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 NEPA Scene Staff

40th annual Cherry Blossom Festival blooms with free entertainment at Kirby Park in Wilkes-Barre April 22-23

40th annual Cherry Blossom Festival blooms with free entertainment at Kirby Park in Wilkes-Barre April 22-23

From a press release: The city of Wilkes-Barre will celebrate the 40th anniversary of its annual Cherry Blossom Festival at Kirby Park on Saturday, April 22 and Sunday, April 23 with food and craft vendors, amusement rides and games, and live entertainment, including music and dancing. The free festival will run from 11 a.m. through […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Loverboy will be ‘Working for the Weekend’ at Mt. Airy Casino Resort in Mt. Pocono on April 29

Loverboy will be ‘Working for the Weekend’ at Mt. Airy Casino Resort in Mt. Pocono on April 29

From a press release: Multi-platinum-selling Canadian rock group Loverboy, known for big hits like “Turn Me Loose” and “Working for the Weekend,” will be playing in Gypsies Lounge at Mount Airy Casino Resort in Mount Pocono on Saturday, April 29 at 8 p.m. Tickets, which are $55 and $65, plus fees, are on sale now […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Chart-topping rapper Ja Rule performs at Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on July 20

Chart-topping rapper Ja Rule performs at Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on July 20

From a press release: With multiple tracks hitting the Top 20 in the Billboard Hot 100 chart, including “Between Me and You” with Christina Milian, “I’m Real” and “Ain’t It Funny” with Jennifer Lopez, the Grammy-nominated No. 1 hit “Always on Time” with Ashanti, “Mesmerize” also with Ashanti, and “Wonderful” with R. Kelly and Ashanti, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Free Throop Arts + Food Festival returns for 2nd year with 70+ vendors on April 22

Free Throop Arts + Food Festival returns for 2nd year with 70+ vendors on April 22

From a press release: The second annual Throop Arts + Food Festival is the first of its kind in Throop, gathering over 70 vendors to showcase their art, goods, and food on Saturday, April 22 from 11 a.m.-6 pm. at the Throop Community Civic Center. It is free and open to the public. After a […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

MiZ gathers all-star local lineup for Eric Clapton tribute at River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on May 6

MiZ gathers all-star local lineup for Eric Clapton tribute at River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on May 6

From a press release: Scranton folk rock singer/songwriter Mike Mizwinski, who performs as simply MiZ, moved out of the area a few years back, so when he returns to Northeastern Pennsylvania for a concert, it always proves to be a musical treat. This time, he will return to the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Meet Foghat at Grotto Pizza in Wilkes-Barre before they play Rock 107 Birthday Bash on April 13

Meet Foghat at Grotto Pizza in Wilkes-Barre before they play Rock 107 Birthday Bash on April 13

From a press release: Hours before multi-platinum-selling blues rock band Foghat hits the stage at Scranton classic rock radio station Rock 107’s annual Birthday Bash at The Woodlands Inn in Wilkes-Barre on Thursday, April 13, the band will be meeting fans for free at the nearby Grotto Pizza next to the Wyoming Valley Mall in […]

 Rich Howells

Outlaw Music Festival expands to U.S. tour in 2017; Scranton not yet on the itinerary

Outlaw Music Festival expands to U.S. tour in 2017; Scranton not yet on the itinerary

The inaugural Outlaw Music Festival brought an incredible lineup of musicians to The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton last September, including Willie Nelson, Neil Young and Promise of the Real, Sheryl Crow, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Lee Ann Womack, and Scranton’s own Cabinet, who were added to the bill when Brothers Osborne backed out due […]

 Rich Howells

STREAMING: Scranton indie rock band Tigers Jaw shows love for best friend ‘June’ in new song

STREAMING: Scranton indie rock band Tigers Jaw shows love for best friend ‘June’ in new song

Last month, Scranton indie rock band Tigers Jaw gave fans their first glimpse of “Spin,” their upcoming album and first for new label Black Cement Records. Revealing the cover art, tracklist, and a behind-the-scenes music video for the first single, “Guardian,” the record is set to come out on Friday, May 19, so with about […]

 Corey Kime

6 quick questions with Fastball on their 6th album and 20+ years of catchy ’90s rock

6 quick questions with Fastball on their 6th album and 20+ years of catchy ’90s rock

Whether you grew up in the ‘90s or just appreciate all the amazing rock music that came out of that decade, songs by Fastball are certainly in your playlist. Hitting No. 1 on the Billboard chart, earning a Grammy nomination, and named one of the 100 Greatest Songs of the 1990s by VH1, “The Way” […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

NEPA bands play Cougar Radio’s free Spring Jam 2017 at Misericordia in Dallas on April 22

NEPA bands play Cougar Radio’s free Spring Jam 2017 at Misericordia in Dallas on April 22

From a press release: Cougar Radio at Misericordia University in Dallas is presenting Spring Jam 2017 on Saturday, April 22 from 1 p.m.-5 p.m. in the Wells Fargo Amphitheater in the center of campus. Musical guests for the free concert include Scranton metal band Behind the Grey, Wilkes-Barre pop punk band Stay Loud, and Scranton […]