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  • November 29, 2017
  • Music Monday - tentative
    137 Clinton Street
    Johnstown, PA 15901
    (814) 254-4005
  • Noon
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  • My first ever opportunity to play in my hometown! 

  • November 9, 2017
  • NERFA
    NERFA- Crowne Plaza Stamford Hotel
    Stamford, CT
  • Varies
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  • Details to come! I'll be playing at least one guerrilla showcase, and any other chance I get to share some tunes at this sometimes overwhelming, always amazing conference for the Northeast Regional Folk Alliance. 

  • October 28, 2017
  • SFMS Coffeehouse
    5300 N. Front Street
    Harrisburg, PA 17110
  • 7:00
  • Free Donations Welcome
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  • Happy to be returning to Susquehanna Folk Music Society's Fall Coffeehouse series. This multiple-artist evening will also include my good friend Russ Rentler joining me on a few tunes. Full lineup for the evening when it's announced! Fort Hunter Barn is a really cool venue, and the coffeehouse always has a nice mix of styles and performers, anything from solo classical guitar to raucous bluegrass and old times fare. C'mon down! 

  • October 27, 2017
  • Split bill with Steve Van Hook
    Avenue 209 Coffeehouse
    209 Bellefonte Ave
    Lock Haven, PA 16823
    570 748-6738
  • 7:00
  • Donations welcome
  • details+-
  • Happy to be back in the Haven and splitting the evening with my good friend Steve. This shall be fun! 

  • October 22, 2017
  • Solo music brunch
    133 E. Beaver Avenue
    State College, PA 16801
  • Noon - 2pm
  • free! Tips welcome
  • October 6, 2017
  • Fall Getaway
    Folk Project Fall Getaway
    Camp Bernie
    NJ
  • all weekend!
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  • Oct. 6-8 2017

    Happy to be returning (as a guest) to this amazing, affordable weekend just over the New Jersey border. While I'm not a scheduled performer or teaching artist, I will be performing in jams, the open mic... pretty much wherever and whenever I can during the weekend! 

  • September 24, 2017
  • Music Brunch with Sylvia Feldman
    133 E. Beaver Avenue
    State College, PA 16801
  • Noon-2 pm
  • free, tips welcome
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  • My pleasure to be back for music brunch, and sharing the afternoon with Sylvia Feldman, one of my original inspirations to do this whole acoustic music kinda thing. Brunch runs 11-3, music noon - 2. 

  • September 3, 2017
  • Private Event- 80th birthday party!
    Webster's Bookstore Cafe - Private Event
    133 E. Beaver Avenue
    State College, PA 16801
  • by invitation only
  • July 28, 2017
  • Live@Five on The FREQ
    7 Mountains Media, 160 W. Clearview Avenue
    State College, PA 16803
  • 5:00
  • free - tune in, stream, or join me as in-studio audience!
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  • Elated to be performing on Live at Five on the FREQ, 98.7 Friday July 28. There is room in the studio for audience, drop me a note if you'd like to be part of that! 

  • July 15, 2017
  • Singer Songwriter Showcase
    Central PA Festival of the Arts Songwriter Showcase
    Martin Luther King, Jr. Plaza, Fraser Street
    State College, PA 16801
  • 5:00-8:00
  • Free!
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  • Happy to be hosting the first annual Singer Songwriter Showcase at the newly-created Martin Luther King, Jr. Plaza on Fraser Street. (Outside the DSCID and CBICC offices; across from Target.) Performing songwriters will include:

    Doug Irwin, 5-5:30
    Michelle Katz, 5:30- 6:00
    Steve Van Hook, 6:00-6:30
    Jim Colbert, 6:30 - 7:00
    Tim and Kim Craven, 7:00 - 8:00

    We're going to be going unplugged, up close and personal - come join us for a few minutes, or for the full time! 

     

     

  • July 15, 2017
  • Incidental Music
    Willard Building Plaza
    State College, PA 16804
  • 3:00-4:00
  • Free!
  • details+-
  • Join me for an hour of acoustic originals and esoteric covers!

  • July 14, 2017
  • Incidental Music
    Willard Building Plaza
    State College, PA 16804
  • 2:30-3:30
  • Free!
  • details+-
  • Join me for an hour of unplugged originals and esoteric covers in the Willard Plaza for CPFA Incidental Music. 

  • June 25, 2017
  • Music Brunch with Steve Van Hook
    Webster's Bookstore Cafe
    133 E. Beaver Avenue
    State College, PA 16801
  • 12 noon - 2:00
  • free
  • details+-
  • Brunch runs approx. 11-3, music is noon - 2. Join Steve Van Hook and me for an early afternoon of originals and esoteric covers... expect anything from songs about meatballs to Mad King Ludwig to speculation on what Jesus would drive. In the community hub of State College, Webster's! 

