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Jim Loftus: Gig Schedule

Friday, July 20th, 2018

WEATHERED VINEYARDS w/Vinyl Persuasion

JIM & "VP" RETURN FOR THEIR FIRST 2018 DATE HERE! - 6:30-8:30PM

7670 Carpet Road
New Tripoli Pennsylvania 18066
(610)984-2867 [map]

Jim along with Ron Shirey & Jim Brekus continue to forge into new venues for their performing abilities..the uniqueness of the "VINYL PERSUASION" sound is the ambient acoustic nature of re-creating classic pop/folk/rock tunes in 3 part harmony with acoustic guitars and keyboard..not just another 'bar act", these guys have gained respect as a group you "listen to"..and so the idea of playing at wineries blends well with the nature of the trio's sound. They debuted here in summer 2017 and are excited to return here for the fourth time tonight..about Weathered Vineyards:

Nestled among the rolling hills and family farms of the Lehigh Valley AVA, and not too far from Allentown, Pennsylvania, the winery and vineyard sit atop a hill with a commanding view of the surrounding countryside.  Their hill top location produces several microclimates, which accentuates their unique terroir.  Richard and Dana invite you to join them in a relaxing and enjoyable experience where quality will always take center stage and you are sure to depart just a little richer in life. Follow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/weatheredvineyards/


Saturday, July 28th, 2018

GRANTVILLE VOLUNTEER FIREMAN'S CARNIVAL(w/"The '60's Boys")

JIM & "THE '60's BOYS" RETURNS HERE TONIGHT! - 7:30-11:00PM

Grantville Pennsylvania 17028
[map]

Jim continues to be the keyboardist/vocalist with the fabulous oldies group "THE '60's BOYS"(formerly "THE MUDFLAPS" for over 3 decades!!). Playing mostly festivals and carnivals this summer, Jim will be on keyboards and vocals with this band of five that also includes a 4 piece horn section doing classic tunes from the 1950's through 1970's..do not miss them! More info will be added to this post as the date approaches. Tonight is one of the annual carnivals they've played for a few years.


Thursday, August 2nd, 2018

MALONEY & PORCELLI{Skylight Room/private}

6:30-10:00PM

37 E. 50th Street
New York New York 10022
(212)750-2233 [map]

Jim looks forward to playing a private event for the family of a notable NYC entertainment reporter who has hired Jim several times for their functions. Tonight its the "Skylight Room" at Mahoney & Porcelli in midtown Manhattan. http://www.maloneyandporcelli.com/rooms-skylight#&panel1-7

About The Skylight Room: 

Capacity:

Seated dinner: From 30 to 128 guests
Reception: 175 guests

Designed for private functions, this expansive space is 1,800 square feet. The beautifully appointed, skylight room has a large central fireplace flanked by a pair of couches creating an intimate, relaxed atmosphere. There is also a baby grand piano and a handsome 25 foot cherry wood bar.


Friday, August 3rd, 2018

KEYSTONE VILLA AT DOUGLASSVILLE(private)

2:00-3:00PM

1152 Ben Franklin Highway East
Douglassville Pennsylvania 19518
(610)385-2000 [map]

Jim returns to entertain for the seniors in the personal care building on the grounds of Keystone Villa on their upright piano for the second time this year. Jim played their July 4th celebration in 2016 as his debut here and twice here in 2017.


Saturday, August 4th, 2018

OUR LADY OF MERCY CATHOLIC CHURCH FESTIVAL(w/"The '60's Boys")

JIM & "THE '60's BOYS" RETURN HERE TONIGHT! - 7:00-10:30PM

304 Slabtown Road
Catawissa Pennsylvania 17820
[map]

Jim continues to be the keyboardist/vocalist with the fabulous oldies group "THE '60's BOYS"(formerly "THE MUDFLAPS" for over 3 decades!!). Playing mostly festivals and carnivals this summer, Jim will be on keyboards and vocals with this band of five that also includes a 4 piece horn section doing classic tunes from the 1950's through 1970's..do not miss them! More info will be added to this post as the date approaches. Tonight is an annual festival they play here!


