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Rock On! This Week's Sound Bites....5/25/23


By Danny Coleman

originally published: 05/25/2023

Rock On! This Week

" I played at the summer concert series that they had there in 2021. They were doing that outdoor thing, I mean it was pretty cool. I thought it was cool for the people that were camping or staying at the site because they just got to see a bunch of shows." 

Vernon, NJ native Katie Henry is setting the world of Blues and Blues Rock music on its proverbial ear. Her fresh sound and writing style was recently on display at The Lizzie Rose Music Room in Tuckerton and prior to that show she more than willingly opened up about her "Journey."

"Well, I'll start with my early years," she said with a chuckle. "I played the piano, so that was my first musical love and my parents are not musicians but they're music enthusiasts and they would take me to see a bunch of bands. I was definitely way too young to be in some of those places but it's just funny because that's how it used to be. You were able to smoke inside then and I have memories of my clothes smelling like cigarettes. I was a kid and that was very much a part of my upbringing. So, I kind of had no choice and at first it felt like all this was what I was made to do but then it became something more and I truly love this. Music was always the thing that connected me with people and my friends; my best friend in high school was a big Beatles fan; which, I am still to this day a very big Beatle fan and we went to things like "Beatles Fest" and did all this fun stuff and she became a real inspiration. We always stayed in touch and then she asked me to write a song for her and I recorded it and wrote it for her and that was kind of like the moment where I realized I could do this. Some of my earliest songs were like Christmas gifts to my dad. I didn't get you anything this year so, I need to write a good song for you. My songwriting came about in that type of way and then when I went to college; I went to the Manhattan College and I was in the Jazz band and I met a drummer there who was also in college and had his own band and I was fascinated by that, that I had met somebody my own age that was in their own band so that was; I remember it was like a big moment for me. Then it wasn't until I guess, my junior year of college that I started doing open mics and at the open mic at an Irish bar near where I went to school the bartender was looking to put together a blues band and asked if I want to play keys and I played my first shows in local bars in The Bronx with that band and it was a great experience doing that and then when I graduated college I was doing more open mics and getting work as much as possible. Then, I met my bassist and co-writer at one of those. Our meeting felt very serendipitous because we had similar interests in music and writing which allowed us to write and record and yeah, that's kind of the formative stuff."

"Serendipitous" is perhaps an understatement as well as one pretty darn good John Cusack movie but in Katie's case; it struck again when she was signed to Ruf Records.



 
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"Funny story; I feel like my whole music journey has been me following signs to just keep going and meeting Tom Ruf and the timing of that was very serendipitous because we knew that he was going to fly in from Germany to see a show and we needed to book a show in order to have him come to one," she laughed once again. "So, we booked one for March 14, 2020 at Bernie's Hillside and a shout out to Bernie's Hillside because we played gigs there and we feel that we got a lot better as a result of feeling at home in that venue; it is in a very rural setting so, they can kind of play by their own rules, so to speak in certain ways and even though everything was closing, one of those ways was that they still stayed open even though everything else was in the process closing. So, the show was still on and Thomas flew on the last flight from Germany to the U.S. and was able to be there and he loved the show and we stayed in touch kind of finalizing what it would be like to work together right when the pandemic hit. I emphasize that because it was so huge for me because I was coming to that point where I was like, OK, my first album has been out for a while, I've been getting my feet wet in the touring world; we had done a tour in California which was my first real tour and so, just the timing of that was really critical because it kept me focused knowing that there were things on the other side of the pandemic because that was definitely a difficult time for a lot of artists to get through."

Rock On! This Week

Blues music is often misunderstood, especially by mainstream radio and Henry's discovering the genre was more than the results of some good parenting and the exposure she received to music thanks to her mom and dad. Seemingly, her stumbling upon the Blues is kind of like the great "Chicken or the egg" debate.

"That's what is so interesting about the way me and the Blues found each other; it's the root of everything and the common vein throughout all of the music I love but I was never really conscious of that or was like, I'm listening to the Blues or that I was going out of my way to listen to it. It was like, this is music that moves me and that I connect to and that I like and then I found out it was the Blues." 

