Michelle Beck

PHOTOS: The Menzingers’ NEPA Holiday Show, 12/20/14

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The biggest concert of the year in Scranton also happened to be The Leonard‘s first.

For years, the venue formerly known as The Moonshine sat dormant on Adams Avenue, but on Saturday, Dec. 20, The Menzingers brought the theater back to life for their annual Holiday Show at The Leonard, named after the hardware store that used to occupy the front of the building, and many wondered how such a great space could collect dust for so long.

The bands, however, not the building, would leave the most lasting impression that evening, with an incredible lineup that included Tigers Jaw; Captain, We’re Sinking; Three Man Cannon; Petal; Esta Coda; The Red Barons; and the long-awaited reunions of Okay Paddy and The SW!MS.

The all-ages show sold out just hours before it began and raised money for Arts Alive, a summer program that teaches visual and performing arts to children.