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Rock On! This Week's Sound Bites...12/14/23


By Danny Coleman

originally published: 12/14/2023

Rock On! This Week

"I grew up listening to everything with all the kids; rock music, folk music, I love folk music. In high school and junior high, I'd play my guitar and sing folk songs; I just love music. I'd sing with the choir, swing groups in school and when I started recording, I really didn't think that I had to quit singing different styles so, my albums were full of different things as well as country songs," said famed Country Music star, Crystal Gayle as she recently discussed her music, family Christmases, upcoming New Jersey appearances and yes; that magnificent trademark hair. "Peter, Paul & Mary and Bob Dylan, I mean, that style as well; there is so much good music out there. Many people have asked, "Who is your favorite singer?" There are so many really good singers out there; it's great." 

Crystal Gayle isn't just one of "Many good singers out there," and never has been, she is recognized as and always has been one of the all time best and rightfully so. With countless Grammy, CMA, American Music and Academy of Country Music  Awards and nominations along with multiple hits; she is considered a music icon.

On December 14 and December 15 she is bringing her brand of holiday cheer to audiences here in the Garden State as she wraps up and puts a bow on her "A Crystal Christmas" tour with shows at The Landis Theater in Vineland and at The Newton Theatre in Newton, NJ.

"A Crystal Christmas" is really the name of my Christmas album that I recorded back a few years ago, it's only been a couple," she began with a laugh. "I had so much fun doing the album, one side was with an orchestra, a symphony with beautiful strings and the other side was with my band, the wonderful musicians that I've used through the years. So, it was just an exciting time to do this and we go out there and we have fun and it shows; that is the main part; having fun and not dragging in all of our troubles and worries. We're there to forget that and rest a little bit."



 
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When speaking with Gayle, it is very easy to hear and feel the fun and relaxed tones that permeate her words. Her laid back approach and calm demeanor, along with that unmistakable voice are more than charming; they are a soothing antidote during one of the more stressful times of the year. So, what were Christmases like for Crystal growing up in what was and is a large family and does that excitement continue today?  

"Well, Christmas when I was growing up; I am the last of eight children, my sister Loretta (Lynn) is the second, there's four boys and four girls and it was so great to have my brothers and sisters come home at holiday time. Christmas wasn't about all of the presents, yes, we loved presents but it's not like today where you can have so many; we got what we needed and maybe one toy (laughs). It was family time, I'd see my mother cooking and people would stop by; family, friends, all day long and her door was always open."

"Oh there is always the excitement and as I've aged there is the excitement for my kids and my grandkids and their family; you love to see what excites them about the holiday. We used to put up loads of lights outside (laughs); we still do some but it's every little thing; even the parties that people would have or those who would come by at lunch or stop by the workplaces. Publishing companies used to have little receptions at the holiday time and I'm sure they still do but the whole of Nashville comes alive."

These two Jersey shows and one on December 17 in New York end this current run as she prepares to head home for the holiday. With such a long and accomplished career; do things ever get "Old" for her? Does she still feel the thrill that comes from being in front of a live audience and given she is in the home stretch; what can those attending the shows expect?

"The show is usually around an hour-and-a-half and I do enjoy it and when the time comes; I'll know when to put my feet up," she stated with confidence. "There are times when you're tired because the travel can be hard but we try to keep it easier; early on we flew a lot, we'd get up at four a.m., we'd do a show that night and not get any sleep but you can do that because you were younger (laughs). Like I said, it is really to have fun, we're out there to entertain and not make it hard on us or anyone else; from backstage to all of the theaters, you don't want to go in wanting things and requesting things that you shouldn't; you just want to make it easy and have fun, like I said, "F U N" fun. (laughs)."

"The band that travels with me is bass, drums, saxophone, guitar, piano; we don't have a symphony or anything like that but I have been very lucky to have great people as well as great musicians, I feel very lucky. It has been a while since I've been up your way but we used to go through that area quite often in the past and enjoyed it. We'll be doing parts of the album but of course we do hits like, "Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue" or "Talking In Your Sleep," certain songs that have made my career but we mix things in and out depending on the night and really, we just hope that everyone enjoys it." 

In a past press release, Crystal said that she "Never tires of singing "Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue" and when asked, she readily agreed.



