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Tribute band Jessie’s Girl goes ‘Back to the ’80s’ at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on June 30

Tribute band Jessie’s Girl goes ‘Back to the ’80s’ at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on June 30
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From a press release:

Take your tracksuits, neon spandex, acid wash jeans, and fanny packs out of the closet – Jessie’s Girl, New York City’s ultimate ’80s tribute band, will perform at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on Friday, June 30 at 8 p.m.

Tickets, which are $22 in advance or $27 the day of the show, go on sale this Friday, June 23 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.

Jessie’s Girl plays a sold-out Back to the Eighties Show every Saturday night at Le Poisson Rouge in Greenwich Village. Their primary lineup includes a team of NYC’s top rock and pop vocalists – up-and-coming superstar Jenna O’Gara, off-Broadway’s Chris Hall, and renowned “Sting” impersonator Mark Rinzel, with frequent appearances by Broadway’s own Constantine Maroulis, the Tony-nominated star of “Rock of Ages” and “American Idol” finalist.

They are backed by one of the tightest bands in the city, comprised of 20+ year veterans of the NYC music scene: Eric Presti, on guitar, Sky on keys, Drew Mortali on bass, and Michael Maenza on drums.

Jessie’s Girl has mastered stunning renditions of the world’s most vibrant songs, all while dressed up as the unforgettable characters of that decade. Bon Jovi, Cindi Lauper, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Prince, and many more come to life right before the dazzled eyes of the crowd. It is theatre meets live music, smothered in ’80s glitz, a performance like no other and a party you have to experience to believe.

The band has performed with a handful of the ’80s icons that made their music famous to begin with, including Bret Michaels, MC Hammer, Colin Hay (Men at Work), Tiffany, Debbie Gibson, Taylor Dane, Mike Score (A Flock of Seagulls), Howard Jones, Tone Loc, and Rob Base. But the band doesn’t stop with Saturdays or New York City. Their weeks are filled with high-profile appearances and private events around the U.S., bringing the Back to the Eighties Show to ABC/NY Magazine’s launch party for “The Goldbergs,” a Halloween bash with Academy Award winner Jamie Foxx, and a private birthday party for A-lister Neil Patrick Harris.

They’ve enjoyed thunderous responses in packed rooms at such prestigious regional venues as Westchester’s Capitol Theatre and Long Island’s Paramount Theatre. Jessie’s Girl has also performed for prominent companies such as the NFL, Coca-Cola, Verizon, and Buffalo Wild Wings.