Rich Howells

NEPA MUSIC NOTES: Black Tie Stereo, Brother Roy, Patrick McGlynn, Dani-elle, Karl Hall, and SMAs

NEPA MUSIC NOTES: Black Tie Stereo, Brother Roy, Patrick McGlynn, Dani-elle, Karl Hall, and SMAs

This week in local music, there are some exciting albums set to be released soon, another one that needs your help, a new song and a recent lyric video for a Josie Music Award-nominated song, a brand new music venue coming to Wilkes-Barre that is owned by some great people with personal connections to the […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Intelligent dance music and the inaugural Satellite Ranch Music & Arts Festival

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Intelligent dance music and the inaugural Satellite Ranch Music & Arts Festival

Recorded and produced every week by Internet marketing company Coal Creative in their production studio in downtown Wilkes-Barre, the NEPA Scene Podcast presents honest, uncensored interviews and in-depth discussions about local arts, entertainment, and the issues that matter to Northeastern Pennsylvania. The live, multi-camera show streams in high definition on NEPA Scene’s Facebook page on […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Jermyn country singer/songwriter Dani-elle nominated for 4 Josie Music Awards in Nashville

Jermyn country singer/songwriter Dani-elle nominated for 4 Josie Music Awards in Nashville

From a press release: A country music artist from Lackawanna County has been nominated for several music awards and has once again been tapped to perform in Nashville, Tennessee. Born and raised in Jermyn, 21-year-old Dani-elle Kleha received nominations for the 2017 Josie Music Awards in the categories of “Entertainer of the Year,” “Female Artist […]

 Rich Howells

2 concerts pay tribute to life and music of Wilkes-Barre reggae artist George Wesley on June 24

2 concerts pay tribute to life and music of Wilkes-Barre reggae artist George Wesley on June 24

The “Old Lion” will roar once again on Saturday, June 24 when two different venues in Northeastern Pennsylvania celebrate the life and music of Wilkes-Barre reggae musician George Wesley, who passed away last year at the age of 62 after a brief battle with liver cancer. Born on June 21, 1954 in Clarks Summit, the […]

 John 'Fud' Zavacki

BUT I DIGRESS: Thoughts and memories after seeing Black Sabbath for the last time

BUT I DIGRESS: Thoughts and memories after seeing Black Sabbath for the last time

I saw Black Sabbath live for the very last time in my entire life on Friday, Aug. 19 in Camden, New Jersey. It was an amazing show, and the power and brilliance of the performance ultimately took some of bite out of the fact that it was, as the title of the tour indicated, “The […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

9 NEPA bands will be ‘Rockin’ the Mountain’ at Mountain Sky in Jermyn on July 16

9 NEPA bands will be ‘Rockin’ the Mountain’ at Mountain Sky in Jermyn on July 16

From a press release: Rockin’ the Mountain will bring nine great local rock bands together for a full day of music at Mountain Sky in Jermyn on Saturday, July 16. Gates at Mountain Sky (63 Stillmeadow Lane, Jermyn) will open at noon, and the music begins at 2 p.m. and runs until 11 p.m. Tickets […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

As he battles cancer, show ‘one love’ for Wilkes-Barre’s George Wesley by donating to crowdfunding campaigns

As he battles cancer, show ‘one love’ for Wilkes-Barre’s George Wesley by donating to crowdfunding campaigns

The local music scene has been rallying around Wilkes-Barre reggae artist George Wesley ever since he took ill, with Jermyn music venue Mountain Sky organizing a two-day benefit concert for him coming up this weekend, and that goodwill continues with a GoFundMe campaign to offer “some financial help with his mounting medical bills,” along with […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Benefit to help Wilkes-Barre reggae musician George Wesley at Mountain Sky in Jermyn on June 25-26

Benefit to help Wilkes-Barre reggae musician George Wesley at Mountain Sky in Jermyn on June 25-26

Just days after it was announced on NEPA Scene that Wilkes-Barre reggae artist George Wesley will be presented the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2016 Steamtown Music Awards on Thursday, Sept. 15, outdoor music venue Mountain Sky has announced that Wesley is dealing with “some serious and costly health issues” and will hold a two-day […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Lackawanna County puts out call to artists for 2016 Art in the Park children’s events

Lackawanna County puts out call to artists for 2016 Art in the Park children’s events

From a press release: Lackawanna County is seeking visual and performing artists who enjoy working with children ages 4-12 to be a part of the Art in the Park program this summer. The program takes place outside under a pavilion and/or tent. Each visual artist will have his or her own picnic table. Performing artists […]

 Rich Howells

Mountain Sky in Jermyn reopens after permit issues, Still Grateful Fest 3 set for Sept. 11-12

Mountain Sky in Jermyn reopens after permit issues, Still Grateful Fest 3 set for Sept. 11-12

Last month, the future of Jermyn outdoor music venue Mountain Sky was uncertain at best after Scott Township shut it down mid-season for not having the proper permits in place, but after meeting with council and talking things over with township residents, it seems that they’ll be back just in time for Still Grateful Fest […]