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4th annual Arts on the Square set for July 30 in Scranton, NEPA Scene hosts local music stage

4th annual Arts on the Square set for July 30 in Scranton, NEPA Scene hosts local music stage
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The fourth annual Arts on the Square, Scranton’s largest arts festival, will take place on Saturday, July 30 from noon-8 p.m. Over 100 arts and crafts vendors will wrap around Courthouse Square in downtown Scranton with activities and entertainment throughout the day, including two stages of live local music hosted by NEPA Scene and Summersteps Records.

The full schedule of bands follows:

NEPA Scene Stage (Linden Street)

Noon- 1 p.m.: The Dishonest Fiddlers

1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.: The Bog Swing Group

3 p.m.-4 p.m.: Grupo Zona

4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.: Hickory Project

6 p.m.-7 p.m.: Jung Bergo

7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.: Nasstronaut

Summersteps Records Stage (Spruce Street)

12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.: Das Black Milk

2 p.m.-3 p.m.: Science Queen

3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.: Spur

5 p.m.-6 p.m.: Pity Party

6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.: Esta Coda

The Backyard Ale House will be adding a front yard for the day, extending their restaurant to be a part of the event. Patrons can eat a great meal while listening to music on the NEPA Scene Stage.

In addition to adding stand-up comedy presented by Laugh Out Lepka’s Comedy, Arts on the Square has partnered with local restaurants to create an outdoor café on the North Washington Avenue side of the Square. Electric City Roasting Company, Terra Preta, and Harvest are some of the featured food vendors. On Spruce Street in the Piazza Del’arte, a farmers’ market will be added with vendors like Purple Pepper Farms, Spring Hills Farm, and Burke’s Maple Farm, to name a few.

For the kids, the Scranton Cultural Center, Lackawanna County Library System, and Everhart Museum will be providing an interactive experience with a fairy tale twist. Meet fairy tale characters, play fun theater games, participate in hands-on projects, and check out an exhibit of fairy tale-inspired artwork.

More interactive art installations that the public can participate in are provided by DxDempsey Architecture, Wayne Bank, Crow Designs Studio, The Bhakti Collective, Hexagon Project, ArtWorks, and Mandalas by Ariell.

There will be two outdoor galleries curated by the AfA Gallery and Michael Lloyd.

Arts on the Square is sponsored by Lackawanna County, ScrantonMade, the City of Scranton, Backyard Ale House, Electric City, King Outdoor Advertising, and WVIA.

For more information, see the Facebook event page or visit