  • June 23, 2017
  • LVG Summer Solstice Celebration with Steve Van Hook
    Lemont Village Green, with Steve Van Hook
    123 Mt. Nittany Road
    Lemont, PA
    U.S
  • 7:30
  • free!
  • February 4, 2017
  • SFMS Winter Coffeehouse
    Fort Hunter Barn
    New Cumberland, PA 17070
  • 7:00
  • donations welcome
  • details+-
  • To be confirmed! It's always a treat to be part of the Susquehanna Folk Music Society Coffeehouse, a 3-hour, multiple artist evening that might typically include singer songwriters, harmony, bluegrass, old timey, and more. A great time, in a great room (Fort Hunter Barn.)

  • December 10, 2016
  • Festival of Trees
    Festival of Trees
    Penn State Ag Arena
    University Park, PA 16801
  • TBD
  • Free
  • details+-
  • I'm happy to be playing Festival of Trees for the first time in about ten years. Details to come.

  • November 6, 2016
  • We're About Nine, Abbie Gardner, Jim Colbert
    Court House Concerts
    16 Court Street
    Merrick, NY 11566
  • 2:00 pm
  • $20 donation
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  • You know how sometimes, dreams come true? I've always wanted to open for We're About Nine. November 6 it happens. This is going to be a spectacular afternoon of music with some of my favorite people in the world (both the performers, and in the audience.) I remember in my first year of performing, Darryl Purpose told me "you know you did something right when they ask you back." This is my fifth time at Court House, and I couldn't be happier. This event will sell out, make reservations now if you want to join us!

  • October 14, 2016
  • King Street Coffeehouse
    221 Front Street
    Northumberland, PA
  • 7:00
  • $10 donation
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  • Happy to be asked back to one of the best audiences around, King Street Coffeehouse! The oh-so-talented Hannah Bingman will also perform, and Tom Patten. Come join us!

  • July 16, 2016
  • Lemont Fest
    Lemont Fest
    Lemont Village Green
    Lemont, PA
  • 5:00 - 5:45
  • Free
  • June 16, 2016
  • Food Fest/Culinary Week
    480 Waupelani Dr
    State College, PA 16801
    1-888-282-7427
  • 4:30
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  • Music runs noon - five. Other performers include Steve Van Hook, Elizabeth Findley and Cole Hons.

  • March 27, 2015
  • King Street Coffee House
    221 Front Street
    Northumberland, PA
  • 7:00 (first set)
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  • Delighted to finally be in synch with King Street after several years of trying, and two years of sitting with Paul and Barbara at the Formals at NERFA. Equally delighted to be sharing the evening with the talented duo of Hannah Bingman and Doug McMinn. This will be a fun evening!

  • October 26, 2014
  • Opening for Jory Nash
    Singer Songwriter Heaven
    44 Main Street
    Poughquag, NY 12570
    917 734 8851
  • potluck at 2, music at 3
  • TBD
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  • Happy to be playing underneath the banner I designed for Singer Songwriter Heaven, and opening for the dynamic Jory Nash! This will be a fun show, and there is nothing better than playing for a true listening audience!

  • October 19, 2014
  • Opening for Marci Gellar
    7 Trailside Court
    New City, NY 10956
  • 2:00
  • 20.00
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  • Looking forward to opening for the uber-talented Marci Gellar, thanks to my dear friends at the Borderline Folk Music Club. More details to come! www.marcigellar.com

  • October 12, 2014
  • Songwriter's brunch with Steve Van Hook and Doug Irwin
    Webster's Music Brunch
    133 E. Beaver Avenue
    State College, PA 16801
  • Noon - 2 pm.
  • free, donations welcome!
  • details+-
  • Brunch runs 11-3, music from noon to two. Happy to sharing a songwriter's afternoon with my good friends Steve and Doug. Webster's has wonderful food, exquisite coffees and teas, and, well, is pretty much the coolest place in State College. You should join us!

  • July 16, 2014
  • Culinary Day at South Hills!
    480 Waupelani Dr
    State College, PA 16801
    1-888-282-7427
  • Sammy Cannillo and I will play 5-6 (event runs 12-6)
  • free!
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  • Part of Culinary Week in State College. 20-30 food vendors, 6-10 chef cooking demos and live music throughout the day. I am happy to be sharing my set with the talented Sammy Cannillo! We'll mostly be doing our own songs, but may have a bit of overlap on one or two.

