Upcoming Dates

Friday, September 28th, 2018

Live@Five on The FREQ
5:00 -5:30-ish...

Sunday, October 21st, 2018

Friendship House Concerts
Opening for Friction Farm - TBD
Pittsburgh, PA

Details to come - opening up for the wonderful duo Friction Farm, in one of my favorite house concert settings! 

Friday, October 26th, 2018

Avenue 209 Coffeehouse
Jim Colbert solo at Avenue 209 - 7:00
209 Bellefonte Ave
Lock Haven, PA 16823
Uni
570 748-6738
Price: Free, tips welcome

Always fun to play "up da Haven," I'll be doing a 2 hour solo show with both guitar and ukulele. But probably not at the same time. 

Thursday, November 8th, 2018

NERFA
Midnight Hoot - 11:59
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Stamford, CT
USA

Honored to again be a part of NERFA President Michael Kornfeld's Midnight Hoot. I'll be playing somewhere between midnight and, well, when it's done! 

Friday, November 9th, 2018

NERFA
Fool's Hill Music Guerrilla Showcase - TBD
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Stamford, CT

Saturday, November 10th, 2018

NERFA
Singer Songwriter Heaven Showcase - TBD
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Stamford, CT
USA

Happy to be included again as part of an outstanding lineup at Singer Songwriter Heaven guerrilla showcases. 

Sunday, March 24th, 2019

Webster's Bookstore Cafe
Music Brunch - solo - Noon - 2pm
133 E. Beaver Avenue
State College, PA 16801

Tuesday, April 9th, 2019

King Street Coffeehouse with Kevin Neidig and Steve Quelet - 7:00
Edison Hotel
Sunbury, PA 17857
Price: 10.00

Love the  vibe at King Street Coffeehouse, and always great to see my friends Paul and Barbara Shaffer! I'll open a songwriter-centric evening which will also feature sets from two of Pennsylvania's best, Steve Quelet and Kevin Neidig. 

Sunday, June 30th, 2019

Webster's Bookstore Cafe
Music Brunch - solo - Noon - 2pm
133 E. Beaver Avenue
State College, PA 16801

Sunday, September 22nd, 2019

Webster's Bookstore Cafe
Music Brunch - solo - Noon - 2pm
133 E. Beaver Avenue
State College, PA 16801

Past Dates

Saturday, July 28th, 2018

Grange Fair Grounds
PCO Farm Fest - Noon
Centre Hall, PA 16828

Steve Van Hook and I will be performing at various locations throughout Farm Fest! 

Saturday, July 14th, 2018

Willard Building Plaza
Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts Incidental Music - 2:30-3:30
University Park (Penn State Campus), PA
Price: free!

Saturday, July 14th, 2018

Martin Luther King Jr Plaza
Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts Singer Songwriter Showcase - 5:00 - 7:00
State College, PA 16801
Price: Free!

Performing at 5:00 and happy to host the return of the singer songwriter showcase. Other performers include Steve Van Hook, Ian Stuart Marshall, and Dylan Miller. 

Friday, July 13th, 2018

Willard Building Plaza
Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts Incidental Music - 2:30-3:30
University Park (Penn State Campus), PA
Price: free!

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

Music Monday - tentative - Noon
137 Clinton Street
Johnstown, PA 15901
(814) 254-4005

My first ever opportunity to play in my hometown! 

Thursday, November 9th, 2017

NERFA- Crowne Plaza Stamford Hotel
NERFA - Varies
Stamford, CT

Details to come! I'll be playing at least one guerrilla showcase, and any other chance I get to share some tunes at this sometimes overwhelming, always amazing conference for the Northeast Regional Folk Alliance. 

Saturday, October 28th, 2017

SFMS Coffeehouse - 7:00
5300 N. Front Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110
Price: Free Donations Welcome

Happy to be returning to Susquehanna Folk Music Society's Fall Coffeehouse series. This multiple-artist evening will also include my good friend Russ Rentler joining me on a few tunes. Full lineup for the evening when it's announced! Fort Hunter Barn is a really cool venue, and the coffeehouse always has a nice mix of styles and performers, anything from solo classical guitar to raucous bluegrass and old times fare. C'mon down! 

Friday, October 27th, 2017

Avenue 209 Coffeehouse
Split bill with Steve Van Hook - 7:00
209 Bellefonte Ave
Lock Haven, PA 16823
570 748-6738
Price: Donations welcome

Happy to be back in the Haven and splitting the evening with my good friend Steve. This shall be fun! 

Sunday, October 22nd, 2017

Solo music brunch - Noon - 2pm
133 E. Beaver Avenue
State College, PA 16801
Price: free! Tips welcome

Friday, October 6th, 2017

Folk Project Fall Getaway
Fall Getaway - all weekend!
Camp Bernie
NJ

Oct. 6-8 2017

Happy to be returning (as a guest) to this amazing, affordable weekend just over the New Jersey border. While I'm not a scheduled performer or teaching artist, I will be performing in jams, the open mic... pretty much wherever and whenever I can during the weekend! 

