“We shoved off on February 16 and planned to get home on March 16th and then we have the show in the northeast Ohio area and then we're back on the road for a couple of short runs over the next two weekends; we've been busy.”
From Akron Ohio with zest comes The Shootouts; a group of very dedicated musicians who are intent on keeping old school Country and Honky-Tonk music alive and well; kicking. Their new album, "Stampede" features special guests Raul Malo (The Mavericks), members of Asleep at The Wheel and was produced by 10-time Grammy winner Ray Benson.
Recently, vocalist Emily Bates gave us a little insight to the band, the strength of friendships, the very big day that was February 24 and their future plans.
“Ryan(Guitarist Humbert) and I are celebrating 20 years of singing together this year," she began. "We started out doing more of Ryan's original singer-songwriter music and Brian Postonjoined us on that; I don't know, probably a decade ago, somewhere around 2015 or so and then Brian and Ryan started The Shootouts as a side project. They connected over their love of classic country music and thought it would be really fun to just go play some of the music that they loved because they felt like it wasn't getting enough airtime in the world these days. So, they started this as a side project and then I joined in gosh, probably nine months or so into the project for Ryan's grandpa's birthday party. He was having his 85th birthday party and asked the band to play and Ryan asked me to join them and I did and it just immediately clicked; it felt right and like we were meant to be doing this and it took off from there. So, we've been focusing solely on The Shootouts ever since and we’ve really had some cool successes with it.”
When the word "Band" comes to mind, most think of individuals with similar interests, tastes and likes who have come together for a common cause but in The Shootouts case; their strength lies in their diversity.
“We all have learned to love Country in different ways," laughed Bates. "I grew up listening to kind of contemporary country music, especially the ladies like Trisha Yearwood, Martina McBride and all of those great crooners and then over the years, I dug back in the catalog and have become a huge fan of the classics such as Dolly Parton, Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn. Our bass player joined about a year ago and he comes from more of a rock background, so he's been learning a lot about country music over the last year and really appreciates it now; I think in a different way. Our drummer; he's been with us for just a few months now and our Opry debut was like his seventh gig with us or something crazy like that and he’s a youngster, he's the baby in the band and he's also learning a lot about country music. He came up through the jazz world, so that's kind of his background. I think it's cool because we can all bring different influences to the table but then we're very, very much focused on that classic country and Honky-Tonk sound and with our different influences; we want to make sure that we're honoring that tradition.”
Wait! Opry? Remember February 24? This was a very large day in the band's history as not only was "Stampede" officially released but they also made their first ever appearance at the famed Grand Ole Opry in Nashville.
“For sure, it was an amazing experience in itself; it was just so wonderful everybody was so welcoming and kind and warm and truly just made it feel like home," gushed an enthusiastic Bates. "Obviously we were all nervous going into it; more like respectfully anxious because it's a big stage and you know there is so many years of history there but we also walked in the building and we felt calm, ready and excited and it was very overwhelming emotionally just to be to be there and to be a part of all of that but somehow we felt ready to handle it. So, it went great, we played three songs and the crowd was very kind and seemed to enjoy it quite a lot and it sounds like hopefully we'll get an opportunity to go back. We initially were supposed to be at the Ryman but they were doing renovations there for the first time in 24 years. They spent January doing that and then they moved back to the Opera House a couple of weeks before we got there.”
“The new record also came out on February 24th and we keep saying it's so funny that we woke up that day and we're like, Oh my gosh, we play the Opry today and then we were like, oh, and our album comes out too," she continued with a laugh. "I remember it was a two-fer; it was quite a way to release a new album, I can't complain at all. We got the opportunity; we had just put out our last album and I had just got connected with Ray Benson and we got the opportunity to have him produce the new record for us and we weren't about to pass that up. So, even though it was a pretty quick turnaround after the first album, we took that opportunity and we recorded the album in September of 2021 and we got to have Ray and a lot of folks from Asleep At The Wheel play on the album and we got to do some touring with them right around that time which was awesome and then we called in some friends, including Raul and Buddy Miller, Marty Stuart and Jim Lauderdale and asked them if they'd be willing to lend their talents. So, they joined us and that was a huge honor to be able to have all those folks be a part of this new record with us.”
