Kellens_SH_Pic_1

The weather was so freakin nice outside, I recently decided to go exploring throughout the Bucks County area (just northeast of Philadelphia), when I came across this really cool looking spot called “Kellen’s Station House”. The building is so neat looking as it stands 3 floors high, with a tropical front patio area and a huge parking lot. You can’t miss this place cause it is located directly across the street from the Septa R3 (Langhorne) train station, hence the name “Kellen’s Station House”.
My small posse of really good friendz, which included Tiffany Martinez, Brittany Dittmar and Ashley Ramiez, all decided to pull in for sum grub, as our stomachs were churning for food and beverages. When you enter “Kellen’s Station House”, you will definitely notice how clean, sharp and organized this establishment is being managed. Turning into the main bar and restaurant areas, I could not miss a large bright and colorful multi refrigerator wall unit filled with over 90 brews in stock. It is like a freakin smorgasbord of highly respected beers and brews.
As we all settled in, I realized that “Kellen’s Station House” just opened its doors on July 19th of 2012. The owner “Rich” took every man’s dream of opening a bar and made it happen with a name he always reserved for a son that he never had, as “Rich” was blessed with 3 amazing daughters. But, the name “Kellen” stayed with him for the past 17 years, so why not name his bar the perfect name of “Kellen’s Station House”. Rich’s vision of a full service tavern with awesome pub food, is now coming to life at 1033 S. Bellevue Avenue in Langhorne, PA.
Kellens_SH_Pic_11

While searching for a manager to run this outstanding watering hole, “Rich” came across a gentleman by the name of “Bob”, who has a tremendous background in very productive cafes and seductive tasting restaurants. So, the fit was perfect as now “Rich” and “Bob” are working together to take “Kellen’s Station House” to the next level.
The “Kellen’s Station House” has several rooms for all of your drinking, eating and gathering needs, with 6 very spacious areas to enjoy. Including a few very comfortable rooms for dining room, an eye pleasing modern sports bar area, an outside palm tree deck area, not to mention a few private party/catering rooms. I energetically love the hard wood floors, clean sharp seating areas and the wide open entertainment concept. I counted over 20 flat screen televisions showing several different sports venues, over 10 beers on tap and like I mentioned earlier over 90 brews in stock.
Our server (“Nathan”) greeted us with a pleasant smile, handed me our easy to read menus and then proceed to inform my posse of a few signature libations. How can you go wrong with tantalizing beverages like a “Chocolate Martini”, an “Appletini” or even a coffee infused vodka or bourbon cocktail? I ultimately love when an established tavern has a good selection of cocktails and “Kellen’s Station House” is no exception with a fine list of liquid goodies. Our very attractive mixologist for this evening was “Stephanie” and she was holding it down with a full bar of customers.
Kellens_SH_Pic_3

While reading over the menu, I decided to try a few “Kellen’s Station House” classic selections, like starting out with “Grandma’s Famous Doltana”, it’s a secret family recipe of Italian meats and cheeses stuffed in a homemade dough. I thoroughly enjoyed this start to our meal cause my taste buds were dancing with a perfect blend of Italian spices, cheeses and meats. In fact this was so of da hook, I took a few slices home and ate it cold the next day for breakfast. OMG, it was simply astonishing also as a breakfast wake up meal.
I was really feeling kinda hungry this evening, so I decided to order a few tantalizing items off of the “Kellen’s Station House” menu. When you go, please order one of the following items that I had the complete pleasure of tasting, such as the “Station House Wings” (naked, mild, hot or BBQ), they are so meaty, so tender, so scrumptious and packed with flavor. In fact, the sauce they use is an award winning special recipe. I tried to bribe “Bob” for the ingredients, but I was tastefully denied ;-}
As the food keeps rolling out of the kitchen, my job keeps getting better and better. Next up was the “Fried Pickles With Horseradish Mustard”, as they are purchased fresh daily then treated with a light blend of “Kellen’s” batter and fried to perfection with a side of a custom horseradish mustard dipping sauce. I have not had such magnificent fried pickles since I was in Texas a few years ago. I highly recommend them as an appetizer or even as a bar nibbler.
Kellens_SH_Pic_6

Taking my appetite a little further, I just had to try the “8 Ounce Prime Beef Station House Burger”, all I need to tell yea is it was 8 ounces of fresh prime beef cooked to perfection, with your choice of American, Swiss, cheddar or blue cheese, bacon, mushrooms, caramelized onions, lettuce, tomato all served on a fresh toasted bun. Not to mention a healthy side of homemade “Kellen’s Station House” fries that are cut fresh every single day. Also available are “Kellen’s Parm & Garlic Homemade Fries”, “Kellen’s Cheesy Homemade Fries” and “Kellen’s Homemade Chili Fries”.
A few of my other “Kellen’s Station House” favorites is the “Meatloaf”, wrapped with bacon while being served with Kellen’s delectable mac & cheese. If you like chicken parmesan, then you must try the “Kellen’s Chicken Parm”, served with choice of pasta with a pleasing sweet red sauce. The “Shrimp In A Basket”, was like a fresh taste of the sea, fried up with a crunchy batter, served by the dozen with a side Kellen’s homemade fries. The menu is endless with very reasonably priced items from appetizers, soups, salads, burgers, specialty sandwiches, platters and sides.
Kellens_SH_Pic_8

