New Jersey Stage logo
New Jersey Stage Menu


Rock On! This Week's Sound Bites...4/20/23


By Danny Coleman

originally published: 04/20/2023

Rock On! This Week

“We Kind of just do long weekends and come back,” says Karla Bonoff as she prepares to return to the Sellersville Theater tonight April 20 for an 8 p.m. show. “Sometimes we'll be a month off and then we go out and work a lot so, it's never really like one long tour; it's just kind of a constant; you know?  

Bonoff rose to levels of creative greatness when her talents were discovered and recorded by people such as Bonnie Raitt, Wynona Judd and Linda Ronstadt to name a few and as much as their renditions of her material put her on the proverbial songwriting map; it was her sheer talent which took her to the next level and along each step of the way, she garnered more respect and admiration.

Having worked with Jackson Browne and toured extensively on her own, Bonoff has settled into a more sparse road schedule but one that nonetheless sees her in high demand.

“We just take the work where it is and go out and do it,” she stated rather matter of fact, “Touring used to really be fun; to kind of get on the bus and go and you'd kind of be in this altered state for,  a month or two but I have to say, it's disorienting too because you lose track of everything that's sort of home and when you come back,  it's kind of a hard adjustment. So, for me now, I think it's taxing to some extent and as you get older it's better to just go out and do three or four shows and come back; which for me is better because it's hard for me to sing every night for two months; you know? That's what I found anyway. Years ago I didn’t have to worry about rehearsal, I could just jump on the piano and sing and sing perfectly and it's not like that anymore. I mean, it's not like you can just never run and then go out and run a marathon; you know? I'm grateful that we're still doing it and you know, we've lost so many people recently so, I'm just happy that we're able to still do this.”  



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



Bonoff’s last studio recordings were a holiday album in 2021 and an album of original material in 2019; she had plans for more but 2020 slowed them a bit. 

“We did a holiday album in ’21, it was during COVID that I recorded that holiday album but yeah the last album before that was 2019. I had a plan for another one too but things are different now. I don't know, you don't get the breaks that much really now. So, I'd probably have to wait until I'd be able to do some kind of thing on my own. I thought about just doing an album of some of my favorite songs that were written by other people; I don't know, I’m not really sure. I’d have to make a list because I've so many favorites and so many artists I like. Certainly I would pull from Jackson, maybe James Taylor; I don’t know. I haven't really thought too much about it, it's  just an idea right now and things are different these days, it’s hard do that without a label; we have to finance it ourselves and it's not like the old days when we had record companies writing the checks for everything.”

Karla is not alone in that thinking, there has been many an established, decorated artist who has decided to do songs they enjoy by other artists. So, does she incorporate many covers into her set and what can we expect tonight at Sellersville?

“We do a Jackson Browne song that I recorded called  "Something Fine" and another called "The Water Is White" which is a traditional song but they're the only two so far. I'm bringing Nina Gerber and she's come with me before, she's a fabulous guitar player and we'll probably play more like an hour-and-a-half. I don't think there's any opening act there so it'll be just us. We’ll play some favorites and maybe a couple of new things and I've been learning some songs; old songs that I haven't been playing and relearning stuff so, it's always kind of shifting and changing.”

To purchase tickets to tonight’s show in Sellersville, PA, please visit https://www.karlabonoff.com/shows or https://www.st94.com/ .

Rock On! This Week

Another show within striking distance and well worth the price of admission is the Paul Nelson Band, Saturday April 22 at that Tuckerton, NJ hidden gem, The Lizzie Rose Music Room. A Grammy Award winning producer and an incredibly talented guitarist, Paul brings his brand of Blues and Blues-Rock music to the intimate confines of this well-balanced venue; something he is very excited about.



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



 "These are when all the dates for all the musicians are really kicking in,” he began with a tone of relief. “I think everybody kind of figured March and now everyone is in full-swing and yeah, on the 22nd we're gonna be at The Lizzie Rose Music Room and I love that place! The staff and the sound in there are just great! I know that the past few years have been rough on everybody so I'm glad we're back and running."