Connecting with Grammy Award winning producers is always a good thing and adding talents such as Raul Malo is always a plus. How did Malo's involvement come about?
“So, growing up, Ryan's mom listened to The Mavericks and that's where he kind of first got that exposure and then gosh, several years ago, Brian and I were doing a different project together and had the opportunity to open for Raul and we kind of made friends and so we've connected several times over the years and when it came to doing “I'll Never NeedAnyone More,” we just felt like he was the perfect fit for singing on that song; like it was right up his alley style-wise. We just knew his voice would lend something special to that so yeah, we've been really lucky enough to be friends with Raul and his team for quite a few years now.”
"Stampede" is receiving airplay on Sirius XM's Outlaw Country and has reached the Top-Five on several Country Music charts. So, with so much happening so fast; where do they go from here? Bates says they definitely have a plan.
“We’re going to finish up this little month on tour and then we have a lot of dates booked throughout the year. We're working to see what's next in terms of the number of tours but we've got a big East Coast tour coming together in May, so I know we'll be up in Boston and DC and our agent is working on finalizing that so that we have a clear direction for that. Then the goal is just to keep building on the momentum that we have; we've cracked the top ten on the Americana charts, I think we're #7 this week we're really excited about that. We just wanna keep playing music; get out there and see the public and let people hear what we have to offer. We love to play live, that's really the focus of this. We love making records and it's a ton of fun but being out there and playing live and getting to see people and see their response in real time and the interaction is a ton of fun for all of us. We just keep creating and Ryan's kind of got this business mind as well, so he's already kind of thinking, his wheels are turning on what's next and what the next album is going to look like. So, we're definitely focused on promoting this one but I wouldn't be surprised if we start planning heavily for the next go round.”
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. Redbird Flying Solo or Sandy Zio Sat. (12 p.m.) Acoustic Brunch w/ (5 p.m.) John Brennan Sun. (12 p.m.) Sunday Acoustic Brunch w/ (7:30 p.m.) Mon. 5 p.m. Edison Wilson Tues. 7 p.m. Brian Elliot Wed. (4 p.m.) LGBTQ Happy Hour (7 p.m.) Jessica DiDonatoAncient Order of Hibernians 2419 Kuser Road Hamilton Fri. 8:30 p.m. Karaoke w/ Colin DuffyAristaeus Brewing 2475C Big Oak Road Langhorne, PA (215) 757-2337 Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia Fri. 7 p.m. Nick Mich Sun. 10 a.m. “Sunday Funday Brunch” (2 p.m.) Matt Kresge Arts Council of Princeton 102 Witherspoon Street Princeton (609) 924-8777 Sat. (10 a.m.) Story Time w/ Jeff (7 p.m.) Cafe Improv. $2 Tues. 6:30 p.m. BYOB: Linocut NightAshlynn Distillery 32 West Bridge Street Morrisville, PA Thurs. 