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Rock On! This Week's Sound Bites...7/7/22


By Danny Coleman


originally published: 07/07/2022

Rock On! This Week

We all sing; whether it be in the shower, our car, professionally or even karaoke and many of us have probably had a thought such as, "Yes! I nailed that one!" Well, here is your chance to "Nail" one as Sylvia Moy's Masterpiece Sound Studios Detroit in partnership with Sony Music Publishing launches a "Cover Song Contest" open to any, "Amateur individual, independent singer, musician, singing group or band from any of the 50 United States, The District of Columbia and Puerto Rico" and what's at stake in this competition is cash, representation by Sony Music Publishing and more. 

Sylvia Moy was the first female songwriter and producer for the legendary Motown empire. Hired by Barry Gordy, Sylvia penned 150 songs for artists such as Stevie Wonder and countless others who graced the label and this contest is as much to honor her legacy as it is to re-introduce some of the Motown catalog to the masses and younger generations.

Recently, Sylvia's sister Celeste Moy spoke about the contest and that very legacy her sister has left behind. 

“Well, our company is The Estate of Sylvia Moy, LLC and Masterpiece Studios was built by Sylvia in 1973 but she passed in 2017 and in 2018 her eight heirs who are her siblings, inherited Masterpiece Sound Studios as well as her catalog and her copyrighted songs that she wrote while she was a songwriter and producer at Motown; 150 different songs but even after Motown she wrote another 200 really beautiful songs. So, we are committed, as I indicated, to preserving her memory which isn’t just a focus on her songs but all the songs written by great songwriters that need to be remembered and celebrated that can be re-produced. Sylvia was not really an R & B Motown artist to begin with, she was a performing artist herself and her first genre was really jazz; she was a jazz performer and she performed at all the great jazz clubs in and around Detroit and in Canada because you know Detroit is pretty close to Canada and her favorite artist was the incomparable Sarah Vaughn. So, she was performing at a jazz club and some of the Motown folks happen to be in the audience and introduced her; liked her performance, her sound and she was an absolutely beautiful person as well and they introduced her to Barry Gordy and she became a part of Motown; not as an artist but she was really brought in to be a songwriter because Motown always had and even Barry Gordy had said this; they always had great artists and groups and performers of all kinds but they were always limited with their writers. So, Sylvia had come from a different perspective than the other writers and she started writing differently than some of the other Motown writers and that's where it all started.”  



 
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"So, we're trying to open up this music to new generations but not just the generations because here's the deal," she continued; "My sister was a Motown songwriter and was one of the first female songwriters and producers for Motown and she wrote "Uptight," "My Cheri Amour" and "This Old Heart of Mine" and whenever you hear her name associated with Motown songs, it's going to be not only those three great standards; she wrote 150 songs when she was a songwriter for Motown and all of them are really phenomenal. All of them are great and there are so many other writers and you know about the top four or five songs that recording artists made into the huge hits and we are so grateful for that but my sister's legacy, which we are committed to preserving and promoting is to recognize that good songs by really talented writers can be done so many different ways and in so many different genres and so with our commitment to that legacy we came up with this cover song contest to prove that you can do “I Was Made To Love Her,” which was first done by Stevie Wonder as an R&B or a country and western song; OK? You can do, “This Old Heart Of Mine” or “You Make Me So Very Happy” as an R&B song or a country song or a Middle Eastern rhythm song. There's even one by The Miracles called “Whole Lot Of Shaking In My Heart” that you could do as a rap; have you heard the words to that?  That’s easily done for that song. So, that's what we're trying to do, we're trying to re-introduce songs written by songwriters that are really great songs while encouraging aspiring, up to date artists to do those songs in new genres and differently to re-introduce them and Motown into new markets." 

So, with the goal firmly in place and the commitment there; how does this contest work? 

 "Well, it's a cover song contest but we're not focused just on great singers with great talent who can re-make basically the same songs the way they were originally done; we're really more interested in great singers, bands and other types of performing artists. Our goal is to get different genres updated and these songs re-introduced into different communities. Therefore, we've identified 10 selected songs to begin with and more importantly, we're asking for the contestants to create covers for any one of these songs but in any one of 10 specific genres that we've identified. So, yes, we are celebrating the songs and the songwriters who wrote them and we want the contestants to create great covers of these songs written by these great songwriters.” 

The 10 songs that Celeste and her partners have selected are: "My Baby Loves Me," "Nothing's Too Good For My Baby," "I Was Made To Love Her," "Ain't That Askin' For Trouble," "It's Got To Be A Miracle," "Heaven Sent You (I Know)," "I'm Still Lovin' You," "You've Made Me So Very Happy," "Whole Lot Of Shakin' In My Heart," and "Which Way Is The Sky" and they can be covered in any one of these 10 genres: Classic Motown, R&B, Country, Latin Rhythm, Native American, Middle Eastern Rhythmic, Hip-Hop/Rap, Jazz, J-pop/K-pop, and Reggae/Dance/Afrobeats. 