Saturday, August 11th, 2018

THE SPRING HOUSE TAVERN

JIM RETURNS SOLO HERE ON THE PORCH AT THE SPRING HOUSE! - 7:00-9:00PM

1032 Bethlehem Pike
Spring House Pennsylvania 19477
(215)646-1788 [map]

Jim returns to the Spring House Tavern, where he debuted July 2016 with "Vinyl Persuasion" musical partner Jim Brekus on their outside terrace and then solo August 2017 & June 2018--he invites all his Philly area friends to come on out! Read more about the legacy of this historic venue at this link: http://www.springhousetavern.com/about/ ..and like them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/numberonecrabcakes/?fref=ts


Friday, August 17th, 2018

WEATHERED VINEYARDS w/Vinyl Persuasion

JIM & "VP" RETURN TO THIS AWESOME WINERY TONIGHT! - 6:30-8:30PM

7670 Carpet Road
New Tripoli Pennsylvania 18066
(610)984-2867 [map]

Jim along with Ron Shirey & Jim Brekus continue to forge into new venues for their performing abilities..the uniqueness of the "VINYL PERSUASION" sound is the ambient acoustic nature of re-creating classic pop/folk/rock tunes in 3 part harmony with acoustic guitars and keyboard..not just another 'bar act", these guys have gained respect as a group you "listen to"..and so the idea of playing at wineries blends well with the nature of the trio's sound. They debuted here summer 2017 and are excited to return here for the fifth time tonight..about Weathered Vineyards:

Nestled among the rolling hills and family farms of the Lehigh Valley AVA, and not too far from Allentown, Pennsylvania, the winery and vineyard sit atop a hill with a commanding view of the surrounding countryside.  Their hill top location produces several microclimates, which accentuates their unique terroir.  Richard and Dana invite you to join them in a relaxing and enjoyable experience where quality will always take center stage and you are sure to depart just a little richer in life. Follow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/weatheredvineyards/


Saturday, August 18th, 2018

Chantilly's Restaurant & Banquet Hall

JIM & VP TONIGHT AT CHANTILLY'S!! - 6:00-9:00PM

15 Berkley Road
Barnesville Pennsylvania 18214
(570)467-8080 [map]

Three years ago VINYL PERSUASION played here(Sept.2015) just months into their formation as a trio--they return here for the first time since then tonight with friend/colleague Scott Erickson( https://www.facebook.com/officialscotterickson )on guitar/vocals subbing for regular member Jim Brekus. Visit "VP" on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/VinylPersuasion/ and the venue at https://www.facebook.com/ChantillysRestaurant/.


Saturday, August 25th, 2018

THE TRUM TAVERN w/Vinyl Persuasion

JIM and "VP" RETURN TO "THE TRUM"!! - 9:00PM-12:00AM

1 East Broad Street
Trumbauersville Pennsylvania 18970
US 215-538-1087 [map]

Jim returns to a town adjacent to where he lived most of his life..(nearby Green Lane)..he welcomes many of his old pals from grade school and high school to catch "Vinyl Persuasion " tonight as the trio revisits this bar after successful debut here in January 2017 and Sept. 2017 return. Still the great throwback "vinyl record era" classic pop rock gems in three part harmony..see you there! View the trio's FB page at https://www.facebook.com/VinylPersuasion/ and the "Trum" at https://www.facebook.com/TrumTavern/ 


Friday, August 31st, 2018

THE WEAVERSVILLE INN w/VINYL PERSUASION!!

JIM and "VP" RETURN TO ONE TO THEIR MOST RECURRING GIG VENUES!! - 6:30-9:30PM

6916 Weaversville Road
Northampton Pennsylvania 18067
(610) 502-9881 [map]

Jim and the VINYL PERSUASION trio return to the Weaversville where they've played three consecutive New Years Eve events and are back again by popular demand for their second 2018 gig here. Come hear their ambient classic pop rock gems from 1962-1982(the vinyl record era)unplugged in this intimate setting. Follow the trio at www.facebook.com/vinylpersuasion and check out the Weaversville page at https://www.facebook.com/theweaversvilleinn


Sunday, September 2nd, 2018

Schuylkill County Wine Festival(w/"The '60's Boys")

