I'm back out on the road and enjoying the many small business bars and restaurants around the Garden State. Some for political events with my new group Common Sense Club, some as promotional events for New Jersey 101.5, and some just because everyone needs a social night out once in a while!

Over the years I've had the opportunity to work with the folks who own one of New Jersey's most iconic Jersey Shore places, Bar Anticipation. This spring, Bar-A is ready to welcome you with open arms for some great food, drinks, and entertainment. Spring and summer aren't complete without at least one visit to one of the shores' best places.

Here's a look at some upcoming events.

JoBonanno and the Godsons - April 29

Annual Spring Bash - April 30 - May 1

Featuring The Royals, Screaming Broccoli, Empire, Who Brought the Dog, The Smokin' Jackets, Mr Love Joy, and more!

"Beat The Clock" with DJ Proud with 50-cent drafts - every Tuesday

Eddie Testa Band - May 13

Tramps Like Us: the nation's #1 Bruce Springsteen Tribute - May 14

The post above reflects the thoughts and observations of New Jersey 101.5 talk show host Bill Spadea. Any opinions expressed are Bill's own. Bill Spadea is on the air weekdays from 6 to 10 a.m., talkin’ Jersey, taking your calls at 1-800-283-1015.

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