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Rock On! This Week's Sound Bites...12/28/23


By Danny Coleman

originally published: 12/28/2023

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"Yes, a double album; one disc is a live performance and the other is a collection of songs I've recorded since 2000. The last album was four years ago or something like that and it was called "Looking Glass and The Dreamers." 

Danny O'Keefe, perhaps not a household name but a name that is well-respected and known in songwriting circles worldwide and rightfully so. You see, O'Keefe's material has been covered by such luminaries as Elvis Presley, Willie Nelson, Jerry Lee Lewis, Waylon Jennings, Miranda Lambert, Allison Krauss, Jackson Browne and more; heck, even Cab Calloway, John Denver and Glen Campbell have recorded his songs.

So, it comes as no surprise that with the November release of "Circular Turns" that O'Keefe is throwing his hat into the ring yet again and releasing or should we say,re-releasing some, "Sort of" brand new material on the masses; even if it wasn't actually his idea.

"It was the idea of Len Fico who is the owner of Sunset Boulevard Records," he began with a chuckle. "He liked these songs, most of them or at least those recordings of them haven't been heard by people. So, it was his idea to put a collection out and I'm glad he did. This was basically Len's idea and it was his choice; I think that almost everything he initially liked is on this record." 



 
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"Circular Turns" as stated, is a two-disc package of songs that Fico felt needed to be heard and as O'Keefe said was, "Len's idea" an idea that Danny was very receptive to when approached and seemingly gets satisfaction from as these songs are finally getting their due. 

"Circular Turn," a lot of it is inspired by a piece of art I use that is a metal sculpture by my friend Bruce McDonald which is full of circular turns but there is a play on words involved as well in that this is a re-issue of a lot of songs that were previously recorded that I don't think a lot of people heard. So, the songs are taking another turn around which is kind of what all music does, it turns around and around. There's no brand new material, there may be some songs that were released in some form or another; although there are some that were on an album that my friend Bill Braun and I made in the '90s or early 2000s that didn't get released. So, in a sense, they are new to the audience and the others are from albums that weren't distributed by a major system like Warner Brothers; they were essentially from my website and a couple other places where you could hear them. I didn't have a label other than my own and it was just music that I wanted people to hear if they wanted to search it out."

When one has written songs covered by so many artists, one may think that they may be too busy or have no desire to collaborate with others but not so says O'keefe.

"I don't know how busy I was but I've certainly enjoyed myself," he said with a laugh. "Most of my songs through the '90s were all pretty much my own efforts, my own creations and then I started going to Nashville in the mid-nineties or something like that and the basic methodology there is that you write with one or more of the writers that whatever publishing company you're working with wants to put you with. I had never done that and probably missed some opportunities before that just because I didn't know how to do it. My own writing process was kind of hermetic and I didn't really write with other people. So, I had to learn that process and a lot of it is just sitting down in a room at the publishing company or someone's house and you throw ideas back and forth until you kind of start to have a story. All songs tell stories whether they are simple or complex and the story kind of eventually dictates how the music works. You may have a riff and that riff kind of tells you where that path leads in the song; it's an interesting process."

"Sometimes it's a blessing," he went on, "Because somebody may have a completely different vocabulary or vernacular musically; I don't play keyboards so working with someone who is a keyboardist will often bring different kinds of voicings, different colors and that always influences the mood and the mood tells you kind of how to figure out what the story is; is it a sad story, a happy story, is it funny? All of those kinds of things are what the other person brings."

With a catalog as extensive as his and so many luminaries having recorded his material; is it ever a goosebump moment when he hears one of his compositions on the radio, in a movie, TV show or used in media elsewhere?



 
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"The only time I remember that was quite a few years ago and hearing "Good Time Charlie" as an instrumental being played through the Muzak system in a store that I was in. I mean, it's nice but not a big thrill; it's a much bigger thrill when you hear somebody who has been important to you musically record it like Waylon, Elvis or Allison; a number of people who were and still are people whose careers I've appreciated and to have the honor that they've appreciated something that I've created is always rewarding whenever you hear it." 

