New Jersey Stage logo
New Jersey Stage Menu

Rock On! This Week's Sound Bites...2/16/23

By Danny Coleman

originally published: 02/16/2023

Rock On! This Week

“It is a percussion composition like an ambient composition as well that uses ambient sounds from US Interstate Highway Route 4 and also utilizes percussion sounds from a homemade instrument of my own; also, a number of other instruments as well and it is one of two pieces that are being released as part of an introductory LP to my musical sound.”  

Julian Calv currently resides in Vermont with roots in New Jersey and a song in his heart and in his case; they are quite unique. You see, Calv is an innovator, a street performer, a composer and multi-instrumentalist who uses a relatively unknown instrument called, the Trimba. 

Inspired by a New York City street performer named Moondog, whose Sixth Avenue busking exploits in the 1950s and '60s became the stuff of legend; Calv became intensely interested in the man, his music and how he integrated the Trimba along with the ambient sounds of his environment. Calv has recently done the same and released a new single called "Route 4" with another on its way next month.

“Yes, it's being released in tandem along with another song that's coming out later in March called “Thorn and Roots” and then there's going to be an actual physical vinyl that is going to have both of the songs on it as well," he said enthusiastically. "Then hopefully, sometime later in or maybe around the start of Spring or so it will all be released and this is all through Deko Entertainment.”  

Advertise with New Jersey Stage for $50-$100 per month, click here for info

“I've only been a percussionist for about the last three years," he continued; "I guess I could say that piano is my first instrument and the percussion instrument that I referred to called the Trimba; which was invented by a man named Moondog, who was very present in the twentieth-century New York City classical music scene. He built a number of his own instruments that he would play in tandem along with symphonic orchestral instruments to accompany his compositions and so I've spent a period of time kind of studying this niche form of percussion playing that Moondog helped pioneer. I continued the tradition in my own unique way now but I started kind of getting more involved with music and I believe it was about 2015 when I started taking piano lessons and it kind of began spinning off from there.”  

Driven by a thirst for knowledge and with an instrumental curiosity, he became interested in composing. Calv immersed himself in various studies and in the process diversified his arsenal. 

“Well, as I mentioned, I started with playing the piano, which was my main kind of Forte thing. I studied piano into my collegiate years as well but what started driving me towards percussion, was an increasing desire to learn how to write for various other instruments. During my college years, I studied music education and composition and so as part of the compositional studies, I wanted to have a more of a personal approach to understanding how to write for various instruments. So, in tandem with my required piano training, I actually chose to also take lessons on the side for instruments that I wanted to learn how to write for because I figured the easiest way to learn how to write for an instrument, is to go ahead and kind of learn the basics of how to play it. So, it was in my junior year that I took Marimba, Timpani and Snare Drum lessons from our college's percussion professor but at the same time I began learning more about this guy Moondog and his percussion instrument which, there were no places you could go to get a formal education on how he would play his instrument. So, alongside my collegiate studies, I began going into more of an independent study specifically into the music of this guy Moondog and after learning about this instrument that he called the Trimba, which is present in a lot of his music, I knew that I wanted to spend a lot more time understanding how he played this instrument, how he created and how he utilized it. So, in the beginning, it started as me kind of playing more contemporary or more traditional percussion instruments and then I kind of veered off in the other direction of going into this more obscure realm of percussion instruments that were invented by guys like Moondog. There's another composer named Harry Partch who invented a whole bunch of his own percussion instruments which was cool because it was a little like cherry picking and learning about all the ways that he would go about his approach to percussion instruments as well.”  

Julian has accomplished much in in a short time period in the percussion realm; so, has he gravitated to one instrument more than another or does he perhaps favor one a bit more in his compositions? 

“I love the marimba and I love xylophones but out of all of the percussion instruments; I'm most fond of the vibraphone simply because of the amount of sound you can get out of it. I wouldn't say I play those instruments to a degree that a professional does; I certainly noodle with them but the type of technique that I have actually developed is that I play the Trimba in tandem at the same time along with an instrument called a Balafon, which is very similar to a Marimba but is a lot smaller in size; it originates from Northwestern Africa and is normally tuned like a pentatonic scale. So, the song that's being released in March, “Thorn and Root,” you’ll actually be able to hear what that combined sound sounds like because it's a piece that was written for the Trimba and the Balafon itself. So, I certainly noodle with them and I understand how to write music for those instruments but I don’t play them too heavily.” 