5 p.m. Open Mic Night Fri. 7 p.m. Singing Humans Sun. 7 p.m. The BIGGEST Little Comedy Show Hosted by Adam Nutter and Neil Wood feat. Rob Stant, Tyler Rothrock, Emily Epstein White, Jay Yoder. $10, doors open at 6:30 p.m. Bailey's Bar & Grille 6922 Bristol-Emilie Road Levittown, PA (215) 946-7992 Sat. 9 p.m. Shot of SouthernBill'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 Bowman's Tavern 1600 River Road New Hope, PA (215) 862-2972 Thurs. 6:30 p.m. David Dales Trio Fri. (5:30 p.m.) Bennett Lee (8 p.m.) Bob Egan Sat. 7 p.m. Jim Dedrick Trio Sun. (12 p.m.) Larry Tamanini (6 p.m.) Lorenzo Wed. 6 p.m. Liz DuFourBroken Goblet Brewing 2500 State Road Bensalem, PA (267) 812-5653 Thurs. 8 p.m. Mike Estabrook Fri. 8 p.m. "An American Classic: Springsteen vs Petty" w/ Born To Run Down The Dream Sun. 11 a.m. Sunday Brunch Bucks County Brewery and Hewn Spirits 31 Appletree Lane Pipersville, PA (215) 766-7711 Sat. 1 p.m. Eddie Gallagher & Spuddy Buddy FryBucks On Bridge 25 Bridge Street Lambertville (609) 483-2615 Tues. 5 p.m. Chess Night Wed. 6 p.m. Trivia Candlelight Lounge 24 Passaic Street Trenton (609) 695-9612 Thurs. 6 p.m. Thursday Night Blues Jam. $5 Sat. 3 p.m. Dr. Trinice Robinson. $20 Catch A Rising Star (Hyatt Regency Princeton) 102 Carnagie Center Princeton (781) 568-1471 Fri. 8 p.m. Vishnu Vaka, Russell Peters, Irv Hernandez. Hosted by Jay Silverberg. $23.69, Doors open at 7:30 p.m.Cazz's Sports Bar 'N' Grille 1560 Haines Road Levittown, PA (267) 580-5469 Fri. 9:30 p.m. Karaoke w/ PaulChickie's & Pete's 183 US Highway 130 North Bordentown (609) 298-9182 Fi./Sat. 8 p.m. DJ EntertainmentCity Streets 510 Highway 130 South East Windsor (609) 426-9400 Sat. 9 p.m. St. Paddy's Day Hangover Comedy Hosted by Tim Eli feat. Mike Bonner, Nancy Levine, Frankie D, Simply DeeClub 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. Spanky's Garage COARadio.com 125 South Main Street Hightstown (609) 241-7103 Fri. 7 p.m. "Danny Coleman's Got The Blues" Sat. 3 p.m. “Rock On Radio Indie Hour" Sun. 7 p.m. "Rock On Radio" feat. Comedian John Anthony and Vanity of COA Color Me Mine (Princeton Shopping Center) 301 Harrison Street Princeton (609) 581-9500 Fri. 7 p.m. Trivia "The Upside Down" Cooper's Riverview 50 Riverview Plaza Trenton (609) 393-7300 Thurs. 7 p.m. Midnight Sun TTL Fri. (8 p.m.) No Way Out (9 p.m.) DJ Jazzi Sat. 8 p.m. 80s Undercover Sun. (10:30 a.m.) Sunday "Jazz" Brunch w/ Victor Tarassov. $22.95 (Includes 2 Mimosas (6 p.m.) JB Kline Band Tues. 5 p.m. Salsa Tuesdays w/ DJ Jay Serrano Wed. (7 p.m.) 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. 7 p.m. Pairing Wine & Chocolate Sat. 2 p.m. Kim & Chuck Duo Sun. 2 p.m. Rodney Wright Cross Pollination Gallery 2 North Union Street Lambertville (609) 213-6734 Fri. 5 p.m.SiriOm Singh and the Soul Warriors Curran’s Irish Inn 1909 Bristol Pike Bensalem, PA (215) 245-1800 Thurs. 7 p.m. Music Bingo Mon. 7:30 p.m. QuizzoDacey'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 Fri. 8 p.m. Anger Management Sun. 3 p.m. Trinity Book Reveal and Signing w/ music by Linda from Random Notes & Carrie. Hosted by Tanya Holland 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 Eddington House Bensalem 2813 Hulmeville Road, Bensalem, PA (215) 639-1220 Fri. 8 p.m. Tailspin Sat. 8 p.m. Dueling Pianos Flying Pig Tavern & Tap 167 US-Route 130 North Bordentown (609) 899-7447 Fri. 8 p.m. Acoustic Sara Sat. 8 p.m. Kindred Spirit Tues. 9 p.m. Karaoke Wed. 8 p.m. TriviaFounding 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. March madness Party, Music Bingo / “Ladies Night” Hosted by Best Choice Productions Fri. (6 p.m.) "Happy Hour" (8 p.m.) Little Sister Sat. 8 p.m. Unleashed 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 Fri. 8 p.m. Richie Baker Band Sat. 8 p.m. Ray Palmer Duo Grover's Mill Coffee House Princeton-Hightstown Road Princeton Junction (609) 716-8771 Thurs. 