I'll name a few of the things that highlight this area that you'll never forget.
River Street Jazz Cafe
The River Street Jazz Cafe seems to be the center of all things good. So many great acts come through here and it's such a great up-close-and-personal place to see them. For Steve Kimock to go from being on tour with RatDog across the country and filling large venues, to coming to this little place is almost a no-brainer. Come down and have dinner and enjoy a show... You will not be let down... This is a great place...
COME SEE CABINET USUALLY PLAYING ONCE A MONTH AND BRING YR DANCING SHOES!
And The Moneynotes / Cabinet
Check out their Daytrotter Sessions:
-->25 MARCH 2009
-->2008 OCTOBER 14
....after you do that, go and buy one of their albums:
Link To iTunes
Cabinet: I don't care who you are, if you don't like these guys, there is something wrong. Add this one to the bucket list, trust me. Now sure, it might not be everyones crowd being the type of music it is... but there's no denying the influences present here. You've got Folk, Jam, Rock, Jazz, and countless others, all with a dash of the ole bluegrass dust. These guys really know how to put your shoes to work and they don't let up 'til the end of the show (which is over when THEY want it over). What a great bunch of guys too, they really are great people... Keep your eye out for them, and a new solo album by their banjo player Pappy Biondo called "Pappy Time" being released 11 / 16 / 2010. These guys are really building steam and you're either on the train or you're not, it's that simple.
-Cabinet's self-titled album can be found here: Cabinet (Ropeadope Records)
-Pappy's solo album can be found here: Prairie Queen Records
This place is one of the best bars going. The fact that it was mentioned many times on the TV show, The Office, reinforces the fact that it is unforgettable. Many nights, if you just happen to be walking by The Bog, you'll be drawn in by its warm and acoustic feeling. It's a constant party here and you'll most likely discover a new band or 2 while here...
SIDE-NOTE: I am beyond convinced that The Bog has the last remaining jukebox with good stuff on it in all of NEPA. Thank you guys!
To check out their menu and all the information to back up my summary, link to their site above...
- These guys have run benefits including one for the Blue Chip Farm:
Looking for something to wash all that food down? Well then... what would pair nicely with that delicious duck cheese steak? How about the Southwest Flair Ceviche Tuna Wrap? Ask one of your waiters! They will pair your food with something you may never have heard of, or something you love, just let them know. This is the place to be, and definitely call for reservations. See you there.
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