A few familiar faces from last season of NEPA Scene’s Got Talent won the audience vote again on Tuesday, March 29 at Thirst T’s Bar & Grill in Olyphant in a different lineup with some lively alternative punk rock songs.
Scranton band Crock Pot Abduction, which features members of Pulak, rocked a fun acoustic set of original songs during the most packed night of Season 3 yet – a memorable show that was filled with music, comedy, and close (but friendly) competition.
Week 5 performers:
Music: Adam Fox, Connor Langan, Joe Craig, A Season Underground, Crock Pot Abduction, Joe Quincy, Adam Bailey, and Used Car Cowboy
Comedy: Dan Hoppel, Ted Hebert, Matt Serniak, Aaron Decker, Rob Evans, Russell Austin, Zack Hammond, Bobby Keller, Elliott Elliott, Ray Meoni, Chris Jones, Erich Drexler, Tyler DiBenedetto, John Walton, J-Ass, Jillian Chiaro, and Bryan Walsh
Crock Pot Abduction won $50 in cash, provided by Fireball Cinnamon Whisky, and a slot in the Finals Showcase on May 31, where the 12 winners (now 13 winners due to a tie) from 12 consecutive weeks will compete in front of a panel of judges for the grand prize – $250 cash courtesy of Laugh Out Lepka’s Comedy; a $100 gift card from Fidelity Bank; a summer backyard prize package with a fire pit, wooden deck chair, grill, and cooler from Coors Light and LT Verrastro, Inc.; a headlining slot at the 2016 Electric City Music Conference; and a guest spot on an episode of the NEPA Scene Podcast. The second place winner will receive $100 cash.
Sponsored by Coors Light, LT Verrastro, Fireball Cinnamon Whisky, Fidelity Bank, Laugh Out Lepka’s Comedy, and Thirst T’s, NEPA Scene’s Got Talent takes the format of an open mic night and turns it into a friendly competition, inviting local musicians, comedians, poets, performance artists, magicians, actors, and more to perform on Thirst T’s stage every Tuesday at 7 p.m. through May 17.
At the end of each night, audiences who have enjoyed the free live show will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite act. The winner each week will receive $50 in cash and the headlining slot for the following Tuesday, and all other performers are encouraged to compete again as often as they’d like or simply show off their talents for fun. Everyone participating is featured weekly on nepascene.com.
by Rich Howells
Rich is an award-winning journalist, longtime blogger, photographer, and podcast host. He is the founder and editor of NEPA Scene.