6 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Wade PrestridgeHamilton Tap & Grill 557 US Route 130 North Hamilton (609) 905-0925 Thurs. (12 p.m.) "3rd Annual Brewer's Bracket Competition" (6:30 p.m.) Music Bingo w/ DJ Nebbs Mon. 6 p.m. Murder Mystery Dinner. $65 (Includes buffet, tax and gratuity) Wed. 7 p.m. Trivia Hamilton Township Public Library 1 Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. Way Hamilton (609) 581-4060 Sat. 10 a.m. Vendor and Craft FairHavana 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.) Stevie Nicks & Fleetwood Mac Tribute w/ "Gypsy" $35, doors open at 6 p.m. (SOLD OUT check for availability) (11 p.m. ) DJ Dance Party Sat. (9 p.m.) Talking Heads Tribute w/ "Start Making Sense" $20, doors open at 7 p.m., ages 21+ (11:59 p.m.) DJ Dance Party Sun. 4 p.m. Tea Dance Mon. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ Dwayne Tues. 7 p.m. Jillian Ashcroft Jazz Quartet Wed. 7 p.m. Jumper DuoHooters of Princeton US Route 1 South/Mercer Mall Lawrenceville Wed. 7 p.m. Aries Birthday KaraokeHopewell Valley Vineyards 46 Yard Avenue Pennington (609) 737-4465 Fri. 4 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. (5 p.m.) Living The Dream Sat. 5 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. Chris from Rave On Sun. 1:30 p.m. "Jazzy Sundays" feat. Hopewell Valley Vineyards Jazz EnsembleHurricane 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 (8 p.m.) DJ BeeNice Sat. 8:30 p.m. All Lit Up Sun. 4 p.m. Country Line Dancing w/ Jeremy (FREE event) Mon. 7 p.m. Motown Mondays w/ rotating DJs BeeNice, Rawskillz, JusGroove Tues. 8 p.m. Acoustic Tuesday w/ Laura Fiocco 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. DJ entertainment Wed. 7 p.m. Quizzo Night Iron Plow Vineyards 26750 Mount Pleasant Road Columbus (732) 306-9111 Fri. 6:30 p.m. Jo Wymer Band Sat. 2 p.m. Radio Fiction Sun. 2 p.m. SpoondriftIron Plow Vineyards Tasting Room 61 High Street Mt. Holly (732) 306-9111 Sat. 7 p.m. Twisting Glassware: Paint, Sip and Twist feat. music by Wounded Soul. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Ivy Tavern 3108 S. Broad Street, Hamilton (609) 888-1435 Thurs. 8:30 p.m. Karaoke Sat. 9:30 p.m. Asylum Choir Sun. 8 p.m. Karaoke Latinos / Ladies Night All shows 21+ John & Peter's 96 S. Main Street New Hope, Pa (215) 862-5981 Thurs. 9 p.m. Night CAP Fri. 8 p.m. I Get Wild play "Talking Heads" Sun. 3 p.m. Goldpine Mon. 9 p.m. Open Mic Comedy Night w/ Mike Dialto feat. (Sign-ups start at 8 p.m.) Wed. 9 p.m. The Invitational All shows 21+ Killarney's Publick House 1644 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road Hamilton (609) 586-1166 Thurs. 