The shore is the destination of many and here at OOT we are happy to tell you about 2 great locations that we sponsor.
The Wharf in Wildwood NJ for great dining and Entertainment. IN ATLANTIC CITY one of the Best Out door BEACH BARS – THE TRUMP PLAZA BEACH BAR with hot DJ’s and bands and a good looking crowd each week! See both of these locations featured in the latest Out On The Town Entertainment Guide! OOT > Enjoy your special time when going out.
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Beer festivals are coming (Set for JUNE look for the biggest with PHILLY BEER WEEK kicking off) DETAILS In the latest OOT GUIDE – Coming THE HAMPTON BREWFEST in Feasterville *June 4th from 1pm to 5pm One day only and this will take place at the Phoenix Sport Club. For more info: www.ootonline.com or www.HamptonBrewfest.com or www.PhillyBeerWeek.org
CRAFT BREW BEER LOVERS You’ll love these Beer Festivals….also many area bands and entertainers are scheduled to perform at various locations. TAKE NOTE* KIRKO along with WMMR will be at the HAMPTON BREWFEST on JUNE 4th.
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Best Memorial Day Weekend Party Spots: *These are some of the Best that we know about!
The Deck in Essington PA
The Springfiled Inn
Tom & Jerrys
RP Mc Murphys
The Main Line / Ardmore Pa
BROWNIES 23 East
The new Rockledge Pub
Tony’s Place * Best out side patio Deck
NEW HOPE PA
Jon & Peters
The Club House
The Temperance House
The Green Parrot
Manayunk Brew Pub
Kildares Irish Pub
Chickies & Petes
The Stadium Restaurant Bar& Grill
Mc Faddens at the Ball Park
Center City Phila
The Philly Red Zone
Dobbs on South Street
Paddy Whacks on South Street
The Hard Rock Cafe
The Irish Pub
The Locust Street Tavern
Brownies on 2nd
Nicks Roast Beef on 2nd
The Blue Martini
The Plow & The Stars
Curran’s Irish Inn * Outside patio Deck
Chickies & Petes on the Blvd
Maggies Warterfront Cafe
REDZ Bar & Grill
The 3 Monkeys *Outside patio
The Rhawnhurst Cafe
The Stadium Linden
Paddy Whacks * 2 locationsw
Fluke’s Bar & Grill
Katio O’ Donnells
Joe Santuccis Bar & Grill
La Casa Di Lucia
General Grants Inn
Alberts Cafe Club Turbelence
Leneghans Irish Pubs * All Locations
PARX CASINO 360 Lounge
PARX CASINO Chickie’s & Petes
Stadium Street Road
Big Heads Street Road
The Great American Pub and Diner
The Eddington House
Bradys (Inside the Holiday Inn)
Fisher’s Street Road
The Eddington House
The Stadium / Andalusia
Currans Irish Inn Bensalem
Hooters on Street Road
The Brunswick Zone
Bradys Iris Pub
The Newportville Inn
The Road House
Kennys In Southampton Pa
The Buck Hotel
Frank’s Maple Inn
The Langhorne Hotel
General Davis House Southampton
2nd Street Pub
Frank’s Sports Bar
Blue Bell Pa
William Penn Inn
The Wet Whistle
The Drake Tavern
The Keswick Theater
The Red Stallion
E’s Irsh Sports Bar
The Penguin Club
The Madison House
Bristol / Levittown
Casmirris Old Colonial Inn
The Road House
Mc Stews Irish Pub & Sports Bar
The Happy HOUR
The Stadiums ( ALL LOCATIONS) Andalusia, Bristol, Levittown Pa, Bensalem
Sparky’s World Famous
Baileys Irish Inn
The Capri in Levittown Pa
Hurricane Jacks *New Spot
TR’s Sports Bar and Grill /.Night Club (Coming soon)June 3rd Grand Opening!