 
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"That song was written by Richard Leigh and he wrote this great song that says so much and I always say so little because it's not this wordy song, it has so much heart in it those words that he wrote. He is a great writer, he wrote my first number one (Hit) "I'll Get Over You." So, we sort of connected (laughs); my first number one and then my platinum selling album and single."

Crystal's trademark, her lengthy head of hair was what made her easily identifiable and for a period of time spawned years of Halloween costumes as many envied and admired its beauty; is it still long today? 

"Well, it's not as long as it used to be but it is still down there past the knees and it's something that is so hard to cut because it has been a part of me all of these years," she said once again with a laugh. "All of the girls in my family are very lucky to have hair that would grow really fast and we attribute it to our American Indian blood; Cherokee and we're very proud of it. I could not fix hair, so it was so easy for me to wash it and let it dry and I could hit the stage (Laughs). I have definitely through the years thinned it and stuff because it was heavy but as I said, it is part of me."

To discover more about Crystal Gayle or the shows at The Landis Theater and/or Newton Theatre; please visit https://crystalgayle.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


Adventure Crossing 
Route 537 Monmouth Road @ I-195 Jackson 
Thurs. 5 p.m. "Alex's Day" Play Golf for a Cause Benefitting the Alex Kacmarsky Foundation. (All game day golf proceeds go to the foundation, pictures w/ Santa)  
Al's Airport Inn
636 Bear Tavern Road West Trenton
(609) 883-5252 
Thurs. 5 p.m. Smooth Retsina Glow
Sat. (12 p.m.) Acoustic Brunch w/  (5 p.m.) Kindred Spirit Duo
Sun. (12 p.m.) Sunday Acoustic Brunch w/  (6 p.m.) 
Mon. 5 p.m. Bud Belviso
Tues. 7 p.m. Brian Elliot
Wed. 7 p.m. Redbird  
Ancient Order of Hibernians 
2419 Kuser Road Hamilton 
Fri. 7 p.m. Karaoke
Sat. 11:30 a.m. Kids Christmas Party. Ages 8 and under
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 
Sat. (3 p.m.) Opening Reception Annual Member Show (7 p.m.) Cafe Improv
Ashlynn Distillery 
32 West Bridge Street Morrisville, PA 
Thurs. 5 p.m. Cecil & Carl
Sat. 7 p.m. Rondie James
Sun. 3 p.m. Dueling Pianos
Wed. 6 p.m. Cara Cartney
Bahama Breeze 
3535 U.S. Highway 1 Princeton
(609) 799-3808
Sat. 6 p.m. Zig
Bill's Olde Tavern
2694 Nottingham Way Hamilton
(609) 586-0192
Mon. 7 p.m. Trivia 
Tues. 8 p.m. / Wed. 8 p.m. Karaoke w/ DJ Burn
Ages 21+
Bit-hin' Kitten Brewery
58-B East Bridge Street Morrisville, PA
(267) 799-5348
Wed. 7 p.m. Quizzo
Blaze DoubleTree by Hilton 
4355 US Route 1 Princeton
(609) 452-2400
Thurs. 6 p.m. Kathleen Elle
Fri. 6 p.m. Kiki Infante
Bordentown City
Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown  
Fri. 7 p.m. Holiday History Tours. $20
Sat. 12 p.m. Bordentown Walking Tours. $20 
Bowman's Tavern 
1600 River Road New Hope, PA 
(215) 862-2972
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Patrick & Debra
Fri. (5:30 p.m.) Bennett Lee (8 p.m.) Bob Egan 