"I have seven new albums out; the problem is they are everyone else's but mine,” he continued with a large laugh. “I'm working with Patty Tuite, a female artist up in New England, I produced her album and played on it and one of the tracks, "Nothing But Trouble" is number three on the RMR charts and the album was there for like 27 weeks in the top tier so, that's cool. Then I've got so many other things and so many different styles. I'm working with a band up here in Maine and they're a fantastic band, a lot like Bob Seger, Van Morrison, that kind of thing, a jam band. Then I just finished an album with Marcus Rezak; that's like a supercharged Phish kind of thing which has the bass player from Kung Fu, who was my bass player for a little bit; the drummer from Deep Banana Blackout and that was cool and that song I did with Patty has got Bobby Rush on it and then I just recorded Willie J Laws, "Too Much Blues" album and I got Jerry Portnoy over there on that. So, it's  like all of these releases are all coming out now because everybody was doing this recording and writing during the pandemic and now all of this material is coming out. So, now, my gigs have kicked in and I just booked about a 180 for this year so, that's going great; so I'm like; when do I have time for me?? (Laughs) We're doing a three piece thing, which is very cool and we're getting to play all of these places. Currently, I have Joey Pafumi who was the former drummer for  Walter Trout, my lead singer and bassist so, it is kind of like a Cream or a Stevie Ray Vaughn type of thing, is Lars Chappell and he was a great find. So, we're doing Florida, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Georgia; it a  big run. We also did a Midwest run and one of the dates was with Wishbone Ash and that was cool, they were great and then I think after this run, we're definitely going to Buddy Guy's again; he always sits in so that's always a treat. I'm really good friends with Buddy and whenever I'm  coming to town and I play his place he makes sure to come up on stage and play for about a half-hour. I know he's  doing his farewell tour so, he’s gonna spend a lot more time at his club after that most likely."

With so much music and none of it his own; when does he find the time to write and/or record new material and does he ever get to play it in front of an audience? What does he do for his audiences?

"Luckily, because it's a Blues-Rock situation, we do originals and we get to try them out on the road. So, it's not like we are just up there doing covers; that's the beauty of the blues world, it is very similar to a jazz ensemble where you can take a song, play the familiar parts and then in the middle you just go crazy! You put in your own parts and you do your own interpretation of things; we do that and then take it home. So, there are some updated versions because you know, my style is more modern guitar not the traditional blues but we take those and put our own spin on them. I mean, a lot of bands have done that for years. Everybody has paid homage to another artist by doing their song and that kind of thing; that's what we do. Then for some reason, in between these I just started putting in all these bits and pieces from other songs within these songs and then our originals kick in and some nods to certain artists and it doesn't matter if it's Freddie King or Albert King or Johnny Winter or Hendrix or another guy that I think is really cool. When you see guys like Bonamassa and Warren Haynes and you always see them doing their version of "Further On Up The Road," it’s all their version so no one ever gets tired of it or when a new artist does their version of something and then it becomes part of the overall thinking for that song and it's like, well, I want to hear a certain song so they think, I'll do this one and if someone's really collapsed into that; then it's cool. Sonny Landreth would do that kind of thing but I haven't done my versions often; until now and the more you play, the more people catch you by cell phone or by regular filming and so that happens as well and helps you build it up. So, it's a picture of everything I do and I'll slide in some regular guitar shuffles, slow blues, fast Blues-Rock tunes. I try to cater to everybody in the crowd and get my own rocks off a little bit. I do a little tribute to Jeff Beck; that was a big, big loss because he was a huge inspiration and idol of mine, It's just killing me. So, yeah, that kind of thing because I want you to know what will be on the table."

"They're not  covers, they’re interpretations,” he continued, “Because every night you're gonna have different gear and different people and different guitars, a different lineup, different times; no two nights are the same. The blues are templates for improvisation and the crowd knows that, that's what they're there to see and if they respond and they are into it and they like it; It's gonna pop!"

