The following is a sampling of venues in the region. Venues and performers are welcome to send information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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ARDMORE MUSIC HALL, 23 East Lancaster Ave., Ardmore, (610) 649-8389. The M&Ms (John Medeski, Papa Mali, Stanton Moore and Rob Mercurio), May 16; Eddie from Ohio, May 17; Splintered Sunlight, May 22; Lez Zeppelin with special guest Simon Kirke of Bad Company, June 5.
BURLAP AND BEAN, 204 South Newtown Street Road, Newtown Square, (484) 427-4547. Open Mic Nights, Thursdays. Amy Speace with Jarrod Dickenson, May 16; Kyle Swartzwelder, Mark Mandeville and Raianne Richards, May 17; Delco Story Slam, May 21.
MELODIES CAFE, 2 E. Lancaster Ave., Ardmore, (610) 645-5269. Jazz Open Mic Nights, Mondays; Melodies Open Mic Nights, Tuesdays. Jim Boggia, May 16; Orion Freeman, Sheltered Turtle, The Funky T, May 17; Man Illuminated, Electric Flood, Gavin Becker, May 23.
NEW LEAF CLUB, 1225 Montrose Ave., Rosemont, (610) 525-1711. Youth Open Mic Nights, Tuesdays; Open Mic, Thursdays; Classical Open Mic, First Sunday of every month. Knightlife with Could’ve Been Kings & IOTA March, May 17.
FREE WILL BREWING CO., 410 E. Walnut St. #10, Perkasie, (267) 354-0813. Beer events, festivals and beer on tap.
SELLERSVILLE THEATER, 24 W. Temple Ave., Sellersville, (215) 257-5808. Iris Dement, May 16; Reckless Kelly, May 17; Richie Furay, May 18; Chatham County Line, May 22; Lisa Loeb with Meghann Wright opening, May 23.
BLUE DOG TAVERN, County Line Road and Route 202, New Britain, (215) 997-9988. Boogie Dogs, May 17; The prisms, May 31; poker, Sundays and Tuesdays; trivia, Wednesdays; open mic., Thursdays.
BLUE DOG PUB, Allen Forge Shopping Center, Valley Forge and Allentown roads, Towamencin, (215) 368-6620. Tim Swart, May 17; Josh Klein, May 31; DJ Party, Fridays; trivia, Tuesdays.
BOYD’S CARDINAL HOLLOW WINERY, 1830 West Point Pike, Upper Gwynedd, (215) 801-2227. Happy hour, first Friday of the month; Comedy Night, second Saturday of the month.
BUCKS COUNTY COMEDY CABARET atop Poco’s, 625 N. Main St., Doylestown, (215) 345-JOKE. Patrick O’Donnell, Larry XL, May 16; Mitch Fatel, May 17; Chris Rich, Bob Marsdale, Dominic Lepore, May 24.
COUNTRY CREEK WINERY, 133 Cressman Road, Salford Township, (215) 723-6516. Mike Stanley & Friends, May 17; Under the Gun, May 31.
HOTEL FIESOLE, 4046 Skippack Pike, Skippack, (610) 222-8009. Mighty Manatees, May 16; Rhythm & Groove, May 17; Ken Battista Band, May 23; DJ Big Daddy, May 24; Allen Reynolds Band, May 30; Hot Third Rail, May 31.
J.T. BANKER’S, 309 S. Main St., Sellersville, (215) 257-9300.
JUSTIN’S CARRIAGE HOUSE, 3911 Skippack Pike, Skippack, (610) 584-5005. Live music, Fridays; Old School, May 23.
MAIN STREET JAVA, 117 Main St., Souderton, (215) 723-4141. Christa Gniadek, May 25; live music, first Friday of the month.
MAINLAND GRILLE, 2250 Rittenhouse Road, Lower Salford, (215) 256-6192. Trivia Night, Wednesdays; live music, Fridays and Saturdays.
