Our current and past venues

Kreutz Creek Vineyard, West Grove, PA                         

Bordley House Grille, West Chester, PA

Applecross Country Club, Downingtown, PA

Whitford Country Club, Exton,PA

Bridge Inn, Pleasantville, PA

Penn's Tavern, Sunbury PA

Whispering Oaks Vineyard, Sunbury, PA

Meiserville Inn, Mount Pleasant Mills, PA

Hershey Cocoa Beanery, Hummelstown, PA

Craft House, Thorndale, PA

Radnor Hunt, Malvern, PA

Royal Oaks Vineyard, Lebanon, PA

McGuigans Public House, Sunbury, PA

Sunbury Social Club, Sunbury, PA

Smiling Chameleon, Lewisburg, PA

Scarlett D Tavern, Mifflinburg, PA

Devon Horse Show, Devon, PA

Stephens on State, Media, PA

April Margera's Rose Hip Barn,

Mandata American Legion, Herndon, PA

Timothy's West Chester and Eagle PA

Pietro's Prime, West Chester PA

Duffers Tavern, Glenn Mills, PA

Redhound Grille, Malvern, PA

Cedar Hollow, Malvern PA

St. Anthony's Italian Club, Downingtown, PA

West Chest American Legion, West Chester, PA

Liberty Union, Eagle, PA

Weso's Bar and Restaurant, Exton, PA

 

Reviews

Penn Tavern Restaurant

SUNBURY Daily Item— It’s like a homecoming when John Derk, formerly of Sunbury, returns to a local venue like Penn’s Tavern.

Derk will be performing 6-8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Penn’s Tavern, 113 River Road, Route 147. This is Derk’s second performance.

Last summer he performed on the deck of the restaurant as part of his duo For Play with friend Carol Taylor.

This performance is a solo one for Derk, now of Leesport near Reading, who plays guitar and piano. He performs cover songs of Tom Petty, Billy Joel, Elton John and the Beatles.

Owner Liz Mertz said she is thrilled to have Derk return.

“John has a great tone and a great voice. He is musically and instrumentally gifted,”

During the winter months, Penn’s Tavern moves the Tuesdsay night concert series inside and has a smaller crowd. Therefore the venue keeps the entertainment to typically solo acts.

“What he does is perfect for our little river pub when we’re inside during the winter months,” Mertz said.

 

Mandata American Legion

"For Pay" was amazing last night we will be getting them back again , Carols voice is insane and Front man John Derk knows what a real set list is all about. They covered everything from Miranda to Michael and everything in between. A big thanks to all who attended and as big big thank you to Sherri for suggesting yet another great band.

 

Radnor Hunt Hunting Club

You were perfect for our event. Thanks very much. Nice to meet you. We will have you back!

Ski Club Christmas Party

John,  want to thank you and Carol for all the great music Saturday night. It made for a really fun party. Just wanted to remind you to put us on your calendar for next year. Have a Merry Christmas!

 

Make a Wish Foundation

Hi John & Carol,

Thanks so much!  We appreciate your continued commitment to our MAW fund raiser.  Everyone tremendously enjoys your music and looks forward to dancing!  We are still working on the details of the evening, but the event goes from 6 to 10 and it will be very similar to last year. 

Last year your donation was a very popular silent auction item raising a lot of money for Make A Wish.  I hope you will consider another donation this year.  

Downtown Selinsgrove Farmer's Market

Hi John! It was a pleasure having you play and we heard such great feedback from both market goers and vendors! I will keep you posted on any future open dates this season and definitely have you on our list when booking for next season so we’ll be in touch!