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Rock On! This Week's Sound Bites...4/18/24


By Danny Coleman

originally published: 04/18/2024

Rock On! This Week

"I tell everyone that I'm the last surviving original member of my band, however I had a 50/50 chance where some other guys didn't," laughed John Ford Coley as he reflected upon his former partnership with the late England Dan, current bands with no original members, his very loyal fan base and his fellow mellow rockers as they get ready to bring "Rock The Dock" to Englewood, NJ for a night of some of the greatest adult contemporary and easy listening tunes ever created. 

April 27 finds John and his fellow sailors docking the "Yacht" at the Bergen PAC as they are winding down this current leg of their journey but keeping the crew together is never an easy task and as the years go by it is beginning to get more difficult. 

"Yes, It's gonna be me, Ambrosia, Peter Beckett and Walter Egan; we've played here before. We try to keep the same people in there if possible but they are getting hard to find; seriously, it is getting harder and harder. Gary passed away, Stephen Bishop doesn't tour anymore, there are people who can do it and those who can not. Ambrosia still backs everyone up and they've still got the original guys in there except David Pack, he's no longer with the group." 

Musicians often think of themselves as time machines; their talents and skills allow every one of us to travel back to moments, remember events, milestones, tragedies and triumphs just by whatever song they perform. In John's case, songs such as, "I'd Really Love to See You Tonight" or "We'll Never have to Say Goodbye Again" among others have stood the test of time and are still as popular as they were in the mid 1970s. A true testament to one's talent but that can also come with a price; how does an artist approach new material when the fans appreciate the old material so passionately? 



 
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"We generally don't play new songs and the reason why is because the audience, when they come to see us play, they really want to go down memory lane and I get that and it's hard to play new songs. When I play by myself I can play maybe one or two but again, you're still kind of regulated to the songs that they remember and they do not relate to the new songs so, that's just kind of where it is. I've got two, no, actually three new albums. I have a thing called, "Eclectic;" it's 26 brand new songs and another called "Sketches" which is 10 songs you've not heard either and then I did the "Long Way Home: Live In Israel & L.A." and you get a lot of mix of the new and the old stuff there. The thing is though, they (The audience/fans) have come to hear those songs; I enjoy playing the old songs but every now and then it is nice to have a new song to play but that's the way it is; it's just the way it is."

With Ambrosia leading the way with their own set as well as doubling as the "House band," what can one expect at a show such as this as well as beyond?

"The entire set is probably about 90 minutes or so. I play four songs, Walter plays about three, Peter plays about three; sometimes  I play five  and then Ambrosia finishes out the night because again, I had like six hits and you want to play at least four of those; the Top 10s and then not play "Gone To(o) Far." The thing is, I'm playing hits, I don't know what Peter plays, I think he plays a couple of covers because their big hit was "Baby Come Back" and Walter's was the other one, "Magnet and Steel." 

"The night before this show, I'll be in Detroit and I just came off a big long run in March and April. So, I'm just doing a couple of things for fun in May and then we start again in June and we're touring quite a bit which is really great." 

To discover more about John Ford Coley or to purchase tickets to the Bergen PAC, please visit https://johnfordcoley.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


