Rich Howells

PHOTOS: 20th annual Briggs Farm Blues Festival in Nescopeck, 07/08/17

PHOTOS: 20th annual Briggs Farm Blues Festival in Nescopeck, 07/08/17

Earning a Keeping the Blues Alive Award from the Blues Foundation in Memphis, Tennessee earlier this year, the Briggs Farm Blues Festival celebrated its 20th anniversary on Thursday, July 6 through Sunday, July 9. Bringing 10,000 blues fans each year to the scenic hills of Nescopeck, the festival has featured over 130 artists from all […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton’s Menzingers headline Project Pabst Music Festival in Philadelphia on Sept. 16

Scranton’s Menzingers headline Project Pabst Music Festival in Philadelphia on Sept. 16

From a press release: Who hasn’t enjoyed a cold Pabst Blue Ribbon before, during, or after a good concert? Well, there will be plenty of those on hand when Scranton punk band The Menzingers headline the Project Pabst Music Festival at the Electric Factory in their current home of Philadelphia on Saturday, Sept. 16. Launched […]

 Rich Howells

Headlining band and fans fall ill after virus outbreak at Pennsylvania music festival

Headlining band and fans fall ill after virus outbreak at Pennsylvania music festival

Attendees of the sixth annual Mad Tea Party Jam last weekend have plenty to be mad about after fans, staff, and even the headlining band fell ill due to what may be a norovirus outbreak at an outdoor venue in Artemas, Pennsylvania. After organizers of the music festival contacted the Pennsylvania Center of Epidemiology and […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Chance the Rapper, John Legend, and Paramore play new Karoondinha Music & Arts Festival July 20-23

Chance the Rapper, John Legend, and Paramore play new Karoondinha Music & Arts Festival July 20-23

From a press release: Hawk Eye Presents, LLC has announced its full artist lineup for the first annual Karoondinha Music & Arts Festival, taking place on Friday, July 21, Saturday, July 22, and Sunday, July 23 with a kick-off party on Thursday, July 20 at Penn’s Cave & Wildlife Park, America’s only all-water cavern and […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Santana, Toby Keith, Chicago, Aloe Blacc, Godsmack, and more headline Musikfest in Bethlehem Aug. 4-13

Santana, Toby Keith, Chicago, Aloe Blacc, Godsmack, and more headline Musikfest in Bethlehem Aug. 4-13

From a press release: Santana, Toby Keith, Father John Misty, Aloe Blacc, Chicago, Godsmack, Live, and nearly 400 other performers will take the stage when Musikfest, the nation’s largest free music festival, returns for its 34th year to Bethlehem on Friday, Aug. 4 through Sunday, Aug. 13. This year’s festival features music at 16 of […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Multi-platinum rockers Godsmack headline Musikfest in Bethlehem on Aug. 9

Multi-platinum rockers Godsmack headline Musikfest in Bethlehem on Aug. 9

From a press release: Grammy Award-nominated, multi-platinum rock band Godsmack will headline one of the largest music festivals in the nation when they perform on the Sands Steel Stage at Musikfest on Wednesday, Aug. 9 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the concert at PNC Plaza (645 E. 1st St., Bethlehem) at the SteelStacks, which are […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Original Live lineup reunites after 8 years at Musikfest in Bethlehem on Aug. 7

Original Live lineup reunites after 8 years at Musikfest in Bethlehem on Aug. 7

From a press release: The original lineup of multi-platinum alternative rock band Live – Ed Kowalczyk, Chad Taylor, Patrick Dahlheimer, and Chad Gracey – will electrify Musikfest when they perform on the festival’s Sands Steel Stage on Monday, Aug. 7 at 7 p.m. Their tour this year will be the first time that the founding […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: NEPA Metal Meltdown in Scranton with Beyond Fallen and Threatpoint

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: NEPA Metal Meltdown in Scranton with Beyond Fallen and Threatpoint

The NEPA Scene Podcast is back in a new location with new co-hosts and a fresh format, conducting the same honest, uncensored interviews and in-depth discussions about Northeastern Pennsylvania that the show has become known for, covering local arts, entertainment, and the issues that matter to the area. Recorded and produced every week by Internet […]

 Rich Howells

Outlaw Music Festival expands to U.S. tour in 2017; Scranton not yet on the itinerary

Outlaw Music Festival expands to U.S. tour in 2017; Scranton not yet on the itinerary

The inaugural Outlaw Music Festival brought an incredible lineup of musicians to The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton last September, including Willie Nelson, Neil Young and Promise of the Real, Sheryl Crow, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Lee Ann Womack, and Scranton’s own Cabinet, who were added to the bill when Brothers Osborne backed out due […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Cherry Poppin’ Daddies, Aaron Neville, and more headline 2017 RiverJazz Festival in Bethlehem

Cherry Poppin’ Daddies, Aaron Neville, and more headline 2017 RiverJazz Festival in Bethlehem

From a press release: Soul and R&B icon Aaron Neville, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Cherry Poppin’ Daddies, and Grammy winner Robert Glasper are the first artists announced for the RiverJazz Festival presented by Concannon Miller this spring at the SteelStacks in Bethlehem. Tickets for the four concerts, all of which will take place in […]

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