Now that the album has been released; will there be a tour or series of shows to promote it? 

"I don't have any knowledge of that yet," he said with a slight laugh. "That is kind of up to Len and the people at Sunset Boulevard; they'll be the ones figuring that out; if it makes sense, I'll go out there and play some dates. The current COVID situation makes it much harder than it might have been years ago where you'd just jump in your van and go out for six weeks; we don't do that anymore. I mean, it makes more sense financially and it doesn't wear you out; a lot of times on the road if you were going to be out there for six weeks, you weren't really doing much on the early days in the week and there would be either kind of make do gigs or you'd have to stay someplace or keep traveling until you got to the next gig and it didn't make much sense financially and it wore you out which was the biggest piece of it."

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When asked what the future holds; he responded with a laugh and a touch of sarcasm.

"Well man, if you have any insight into that, please write me a quick note. I haven't a clue; I write songs and I play guitar and if there are places to go play that make sense, I go and do that but at this stage of the game, it's one day at a time and let's have the best time we can." 

To discover more about the career of Danny O'Keefe and/or "Circle Turns," please visit https://dannyokeefe.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


Allentown Borough
Main Street Allentown
Sat. 10:15 a.m. Baby Storytime (Takes place at the Library located at 16 Main Street)
Al's Airport Inn
636 Bear Tavern Road West Trenton
(609) 883-5252 
Thurs. 5 p.m. Bev & Dan
Sat. (12 p.m.) Acoustic Brunch (5 p.m.) Redbird
Sun. 12 p.m. Sunday Brunch 
Mon. 5 p.m. Bill Thomas
Tues. 7 p.m. Brian Elliot
Wed. 7 p.m. Kindred Spirit Duo
Aristaeus Brewing
2475C Big Oak Road Langhorne, PA 
(215) 757-2337
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia
  
Arts Council of Princeton 
102 Witherspoon Street Princeton 
(609) 924-8777 
Thurs. 11:30 a.m. Brunchtime BYOB: "Linocut Printmaking"
Fri. 7 p.m. Monthly Dance Party
Ashlynn Distillery 
32 West Bridge Street Morrisville, PA 
Thurs. 5 p.m. Cecil & Carl
Fri. 7 p.m. Diane & PK
Sun. New Year's Eve feat. (3 p.m.) Dueling Pianos (9 p.m.) Cecil. Complimentary Toast at Midnight
Wed. 6 p.m. Cara Cartney
Bill's Olde Tavern
2694 Nottingham Way Hamilton
(609) 586-0192
Sun. 10 p.m. New Year's Eve Party
Mon. 7 p.m. Trivia 
Tues. 8 p.m. / Wed. 8 p.m. Karaoke 
Ages 21+
Blaze DoubleTree by Hilton 
4355 US Route 1 Princeton
(609) 452-2400
Thurs. 6 p.m. Marc Hoffman
Fri. 6 p.m. Kiki Infante  
Blend Bar & Bistro   
911 Highway 33 Hamilton 
(609) 245-8887
Sun. 4 p.m. New Year's Eve Dinner 
Bordentown City
Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown  
Fri. 7 p.m. "Frightening Fridays!" Haunted 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. Matt Gordeuk Trio
Fri. (5:30 p.m.) Bennett Lee (8 p.m.) Bob Egan 
Sat. 7 p.m. Jim Dedrick Trio
Sun. (12 p.m.) Bill Avayou Trio (8 p.m.) Bob Egan
Broken Goblet Brewing
2500 State Road Bensalem, PA
(267) 812-5653
Thurs. 7 p.m.  Mike Estabrook
Fri. 7:30 p.m. Flatwaves, Ultra-Light, Yacht Crashers. $10, doors open at 7 p.m., ages 18+
Sun. 8 p.m. New Year's Eve Celebration feat. Dear Zoe. $76.88 (General Admission) $128.13 (Reserved Seating) Includes Open Bar/Buffet, Ages 21+  
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
Catch A Rising Star (Hyatt Regency Princeton) 
102 Carnagie Center Princeton
(781) 568-1471
Fri. 8 p.m. Lana Siebel. $26.50, Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
Sat. 7:30 p.m. Jerrold Benford. $26.50, Doors open at 7 p.m.
Sun. 7:30 p.m. New Year's Eve Gala feat. Tom Cotter, Kerri Louise. Doors open at 7 p.m., Tickets/Reservations required.  
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. Blackwells Mill
Sun. 9 p.m. New Year's Eve w/ 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
Cooper's Riverview                                                                     
50 Riverview Plaza Trenton
(609) 393-7300 
Thurs. (7 p.m.) Lovelight w/ Mark Kapel (10 p.m.) Club Night w/ 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) (8 p.m.) New Year's Eve Party w/ "The Launch." (General admission, open bar, dinner and VIP packages are available)  
Wed. 7 p.m. Blues and BBQ Jam   
Crossing Vineyard and Winery
1853 Wrightstown Road Washington Crossing, PA
(215) 493-6500 
Sat. 2 p.m. Sweet Spot
Sun. 12 p.m. Kat Rivers
Curran’s Irish Inn
1909 Bristol Pike Bensalem, PA
(215) 245-1800
Thurs. 7 p.m. Music Bingo 
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
Sun. 8:30 p.m. New Year's Eve w/ The Voodoo Love Children. (FREE event)
Tues. 7 p.m. Open Mic w/ Linda
Dharma Bums 
4935 River Road New Hope, PA
(215) 663-2867
Thurs. 8 p.m. RasMykl The Rootsetter
Sun. 8 p.m. New Year's Eve 2023 feat. Pure Jerry, Morrow & Ford w/ Bob Stirner. $30
  
Eddington House Bensalem
2813 Hulmeville Road, Bensalem, PA 
(215) 639-1220 
Sat. 8:30 p.m. SideArm
Mon. 5:30 p.m. "Family Fun Night" w/ Amazing Balloon Creations by Kelsi-Joe
Escape Resort, Restaurant & Bar 
120 Pheasant Run Road Newtown, PA 
Tues. 6 p.m. Karaoke
Flying Pig Tavern & Tap 
167 US-Route 130 North Bordentown 
(609) 899-7447
Thurs. 9 p.m. DJ Night
Tues. 9 p.m. Karaoke
Wed. 8 p.m. Trivia
Forsgate Country Club   
375 Forsgate Drive Monroe
(732) 521-0700 
Sun. 5 p.m. New Year's Eve Dinner & Live Music. $95 (Includes three course menu and wine)
Wed. 1 p.m. Mahjong
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.) Sometime In September
Sat. 8 p.m. Cinematic Universe
Sun. 8 p.m. New Year's Eve Rave Party w/ DJ Dangeruss
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 
Sun. 8:30 p.m. New Year's Eve Party w/ Turning The Tide (FREE event)
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
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. 11 p.m.  DJ Dance Party 
Sat. (8:30 p.m.) Coast To Coast (11:59 p.m.) DJ Dance Party 
Sun. 9:30 p.m. New Year's Eve w/ Se7en 
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
Hopewell Valley Vineyards
46 Yard Avenue Pennington 
(609) 737-4465 
Fri. 4 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. (5 p.m.) Modern Rewind
Sat. 5 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. Deb & Mike
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.) Johnny Betz (9 p.m.) Shinkickers
Tues. 8 p.m. Acoustic Tuesday w/ Mikey Jr
Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic w/ Laura Fiocco
Il Portico Restorante Italiano 
273 West Route 130 South Burlington
(609) 239-1000 
Thurs. 7 p.m. Jazz Night
Fri. / Sat. 7 p.m. Live Music w/ Tony O
Irish Rover Station House 
1033 South Bellevue Avenue Langhorne, PA 
(215) 970-5412 
Sat. 8 p.m. Ty Kingsley
Wed. 7 p.m. Quizzo Night
Iron Plow Vineyards
26750 Mount Pleasant Road Columbus 
(732) 306-9111 
Fri. 6:30 p.m. Bob O & Guest
Sat. 6:30 p.m. Wounded Souls 
John & Peter's
96 S. Main Street New Hope, Pa 
(215) 862-5981 
Wed. 9 p.m. The Invitational
All shows 21+
Killarney's Publick House
1644 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road Hamilton
(609) 586-1166 
Thurs. (4 p.m.) Kids Playdate Hour w/ Princess Poppy (5:30 p.m.) Tom Vincent (9 p.m.) Holiday/Onesie Pajama Party w/ DJ Jimmy G
Fri. (5:30 p.m.) Skyline (9 p.m.) DJ Dan
Sat. (10 a.m.) Brunch (5:30 p.m.) Wayne Bilotti
Sun. (10 a.m.) "Sunday Funday" Brunch (12 p.m.) Kids New Year's Eve Party (6 p.m.) New Year's Eve w/ Dueling Pianos and (9 p.m.) Prom Night Party w/ DJ BayNice
Mon. 10 a.m. New Year's Day Pajama Party Brunch w/ DJ Jimmy G
La Cena Ristorante
2233 Galloway Road Bensalem, PA
(215) 639-9969
Wed. 6 p.m. Joe Plush & Friends
Lambertville House 
32 Bridge Street Lambertville
(609) 397-0200 
Fri. 6 p.m. Stranger Things
Lambertville Station Restaurant and Inn 
11 Bridge Street Lambertville 
(609) 397-8300 
Sun. 7:30 p.m. New Year's Eve Gala Dinner. $260, $500 (Stay packages $1,090, $1,205, $2,810                                                   
Laurita Winery 
85 Archertown Road New Egypt 
(609) 752-0200 
Mon. 1 p.m. First Call
Library Company of Burlington
23 West Union Street Burlington
(609) 3861273
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
Thurs. 6 p.m. James Popik Duo
Fri. 7 p.m. Keith Franklin Jazz Group
Sat. 7 p.m. Blue Americana
Sun. 11:30 a.m. Brunch w/ Russell Norkevich
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  
Marcello's Coal Fired Restaurant/Pizza/Bordentown
206 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown
(609) 298-8360
Sun. 9:30 p.m. New Year's Eve w/ DJ entertainment. $50 (Includes soft drinks, food, party favors, champagne toast)
McStews Irish Sports Pub
5316 New Falls Road Levittown, PA 
(215) 949-9570 
Sun. 9 p.m. New Year's Eve w/ Midnight Sun
Tues. 7:30 p.m. Trivia Night
Naked Brewing Company 
212 Mill Street Bristol, PA 
(267) 544-7129
Thurs.6:30 p.m. Dana Collins Project 
Fri. 8 p.m. Rich Ryan & Friends
Sat. 8 p.m. New Year's Eve Party and Karaoke
Tues. 7 p.m. Trivia 
Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company 
909 Ray Avenue Croydon, PA 
(215) 458-7081
Thurs. 7 p.m. Rachel & Ty
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. Rolling Stones Tribute w/ "Classic Stones Live" 
Sat. 8 p.m. Jeffrey Gaines
Newtown Athletic Club 
120 Pheasant Run Newtown, PA 
(215) 968-0600 
Sun. 4 p.m. Family New Year's Eve Party   
Newtown Brewing Company
103 Penns Trail Newtown, PA 
(215) 944-8609 
Thurs. 7:30 p.m. "Useless Knowledge" Trivia 
Fri. 6 p.m. Fly On The Wall
Sat. 6 p.m. Cara Cartney
Wed. 4 p.m. Open Mic Night
Nick's Roast Beef
4501 Woodhaven Road West Philadelphia, PA 
(215) 637-515
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia 
Fri. (6 p.m.) LJ Hall (9 p.m.) Journey Tribute w/ "Highway Run"
Sat. 9 p.m. AJ Slick
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 
Sat. 9 p.m. Radio Fiction 
Sun. 9 p.m. New Year's Eve w/ Thrown Together
Ages 21+   
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. 6 p.m. Vintage Vibe Tribe  
Old Town Pub
135 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown 
(609) 291-9232
Thurs. 7 p.m. Quizzoholics Trivia  
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"
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
Puss N Boots Tavern
942 Trenton Road Fairless Hills, PA
Fri. 8 p.m. Karaoke
Tues. 7 p.m. Trivia
Ristorrante LUCCA & Piano Lounge 
144 US Route 130 Bordentown 
(609) 262-0110
Sun. 5 p.m. New Year's Eve Celebration. $275   
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. Mikey Jr
Sat. (11:30 a.m.) Brunch w/ Bob Egan (7 p.m.) Bob Egan 
Sun. (11:30 a.m.) Brunch w/ Alex Otey (7 p.m.) Patrick & Debra (7:30 p.m.) Moonlight Ball New Year's Eve (SOLD OUT check for availability)   
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
Slim's Irish Pub 
2195 Galloway Road Bensalem, PA
(267) 332-0047
Sat. 9 p.m. Hind Site
Sun. 9 p.m. New Year's Eve Party w/ Darlin and the Dogs
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. Maia Jarrett feat. Noah Jarrett
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. Never Enough 
Sun. 9 p.m. New Year's Eve w/ DJ Dana (Complimentary Toast at Midnight)
Mon. 9 p.m. Game Night Hosted by Kid Dalton 
Tues. 7 p.m. Johnny Betz 
Stars & Stripes Harley Davidson
600 South Flowers Mill Road Langhorne, PA 
(215) 752-9400 
Sun. 11 a.m. New Year's Eve Backstage Party
Steam Pub 
606 2nd Street Pike Southampton, PA 
Fri. 10 p.m. DJ Tonka
Sat. 10:30 p.m. Fat Mezz
Sun. 10 p.m. New Year's Eve Party 2024 w/ DJ Kev. $95 (Includes restricted open bar, appetizer buffet, champagne toast), ages 21+
1675 Spirits 
2685 Bristol Pike Bensalem, PA
(215) 645-1445
Fri. 6 p.m. Jeff Perlman or Keep The Change
Tara's Tavern 
1 Cookstown-New Egypt Road, Wrightstown 
(609) 286-2300 
Fri. 8:30 p.m. Ken Dubman
Sat. 8:30 p.m. The Williamsboy  
Tavern On The Lake 
101 Main Street Hightstown 
(609) 426-9345  
Sat. 9 p.m. Aaron Quarterman
Sun. (4 p.m.) New Year's Eve Dinner Buffet (8 p.m.) New Year's Eve Party w/ DJ Mike
Tues. 6 p.m. Trivia 
Wed. 7 p.m. Karaoke 
 