Allentown Borough
Main Street Allentown
Sat. 10 a.m. "Allentown Spring Stroll" Street Fair
Al's Airport Inn
636 Bear Tavern Road West Trenton
(609) 883-5252 
Thurs. (5 p.m.) Jonathan Savage (11 p.m.) Taylor Swift New Album Listening Party and Trivia
Sat. (12 p.m.) Acoustic Brunch (5 p.m.) Redbird
Sun. (12 p.m.) Sunday Acoustic Brunch w/  (6 p.m.) 
Mon. 5 p.m. Joe Hutchinson
Tues. 7 p.m. Jessica DiDonato
Wed. (4 p.m.) LGBTQ Happy Hour (7 p.m.) Jessica DiDonato
Ancient Order of Hibernians 
2419 Kuser Road Hamilton 
Fri. 7 p.m. Karaoke
Aristaeus Brewing
2475C Big Oak Road Langhorne, PA 
(215) 757-2337
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia 
Fri. 7 p.m. JDuo
Sun. 2 p.m. Bill Thomas
Arts Council of Princeton 
102 Witherspoon Street Princeton 
(609) 924-8777 
Thurs. 7 p.m. Story & Verse: A Storytelling, Poetry and Spoken Word Open Mic
Fri. 5 p.m. Gallery opening: The Olivia & Leslie Rainbow Foundation
Sat. (10 a.m.) Musical Minds: Ages 9 Months to 2 Years. (10:30 a.m.) Musical Minds: Ages 3 to 5 Years.
Wed. (10 a.m.) Musical Minds: Ages 9 Months to 2 Years. (10:30 a.m.) Musical Minds: Ages 3 to 5 Years (7 p.m.) Jersey Art Meet-Up 
Ashlynn Distillery 
32 West Bridge Street Morrisville, PA 
Thurs. 6 p.m. Cecil & Carl
Fri. 7 p.m. Julianne Hartwell
Sat. 7 p.m. Diane & PK
Sun. 3 p.m. Cecil & Troy Cain
Wed. 6 p.m. Cara Cartney
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 w/ DJ Burn and Super Dave
Ages 21+
Bit-hin' Kitten Brewery
58-B East Bridge Street Morrisville, PA
(267) 799-5348
Wed. 7 p.m. Quizzo
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. 11 a.m. John Abbott  
Bowman's Tavern 
1600 River Road New Hope, PA 
(215) 862-2972
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Matt Gordeuk 
Fri. (5:30 p.m.) Bennett Lee (8 p.m.) Bob Egan 
Sat. 7 p.m. Dave Dales Trio
Sun. (12 p.m.) Bill Avayou Trio (6 p.m.) Lorenzo
Tues. 6 p.m. Tony Alosi
Wed. 6 p.m. Liz DuFour  
Bristol Riverside Theater 
2501 Bath Road Bristol, PA
(215) 785-0100 
Sun. 4 p.m. HIMBG
Broken Goblet Brewing
2500 State Road Bensalem, PA
(267) 812-5653
Thurs. 7 p.m. Pig Destroyer, Jarhead Fertilizer, No/Mas, Bandit. $25 (advance), doors open at 6:30 p.m., ages 18+
Fri./Sat./Sun. 12 p.m. "This Is Not Croydon Fest 5" $54.33, $59.76, $97.79 (2 day pass) 
Bruno's Bicycles, One Sweet Ride
19 South Main Street Allentown
(609) 208-0544
Fri. 5 p.m. "Allentown Spring Stroll" Beer & Wine Garden. $5 
Sat. 12 p.m.  "Allentown Spring Stroll" Beer & Wine Garden. $5 
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 Fairgrounds and Pavillion
1960 Jacksonville Jobstown Road Columbus
(609) 265-5858
Sat. 12 p.m. Fur Baby Festival feat. (3 p.m.) Shore Bet
Candlelight Lounge 
24 Passaic Street Trenton  
(609) 695-9612 
Thurs. 6 p.m. Thursday Night Blues Jam. $5
Sat. 3:30 p.m. "Eat Local" Meet-Up. 
Catch A Rising Star (Hyatt Regency Princeton) 
102 Carnagie Center Princeton
(781) 568-1471
Fri. 8 p.m. Bob Nelson. $26.50, Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
Sat. 7:30 p.m. Bob Nelson. $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
Chesterfield Inn
633 Chesterfield-Arneytown Road Chesterfield
(609) 298-1917
Thurs. 8 p.m. Karaoke w/ DJ Burn
Sat. 9 p.m. Groove Pocket
City Streets
510 Highway 130 South East Windsor
(609) 426-9400
Sat. 9 p.m. Tanglewood
Wed. 6:30 p.m. "Wine Down Wednesdays" w/ Rich Genoval
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 p.m. "Bands for Bud" feat. Ernie White, Kindred Spirit, Meg Hanson, Joe Zook, Mikey Junior. 
Continental Tavern
2 North Main Street Yardley, PA  
(215) 493-9191
Thurs. 6 p.m. "Ladies Night" w/ Magician/Mentalist/Tarot Card Reader Matt Swanson
Fri. 8 p.m. Mike & Laura
Sat. 8 p.m. John Thomas
Cooper's Riverview                                                                     
50 Riverview Plaza Trenton
(609) 393-7300 
Thurs. 7 p.m. Cosmic Jerry Band
Fri. 5 p.m. Happy Hour (7 p.m.) Se7en Band / DJ Jazzi
Sat. 9 p.m. Split Decision / DJ Jon Rossi. (VIP and Dinner Packages Available) 
Cream Ridge Winery
145 Route 539 Cream Ridge 
(609) 259-9797 
Sat. 8 a.m. Run with Eagles 5K Run/Walk  
Crossing Vineyard and Winery
1853 Wrightstown Road Washington Crossing, PA
(215) 493-6500 
Thurs. (7 p.m.) Tarot Card Reading & Wine Tasting (7:30 p.m.) "I'm Gonna wash That Man Right Out of My Hair" An Evening of Broadway and Sassy Pop w/ Cait Dailey & Eric Smrcka. $25
Sat. 2 p.m. Jim Nelsen
Sun. 2 p.m. Kat Rivers
Crosswicks Community House 
480 Main Street Crosswicks
(609) 442-5830
Fri. (7:30 p.m.) The Successful Failures (8 p.m.) Annual Comedy Night feat. Brian Cichocki, Buddy Fitzpatrick. BYOB, doors open at 7 p.m. (SOLD OUT please check for availability)
Curran’s Irish Inn
1909 Bristol Pike Bensalem, PA
(215) 245-1800
Thurs. 7 p.m. Music Bingo 
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 Jim Perkins
Delorenzo's Tomato Pies Yardley, PA
1707 Langhorne Yardley Road Yardley, PA
(215) 493-1006
Thurs. 5:30 p.m. Frank Pinto & Richie Z
Dempster's Pub
437 Pine Street Mount Holly 
(609) 261-0500   
Sat. 7 p.m. The Bad Neighbors
Dharma Bums 
4935 River Road New Hope, PA
(215) 663-2867
Thurs. 8 p.m. Dark Hollow Road. 
Fri. (6 p.m.) Craft & A Cocktail: Learn How to Crochet. $50 (8 p.m.) The Backporch Jug Band
Sat. 8 p.m. Bob Stirner & The Dead Alchemists. $15 (advance)
Sun. (1 p.m.) "Kids Earth Day Festival" Benefitting Rolling Harvest Food Rescue. $10 (1:30 p.m.) Kids Yoga Session. $12
Wed. 7 p.m.  DBums Hootenanny: An Open Mic of Music, Comedy & Spoken Word Hosted by Michael Henry Robert
Dockside Bensalem 
3330 Hulmeville Road Bensalem, PA
(267) 520-7184
Fri. 1 p.m. "1 Year Anniversary" (6 p.m.) Joe & Krista  
Eddington House Bensalem
2813 Hulmeville Road, Bensalem, PA 
(215) 639-1220 
Fri. 8:30 p.m. EarCandy
Sat. 8:30 p.m. The Nayurals
Sun. 3 p.m. Dave Beck
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. Keep The Change Acoustic
Sat. 8 p.m. FM Connection
Escape Resort, Restaurant & Bar 
120 Pheasant Run Road Newtown, PA 
Tues. 6 p.m. Karaoke
Flying Pig Tavern & Tap 
167 US-Route 130 North Bordentown 
(609) 899-7447
Thurs. 8 p.m. DJ entertainment
Fri. 9 p.m. Just Wiln
Sat. 9 p.m. ArHouse
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 Night
Mon. 6 p.m. Passover Seder
Tues. 6:30 p.m. Photography Club
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 
Wed. 6 p.m. Open Mic Night Hosted by Kevin McGowan and/or Gino Formaroli (Sign-ups begin at 5:30 p.m.)
Gleason's Bar
6700 Mill Creek Road Levittown, PA
(215) 943-4781 
Thurs. (7 p.m.) Music Bingo / “Ladies Night” Hosted by Best Choice Productions (9:30 p.m.) Karaoke
Fri. (6 p.m.) "Happy Hour" (8 p.m.) Time Peace
Sat. (12 p.m.) Music Bingo Brunch (8 p.m.) Love Junk
Sun. 3 p.m. '90s Tribute w/ "The Posers
Tues. 7 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. Karaoke Night w/ Jack Wetere
Fri.  8 p.m. High Five Swan Dive Duo
Sat. 8 p.m. Fun Za Luv Band w/ the OG Horns
Wed. 7 p.m. Music Bingo
Grounds For Sculpture
80 Sculptors way Hamilton
(609) 586-0616 
Sun. 11 a.m. Resilient and Rising: Stories of Joy, Hopes and Dreams
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. Joe Kramer & Billy O'Neal
Hamilatte Cafe
