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Lineup of free Party on the Patio summer concerts extended at Mohegan Sun Pocono in Wilkes-Barre

Lineup of free Party on the Patio summer concerts extended at Mohegan Sun Pocono in Wilkes-Barre
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From a press release:

Today, Mohegan Sun Pocono in Wilkes-Barre announced the summer lineup for its popular Party on the Patio outdoor concert series, which features a variety of tribute acts every Thursday night.

The casino will keep the party going for two extra weeks this year by extending its run from June 20 through Aug. 29. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the bands start at 7:30 p.m. There is no cover charge, and all attendees must be 21 and over.

With food trucks and drink specials, guests can sing and dance the night away with some of the most fun tribute bands in the country, including 7800 Fahrenheit and A Proud Monkey, two bands who are proud natives of Northeastern Pennsylvania.

7800 Fahrenheit, a tribute to Bon Jovi, was formed in 2015 by Jay Orrell and John Young and “stays true to the classic Bon Jovi days with the look, sound, and energy.”

“If you miss the good old days of the sound, hair, and smiles, then you will not be disappointed!” the band says on their website. “7800 Fahrenheit believes that Bon Jovi has the right kind of song catalog, especially the classic songs, that really lend itself to being performed live as well as fitting into a broad age range that makes for the perfect club atmosphere.”

A Proud Monkey is “the most accurate tribute to Dave Matthews Band in the world.” Currently, A Proud Monkey consists of a troupe of some of the most exquisite career musicians in their field: Dustin Switzer (guitars, vocals), Jon Ventre (bass), Carl Krupa (woodwinds/brass), Mark Woodyatt (violin), Josh Orlando (drums), and Neil Nicastro (electric and acoustic guitars).

“We strive for the most accurate sonic representations of the music and feel of a Dave Matthews Band show. Many of our stage instruments are visually identical to those used by the actual band throughout the last 25 years and, when combined with a dedicated passion for the band’s music as we perform, it provides an aesthetic that can only be replicated by the real thing,” the band described in their bio.

Party on the Patio 2019 lineup:

June 20: 7800 Fahrenheit, a tribute to Bon Jovi

June 27: Parrot Beach, a tribute to Jimmy Buffett

July 4: Black Dog, a tribute to Led Zeppelin

July 11: Dean Ford and the Beautiful Ones, a tribute to Prince

July 18: Tusk, a tribute to Fleetwood Mac

July 25: New York Bee Gees, a tribute to the Bee Gees

Aug. 1: Crazy on You, a tribute to Heart

Aug. 8: A Proud Monkey, a tribute to Dave Matthews Band

Aug. 15: Tramps Like Us, a tribute to Bruce Springsteen

Aug. 22: Draw the Line, a tribute to Aerosmith

Aug. 29: Rubicon, a tribute to Journey

Mohegan Sun Pocono (1280 Highway 315, Wilkes-Barre), owned by Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, was the first destination to bring gaming to Pennsylvania in 2006 and has since become one of the premier entertainment, gaming, shopping, and dining destinations in the state. Situated on 400 acres in Plains, Mohegan Sun Pocono features a 238-room hotel with on-site spa and adjacent 20,000 square-foot Convention Center. It is currently home to 82,000 square feet of gaming space, including 91 live table games, 2,300 slot machines and electronic table games, a variety of dining and shopping options, nightlife, entertainment, and live harness racing. Mohegan Sun Pocono is within easy access of New York, Philadelphia, New Jersey, and Delaware.