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Rock On! This Week's Sound Bites...8/4/22

By Danny Coleman


originally published: 08/04/2022

Rock On! This Week

“I do, it just came out in April so even better it's out there now and it's called “Ten” and well, it was pretty simple to title; it's my tenth album so it kind of named itself," laughed the great blues guitarist Albert Cummings as he discussed his latest release, pursuit of his dream and more after a recent show at the famed Iridium in New York City. "I usually name them after some kind of phrase or words in the album but it just happened to be my tenth so, I thought, well yeah that's pretty easy.“ 

Critics have lauded this recent effort, using terms such as "Expansive" with "Rugged world-wise vocals that hit all the right moods" and Cummings himself even admits he "Exposed" himself more than usual on this record. 

"I've done everything except have my stomach on the front cover; exposed my belly and that is a little scary for me because I've got some deep stuff about my dad on there," he began. "Songs like; I don't know if you heard it yet, “Meet the Man,” is a song that I wrote the night my dad died and that was his views on death and that is not a song that I would ever put on an album. I've saved that, that was written in 2010 and I've saved that song until I had the album where I would wanna put it on and I finally felt like I could express myself and be honest with it and let people hear it. So, I'm exposing my belly on the thing but I really think people that come and hear me and listen to me like that about me. I get that a lot, I hear it a lot and I’ve talked to a lot of people about it and they feel what I'm feeling and that's different; you know? That's different from just hearing what I'm playing, they're feeling what I'm feeling and that's a whole different play on music and it's very, very, very rare. I don't see it a lot out there, I see a lot of people and that's the whole thing, they play what they know but they're not playing with a feel. They play exactly what they've learned and some can get by but once you grab ahold of somebody and you know that they are being touched emotionally, that's what I strive for to send them home and have them go home with something that they can't buy in the store. “ 

Recorded in Nashville at Peter Frampton's Phenix Studios, Cummings enlisted the help of some industry heavy hitters to bring the project to life; including Country Music legend Vince Gill.



 
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Chuck Ainlay, he’s royalty in Nashville, he produced the record and he did all of the original Dire Straits, all the George Strait hits, Miranda Lambert, Big & Rich and he just did Peter Frampton’s album and you know he's just a great guy and a super talented guy. I wanted to work with Chuck for probably five or six years or something like that; ever since I've kind of first became aware of him and I think the timing because of COVID I think it was able to happen for me because he wasn't as busy as he normally is; he's really in demand down there. He's a real popular guy and he's made so many hits that he's in demand and he's a hard guy to get but because of COVID I was able to do so. I just luckily came in at the right time so it all fell together and I wanted to go to Nashville to do a record my whole life. I've been excited to do it; I’ve still got a lot of cities I want to do albums in because i believe every city has a different vibe and that's how it is but Vince Gill came into my life because he's good friends with Chuck and Vince offered to do it and that all fell together as well. So, it's really exciting because he's one of my idols too. We have a video out for “Need Somebody” which is doing well, like everything is kind of doing really well right now and it’s very exciting we’ve got two other videos that were done and we're seeing those come up too.” 

“There's 13 tracks," he continued, "It is diverse because I've always been kind of in the blues world but I grew up in the country world and I grew up in the rock world and I grew up in the gospel world and that's kind of what this album is. I don't know if you've heard the album yet but "Meet the Man" even stretches as far as kind of a gospel thing. On this album I was like, I'm not gonna stick to anything, I'm just going to play my music whatever it is, it is. So, that's what it is, it's a hard album to pick a genre for but it's based in every one of those that I grew up with; it's just part of me and it just kind of shows different sides of me; which I hope is a good thing. I don't know if it's good or bad but it is what this is and it's what I chose.”  

"It is what it is;" many times, record labels and those pesky contracts often dictate what an artist can or cannot do; Cummings says he has never really encountered that and relishes the freedom he's enjoyed thus far. 

“I've been fortunate enough to work with labels who don't try to pigeon-hole me. I was with Blind Pig for a bunch of records and they certainly like the Blues end of things but they let me get away with a couple of ballads and whatever I felt like doing. They'd let me do that but you know I wouldn't think Alligator would let you do that or some of the other labels. I mean they (The labels) think they're gonna tell you where to be and that's just crushing an artist. I don't know; what do I know about the record industry?  I make the records I don't market them. So, maybe there's something there that I don't know about but yeah, I wouldn't want somebody telling me, you can’t play that song on my record label.”  

