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 Rich Howells

SONG PREMIERE: Scranton’s Patrick McGlynn plans beach getaway with ‘In the Waves’

SONG PREMIERE: Scranton’s Patrick McGlynn plans beach getaway with ‘In the Waves’

The last time NEPA Scene heard from Scranton singer/songwriter Patrick McGlynn, he released a satirical Christmas song called “Why Can’t Santa Be the President?” following a contentious election season. Now, with summer in full swing, he’s taking it easier with a lighter tune called “In the Waves” that sounds like it was inspired by a […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre ranks 157 in Top 200 worldwide arenas based on 2017 ticket sales

Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre ranks 157 in Top 200 worldwide arenas based on 2017 ticket sales

From a press release: The SMG-managed Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre Township was ranked No. 157 in the Top 200 arenas in the world in event ticket sales, according to Pollstar’s “2017 Mid-Year Worldwide Ticket Sales Top 200 Arena Venues” report in a recent issue of Pollstar magazine, one of the leading […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Brit Floyd immerses Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre in Pink Floyd experience on Nov. 7

Brit Floyd immerses Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre in Pink Floyd experience on Nov. 7

From a press release: The hotly anticipated rock event of the year returns to the F.M. Kirby Center as Brit Floyd brings the music of Pink Floyd to life once again with its lavish new stage show, the Immersion World Tour 2017, in Wilkes-Barre on Tuesday, Nov. 7 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets, which are $41, […]

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Hard rockers Stone Sour perform with Steel Panther at Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Oct. 3

Hard rockers Stone Sour perform with Steel Panther at Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Oct. 3

From a press release: It was announced today that gold-selling Des Moines, Iowa hard rock band Stone Sour will perform the Sands Bethlehem Event Center with special guests Steel Panther, a comedic glam metal band, and the Cherry Bombs, a rock ‘n’ roll entertainment group with elements of high-energy dance, fire and aerial arts, comedy, […]

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Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre climbs to 99 in Top 200 worldwide theater list based on 2017 ticket sales

Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre climbs to 99 in Top 200 worldwide theater list based on 2017 ticket sales

From a press release: Pollstar, the concert tour industry’s primary trade publication, has released its 2017 mid-year reports, and the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Wilkes-Barre once again ranks No. 99 worldwide, based on ticket sales for the first half of the calendar year. The mid-year report also reflects the Kirby […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

EXCLUSIVE: 2017 Steamtown Music Award nominees announced, with new categories added

EXCLUSIVE: 2017 Steamtown Music Award nominees announced, with new categories added

Last night, the Electric City Music Conference held an announcement party at Thirst T’s Bar & Grill in Olyphant that revealed all the nominees for the 2017 Steamtown Music Awards, including several new categories added this year. Live music during the party was provided by local rock bands E57 and Blind Choice, who were nominated […]

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Country superstar Jennifer Nettles celebrates Christmas at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Nov. 30

Country superstar Jennifer Nettles celebrates Christmas at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Nov. 30

From a press release: It was announced today that the country music superstar Jennifer Nettles will bring her Christmas with Jennifer Nettles Tour to the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Thursday, Nov. 30 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets, which are $39.50, $49.50, $59.50, and $99 (limited Gold Circle seating), plus fees, go on sale next […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: 20th annual Briggs Farm Blues Festival in Nescopeck, 07/08/17

PHOTOS: 20th annual Briggs Farm Blues Festival in Nescopeck, 07/08/17

Earning a Keeping the Blues Alive Award from the Blues Foundation in Memphis, Tennessee earlier this year, the Briggs Farm Blues Festival celebrated its 20th anniversary on Thursday, July 6 through Sunday, July 9. Bringing 10,000 blues fans each year to the scenic hills of Nescopeck, the festival has featured over 130 artists from all […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Brooklyn soul band The Gold Magnolias play last Harmony Presents show in Hawley on July 21

Brooklyn soul band The Gold Magnolias play last Harmony Presents show in Hawley on July 21

From a press release: Brooklyn Southern soul band The Gold Magnolias will return to Hawley to give the final performance of Harmony Presents in the Hawley Silk Mill on Friday, July 21 at 8 p.m. “The Gold Magnolias are powerhouses, and we wanted to go out with a bang for our last concert inside the […]

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Bagpiping sensation Red Hot Chilli Pipers return to Hershey Theatre on March 17

Bagpiping sensation Red Hot Chilli Pipers return to Hershey Theatre on March 17

From a press release: It has been announced that international bagpiping sensation Red Hot Chilli Pipers will return to the Hershey Theatre on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 8 p.m. Tickets for this show, which are $34.50, $39.50, $49.50, $54.50, and $59.50 (processing fees apply), go on sale this Friday, July 14 at noon and […]