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Rock On! This Week's Sound Bites...3/16/23

By Danny Coleman

originally published: 03/16/2023

Rock On! This Week

“Getting ready to get back on the road, it’s an East Coast swing," said an elated Rick Estrin as he and The Nightcats prepare to come to the Zlock Performing Arts Center in Newtown, PA for a 7:30 p.m. show on April 7. "What we've been doing the last two or three years is, we'll get something in Europe and so then we'll put together a little East Coast tour to go along with that. So, we're doing Manhattan and the Bucks County thing and a couple of dates in New England and then we're flying to I think Holland; it's only a couple of dates in Holland and it's a makeup for the Moulin Blues Festival in Holland; it's a makeup date leftover from before the pandemic." 

Born in San Francisco; Estrin was very young when he learned the ways of the streets but it was the gift of music that set him on the path he still follows today. When he was 12 years of age, his sister gave him Ray Charles' "The Genius Sings The Blues" and that was all it took for him to immerse himself in the genre. 

Several years later, Estrin bought his first harmonica and by the time he was barely a legal adult; he was performing in area "Black" clubs where he befriended the scene's best and brightest Blues and R & B talent. Performing with legends such as ZZ Hill, Fillmore Slim and in Chicago with Muddy Waters, Estrin eventually joined Little Charlie & The Nightcats and upon Charlie's retirement he assumed the lead role.

Over his six decades in the business, Estrin has seen bands come and go, blues music's rise and fall as well as influence many artists and styles. When asked about his last release, 2019's "Contemporary," the cyclical nature of the Blues genre and how affects his career; he was very forthcoming. 

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“We released "Contemporary" right before the pandemic and that was too bad,” he laughed. “We didn't get to work it and that made me feel like, oh, now it's already time for another one because you’ve gotta keep putting them out there so that you can remain relevant and get gigs basically; ya’ know? I think it is somewhat cyclical but we've been around so long that we have a hardcore fan base; it's not enormous but we've always worked. There's been little ups and downs but everything; I mean, ever since we got with Alligator Records back in the ‘80s, we’ve been working pretty steadily. So, I've been very lucky in that respect but the blues, it was popular music in the ‘50s; it was moderately popular and it's always kind of been a popular ghetto music but ever since there was a revival thing in the 1960s when artists started playing these kind of hippie ballrooms and stuff like that; it's just gotten a little more popular and then it sort of goes away and then it gets a little more popular. The blues just has these little resurgence things here and there but that's the thing that's cool about it; it's a loyal audience and it doesn't ever go away.”  

“There's a lot of women and a lot of younger black artists that are really going back and checking out their history and getting into the Blues and there are some really great people out here," he went on; "We just had in the studio, this kid Harrell and he’s great and there aren’t just a few of these guys that are young and really getting into and digging back in history and getting into it, bringing this stuff back and keeping it alive; there's quite a few. So, that's what's encouraging, to see young people doing this stuff. I also saw a young kid; I saw him when I was over in Switzerland, he was schooled and a great player. So, there's a lot of, like I said, it will never go away. I agree that it comes and goes a little bit but it always stays because that's the roots of all; there's elements of it in practically all pop music and for rock'n'roll and other stuff; that's the roots of everything.”  

Estrin says that although "Contemporary" is their latest release and  “Each song had a different thought process," especially "A song like, “She Nuts Up;because I know you know somebody like this;" that they are close to finishing their next release; even though this one, as he stated earlier, didn't get the time he feels it deserved. 

“Let's see, we’ve got two more songs to cut; we've got about nine or ten that are done and so we just need to finish up. We've got a bunch of new songs and we’re looking to put it out as soon as we can. I don't know how long it's going to take because there's a little bit of a backup on getting records out now because people want vinyl and it takes longer and it is slower to manufacture vinyl. Therefore, I believe or maybe I'm just a cynic or something but the industry just needs to keep some new thing out there and if they can't think of anything new; they'll go back to something old just to keep people buying stuff (laughs). You know, it was the same thing when CDs first came out and then all of these old recordings that had been on vinyl; people had to buy them all over again and the record companies made money. So, that's what they're trying to do, something like that again.” 

“The new record," he continued, "I think it's gonna be good man and the other thing that I would like to say is; I’ve got the best band because I mean, if people come out to see this band; they will be happy. We’ve got the best band right now that's what keeps me going and that always helps. They are the greatest, greatest people and the greatest musicians, the greatest entertainers, they're just really great. Like our drummer, he takes everything up to the next level. He was Little Richard’s drummer for the last 17 years of his career. You know Danny, you're a drummer, you definitely need to come out; you don't want to miss the opportunity to see Derrick. I'm telling you he is fantastic!” 