Nelson spent many years as the road manager, producer, confidant and touring guitarist for the late, great, Johnny Winter and has seen the ebbs and flows of the Blues genre. When told that Blues music seems to be cyclical; he was in total agreement but was quick to, “Give credit where credit is due.“

"You’ve gotta give credit where credit is due; it's Bonamassa,” he said with confidence. “Joe brought the guitar back in the limelight and made solos cool again. Everybody's influenced by Robben Ford which is so cool and they get a little modern jazz with that which blows my mind because I'm like wow, this is actually pretty cool. There are times I’m playing up there and I'm like Jesus; should I stop and go back to the song? Then I'm like, no way! I'm thinking if I were to ask you; what was BB King's last album? You'd be like, OK,  hold on. Who cares? He's BB King!  People want to see the artist and their interpretations of stuff;  they've already established themselves hopefully as musicians and that it's gonna be a good evening and the people are gonna get good music for their hard earned dollar and that the artist and the band practiced. The biggest problem we blues musicians have is hearing people say, "I saw them last year and they played the same stuff." I mean, get out of the darkness and learn some new stuff. Some of those older blues guys do the same thing, bumpety, bumpety, bumpety, bump right down to the same speeches and talks in between. So, that doesn't flow for too long and that doesn't get you out there on a regular basis. So, you have to keep it fresh and that's what we do. Bonamassa; a ton of the percentage of the stuff he's doing are his versions of Clapton,  Howlin' Wolf, Bobby Blue Bland, Allman Brothers tunes; but guess what? They wrote great songs and hopefully people will research them and be like wow, we're wrong, that wasn’t written by who we thought. I mean how many people don't even know who wrote, "Dust My Broom" anymore? Hopefully because of stuff and artists like that, people do research and that's how you keep that alive. That keeps it going and if the history of that ends or that kind of thing isn't studied by  people then it dies but as long as it is kept alive and the artist keeps doing it and tips their hat out of respect from where it came, people will say, "I listened to this because that's the way to pass it, not forward but to pass it back and learn the history." So, right now, there's a lot of those artists still around but all of the traditional blues guys are having a little trouble because the Blues- Rock guys are kind of what people want now. They want a little blues in their rock and the blues guys want a little rock in their blues."  

The Paul Nelson Band is always a high-energy, rocking affair and the three pieces will fit The Lizzie Rose Music Room like a glove and to obtain tickets, please visit https://www.lizzierosemusic.com/. To read up on Paul Nelson, please go to https://www.paulnelsonguitar.com/

That's it for this week! Please continue to support live and original music and until next week....ROCK ON!