I have to give all my culinary respect to the head chef “Chef James”, as he transforms a delightful pub menu into a mouthwatering palatable experience. Everything I had the fortunate opportunity to consume was so freakin good and delightful. I also don’t wanna forget “Joe”, who is “Kellen’s Station House’s” food catering consultant, what a great job gentlemen. The fine staff here has done their food dining local research and came up with an amazing menu with a totally pocket warming price point on every item they offer.
Weekly specials at “Kellen’s Station House” include, Sunday’s (Kid’s Eat Free, chef’s kids special of the day), Monday’s (.50 Cent Wings 4pm – 8pm), Tuesday’s (Buy 1 Get 1 Half Price Appetizers), Wednesday’s ($2 House Special Appetizer), Thursday’s (NFL Coors Light Specials), Friday’s (House Special Complimentary Appetizers 4pm – 8pm), Saturday’s (College Football 12pm – 4pm, $30 Domestic Draft Beer & A Carver Sandwich, A Burger Or Wings Included, $40 Gets You Bottles), Sunday’s (NFL Football 12pm – 4pm, $30 Domestic Draft Beer & A Carver Sandwich, A Burger Or Wings Included, $40 Gets You Bottles) and Early Bird Specials (Every Monday thru Friday, 3:30pm – 6:00pm, 15% Off Menu).
Weekly events at “Kellen’s Station House” include, Tuesday Night’s (Quizzo Trivia Night, Sponsored By Jagermeister With Valuable Give-A-Ways) and Wednesday Night’s (Bucks County Open Mic Night Hosted By Dan Taylor).
“Kellen’s Station House” has a few special events coming up in November that you definitely don’t wanna miss, November 10, 2012 (Michael Marrow Band/Jerry Garcia Tribute Live On Stage With The Groove Train Riders), November 21, 2012 (Huge Pre Thanksgiving DJ Dance Party) and on November 24, 2012 (Seductive Saturday With Raised On Radio/Journey Tribute Live On Stage Along With A Non Stop Insane DJ Dance Music Party, You Don’t Wanna Miss This Cause “Roundhouse Ron” Will Be Here). Both events will have several impressive drink and food specials.
If you are planning your own special event/party, “Kellen’s Station House” is a premiere location with spectacular package deals for “Christmas Parties”, “Office/Work Parties”, “Sweet 16 Parties”, “Beef & Beer Benefits”, “Funeral Luncheons” and also “Fantasy Football Parties”. To take advantage of these magnificent deals, get in contact with my boyz either “Rich” or “Bob” at 215.970.5412.
My small posse of amazing friends and myself completely enjoyed our “Kellen’s” foodie experience, they are still talking about this amazing place and can’t wait to read my article here in “Out On the Town” entertainment paper. Don’t be surprised if you see me here on many occasions, because I will be returning to relish in this amazing atmosphere. In fact, don’t hesitate, as soon as you can, please take a short drive over to “Kellen’s Station House”, for a few cocktails and a great meal. When you go, make sure you tell them your boy “Roundhouse Ron” sent you ;-}
Please stop by “Kellen’s Station House”, 1033 S. Bellevue Avenue, Langhorne, PA 19047, 215.970.5412, www.KellensStationHouse.com, they can also be found on social media @ either facebook or twitter, just go to: “Kellen’s Station House”. “Neighborhood Pub & Deck”

by | Categories: Dining Out, Features | Comments Off on Dining Out with Roundhouse Ron “Kellen’s Station House”

jb4

Get to know Joe Q’s & A’s

Having come from the Philadelphia/Delaware Valley Region, which is known for its cover band scene, who & what type of music lead you to where you are now?

The Philly Cover Scene has been my career and passion for over a decade now.  I have played 200+ shows per year for the last 10+ years.  I’ve covered every genre of music from metal to country to hip/hop to ShowTunes to Disney songs to Celtic.  The scene has certainly helped me evolve into the entertainer I am today.

When and why did you start playing Music?

Music is all I’ve ever known and loved.  When I was (3) years old, the first gift I begged my parents for was the 4 KISS dolls.  My room was covered with Gene Simmons posters in blood at the age of 3!

Which famous musicians do you admire? Why?

I have Bob Marley, Bono and John Lennon all tattooed on me.  I believe so much in the idea of “one love.”  The idea that we can all treat one another as equals regardless of race, social status, religion, or gender.  I admire all 3 of them for their undeniable passion for music, life, and love.

Who are your favorite musicians? Groups?  CD’s? Music you must always have on your iphone , Ipad Mp3 player?

Musicians/Bands I could NOT live without would be:  Zac Brown Band, Lee Brice, U2, Counting Crows, Garth Brooks, Florida Georgia Line, Dan Adams, Willie Nelson, Bob Marley, The Beatles, and Lionel Richie!

What are your fondest musical memories onstage or off?

On May 1, 2011 I was playing in Key West for the Key West Songwriter’s Festival.  That afternoon, I was playing on the beach with my dear friend, Cliff Cody.  We played one of Cliff’s songs that is on my album called, “Back Home.”  We got to play for a couple hundred of our Armed Forces.  You could hear a pin drop on the beach.  It was surreal.  We invited the troops back to my show that night at Sloppy Joes.  Shortly before my show started, one of the members of the US Air Force approached me onstage and said, “Please make an announcement, we just killed Osama Bin Laden.”  I made the announcement in front of 600+ people in attendance.  We brought members of our Armed Forces onstage with us as the held the US Flag and we sang with them.  It was a moment I will NEVER forget.   30 days later, when I arrived home off my tour/shows, there was a package in my mailbox.  It was a US Flag and a plaque.  It was presented to me by the US Navy that was watching my show that night online LIVE from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.  They flew a flag over GTMO for 9 minutes and 11 seconds and presented it to me as a token of their appreciation for my patriotism.  It is truly my MOST prized possession I own.

How many members are in your current touring band? Names?

I have a HUGE band!   8 members, a Tour Manager, a Sound Engineer, and a Merch Girl!  We need a bigger bus already!

Stephen Turner- Lead Guitar

Chris “Oz” Ferrara- Acoustic Guitar/Vocals

Stephen Rose- Acoustic Guitar/Vocals

Kyle Campbell- Rhythm Guitar/Vocals

Brian Walsh- Keyboards/Fiddle/Vocals

Garret Watts- Bass Guitar

Jared Lerew- Drums/Percussion

Kevin “Sully” Sullivan- Tour Manager

How often and for how long do you & your Band practice?

“Practice” the way I used to know it in the Philly Cover scene no longer exists.   Now, we practice for Tours/Shows.  When we schedule a tour… or a series of shows, I will write a set list and we’ll go into rehearsal for apps 4-5 hours per day for the week leading up to the tour.

Your debut album “ONE” has a lil’ of everything from the modern country- rock vibe to that classic down home feel.  Was your intention to have songs that appeal to fans of all ages and musical tastes?

YES. 100%.  Because that’s who I am!  When I sat down with my Producer, Arlis Albritton in May of 2011, I said…  When I play shows, I try to take people on a roller coaster rise.  I want to make them party, I want to make them think, I want to make them cry, and then I want to make them leave the show wanting more.  That’s the album I tried to make.  It was really important to me that I was able to show the different sides of who I am.  That part is difficult because I am certainly not your typical “ballad” vocalist!  But, when you see me sing my songs LIVE…  I promise to make you feel what I feel!

“Small Town Rock stars” is the current single on country radio across the United States, and also is a very cool “party anthem” video. Ya’ll have to check it out! Where was the video Shot and Produced? Tell us about the theme and vibe of the Video?

I shot the video at BLARNEY ISLAND in Antioch, IL.  (50 miles North of Chicago).  When I met with my Director (John Fucile of SmackDab Media)… I said,  “I need the video to be sexy and fun.”  I knew the song was a bit tongue-in-cheek, so I wanted to make sure the video did not come across as cheesy.  I’m so happy with the way it turned out.  In less than 3 minutes, it takes you on a journey of what one of our “days of our shows” is like!   We get to the venue, party with the people, and it starts out fun and low-key… but by the end of the night, it’s an absolute PARTY!

If you had to pick one song off your current Album “ONE” that means the most or touches your heart or says what you’re about which would it be?

WOW.  That’s a loaded question for me.  Every song TRULY means something to me.  I’m going to go with “Tired Of Running.”  Track #8.  It’s a very personal song for me.  It has several meanings to me.  I’m going to keep them to myself.  I tattooed the title of the song on me… along with “a bunch of airplane bottles in a paper sack.”

When down in Nashville or NashVegas as some call it, Who do you Collaborate With?  Do you have any song writing influences or mentors in Music city?

The more you write with people, the more comfortable it gets.  I write a lot with Jay Brunswick (Better Angels Publishing), Dan Adams, and Mitch Rossell.  All 3 of them are close friends of mine and they happen to be some of the best writers in town in my humble opinion.  I’ve written with Jett Beres  (Sister Hazel), Arlis Albritton (Grammy Nominated Writer/Producer for Jamey Johnson), Brian Davis (currently on tour with Brantley Gilbert), and many others.  I have been so fortunate to have friends that enjoy writing with me and vice/versa.

Yes you can name drop here. Who have you met whether it be Musically related or otherwise that has influenced you, gave you inspirational advice or just plan had you star struck while you made the journey to the musician you are today?

I’ve honestly met most of the stars by now.  The one guy that continues to be a mentor of mine… and idol of mine… and most importantly, a friend of mine is Lee Brice.  Lee has it all.  He has the STRONG, POWERFUL, AMAZING voice.  He is an incredible writer.  He is an amazing performer.  He can sing “Love Like Crazy” and make the entire venue cry… and 30 seconds later, he can make everyone crack open a beer and have you screaming, “Parking Lot Party.”   He is the EXACT type of artist I want to be.  We write very different styles, but we share so much in common as artists.  In addition to Lee… Jason Aldean and his band have been amazing mentors to me.  They have pushed me to take this thing as far as I can.  I text with Rich Redmond (Jason’s Drummer) 2-3 times per week.  Just amazing people.   Lastly, one of my VERY best friends is Tyler Hubbard.  Tyler is one of the lead singers of Florida Georgia Line.  We talk almost every day.  He’s my brother.  We have an incredible bond and respect for one another.

What advice would you give to beginners who are trying to break into the music scene?

I know this is cliché, but “JUST DO IT.”  That’s the honest truth.  Chesney gave me that advice 4 years ago and it’s some of the best i ever got.   If you want it that bad, then just do it.  Don’t make excuses why you can’t… just make it happen!

After Promoting your Current CD “ONE” across the U.S. on your current  Radio tour do you and the band plan on going back in the studio to record more music?

OH HELL YES!  We’ve already started!  I’ve been writing NON-STOP.  I wrote 14 songs in the last 5 months out in Nashville…. which is a ton with my crazy touring and press/radio schedule.   My band has been amazing going into the studio and cutting their parts while I’m out on the road promoting the album.  In addition, my life-long manager, Frank Annunziata has been Producing some of my most recent songs and we’ve had a blast working together on that level!

Joe Bachman tell the fans how & where to get your music , your  tour dates, and how we can all come enjoy your ride to the top on your awesome musical journey as you head towards the stars towards bigger and brighter things.

