In the mood for a little music? Whether it’s taking in a live performance at the bar or shaking your booty on the dance floor, from country to jazz, classical to classic rock, and thrash to hip-hop, there’s something for almost every ear in town:
Bloomsburg University Music Division
At least once a week each semester, the Bloomsburg University Music Division has a free concert somewhere on campus or at a local church. Upcoming performances include the Chamber Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, and Jazz Ensemble. Check their online schedule for details.
Housed in the old Capitol movie theater, this bar features a DJ for your dancing needs Thurs-Sat from 10pm on. No cover.
No live music at this local institution, but musical opportunities abound with their Karaoke nights (Tues-Sat, 10pm). If you’d rather move to the beat of a DJ, try their upstairs bar (Thurs-Sat, 10pm). No cover charge.
The Hardware Bar is a full night club with live bands and DJs pumping out a wide range of musical styles for a diverse crowd. Check their online calendar for details. Cover charge varies by time and night of the week.
Hess’ Tavern (and the Painted Pony)
118 East Main Street, Bloomsburg
(listed phone number no longer in service)
A DJ keeps the dance floor moving Thurs-Sat nights on the main floor. Cover charge at the door.
Every Friday night, this golf course bar and grill features live music. No cover.
Thursday nights are open mic night at Marley’s and some Fridays there’s a cover band as well. Call the bar for details as the schedule varies. No cover charge.
This coffee shop by day is a sometimes music venue on weekend nights. Check their front window for a current schedule. Cover charge varies based on how many bands are playing on a given night.
This Main Street restaurant and bar features live music every Wednesday and Friday night starting at 10pm in the main dining room (between the two bars). Mostly acoustic bands and some classic rock as well. No cover charge.
Scoreboard Sports Tavern
6190 4th Street (Old Berwick Road at Oak Street), Bloomsburg/Scott Township
A couple nights a month, the dart boards are off-limits to make room for live music. To find out when and what’s playing, stop by the bar and pick up their calendar. No cover charge.
–Compiled by Jen Ralston and Tara Moore, The Bloomsburg Daily