Kat Man Du
Atlantic City NJ
The Trump Plaza Beach Bar
The Trump Taj Mahal
Then New Golden Nugget * The Deck at the Marina (Former Turmp Marina)
Harrah’s * The Pool at Harrahs is just amazing
Boogie Nights at Resorts Casino
The Tropicana Hotel & Casino
WIld WIld West
The Showboat (House Of Blues)
Keenans Irish Inn
Casey’s on 3rd
The Boardwalk Bar && Grill
The Madison Cafe
The Jugg Handle Inn
The Pennant East
The Pour House
PJ Whelehans*( All Locations)
Top Dog in Cherry Hill
OTT ‘s Locations (ALL locations)
The Jersey Pub
The Surf City Hotel
Cape May NJ
Sea Isle City
The Ocean Drive
The Springfield Inn
Jacks in Avalon
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OOT says plant to attend a Memorial Day Service in your community. Remember to say Thanks to our past Veterans and also a special Thanks to all those that serve in our Armed Forces. America is the best COUNTRY in the World and “Never” forget that. This weekend we should always remember all those that have given that ultimate gift….for these Heroes we all owe a great deal to…..Be sure and and enjoy this weekend with family and friends and once again send out a special salute to our men and women who have served this great Country! This is their weekend where we show them our way of saying “THANKS”
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Our bartender of the month comes to us from Levittown Pa., this month – meet Barbi Allen a 7 year veteran bartender who can be found weekly at the Stadium 5 Points ( at the Tiki Bar) Levittown Pa., or you can see her working the bar at the Andalusia Stadium, or you can find her at the Stadium on Linden Ave in NE Phila. Barbi stands in at 5′ 4” and has hazel eyes and black hair, She is a personality bartender all the way and because of her witty manner, she has a great fan base of steady customers that come to see her each week. She loves her job and her many friends.
FAVORTE RADIO STATIONS: Love Country 92 WXTU, 94 WYSP and Q -102 FM
FAVORITE SPORTS: She really likes the FLYERS and she said all the Philly Teams: Phillies, Sixers and Eagles.
FAVORITE FOODS: Cheese Puffs
FAVORITE DRINK: Likes Jager Bombs and other drinks but it depends on her mood.
HOBBIES: Loves all kinds of music and likes to go dancing. She also loves the summetime and enjoys hangin; out with her friends.
Barbi is a team player we are told and loved by everyone at the Stadiums. Stop by this week and say hello to our Bartender of the month Barbi Allen
Osama Bin Laden was found in the town of Abottabad
Talk Abotta bad place to hide!
(PROPS to your US Navy Seals!!)
A young girl named Emily sneaks into the bathroom, and sees her father Chad in the shower. Naturally, she’s curious, and she asks what his testicles are.
“Those are the Apples of the Tree of Life,” Chad proudly tells her!
Impressed, Emily then repeats this information to her mother who replies, “Did he say anything about that dead branch they’re hanging on?
10 Things PMS Stands For:
1. Pass My Shotgun
2. Psychotic Mood Swings
3. Perpetual Munching Spree
4. Puffy Mid Section
5. Provide Me Sweets
6. Pardon My Sobbing
7. Pimples May Surface
8. Pass My Sweatpants
9. Pissy Mood Syndrome
( my fave)
10. Potential Murder Suspect
Too bad when I was a kid there wasn’t a guy in our class that everybody called the “Cricket Boy”, because I would have liked to stand up in class and tell everybody, “You can make fun of the Cricket Boy if you want to, but to me he’s just like everybody else.” Then everybody would leave the Cricket Boy alone, and I’d invite him over to spend the night at my house, but after about five minutes of that loud chirping, I’d have to kick him out.
Things that I’ve Pondered
– If someone invented instant water, what would they mix it with?
– Why does your nose run and your feet smell?
– Why is it, whether you sit up or sit down, the result is the same?
– Why is it that when you’re driving and looking for an address, you turn down the volume on the radio?
– Why do fat chance and slim chance mean the same thing?
– Why is it that when you transport something by car, it’s called a shipment, but when you transport something by ship, it’s called cargo?
– You know that little indestructible black box that is used on planes? Why can’t they make the whole damn plane out of the same material?
– Why is it called a “building” when it is already built?
– Why do they call them “apartments” when they are all stuck together?
– Why is there an expiration date on SOUR cream?
– How can someone “draw a blank”?
– Why did kamikaze pilots wear helmets?
– What is another word for “thesaurus”?
Deeper Thoughts ...
– I bet it would be pretty hard to pick up girls if you had the Black Death.
– Too bad you can’t just grab a tree by the very tiptop and bend it clear over the ground and then let her fly, because I bet you’d be amazed at all the stuff that comes flying out.
– Probably to a shark about the funniest thing there is is a wounded seal trying to swim to shore, because really, where does he think he’s going?!
Lisa, a woman in her mid 50’s, was at home happily jumping up and down on her bed and squealing with delight. Her husband Matt watches for a little while and asks, “Do you have any idea how ridiculous you look? What’s the matter with you?”
