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Rock On! This Week's Sound Bites...3/14/24


By Danny Coleman

originally published: 03/14/2024

Rock On! This Week

"This is a solo show and now that the post COVID touring world is back, I'm basically on a kind of perpetual tour. I take breaks from it but I'm doing a lot of shows now. I'm doing The Lizzie Rose, I might have a couple of other shows on the East Coast in the same vicinity and we're trying to route it so it's not crazy; I prefer driving to flying but yeah, I'm busy," stated guitarist Stanley Jordan as he talked about his two upcoming March 16 shows at The Lizzie Rose Music Room in Tuckerton, NJ, his upcoming new release, influences and more.  

Jordan, who is widely renowned as one of the world's greatest guitarists and a resident of Sedona, AZ,  has multiple ties to The Garden State; from his collegiate days at Princeton to residences in the north; he has a soft spot for Jersey as well as all the good things he has heard about the little music room in Tuckerton.

"It's (Sedona) an artistic community, the Red Rocks are beautiful but it has grown a lot but because it's still not so close to Phoenix I think it will always be a little bit out of the way and the pace is slower there," he began in relaxed yet deliberate tones. 

"That's why I see myself as a Jersey kid too because I went to Princeton and after I graduated, I stayed for a long time. So, whenever I go there I feel that it's like a homecoming I'm sure some people will be seeing me for the first time but I also expect that I'll probably see people that I haven't seen in many, many years and that's one of the things that I love about playing in New Jersey because that's where I really started playing professionally. So, that's where my longest running listeners are, in New Jersey." I also lived in Orange and Plainfield."



 
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Jordan, unlike many other musicians, doesn't pump out album after album; as a matter of fact, his last was something he did with Kevin Eubanks of "The Tonight Show" fame about nine years ago. 

"The last release, I was on was a duets album with Kevin Eubanks and that was in 2015. The way that came about was, we were both on the same festival in Canada; we didn't play together but we were on the same festival. He did this sort of open air interview and I've always admired his playing so I was there listening to his talk; we kind of came up in the same scene together so we were familiar with each other and when I heard him talk; I realized we see things so similarly and I thought, we should really be playing together. So, I approached him and said, hey Kevin, we should do something together and he said, "Yeah, that would be great." So, we started doing some live shows together and the great thing about it is, we have this chemistry where we can just start playing, it doesn't have to be any particular song, we just play and it just happens. That was happening again, again and again during our live concerts. So, we thought we could do an album together and the arrangements could be like that; we call them "Skull Arrangements" because they just come right off the top of our heads. I'd say half the music on the album are just free improvisations that aren't like meandering new age kind of stuff which is fine but this isn't that; this is spontaneous compositions. There is a form, there's a structure but we created it right there on the spot. I've played with other talented people but for whatever reason it didn't have the same certain magic. There was a plan for us to play this past fall but Kevin wasn't able to do that but it is on our radar. I have a new album of my own that will be coming out this year and I don't have a release date for it yet but I do have a single scheduled to come out before The Lizzie Rose show; I may even have copies before I get to Lizzie Rose. I have never played there but I hear it is a really great venue and really nice and a lot of diverse quality acts play there and I'm happy to be part of that. Like I said earlier, I think there are probably some people who may be seeing me for the first time and I often recommend that people see my solo show first because I think it's a good way to kind of hear the soul of what my music is about. I do a lot of other projects, I have a jazz trio, I do a Jimi Hendrix Tribute, we have a new band which is a Grateful Dead tribute which will do its first show in April; I do a lot of diverse things. Recently I sat in with Phil Lesh, so I feel sort of connected to that part of the music world as well. I love doing all of those diverse projects but my solo show is what I consider to really be the soul of my music." 

Wait; The Grateful Dead? So; how does one of the preeminent jazz guitarists on the planet figure into the Grateful Dead?

"Before I played jazz," he began slowly. "I listened to rock and blues and there were certain bands that piqued my interest to go more in a jazz direction. Chicago was one, Blood, Sweat & Tears was another and the Grateful Dead had a similar influence because they had those long jams and Jerry Garcia, who I think was influenced by Les Paul although I've never heard anyone say that; just that clean, melodic sense where he makes sure that he makes all of the chord changes in his solos. There is a lot of jazz sensibility and some of their more extended compositions like "Dark Star '' really kind of opened up that jazzy space. Even though, as a kid, I never saw them play but I grew up out in the Bay Area so they were kind of a local as well as a natural treasure so I'd always hear when they did a concert because people would be talking about it and I thought; I wonder if I could play with a band like that someday?  I thought, nah, it'll probably never happen (laughs). So, certain rock groups were moving in that direction. Jimi Hendrix definitely; there was one album that I got, "Nine to the Universe" of all studio jams with Jimi and you could hear him experimenting with Middle Eastern harmonies and more jazzy structures; it really kind of opened my mind up. So, in a lot of ways, Jimi pointed the way. I also started as a classical musician playing classical piano and the thing I liked about jazz was that it connected my favorite aspects of rock and blues on one side and classical on the other. So, it had kind of rich and complex harmonies but also that raw bluesy thing with improvisation. I remember when I was 10, there was a jazz festival, I lived in Palo Alto and this was in East Palo Alto and I saw a lot of my jazz heroes. I wasn't playing jazz myself yet but I got to see Freddie Hubbard, Herbie Hancock, Stanley Turrentine, George Benson and so many great artists and I knew that they knew what they were doing even though I didn't understand what they were doing but clearly they did and that really pointed the way for me too. One of the artists that I saw was Charles Moffett who brought his family and his son Charnett was only eight when I first saw him play and we went on to become long-time collaborators but he had that same fire at the age of eight."

George Benson, as he pointed out, was one of Jordan's guitar heroes and it is always a pleasure to meet one's influencers or idols and have it be a pleasant experience. 

"George Benson, in fact, George is my favorite living guitarist," he said with enthusiasm. "I saw him back at the NAMM show in Anaheim and I got a chance to tell him that. I  have met him before but this was my first chance to tell him how much I appreciate his music. He is so inspiring and his chops are just amazing and yet he's so musical."

As was stated prior, Jordan does not rush his art; new material and records are not always at the forefront of his concern but this upcoming release, scheduled for April, has even a seemingly calm Stanley Jordan rather excited. 



 
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"The album is called "Feather In The Wind" and the first single to be released is going to have Milton Nascimento on it; he has been a musical treasure and I've loved his singing and just his sound that has derived from that section of Brazil, a sort of open and jazzy sound and he epitomizes that. I was honored that he sang with me and we did a song by Joe Beam and I think that is the first song I'm going to release as a single."

Making his first appearance at The Lizzie Rose has him very enthused because he says that he has "Heard nothing but good things" about the venue. The Saturday March 16 evening show sold out almost immediately and a second 3 p.m. show has been added for which some tickets remain; Jordan says it will be a substantive event as long as those in attendance are, "In the moment."

"I'm gonna be playing some new material that I'm working on and some of the stuff from the new album. I love to improvise, so there is going to be a big part of the show where I'm just gonna go for it and play whatever comes to me and I also get a lot of requests for the things that I have recorded that really resonated with people. So, I'll be doing some of the music from my recordings as well. So, it's going to be a pretty broad mix; the main thing with my solo show is that I just try to create a space of safety and beauty and I just try to savor the moment and help the audience really just be in the moment. Our lives are so complicated these days and the thing we miss is really just being present in the moment and so I try to make the moment so special that we can share that and not want to be anywhere else; hopefully (laughs). People don't usually talk during the show because they are listening and in a place this small, they'll probably get shushed. This is definitely going to be an intimate and I think soulful event. I like those intimate rooms and now I'm looking forward to it even more." 

To discover more about Stanley Jordan and his rich music history or buy tickets for the 3 p.m. show, please visit https://www.stanleyjordan.com/en/ 

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


ACME Screening Room 
25 South Union Street Lambertville 
(609) 483-523
Fri. 7 p.m. "JB" by Art Varga / Live Performance by JB Kline & Friends. $15
Allentown Borough
Main Street Allentown
Thurs. (10:15 a.m.) Baby storytime (11:15 a.m.) Family Storytime (Both take place at 16 South Main Street) (6:30 pm) Easter Pysanky w/ Mark Wojik. $45 (Takes place at 22 South Main Street)
Al's Airport Inn
636 Bear Tavern Road West Trenton
(609) 883-5252 
Thurs. 5 p.m. Diane Chiorello
Sat. (12 p.m.) Acoustic Brunch  (5 p.m.) Eliza Waldman
Sun. (12 p.m.) Sunday Acoustic Brunch w/ Bill Thomas (7:30 p.m.) DJ Bobby Jones
Mon. 5 p.m. Rob Silvers
Tues. 7 p.m. Mike & Laura
Wed. 7 p.m. Skyline
Ancient Order of Hibernians 
2419 Kuser Road Hamilton 
Fri. 3 p.m. Lenten Fish Fry
Sat. 10 a.m. "St. Patrick's Day"
Andalusia Bar & Grill
971 Bristol Pike Bensalem, PA
Sat. 9 p.m. Dance Party w/ DJ Nikki T
Sun. 3 p.m. Catch the Excelerate w/ Brandon O'Neill
Aristaeus Brewing
2475C Big Oak Road Langhorne, PA 
(215) 757-2337
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia 
Fri. 7 p.m. The Reel
Sat. 7 p.m. The Whiskey Rovers
Arts Council of Princeton 
102 Witherspoon Street Princeton 
(609) 924-8777 
Sat. (3 p.m.) Gallery Opening of Shifting Perspectives: Capturing Moments in Ceramics and Watercolor (7 p.m.) ART OF: Paul Muldoon and Rogue Oliphant
Wed. 7 p.m. Jersey Art Meetup
Ashlynn Distillery 
32 West Bridge Street Morrisville, PA 
Thurs. 6 p.m. Cecil & Carl
Fri. 7 p.m. Sara & Tamer
Sat. 6:30 p.m. Billy Futrell
Sun. 3 p.m. Cecil & Troy Cain
Wed. 6 p.m. Cara Cartney
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
Sat. 9 p.m. Latin Night
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. Dave Dales Trio 
Sun. (12 p.m.) Bill Avayou Trio (6 p.m.) Alex Otey
Tues. 6 p.m. Chris Giakas
Wed. 6 p.m. Liz DuFour
Broken Goblet Brewing
2500 State Road Bensalem, PA
(267) 812-5653
Thurs. 7 p.m.  Mike Estabrook
Fri. 8 p.m. Rocket Summer. $25 (advance), doors open at 7 p.m., ages 18+
Sat. 8 p.m. "Fooz Fighters" A Foo Fighters Tribute Experience. $10.87, $16.30, $19.56  
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
Cadwalader Park (Ellarslie Museum)
299 Parkside Avenue Trenton 
(408) 335-4400 
Sat. 10 a.m. Family Collage Workshop: "What Makes HER Historical" w/ Beverly Keese-Kelley (FREE admission, donations welcome)
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. Melvin George ll. $26.50, Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
Sat. 7:30 p.m. Raj Belani, Rohan M, Zar, Niki Joshi.$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
Fri. 6:30 p.m. Groove Pocket
Continental Tavern
2 North Main Street Yardley, PA  
(215) 493-9191
Thurs. 8 p.m. Mike & Laura
Fri. 8 p.m. Boondashark
Sat. 8 p.m. Hilltop Ramblers 
Sun. 2 p.m. St. Paddy's Day w/ The Jolly Tinkers
Cooper's Riverview                                                                     
50 Riverview Plaza Trenton
(609) 393-7300 
Thurs. 7 p.m. Lovelight w/ Mark Diomede
Fri. 5 p.m. Happy Hour  (8 p.m.) 80s Undercover / DJ Jonny Rossi
Sat. 8 p.m. St. Patrick's Day Party w/ The Nerds / DJ Jazzi. $15-$45 (Dinner and VIP packages available. Dinner starts at 7 p.m.), doors open at 6 p.m.
Crossing Vineyard and Winery
1853 Wrightstown Road Washington Crossing, PA
(215) 493-6500 
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia Night 
Sat. 2 p.m. Rodney Wright 
Sun. 2 p.m. Kim & Chuck Duo
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
Tues. 7 p.m. Open Mic 
Wed. 7 p.m. Loose Bandits
Dharma Bums 
4935 River Road New Hope, PA
(215) 663-2867
Thurs. 8 p.m. Dirk Quinn Duo
Fri. 8 p.m. The Adventures of Matte Black
Sat. 8 p.m. Dread The Dead. $10 (advance)
Sun. 6 p.m. St. Patrick's Day Album Release Party w/ GF Morgan & Guests
Wed. 7 p.m.  DBums Hootenanny: An Open Mic of Music, Comedy & Spoken Word Hosted by Michael Henry Robert
Dockside Bensalem 
3330 Hulmeville Road Bensalem, PA
(267) 520-7184
Fri. 6 p.m. Joe and Krista
Sat. (10 a.m.) Brunch w/ The Easter Bunny (6 p.m.) Beg, Borrow & Steel Duo
Eddington House Bensalem
2813 Hulmeville Road, Bensalem, PA 
(215) 639-1220 
Fri. St. Patrick's Day Weekend (6 p.m.) Fitzpatrick Irish Dancers (8:30 p.m.) Tailspin 
Sat. St. Patrick's Day Weekend (11 a.m.) Music Bingo Brunch (2 p.m.) The Naturals (8:30 p.m.) Surprise! Surprise! 
Sun.  St. Patrick's Day Weekend (11:30 a.m.) DJ DA Boo Boo (3 p.m.) Se7en
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
Fri. 9 p.m. Mike Estabrook & E-Miners
Sat. 9 p.m. Kindred Spirit
Sun. 11 a.m. "St. Patrick's Day" >27.99 / (9 p.m.) 44 Fridays
Tues. 9 p.m. Karaoke
Wed. 8 p.m. 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
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.)  
German American Society 
215 Uncle Pete's Road Hamilton 
(609) 585-5200
Thurs. 6 p.m. Pre-St. Patrick's Day Club Night
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.) EarCandy
Sat. 8 p.m. Doc Hollywood
Sun. 9 a.m. "St. Patrick's Day Party" feat. (3 p.m.) Fitzpatrick Irish Dancers (3:30 p.m.) Never Enough 
Tues. 6:30 p.m. Trivia Night Hosted by Best Choice Productions
Green Parrot Restaurant Pub, & Patio
240 North Sycamore Street Newtown Township, PA 
(215) 504-7277 
Thurs. 11 a.m. "Newtown Irish Festival" feat. (1 p.m.) Rose Tonkin Duo (5 p.m.) Coyle Irish Dancers  (6 p.m.) Turning The Tide (7 p.m.) Guinness Glass Engraving. $10
Fri.  "Newtown Irish Festival" feat. (11 a.m.) Celtic Flame Irish Dance (12 p.m.) Mike Shack & CJ Mills (4 p.m.) Mike Brill (5 p.m.) Scott the Balloon Artist (9 p.m.) Go Go Gadget
Sat. "Newtown Irish Festival" feat. (11 a.m.) Celtic Flame Irish Dance (12 p.m.) CJ Mills & Shaun Durnin (12 p.m.) Scott the Balloon Artist (4 p.m.) Jamison 
Sun. "Newtown Irish Festival" feat. (10 a.m.) Memorial Mass w/ Fr. Kyle (11 a.m.) Celtic Heirs (1 p.m.) Scott the Balloon Artist / Crossroads Irish Dance (3 p.m.) Buzzer Band (7 p.m.) Coyle Irish Dance (8 p.m.) Devlin
Grover's Mill Coffee House 
Princeton-Hightstown Road Princeton Junction   
(609) 716-8771  
Thurs. 6 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Wade Prestridge
Hamilatte Cafe
1971 Route 33 Hamilton
Sat. 6:30 p.m. Acoustic Saturdays Hosted by Sheli Monacchio  
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
Sun. 11 a.m. St. Patrick's Day Brunch feat. (12:30 p.m.) Bob Banka
Wed. 7 p.m. Trivia 
Hamilton Township Public Library 
1 Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. Way Hamilton 
(609) 581-4060
Fri. 10:30 a.m. "The Frog Prince" and "Little Red Riding Hood"
Mon. 6:30 p.m. "In Search of Bigfoot" w/ Michael Familant
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.) Van Morrison Tribute w/ "Tupelo Honey" $30 (SOLD OUT please check for availability) (11 p.m. ) DJ Dance Party 
Sat. (8:30 p.m.) Soul Seduction (11:59 p.m.) DJ Dance Party 
Mon. Karaoke w/ DJ Steve
Tues. 7 p.m. Jillian Ashcroft Jazz Quartet 
Wed. 7 p.m. Jumper Duo
Hopewell Valley Golf Club
114 Pennington-Hopewell Road Hopewell
(609) 737-1199
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Round 2 Progressive Trivia Hosted by Jack Furlong
Fri. 7 p.m. CONTACT of Mercer Fundraiser feat. Kindred Spirit. $25 (includes Corned Beef Platter, or Fried Fish Sandwich), doors open at 6 p.m.
Sat. 6:30 p.m. The Parnell Irish Band
Sun. (10:30 a.m.) Sunday Brunch (4 p.m.) The Pub Night w/ "Irish Street Band"
Hopewell Valley Vineyards
46 Yard Avenue Pennington 
(609) 737-4465 
Fri. 4 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. (5 p.m.) Modern Rewind
Sat. (9 a.m.) WWFM Fransisco (5 p.m.) "Music & Merlot" feat. Rainbow Fresh
Sun. (11 a.m.) Sangria making (2:30 p.m.) Winery Catz
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.) Casey Welborn (9 p.m.) First Time Around
Sat. 8 p.m. Midnight Sun
Sun. 3 p.m. St. Patrick's Day feat. Karaoke 
Mon. 7 p.m. Motown Mondays w/ rotating DJs BeeNice, Rawskillz, JusGroove
Tues. 8 p.m. Acoustic Tuesday w/ Lou & Ryan
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. Wounded Souls
Sat. 6 p.m. Michael Newsham
Sun. 2 p.m. Grass Country Duo
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. 9 p.m. Matthew Curry Band
Fri. 8 p.m. Zoomst, Kevin Rovner Band
Sun. 7 p.m. Oak, Ash & Thorn 10 Year Anniversary
Mon. 9 p.m. Open Mic Comedy Night 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. 5 p.m. "Slane" Happy Hour and Glass Engraving (5:30 p.m.) Cookie Decorating Class / Music by Radio Fiction
Fri. (5:30 p.m.) Amanda & Nick (9 p.m.) DJ Jimmy G
Sat. (10 a.m.) Easter Bunny Brunch (5:30 p.m.) Joanna Caruso (10 p.m.) 
Sun. 9 a.m. "St. Patrick's Day" feat. (11 a.m.) Some Assembly Required (1:30 p.m.) Lofash (3 p.m.) The Successful Failures (5:30 p.m. Mark Sacco (7 p.m.) Electric Stingray (10 p.m.) DJ Jimmy G
Tues. 6:30 p.m. Paint Night w/ Spotted Frog Studio "Happy Little Sunflower Painting" Dress Like Bob Ross Paint & Sip
La Cena Ristorante
2233 Galloway Road Bensalem, PA
(215) 639-9969
Wed. 6 p.m. Joe Plush w/ Liz Rogers
Laurita Winery 
85 Archertown Road New Egypt 
(609) 752-0200 
Thurs. 12 p.m. Irish Senior Celebration (7 p.m.) Laurita Idol Adult Tryouts
Fri. 12 p.m. Irish Senior Celebration (7 p.m.) Awesome '80s Dance Party. $10 (Online/advance)
Sat. St. Patrick's Day Celebration feat. (11:30 a.m.) The Bog Boys (2 p.m.) Irish Dancers (4 p.m.) The Forest Greens 
Sun. St. Patrick's Day Celebration feat. (1 p.m.) Six Mile Cross (2 p.m.) Irish Dancers
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. 7 p.m. Courtney Sappington
Fri. 7 p.m. Sam Ryan
Sat. 7 p.m. The Soleburys
Sun. 12 p.m. James Popik
Wed. 5 p.m. Tom Reyes 
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  
Marie's Kozy Korner 
111 Trenton Road Fairless Hills, PA 
(215) 943-3131
Sun. St. Patrick's Day feat. (3 p.m.) Blue Reign
McStews Irish Sports Pub
5316 New Falls Road Levittown, PA 
(215) 949-9570 
Sat. 9 p.m. Big Whiskey
Tues. 7:30 p.m. Trivia Night
Mercer Oaks Golf Course 
725 Village Road West West Windsor NJ 
(609) 936-1383 
Sat. 7 p.m. Joshua Harr Shane Foundation St. Patrick's Day Party
Millhill Basement 
300 S. Broad Street Trenton 
(609) 989-1600
Fri. 9 p.m. Sour Station, Ankle Lock, In A Perfect Sky, Your Best Nightmare. $10, ages 21+
