NEPA Scene Staff

Fire at the Furnace Week in Scranton features 300 artists, 20 exhibits, and 14 hot iron events May 28-June 2

Fire at the Furnace Week in Scranton features 300 artists, 20 exhibits, and 14 hot iron events May 28-June 2

From a press release: 300 artists, 20 exhibits, and 14 iron pours and theatrical performances will be packed into one week of industrial arts fun in Scranton. People of all ages are invited to celebrate the unofficial start to summer and Scranton’s industrial past at Fire at the Furnace Week, starting on Memorial Day, Monday, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

9 iron sculptures added to Scranton Riverwalk during Fire at the Furnace Week on May 31

9 iron sculptures added to Scranton Riverwalk during Fire at the Furnace Week on May 31

From a press release: As part of Fire at the Furnace Week in Scranton, a new exhibit featuring nine large-scale iron sculptures will soon be installed along the downtown Scranton Riverwalk. Members of the public are invited to celebrate industrial arts and local history at the opening reception for “Confluence: Art on the Trail” on […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Avant-garde rockers Will Wood and the Tapeworms return to Scranton with American Opera on May 27

Avant-garde rockers Will Wood and the Tapeworms return to Scranton with American Opera on May 27

From a press release: After an impressive first performance in Scranton in March, New Jersey avant-garde pop/gypsy/experimental rock group Will Wood and the Tapeworms will return to downtown for a show with Brooklyn folk rock band American Opera at the Irish Wolf Pub on Sunday, May 27.at 6:30 p.m. Bloomsburg trio Merely Players will open […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

EXCLUSIVE: First-ever Lackawanna Music Festival in Scranton announces full lineup for July 7-8

EXCLUSIVE: First-ever Lackawanna Music Festival in Scranton announces full lineup for July 7-8

From a press release: Following the initial announcement earlier this month, the inaugural Lackawanna Music Festival has announced its full lineup today exclusively on NEPA Scene. The all-ages music festival will be held on Saturday, July 7 and Sunday, July 8 at Back Breakers in Scranton. Doors will open at 11 a.m., and the first […]

 Rich Howells

Play as Scranton indie rockers Tigers Jaw in free retro-style video game online

Play as Scranton indie rockers Tigers Jaw in free retro-style video game online

Scranton indie rock band Tigers Jaw continues to rise in popularity in 2018 following the release of their latest album, “Spin,” through Atlantic Records’ new imprint, Black Cement. The benefit of being on a major label not only means bigger distribution but more visibility and marketing, which can take some creative forms. Yesterday, the group […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Alt 92.1 hosts Furnace Frenzy with Dirty Heads, Jukebox the Ghost, and more at Scranton Iron Furnaces on July 21

Alt 92.1 hosts Furnace Frenzy with Dirty Heads, Jukebox the Ghost, and more at Scranton Iron Furnaces on July 21

From a press release: DamnMillennial! Promotions, a local concert production company that has booked events at The Leonard, the Ritz Theater, The Vault Tap & Kitchen, Levels Bar & Grill, and the Ice Box Sports Complex recently revealed that they will present a series of outdoor shows at the Scranton Iron Furnaces in downtown Scranton. […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Weed-themed metal band Cannabis Corpse hits Irish Wolf Pub in Scranton on June 1

Weed-themed metal band Cannabis Corpse hits Irish Wolf Pub in Scranton on June 1

From a press release: Following their European tour earlier this year, Cannabis Corpse – a death metal group from Virginia whose music references both smoking pot and one of the most brutal bands of all time, Cannibal Corpse – will bring their current U.S. tour to the Irish Wolf Pub in downtown Scranton on Friday, […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA, Free Comic Book Day Edition, 05/05/18

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA, Free Comic Book Day Edition, 05/05/18

Saturday, May 5 was the 17th annual Free Comic Book Day, prompting a line that stretched out the door of Comics on the Green in downtown Scranton. Once that died down a bit, I took these portraits of customers and employees of the store. This isn’t my first comic-themed Beautiful People entry, and it certainly […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

NEPA Philharmonic introduces new music director and 2018-19 season in Scranton on May 16

NEPA Philharmonic introduces new music director and 2018-19 season in Scranton on May 16

From a press release: The Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic will introduce new Music Director Dr. Mélisse Brunet and announce its 2018-2019 season of full orchestra concerts, chamber concerts, and educational programs at The Colonnade in downtown Scranton on Wednesday, May 16 at 6 p.m. This relaunch of the orchestra’s main stage concerts follows a season of […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

EXCLUSIVE: New all-ages Lackawanna Music Festival debuts in Scranton July 7-8

EXCLUSIVE: New all-ages Lackawanna Music Festival debuts in Scranton July 7-8

From a press release: The minds that brought Northeastern Pennsylvania the annual Electric City Music Conference and the Steamtown Music Awards have announced a new all-ages music festival exclusively through NEPA Scene. The Lackawanna Music Festival will be held on Saturday, July 7 and Sunday, July 8 at Back Breakers in Scranton. “We identified a […]