JIM & "THE '60's BOYS" RETURN FOR ANNUAL WINE FESTIVAL! - 2:00PM & 4:00PM shows

Hegins Park Park Lane
Hegins Pennsylvania 17938
(570) 682-9660 [map]

Jim returns to this wine festival event on keyboards/vocals with the fabulous oldies group "THE '60's BOYS"(formerly "THE MUDFLAPS" for over 3 decades!!). Playing mostly festivals and carnivals this summer, Jim will be on keyboards and vocals with this band of five that also includes a 4 piece horn section doing classic tunes from the 1950's through 1970's..do not miss them! Today "The '60's Boys" will do two shows at the wine festival at 2PM & 4PM(they play here annually in September for this very popular wine festival!)

The Schuylkill County Wine Festival is held annually at the beautiful Hegins Park in Hegins, PA celebrating the various wineries and related product in Schuylkill County and nearby locations. CHECK BACK HERE CLOSER TO THE DATE FOR LINKS/TICKET INFO!!


Saturday, September 8th, 2018

THE SPRING HOUSE TAVERN

JIM RETURNS HERE FOR SOLO GIG OUTSIDE ON PORCH! - 7:00-9:00PM

1032 Bethlehem Pike
Spring House Pennsylvania 19477
(215)646-1788 [map]

Jim returns to the Spring House Tavern, where he debuted July 2016 with "Vinyl Persuasion" musical partner Jim Brekus on their outside terrace and then solo August 2017, June & Aug. 2018--he invites all his Philly area friends to come on out! Read more about the legacy of this historic venue at this link: http://www.springhousetavern.com/about/ ..and like them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/numberonecrabcakes/?fref=ts


Thursday, September 13th, 2018

TAMAQUA STATION RESTAURANT w/Vinyl Persuasion

JIM & "VP" PLAY HERE FOR FIRST TIME! - 6:30-8:00PM

18 N. Railroad Street
Tamaqua Pennsylvania 18252
(570)668-3800 [map]

Jim along with Ron Shirey and Jim Brekus bring their "vinyl record era" sounds to Ron's hometown to play a short gig tonight at this historic venue--find them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/tamaquastationrestaurant/ and Vinyl Persuasion at https://www.facebook.com/VinylPersuasion/.


Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

Westminster Village in Allentown(private)

1:30-2:30PM

803 N. Wahneta St.
Allentown Pennsylvania 18109
(610)782-8300 [map]

Jim returns to entertain for the second time this year for the residents here, previously doing a patriotic music show on July 3rd.

At Westminster Village at Allentown, you have the flexibility to create your own experience. All of their senior living services are available as you need them—whether it's their Independent Living, Personal Care, Memory Support, End of Life Care, Adult Day Services, or Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation. With convenient city living, Westminster Village is a continuing care retirement community that goes beyond retirement—providing people 55 and older with the resources they need to create truly fulfilling lives. In step with that mission, the community offers Masterpiece Living®, a new approach to senior living that empowers residents to focus on their own social, physical, intellectual and spiritual growth.


Friday, September 21st, 2018

WEATHERED VINEYARDS w/Vinyl Persuasion

JIM & "VP" RETURN FOR LATER SUMMER GIG HERE! - 6:30-8:30PM

7670 Carpet Road
New Tripoli Pennsylvania 18066
(610)984-2867 [map]

Jim along with Ron Shirey & Jim Brekus continue to forge into new venues for their performing abilities..the uniqueness of the "VINYL PERSUASION" sound is the ambient acoustic nature of re-creating classic pop/folk/rock tunes in 3 part harmony with acoustic guitars and keyboard..not just another 'bar act", these guys have gained respect as a group you "listen to"..and so the idea of playing at wineries blends well with the nature of the trio's sound. They debuted here summer 2017 and are excited to return here for the sixth time tonight..about Weathered Vineyards:

Nestled among the rolling hills and family farms of the Lehigh Valley AVA, and not too far from Allentown, Pennsylvania, the winery and vineyard sit atop a hill with a commanding view of the surrounding countryside.  Their hill top location produces several microclimates, which accentuates their unique terroir.  Richard and Dana invite you to join them in a relaxing and enjoyable experience where quality will always take center stage and you are sure to depart just a little richer in life. Follow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/weatheredvineyards/


Friday, September 28th, 2018

Brandywine Living at Upper Providence(private)

1133 Black Rock Road
Phoenixville Pennsylvania 19460
(610) 933-3250 [map]

Jim returns here after a very successful debut on Thanksgiving Eve 2016 and March & Sept. 2017, Feb/May/July 2018 shows on their Steinway grand piano in their lobby that they refer to as "The Duke Ellington Music Room", playing for the residents. 