This week's event listings


ACME Screening Room
25 South Union Street Lambertville
(609) 483-5237
Fri. 6:30 p.m. Earth Day Event: The Meaning of the Seed (Documentary and Q & A)
Adventure Crossing USA
515 Monmouth Road Jackson
(888) 494-2770
Sat. USA Baconfest Food Truck Festival feat. (11 a.m.) Nikki Briar & The Sweet Briar Band (2:30 p.m.) American Beauty (6 p.m.) Junkyard Dawgs. $13 (advance / ages 20 and under FREE)
Sun. USA Baconfest Food Truck Festival feat. (11 a.m.) 80's Undercover (2:30 p.m.) Strictly 60s. $13 (advance / ages 20 and under FREE)
Allentown Borough
Main Street Allentown
Sat. 9 a.m. "Spring Stroll" Crafts, Vendors, Food, Music
All Saints Church 
16 All Saints Road Princeton
Sat. 9 a.m. Sing With Friends! A Festival of Song
Al's Airport Inn
636 Bear Tavern Road West Trenton
(609) 883-5252
Thurs. 5 p.m. Kindred Spirit Duo
Sat. (12 p.m.) Acoustic Brunch (5 p.m.) John Brennan
Sun. 12 p.m. Sunday Acoustic Brunch 
Mon. 5 p.m. Edison Wilson
Tues. 7 p.m. Brian Elliot
Wed. (4 p.m.) LGBTQ Happy Hour (7 p.m.) Jessica DiDonato
Ancient Order of Hibernians
2419 Kuser Road Hamilton 
Fri. 8:30 p.m. Karaoke w/ Colin
Aristaeus Brewing
2475C Big Oak Road Langhorne, PA
(215) 757-2337
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia
Fri. 7 p.m. Vik Raolji
Sat. 3 p.m. AudioPilot
Sun. 10 a.m. “Sunday Funday Brunch” (2 p.m.) Matt Kresge  
Arts Council of Princeton 
102 Witherspoon Street Princeton 
(609) 924-8777
Thurs. (5:30 p.m.) Downtown Princeton Gallery Crawl (7 p.m.) Story & Verse: A Storytelling, Poetic and Spoken Word Open Mic. 
Sat. (10 a.m.) Story Time w/ Jeff (1 p.m.) Community Workshop with Onome Olotu
Ashlynn Distillery
32 West Bridge Street Morrisville, PA
Thurs. 5 p.m. Open Mic Night 
Sun. 2 p.m. Singing Humans
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+ 
Blend Bar & Bistro    
911 Highway 33 Hamilton 
(609) 245-8887 
Fri. 8 p.m. Barry Wasserman and Alan Stein  
Blue Bottle Cafe
101 East Broad Street Hopewell
(609) 333-1710
Wed. 6 p.m. Brian Elliot
Bordentown Yacht Club 
1 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown 
(609) 298-9754 
Sat. 6:30 p.m. Dueling Pianos  
Bowman's Tavern 
1600 River Road New Hope, PA 
(215) 862-2972 
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Patrick & Debra
Fri. (5:30 p.m.) Bennett Lee (8 p.m.) Bob Egan
Sat. 7 p.m. Jeffey Fadden Trio
Sun. (12 p.m.) Larry Tamanini (6 p.m.) Lorenzo
Wed. 6 p.m. Liz DuFour
Broken Goblet Brewing
2500 State Road Bensalem, PA
(267) 812-5653
Thurs. 8 p.m. Mike Estabrook
Fri. 7 p.m. "This is NOT Croydon Fest 4 Pre-Show" feat. Mephiskapheles, Stop The Presses, Joker's Republic, The Manipulators. (FREE event) 
Sat. 10 a.m. "This is NOT Croydon Fest 4" feat. Fishbone, The Slackers, Against All Authority, Catch 22, CatBite, Hub City Stompers, Faintest Idea, The Upfux, Title Holder, Hans Gruber + The Die Hards.
Sun. 11 a.m. Sunday Brunch  
Wed. 8 p.m. Trivia Hosted by Righteous Jolly  
Bruno's Bicycles, One Sweet Ride
19 South Main Street Allentown
(609) 208-0544
Sat. 12 p.m. "Spring Stroll" Wine & Beer Garden feat. Music by Shore Bet Duo
Bucks County Brewery and Hewn Spirits
31 Appletree Lane Pipersville, PA
(215) 766-7711
Fri. 5:30 p.m. Just Jeff
Bucks On Bridge 
25 Bridge Street Lambertville
(609) 483-2615
Thurs. 5 p.m. Bill Ihling
Tues. 5 p.m. Chess Night
Wed. 6 p.m. Trivia  
Burlington County Fairgrounds and Pavillion 
1960 Jacksonville Jobstown Road Columbus 
(609) 265-5858 
