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Rock On! This Week's Sound Bites...8/24/23


By Danny Coleman

originally published: 08/24/2023

Rock On! This Week

"I do, August 18," said an excited Maia Sharp. "Reckless Thoughts" is the name of it. Reckless thoughts is a line from one of the songs. "California" is the song and it's "Reckless thoughts and broken hearts collide." As I was combing through all of the lyrics looking for a possible title, that one kind of leapt out at me because the reckless spot can be the thing that gets you in trouble and also the reckless thought can be the thing that leads you to where you're supposed to go. I feel like songwriting sometimes is just a series of reckless thoughts (laughs); you know? You kind of want to let your brain be free and go somewhere that feels a little dangerous to find the next idea. So, the reckless thought isn't always a bad thing and it felt like the double meaning of that could be worthy of the album title" 

"Reckless Thoughts" is Sharp's ninth solo album but her past songwriting has served her well as she has penned material for Trisha Yearwood, Cher, with and for Art Garfunkel as well as one of her "Inspirations," Bonnie Raitt.  So, to understand where she started where she is now and where she is going with her music which has been called, "The culmination of a 25 year career," let's start at the beginning. 

"Originally I'm from California, I was born in Central Valley and moved to Los Angeles when I was five and I was there my whole life until the beginning of 2019," she explained. "So, I had over 40 years in L.A. and still feel very much a Californian even though I moved to Nashville about four years ago. Nashville is definitely a good fit, it's a better musical fit for me and the community here is very supportive and even though I have some really close friends back in Los Angeles, there is something about the atmosphere here that just feels like a better fit for how I write and what I want to do with my music and it's definitely the way to go." 

One "Way to go," was a project involving legendary vocalist and half of one of the most successful duos of all time, Art Garfunkel. 



 
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"I did a trio project with him," she said with a laugh. "Billy Mann was a mutual friend of ours and Billy had this idea that Art, Buddy Mondlock and I should work together and Art, believe it or not, had never written songs before he worked with us. He had written prose and obviously he had been a singer for years but he wasn't a songwriter until we all got together and did our thing. That was a really cool experience; getting to write with him, sing with him, record with him, tour with him, I learned a ton."

 Prior to that moment in time, Sharp had another influencer before the term "Influencer" was popular; the aforementioned Bonnie Raitt. 

"The Bonnie Raitt experience was incredible," she stated with reverence. "I've been a fan of hers pretty much my whole life and having the opportunity to meet her, hear her record my songs, then I got to record with her and then I got to go on the road with her; I opened up for her for a couple of months and then here and there since 2005. I opened for her at the end of June/ beginning of July; she has become a good friend and it's like a dream and such a validating one too.I always felt a connection to her music and then when she chose to record my songs, she let me know that she felt a connection to mine also; that was huge. That was such a B-12 shot to my confidence too and since then, kind of anything that didn't go right, I could tell myself, yeah but Bonnie loves me (laughs)." 

"I went to college as a saxophone performance major so I got into Jazz and Blues," she continued. "I grew up listening to Folk and Indie Rock; I like Classical, I like all kinds of music but she just happens to be really, really good at her kind of music. She's stronger all the time, I had the unique opportunity to see her many times over the years. As a fan, I think the first time I saw her live I was maybe 15 and then I think the next time was my early twenties and then I got to open for her and see her from the wings in my thirties, forties and every time I see her, she gets impossibly stronger. I got to open for her last March and she just crushed it! How is that possible? How does she just keep getting better? She really is an inspiration. I think a lot of the key to staying that strong is literally staying healthy. After a certain age, your body doesn't forgive you as much for the shit that you put it through (laughs). So, those that make the right choice at the crossroads; like, I can either start really weathering my body or I can stay strong into my seventies. The people who make the second choice, we get to hear it; Bonnie takes really good care of herself and you can see it and hear it on stage and it's an inspiration." 

With music royalty such as that in her camp, certainly they must have seeped into some of her "Reckless Thoughts." 

"The Bonnie influence is always there and probably will always be there, the Nashville influence started showing up a little more on my last record in 2021, "Mercy Rising" which is the first album I made since I moved here. It definitely showed up there a bit and it's in the new record as well but it's hard to say along the lines of when Nashville has influenced my writing because I've been coming here four or five times a year for over 20 years to write. So, even before I lived here I was trying to check-in here as often as I could because there is such a great pool of writers here. So, the influence has come in and out of my writing for a long time but yeah, since I moved here these last two albums; I think you're definitely going to hear it. When I say a Nashville influence, it's not necessarily Country, it's more kind of the brand of Americana that's strong here now." 

"Reckless Thoughts" has been released to the masses for approximately one week; was there a strategy behind the release date?



 
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"The album has 10 tracks and I wanted to have everything done in time and we wanted to release the three singles before the album came out. We released "Kind," "Old Dreams" and then "She'll Let Herself Out" and that was the radio single. I wanted to get a little ramp up and kind of get the conversation started with those which were only available digitally at first and now everything is available since August 18." 

Maia enjoys staying busy and has multiple hot irons in the proverbial fire and with such a diverse workload; how will she go about promoting the album? 

"I've got some shows, probably half of August, half of September and October; I've never been the artist who tours 300 days a year. I like to be in town for writing sessions here, producing other artists here; I write for an organization called Songwriting With Soldiers and I do probably two or three trips a month for them. I'm an adjunct at NYU, I have private students there; I like the diversity of all of these pursuits and it has also been the key to my survival (laughs); I need to do a little bit of this and a little bit of that. So, when there is an album out I still do probably two weeks a month and I'll be hitting a lot of the old favorite places and trying some new ones and I'm looking forward to getting out there, it has been a while. Usually, I go out like a Wednesday through Sunday and then come home a few days and then go out again and in Nashville, I can do that. When I was living in L.A, it was a pain in the ass to go out for a few days and come all the way back, go out and come all the way back and Nashville is so central that that's really the smarter way to play it. I get a chance to come back home and breathe, restock merch or replace the cable that went bad or whatever. My headquarters is in the middle of the country now and that's way more convenient for touring." 

To discover more about Maia Sharp and "Reckless Thoughts," please visit https://www.maiasharp.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


Al's Airport Inn
636 Bear Tavern Road West Trenton
(609) 883-5252 
Thurs. 5 p.m. Ant Cannuli
Sat. (12 p.m.) Acoustic Brunch w/  (5 p.m.) Ed Wall
Sun. (12 p.m.) Sunday Acoustic Brunch 
Mon. 5 p.m. Bud Belviso
Tues. 7 p.m. Brian Elliot
Wed. (4 p.m.) LGBTQ Happy Hour (7 p.m.) Redbird
Aristaeus Brewing
2475C Big Oak Road Langhorne, PA 
(215) 757-2337
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia 
Fri. 7 p.m. Faraway Guys
Sat. 7 p.m. Summer Grove Band
Sun. 10 a.m. “Sunday Funday Brunch” (3 p.m.) High Tide Tom  
Arts Council of Princeton 
102 Witherspoon Street Princeton 
(609) 924-8777 
Fri. 8 p.m. Parking Lot Pop-Up: Outdoor Dance Party
Sat. 7 p.m. Cafe Improv feat. Thomas Johnston w/ Ed Jankiewicz, Czar
Sun. 6 p.m. Parking Lot Pop-Up: Jazz Fusion w/ Opiocoma
Mon. 6 p.m. Weekly Open Drawing Studio w/ Live Model
Ashlynn Distillery 
32 West Bridge Street Morrisville, PA 
Thurs. 5 p.m. Cecil & Carl
Sun. 3 p.m. Dueling Pianos
Wed. 6 p.m. Bill Shannon
Bill's Olde Tavern
2694 Nottingham Way Hamilton
(609) 586-0192
Fri. 7 p.m. Blind Lemon Pie
Sat. 7 p.m. Unleashed
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
Sun. 12 p.m. Dungeons and Drafts. $15 (SOLD OUT please check for availability) 
Wed. 7 p.m. Quizzo
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
Sat. 12 p.m. Bordentown Walking Tours. $20 
Boro Bean 
9 East Broad Street Hopewell 
(609) 466-6681 
Sat./Sun. 11 a.m. John Abbott 
Bowman's Tavern 
1600 River Road New Hope, PA 
(215) 862-2972
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Dave Dale Trio
Fri. (5:30 p.m.) Bennett Lee (8 p.m.) Bob Egan 
Sat. 7 p.m. Wendy Simon Trio
Sun. (12 p.m.) Bill Avayou Trio (6 p.m.) Lorenzo
Wed. 6 p.m. Liz DuFour
Bristol Lions Park
100 Basin Park Bristol, PA 
Sun. 6 p.m. The Joe Field Farewell Concert w/ Skinny Mamie. (FREE event donation accepted to benefit Joe's daughter)
Broken Goblet Brewing
2500 State Road Bensalem, PA
(267) 812-5653
Thurs. 7 p.m.  Mike Estabrook w/ Ryan 
Sat. 8 p.m. The Magic of Jared
Sun. 11 a.m. Sunday Brunch 
Tues. 7 p.m. Cornhole ($20 buy-in)
Wed. 8 p.m. Trivia Hosted by Righteous Jolly
Brother's Pizza 
871 Highway 33 Hamilton 
(609) 586-2727
Wed. 6:30 p.m. Ant Cannuli
Bucks County Brewery and Hewn Spirits 
31 Appletree Lane Pipersville, PA
(215) 766-7711
Fri. 5:30 p.m. Bourbon N Beer  
Bucks On Bridge
25 Bridge Street Lambertville
(609) 483-2615
Fri. 6:30 p.m. Poetry Night 
Tues. 5 p.m. Chess Night
Wed. 6 p.m. Trivia
Burlington County Library/Amphitheater
5 Pioneer Boulevard West Hampton
(609) 267-9660
Fri. 6 p.m. Summer Concert Series: Zydeco-A-Go-Go
Sat. 6 p.m. Summer Concert Series: Flannel 
Cadwalader Park (Ellarslie Museum)
299 Parkside Avenue Trenton 
(408) 335-4400 
Sat. 6 p.m. Robert Ruffis Experience
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
Sat. 7:30 p.m. Steve Trevalise, Jon Bramnick. $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
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. Erik Daab Trio
Cooper's Riverview                                                                     
50 Riverview Plaza Trenton
(609) 393-7300 
Thurs. 7 p.m. Cosmic Jerry Band
Fri. 5 p.m. Happy Hour w/ Rob Silvers (8 p.m.) Shorty Long and the Jersey Horns
Sat. 8 p.m. A Tribute to Boston, Styx and 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. 7 p.m. Salsa Tuesdays w/ DJ Jay Serrano / Complimentary Dance Class w/ Donna Boyle
Wed. (7 p.m.) Blues and BBQ Jam  (8 p.m.) Disco “Hustle” Night w/ "Guest" DJ. $5   
Cream Ridge Winery
145 Route 539 Cream Ridge 
(609) 259-9797 
Sun. 1:30 p.m. Ronnie Brandt  
Crossing Vineyard and Winery
1853 Wrightstown Road Washington Crossing, PA
(215) 493-6500 
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia Night
Fri. 7:15 p.m. "Summer Wine and Music Series" feat. Beatles Tribute w/ "The Beat Tells" $15 (advance), Doors open at 5 p.m., Ages 21+ 
Sat. 2 p.m. Joe Grillo
Sun. 2 p.m. Rodney Wright
Curran’s Irish Inn
1909 Bristol Pike Bensalem, PA
(215) 245-1800
Thurs. 7 p.m. Music Bingo 
Fri. 8 p.m. J'MO or DelcoBilly
Sat. 8 p.m. Bill Thomas
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 Linda of Random Notes  
Eddington House Bensalem
2813 Hulmeville Road, Bensalem, PA 
(215) 639-1220 
Fri. 8:30 p.m. Shinkickers
Sat. 8:30 p.m. WURL
Mon. 5:30 p.m. "Family Fun Night" w/ Amazing Balloon Creations by Kelsi-Joe
El Barrio Cantina & Tequila Bar
1470 Buck Road Southampton, PA 
(267) 685-0725 
Fri. 8 p.m. FM Connection 
Escape Resort, Restaurant & Bar 
120 Pheasant Run Road Newtown, PA 
Thurs. 7 p.m. Teen Night at the Adult Pool w/ DJ Cole Yeager. $25 (Non-members), ages 12-15
Fri. 6 p.m. Tony Alosi
Sun. 10 a.m. Brunch
Tues. 6 p.m. Karaoke
Flying Pig Tavern & Tap 
167 US-Route 130 North Bordentown 
(609) 899-7447
Fri. 9 p.m. Joanna Caruso
Sat. 9 p.m. Joe Zook 
Tues. 9 p.m. Karaoke
Wed. 8 p.m. Trivia
Forsgate Country Club   
375 Forsgate Drive Monroe
(732) 521-0700 
Thurs. 6 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.)  
German American Society 
215 Uncle Pete's Road Hamilton 
(609) 585-5200
Fri. 7 p.m. M.O.B. (My Other Band). $20 (cash), doors open at 6 p.m. (Outdoor Biergarten Event) 
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.) Whiskey Grin
Sat. 8 p.m. SpareParts
Tues. 6:30 p.m. Trivia Night Hosted by Best Choice Productions
Grounds For Sculpture
80 Sculptors way Hamilton
(609) 586-0616 
Fri. 5 p.m. SWIRL: An Evening of Art And Wine
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. Living The Dream
Halo Pub (Fete) 
9 Hullfish Street Princeton 
(609) 921-1710 
Sat. 6 p.m. Cover Up 
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
Hamilton Veterans Park 
1865 Yardville-Hamilton Square Road Hamilton  
Sun. 12 p.m. Summer Wine Down Royal Flow "Queen Kia's Birthday." 
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.) Allman Brothers Tribute w/ "Live at The Fillmore. $30 (11 p.m. ) DJ Dance Party 
Sat. 8:30 p.m. Se7en 
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. (5:30 p.m.) Madison & Mikey DeLucia
Sat. (9 a.m.) WWFM Fransisco (1 p.m.) Chris from Rave On (5:30 p.m.) "Music & Merlot" feat. Deb & Mike
Sun. 2:30 p.m. "Jazzy Sundays" feat. Hopewell Valley Vineyards Jazz Ensemble
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. 8 p.m. First Time Around
Mon. 7 p.m. Motown Mondays w/ rotating DJs BeeNice, Rawskillz, JusGroove
Tues. 8 p.m. Acoustic Tuesday w/ Bruce Thompson
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 
Wed. 7 p.m. Quizzo Night
Iron Plow Vineyards
26750 Mount Pleasant Road Columbus 
(732) 306-9111 
Fri. 6:30 p.m. Wounded Souls
Sat. 6:30 p.m. Ryan Zimmerman
Sun. 2 p.m. Bob O & Kim  
John & Peter's
96 S. Main Street New Hope, Pa 
(215) 862-5981 
Sat. 9 p.m. Honey Spot Blvd
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.) Mario & Frank (7 p.m.) Dueling Pianos w/ Flying Ivories
Fri. (5:30 p.m.) Successful Failures (9 p.m.) DJ Bay
Sat. (10 a.m.) Brunch feat. (12 p.m.) Bob Banka (5:30 p.m.) Lorenzo Muniz (10 p.m.) DJs Nick and Dom
Sun. 2 p.m. Annual Pig Roast w/ DJ Jimmy G
Mon. 7 p.m. Mixology Class (Reservations required)
King George Inn 
102 Radcliffe Street Bristol, PA
(215) 788-5536 
Sun. 6 p.m. Mike & Shanna (Takes place in the gazebo/patio behind the inn on waterfront)
 
Lakeside Cafe and Liquors
129 Route 31 North Pennington 
(609) 621-9998 
Fri. 6:30 p.m. Rick Winow
Laurita Winery 
85 Archertown Road New Egypt 
(609) 752-0200 
Thurs. 7 p.m. "Sing Your Heart Out." $10
Fri. Country Line Dancing. $9
Sat. (1 p.m.) Anker (7 p.m.) '90s Dance Party. $9 (Advance), ages 21+
Lillipies Bakery
30 North Harrison Street Princeton 
(609) 423-2100  
Sat. 10 a.m. Storytime with Jeff
Locust Hall at Johnson's Farm
2691 Monmouth Road Jobstow 
(609) 723-2630  
Sat.6:30 p.m. Flower Workshop
Magikava
87a South Main Street New Hope, PA 
(215) 862-2739 
Thurs. 6 p.m. Astrology Readings by Riss Cottrill 
Mon. 6 p.m. Magik "Art Mondays" 
Wed. 6:30 p.m. Open Mic Night hosted by Fayema  
Makefield Highlands Golf Club
1418 Woodside Road Yardley, PA 
(215) 321-7000 
Thurs. 6 p.m. Trivia Hosted by Jack Furlong  
Fri. 6 p.m. Bored of Directors
Marcello's Coal Fired Restaurant/Pizza/Bordentown
206 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown
(609) 298-8360
Thurs. 6 p.m. Live Jazz
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. Big Horse Band
 
Mercer County Park Festival Grounds 
Hughes Drive/Old Trenton Road West Windsor 
(609) 448-1947 
Fri. 6 p.m. Summer Concert Series: The Sensational Soul Cruisers. 
Sun. 10 a.m. Stone Fest w/ Stone House Music & Repair feat. vendors, music classes, art activities and more. (Takes place in the East Picnic Area)
More Than Q 
13 Klines Court Lambertville  
(609) 773-0072  
Sat. 2 p.m. Lisa Bouchelle
Music On Main
25 East Main Street Yardley, PA 
Sat. 6 p.m. Stella Ruze
Naked Brewing Company 
212 Mill Street Bristol, PA 
(267) 544-7129
Thurs.6:30 p.m. Dana Collins Project 
Fri.  7 p.m. Cara Cartney
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. Pop-Punk / EMO Trivia Night and Ticket Giveaway
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 
Sun. 1 p.m. The Vintage Vibe Tribe Duo  
Newtown Brewing Company
103 Penns Trail Newtown, PA 
(215) 944-8609 
Thurs. 7:30 p.m. '80s Trivia 
Fri. 6 p.m. The Savants
Sat. (3:30 p.m.) Magic by Jared (6 p.m.) Fly on the Wall
Wed. 4 p.m. Open Mic Night
Nick's Roast Beef
4501 Woodhaven Road West Philadelphia, PA 
(215) 637-515
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia 
Fri. 9 p.m. Plush
Sun. 4 p.m. The Tenderhooks
Wed. 7 p.m. Karaoke
Nottingham Tavern 
9 Mercer Street Hamilton Square 
(609) 587-6623
Thurs. 9:30 p.m. Karaoke w/ Super Dave Curtis 
Sat. 9:30 p.m. Blind Lemon Pie
Ages 21+   
O'Fowley's Tavern & Grill 
200 State Road Croydon, PA 
(215) 785-6998 
Fri. 6 p.m. SoulShine 
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
Sat. 4 p.m. Talking In Cursive Acoustic Duo  
Old Town Pub
135 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown 
(609) 291-9232
Thurs. 7 p.m. Quizzoholics Trivia
Sun. 10 a.m. Brunch
Tues. 6 p.m. Taco Tuesday w/ Radio Fiction 
Palmer Square 
40 Nassau Street Princeton 
Sat. 12 p.m. Summer Music Series feat. Electric Stingray
Sun. 3 p.m. Chicago Tribute w/ "Make Me Smile" 
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. Grape Street
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. 5 p.m. Happy Hour 
Sun. 11 a.m. Jazz Brunch 
Princeton Makes 
301 North Harrison Street Princeton 
Sat. 10:30 a.m. "A Fluid Art Experience" w/ Adriana Groza
Princeton Public Library (Hinds Plaza)
65 Witherspoon Street Princeton  
(609) 924-9529 
Fri. 7 p.m. Dancing Under The Stars
Sun. 3 p.m. Chicago Tribute w/ "Make Me Smile"
Puss N Boots Tavern
942 Trenton Road Fairless Hills, PA
Fri. 8 p.m. Karaoke
Sat. 8 p.m. Music Bingo
Tues. 7 p.m. Trivia
Ristorante LUCCA & Piano Lounge 
144 US Route 130 Bordentown 
(609) 262-0110
Thurs. 8 p.m. Jazz night w/ Sharon Sable & Joe Holt
River Horse Brewing Company
2 Graphics Drive Ewing
(609) 883-0890
Sat. 7:30 p.m. Eagles Tribute w/ "Winslow." Doors open at 6 p.m. (Tickest online at eventbrite)  
River House at Odette’s 
274 South Rive Road New Hope, PA 
(215) 682-2022 
Thurs. 7 p.m. Cara cartney
Fri. 7 p.m. Len Piero Duo
Sat. 7 p.m. Max Rogers
Sun. 11:30 a.m. Brunch w/ Neil Podgurski Duo  
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. Classic Skynyrd. $12 (advance/online, $15 at door), doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Sat. "Party On The Patio" feat. (2 p.m.) Bob Shotzllne (6:30 p.m.) Cara Cartney
Sun. "Party On The Patio" feat. 2 p.m. Melissa Ann
Sherman Theater/Penn Community Bank Amphitheater 
2400 Byberry Road Bensalem, PA 
Wed. 7 p.m. U2 Tribute w/ "Unforgettable Fire" (Doors open at 5:30 p.m., tickets available online)
Slim's Irish Pub 
2195 Galloway Road Bensalem, PA
(267) 332-0047
Sat. 9 p.m. Jeds Gold
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. Caruso
Wed. 11:30 a.m. WPRB Live DJ Set
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. Midnight Sun TTL
Sun. 9 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Cara Cartney
Mon. 9 p.m. Game Night Hosted by Kid Dalton 
Tues. 7 p.m. Johnny Betz 
Wed. 8 p.m. Acoustic Daze
Stars & Stripes Harley Davidson
600 South Flowers Mill Road Langhorne, PA 
(215) 752-9400 
Sat. 11 a.m. Customer Appreciation Weekend & Bikini Bike Wash
Steam Pub 
606 2nd Street Pike Southampton, PA 
Fri. 10 p.m. DJ Nater
Sat. 10 p.m. DJ Kalacade
1675 Spirits 
2685 Bristol Pike Bensalem, PA
(215) 645-1445
Thurs. 8 p.m. Kings Highway Comedy w/ Tim Butterly. $20
Tara's Tavern 
1 Cookstown-New Egypt Road, Wrightstown 
(609) 286-2300 
Fri. 8:30 p.m. (TBA)
Sat. 8:30 p.m. The Williamsboy
Tavern On The Lake 
101 Main Street Hightstown 
(609) 426-9345  
Fri. (8 p.m.) Tavern & Tiaras: Taylor Swift vs Lizzo Drag Show (Upstairs) (9 p.m.) Stay Tuned (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 
Fri. 5 p.m. "Sunset Sips 'N' Sounds" feat. Jerry Steele
Sat. 1 p.m. "Weekend Music Series" feat. On The Fly
Sun. 1 p.m. "Weekend Music Series" feat. Joah Blume
TGI Fridays 
780 Route 130 South Hamilton
(609) 581-6910 
Sun. 9 p.m. Trivia Game Night / SIN Sundays
TGI Fridays
2703 Mount Holly Road Suite 3 Washington Twp.
(609) 239-486 
Thurs. 7 p.m.  Trivia 
TGI Fridays
3535 U.S. Route 1 North #275 Princeton
(609) 520-0378
Thurs. 8 p.m. Trivia Night 
The Birdhouse Center For The Arts
7 North Main Street Lambertville
(215) 681-4660
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.) Brunch (9 p.m.) Shameless
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. (TBA)  
The Dubliner
34 North Main Street New Hope, PA 
(215) 693-1816
Sat. 7 p.m. Seamus Kelleher
Sun. 3 p.m. "Traditional Irish Session"
 
