Friday, November 27, 2009

Happy Holidays!


This Saturday the 28th - For those who missed last weekends show with local legend Jimmy Z, you are in luck! He is coming back with his band "Acoustic Roadkill". This is a stand up act with Jimmy and friends, including several well known area musicians. He will even be joined by our very own Henry Frecon on sax. So come out at 8pm and get a seat for a trip that spans Americana folk, jazz, and more. Our candlelit atmosphere will make you will feel like you just were transported to a New Orleans jazz club. Cover charge is $4 and includes a free fresh brew!


DECEMBER 4th & 5th, celebrates the opening of the Holiday season in Boyertown!

Friday night the 4th welcomes the Boyertown Holiday Open House tour. For those who have never done this unique event, buy your tickets at several local establishments or go to the website You will be transported back in time touring the local businesses and Victorian era homes via trolley as everyone rolls out the red carpet with Christmas goodies, music, and more. At the Hard Bean we will be featuring Porter Shimer on Piano playing and signing Christmas tunes all evening long. The Holiday tour starts for us at 5pm and goes until 10pm. We will also be visited by a special Boyertown treat, the Boyertown Brassmen! They will stop by around 8:30pm with a full horn brass section playing all the Christmas favorites!

Then on Saturday the 5th, its Chillin on Main, where Boyertown opens up main street for the kids! Santa comes to town along with ice carving, kids activities and more. At the Bean we will feature Miss Maggie from 2-3pm sing along with the kids. We will also have Carriage Rides from 1-3pm at $5 per person. Then from 8:30 to close our own Mike Holiday will be doing a Christmas Music Special right in the Living Room for a $3 cover!

Finally on December 7th we will be hosting Story Time from 10:30am-11:15am. Bring your kids and have a copy of coffee and watch them be amazed by our own local story teller.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

For those that do not know, the Hard Bean has stepped up its game in its live music. We are hosting live music on a regular basis every almost every Friday & EVERY Saturday now. How many of you have ever sat down looking at your weekend plans and said, "Man, there is nothing going on tonight in Boyertown"? How many of you have ever said, "I wish I didn't have to drive so far for live music!"? Well friends, those days are over. So put down that credit card, don't worry about gassing up to drive some ridiculous distance, and come on out and support your local scene on Friday and Saturday nights. BYOB is allowed as long as you are over 21.

November 5th - 7th

Thursday November 5th (7-9PM) - Cliff Stackonis with Country Blues - Living Room Session
[Cover charge is $2 at the door]

Friday, November 6th (7or8 - 9or10PM) - Haley Sheeler - Signer/Songwriter with her blend of Alternative Folk/New & Used Country (Check her out at ) - playing by candle light in our Living Room
[Cover charge is $3 at the door]

Saturday, November 7th - Tom Prost & Mike Holiday from 6-8:30 in the Living Room & then The "infamous" Dead Horse Band from 9 to 11ish on the main stage.
[If you arrive before 7pm cover charge is $2; After 7pm, cover charge is $4 ]

November 13 & 14

Friday, November 13th (uh oh) ( 8-11PM) - SUNVERB - Let these guys bring you some good luck and good vibes this Friday the 13th, with the energetic rock/jazz of an original acoustic-electric pop/rock band. They have played at WXPN's "World Café Live" in Philadelphia( or at
[Cover charge is $4]

Saturday November 14th (8-10PM) - Frankie Alazar (for those who don't know Frankie, she is a regular at the Bean and always welcoming with her folky stylings, just perfect for a candle lit evening in the Hard Bean's Living Room Sessions!)
[Cover charge is $2]

November 20 & 21

Friday, November 20th (8:30-10:30PM) - Lee Smedly - Living Room Session!

[cover charge $1]

Saturday, November 21st (8:30 - 11PM) - local legend Jimmy Z will be playing and singing classic Americana style music in the Living Room. Rumor has it he may be bringing a special guest with him that evening!

[cover charge $2]


Saturday November 7th

9AM - 12PM - Multi Services Bake Sale

This wonderful event supporting the Boyertown Area Multi Services. The event works like this: Bring your donation of a baked good over to the Hard Bean that morning and we will sell them from 9am to 12pm; to the public, and donate 100% of all proceeds go to the Multi Services to help Boyertown area residents in need.

7 - 9PM - Fall Carriage Rides by Trotter's Carriage Services, Inc.
Sign up in advance to reserve your spot by calling the Hard Bean at 610 367-1788 or just stopping in. $10 per person. What a perfect idea for a date night!

Saturday November 14th

8AM - 2PM - Hard Bean 2nd Annual Craft Show

This is a great event and at the right time to get a jump on that special gift for the holidays! We are currently looking for vendors. All vendors must feature hand crafted items. Cost to be a vendor is $12 a space. Bring your own table. Sign up in advance at the Bean.

Monday, November 16th

6:30 - 7:30 PM - group singing lessons

The cost is $15.00. These are lessons for any teenager or adult who wants to hone their skills. All ability levels are welcome! Classes will be taught by Michael McCann. Michael has 20 years experience training singers of all ages, all ability levels, and all styles of music. For more information, call Michael at 610.906.1149