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Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes will rock Scranton Cultural Center on March 19

Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes will rock Scranton Cultural Center on March 19
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From a press release:

It has been announced that New Jersey rockers Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes will perform at the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple on Saturday, March 19 in the SCC’s Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Theatre.

The doors will open at 7:30 p.m., and the show will begin at 8 p.m. Cash bar and light fare will be available for purchase.

Tickets range from $32-$39 and can be purchased at the Fidelity Bank Box Office at the SCC (420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton) in person, by calling 570-344-1111, or via all applicable Ticketmaster outlets. For additional information and a full schedule of events, visit sccmt.org.

Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes are a Jersey Shore musical group led by Southside Johnny. They have been recording albums since 1976 and are closely associated with Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, recording and/or performing several Springsteen songs, including “The Fever” and “Fade Away.” Springsteen has also performed with the band on numerous occasions and, in 1991, guested on their album “Better Days.”

During the band’s formative years, Miami Steve Van Zandt acted as the band’s co-leader, guitarist, songwriter, arranger, and producer, while other E Streeters, including Clarence Clemons, Max Weinberg, Garry Tallent, Ernest Carter, Patti Scialfa, and Soozie Tyrell, have all performed, toured, and/or recorded with the Jukes. The band’s horn section – the Miami Horns – has also toured and recorded with Springsteen.

More than 100 musicians can claim to have been members of the Asbury Jukes, including Jon Bon Jovi, who toured with the band as a special guest during 1990.

The SCC’s 2015-16 season is sponsored by Toyota of Scranton; LT Verrastro, Inc.; and UGI.