Sunday, September 24th, 2017

Music Brunch with Sylvia Feldman - Noon-2 pm
133 E. Beaver Avenue
State College, PA 16801
Price: free, tips welcome

My pleasure to be back for music brunch, and sharing the afternoon with Sylvia Feldman, one of my original inspirations to do this whole acoustic music kinda thing. Brunch runs 11-3, music noon - 2. 

Sunday, September 3rd, 2017

Webster's Bookstore Cafe - Private Event
Private Event- 80th birthday party!
133 E. Beaver Avenue
State College, PA 16801
Price: by invitation only

Friday, July 28th, 2017

Live@Five on The FREQ - 5:00
7 Mountains Media, 160 W. Clearview Avenue
State College, PA 16803
Price: free - tune in, stream, or join me as in-studio audience!

Elated to be performing on Live at Five on the FREQ, 98.7 Friday July 28. There is room in the studio for audience, drop me a note if you'd like to be part of that! 

Saturday, July 15th, 2017

Central PA Festival of the Arts Songwriter Showcase
Singer Songwriter Showcase - 5:00-8:00
Martin Luther King, Jr. Plaza, Fraser Street
State College, PA 16801
Price: Free!

Happy to be hosting the first annual Singer Songwriter Showcase at the newly-created Martin Luther King, Jr. Plaza on Fraser Street. (Outside the DSCID and CBICC offices; across from Target.) Performing songwriters will include:

Doug Irwin, 5-5:30
Michelle Katz, 5:30- 6:00
Steve Van Hook, 6:00-6:30
Jim Colbert, 6:30 - 7:00
Tim and Kim Craven, 7:00 - 8:00

We're going to be going unplugged, up close and personal - come join us for a few minutes, or for the full time! 

 

 

Saturday, July 15th, 2017

Incidental Music - 3:00-4:00
Willard Building Plaza
State College, PA 16804
Price: Free!

Join me for an hour of acoustic originals and esoteric covers!

Friday, July 14th, 2017

Incidental Music - 2:30-3:30
Willard Building Plaza
State College, PA 16804
Price: Free!

Join me for an hour of unplugged originals and esoteric covers in the Willard Plaza for CPFA Incidental Music. 

Sunday, June 25th, 2017

Webster's Bookstore Cafe
Music Brunch with Steve Van Hook - 12 noon - 2:00
133 E. Beaver Avenue
State College, PA 16801
Price: free

Brunch runs approx. 11-3, music is noon - 2. Join Steve Van Hook and me for an early afternoon of originals and esoteric covers... expect anything from songs about meatballs to Mad King Ludwig to speculation on what Jesus would drive. In the community hub of State College, Webster's! 

Friday, June 23rd, 2017

Lemont Village Green, with Steve Van Hook
LVG Summer Solstice Celebration with Steve Van Hook - 7:30
123 Mt. Nittany Road
Lemont, PA
U.S
Price: free!

Saturday, February 4th, 2017

Fort Hunter Barn
SFMS Winter Coffeehouse - 7:00
New Cumberland, PA 17070
Price: donations welcome

To be confirmed! It's always a treat to be part of the Susquehanna Folk Music Society Coffeehouse, a 3-hour, multiple artist evening that might typically include singer songwriters, harmony, bluegrass, old timey, and more. A great time, in a great room (Fort Hunter Barn.)

Saturday, December 10th, 2016

Festival of Trees
Festival of Trees - TBD
Penn State Ag Arena
University Park, PA 16801
Price: Free

I'm happy to be playing Festival of Trees for the first time in about ten years. Details to come.

Sunday, November 6th, 2016

Court House Concerts
We're About Nine, Abbie Gardner, Jim Colbert - 2:00 pm
16 Court Street
Merrick, NY 11566
Price: $20 donation

You know how sometimes, dreams come true? I've always wanted to open for We're About Nine. November 6 it happens. This is going to be a spectacular afternoon of music with some of my favorite people in the world (both the performers, and in the audience.) I remember in my first year of performing, Darryl Purpose told me "you know you did something right when they ask you back." This is my fifth time at Court House, and I couldn't be happier. This event will sell out, make reservations now if you want to join us!

Friday, October 14th, 2016

King Street Coffeehouse - 7:00
221 Front Street
Northumberland, PA
Price: $10 donation

Happy to be asked back to one of the best audiences around, King Street Coffeehouse! The oh-so-talented Hannah Bingman will also perform, and Tom Patten. Come join us!

Saturday, July 16th, 2016

Lemont Fest
Lemont Fest - 5:00 - 5:45
Lemont Village Green
Lemont, PA
Price: Free

Saturday, July 16th, 2016

Incidental Music - 3:30
Willard Building Plaza
State College, PA 16804
Price: Free

Thursday, July 14th, 2016

Incidental Music - 2:30
Willard Building Plaza
State College, PA 16804
Price: free

Thursday, June 16th, 2016

Food Fest/Culinary Week - 4:30
480 Waupelani Dr
State College, PA 16801
1-888-282-7427

Music runs noon - five. Other performers include Steve Van Hook, Elizabeth Findley and Cole Hons.

