Melissa stands in at 6′ and has blonde hair and blue eyes. She has been tending the bar for the last 13 years and is very well liked in the industry. With her pleasing personality she has captured a large fan base of very loyal customers. She has worked in many area places from Northeast Philadelphia into Bucks and Montgomery Counties.You can find her over at Harrigan’s on Tuesdays from: 11 am to 6 pm, Fridays from 11 am to 7 pm and Saturdays from 11 am to 6 pm.
Melissa had this to say, ” I really love bartending and seeing the many friends I have made over the years and they do come out each week, They are my customers but also really good friends. . This is the kind of satisfaction you get from working behind the bar, I really like being a bartender”.
ON SPORTS: Loves College Basketball and also Phillies baseball.
ON RADIO: She likes MGK 102.9 FM and just loves the classic sounds of bands like the Stones and Pink Floyd. “Today‘s music just does not have the feeling like you can get when hearing the classic rock bands”, Melissa says.
HOBBIES: On her spare time she likes to make candles and fancy soaps that people will use for Party Favors for weddings and baby showers. When you meet her ask her to show you some of her work.
FAVORITE DRINK: “I’m a beer lover and drink AMSTEL LIGHT”
FAVORTE DRINK TO SERVE: “Frozen Drinks”
One day this week or in the next few, make it over to HARRIGANS and meet up with Melissa and see
how she controls the bar .You will see in action a real down to earth type of personality and just a great
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As one of the most well known DJs in Philadelphia, DJ 54 has been in the nightlife industry for over 10+ years, since the days of nightclubs like Egypt and Baja Beach Club, spinning some of the biggest clubs in Philadelphia, New Jersey, New York, and beyond. Able to rock out any sized establishment, he is most well known for his work in the larger club world, 500-1000+ person venues. If you’re looking for a well known DJ and run a larger venue, he is definitely a DJ to have on your team. When asked, “What is a real DJ all about?” He says, “For me, it’s putting the right tracks with the right people, at the right time!”
Here’s DJ 54’s weekly lineup:
Wednesdays – Hump Day College party @ Grants in N.E. Philly
Thursdays – Guest spots at various locations
Fridays – The ROXXY/Bamboo Bar w/Q102
Saturdays – CLUB 27 in Old City w/Q102
People can also check out DJ 54’s weekly dance radio mix shows on Z88.9FM
Friday nights @ 10pm & 3am alongside other big DJs like David Guetta and Louie DeVito.
He also does guest spots at Nightclubs/Bars/Lounges in PA,NJ,NY,DC and beyond. People can also “fan” 54
and add his Facebook pages under Deejay Fiftyfour for upcoming shows,
events, and to send messages about booking. The music DJ 54 spin’s is House,
Electro, Trance, Party Tracks, and Top 40/Hip-hop as needed. Be sure to grab one of his popular “Synergy” CDs out when you see him! It will have you moving all night!
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I recently had the pleasure of stopping by this new happening bar & grill and was really impressed. Here we have two new young up and coming entrepreneur owners Tim Lu, who grew up in the Havertown area and Brian Downey from Ridley Park, Pennsylvania. They both had a dream to own and operate a bar just like the one’s in Philadelphia. Just over the Burlington Bristol Bridge on Rt 130 South in New Jersey you will find The Red Zone. It’s a fairly large place with lots of parking and even a cool deck. As I walked in I noticed there were two different bar areas with lots of HD tv’s and many dining rooms. There is also a huge room where the Deejay’s & Bands perform towards the weekends. As I took a walk around I also noticed a nice game room with a few pool tables and lots of video games. They have one of those cool new jukeboxes over by the back bar too. There are plenty of nice spacious wooden booths and tables located in the same area. I was greeted by a friendly bartender/ waitress Dana, where I sat and observed a very loaded menu of appetizers, sandwiches and entrees. There was one menu item from their Specialty Sandwich section that caught my eye called “The Prime Rib Dip” which consisted of tender sliced Prime Rib on Ciabata bread. It came with tasty au jus sauce and a tangy horseradish, it was really out of this world! The next item I tried was a bite of their Red Zone Burger which is a colossal sized burger made with cheddar cheese & bacon. Made to order it was simply delicious. The last item I tried was their Red Zone Ribs, wow so scrumptious and a nice portion as well. All of the food at the Red Zone is homemade, even the breading on their chicken fingers! I can honestly say this place is New Jersey’s bestkept secret. The Red Zone has a lot to offer from daily ½ price appetizers to discounted wings & ribs. In season they also offer delicious steamed crab legs Monday through Sunday. That’s right all week long, you cant beat that! They offer nightly entertainment & drink specials. Thursdays & Saturdays they have a Deejay, Thursday night is college night. Friday nights they have local live bands such as Calling All Saints & Please Please me” Every Sunday night they have salsa night where you can strut your stuff to the best Latin music. The Red Zone is open Monday through Sunday from 11pm-2am. They also offer their spacious dining rooms to anyone who may want to plan a banquet, birthday party or any kind of event. They can hold anywhere from 50-300 people! As I spoke to the new owners I made my own suggestions of maybe having car & bike shows too. They seem to like the idea and are definitely giving it some consideration. All in all, I really had a nice time at the Red Zone and would encourage everyone to check this place out. It’s so easy to get to and as I said there’s plenty of parking in their huge paring lots. If you would like to stop by just GPS them at : Red Zone Sports bar & Grill 259 Route 130 South Burlington, NJ 08016
If you would like to set up a banquet or have any questions please contact them at 1-609-589-3937 or visit them at their website: www.theredzonesportbar.com I give this place two thumbs up for sure!
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Atlantic City, NJ – June 17, 2010; Stevie Nicks will be performing in the Mark G. Etess Arena at Trump Taj Mahal on Friday, August 27, 2010. Show time is 8:00 pm, doors open one hour prior.
Famed for her mystical chanteuse image, singer/songwriter Stevie Nicks enjoyed phenomenal success not only as a solo artist but also as a key member of Fleetwood Mac. Stephanie began performing at the age of four, and occasionally sang at the tavern owned by her parents. Nicks started writing songs in her mid-teens, and joined her first group, the Changing Times, while attending high school in California. She is best known for her work with Fleetwood Mac and an extensive solo career, which collectively have produced over forty Top 50 hits and has sold nearly 120 million albums.
Nicks joined Fleetwood Mac in 1975 along with her then boyfriend, Lindsey Buckingham. Fleetwood Mac’s second album after the incorporation of Nicks and Buckingham, 1977’s Rumours, produced four U.S. Top 10 singles (including Nicks’ song “Dreams,” which was the band’s first and only U.S. number one) and remained at #1 on the American albums chart for over 30 weeks, as well as reaching the top spot in various countries around the world. To date the album has sold over 33 million copies worldwide.
Nicks began her solo career in 1981 with the album Bella Donna, and she has produced five more solo studio albums to date. After the release of her first solo album, Rolling Stone deemed her “The Reigning Queen of Rock and Roll.” She has been nominated for seven Grammy Awards and, with Fleetwood Mac, won the 1977/1978 Grammy for Album of the Year for Rumours. As a member of Fleetwood Mac, she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.
Some of her solo hits include: “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” (a duet with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers), “Leather and Lace” (a duet with Don Henley), “Edge of Seventeen (Just Like the White Winged Dove),” “Gypsy,” and “Stand Back.”
Visit, http://stevienicks.net for more on Stevie Nicks and her illustrious career.
Ticket prices are $116, $96 & $76 and can be purchased by either calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-736-1420, on line at www.ticketmaster.com or in person at the Taj Box Office. For box office hours and more information call (609) 449-5150.
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By: Krista Doran
I have to be honest with you all. When the decision was made on which band would be featured in this issue, I was a bit apprehensive. I was asked to write about an agency band who I assumed would be similar to many of the other cover bands out there. Well, you know what they say when you ASSUME, right? I learned my lesson to not assume anything anymore, because the band in this month’s spotlight is fresh, unique and an extremely talented group of guys called The Nameless Few!