Rick Estrin & The Nightcats consists of Estrin on harmonica and vocals, Derrick "D'Mar" Martin on drums, Lorenzo Farrell on piano and organ as well as guitarist Christoffer "Kid" Andersen and they are poised to bring their brand of high energy and classic blues music to Zlock PAC on April 7 and the Iridium in New York City on April 8 before they head off to Europe. 

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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

Alchemist & Barrister
28 Witherspoon Street Princeton
(609) 924-5555
Fri. St. Patrick's Day Supporting "Christine's Hope For Kids" feat. (5 p.m.) The Langaroo Band
All shows 21+  
Al's Airport Inn
636 Bear Tavern Road West Trenton
(609) 883-5252
Thurs. 5 p.m. Bev & Dan Duo
Fri. St. Patrick's Day feat. (7 p.m.) DJ Bobby Jones
Sat. (11 a.m.) "Meet The Dogs" Adoption Event (12 p.m.) Acoustic Brunch (5 p.m.) Bill Thomas
Sun. 12 p.m. Sunday Acoustic Brunch 
Mon. 5 p.m. Rob Silvers 
Tues. 7 p.m. Mike & Laura
Wed. 7 p.m. Kindred Spirit Duo
Ancient Order of Hibernians
2419 Kuser Road Hamilton 
Fri. 12 p.m. "St. Patrick's Day" feat. (1 p.m.) DJ Ron Champion Irish Step Dancing, TenPenny Shakes
Sat. 12 p.m. "St. Patrick's Day Parade Day After Party"
Aristaeus Brewing
2475C Big Oak Road Langhorne, PA
(215) 757-2337
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia
Fri. 1 p.m. St. Patrick's Day feat. (7 p.m.) Whiskey Rovers  
Arts Council of Princeton 
102 Witherspoon Street Princeton 
(609) 924-8777
Thurs. 7 p.m. Story & Verse: A Storytelling, Poetic and Spoken Word Open Mic. 
Sat. 10 a.m. Story Time w/ Jeff   
Artworks Trenton  
19 Everett Alley Trenton 
(609) 394-9436  
Sat. 6 p.m. Opening Reception: Women's Caucus for Art & "Metal Lucidity" 
Ashlynn Distillery
32 West Bridge Street Morrisville, PA
Thurs. 5 p.m. Cecil & Carl
Fri. 7 p.m. St. Patrick's Day feat. Singing Humans
Bill's Olde Tavern 
2694 Nottingham Way Hamilton 
(609) 586-0192 
Mon. 7 p.m. Trivia
Tues. 8 p.m. / Wed. 8 p.m. Karaoke
Ages 21+ 
Blend Bar & Bistro    
911 Highway 33 Hamilton 
(609) 245-8887 
Sat. 3 p.m. St. Patrick's Day Parade After Party w/ The Jenks
Tues. 12 p.m. "Honoring Our Heros" Lunch and Learn.   
Blue Bottle Cafe
101 East Broad Street Hopewell
(609) 333-1710
Wed. 6 p.m. Brian Elliot  
Bowman's Tavern 
1600 River Road New Hope, PA 
(215) 862-2972 
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Matt Gordeuk Trio
Fri. (1 p.m.) St. Patrick's Day w/ Jeff Morgan (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. Liz DuFour
Broken Goblet Brewing
2500 State Road Bensalem, PA
(267) 812-5653
Thurs. 8 p.m. Mike Estabrook
Fri. 8 p.m. St. Patrick's Day w/ Righteous Jolly and the Jolly Tinkers, Greg McGarvey, Iceboy Matt, (Special Guests TBA)
Sun. 11 a.m. Sunday Brunch  
Bucks On Bridge 
25 Bridge Street Lambertville
(609) 483-2615
Thurs. 5 p.m. Back Porch Jug Band
Tues. 5 p.m. Chess Night
Wed. 6 p.m. Trivia    
Cadwalader Park
299 Parkside Avenue Trenton
(408) 335-4400
Sun. 1 p.m. What Makes "HER" History w/ Beverly Kesse-Kelley. (Takes place at Ellarslie Museum)    
Candlelight Lounge
24 Passaic Street Trenton  
(609) 695-9612 
Thurs. 6 p.m. Thursday Night Blues Jam. $5
Sat. 3 p.m. Aaron Graves. $20  
Catch A Rising Star (Hyatt Regency Princeton)
102 Carnagie Center Princeton
(781) 568-1471
Fri. 8 p.m. Gary Delena Hosted by Jay Silverberg. $23.69, Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
Sat. 7:30 p.m. Gary Delena Hosted by Jay Silverberg. $23.69, 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