Friday, March 27th, 2015

King Street Coffee House - 7:00 (first set)
221 Front Street
Northumberland, PA

Delighted to finally be in synch with King Street after several years of trying, and two years of sitting with Paul and Barbara at the Formals at NERFA. Equally delighted to be sharing the evening with the talented duo of Hannah Bingman and Doug McMinn. This will be a fun evening!

Sunday, October 26th, 2014

Singer Songwriter Heaven
Opening for Jory Nash - potluck at 2, music at 3
44 Main Street
Poughquag, NY 12570
917 734 8851
Price: TBD

Happy to be playing underneath the banner I designed for Singer Songwriter Heaven, and opening for the dynamic Jory Nash! This will be a fun show, and there is nothing better than playing for a true listening audience!

Sunday, October 19th, 2014

Opening for Marci Gellar - 2:00
7 Trailside Court
New City, NY 10956
Price: 20.00

Looking forward to opening for the uber-talented Marci Gellar, thanks to my dear friends at the Borderline Folk Music Club. More details to come! www.marcigellar.com

Sunday, October 12th, 2014

Webster's Music Brunch
Songwriter's brunch with Steve Van Hook and Doug Irwin - Noon - 2 pm.
133 E. Beaver Avenue
State College, PA 16801
Price: free, donations welcome!

Brunch runs 11-3, music from noon to two. Happy to sharing a songwriter's afternoon with my good friends Steve and Doug. Webster's has wonderful food, exquisite coffees and teas, and, well, is pretty much the coolest place in State College. You should join us!

Sunday, August 24th, 2014

Borderline Folk Music Club
Borderline Folk Music Club Picnic- Pete Seeger tribute@ - Noon - 6
165 Germonds Road
Bardonie, NY 10954
Price: free- just like Pete would have

NOTE NEW VENUE FOR 2014.  James Durst with Madhumita ChakrabarttiMara LevineLoretta Hagen with Gary HagenJosh JoffenAnne PriceDan EinbenderPat LamannaMarybeth D'AmicoJeff ScrogginsLarry KolkerChris BrownMichael ScolnickJim Colbert, Maggie Seligman, & Stout Bob ConroyFrank Woerner, & Frank Hendricks). In addition, Roger Sprung will be running a non-stop bluegrass jam at the jam stage. There will be a workshop about Pete as part of the program. Emcees for the afternoon are Michael KornfeldBill HahnJoe Pszonek, and Jim Colbert. Co sponsoring this year's festival are the Town of Clarkstown, Folk Music Society of NY (aka Pinewoods), AcousticMusicScene.com, and Folk Music Society of Huntington. This event is FREE admission to everybody just the way Pete Seeger would have wanted it. More about this in the coming weeks.

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

Culinary Day at South Hills! - Sammy Cannillo and I will play 5-6 (event runs 12-6)
480 Waupelani Dr
State College, PA 16801
1-888-282-7427
Price: free!

Part of Culinary Week in State College. 20-30 food vendors, 6-10 chef cooking demos and live music throughout the day. I am happy to be sharing my set with the talented Sammy Cannillo! We'll mostly be doing our own songs, but may have a bit of overlap on one or two.

Saturday, July 12th, 2014

Incidental Music at CPFA! - 4:30 - 5:30
Willard Building Plaza
State College, PA 16804
Price: free!

Friday, July 11th, 2014

Incidental Music at CPFA - 2:30 - 3:30
Willard Building Plaza
State College, PA 16804
Price: free!

Saturday, June 21st, 2014

Beginning Songwriting Workshop - 9 a.m. - noon
480 Waupelani Dr
State College, PA 16801
1-888-282-7427
Price: $35

This lyric-driven approach to songwriting for the beginner focuses on the hardest part: picking up the pen and getting started! 3 hour workshop. You need not play an instrument to participate. If you have songs you want feedback on, bring one in to share! The workshop content will be applicable to most musical genres including country, folk, pop, rap and hip hop. Participants will be given handouts and a CD, but should bring pen/pencil and writing paper notebook.

  • Where do ideas come from?
  • Demystifying the process - dissecting an existing song
  • Group writing
  • Overcoming writer's block
  • Imagery
  • Common rhyme schemes and structures
  • Sharing - writers groups, open mics, online forums
  • Individual feedback if desired

Saturday, June 21st, 2014

3rd Annual Summer Solstice Show - 2:00
179 Tait Road
Centre Hall, PA, PA
800.787.2716

Event benefits Centre County Farmland Trust

Saturday, December 14th, 2013

West Kish Coffeehouse
West Kish Coffeehouse - 7:00
3820 W. Main Street
Belleville, PA 17004
USA
717-935-2337
Price: always free!

Always happy to return to Big Valley and play West Kish!

Sunday, November 17th, 2013

Court House Concerts
opening for Pesky J. Nixon (tentative) - afternoon show. Time t.b.d.
16 Court Street
Merrick, NY 11566

So the day after I open for Joe Crookston, I open for... quite possibly, my favorite band, and some of my favorite people in the world, no hyperbole.