Sat. 7 p.m. Dave Dales Trio
Sun. (12 p.m.)Bill Avayou(6 p.m.) Lorenzo
Wed. 6 p.m. Liz DuFour
Broken Goblet Brewing
2500 State Road Bensalem, PA
(267) 812-5653
Thurs. 7 p.m.  Mike Estabrook
Fri. 7:30 p.m. The Slackers, Mustard Plug, Free Coaster, Stop the Presses. $25 (advance), doors open at 7 p.m.
Sat. 8 p.m. Doors Tribute w/ "Crystal Ship." $21.73, doors open at 6 p.m. 
Mon. 8 p.m. LOW TIX, from Autumn to Ashes, Kaonashi, Dreamwell. $25 (advance), doors open at 7 p.m., ages 18+
Wed. 8 p.m. Piebald. $25 (advance), doors open at 7 p.m., ages 18+
Bucks On Bridge
25 Bridge Street Lambertville
(609) 483-2615
Fri. 6:30 p.m. Poetry Night 
Tues. 5 p.m. Chess Night
Wed. 6 p.m. Trivia
Candlelight Lounge 
24 Passaic Street Trenton  
(609) 695-9612 
Thurs. 6 p.m. Thursday Night Blues Jam. $5
Sat. 3 p.m. Audrey Welber. $20
Catch A Rising Star (Hyatt Regency Princeton) 
102 Carnagie Center Princeton
(781) 568-1471
Fri. 8 p.m. Maija Digiorgio or Tommy Gooch & Steve Trevalise. $26.50, Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
Sat. 7:30 p.m. Maija Digiorgio or Tommy Gooch & Steve Trevalise. $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. Tanglewood
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
Continental Tavern
2 North Main Street Yardley, PA  
(215) 493-9191
Fri. 8 p.m. Joe & Krista
Sat. 8 p.m. The Sammy Duo
Cooper's Riverview                                                                     
50 Riverview Plaza Trenton
(609) 393-7300 
Thurs. (7 p.m.) Cosmic Jerry Band (10 p.m.) Club Night feat. Rotating DJs
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) 
Wed. (7 p.m.) Blues and BBQ Jam (8 p.m.) Holiday "Hustle" Party w/ DJ Cesar Cab. $15 (Includes buffet)   
Crossing Vineyard and Winery
1853 Wrightstown Road Washington Crossing, PA
(215) 493-6500 
Sat. 2 p.m. Jason McCue
Sun. 1 p.m. Kat Rivers
Curran’s Irish Inn
1909 Bristol Pike Bensalem, PA
(215) 245-1800
Thurs. 7 p.m. Music Bingo 
Fri. 8 p.m. SoulShine
Sat. 8 p.m. Jerry Watkins
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 Hosted by Linda
Wed. 10 p.m. Loose Bandits
Dharma Bums 
4935 River Road New Hope, PA
(215) 663-2867
Thurs. 8 p.m. Sister Blue & Mark Furman
Fri. 8 p.m. The Rootsetters. $7 (Advance)
Sat. (10 a.m.) Yoga. $18 (8 p.m.) Pure Jerry Acoustic
Sun. 4 p.m. Drum Circle w/ RasMykl the Rootsetter and Christopher Purtle
Wed. (5:30 p.m.) Yoga. $18 (7 p.m.) Open Mic Hosted by Michael Henry Robert 
Eddington House Bensalem
2813 Hulmeville Road, Bensalem, PA 
(215) 639-1220 
Fri. 8:30 p.m. EarCandy
Sat. 8:30 p.m. Tailspin
Mon. 5:30 p.m. "Family Fun Night" w/ Amazing Balloon Creations by Kelsi-Joe
Emmaus Road Lutheran Church
2185 Bristol Oxford Valley Road Levittown, PA
(215) 946-2155
Sun. 7 p.m. An Evening of Christmas Music feat. The Acclamation Ringers Bell Choir, A Wing and a Prayer Brass Ensemble
Escape Resort, Restaurant & Bar 
120 Pheasant Run Road Newtown, PA 
Tues. 6 p.m. Karaoke
First United Methodist Church 
187 Stockton Street Hightstown
Thurs. 4 p.m. Toy Shop
Flying Pig Tavern & Tap 
167 US-Route 130 North Bordentown 
(609) 899-7447
Thurs. 9 p.m. DJ Night
Sat. 12 p.m. Brunch with Santa 
Wed. 8 p.m. Trivia