1971 Route 33 Hamilton
Sat. 6:30 p.m. Acoustic Saturdays Hosted by Sheli Monacchio 
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
Tues. 6 p.m. Dinner Paint & Sip: "Wine Glass and Carafe Set"
Sun. 11 a.m. Brunch feat. (12:30 p.m.) Bob Banka
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.) Tom Petty Tribute w/ Radio Petty. $25 (11 p.m. ) DJ Dance Party 
Sat. (3 p.m.) The Strange Brew Crew (8:30 p.m.) Semitones (11:59 p.m.) DJ Dance Party 
Sun. 6 p.m. A Brothers Revival. $40
Mon. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ DJ Steve
Tues. 7 p.m. Jillian Ashcroft Jazz Quartet 
Wed. 7 p.m. Jumper Duo
Hopewell Valley Golf Club
114 Pennington-Hopewell Road Hopewell
(609) 737-1199
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Trivia Hosted by Jack Furlong
Hopewell Valley Vineyards
46 Yard Avenue Pennington 
(609) 737-4465 
Fri. 4 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. (5 p.m.) Catmoondaddy
Sun. 2:30 p.m. "Jazzy Sundays" feat. Darla & Rich
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.) Blues Band
Sat. 8 p.m. Drag Show
Mon. 7 p.m. Motown Mondays w/ rotating DJs BeeNice, Rawskillz, JusGroove
Tues. 8 p.m. Acoustic Tuesday w/ Harley Minton
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 
Sat. 6:30 p.m. Jo Wymer
Sun. 2 p.m. AudioPilot
Ivy Tavern
3108 S. Broad Street, Hamilton 
(609) 888-1435 
Thurs. 8:30 p.m. Karaoke 
All shows 21+     
John & Peter's
96 S. Main Street New Hope, Pa 
(215) 862-5981 
Thurs. 9 p.m. Rubix Pube, Pale Fang, Souperfruit
Fri. 9 p.m. Emerson Woolf, Ms. Honey, Jacob Tremont
Sat. (3 p.m.) De La Vida (9 p.m.) Blush, Renee Maskin, Patty C & The Pints
Mon. 9 p.m. Open Mic Comedy Night w/ Mike Dialto (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.) Radio Fiction (9 p.m.) DJ Prez
Fri. (5:30 p.m.) Mario & Frank (9 p.m.) DJ Jimmy G
Sat. (10 a.m.) Brunch (5:30 p.m.) Bryan Hill (10 p.m.) DJ Dom
Sun. (10 a.m.) "Sunday Funday" Brunch feat. (11 a.m.) Ty Mares
Mon. 6:30 p.m. Paint Night w/ Spotted Frog "Paint Your Pets Portrait" 
KUMO 27
3376 Route 27 South Brunswick
(732) 419-3452 
Sat. 8 p.m. "It's Only Rock 'n' Roll Extravaganza" w/ NJ's most "Wanted"
La Cena Ristorante
2233 Galloway Road Bensalem, PA
(215) 639-9969
Wed. 6 p.m. Joe Plush & Friends  
Laurita Winery 
85 Archertown Road New Egypt 
(609) 752-0200 
Thurs. (6 p.m.) White Picket Fence Butterfly Workshop. $55 (7 p.m.) Wine & Bundt Cakes. $35
Fri. 7 p.m. Country Line Dancing. $10
Sat. 7 p.m. Awesome '80s Dance Party. $10
Sun. 4 p.m. "Soul" w/ The New Jersey Chamber Singers. $30
Library Company of Burlington
23 West Union Street Burlington
(609) 3861273
Fri. 6:30 p.m. Open Mic Night
Tues. 6:15 p.m. Escape The Museum (Escape room) 
Lillipies Bakery
30 North Harrison Street Princeton 
(609) 423-2100  
Sat. 10 a.m. Storytime with Jeff
Logan Inn 
10 West Ferry Street New Hope, PA 
(215) 862-2300
Thurs. 6 p.m. Robert Lanter Duo
Fri. 7 p.m. Carrie Jackson Quartet
Sat. 7 p.m. Keith Franklin Quartet
Sun. 11:30 a.m. Bill Tally Trio 
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  
McGuinn's Place 
1781 Brunswick Avenue Lawrence 
(609) 392-0599
Fri. 9 p.m. The Balanced Breakfast Band. $10
Sat. 10 p.m. Joshua Kocsess, Sean Cox Joe Hoyer
Ages 21+ 
McManimon's Pub
151 Liberty Street Trenton
(609) 393-9023
Sat. 7 p.m. Kevin McCloskey and Andrew
McStews Irish Sports Pub
5316 New Falls Road Levittown, PA 
(215) 949-9570 
Sat. 8 p.m. Old School
Sun. In Loving Memoery of Kirk Swenson Benefit feat. Angry Vic, FFOG. $30 (Includes buffet, domestics drafts and bottles)
Tues. 7:30 p.m. Trivia Night
Millhill Basement 
300 S. Broad Street Trenton 
(609) 989-1600
Sat. 8 p.m. "4/20 Green Inferno" feat. Green Inferno, Enforcement Droid, The Azures, Dream Complete, Mines Inc. $10, ages 21+
Mill Hill Playhouse (Passage Theater) 
205 East Front Street Trenton
(609) 392-0766
Fri. 7:15 p.m. Trenton Improv 6: "It's Legal Now!"
Morven Museum & Garden
55 Stockton Street Princeton 
(609) 924-8144
Sat. 11 a.m. "Party Like It's Your Earth Day" feat. (11:30 a.m.) The Green Planet Band
Music Mountain Theater
1483 Route 179 Lambertville
(609)397-3337
Fri. 8 p.m. "Murder On The Orient Express"
Sat. 3 p.m./ 8 p.m. "Murder On The Orient Express"
Sun. 3 p.m. "Murder On The Orient Express"
Naked Brewing Company 
212 Mill Street Bristol, PA 
(267) 544-7129
Thurs.6:30 p.m. Dana Collins Project 
Sun. 11 a.m. Weekend Brunch w/ (12 p.m.) Mike & Shanna
Tues. 7 p.m. Trivia
Nassau Presbyterian Church
61 Nassau Street Princeton 
Thurs. 12:15 p.m. Conservatory at Nassau: "Trio Brillante"
Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company 
909 Ray Avenue Croydon, PA 
(215) 458-7081
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia Night  
New Egypt Flea Market Village 
933 Monmouth County Road Cream Ridge 
(609) 758-2082
Fri. 5 p.m. Moonlit Market
Sun. 8 a.m. Flea Market 
Wed. 8 a.m. Flea Market
New Hope Winery / Tavern 
6123 Lower York Road New Hope, PA 
(215) 794-2331 
Fri. 8 p.m. Joel Hoekstra & Brandon Gibbs
Sat. 8 p.m. "The Ledbetters" A Tribute to Pearl Jam
Newtown Brewing Company
103 Penns Trail Newtown, PA 
(215) 944-8609 
Thurs. 7:30 p.m. "Useless Knowledge" Trivia 
Sat. 6 p.m. Sister Blue
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. (6 p.m.) Jim Monaghan (9 p.m.) Y'all or Nothin'
Sat. 9 p.m. DJ Eric B's Freestyle Night
Sun. 4 p.m. So Easy
Wed. 7 p.m. Karaoke
NJWeedman's Dispensary
322 East State Street Trenton
(609) 437-0898
Thurs. 8 p.m. Karaoke
Sun. 2 p.m. Caya Sol Reggae band
Nomad Distilling Company
20 South Main Street New Hope, PA
Sun. 10 a.m. Brunch
Nottingham Fire Co. Ballroom
200 Mercer Street Hamilton Square
(609) 890-9834
Fri. 6 p.m. "Night to Shine: Broadway Edition" $75 (Includes dinner, beer/wine, music)
Nottingham Tavern 
9 Mercer Street Hamilton Square 
(609) 587-6623
Thur. 9:30 pm. Karaoke w/ Super Dave Curtis 
Fri. 9 p.m. Ess Gees
Sat. 9:30 p.m. Rob Silvers Trio
Mon. 8 p.m. Trivia Hosted by Super Dave
Ages 21+   
O'Fowley's Tavern & Grill 
200 State Road Croydon, PA 
(215) 785-6998 
Mon. 7 p.m. Music Bingo Hosted by Best Choice Productions w/ DJ John S 
Tues. 7 p.m. Quizzo
Old Hights Brewing 
123 West Ward Street Hightstown 
(609) 469-5976
Fri. 6 p.m. Barron Caromano 
Old Town Pub
135 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown 
(609) 291-9232
Thurs. 7 p.m. Quizzoholics Trivia
Fri. 9 p.m. Gerry Rosenthal Duo
Sat. 9 p.m. Mike Montrey Duo
Sun. 10 a.m. Brunch
Tues. 6 p.m. Taco Tuesday w/ Radio Fiction 
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. Paul Plumeri Band
Wed. 7 p.m. "Quizzo"
Pete's Steak House 
523 Whitehorse Avenue Hamilton
 (609) 585-8008
Fri. 9:30 p.m. El Ka Bong
PJ's Pancake House
17 Main Street Robbinsville
(609) 772-4755
Thurs. 6 p.m. Chunky Blanket Class
Mon. 6 p.m. BOHO Patriotic Wreath Making
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 Elks Lodge #2129 
354 Route 518 Blawenburg 
(609) 466-4945
Fri. 6 p.m. Thanksgiving Dinner in April
Sat. 9 a.m. Indoor Craft Fair
Tues. 7 p.m. Country Line Dancing 
Princeton Makes 
301 North Harrison Street Princeton 
Thurs. 5:30 p.m. Pop-Up Art Show (Takes place throughout the whole shopping center)