Saturday, November 16th, 2013

Godfrey Daniels
opening for Joe Crookston - t.b.d.
7 E. Fourth Street
Bethlehem, PA 18015
(215) 867-2390

What's better than getting the chance to play at one of my favorite venues, Godfrey Daniels? How about opening for one of my heroes and friends, the inimitable Joe Crookston!

Friday, November 8th, 2013

NERFA
Guerilla Showcases! - TBD
Hudson Valley Resort
Kerhonsken, NY

Susie's House Concert showcase, Songwriter Heaven showcase and acousticmusicscene.com's Midnight Hoot on Thursday. Can't wait!

Friday, October 25th, 2013

Webster's Bookstore Cafe
Jawbone Coffeehouse Reunion - 7:00
133 E. Beaver Avenue
State College, PA 16801

A celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Jawbone Coffeehouse, featuring artists that were there the first time around, and some of us who wish we had been. Tim Craven, Hannah Bingman, and more!

Friday, October 11th, 2013

Alabaster Coffee company
Live at Alabaster Coffee Roasters - 6:00
Pine Street
Williamsport, PA
Price: free, donations gladly accepted

Best coffee in the civilized world.

Sunday, August 25th, 2013

Borderline Folk Music Club
Borderline Music Picnic! - Noon - 6 p.m.
New City Volunteer Ambulance Corps, 200 Congers Road
New City, NY
Price: Free!

The theme this year will be the folk & bluegrass music of the 60s.  I will be one of 15 performers doing sets of 15 minutes each.  One of the songs we will each perform will be from the 60s. Another will be one of their own songs that was influenced by the music of the 60s, and anything goes for #3.

In addition there will be a one hour workshop by some of the older performers who were (ahem) actually there back in the 60s and part of the folk scene at that time.  The discussion should be very informative as well as educational.

The jam and song circle will be led by the Roger Sprung.

This is going to be an excellent end to the summer, and I am looking forward to enlisting my friend Josh Joffen to sprinkle some magic on my set!

Friday, August 9th, 2013

Gateway Lodge country Inn Resort & Spa
Jim Colbert returns to Gateway Lodge in Cook Forest! - 7:30 p.m. (dinner) and 9:30 p.m. (campfire)
14870 Route 36
Cooksburg, PA 16217
800.843.6862

Sunday, July 21st, 2013

Webster's Music Brunch
Jim Colbert with Walt Whitmer - Webster's Music Brunch - 12 noon - 2 p.m.
133 E. Beaver Avenue
State College, PA 16801

I'm happy to be returning for a Music Brunch at the best place in State College, but also elated that my friend Walt Whitmer... without a doubt, one of the best songwriters in Penn's Valley, and that is an area filled with great musicians... will be joining me. This is going to be fun!

Saturday, July 13th, 2013

Incidental Music at Arts Festival - 4:30 - 5:30
Willard Building Plaza
State College, PA 16804
Price: Free!

Friday, July 12th, 2013

Incidental Music at Arts Festival - 2:30 - 3:30
Willard Building Plaza
State College, PA 16804
Price: Free!

Friday, July 12th, 2013

Webster's Bookstore Cafe
Songwriters Night with Doug Wilcox, Hannah Bingman and Jon Felton - 7:30 p.m.
133 E. Beaver Avenue
State College, PA 16801
Price: $5.00 suggested donation

Celebrate Arts Festival with a special evening of Songwriters in the Round with my friends Hannah Bingman, Jon Felton and Doug Alan Wilcox!

Sunday, April 21st, 2013

Songwriter's Sunday with Doug Wilcox and Hannah Bingman - 4:00
100 N. East Street
Frederick, MD 21701
Price: donations welcome

A great listening venue that knows how to treat songwriters right, hosted by Todd C. Walker.

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

Center Street Cafe
Songwriter's Showcase - 7:00-9:00
225 Center Street
Bloomsburg, PA 17815
Price: pass the hat

My first time playing in Bloomsburg, PA!

Sunday, March 24th, 2013

Shaver's Creek Maple Harvest festival acoustic set - 11:00-noon
Shaver's Creek Environmental Center
Petersburg, PA 16669
USA
814 863 2000

Always fun to play at the Maple Harvest festival... best pancakes and syrup around!

Friday, March 1st, 2013

Webster's Bookstore Cafe (David Newman Gallery)
Black, White and Other Useful Colours: Illustrations by Jim Colbert - 6-7 reception; music by Brad Yoder immediately following
133 E. Beaver Avenue
State College, PA 16801
Price: free

My first solo exhibition of my artwork. The illustrations will be up all month long; reception is Friday March 1 from 6-7, with music following immediately afterwards by Brad Yoder.

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

Avenue 209 Coffeehouse
Live at 209! - 7:00-9:00
209 Bellefonte Ave
Lock Haven, PA 16823
Uni
570 748-6738
Price: pass the hat

Glad to be returning to the best place in Lock Haven, Avenue 209 Coffee!

Friday, February 1st, 2013

Alabaster Coffee company
Solo at Alabaster Coffee - 6:00 - 8:00
Pine Street
Williamsport, PA
Price: pass the hat

An overdue return to one of my favorite places in the world, Alabaster Coffee Co. in Williamsport, PA. (BTW... I'll be exhibiting some of my artwork here in April 2013, too!) Come join me for new songs, old favorites and maybe a few covers, too!