I spoke to their drummer, Rich who was so polite and so happy that the OOT was going to feature their band. The more he spoke about his fellow band members, the more I liked them because they all just really love doing what they do. The Nameless Few does fall into the Party Band category because of the music they play, which is a unique blend of great music from the 70’s on up through to what you hear on the radio right NOW. According to Rich, “we’ll play anything that will get people moving and that includes a lot of Top 40 songs.” As I have stated in previous features, I am not really one that enjoys the Top 40 scene. On the other hand, I do know that when you are in a band, you have to play a good amount of crowd pleasures because they are what the people want to hear. The Nameless Few does this, plus they take the time to throw in, as Rich called them, “our selfish picks” or songs they like to do as a band. They have been able to inspire crowds and lovers of music from Vermont to Virginia, so obviously they are doing it right.
The Nameless Few has been around since 2005 and with their guitar player, Kratzy being the only original member; I think it’s safe to say that like most bands, they have had their share of changes. Rich told me that “one of the things that have really made a big difference for this band is the addition of our new lead singer, Gary. His vocal range is so strong it is almost effortless. This has opened up so many more doors for us, because we can now play music we couldn’t before, such as ‘Thing Called Love’ by The Darkness or the Chemical Romance version of ‘Under Pressure.’ We are better than ever now because Gary’s vocals really shine.” In addition to that fact, you’ll be blown away when you hear these guys, considering that there are just 4 members, 3 that are playing instruments! The Nameless Few truly has the sound of a 5 or 6 piece band and they do it WITHOUT sampling of any kind. With Ricky rounding out their rhythm section with his tremendous bass playing skills, something that also adds fullness to their sound is the 3 part harmonies. This is something that is really hard to pull off live at times, but this band does it with ease and precision.
Rich explained to me that when people come to see the Nameless Few “they are going to experience songs played a little bit more in depth than a typical cover band would play. We collaborate as a team to play them in our style, and make them more our own.” One of the songs you may hear them play is “Brown-eyed Girl,” which is perhaps one of the most played out songs ever. But The Nameless Few will do it Reggae-style, breathing new life back into the song for those of us that have heard it one too many times. This is a beautiful thing and it makes you start to love these songs all over again. Music is meant to be enjoyed and make you happy. This is exactly what The Nameless Few offers each and every time to their audience. They deliver their songs with passion and emotion, reminiscent of the days when local live music was in its heyday.
You can catch The Nameless Few next on Friday, June 25th at The Trappe Tavern in Trappe, PA and then on Saturday June 26th at Harrigan’s Pub in Warminster, PA. To see their full schedule of dates and to hear samples of their music, go to www.tnfband.com. The Nameless Few is booked through Shore Bets, 215-884-HELP.
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Where to Go and What To Do On A Saturday Night? EASY WiTH each special Issue of Out On The Town Entertainment GUIDE~ see the run down daily in the paper and also online! www.ootweb.com and or www.ootonline.com Yes, anytime you like. Soon >OOT will have it’s own APP~ MORE FUN COMING TO YOU with giveaways promotions and discounts to area locations.
Just think > ONE AD PLACEMENT in the OOT will be seen for 21 days or more…24/7 both online and in the trenches in area locations – we work hard to make sure your messages is seen by the right kind of people you seek. SEE OUR LIST OF CLIENTS and you will see why OOT is the leading edge when it come to local Entertainment News!
WHAT MAKES THE OOT special for you?
Out On The Town is a professional Network of area entertainers and performers who bring to you only the best in local Entertainment News! * ALWAYS CUTTING EDGE ( you get it first hand by the people making the music) …and still the best marketing tool in the local Entertainment scene. We will create the buzz you need for your next PROMOTION and help make your event or show or specific night gain the attention it needs.
We are working entertainers who can give you the inside track on the best places in the GREATER DELAWARE VALLEY AREA. We take the time and will interview the local bands and Dj’s….we take the time to Interview the bar owners and bartenders….and we do this the right way _ to hype this up all for you. Not only do you get this all up online..but we make sure that a physical paper is out there in the bars and clubs. THIS IS how it all started and with the INTERNET we have more people like you,coming to the OOT with each new ISSUE we put out. ( IT takes us three full working weeks to bring to you ONE COMPLETE ISSUE and to get this up online.)