Princeton University (Richardson Auditorium)
Nassau Street Princeton
Tues. 5:30 p.m. "America's First Guru:" A Film Screening and Talk-Back with Film Maker Raja Choudhury. (FREE event. Takes place at thr Friends Center) 
Puss N Boots Tavern
942 Trenton Road Fairless Hills, PA
Fri. 8 p.m. Karaoke
Tues. 6 p.m. Phillies Paint Night at The Boot. $35
Randy Now's Man Cave
119 West Ward Street Hightstown 
(609) 424-3766
Sat. 9 a.m. "Record Store Day" feat. (7 p.m.) Tommy Stinson/Diane Gentile. $25
Ristorante LUCCA & Piano Lounge 
144 US Route 130 Bordentown 
(609) 262-0110
Thurs. 8 p.m. Jazz Night
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. Keith Franklin & Catrice
Sat. 7 p.m. Bob Egan
Sun. 11:30 a.m. Brunch w/ Dave Dales Duo
Robbinsville Senior Center 
1170 Route 130 North (Folsom Way) Robbinsville  
(609) 259-1567
Thurs. 6 p.m./7:15 p.m. Spring 6 Week Beginner andAdvanced Line Dance Session. $60/$70  
Rossi's Bar & Grill
2110 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road Hamilton
(609) 890-2004 
Thurs. 5:30 p.m. Ernie White
Fri. 8:30 p.m. Stand Up Comedy Night feat. Andre T. Mitchell, Joe Polizzotti, Gina Dee, Scott Holt
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 
Slim's Irish Pub 
2195 Galloway Road Bensalem, PA
(267) 332-0047
Mon. 6 p.m. Open Mic Night Hosted by Cecil 
Wed. 6 p.m. Karaoke Contest
Small World Coffee 
14 Witherspoon Street Princeton 
(609) 924-4377 x2 
Sat. 7 p.m. Jeff Miller
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. Shades Of Grey
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. Sight Unseen
Starving Artist Cafe
18 Bridge Street Stockton
Sun. 2 p.m. Shad Fest feat. The Successful Failures
Steam Pub 
606 2nd Street Pike Southampton, PA 
Fri. 10 p.m. DJ Quigs
Sat. 10:30 p.m. M80
Sun. 2:30 p.m. Hunter's Heroes Beef & Beer Fundraiser
1675 at The Ridges
4666 East Bristol Road Trevose, PA
(215) 876-6868
Sat. 6 p.m. Jerry Monk
Tara's Tavern 
1 Cookstown-New Egypt Road, Wrightstown 
(609) 286-2300 
Fri. 8:30 p.m. Ken Dubman
Sat. 8:30 p.m. The Williamsboy
Tavern On The Lake 
101 Main Street Hightstown 
(609) 426-9345  
Fri. 9 p.m. Kickback
Sat. 8 p.m. Original Music Night feat. The Prisms
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. Trivia Night
Sat. 1 p.m. "Weekend Music Series" feat. Michael Montemurro
Sun. 1 p.m. "Weekend Music Series" feat. Jerry Steele 
TGI Fridays 
780 Route 130 South Hamilton
(609) 581-6910 
Sun. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ DJ Burn and Super Dave
Wed. 6 p.m. Paint with Priya "Honey Bee Wine Glasses"
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
Fri. 8 p.m. Percussiv Dance and Hammer Dulmicer w/ Nick Gareiss & Simon Chrisman
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. 9 p.m. Soul Cruisers
Sat. (11 a.m.) Brunch (9 p.m.) Bigg Romeo
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. Asylum Choir
The Cranbury Inn
21 South Main Street Cranbury 
(609) 655-5595
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Mason Jar Mug Paint & Sip
The Cure Insurance Center  
81 Hamilton Ave. Trenton  
(609) 656-3200  
Sat. 9:30 a.m. 2024 MAIN Color Guard Championships
Sun. 8:15 a.m. 2024 MAIN Color Guard Championships
The Dubliner
34 North Main Street New Hope, PA 
(215) 693-1816
Fri. 7 p.m. Sean Fleming
Sat. 7 p.m. Gerry Timlin
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. 9 p.m. Pixie Twist
Sat. 9 p.m. EarCandy
Tues. 7 p.m. Music Bingo w/ Jonathan Appel
Wed. 7 p.m. Quizzo
The HOB Tavern 
146 Second Street Bordentown
(609) 291-7020 
Wed. 7 p.m. Bad Hombres Duo
The Irish Horne Bar & Restaurant
882 2nd Street Pike Richboro, PA 
(215) 942-4000 
Fri. (5 p.m.) Jack O'Leary (8 p.m.) Velvet Snow 
The Ivy Inn
248 Nassau Street Princeton
(609) 921-8555
Thurs. 10 p.m. Karaoke w/ Trey Brown
Fri. 9:30 p.m. DJ Trey
Sat. 9:30 p.m. DJ Slick
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. Cara Cartney
Sat. 8 p.m. Celebrating 4/20 Timbo Style w/ The Bambu Weasels
Mon. 8 p.m. Karaoke
Tues. 7 p.m. Music Bingo
Wed. 7 p.m. Trivia Night 
The Newtown Theatre
120 North State Street Newtown, PA
(215) 968-3859
Thurs. 7:30 p.m. Jekyll & Hyde The Musical
Tues. 7:30 p.m. "2040" $13.90
Wed. 3 p.m./7:30 p.m. "Singin' in the Rain" $12, doors open 30 minutes prior
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. Mary McIntyre & Chris Turner
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. 80s Undercover
Sat. 8 p.m. Amp'D
Wed. 6 p.m. Joe Vadala
The Sycamore Grill
255 North Sycamore Street Newtown, PA
(215) 908-6326 
Fri. 8 p.m. John Thomas
Sat. 8 p.m. Danny Lynch
The Tavern at Penns Park 
2295 Second Street Pike Newtown, PA
(267) 491-5658
Fri. 8 p.m. Salt Reef 
The Union Firehouse
18 Washington Street Mount Holly
(609) 288-6491
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Open Mic Night 
Fri. 8 p.m. Leading Zero / Sundays Afternoon. Doors open at 7 p.m.
Sat. 8 p.m. Jovi's Journey / Modern Yesterday. Doors open at 7 p.m.
Sun. 12 p.m. Future Stars Show feat. (12:30 p.m.) Logan Torwich (1:05 p.m.) SAP (1:45 p.m.) Laizy (2:30 p.m. Chase Mailhiot (3:15 p.m.) JETLAG (4 p.m.) Bryn Athyn (4:45 p.m.) Twisted (5:30 p.m.) Future Souls (6:15 p.m.) Placid. $15
The Union House 
19 East Union Street Burlington
(609) 531-6077
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia
Fri. 8 p.m. Guesstimate
Sat. 8 p.m. Sunrise Cries
Tir Na Nog 
1324 Hamilton Avenue Trenton 
(609) 392-2554
Sun. 3 p.m. "Irish Sessions"
All Shows 21+ 
Trenton Social
449 South Broad Street Trenton
(609) 989-7777
Thurs. 5 p.m. "Happy Hour Throwback Thursday
Sat. 9 p.m. Live Music (TBA)
Mon. 6 p.m. "Monday Night Karaoke" Hosted by Sweets 
Trinity Church
33 Mercer Street Princeton
(609) 924-2277
Wed. 7:30 p.m. Puget Sound Piano Trio
Under The Moon 
23 North Union Street Lambertville
(609) 397-1710
Fri. 8:30 p.m. Brad Staudle
Sat. (12 p.m.) Shad Fest Luncheon w/ Just Jeff (6 p.m.) Lia Menaker
Wed. 5:30 p.m. Tony Alosi
Vault Brewing Company
10 South Main Street Yardley, PA 
(267) 573-4291
Fri. 7 p.m. Tom Tallitsch Duo / Nova
Sat. 7 p.m. Paul Lingerman Trio
Mon. 7 p.m. Chaturanga & Cheers w/ Renee Mahoney
Village Idiot Brewing Company
42 High Street Mount Holly
(609) 975-9270 
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia
Washington Crossing Historic Park 
1112 River Road Washington Crossing, PA
Sat. 10:30 a.m. Annual Shad Fest and Bike Ride (Begins at Parking lot) 
Wed. 7:15 p.m. Carnival at Washington's Crossing: A BPC Outing 
Wildflowers Inn
2572 Pennington Road Pennington 
(609) 773-239
Thurs. 6 p.m. Rob Silvers
Wildflowers Too
255 Route 156 Yardville
(609) 585-5483
Wed. 7 p.m. Poker Night
Working Dog Winery
610 Windsor Perrineville Road Hightstown
(609) 371-6000
Thurs. 4:30 p.m. The Backbeat/Vinny Rugnetta
Sat. 1 p.m. Ron Messina
Sun. 1 p.m. Ronnie Brandt
WWFM 89.1 FM HD2 Radio
MCCC Old Trenton Road West Windsor
Jazzon2.org
Sun. 8 p.m. "Chip Off The Old Rock" Hosted by Danny Coleman feat. Adriana Groza and Marc Swerski
Mon. 7 a.m./7 p.m. "Danny Coleman's Got The Blues"
Zlock Performing Arts Center
275 Swamp Road Newtown, PA
(215) 968-846 
Sat. 6 p.m. The Danny DeGennaro Foundation Creative Inspiration Concert feat. Sour Station