To prove her point, Celeste did a litmus test of sorts, "My son is 34 years old and very familiar with the fact that my sister was an award winning Motown songwriter and many of the titles of many of her songs but when we actually posted the song in the cover song contest on our website and he started listening to them; it was like he had heard them for the first time because whenever you hear a Motown song it's the usual suspects; The Temps, The Four Tops, by Smokey, by The Jackson 5 and that's fine but basically it's the same songs over and over. So, we've pulled out other songs that are also great; Motown songs by very talented writers and those are the songs that we're trying to get people to enter in our contest and in any one of our selected genres." 

With such a vast catalog; how did they arrive at the chosen material?

"It was not easy," she began with a laugh, "Because we are hoping that our first commercial contest will do well so that we will continue to do them, you know, next year and the next years after that and we'll just add new songs every time. We may not just limit it to Motown songs, we're starting with Motown because that's our world; we're Motown, we're in Detroit, we have a studio that was built by our sister Sylvia in 1973 and she was one of the first women to build her own recording studio; so, that's where we're starting but our commitment is to really celebrate the song and the songwriters who wrote them. We think that they could be done in so many different genres and the Motown songs, like many others, are perfect for that because they're multi-generational. Anybody can listen to them; they're basically love songs. There is no profanity; they're just great songs."  

To find out more or to enter the contest, please visit www.masterpiecesoundstudios.com/coversongcontest

