Coconut Joe’s Grand Opening

By Cindy Hemper

This week we take a stroll down to Coconut Joe’s for a Memorial Day weekend, at one of Erie’s liveliest bars, pic-coconutjoesfor fun in the sun on the largest outdoor patio in the city. Coconut Joe’s located at 28 North Park Row is hosting the 2011 season grand opening which will begin this Friday May 27th at 4pm.

Coconut Joe’s has a large bar encircled by cabana huts and a large mingling area. There’s also a large stage for live music performances. In addition to a wide variety of cocktails, Coconut Joe’s serves up great Philly cheese steaks along with smokehouse burgers and pizzas, with happy hour starting at 4pm every Friday.

Friday’s summer kickoff will include all your favorite drinks served up at the tiki bar with the Jackson Station band cranking out your favorite tunes.

Jackson Station is a band that jams on party music that is driven more by the piano, the organ and the saxophone rather than the guitars or drums.

If you stop out to the show Friday night, you will be treated to tunes by Bruce Springsteen such as Glory Days and We’re Having a Party, not to mention a bounty of other songs by classic-rockers, such as Fleetwood Mac, Bob Dylan, Warren Zevon and Stevie Wonder.

One of the great things about the Jackson Station band is that they play lesser-known songs or reworked versions of songs by great artists’ as well as those popular tunes we all love to sing along with and dance to.

The Jackson Station band is something like a rock-concert revival, no real message in the music, just all about having a good time.

The band is made up of musical veterans that features Anthony Stefanelli, drums & vocals; Bill Meeker, lead guitar; Jack Stevenson, rhythm guitar & vocals; Jim Laughlin, keyboards; Mike Kedzior, saxophone and Mike Kuhn, bass & vocals.

Make a point of stopping down to Coconut Joe’s tomorrow night for great fun, at a lively bar with awesome cocktails and food, not to mention one of the best shows in town that night.

Coconut Joe’s 2011 Grand Opening
Friday, May 27, 4:00PM
Boardwalk Complex










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