First and foremost, www.joebachman.com   That will direct you to my Facebook, Twitter, YouTube Pages, Videos, Songs, Tour Dates, etc.    In addition, please download my FREE App if you have an iPhone, iPad, or Droid.  Just search my name in your store.  It’s free and it’s a really cool app!

Being a huge country fan & performer myself its been a privilege Having Known Joe Bachman and his band members for a few years and watching them all work hard night after night playing their hearts out in all the clubs and music venues  for all of us music fans . Im Proud they represent our music community and look forward to seeing them perform and the new music they will bring.

Reach for the stars! And as Joe Bachman would tell Ya’ll “Keep it Country”

As Always I am  Proud to call you guys my “Brothers”  Cowboy Bob…………

by | Categories: Bands, Features | Comments Off on Joe Bachman – Hometown Hero on his way to big things in the music industry & “Keepin’ it Country”

by Jimmy Abgarian

552933

For 18 years Bonehead has been one of the top drawing acts in the tri-state area. In 1994 Eddie and Chris from Slippery and the skirt chasers created Stone Groove Productions and decided to put together a band of the best musicians they could find. Rather than take a group of guys who were friends who may have a weak link, they auditioned a bunch of musicians and dubbed them “Bonehead”. At the time it was unheard of to take to the free agent market and cherry pick talent. This process proved to be a perfect business model for them. Using the Alternative music of the time to shape the band, Bonehead skyrocketed at a rapid fire pace. Having played all of the top clubs in the Philly area as well as saturating the Shore market, they only seemed to get better. In 1999 they released a CD of original songs through Vulgar entertainment and produced by Grammy award winning producer James Cravero. Fade would prove to be a steppingstone to bigger things to come. The buzz from the Fade cd caught the attention of producer Don Gehman and they were soon signed to a major label. For legal reasons the name of the band had to be changed to Familiar 48. They then released Wonderful Nothing in April 2002. Wonderful nothing is still a great CD that released today would have an entirely different end result. In 2003 after the minor success of Wonderful Nothing lead singer Jayy Mannon decided to put the band on hiatus to work on some original music. 2005 saw the reformation of Bonehead with Jayy being the only original member. With the reformation of the band Jayy along with Vulgar records rereleased Fade their first full length CD adding 4 bonus tracks. Playing sporadically and not keeping the schedule that would burn them out proved to be essential in creating the new music that would make up the 2007 release “Broken and Glued”.

Over the years for this band one person has remained through everything. Jayy Mannon has been the Front man from day one. The band was put together around him and he took Bonehead to places most band only dream about. He understands that Bonehead is a brand name and treats it as such. Jayy can walk into a room with a guitar sit down and garner the attention of everyone. Years of playing have made the Bonehead show look almost effortless. I have seen Bonehead a lot over the years and have seen Jayy take time to talk to everyone about everything and not think twice about giving advice to up and comers. The current lineup of Bonehead consists of some of the best veterans of the scene. Drummer Daryl Updike and Mike Arrelano and Jeff Camarco are all former members of The Interns. Daryl is the owner of United Strength Academy in Trenton NJ that handles personal strength and conditioning as well as being a full service training facility. Mike works at Hoshino makers of Ibanez guitars. Jay is a color specialist and stylist at salon Zen in Warrington. When not working their day jobs the band plays acoustic and full band shows all over the area. I had a chance to check them out at The Limit (formerly Reeds) and for the first time in a long time felt that I got more than my moneys worth. I suggest that you take what I say with a grain of salt and check them out for yourself. It will be worth it, I promise you.

You can get their schedule and check out their music at

www.boneheadlive.com

by | Categories: Bands, Features | Comments Off on Bonehead…“Have done it all”

Bartender of the Month

Melissa Jo

From: Freddie’s Tavern

Bristol Pa

DSC01553

(Photo by Mike Vagnoni)

For the month of October we have “Melissa Jo” from Freddie’s Tavern, Bristol Pa., as our bartender of the month. Melissa is a resident of Levittown Pa., and has been a working bartender for over 10 years. She has been at Freddie’s Tavern since January and  she has the following shifts:  (mondays 3pm to 8pm, wednesday 8pm to close, saturdays from 8pm to close). She is full of energy and sparks up the bar when she does her shifts. She is one personality behind the bar  and loves her job

.”I love everything about the bar industry and everyone that comes to my bar is my new best friend”, she says.

She also likes live music and some of her favorite acts are:  Reckless Behavior, Pop Fiction, Sinners Saints.

STATS:

Melissa stand in at 5′ feet and has brown eyes and brown hair. She has a great personality and makes it fun when she works.

Favorite Radio Station:  Radio 104.5 Fm – loves  modern rock.

Hobbies:  Walking her dog, going to the beach all the time ..She likes the Sea Side area of New Jersey and goes all year round down the shore..”Anytime is the right time to visit the beach” she says..

ON SPORTS:  Loves the Phillies – She is a die hard baseball fan and this is her team!

Favorite Drink: Southern Comfort

Favorite Drink to Serve: “Jack Sparrow”  (Recipe – Tattoo Rum & Pineapple juice)

Meet up with Melissa Jo on your next visit over to Freddie’s Tavern, let her know you did see her in the OOT Guide’

See more photos at: www.ootonline.com (Click to our Bartender of the Month section)

by | Categories: DJ's & Bartenders, Features | Comments Off on Bartender of the Month…October 2012

OOT’S Killer Picks!

Oct 10, 2012

jvyawk0u


East Coast Debut at Wells Fargo Center Complex
Saturday, October 27th
header
Registration for The Walking Dead Escape is available now!
(PHILADELPHIA) October 3, 2012 – The zombie virus continues to spread as Ruckus Sports and Skybound, in conjunction with Live Nation, announce Philadelphia as the next city to fall in the gruesomely realistic The Walking Dead Escape obstacle course series. Taking place on Saturday, October 27 at the Wells Fargo Center Complex, the apocalyptic event comes just in time for the Halloween season. There are three ways to take part in this epic adventure: participants can choose to be a Survivor and race through the zombie infested evacuation zone, a Walker who embraces the inevitable and surrenders to the undead horde, or a Spectator who watches the apocalypse from sidelines at the Escape Party.
Tickets for this event are available now through TheWalkingDeadEscape.com and Livenation.com.
On the heels of a wildly successful event in San Diego this Summer, The Walking Dead Escape: Philadelphia is unlike any obstacle course event in the nation. Expanding on the best-selling The Walking Dead comic book series and graphic novel storylines, the Escape allows Survivors and Walkers to explore the initial days of the apocalypse.
“Thousands of Walking Dead fans participated in San Diego and we promised that it wasn’t going to stop there,” said Liam Brenner, founder Ruckus Sports. “Now the people of Philadelphia are going to have their chance participate as we transform the Wells Fargo Center Complex into the early days of society’s collapse.”
Survivors will climb, crawl and slide in an effort to avoid confrontation by hordes of Walkers while achieving the ultimate adventure on The Walking Dead-themed obstacle course. The Walking Dead Escape is not a race and Survivors are not timed, but the end is near and they must move swiftly. If they’re lucky, Survivors will reach the decontamination zone where their level of infection – if any – will be determined by a confidential military scan. Walkers will be transformed into the undead by professional makeup teams and released on the course to haunt the living. New for the Philadelphia Escape is the “Survivor Showdown” where five-person teams will compete on a separate, walker infested course for $2,500 in prizes.
The choice is yours. Whether you run, walk, or watch, Walking Dead fans will have a front row seat to the real-life action event of a lifetime.
Early registration is strongly recommended, as walk-ups may not be available on event day.
For more information or to register for the event, please visit www.thewalkingdeadescape.com.
JASON’S WOODS offers New Paranormal Bus Tours for 2012!!
Lancaster, PA – Jason’s Woods 2012 opens its 27th year with NEW takes on our unmatched collection of “7” favorite attractions and a brand new concept in supernatural horror, The Paranormal Bus Tour!  Unbelievably the Biggest just got BIGGER!
Buses leave the grounds of Jason’s Woods on a nail biting journey to an actual 150 year old mill, full of murderous tales of revenge and loss. Scientifically proven to be the residence of several restless spirits, the Paranormal Bus Tour allows guests the one of a kind opportunity to follow in the footsteps of a team of actual paranormal investigators who, utilizing the latest in ghost hunting equipment, have made contact with these lost souls!
A seamless fusion of macabre local history and traditional Ghost Walk the Paranormal Bus Tour promises to leave its guests begging for the safety of the return trip back…
The “Legendary” Jason’s Woods boasts “7” hair-raising attractions and again, Jason’s Woods has taken them all to the next level! New Creatures, Special Effects and unparalleled scares await visitors to our Horrifying Hayride, Barn of Terror, 3D Pirates Revenge, Lost in Jason’s Woods Walking Tour, Mystery Maze, and Carnival of Fear!
Plus back by popular demand the Jason’s Woods Theater experience allows thrill seekers to feel as if they are a part of the Jason’s Woods cast…the victim IS part of the cast right?(at least for a short time)
Adding an entirely new dimension of fun to Jason’s Woods, the Entertainment area has grown to include an Alien Laser Tag Maze, the out of control action of Remote Control truck races, The  New Jason’s Woods Ninja Challenge Obstacle Course and a Friday Night Tailgate Party!
With all the amazing new events and the addition of the Paranormal Bus Tours, Jason’s Woods has become THE destination for an entire weekend of Halloween fun and excitement!
Located at 99 Stehman Road Lancaster, PA. 17603. Attractions open weekends beginning September28th, through October 28th, 2012
Hours of operation – Friday’s and Saturday’s 7pm-10pm and Sunday’s 7pm-9pm. Visit www.jasonswoods.com for full event details

Government Zombie Cover-Up Exposed!

Feasterville, PA – As recently reported in many local media outlets, the government-operated Zombie Research Center, located at the Valley of Fear in Feasterville, Bucks County, PA, tragically burned down this past summer.

Based on information recently revealed by unnamed sources within the U.S. government, it is now known that dozens of actual zombies in various stages of development escaped during the fire and are roaming freely in the area, threatening the very lives of visitors to the Valley of Fear. Discovery of this cover-up leads many to recall the mysterious cover-up in Roswell, New Mexico in 1947.

“I had no idea what I was getting myself into,” says one shaken visitor to the exhibit. “I barely escaped with my life!”

Local authorities have thus far been unable to contain the escapees, who are still at large in the wilds of the Phoenix Sports Club in Feasterville, PA. They hope to have the situation under control some time in November.

Valley of Fear Opens Sept. 28th and Runs Through Nov. 3rd

Phoenix Sport Club, 301 W. Bristol Road, Feasterville, PA 19053

Check Website for Dates and Tickets: valleyoffear.com

The Valley of Fear Rises From the Ashes for 2012!

The Valley Of Fear is the area’s longest running seasonal Halloween themed event, now in its 23rd season. Over the summer, a fire damaged some of the facilities on the property at Phoenix Sports Club; in fact, the devastating fire was featured on Channel 6 ABC news. But the Valley of Fear has literally “risen from the ashes” to come back better than ever this haunting season! It features favorites such as the Original Haunted Hayride and Scary Tales – your favorite fairy tales with a terrifying twist. The Valley of Fear Hayride was named the 2011 Hayride of the Year by the independent critics at FrightTour.com.