Sat. 12 p.m. "Fur Baby Fest" Pet Adoption Event feat. Naughty Humphrey and The Big Fuss. $5 (advance)   
Burlington County Library/Amphitheater
5 Pioneer Boulevard West Hampton 
(609) 267-9660 
Fri. 6 p.m. Open Mic Night  
Cadwalader Park (Ellarslie Museum)
299 Parkside Avenue Trenton
(408) 335-4400
Sun. 1 p.m. Spring Family Photo Shoot and Popsicle Frame Craft. (Takes place at Ellarslie Museum)   
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. Richie Minervini, Tugboat Manny. $26.50, $34.50. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
Sat. 7:30 p.m. Richie Menervini, Tugboat Manny. $26.50, $34.50 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. Kindred Spirit
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   
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. The Successful Failures
Cooper's Riverview                                                                     
50 Riverview Plaza Trenton
(609) 393-7300
Fri. 4 p.m. Happy Hour (8 p.m.) Shorty Long & The Jersey Horns
Sat. (2 p.m.) Queen's Lunch (8 p.m.) El Ka Bong
Sun. (10:30 a.m.) Sunday "Jazz" Brunch w/ Victor Tarassov. $22.95 (Includes 2 Mimosas)
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 
Cream Ridge Winery 
145 Route 539 Cream Ridge
(609) 259-9797
Sat. 2:30 p.m. Alex English 
Sun. 1:30 p.m. Ronnie Brandt
Crossing Vineyard and Winery 
1853 Wrightstown Road Washington Crossing, PA
(215) 493-6500
Thurs. 7 p.m. Pairing Wine, Cheese & Charcuterie
Sat. 1 p.m. Front Porch Swing Duo 
Sun. (9:30 a.m.) Yoga & Mimosas (2 p.m.) Kat Rivers  
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)
Curran’s Irish Inn
1909 Bristol Pike Bensalem, PA
(215) 245-1800
Thurs. 7 p.m. Music Bingo
Sat. 8 p.m. Time Peace
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. Canvas and Candle. $35   
Eddington House Bensalem
2813 Hulmeville Road, Bensalem, PA
(215) 639-1220
Fri. 8:30 p.m. Go Ham! 
Sat. 8:30 p.m. Never Enough   
El Barrio Cantina & Tequila Bar
1470 Buck Road Southampton, PA
(267) 685-0725
Sat. 8:30 p.m. FM Connection  
Flying Pig Tavern & Tap
167 US-Route 130 North Bordentown
(609) 899-7447
Fri. 9 p.m. Sara Guttman
Sat. 8 p.m. Hearing Voice
Tues. 9 p.m. Karaoke
Wed. 8 p.m. Trivia  
Forsgate Country Club   
375 Forsgate Drive Monroe 
(732) 521-0700 
Fri. 6 p.m.Christopher Creek Wine Dinner
Sun. 1 p.m. "Better Together" Tricky Tray Luncheon
Founding Father's Sports Bar & Grill
2900 Street Road Bensalem, PA
(215) 923-1100
Fri. 6 p.m. Bob Pantano Dance Party w/ DJ Joe Castro  
Friendly's
1031 Washington Boulevard Robbinsville 
(609) 426-9203 
Wed. 6 p.m. Open Mic Night Hosted by Kevin McGowan and/or Gino Formaroli (Sign-ups begin at 5:30 p.m.) 
Gleason's Bar
6700 Mill Creek Road Levittown, PA
(215) 943-4781
Thurs. 7 p.m. Music Bingo / “Ladies Night” Hosted by Best Choice Productions
Fri. (6 p.m.) "Happy Hour" (8 p.m.) The Naturals
Sat. 8 p.m. Frankford Fitler
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. Little Sister  
Grover's Mill Coffee House 
Princeton-Hightstown Road Princeton Junction   
(609) 716-8771  
Thurs. 6 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Wade Prestridge   
Halo Pub 
4617 Nottingham Way Hamilton Square 
(609) 586-1811  
Sat. 7 p.m. The Rangers Nouveau
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 
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.) Bruce Springsteen Tribute w/ "The B Street Band." $30 (11 p.m. ) DJ Dance Party
Sat. (8:30 p.m.) Bigg Romeo (11:59 p.m.) DJ Dance Party 
Sun. 4 p.m. Soul Cruisers. $ 27.50 