  • June 21, 2014
  • Beginning Songwriting Workshop
    480 Waupelani Dr
    State College, PA 16801
    1-888-282-7427
  • 9 a.m. - noon
  • $35
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  • This lyric-driven approach to songwriting for the beginner focuses on the hardest part: picking up the pen and getting started! 3 hour workshop. You need not play an instrument to participate. If you have songs you want feedback on, bring one in to share! The workshop content will be applicable to most musical genres including country, folk, pop, rap and hip hop. Participants will be given handouts and a CD, but should bring pen/pencil and writing paper notebook.

    • Where do ideas come from?
    • Demystifying the process - dissecting an existing song
    • Group writing
    • Overcoming writer's block
    • Imagery
    • Common rhyme schemes and structures
    • Sharing - writers groups, open mics, online forums
    • Individual feedback if desired
  • June 21, 2014
  • 3rd Annual Summer Solstice Show
    179 Tait Road
    Centre Hall, PA, PA
    800.787.2716
  • 2:00
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  • Event benefits Centre County Farmland Trust

  • December 14, 2013
  • West Kish Coffeehouse
    West Kish Coffeehouse
    3820 W. Main Street
    Belleville, PA 17004
    USA
    717-935-2337
  • 7:00
  • always free!
  • details+-
  • Always happy to return to Big Valley and play West Kish!

  • November 17, 2013
  • opening for Pesky J. Nixon (tentative)
    Court House Concerts
    16 Court Street
    Merrick, NY 11566
  • afternoon show. Time t.b.d.
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  • So the day after I open for Joe Crookston, I open for... quite possibly, my favorite band, and some of my favorite people in the world, no hyperbole.

  • November 16, 2013
  • opening for Joe Crookston
    Godfrey Daniels
    7 E. Fourth Street
    Bethlehem, PA 18015
    (215) 867-2390
  • t.b.d.
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  • What's better than getting the chance to play at one of my favorite venues, Godfrey Daniels? How about opening for one of my heroes and friends, the inimitable Joe Crookston!

  • November 8, 2013
  • Guerilla Showcases!
    NERFA
    Hudson Valley Resort
    Kerhonsken, NY
  • TBD
  • details+-
  • Susie's House Concert showcase, Songwriter Heaven showcase and acousticmusicscene.com's Midnight Hoot on Thursday. Can't wait!

  • October 25, 2013
  • Jawbone Coffeehouse Reunion
    Webster's Bookstore Cafe
    133 E. Beaver Avenue
    State College, PA 16801
  • 7:00
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  • A celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Jawbone Coffeehouse, featuring artists that were there the first time around, and some of us who wish we had been. Tim Craven, Hannah Bingman, and more!

  • October 11, 2013
  • Live at Alabaster Coffee Roasters
    Alabaster Coffee company
    Pine Street
    Williamsport, PA
  • 6:00
  • free, donations gladly accepted
  • details+-
  • Best coffee in the civilized world.

  • August 25, 2013
  • Borderline Music Picnic!
    Borderline Folk Music Club
    New City Volunteer Ambulance Corps, 200 Congers Road
    New City, NY
  • Noon - 6 p.m.
  • Free!
  • details+-
  • The theme this year will be the folk & bluegrass music of the 60s.  I will be one of 15 performers doing sets of 15 minutes each.  One of the songs we will each perform will be from the 60s. Another will be one of their own songs that was influenced by the music of the 60s, and anything goes for #3.

    In addition there will be a one hour workshop by some of the older performers who were (ahem) actually there back in the 60s and part of the folk scene at that time.  The discussion should be very informative as well as educational.

    The jam and song circle will be led by the Roger Sprung.

    This is going to be an excellent end to the summer, and I am looking forward to enlisting my friend Josh Joffen to sprinkle some magic on my set!

  • August 9, 2013
  • Jim Colbert returns to Gateway Lodge in Cook Forest!
    Gateway Lodge country Inn Resort & Spa
    14870 Route 36
    Cooksburg, PA 16217
    800.843.6862
  • 7:30 p.m. (dinner) and 9:30 p.m. (campfire)
  • July 21, 2013
  • Jim Colbert with Walt Whitmer - Webster's Music Brunch
    Webster's Music Brunch
    133 E. Beaver Avenue
    State College, PA 16801
  • 12 noon - 2 p.m.
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  • I'm happy to be returning for a Music Brunch at the best place in State College, but also elated that my friend Walt Whitmer... without a doubt, one of the best songwriters in Penn's Valley, and that is an area filled with great musicians... will be joining me. This is going to be fun!

  • July 12, 2013
  • Songwriters Night with Doug Wilcox, Hannah Bingman and Jon Felton
    Webster's Bookstore Cafe
    133 E. Beaver Avenue
    State College, PA 16801
  • 7:30 p.m.
  • $5.00 suggested donation
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  • Celebrate Arts Festival with a special evening of Songwriters in the Round with my friends Hannah Bingman, Jon Felton and Doug Alan Wilcox!