Forsgate Country Club   
375 Forsgate Drive Monroe
(732) 521-0700 
Thurs. (5 p.m.) Book Club (6:30 p.m.) Photography Club
Fri. 5 p.m. Christmas Carols & Cocktails
Sat. 9 a.m. Breakfast w/ Santa
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.) Little Sister
Sat. 8 p.m. The Hammer Ons
Tues. 6:30 p.m. Trivia Night Hosted by Best Choice Productions
Grounds For Sculpture
80 Sculptors way Hamilton
(609) 586-0616 
Sat. 10 a.m. Family Ceramics
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
Tues. 7 p.m. Monthly Meeting and Holiday Party
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.) "Live At the Fillmore" Allman Brothers Tribute. $30 (11 p.m. ) DJ Dance Party 
Sat. (8:30 p.m.) Bigg Rome0 (11:59) p.m. DJ Dance Party 
Sun. 6 p.m. Eagles Tribute w/ "Best Of The Eagles." $40 
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
Sat. 7 p.m. Holiday Sing-A-Long
Hopewell Valley Vineyards
46 Yard Avenue Pennington 
(609) 737-4465 
Fri. 4 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. (5 p.m.) Catmoondaddy
Sat. 5 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. Craig Leach Group
Sun. 2:30 p.m. "Jazzy Sundays" feat. Darla & Rich
Hub 13
13 West Front Street Trenton 
Mon. 6 p.m. Jacque's 55th Birthday Roast and Fundraiser.
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. Customer Appreciation Christmas Party w/ (6 p.m.) Johnny Betz (9 p.m.) Cinematic Universe
Sat. 8 p.m. Velvet Snow
Mon. 7 p.m. Motown Mondays w/ rotating DJs BeeNice, Rawskillz, JusGroove
Tues. 8 p.m. Acoustic Tuesday w/ Dane
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
Immaculate Conception Church
540 Chestnut Avenue Trenton 
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trenton Catholic Preparatory Academy Presents: "Sounds of the Season" feat. Father Alphonse and the Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea
Irish Rover Station House 
1033 South Bellevue Avenue Langhorne, PA 
(215) 970-5412 
Thurs. 7 p.m. Ugly Sweater Party
Wed. 7 p.m. Quizzo Night
Iron Plow Vineyards
26750 Mount Pleasant Road Columbus 
(732) 306-9111 
Fri. 6:30 p.m. Ed Wilson
Sat. 6:30 p.m. Bud & Gerard Belviso
Sun. 2 p.m. Bob O & Ann
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 
Thurs. 8 p.m. Singles Going Steady, Re Du, Gigantic
Fri. 9 p.m. Zeke Sky
Sat. 8 p.m. Brook Pridemore-, Type Advantage, Peach Creek, Catch Me If You Can
Sun. 3 p.m. Jamie and the Guarded Heart, The Tisburys
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+
Killarney's Publick House
1644 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road Hamilton
(609) 586-1166 
Thurs. 5:30 p.m. Ken Dubman 
Sat. (10 a.m.) Brunch  (5:30 p.m.) Mario & Frank (10 p.m.) DJ Jimmy G
Sun. (10 a.m.) "Sunday Funday Family Holiday Pajama Brunch" 
Mon. 5 p.m. Dinner w/ Santa (Reservation only) / Industry Night
Tues. 6 p.m. Paint Night w/ Spotted Frog "Winter Gnome & Wine Glass"
Wed. 8 p.m. Trivia Night
La Cena Ristorante
2233 Galloway Road Bensalem, PA
(215) 639-9969
Wed. 6 p.m. Joe Plush & Friends
Lambertville Elks Lodge #1070 
66 Wilson Street Lambertville  
(609) 397-4210 
Sun. 2 p.m. Holiday Concert feat. 4-Shes, Laurie Vosburg Band, Santa P & The Elves, The Brooks Brothers, The Chicklets, Barry Peterson and Barry Sokol. (Donations welcome)
Laurita Winery 
85 Archertown Road New Egypt 
(609) 752-0200 
Thurs. 6 p.m. White Cedar Plank Snowman Workshop Hosted by Bette & Eddie. $55 (Includes one glass of wine)
Fri. 2 p.m.-6 p.m. "North Pole Experience" $12-$18 (7 p.m.) Awesome '80s Dance Party. $9, ages 21+
Sat. 12 p.m.-6 p.m. "North Pole Experience" $12-$18 (2 p.m./5 p.m.) Wade Preston's Holiday Special. $35 
Sun. 12 p.m.-6 p.m. "North Pole Experience" $12-$18 (4 p.m.) New Jersey Chamber Singers Holiday Concert. $25
Library Company of Burlington
23 West Union Street Burlington
(609) 3861273
Thurs. 4:30 p.m. Lego Club. (Registration required, children under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult) 
Fri. 6:30 p.m. Open Mic Night
Lillipies Bakery
30 North Harrison Street Princeton 
(609) 423-2100  
Sat. 10 a.m. Storytime with Jeff
Logan Inn 
10 West Ferry Street New Hope, PA 
(215) 862-2300
Fri. 7 p.m. Sammy Ryan
Sun. 11:30 a.m. Seville
Wed. 5 p.m. Radam Schwartz
Louie's by Jason 
1111 Route 130 North Robbinsville
Wed. 5:30 p.m. The Blue Eyed Balladeer
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  
McManimon's Pub
151 Liberty Street Trenton 
(609) 393-9023
Sat. 7 p.m. "Grand Opening" feat. Kevin McCloskey
McStews Irish Sports Pub
5316 New Falls Road Levittown, PA 
(215) 949-9570 
Fri. 8 p.m. Chris Benedetti
Sat. 9 p.m. Finster
Tues. 7:30 p.m. Trivia Night 
Millhill Basement 
300 S. Broad Street Trenton 
(609) 989-1600
Fri. 9:30 p.m. "Poor Poor Man XMas Party" feat. Kirkby Kiss, Dream Complete, Disappearances, W70. $10, doors open at 9 p.m., ages 21+
Morven Museum & Garden
55 Stockton Street Princeton 
(609) 924-8144
Thurs. 6 p.m. "Festival of Trees" After Hours.
Music Mountain Theater
1483 Route 179 Lambertville
(609)397-3337
Fri. 8 p.m. "A Christmas Carol"
Sat. 3 p.m./ 8 p.m. "A Christmas Carol"
Sun. 3 p.m. "A Christmas Carol"
Naked Brewing Company 
212 Mill Street Bristol, PA 
(267) 544-7129
Thurs.6:30 p.m. Dana Collins Project 
Fri.  7 p.m. Jason Ager
Sat. 8 p.m. "Wreck The Halls" Christmas Punk
Sun. 12 p.m. Hot Dawgs w/ Santa & The Grinch  feat. Music by Mike & Shanna
Tues. 7 p.m. Trivia
Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company 
909 Ray Avenue Croydon, PA 
(215) 458-7081
Thurs. 7 p.m. Video Game Night 
Sat. 7:30 p.m. Exhumed Films Screening of "Rocky IV" 
Wed. 6 p.m. Dungeons & Drafts
New Egypt Flea Market Village 
933 Monmouth County Road Cream Ridge 
(609) 758-2082
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 
Fri. 8 p.m. Raul Malo (SOLD OUT please check for availability)
Sat. (1 p.m.) Bunny Barnes (8 p.m.) Raul Malo (SOLD OUT please check for availability)  
Newtown Brewing Company
103 Penns Trail Newtown, PA 
(215) 944-8609 
Thurs. 7:30 p.m. "Useless Knowledge" Trivia 
Sat. 6 p.m. Brian Elliot
Wed. 4 p.m. Open Mic Night
Nick's Roast Beef
4501 Woodhaven Road West Philadelphia, PA 
(215) 637-515
Thurs. 7 p.m. "Harry Potter" Trivia 
Fri. (6 p.m.) Matt Kresge (9 p.m.) Old School
Sat. 9 p.m. Fat Mezz
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
Thur. 9:30 pm. Karaoke w/ Super Dave Curtis 