Lisa continues to bounce on the bed and says, “I don’t care, I just came from having a mammogram and the doctor says that I have the breasts of an 18 year-old!”
“What did he say about your 56 year old ass?” Matt asked
“Your name never came up.”
– Thanks to all who came out and made this years Mayfair May-Fair the greatest event ever! Big Time PROPS to T&N, Aj Slick, Boss Hydro, Grafenberg, Static Lounge, Mike LeCompt, and Mike McCullough for coming out and entertaining everyone with some AWESOME music! Special thanks to Arsenal Sound for providing the stage and PA, to Len for recording all of the acts with his little flip camera, and finally to Kevin Goodchild for hooking us up with a drum kit for the day. Thank You!!
– Pennypack Concerts are alive and kicking! Stop on out every Wednesday night at “The Stage” around 7:00 and catch some of the best bands and music this areas ever seen. The shows are all put on with donations, so please be generous if you want these events to carry on!
– On Sunday June 5th from Noon to 5pm, the Northeast Riders M.C. will be having their 15th Annual Hawg Wild Pig Roast – Biker Bash. They’ll be having it on the grounds of the Ukrainian Club 847 N. Franklin St. Philadelphia, PA 19123. If you’ve never been to one of the NE Riders parties before, then you’ve never been to a party! All kinds of cool stuff and contests going on there as well as LeCompt on stage. Shoot me an email for more info or tickets. PROPS to anyone who can toss a keg further than Mike McCullough! He is the KING of the toss!
– Aj Slick’s new CD titled “The Mirror Wouldn’t Lie” is now available! You can pick them up at any of their gigs, online at AjSlick.net, or shoot me an email to get cha one! It is AWESOME!!
– Have a GREAT Memorial Day gang!
As always, keep your jokes, pics, whathaveu and whatnot coming to DonnysJokes@yahoo.com. You guys RAWK!!
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PHILLY BEER WEEK 2011 ANNOUNCES THE ANNUAL
HAMMER OF GLORY RELAY:
BRINGING THE OFFICIAL KEG HAMMER TO THE OPENING TAP
PHILADELPHIA, PA – On Friday, June 3, beginning at 8 a.m., a Philadelphia tradition will kick off Philly Beer Week (PBW) 2011: the epic journey of the Hammer of Glory (affectionately nicknamed the HOG) to the Opening Tap at the spectacular Independence Visitor Center (6th and Market Streets). As in years past, the HOG will make a day-long trek across the city conveyed only by unusual and exotic means of transport (cars strongly discouraged!), culminating in its arrival to Mayor Michael Nutter for the ceremonial first keg tapping of the 10-day festival.
“Philly Beer Week is a celebration of brewing and drinking that brings the entire city together, and I can’t think of a better way to jump-start the festivities than the HOG relay, which brings our beloved keg hammer out to the Opening Tap by visiting some of our favorite beer spots throughout Philadelphia,” says Executive Director Don Russell, aka Daily News columnist Joe Sixpack. “The journey has become its own PBW event, with people following it the whole way!”
At each stop, the HOG will be handed off to the next person with these words, “Noble carrier, we entrust you with The Hammer of Glory, the omnipotent symbol of our beloved Philly Beer Week. May your journey be safe. Work ye up a thirst, for there shall be a beer waiting for you at your destination. Godspeed!”
