (9 p.m.) Halloween Party w/ DJ Beenice
Sat. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ Paula & Sam
Mon. 7 p.m. Motown Mondays w/ DJ Slow Ice
Tues. 8 p.m. Acoustic Tuesday 
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
Wed. 7 p.m. Quizzo  
Iron Plow Vineyards 
26750 Mount Pleasant Road Columbus 
(732) 306-9111
Fri. 6:30 p.m. Ronnie Brandt
Sat. 6:30 p.m. Loose Bandits
Sun. 2 p.m. The Chiola Quartet
Ivy Tavern 
3108 S. Broad Street, Hamilton 
(609) 888-1435 
Thurs. 8:30 p.m. Karaoke
Sat. 9 p.m. Halloween Party w/ Unleashed
Sun. 8 p.m. Karaoke Latinos / Ladies Night
All shows 21+   
John & Peter's 
96 S. Main Street New Hope, Pa 
(215) 862-5981
Fri. 9 p.m. Comedy Night w/ Greg Stone feat. Mike Dialto, Dan Clark
Sat. (3 p.m.) Halloween Extravaganza w/ Trip Dogs (9 p.m.) Lush Honey
Sun. 9 p.m. Benefit for Kevin and Calla feat. Kevin Rovner, Will Hosey, Lucas Rinz, Stacey Dougherty, Ceildh Madigan, Calla Bere, Matt Setzer 
Mon. 9 p.m. Halloween Party w/ DJ AGGReSCHEN. Ages 21+, FREE admission
Tues. 9 p.m. Goldpine
Wed. 9 p.m. The Invitational 
All shows 21+  
Killarney's Publick House 
1644 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road Hamilton
(609) 586-1166
Thurs. 6 p.m. Wayne Bilotti Duo 
Fri. 7 p.m. Flying Ivories 
Sat. 9 p.m. Halloween Party w/ DJ Jimmy G
Sun. (11 a.m.) Sunday Halloween Brunch w/ DJ Jimmy G (12 p.m.) Trunk or Treat    
Laurita Winery 
85 Archertown Road New Egypt 
(609) 752-0200
Thurs. 7 p.m. "Laurita Adult Idol" Tryouts
Fri. 7 p.m. Halloween Dance Party. $9 (Advance, includes FREE Pumpkin), Ages 21+
Sat. 12 p.m. Pumpkin Weekend. $12 (Adults / $8 ages 20 and under. Includes one free pumpkin and train ride) 
Sun. (12 p.m.) Pumpkin Weekend. $12 (Adults / $8 ages 20 and under. Includes one free pumpkin and train ride) (4 p.m.) Halloween Party feat. Angelina Bella and The Jam Band, Costume Contest. $15 (advance ages 18 + / $7 ages 17 and under) 
Logan Inn 
10 West Ferry Street New Hope, PA 
(215) 862-2300
Thurs. 7 p.m. Ryan Shubert
Fri. 8 p.m. Ian Lander
Sat. 8 p.m. Kat Rivers Duo
Sun. 11:30 a.m. Sunday Brunch feat. Russell Norkevich
Magikava
87a South Main Street New Hope, PA
(215) 862-2739
Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic  
MarketFair 
3535 U.S Highway 1 Princeton (Center Courtyard) 
(609) 452-7777 
Sun. 12 p.m. Halloween Extravaganza  
Marie's Kozy Korner
111 Trenton Road Fairless Hills, PA
(215) 943-3131
Fri. 8 p.m. Boos and Booze Halloween Dance Party w/ DJ Rowdy. (Costume Contest, finger food buffet)  
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
Sat. 8:30 p.m. Halloween Fest 2022 feat. All Lit Up, Warpath, Troublemakerz. $10 (Costume contest), doors open at 8 p.m.
Tues. 7:30 p.m. Trivia Night
Wed. 7 p.m. Poker
Millhill Basement 
300 S. Broad Street Trenton 
(609) 989-1600 
Fri. 9 p.m. Green Jello, The Heartbreakers (LAMF), Murder City Devils. 