MARIANO’S, 1031 N. Broad St., Hatfield Township, (215) 362-9752. Mondays: Free pool and darts (after 9 p.m.); Wednesdays: Texas Hold ‘Em with prizes; Thursdays: Trivia with prizes; Fridays: Bingo, “open jukebox” (after 6 p.m.); Saturdays: Karaoke with Larry the Weasel.
MOLLY MAGUIRE’S IRISH RESTAURANT AND PUB, 329 W. Main St., Lansdale, (267) 263-2109. Timlin & Kane, May 16; Gracy’s Trip, May 17; Work Release, May 23; Stone Attic, May 24; Carlos Danger, May 30; Tubetop Mama, May 31; “Irish Sessions,” second Sunday of the month; trivia, Wednesdays; live piano entertainment on the patio, weekends.
PERKASIE PATCHWORK COFFEEHOUSE, Perkasie Mennonite Church, 320 W. Chestnut St., Perkasie, (215) 723-2010. Rick Thum and Carol Walker, May 17.
PIZZA TIME SALOON SPORTS BAR & GRILL, 1900 West Point Pike, Upper Gwynedd, (215) 699-7529. Berk, Les & Friends, May 17; Mike Greer & Company, May 31.
PRISM BREWING CO., 810 Dickerson Road, Upper Gwynedd, (267) 613-8572.
PUCK LIVE, 1 Printers Alley, Doylestown, (215) 348-9000. Mike Roi & The Secret People, Stonebaby, May 16; Jefferson Berry & The Urban Acoustic Coalition, Scott Wolfson and Other Heroes, May 17; Lawnboys comedy open mic., May 20; open mic., May 21; Barleyjuice, May 23; Corkscrew, May 24.
RRAZZ ROOM, The Ramada New Hope, 6426 Lower York Road, New Hope, (888) 596-1027. Varla Jean Merman, May 16-17; Jackie “The Joke Man” Martling, May 24; “Legends of Disco Live, Vol. 2” with France Joli & Carol Douglas, May 25; Nicole Henry, May 29; Deana Miller, June 12-15.
REVIVAL’S RESTAURANT, 4 S. Ridge Road, Perkasie, (215) 258-DINE. Live music Fridays and Saturdays: Rob Creidler, May 16; James Lauchman, May 17; Jordan White, May 23; Juke Box Sounds, May 24; Dan Ward, May 30; Bob Tomlinson, May 31.
RISING SUN INN, 898 Allentown Road, Franconia, (215) 721-6350. Adam & Colin Band, May 16; Mighty Manatees, May 22; Black Rue, May 23; Mike Guldin & Friends, May 30.
ROUND GUYS BREWING CO., 324 W. Main St., Lansdale, (215) 368-2640. “Aida Snatchwell’s Birthday Bash” drag show hosted by Fanci DisMount, May 17; Jazz Jam Night, Wednesdays; trivia, Thursdays.
SAXBY’S COFFEE, 401 S. Broad St., Lansdale, (267) 436-3140. Open mic., every second Friday.
STADIUM NORTH, 1903 Bethlehem Pike, Hatfield, (215) 822-9420. Open mic., Thursdays; DJ/live music, Fridays and Saturdays.
TEX MEX CONNECTION, 201 E. Walnut St., North Wales, (215) 699-9552. Karaoke, Tuesdays; trivia, Wednesdays; DJ Nate, Thursdays.
THE STILL BAR & GRILL, 3509 Skippack Pike, Worcester, (610) 222-4444.
THIRD AND WALNUT BAR, 43 W. Third St., Lansdale, Dysphoria, CDC, Frost Giant, Benchpress, No Friends, Inhale, May 23.
VIA MARCONI’S SMOKEHOUSE TAVERN, 155 Pennbrook Parkway, Upper Gwynedd, (215) 362-7663. Dog Bite Money, May 17.