  • April 21, 2013
  • Songwriter's Sunday with Doug Wilcox and Hannah Bingman
    100 N. East Street
    Frederick, MD 21701
  • 4:00
  • donations welcome
  • details+-
  • A great listening venue that knows how to treat songwriters right, hosted by Todd C. Walker.

  • April 18, 2013
  • Songwriter's Showcase
    Center Street Cafe
    225 Center Street
    Bloomsburg, PA 17815
  • 7:00-9:00
  • pass the hat
  • details+-
  • My first time playing in Bloomsburg, PA!

  • March 24, 2013
  • Shaver's Creek Maple Harvest festival acoustic set
    Shaver's Creek Environmental Center
    Petersburg, PA 16669
    USA
    814 863 2000
  • 11:00-noon
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  • Always fun to play at the Maple Harvest festival... best pancakes and syrup around!

  • March 1, 2013
  • Black, White and Other Useful Colours: Illustrations by Jim Colbert
    Webster's Bookstore Cafe (David Newman Gallery)
    133 E. Beaver Avenue
    State College, PA 16801
  • 6-7 reception; music by Brad Yoder immediately following
  • free
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  • My first solo exhibition of my artwork. The illustrations will be up all month long; reception is Friday March 1 from 6-7, with music following immediately afterwards by Brad Yoder.

  • February 22, 2013
  • Live at 209!
    Avenue 209 Coffeehouse
    209 Bellefonte Ave
    Lock Haven, PA 16823
    Uni
    570 748-6738
  • 7:00-9:00
  • pass the hat
  • details+-
  • Glad to be returning to the best place in Lock Haven, Avenue 209 Coffee!

  • February 1, 2013
  • Solo at Alabaster Coffee
    Alabaster Coffee company
    Pine Street
    Williamsport, PA
  • 6:00 - 8:00
  • pass the hat
  • details+-
  • An overdue return to one of my favorite places in the world, Alabaster Coffee Co. in Williamsport, PA. (BTW... I'll be exhibiting some of my artwork here in April 2013, too!) Come join me for new songs, old favorites and maybe a few covers, too!

  • December 9, 2012
  • Webster's Music Brunch with Hannah Bingman
    Webster's Music Brunch
    133 E. Beaver Avenue
    State College, PA 16801
  • 12-2
  • $3 suggested donation
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  • Brunch runs 10-3; Hannah and I will perform from 12-2.  Not your typical holiday fare!

  • October 5, 2012
  • Return to the Midtown Scholar Bookstore
    1519 North Third Street
    Harrisburg, PA 17102
  • 8:00
  • Free, tips welcome
  • details+-
  • My pleasure to be returning to Midtown Scholar, one of my two favorite bookstores. Come join me!

  • August 3, 2012
  • First Friday Show in Gettysburg
    First Fridays at First Lutheran Church
    40 Chambersburg Street
    Gettysburg, PA
  • 7:00
  • Free
  • details+-
  • Outside if it's nice; in the historic church if it's not. My first time in about five years playing in Gettysburg; should be fun!

  • July 14, 2012
  • Incidental Music at Arts Festival!
    Willard Building Plaza
    State College, PA 16804
  • 4:30 -5:15
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  • Join me in Willard Plaza for Incidental Music at CPFA... unplugged, informal, and a ton of fun!

  • July 13, 2012
  • Incidental Music at Arts Festival!
    Willard Building Plaza
    State College, PA 16804
  • 2:30 - 3:15
  • details+-
  • Join me in Willard Plaza for Incidental Music at CPFA... unplugged, informal, and a ton of fun!

  • July 6, 2012
  • Split bill with Paul Zavinsky
    1519 North Third Street
    Harrisburg, PA 17102
  • Jim 8 - 8:45; Paul 9 - 9:45
  • pass the hat!
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  • My first time playing Harrisburg in a number of years. Midtown is an excellent bookstore and has a wonderful performance space in their new location... come out early and shop, it's "James Keelaghan recommended!"

  • July 1, 2012
  • Songwriter's Showcase
    Maryland Songwriter's Showcase
  • details to be determined
  • June 29, 2012
  • Lemont Village Green with Cynthia Mazzant
    Lemont Village Green
    123 Mt. Nittany Road
    Lemont, PA
    U.S
  • 7:00 - 9:00
  • Free!
  • details+-
  • Behind the Center for Well-Being, Lemont. C'mon out and bring some lawn chairs, kids, dogs, what have you...

  • May 24, 2012
  • Diana Wagner and Jim Colbert
    Webster's Bookstore Cafe
    133 E. Beaver Avenue
    State College, PA 16801
  • 7:00 - 9:00
  • pass the hat
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  • Traditional and contemporary folk music performed on a variety of instruments, from one of my favorite folks, Diana Wagner, from Salisbury MD! I'll share the evening with the theme of "songs I mostly play that much, and some I do..."

  • May 3, 2012
  • Webster's Wide Open Mic hosted by Jim Colbert
    Webster's Bookstore Cafe
    State College, PA 16801
  • 6-8
  • free!
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  • Bring it and sing it as we kick off the Wide Open Mics at Webster's! Come listen or play... poets, stand up, musicians all welcome. Small PA provided.

  • April 17, 2012
  • Jim Colbert, Michelle Katz & Doug Irwin
    Webster's Bookstore Cafe
    133 E. Beaver Avenue
    State College, PA 16801
  • 7:00 - 9:00
  • pass the hat
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  • Kicking off some live local music at the soon-to-be-reopened Webster's Bookstore Cafe with my good friends Doug and Michelle. Come join us and check out the "new digs!"

  • April 14, 2012
  • Split bill with Anita Roseborough
    1229 Mifflin Street
    Huntingdon, PA 16652
    Uni
    814/643.4545
  • 7:00 - 10:00
  • free!
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  • Happy to be returning to Standing Stone, one of the highlights of downtown Huntingdon PA. Split bill with Anita; promises to be fun!

  • March 25, 2012
  • Maple Harvest Festival at Shaver's Creek
    Shaver's Creek Environmental Center
    Petersburg, PA 16669
    USA
    814 863 2000
  • 11:00 - 12:00
  • $10
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  • Shaver's Creek has held this annual festival since 1984 to celebrate the first harvest of the new year and help people learn about the maple sugaring process — both in colonial times and the present day. At the festival you can:

    • learn how to identify and tap sugar maple trees and visit the Sugar Shack to see sap being turned into syrup!
    • watch costumed interpreters demonstrate sugaring techniques used by Native Americans, pioneers, and modern-day farmers
    • enjoy live music and storytelling
    • see live birds of prey and reptile shows
    • savor all-you-can-eat pancakes and maple syrup

    Cost: Festival and pancake breakfast (includes two organic sausages):

    • Children ages five and under: FREE
    • Nonmembers: $10 (ages 12+) and $6 (ages 6–11)
    • Members*: $5 (ages 12+) and $3 (ages 6–11)
  • March 23, 2012
  • Opening for Carolann Solebello
    Alabaster Coffee company
    Williamsport, PA
  • 6:00 - 8:00
  • pass that hat!
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  • Returning to Billtown for the first time in a couple years, opening for the wonderful Carolann Solebello.

  • February 25, 2012
  • Acoustic Brew 20th Anniversary Show "pre-show"
    Acoustic Brew 20th Anniversary Show!
    Innovation Park
    State College, PA 16802
    USA
  • to be determined
  • Free! Donations towards Acoustic
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  • Simple Gifts will headline this 20th anniversary gala, free to the public! A host of local performers will play sets throughout the afternoon and evening, including Callanish and Andy Tolins and friends. I will perform with Holly Foy!

  • December 4, 2011
  • Opening for Pesky J. Nixon
    Court House Concerts
    16 Court Street
    Merrick, NY 11566
  • TBD
  • TBD
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  • Coming back to Court House Concerts always feels like coming home... nobody makes me feel more welcome than the Long Island fans. Happy to be opening for Falcon Ridge standout Pesky J. Nixon!

  • November 12, 2011
  • Jim Colbert and Hannah Bingman
    Avenue 209 Coffeehouse
    209 Bellefonte Ave
    Lock Haven, PA 16823
    570 748-6738
  • 7:00
  • pass that hat!
  • details+-
  • Been too long since I've played at Avenue 209, and it's been too long since I've shared the evening with the always-delightful Hannah Bingman.

  • October 29, 2011
  • Live in Linglestown!
    St. Thomas Roasters
    5951 Linglestown Road
    Linglestown, PA 17112
    717.526.4171
  • 7:00
  • pass the hat
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  • Special thanks to Henry Koretzky for the referral for this - St. Thomas Roaster's is a wonderful little shop in Linglestown, right by Harrisburg. Been there a couple times to hear Henry and KJ; good people, and a good venue with a strong sense of community. It just don't get much better than that. Try the tanzanian peaberry coffee - I think it might actually be a bit better than my beloved roast from The Cheese Shoppe in State College.

