41 Years Live on Main Street
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When we opened our doors in July of 1972 we didnít serve alcohol, opened each morning at 7am to serve breakfast, and didnít allow any band with drums to play on our stage. While times have changed one thing has remained the same. Since that moment 35 years ago when that first performer walked on stage, we have showcased some of the best music and musicians of our times.

For more than 35 years we have featured live music seven days a week, 365 days of the year. That means we have showcased more than 48,000 musicians and entertained more than 640,000 guests since that first performance.

We have featured seasoned veterans like folk legend Odetta and showcased rising stars like Mary Chapin Carpenter and Norah Jones. Over the years a number of musicians like blues rocker George Thorogood and todayís phenomenon WEEN have called J&Pís home. The cast that has graced our intimate stage is as varied and exciting as the music they play; blues great Clarence Gatemouth Brown, pop favorite Richie Sambora, jazz virtuoso Stanley Jordan, as well as the undefinable Tiny Tim and Penn & Teller.

As we rock through the 21st century, we remain the longest running nightclub in the country dedicated to musicians who play original material. The intimate setting and the ďno cover bandsĒ policy offers a unique listening experience like none other.

More than just music, John & Peterís has hosted hundreds of benefits for friends in need, have offered their space to area artists to exhibit their work and through the years have sponsored poetry slams, performance art, comedy nights and more. Bands have recorded live albums at the club and John & Peterís is thanked on dozens of albums and CDs for offering emerging talent a place to play.

When award winning Ken Burns was filming his PBS series on American Jazz, he selected J&Pís as the spot to film several legendary jazz greats. Folk, Jazz, R&B, Rock, Punk, Funk and everything in between - itís been a great 35 years live on Main Street and weíre still going strong.

ODETTA • MARTIN MULL• LEON REDBONE • PENN & TELLER • CLARENCE GATEMOUTH BROWN • RICHIE COLE • JOHN SEBASTIAN • ERIC ANDERSON • GEORGE THOROGOOD • COUNTRY JOE MCDONALD • TEMPEST • NEW RIDERS OF THE PURPLE SAGE • JOHNNYíS DANCE BAND • MARIA MULDAUR • LOUDON WAINWRIGHT III • PAULA LOCKHART • ARTIE TRAUM • DAVID AMRAM • MICHAEL HURLEY • ROBERT HAZARD • MARY CHAPIN CARPENTER • STANLEY JORDAN • ROY BOOKBINDER • KENN KWEDER • JULIE GOLD • FABULOUS HEAVYWEIGHTS • TOWNES VAN ZANDT • RICHIE SAMBORA• ROSALIE SORRELS • CHRIS EBERHARDT • JOHN HERALD • LUTHER GUITAR JR JOHNSON • GAMBLE ROGERS • JOHN HAMMOND • JIMMY FAST FINGERS DAWKIN • HOLMES BROTHERS • SHAWN PHILLIPS • RORY BLOCK • JONATHAN EDWARDS • BUZZY LINHART • JAMIE BROCKETT • SAUL BRODY • THE FLAMINí CAUCASIANS • NORAH JONES • DUKE WILLIAMS& THE EXTREMES • LIVINGSTON TAYLOR • WEEN • FRANK STALLONE VALENTINE • AZTEC TWO STEP • THE CHAMBER BROTHERS • PAUL PLUMERI • MOUNTAIN JOHN • NIGHTHAWKS • MICHAEL HURLEY • CLIFTON CHENIER • ELLEN MCILWAINE • SAFFIRE • ESSRA MOHAWK • NEW ST. GEORGE • CHRIS SMITHERS • REILLY & MALONEY • BLUESMAN WILLIE • CHAD MITCHELL • JOHN GORKA • BLUE SPARKS FROM HELL • QUEEN BEE & THE BLUE HORNETS • FLAMIN HARRY • EDDIE SHAW • TERRANCE SIMION & THE MALLET PLAYBOYS • PHOEBE LEGERE • JOHN HERALD • IRON BUTTERFLY • DAVID MASSINGILL • RICHARD SHINDELL • STEVE FORBERT • TONY BIRD • BADFINGER • SUSAN WERNER • DON HENRY • SARAH DASH • ORLEANS • DANNY KALB • BRYAN BOWERS • VASSAR CLEMENTS • SHAWN PHILLIPS • DAVE MALLET • TINY TIM • SLIM PICKINS • MATT GUITAR MURPHY

96 South Main Street • New Hope PA 18938 • 215-862-5981