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The Menzingers’ annual NEPA Holiday Show returns to Scranton Cultural Center on Dec. 17

The Menzingers’ annual NEPA Holiday Show returns to Scranton Cultural Center on Dec. 17
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After another successful punk rock holiday party last year, The Menzingers will return to the Scranton Cultural Center in downtown Scranton for their annual NEPA Holiday Show on Saturday, Dec. 17.

Doors open at 5 p.m., and the all-ages concert (21+ to drink) is standing room only.

Tickets, which are $20 in advance or $25 the day of the show, go on sale this Tuesday, Nov. 22 at noon and can be purchased at, all Ticketmaster outlets, and the Scranton Cultural Center box office (420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton).

Net proceeds will once again benefit Arts Alive, an intensive arts institute for students in kindergarten through grade 12.

With The Menzingers headlining, the lineup will also be the same as the 2015 Holiday Show – Tigers Jaw; Captain, We’re Sinking; Three Man Cannon; Petal; and The SW!MS, who are reuniting for the third year in a row for one night only.

Founded by The Menzingers and Tigers Jaw in 2011, this will be the sixth annual Holiday Show and the second to be held at the SCC. Now based in Philadelphia, The Menzingers returned to their hometown of Scranton earlier this year, playing an outdoor concert in June in the parking lot of The Vault Tap & Kitchen, where they also filmed their latest music video for “Bad Catholics,” released last week.

The Menzingers also announced a national tour last week with Jeff Rosenstock and Rozwell Kid, which stops at Irving Plaza in New York City on March 30 and The Fillmore in Philadelphia on March 31, though the latter date will not include Rosenstock. Tickets for these shows are on sale now, and VIP bundles can be purchased here.

The Menzingers’ new album, “After the Party,” will be released on Feb. 3 via Epitaph Records and can be pre-ordered now on Kings Road Merch, where it can be purchased on green or black vinyl or on CD bundled with t-shirts, hoodies, pins, pennants, and even their own coffee blend.

Local fans may want to wait and pick up the album at a free record release show at the Gallery of Sound in Wilkes-Barre on Saturday, Feb. 4, which includes a meet and greet with the group.

See photos from last year’s NEPA Holiday Show here and read a full review of the band’s aforementioned summer concert with exclusive photos here.

Listen to Menzingers vocalist/guitarist Tom May talk about the Holiday Show in Episode 43 of the NEPA Scene Podcast and hear Captain, We’re Sinking vocalist/guitarist Bobby Barnett discuss it in Episode 42:

Photo by Jason Riedmiller Photography