I have been anxiously awaiting getting this particular blog posted as it is just so fun and cool. I have spent some quality time in N.Y. the past 2 days working on our big pocketbook project so I'm glad I could get this blog up this week.... I know it's mid-week but I just can't wait anymore ! LOL
So where do you go on a Saturday night in a small town? What do you do? Who do you see? If you haven't been out to the Lizzie Rose Music room, you are missing something special. Not only do they have some great shows on Saturday's but on other nights too ! ( see photos below).
This past Saturday I had a real treat. I was scouting a fabulous Bluegrass band called
VINTAGE DRIVE. I also had the opportunity to visit and discover the beautiful Lizze Rose.... What started out as a quaint Tea Room, has turned into an amazing small venue for talent and discovery.
In 2014, the owner, Dan, was approached by a Tennant of his to try out some music in the evenings. They both figured they would utilize the space more efficiently and in 2014 the evening music commenced with no expectations. This space is an Old Victorian House from the 1850's. If you can picture it, it's a small area for the tea room, a small area for storage and a small area that could be used for an entertainment venue at your main level. The area of performance is complete with beautiful etched windows. There is a back door for loading and unloading and the "Green Room" is situated next door in the back of the bike shop that is run by Lou during the day. Lou handles all the entertainment coming in and out of the place . He and his wife Marsha and volunteers from the neighborhood have made this venue a hot spot in just a little over a year. Some of the resident volunteers include Patti Murgolo, Nancy Snyder and Attorney Robert Rue who told me that he rode his bike over to enjoy the evening. Marsha told me that they do about 5 or 6 events a month and they are all sold out ! They actually turn people away for almost every show.
The venue holds only about 50-55 people and many shows have a little bit of standing room only. A noise ordinance makes them very timely in how they move the entertainment in and out smoothly and have the noise done by 10:00 PM. This is a BYOB venue so you can bring your wine or beer in. you can enjoy a short intermission where the venue sells water, ginger ale and brownies....YUM !
Sometimes there are 2 acts performing- One headliner and One opener. That is what I got to see last Sat. with VINTAGE DRIVE as the opening act for an original jug band, THE DIRTY BIRDIES. The Dirty Birdies formed in the 60's and are still going strong. Both acts were amazing to watch. VINTAGE DRIVE received a standing ovation. I mention this as it was their first time performing at the Lizzie Rose and they expect to be back in October. For a first time showcase at a venue, a standing "O" is pretty impressive !
Shhhhh....I was actually there scouting VINTAGE DRIVE too !!!!
I had an amazing time and my hats go off to Marsha and Lou Reichert for the work they do to make this venue so cool. Stay tuned for I may be working with them further in the future..... Comedy anyone???
If you are in the area of Tuckerton, NJ you must make time for the Lizzie Rose Music Room located at 217 East Main St. Tuckerton.... You can visit them on line at www.lizzierosemusic.com or on Face Book at The Lizzie Rose Music Room. Get your show tickets early for as you can see in the photos , the room gets packed quickly and you don't want to be turned away !
Stay tuned for more news on the fabulous VINTAGE DRIVE Bluegrass band and we will talk again real soon ! Thank you for all your continued support on this blog as it has grown to over 12,000 readers across the Globe !
Photos by David Mitchell of the Atlantic City Network ! Thank you , David !
VINTAGE DRIVE AND A PACKED HOUSE
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Headliners: THE DIRTY BIRDIES
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