Sunday, December 9th, 2012

Webster's Music Brunch
Webster's Music Brunch with Hannah Bingman - 12-2
133 E. Beaver Avenue
State College, PA 16801
Price: $3 suggested donation

Brunch runs 10-3; Hannah and I will perform from 12-2.  Not your typical holiday fare!

Friday, October 5th, 2012

Return to the Midtown Scholar Bookstore - 8:00
1519 North Third Street
Harrisburg, PA 17102
Price: Free, tips welcome

My pleasure to be returning to Midtown Scholar, one of my two favorite bookstores. Come join me!

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

First Fridays at First Lutheran Church
First Friday Show in Gettysburg - 7:00
40 Chambersburg Street
Gettysburg, PA
Price: Free

Outside if it's nice; in the historic church if it's not. My first time in about five years playing in Gettysburg; should be fun!

Saturday, July 14th, 2012

Incidental Music at Arts Festival! - 4:30 -5:15
Willard Building Plaza
State College, PA 16804

Join me in Willard Plaza for Incidental Music at CPFA... unplugged, informal, and a ton of fun!

Friday, July 13th, 2012

Incidental Music at Arts Festival! - 2:30 - 3:15
Willard Building Plaza
State College, PA 16804

Join me in Willard Plaza for Incidental Music at CPFA... unplugged, informal, and a ton of fun!

Friday, July 6th, 2012

Split bill with Paul Zavinsky - Jim 8 - 8:45; Paul 9 - 9:45
1519 North Third Street
Harrisburg, PA 17102
Price: pass the hat!

My first time playing Harrisburg in a number of years. Midtown is an excellent bookstore and has a wonderful performance space in their new location... come out early and shop, it's "James Keelaghan recommended!"

Sunday, July 1st, 2012

Maryland Songwriter's Showcase
Songwriter's Showcase - details to be determined

Friday, June 29th, 2012

Lemont Village Green
Lemont Village Green with Cynthia Mazzant - 7:00 - 9:00
123 Mt. Nittany Road
Lemont, PA
U.S
Price: Free!

Behind the Center for Well-Being, Lemont. C'mon out and bring some lawn chairs, kids, dogs, what have you...

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

Webster's Bookstore Cafe
Diana Wagner and Jim Colbert - 7:00 - 9:00
133 E. Beaver Avenue
State College, PA 16801
Price: pass the hat

Traditional and contemporary folk music performed on a variety of instruments, from one of my favorite folks, Diana Wagner, from Salisbury MD! I'll share the evening with the theme of "songs I mostly play that much, and some I do..."

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

Webster's Bookstore Cafe
Webster's Wide Open Mic hosted by Jim Colbert - 6-8
State College, PA 16801
Price: free!

Bring it and sing it as we kick off the Wide Open Mics at Webster's! Come listen or play... poets, stand up, musicians all welcome. Small PA provided.

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

Webster's Bookstore Cafe
Jim Colbert, Michelle Katz & Doug Irwin - 7:00 - 9:00
133 E. Beaver Avenue
State College, PA 16801
Price: pass the hat

Kicking off some live local music at the soon-to-be-reopened Webster's Bookstore Cafe with my good friends Doug and Michelle. Come join us and check out the "new digs!"

Saturday, April 14th, 2012

Split bill with Anita Roseborough - 7:00 - 10:00
1229 Mifflin Street
Huntingdon, PA 16652
Uni
814/643.4545
Price: free!

Happy to be returning to Standing Stone, one of the highlights of downtown Huntingdon PA. Split bill with Anita; promises to be fun!

Sunday, March 25th, 2012

Maple Harvest Festival at Shaver's Creek - 11:00 - 12:00
Shaver's Creek Environmental Center
Petersburg, PA 16669
USA
814 863 2000
Price: $10

Shaver's Creek has held this annual festival since 1984 to celebrate the first harvest of the new year and help people learn about the maple sugaring process — both in colonial times and the present day. At the festival you can:

  • learn how to identify and tap sugar maple trees and visit the Sugar Shack to see sap being turned into syrup!
  • watch costumed interpreters demonstrate sugaring techniques used by Native Americans, pioneers, and modern-day farmers
  • enjoy live music and storytelling
  • see live birds of prey and reptile shows
  • savor all-you-can-eat pancakes and maple syrup

Cost: Festival and pancake breakfast (includes two organic sausages):

  • Children ages five and under: FREE
  • Nonmembers: $10 (ages 12+) and $6 (ages 6–11)
  • Members*: $5 (ages 12+) and $3 (ages 6–11)

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

Alabaster Coffee company
Opening for Carolann Solebello - 6:00 - 8:00
Williamsport, PA
Price: pass that hat!

Returning to Billtown for the first time in a couple years, opening for the wonderful Carolann Solebello.