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" 
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
Nassau Presbyterian Church 
61 Nassau Street Princeton
Sat. 7 p.m. Princeton Girlchoir: A Choral Spooktacular. $15 (Adults / $10 Children. Wear a costume and receive a treat)
  
Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company
909 Ray Avenue Croydon, PA
(215) 458-7081
Thurs. 7 p.m. Michael Trycieckyj
Sat. 12 p.m. Halloween Party. (Costume contest, Tarot readers, Food truck, Movies) 
Sun. 12 p.m. Zombie Forest Planting
New Egypt Flea Market Village
933 Monmouth County Road Cream Ridge
(609) 758-2082
Sun. 8 a.m. Halloween at the Market. (Trunk or Treat, food vendors, photos) 
New Hope Winery / Tavern
6123 Lower York Road New Hope, PA
(215) 794-2331
Fri. 5 p.m. Aaron Quarterman   
Newtown Brewing Company
103 Penns Trail Newtown, PA
(215) 944-8609
Thurs. 7:30 p.m. "Spooky Halloween" Trivia
Fri. 6 p.m. J Duo
Sat. 12 p.m. Halloween Costume Party feat. ( 3 p.m.) Magic by Jared / Oracle Card Readings (3:30 p.m.) Kids Costume Contest , Pumpkin Painting (6 p.m.) Boondashark (7 p.m.) Adult Costume Contest (8 p.m.) World Series Watch Party
Sun. 11:30 a.m. Boos & Brews for the Tiniest Pumpkins Trunk or Treat  
Nick's Roast Beef
4501 Woodhaven Road West Philadelphia, PA
(215) 637-5151
Thurs. 7 p.m.  Trivia
Fri.  9 p.m. Fat Mezz
Sat. 8 p.m. Halloween Party w/ Secret Service
Nottingham Tavern 
9 Mercer Street Hamilton Square 
(609) 587-6623 
Thurs.9:30 pm. Karaoke w/ Super Dave Curtis
Fri. 9:30 p.m. Blind Lemon Pie
Sat. 9:30 p.m. Paul Plumeri Band
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 Hights Brewing
123 West Ward Street Hightstown
(609) 469-5976
Sat. "Oktoberfest" feat. (12 p.m.) Family Trivia w/ Sam The Trivia Guy (2 p.m.) Pennington Station / BYO Pumpkin Painting and Kids Activities (7 p.m.) Costume Party and Competition
Sun. 8 a.m. Troll Stroll
Wed. 6:30 p.m. Trivia Open Mic Night Hosted by Sam The Trivia Guy. Ages 18+ (Sign-ups start at 5:30 p.m.) 
Old Town Pub 
135 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown 
(609) 291-9232
Thurs. 7 p.m. Quizzoholics Trivia 
Wed. 7:30 p.m. Karaoke  
Palmer Square
40 Nassau Street Princeton
Fri. 5:15 p.m. Annual Hometown Halloween Parade
Sat. 12 p.m. “Summer Music Series" feat. Strictly 60s
Sun  1 p.m. Music Fest Sundays feat.
  
Patriots Crossing 
1339 River Road Titusville 
(609) 737-2780
Thurs. 8 p.m. Ladies Night Halloween Themed
Sat. 8 p.m. DT and the Burnerz
Wed. 7 p.m. "Quizzo" 
Patriot's Theater at The War Memorial                                                                                                                                        1 Memorial Drive Trenton
(609) 984-8400
Sat. 7 p.m. "Ode To Joy"
Sun. 4 p.m. NJYS Signature Concert: "Symphonic Dances"  
Piccolissimo Italian Grille
23203 Columbus Road Columbus
(609) 291-1033
Thurs. 5:30 p.m. Diane Chiorello  
Princeton Country Club 
1-Wheeler Way West Windsor
(609) 452-9382
Thurs. 6 p.m. Karaoke Night w/ DJ Ron
Fri. 5 p.m. Aaron Quarterman
Sun. 11 a.m. Jazz Brunch  
River House at Odette’s
274 South Rive Road New Hope, PA
(215) 682-2022
Sat. (11:30 a.m.) Brunch  (7 p.m.) Open Mic. Night Hosted by Bob Egan 
Sun. 11:30 a.m. Brunch 
Tues. 7 p.m. Camille Peruto
Wed. 7 p.m. Megan Knight  
Robbinsville Community Concert
Town Center Lake Drive Gazebo, Robbinsville 
Sat. 9:30 a.m. Halloween Pet Parade and Costume Contest  
Saint Mark United Methodist Church  
465 Paxson Avenue Hamilton Square
(609) 587-1286 
Fri. 7 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Bill Wieszczek 
Second Sin Brewing Company
1500 Grundy Lane Bristol, PA
(267) 812-5251
Thurs. 7 p.m.  Trivia
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 ($1,000 cash prize)   
Small World Coffee 
14 Witherspoon Street Princeton 
(609) 924-4377 x2
Sat. 6 p.m. Rich Seiner  
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. Never Enough
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. Ian & Mike  
Stars & Stripes Harley Davidson
600 South Flowers Mill Road Langhorne, PA
(215) 752-9400