  • October 28, 2011
  • Cafe Lemont Unplugged!
    Cafe Lemont
    921 Pike Street
    Lemont, PA 16851
  • 6:00 - 8:00
  • pass the hat!
  • September 25, 2011
  • Democratic fundraising picnic
    Democratic Fundraiser - details tba
    tba
    State College, PA 16803
  • 4:00 - 6:00
  • details tbd
  • details+-
  • save the date!

  • September 23, 2011
  • Cafe Lemont Unplugged!
    Café Lemont
    921 Pike Street, suite 103
    Lemont, PA 16851
    (814) 321-4337
  • 6:00 - 8:00
  • pass that hat!
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  • Back at my new "home court," the lovely Café Lemont! This is a home football game weekend, but let's see what happens...

  • September 3, 2011
  • Bed & Brew Weekend in Cook Forest
    Gateway Lodge country Inn Resort & Spa
    14870 Route 36
    Cooksburg, PA 16217
    800.843.6862
  • during dinner and around the campfire!
  • varies - see web site
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  • For reservations and info, visit www.gatweaylodge.com

  • July 29, 2011
  • LVG with Cynthia Mazzant
    Lemont Village Green, with Cynthia Mazzant
    123 Mt. Nittany Road
    Lemont, PA
    U.S
  • 7:30
  • Free
  • July 16, 2011
  • "Incidental Music at Arts Fest!" Day 2
    Willard Building Plaza
    State College, PA 16804
  • 4:30 - 5:30
  • Free!
  • details+-
  • Enjoy the second day of a free, informal outdoor set during the Central PA Festival of the Arts

  • July 15, 2011
  • "Incidental Music at Arts Fest!"
    Willard Building Plaza
    State College, PA 16804
  • 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
  • Free
  • details+-
  • Free, informal outdoor set during the Central PA Festival of the Arts. Original music, maybe a friend or two, maybe just me...

  • April 29, 2011
  • Live in Lemont!
    Cafe Lemont
    921 Pike Street
    Lemont, PA 16851
  • 6:00 -8:00
  • pass the hat
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  • I've had a lot of fun playing these true unplugged shows at this wonderful addition to Lemont! We'll try this on a Friday this time and see what happens... so either close out your work week, or jump into the weekend and join me!

  • March 19, 2011
  • West Kish Coffeehouse
    West Kish Coffeehouse
    3820 W. Main Street
    Belleville, PA 17004
    USA
    717-935-2337
  • 7:00 sharp
  • Always free!
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  • I'm always happy to play at West Kish, quite possibly the best audience around... West Kish has been around for a decade now, and I'm pleased to have been one of the first performers from "over the mountain" to have played there. I'll split the evening with Hannah Bingman. We'll each do about an hour long set. Look for some singalongs and maybe even a banjo tune or two.

  • February 19, 2011
  • The Warmth of Winter Concert
    East-West Crossings
    201 Elmwood Street
    Lemont, PA 16851
  • 7:00 - 10:00
  • Donations welcome
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  • Celebrate "the warmth of winter" with this special multi-artist show at East-West Crossings featuring Jim Colbert, Doug Irwin, Cole Hans and Charlie Lumpkins.

  • February 5, 2011
  • Live in Lock Haven!
    Avenue 209 Coffeehouse
    209 Bellefonte Ave
    Lock Haven, PA 16823
    570 748-6738
  • 7:00
  • pass the hat
  • details+-
  • ...always love to play the 'Haven!

  • January 29, 2011
  • Live in Lemont!
    Cafe Lemont
    921 Pike Street
    Lemont, PA 16851
  • 6:00 - 8:00
  • pass the hat
  • details+-
  • I love Café Lemont! A truly intimate, unplugged setting... it'd be like playing to friends in your living room, if your living room had kick-ass lattes and amazing wraps! (And if your living room does... hey, invite me over!) Lovely venue in a lovely village.

  • December 27, 2010
  • SHOW CANCELLED
    Avenue 209 Coffeehouse
    209 Bellefonte Ave
    Lock Haven, PA 16823
    Uni
    570 748-6738
  • 7:00
  • December 11, 2010
  • CANCELLED: Songwriter's Roundtable: Meg Braun, Jim Colbert, Sharon Goldman & Carolann Solebello
    Olga's Cafe
    Rt. 6 (across from Courthouse)
    Coudersport, pa 16915
  • 7:30 p.m.
  • $10
  • details+-
  • SHOW CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER   Songwriters in the Round in God's Country, Coudersport, PA. I am pleased to return to the Songwriter's Roundtable with my friends Meg, Sharon and Carolann. The area is gorgeous, the audience is appreciative and loves a good songwriter... it's an easy drive from SC/Bellefonte or Lock Haven; come on up to the northern tier and join us!