Temperance House
5 South State Street Newtown, PA 
(215) 944-8050
Thurs. 7 p.m. Steve Guyger and Filthy Rich 
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. Billy O'Neal & Andy Koontz
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. 8:30 p.m. DJ entertainment
Sat. (11 a.m.) Brunch / "Ice Princess" (9 p.m.) Bigg Romeo
Sun. 5 p.m. New Year's Eve feat. (8 p.m.) Love Junk / DJ Vinny
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. Groove Pocket
Sun. 9 p.m. New Year's Eve w/ Asylum Choir  
The Dubliner
34 North Main Street New Hope, PA 
(215) 693-1816
Fri. 7 p.m. Andrew Koontz & Billy O'Neal
Sun. 2 p.m. Thomas Johnston
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. Little Sister
Sat. 9 p.m. Pixie Twist
Sun. 9 p.m. New Year's Eve w/ WitZend
Tues. 7 p.m. Music Bingo w/ Jonathan Appel
The Irish Horne Bar & Restaurant
882 2nd Street Pike Richboro, PA 
(215) 942-4000 
Fri. 8 p.m. SoulShine
The Ivy Inn
248 Nassau Street Princeton
(609) 921-8555
Thurs. 10 p.m. Karaoke w/ Trey Brown
Fri. 9:30 p.m. DJ Ty
Sat. 9:30 p.m. DJ Soto
Mon. 11:30 a.m. "Almost Annual New Year's Day Ride for Runaway" Benefitting Anchor House. 
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. Cara Cartney
Sat. 8 p.m. Molly Seger
Sun. 8 p.m. New Year's Eve Party feat. (9 p.m.) DJ Jimmy G
Mon. 8 p.m. Karaoke
Wed. 7 p.m. Trivia Night  
The Newtown Theatre
120 North State Street Newtown, PA
(215) 968-3859
Fri. 8 p.m. "Love Actually" $5
Sun. 6 p.m./10 p.m. Newtown NYE Comedy w/ Eric D'Alessandro
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. Part 2 of The 15th Annual Christmas Spectacular
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. Bad Hombres
Sat. 8 p.m. Samantha Spano
Sun. 8:30 p.m. New Year's Eve w/ Kindred Spirit
Wed. 6 p.m. Joe Vadala
The Sycamore Grill
255 North Sycamore Street Newtown, PA
(215) 908-6326 
Sun. 8:45 p.m. New Year's Eve w/ Stage Left Duo
The Tavern at Penns Park 
2295 Second Street Pike Newtown, PA
(267) 491-5658
Wed. 7 p.m.  Open Mic
The Union Firehouse
18 Washington Street Mount Holly
(609) 288-6491
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Open Mic Night
Fri. 8 p.m. Pink Floyd Tribute w/ "Shine On" Doors open at 7 p.m.
The Union House 
19 East Union Street Burlington
(609) 531-6077
Fri. 8 p.m. IFF
Sat. 8 p.m. 80's Crush
Sun. 8 p.m. New Year's Eve w/ Ryptyde
Tir Na Nog 
1324 Hamilton Avenue Trenton 
(609) 392-2554
Sun. (3 p.m.) "Irish Sessions" (5 p.m.) Irish New Year Celebration w/ The Sutors
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Trenton Buzz 
702 Pine Street Trenton 
(609) 392-6000
Sat. 9 p.m. New Year's Eve "Eve" Celebration (FREE Champagne at Midnight)
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
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. Rust / Behn Gillece Duo
Sat. 7 p.m. Tony Miceli Trio
Sun. 9 p.m. New Year's Eve Hop Drop w/ Nova. $85 (Includes unlimited beer, wine, appetizers, champagne toast at midnight)
Mon. 6 p.m. Quizzo
Village Idiot Brewing Company
42 High Street Mount Holly
(609) 975-9270 
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia
West Trenton Ballroom (West Trenton Firehouse)
40 West Upper Ferry Road Ewing
(609) 883-0325
Sun. 8 p.m. Annual New Year's Eve Celebration w/ "The Nerds." $30 (advance)
Wildflowers Inn
2572 Pennington Road Pennington 
(609) 773-239
Thurs. 6 p.m. Rob Silvers
Wilson's Pub 
1870 Brownsville Road Trevose Heights, PA 
(215) 355-4739
Sat. 8 p.m. Jeff Perlman or Keep The Change
Working Dog Winery
610 Windsor Perrineville Road Hightstown
(609) 371-6000
Thurs. 4:30 p.m. Justin Love
Sat. 1 p.m. Kevin McGowan
Sun. 1 p.m. Spoondrift
WWFM 89.1 FM HD2 Radio
MCCC Old Trenton Road West Windsor
Jazzon2.org
Mon. 7 p.m. "Danny Coleman's Got The Blu


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