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EDM ‘Pavement Rave’ with Camp Bisco artist Subtronics rolls into Montage Mountain parking lot in Scranton Aug. 7-8

EDM ‘Pavement Rave’ with Camp Bisco artist Subtronics rolls into Montage Mountain parking lot in Scranton Aug. 7-8
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From a press release:

Today, Stage West in Scranton announced that it will host a “Pavement Rave” series of live DJs and electronic artists in the parking lot of Montage Mountain Waterpark in Scranton, starting with two nights headlined by Philadelphia dubstep producer Subtronics on Friday, Aug. 7 and Saturday, Aug. 8.

On Night 1, opening acts include SubDocta, Vampa b2b (back-to-back, on stage with) Level Up, Brainrack, and Forreign. Night 2 will feature Vampa b2b Zia, Wreckno, Shizz Lo, and Jeanie, all on a stage with lighting, a PA system, and a big screen broadcasting the action while ravers listen and dance at their vehicles.

Presented by DamnMillennial Promotions, these shows were originally going to be held at the Circle Drive-In Theatre in Dickson City but have since moved to Montage Mountain (1000 Montage Mountain Rd., Scranton), home of The Disco Biscuits’ EDM and jam band festival Camp Bisco.

Subtronics was set to return to Camp Bisco at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain this year before the annual summer event was rescheduled for 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Gates open at 4 p.m., and the 18+ concerts run from 6 p.m.-11 p.m. on both nights. Tickets, which range from $139-$199 per carload, go on sale this Wednesday, July 15 at 10 a.m. via Prekindle for Night 1 and Night 2. Each night will be held rain or shine.

Jesse Kardon, better known as Subtronics, is a 27-year-old dubstep producer specializing in all things robotic, fusing a love for SUBwoofers and elecTRONICS. Growing up in Philadelphia, Kardon had a passion for his drum set and Radiohead. While in high school, he discovered the first wave of dubstep with Skream, Caspa, and Rusko. This, in turn, led to the likes of Excision, Skrillex, 12th Planet, and more. Having never heard this style of music before, he was inspired to jump into the world of production. Learning the basics via tutorial videos, he quickly began designing and defining what would become his signature sound.

Since emerging on the heavy bass music scene, Subtronics has gone on to release with Never Say Die, NSD: Black Label, Disciple Roundt Table, SubCarbon, Deadbeats, Kannibalen, and more and to collaborate with GRiZ, Space Jesus, Ganja White Night, Squnto, Boogie T, and other notable producers. Combining his unique blend of cutting-edge sound design with hard-hitting dubstep and riddim – and a dose of “spaced out wook trap vibe” – Subtronics seeks to push the envelope and pin the needles in modern production.

On the live front, Subtronics has built a rabid following with his high-energy sets showcasing his technical skills, full of chopping and double drops. Relentlessly perfecting his craft, he has toured North America and performed internationally, as well as gracing festival stages such as Camp Bisco, Electric Zoo, Lost Lands, Big Dub, Bass Canyon, Elements, and more.

When not producing “angry robot noises,” Subtronics can be found at home in Philadelphia spinning poi, doing dabs, and leading his devoted ever-growing band of followers in the “Cyclops Army.”

Pavement Rave rules:

  • All cars must be turned off once you are parked.
  • Masks are recommended when guests are outside of the vehicle. Masks are required when guests move away from their vehicle space to use restroom or concessions.
  • Each vehicle must have a parking pass and minimum of two people in the vehicle and a maximum of four people – no exceptions.
  • The event is for ages 18 and older.
  • No outside food or beverages, including alcohol, are allowed. Concessions will be available on site.
  • Underage drinking will not be tolerated. If a person is caught drinking underage, the entire car and its passengers will be ejected. The venue takes this rule very seriously, so please do not chance it.
  • Music will be played live through a PA system.
  • The speed limit is 5 mph.
  • Please do not sit on the top of your vehicle. The bed of your truck or hood of your car is OK.
  • Leave the space as you found it. No trash should be left behind for any reason.
  • No RVs, campers, buses, or box trucks are allowed.
  • No Uber/Lyft drop-offs will be allowed. Everyone must arrive in a vehicle with a parking permit and ticket.
  • Shoes are required at all times. Shirts must be worn at the concession area.


What time should we arrive?

Gates open at 4 p.m. on the day of the show, and music starts at 6 p.m.

Will there be restrooms?

Yes. Port-O-Jons will be on hand and cleaned every 15 minutes. Cones will be used to ensure social distancing.

Are we allowed to be outside our vehicle?

Yes, but you must stay with in the width of your vehicle. You can not dance or group with anyone outside of your vehicle. We will have staff monitoring for social distancing, so please follow their instructions. You will be asked to leave if you do not comply. We are all in this together – be safe and be smart.

Will you have concessions?

Yes, concessions will be open, and there is no outside food allowed. Please maintain social distancing when standing in line for concessions. We will also have mobile delivery service for alcohol. Putting on your flashing hazard lights on your car will bring a server over to your vehicle via golf cart.

Can I bring alcohol?

No outside food or beverages are allowed. Cars will be searched on arrival, and prohibited items will be confiscated.

Will face coverings be sold at the door?

Yes, we will have face coverings for sale at the merch booth.

Can we reserve spots next to friends?

No reserving spots. If groups want to park near each other, they must arrive together. We recommend meeting up prior to arriving to ensure we can accommodate you.

Will I be able to leave anytime during the event or are we stuck in our spot until the end?

Generally no. We will do our best to handle this on a case-by-case basis for emergencies. However, we cannot guarantee an early exit due to parking logistics.

Can I sit in the back of my truck?

Yes, you can sit in the back of your truck, but you must be level with the roof-line of your vehicle.

Can I put my convertible top down?

Yes, you can have your top down.

Can I bring my pets?


Can I leave my car and lights on?

All cars must be turned off once you are parked. You are allowed to run the engine for 20-30 minutes to prevent your battery from dying, but please be mindful of the people around you. Jumper boxes are available should you need a jump.

Photo by Jason Riedmiller Photography/NEPA Scene