6 p.m. Radio Fiction Fri. 10 p.m. DJ Baynice Sat. (5:30 p.m.) Lofash (10 p.m.) DJ Jimmy G Sun. 10 a.m. "Sunday Funday" Brunch w/ DJ Jimmy GLabyrinth Books Princeton 122 Nassau Street Princeton (609) 497-1600 Tues. 6 p.m. "Gray Love" Stories About Dating and New Relations After 60 w/ Nan Bauer-Maglin, Dustin Beall Smith, Cynthia McVay, Susan Ostrov, Mimi SchwartzLaurita Winery 85 Archertown Road New Egypt (609) 752-0200 Thurs. 7 p.m. "Laurita Idol" Adult Tryouts Fri. 7 p.m. Country Line Dancing by BTK Entertainment. $9, ages 21+ Sun. 6 p.m. "A Night of Song and Wine" feat. Max Valentino & Bobby Fischetti. (FREE event) Wed. 7 p.m. "Wine & Bundt Cakes" $35 (Includes a wine flight and cakes)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" feat. Portrait Drawings by Jacques Schiii Wed. 6:30 p.m. Open Mic Night feat. Andrew StoddardMarketFair 3535 U.S Highway 1 Princeton (Center Courtyard) (609) 452-7777 Thurs. 5 p.m. Ladies Night "Spring Preview" Sat. 10:30 a.m. Easter Bunny Arrival Party and (12 p.m.) Photos with the Easter BunnyMcStews Irish Sports Pub 5316 New Falls Road Levittown, PA (215) 949-9570 Sat. 9 p.m. Sometime In September Tues. 7:30 p.m. Trivia Night Millhill Basement 300 S. Broad Street Trenton (609) 989-1600 Sat. 10 p.m. RENT STRIKE, Brook Pridemore, The Looms, Tail Light Rebellion, Mx Wander. $10, doors open at 9 p.m. More Than Q 13 Klines Court Lambertville (609) 773-0072 Sat. 2 p.m. Lisa Bouchelle Sun. 1:30 p.m. Big Frank & Mike SmithMusic Mountain Theater 1483 Route 179 Lambertville (609)397-3337 Fri. 8 p.m. "Oliver" / Girl Lawyers Night Out Sat. 3 p.m./ 8 p.m. "Oliver" Sun. 3 p.m. "Oliver"Naked Brewing Company 212 Mill Street Bristol, PA (267) 544-7129 Thurs.6:30 p.m. Dana Collins Project Fri. 7 p.m. Righteous Jolly & The Musical Entertainment Network Sat. Leprechauns for Lew Pub Crawl feat. (1 p.m.) Dana Collins Project (7 p.m.) Mike Estabrook Sun. 11 a.m. Weekend Brunch Tues. 7 p.m. Trivia Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company 909 Ray Avenue Croydon, PA (215) 458-7081 Thurs. 5 p.m. Trivia Night Sun. 12 p.m. "Sip 'N' Spin Sunday" w/ Creep Records and DJ Jay Rose 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. Led Zeppelin Tribute w/ "Kashmir" Sat. 8 p.m. Sonny Landreth & Cindy Cashdollar Sun. 1 p.m. Sunday Jazz Newtown Brewing Company 103 Penns Trail Newtown, PA (215) 944-8609 Thurs. 7:30 p.m. "Useless Knowledge" Trivia Fri. 6 p.m. Kate & Bob Sat. (5 p.m.) Just Jeff (8 p.m.) Kricket Comedy Show feat. Andy Nolan, Connor McGovern, Eddie Gallagher. Doors open at 7 p.m. Nick's Roast Beef 4501 Woodhaven Road West Philadelphia, PA (215) 637-5151 Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia Fri. 9 p.m. Shot of Southern Sat. 9 p.m. Secret Service Sun. 4 p.m. Springsteen Tribute w/ "Plush" Wed. 7 p.m. KaraokeNottingham Tavern 9 Mercer Street Hamilton Square (609) 587-6623 Thurs. 9:30 pm. Karaoke w/ Super Dave Curtis. Fri. 9:30 p.m. The Best Of Clapton Sat. 9:30 p.m. Black Brant Ages 21+Odd Logic Brewing Co. 500 Bristol Pike, Bristol, PA Thurs. 7 p.m. Pampered Chef Party O'Fowley's Tavern & Grill 200 State Road Croydon, PA (215) 785-6998 Sat. 2 p.m. Jim Hauss Benefit 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. 