Wed. 9 p.m. Doping The Void, Jersey Calling, Thirteen Horses
Music Mountain Theater
1483 Route 179 Lambertville
(609)397-3337
Fri. 8 p.m. "Hello Dolly"
Sat. 3 p.m./ 8 p.m. "Hello Dolly"
Sun. 3 p.m. "Hello Dolly"
Naked Brewing Company 
212 Mill Street Bristol, PA 
(267) 544-7129
Thurs.6:30 p.m. Dana Collins Project 
Fri.  7 p.m. Rainy Daze Band
Sat. 3 p.m. Benefit Auction
Tues. 7 p.m. Trivia 
Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company 
909 Ray Avenue Croydon, PA 
(215) 458-7081
Thurs. 7 p.m. Video Game Night 
Sun. 2 p.m. St. Patrick's Day w/ "The Tullamore Crew" 
New Egypt Flea Market Village 
933 Monmouth County Road Cream Ridge 
(609) 758-2082
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Mediumship Gallery for Amazing Mutt Puppy Rescue w/ Spirit Medium Rich Braconi. (SOLD OUT please check for availability)
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. (5 p.m.) Bill Ihling (8 p.m.) Liz Longley
Sun. 1 p.m. Snapdragons 
Newtown Brewing Company
103 Penns Trail Newtown, PA 
(215) 944-8609 
Thurs. 7:30 p.m. "Beer" Trivia w/ Rooster & the Chick
Fri. Irish Weekend w/ (5 p.m.) Irish dancers (6 p.m.) Matt Kresge
Sat.  Irish Weekend w/ (3 p.m.) Magic by Jared (6 p.m.) Sister Blue
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. St. Paddy's Day Weekend feat. Keep The Change 
Sat. 9 p.m. Fat Mezz
Sun. 12 p.m. St. Paddy's Day Weekend feat. CJ Mills & Mike Shackleton
Wed. 7 p.m. Karaoke
NJWeedman's Dispensary
322 East State Street Trenton
(609) 437-0898
Thurs. (4 p.m.) Turkey Thursday Diner Special (8 p.m.) Karaoke
Fri. 8:30 p.m. "Ladies Night"
Sat. 8:30 p.m. Saturday Night Vibes
Sun. 11 a.m./ 6 p.m. Brunch / Dinner w/ Live band. $42
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 p.m. Karaoke w/ Super Dave Curtis
Sat. 9:30 p.m. 80s Undercover
Sun. 11 a.m. "St. Patrick's Day" 
Ages 21+   
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
Thurs. 5 p.m. Vinyl Night
Fri. 6:30 p.m. FullStepBack
Sat. 3 p.m. Kotelnicki School of Irish Dancers
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. Kickstart
Sat. 9 p.m. Men of Horses 
Sun. 12 p.m. St. Patrick's Day feat. Radio Fiction (3 p.m.) Modern Mojo
Tues. 6 p.m. Taco Tuesday w/ Radio Fiction 
Palmer Square 
40 Nassau Street Princeton 
Sat. 12 p.m. Strolling Spring Bunny
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  
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
Sun. 4 p.m. Alexperience South Jersey
PJ's Pancake House
17 Main Street Robbinsville
(609) 772-4755
Wed. 6 p.m. Wildflower Vase Paint 
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. Ruth Wyand
Princeton University (Richardson Auditorium)
Nassau Street Princeton
Fri. 8 p.m. Tchaikovsky's Fifth Symphony feat. New Jersey Symphony, Xian Zhang, Tom Borrow
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
Thurs. 6 p.m. Black Crowes "Happiness Bastards" Record Release 
Ristorante LUCCA & Piano Lounge 
144 US Route 130 Bordentown 
(609) 262-0110
Thurs. 8 p.m. Jazz night w/ 
River House at Odette’s 
274 South Rive Road New Hope, PA 
(215) 682-2022 
Fri. 7 p.m. Andy Prescott
Sat. 7 p.m. Liz DuFour
Sun. 11:30 a.m. Brunch w/ Dave Dales Du
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. "Disney" Trivia
Shady Brook Farm 
931 Stony Hill Road Yardley, PA 
(215) 968-1670 
Fri. 6 p.m. St. Paddy "UnWINEd" Weekend feat. Dylan McGuire Band