The Federal Twist Vineyard 
8 Federal Twist Road Stockton
(609) 773-6066 
Sat. 2 p.m. Michael Montemurro. $5 (Ages 20 and under FREE)
Sun. 2 p.m. JB Kline & Ed Wall. $5 (Ages 20 and under FREE)
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. Little Sister
Sat. 9 p.m. King Friday
Tues. 7 p.m. Music Bingo w/ Jonathan Appel
Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Chris Benedetti
The Ivy Inn
248 Nassau Street Princeton
(609) 921-8555
Thurs. (7 p.m.) Bingo (10 p.m.) Karaoke w/ Trey Brown
Fri. 9:30 p.m. DJ Bockman
Sat. 9:30 p.m. DJ Bob E Luv
Tues. 7 p.m. Quizzo w/ Bob E Luv 
Wed. 10 p.m. Karaoke w/ Trey Brown  
The Morrisville Tavern 
376 West Trenton Avenue Morrisville, PA
(215) 295-5310
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia
Fri. 8 p.m. Promised Land
Sat. 8 p.m. Jukebox Graveyard
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
Sat. 3 p.m./8 p.m. Tribute to Adele w/ "Absolute Adele feat. Jennifer Cella"
The Penguin Rocks (24 Hour On-Demand Music/Radio)
www.thepenguinrocks.com 
Mon. -  Fri. "Radio Jersey" Hosted by Lee Mrowicki 
Sun. - Sat. "Classic Jersey" Hosted by Gary Wien
Sun. - Sat. "Beyond The Palace" Hosted by Lee Mrowicki 
Sun. - Sat. "Danny Coleman's Rock On Radio" feat. Diane & Doug of Asbury Park Vibes and Drew from ndeko Entertainment
Sun. - Sat. "From The Basement" Hosted by Mike Marrone
Sun. - Sat. "Deuce Radio" Hosted by Matt Barker
Sun. - Sat. "Altrok Radio" Hosted by Sean Carolan
Sun. - Sat. "Lighty's Corner" Hosted by Gary Wien 
Sun. - Sat. "The Troubador Show" Hosted by John Godfrey
The Roost
181 Rte. 539 Cream Ridge
(609) 208-0050
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. DC Duo 
Fri. 8 p.m. Diablo Sandwich Band
Sat. 8 p.m. ArHouse
Wed. 6 p.m. Joe Vadala
The Sycamore Grill
255 North Sycamore Street Newtown, PA
(215) 908-6326 
Fri. 8 p.m. Eddie Tamini
Sat. 8 p.m. Rhythm Craft 
The Tavern at Penns Park 
2295 Second Street Pike Newtown, PA
(267) 491-5658
Sun. 2 p.m. Christine Englehardt Memorial Ride
The Union Firehouse
18 Washington Street Mount Holly
(609) 288-6491
Fri. 7 p.m. The Blenders
The Union House 
19 East Union Street Burlington
(609) 531-6077
Fri. 8 p.m. OMGB
Sat. 8 p.m. 85 Sound Band 
ThunderBowl Lanes NJ
423 east main Street Wrightstown
(609) 723-7914
Sat. 6:30 p.m. Bad Neighbors
Tindall Road Brewing Co.
102 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown
(609) 526-8651 
Sat. 7 p.m. '80s Night Party w/ 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. 5 p.m. DJ Bangdaddy
Sat. 7 p.m. The Luck Brothers
Trenton Social
449 South Broad Street Trenton
(609) 989-7777
Thurs. 5 p.m. "Happy Hour Throwback Thursday
Sat. 9 p.m. Live Music (TBA)
Mon. 6 p.m. "Monday Night Karaoke" Hosted by Sweets
Triple Sun Spirits
126 South State Street Newtown, PA
(215) 944-3057  
Sat. 8 p.m. John & John
Wed. 7 p.m. Quizzo w/ Ed Packer
Triumph Brewing Company (New Hope, Pa. Location)
400 Union Square New Hope, Pa.
(215) 862-8300
Sun. 3 p.m. Aaron Quarterman
Under The Moon 
23 North Union Street Lambertville
(609) 397-1710
Fri. 6 p.m. Greg McGarvey
Sat. (12 p.m.) Matt Gorduek (6:30 p.m.) Russell Norkevich
Wed. 5:30 p.m. Tony Alosi
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
Village Idiot Brewing Company
42 High Street Mount Holly
(609) 975-9270 
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia
Wildflowers Inn
2572 Pennington Road Pennington 
(609) 773-239
Thurs. 6 p.m. Rob Silvers
Working Dog Winery
610 Windsor Perrineville Road Hightstown
(609) 371-6000
Thurs. 4:30 p.m. Justin Love
Sat. 1 p.m. Kevin McGowan
Sun. 1 p.m. Soondrift
WWFM 89.1 FM HD2 Radio
MCCC Old Trenton Road West Windsor
Jazzon2.org
Mon. 7 p.m. "Danny Coleman's Got The Blues"
Yankee Doodle Tap Room 
10 Palmer Square Princeton 
(609) 921-7500 
Fri. 9:30 p.m. Blackwells Mill


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