Every creative has a watershed moment; the moment or event that sets them down their path of creativity, vocation or fulfillment. Cummings is no different but to hear him tell it; he was just a tad late to the party. 

“Well, I don't know, I just love it so I don't know. I never played with a band until I was 27 years old; that's the weird thing. I'm 54 now and I’ve got some time in on it but I don't have anywhere near the time people that I know who are friends of mine have in at the same age who have been at it since they were 18 or something; you know? Something just happened; I was building my whole life; I got up and played at my friend's wedding with the wedding band and they had me up just for a song and I got kicked by something really powerful that I’d never experienced before and I just fell in love with it and I was like man, that's something that really makes me happy and that's what I wanna do. So, that's what it really boiled down to; I didn't choose it, it kind of chose me.”  

Playing the blues for most, is a way of life. Blues music is associated with the segregated South, the Mississippi Delta and the struggles that were real for those who originated the genre. Many say, that if one has not experienced hard times then you cannot be a "Real" blues musician. Cummings disputes that and for him, it's all about feelings; not necessarily emotions, although they play a huge part in any creative process but about how those feelings and the "Feel" are expressed through one's lyrics and instrument.

“Most people in their twenties have been in a few bands already and me; I'm really just starting but I wouldn't take it back. I get the line from people who say; man don't you wish you’d started in your twenties?  Well, I don't know if I would have made any traction then because my songs are all about life and living and I didn't have many miles on me then; you know? So, I think it's all relevant and it's all happened for a reason. I mean, I actually know a few people that don't necessarily agree but I don't think it's a complete statement because that would be like saying that BB King couldn't play a song about happiness; if you're happy you're playing that way and if you are sad or you're depressed you're playing that, if  you're hurting you're playing that; it's about being honest with your feelings and anybody that thinks you've got to have heartaches to play; I  don't agree with it. I mean it is part of it, I had a lot of tragedy and a lot of serious close deaths to me when I was younger and maybe that comes out to something that made me into something. I'm different than most and maybe that allowed me to figure out who the heck I am or maybe that is a hardship and maybe what is said is correct but again you know one of my most popular songs that we play is, "The Blues Makes Me Feel So Good" and that's; because it makes me feel good, it heals me, it's a healing feeling for me and if I'm happy I'm gonna let people know and if I'm pissed off they're probably gonna know too. When I'm happy you know, if I'm sad they're gonna know it, I'm gonna give them what I'm feeling no matter what's happening and every day, in every show there is a different atmosphere for me. So, I think it's all about feelings, if you're living in a place where your only feelings are down; I feel bad for you and that's a problem but man don't let me hear you playing a happy song because I'm gonna think it's bullshit (laughs). You can be whatever you want and I think what people are saying is, if you're the kid that grew up with a silver spoon in his mouth and has  never had anything bad happen to him in his life; that kid is probably not going to understand how to express his own feelings because he doesn't even know what they are. We all come from different spots and that’s what I'm saying. I think it helps you to get in touch with some feelings but it ain’t gonna make you express yourself through your guitar; that's a personal thing really. You’ve got to play what you’re feeling on any instrument really and that’s the blues to me. BB King would play “Let The Good Times Roll” and man he was a happy guy and you know he wasn't driving a tractor and picking cotton back in the day he was enjoying who the hell BB King was. When he was singing that stuff, he was happy, he made you happy and that's it, it's kind of catchy, it's contagious. Whatever you're giving them should be contagious. Like when Albert Collins would say, “She left me for another man” or he'd say something like, “Man, that woman wasn’t nice;”  he was delivering it so real that you'd feel it and that's what I strive for, it has nothing to do with being happy.” 

The term "Life gets in the way" is often used when waxing poetic or looking back; perhaps even with regrets but Cummings is a man who has seemingly always had his priorities straight and looks at the here and now as his time to shine as he moves forward. 