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. Tanglewood
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. Kindred Spirit
Sun. 7 p.m. Annual "Women's History" Comedy Show Hosted by B-Phlat feat. Jo Jo Collins, Reggie K Jackson, Barbara Carlyle. Music by DJ Nikki Dee 
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. Joe Grillo  
Color Me Mine (Princeton Shopping Center)
301 Harrison Street Princeton 
(609) 581-9500
Fri. 6 p.m. Egg Painting Party
Continental Tavern 
2 North Main Street Yardley, PA  
(215) 493-9191 
Fri. St. Patrick's Day feat. Irish Step Dancers (3 p.m.) Righteous Jolly & The Jolly Tinkers
Cooper's Riverview                                                                     
50 Riverview Plaza Trenton
(609) 393-7300
Thurs. 7 p.m. Eric Clapton Tribute w/ "Best Of Clapton" 
Fri. (8 p.m.) St. Patrick's Day w/ Shameless (9 p.m.) DJ Jazzi
Sat. 8 p.m. Se7en
Sun. (10:30 a.m.) Sunday "Jazz" Brunch w/ Victor Tarassov (4:30 p.m.) "A Musical Tribute to the Memory of Suzanne Lippincott" Hosted by Michael Slom feat. Kindred Spirit, Joe Zook & Paul Plumeri w/ Billy Holt and Rick Lawon, Best of Clapton, Jimmy Mannix, Lance Reichert, El Ka Bong, members of AudioPilot, Unleashed, Karaoke by Supe Dave Curtis. 
Tues. 5 p.m. Salsa Tuesdays w/ DJ Jay Serrano
Wed. (7 p.m.) Blues Jam (8 p.m.) Disco “Hustle” Night w/ "Guest" DJs. $5   
Crossing Vineyard and Winery 
1853 Wrightstown Road Washington Crossing, PA
(215) 493-6500
Thurs. 6 p.m. "Ireland Forever" feat. Irish Music, drink specials. 
Sat. / Sun. 2 p.m. Boys of County Bucks 
Cross Pollination Gallery
2 North Union Street Lambertville
(609) 213-6734
Fri. 5 p.m. "Friday Happy Hour." (Talk art, wine and musicians who bring instruments)
Curran’s Irish Inn
1909 Bristol Pike Bensalem, PA
(215) 245-1800
Thurs. 7 p.m. Music Bingo
Sat. 8 p.m. Time Peace
Tues. 7:30 p.m. Quizzo
Dacey's Pub
215 West Philadelphia Avenue Morrisville, PA
(215) 295-4838
Fri. St. Patrick's Day feat. (3:30 p.m.) Chrome Pony  
Wed. 8 p.m. Quizzo                                                                                                                                                      
Dadz Bar and Grill
744 Main Street Lumberton
Thurs. 7 p.m. Open Mic w/ Jimmy Mannix
Sun. 3 p.m. Sunday's Afternoon
Tues. 7 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Edgar Anderson 
Eddington House Bensalem
2813 Hulmeville Road, Bensalem, PA
(215) 639-1220
Fri. 8 p.m. Se7en  
Flying Pig Tavern & Tap
167 US-Route 130 North Bordentown
(609) 899-7447
Fri. 9 p.m. 44 Fridays
Sat. 8 p.m. Joanna Caruso
Tues. 9 p.m. Karaoke
Wed. 8 p.m. Trivia  
Forsgate Country Club   
375 Forsgate Drive Monroe 
(732) 521-0700  
Fri. 6 p.m. St. Patrick's Day Celebration feat. (7 p.m.) Celtic Balladeers (8 p.m.) Fitzpatrick Irish Dancers
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  
1031 Washington Boulevard Robbinsville 
(609) 426-9203 
Wed. 6 p.m. Open Mic Night Hosted by Kevin McGowan and/or Gino Formaroli (Sign-ups begin at 5:30 p.m.) 
Gleason's Bar
6700 Mill Creek Road Levittown, PA
(215) 943-4781
Thurs. 7 p.m. March madness Party, Music Bingo / “Ladies Night” Hosted by Best Choice Productions
Fri. St. Patrick's Day feat. (5 p.m.) Fitzpatrick Irish Dancers (8 p.m.) Never Enough
Sat. 8 p.m. Whiskey Grin
Tues. 6:30 p.m. Trivia Night Hosted by Best Choice Productions    
Green Parrot Restaurant Pub, & Patio
240 North Sycamore Street Newtown Township, PA
(215) 504-7277
Thurs. 7 p.m. "Newtown Irish Festival" feat. (9 p.m.) The Shantys
Fri. 4 p.m. "Newtown Irish Festival/St. Patrick's Day" feat. Jamison
Sat. 9 p.m.  "Newtown Irish Festival" feat. Fat Mezz
Sun. "Newtown Irish Festival" feat. (10 a.m.) Memorial Mass w. Fr. Kyle (12 p.m.) Frank Daly (1 p.m.) Scott the Balloon Artist (2 p.m.) Shades of Green Irish Dancers (7 p.m.) Go Go Gadjet  
Grover's Mill Coffee House 
Princeton-Hightstown Road Princeton Junction   
(609) 716-8771  
Thurs. 6 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Wade Prestridge
Hamilton Tap & Grill
557 US Route 130 North Hamilton
(609) 905-0925
Thurs. (12 p.m.) "3rd Annual Brewer's Bracket Competition Kickoff" (6:30 p.m.) Music Bingo w/ DJ Nebbs
Sat. 11a.m. St. Patrick's Day feat. (3 p.m.) Bagpipers 
Wed. 7 p.m. Trivia   
Hamilton Township Public Library 
1 Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. Way Hamilton 
(609) 581-4060
Thurs. 7 p.m. St. Patrick's Day Concert: The Music of Ireland and Scotland feat. Charlie Zahm. (FREE event) 
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. 9:30 p.m. St. Patrick's Day DJ Dance Party
Sat. 9:30 p.m. St. Patrick's day "Still Dancing" DJ Dance Party 
Sun. 7 p.m. Amish Outlaws. $15 Ages 21+
Mon. (9 p.m.) "Lipstick Mondays Drag Show" Hosted by Cyannie Lopez (11 p.m.) Karaoke w/ Dwayne
Tues. 7 p.m. Jillian Ashcroft Jazz Quartet
Wed. 7 p.m. Jumper Duo  
Hopewell Valley Vineyards 
46 Yard Avenue Pennington 
(609) 737-4465 
Fri. 4 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. (5 p.m.) Catmoondaddy
Sat. 5 p.m."Music & Merlot" feat. Rainbow Fresh
Sun. 1:30 p.m. Rob Messina'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.) St. Patrick's Day feat. (8 p.m.) Midnight Sun 
Sat. 8:30 p.m. Karaoke w/ Paula & Sam
Mon. 7 p.m. Motown Mondays w/ rotating DJs BeeNice, Rawskillz, JusGroove
Tues. 8 p.m. Acoustic Tuesday w/ Bad Mother Folker
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
Thurs. 7 p.m. Guinness Night "Put Your Face On A Pint Glass" 
Fri. St. Patrick's Day feat. (12 p.m.) Ty Kingsley (7 p.m.) Dom & Jesse
Sat. 8 p.m. DJ entertainment
Wed. 7 p.m. Quizzo Night 
Iron Plow Vineyards 
26750 Mount Pleasant Road Columbus 
(732) 306-9111
Fri. 6:30 p.m. Ant Cannuli
Sat. 2 p.m. Bob & Dave 
Sun. 2 p.m. AudioPilot
Iron Plow Vineyards Tasting Room
61 High Street Mt. Holly
(732) 306-9111
Sat. 6:30 p.m. Wounded Souls / Book Signing by "Trenna"  
John & Peter's 
96 S. Main Street New Hope, Pa 
(215) 862-5981
Thurs. 9 p.m. Chris Harford and Band of Changes. $10
Fri. 9 p.m. Sam Ryan Band
Sat. (3 p.m.) Eastview (9 p.m.) Joy On Fire, The Extensions, Heavy Flow
Sun. 7 p.m. The Trichomes
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
Fri. 9 a.m. St. Patrick's Day feat. (12 p.m.) The Successful Failures (2 p.m.) Mark Sacco (4 p.m.) Bantry Boys
Sat. 11 a.m. "St. Patrick's Day Parade After Party" feat. (5:30 p.m.) Kenny Dubman Duo (9 p.m.) DJ Dan
Sun. 10 a.m. "Sunday Funday" Brunch 
Mon. 8 p.m. "Industry Night"
Lakeside Cafe and Liquors
129 Route 31 North Pennington
(609) 621-9998
Fri. 6:30 p.m. Strange Brew Crew  
Lambertville House 
32 Bridge Street Lambertville 
(609) 397-0200 
Fri. 6 p.m. Snapdragons   
Laurita Winery 
85 Archertown Road New Egypt 
(609) 752-0200
Thurs. 7 p.m. "Laurita Idol" Adult Tryouts
Fri. 7 p.m. St. Patrick's Day Dinner. $40, $70, $85 (Includes 3-course meal, dessert, 2 FREE glasses of Wine) 
Sat. 11:30 a.m. "St. Patrick's Day Celebration" feat. (11:30 p.m.) The Bog Boys (2 p.m.) The Devrin Academy of Irish Dance (4 p.m.) Six Mile Cross
Sun. 11:30 a.m. "St. Patrick's Day Celebration" feat. (2 p.m.) The Successful Failures
Wed. 7 p.m. "Red Boots" Paint & Sip. $50 (Includes one glass of wine)  
87a South Main Street New Hope, PA
(215) 862-2739
Wed. 6:30 p.m. Open Mic Night feat. Allie Tucker  
Marie's Kozy Korner
111 Trenton Road Fairless Hills, PA
(215) 943-3131
Fri. 12 p.m. St. Patrick's Day feat. All-Day Irish Buffet (7 p.m.) Blue Reign 
McStews Irish Sports Pub 
5316 New Falls Road Levittown, PA 
(215) 949-9570 
Fri. St. Patrick's Day feat. (4 p.m.) SoulShine (9 p.m.) Last Call
Sat. 9 p.m. Doc Hollywood
Tues. 7:30 p.m. Trivia Night
Millhill Basement 
300 S. Broad Street Trenton 
(609) 989-1600 
Fri. 9:30 p.m. Sour Station. $10
Wed. 9 p.m. PISSED!, 430 Steps, Molotov Muchado. $10, ages 21+   
More Than Q
13 Klines Court Lambertville  
(609) 773-0072  
Sat. 2 p.m. Ernie White
Music Mountain Theater
1483 Route 179 Lambertville
Fri. 8 p.m. "Oliver"
Sat. 3 p.m./ 8 p.m. "Oliver"
Sun. 3 p.m. "Oliver"
Naked Brewing Company
212 Mill Street Bristol, PA
(267) 544-7129
Thurs.6:30 p.m. Dana Collins Project
Fri.  6:30 p.m. Mojo & The Helper Monkeys
Sat. 7 p.m. Low Totem
Sun. 11 a.m. Weekend Brunch 
Tues. 7 p.m. Trivia
Nassau Presbyterian Church
61 Nassau Street Princeton
Thurs. 12 p.m. Conservatory at Nassau: Music for Oboe, Horn and Piano
Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company
909 Ray Avenue Croydon, PA
(215) 458-7081
Thurs. 5 p.m. Trivia Night 
Fri. 6 p.m. St. Patrick's Day w/ The Tullamore Crew
Sat. 7 p.m. 11 a.m. "Hair of the Dog Brunch" w/ The Clean Plate Crew
Sun. 12 p.m. Yoga & Beer w/ Trina  
New Hope Winery / Tavern
6123 Lower York Road New Hope, PA
(215) 794-2331
Sun. 1 p.m. Sunday Jazz  
Newtown Brewing Company
103 Penns Trail Newtown, PA
(215) 944-8609
Thurs. 7:30 p.m. "Beer" Trivia
Fri. 6 p.m. St. Patrick's Day Weekend" feat. JDuo
Sat. St. Patrick's Day Weekend" feat.  (4 p.m.) Irish Dancers (6 p.m.) Brian Elliot
Nick's Roast Beef
4501 Woodhaven Road West Philadelphia, PA
(215) 637-5151
Thurs. 7 p.m.  Trivia
Fri.  St. Patrick's Day feat. (3 p.m.) Keep The Change (6 p.m.) Mike McCullough (9 p.m.) Fish Out Of Water
Sat. St. Patrick's Day/Weekend feat. (3 p.m.) Connolly, Murphy & Friends (9 p.m.) DJ Eric B Freestyle
Sun. St. Patrick's Day/Weekend feat. (4 p.m.) AJ Slick 
Wed. 7 p.m. Karaoke
Nottingham Tavern 
9 Mercer Street Hamilton Square 
(609) 587-6623 
Thurs. 9:30 pm. Karaoke w/ Super Dave Curtis. 
Fri. St. Patrick's Day w/ (12 p.m.) The Williamsboy (3 p.m.) Radio Fiction (9:30 p.m.) Blind Lemon Pie
Sat. Hamilton St. Patrick's Day Parade Day feat. (9:30 p.m.) Arhouse
Ages 21+    
O'Connors American Bar & Grille  
1383 Monmouth Road Easthampton  
(609) 261-1555
Fri. St. Patrick's Day feat. (2 p.m.) The Kennedys
Odd Logic Brewing Co. 
500 Bristol Pike, Bristol, PA 
Thurs. 6 p.m. Trivia
O'Fowley's Tavern & Grill 
200 State Road Croydon, PA 
(215) 785-6998
Fri. St. Patick's Day feat. (6:30 p.m.) Mike Brill (9:30 p.m.) DJ Ray
Sat. 9 p.m. DJ Glenn
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
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Trivia 
Old Town Pub 
135 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown 
(609) 291-9232
Thurs. 7 p.m. Quizzoholics Trivia 
Fri. St. Patrick's Day at Old Town Pub feat. (2 p.m.) Modern Mojo (8 p.m.) Radi O'Fiction
Sat. (8 a.m.) Lucky Leprechaun 5K Run/Walk (12 p.m.) St. Patrick's Party in the Parking Lot feat. Modern Mojo, Men of Horses. $8 (advance) (9 p.m.) Jay Oliver
Sun. 10 a.m. Brunch
Tues. 6 p.m. Taco Tuesday w/ Radio Fiction
Olde Liberty Tavern
2114 Liberty Street Trenton
(609) 396-22622
Sat. 3 p.m. St. Patrick's Day Parade After Party feat. (7 p.m.) DJ Dream
Palmer Square
40 Nassau Street Princeton
Thurs. 4 p.m. "Skating On The Square" $10/$12 (Includes skate rental) 
Fri. 4 p.m. "Skating On The Square" $10/$12 (Includes skate rental) 
Sat. 12 p.m. / 4 p.m. "Skating On the Square" $10/$12 (Includes skate rental) 
Sun. (12 p.m. / 4 p.m.) "Skating On the Square" $10/$12 (Includes skate rental)  
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  
Fri. 8 p.m. St. Patrick's Day w/ The Riverdogs
Sat. 8 p.m. Paul Plumeri Band
Wed. 7 p.m. "Quizzo"  
Patriot's Theater at The War Memorial                                                                                                                                             1 Memorial Drive Trenton
(609) 984-8400
Sat. 7:30 p.m. Vivaldi's "The Seasons" feat: Lorenzo Mazzamuto  
Princeton Country Club 
1-Wheeler Way West Windsor
(609) 452-9382
Thurs. 6 p.m. Karaoke Night w/ Live DJ 
Fri. 6 p.m. Happy Hour w/ Live DJ 
Sun. 11 a.m. Jazz Brunch    
Princeton Folk Music Society (Christ Congregation Church)
50 Walnut Lane Princeton
(609) 799-0944
Fri. 8 p.m. Rakish  
Princeton University (Richardson Auditorium)
Nassau Street Princeton
Fri. 8 p.m. New Jersey Symphony Stars
Sun. 4 p.m. Bach: "St. John Passion"   
Puss N Boots Tavern
942 Tenton Road Fairless Hills, PA
(215) 295-8236
Fri. 8 p.m. Karaoke
Tues. 7 p.m. Trivia
Recklesstown Farm Distillery
2800 Route 206 North Columbus
(609) 784-8046
Sat. 7 p.m. "Films" Trivia  
River House at Odette’s
274 South Rive Road New Hope, PA
(215) 682-2022
Thurs. (7 p.m.) Gina Corso (9 p.m.) Cara Cartney
Fri. (7 p.m.) Keith Franklin Jazz Duo (9 p.m.) Mark Smith Duo
Sat. (11:30 a.m.) Brunch w/ Russell Norkevich (7 p.m.) Max Rogers (9 p.m.) Rachel & Ty
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. Camille Peruto
Wed. 7 p.m. Megan Knight
Robin's Nest Restaurant
2 Washington Street Mount Holly
(609) 261-6149
Sun. 10 a.m. Brunch w/ Spiderman & Wonder Woman. $22.95 (Adults / $16.95 Kids. Includes buffet, hot/cold drinks, cash bar) 
Rose Bank Winery 
258 Durham Road Newtown, PA  
(215) 860-5899 
Sat. 1 p.m. "Tastings & Tunes in the Buckman Barn" feat. (TBA)    
Rossi's Bar & Grill 
2110 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road Hamilton 
(609) 890-2004 
Thurs. 5:30 p.m. Ernie White
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, PA
(267) 812-5251
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia  
Shady Brook Farm
931 Stony Hill Road Yardley, PA
(215) 968-1670
Thurs. Trivia 
Fri. 6 p.m. Winter UnWINEd Concert feat. Celtic Pride
Sat. 6:30 p.m. Winter UnWINEd Concert feat. (12 p.m.) Celtic Pride (6 p.m.) Righteous Jolly & The Jolly Tinkers
Slim's Irish Pub
2195 Galloway Road Bensalem, PA
(267) 332-0047
Fri. 8 p.m. LeCompt
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. Jeff Miller  
Sparky World-Famous Beer Garden
4333 New Falls Road Levittown, PA
(215) 943-2321
Thurs. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ DJ Dana
Fri. 7 a.m. St. Patrick's Day feat. (5 p.m.) DJ Dana
Sat. 9:30 p.m. Dino And The Demolition
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. Len Fennessey Trio    
Stars & Stripes Harley Davidson
600 South Flowers Mill Road Langhorne, PA
(215) 752-9400
Sat. 12 p.m. "Ready to Ride" Workshop  
Steam Pub
606 2nd Street Pike Southampton, PA
(215) 942-6468
Thurs. 7:30 p.m. Ryan Sab
Fri. St. Patrick's Day/Weekend feat. (1 p.m.) Live Bands (4 p.m.) Irish Dancers (10 p.m.) DJ Ernesto 
Sat. St. Patrick's Day/Weekend feat. (4 p.m.) Irish Dancers (5 p.m.) John David Valenteen (10 p.m.) Fuzzy Bunny Slippers
Wed. 6:30 p.m. Irish Whiskey Dinner. 
Stone Terrace by John Henry's
2275 Kuser Road Hamilton  
(609) 581-8855    
Sun. 1 p.m. Feast of St. Joseph Dinner Dance. $65 (Adults / $15 Kids)
1675 at The Ridges
4666 East Bristol Road Trevose, PA
(215) 876-6868
Fri. 7 p.m. The Johns
Sat. 6 p.m. Bev & Dan Duo
Sun. 6 p.m. Rock-a-Billy Sunday feat. Dibbs and the Detonators. $10
1675 Spirits
2685 Bristol Pike Bensalem, PA
(215) 645-1445
Sat. 6 p.m. SoulShine 
Tara's Tavern
1 Cookstown-New Egypt Road, Wrightstown 
(609) 286-2300 
Thurs. 7:30 p.m. "St. Patty's Bash" feat. Rowdy Bardlings
Fri. 8:30 p.m. "St. Patty's Bash" feat. Bent Mushroom  
Sat. 8:30 p.m. "St. Patty's Bash" feat. The Williamsboy
Tavern On The Lake  
101 Main Street Hightstown 
(609) 426-9345  
Fri. 12 p.m. All Day St. Patrick's Day Party feat. (5 p.m.) DJ entertainment 
Tues. 6 p.m. Trivia
Wed. 7 p.m. Karaoke     
Temperance House 
5 South State Street Newtown, PA 
(215) 944-8050 
Thurs. 7 p.m. Steve Guyger and Filthy Rich 
Fri. 7 p.m. Kate & Bob
Mon. 7 p.m. Trivia Hosted by Neville Esquire
Tues. 7 p.m. Beginner Line Dance Lessons w/ Jeremy Line Dance. $40/4 Weeks
Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic Night w/ Cara Cartney  
Terhune Orchards  
330 Cold Soil Road Princeton 
(609) 924-2310 
Sat. 1 p.m. "Weekend Music Series" feat. Allan Willcockson
Sun. 1 p.m. "Weekend Music Series" feat. Michael Patrick   
TGI Fridays
780 Route 130 South Hamilton 
(609) 581-6910  
Sun. 9 p.m. Trivia Game Night / SIN Sundays  
TGI Fridays
3535 U.S. Route 1 North #275 Princeton
(609) 520-0378
Thurs. 8 p.m. Trivia Night
Fri. 6 p.m. Joshua Van Ness
Sun. 1 p.m. Lisa Bouchelle 
The Birdhouse Center For The Arts
7 North Main Street Lambertville 
(215) 681-4660 
Sun. 7:30 p.m. The Foreign Landers
Tues. 7:30 p.m. NJNO the "not just nyckelharpa orchestra" Community Orchestra   
The Bog (Cranbury Golf Club)
49 Southfield Road West Windsor
(609) 799-0341
Sun. 11 a.m. St. Patrick's Day Brunch feat. (12 p.m.) Steve Riley Band  
The Buck Hotel
1200 Buck Road Feasterville, PA
(215) 396-2002
Thurs. 7 p.m. Kirko
Fri. 7 p.m. St. Patrick's Day Party w/ Love Junk
Sat. 11 a.m. Brunch 
Sun. 11 a.m. Brunch 
Tues. 7 p.m. Danny Lynch Duo  
The Cool Cricket 
216 Burlington Street Fieldsboro 
(609) 291-9110 
Fri. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ Dave Curtis
Fri. 9 p.m. St. Patrick's Day Party w/ El Ka Bong
Sat. 9 p.m. Asylum Choir
The Cure Insurance Center  
81 Hamilton Ave. Trenton   
(609) 656-3200   
Thurs. 7 p.m. Disney On Ice: Find Your Hero. 
Fri. 7 p.m. Disney On Ice: Find Your Hero.
Sat. 11 a.m./3 p.m./7 p.m. Disney On Ice: Find Your Hero.
Sun. 11 a.m. Disney On Ice: Find Your Hero.
The Dubliner
34 North Main Street New Hope, PA
(215) 693-1816
Fri. 4 p.m. St. Patrick's Day w/ Na Bodach
Sat. 7 p.m. Keith Quinn w/ Blair Cunningham
Sun. 2 p.m. David Falcone 
The Five Four Bar & Grill
8919 New Falls Road Levittown, PA
(215) 547-5525
Thurs. 8 p.m. Karaoke w/ Paula and Sam
Fri. St. Patrick's Day feat. (3 p.m.) Connolly & Murphy (8 p.m.) WitZend
Sat. 9 p.m. Big Whiskey
Tues. 7:30 p.m. Music Bingo w/ Jonathan Appel
Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Chris Benedetti  
The HOB Tavern 
146 Second Street Bordentown 
(609) 291-7020 
Tues 7 p.m.  Music Bingo
Wed. 8 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Bill Burns-Lynch
The Irish Horne Bar & Restaurant
882 2nd Street Pike Richboro, PA
(215) 942-4000
Sun. 3 p.m. Side Hustle  
The Ivy Inn 
