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Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe adds concerts and comedy to Winter Encore Series in February

Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe adds concerts and comedy to Winter Encore Series in February
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From a press release:

While Penn’s Peak has been forced to postpone or cancel most of their big concerts due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Jim Thorpe venue has been able to host live music through its Social Listening Series and Peak Fest shows.

The socially distanced events have continued with the Winter Encore Series, which has received some recent additions to its schedule, including stand-up comedy and tribute bands.

These indoor shows run on Fridays and Saturdays. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and showtime is at 6:30 p.m. each night. Tables for up to four people are $50. Advance tickets are available at the Penn’s Peak box office (325 Maury Rd., Jim Thorpe) or on the day of the event. Call 610-826-9200 for details.

The venue is striving to become an industry benchmark for health and safety, so COVID-19 guidelines currently in place include the following:

  • All guests are required to wear masks while entering, exiting, or otherwise traveling throughout the venue. Face coverings may be removed while seated.
  • Observe social distancing by staying 6 feet apart from groups outside your own.
  • Per state requirements, the maximum number of people allowed in the venue will be 185. Once that number is hit, no additional guests will be allowed to enter until others leave.

Roadies Restaurant and Bar is open, so food and beverages will be available.

These shows also come with a warning: “In connection with your visit to Penn’s Peak, please be advised that you must follow Penn’s Peak’s policies, CDC guidelines, and the recommendations of health officials. Please note that any public location where people are present provides an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19, and Penn’s Peak cannot guarantee that you will not be exposed during your visit. By visiting Penn’s Peak, you acknowledge and agree that you assume these inherent risks associated with attendance. You also agree to follow posted safety instructions. Failure to follow instructions may result in removal from premises.”

Winter Encore Series schedule

Saturday, Jan. 30 at 6:30 p.m.: Bark at the Moon – Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath tribute (sold out)

Friday, Feb. 12 at 6:30 p.m.: Kricket Comedy presents “Jokes on Us” – Turae featuring Troy Moore and Ryan Foster

Saturday, Feb. 13 at 6:30 p.m.: Kricket Comedy presents “Jokes on Us” – Pat House featuring Erik Terrell and Guy Schiavi

Friday, Feb. 19 at 6:30 p.m.: A Proud Monkey – Dave Matthews Band tribute

Saturday, Feb. 20 at 6:30 p.m.: Green River – Creedence Clearwater Revival/John Fogerty tribute

Saturday, Feb. 27 at 6:30 p.m.: Triple Rail Turn – modern country band

Penn’s Peak is a beautiful mountaintop entertainment venue can comfortably host 1,800 concertgoers with a spacious dance floor, lofty ceilings, a concert bar/concession area, and a full service restaurant and bar aptly named Roadies. Complete with a broad open-air deck for summertime revelry, Penn’s Peak patrons enjoy a breathtaking overlook of nearby Beltzville Lake, plus a commanding, picturesque 50-mile panoramic view of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s Appalachian Mountains. The venue also hosts weddings, banquets and special events that are truly “above the rest.”

Geographically convenient to residents of major population zones in Hazleton, Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, Stroudsburg, the Lehigh Valley, Philadelphia, and New York City, Penn’s Peak is an ideal location for any event. It is located only four miles from Exit 74 of the northeast extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike.