This Weekend: Homebrews, Dinosaurs, Tribute Bands & Family Fun

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Friday, June 10: Crossing Vineyards is hosting their Summer Concert series tonight starting at 7 p.m. The band is JC Cole & Folsom ‘68, a Johnny Cash tribute band. Check out this video and you may be mesmerized and confused why Johnny Cash’s voice and sound is coming from this band. Tickets are $20. Bring a chair for the lawn. There will be wine and snacks available for purchase, but you are allowed to bring your own food for the concert, if you desire. Crossing Vineyards is located at 1853 Wrightstown Road in Newtown.

If you don’t feel like going to a concert tonight, maybe a movie is more your speed. Jurassic World: Dominion, the final movie of the Jurassic Park series, has just debuted at movie theaters. Make sure you’re well fed before you go to the movies, because it is a whopping 2 hours and 27 minutes, after you get through all the previews. The story catches up with the cast from the previous Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, as the world is dealing with the fact that dinosaurs are now roaming freely everywhere. One company, Biosyn, is tasked with capturing and containing dinosaurs in a hidden valley in the Dolomite mountains of Italy. Meanwhile, the characters from the original Jurassic Park movies (played by Laura Dern, Sam Neill, & Jeff Goldblum) are working to solve a problem with mutant locusts that are killing food crops in the Midwest. It definitely seems like you are watching two movies until the stories converge at the Biosyn facility. There are many twists and turns throughout, and, of course, plenty of dinosaurs. The best innovation of the dinosaur graphics in this newest movie are the feathered dinosaurs, specifically the Therizinosaurus. It turns out that the real therizinosaurus was an herbivore, but plays a carnivore apex predator in Jurassic World Dominion. For Jurassic Park fans, seeing this movie is a no brainer. It’s playing at pretty much every movie theater near you. 

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Saturday, June 11: Warminster Day Celebration is 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Warminster Community Park. There are bands playing throughout the day in the main tent, but there is also a kid’s tent with various activities including a drum circle. A family tent promises fun with a climbing wall and ax throwing. Beyond that, there will be quite a few food trucks, inflatables for the kids, and many other vendor stands from local businesses. It sounds like you can find something to do all day in Warminster. Check out the full lineup at

Also on Saturday, the first ever Pennsylvania Homebrew Invitational starts at Free Will Brewing in Perkasie. The event is being run by Breweries in PA, which is hosting 5 regional invitationals throughout the summer, with the goal of finding the best home brewer in the state. Clearly, the brewer slots are full, but you can get tickets for $35, to taste unlimited samples and vote on the People’s Choice brewer for the region. The event is from 12 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., and you can buy tickets online.

Sunday, June 12th: Tribute bands abound this weekend in Bucks. Countdown to Ecstasy, a Steely Dan tribute band, is playing on Sunday evening at Havana in New Hope. For those who may not know, the name of the band, Countdown to Ecstasy, is coined from Steely Dan’s second album. It may be the best example of Steely Dan’s “deceptively agreeable studio slickness.” The show starts at 6 p.m. and tickets are $35. The McCartney Years, a Paul McCartney tribute band, is playing at the Sellersville Theater on Sunday at 3 p.m. Tickets for that show are $33-$45. A leisure suit or bell bottoms would probably be appropriate attire at either of these 1970s throwback rock shows.

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Emily Smith is the Publisher of the Bucks County Beacon. She is a seasoned design professional with nearly a decade of experience in strategic communications. Emily has spent nearly two decades working with startups and small businesses. Beyond her design chops, Emily is a creative problem solver, and business strategist. She has also owned her own graphic design firm since 2003, working with nearly every imaginable client including small businesses, giant corporations, non-profits, and community organizations.

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