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. Jon Savage & the Classic Rockers Sat. 9 p.m. Modern Mojo Sun. 10 a.m. Brunch Tues. 6 p.m. Taco Tuesday w/ Radio Fiction Palmer Square 40 Nassau Street Princeton Sat.12 p.m. Strolling Spring Bunny / Spring Strolling Music w/ Bruce FredericksPasquale's Sports Bar 9078 Mill Creek Road Levittown, PA (267) 202-6268 Thurs. 9 p.m. Beer Pong Sat. 9 p.m. Big Whiskey Tues. 7 p.m. Music Bingo Wed. 7 p.m. KaraokePatriots Crossing 1339 River Road Titusville (609) 737-2780 Thurs. 8 p.m. Ladies Night Sat. 8 p.m. The Brooks Brothers Blues Band Wed. 7 p.m. "Quizzo" 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. RakishPrinceton Makes 301 North Harrison Street Princeton Fri. 6 p.m. All Inclusive Intro to Fluid Acrylics w/ Adriana Groza Sat. 10:30 a.m. "Go With The Flow" All Inclusive Intuitive Art WorkshopPrinceton Unitarian Church (Channing Hall) 50 Cherry Hill Road Princeton Sun. 4 p.m. PSMA March 2023 "Faure" Puss N Boots Tavern 942 Tenton Road Fairless Hills, PA (215) 295-8236 Thurs. 6 p.m. Fri. 8 p.m. Karaoke Tues. 7 p.m. TriviaRecklesstown Farm Distillery 2800 Route 206 North Columbus (609) 784-8046 Sat. 1 p.m. Cherry Grove Farm "Cheese Board" Pop-up 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.) CJ Steinway & Olivia Perrin (9 p.m.) Jeffrey Fadden Duo Sat. (11:30 a.m.) Brunch w/ Russell Norkevich (7 p.m.) Bob Egan (9 p.m.) Joanna Caruso Sun. (11:30 a.m.) Brunch w/ Dave Dales Duo (7 p.m.) Michael Andrew Mon. 7 p.m. Alex Otey Tues. 7 p.m. Cara Cartney Wed. 7 p.m. Megan Knight Robbinsville Senior Center 1170 Route 130 North (Folsom Way) Robbinsville (609) 259-1567 Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Pop-Up Dance Reunion. $15Rose Bank Winery 258 Durham Road Newtown, PA (215) 860-5899 Sat. 1 p.m. "Tastings & Tunes in the Buckman Barn" 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. QuizzoholicsSandy'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. 7 p.m. Trivia Silver Lake Nature Center 1306 Bath Road Bristol, PA (215) 785-1177 Mon. 7 p.m. BPC Presents: Sandra Herber w/ "Storm Chasing Photography" Slim's Irish Pub 2195 Galloway Road Bensalem, PA (267) 332-0047 Sat. 8 p.m. 44 Fridays 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. Tom Trovas Duo Sparky World-Famous Beer Garden 4333 New Falls Road Levittown, PA (215) 943-2321 Thurs. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ DJ Dana Fri. 7 p.m. 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. Acoustic Daze Spellbound Brewing 10 Lippincott Lane #12 Mt. Holly (609) 832-0077 Fri. 7 p.m. Modern Mojo Sat. 7 p.m. The Kennedys Steam Pub 606 2nd Street Pike Southampton, PA Fri. 10 p.m. DJ Sat One Sat. 10 p.m. LeCompt1675 at The Ridges 4666 East Bristol Road Trevose, PA (215) 876-6868 Fri. 7 p.m. J'MO Acoustic1675 Spirits 2685 Bristol Pike Bensalem, PA (215) 645-1445 Fri. 6 p.m. Joe & Krista Sat. 6 p.m. Keep The Change 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. Chandler of Audio OutlawsTavern On The Lake 101 Main Street Hightstown (609) 426-9345 Fri. 8 p.m. Tavern & Tiaras "Netflix & Drag" 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 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. Michael Montemurro Sun. 1 p.m. "Weekend Music Series" feat. Sarah Teti TGI Fridays 780 Route 130 South Hamilton (609) 581-6910 Sun. 9 p.m. Trivia Game Night / SIN Sundays 