Rich Howells

PHOTOS: MiZ at Love of Recovery Free Music Festival at Kirby Park in Wilkes-Barre, 09/09/17

PHOTOS: MiZ at Love of Recovery Free Music Festival at Kirby Park in Wilkes-Barre, 09/09/17

We have lost so many good people – and many great musicians – to drug addiction, so Rockers in Recovery is doing something about it. “Dedicated to carrying the message of addiction education through music, news, interviews, events, and festivals taking place within the clean and sober community since 2008,” Rockers in Recovery held the […]

 Rich Howells

The complete updated guide to the 2017 Electric City Music Conference

The complete updated guide to the 2017 Electric City Music Conference

The fourth annual Electric City Music Conference will feature performances by over 150 bands from eight states in 11 venues throughout the Scranton area, the Steamtown Music Awards with many new awards and special performances of its own, and free panel discussions and mentoring sessions for local musicians, professionals, and music fans. It’s a great […]

 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 […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: Peach Music Festival at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton, 08/11-12/17

PHOTOS: Peach Music Festival at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton, 08/11-12/17

Following the deaths of Gregg Allman and Butch Trucks earlier this year, the sixth annual Peach Music Festival on Thursday, Aug. 10 through Sunday, Aug. 13 was the first year without Gregg or The Allman Brothers Band, but their presence was still felt throughout The Pavilion at Montage Mountain and Montage Mountain Waterpark in Scranton […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: XPoNential Music Festival, Day 3 – Drive-By Truckers, Davy Knowles, Hurray for the Riff Raff, and more, 07/30/17

PHOTOS: XPoNential Music Festival, Day 3 – Drive-By Truckers, Davy Knowles, Hurray for the Riff Raff, and more, 07/30/17

After covering two days last year, NEPA Scene returned to tackle all three days of the 2017 XPoNential Music Festival in Camden, New Jersey just outside of Philadelphia, home of award-winning radio station WXPN 88.5 FM, the curators of the festival. From Friday, July 28 through Sunday, July 30, the family-friendly event was held for […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: XPoNential Music Festival, Day 2 – Strand of Oaks, Charles Bradley, Rhiannon Giddens, and more, 07/29/17

PHOTOS: XPoNential Music Festival, Day 2 – Strand of Oaks, Charles Bradley, Rhiannon Giddens, and more, 07/29/17

After covering two days last year, NEPA Scene returned to tackle all three days of the 2017 XPoNential Music Festival in Camden, New Jersey just outside of Philadelphia, home of award-winning radio station WXPN 88.5 FM, the curators of the festival. From Friday, July 28 through Sunday, July 30, the family-friendly event was held for […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: XPoNential Music Festival, Day 1 – Wilco, Conor Oberst, Hop Along, Offa Rex, and more, 07/28/17

PHOTOS: XPoNential Music Festival, Day 1 – Wilco, Conor Oberst, Hop Along, Offa Rex, and more, 07/28/17

After covering two days last year, NEPA Scene returned to tackle all three days of the 2017 XPoNential Music Festival in Camden, New Jersey just outside of Philadelphia, home of award-winning radio station WXPN 88.5 FM, the curators of the festival. From Friday, July 28 through Sunday, July 30, the family-friendly event was held for […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA, 2017 Peach Music Festival Edition

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA, 2017 Peach Music Festival Edition

It has been a while since I’ve shot Beautiful People, so I took these with a small Fujifilm point-and-shoot camera during the sixth annual Peach Music Festival at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton on Friday, Aug. 11. I think they came out just peachy. See NEPA Scene’s photos of the bands playing at […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Musikfest in Bethlehem sets new attendance record as nation’s largest free music festival

Musikfest in Bethlehem sets new attendance record as nation’s largest free music festival

From a press release: A record number of performances and performers, several new programming elements, and nearly ideal weather conditions combined to attract a record number of patrons to Musikfest and the city of Bethlehem on Friday, Aug. 4 through Sunday, Aug. 13. Attendance at the 2017 festival, presented by the nonprofit ArtsQuest, was 1,196,000, […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: Godsmack and Like a Storm at Musikfest at SteelStacks in Bethlehem, 08/09/17

PHOTOS: Godsmack and Like a Storm at Musikfest at SteelStacks in Bethlehem, 08/09/17

Before going back into the studio to record their next album, multi-platinum rock band Godsmack headlined Musikfest on the Sands Steel Stage at the SteelStacks in Bethlehem on Wednesday, Aug. 9, delivering a career-spanning set that went back almost 20 years. Following sets by hard rock bands Another Day Dawns from Lehighton and Like a […]

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