NEPA Scene Staff

Infamous Stringdusters, Delta Rae, and Dar Williams play SouthSide Arts & Music Festival in Bethlehem April 20-21

Infamous Stringdusters, Delta Rae, and Dar Williams play SouthSide Arts & Music Festival in Bethlehem April 20-21

From a press release: Bluegrass sensations The Infamous Stringdusters, indie rockers Delta Rae, folk singer/songwriter Dar Williams, popular Talking Heads tribute Start Making Sense, and blues guitarist Mr. Sipp highlight the 2018 SouthSide Arts & Music Festival in Bethlehem on Friday, April 20 and Saturday, April 21. The festival, presented by Capital BlueCross, offers attendees […]

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Celebrate the New Year with 400-pound Peeps drop during PeepsFest in Bethlehem Dec. 30-31

Celebrate the New Year with 400-pound Peeps drop during PeepsFest in Bethlehem Dec. 30-31

From a press release: In Atlanta, Georgia, they drop a peach. In Boise, Idaho, it’s a potato, cheese gets dropped in Plymouth, Wisconsin and, in Bethlehem, Just Born Quality Confections and ArtsQuest drop a 400-pound Peeps chick as PeepsFest, the two-day New Year’s Eve festival, returns to the SteelStacks for its ninth year on Saturday, […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Arts on the Square in Scranton with Start Making Sense, Rogue Chimp, Starbird, and more, 07/29/17

PHOTOS: Arts on the Square in Scranton with Start Making Sense, Rogue Chimp, Starbird, and more, 07/29/17

Last year, pouring rain swept Arts on the Square away, forcing Scranton’s largest arts festival to close down before it ever really got started. The fifth annual event on Saturday, July 29, however, was quite the opposite, bringing thousands downtown to enjoy over 100 vendors, live art demonstrations, a variety of food, family activities, and […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Peter Cetera of Chicago at Misericordia Under the Stars Summer Arts Festival, 07/29/17

PHOTOS: Peter Cetera of Chicago at Misericordia Under the Stars Summer Arts Festival, 07/29/17

Hit-making singer/songwriter Peter Cetera, best known as a Grammy Award-winning original member of Chicago before launching a successful solo career, headlined the Starlight Concert of Misericordia University’s annual Under the Stars Summer Arts Festival on Saturday, July 29 at the outdoor Wells Fargo Amphitheater in the center of its campus in Dallas. With over 1,700 […]

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Original Chicago singer Peter Cetera headlines Misericordia Summer Arts Festival in Dallas on July 29

Original Chicago singer Peter Cetera headlines Misericordia Summer Arts Festival in Dallas on July 29

From a press release: Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Peter Cetera will headline the Misericordia University Under the Stars Summer Arts Festival, performing time-honored hits such as “The Glory of Love,” “No Explanation,” and “Restless Heart” during the Starlight Concert on Saturday, July 29 at 8 p.m. at the Wells […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Rusted Root, Everyone Orchestra, and 27 other acts play SouthSide Arts & Music Festival in Bethlehem April 28-29

Rusted Root, Everyone Orchestra, and 27 other acts play SouthSide Arts & Music Festival in Bethlehem April 28-29

From a press release: Performances by jam and world music acts Rusted Root and Everyone Orchestra, folk singer Steve Forbert, and blues artists Coco Montoya and Alexis P. Suter will highlight the newly-expanded SouthSide Arts & Music Festival in Bethlehem on Friday, April 28 and Saturday, April 29. Festival passes, which provide access to live […]

 Rich Howells

After 30 years, annual Mayfair Festival of the Arts in Allentown canceled for 2017, future unknown

After 30 years, annual Mayfair Festival of the Arts in Allentown canceled for 2017, future unknown

The Board of Directors of the Mayfair Festival of the Arts in Allentown announced on its official website today that, after 30 years, the festival will not continue in 2017. Citing financial difficulties, declining attendance, an increase in competing events and new venues, more focus on downtown development, and lack of volunteers, the nonprofit board […]

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Get away for a quaint, festive holiday weekend at Hawley Winterfest on Dec. 9-11

Get away for a quaint, festive holiday weekend at Hawley Winterfest on Dec. 9-11

From a press release: The little town of Hawley is looking like Christmastown already, with a fresh dusting of snow and twinkling lights like the Hawley star, soon to be lit for the holiday season. Those who have walked or driven down Main Street recently have seen buildings cozily decked out in snowflake lights and […]

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