THE WATER TOWER IN OAKS, 2200 West Drive, Upper Providence, (610) 666-0100. Velvet Sky, May 16; Wildflower, May 17; American Brain Tumor Association fundraiser, May 18; Dressed Like Stolen Cars, Dirk Quinn, May 23; Dog Bite Money, May 24; open mic., Sundays; Singles Going Steady, Wednesdays.
WILLOW GROVE AMERICAN LEGION, 2305 Computer Road, Willow Grove, Carved Up, LMI, Sovereign, Wives, Pillars of Villainy, May 16.
AUGUST MOON, 300 E. Main St., Norristown, (610) 277-4008. Jazz, fourth Friday. Jazz and Spoken Word, Second Saturday.
BLUE COMET BAR & GRILL, 106 S. Easton Road, Glenside, (215) 572-9780. Acoustic sessions, every Saturday. Rocakbilly, every Sunday.
FOREST & MAIN BREWING CO., 61 N. Main St., Ambler, (215) 542-1776. Every Tuesday, play GO. Every Wednesday, bring your own vinyl and play your music. Quizzo Thursdays.
HALLIGAN’S PUB, 1619 Bethlehem Pike, Flourtown, (215) 836-9597. Every Thursday, trivia night. Teacher appreciation Fridays.
HARRIGAN’S PUB, 1051 W. County Line Road, Warminster, (215) 674-3377. Free pool, Mondays. Karaoke, Tuesdays. DJ Dance Party with Chris Evans, Thursdays. Live band, Saturdays. Sunday-Fundays with pool tournaments.
KC’s ALLEY, 10 W. Butler Pike, Ambler, (215) 628-3300. Live music, Wednesdays and Fridays. Trivia Thursdays. Alley Roulette, Saturdays.
KESWICK THEATRE, 291 N. Keswick Ave, Glenside, (215) 572-7650.
MAGERKS PUB AND GRILL, 582 S. Bethlehem Pike, Fort Washington, (215) 948-3329. Trivia night, Tuesdays. Karaoke DJ, Thursdays.
NEW VALLEY TAVERN, 1013 Germantown Pike, Plymouth Meeting, (610) 277-8181. DJ on Saturday nights.
WET WHISTLE BAR & GRILL, 300 Meetinghouse Road, Jenkintown, (215) 884-5705. Trivia Mondays. Open Mic Night Tuesdays.
31 MAIN, 31 Main St., Ambler, (215) 646-0440.
34 EAST TAVERN, 34 E. Butler Ave, Ambler, (267) 460-8269.
CHAPLIN’S, 66 N. Main St., Spring City, (610) 792-4110. Live music. Open Mic night, Sundays. Bluegrass Jam, the first Thursday of every month.
CRAFT ALE HOUSE, 708 W. Ridge Pike, Limerick, (484) 932-8180. Live music every Friday and Saturday night.
THE COLONIAL THEATRE, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville, (610) 917-1228. One Night Only Comedy and Variety Festival, May 17.
ACT II PLAYHOUSE, 56 E Butler Ave., Ambler, (215) 654-0200. “Man of La Mancha,” through June 8.
BRITTINGHAM’S IRISH PUB, 640 Germantown Pike, Lafayette Hill, (610) 828-7351. Pub quiz night every Monday.
MIKE’S YORK STREET BAR & GRILL, 544 York Road, Warminster, (215) 672-3300. Trivia Tuesdays. Acoustic Wednesdays. Karaoke Night with Lou, Saturdays.
PENGUIN’S PUB, 355 York Road, Warminster, (215) 672-4458. Texas Hold’em big cash poker & salsa dancing, Sundays. Karaoke Star Search contest, Tuesdays. Open min night, Wednesdays.
PJ WHELIHAN’S, 799 Dekalb Pike, Blue Bell, PA 19422 (610) 272-8919.
TONY’S PLACE BAR & GRILL, 1297 Greeley Ave., Warminster, (215) 675-7275. Karaoke, Thursdays.