NEPA Scene Staff

EXCLUSIVE: Strength for a Reason to receive Lifetime Achievement at Steamtown Music Awards; 33 ECMC performers announced

EXCLUSIVE: Strength for a Reason to receive Lifetime Achievement at Steamtown Music Awards; 33 ECMC performers announced

From a press release: The Steamtown Music Awards and the Electric City Music Conference have announced that the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Nanticoke hardcore band Strength for a Reason. Over the last 20 years, Strength for a Reason has become a cornerstone of the Northeastern Pennsylvania music scene while achieving national […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

EXCLUSIVE: Electric City Music Conference announces 30 performers playing Sept. 14-16

EXCLUSIVE: Electric City Music Conference announces 30 performers playing Sept. 14-16

From a press release: The Electric City Music Conference and Steamtown Music Awards will return to Scranton Sept. 14-16. The fourth annual event will again feature 100+ bands and take place across 10+ venues. In anticipation of the event, the ECMC has made the first of many announcements of acts that will be playing the […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

EXCLUSIVE: Nominations for 2017 Steamtown Music Awards now open, new categories added

EXCLUSIVE: Nominations for 2017 Steamtown Music Awards now open, new categories added

From a press release: Nominations for the 2017 Steamtown Music Awards are open from now until Thursday, June 15. The public can nominate their favorite acts for the fourth annual local music awards ceremony, which will be held on Thursday, Sept. 14 and serve as the opening ceremony for the Electric City Music Conference. Nominations […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Electric City Music Conference returns to Scranton for 4th year Sept. 14-16, first acts announced

Electric City Music Conference returns to Scranton for 4th year Sept. 14-16, first acts announced

From a press release: It was announced today that the fourth annual Electric City Music Conference will return to Scranton this September, taking place Thursday, Sept. 14 through Saturday, Sept. 16. The event will again feature a multi-venue music festival, conferences and panels with music industry professionals, and the Steamtown Music Awards. Applications to play […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: 2016 Steamtown Music Awards ceremony in Scranton (with winners list), 09/15/16

PHOTOS: 2016 Steamtown Music Awards ceremony in Scranton (with winners list), 09/15/16

A long line wrapped around the building an hour before the third annual Steamtown Music Awards ceremony kicked off on Thursday, Sept. 15 as NEPA Scene interviewed many of the hundreds of nominated local musicians and industry professionals on the red carpet leading into The V-Spot in Scranton. With DJ Hersh spinning tracks throughout the […]

 Bret Alexander

THE REAL GIG: Steamtown Music Awards remind us that musicians are local heroes too

THE REAL GIG: Steamtown Music Awards remind us that musicians are local heroes too

Last night, I went to the Steamtown Music Awards at The V-Spot in Scranton. It was a great night of catching up with friends and fellow Northeastern Pennsylvania players, writers, and producers. As I got up this morning, I found myself thinking about an event that happened to me 20 years ago. I was at […]

 Rich Howells

The complete updated guide to the 2016 Electric City Music Conference

The complete updated guide to the 2016 Electric City Music Conference

Now in its third year, the Electric City Music Conference is bigger than ever with over 150 artists performing across 12 venues, the popular Steamtown Music Awards with new categories added in 2016, and free panel discussions for musicians and music fans alike. It’s the complete package for anyone who wants to support the Northeastern […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Electric City Music Conference and Steamtown Music Awards return for third year Sept. 15-17

Electric City Music Conference and Steamtown Music Awards return for third year Sept. 15-17

From a press release: The Electric City Music Conference and Steamtown Music Awards will return to Scranton (and surrounding areas) Sept. 15-17 and will feature educational panel discussions, a music festival, and a local music award ceremony. The event has quickly grown to become one of Scranton’s largest music events and has gained national attention. […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Electric City Music Conference announcement party at Thirst T’s, 07/03/16

PHOTOS: Electric City Music Conference announcement party at Thirst T’s, 07/03/16

Electric City Music Conference co-producers Joe Caviston and Kenneth Norton announced the nominees for the 2016 Steamtown Music Awards and the conference’s live music lineups at all the participating venues to a packed house at Thirst T’s Bar & Grill in Olyphant on Sunday, July 3. Highlighted by acoustic performances by Skip Monday (with a […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

2016 Steamtown Music Award nominees announced on July 3 at Thirst T’s in Olyphant

2016 Steamtown Music Award nominees announced on July 3 at Thirst T’s in Olyphant

Electric City Music Conference co-producers Joe Caviston and Kenneth Norton announced the nominees for the 2016 Steamtown Music Awards and the conference’s live music lineups at all the participating venues to a packed house at Thirst T’s Bar & Grill in Olyphant on Sunday, July 3. Highlighted by acoustic performances by Skip Monday (with a […]