Fri. 9:30 p.m. Joe Zook 
Sat. 9:30 p.m. '80s Undercover
Ages 21+   
Odd Logic Brewing Co. 
500 Bristol Pike, Bristol, PA 
Thurs. 6 p.m. Ladies Night
O'Fowley's Tavern & Grill 
200 State Road Croydon, PA 
(215) 785-6998 
Sat. 8 p.m. "Annual Christmas Party" (Bring an ornament and get a free drink)
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
Fri. 6 p.m. Keith & Eric of Talking in Cursive
Sun. 1 p.m. Tatra Bakery Pop-Up
Wed. 6:30 p.m. Trivia Night  
Old Town Pub
135 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown 
(609) 291-9232
Thurs. 7 p.m. Quizzoholics Trivia
Fri. 9 p.m. Radio Stranger
Sat. 9 p.m. The Early Birds
Sun. 10 a.m. Brunch
Tues. 6 p.m. Radio Fiction 
Palmer Square 
40 Nassau Street Princeton 
Fri. 12 p.m. The Tigertones
Sat. 12 p.m. Harmonics Quartet
Sun. 11 a.m. Princeton DIY  Project: Illustrated Recipe Cards  
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  
Wed. 7 p.m. "Quizzo"
Pete's Steak House 
523 Whitehorse Avenue Hamilton
 (609) 585-8008
Fri. 9:30 p.m. Tonti, Biglin, Avrutin and Donovan Play Dead
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 Folk Music Society (Christ Congregation Church) 
50 Walnut Lane Princeton 
(609) 799-0944 
Fri. 8 p.m. Jeff Warner
Princeton Unitarian Church (Channing Hall)
50 Cherry Hill Road Princeton 
Sun. 4 p.m. Princeton Society Of Musical Amateurs Present: A Reading of Handel's "Messiah" conducted by Nicole Aldrich. $10
Princeton University (Richardson Auditorium)
Nassau Street Princeton
Fri. 8 p.m. Handel' "Messiah"
Sat. 3 p.m. "Holiday POPS"
Sun. 3 p.m. Holiday Brass feat. David Krauss
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. 6:30 p.m. Christmas w/ Hamell. $15, dors open at 6 p.m.
Ristorrante LUCCA & Piano Lounge 
144 US Route 130 Bordentown 
(609) 262-0110
Thurs. 8 p.m. Jazz Night  
River House at Odette’s 
274 South Rive Road New Hope, PA 
(215) 682-2022 
Thurs. 7 p.m. Gina Corso
Fri. 7 p.m. Patrick & Debra
Sat. 7 p.m. Andy Prescott
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. Trivia 
Silver Lake Nature Center
1306 Bath Road Bristol, PA
(215) 785-1177
7:30 p.m. Christopher Westfall "The Wonder Of It All" Holiday Concert
Skil-Lit Cafe
113 South Warren Street Trenton
(609) 396-7775
Sat. 6 p.m. SantaCon Paint N' Sip. $20
Slim's Irish Pub 
2195 Galloway Road Bensalem, PA
(267) 332-0047
Sat. 9 p.m. Van Jenkins
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. 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. 9:30 p.m. AJ Slick
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. Eve & Mike
Stars & Stripes Harley Davidson
600 South Flowers Mill Road Langhorne, PA 
(215) 752-9400 
Thurs. 5 p.m. Guys Night Out
Sat. 11 a.m. Breakfast w/ Santa
Steam Pub 
606 2nd Street Pike Southampton, PA 
Fri. 10 p.m. DJ Kurteousy
Sun. 9 a.m. Breakfast w/ Santa. $20 (Adults/$15 Kids)
Tara's Tavern 
1 Cookstown-New Egypt Road, Wrightstown 
(609) 286-2300 
Fri. 8:30 p.m. Billy Walton & Destinee Monroe
Sat. 8:30 p.m. The Williamsboy  
Tavern On The Lake 
101 Main Street Hightstown 
(609) 426-9345  
Fri. 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. 3 p.m. The Blawenburg Band Holiday Concert 
 