Saturday, February 25th, 2012

Acoustic Brew 20th Anniversary Show!
Acoustic Brew 20th Anniversary Show "pre-show" - to be determined
Innovation Park
State College, PA 16802
USA
Price: Free! Donations towards Acoustic

Simple Gifts will headline this 20th anniversary gala, free to the public! A host of local performers will play sets throughout the afternoon and evening, including Callanish and Andy Tolins and friends. I will perform with Holly Foy!

Sunday, December 4th, 2011

Court House Concerts
Opening for Pesky J. Nixon - TBD
16 Court Street
Merrick, NY 11566
Price: TBD

Coming back to Court House Concerts always feels like coming home... nobody makes me feel more welcome than the Long Island fans. Happy to be opening for Falcon Ridge standout Pesky J. Nixon!

Saturday, November 12th, 2011

Avenue 209 Coffeehouse
Jim Colbert and Hannah Bingman - 7:00
209 Bellefonte Ave
Lock Haven, PA 16823
570 748-6738
Price: pass that hat!

Been too long since I've played at Avenue 209, and it's been too long since I've shared the evening with the always-delightful Hannah Bingman.

Saturday, October 29th, 2011

St. Thomas Roasters
Live in Linglestown! - 7:00
5951 Linglestown Road
Linglestown, PA 17112
717.526.4171
Price: pass the hat

Special thanks to Henry Koretzky for the referral for this - St. Thomas Roaster's is a wonderful little shop in Linglestown, right by Harrisburg. Been there a couple times to hear Henry and KJ; good people, and a good venue with a strong sense of community. It just don't get much better than that. Try the tanzanian peaberry coffee - I think it might actually be a bit better than my beloved roast from The Cheese Shoppe in State College.

Friday, October 28th, 2011

Cafe Lemont
Cafe Lemont Unplugged! - 6:00 - 8:00
921 Pike Street
Lemont, PA 16851
Price: pass the hat!

Sunday, September 25th, 2011

Democratic Fundraiser - details tba
Democratic fundraising picnic - 4:00 - 6:00
tba
State College, PA 16803
Price: details tbd

save the date!

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

Café Lemont
Cafe Lemont Unplugged! - 6:00 - 8:00
921 Pike Street, suite 103
Lemont, PA 16851
(814) 321-4337
Price: pass that hat!

Back at my new "home court," the lovely Café Lemont! This is a home football game weekend, but let's see what happens...

Saturday, September 3rd, 2011

Gateway Lodge country Inn Resort & Spa
Bed & Brew Weekend in Cook Forest - during dinner and around the campfire!
14870 Route 36
Cooksburg, PA 16217
800.843.6862
Price: varies - see web site

For reservations and info, visit www.gatweaylodge.com

Friday, July 29th, 2011

Lemont Village Green, with Cynthia Mazzant
LVG with Cynthia Mazzant - 7:30
123 Mt. Nittany Road
Lemont, PA
U.S
Price: Free

Saturday, July 16th, 2011

"Incidental Music at Arts Fest!" Day 2 - 4:30 - 5:30
Willard Building Plaza
State College, PA 16804
Price: Free!

Enjoy the second day of a free, informal outdoor set during the Central PA Festival of the Arts

Friday, July 15th, 2011

"Incidental Music at Arts Fest!" - 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Willard Building Plaza
State College, PA 16804
Price: Free

Free, informal outdoor set during the Central PA Festival of the Arts. Original music, maybe a friend or two, maybe just me...

Friday, April 29th, 2011

Cafe Lemont
Live in Lemont! - 6:00 -8:00
921 Pike Street
Lemont, PA 16851
Price: pass the hat

I've had a lot of fun playing these true unplugged shows at this wonderful addition to Lemont! We'll try this on a Friday this time and see what happens... so either close out your work week, or jump into the weekend and join me!

Saturday, March 19th, 2011

West Kish Coffeehouse
West Kish Coffeehouse - 7:00 sharp
3820 W. Main Street
Belleville, PA 17004
USA
717-935-2337
Price: Always free!

I'm always happy to play at West Kish, quite possibly the best audience around... West Kish has been around for a decade now, and I'm pleased to have been one of the first performers from "over the mountain" to have played there. I'll split the evening with Hannah Bingman. We'll each do about an hour long set. Look for some singalongs and maybe even a banjo tune or two.

Saturday, February 19th, 2011

East-West Crossings
The Warmth of Winter Concert - 7:00 - 10:00
201 Elmwood Street
Lemont, PA 16851
Price: Donations welcome

Celebrate "the warmth of winter" with this special multi-artist show at East-West Crossings featuring Jim Colbert, Doug Irwin, Cole Hans and Charlie Lumpkins.

Saturday, February 5th, 2011

Avenue 209 Coffeehouse
Live in Lock Haven! - 7:00
209 Bellefonte Ave
Lock Haven, PA 16823
570 748-6738
Price: pass the hat

...always love to play the 'Haven!

Saturday, January 29th, 2011

Cafe Lemont
Live in Lemont! - 6:00 - 8:00
921 Pike Street
Lemont, PA 16851
Price: pass the hat

I love Café Lemont! A truly intimate, unplugged setting... it'd be like playing to friends in your living room, if your living room had kick-ass lattes and amazing wraps! (And if your living room does... hey, invite me over!) Lovely venue in a lovely village.