“Although we had a disaster with the fire this year, we have managed to turn it around and make the attraction even better than ever,” says Tom Yaegel, who operates the Haunted Hayride every year.

“Thanks to our imaginative cast and creators, we’ve made the fire a part of the story of our haunted attraction—due to the fire, zombies have escaped and are roaming the Valley of Fear. It’s very satisfying to turn this tragedy into a fun part of the 23-year lore of the Haunted Hayride.”

What’s new this year?

• The Zombie Research Center Zombie Excape Maze—Extreme terror, extreme fear, extreme zombies! Try to survive as you are chased by the zombie escapees through a 5,000 square foot maze. They’ve escaped and they are coming for YOU!

Special Events

• Opening Weekend Special – Sept 28th and 29th, get all 3 attractions for the price of 2! Get discount tickets online at valleyoffear.com.

• Thursday, Oct 4 is Firefighters’ Appreciation Night at the Valley Of Fear. In honor of the heroic firefighters who fought the fire at our site this summer, The Valley of Fear is proud to offer special rates to those firefighters from the fire companies that responded to the blaze, and their families, on October 4th. Firefighters from participating companies should check with their chiefs for details.

The general public can purchase tickets for any night online at valleyoffear.com.

by | Categories: Concerts & Events, Features | Comments Off on OOT’S Killer Picks!

plexipr_ez2012logoOver Labor Day weekend, Made Event presented Electric Zoo 2012, and once again transformed New York City’s Randall’s Island into a multiplex of music, lights and dancing, along with 100+ of the world’s best and brightest electronic music artists. The 3-day bonanza hosted 110,000 avid fans with sold-out capacity crowds on Saturday & Sunday.
Bigger than ever in its fourth year, Electric Zoo’s technological advances helped transform the festival landscape. Intellitix’s RFID technology was again embedded in wristbands to help festival-goers enter quickly through the front gates. The stadium-scale Main Stage featured high-resolution motion-controlled video panels that created a massive sense of scale, which could be reconfigured live to create unique looks for each individual artist. The Riverside Stage included custom-designed 3D LED technology used for the first time ever at a live electronic music show. Meanwhile, the Hilltop Arena saw a wall of LED panels and mirrors set at specific angles, working in tandem to bathe the tent in a sea of lights and lasers. And over at the Sunday School Grove, original custom-designed school buses integrated LEDs with 3D projection mapping to create an immersive mixed-media experience. In every tent, club-quality sound systems enveloped fans with impeccable sound engineered by Integral Sound.
Electric Zoo 2012 also saw the return of NYC’s finest food vendors & trucks, which offered everything from hand-tossed gourmet pizza, and Korean BBQ to organic ice cream. Also returning was the Garden of EZ, a chill-out zone featuring mind-altering art and lights, full of a thousand neon butterflies from artist Gizem Bacaz and giant mushrooms from artist Dan Park.
But most important of all, Made Event committed to creating a fun and safe environment for its fans; free water refill stations, designated Help Points and the simple idea – Many Animals, One Zoo: Help Each Other Be Safe! With positive vibes all around, Electric Zoo 2012 was all about connecting music and friends old and new. Thank you Zoo animals. See you at Electric Zoo 2013 for the five-year anniversary!

Did you forget to get an EZoo 2012 t-shirt or hoodie? Get it now in the online Merch Shop!
Were you so busy running around from stage to stage, dancing with your friends, that you forgot to get some official merch for you and your loved ones? There are still lots of colors and designs to choose from in the Electric Zoo official online Merch Shop. Get over there now while the selection is the best!

Check out the Electric Zoo 2012 Photo Gallery!
It’s filled with over 200 photos of the artists, the spectacular visuals, and you!
plexipr_EZ2012BSK24hrPressDeadline1110122SaturdayAboveandBeyond

by | Categories: Concerts & Events, Features | Comments Off on Electric Zoo 2012: 110,000 Fans Attend New York’s Electronic Music Festival
By:  Krista Doran


john_evolaA few days ago, I had the pleasure of meeting John Evola, Owner and Producer at Lounge Studios located at 1122 Spring Garden Street in Philly.  I had received an invite on Facebook to be part of a very unique musical event.  John is planning on producing and recording a remake of Michael Jackson’s, “We Are The World,” using local musicians and singers.  I was very intrigued so I got in touch with John to see what this was all about.

John has grown up with music being part of his life from an early age.  Now 26, John was first introduced to music at the age of six and it is still a very big part of his life.  He plays several instruments, he writes, performs and had been a teacher at R&M Music Studios in Langhorne, PA for six years. I spoke to John about what interested in him owning a studio himself and he told me, “I love writing for artists and sitting down with them to really hear what is in their heads and to try and help bring it to life. Not many people can go to a studio and expect the producer to play drums, guitar, bass, piano and so on.  It really makes the client comfortable knowing it can all be done in one place by one guy, and not have to worry about paying for extra session players to come in.”  John is also in 2 bands, one is a Funk/Blues Trio called Achilles Feel, and the other is a Hip/Hop Rock band called Nothing At All.