Sat. St. Paddy "UnWINEd" Weekend feat. (12 p.m.) Righteous Jolly & The Jolly Tinkers (6 p.m.) Celtic Pride 
Sun. 1 p.m. St. Paddy "UnWINEd" Weekend feat. Celtic Pride 
Slim's Irish Pub 
2195 Galloway Road Bensalem, PA
(267) 332-0047
Mon. 6 p.m. Open Mic Night Hosted by Cecil 
Wed. 6 p.m. Karaoke Contest
Small World Coffee 
14 Witherspoon Street Princeton 
(609) 924-4377 x2 
Sat. 7 p.m. Dan Kassel
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. 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. Black Cherry
Steam Pub 
606 2nd Street Pike Southampton, PA 
Thurs. 4 p.m. Roc Haus Real estate Sip & Sell Happy hour
Sat. 10:30 p.m. Cat 5
1675 at The Ridges
4666 East Bristol Road Trevose, PA
(215) 876-6868
Fri. 6 p.m. Bill Thomas
1867 Sanctuary
101 Scotch Road Ewing
(609) 392-6409
Fri. 8 p.m. "Her Sacred Spirit Soars" w/ Capital Singers of Trenton Chorale. (Free will offering)
Tara's Tavern 
1 Cookstown-New Egypt Road, Wrightstown 
(609) 286-2300 
Fri. 8:30 p.m. Karaoke w/ Big Daddy G
Sat. 8:30 p.m. The Williamsboy
Tavern On The Lake 
101 Main Street Hightstown 
(609) 426-9345  
Fri. 9 p.m. The Dexters
Sat. 9 p.m. Joe Zook & Blues Deluxe
Sun. 11 a.m. "St. Patrick's Day Party" feat. (4 p.m.) Bagpipers (6 p.m.) 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 
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. Jerry Steele
Sun. 1 p.m. "Weekend Music Series" feat. Bill O'Neal & Mary
TGI Fridays 
780 Route 130 South Hamilton
(609) 581-6910 
Sun. 9 p.m. Trivia Game Night / SIN Sundays
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
Sat. 8 p.m. Jacob Jolliff and Tal Yahalom
Tues. 7:30 p.m. NJNO the "not just nyckelharpa orchestra" Community Orchestra Open Irish Slow Jam
The Bog (Cranbury Golf Club)
49 Southfield Road West Windsor
(609) 799-0341 
Sun. 11 a.m. St. Patrick's Day Brunch w/ The Steve Riley Band
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 (9 p.m.) FM Band
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
Sun. 1 p.m. "St. Patrick's Day Shamrock Hunt"  
The Dubliner
34 North Main Street New Hope, PA 
(215) 693-1816
Fri. 7 p.m. Gabriel Donohue
Sat. 7 p.m. Fiona Tyndall Band
Sun. 4 p.m. Na Bodach
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 Groove Dudes
Sat. (1 p.m.) Connolly and Murphy and Co. / Irish Dancers (8 p.m.) Spare Parts
Sun. 12 p.m. St. Patrick's Day" feat. (3 p.m.) EarCandy
Tues. 7 p.m. Music Bingo w/ Jonathan Appel
Wed. 7 p.m. Quizzo w/ In The Mix Bar Scene
The HOB Tavern 
146 Second Street Bordentown
(609) 291-7020 
Fri. 9 p.m. The Successful Failures
The Irish Horne Bar & Restaurant
882 2nd Street Pike Richboro, PA 
(215) 942-4000 
Thurs. 5:30 p.m. Killen & Clark 
Sat. 4 p.m. Keep The Change
Sun. 9 a.m. St. Patrick's Day Morning Music Fry Up w/ Marianne Styles
The Ivy Inn
248 Nassau Street Princeton
(609) 921-8555
Thurs. 10 p.m. Karaoke w/ Trey Brown
Fri. 9:30 p.m. DJ Fatha Ramzee
Sat. 9:30 p.m. DJ Trey
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. Finster
Sat. 8 p.m. Solomon Dub
Mon. 8 p.m. Karaoke
Tues. 8 p.m. Music Bingo
Wed. 7 p.m. Trivia Night  
The Newtown Theatre
120 North State Street Newtown, PA
(215) 968-3859
Thurs. 7:30 p.m. "Mad Props" Documentary. $12, doors open at 7 p.m.
Sat. 8 p.m. "All Revved Up" Meatloaf Tribute. $45.34 (SOLD OUT please check for availability)
Tues. 7:30 p.m. Pine Mud Documentary. $17.04
Wed. 3 p.m. Mick's Company: An Afternoon of Irish Music & Humor. $29.62
