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Rock On

Do you feel like you have to hit Philadelphia or the boroughs of Manhattan or Brooklyn to catch good live music?  The babysitting and uber bills alone can really add up.  Don't settle for a night on the couch watching Netflix – let the PI offer a few local suggestions to get your groove back ON!


Jazz  & Rock



The Record Collector

Jester’s European Cafe



Tavern on the Lake 

12 Farms



Hopewell Valley Vineyards - live music Thurs – Sun – mixing it up with rock and jazz

Off-Broad Street Theater -  coming back after a complete renovation.  Used to be solely a playhouse but they now will be booking bands


New Hope

John and Peters - featuring live music 7 days/week, 365 days a year.  The gold standard.


Logan Inn -  live music fri sat and jazz brunch on sundays



The Continental Tavern



Salt Creek Grille

The Ivy Inn 

The A & B - live music every Sun/Wed/Thurs

Arts Council of Princeton 



Candlelight Lounge - The Jazz Masters Series at the Candlelight Lounge most Saturday from 3:30 – 7:30pm is worth it.  Acts that might have later gigs that night in NYC or Philly warm up in the afternoon here.  24 Passaic Street, Trenton. 609-695-9612

Championship Sports Bar  – hipster hangout with live music and NO sports

Trenton Social  


Coffee House & Folk  - for those looking for an acoustic vibe while sipping lattes . . .

Dragonfly Music & Coffee -

Small World -

The Grind Coffee House N Café -

Grover’s Mill Coffee House & Roastery -

Princeton Folk Music Society - monthly concerts -

Thomas Sweet -

For more ideas about when and where to get your groove on, check out Princeton Online's  ENTERTAINMENT GUIDE for the latest events and happenings.

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