"I've got a little time off which is probably not good timing with the release of the album but I've got a project going that I've got to tend to and I have to wait a little bit longer. I've got to finish this stuff and get this stuff out of the way so I can go clear it up; that's another thing, I've only been a part time musician the whole time that I've been doing this and that's because I was on the road once for six weeks and I had two sons and I came home and my youngest son was probably seven or eight and I noticed that he'd grown about 1/2 an inch and it hurt me bad and I was like, this can't happen, I have to be here for my boys and I put the brakes on. I kind of became a weekend warrior and the most I'd do was maybe a week or two away from my home and that's what I've done for the last 15 years. Now, I've finally got the chance, my youngest is 21 and he doesn't care what pop is doing so I'm ready to go. So, yeah, this is the first time I've been able to go pursue my dream and this album is a pretty good launching pad to do it with. I'm really excited about it but I've still got a few things I have to tend to before I can go out and do it. I'm close but we are going to get super busy, our schedule is starting to load right up; especially come summer and fall and I’m so thrilled because I’m ready. I get so much better when I’m out there on the road because I never have time to practice my guitar when I’m a weekend warrior but on the road, every night it's like yeah, the band is tight and everybody gets into it; it's just a blast and I love it.” 



 
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To discover more about Albert Cummings, "Ten" or his tour dates, please visit https://albertcummings.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. Joe Hutchinson
Sat. (12 p.m.) Acoustic Brunch w/  (5 p.m.) Jonathan Savage
Sun. (12 p.m.) Sunday Acoustic Brunch feat. (6 p.m.) DJ Bobby Jones
Mon. 5 p.m. Rob Silvers
Tues. 7 p.m. Mike & Laura Tusay
Wed. 7 p.m. AudioPilot
Aristaeus Brewing
2475C Big Oak Road Langhorne, PA
(215) 757-2337
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia
Fri. 7 p.m. Beth Arnold Gilbert
Sat. 3 p.m. Jonathn Ashe
Sun. 10 a.m. “Sunday Funday Brunch” (2 p.m.) Babalouis BBQ feat. Brieann Wall
Arm & Hammer Park
1 Thunder Road Trenton
(609) 394-3300
Sun. 2:30 p.m./4 p.m. Yoga In the Outfield
Arts Council of Princeton 
102 Witherspoon Street Princeton 
(609) 924-8777
Thurs. 6 p.m. "Summer Nights" Concert Series feat. John Gilbride & Friends. (Takes place at the Princeton Shopping Center 301 North Harrison Street) 
Sat. 6:30 p.m. "Parking Lot Pop-up" feat. Ophiocoma / Lazy Bird. $5 (advance $7 at the door) doors open at 6 p.m.    
Artworks Trenton  
19 Everett Alley Trenton 
(609) 394-9436  
Fri. 6 p.m. First Friday: "Supreme Technique Vol 1" w/ music by Rell Gambino, Valona Denise.
Wed. 4 p.m. "Tee For Me" Teen Workshop
Bellemont Farm
Valley Road Lambertville
Sat. 7 p.m. Eliza Rush 
Bill's Olde Tavern 
2694 Nottingham Way Hamilton 
(609) 586-0192 
Thurs. 7 p.m. Mark Sacco & Rob Silvers
Sat. 7 p.m. Shameless
Mon. 7 p.m. Trivia
Tues. / Wed. 7 p.m. Karaoke
Ages 21+
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. The Fermenters
Fri. (5:30 p.m.) Bennett Lee (8 p.m.) Bob Egan
Sat. 7 p.m. Dave Dales 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. NPM Philly Fundraiser feat. Mike Estabrook 
Sun. 3 p.m. Music Bingo Off With Their Heads feat. Seth Anderson
Tues. 7 p.m. Luck of the Draw Weekly Dart Tournament