This year’s HOG relay route will be:
8:00 a.m. Old City Bike Courier to Hop Angel Brauhaus (7980 Oxford Avenue)
9:00 a.m. arrive at Hop Angel Brauhaus
10: 30 a.m. depart via Convertible, with Miss Hammer from Hop Angel Brauhaus to Grey Lodge Pub (6235 Frankford Avenue)
10:50 a.m. arrive at Grey Lodge
10:58 a.m. depart via Bicycle Convoy from Grey Lodge to Philly Brewing Company (2439 Amber Street)
11:38 a.m. arrive at Philly Brewing Company
11:46 p.m. depart via Kinetic Sculpture (a giant space shuttle known as The Kenzinger Fermanterprise) from Philly Brewing Company to Johnny Brenda’s (1201 Frankford Avenue)
12:01 p.m. arrive at Johnny Brenda’s
12:09 p.m. depart via Trophy Bike’s Bar Bike from Johnny Brenda’s to Yards Brewing Company (901 North Delaware Avenue)
12:24 p.m. arrive at Yards
12:32 p.m. depart via Marching Band and Mummers from Yards to Standard Tap (901 North 2nd Street)
12:47 p.m. arrive at Standard Tap
12:55 p.m. depart via William Reed and his Pogo Stick from Standard Tap to Foodery (837 North 2nd Street)
12:57 p.m. arrive at Foodery
1:05 p.m. depart via Beer Bicycle Brigade from Foodery to North 3rd (801 North 3rd Street)
1:20 p.m. arrive at North 3rd
1:28 p.m. depart via Hand Powered Two-Wheel Plumbing Contraption from North 3rd to Delilah’s Den (100 Spring Garden Street)
1:33 p.m. arrive at Delilah’s
1:41 p.m. depart via Delilah’s Girls Convoy from Delilah’s to Silk City (435 Spring Garden Street)
1:56 p.m. arrive at Silk City
2:04 p.m. depart via Hand Powered Two-Wheel Plumbing Contraption Take Two from Silk City to Institute Bar (549 North 12th Street)
2:19 p.m. arrive at Institute
2:27 p.m. depart via Wheelbarrow from Institute to The Belgian Café (601 North 21st Street)
2:57 p.m. arrive at The Belgian Café
3:05 p.m. depart via a Hammerhead Industry Motorcycle from The Belgian Café to Kite & Key (1836 Callow Hill Street)
3:20 p.m. arrive at Kite & Key
3:28 p.m. depart via Row Boat (reenacting Washington’s crossing of the Delaware) from Kite & Key to The Four Seasons Philadelphia (1 Logan Square)
3:40 p.m. arrive at Four Seasons
3:48 p.m. depart via Bell Hop’s Luggage Rack (napping in style with a custom bed, sleep mask and chocolates on the pillow!) from Four Seasons to Nodding Head (1516 Sansom Street)
4:08 p.m. arrive at Nodding Head
4:16 p.m. depart via Tandem Bicycle from Nodding Head to Fergie’s Pub (1214 Sansom Street)
4:31 p.m. arrive at Fergie’s
4:39 p.m. depart via Tricycle from Fergie’s to Time (1315 Sansom Street)
4:49 p.m. arrive Time
4:57 p.m. depart via Vintage Cycle”cade” to Bella Vista Beer Distributor (755 South 11th Street)
5:09 p.m. arrive at Bella Vista
5:17 p.m. depart via Fork Lift (accompanied by visiting brewers from across the country!) from Bella Vista to 12 Steps Down (767 South 9th Street)
5:22 p.m. arrive at 12 Steps Down
5:30 p.m. depart via The Philly Roller Girls from 12 Steps Down to Brauhaus Schmitz (718 South Street)
5:40 p.m. arrive at Brauhaus Schmitz
5:48 p.m. depart via Horse-Drawn Carriage from Brauhaus Schmitz to Varga Bar (941 Spruce Street)
6:03 p.m. arrive at Varga Bar
6:11 p.m. depart via Taxi Bikes from Varga Bar to Opening Tap (Independence Visitor’s Center, 6th and Market Streets)
6:41 p.m. arrive at Opening Tap
7: 00 p.m. Scoats, owner of Hop Angel Brauhaus and Grey Lodge Pub, will hand off the HOG to Mayor Nutter on a stage outside of the Independence Visitor Center. Doors to Opening Tap will open following the official first tap of Philly Beer Week 2011.
For those who want to find out where the HOG is on June 3 and throughout PBW, follow it’s twitter hashtag #HOG and on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/hammerofglory. For a glimpse of what the relay is all about, click here for videos from the 2010 route.
Philly Beer Week is a 10-day celebration of “America’s Best Beer-Drinking City” held from Friday, June 3 to Sunday, June 12. Established in 2008, it’s the largest beer celebration of its kind in the United States, featuring hundreds of festivals, dinners, tours, pub crawls, tastings and meet-the-brewer nights throughout Greater Philadelphia.
Philly Beer Week highlights the region’s diverse beer scene – its world-class breweries, neighborhood taverns, trend-setting restaurants and rich beer culture and history. Philly Beer Week is organized and operated by Philly Beer Week Inc., a non-profit 501(c)(6) organization overseen by a board comprised of brewery owners, distributors, restaurant owners and others, to promote the beer and hospitality industries.
For more on Philly Beer Week 2011, including the ever-expanding schedule of events and list of participants, please visit www.phillybeerweek.org.
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OK folks; get ready for one of the BEST Party bands this area has seen in a very long time. The first time I heard them, I was blown away and that is saying A LOT! Anyone that knows me knows that I am extremely particular about Cover bands. Yes, I am opinionated but that is what Mike V and the OOT pay me for! The band I am featuring this month has it all – looks, smarts, awesome musicianship and most of all, heart & soul. Ladies & Gentlemen, please let me introduce to you – Gypsy Wisdom!
The band is comprised of 5 highly seasoned musicians, including Danny & Courtney formerly of Joe Bachman & the Crew. This band has certainly raised the bar, and not just with their talent. All 5 members of this band are highly dedicated & extremely passionate about playing. I had the pleasure of speaking with Lead singer, Courtney Jansen who told me “There is definitely something magical about this band. Everyone is so dimensionally talented and we all love playing together. We are all really good friends.” I can vouch for this statement. I have seen them and I am here to tell ya folks, “magical” is a really good word to describe them. They shine on stage. You can really tell they just love what they are doing. Gypsy Wisdom is definitely high energy like many bands out there, but embedded with a passion all their own. They play just about everything, from party classics by Madonna and Elvis to Top 40 and even some Country. There repertoire is always changing to appeal to all music lovers. On stage, everyone is versatile and interchanging instruments in order to keep things fresh and interesting for the audience. In a nutshell, they do this band thing right!
Even though the band has only been together a short 6 months, they have been making people stop and take notice all over the tri-state area. And they are doing so in some of the best rooms around. Some of the verticals they have going are Thursday nights at 10 pm through 6/2 in they’ll be at The Gypsy Bar at The Borgata in Atlantic City, and Tuesdays The GW Trio will be performing at The Windrift in Avalon, NJ at 8 pm all summer long! If you plan on going down the shore Memorial Day Weekend, you’ll have plenty of chances to catch them. It’s a non-stop weekend for Gypsy Wisdom! Friday 5/27 they will be at Seacrets in Ocean City MD, Saturday 5/28 it’s back to The Windrift in Avalon NJ, on Sunday 5/29, they will be live at Nalu in Rehoboth Beach DE and on Monday Memorial Day you can see them at one of the best places in Sea Isle NJ, La Costa! Plan on spending at least one night with this Powerhouse of a band if you want to have a GREAT time.
One of the many things I love about Gypsy Wisdom is that no matter where they are playing, their passion and love for music is apparent. They are genuinely “good” people that love to perform. There are no inflated egos here. The band will make you feel welcome, and they have a unique ability to turn a night into what feels like a private party with friends. “No matter the size of the room,” Courtney told me, “we always want people to love it and want more from us. Their return visit to another show means the world to us.” When forming the rest of the band, Danny & Courtney made it a point to pick players that knew what was in store for them. They knew they would all be spending a lot of time together and they chose players that had the same passion and love for entertaining as they do. Being in a band can be tough at times. Personalities don’t always match up. But this mix of musicians seems to really “click” on and off stage. There’s nothing fake about them. They are having a lot of fun up there and so will you when you see them. Their energy is contagious. Their presence commands your attention. You WILL want to dance. You WILL be all smiles. You WILL love this band! As a musician myself, I can only tell you how good this band is. “You need to see it to feel it” Courtney told me (while in the background Danny yelled “that’s what she said” LOL!)
Gypsy Wisdom is: Courtney Jansen – Lead Vocals; Danny Gunz – Drums, Rhythm Guitar, Vocals; Joey DeNoble – Rhythm guitar, Drums, Vocals; John Mangan – Bass; Joe Horak – Lead Guitar, Vocals. They are perfect for any club, corporate event, casino or private party. You can join their Facebook page by searching “The GW Band” for all show dates and information. Gypsy Wisdom is managed by Anderson Entertainment Management, Inc. at 800-773-0337.
Just off of Bellevue Ave and Trenton Road, and along the Neshaminy Creek in the quaint little town of Hulmeville, PA is a wonderful place to relax and unwind called Dean Casmirri’s Colonial Inn. The building is tucked away among the tall shady trees along the creek. It’s a great place to spend outside enjoying the views of the falls while having dinner or sipping on a cold beer this summer. The Tiki Bar at The Colonial is the perfect spot to meet up with friends or maybe even a first date. Whatever the occasion may be, you will certainly enjoy yourself.