Now armed with multiple weapons and inspired by Moondog; how has he incorporated all of this into the singles and the upcoming release?

“When it comes to creating music for me right now in life, I wanted to find a way to take the environment that I currently find myself living in and create a sonic reflection of it so that I could share it with friends and family and share it with anyone else who would love to lend their ear in that direction. The career of Moondog, he took a lot of ambient sounds from the streets of New York City because he was a street performer there and would actually use those sounds along with his Trimba playing; for example, if a car was coming by him as he was doing a performance, he might increase the volume of his playing in tandem with the car so it's almost like he was playing along with the ambience that surrounded him and this is something I love to do as well because I work as a street performer up in Burlington which is a city here in Vermont. I wanted to find a way to take the environment I'm living in and sonically reflect it and since I live right next to Route 4 and I always hear the drone of cars going by and trucks, little bicycles and birds hanging out outside as well, I decided to go ahead and take to the road with my microphone and laptop and I set them up out there for about two hours to go ahead and just record a lot of the ambient sounds going back and forth on the highway. Then I took that over to the two-track studio which is Deko’s studio of choice and where they record much of their things and I recorded the Trimba part and combined the two together into this beautiful little concoction of sound.” 

Advertise with New Jersey Stage for $50-$100 per month, click here for info

Calv's day gig finds him as an employee of a local coffee shop; something he relishes for the social interaction and as he sees it; the same goes for the street performer side of him as well. 

“I love coffee and I love serving coffee as well but alongside that I love doing the street performing in Burlington and I'm actually going to be going out to another town this summer called Brattleboro. So, it's very much a profession as much as it's a hobby as much as it is an avenue for socializing. One of my favorite things about street performing is the fact that I get to meet a lot of strangers every day and a lot of strangers who seem mutually interested in me as I am in them. When I do my street performing, I love to say hello to people as they're walking by which is kind of a skill that's taking a little bit of time to develop; being able to talk and play at the same time but it's one of my favorite things to do because when you begin speaking with someone while you're playing at the same time, they're almost caught off guard initially at the fact that the street performers addressing them and saying; hey, how are you? How's your day going? That's a nice way to reel people in and I’ve had a lot of really wholesome conversations with complete strangers who I have never met before as a result of street performing. So, it's all of those things; it's a hobby, it is a job and an avenue for socializing.” 

"Socializing" in Vermont can be far different from doing the same in a climate like the Metro-New York area; how did he find himself in New England? 

“That's a great question actually," he said with a slight chuckle. "What initially brought me up here was that my girlfriend got a job working as a music teacher here and she grew up in New England. I grew up in New Jersey but I've always had a fascination with New England culture and so when we had the opportunity to come up here because of her job, we absolutely took it and hopped on up here and I've been really loving it ever since; Vermont kind of feels like its own little micro-country in America if that makes sense. I feel like many places in this country have their hand on your back making you go forward but up here, their hands are in front of you saying whoa, slow down, take your time, you don't need to rush; you know?” 

Calv's music is available through the fine people at Deko Entertainment ( who handle a host of Rock, Pop and various other genre artists; where do we find Calv himself.

“Deko is where you can access and be able to buy the music but for any of my music, I'm also currently on many digital streaming platforms just under the name Julian Calv and I'm also present on all social media platforms; Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, Twitter; under the tag, juliantrimba, all lower case. Those are my main ways of addressing people in public and then the streaming services are a way of bringing the sound to people.”  

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. Jonathan Savage
Sat. (12 p.m.) Acoustic Brunch w/ Bill Thomas  (5 p.m.) Fast Ant
Sun. (12 p.m.) Sunday Acoustic Brunch w/ Jerry Monk (7:30 p.m.) DJ Bobby Jones
Mon. 5 p.m. Rob Silvers
Tues. 7 p.m. Mike & Laua
Wed. 7 p.m. Jessica DiDonato
Ancient Order of Hibernians
2419 Kuser Road Hamilton 
Thurs. 12 p.m. Grand Marshal Luncheon Honoring Michael "Mick" Conboy. Benefitting the Hamilton St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee. $75
Fri. 7 p.m. Karaoke
Sat. 7 p.m. Sam McDonough 
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
Fri. 7 p.m. Story & Verse: A Storytelling, Poetic, and Spoken Word Open Mic.  
Sat. 10 a.m. Storytime with Jeff
Wed. 7 p.m. Ash Wednesday Worship Service
Ashlynn Distillery
32 West Bridge Street Morrisville, PA
Thurs. 5 p.m. Open Mic Night
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
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. 4 p.m. Black History Presentation (Takes place at City Hall)  
Bowman's Tavern 
1600 River Road New Hope, PA 
(215) 862-2972 
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Gary Reed & Arturo Baguer
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
Wed. 6 p.m. Liz DuFour 
Bristol Riverside Theater
2501 Bath Road Bristol, PA
(215) 785-0100
Wed. 7:30 p.m. Beatlemania Now
Broken Goblet Brewing
2500 State Road Bensalem, PA
(267) 812-5653
Thurs. 8 p.m. Mike Estabrook
Fri. 8:30 p.m. The Launch
Sat. 8:30 p.m. EarCandy
Sun. 11 a.m. Sunday Brunch  
Bucks On Bridge 
25 Bridge Street Lambertville
(609) 483-2615
Thurs. 5 p.m. Greg McGarvey
Tues. 5 p.m. Chess Night  
Cadwalader Park
299 Parkside Avenue Trenton
(408) 335-4400
Sat. (11 a.m.) African Mask-Making: A Family Workshop. (FREE event registration required) (4 p.m.) "Trenton Talks" Curators RoundTable w/ C.a. Shofed, Lank, Buck Malvo, Heather Palecek, Brass Rabbit, Habiyb Shu'aib. (Takes Place at Ellarslie Museum) 
Sun. 11 a.m. Finger Looping Workshop: Knit Your Own Chunky Blanket (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. Victor North. $20 
Catch A Rising Star (Hyatt Regency Princeton)
102 Carnagie Center Princeton
(781) 568-1471
Fri. 8 p.m. Kerri Louise. Hosted by Dean Blizzard. $23.69, Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
Sat. 7:30 p.m. Kerri Louise. Hosted by Dean Blizzard. $23.69, 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
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. 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 
Fri. 7 p.m. Groove Pocket 
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. Reock & Roll Revue  
Color Me Mine (Princeton Shopping Center)
301 Harrison Street Princeton 
(609) 581-9500
Fri. 6 p.m. Kids Night Out: "Pottery!" $40, ages 6+ (Registration required, includes pizza, juice/water, games and a movie)  
Cooper's Riverview                                                                     
50 Riverview Plaza Trenton
(609) 393-7300
Thurs. 8 p.m. Club Night w/ DJ Ricch. Ages21+
Fri. (8 p.m.) Shorty Long & The Jersey Horns (9 p.m.) DJ Jazzi
Sat. (7 p.m.) Blues Night Jam (9 p.m.) Valentine's Day Lingerie Party. Ages 21+ 
Sun. 11 a.m. Jazz Brunch w/ Victor Tarassov 
Tues. 5 p.m. Salsa Tuesdays w/ DJ Jay Serrano
Wed. (7 p.m.) Happy Hour Buffet / Blues Jam (8 p.m.) Disco “Hustle” Night w/ "Guest" DJs. $5   
Crossing Vineyard and Winery 
1853 Wrightstown Road Washington Crossing, PA
(215) 493-6500
Thurs. 6 p.m. Pairing Wine, Cheese and Charcuterie 
Sat. (1 p.m.) Cookies & Cabernet (2 p.m.) Rodney Wright
Sun. 2 p.m. Bill Thomas
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)
Sat. 5 p.m.  "Second Saturday" feat. SiriOm Singh and the Soul Warriors "Songs of Love"
Curran’s Irish Inn
1909 Bristol Pike Bensalem, PA
(215) 245-1800
Thurs. 7 p.m. Music Bingo
Sat. 8 p.m. Mushed Up
Tues. 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 w/ Chrome Pony
Wed. 8 p.m. Quizzo                                                                                                                                                      
Dadz Bar and Grill
744 Main Street Lumberton
Thurs. 7 p.m. Open Mic w/ Jimmy Mannix
Fri. 7 p.m. Nobody's Business
Sun. 4 p.m. Oldies with DJ Deuce 3 p.m. RV Junior Red Devils Debut
Tues. 7 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Edgar Anderson  
Dempster's Pub
437 Pine Street Mount Holly 
(609) 261-0500    
Fri. 7 p.m. Erik Wozniak  
Eddington House Bensalem
2813 Hulmeville Road, Bensalem, PA
(215) 639-1220
Fri. 8:30 p.m. EarCandy Duo
Sat. 8 p.m. Naturals
El Barrio Cantina & Tequila Bar
1470 Buck Road Southampton, PA
(267) 685-0725
Fri. 8:30 p.m. Two For Flinching
Falls Manor Catering & Special Events
4010 New Falls Road Bristol, PA
Thurs. 6 p.m. Adult Prom w/ DJ Rita Marie Marlow Benefitting Bristol Township Educational Fund. $75, ages 21+ (Includes hors d'oeuvres, buffet, one-hour open bar plus beer and wine all evening, raffles) 
Flying Pig Tavern & Tap
167 US-Route 130 North Bordentown
(609) 899-7447
Fri. 8 p.m. Erik Daad Trio
Sat. 8 p.m. 44 Fridays
Tues. 9 p.m. Karaoke
Wed. 8 p.m. Trivia  
Forsgate Country Club   
375 Forsgate Drive Monroe 
(732) 521-0700 
Sat. (12 p.m.) 7th Annual Chocolate and Wine. $15 (advance/ages 21+, $7.50 ages 13-20, ages 12 and under FREE) (8 p.m.) Saturday Night Dance Party w/ DJ Ray
Tues. 6 p.m. Mardi Gras Trivia
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  
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" w/ Casey Welborn (9 p.m.) Flip N' Mickeys
Sat. 8 p.m. Supertrain
Tues. 6:30 p.m. Trivia Night Hosted by Best Choice Productions
Hamilton Tap & Grill
557 US Route 130 North Hamilton
(609) 905-0925
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Music Bingo w/ DJ Nebbs 
Wed. 7 p.m. Trivia
Hamilton Township Public Library 
1 Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. Way Hamilton 
(609) 581-4060
Tues. 7 p.m. Presentation: "The Admiral Issues of Canada"   
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.) A Little Dirt on My Boots, A Country Thing w/ "Buzzer Band" (11 p.m.) DJ Dance Party
Sat. (8:30 p.m.) Bonehead (11:59 p.m.) 9:30 p.m. DJ Dance Party  
Sun. 4 p.m. Soul Cruisers
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.) Just Us
Sat. 5 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. On The Fly
Sun. (11 a.m.) Sangria Making Class (1:30 p.m.) "Jazzy Sundays" feat. The Loose Cannon
Tues. 5:30 p.m. Community Information Session: "Steward Johnson Celebrating the Everyday" 
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 (9 p.m.) Midnight Sun
Sat. 9 p.m. Echo Whiskey
Mon. 7 p.m. Motown Mondays w/ rotating DJs BeeNice, Rawskillz, JusGroove
Tues. 8 p.m. Acoustic Tuesday w/ Bruce Thompson
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. Unplugged Duo
Wed. 7 p.m. Quizzo Night  
Iron Plow Vineyards 
26750 Mount Pleasant Road Columbus 
(732) 306-9111
Fri. 6:30 p.m. Steve Guyger & Dirty Rich
Sat. 2 p.m. Radio Fiction 
Sun. 2 p.m. AudioPilot
Iron Plow Vineyards Tasting Room
61 High Street Mt. Holly
(732) 306-9111 
Sat. 6:30 p.m. Skippy's Toy Duo / Author Dorothy Robbins Talvera  
John & Peter's 
96 S. Main Street New Hope, Pa 
(215) 862-5981
Sat. 3 p.m. The Real Fugitives
Sun. 9 p.m. Seven Teller
Mon. 9 p.m. Open Mic w/ Mike Dialto (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. 6 p.m. Radio Fiction
Fri. (5:30 p.m.) DJ Lorenzo Muniz (10 p.m.) DJ Jimmy G 
Sat. 9 p.m. DJ Dan
Sun. (10 a.m.) "Sunday Funday" Brunch (12 p.m.) Ty Mares
Mon. 8 p.m. "Industry Night" 
Wed. 4 p.m. "Ladies Night: Tye-Dye & Tequila Night"  
3376 Route 27 South Brunswick
