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The NY/NJ metro area all star BLUES JAM is this Saturday Feb. 23rd!

Do you love the blues? Do you play the blues? Then come on out to the Shillelagh Club the last Saturday of the month, where you can not only hear, but also participate in the blues with some of the best players in the NY/NJ area! We’ll be holding an open jam hosted by blues great Joe Taino, so if you play guitar, drums, bass, or harp, you are invited to join in and showoff your chops.

Joe has opened shows for artists like, The Allman Brothers, Johnny Winter, John Myall, Robin Trower, and Ruth Brown. He has frequently toured Europe, Japan, Brazil and the Caribbean, and can be seen at the best blues clubs as well as the major festivals. But don’t let that intimidate you, because he is also one of the coolest cats you’ll ever meet. Music kicks off at 8:00.

Shillelagh Happy Hour this Friday 2/22

This Friday evening, Feb. 22nd, the Shillelagh Club welcomes Sum of 3 to play our Happy Hour celebration from 7 til 9. Sum of 3 features Lance Doss, Paul Page and Michael Blue, who play the best in southern, country and classic rock, and maybe even some of their own tunes. Lance has toured extensively in John Cale’s band and his music has been featured in two films by Michael Moore, The Tonight Show and HBO’s “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.” Paul has toured and recorded with numerous artists including John Cale, Dion, Gary US Bonds, Bo Diddley, Del Shannon, Ben E. King. He currently plays and records with Ian Hunter’s Rant Band and on the reunited Mott the Hoople tour.

The kitchen will be open for business offering a terrific selection of your pub favorites. There is no cover charge and the Club is open to the public, so all are welcome!

Saturday Night with Will O’Connor/Jeff Sassaman Duo!

A northern New Jersey acoustic group, The Will O’Connor Live Acoustic Show is dedicated to thoughtfully performing great music from the ’50s to the present. With songs ranging from Van Morrisson to the Barenaked Ladies, Pink Floyd to Frank Sinatra, the Rolling Stones to the Talking Heads, their songlist has been described as “a music-lovers iPod on shuffle.”

Our wish is to provide a music that makes for great listening any night of the week, that could be either an atmospheric backdrop to conversation or maybe a reason to get out of your chair and get dancing.

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Friday Happy Hour 2/15/19

This Friday, Feb. 15th, the Shillelagh Club welcomes back Thousand Mile Stare to play for our Happy Hour from 7 until 9. TMS celebrates acoustic roots music from Galway to Galveston, from Kentucky to Killarney, from Belmar to Ballybeg. TMS plays folk/country/roots rock (usually called Americana these days) with a lotta 2 and 3 part harmonies. The group features Bill Karcher (from the Flemtones) on guitar, mandolin, vocals; David Sobel – guitar, banjo, vocals; and Tim Kennedy – 6 and 12 string guitar, harmonica, vocals. The kitchen will be open for business, offering a terrific pub menu and specials. As always, the Club is open to the public and all are welcome!

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Friday Happy Hour at the Shillelagh – 2/8/19

This Friday, Feb. 8th, the Shillelagh Club welcomes the Lights Out band to play our Happy Hour happening from 7 til 9. Lights Out features legendary British keyboardist John Hawken, who has played with the Strawbs, the Nashville Teens (“Tobacco Road”), Renaissance, and Spooky Tooth. Bill Hunt is on guitar backed by The Sullivan Bros. Rhythm section.

Lights Out plays the Classic Rock B-sides from straight ahead R&R, Rockabilly, Surf and Blues, Chuck Berry, Elvis, Fats Domino and Jerry Lee Lewis to Beatles, Stones, The Band, The Who, The Kinks, Wilco, Clapton, Blind Faith, Hendrix. These guys find the obscure chestnuts that will “Rock the House”!

The kitchen will be cooking and as always, the Shillelagh Club is open to the public and all are welcome!

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Friday Happy Hour 2/1

This Friday, Feb. 1st, the Shillelagh Club welcomes back the 4th St. NiteOwls to play our Friday evening Happy Hour celebration. The 4th St. NiteOwls are a 4-piece ensemble that performs an extensive repertoire of 1930’s prohibition jazz classics, inspired by Thomas “Fats” Waller, Louis Armstrong, Hoagie Carmichael and Cab Calloway. The group features Dave Rubin on arch top guitar, Jerry Fabris on upright bass, Megan Slack Burleyson on snare & vocal and Dale Dale Stephen Burleyson on arch top guitar & vocal.

The kitchen will be open and offering some great pub favorites and as always, the Shillelagh Club is open to the public and all are welcome!

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Blues Jam at the Shillelagh Club this Saturday!

Do you love the blues? Do you play the blues? Then come on out to the Shillelagh Club the last Saturday of the month, where you can not only hear, but also participate in the blues with some of the best players in the NY/NJ area! We’ll be holding an open jam hosted by blues great Joe Taino, so if you play guitar, drums, bass, or harp, you are invited to join in and showoff your chops.D72F2D04-D22F-4643-BA19-BD6A88454C12

Friday Happy Hour – Mike Brocato – 1/25

This Friday Jan. 25th, the Shillelagh Club welcomes Mike Brocato (of Sharp Edge), to play our Happy Hour from 7 til 9. Mike plays acoustic Classic Rock, Blues and other kinds of Cool Stuff. The kitchen will be open, offering a great selection of all of your pub menu favorites. So come on out and start your weekend right with a meal, drinks and some great music! As always, there is no cover charge and the Shillelagh Club is open to the public, so bring your friends

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We’re Rescheduling Tonight’s Band

We’re Rescheduling Tonight’s Band
Due To Weather, But we would still love to see you
Dead Rabbit or Jameson Irish Coffee
Tonight and Sunday $5!
We’re open now and, we may close up a bit early tonight depending on the storm, but stop in. Caitlin will fortify you for the evening with one of the Best Irish Coffee in NJ.