It's not every day I get to open for one of the all time great stand-up comedians, but that's just what I'm going to be doing on Friday, May 11 at the Sellersville Theater. Pretty cool. I've actually never opened for a comedian, but it reminds me of the old days when a singer songwriter would open for a comedian or a comedian would open for a band. You just don't see it that much anymore. Combining music and laughs. And Robert Klein is one of my favorites and I'm definitely going to stick around for the headliner. I don't always do that. 

Now I just have to figure out which of my songs make people laugh. 

I mean intentionally.


"So, the last time we played at the Academy of Vocal Arts a whole bunch of people said, "Let me know when you're playing here again, this is a great place to see a show!" And I agree."  - Dan May

It is indeed a great place to see a show. 

So, we're letting you know. Saturday, March 10 at 8pm Dan will be playing what is certainly one of Philly's most beautiful venues, and the place where he sang opera back in the day.  Dan won't be doing any opera that night, just songs from his six album, but we can't guarantee there won't be wigs and makeup involved. Hope to see you there. 

This is truly a great venue. 

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Dan will be returning to his hometown of Sandusky, Ohio Saturday, Oct. 21 to perform in the first ever "Concert at the Penthouse" in the beautiful Ballroom of the 3rd floor penthouse on Market Street.  An acoustic show featuring songs from Dan's six albums including his latest, "Heartland."  Also reading excerpts from his book "Adventures in Grocery Shopping," named to the Philadelphia Inquirer's list of "Best Books of 2016."  Doors open at 7:30,  Showtime is 8 pm.  For tickets go to  This is going to be a good one.

And on December 2nd, Dan celebrates his birthday and the re-opening of the fabulous Jamey's House of Music for his annual Birthdaypalooza show.  Jamey's new digs are fabulous and Dan and the band are anticipating playing in such and intimate and listener friendly room.  Showtime 8 pm.  Go to "Shows" for the location and time.


Sept. 16th, Dan will be returning to play at the Concert to Benefit the Animals of Big Corn Island. It's the 3rd annual event to provide veterinarian care for animals that otherwise wouldn't receive any. Such a great cause in a such a beautiful setting, the Ewe R' Here Farm. The outdoor event runs from 2-10 and Dan will be performing around 5:45. Tickets include food and drink. 

For tickets, go to: 

See you there!

"Adventures In Grocery Shopping" makes Philadelphia Inquirer's "Best Books of 2016" list! 

The Philadelphia Inquirer staff named their choices for "Best Books of 2016" and Dan's new book "Adventures in Grocery Shopping" made the list.  Very exciting and a great endorsement of the book that has been getting rave reviews.  You can still get signed copies from Dan by emailing us at, or you can order from  And it is available in a Kindle version.

Here is the link to the Philadelphia Inquirer list of "Best Books of 2016."

Dan's in good company.


Signed copies of Dan's newly-released book "Adventures in Grocery Shopping" are now available.  If you would like one, email your request to

The book is a compilation of short stories, essays and musings from the mind of singer-songwriter Dan May, who the Philadelphia Inquirer referred to as "a consummate story-teller."  


Friday, September 30th, Dan and the band return to the friendly confines of the Kennett Flash, a place where he's played to sold-out audiences in the past. Always a great time. Featuring new songs from the "Heartland" CD and Dan will be reading excerpts from his new book, "Adventures in Grocery Shopping."

Doors open at 7:30.  Showtime 8pm.

Kennett Flash, 102 Sycamore Alley  , Kennett Square, PA 19348

For tickets go to:


IT'S OFFICIAL - I'll be headlining at the beautiful Sellersville Theater in Sellersville, PA on Saturday, Aug. 20. Tickets are now available for this special performance that not only includes songs from my six CDs, but also some excerpts read from my new book, "ADVENTURES IN GROCERY SHOPPING." So wear your pajamas and I'll sing to you, tuck you in and then read you a story. It''ll be just like your mom is there.  

Only she's bald and has a beard. 

Hope to see you there! 

For show info and tickets-


Announcing the Hometown CD release show for Dan's new album "Heartland." Saturday, May 21st at 8pm at the Coach House Theater in Sandusky Ohio. Playing songs from "Heartland" and more. It's always great to come home and do a show, and this one, with several songs written for Sandusky, promises to be a memorable one. For info and to order tickets, hit "Shows" above and on the Shows page, double-click on "Get Tickets."


The reviews of Dan's latest album. "Heartland" have been great, including a 3  1/2 out of 4 Stars from the Philadelphia Inquirer.  Also carrying reviews of Heartland across the country have been the Toledo Blade (OH), The Fresno Bee (CA), The Biloxi Sun Herald. (MI), The San Luis Obispo Tribune (CA), The Raleigh News & Observer, (NC), The Rock Hill Herald (SC), The Redmond Bulletin (OR), The Macon Telegraph (GA), The Lexington Herald (KY), The Erie Times News (PA) just to name a few.  It's good to see that during Dan's brief hiatus from performing, the music is still traveling around the country.  Live shows will begin again this summer.  Check back for updates.

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