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  
Terhune Orchards  
330 Cold Soil Road Princeton
(609) 924-2310 
Sat. 1 p.m. "Weekend Music Series" feat. Allan Wilcockson
Sun. 1 p.m. "Weekend Music Series" feat. Bill Flemer
TGI Fridays 
780 Route 130 South Hamilton
(609) 581-6910 
Sun. 9 p.m. Trivia Game Night / SIN Sundays
Wed. 7 p.m. Painting w/ Priya "Starstruck Snowman Wine Bottle w/ Fairy Lights" $40 (Includes all supplies)
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
Fri. 8 p.m. Love Junk 
Sat. (11 a.m.) Brunch (2 p.m.) "The Buzzer Band Christmas Spectacular" $75, ages 12+ (Includes buffet dinner. 12 p.m. pre-show meet & greet with character photos. $25) (9 p.m.) Kirko
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. El Ka Bong
The Cranbury Inn
21 South Main Street Cranbury 
(609) 655-5595
Mon. 7 p.m. Karaoke w/ We R Entertainment 
The Cure Insurance Center  
81 Hamilton Ave. Trenton  
(609) 656-3200  
Sat. 12 p.m. 2 DAY PASS: American Spirit Championships
Sun. 10 a.m. American Spirit Championships Christmas Cash Bash Nationals
The Dubliner
34 North Main Street New Hope, PA 
(215) 693-1816
Fri. 7 p.m. Sean Fleming
Sat. 7 p.m. Gerry Timlin
Sun. 2 p.m. Gerry Timlin 
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. The Zings
Sat. 9 p.m. EarCandy
Tues. 7 p.m. Music Bingo w/ Jonathan Appel
Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Chris Benedetti
The Irish Horne Bar & Restaurant
882 2nd Street Pike Richboro, PA 
(215) 942-4000 
Fri. 7 p.m. Bucks County Singers Holiday Concert
Sat. 8 p.m. Tuesday Night Special 
The Ivy Inn
248 Nassau Street Princeton
(609) 921-8555
Thurs. 10 p.m. Karaoke w/ Trey Brown
Fri. 9:30 p.m. DJ Baynice
Sat. 9:30 p.m. Diablo Sandwich Band
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. Shameless
Sat. 8 p.m. Never Enough 
Mon. 8 p.m. Karaoke
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 The Carpenters w/ "Yesterday Once More" $44
Fri. 8 p.m. "A Bad Mom's Christmas" (SOLD OUT check for availability)
Sat. 3 p.m./8 p.m. "It's a Very Valli Holiday" A tribute to Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons. $44
Sun. (3 p.m.) "Home Alone" $5 (7:30 p.m.) "It's A Wonderful Life" $5
Tues. 8 p.m. A Jazzy Little Christmas Concert. $34
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. Deni Bonet & Chris Flynn
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. '80s Undercover
Sat. 8 p.m. Twice Is Good
Sun. 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. "Breakfast w/ Santa. $44.95 (Ages 6-12 $16.95, ages 5 and under FREE)
Wed. 6 p.m. Joe Vadala
The Sycamore Grill
255 North Sycamore Street Newtown, PA
(215) 908-6326 
Fri. 8:30 p.m. Rougarou
The Tavern at Penns Park 
2295 Second Street Pike Newtown, PA
(267) 491-5658
Fri. 8 p.m. Blue Reign
The Union Firehouse
18 Washington Street Mount Holly
(609) 288-6491
Fri. 8 p.m. Shorty Long's Christmas Special. Doors open at 7 p.m.
Sat. 8 p.m. Caribbean Night Hosted by Promo King. Doors open at 7 p.m.
The Union House 
19 East Union Street Burlington
(609) 531-6077
Fri. 8 p.m. Tom Craig Band
Sat. 8 p.m. Three Question Marks
ThunderBowl Lanes NJ
423 east main Street Wrightstown
(609) 723-7914
Sat. 8 p.m. Christmas Party w/ Bent Mushroom
Tindall Road Brewing Co.
102 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown
(609) 526-8651 
Wed. (6 p.m.) Books & Beer Club (7 p.m.) Trivia
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+
Train Wreck Distillery 
25 Madison Avenue Mount Holly 
(609) 288-6300 
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Holiday Paint & Sip. $30 (Includes all supplies and one cocktail)
Fri. 6 p.m. Holiday Toy Drive
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
Uno Pizzeria & Grill
225 Sloan Avenue Hamilton 
(609) 890-0864
Sat. (11:30 a.m.) Lunch w/ Santa (8 p.m.) Stand Up Comedy w/ Kevin Downey Jr., Eric Potts, Jessica Collazo, Hosted by dave Evans. $20, doors open at 7 p.m.
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 Tallitsch Duo
Sat. 7 p.m. Paul Lingerman Trio
Mon. 6 p.m. Quizzo
Village Idiot Brewing Company
42 High Street Mount Holly
(609) 975-9270 
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia
Fri. 7 p.m. Bring a Toy, Get a Beer w/ Mike Estabrook
Sat. 12 p.m. "10 Year Anniversary party" feat. (7 p.m.) Billy Garrett
Villa Maria Restaurant
3800 Quakerbridge Road Hamilton
(609) 587-4445
Sat. 6 p.m. "Crooners Christmas" feat. Sam McDonough. $50 (Dinner/BYOB)
West Trenton Ballroom (West Trenton Firehouse)
40 West Upper Ferry Road Ewing
(609) 883-0325
Sat. 8 a.m. Breakfast w/ Santa
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. Gary Cavico
Sat. 1 p.m. Justin Love
Sun. 1 p.m. Bob & Dave
WWFM 89.1 FM HD2 Radio
MCCC Old Trenton Road West Windsor
Jazzon2.org
Mon. 7 p.m. "Danny Coleman's Got The Blues"
Zlock Performing Arts Center
275 Swamp Road Newtown, PA
(215) 968-846 
Fri. 2 p.m. "Jingle All The way" w/ Keith Spencer & Friends 
Sun. 2:30 p.m. "A Holiday Yuletide" w/ The Pennsylvania Philharmonic


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