  • November 13, 2010
  • Live in Lemont!
    Café Lemont
    921 Pike Street, suite 103
    Lemont, PA 16851
    (814) 321-4337
  • 6:00 - 8:00
  • pass the hat
  • details+-
  • I'm delighted to be able to come play at this wonderful new addition to Lemont. Come join me!

  • September 18, 2010
  • Jim Colbert & Fieldstone (duo)
    Avenue 209 Coffeehouse
    209 Bellefonte Ave
    Lock Haven, PA 16823
    Uni
    570 748-6738
  • TBD
  • Donations welcome
  • details+-
  • I'll be splitting the evening with Fieldstone in duo formation, Bekki & Mark Titchner. It's been several years since we've shared a show, and promises to be a lot of fun. LHU is back by this point, so we're hoping for a nice crowd for Fieldstone's Avenue debut!

  • September 9, 2010
  • AIDS project benefit: Loose Change (Jim Colbert, Richard Morris, Gene Goldsmith)
    100 West Main Street
    Milheim, PA 16854
    814.349.8850
  • 7:30 - 9:30
  • details+-
  • This show benefits the Aids project of Centre and Clinton Counties... come out and enjoy dinner, some great beer and help benefit a good cause. 

  • August 21, 2010
  • Songwriting Workshop
    Stony Fork Campgrounds
    Wellsboro, PA 16901
  • Time TBD
  • details+-
  • I'm happy to be back and part of the Songwriting Workshop at Hickory Fest, quite possibly my favorite music festival. Lots of great artists on tap for the festival, including Rowan Cunningham band, Joe Craven and more. The workshop is free if you're at the festival, so stop by and check it out!

  • August 14, 2010
  • Bellefonte Songwriters
    Cool Beans Coffee & Tea
    141 W. High Street
    Bellefonte, PA 16823
    Uni
    814 355-1178
  • 2:00
  • Donations welcome
  • details+-
  • Award winning songwriters Doug irwin, Jim Colbert & Bryan Homan

  • July 24, 2010
  • Diana Wagner & Jim Colbert
    113 Centerway St.
    Greenbelt, MD 20770
    301-474-5642
  • 8-11 pm
  • details+-
  • Sharing the evening with my friend from Folk College and Greenwood, Diana Wagner. Diana's CD is a personal favorite, and I'm elated that she performs the song Boattail Riviera (although not on her CD... but perhaps on her next one!) My first trip to play in the D.C area- looking forward to it!

  • July 10, 2010
  • CPFA - Jim Colbert & Susan Bowser
    Willard Building Plaza
    State College, PA 16804
  • 6:30 - 7:30
  • free
  • details+-
  • Something new for Arts Festival... a musical "fill in" near the Willard Building on campus. I'm pleased that my friend Susan Bowser will be joining me on fiddle. If you've always wondered what a Scandanavian fiddle tune would sound like if I accompanied it on guitar, dude, here's your chance to find out. NOTE: my original contract said Friday; actual day we're playing is Saturday.

  • June 26, 2010
  • Summer's Best Music Festival - to be confirmed
    Summer's Best Music Fest
    State College, PA 16803
  • 12:30
  • Free!
  • details+-
  • We LOVE SBMF! Come downtown and join us for a day of fantastic music of all sorts of genres... there's always something for everyone at Summer's Best.

  • June 25, 2010
  • Lemont Village Green with Cynthia Mazzant
    Lemont Village Green
    123 Mt. Nittany Road
    Lemont, PA
    U.S
  • 7:00
  • Free
  • June 5, 2010
  • Block Party at Standing Stone!
    1229 Mifflin Street
    Huntingdon, PA 16652
    Uni
    814/643.4545
  • 5:30 - 8:30
  • Free!
  • details+-
  • Free Block party for the community Saturday June 5. Come join us for free hot dogs and hamburgers, $2 milkshakes, activities for the family and of course, free music! Hannah Bingman will play from 5:30 - 7; I will play from7-8:30.

  • June 5, 2010
  • Community Block Party
    1229 Mifflin Street
    Huntingdon, PA 16652
    Uni
    814/643.4545
  • 7-8:30 (live music from 5:30 -8:30)
  • Free
  • details+-
  • Come join us for a Community Block party at Standing Stone! More details to come, but we know there will be food and fun for all ages, and that Hannah Bingman will perform from 5 - 7 and I'll take over the stage when she heads up to the Bullfrog Brewery to play a late show! Come celebrate Summer at Standing Stone!