Mon. 9 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. Modern Rewind
Sun. 1:30 p.m. "Jazzy Sundays" feat. Darla & Rich
Hurricane Jacks Bar and Grill 
7759 New Falls Road Levittown, PA 
(267) 914-4517 
Thurs. 7:30 p.m. Music Bingo w/ DJ John W.
Fri. (6 p.m.) Johnny Betz (9 p.m.) Midnight Sun
Sat. 9 p.m. Harley & Daniel
Mon. 7 p.m. Motown Mondays w/ rotating DJs BeeNice, Rawskillz, JusGroove
Tues. 8 p.m. Acoustic Tuesday w/ Eddie Gals
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. Oliver Dagum
Wed. 7 p.m. Quizzo Night  
Iron Plow Vineyards 
26750 Mount Pleasant Road Columbus 
(732) 306-9111
Sat. 6:30 p.m. Ed Wilson
Sun. 2 p.m. Beka Jones
Iron Plow Vineyards Tasting Room
61 High Street Mt. Holly
(732) 306-9111
Sat. 6:30 p.m. Wounded Souls  
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+     
JB Kline & Son Gallery 
25 Bridge Street Lambertville
Sat. 7 p.m. Chris Chadwick. $20  
John & Peter's 
96 S. Main Street New Hope, Pa 
(215) 862-5981
Fri. 8:30 p.m. Mike Montrey Band, Dave Vargo
Sat. 3 p.m. Trip Dogs 
Sun. 3 p.m. Black Cat Habitat, Kevin Toft & The Alternators
Mon. 9 p.m. Open Mic Comedy Night w/ Mike Dialto feat. (Sign-ups start at 8 p.m.)
Wed. 9 p.m. The Invitational 
All shows 21+
Killarney's Publick House 
1644 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road Hamilton
(609) 586-1166
Thurs. 5:30 p.m. Mark Sacco
Fri. (5:30 p.m.) Antoine Cerf (9 p.m.) Alter Ego
Sat. (5:30 p.m.) Mario & Frank (10 p.m.) DJ Dan
Sun. 10 a.m. "Sunday Funday" Brunch 
Wed. 6 p.m. "Ladies Night"   
Lambertville Station Restaurant and Inn 
11 Bridge Street Lambertville 
(609) 397-8300                                                                                                                                                                              
Sat. 12 p.m. ShadFest! feat. Phase 3
Sun. 12 p.m. ShadFest! feat. Strange Brew Crew   
Laurita Winery 
85 Archertown Road New Egypt 
(609) 752-0200
Thurs. 7 p.m. Hydrangea Paint & Sip. $50 (Includes one glass of wine)
Fri. 7 p.m. Country Line Dance Night (SOLD OUT check for availability)
Sat. 11 a.m. Another Girlfriend's Getaway Weekend feat. n(12 p.m.) Wine & Goat Yoga (SOLD OUT check for availability (6 p.m.) NGXB. $20, doors open at 5 p.m.
Sun. 11 a.m. Another Girlfriend's Getaway Weekend feat.  (5 p.m.) A Night of Song and Wine w/ Max Valentino & Bobby Fischetti
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. 
Wed. 6:30 p.m. Open Mic Night hosted by Fayema   
McStews Irish Sports Pub 
5316 New Falls Road Levittown, PA 
(215) 949-9570 
Sat. 10 p.m. Midnight Sun
Tues. 7:30 p.m. Trivia Night  
More Than Q
13 Klines Court Lambertville  
(609) 773-0072  
Sat. 1 p.m. "Shadfest 2023" feat. Sam Ryan Band, Those Looks, Ace, Ed Wall, Christina Ward
Sun. 1 p.m. "Shadfest 2023" feat. Tod The Mod, Bill & Fred's Excellent Adventure, Dinosaur, Stampede, Burnt Mill High Ballers
Music Mountain Theater
1483 Route 179 Lambertville
(609)397-3337
Fri. 8 p.m. "Blithe Spiit"
Sat. 3 p.m./ 8 p.m. "Blithe Spiit"
Sun. 3 p.m. "Blithe Spiit"
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 & Hubbell Benson
Sat. 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: Music of African Composers  
Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company
909 Ray Avenue Croydon, PA
(215) 458-7081
Thurs. 5 p.m. Trivia Night w/ Lunch Money Quizzo
Sat. 12 p.m. "Creek-i-Tiki Luau" w/ Hi-tide Recordings DJ Hi-tide feat. Slowey & The Boats
Wed. 6:30 p.m. Cornhole League
  