John had always wanted to do something big with music, whether it was local or international.  He has been a big fan of Michael Jackson all his life and believes that MJ has been a huge influence on today’s music scene.  John explained to me, “a couple of days ago I had this vision and thought to myself, ‘what can I do to bring all of the local artists together from all over the area and make something big?’  Not just something that would get people to talk, but more about getting involved and work with one another.”  He came up with the idea of re-making the song “We Are The World,” that was released in 1985 for USA for Africa.  John didn’t think the idea was going to take off like it did after posting an invite on Facebook.  I can personally attest to how this invite BLEW UP in just a few short hours with so many people from all over the Tri-State area who wanted to be involved!  John told me, “It means so much to me that so many people want to be part of this.  I have received so many calls and emails, and I never thought making an impact could be so easy and so fun!”  John is hoping that this event could turn into something big and also start a trend for other cities to coordinate the same type of event.  “This project is non-profit and is more about just getting people together to have a great time, laugh and meet new people,” John explained.  It seems like quite an undertaking to me, but John is very easy-going and confident and there is no doubt he will bring this wonderful and unique idea to life!  John said, “This project is going to take a lot of thinking and time because we will have a forty piece choir featuring ten lead vocalists as well as a live six piece band!”

The project is going to be recorded at East Coast Recording Studio in Warminster, PA by Grammy winning producer, James Cravero.  John said, “I really think this can be big with the right exposure and the right positive feedback from the listeners.  I think of it as “We Are The World – Philadelphia.” 

We will keep all of our readers informed as to what is going on with this project as the weeks go by, but in the meantime please “like” John’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/loungestudios if you would like more information on how to get involved!  Be sure to keep checking future issues of The Out On The Town Entertainment Guide for updates at www.ootonline.com!
by | Categories: Bands, Features | Comments Off on We Are The World – Philadelphia “An Inspired Idea by John Evola”

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
Celebrates “Month of Discovery” in September
Highlights Include “Bottle Wars” with Tastings of Rival
Wines from the New Fleming’s 100,® and “Last Call” with
25% Savings on Premium Wines by the Bottle
flemings-steakhouse2
Radnor, Pennsylvania and Marlton, New Jersey, September 2012 – Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar is synonymous with its award-winning list of 100 wines by the glass, the Fleming’s 100.® Each September, as the restaurant’s newest wine collection is unveiled, Fleming’s celebrates a “Month of Discovery”, featuring a series of unique wine events and food offerings that will appeal to both wine novice and true connoisseur.

The New Fleming’s 100 – An Unrivaled Program of 100 Wines by the Glass
Fleming’s proprietary collection of 100 wines by the glass is a unique approach to discovering and celebrating wine without having to order an entire bottle. “Wine is an intensely personal choice, and wine by the glass is the perfect way to celebrate it,” says Maeve Pesquera, Fleming’s Director of Wine. The new collection for 2012/2013 features many iconic wineries from California as well as top-rated European wineries. The international roster also includes a number of remarkable wines from Chile, Argentina, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.
“Bottle Wars” Wine Tastings – Featuring Rival Wines from the New Fleming’s 100
“Bottle Wars” is a series of four unique wine tastings to be held on successive Friday evenings in September (7th, 14th, 21st and 28th). Guests will taste premium wines from rival regions and wineries around the world in a spirit of friendly competition. Each event will offer 8 to 10 well-matched wines for just $25* and Fleming’s professionally trained wine managers will guide guests through the experience:
“Pinot Smackdown” (September 7th) — Pinot Noirs from California’s Central Coast compete against Pinot Noirs from Sonoma, Oregon and the Anderson Valley.
“Battle of the Hemispheres” (September 14th) — California takes on South America, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.
“Old World vs. New World” (September 21st) — European masters from France, Italy, Germany and Spain go against the best and brightest winemakers from California.
“Glass Warfare” (September 28th) — Premium wines and value-priced wines made from similar grapes are put to the taste test.

“Last Call” Event – Two Weeks to Enjoy 25% on Selected Wines by the Bottle
Guests will have an opportunity to save 25% on select bottles in Fleming’s main dining room. “Last Call” will debut on September 1st and quantities will be limited to stock on hand. Restrictions apply at selected locations due to local and state liquor laws. Complete details about this opportunity can be found at www.FlemingsSteakhouse.com.
steak-lobster
Fleming’s New Memorable Meal for Two — $99 for 3 Courses
Fleming’s celebrates its new wine collection with a prix-fixe menu for two, available from September 1st through September 30th. Each guest will enjoy a triple entrée of broiled filet mignon, herb baked shrimp and braised short rib, with shrimp bisque and a dessert of frozen almond soufflé. The 3-course menu is priced at $99 for two, and $49.50 for one. For an additional $25, each guest may order a specially priced flight of three wines — The Prisoner, Primus Cabernet and Quintessa 2006 — all from the Huneeus Vintners Portfolio.

About Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
Nationally acclaimed Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar offers the best in steakhouse dining – Prime meats and chops, fresh fish and poultry, generous salads and side orders — with a unique wine list known as the Fleming’s 100®, which features over 100 wines served by the glass. Fleming’s was launched in Newport Beach, California in 1998 by successful restaurant industry veterans Paul Fleming and Bill Allen. Today there are 64 restaurants nationwide. Fleming’s is the recip ient of numerous prestigious awards, including Wine Enthusiast’s annual Award of Distinction and Wine Spectator’s annual Award of Excellence.
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar in Radnor is located at 555 East Lancaster Avenue and Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar in Marlton is located at 500 Route 73 North. For more information about Fleming’s and the Fleming’s 100, please visit FlemingsSteakhouse.com.
* Excluding wine, tax and gratuity.
###

by | Categories: Dining Out, Features | Comments Off on Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar

480240_10150840563589244_2037977171_n
DJ Ghost has been a staple of Philadelphia nightlife for over a decade. If you have gone out dancing within the last 15 years, then chances are he has probably made your feet move and hands go up in the air. Now 31 years old Ghost started DJing professionally at the ripe young age of 16. He has played at pretty much every venue in and around the Philadelphia area. From big dance club to high end ultra lounges, he has done it all. As a youngster, Ghost played place like: LIVE BAIT, KALEIDOSCOPE, EVOLUTION, and THE 8th FLOOR. Always staying at the forefront with his peers, he moved on to venues like: DECO, EMERALD CITY, BABYLON, and GLAM. Since then DJ GHOST has done some production and has toured all over the world different multi-platinum and gold selling artists. He would like to note that FLIPMODE SQUAD especially Rampage gave him his first real opportunity to break into the music business and to travel as a DJ. Currently, Ghost is still known to be Philly’s best night club DJ and hold residencies at G LOUNGE, LiT ULTRA BAR, and CHEERLEADERS. He can also been seen playing frequently in Las Vegas at Drai’s After-Hours and The Palms Casino.  Ghost is also currently working on a television show called DANCE CITY TV that has been taping in the Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Studio and is suppose to start airing sometime this fall. You can keep up with Ghost on his FaceBook and Twitter @DJGhost1 or check out his website www.DJGHOST215.com. So if your looking for a good time and a place to go dance the night away, then my suggestion would be to find out where DJ GHOST is spinning a go there!!!
Favorite place to DJ:  Playboy Mansion “I did it twice so far”
Favorite place to hangout: Cheerleaders “John is great and so is everyone over there, best place to kick it in the city bar far”
Favorite place to eat: Mom’s house “her food destroys every restaurant i’ve ever been to”
Favorite sports team: Phillies “even though they aren’t doing well this year, they are still my team and i still go to the games….Go Phils!”
by | Categories: DJ's & Bartenders, Features | Comments Off on DJ Ghost – A Staple of Philadelphia Nightlife

by Helene
eboa

Are you ready to be impressed? Wait until you get a look at the all new JC’s Washington House, you know…the old Whiskey Tango, located at 14000 Bustleton Avenue, in Northeast Philadelphia. I know there were many fond memories but say fairwell to the old and welcome the new! You will be knocked off your feet! No worries you won’t have to wait much longer for the “unveiling” of the new ROCK ROOM, the “soft opening” will be the weekend of Sept. 7th with Avoiding the Angel, Travia, and Sinner Saints and then on Sept. 8th with the band Full Circle.  The big Grand Opening is the weekend of September 28th with The Hyde, Hammerdown, Electric Boa and on the 29th see 10 Years Gone and Cougars Crossing. There will be tons of drink specials, give-a-ways, free hor’devours from 8-10pm on both nights. Make sure you get there early! The doors open at 8pm!  Of course the Sports Bar has been open throughout the summer serving up some great grub, showcasing lots of cool acoustic acts, fun rounds of pool and lots of great sports games on their many flatscreen televisions.

Here is a little glimpse of what you will find when the all new ROCK room opens up… The decor is all Music Memorabilia, walls are purple and shades of gray, Groovy lighting throughout, the entire stage was re-vamped-once again making its status of having the biggest stage, & the “baddest” house sound & lighting in NE Philly. They also extended the drum riser so even a keyboard player or horn section will fit!  And for my fellow/female ROCK & ROLLERS right off the stage chill out in our very own dressing room! Remember them?! Right off to the side is the black wall where all the performers will put their autograph- yes JC’s Washington House is giving musicians the star treatment!
In fact every one is a star to them-check out some more cool stuff they have lined up….There is a new Martini Bar & Lounge with leather sofas and tables;  where you can order up the best Martinis around and sample shots of Washington Apples,  their Specialty Drink for just $3.00 all day every day!!  There is beer tub bar enclosed with chalkboard beer selections for the night, a Jägermeister machine and perfect for “girls nite out” a platform with a Brass Pole for lots of dancing!

Check out the schedule! All new Thursdays “Ladies Nite”with EBE entertainment sponsored DJ’s in the house, Fridays: Original Night, Saturdays: Cover bands, Tribute and National Acts, Sundays: Watch all the games with Direct TV (in the Sports bar and there is never a cover!), Monday is Quizzo, Tuesday is AArdvark Poker Nite/Tournament (http://www.aardvarkpoker.com), ; Wednesdays: Free rounds of Pool and $1 drafts! And as always there are tons of drink specials every day of the week! On Oct. 5th local “Rock Star Favorite”, Jimmy Wooten, beating the skins for Breathing Theory and Dead Superstar along with local artists Release and Reckless Behavior! Doors open at 8pm, you can buy tickets in advance for $10 or $12 at the door! Then on Saturday, Oct. 6th: There is gonna be another Big EVENT –that will blow your mind! (tba on Sept. 6th…I tried all I could but they wouldn’t even tell me!)
Of course you can still order up some incredible food from their kitchen which is open daily until closing. Lunch specials are just $3.95 from 11-3pm in the Sports bar. And if you want to hold your next private event there please call (215) 671-9234 or visit their new website at
www.jcwashingtonhouse.com.

BTW…If you are wondering how they got their new name; here is the scoop. JC (the owner) first purchased the property in 1979 the name of the establishment at the time was “Washington House”. Since that name was in existence for about 300+ years, they decided to go back to what worked back then and for a bit good luck too! So with that I, along with all the staff at OOT wish JC’s Washington House staff & owners luck as well! And for those of you who waited patiently for a cool place to hang out with great entertainment, food, icy cold drinks, dancing, and fun….the wait is over!

by | Categories: Bars & Clubs, Features | Comments Off on JC’s WASHINGTON HOUSE IS READY TO ROCK & ROLL!