Monday, December 27th, 2010

Avenue 209 Coffeehouse
SHOW CANCELLED - 7:00
209 Bellefonte Ave
Lock Haven, PA 16823
Uni
570 748-6738

Saturday, December 11th, 2010

Olga's Cafe
CANCELLED: Songwriter's Roundtable: Meg Braun, Jim Colbert, Sharon Goldman & Carolann Solebello - 7:30 p.m.
Rt. 6 (across from Courthouse)
Coudersport, pa 16915
Price: $10

SHOW CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER   Songwriters in the Round in God's Country, Coudersport, PA. I am pleased to return to the Songwriter's Roundtable with my friends Meg, Sharon and Carolann. The area is gorgeous, the audience is appreciative and loves a good songwriter... it's an easy drive from SC/Bellefonte or Lock Haven; come on up to the northern tier and join us!

Saturday, November 13th, 2010

Café Lemont
Live in Lemont! - 6:00 - 8:00
921 Pike Street, suite 103
Lemont, PA 16851
(814) 321-4337
Price: pass the hat

I'm delighted to be able to come play at this wonderful new addition to Lemont. Come join me!

Saturday, September 18th, 2010

Avenue 209 Coffeehouse
Jim Colbert & Fieldstone (duo) - TBD
209 Bellefonte Ave
Lock Haven, PA 16823
Uni
570 748-6738
Price: Donations welcome

I'll be splitting the evening with Fieldstone in duo formation, Bekki & Mark Titchner. It's been several years since we've shared a show, and promises to be a lot of fun. LHU is back by this point, so we're hoping for a nice crowd for Fieldstone's Avenue debut!

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

AIDS project benefit: Loose Change (Jim Colbert, Richard Morris, Gene Goldsmith) - 7:30 - 9:30
100 West Main Street
Milheim, PA 16854
814.349.8850

This show benefits the Aids project of Centre and Clinton Counties... come out and enjoy dinner, some great beer and help benefit a good cause. 

Saturday, August 21st, 2010

Songwriting Workshop - Time TBD
Stony Fork Campgrounds
Wellsboro, PA 16901

I'm happy to be back and part of the Songwriting Workshop at Hickory Fest, quite possibly my favorite music festival. Lots of great artists on tap for the festival, including Rowan Cunningham band, Joe Craven and more. The workshop is free if you're at the festival, so stop by and check it out!

Saturday, August 14th, 2010

Cool Beans Coffee & Tea
Bellefonte Songwriters - 2:00
141 W. High Street
Bellefonte, PA 16823
Uni
814 355-1178
Price: Donations welcome

Award winning songwriters Doug irwin, Jim Colbert & Bryan Homan

Saturday, July 24th, 2010

Diana Wagner & Jim Colbert - 8-11 pm
113 Centerway St.
Greenbelt, MD 20770
301-474-5642

Sharing the evening with my friend from Folk College and Greenwood, Diana Wagner. Diana's CD is a personal favorite, and I'm elated that she performs the song Boattail Riviera (although not on her CD... but perhaps on her next one!) My first trip to play in the D.C area- looking forward to it!

Saturday, July 10th, 2010

CPFA - Jim Colbert & Susan Bowser - 6:30 - 7:30
Willard Building Plaza
State College, PA 16804
Price: free

Something new for Arts Festival... a musical "fill in" near the Willard Building on campus. I'm pleased that my friend Susan Bowser will be joining me on fiddle. If you've always wondered what a Scandanavian fiddle tune would sound like if I accompanied it on guitar, dude, here's your chance to find out. NOTE: my original contract said Friday; actual day we're playing is Saturday.

Saturday, June 26th, 2010

Summer's Best Music Fest
Summer's Best Music Festival - to be confirmed - 12:30
State College, PA 16803
Price: Free!

We LOVE SBMF! Come downtown and join us for a day of fantastic music of all sorts of genres... there's always something for everyone at Summer's Best.

Friday, June 25th, 2010

Lemont Village Green
Lemont Village Green with Cynthia Mazzant - 7:00
123 Mt. Nittany Road
Lemont, PA
U.S
Price: Free

Saturday, June 5th, 2010

Block Party at Standing Stone! - 5:30 - 8:30
1229 Mifflin Street
Huntingdon, PA 16652
Uni
814/643.4545
Price: Free!

Free Block party for the community Saturday June 5. Come join us for free hot dogs and hamburgers, $2 milkshakes, activities for the family and of course, free music! Hannah Bingman will play from 5:30 - 7; I will play from7-8:30.

Saturday, June 5th, 2010

Community Block Party - 7-8:30 (live music from 5:30 -8:30)
1229 Mifflin Street
Huntingdon, PA 16652
Uni
814/643.4545
Price: Free

Come join us for a Community Block party at Standing Stone! More details to come, but we know there will be food and fun for all ages, and that Hannah Bingman will perform from 5 - 7 and I'll take over the stage when she heads up to the Bullfrog Brewery to play a late show! Come celebrate Summer at Standing Stone!

