Previous events


VINYL PERSUASION back at the Shanty on 19th Allentown!!

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Shanty on 19th, 613 N. 19th Street, Allentown, PA (610)841-0150

Jim and the trio VINYL PERSUASION are looking forward to their first 2024 return to the Shanty on 19th Allentown one of their fave venues over the 8 years of their time together{which include some New Years Eve gigs here!}. Be sure to RSVP to grab a table at (610)841-0150. You'll be hearing classic rock/pop gems in 3-part harmony from the "vinyl record era"(1964-1982)..ambient with acoustic guitars and keyboard(no bass or drums)..yet very engaging and percussive where you can carry on a conversation yet still want to hit the dance floor! Don't miss it! Follow the trio on FACEBOOK by searching for "Vinyl Persuasion".


VINYL PERSUASION returns to Egypt V.F.W Post 7293

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Egypt V.F.W Post 7293 "Home Of the Tomcat", 5209 Springmill Road, Whitehall, PA 18052 (610)262-1711

Jim and the classic rock trio VINYL PERSUASION returns after a successful January 2024 debut here. For non-members it's a $5.00 cover charge..the V.F.W. Post 7293 "Home of the Tomcat" mission statement: "To foster camaraderie among U.S. veterans of overseas conflicts." This has been a very popular Lehigh Valley spot for live bands in their bar area and outdoors during the summer months..reach out to them at (610)262-1711 for membership info if interested! Go to the Facebook event link if you wish to choose "interested" or "going" to this Egypt V.F.W/Vinyl Persuasion event:


Jim returns to this wonderful senior living venue for a Sunday Brunch that is open to the public..he'll be entertaining on their Essex grand piano 10:30am-12:30pm. RSVP at their website or Facebook page..preferably ages 55+ as it is an open house to explore the many amenities here especially for those interested in considering a senior living situation. is a Facebook event link to express if you are "interested" or "going" to this Sunday Brunch at Sterling Heights:


VINYL PERSUASION REUNION Shanty on 19th Allentown PA!

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The Shanty on 19th, 613 N. 19th Street , Allentown, PA (610)841-0150

Jim is excited to announce that his pals in the trio VINYL PERSUASION Ron Shirey and Jim Brekus will reunite after a 9 month hiatus at one of their fave venues to perform..the Shanty on 19th in Allentown. There is a Facebook event invite link at that they encourage you to visit so they can guage the anticipated turnout{reservations are highly suggested at (610)841-0150}. Formed in July 2015 the trio distinguishes themselves as having tight lead vocal harmonies on an array of 60s/70s/early 80s Classic Rock/Pop/Folk tunes while only using keyboard and acoustic guitar(s) bass and drums. The vocal becomes the "percussive attack" and their audience reaction over the years has been palpable..generating immediate interest. Originated as more of a "listening/concert experience" the trio has been happy to see dancers take to the dance floor as many of the songs elicit enthusiasm from the baby boomers, 60s flower children/hippies and 70s classic rock fans. Don't miss this special gig as it may spawn a few more down the road at other exciting venues!


Jim will return to this exciting new upscale piano bar/restaurant in Montgomery County with incredible menu and special drinks..formerly the Lederach Tea Room where Jim's family used to have a lunch now boasts being the exclusive destiny for cabaret/piano bar/jazz and pop aficionados with a sharp black Kohler & Campbell grand piano and complete in house sound system. RESERVATIONS ARE NECESSARY due to limited seating capacity(and risk of being turned away)so call (215)614-5550 prior to performance date.


Jim is excited to finally play his debut night here{previously scheduled May 4th however their Grand Opening was delayed until end of May). This venue was formally the Lederach Tea Room where his family met for lunch..and is now a lively Piano Bar with electric grand piano and full PA system and bartenders ready to serve you. RESERVATIONS ARE NECESSARY due to limited seating capacity with risk of being turned away so call (215)614-5550. Find them off of Rt.113 in scenic Montgomery County..Skippack/Lederach area.


Atria Bethlehem{private for residents}

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Atria Bethlehem , 1745 W. Macada Road, Bethlehem, PA 18017 (610)317-0700

Jim returns to one of his fave senior assisted living facilities to perform on their Young Chang upright piano on Independence Day July 4th. Jim will perform a wide array of traditional patriotic anthems mixed with folk and Americana staples that pay homage to freedom and liberty in the USA. Private for residents however if you have a family member or friend who lives at Atria Bethlehem please feel welcome to attend.


