A food truck fundraiser being held on Friday, Aug. 5, will seek not only to satisfy appetites and raise spirits, but also raise money for the New Hope-Solebury Education Fund.
The event kicks off..... To Read More Go To The New Hope Free Press.
Canal Fest is rapidly approaching! We thought a perfect kickoff would be to open our First Annual New Hope Canal Instagram Contest. To enter: take a photo of your favorite spot on the New Hope Canal - can be a bridge shot, an up-close of a canal critter, or a sunset on the towpath. Post to Instagram using #NewHopeCanal. Our panel will judge each entry and choose from the following categories: Most Original or Most Beautiful. Entries will be judged now through July 30th. One winner in each category will receive two tickets to the Philadelphia Phillies game on Friday August 12th.
Whether or not you're an Instangram fan, please join us for the Delaware Canal Festival in New Hope on July 30th. Town will be hopping with a scavenger hunt, duck decorating contest, Civil War Re-enactors and Plein Air Artists on the Canal. All this activity will bring a new view to our often overlooked Canal!
Hope to see you there!!
The New Hope Film Festival kicks off this Friday and runs through July 31st. All different genres from documentaries to thrillers, short films to features will be presented. For ticket information go to: newhopefilmfestival.com
The festival received a record 591 entries during the 2015-16 submission season, and judges named 106 official selections, including 89 films from 11 countries, and 17 scripts. Many of the films are U.S. and world premieres. Countries represented include the U.S., Italy, Canada,..... to see more go to: The New Hope Free Press.
The New Hope live music scene isn't just alive and well, it's hosting some of the best gigs in the area! Whether you are into live rock, acoustic, musical theater, or cabaret, there is something for everyone! These establishments aren't just hosting nationally known acts, but up and coming talent, and open mic nights as well. Below is just a sample of some of the great musical acts hitting New Hope this season! It might be time to ask "if New Hope is the Live Music Capital of Bucks County"?
John and Peters
Mickey Melchiondo (AKA: Dean Ween), has been hosting one of the best rambles in the area at John and Peters right under everyone's noses. The Invitational, with a house band of all-star musicians including some celebrities, play every Wednesday night at 9pm sharp until closing. Good musicians with a positive attitude are encouraged to sit in with the band--there is a sign up sheet and house gear that you can play through. Just come organized with an original or cover song in mind, bring your respective instrument, whether it's a guitar, bass, or set of drum sticks, your voice, a horn, etc....and sit back and make some great music. The best part of all is that admission is FREE.
Check the J&P website for their full monthly event calendar!
Havana has hosted some of the best musical acts for years. and this summer is no different! Spend An Evening With The Yardbirds on July 8th. Like great classic rock? Check out Midnight North on July 21st. Are you a KISS fan? Come down on July 24th for KISS Tribute band Rock N Roll Over! Singer-Songwriter Howie Day with hits like "Collide" and "She Says" takes the stage July 29th. Check out some great blues with the JB Kline Band on July 31st. Check the Havana website for their full monthly event calendar!
New Hope Winery
When it comes to live music, the New Hope Winery never disappoints! On Saturday, July 9th, check out Yellow Brick Road: A Tribute to Elton John. On July 23rd & 24th, the winery will be hosting a two day Wine & Music Festival, with music from Not Fade Away - The Music of Buddy Holly, and local favorite John Beacher among others. So far, slated for the Fall are The English BEAT, Donna The Buffalo, and tribute bands for Led Zeppelin, CSN, and the Stones!
Check the Winery website for their full monthly event calendar!
Great brew isn't the only thing on tap at Triumph this season. John Beacher & Jason Ager share the stage on July 15th. Richie Navigator on July 16th, and Matthew Szlachetka on July 25th.
Check the Triumph website for their full monthly event calendar!
The Bucks County Cabaret
Ruben Castillo takes you on a musical journey with ELVIS-Unplugged: The Seventies on July 9th. Singer-Songwriter Nellen Dryden plays July 15th and Jeffrey Folmer plays the Cabaret July 30th. Some of the areas best singers sing SONGS FROM THE MOVIES on August 5th. Chaslyn Sweetwood is accompanied by Bob Egan for her highly anticipated Cabaret debut!
Check the Cabaret website for their full monthly event calendar!
Bucks County Playhouse
If you're into musical theater, you've come to the right town! BUDDY- The Buddy Holly Story runs through to July 16th. The Bucks County Youth Company proudly presents The Sound Of Music from August 3rd to August 13th.
The new musical Cake Off runs August 19th to September 10th, and of course the fall would not be complete without The Rocky Horror Picture Show, which runs Oct 21st to 30th.