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Live at MJ's Coffeehouse

MJ's Coffeehouse is open:
Monday: 5:00pm to 10:00pm
Tuesday: 7:30am to 10:00pm
Wednesday: 7:30am to 10pm
Thursday: 7:30am to 10:00pm
Friday: 7:30am to 11:00pm
Saturday: 7:30am to 11:00pm
Sunday: 11:30am to 10:00pm

Breakfast Items available 7:30am to 11:00am
Tuesday thru Saturday


First Thursday Jazz Series

Independent Artists Series


Open Mic Night: Music and the Spoken Word 
Each Monday evening at 9pm.
Chess Club meets each Tuesday at 7:30pm. 
All chess players welcome.

Presented by Jazz Artist Andy Roberts

Now in its 20th year!

First Thursday Jazz with Andy Roberts and Guests performs the first Thursday of each month October through June at 8pm with the exception of January (no performance). Each month boasts different professional jazz artists and jazz styles. This musical presentation is one of the longest-running and finest jazz series in Central PA.  


May 7, 8:00pm
Lineup: TBA

MJ's Coffeehouse offers freshly prepared deli sandwiches, delicious panini sandwiches, soups, salads, fine coffee and tea as well as delectable pastries and ice cream desserts. Stroll into the Wine Bar at Adams Vintners located adjacent (and connected) to MJ's Coffeehouse and the Allen Theatre. Also, the coffeehouse staff invites patrons to bring their favorite wine or champagne to this event, providing of course, that they are 21 years or older. Wine glasses provided.


April 30, 8:00pm
(Tom and Greg Strohman)
Admission: $5

Despite being father and son, Tom and Greg Strohman are each unique musicians in their own right. For decades Tom Strohman has played saxophone, clarinet, flute, and keyboard in many jazz and commercial music settings, while Greg Strohman has performed as a trombonist and pianist in primarily classical music environments.

Both Tom and Greg have been known to branch out into many other musical genres over the years. However, it was not until the summer of 2009 that they decided to take on the challenge of collaborating together in an extensive way. At first it certainly was a challenge. Jazz musicians improvise extensively throughout their performances, while classical musicians are known to meticulously plan everything out ahead of time. As a result, Tom and Greg had to grow and branch out to meet each other halfway. Over time they were able to combine these two approaches into something truly unique and exciting: tgDivergence.

tgDivergence represents the intersection of many genres of music, played on many instruments, spanning many eras, and performed in many environments as imagined by just two people. Tom and Greg believe that great music transcends all of these labels and attempts at categorization. tgDivergence performs for a diverse audience of all ages and musical tastes. Great music is loud and soft, fast and slow, smooth and angular—but above all else, never without meaning or intention.

Musicians and bands are too often bound by labels. We refuse to accept that. As their slogan says, “from Bach to Ellington to the Beatles and so much more…”


MJ's Coffeehouse Series
LVC Guitarists/ Vocalists
Selected Wednesdays at 9:30pm
Free Admission
Sponsored by the LVC Student Programming Board


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MJ's offers a delectable menu including freshly prepared deli sandwiches, soups, salads, exotic coffees and teas as well as sinfully sweet pastries and ice cream desserts, all in a relaxed atmosphere, perfect for live entertainment. Also, the coffeehouse staff invites patrons to bring their favorite wine or champagne to these events, providing of course, that they are 21 years or older. MJ's is adjacent to the Allen Theatre along Rt. 422 (Exit 85A-934 S off Rt. 81) in Annville, PA. Telephone: (717) 867-3545

A most creative gift... the experience of the Allen Theatre and MJ's Coffeehouse at the Allen. 

Gift Certificates Are Available\

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36 E. Main St. Rt. 422 (Exit 85A, I-81)
Annville, Pennsylvania 17003
(717) 867-3545