"Like I said earlier," she continued, "It was The Beatles, which was very formative. Then when I was 13 or 14 I got really into The Doors and my mom's best friend was dating a guy who was the lead singer of Crystal Ship and one time he came over when I was 13 or 14; it was such a random thing that was impactful in hindsight but he said to me, "Just play with your left hand, da-da-da-dunt" and then he was just saying whatever came to mind and it was such a formative jam experience. The fact that I was also reading the Jim Morrison biography at the time; I loved how mysterious the book and Jim were and I was just into all of that and Janis Joplin. I did a show the other week and somebody told me that I had a Janis vibe going on and somebody else said a Susan Tedeschi vibe and then yet another said Bonnie Raitt and I thought, that's it! There's the trifecta! Which I found very re-affirming because if I'm giving off those vibes that's very affirming for me." 

So, she's signed to Ruf, touring on a regular basis and is very well-deserving of all the good things coming her way now and in the future; from where does she draw her inspiration that will continue to carry her forward? 

"When I see somebody doing something that I agree with and that I can identify with, it inspires me to do it and it's kind of like a line that you want to rise too. Women like Carolyn Wonderland and Ruthie Foster are really great and very inspirational."



 
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To discover more about Katie Henry, please visit https://katiehenrymusic.com/home. 

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


Adventure Crossing 
Route 537 Monmouth Road @ I-195 Jackson
Sat. (2:30 p.m.) Dragonfly (6 p.m.) Fast Forward 80s
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 w/  (5 p.m.) Bill Thomas
Sun. (12 p.m.) Sunday Acoustic Brunch w/ Jerry Monk (6 p.m.) 
Mon. 5 p.m. Bill Hutchinson
Tues. 7 p.m. Brian Ejjiot
Wed. (4 p.m.) LGBTQ Happy Hour (7 p.m.) Jessica DiDonato  
Ancient Order of Hibernians 
2419 Kuser Road Hamilton 
Sat. 11 a.m. Veterans Monument Wreath Ceremony
Aristaeus Brewing
2475C Big Oak Road Langhorne, PA 
(215) 757-2337
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia 
Sat. 7 p.m. Summer's Grove 
Sun. 10 a.m. “Sunday Funday Brunch” (2 p.m.) Brian Elliot 
Arts Council of Princeton 
102 Witherspoon Street Princeton 
(609) 924-8777 
Thurs 7 p.m. Gallery Talk w/ Sean Carney & Henrieta Maneva
Sat. 7 p.m. Cafe Improv feat. Thomas Johnston, (TBA)