Dean Casmirri’s Colonial Inn offers something for everyone. Their food is delicious and the atmosphere is fun and inviting. It’s one of those rare finds, just off the beaten path you always hear people talking about. All of the food is served hot & fresh and everything is homemade. I spoke to owner Dean Casmirri and he told me “The food here is always big hit with everyone.” I can see why. I have been there many times and it’s always delicious. They serve everything from soup and apps to full course dinners including meat, poultry, pasta and seafood items. “The Clams Casino is a crowd favorite and our mushrooms stuffed with Crab Imperial are fantastic.” Dean explained. Some of the other delicious appetizers are the Shrimp and Scallops Wrapped in Bacon, the Creamy Crab Dip, served with a Brandy cream sauce, garlic toast and tortilla chips, and the Hawaiian Coconut Shrimp served with a tropical dipping sauce. As far as the entrees go, they have a great selection of favorites including Fresh Slow Roasted Turkey, served with stuffing, mashed potatoes and veggies, Fresh Veal Cutlet Parmigiana and the 8oz Grilled Filet Mignon. The prices are awesome too. All entrees include Soup or Salad and are priced between $12.99 and $15.99! Dean Casmirri’s Colonial Inn offers great weekly specials, too. Come in Sunday through Wednesday for dinner, and for just $9.99 you can have your entrée, plus soup or salad, 2 veggies or pasta AND dessert. We are talking nice dinners too, like Homemade Lasagna, Lemon Chicken & Tilapia Florentine, just to name a few. If a Sammy or Burger is more your speed, there is plenty to choose from and all are priced between $6 and $10. Nightly food and drink specials are plentiful, including Mondays, $2.00 Coors Light Pints; Tuesdays, $3.00 Creek Fries 9 to 11 pm; Wednesday it’s Dollar Dog Night! On Thursday 10 pm till Midnight get your fill of $1.00 Domestic Pints, $2.00 Domestic Bottles and $3.00 Shots. During the weekend it’s time to unwind and you can do it right at The Colonial! Friday they offer
$3.00 Sweet Tea Vodka Lemonade and $3.00 Bubble Gum Blasts all day! Saturdays and every night of the week, its time for the 1-2-3 Special 11 pm until Midnight, and on
Sunday its $2.00 Domestic Pints all day and $2.00 (6) Wings all day. The Colonial Inn is also a great place for entertainment on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays with either live acoustic music, Karaoke or the DJ spins your favorite tunes. (See their ad in the OOT for the full schedule of events).
So to sum it up, great food, great prices and a relaxing hideaway is what you will find at Dean Casmirri’s Colonial Inn! Once you try it, you’ll be telling all you friends!
In a city full of historical ubiquity and a street famous for its arts, shops, entertainment and eclectic culture, The Legendary Dobbs has been a long-standing memorabilia for what was created on South Street in Philadelphia in 1975.
The Legendary Dobbs was first established under the name JC Dobbs, which reflected a stereotypical classic rock bar until its sad closing in 1996. Throughout the years, guests have experienced some of the greatest moments in rock-n-roll history. For 21 years, JC Dobbs is one of the few Philadelphia clubs that has only presented original music. Many local talents emerged at JC Dobbs including Oasis, Green Day, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Bo Diddley, The Smashing Pumpkins, Soul Asylum, Rage Against the Machine, The Offspring, Mother Love Bone, Indigo Girls and countless more. Whether JC Dobbs helped much international stardom arise or it helped create a name for local talent, Dobbs is a historical part of Philadelphia.
Luckily, on Saturday, December 18th, 2010, The Legendary Dobbs re-opened its doors. Philadelphians will hopefully remember the legacy that was a staple in the Philadelphia music scene, rich in history and tradition for 21 years. According to George Manney, producer of “Meet Me On South Street, The Story of JC Dobbs,” the new owners-renters of the 304 South Street location have some big shoes to fill, IF they can.” Robert Damerjian, Justin Wolk and Heshey Schlachterman make up the new ownership that is committed to making this venue a destination for artists, fans and music enthusiasts alike. “They need to work closely with the local music community, radio, press and TV to help generate an interest to South Street again, as most of the live music dried up years ago in that area… Hopefully my documentary, “Meet Me On South Street, The Story of JC Dobbs”, may spark some interest to the new generation of musicians and what came before them and perhaps take a few ideas with them on their journey performing music in Philadelphia,” says Manney.
Dobbs has refined their look by highlighting their new cherry finished bars, copper toned ceilings and brand new audio and video systems. However, the original stages are still in place to spark the nostalgia that is indicative of the Dobbs experience.
To find out more information on JC Dobbs, visit the Franklin Institute on June 23rd as part of the 4th Philadelphia Independent Film Festival to watch the world premiere of “Meet Me On South Street, The Story of JC Dobbs” airing at 7:00 PM.