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. Joe Hutchinson 
Sat. (12 p.m.) Acoustic Brunch (5 p.m.) Joe Hutchinson
Sun. (12 p.m.) Sunday Acoustic Brunch (6 p.m.) DJ Bobby Jones
Mon. 5 p.m. Rob Silvers
Tues. 7 p.m. Mike & Laura Tusay
Wed. 7 p.m. Kindred Spirit Duo
Aristaeus Brewing
2475C Big Oak Road Langhorne, PA
(215) 757-2337
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia
Fri. 7 p.m. John Thomas
Sat. 3 p.m. The Faraway Guys
Sun. 10 a.m. “Sunday Funday Brunch” 
Arts Council of Princeton 
102 Witherspoon Street Princeton 
(609) 924-8777
Thurs. 6 p.m. "Summer Nights" Concert Series feat. The Grace Little Band (Takes place at the Princeton Shopping Center 301 North Harrison Street) 
Sat./Sun. 10 a.m. 10 a.m. Studio Time: "Fluid Acrylics”  Hosted by Adriana Groza.   
Mon. 5:30 p.m. Artist Talk: Diana Weymar of Interwoven Stories & Tiny Pricks Project.    
Artworks Trenton  
19 Everett Alley Trenton 
(609) 394-9436  
Sat. 12 p.m. Glass Fusion w/ Judy Tyndall
Bill's Olde Tavern 
2694 Nottingham Way Hamilton 
(609) 586-0192 
Thurs. 7 p.m. AudioPilot
Fri. 7 p.m. Polish Nannies
Sat. 7 p.m. Unleashed
Mon. 7 p.m. Trivia Night
Tues./Wed. 8 p.m. Karaoke w/ DJ "Super" Dave Curtis
Ages 21+
Blend Bar & Bistro    
911 Highway 33 Hamilton 
(609) 245-8887 
Thurs. 7 p.m. DJ Anthony Pasqua
Blue Bottle Cafe
101 East Broad Street Hopewell
(609) 333-1710
Wed. 6 p.m. Brian Elliot
Boro Bean
9 East Broad Street Hopewell
(609) 466-6681
Sat. 11 a.m. John Abbott
Bowman's Tavern 
1600 River Road New Hope, PA 
(215) 862-2972 
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Fermenters
Fri. (5:30 p.m.) Bennett Lee (8 p.m.) Bob Egan
Sat. 7 p.m. Jonathan Daddis Trio
Sun. (12 p.m.) Larry Tamanini (6 p.m.) Lorenzo
Wed. 6 p.m. Andy Prescott
Broken Goblet Brewing
2500 State Road Bensalem, PA
(267) 812-5653
Thurs. 7 p.m. Mike Estabrook
Fri. 8:30 p.m. Richard Thomas and his One Man Band
Sat. 8:30 p.m. David Wilson
Sun. 3 p.m. Music Bingo
Tues. 7 p.m. Luck of the Draw Weekly Dart Tournament
Wed. 7 p.m. Quizzo Hosted by Righteous Jolly    
Brother's Pizza  
871 Highway 33 Hamilton 
(609) 586-2727 
Wed. 6 p.m. Anthony "Fast Ant" Cannuli
Bucks County Brewery and Hewn Spirits
31 Appletree Lane Pipersville, PA
(215) 766-7711
Sat. 5:30 p.m. Slim & The Perkolators
Burlington County Library/Amphitheater
5 Pioneer Boulevard West Hampton 
(609) 267-9660 
Fri. 6 p.m. The Mahoney Brothers: Jukebox Heroes
Sat. 6 p.m. Tower of Power/James Brown Tribute w/ "Will Power" 
Cadwalader Park
299 Parkside Avenue Trenton
(408) 335-4400
Sat. 9:30 a.m. Arts & Crafts and More at Ellarslie Mansion. (Free event, space limited)    
Candlelight Lounge
24 Passaic Street Trenton 
(609) 695-9612 
Thurs. 6 p.m. Thursday Night Blues Jam Hosted by The Mojo Gypsies. $5
Sat. 3 p.m. Abraham Burton. $20  
Catch A Rising Star (Hyatt Regency Princeton)
102 Carnagie Center Princeton
(781) 568-1471
Fri./Sat. 7:30 p.m. Al Lubel. $23.69, Doors open at 7 p.m.
Chickie's & Pete's  
183 US Highway 130 North Bordentown   
(609) 298-9182 
Fi./Sat. 8 p.m.  DJ Entertainment
City Streets 
510 Highway 130 South East Windsor 
(609) 426-9400
Sat. 9 p.m. Jim Delre Band 
Clubhouse at Mountain View  (The Patio)
850 Bear Tavern Road Ewing
(609) 538-0808
Fri. 6:30 p.m. Tour de Force Trio  
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 Jersey Shoe Jazz & Blues Foundation / Mercury of "Priest"
Cooper's Riverview                                                                     
50 Riverview Plaza Trenton
(609) 393-7300
Thurs.7 p.m. The Best of Clapton  (9 p.m.) Club Night w/ DJ RanD Ages 21+
Fri. (5 p.m.) "It's 5 O'clock Somewhere Happy Hour" (8 p.m.) All Lit Up, DJ Filter w/ Host Mike Alba
Sat. 5 p.m. 4th Annual "Sol Splash" Music & Arts Festival feat. Highbration, Newness, Bears Choice, Starship Lovechild, Solomon Dub. $20
Sun. 11 a.m. "Latin Jazz Brunch" w/ Victor Tarassov 
Tues. 7 p.m. Karaoke
Wed. (7 p.m.) Blues Jam on the Deck  (8 p.m.) Disco “Hustle” Night w/ "Guest" DJs. $5
All Events Ages 21+
Cream Ridge Winery 
145 Route 539 Cream Ridge
(609) 259-9797
Thurs. 10:30 a.m. Yoga on the Vineyard
Fri. 6:30 p.m. Friday Music Nights.  $5, Ages 21+ (Monies collected go to a local charity) 
Sat. 12 p.m. Good Karma Day feat. (2 p.m.) Gypsy Funk Squad
Sun. 1:30 p.m. Sangria Sunday   
Crossing Vineyard and Winery 
1853 Wrightstown Road Washington Crossing, PA
(215) 493-6500
Sat. 2 p.m. Skip & Chickie
Sun. 2 p.m. Bill Thomas
Cross Pollination Gallery
2 North Union Street Lambertville
(609) 213-6734
Fri. 5 p.m. "Friday Happy Hour." (Talk art, wine and musicians who bring instruments) 
Curran’s Irish Inn
1909 Bristol Pike Bensalem, PA
(215) 245-1800
Thurs. 7 p.m. Music Bingo
Fri. 8 p.m. The Mix
Tues. 7:30 p.m. Lunch Money Quizzo 
Dacey's Pub
215 West Philadelphia Avenue Morrisville, PA
(215) 295-4838
Fri. 6 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. Mile Marker 3
Sat. 8 p.m. Karaoke w/ DJ Dubbs
Sun. 4 p.m. Oldies with DJ Deuce
Tues. 7 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Edgar Anderson
Wed. 7 p.m./9 p.m. Poker Night
Decades
2465 South Broad Street Hamilton
(609) 439-0007
Fri. 9 p.m. “Dance Party” w/ DJ Matty Bruce
Sat. 8:30 p.m. "Throwback Saturday" w/ DJ Matty Bruce
Tues. 8 p.m. Karaoke Hosted by DJ Wildman Manny
Eddington House Bensalem
2813 Hulmeville Road, Bensalem, PA
(215) 639-1220
Wed. 7 p.m. Music Bingo
Escape Resort, Restaurant & Bar
120 Pheasant Run Road Newtown, PA  
(215) 968-0600
Fri. 6 p.m. Tony Flagiello Trio
First United Methodist Church
187 Stockton Street Hightstown 
Sat. 7 p.m. The Rebound
Flying Pig Tavern & Tap
167 US-Route 130 North Bordentown
(609) 899-7447
Sat. 10 p.m. Thrown Together
Wed. 8 p.m. Trivia
Forsgate Country Club   
375 Forsgate Drive Monroe 
(732) 521-0700 
Fri. 6 p.m. Bob Denson
Friendly's
1031 Washington Boulevard Robbinsville 
(609) 426-9203 
Thurs. 5 p.m. Cruise Night 
German American Society
215 Uncle Pete's Road Hamilton
(609) 585-5200
Sat. 10 a.m.  "17th Annual Euro-American Auto & Cycle Show" Benefitting the Student Scholarship Fund feat. DJ and live music. 
Gleason's Bar
6700 Mill Creek Road Levittown, PA
(215) 943-4781
Thurs. 7 p.m. Music Bingo / “Ladies Night”
Fri. 6 p.m. "Happy Hour" 
Sat. 8 p.m. Leading Zero 
Green Parrot Restaurant Pub, & Patio
240 North Sycamore Street Newtown Township, PA
(215) 504-7277
Fri. 8 p.m. EarCandy w/ Nick & Jimmy
Grover's Mill Coffee House 
Princeton-Hightstown Road Princeton Junction   
(609) 716-8771  
Sat. 11 a.m. Karl Dentino & Wade Prestridge
Hamilton Tap & Grill
557 US Route 130 North Hamilton
(609) 905-0925
Thurs. 7 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. 11 p.m. DJ Dance Party
Sat. 9:30 p.m. DJ Dance Party
Sun. 6 p.m. Eagles Tribute w/ "Best Of The Eagles" $40
Mon. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ Dwayne
Wed. 7 p.m. Jumper Duo
Hillbilly Hall 
203 Hopewell-Wertsville Road Hopewell  
(609) 466-9856  
Sat. 8 p.m. The Gravity Hill Band  
Hopewell Theater  
5 South Greenwood Avenue Hopewell 
(609) 466-1964
Tues. 6 p.m. The Art of Living Well: "Big Wave Guardians"
 
Hopewell Train Station
2 Railroad Place Hopewell  
Mon. 7:15 p.m. Summer Concert Series feat. The Blawenburg Band
Hopewell United Methodist Church
20 Blackwell Avenue Hopewell
(609) 466-0471
Sat.6 p.m. Hopewell Hayride (Old Time Country & Bluegrass). Hosted by Frank Bruno feat. Al Kessel & Never Too Late Band, Borderline Bluegrass Band, Elaine Orzechowski, Joe Holler. $15 (Suggested donation adults) 
Hopewell Valley Vineyards 
46 Yard Avenue Pennington 
(609) 737-4465 
Fri. 4 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. (5:30 p.m.) Deb & Mike
Sat. (1 p.m.) Acoustic DuoVer (5:30 p.m.) "Music & Merlot" feat. FOGLight
Sun. 1:30 p.m. "Jazzy Sundays" feat. Blue Jersey 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.) Happy Hour w/ Billy Futrell (9 p.m.) The Garage Bandits
Sat. 9 p.m. Last Call
Mon. 7 p.m. Motown Mondays w/ DJ Slow Ice
Tues. 8 p.m. Acoustic Tuesdays 
Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic 
Il Portico Restorante Italiano
273 West Route 130 South Burlington
(609) 239-1000
Fri. / Sat. 6:30 p.m. Live Music (TBA) 
Irish Rover Station House
1033 South Bellevue Avenue Langhorne, PA
(215) 970-5412
Wed. 7 p.m. Quizzo
Iron Plow Vineyards 
26750 Mount Pleasant Road Columbus 
(732) 306-9111
Fri. 6:30 p.m. Steve Guyger
Sat. 6:30 p.m. Lisa Bouchelle
Sun. 2 p.m. Wayne Palmer Band
Iron Plow Vineyards Tasting Room
61 High Street Mt. Holly
(732) 306-9111
Fri. 6:30 p.m. Wayne Palmer & Friends
Ivy Tavern 
3108 S. Broad Street, Hamilton 
(609) 888-1435 
Thurs. 8:30 p.m. Karaoke 
Sun. 6 p.m. Karaoke Latinos 
All shows 21+   
John & Peter's 
96 S. Main Street New Hope, Pa 
(215) 862-5981
Thurs. 9 p.m. June Star
Fri. 9 p.m. Kitty City, Proboscis, Nikki Nailbomb
Sat. (3 p.m.) No More Fences (9 p.m.) Abstract Artimus, The Transmission Now, Gourd. $10
Sun. (3 p.m.) Dtown Outliers (9 p.m.) Trio of Madness
Mon. 9 p.m. Open Mic (Sign-ups start at 8:30 p.m.)
Wed. 9 p.m. The Invitational 
All shows 21+  
Killarney's Publick House 
1644 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road Hamilton
(609) 586-1166
Fri. (7 p.m.) Dueling Pianos w/ Flying Ivories  (9 p.m.) DJ Dan
Sat. (5 p.m.) Kenny Dubman (9 p.m.) DJ Jimmy G
Sun. 10 a.m. Sunday Brunch 
Tues. 6 p.m. Tye-Dye & Tequilla  
Langhorne Summer Concert Series
115 West Richardson Avenue Langhorne, PA 
Wed. 7 p.m. Kid Davis and The Bullets 
Laurita Winery 
85 Archertown Road New Egypt 
(609) 752-0200
Thurs. 7 p.m. Laurita Junior Idol Tryouts
Sat. 11 a.m. An All Dy Tribute to "The King" Elvis Presley. feat. (1 p.m.) Don Anthony (5:30 p.m./7:30 p.m.) Jim Barone. $15 
Lawrenceville Main Street
17 Phillips Avenue Lawrenceville
(609) 219-9300
Thurs. 6 p.m. "Music In The Park" feat. Aloha Monkey. (Weeden Park FREE admission)
Logan Inn 
10 West Ferry Street New Hope, PA 
(215) 862-2300
Thurs. 7 p.m. Ryan Shubert
Fri. 8 p.m. Ian Lander
Sat. 8 p.m. Rob Tait
Sun. 11:30 a.m. Sunday Brunch feat. Aaron Quarterman
Magikava
87a South Main Street New Hope, PA
(215) 862-2739
Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic
MarketFair 
3535 U.S Highway 1 Princeton (Center Courtyard) 
(609) 452-7777 
Tues. 10 a.m. Summer Art Club
McGuinn's Place 
1781 Brunswick Avenue Lawrence 
(609) 392-0599
Tues. 9 p.m. Karaoke 
Ages 21+ 
McStews Irish Sports Pub 
5316 New Falls Road Levittown, PA 
(215) 949-9570 
Sat. 9 p.m. Big Whiskey
Tues. 7:30 p.m. Trivia Night
Wed. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ Paula and Sam
Mercer County Park  (Boathouse at Mercer Lake)
334 South Post Road West Windsor
(866) 683-3586 
Thurs. 5 p.m. Jersey SureKats
Mercer County Park Festival Grounds 
Hughes Drive/Old Trenton Road West Windsor 
(609) 448-1947
Fri. 6 p.m. Summer Concert Series: Earth, Wind & Fire Tribute. ($5 Parking Fee) 
Millhill Basement 
300 S. Broad Street Trenton 
(609) 989-1600 
Fri. 7 p.m. Sonic Libido, Five Feet Apart, Funeral Doors, (TBA)
Sat. 9 p.m. Short Dog
Wed. 10 p.m. Under Attack, Dead Torches, 19DRT
More Than Q
13 Klines Court Lambertville  
(609) 773-0072  
Sun. 1:30 p.m. Big Frank & Mike Smith
Morrisville Lanes
625 Nolan Avenue Morrisville, PA
(215) 295-5526
Sat. 8 p.m. Starlight Karaoke  
Music Mountain Theater
1483 Route 179 Lambertville
(609)397-3337
Fri. 8 p.m. La Cage Aux Folles
Sat. 3 p.m./8 p.m. La Cage Aux Folles
Sun. 3 p.m. La Cage Aux Folles
All Shows Require Masks for the Unvaccinated
Music On Main
25 East Main Street Yardley, PA
Sat. 6 p.m. Ryan Tennis
Naked Brewing Company
212 Mill Street Bristol, PA
(267) 544-7129
Sat. 11 a.m. Weekend “Acoustic” Brunch 
Sun. 11 a.m. Weekend Brunch
Tues. 7 p.m. Trivia
New Egypt United Methodist Church
38 North Main Street New Egypt
(609) 758-2147
Fri. 7 p.m. New Egypt Live Music Nights feat. Wendy Schettig
New Hope Winery / Tavern
6123 Lower York Road New Hope, PA
(215) 794-2331
Sun. 1 p.m. Just Jeff
Newtown Athletic Club
120 Pheasant Run Newtown, PA
(215) 968-0600
Fri. 6 p.m. Tony Flagiello Trio feat. Brian Elliot and Bill Rupp  
Newtown Brewing Company
103 Penns Trail Newtown, PA
(215) 944-8609
Thurs. 7:30 p.m. "Lord Of The Rings" Trivia
Fri.  6 p.m. Ahren Henby
Sat. (12 p.m.) "Paws & Pints" Pet Adoption. (Discounts/FREE pints with pet food donations of 1-4 cans/bags) (6 p.m.) Nick Mich
Sun. 1 p.m. Local Artisan Craft Fair feat. Fly On The Wall  
Nick's Roast Beef
4501 Woodhaven Road West Philadelphia, PA
(215) 637-5151
Thurs. 7 p.m.  Trivia
Fri. 7 p.m. Low Totem
Sun. 4 p.m. Nothing 2 Prove
NJWeedman's Joint
322 East State Street Trenton
(609) 437-0898
Sun. 3 p.m. Lovelight w/ Mark Diomede
Nottingham Tavern 
9 Mercer Street Hamilton Square 
(609) 587-6623 
Thurs. (7 p.m.) Danny Coleman’s Rock On Radio “Happy Hour” Hosted by Danny Coleman feat. Music by Bud Belviso & Carmen Marranco  (9:30 pm.) Karaoke w/ Super Dave Curtis
Sat. 9:30 p.m. Best of Clapton
Ages 21+ 
O'Fowley's Tavern & Grill 
200 State Road Croydon, PA 
(215) 785-6998
Tues. 7 p.m. Quizzo
Old Town Pub 
135 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown 
(609) 291-9232
Thurs. 7 p.m. Quizzoholics Trivia 
Fri. 8 p.m. Jay Oliver Acoustic Duo
Tues. 7 p.m. Taco Tuesday w/ Radio Fiction
Palmer Square
40 Nassau Street Princeton
Sat.12 p.m. “Summer Music Series" feat. Deni Bonet
Pete's Steak House 
523 Whitehorse Avenue Hamilton 
(609) 585-8008 
Fri. 9:30 p.m. The Wonderful Winos
Piccolissimo Italian Grille
23203 Columbus Road Columbus
(609) 291-1033
Sat. 5:30 p.m. Ed Wilson
Princeton Deliverance Center
301 Southard Street Trenton
(609) 392-9161
Sat. 6 p.m. "A Night of Honor" feat. Deitrick Haddon. $30, $50 (VIP), doors open at 5 p.m.
Restart The Arts
236 High Street Burlington
Sat. 2 p.m.  Live Sax
River House at Odette’s
274 South Rive Road New Hope, PA
(215) 682-2022
Thurs. (5:30 p.m.) Joe Wagner (7 p.m.) Gina Corso
Fri. (5:30 p.m.) Walter Lee (7 p.m.) Paula Johns Duo
Sat. (11:30 a.m.) Brunch w/ (5:30 p.m.)  Sarah Teti (7 p.m.) Bob Egan
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. Lorenzo Branca
Wed. 7 p.m. Megan Knight
Robbinsville Community Concert
Town Center Lake Drive Gazebo, Robbinsville 
Tues. 7 p.m. Electric Stingray
Screamin' Hill Brewery
83 Emleys Hill Road Cream Ridge
(609) 401-2025
Fri. 4 p.m. Mick & Ron of The Successful Failures
Sat. 2 p.m. "7 Year Anniversary Celebration" w/ JakFire
Second Sin Brewing Company
1500 Grundy Lane Bristol, PA
(267) 812-5251
Thurs. 4 p.m.  Trivia
Shady Brook Farm
931 Stony Hill Road Yardley, PA
(215) 968-1670
Fri. 6:30 p.m. "Summer unWINEd Concert Series" feat. The Verdict.
Wed. 7 p.m. Quizzo w/ Emily & Joe  
Sherman Theater/Penn Community Bank Amphitheater 
2400 Byberry Road Bensalem, PA 
Wed. 7 p.m. Beatles Tribute w/ "Beatlemania." (Doors open at 5:30 p.m., tickets available online)
Small World Coffee 
14 Witherspoon Street Princeton 
(609) 924-4377 x2
Fri. 6:30 p.m. SO Percussion Summer Institute Performance
Sat. 6 p.m. Darla Rich Jazz
Sparky World-Famous Beer Garden
4333 New Falls Road Levittown, PA
(215) 943-2321
Thurs. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ DJ Dana
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
Spellbound Brewing
10 Lippincott Lane #12 Mt. Holly
(609) 832-0077
Fri. 7 p.m. Blackjack Pines
Sat. 6:30 p.m. The Successful Failures
Stars & Stripes Harley Davidson
600 South Flowers Mill Road Langhorne, PA
Sat. 11 a.m. Hind Sight
Steam Pub
606 2nd Street Pike Southampton, PA
(215) 942-6468
Sat. 10 p.m. DJ Tonka
Taps Sports Bar
4021-4023 Veterans Highway Levittown, PA
(215) 486-7862
Fri. 9 p.m. Karaoke Hosted by Paula
Sat. 8 p.m. DJ Frankie Paige
Mon. 7 p.m. Open Mic Night Hosted by Joe Goodnall  
Tara's Tavern
1 Cookstown-New Egypt Road, Wrightstown 
(609) 286-2300 
Fri. 9 p.m. Mike & Karly
Sat. 9 p.m. Jeanne Morris Band
Telouro Jazz Café
826 West Bridge Street Morrisville, PA
(267) 797-5456
Fri. 7 p.m. Aaron Quarterman 
Temperance House 
5 South State Street Newtown, PA 
(215) 944-8050 
Thurs. 7 p.m. Open Session Blues Hosted by Steve Guyger
Fri. 7 p.m. Anders Hyatt
Tues. 8 p.m. Trivia w/ Righteous Jolly
Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic Night w/ Cara Cartney  
Terhune Orchards  
330 Cold Soil Road Princeton 
(609) 924-2310 
Fri. 12 p.m. "Sips & Sounds Friday" feat. (5 p.m.) Jerry Steele
Sat. 1 p.m. "Weekend Music Series" feat. Blueberry Bash Festival
Sun.1 p.m. "Weekend Music Series" feat. Blueberry Bash Festival
TGI Fridays 
319 US Highway 130 North East Windsor  
(609) 490-1450
Thurs. 6 p.m. Lisa Bouchelle  
TGI Fridays
780 Route 130 South Hamilton 
(609) 581-6910  
Wed. 7 p.m. Karaoke w/ Big Daddy G
TGI Fridays 
685 Middletown Blvd. Langhorne, PA  
(215) 750-8002
Fri. 6 p.m. Brad Staudle  
TGI Fridays
3535 U.S. Route 1 North #275 Princeton
(609) 520-0378
Fri. 6 p.m. Katelyn Cryan and Kevin
Sun. 1 p.m. Lisa Bouchelle
The Buck Hotel
1200 Buck Road Feasterville, PA
(215) 396-2002
Thurs. 7 p.m. Kirko
Fri. 7 p.m. Love Junk
Sat. 8:30 p.m. Atomic Blonde and The Sneaks
Tues. 6 p.m. Danny Lynch Duo
The Cool Cricket 
216 Burlington Street Fieldsboro 
(609) 291-9110 
Fri. 8 p.m. Karaoke w/ Super Dave Curtis
Sat. 9 p.m. Asylum Choir
The Dubliner
34 North Main Street New Hope, PA
(215) 693-1816
Fri. 7 p.m. Na Bodach
Sun. 3 p.m. "Traditional Irish Session" 2 p.m. David Falcone
The Federal Twist Vineyard 
8 Federal Twist Road Stockton
(609) 773-6066
Sat. 2 p.m. Strange Brew Crew
Sun. 2 p.m. The Britles
The Five Four Bar & Grill
8919 New Falls Road Levittown, PA
(215) 547-5525
Thurs. 8 p.m. Karaoke w/ Paula and Sam
Fri. 9 p.m. The Fredz
The HOB Tavern 
146 Second Street Bordentown 
(609) 291-7020 
Tues 7 p.m.  Music Bingo
The Irish Horne Bar & Restaurant
882 2nd Street Pike Richboro, PA
(215) 942-4000
Fri. 7 p.m. Keep The Change 
The Ivy Inn 
248 Nassau Street Princeton 
(609) 921-8555 
Fri. 9 p.m. DJ Slick
Sat. 9 p.m. Rainbow Fresh
Tues. 8 p.m. Quizzo w/ Bob E Luv
Wed. 10 p.m. Total Request w/ DJ Rockin' Ron  
The Morrisville Tavern
376 West Trenton Avenue Morrisville, PA
(215) 295-5310
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia
Mon. 7 p.m. Musical Bingo
Tues. 7 p.m. Open Mic
Wed. 7 p.m. Trivia Night 
The Newtown Theatre
120 North State Street Newtown, PA
(215) 968-3859
Fri. 8 p.m. Friday Night Jazz w/ The Keith Chasin Quintet Presents: The Music of Bobby Timmons
Sun. 6:30 p.m. Beatles On The Porch & "A Hard Days Night
The Roost 
181 Rte. 539 Cream Ridge 
(609) 208-0050
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Sean Cox & Joe Hoyer
Fri. 8 p.m. Diablo Sandwich Band
Sat. 8 p.m. Twenty Somethings
The Sycamore Grill 
255 North Sycamore Street Newtown, PA 
(215) 908-6326 
Fri. 8 p.m. Kickbax Acoustic Trio
Sat. 8 p.m. Plush Duo
The Union Firehouse
18 Washington Street Mount Holly
(609) 288-6491
Thurs.7 p.m. Dion Paci's Invitational Jam
Fri. 8 p.m. House of Legends. $10, doors open at 7 p.m.
Sat. 8 p.m. Tantric / As We Become Ghosts. $18, $20, doors open at 7 p.m.
Third State Brewing  
352 High Street Burlington  
(609) 387-1620 
Sat. 5 p.m. Shelter In Place
Thomas Sweet Ice Cream 
183 Nassau Street Princeton  
(609) 683-8720 
Fri. 7 p.m. Dragonfly
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
Tues. 8 p.m. Open Mic Night w/ Tobias & Lea (Sign-ups at 7:30 p.m.)
Under The Moon
23 North Union Street Lambertville
(609) 397-1710
Fri. 6 p.m. Zinnia Moon
Sat. (12 p.m.) Matt Gordeuk (6 p.m.) Max Rogers
Wed. 5:30 p.m. Dan Kassel
Union Coffee
49 North Union Street Lambertville
(609) 460-4637
Sun. 4 p.m. Greg McGarvey
Vault Brewing Company
10 South Main Street Yardley, PA
(267) 573-4291
Fri. 7 p.m. Tom Tallitsch
Sat. 7 p.m. Don Moyer Trio
Vince's Pizzeria and Taproom
573 Durham Road Newtown, PA
(267) 491-5418
Fri. 5 p.m. Honey Spot Blvd.
Sun. 5 p.m. Brian Elliot
Wilson's Pub
1870 Brownsville Road Trevose Heights, PA 
(215) 355-4739 
Sat. 8 p.m. Joe & Krista
Working Dog Winery 
610 Windsor Perrineville Road Hightstown 
(609) 371-6000
Sat. 1 p.m. Spoondrift 
Sun. 1 p.m. Chriss Swatt
WWFM 89.1 FM HD2 Radio
MCCC Old Trenton Road West Windsor
Jazzon2.org
Mon. 7 p.m. "Danny Coleman's Got The Blues"
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
 