(732) 419-3452
Sat. 8:30 p.m. Loose Bricks
Lakeside Cafe and Liquors
129 Route 31 North Pennington
(609) 621-9998
Fri. 6:30 p.m. Jack Furlong Duo 
Lambertville House 
32 Bridge Street Lambertville 
(609) 397-0200 
Fri. 6 p.m. Russell Norkevich   
Laurita Winery 
85 Archertown Road New Egypt 
(609) 752-0200
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Pasta Night w/ Music by Steve Berger. $42
Fri. 7 p.m. Country Line Dancing. (SOLD OUT please check for availability) 
Sat. 12 p.m. "Wine & Chocolate Weekend" feat. (1 p.m.) Jersey SureCats
Sun. 12 p.m.  "Wine & Chocolate Weekend" feat. (1 p.m.) Rick Winnow
87a South Main Street New Hope, PA
(215) 862-2739
Wed. 6:30 p.m. Open Mic Night   
McStews Irish Sports Pub 
5316 New Falls Road Levittown, PA 
(215) 949-9570 
Thurs. 7:30 p.m. Music Bingo
Sat. 9 p.m. "Far Beyond Giving" Annual Food Drive ad Fundraiser feat. Gutter, Ketosis, IOG, Unscarred. $5 or non-perishable food item, doors open at 8 p.m.
Tues. 7:30 p.m. Trivia Night
Millhill Basement 
300 S. Broad Street Trenton 
(609) 989-1600 
Thurs. 8 p.m. 20 Years of "Off With Their Heads" Wandering Duo, Wade Wilson & Stay Dead. $12 (advance. This show is currently SOLD OUT, some tickets possibly available at the door $15 CASH only), Ages 21+, doors open at 7 p.m.
Fri. 9 p.m. Disoviet, Capitalist, Road Pig, Worst Ones. $5, Ages 21+  
More Than Q
13 Klines Court Lambertville  
(609) 773-0072  
Sat. 2 p.m. Red Bird Flying Solo
Music Mountain Theater
1483 Route 179 Lambertville
Fri. 8 p.m. "The Secret Garden"
Sat. (11 a.m.) Disney's "Frozen Jr. (3 p.m./ 8 p.m.) "The Secret Garden"
Sun. 3 p.m. "The Secret Garden"
Naked Brewing Company
212 Mill Street Bristol, PA
(267) 544-7129
Thurs.6:30 p.m. Dana Collins Project
Fri.  6:30 p.m. Departed, Gloves Off Ripped Away
Sat. (1 p.m.) Mike & Shanna (7 p.m.) Low Totem
Sun. 11 a.m. Weekend Brunch 
Tues. 7 p.m. Trivia
Nassau Presbyterian Church
61 Nassau Street Princeton
Thurs. 12:15 p.m. Conservatory at Nassau feat. Erik Allesee (Piano Concerto)  
Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company
909 Ray Avenue Croydon, PA
(215) 458-7081
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia
Sat. 12 p.m. "Chili Day"
Sun. 12 p.m. Yoga & Beer w/ Trina
New Egypt Elks Lodge #2457 
105 Lakewood Road New Egypt  
(609) 758-8700  
Fri. 6 p.m. Karaoke  
New Hope Winery / Tavern
6123 Lower York Road New Hope, PA
(215) 794-2331
Sat. (1 p.m.) Whiskey 95 (8 p.m.) Joni Mitchell Tribute w/ "Big Yellow Taxi The Band" 
Sun. 1 p.m. Sunday Jazz
Tues. 8 p.m. Griffin House  
Newtown Brewing Company
103 Penns Trail Newtown, PA
(215) 944-8609
Thurs. 7:30 p.m. "Romantic Comedies" Trivia
Fri. 6 p.m. Brian Elliot
Sat. 2 p.m. Just Jeff 
Sun. 2 p.m. Brian Lally   
Nick's Roast Beef
4501 Woodhaven Road West Philadelphia, PA
(215) 637-5151
Thurs. 7 p.m.  Trivia
Fri.  8 p.m. Dueling Pianos
Sat. 9 p.m. Fat Mezz
Sun. 4 p.m. AJ Slick Band
Wed. 7 p.m. Karaoke
Nottingham Tavern 
9 Mercer Street Hamilton Square 
(609) 587-6623 
Thurs.9:30 pm. Karaoke w/ Super Dave Curtis. 
Sat. 9:30 p.m. El Ka Bong
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
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. 6:30 p.m. Karaoke w/ Rory Chambers
Wed. 6:30 p.m. Trivia   
Old Town Pub 
135 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown 
(609) 291-9232
Thurs. 7 p.m. Quizzoholics Trivia 
Fri. 9 p.m. Marcia & Dan
Sat. 9 p.m. Mike Estabrook Duo
Tues. 6 p.m. Taco Tuesday w/ Radio Fiction  
Palmer Square
40 Nassau Street Princeton
Thurs. 4 p.m. "Skating On The Square" $10/$12 (Includes skate rental) 
Fri. 4 p.m. "Skating On The Square" $10/$12 (Includes skate rental) 
Sat. 12 p.m. / 4 p.m. "Skating On the Square" $10/$12 (Includes skate rental) 
Sun. (12 p.m. / 4 p.m.) "Skating On the Square" $10/$12 (Includes skate rental)  
Patriots Crossing 
1339 River Road Titusville 
(609) 737-2780
Thurs. 8 p.m. Ladies Night  
Fri. 8 p.m. Spanky's Garage
Sat. 8 p.m. Paul Plumeri Band
Wed. 7 p.m. "Quizzo"  
Patriot's Theater at The War Memorial                                                                                                                          
1 Memorial Drive Trenton
(609) 984-8400
Sat./Sun. 5:30 p.m. "Dance Pe Chance" Doors open at 4 p.m. 
Pete's Steak House 
523 Whitehorse Avenue Hamilton 
(609) 585-8008 
Fri. 9 p.m. Deep Release  
Princeton Country Club 
1-Wheeler Way West Windsor
(609) 452-9382
Thurs. 6 p.m. Karaoke Night w/ Live DJ 
Fri. 6 p.m. Happy Hour w/ Live DJ 
Sun. 11 a.m. Jazz Brunch    
Princeton Folk Music Society (Christ Congregation Church)
50 Walnut Lane Princeton
(609) 799-0944
Fri. 8 p.m. Moira Smiley & VOCO. $20
Princeton Makes 
301 North Harrison Street Princeton
Sun. 4 p.m. Damsel  
Princeton Public Library (Hinds Plaza)
65 Witherspoon Street Princeton  
(609) 924-9529
Fri. 7 p.m. My Big, Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras Party feat. Ragtime Relics, Mineko Ogata, Skip Livingston's Occasional Dixieland Band, Alejandro Ataucusi, Stay Tuned. (FREE event)
Sat. 10 a.m. Wuthering Heights Community "Filibuster" Read Aloud  
Princeton University (Richardson Auditorium)
Nassau Street Princeton
Fri. 7:30 p.m. Alexi Kenney
Sun. 3 p.m. Westminster Conservatory Showcase
Tue. 7:30 p.m. Mitsuko Uchida  
Puss N Boots Tavern
942 Tenton Road Fairless Hills, PA
(215) 295-8236
Fri. 8 p.m. Karaoke
Sat. 7 p.m. "Oldies Night" w/ DJ Jimmy Mac
Tues. 7 p.m. Trivia  
Randy Now's Man Cave
119 West Ward Street Hightstown 
(609) 424-3766
Sat. 1 p.m. Rich Scanella "Ghost Notes" Book Signing
River House at Odette’s
274 South Rive Road New Hope, PA
(215) 682-2022
Thurs. (7 p.m.) Gina Corso (9 p.m.) Cara Cartney
Fri. (7 p.m.) Phyllis Chappell Duo (9 p.m.) Mark Smith Duo
Sat. (11:30 a.m.) Brunch w/ Scott Gurney (7 p.m.) Bob Egan (9 p.m.) Greg McGarvey
Sun. (11:30 a.m.)  Brunch w/ Dave Dales Duo (7 p.m.) Michael Andrew
Mon. 7 p.m. Joshua Yudkin
Tues. 7 p.m. Greg McGarvey
Wed. 7 p.m. Megan Knight
Rose Bank Winery 
258 Durham Road Newtown, PA  
(215) 860-5899 
Sat. 1 p.m. "Tastings & Tunes in the Buckman Barn" feat. Tony Alosi    
Rossi's Bar & Grill 
2110 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road Hamilton 
(609) 890-2004 
Thurs. 5:30 p.m. Ernie White
Sat. 7 p.m. Marc Hoffman
Tues. 7 p.m. Quizzoholics Trivia
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, PA
(267) 812-5251
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia  
Shady Brook Farm
931 Stony Hill Road Yardley, PA
(215) 968-1670
Thurs. Trivia 
Fri. 6:30 p.m. Winter UnWINEd Concert feat. Acoustic Bandwagon
Sat. 6:30 p.m. Winter UnWINEd Concert feat. Dana Collins Project
Tues. 6 p.m. Quizzo
Slim's Irish Pub
2195 Galloway Road Bensalem, PA
(267) 332-0047
Sat. 9 p.m. Blue Reign
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. Darla Rich Jazz  
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. Jukebox Graveyard
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. Chris & Randy  
Spellbound Brewing
10 Lippincott Lane #12 Mt. Holly
(609) 832-0077
Fri. 7 p.m. The Fourth Son
Sat. 7 p.m. Successful Failures  
Steam Pub
606 2nd Street Pike Southampton, PA
(215) 942-6468
Fri. 10 p.m. DJ Reed Streets
1675 at The Ridges
4666 East Bristol Road Trevose, PA
(215) 876-6868
Fri. 7 p.m. J'MO
1675 Spirits
2685 Bristol Pike Bensalem, PA
(215) 645-1445
Fri. 6 p.m. Keep The Change
Sat. 6 p.m. SoulShine  
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   
Tara's Tavern
1 Cookstown-New Egypt Road, Wrightstown 
(609) 286-2300 
Fri. 8:30 p.m. Oliver Dagum
Sat. 8:30 p.m. The Williamsboy
Tavern On The Lake  
101 Main Street Hightstown 
(609) 426-9345  
Fri. 9 p.m. Black Zeppelin
Tues. 6 p.m. Trivia
Wed. 7 p.m. Karaoke     
Temperance House 
5 South State Street Newtown, PA 
(215) 944-8050 
Sat. 7 p.m. Faraway Guys
Mon. 7 p.m. Trivia w/ Righteous Jolly
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 Willcockson
Sun. 1 p.m. "Weekend Music Series" feat. Jerry Steele 
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. 7 p.m. FM Band
Sat. (11 a.m.) Brunch (9 p.m.) The Heartbeats
Sun. 11 a.m. Brunch 
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. After The Flood
The Cure Insurance Center  
81 Hamilton Ave. Trenton   
(609) 656-3200   
Thurs. 5 p.m. Mercer County Basketball Tournament
Sat. 2 p.m. Harlem Globetrotters
The Dubliner
34 North Main Street New Hope, PA
(215) 693-1816
Fri. 7 p.m. Gerry Timlin
Sat. 7 p.m. Gabriel Donohue
Sun. 2 p.m. David Falcone 
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. Bambu Weasels
Sat. 8 p.m. Danny DeGennaro Remembrance Concert feat. Mikey Jr. and Friends, Tom Reock & Lisa Bouchelle, The Deal Breakers
Tues. 7:30 p.m. Music Bingo w/ Jonathan Appel
Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Chris Benedetti  
The HOB Tavern 
146 Second Street Bordentown 
(609) 291-7020 
Tues 7 p.m.  Music Bingo
Wed. 8 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Bill Burns-Lynch  
The Ivy Inn 
248 Nassau Street Princeton 
(609) 921-8555 
Fri. 9:30 p.m. DJ Darius the 1st
Sat. 9:30 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 Night
Fri. 8 p.m. Mojo Channel
Sat. 8 p.m. Never Enough
Tues. 7 p.m. Music Bingo
Wed. 7 p.m. Trivia Night  
The Roost 
181 Rte. 539 Cream Ridge 
(609) 208-0050
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. DC Duo
Fri. 8 p.m. Kindred Spirit
Sat. 8 p.m. ArHouse
Wed. 6 p.m. Joe Vadala
The Sycamore Grill 
255 North Sycamore Street Newtown, PA 
(215) 908-6326 
Fri. 8:30 p.m. Kickbax Acoustic Trio
Sat. 8 p.m. Lisa Bouchelle
The Tavern at Penns Park
2295 Second Street Pike Newtown, PA
(267) 491-5658
Fri. 8 p.m. Low Totem 
Sun. 3 p.m. Leading Zero
Wed. 7 p.m. Music Bingo w/ Jonathan Appel 2nd Wed
The Union Firehouse
18 Washington Street Mount Holly
(609) 288-6491
Thurs. 7 p.m. Freeze MF. $10 (advance) Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Fri. 8 p.m. Rolling Stones Tribute w/ "Brown Sugar" Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
Sat. 8 p.m. An Evening of the Eagles w/ "Winslow" $12 - $65, Doors open at 7 p.m.
The Union House
19 East Union Street Burlington
(609) 531-6077
Sat. 8 p.m. Old Man Garage Band  
Tir Na Nog 
1324 Hamilton Avenue Trenton 
(609) 392-2554
Sun. 3 p.m. "Irish Sessions" 
Tues. 8 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Jerry & John Monk
All Shows 21+   
Trenton Elks Lodge #105 
42 Decou Avenue West Trenton 
(609) 771-0105
Sat. 5 p.m. Trenton Cat Rescue Italian Dinner and Tricky Tray w/ DJ entertainment. $35 (Includes all you can eat/drink, door prizes)
Trenton Social  
449 South Broad Street Trenton 
(609) 989-7777
Thurs. 5 p.m. "Happy Hour Throwback Thursday"
Fri. 6 p.m. "Out of the Blue" feat. works by Alia Bensliman, Amanda Chesney, Heather Palecek
Sat. 9 p.m. Live Music (TBA) 
Sun. 2 p.m. "Forever In Our Hearts," Julie Civensky. A Celebration of Life
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.) 
Vault Brewing Company
10 South Main Street Yardley, PA
(267) 573-4291
Fri. 7 p.m. John Sheridan Duo
Sat. 7 p.m. Paul Lingerman Trio  
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
Witherspoon Grill
57 Witherspoon Street Princeton
(609) 924-6011
Tues. 6:30 p.m. Danielle Illario
Working Dog Winery 
610 Windsor Perrineville Road Hightstown 
(609) 371-6000
Sat. 1 p.m. Rob Messina
Sun. 1 p.m. Vinny R
WWFM 89.1 FM HD2 Radio
MCCC Old Trenton Road West Windsor
Mon. 7 p.m. "Danny Coleman's Got The Blues"

