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 […]

 Rich Howells

Petition started to save Mountain Sky music venue after permit issues shut it down

Petition started to save Mountain Sky music venue after permit issues shut it down

Last week, NEPA Scene was the first to report that Mountain Sky, the outdoor music venue that has been hosting concerts in Jermyn for years, was suddenly shut down by Scott Township. At the time, it wasn’t clear why this had happened, but the third annual Still Meadows Revue festival with the Still Hand String […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Jermyn music venue Mountain Sky shut down by Scott Township

Jermyn music venue Mountain Sky shut down by Scott Township

Mountain Sky, the outdoor music venue in Jermyn that has hosted live concerts throughout the spring and summer, just announced online that they’ve been shut down by Scott Township. It’s unclear yet as to why this has occurred or if Mountain Sky will reopen, but the group that has occupied the 117 acres of historic […]

 Rich Howells

A new year, new name, and new diversity turns Jermyn music festival into NEPAPALOOZA

A new year, new name, and new diversity turns Jermyn music festival into NEPAPALOOZA

Over 20 local bands perform May 29-30 at Mountain Sky

“Original Music Showcase” just doesn’t quite have the same ring to it as NEPAPALOOZA. But that wasn’t the only reason Mountain Sky changed the name of the Jermyn music festival in its third year – it’s an event that has continued to develop into something worthy of the “palooza” theme. Friday, May 29 and Saturday, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

NEPAPALOOZA brings NEPA music scene together at Mountain Sky in Jermyn on May 29-30

NEPAPALOOZA brings NEPA music scene together at Mountain Sky in Jermyn on May 29-30

From a press release: There are plenty of “palooza” festivals out there, but only one that features the eclectic talent of the Northeastern Pennsylvania music scene. Just 15 minutes north of Scranton, Mountain Sky in Jermyn will co-host a weekend with Camp Rattler of top-shelf rock, alternative, progressive, jazz, and jam music showcased on their […]