NEPA Scene Staff

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 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

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 […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: The Dishonest Fiddlers at Arts on the Square in downtown Scranton, 07/30/16

PHOTOS: The Dishonest Fiddlers at Arts on the Square in downtown Scranton, 07/30/16

We had a lot planned for Scranton’s largest arts festival, the fourth annual Arts on the Square on Saturday, July 30, but Mother Nature had other ideas. For the first time, NEPA Scene was asked to host a stage of original local music all day with The Dishonest Fiddlers, The Bog Swing Group, Grupo Zona, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

4th annual Arts on the Square set for July 30 in Scranton, NEPA Scene hosts local music stage

4th annual Arts on the Square set for July 30 in Scranton, NEPA Scene hosts local music stage

The fourth annual Arts on the Square, Scranton’s largest arts festival, will take place on Saturday, July 30 from noon-8 p.m. Over 100 arts and crafts vendors will wrap around Courthouse Square in downtown Scranton with activities and entertainment throughout the day, including two stages of live local music hosted by NEPA Scene and Summersteps […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Fine Arts Fiesta on Public Square in Wilkes-Barre, 05/19/16

PHOTOS: Fine Arts Fiesta on Public Square in Wilkes-Barre, 05/19/16

Just before Joe Bonamassa took the stage at the F.M. Kirby Center on Thursday, May 19, NEPA Scene photographer Robb Malloy stopped by the 61st annual Fine Arts Fiesta on Public Square in downtown Wilkes-Barre to check out its opening day. As its website explains, the free four-day event has a long, rich history in […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

First-ever Throop Arts + Food Festival on April 16 includes 60 vendors and free kids’ art classes

First-ever Throop Arts + Food Festival on April 16 includes 60 vendors and free kids’ art classes

From a press release: The Throop Arts + Food Festival is the first of its kind in Throop, gathering over 60 vendors to showcase their art, goods, and food (including food trucks) on Saturday, April 16 from noon-5 p.m. at the Throop Community Civic Center. By attending, residents of Northeastern Pennsylvania can experience Throop at […]