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Live at MJ's Coffeehouse

Presented by Jazz Artist Andy Roberts

Now in its 22nd 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.  


March 3

Lineup TBD

First Thursday Jazz begins at 8:00pm; admission: $5

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.

February 18
featuring 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. We 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 angularóbut above all else, never without meaning or intention.


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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