Artworks Trenton  
19 Everett Alley Trenton
(609) 394-9436  
Sat. 11 a.m. "Paint My Pain Away" 
Ashlynn Distillery 
32 West Bridge Street Morrisville, PA 
Thurs. 5 p.m. Cecil & Carl
Bill's Olde Tavern
2694 Nottingham Way Hamilton
(609) 586-0192
Fri. 7 p.m. Moot Davis
Sat. 7 p.m. Paul Plumeri Band
Mon. 7 p.m. Trivia 
Tues. 8 p.m. / Wed. 8 p.m. Karaoke 
Ages 21+
Bit-hin' Kitten Brewery
58-B East Bridge Street Morrisville, PA
(267) 799-5348
Thurs. 6 p.m. Dolores Magro  
Blend Bar & Bistro   
911 Highway 33 Hamilton 
(609) 245-8887
Sat. 8 p.m. Chet & Ari
Blue Bottle Cafe
101 East Broad Street Hopewell
(609) 333-1710
Wed. 6 p.m. Brian Elliot
Bordentown City
Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown  
Fri. 7 p.m. "Frightening Fridays!" Haunted History Tours. $20
Bowman's Tavern 
1600 River Road New Hope, PA 
(215) 862-2972
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Dave Dales Trio
Fri. (5:30 p.m.) Bennett Lee (8 p.m.) Bob Egan 
Sat. 7 p.m. Mark Smith Trio
Sun. (12 p.m.) Larry Tamanini (6 p.m.) Lorenzo
Wed. 6 p.m. Liz DuFour  
Bristol Riverside Theater 
2501 Bath Road Bristol, PA
(215) 785-0100 
Fri. 8 p.m. NAACP & Bristol Riverside Theater Partnership
Broken Goblet Brewing
2500 State Road Bensalem, PA
(267) 812-5653
Thurs. 7 p.m.  Mike Estabrook
Fri. 8 p.m. Nirvana Tribute w/ "Dumb As You Are"
Sun. 11 a.m. Sunday Brunch 
Wed. 8 p.m. Trivia Hosted by Righteous Jolly
Bucks County Brewery and Hewn Spirits 
31 Appletree Lane Pipersville, PA
(215) 766-7711
Sun. 2 p.m. Tim & Topher  
Bucks On Bridge
25 Bridge Street Lambertville
(609) 483-2615
Thurs. 6 p.m. Bill Ihling
Fri. 6:30 p.m. Poetry Night 
Tues. 5 p.m. Chess Night
Wed. 6 p.m. Trivia
Candlelight Lounge 
24 Passaic Street Trenton  
(609) 695-9612 
Thurs. 6 p.m. Thursday Night Blues Jam. $5
Sun. 3 p.m. James Stewart. $20
Catch A Rising Star (Hyatt Regency Princeton) 
102 Carnagie Center Princeton
(781) 568-1471
Fri. 8 p.m. Jerrold Benford, Vishnu Vaka, Rishi Mathur. Hosted by Dean Blizzard. $26.50, Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
Sat. 7:30 p.m. Jerrold Benford and Friends. $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. Blackwells Mill
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. Mid Life Crisis
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. Erin Bogdan w/ Calls from Jack Furlong, Wayne Kessler of the Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Foundation, Dave Mendelsoh of Yacht Lobsters and arMANDO

Cooper's Riverview                                                                     
50 Riverview Plaza Trenton
(609) 393-7300 
Thurs. (7 p.m.) Midnight Sun TTL (8 p.m.) Club Night w/ DJ Ages21+ 
Fri. 5 p.m. Happy Hour (8 p.m.) The Nerds. $15 (advance. VIP and Gold dinner packages available. Food starts at 7 p.m.), doors open at 6 p.m. 
Sat. 8 p.m. A Tribute to Boston, Styx, Queen w/ "The Launch"
Sun. (10 a.m.) Sunday "Jazz" Brunch w/ Victor Tarassov. $22.95 (Includes 2 Mimosas) $34.95 (Adults, kids ages 6-12 $14.95, kids under age 5 FREE) 
Tues. 5 p.m. Salsa Tuesdays w/ DJ Jay Serrano 
Wed. (7 p.m.) Blues Jam (7:30 p.m.) Complimentary Dance Class w/ Donna Boyle (8 p.m.) Disco “Hustle” Night w/ "Guest" DJ Caesar Cab. $5   
Cream Ridge Winery
145 Route 539 Cream Ridge 
(609) 259-9797 
Fri. 6 p.m. "Summer Kick-off" w/ Gypsy Funk Squad
Sun. 1:30 p.m. Ronnie Brandt  
Crossing Vineyard and Winery
1853 Wrightstown Road Washington Crossing, PA
(215) 493-6500 
Thurs. 12 p.m. "Sip, Sip, Hooray! It's National Wine Day"
Sat. 2 p.m. Joe Grillo
Sun. 2 p.m. Meg Russell 
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. The Garage Bandits
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 Hosted by Edgar Anderson  
Eddington House Bensalem
2813 Hulmeville Road, Bensalem, PA 
(215) 639-1220 
Fri. (5 p.m.) Dave Beck (8:30 p.m.) Shameless
Escape Resort, Restaurant & Bar 
120 Pheasant Run Road Newtown, PA 
Fri. 6 p.m. Big Country
Tues. 6 p.m. Karaoke
Flying Pig Tavern & Tap 
167 US-Route 130 North Bordentown 
(609) 899-7447
Fri. 9 p.m. Erik Daab Jazz Trio
Sat. 8 p.m. Skippy's Toy 
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 
Thurs. 5 p.m. Cruise Night 
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.) Ray Palmer
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. JDuo
Sat. 8 p.m. JD Valenteen
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. Mike & Laura 
Hamilton Tap & Grill
557 US Route 130 North Hamilton 
(609) 905-0925
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Music Bingo w/ DJ Nebbs
Sat. 8 p.m. Karaoke
Wed. 7 p.m. Trivia
Havana New Hope
105 S. Main Street New Hope, PA.
(215) 862-9897
Thurs. 7 p.m. Funk & Blues Jam Hosted by The Slidewinder Blues Band
Fri. ( 8 p.m.) Grateful Dead Tribute w/ "Rainbow Full of Sound" $20 (11 p.m. ) DJ Dance Party 
Sat. 9:30 p.m. DJ Dance Party 
Mon. (9 p.m.) "Lipstick Mondays Drag Show" Hosted by Cyannie Lopez (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. (5:30 p.m.) A Little Bit Off
Sat. (9 a.m.) WWFM Fransisco (1 p.m.) Rupert & Scheetz (5:30 p.m.) "Music & Merlot" feat. Deb & Mike
Sun. 1:30 p.m. "Jazzy Sundays" feat. Hopewell Valley Vineyards Jazz Band
Howe Commons
Main Street Pennington 
Thurs. 7 p.m.(FREE event, BYOB, Food Trucks)
Sat. "Pennington Day" feat. (3 p.m.) Pennington Station Band
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.) Bill Futrell (9 p.m.) DJ BeeNice
Sat. 8:30 p.m. Karaoke w/ Paula & Sam
Mon. 7 p.m. Motown Mondays w/ rotating DJs BeeNice, Rawskillz, JusGroove
Tues. 8 p.m. Acoustic Tuesday w/ Perry Wolfe
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. Jerry Monk
Sun. 2 p.m. Bud & Gerard Belviso
Ivy Tavern
3108 S. Broad Street, Hamilton 
(609) 888-1435 
Thurs. 8:30 p.m. Karaoke 
Fri. 9:30 p.m. Asylum Choir
All shows 21+    
John & Peter's
96 S. Main Street New Hope, Pa 
(215) 862-5981 
Thurs. 9 p.m. RIPS
Sat. (3 p.m.) The Real Fugitives (9 p.m.) the Rock 'n' Roll Time Machine
Sun. 9 p.m. Fungkshui
Tues. 9 p.m. Peter Sandler & Dan Kassel
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. Mario & Frank
Fri. (5:30 p.m.) Ty Mares (9 p.m.) DJ Dan
Sat. (11 a.m.) Brunch (10 p.m.)  Glow Party w/ DJ Jimmy G
(10 a.m.) "Sunday Funday" Brunch (12 p.m.) DJ Jimmy G
Wed. 6 p.m. "Ladies Night"
King George Inn 
102 Radcliffe Street Bristol, PA
(215) 788-5536 
Sun. 6 p.m. Joe (Solo of Joe & Krista) (Takes place in the gazebo/patio behind the inn on waterfront)
Labyrinth Books Princeton 
122 Nassau Street Princeton
(609) 497-1600 
Fri. 6 p.m. A Conversation About Fiction Writing w/ Laura Hankin, Blair Hurley, Lilian Li, Rachel Lyon.
 
Lakeside Cafe and Liquors
129 Route 31 North Pennington 
(609) 621-9998 
Fri. 6:30 p.m. Jack Furlong w/ Sean Villere
Lambertville House 
32 Bridge Street Lambertville
(609) 397-0200 
Fri. 6 p.m. Russell Norkevich
Laurita Winery 
85 Archertown Road New Egypt 
(609) 752-0200 
Thurs. 7 p.m. Dueling Pianos (SOLD OUT check for availability)
Fri. 7 p.m. 90s Dance Party. $9 (sdvance/online), ages 21+
Sat. (12 p.m.) Wine & Goat Yoga. $40 (SOLD OUT check for availability) (1 p.m.) Steve Berger 
Sun.(11:30 a.m.) Wine & Goat Yoga. $40 (SOLD OUT check for availability) (1 p.m.) Anker
Mon.  1 p.m. Anker
Lillipies Bakery
30 North Harrison Street Princeton 
(609) 423-2100  
Sun. 11 a.m. Dom Palombi Trio
Magikava
87a South Main Street New Hope, PA 
(215) 862-2739 
Thurs. 6 p.m. Astrology Readings by Riss Cottrill 
Wed. 6:30 p.m. Open Mic Night hosted by Fayema  
Makefield Highlands Golf Club
1418 Woodside Road Yardley, PA 
(215) 321-7000  
Fri. 6 p.m. Strange Brew Crew 
Mansfield Township Community Park 
24594 East Main Street Columbus
Sat. 4 p.m. "Touch A Truck"
McStews Irish Sports Pub
5316 New Falls Road Levittown, PA 
(215) 949-9570 
Tues. 7:30 p.m. Trivia Night
Mercer County Park (Boathouse at Mercer Lake)
334 South Post Road West Windsor 
(866) 683-3586 
Thurs. 6 p.m. Children's Futures Anniversary Celebration
More Than Q 
13 Klines Court Lambertville  
(609) 773-0072  
Sat. 1 p.m. "The Loveable Loser" Tod The Mod / The Successful Failures
Music Mountain Theater
1483 Route 179 Lambertville
(609)397-3337
Fri. 8 p.m. "Viva Las Vegas"
Sat. 3 p.m./ 8 p.m "Viva Las Vegas"
Sun. 3 p.m. "Viva Las Vegas"
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
Sat. 7 p.m. Low Totem
Sun. 11 a.m. Weekend Brunch 
Tues. 7 p.m. Trivia 
Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company 
909 Ray Avenue Croydon, PA 
(215) 458-7081
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia Night 
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. 7 p.m. A Tribute to Tom Petty w/ "The Breakers"
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. Sister Blue
Sat. (3 p.m.) (6 p.m.) Joe & Krista
Sun. 1 p.m. "3rd Annual Memorial Day Chili Cook-off" 
Nick's Roast Beef
4501 Woodhaven Road West Philadelphia, PA 
(215) 637-515
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia
Fri. 9 p.m. Kickbax
Sat. 9 p.m. Journey Tribute w/ "Highway Run"
Sun. 4 p.m. AJ Slick
Wed. 7 p.m. Karaoke
Nomad Distilling Company
20 South Main Street New Hope, PA
Thurs. 2 p.m. "Grand Opening" 
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. Classic Rewind
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
Fri. 6 p.m. Sourland Mountain String Band   
Old Town Pub
135 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown 
(609) 291-9232
Thurs. 7 p.m. Quizzoholics Trivia
Fri. 9 p.m. Jay Oliver Duo
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 
Thurs. 5:30 p.m. "Ladies Night" feat. Kickstart (Vendors, tastings, live music, shopping specials)
Sat. 12 p.m. Spring Music Series feat. Underwater Airlines  
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. Diane & Joe
Wed. 7 p.m. "Quizzo"
Pete's Steak House 
523 Whitehorse Avenue Hamilton
 (609) 585-8008
Fri. 9:30 p.m. Chuck's Alibi
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 w/ Live DJ 
Sun. 11 a.m. Jazz Brunch
Princeton United Methodist Church 
7 Vandeventer Avenue Princeton
Thurs. 7:30 p.m. p.m.  The bFallen Woman Recital: Selections from Verdi's "La Traviata" feat. Krista Hastings, Samual Keeler, James Harris, Xu Cheng
Princeton University (Richardson Auditorium)
Nassau Street Princeton
Mon. 4 p.m. UVA University Singers Spring Concert Tour. (Takes place at 216 Nassau Street) 
Puss N Boots Tavern
942 Trenton Road Fairless Hills, PA
Fri. 8 p.m. Karaoke
Tues. 7 p.m. Trivia  
River House at Odette’s 
274 South Rive Road New Hope, PA 
(215) 682-2022 
Thurs. (5:30 p.m.) Matt Setzer (7 p.m.) Gina Corso  (9 p.m.) Cara Cartney
Fri. (5:30 p.m. ) Joanna Caruso (7 p.m.) Jill Salkin Duo (9 p.m.) Matt Gordeuk Duo
Sat. (11:30 a.m.) Brunch w/ Russell Norkevich (7 p.m.) Bob Egan (9 p.m.) Drew Nugent
Sun. (11:30 a.m.)  Brunch w/ Neil Podgurski Duo (7 p.m.) Michael Andrew
Mon. 7 p.m. Jonathan Daddis
Tues. 7 p.m. Rachel & Ty
Wed. 7 p.m. Megan Knight
Roebling Museum 
100 2nd Avenue Roebling
(609) 499-7200 
Fri. 7 p.m. "Murder and Mayhem" A True Crime Walking Tour.
 