Wed. 7 p.m. Quizzo Hosted by Righteous Jolly
Bucks County Brewery and Hewn Spirits
31 Appletree Lane Pipersville, PA
(215) 766-7711
Sat. 6 p.m. Zen Dog
Burlington County Library/Amphitheater
5 Pioneer Boulevard West Hampton 
(609) 267-9660 
Sat. 6 p.m. A night of Innovative Juggling & Magic
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. Randy Sutin. $20
Capital Sports Complex 
Calhoun Street Trenton
 Sun. 12 p.m. "60th Jamaican Independence" feat. More Flex, Volume One, (TBA). (Vendors, food, games)
Catch A Rising Star (Hyatt Regency Princeton)
102 Carnagie Center Princeton
(781) 568-1471
Sat. 7:30 p.
Clubhouse at Mountain View  (The Patio)
850 Bear Tavern Road Ewing
(609) 538-0808
Fri. 6:30 p.m. Radio Fiction  
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. Medium Laura Renee, Abbey, Lee Silverstone
m. Jerrold Benford. $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
Color Me Mine (Princeton Shopping Center)
301 Harrison Street Princeton 
(609) 581-9500  
Mon. 10 a.m. Summer Camp! Tour of the Zoo!
Cooper's Riverview                                                                     
50 Riverview Plaza Trenton
(609) 393-7300
Thurs.(7 p.m.) Midnight Sun (9 p.m.) Club Night w/ DJ Ran D. Ages 21+
Fri. (5 p.m.) "It's 5 O'clock Somewhere Happy Hour" (8 p.m.) Kindred Spirit
Sat. (8 p.m.) Lynyrd Skynyrd Tribute w/ "Street Survivors" (9 p.m.) Club Night 
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
Fri. 6:30 p.m. Friday Music Nights  $5, Ages 21+ (Monies collected go to a local charity) 
Sat. 12 p.m. "Made In Monmouth" (Live music, vendors and more)
Sun. 1:30 p.m. Sangria Sunday
Crossing Vineyard and Winery 
1853 Wrightstown Road Washington Crossing, PA
(215) 493-6500
Fri. 7:15 p.m. "Summer Wine and Music Series" feat. Second Vision. $15 (advance), Doors open at 5 p.m., Ages 21+
Sat. 2 p.m. Meg Russell / Julia Melito
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. SideArm 
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
Sat. 8 p.m. Karaoke w/ J Dubbs
Sun. 4 p.m. Oldies with DJ Deuce
Tues. 7 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Dave Murray
Wed. 7 p.m./9 p.m. Poker Night
Dempster's Pub
437 Pine S
Eddington House Bensalem
2813 Hulmeville Road, Bensalem, PA
(215) 639-1220
Wed. 7 p.m. Music Bingo w/ Dan
treet Mount Holly 
(609) 261-0500    
Fri. 7 p.m. John Johnson Trio
Sat. 7 p.m. The Shaykes
Escape Resort, Restaurant & Bar
120 Pheasant Run Road Newtown, PA  
(215) 968-0600
Fri. 6 p.m. Tube Top Mama
Tues. 6 p.m. Karaoke 
Flying Pig Tavern & Tap
167 US-Route 130 North Bordentown
(609) 899-7447
Fri. 10 p.m. Paul Plumeri Duo
Wed. 8 p.m. Trivia  
Forsgate Country Club   
375 Forsgate Drive Monroe 
(732) 521-0700 
Fri. 6 p.m. "First Friday" w/ 2 Miles To Memphis
Franklin Park
Franklin & William Streets Trenton
Sat. 5 p.m. Paul Plumeri Blues Band
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
Fri. 6:30 p.m. GAK Scholarship Benefit feat. No Way Out. $10 $20 (cash), doors open at 6 p.m. (Outdoor Biergarten Event)
Sun. 12:30 p.m. "2nd Annual Benson BBQ Blast" (Donations accepted) 
Gleason's Bar
6700 Mill Creek Road Levittown, PA
(215) 943-4781
Thurs. 7 p.m. Music Bingo / “Ladies Night”
Green Parrot Restaurant Pub, & Patio
240 North Sycamore Street Newtown Township, PA
(215) 504-7277
Fri. 8 p.m. Johnny Phatt
Sat. 8 p.m. Dion Paci
Grounds For Sculpture
80 Sculptors way Hamilton 
(609) 586-0616  
Fri. 5 p.m. Member Happy Hour  
Grover's Mill Coffee House 
