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“DAN HALL @ JESSE'S. Jessie's Cafe, located at 139 Brighton Avenue is a gem of a restaurant with a relaxed and airy vibe in the West End section of Long Branch. Local musician Dan Hall makes his debut at Jesse's on Saturday, April 23 from 6:30pm-8:30pm. Dan plays an eclectic mix of rock/soul covers, oldies, and catchy original tunes. Special appearances by other local musicians are a distinct possibility at most Dan Hall shows. Stop in for an organic/vegan, stir fry, chicken, or salmon dinner, or a cup of tea and cappuccino. And it's just a short walk to the ocean. Reservations are accepted by calling 732-229-6999.”

“COFFEE ROCK. Got the following in about an event a little outside the usual triCity orbit, but what the hell: who couldn't use a bit of a road trip now and then? Here goes: Rock & SOul @ Rockin' Joe Coffeehouse + Bistro--this place is a coffeehouse like no other. Located in Point Pleasant at 1805 Ocean Avenue (Route 35), it's part lounge, part coffee house, and you can't help but want to get comfy here day or evening for awhile with your friends or family. Local musician Dan Hall's rock & soul show promises to be upbeat. Be prepared to sing along and dance along to many favorite tunes you'll recognize on Saturday, May 14 from 7:30pm-10pm. Dan plays an eclectic mix of rock/soul covers, oldies, and catch original tunes. Surprise musicians may sit in. Stop by for a hot or cold coffee/tea or cappuccino, a sandwich, or a yummy dessert. Spring air may allow outside seating, too. Lots of free parking! It's just a 5-minute ride from the center of town. For more info, call 732-899-1002.”

“SUMMER MUSIC @ SURF TACO BELMAR. When you walk into Surf Taco in Belmar, you can't help but feel like you've entered the tropics. Its Caribbean calm, yet funky atmosphere makes eating here a repeat experience for locals and tourists. Saturday, June 25, Belmar musician Dan Hall will be playing some relaxing songs you can let your mind wander to on his first official weekend of summer. Dan plays an eclectic mix of rock/soul covers, oldies, and catchy original tunes. Stop by to sing along, and try the yummy food. A favorite is the generous-sized Chicken Caesar Wrap with chips! Music is from 6pm-9pm. Street parking. 1003 Main Street, Belmar. For more information, call 732-681-3001.”