Summer concert season is sizzling and it gets hotter this weekend with the Xponential Music Festival #xpnfest . Continue Reading
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Alto saxophonist/composer/arranger Ed Palermo must love a challenge. Not only does he choose some of the most difficult music imaginable for his
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R&B musician and singer-songwriter Jeffrey Osborne whisked listeners away with his smooth, buttery voice in the ’80s with the hit “On
Musikfest is ready to play in Bethlehem from Aug. 1-10 and we want to offer you the opportunity to win a pair of tickets to The All-American Rejects concert set for Saturday, Aug. 2 at the Sands Steel
Get your music fix ... there's plenty for everyone this weekend.
Xponential Music Festival offers a three-day musical treats that includes homegrown bands to national acts.
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This year they played in front of an estimated 50,000 people at a festival in Colombia.
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Musikfest’s reputation as the largest free music festival in the nation continues to grow. Musikfest.org has announced that the Aug. 10 featured
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. West Philadelphia Orchestra, July 25; Splintered Sunlight- Grateful Dead Tribute, July 26.
BURLAP AND BEAN, 204 South Newtown Street Road, Newtown Square, (484) 427-4547. Open Mic Nights, Thursdays. Tom Whall and Emily Earle, July 26.
MELODIES CAFE, 2 E. Lancaster Ave., Ardmore, (610) 645-5269. Jazz Open Mic Nights, Mondays; Melodies Open Mic Nights, Tuesdays.
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.
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. Altan, July 26; Dick Dale, July 27; Leon Russell, July 29; Ed Palermo Big Band, July 31; Exile, Aug. 2.
BLUE DOG TAVERN, County Line Road and Route 202, New Britain, (215) 997-9988. Cover Band Band, July 26; 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. Matt Martinez, July 26; Josh Klein, Aug. 2; 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.
BRASSERIE 73, 4024 Skippack Pike, Skippack, (610) 584-7880. “Kinky Quizzo,” second Thursday of the month.
BUCKS COUNTY COMEDY CABARET atop Poco’s, 625 N. Main St., Doylestown, (215) 345-JOKE. Jay Black, Dom Lepore, July 26; Todd Glass, Aug. 2.
COUNTRY CREEK WINERY, 133 Cressman Road, Salford Township, (215) 723-6516.
FARM HOUSE RESTAURANT, 1146 Stump Hall Road, Skippack, (610) 584-5170. Carl Gandolf, July 25; Voice In The Mirror Band, Aug. 1.
HOTEL FIESOLE, 4046 Skippack Pike, Skippack, (610) 222-8009. Ken Battista Band, July 25; DJ Gerry Kelly, July 26.
J.T. BANKER’S, 309 S. Main St., Sellersville, (215) 257-9300. DJ, July 25.
JUSTIN’S CARRIAGE HOUSE, 3911 Skippack Pike, Skippack, (610) 584-5005. Live music, Fridays.
MAIN STREET JAVA, 117 Main St., Souderton, (215) 723-4141. Live music, first Friday of the month
MAINLAND GRILLE, 2250 Rittenhouse Road, Lower Salford, (215) 256-6192. Trivia, 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. Hot Mess Too, July 25; Ken Battista Band, July 26; “Irish Sessions,” second Sunday of the month; trivia, Wednesdays; open mic., beer pong, Thursdays; Kevin the Magician, Thursdays and Sundays; live piano entertainment on the patio, weekends.
PIZZA TIME SALOON SPORTS BAR & GRILL, 1900 West Point Pike, Upper Gwynedd, (215) 699-7529. Mike Greer and Company, July 26; A Day Without Love, Aug. 2.
PRISM BREWING CO., 810 Dickerson Road, Upper Gwynedd, (267) 613-8572. Trivia, Tuesdays; “Free Bacon Wednesdays,” Wednesdays; live music, Thursdays: International Bitterness Units, July 31, Aug. 7; “Floyd Fridays,” Fridays.
PUCK LIVE, 1 Printers Alley, Doylestown, (215) 348-9000. John Beacher, Find Vienna, July 25; Ten Foot Tall, July 26; Lawnboys Comedy Open Mic., July 29; open mic., July 30; Lawnboys Comedy Showcase with Doogie Horner, Big Mike Brooks, Dr. Tony Cheslock and Matt Lips, July 31; Kenny Ferrier, Ryan Tennis and the Clubhouse Band, Aug. 1; The Rips, Brother Eye, Aug. 2.
RRAZZ ROOM, The Ramada New Hope, 6426 Lower York Road, New Hope, (888) 596-1027. Leslie Jordan, July 25-26; Christine Andreas, Aug. 2.
REVIVAL’S RESTAURANT, 4 S. Ridge Road, Perkasie, (215) 258-DINE. Live music Fridays and Saturdays: Arianne, July 25; Jamie Stem, Aug. 1; Todd Horn, Aug. 8.
RISING SUN INN, 898 Allentown Road, Franconia, (215) 721-6350. New Pony, July 25; Hank Brown & Jeff Lohan, July 26; Mighty Manatees. July 31; Christopher Dean Band, Aug. 1.
ROUND GUYS BREWING CO., 324 W. Main St., Lansdale, (215) 368-2640. Jazz jam, Wednesdays.
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.
TEX MEX CONNECTION, 201 E. Walnut St., North Wales, (215) 699-9552. Karaoke, Tuesdays; trivia, Wednesdays; DJ Nate, Thursdays; tiki parties, Aug. 8, Sept. 12.
THE STILL BAR & GRILL, 3509 Skippack Pike, Worcester, (610) 222-4444.
TIKI BAR AT SPRING MOUNTAIN, 757 Spring Mount Road, Upper Salford, (610) 287-3233. Open seven days a week until Oct. 5.
VIA MARCONI’S SMOKEHOUSE TAVERN, 155 Pennbrook Parkway, Upper Gwynedd, (215) 362-7663. River Chasers Texas hold ‘em, Tuesdays and Thursdays; karaoke, Saturdays.
THE WATER TOWER IN OAKS, 2200 West Drive, Upper Providence, (610) 666-0100. Velvet Sky, Aug. 2; open mic., Sundays; Singles Going Steady, Wednesdays.
AUGUST MOON, 300 E. Main St., Norristown, (610) 277-4008.
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. Winery Dogs, July 30.
MAGERKS PUB AND GRILL, 582 S. Bethlehem Pike, Fort Washington, (215) 948-3329. Trivia night, Tuesdays. Karaoke DJ, Thursdays. Velvet Tones, July 25; Alice’s Garage, July 26; Musician’s Impossible, Aug. 1; Red Ex, Aug. 2.
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. Mom’s Night Out, Aug. 15; Parent’s Night Out, Aug. 1.
31 MAIN, 31 Main St., Ambler, (215) 646-0440.
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. Open Mic, July 27.
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. Asleep at the Wheel, Sept. 19, 8 p.m.
ACT II PLAYHOUSE, 56 E Butler Ave., Ambler, (215) 654-0200. “Didn’t Your Father Have This Talk With You,” through Aug. 3
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.
TONY’S PLACE BAR & GRILL, 1297 Greeley Ave., Warminster, (215) 675-7275. Karaoke, Thursdays.
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Two rock icons have joined forces to present a unique evening of music and philanthropy at Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center for Performing Arts in the heart of Philadelphia on
STORY WRITTEN BY DAVID W. WANNOP
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The 2014 edition of the Xponential Music Festival is poised to take over the local music scene from July 25 to 27. Set in Wiggins Park along the