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Jane Jam benefit remembers Pittston singer Jane Train at Woodlands in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 12

Jane Jam benefit remembers Pittston singer Jane Train at Woodlands in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 12
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From a press release:

Jane Jam, a tribute/memorial show for Pittston singer Jane Train, will take place on Thursday, Oct. 12 at The Woodlands Inn in Wilkes-Barre. This special night of music will celebrate the life of Jane Train and will feature performances by 21 acts on three stages.

Acts confirmed so far include M80, Flaxy Morgan, 40 Lb. Head, Gentleman East, Plus 3, Iron Cowboy, The Tommy Guns Band, Strawberry Jam, Three Imaginary Boys, Ed Randazzo, k8, Melissa Krahnke and Jackson Vee, and Charles Havira.

Doors at The Woodlands (1073 Rt. 315, Wilkes-Barre) open at 6 p.m., and there will be nonstop music until 1 a.m. Tickets are $10, and proceeds from the 21+ event will benefit Jason McCloe and the new Janet Rains Memorial Music Scholarship Fund. T-shirts are on sale now and available online via InkSoft.

Janet Rains, also known as Jane Train, was a longtime member of the popular Wilkes-Barre ’80s cover band M80. Previously, she had toured the country as a backup singer for Liz Phair, co-headlining shows with artists such as Sheryl Crow, Sarah McLachlan, Dixie Chicks, and Queen Latifah. With Phair, she also toured with Alanis Morissette. As a solo artist, she released a solo album, “Diary,” which featured former members of Guns N’ Roses and Breaking Benjamin and members of Sevendust. She also sang with bands like Headbanger’s Ball and Not By Sight that she helped form.

Rains, while working as a road manager with the band Adrenaline Mob, was on tour with the group in Florida on July 14 when they were involved in a motor vehicle accident that took the life of bassist David Zablidowsky. McCloe was one of those injured, while Rains passed away due to her injuries on Aug. 23.

While part of the Northeastern Pennsylvania music scene, Rains was generous with her time and talents, often performing at benefit shows, including the long-running “Concert for a Cause” event at The Woodlands. Some of those involved in presenting “Concert for a Cause” are now helping organize the Jane Jam as a way of honoring her memory and giving back what she once gave to her community. The Janet Rains Memorial Music Scholarship Fund will support children and teens interested in studying music.

For more information on the event, visit the Facebook event page.