Sat. 11 a.m. "Hogoween" Open House. (FREE food, beer)  
Steam Pub
606 2nd Street Pike Southampton, PA
(215) 942-6468
Fri. 10:30 p.m. Jason Dumm Band
Sat. 10:30 p.m. EarCandy
1675 at The Ridges
4666 East Bristol Road Trevose, PA
(215) 876-6868
Thurs. 7 p.m.  Quizzes at The Ridges
Sun. 6 p.m. Rock-a-Billy Sunday feat. Lara Hope & The Arktones
1867 Sanctuary 
101 Scotch Road Ewing 
(609) 392-6409
Sun. 3 p.m. "Madame Butterfly" $25 (Adults / $10 Students)
  
Tankard Pub
440 Keim Boulevard Burlington
(609) 306-5079
Thurs. 8:30 p.m. The Williamsboy  
Taps Sports Bar
4021-4023 Veterans Highway Levittown, PA
(215) 486-7862
Fri. 8:30 p.m. Annual Halloween Party / Karaoke (Raffle Baskets, Door prizes, Costume Contest) 
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. Castles In The Sky Duo
Sat. 9 p.m. Jason Oliver Acoustic Duo
Tavern On The Lake  
101 Main Street Hightstown 
(609) 426-9345  
Fri. 9 p.m. Suspended Justice
Tues. 6 p.m. Trivia
Wed. 9 p.m. Karaoke     
Temperance House 
5 South State Street Newtown, PA 
(215) 944-8050 
Thurs. 7 p.m. Open Session Blues Hosted by Steve Guyger 
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. Lisa Bouchelle  
The Beer Garden at Snipes Farm
890 West Bridge Street Morrisville, PA
Sat. (9 a.m.) Fall Harvest Festival (7 p.m.) Halloween Barn Paty w/ Steal Your Peach
Sun. 10 a.m. Fall Harvest Festival  
The Birdhouse Center For The Arts
7 North Main Street Lambertville 
(215) 681-4660 
Fri. 8 p.m. Pyrenesia "Masquerade"
Tues. 7:30 p.m. NJNO the "not just nyckelharpa orchestra"   
The Bog (Cranbury Golf Club)
49 Southfield Road West Windsor
(609) 799-0341
Sat. 7 p.m. Halloween Party w/ "Nuns" Guns 4 Hire 
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. Legacy
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. Halloween Party w/ El Ka Bong. (Costume Contest)
The Dubliner
34 North Main Street New Hope, PA
(215) 693-1816
Fri. 7 p.m. JB Rocks
Sat. 7 p.m. Gerry Timlin
Sun.  2 p.m. Gerry Timlin
The Federal Twist Vineyard 
8 Federal Twist Road Stockton
(609) 773-6066
Sat. 2 p.m. The Bambu Weasels
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. Philly Rock and Soul
Sat. 9 p.m. Three Rows Deep
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 Darius The First
Sat. 9 p.m. My Hut Music
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
Fri. 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
Tues. 7:30 p.m. Adventure Film Fest (Kendal Mountain Tour)
  
The Roost 
181 Rte. 539 Cream Ridge 
(609) 208-0050
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. DC Duo Fundraiser for Patrice and Gary
Fri. 8 p.m. Kindred Spirit
Sat. 8 p.m. Halloween Party w/ Out of The Red 
Wed. 6 p.m. Joe Vadala
The Union Firehouse
18 Washington Street Mount Holly
(609) 288-6491
Fri. 8 p.m. Brown Eyed Women. Doors open at 7 p.m.
Sat. 7 p.m. Heavy Metal Halloween feat. Eyes of the Living, Judas Priest Tribute "Victim Of Vengeance," Hammersheep. $12, Heavy Metal Outfit Costume Contest. Doors open at 7 p.m.
Sun. 4 p.m. "Halloween Hesstival" feat. Cat In Thew Wall, Shark Earrings, The Ricky Hess Band, Cherry Hill School of Rock.  
Tir Na Nog 
1324 Hamilton Avenue Trenton 
(609) 392-2554
Sun. 3 p.m. "Irish Sessions" 
All Shows 21+ 
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. Dan Kassel
Sat. (12:30 p.m.) Matt Gordeuk (6 p.m.) Russell Norkevich  
Vault Brewing Company
10 South Main Street Yardley, PA
(267) 573-4291
Fri. 7 p.m. Behn Gillece Duo
Sat. 10 Year Anniversary Party feat. (12 p.m.) Brian Elliot Trio (7 p.m.) Tony Miceli Trio
Sun. 12 p.m. "Mischief at The Vault" A Yardley Tattoo Flash Event   
VFW Post 3525 
77 Christine Avenue Hamilton
(609) 890-9809 
Sun. 12 p.m. Trunk or Treat  
Wildflowers Inn 
2572 Pennington Road Pennington   
(609) 773-2392
Thurs. 6 p.m. Rob Silvers
Wilson's Pub
1870 Brownsville Road Trevose Heights, PA 
(215) 355-4739 
Fri. 8 p.m. Halloween Party
Working Dog Winery 
610 Windsor Perrineville Road Hightstown 
(609) 371-6000
Sat. 1 p.m. The Williamsboy
Sun. 1 p.m. Ronnie Brandt
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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