Rose Bank Winery 
258 Durham Road Newtown, PA  
(215) 860-5899
Sat. 2 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. Quizzoholics
Sandy's Beef & Ale
2028 E. Old Lincoln Highway Langhorne, PA
(2670 852-2333
Thurs. 8 p.m. Quizzo  
Mon. 7 p.m. Music Bingo
Second Sin Brewing Company
1500 Grundy Lane Bristol, P
(267) 812-5251
Thurs.7 p.m. Trivia
Shady Brook Farm 
931 Stony Hill Road Yardley, PA 
(215) 968-1670 
Fri. 6:30 p.m. "UnWINEd" Concert feat. The Rockets. $12 (advance/online, $15 at door), doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Sat. "Party On The Patio" feat. (2 p.m.) Cask Mates (6:30 p.m.) Boondashark
Sun. "Party On The Patio" feat. (2 p.m.) AudioPilot 
Sherman Theater/Penn Community Bank Amphitheater 
2400 Byberry Road Bensalem, PA 
Wed. 7 p.m. Back to the 80s Show w/ "Jessie's Girl" (Doors open at 5:30 p.m., tickets available online)
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. Rob Lanter
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. Long Hard Ride
Sun. 9 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Cara Cartney
Tues. 7 p.m. Johnny Betz 
Wed. 8 p.m.  Acoustic Daze
Stars & Stripes Harley Davidson
600 South Flowers Mill Road Langhorne, PA 
(215) 752-9400 
Fri. 5 p.m. Heroes Appreciation Bike Night
Sat./Sun. 11 a.m. "Red, White & BBQ"
Wed. 5 p.m. Backstage Party
Steam Pub 
606 2nd Street Pike Southampton, PA 
Fri. 10 p.m. DJ Finnesse
Sat. 10:30 p.m. DJ Tito
1675 at The Ridges
4666 East Bristol Road Trevose, PA
(215) 876-6868
Sat. 7 p.m. Bev & Dan 
1675 Spirits 
2685 Bristol Pike Bensalem, PA
(215) 645-1445
Fri. 6 p.m. Diane & Joe 
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. (8 p.m.) Tavern & Tiaras Memorial Day Weekend Drag Show (Upstairs) (9 p.m.) Talking In Cursive (Tavern)
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. On The Fly
Sun. 1 p.m. "Weekend Music Series" feat. Michael Patrick
Mon. 1 p.m. Bud Belviso
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 
Fri. 6 p.m. Lisa Bouchelle
Sun. 1 p.m. Ernie White
The Birdhouse Center For The Arts
7 North Main Street Lambertville
(215) 681-4660
Tues. 7:30 p.m. NJNO the "not just nyckelharpa orchestra" Community Orchestra  
The Buck Hotel 
1200 Buck Road Feasterville, PA 
(215) 396-2002 
Thurs. 7 p.m. Kirko
Fri. 8 p.m. Love Junk 
Sat. (11 a.m.) The Goofy Gators Fashion Show: "Philly Sports" (8:30 p.m.) DJ entertainment
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. Thrown Together  
The Dubliner
34 North Main Street New Hope, PA 
(215) 693-1816
Fri. 7 p.m. Andrew Koontz & Bill O'Neal
Sat. 7 p.m. Keith Quinn
Sun. 3 p.m. "Traditional Irish Session"  
The Federal Twist Vineyard 
8 Federal Twist Road Stockton
