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Country music star Trace Adkins playing at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on Sept. 29

Country music star Trace Adkins playing at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on Sept. 29
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From a press release:

Grammy-nominated country megastar Trace Adkins will bring his trademark baritone singing voice and boot-stomping hits to Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on Thursday, Sept. 29 at 8 p.m.

Tickets, which are $45 for reserved seating and $55 for the pit (standing room only), go on sale this Friday, May 13 at 10 a.m. at all Ticketmaster outlets, the Penn’s Peak box office (325 Maury Rd., Jim Thorpe), and Roadies Restaurant and Bar (325 Maury Rd., Jim Thorpe). Penn’s Peak box office and Roadies Restaurant ticket sales are walk-up only; no phone orders.

Adkins has had countless songs soar to the top of the charts and has sold over 10 million albums, cumulatively. His hit list includes “You’re Gonna Miss This,” “Ladies Love Country Boys,” “Songs About Me,” “Every Light in the House,” “Hillbilly Bone (Blake Shelton & Trace Adkins),” and “Just Fishin’,” to name a few. Additionally, 10 of his 11 studio albums have received gold or platinum certification in the United States.

The Grammy-nominated member of the Grand Ole Opry is a TV personality, actor, author, and spokesman for the Wounded Warrior Program and the American Red Cross, for whom he has raised over $1.5 million as the winner of NBC’s “All-Star Celebrity Apprentice.” In recent years, Adkins has performed 10 USO Tours.

In his 2007 autobiography, “A Personal Stand: Observations and Opinions from a Freethinking Roughneck,” the former oil-rigger recounted his rise to fame, brushes with death, and battles with personal demons. Adkins has played a tough as nails biker in “The Lincoln Lawyer” (starring Matthew McConaughey) and a wise oracle of a tattoo artist in the family-friendly film “Moms’ Night Out” (starring Patricia Heaton, Sean Astin, and Sarah Drew). He also developed and hosted GAC’s “Great American Heroes,” honoring everyday heroes.

Adkins has also served as a panelist on “Hollywood Squares” and “Pyramid,” as the voice for Elvin on “King of the Hill,” and in voice-overs for various television commercials.

Penn’s Peak, a beautiful mountaintop entertainment venue, can comfortably host 1,800 concertgoers with a spacious dance floor, lofty ceilings, a concert bar/concession area, and a full-service restaurant and bar aptly named Roadies. Complete with a broad open-air deck for summertime revelry, Penn’s Peak patrons enjoy a breathtaking overlook of nearby Beltzville Lake, plus a commanding, picturesque 50-mile panoramic view of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s Appalachian Mountains.

It is located only four miles from Exit 74 of the northeast extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike. For more information on Penn’s Peak, go to or call 866-605-7325.