Princeton-Hightstown Road Princeton Junction   
(609) 716-8771  
Sat. 11 a.m. Karl Dentino
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. (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
Sun. (1 p.m.) Midnight Sun Orchestra (6:30 p.m.) JB Kline Blues Band
Mon. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ Dwayne
Wed. 7 p.m. Jumper Duo
Hopewell Theater  
5 South Greenwood Avenue Hopewell 
(609) 466-1964
Thurs. 7 p.m. Films That Made Music: 
Tues. 7 p.m. The Art of Living Well: "Five Summer Stories"
Hopewell Valley Vineyards 
46 Yard Avenue Pennington 
(609) 737-4465 
Fri. 4 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. (5:30 p.m.) Brian Erickson
Sat. (1 p.m.) My Hut (5:30 p.m.) "Music & Merlot" feat. "Two Voices" AJ Perna & Jo Wymer
Sun. 1:30 p.m. "Jazzy Sundays" feat. Rob essina's Dave Matthews Experience
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/ Aaron Quarterman (9 p.m.) Troublemakerz
Sat. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ Paula & Sam
Mon. 7 p.m. Motown Mondays w/ DJ Slow Ice
Tues. 8 p.m. Acoustic Tuesdays w/ Mikey Jr.
Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic w/ Laura Fiacco  
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
Thurs. 7 p.m. "Keep The Pint" Night
Wed. 7 p.m. Quizzo  
Iron Plow Vineyards 
26750 Mount Pleasant Road Columbus 
(732) 306-9111
Fri. 6:30 p.m. Sunday's Afternoon
Sat. 6:30 p.m.  Bob O
Sun. 2 p.m. Wayne Palmer 
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
Sat. 9:30 p.m. Asylum Choir
Sun. 6 p.m. Karaoke Latinos 
All shows 21+    
John & Peter's 
96 S. Main Street New Hope, Pa 
(215) 862-5981
Fri. 9:30 p.m. Rainbow Fresh
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
Thurs. 5 p.m. Radio Fiction
Fri. 7 p.m.Chet & Ari 
Sat. (1 p.m.) Pig Roast Luau. All ages (9 p.m.) DJ Jimmy G
Sun. 10 a.m. Sunday Brunch 
Laurita Winery 
85 Archertown Road New Egypt 
(609) 752-0200
Thurs. 7 p.m. Laurita Junior Idol "Finals"
Fri. 7 p.m. "Love and Loss" w/ Max Valentino
Sat./Sun. 11 a.m. "Laurita Luau Food Truck Festival" feat. Hawaiian Themed and DJ Entertainment
Lawrenceville Main Street
17 Phillips Avenue Lawrenceville
(609) 219-9300
Thurs. 6 p.m. "Music In The Park" feat. Mike & Laura. (Weeden Park FREE admission)
Locust Hall at Johnson's Farm
2691 Monmouth Road Jobstown
(609) 723-2630 
Sun. 10:30 a.m. "Bunches & Brunches"
Logan Inn 
10 West Ferry Street New Hope, PA 
(215) 862-2300
Thurs. 7 p.m. Bill Tally
Fri. 8 p.m. Oliver Dangum
Sat. 8 p.m. Mystery Four
Sun. 11:30 a.m. Sunday Brunch feat. Rob Tait
Magikava
87a South Main Street New Hope, PA
(215) 862-2739
Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic
Makefield Highlands Golf Club
1418 Woodside Road Yardley, PA 
(215) 321-7000  
Fri. 5 p.m. Strange BrewCrew  
Marie's Kozy Korner
111 Trenton Road Fairless Hills, PA
(215) 943-3131
Fri. 7 p.m. Casey Welborn
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. Last Call
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. Kindred Spirit
Mercer County Park Festival Grounds 
Hughes Drive/Old Trenton Road West Windsor 
(609) 448-1947
Fri. 6 p.m. Summer Concert Series: Sensational Soul Cruisers. ($5 Parking Fee)
Millhill Basement 
300 S. Broad Street Trenton 
(609) 989-1600 
Fri. 6 p.m. "First Friday "Summer In Da City" Part 2  
Mill Hill Park Levitt AMP Trenton Music Series  
165 East Front Street (Corner of South Broad Street) 
(609) 393-8998 
Sat. 5 p.m. Madam Pat Tandy
Music Mountain Theater
1483 Route 179 Lambertville
(609)397-3337
Fri. 8 p.m. "Crazy For You"
Sat. 3 p.m./8 p.m. "Crazy For You"
Sun. 3 p.m. "Crazy For You"
All Shows Require Masks for the Unvaccinated
Music On Main
25 East Main Street Yardley, PA
Sat. 6 p.m. Raul y su ClaveAche
Naked Brewing Company
212 Mill Street Bristol, PA
(267) 544-7129
Sat. 11 a.m. Weekend “Acoustic” Brunch  (6 p.m.) Ryan Sab
Sun. 11 a.m. Weekend Brunch
Tues. 7 p.m. Trivia  
New Hope Solebury High School 
184 West Bridge Street New Hope, PA  
Sun. 8 a.m. "Summer 2022 Cars & Coffee Automobile Show" 
New Hope Winery / Tavern
6123 Lower York Road New Hope, PA
(215) 794-2331
Sat. 1 p.m. Just Jeff
Sun. 1 p.m. Russell Norkevich
Newtown Athletic Club
120 Pheasant Run Newtown, PA
(215) 968-0600
Sat. 12 p.m. Acro(batics) Yoga Workshop 
Newtown Brewing Company
103 Penns Trail Newtown, PA
(215) 944-8609
Thurs. 7:30 p.m.  Trivia
Fri.  6 p.m. Matt Kresge
Sat. 6 p.m. Smooth Retsina Glow
Sun. 1 p.m. Homebrew Competition & Festival"   
Nick's Roast Beef
4501 Woodhaven Road West Philadelphia, PA
(215) 637-5151
Thurs. 7 p.m.  Trivia
Fri. 9 p.m. Old School
Sun. 4 p.m. Ray Palme & Erin Doherty
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 The Williamsboy  (9:30 pm.) Karaoke w/ Super Dave Curtis
Sat. 9:30 p.m. Small Potatoes
Ages 21+
Old Hights Brewing
123 West Ward Street Hightstown
(609) 469-5976
Fri. 6 p.m. Mike Estabrook and The E-Miners
Old Town Pub 
135 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown 
(609) 291-9232
Thurs. 7 p.m. Quizzoholics Trivia 
Palmer Square
40 Nassau Street Princeton
Thurs. 6 p.m. Dueling Piano Night w/ Flying Ivories
Fri.(6 p.m.) First Friday feat. KickStart (8 p.m.) Movie Nights On The Green: "The Princess Diaries" 
Sat.12 p.m. “Summer Music Series" feat. Mike & Laura
Patriots Crossing 
1339 River Road Titusville 
(609) 737-2780
Thurs. 8 p.m. Open Mic Night
Sat. 8 p.m.  MLC Band  
Princeton Public Library (Hinds Plaza)
65 Witherspoon Street Princeton  
(609) 924-9529
Sun. 3 p.m.  Einstein Alley Musician's Collaborative Open Mic
River House at Odette’s
274 South Rive Road New Hope, PA
(215) 682-2022
Thurs.7 p.m. Gina Corso
Fri. 7 p.m. CJ Steinway Duo
Sat.(11:30 a.m.) Brunch  (7 p.m.) Bob Egan
Sun. (11:30 a.m.) Brunch  (7 p.m.) Michael Andrew
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. BD Lenz All Stars  
Second Sin Brewing Company
1500 Grundy Lane Bristol, PA
(267) 812-5251
Thurs. 7 p.m.  Trivia
Shady Brook Farm
931 Stony Hill Road Yardley, PA
(215) 968-1670
Fri. 6:30 p.m. "Summer unWINEd Concert Series" feat. "Gypsy" Stevie Nicks and Fleetwood Mac Tribute / Joe Rebl Duo
Sat. 10 a.m. "Sunflower Festival" feat. (12 p.m.) Whiskey Logic (2 p.m.) Christa & Neal (6 p.m.) Joe and Krista
Sun. 10 a.m. "Sunflower Festival" feat. (11 a.m.) Ryan Sab (12 p.m.) Stage Left 
Wed. 7 p.m. Quizzo w/ Emily & Joe 
Sherman Theater/Penn Community Bank Amphitheater 
2400 Byberry Road Bensalem, PA 
Wed. 7 p.m. A Tribute to Elvis w/ Bob Lougheed. (Doors open at 5:30 p.m., tickets available online)
Small World Coffee 
14 Witherspoon Street Princeton 
(609) 924-4377 x2
Sat. 6 p.m. World Of Resemblances
Smithville Park
815 Smithville Road Easthampton
Fri. 6 p.m. Concert Under The Stars "Classical Night" feat. House Of Hamill / Radiant Life Perspective
Sat. 12 p.m. Who?Mag Distro Fest
Sparky World-Famous Beer Garden
4333 New Falls Road Levittown, PA
(215) 943-2321
Thurs. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ DJ Dana
Sat. 9 p.m. Long Hard Ride