(609) 773-6066 
Fri. 5 p.m. "Friday Sunset Wine & Jazz" feat. 
Sat. 2 p.m. Memorial Day BBQ weekend w/ Full Grown Men. $5
Sun. 2 p.m. Memorial Day BBQ weekend w/ JB Kline Band. $5 
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. Sublime Tribute w/ "The Second-hand Smokes" / Green Day Tribute w/ "Nimrod" 
Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Chris Benedetti
The Ivy Inn
248 Nassau Street Princeton
(609) 921-8555
Tues. 8 p.m. Quizzo w/ Bob E Luv   
The Morrisville Tavern 
376 West Trenton Avenue Morrisville, PA
(215) 295-5310
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia
Fri. 8 p.m. Hoopskirt Factory
Sat. 8 p.m. Cara Cartney
Sun. 3:30 p.m. Music Bingo
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
Thurs. 7:30 p.m. "Groundswell"
Sat. 6 p.m. Bobby Collins
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. Shaykz
Wed. 6 p.m. Joe Vadala
The Sycamore Grill
255 North Sycamore Street Newtown, PA
(215) 908-6326 
Fri. 8 p.m. Fahrenheit Trio
Sat. 8 p.m. Steve Tourism
The Union Firehouse
18 Washington Street Mount Holly
(609) 288-6491
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Open Mic Night 
Fri. 8 p.m.  Lovelight / Chris Willits.Doors open at 7 p.m.
The Union House 
19 East Union Street Burlington
(609) 531-6077
Sat. 8 p.m. Sunday's Afternoon
Tir Na Nog 
1324 Hamilton Avenue Trenton 
(609) 392-2554
Sun. 3 p.m. "Irish Sessions"
All Shows 21+
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)
Triple Sun Spirits
126 South State Street Newtown, PA
(215) 944-3057  
Fri. 8 p.m. The Two Johns
Under The Moon 
23 North Union Street Lambertville
(609) 397-1710
Fri. 6 p.m. Lia Menaker
Sat. (12 p.m.) Tony Alosi (6:30 p.m.) Dan Kassel
Wed. 5:30 p.m. Dan Kassel
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. Behn Gillece Duo
Sat. 7 p.m. Tony Miceli Trio 
Vault Smoke House
19 West College Avenue Yardley, PA
(267) 907-8550
Sat. 6 p.m. SoulShine
VFW Post 491
9 Fisher Place Yardville 
(609) 585-9645 
Mon. 11 a.m. Memorial Day Rememberence
All shows ages 21+
Village Idiot Brewing Company
42 High Street Mount Holly
(609) 975-9270 
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia
Fri. 7:30 p.m. Mike Estabrook
Sun. 2 p.m. October Rose
Vince's Pizzeria and Taproom
573 Durham Road Newtown, PA
(267) 491-5418
Sat. 5 p.m. Those Guys
Wildflowers Inn
2572 Pennington Road Pennington 
(609) 773-239
Thurs. 6 p.m. Rob Silvers
Working Dog Winery
610 Windsor Perrineville Road Hightstown
(609) 371-6000
Sat. 1 p.m. Chris Giakis
Sun. 1 p.m. Bob & Dave
WWFM 89.1 FM HD2 Radio
MCCC Old Trenton Road West Windsor
Jazzon2.org
Mon. 7 p.m. "Danny Coleman's Got The Blues"


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