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


 
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COLUMNS


This Week in Music: Previews for Concerts Taking Place May 28 to June 4, 2024

Here is a look at upcoming shows taking place from May 28 to June 4, 2024 along with our featured listings. New Jersey Stage offers previews of concerts throughout the Garden State as well as select shows in New York City and Philadelphia areas.




BlowUpRadio.com's New & Notable NJ Music 5/27/24




Makin Waves Song of the Week: "Loners, Misfits and Rebels" by Carolyn Marosy




Rock On! This Week's Sound Bites...5/23/24






 

MORE NEWS

(MONTCLAIR, NJ) -- Outpost in the Burbs presents Lizzie No on Friday, September 20, 2024 at 8:00pm.  The concert takes place at the First Congregation Church in Montclair and is part of Outpost's New Voices Series.


This Week in Music: Previews for Concerts Taking Place May 28 to June 4, 2024




McCarter Theatre presents Chris Botti




Lizzie Rose Music Room presents Kinderhook






 

UPCOMING SHOWS


11th Annual Jersey City Jazz Festival to Take Place May 29th to June 2nd

(JERSEY CITY, NJ) -- Riverview Jazz has been bringing all varieties of jazz music to the residents of Jersey City and Hudson County for well over ten years. This year's Jersey City Jazz Festival is not only expected to be the largest event ever, featuring 40 performances over 5 days with upwards of 20,000 patrons expected, but it is the most musically diverse to date.


Prudential Center presents Diljit Dosanjh




State Theatre New Jersey presents YES Epics & Classics featuring Jon Anderson and The Band Geeks




Black Box Studios presents Israel Portnoy & Band at Debonair Music Hall






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