Brandywine Living is a premier provider of quality care and services to seniors. Dedicated to promoting independence, dignity and individuality, the Brandywine team has a long history of providing a network of health care services in the mid-Atlantic region including assisted living, Alzheimer’s and dementia care, and sub-acute rehabilitation. Brandywine’s corporate office is located in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey.

An Outstanding Location
Brandywine Living at Upper Providence is conveniently located in beautiful Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, at the intersection of Route 29 and Black Rock Road and adjacent to The RiverCrest Golf Club & Preserve. The community is now open!

A Vibrant Lifestyle
The residents of Brandywine Living at Upper Providence will enjoy the community’s special features including a wine bar and Tap Room, Therapy Pool, Movie Theater, Music Room, and Library. Remember–it’s your choice…Enjoy!


Saturday, October 6th, 2018

OVERLOOK BAR w/Vinyl Persuasion

JIM & "VP" REURN TO THIS COOL BIKER BAR! - 5:00-9:00PM

4285 N. Delaware Drive
Mt. Bethel Pennsylvania 18343
(570) 897-0169 [map]

Jim along with Ron Shirey, Jim Brekus and their Vinyl Persuasion trio debuted here August 2017 for a benefit for the American Cancer Society and a "Bikini Bike Wash" and returned again this past June 30th--get yer motor runnin' on this hot summer night and head to Mount Bethel for an exciting night of beer drinkin' and hell raisin' !! Find them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/theoverlookbar/ 


Saturday, October 13th, 2018

FIVE POINTS BAR w/Vinyl Persuasion

JIM and "VP" RETURN TO 5 POINTS TONIGHT! - 8:00-11:00PM

1001 Mt. Bethel Highway
Mt.Bethel Pennsylvania 18343
(610)588-1773 [map]

Jim along with Ron Shirey and Jim Brekus return to a venue they played for the first time this January 2018--come see them at "Five Points" tonight--follow the venue at : https://www.facebook.com/5pointsbarrestaurantanddeli/

 --VINYL PERSUASION delivers awesome three part harmony renditions of the "vinyl record era" 1964-1982 in their unique acoustic ambient manner--follow them at www.facebook.com/VinylPersuasion


Saturday, December 1st, 2018

WILLIAMS RESTAURANT(private)

6:00-10:00PM

3630 William Penn Highway
Easton Pennsylvania 18045
(610)253-8281 [map]

Jim played a wedding anniversary here two years ago Dec. 3, 2016 at this landmark diner in Easton PA--and the couple invited him back LAST year--and THIS year nearly on that same date to play a pre-Holiday/Christmas Party for their family and friends tonight--if you're planning a Holiday/Christmas Party for December 2018 get your requests in ASAP to Jim at (484)716-4546 as popular days get taken quickly!


Friday, December 28th, 2018

THE WEAVERSVILLE INN w/VINYL PERSUASION!!

JIM and "VP" RETURN TO WEAVERSVILLE FOR AN "ALMOST NYE GIG"! - 6:30-9:30PM

6916 Weaversville Road
Northampton Pennsylvania 18067
(610) 502-9881 [map]

Jim and the VINYL PERSUASION trio return to the Weaversville where they've played three consecutive New Years Eve events and are back again by popular demand for their third 2018 gig here(no NYE here this year as the venue may even be closed that day). Come hear their ambient classic pop rock gems from 1962-1982(the vinyl record era)unplugged in this intimate setting. Follow the trio at www.facebook.com/vinylpersuasion and check out the Weaversville page at https://www.facebook.com/theweaversvilleinn


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