Sun. 9 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Cara Cartney
Mon. 9 p.m. Game Night Hosted by Kid Dalton
Tues. 8 p.m. Johnny Betz
Wed. 8 p.m. Len Fen Easy Trip 
Steam Pub
606 2nd Street Pike Southampton, PA
(215) 942-6468
Sat. 10 p.m. Country Night w/ Let's Ride
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. Jeanne Morris Band
Sat. 9 p.m. Amptons
Temperance House 
5 South State Street Newtown, PA 
(215) 944-8050 
Thurs. 7 p.m. Open Session Blues Hosted by Steve Guyger
Tues. 8 p.m. Trivia w/ Righteous Jolly Line Dance Lesson Series
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.) Dark Whiskey   
TGI Fridays
780 Route 130 South Hamilton 
(609) 581-6910  
Wed. 7 p.m. Karaoke w/ Big Daddy G
TGI Fridays
3535 U.S. Route 1 North #275 Princeton
(609) 520-0378
Fri. 6 p.m. Dennis Rogers
Sun. 1 p.m. Edison Wilson
The Birdhouse Center For The Arts
7 North Main Street Lambertville 
(215) 681-4660 
Fri. 8 p.m. The Ladles
The Buck Hotel
1200 Buck Road Feasterville, PA
(215) 396-2002
Thurs. 7 p.m. Kirko
Fri. 7 p.m. Love Junk
Tues. 6 p.m. Danny Lynch Duo 
The Cool Cricket 
216 Burlington Street Fieldsboro 
(609) 291-9110 
Fri. 9 p.m. Karaoke
Sat. 9 p.m. Unleashed
The Dubliner
34 North Main Street New Hope, PA
(215) 693-1816
Fri. 7 p.m. Popik & Stewart
Sat. 7 p.m. Seamus Kelleher
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. A Night of Green Day w/ "Nimrod"
Sat. 9 p.m. Bambu Weasels
The HOB Tavern 
146 Second Street Bordentown 
(609) 291-7020 
Fri. 8 p.m. DJ Entertainment
Tues 7 p.m.  Music Bingo
The Ivy Inn 
248 Nassau Street Princeton 
(609) 921-8555 
Fri. 9 p.m. Dj Deco
Sat. 9 p.m. Jah Guide
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
Fri. 8 p.m. Soulshine
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
Wed. 10 a.m. / 1 p.m. "Hugo" (FREE Kids Movie)
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. 80s Undercover 
The Sycamore Grill 
255 North Sycamore Street Newtown, PA 
(215) 908-6326 
Fri. 8 p.m. Kickbax 
Sat. 8 p.m. Joe Robinson
The Union Firehouse
18 Washington Street Mount Holly
(609) 288-6491
Fri. 8 p.m. "Rhyme & Reason" A Tribute to Dave Matthews Band. $10, doors open at 7 p.m.
Sat. 8 p.m. Odyssey Lab. $10, doors open at 7 p.m.
Tir Na Nog 
1324 Hamilton Avenue Trenton 
(609) 392-2554
Fri. 9 p.m. The Williamsboy
Sun. 3 p.m. "Irish Sessions" 
All Shows 21+ 
Trenton Free Public Library
120 Academy Street Trenton
(609) 392-7188
Fri. 5 p.m. "First Friday" Art Opening: Marge Miccio & Kate Graves "Urban Art Scenes" 
Wed. 6 p.m. Artist Talk w/ Marge Miccio and Kate Graves
Trenton Social  
449 South Broad Street Trenton 
(609) 989-7777
Thurs. 5 p.m. "Happy Hour Throwback Thursday"
Sat. 8 p.m. Drag Night
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. Greg and Grant
Sat. (12:30 p.m.) MG3 (6 p.m.) Dan Kassel
Wed. 5:30 p.m. Ed Wall
Vault Brewing Company
10 South Main Street Yardley, PA
(267) 573-4291
Fri. 7 p.m. Jill Salkin Duo
Sat. 7 p.m. Suzette Ortiz Latin Ensemble
VFW Post 491 
9 Fisher Place Yardville 
(609) 585-9645  
Fri. 8 p.m. Karaoke 
Sat. 3 p.m. Fundraiser for The Sunshine Foundation feat. Self Induced Confusion. $20 (Includes food, drinks, must be 21+ to drink alcoholic beverages)
All shows ages 21+
Vince's Pizzeria and Taproom
573 Durham Road Newtown, PA
(267) 491-5418
Fri. 5 p.m. The Eighty Six
Working Dog Winery 
610 Windsor Perrineville Road Hightstown 
(609) 371-6000
Sat. 1 p.m. Chris Swatt
Sun. 1 p.m. Ronnie Brandt
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. 7 p.m. Matthew Cook
  