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





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A Christmas Carol

Thursday, December 08, 2022 @ 7:30pm
McCarter Theatre Center (Matthews Theater)
91 University Place, Princeton, NJ 08540
category: theatre


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Vienna Boys Choir

Thursday, December 08, 2022 @ 7:00pm
Grunin Center
1 College Drive, Toms River, NJ 08754
category: music


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THE IRISH TENORS - "WE THREE KINGS" CHRISTMAS CONCERT

Thursday, December 08, 2022 @ 8:00pm
State Theatre New Jersey
15 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
category: music


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Seton Hall University Annual Winter Concert

Thursday, December 08, 2022 @ 7:30pm
South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC)
One Sopac Way, South Orange, NJ 07079
category: music


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George Street Playhouse presents "Joy"

Thursday, December 08, 2022 @ 8:00pm
New Brunswick Performing Arts Center (NBPAC)
11 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
category: theatre


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A Rockapella Holiday

Friday, December 09, 2022 @ 8:00pm
South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC)
One Sopac Way, South Orange, NJ 07079
category: music


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A Christmas Story, The Musical

Friday, December 09, 2022 @ 7:30pm
Algonquin Arts Theatre
60 Abe Voorhees, Manasquan, NJ 08736
category: theatre


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A Christmas Carol

Friday, December 09, 2022 @ 7:30pm
McCarter Theatre Center (Matthews Theater)
91 University Place, Princeton, NJ 08540
category: theatre


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Broadway for the Holidays II

Friday, December 09, 2022 @ 7:30pm
Grunin Center Black Box Theater
1 College Drive, Toms River, NJ 08754
category: theatre


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Pyrenesia & Alex Radus Band

Friday, December 09, 2022 @ 8:00pm
Hopewell Theater
5 S. Greenwood Avenue, Hopewell, NJ 08525
category: music


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Darlene Love - Love for the Holidays

Friday, December 09, 2022 @ 8:00pm
Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC)
30 North Van Brunt Street, Englewood, NJ 07631
category: music


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CDC Theatre presents Elf the Musical

Friday, December 09, 2022 @ 8:00pm
CDC Theatre
78 Winans Avenue, Cranford, NJ 07016
category: theatre


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Celtic Angels Christmas

Friday, December 09, 2022 @ 7:30pm
Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC)
100 South Street, Morristown, NJ 07960
category: music


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George Street Playhouse presents "Joy"

Friday, December 09, 2022 @ 8:00pm
New Brunswick Performing Arts Center (NBPAC)
11 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
category: theatre


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A Christmas Story, The Musical

Saturday, December 10, 2022 @ 2:00pm
Algonquin Arts Theatre
60 Abe Voorhees, Manasquan, NJ 08736
category: theatre


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A Christmas Story, The Musical

Saturday, December 10, 2022 @ 7:30pm
Algonquin Arts Theatre
60 Abe Voorhees, Manasquan, NJ 08736
category: theatre


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A Christmas Carol

Saturday, December 10, 2022 @ 1:00pm
McCarter Theatre Center (Matthews Theater)
91 University Place, Princeton, NJ 08540
category: theatre


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A Christmas Carol

Saturday, December 10, 2022 @ 7:00pm
McCarter Theatre Center (Matthews Theater)
91 University Place, Princeton, NJ 08540
category: theatre


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Ann Hampton Callaway & Liz Callaway: Broadway the Calla-way!

Saturday, December 10, 2022 @ 8:00pm
South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC)
One Sopac Way, South Orange, NJ 07079
category: music


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Broadway for the Holidays II

Saturday, December 10, 2022 @ 2:00pm
Grunin Center Black Box Theater
1 College Drive, Toms River, NJ 08754
category: theatre


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