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 NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton multi-instrumentalist Steve Werner releases debut album ‘Incantation’ in Dunmore on May 6

Scranton multi-instrumentalist Steve Werner releases debut album ‘Incantation’ in Dunmore on May 6

From a press release: Steve Werner, an award-winning multi-instrumentalist, will host the release of his debut solo album, “Incantation,” at The Wonderstone Gallery in Dunmore on Sunday, May 6 from 2 p.m.-5 p.m. A Scranton-based musician with over two decades of experience, Werner has contributed to over 20 musical projects with over 1,000 live performances […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA jamgrass band Cabinet returns from hiatus to play Peach Festival in Scranton on July 19

NEPA jamgrass band Cabinet returns from hiatus to play Peach Festival in Scranton on July 19

In a surprise announcement today, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre jamgrass band Cabinet revealed that they will return from hiatus to play only one show in 2018 – the Peach Music Festival at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton on Thursday, July 19. Garnering a huge local following and touring the country since forming in 2006, the popular […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA jazz and ‘Schoolhouse Rock’ musician Bob Dorough dies at 94, leaves lasting legacy

NEPA jazz and ‘Schoolhouse Rock’ musician Bob Dorough dies at 94, leaves lasting legacy

Singer, songwriter, pianist, and composer Bob Dorough may not have been born in Northeastern Pennsylvania, but he was well-known and well-loved in the many years he spent here. Dorough died of natural causes yesterday in his home in Mount Bethel at the age of 94, leaving behind a legacy that includes many classic “Schoolhouse Rock!” […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: ‘SCENE’ compilation release show at The Bog in Scranton, 04/06/18

PHOTOS: ‘SCENE’ compilation release show at The Bog in Scranton, 04/06/18

Before the Internet provided easy ways to sample, discover, share, and download new music, compilation CDs were a great way to find your next favorite band – and they still can be. These collections are still made today, but not as frequently in their old physical forms of tapes and compact discs, so to celebrate […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Renaissance folk rock act Blackmore’s Night plays at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on July 26

Renaissance folk rock act Blackmore’s Night plays at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on July 26

From a press release: It was announced today that Renaissance-inspired traditional folk rock group Blackmore’s Night – featuring Deep Purple and Rainbow guitarist Ritchie Blackmore and his wife, singer/songwriter Candice Night – will perform at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on Thursday, July 26 at 7 p.m. with special guests The Wizard’s Consort. Tickets, which […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Janet Jackson extends State of the World Tour to Hersheypark Stadium on July 20

Janet Jackson extends State of the World Tour to Hersheypark Stadium on July 20

From a press release: It was announced today that global superstar Janet Jackson will return to arenas and amphitheaters across the United States this summer with an extension of her acclaimed and in-demand State of the World Tour. The outing will showcase some of the legendary entertainer’s biggest dance anthems and powerhouse ballads that have […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: Breaking Benjamin meet and greet at Gallery of Sound in Wilkes-Barre, 04/14/18

PHOTOS: Breaking Benjamin meet and greet at Gallery of Sound in Wilkes-Barre, 04/14/18

Record Store Day, coming up this Saturday, is typically the Gallery of Sound’s biggest day of the year, but last Saturday, April 14 may have already topped it. Lines of fans wrapped around the Wilkes-Barre store and across the parking lot, all eager to welcome Breaking Benjamin back to their hometown a day after their […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Blues legends Buddy Guy and Jonny Lang perform at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on July 20

Blues legends Buddy Guy and Jonny Lang perform at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on July 20

From a press release: It was announced today that Grammy Award-winning blues guitar legends Buddy Guy and Jonny Lang are teaming up again for another tour that stops at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on Friday, July 20 at 8 p.m. Tickets, which are $52 for regular reserved seating and $62 for the pit (standing […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

First-ever NEPA Green Fair & 5K for Clean Air brings music, vendors, and more to Peckville on May 5

First-ever NEPA Green Fair & 5K for Clean Air brings music, vendors, and more to Peckville on May 5

From a press release: Promoting environmental protection, public health, and sustainability in Northeastern Pennsylvania, the inaugural NEPA Green Fair & 5K for Clean Air will be held at the Blakely Borough Recreational Complex in Peckville on Saturday, May 5. The Green Fair is a free, family-friendly event that will be held from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. […]

 Rich Howells

EXCLUSIVE: Electric City Music Conference announces new venues and 50 more acts in Scranton

EXCLUSIVE: Electric City Music Conference announces new venues and 50 more acts in Scranton

After announcing its initial 65 performers via NEPA Scene last month, the Electric City Music Conference has announced 50 more live acts and the participating venues for the fifth annual event in Scranton and surrounding cities like Olyphant. Venues returning for the 2018 conference are the Backyard Ale House, The Bog, Levels Bar & Grill […]

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