  • May 15, 2010
  • Songwriting Competition; April Verch headliner
    Mansfield, MA 02048
  • 8:00 p.m.
  • $15/$13
  • details+-
  • I'm happy to say I'm a finalist in the 2010 Rose Garden Coffeehouse songwriting competition. Given some of my favorite songwriters have been here, too -- Jud Caswell, Joe Crookston, Jenny Goodspeed, Dave Potts -- I can say with all sincerity I'm just happy to have made it this far. I've heard nothing but good things about the Rose Garden from people who have played or been audience there, and I'm very much looking forward to the experience. The songs I entered were Boattail Riviera and Clemente, both recorded at Frigo Studios. Clemente will make it to the CD; I'll be revisiting Boattail for it - this was pretty much a recording done solely to enter the contest. So if you're in the vicinity of Mansfield, MA on May 15, come out and listen! April Verch is the headliner that night, so I can guarantee it's going to be an evening of great music!

    http://www.rosegardenfolk.com/general/contest.php

  • May 1, 2010
  • Split Bill with Hannah Bingman
    Cherry Alley Café
    21 N. 3rd Street
    Lewisburg, PA 17837
    U.S
    570-524-1234
  • 8:00 - 10:00 p.m.
  • details+-
  • I always love the opportunity to be part of a show with my friend Hannah Bingman... this is a new venue for me, and I'm excited about the show. C'mon out! Check out their web site for directions and a peek at their delightful menu... should be a way-fun time.

  • April 17, 2010
  • Capo and Songwriting workshops
    Generoo Guitar Workshop
    Beaver Lutheran Church, Rt. 522
    Beaver Springs, PA 17812
    Uni
  • Afternoon
  • TBD
  • details+-
  • I will be part of the Generoo Guitar workshops again this year, teaching Capo Techniques and co-hosting the Songwriting workshop with the oh-so-talented Hannah Bingman. This was a blast last year, the Generoo folks are wonderful people and it's my pleasure to be a part of this event again.

  • April 8, 2010
  • Opening for Greg Klyma
    Avenue 209 Coffeehouse
    209 Bellefonte Ave
    Lock Haven, PA 16823
    570 748-6738
  • TBD
  • pass the hat
  • details+-
  • I'll be doing a short opening set before Buffalo's favorite Folk-son, Greg Klyma, takes the stage...so pass the beef on weck and come enjoy some tunes!

  • March 28, 2010
  • Maple Harvest Festival - Jim Colbert & Cynthia Mazzant
    Shaver's Creek Environmental Center
    Petersburg, PA 16669
    USA
    814 863 2000
  • 1:30 - 3:00
  • $6; $4 members, $2 Agriculture C
  • details+-
  • This is a great event and one we always look forward to... learn about the "harvest" of maple syrup and enjoy pancakes, sausage and fresh maple syrup.

  • March 20, 2010
  • West Kish 10th Anniversary Show
    West Kish Coffeehouse
    3820 W. Main Street
    Belleville, PA 17004
    USA
    717-935-2337
  • 7:00
  • Free, donations welcome
  • details+-
  • This show is a special 10th Anniversary show for the West Kish Coffeehouse, put together by our friends Tom Shaffer and his wife Chris. The multi-artist show will feature

    Curtis Rockwell        
    Hannah Bingman        
    Mike Bratt        
    Jim Colbert        
    Rich Burns
    Tim Riguerri
    Tom & Chris 

    This cofffeehouse is something special, and it's nice to see a consistently good turnout there in the Big Valley. Come on out if you're free that evening, it's a good time guaranteed!

  • March 17, 2010
  • Private event
    Old Bedford Village (private event)
    220 Sawblade Road
    Bedford, PA 15552
    Uni
    814 623-1156
  • March 7, 2010
  • Songwriters in the Round
    100 West Main Street
    Milheim, PA 16854
    814.349.8850
  • 4:00
  • TBD
  • details+-
  • Songwriters in the Round at Elk Creek, featuring Brad Yoder, Hannah Bingman, KJ and myself, "in the round." Or at least, in a shape somewhat reminiscent of a crescent. This one is gonna be fun... Elk Creek has great food and great beer, so come for a meal and the music! 

  • January 22, 2010
  • Wagon Shed Open Mic - Featured Performer
    Wagon Shed Concert Series
    109 N 2nd St
    New Freedom, PA 17349
  • 8:00
  • details+-
  • I will perform at approximately 9:30. This is my first time at this popular open mic/concert series, and it should be fun. My friend Joe Iandanza from Long Island will also be a featured performer this evening. C'mon out!

  • January 16, 2010
  • Opening for Verlon Thompson
    123 Mt. Nittany Road
    Lemont, PA
  • 7:30 p.m.
  • $14 online, $16 at door/local ou
  • December 12, 2009
  • Songwriting Workshop with Hannah Bingman
    106 W. Bishop Street
    Bellefonte, PA 16823
  • 3:00
  • Free
  • details+-
  • Sponsored by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, with additional support from Bellefonte Borough

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