248 Nassau Street Princeton 
(609) 921-8555 
Fri. 9:30 p.m. DJ Bobby Luv
Sat. 9:30 p.m. DJ Soto
Tues. 8 p.m. Quizzo w/ Bob E Luv
Wed. 10 p.m. Karaoke  
The Morrisville Tavern
376 West Trenton Avenue Morrisville, PA
(215) 295-5310
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia
Fri. 8 p.m. St. Patrick's Day Party w/ Little Sister
Mon. 7 p.m. Open Mic Night Comedy and Music
Tues. 7 p.m. Music Bingo
Wed. 7 p.m. Trivia Night
The Roost 
181 Rte. 539 Cream Ridge 
(609) 208-0050
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. DC Duo
Fri. 8 p.m. 80s Undercover
Sat. 8 p.m. Diablo Sandwich Band
Wed. 6 p.m. Joe Vadala
The Sycamore Grill 
255 North Sycamore Street Newtown, PA 
(215) 908-6326 
Fri. St. Patrick's Day feat. (4 p.m.) Joe Robinson (8:30 p.m.) Kickbax Acoustic Trio
Sat. 8 p.m. Two For Flinching
The Tavern at Penns Park
2295 Second Street Pike Newtown, PA
(267) 491-5658
Fri. 7 p.m. St. Patrick's Day feat. (7 p.m.) Atomic Blonde and The Sneaks, Bagpipers
Wed. 7 p.m. Music Bingo w/ Jonathan Appel 2nd Wed
The Union Firehouse
18 Washington Street Mount Holly
(609) 288-6491
Thurs. 8 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Donny Rocket. Doors open at 7 p.m.
Fri. 8 p.m. Big Country and The Finger Pickin' Good Band / Melissa Ann. Doors open at 7 p.m.
Sun. 5 p.m. School of Rock Cherry Hill vs The House Band.  
Third State Brewing  
352 High Street Burlington  
(609) 387-1620 
Fri. 12 p.m. St. Patrick's Day feat. (7 p.m.) Shelter In Place  
Tir Na Nog 
1324 Hamilton Avenue Trenton 
(609) 392-2554
Fri. 9 a.m. St. Patrick's Day feat. (11 a.m.) Diarmuid MacSuibhne (4 p.m.) Some Assembly Required (8 p.m.) The Successful Failures
Sat.11 a.m. St. Patrick's Day Parade After Party
Sun. 3 p.m. "Irish Sessions" 
Tues. 8 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Jerry & John Monk
All Shows 21+ 
Train Wreck Distillery  
25 Madison Avenue Mount Holly  
(609) 288-6300
Fri. 5 p.m. St. Patrick's Day Party feat. (7 p.m.) Rowdy Barling 
Trenton Social  
449 South Broad Street Trenton 
(609) 989-7777
Thurs. 5 p.m. "Happy Hour Throwback Thursday"
Fri. 6 p.m. "The Collab Vol. 1" Hosted by Buck Malvo and Brass Rabbit feat. works by Liz Amarel, Anthony Argenti, Kathleen Liao Hurley, Vee Katz, Phillip McConnell, Delgira Samtonova, C.a. Shofed, Ras, David Timothy. 
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  
Fri. 8 p.m. St. Patrick's Day w/ Aaron Quarterman  
Under The Moon
23 North Union Street Lambertville
(609) 397-1710
Fri. 6 p.m. Dan Kassel
Sat. (12 p.m.) Matt Gordeuk (6 p.m.) Russell Norkevich
Wed. 5:30 p.m. Chris Giakas  
Vault Brewing Company
10 South Main Street Yardley, PA
(267) 573-4291
Fri. 7 p.m. Tom Tallitsch Duo
Sat. 7 p.m. Paul Lingerman Trio
Vault Smoke House
19 West College Avenue Yardley, PA
(267) 907-8550
Sat. 6 p.m. Acoustic Keys  
Wildflowers Inn 
2572 Pennington Road Pennington   
(609) 773-2392
Thurs. 6 p.m. Rob Silvers
Witherspoon Grill
57 Witherspoon Street Princeton
(609) 924-6011
Tues. 6:30 p.m. Danielle Illario
Working Dog Winery 
610 Windsor Perrineville Road Hightstown 
(609) 371-6000
Sat. 1 p.m. Ronnie Brandt
Sun. 1 p.m. Kevin McGowan
WWFM 89.1 FM HD2 Radio
MCCC Old Trenton Road West Windsor
Mon. 7 p.m. "Danny Coleman's Got The Blues"
Yankee Doodle Tap Room
10 Palmer Square Princeton
(609) 921-7500
Fri. St. Patrick's Day feat. (7 p.m.) The Funiciello Brothers
Zlock Performing Arts Center
275 Swamp Road Newtown, PA
(215) 968-8469
Fri. 7:30 p.m. "Me, Myself & Barbra" feat. Jenna Pastuszek

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