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. U2 Tribute w/ "Unforgettable Fire" (SOLD OUT check for availability)
Sat. 8 p.m. U2 Tribute w/ "Unforgettable Fire" (SOLD OUT check for availability)
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. Brooke DiCaro
Sat. (5 p.m.) Two For Flinching (8 p.m.) Kricket Comedy Show feat. Andy Nolan, Connor McGovern, Eddie Gallagher. $15, seating starts 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. Fat Mezz
Sat. 9 p.m. WURL
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. 
Fri. 9:30 p.m. Blind Lemon Pie
Sat. 9:30 p.m. Thrown Together
Ages 21+
Odd Logic Brewing Co. 
500 Bristol Pike, Bristol, PA 
Thurs. 4 p.m. Fundraising Night Benefitting the Lower Bucks Outlaws
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 Town Pub 
135 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown 
(609) 291-9232
Thurs. 7 p.m. Quizzoholics Trivia 
Fri. 9 p.m. Frank & Mario
Sun. 10 a.m. Brunch
Tues. 6 p.m. Radio Fiction
Palmer Square
40 Nassau Street Princeton
Sat.12 p.m. Spring Strolling Music w/ Dan Kassel
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. The Brooks Brothers Blues Band
Wed. 7 p.m. "Quizzo" 
Princeton Country Club 
1-Wheeler Way West Windsor
(609) 452-9382
Thurs. 6 p.m. Karaoke Night w/ Live DJ 
Fri. 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. Alan Reid
Princeton Unitarian Church (Channing Hall)
50 Cherry Hill Road Princeton
Sun. 4 p.m. PSMA: Haydn & Brahms
Princeton University (Richardson Auditorium)
Nassau Street Princeton
Fri. 8 p.m. Steve Mackey & Mozart  
Puss N Boots Tavern
942 Tenton Road Fairless Hills, PA
(215) 295-8236
Fri. 8 p.m. Karaoke
Tues. 7 p.m. Trivia  
Randy Now's Man Cave
119 West Ward Street Hightstown 
(609) 424-3766
Sat. 11 a.m. Record Store Day  
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.) Patrick & Debra (9 p.m.) Matt Gordeuk Duo
Sat. (11:30 a.m.) Brunch w/ Alex Otey (7 p.m.) Andy Prescott (9 p.m.) Zac Lawless
Sun. (11:30 a.m.)  Brunch w/ Dave Dales Duo (7 p.m.) Michael Andrew
Mon. 7 p.m. Scott Gurney 
Tues. 7 p.m. Cara Cartney
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. (TBA)
Rossi's Bar & Grill 
2110 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road Hamilton 
(609) 890-2004 
Thurs. 5:30 p.m. Ernie White
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
Screamin' Hill Brewery
83 Emleys Hill Road Cream Ridge
(609) 401-2025
Sat. 2 p.m. Successful Failures   
Second Sin Brewing Company
1500 Grundy Lane Bristol, PA
(267) 812-5251
Thurs.7 p.m. Trivia
Slim's Irish Pub
2195 Galloway Road Bensalem, PA
(267) 332-0047
Sat. 8 p.m. EarCandy
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. McMillan & Co.  
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. Voodoo Love Children
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. Chip & Chandler 
Spellbound Brewing
10 Lippincott Lane #12 Mt. Holly
(609) 832-0077
Sat. 7 p.m. The Bad Neighbors  
Steam Pub
606 2nd Street Pike Southampton, PA
Fri. 10 p.m. DJ Kev
Sat. 10:30 p.m. Country Night w/ Let's Ride
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
Sat. 6 p.m. Bev & Dan
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. Audio Outlaws
Tavern On The Lake  
101 Main Street Hightstown 
(609) 426-9345  
Fri. 9 p.m. Complicated Matter
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 
Fri. 7 p.m. Kate & Bob
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. Mike & Laura
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
Sun. 1 p.m. James Gedeon 
  