Saturday, May 15th, 2010

Songwriting Competition; April Verch headliner - 8:00 p.m.
Mansfield, MA 02048
Price: $15/$13

I'm happy to say I'm a finalist in the 2010 Rose Garden Coffeehouse songwriting competition. Given some of my favorite songwriters have been here, too -- Jud Caswell, Joe Crookston, Jenny Goodspeed, Dave Potts -- I can say with all sincerity I'm just happy to have made it this far. I've heard nothing but good things about the Rose Garden from people who have played or been audience there, and I'm very much looking forward to the experience. The songs I entered were Boattail Riviera and Clemente, both recorded at Frigo Studios. Clemente will make it to the CD; I'll be revisiting Boattail for it - this was pretty much a recording done solely to enter the contest. So if you're in the vicinity of Mansfield, MA on May 15, come out and listen! April Verch is the headliner that night, so I can guarantee it's going to be an evening of great music!

http://www.rosegardenfolk.com/general/contest.php

Saturday, May 1st, 2010

Cherry Alley Café
Split Bill with Hannah Bingman - 8:00 - 10:00 p.m.
21 N. 3rd Street
Lewisburg, PA 17837
U.S
570-524-1234

I always love the opportunity to be part of a show with my friend Hannah Bingman... this is a new venue for me, and I'm excited about the show. C'mon out! Check out their web site for directions and a peek at their delightful menu... should be a way-fun time.

Saturday, April 17th, 2010

Generoo Guitar Workshop
Capo and Songwriting workshops - Afternoon
Beaver Lutheran Church, Rt. 522
Beaver Springs, PA 17812
Uni
Price: TBD

I will be part of the Generoo Guitar workshops again this year, teaching Capo Techniques and co-hosting the Songwriting workshop with the oh-so-talented Hannah Bingman. This was a blast last year, the Generoo folks are wonderful people and it's my pleasure to be a part of this event again.

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

Avenue 209 Coffeehouse
Opening for Greg Klyma - TBD
209 Bellefonte Ave
Lock Haven, PA 16823
570 748-6738
Price: pass the hat

I'll be doing a short opening set before Buffalo's favorite Folk-son, Greg Klyma, takes the stage...so pass the beef on weck and come enjoy some tunes!

Sunday, March 28th, 2010

Maple Harvest Festival - Jim Colbert & Cynthia Mazzant - 1:30 - 3:00
Shaver's Creek Environmental Center
Petersburg, PA 16669
USA
814 863 2000
Price: $6; $4 members, $2 Agriculture C

This is a great event and one we always look forward to... learn about the "harvest" of maple syrup and enjoy pancakes, sausage and fresh maple syrup.

Saturday, March 20th, 2010

West Kish Coffeehouse
West Kish 10th Anniversary Show - 7:00
3820 W. Main Street
Belleville, PA 17004
USA
717-935-2337
Price: Free, donations welcome

This show is a special 10th Anniversary show for the West Kish Coffeehouse, put together by our friends Tom Shaffer and his wife Chris. The multi-artist show will feature

Curtis Rockwell        
Hannah Bingman        
Mike Bratt        
Jim Colbert        
Rich Burns
Tim Riguerri
Tom & Chris 

This cofffeehouse is something special, and it's nice to see a consistently good turnout there in the Big Valley. Come on out if you're free that evening, it's a good time guaranteed!

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

Old Bedford Village (private event)
Private event
220 Sawblade Road
Bedford, PA 15552
Uni
814 623-1156

Sunday, March 7th, 2010

Songwriters in the Round - 4:00
100 West Main Street
Milheim, PA 16854
814.349.8850
Price: TBD

Songwriters in the Round at Elk Creek, featuring Brad Yoder, Hannah Bingman, KJ and myself, "in the round." Or at least, in a shape somewhat reminiscent of a crescent. This one is gonna be fun... Elk Creek has great food and great beer, so come for a meal and the music! 

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

Wagon Shed Concert Series
Wagon Shed Open Mic - Featured Performer - 8:00
109 N 2nd St
New Freedom, PA 17349

I will perform at approximately 9:30. This is my first time at this popular open mic/concert series, and it should be fun. My friend Joe Iandanza from Long Island will also be a featured performer this evening. C'mon out!

Saturday, January 16th, 2010

Opening for Verlon Thompson - 7:30 p.m.
123 Mt. Nittany Road
Lemont, PA
Price: $14 online, $16 at door/local ou

Thursday, December 31st, 2009

First Night State College - 5 p.m. - 6 p.m.
411 S. Burrowes St
State College, PA 16801
814-237-3682
Price: Button Even
Jim Colbert & Friends

Saturday, December 12th, 2009

Songwriting Workshop with Hannah Bingman - 3:00
106 W. Bishop Street
Bellefonte, PA 16823
Price: Free
Sponsored by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, with additional support from Bellefonte Borough

Saturday, July 28th, 2018

Grange Fair Grounds
Pennsylvania Certified Organic Farm Fest - Noon - 2pm
Centre Hall, PA 16828

Steve Van Hook and I will be "strolling" - traveling around to different locations through Farm Fest and trading off songs. 

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