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Jim Loftus: Gig Schedule

Saturday, November 29th, 2014

APPLEFORD ESTATE(private function)


770 Mt. Moro Road
Villanova Pennsylvania 19085
(610) 527-4280 [map]

Jim plays a wedding engagement party at this quintessential Main Line country estate in Villanova. Visitors are welcome to stroll the grounds daily until sunset free of charge, and guided tours are available by special arrangement.  The house is available for rental year-round and is perfect for special events.

Appleford History:Surrounded by 24 picturesque acres, the sprawling fieldstone home is a handsome example of early Pennsylvania farmhouse architecture dating back more than 300 years.  The property, originally part of a land grant from William Penn, is carefully maintained as an arboretum and bird sanctuary.  With its blossoming trees and boxwood gardens, stone walls and clear streams, Appleford provides a serene sense of beauty in every season.

Over the years, the house steadily evolved from several simple farm-type buildings joined together into a striking example of old style regional masonry.  In the late 1920s, Appleford was purchased as a weekend retreat by Philadelphia investment banker Lewis H. Parsons, and his wife, the former Anabel Banks.  For two years, they worked with the renowned restoration architect Richardson Brognard Okie to meticulously reconstruct the building.  At the same time, they began traveling throughout the United States and Europe to collect the important antique furnishings which still decorate the house today.

The beautiful acreage surrounding Appleford was transformed under the direction of acclaimed Philadelphia landscape architect Thomas Sears.  From the woods and meadows, he created a series of lush formal gardens, brick walkways and rhododendron tracts, set off by a stream, pond and waterfall.  Gardens can be enjoyed from every window of the house; each vista holds an air of enchantment and distinguished charm.

At the time of her death in 1973, Anabel Parsons left Appleford to the citizens of Lower Merion Township.  According to her wishes, the property was given the name Parson-Banks Arboretum to honor her late husband Lewis Parsons and son Clayton Banks, who also pre-decesed her.  The Appleford Committee was formed as a volunteer group to raise funds necessary for maintaining the house and grounds, in cooperation with the township.

Friday, December 5th, 2014

Lincoln Park Fire Company

If you're a member stop out and see Jim w/Jump Start Band here! - 10:00PM-1:00AM

310 Old Fritztown Road
Reading Pennsylvania 19607
(610) 777-0494 [map]

Jim has played with Frank Benincasa and his "Jump Start Band" and duo in recent years as a fill-in, but now joins Frank on some Friday nights into the coming months around his schedule. Tonight it's Jim on keyboards and vocals with Frank on guitar and backing vocals and Nick Lauro on drums. Check out the Jump Start schedule and site at .

Sunday, December 7th, 2014



31 Decatur Street
Columbia New Jersey 07832
(908)496-4700 [map]

Jim has played with Frank Benincasa and his "Jump Start Band" and duo in recent years as a fill-in, but now joins Frank on some weekend nights into the coming months around his schedule. Tonight it's the 'duo' with Jim on keyboards and vocals with Frank on guitar and backing vocals. Check out the Jump Start schedule and site at .

Monday, December 8th, 2014



1180 Ben Franklin Highway East
Douglassville Pennsylvania 19518
(610)385-5000 [map]

This is Jim's 24th time performing here in the past 4 years and one of his favorite places to entertain for the residents of this distinctive retirement community. Playing a Christmas party here today. Located along Route 422 between Reading and Pottstown, PA, the month-to-month lease includes an impressive package of amenities including meals, housekeeping, transportation to group outings, and an abundance of social, recreational and educational activities. Residents of the Assisted Living and Memory Care Neighborhood also receive 24-hour personal care. There are no buy-in or hidden costs.

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014



10 South Main Street
Quakertown Pennsylvania 18951
(215)538-1779 [map]

Jim plays a Christmas party for the Business & Professional Women of Upper Perkiomen Valley at this wonderful renovated venue that formerly was the "Main Street Theatre" is more about the space:

McCoole's is proud to announce the acquisition of the old "Main Street Theatre" located directly beside McCoole's at the Historic Red Lion Inn. This building dates back to the early 1800's when it was used as a livery stable for the inn.

McCoole's has recently renovated the rooms on the first floor so that we may have two events going on independently of each other or one larger event. Each room has its own bar & fireplace. Seating in the first area will accommodate 40 people comfortably. The second room will be 60 plus and together an easy 100. Upstairs, the theatre is a black box theatre that seats 193.

It is available for training seminars, corporate meetings etc that can work in conjunction with buffet lunches or dinners downstairs. The theater can also be rented to theatre companies for stage productions, musical events or any other type of art venue.

Thursday, December 11th, 2014



1160 S. Krocks Road
Wescosville Pennsylvania 18106
(610)391-0644 [map]

Jim entertains for a Christmas party complete with a visit from Santa for the Retired Teachers of the Lehigh Valley at this longtime great facility for events/weddings and them at and "like" their Facebook page at 

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