FIND OUT ABOUT THE PEOPLE,PLACES,and all the things that make our ENTERTAINMENT SCENE LIGHT UP AT NIGHT! THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF WEBSITES AND INTERNET MARKETING COMPANIES OUT THERE TODAY…YES it is so deluted > (each day a new one sort of pops up)…But with that…you can be sure of one thing….THERE IS ONLY ONE – real ENTERTAINMENT GUIDE and made by people who work in this INDUSTRY. This is your Out On The Town! THE NAME SAYS IT ALL…
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You have to check out the outside patio over at TONY’S PLACE, This is our featured location this month.
TONY’S PLACE in IVYLAND. GRAB a tomato pie and party under the stars. TONY’S is more then just TOMATO PIES – find out more in the latest OOT!
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Tony’s Place Bar and Grill-Not Just Tomato Pie!
At Tony’s Place Bar & Grill you are always treated like family “whether it’s your first time there or your 50th!” Tony’s Place is still owned and operated by the Mallamaci family-the original opened in NE Philly in 1951 (6324 Sackett Street). Their Tomato Pies put this place on the map! The Ivyland location opened in August 2006, with Executive Chef Lawrence Fullbright, leading the kitchen-serving exemplary upscale, Contemporary-American fare including; Flat Iron Steaks, Bone-In Pork Chops, Sautéed Chicken, Homemade Crab Cakes, and Sashimi Tuna! They also make delicious Angus and Bison Burgers, Orange Cranberry Salad, Spinach and Artichoke dip, Wings, and so much more! There is something for everybody-even a kids menu! The kitchen is open every day at 11 am and from Sunday thru Wednesday until 11pm. Thursday, Friday and Saturday it is open until midnight.
You can enjoy a fine meal inside in their restaurant which accommodates about 120 guests or at their beautiful mahogany bar with its own seating where you can watch your favorite sporting event on any of their multiple high definition televisions. If you want to feel that warm summer breeze why not have the same fine service outside on one of the largest patios in Bucks County-over 3500 sq feet! Dine on clothed, candlelit tables in a tropical setting with palm trees all around or grab a frozen drink at their large outdoor bar!
Tony’s Place is quickly gaining notoriety with their wide variety of Craft Beer. They carry over twenty draft beers and 80 varieties of bottled beers from the US and Europe including Hoegaarden, Guinness, Dog Fish, Rogue, Unibroue, Stone, Chimay, and La Chouffe to name a few. They of course carry the standard- Coors Lite, Miller Lite and Yuengling and a moderately diverse wine list available as well.
Tony’s Place is a fine place to make all your holiday dinner plans or for any special occasion. They have brunches, five–course beer and wine dinners throughout the year, and every summer they have an annual Pig Roast! They also are very much involved in their community, holding fundraisers and events. Every Thursday is Karaoke @10pm and Every Friday and Saturday kick back and enjoy live acoustic acts starting@10pm. Named Best of Bucks County for their Happy Hour! Get ½ off all drinks and appetizers Monday thru Friday from 4-6pm!
Only 20 minutes from Business Route 1, near Street and Jacksonville Roads, in the Ivyland borough (1297 Greeley Avenue). Make Tony’s Place your Favorite Place! For more information check out their website at www.TonysPlaceIvyland.com. Dinner Reservations are suggested for Friday and Saturday night at 215-675-7275
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It is getting harder for area musicians to find steady work, with the way this economy has been hitting each and everyone of us, the last couple of years. If you seem to be struggling – contact the working agents and agencies out there. IT is there job for placement and they all have the right kind of contacts. Most Agents work with signed acts. It is possible to become a part- timer on their client list. IT does not hurt to make contact and let them know what you do and where you perform. I ti so easy to send theme an email with a file attachment with your photo and or direct them to your Myspace and or Facebook or website. Yes it might be hard to find work but the truth of the matter is >there are still many locations that do need the services of working musicians.
If you need a list of working agents contact OOT by email > email@example.com and we can send you out a list of the top area companies that might be able to keep you on stage.
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