Danny Coleman is a veteran musician and writer from central New Jersey. He hosts a weekly radio program entitled “Rock On Radio” airing Sunday evenings at 7:000pm EST on multiple internet radio outlets where he features indie/original bands and solo artists.

Advertise with New Jersey Stage for $50-$100 per month, click here for info



To narrow results by date, categories,
or region of New Jersey click here.

Count Basie Center Gospel Choir ft. Chapman Roberts

Tuesday, June 25, 2024 @ 7:00pm
The Vogel
99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701
category: music

Click here for full description

New Jersey Symphony at Ocean County College

Tuesday, June 25, 2024 @ 8:00pm
Ocean County College Campus Mall
1 College Drive, Toms River, NJ 08754
category: music

Click here for full description

John Pizzarelli

Thursday, June 27, 2024 @ 7:30pm
The Vogel
99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701
category: music

Click here for full description

Click here for more events

Listings are available for $10 and included with our banner ad packages.

Click here for more info.



Something Corporate brings reunion tour to Stone Pony Summer Stage on August 23rd

(ASBURY PARK, NJ) -- In June, beloved early 2000s pop-punk band Something Corporate kicked off their 21-date sold-out reunion tour which will be heading across the U.S. this summer and fall. The Out Of Office Tour – the first official cross-country tour featuring the band's five original members in over 20 years – stops in Asbury Park on Friday, August 23, 2024 at The Stone Pony Summer Stage with support from Hidden In Plain View.

Banned From Utopia featuring Frank Zappa Alumni to Play Williams Center for the Arts

Strand Center for the Arts presents "Ticket to the Moon" - ELO Tribute

Albert Music Hall presents "Sweethearts of the Jersey Pines"

Click here for more event previews

New Jersey Stage

© 2024 by Wine Time Media, LLC
PO Box 811, Belmar, NJ 07719

Nobody covers the Arts
throughout the Garden State
like New Jersey Stage!

Images used on this site have been sent to us from publicists, artists, and PR firms. If there is a problem with the rights to any image, please contact us and we will look into the matter.

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Threads, and on our RSS feed

Art | Comedy | Dance | Film | Music | Theatre | Ad Rates | About Us | Pitch a Story | Links | Radio Shows | Privacy Policy