☆CANCELLED/POSTPONED---DUE TO ONGOING CONSTRUCTION THE START DATE/GRAND OPENING for Lederach Corner Store Piano Bar is DELAYED a week or two..Jim will debut here now on Friday July 7th with return date September 1st..7-10PM☆

Jim is excited to re-enter the piano bar format after a long hiatus due to the covid lockdown..very ironically a venue he and family would frequent for lunch..the Lederach Tea Room..has been converted into a piano bar debuting in April/May 2023. More details forthcoming as website and contact info is in the works..but find your way to the Skippack/Lederach area of Montgomery County off of Rt.113 and visit Jim for his debut here tonight on electric grand piano with full PA system and a bar ready to serve you.


"LUCKY LOUIE" film premiere/fundraiser for "Channel of Peace"

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The Roxy Theatre , 2004 Main Street , Northampton PA, 18067

Jim welcomes everyone to come out and support "A Channel Of Peace" organization as they debut their brand new film "LUCKY LOUIE" today with shows at 1PM and 6PM. Tix are $25 and few are remaining. They can be obtained at
Written directed and produced by long time pal of Jim's--Dan Roebuck and his daughter--Jim appears as a pianist in the film for a Hotel Bethlehem lunch/dinner scene. The film is a humorous tale following the escapades of 5 ex-cons enlisted to solve a bank robbery plot. "A Channel Of Peace" produces Christian-based films right here in the Lehigh Valley of PA and is a not-for-profit organization. All monies from tix sales for "Lucky Louie" go to the future success of Dan and his film crew and family to continue to produce great films. Jim will attend the 6pm red-carpet premiere and encourages everyone to be the first in the world to see this new "Roebuck Production" as it then goes NATIONWIDE in theaters across the country on April 29, 2023!


Atria Bethlehem{private for residents}

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Atria Bethlehem , 1745 W.Macada Road, Bethlehem, PA 18017 (610)317-0700

Jim is happy to return to one of his fave senior retirement performance venues Atria Bethlehem today for a heartwarming Valentine's Day show. Jim will sing and play their upright piano doing romantic ballads from yesteryear including a nod to rhe recently deceased Burt Bacharach.


Jim and VINYL PERSUASION always looks forward to returning to this awesome distillery and brewery that will not let you down if you're a connoisseur of fine spirits mixed in creative ways. Come extend your Thanksgiving weekend this Black Friday night! Continue to follow the trio at (2022 gig schedule always pinned to the top of the page).



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Insurrection Distillery , 201 Main Lane, Lehighton, PA 18235 (610)379-4775

Jim and VINYL PERSUASION always looks forward to returning to this awesome distillery and brewery that will not let you down if you're a connoisseur of fine spirits mixed in creative ways. Continue to follow the trio at (2022 gig schedule always pinned to the top of the page).



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Sunny Rest Resort, 425 Sunny Rest Drive, Palmerton, PA 18071 (610)377-2911

Jim and VINYL PERSUASION play a gig "right up their alley"--kicking off the "SunnyStock Hippiefest Weekend" at Sunny Rest Nudist Resort! The evening will feature bonfires,drum circles,yoga workshops,body painting,CBD vendors,medical cannabis forum,art vendors and tie-dye stations with the '60s/'70's hippie era tunes creating the appropriate atmosphere by Vinyl Persuasion. Established in 1945,Sunny Rest is a laid back resort on 190 acres offering low key rooms and cabins,restaurant and pool and hiking trails. Continue to follow the trio at {their gig schedule always pinned to the top of the page}.



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Kennedy Park, Rt.209 South, Lansford PA 18232

Jim and VINYL PERSUASION return to J.F.Kennedy Park in Lansford PA where they played last July 2021 and were invited back for the "Sunday Music in the Park" series performing outside in the gazebo. Sponsored by "Lansford Alive" it is a great annual community event. Continue to follow the trio and their 2022 performance schedule at



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Best Station Hotel, 4425 Best Station Road, Slatington, PA 18080 (610)767-8208

Jim and VINYL PERSUASION add yet another venue to their schedule..first time here at this always packed bar in Slatington PA! Come sample their affordable chicken wings and fun times ..follow the trio at



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Frick Boat Club , 2 Wharf Street , Allentown, PA 18102 (610)432-3314

Jim and VINYL PERSUASION play a "members appreciation" party at the Frick Boat Club..the trio's first time is a members only private event. Plenty of public performances for the trio in 2022 are always pinned to the top of their page at


VINYL PERSUASION RETURNS TO 21 Crafthouse & Kitchen!

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21 Crafthouse & Kitchen , 21 E.Elizabeth Avenue, Bethlehem, PA 18018 (610)866-1950

Fast becoming one of the most recurring gig venues for Jim and VINYL PERSUASION..come kick off your weekend at a location where if you close your eyes{and were around in the 1980s}you can still hear the sounds of the bands that rocked the once "Mickey Kelly's East" at this same address. Great food drinks and service here af 21 Crafthouse and Kitchen..continue to follow the trio at