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. Helen O'Shea w/ Cal from Marc Swerski and The Carlisle family Band
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. No Way Out
Sat. 8 p.m. Bad Hombres
Wed. 6 p.m. Joe Vadala 
Sun. St. Patrick's Day feat. (2 p.m.) DC Duo
The Sycamore Grill
255 North Sycamore Street Newtown, PA
(215) 908-6326 
Fri. 8 p.m. Stranger Things 
Sat. 8 p.m. Plush
Sun. 4 p.m. St. Patrick's Day w/ Midlife Crisis 
The Tavern at Penns Park 
2295 Second Street Pike Newtown, PA
(267) 491-5658
Fri. 8 p.m. Jukebox Graveyard
The Union Firehouse
18 Washington Street Mount Holly
(609) 288-6491
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Open Mic Night 
Fri. 8 p.m. Latin Night feat. Edgardo Cintron and Mambo Magic Band. Doors open at 7 p.m.
Sat. 8 p.m. The Billy Walton Band. Doors open at 7 p.m.
The Union House 
19 East Union Street Burlington
(609) 531-6077
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia
Fri. 8 p.m. Tony Caine
Sat. 8 p.m. Redbird
Sun. 4:30 p.m. Easter Basket Blessing
Third State Brewing 
352 High Street Burlington 
(609) 387-1620
Fri. 7 p.m. Radio Fiction
ThunderBowl Lanes NJ
423 east main Street Wrightstown
(609) 723-7914
Fri. 8 p.m. Leading Zero
Sat. 6:30 p.m. Bent Mushroom
Tindall Road Brewing Co.
102 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown
(609) 526-8651 
Wed. (6 p.m.) Beer & Books (7 p.m.) Li-Brew Trivia
Tir Na Nog 
1324 Hamilton Avenue Trenton 
(609) 392-2554
Sat. 7 p.m. The Successful Failures
Sun. 9 a.m. "St. Patrick's Day" feat. (10 a.m.) Diarmuid MacSuibhne (4 p.m.) Some Assembly Required (7 p.m.) The Successful Failures. 
Tues. 8 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Jerry & John Monk
Wed. 6 p.m. Irish Session Hosted by Billy O & the Parade Grand Marshals
All Shows 21+ / Cash Only
Train Wreck Distillery 
25 Madison Avenue Mount Holly 
(609) 288-6300 
Sat. 7 p.m. Random Notes Duo
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
Triple Sun Spirits
126 South State Street Newtown, PA
(215) 944-3057  
Fri. 8 p.m. SoulShine
Sat. 8 p.m. Bill Thomas
Triumph Brewing Company (New Hope, Pa. Location)
400 Union Square New Hope, Pa.
(215) 862-8300
Sun. 2 p.m. Blue Wave Ramblers
Vault Brewing Company
10 South Main Street Yardley, PA 
(267) 573-4291
Fri. 7 p.m. Matt Richards Duo / Hootenanny Tweed 
Sat. (3 p.m.) St. Paddy's Day Party feat. Box of Books (7 p.m.) Aaron Quarterman
Mon. 6 p.m. Quizzo 
VFW Post 491
9 Fisher Place Yardville 
(609) 585-9645 
Fri. 5 p.m. Fish & Chips. $12
All shows ages 21+
Village Idiot Brewing Company
42 High Street Mount Holly
(609) 975-9270 
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia 
Wildflowers Inn
2572 Pennington Road Pennington 
(609) 773-239
Thurs. 6 p.m. Rob Silvers
Wildflowers Too
255 Route 156 Yardville
(609) 585-5483
Wed. 7 p.m. Poker Night
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
Thurs. 4:30 p.m. Gary Cavico
Sat. 1 p.m. Spoondrift
Sun. 1 p.m. Kevin McGowan
WWFM 89.1 FM HD2 Radio
MCCC Old Trenton Road West Windsor
Jazzon2.org
Sun. 8 p.m. "Chip Off The Old Rock" Hosted by Danny Coleman
Mon. 7a.m./7 p.m. "Danny Coleman's Got The Blues"
Zlock Performing Arts Center
275 Swamp Road Newtown, PA
(215) 968-846 
Thurs. 12:15 p.m. Cultural Streaming Series: Tony Allen Tribute to Art Blakey
Fri. 7 p.m. "Rock The Zlock" feat. Sick Century, Crooked Ways, Live


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