The Birdhouse Center For The Arts
7 North Main Street Lambertville 
(215) 681-4660 
Fri. 8 p.m. The Clements Brothers
Tues. 7:30 p.m. NJNO the "not just nyckelharpa orchestra" Community Orchestra   
The Bog (Cranbury Golf Club)
49 Southfield Road West Windsor
(609) 799-0341
Sat. 8 p.m. Rock Inc
The Brothers Moon 
7 West Broad Street Hopewell
Fri. 5 p.m. Parklet Pop-up:   
The Buck Hotel
1200 Buck Road Feasterville, PA
(215) 396-2002
Thurs. 7 p.m. Kirko
Fri. 8 p.m. Love Junk (Bar)  / A Tribute to Sinatra w/ Joey C. $68 (Includes buffet, tax and gratuity. Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. Takes place in main banquet room) 
Sat. (11 a.m.) Brunch  (9 p.m.) Buzzer Band
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. Nova
The Cure Insurance Center  
81 Hamilton Ave. Trenton   
(609) 656-3200   
 Sat./Sun. 8 a.m. Varsity Cheer: the U.S. Finals
The Dubliner
34 North Main Street New Hope, PA
(215) 693-1816
Fri. 7 p.m. Ray Coleman
Sat. 7 p.m. Gabriel Donohue
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. Buzzer Band
Sat. 9 p.m. SpareParts
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. 7 p.m. Bad Hombres  
The Irish Horne Bar & Restaurant
882 2nd Street Pike Richboro, PA
(215) 942-4000
Sat. 8 p.m. Two For Flinching  
The Ivy Inn 
248 Nassau Street Princeton 
(609) 921-8555 
Fri. 9:30 p.m. DJ Darius the 1st
Sat. 9:30 p.m. DJ Slick
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. 8:30 p.m. (TBA)
Sat. 8 p.m. Cara Cartney 
Mon. 7 p.m. Open Mic Night Comedy and Music
Tues. 7 p.m. Music Bingo
Wed. 7 p.m. Trivia Night  
The Newtown Theatre
120 North State Street Newtown, PA
(215) 968-3859
Sun. 3 p.m. Kids Connect to the Classics: "Peter and The Wolf"  
The Roost 
181 Rte. 539 Cream Ridge 
(609) 208-0050
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. DC Duo
Fri. 8 p.m. Even Odds
Sat. 8 p.m. Off Our Rockerz
Wed. 6 p.m. Joe Vadala
The Sycamore Grill 
255 North Sycamore Street Newtown, PA 
(215) 908-6326 
Fri. 8 p.m. Native Sun
The Tavern at Penns Park
2295 Second Street Pike Newtown, PA
(267) 491-5658
Fri. 8 p.m. Blue Reign
The Union Firehouse
18 Washington Street Mount Holly
(609) 288-6491
Thurs. 8 p.m. "Antiquity & Alchemy Tour" feat. ATT, Wythersake, Dark Waters End, World Eater. $10, doors open at 7 p.m., ages 21+
Fri. 8 p.m. Rob Messina's Dave Matthews Experience. Doors open at 7 p.m.
Sat. 8 p.m. Don't Call Me Francis. Doors open at 7 p.m.  
Tindall Road Brewing Co. 
102 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown 
(609) 526-8651 
Sat. 7 p.m. The Emulators  
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. Radio Fiction
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
Triumph Brewing Company (New Hope, Pa. Location)
400 Union Square New Hope, Pa.
(215) 862-8300
Sun. 2 p.m. Kyle & Andrew 
Under The Moon
23 North Union Street Lambertville
(609) 397-1710
Sat. (12 p.m.) Matt Gordeuk (6 p.m.) Russell Norkevich
Wed. 5:30 p.m. Greg McGarvey
VANEFRANCODANCE
23 Hankins Road Hightstown
(609) 635-3572
Thurs. (7 p.m.) Beginner Bachata (8 p.m.) Beginner Salsa. $18 
Fri. (7 p.m.) Advanced Bachata (8 p.m.) Advanced Salsa. $18   
Vault Brewing Company
10 South Main Street Yardley, PA
(267) 573-4291
Fri. 7 p.m. Dave Posmontier Duo
Sat. 7 p.m. Aaron Quarterman Band
Vault Smoke House
19 West College Avenue Yardley, PA
(267) 907-8550
Sat. 6 p.m. Acoustic Keys  
Wildflowers Inn 
2572 Pennington Road Pennington   
(609) 773-2392
Thurs. 6 p.m. Rob Silvers
Wilson's Pub
1870 Brownsville Road Trevose Heights, PA 
(215) 355-4739 
Sat. 8 p.m. Dan & Liz
Witherspoon Grill
57 Witherspoon Street Princeton
(609) 924-6011
Tues. 6:30 p.m. Keith Franklin Jazz 
Working Dog Winery 
610 Windsor Perrineville Road Hightstown 
(609) 371-6000
Sat. 1 p.m. Chris Swatt
Sun. 1 p.m. Rob Messina
WWFM 89.1 FM HD2 Radio
MCCC Old Trenton Road West Windsor
Jazzon2.org
Mon. 7 p.m. "Danny Coleman's Got The Blues"
Zlock Performing Arts Center
275 Swamp Road Newtown, PA
(215) 968-8469
Thurs. 12:15 p.m. Cultural Streaming Series: Keith Jarrett In Lugano 1986 
Sat. 6 p.m. Danny DeGennaro Foundation Creative Inspiration Concert feat. Sour Station


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




FEATURED EVENTS

ART | COMEDY | DANCE | MUSIC | THEATRE | COMMUNITY

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.








 

LATEST NEWS


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
info@newjerseystage.com

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