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 p.m. EST on multiple internet radio outlets where he features indie/original bands and solo artists.





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ENCANTO

Tuesday, August 09, 2022 @ 10:30am & 7:00pm
State Theatre New Jersey
15 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
category: film

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The Art of Living Well: Five Summer Stories

Wednesday, August 10, 2022 @ 7:00pm
Hopewell Theater
5 S. Greenwood Avenue, Hopewell, NJ 08525
category: film

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Glen Burtnik’s The Summer of Love Concert — Woodstock Edition

Wednesday, August 10, 2022 @ 8:00pm
Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC)
100 South Street, Morristown, NJ 07960
category: music

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FREE SUMMER EVENT: SABRINA GENESIS

Thursday, August 11, 2022 @ 6:00pm
Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC) - Vail Mansion Plaza
110 South Street, Morristown, NJ 07960
category: music

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Storyfaces

Thursday, August 11, 2022 @ 10:00am & 12:00pm
Grunin Center
1 College Drive, Toms River, NJ 08754
category: kids

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Summer Family Thursdays & Fridays

Thursday, August 11, 2022 @ 10:00am
Newark Museum of Art - Main Building
49 Washington Street, Newark, NJ 07102
category: kids

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NMOA Summer Series | A Night of Jazz and Soul with Patience Higgins and the Sugar Hill Quartet

Friday, August 12, 2022 @ 7:00pm
Newark Museum of Art - The Garden
49 Washington Street, Newark, NJ 07102
category: music

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The Who's Tommy

Friday, August 12, 2022 @ 8:00pm
Algonquin Arts Theatre
60 Abe Voorhees, Manasquan, NJ 08736
category: theatre

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Summer Family Thursdays & Fridays

Saturday, August 13, 2022 @ 10:00am
Newark Museum of Art - Main Building
49 Washington Street, Newark, NJ 07102
category: kids

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The Who's Tommy

Saturday, August 13, 2022 @ 8:00pm
Algonquin Arts Theatre
60 Abe Voorhees, Manasquan, NJ 08736
category: theatre

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NEW BRUNSWICK HEART FESTIVAL

Sunday, August 14, 2022 @ 3:00pm
Monument Square
2 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
category: music

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The Who's Tommy

Tuesday, August 16, 2022 @ 3:00pm
Algonquin Arts Theatre
60 Abe Voorhees, Manasquan, NJ 08736
category: theatre

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FREE MOVIE TUESDAYS: ENCANTO

Tuesday, August 16, 2022 @ 10:30am
Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC)
100 South Street, Morristown, NJ 07960
category: film

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FREE MOVIE TUESDAYS: WEST SIDE STORY

Tuesday, August 16, 2022 @ 7:30pm
Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC)
100 South Street, Morristown, NJ 07960
category: film

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IN THE HEIGHTS

Wednesday, August 17, 2022 @ 7:00pm
State Theatre New Jersey
15 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
category: film

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NMOA Summer Series | Bass & Flute Extravaganza

Wednesday, August 17, 2022 @ 7:00pm
Newark Museum of Art - The Garden
49 Washington Street, Newark, NJ 07102
category: music

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The Metromaniacs

Thursday, August 18, 2022 @ 7:30pm
Shakespeare Theatre Of NJ - F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre
36 Madison Avenue, Madison, NJ 07940
category: theatre

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