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See Penguins hockey with post-game rock concerts at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre Jan. 31-Feb. 1

See Penguins hockey with post-game rock concerts at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre Jan. 31-Feb. 1
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From a press release:

Hockey fans who want to hear some live music and music fans who would like to catch a hockey game will be able to enjoy it all in one special weekend at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre Township.

The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins will host the team’s first-ever Post-Game Concert Series with two different tribute acts on Friday, Jan. 31 and Saturday, Feb. 1, presented by Scranton classic rock radio station Rock 107.

A Proud Monkey, a tribute to the Dave Matthews Band that’s based in Scranton, will hit the stage following the Penguins’ game against the Lehigh Valley Phantoms on Friday, Jan. 31 at 7:05 p.m.

Hailing from Seattle, No Quarter: The Tribute to Led Zeppelin’s Legacy will rock and roll following the team’s contest against the Bridgeport Sound Tigers on Saturday, Feb. 1 at 7:05 p.m.

A ticket to the game gets automatic entry to the corresponding post-game concert at Mohegan Sun Arena (255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre).

Tickets, which range from $15-$30, are on sale now at, and all Ticketmaster outlets, and by phone at 570-208-7367. Fans can add on to their experience by purchasing an ice access pass for an additional $10, which allows the holder to enjoy the show from the floor level following the game.

Additionally, a limited number of VIP ticket packages, which features access to a stage side lounge for both the game and concert, all-you-can-eat food options (6 p.m.-8 p.m.), and a discounted cash bar (6 p.m.-10 p.m.), are also available for $50.

Named Tribute/Cover Act of the Year at the 2019 Steamtown Music Awards, A Proud Monkey is “the world’s leading Dave Matthews Band tribute” that strives for the most accurate sonic representations of the music and feel of a Dave Matthews show. With painstaking effort, singer/guitarist Dustin Switzer has acquired nearly every single guitar used by Dave Matthews throughout his career and identical to those used in the studio, allowing this eight-piece band to recreate songs that no other DMB tribute is currently capable of.

The members are all seasoned musicians from Northeastern Pennsylvania and Philadelphia who have performed nationally on a regular basis. A Proud Monkey digs deep into the band’s catalog, throwing out deep cuts mixed with their best-known numbers, as well as offering versions of their covers (Peter Gabriel, Stevie Wonder, Bob Dylan, etc.). They painstakingly recreate certain shows, perform full studio albums live, and give it their all every time with unmatched credentials and passion.

For over 15 years, No Quarter: The Tribute to Led Zeppelin’s Legacy has been pounding the “Hammer of the Gods” with Led Zeppelin fans both nationally and internationally. This authentic live concert reproduction goes far beyond any group of musicians covering the same tunes you’ve heard on the radio for over four decades. Any musician can learn a song note for note. However, to do a full tribute with all of the subtle nuances and authentic look, sound, and mannerisms is comparable to an actor preparing for a character in a film. In this case, the characters are members of the legendary British supergroup. No Quarter captures John Bonham, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, and Robert Plant and brings each individual member to the stage in their absolute prime. Diehard Zeppelin fans and rock stars they’ve shared stages with have sworn they were watching the real group live.

No Quarter is “the real deal” when it comes to Led Zeppelin tributes. Even Led Zeppelin’s bassist John Paul Jones said after meeting Chad McMurray (Jones in No Quarter) and signing a concert photo, “That’s scary,” looking at the likeness of each character. “As long as you’re doing it, means we don’t have to.”

The band has shared the stage with legendary artists like Peter Frampton, Foreigner, Molly Hatchet, Kansas, Steppenwolf, Nazareth, Tesla, Warrant, Jefferson Starship, Eric Burdon and the Animals, and Eddie Money. No Quarter is bringing the magic of a true Zeppelin concert back to fans all over the world, and the response has been overwhelming. No one gets as close to capturing this rock group live, and their growing ocean of fans agree.

See NEPA Scene’s photos of A Proud Monkey performing at the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains back in 2018 here.

Photo by Keith Perks/1120 Studios/NEPA Scene