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. Love Junk Fri. 8 p.m. Kirko Sat. (11 a.m.) Brunch (8 p.m.) Tribute to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons w/ "Lights Out" $68, doors open at 6:30 p.m. (Includes buffet and show) (9 p.m.) Don't Call Me Francis 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. Black ZeppelinThe Dubliner 34 North Main Street New Hope, PA (215) 693-1816 Fri. 7 p.m. Sean Fleming Sun. 3 p.m. "Traditional Irish Session" 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. EarCandy Sat. 9 p.m. Supertrain 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 Sat. 9:30 p.m. Talking In Cursive Tues. 8 p.m. Quizzo w/ Bob E Luv Wed. 10 p.m. Karaoke The Morrisville Tavern 376 West Trenton Avenue Morrisville, PA (215) 295-5310 Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia Fri. 7 p.m. Ryan Sab Sat. 8 p.m. Modern Day Mon. 7 p.m. Open Mic Night Comedy and Music 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. Bad Hombres Sat. 8 p.m. Hoyer's Destroyers Wed. 6 p.m. Joe VadalaThe Sycamore Grill 255 North Sycamore Street Newtown, PA (215) 908-6326 Fri. 8 p.m. Monique & RJ Music Duo Presents: "Retro Dance Party" Music of the '60s, '70s and '80s Sat. 8 p.m. Idle WoodsmanThe Tavern at Penns Park 2295 Second Street Pike Newtown, PA (267) 491-5658 Fri. 8 p.m. Jukebox GraveyardThe Union Firehouse 18 Washington Street Mount Holly (609) 288-6491 Thurs. 8 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Donny Rocket. Doors open at 7 p.m. Fri. 8 p.m. The RnB Supper Club feat. Sunshine Anderson, Queen of the Pen, XlllM, "One", (TBA) Doors open at 7 p.m. Sat. 8 p.m. Greek Night feat. Neo Kyma & DJ Maki. Doors open at 7 p.m. Wed. 8 p.m. Weapons Of Anew, Tribal Sun, Wring Me Out. $10, doors open at 7 p.m. Tir Na Nog 1324 Hamilton Avenue Trenton (609) 392-2554 Sun. 3 p.m. "Irish Sessions" All Shows 21+ Train Wreck Distillery 25 Madison Avenue Mount Holly (609) 288-6300 Fri. 7 p.m. Cecil MiddletonTrenton Social 449 South Broad Street Trenton (609) 989-7777 Thurs. 5 p.m. "Happy Hour Throwback Thursday" Fri. 6 p.m. "The Collab Vol. 1" Hosted by Buck Malvo and Brass Rabbit feat. works by Liz Amarel, Anthony Argenti, Kathleen Liao Hurley, Vee Katz, Phillip McConnell, Delgira Samtonova, C.a. Shofed, Ras, David Timothy. 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 Sat. 8 p.m. Steve Tourison Under The Moon 23 North Union Street Lambertville (609) 397-1710 Fri. 6 p.m. Greg McGarvey Sat. (12 p.m.) Matt Gordeuk (6 p.m.) The Lifters Wed. 5:30 p.m. Dan KasselVANEFRANCODANCE 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. Behn Gillece Duo Sat. 7 p.m. Tony Miceli Trio Wildflowers Inn 2572 Pennington Road Pennington (609) 773-2392 Thurs. 6 p.m. Rob SilversWitherspoon Grill 57 Witherspoon Street Princeton (609) 924-6011 Tues. 6:30 p.m. Keith Franklin JazzWorking Dog Winery 610 Windsor Perrineville Road Hightstown (609) 371-6000 Sat. 1 p.m. Rob Messina Sun. 1 p.m. Bob & DaveWWFM 89.1 FM HD2 Radio MCCC Old Trenton Road West Windsor Jazzon2.org Mon. 7 p.m. "Danny Coleman's Got The Blues"Zlock Performing Arts Center 275 Swamp Road Newtown, PA (215) 968-8469 Thurs. 12:15 p.m. "Cultural Streaming" feat. Ahmad Jamal. (FREE event) 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.