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EDM ‘Pavement Rave’ series continues Labor Day weekend in Montage Mountain parking lot in Scranton

EDM ‘Pavement Rave’ series continues Labor Day weekend in Montage Mountain parking lot in Scranton
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From a press release:

Following a sold-out opening weekend earlier this month, Stage West in Scranton announced today that its “Pavement Rave” series of live DJs and electronic artists will return to the parking lot of Montage Mountain Waterpark in Scranton with dubstep producer Peekaboo on Saturday, Sept. 5 with opening acts TVBOO, Sully, and more artists TBA.

This Labor Day weekend series of socially distanced drive-in shows continues with Adventure Club and Wooli on Sunday, Sept. 6; supporting artists are TBA.

Gates at Montage Mountain (1000 Montage Mountain Rd., Scranton) open at 4 p.m. each day, and the 18+ concerts run from 6 p.m.-11 p.m. Tickets, which are $149 for a general admission (up to four guests per vehicle), $209 for Gold Circle parking (closer parking, four guests max), and $329 for Platinum Circle parking (center stage parking in first two rows, four guests max), are on sale now via Prekindle for Night 1 and Night 2. Parking spots are first-come, first-served, and these are rain or shine events.

Philadelphia dubstep producer Subtronics headlined the debut of the “Pavement Rave” series on Aug. 7-8 with SubDocta, Vampa, Level Up, Brainrack, Forreign, Zia, Wreckno, Shizz Lo, and Jeanie, all live on a stage with lighting, a PA system, and a big screen broadcasting the action while ravers listened and danced at their vehicles.

Presented by DamnMillennial Promotions, these shows both sold out at Montage Mountain, 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.

Matthew Lucas, a.ka. Peekaboo, began as a multi-genre electronic music artist in 2017, but he is mostly known now for his particular style of dubstep, also known as freeform bass and space bass. His sixth EP, “Wrecking Ball,” debuted at No. 10 on Billboard’s Dance/Electronic Album Sales chart in early 2019.

Now living in Los Angeles, the Michigan native has been named an artist to watch by several online electronic music news publications and bloggers. Writers for Noiseporn and Your EDM listed Peekaboo as one of 20 and of 40 (respectively) artists to watch in 2019. He has also received support from various “heavyweight” electronic music producers, including Bassnectar, Rezz, RL Grime, Caspa, and Liquid Stranger.

Canada’s Adventure Club first emerged in 2010 and embarked on a wild ride to the upper echelon of electronic music. Along the way, their breakout hit “Wonder” featuring Kite String Tangle from their 2013 debut EP “Calling All Heroes” amassed over 16 million Spotify streams and earned a gold certification in Canada. Meanwhile, they notched 10 HypeMachine No. 1s, syncs on MTV’s “Teen Wolf” and “Eye Candy,” and created high-profile remixes for Brand New, Thrice, Alexisonfire, and Metric as well as collaborating with Krewella on the hit “Rise & Fall.” In addition to packing houses on their headlining Superheroes Anonymous and Made in Canada tours, they’ve ignited stages at Coachella, Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Electric Daisy Carnival, Ultra Music Festival, and many more.

Their full-length debut album “Red // Blue,” featuring cuts like “Firestorm” (featuring Sara Diamond), “Forever” (featuring Ben Stevenson), and “Limitless” (featuring fellow Canadian singer/songwriter Delaney Jane), along with other favorites, including “Gold” (featuring Yuna) and “Crash,” peaked at No. 2 on both the Billboard Top Electronic Album and iTunes Dance Albums charts upon its release in 2016.

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.
  • Water is allowed in sealed containers. 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.

See photos of DJs Vampa and Level Up from the first “Pavement Rave” on Friday, Aug. 7 by Ionic Development below: