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Free Lackawanna Giveback Musicfest takes over Montage Mountain in Scranton on May 14

Free Lackawanna Giveback Musicfest takes over Montage Mountain in Scranton on May 14
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From a press release:

Audacy and its local radio stations 98.5 KRZ, Froggy 101, Max 102, and WILK 103.1 are partnering with the Lackawanna County Commissioners for the first-ever Lackawanna County Giveback on the Mountain Musicfest on Saturday, May 14.

Taking place from noon-8 p.m. at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain (1000 Montage Mountain Rd., Scranton), the new festival will feature all things Lackawanna and Northeastern Pennsylvania, including vendors of all kinds, restaurants, food trucks, wineries, and a variety of live musical acts selected from the county’s Music Re-Opening Act Grant performing on two stages.

This event is free to the public and the participating local businesses. After long lockdowns and quarantines, attendees will “finally be able to relax and enjoy a day of food, shopping, music, and fun with friends and family” – all while supporting small businesses and musicians who were among those who suffered most during the pandemic.

“The Lackawanna County Giveback on the Mountain Musicfest was born out of love for our little corner of Pennsylvania. NEPA is full of wonderful people, businesses, and talented musicians. We want to bring everyone together to celebrate our region for a fun-filled day on the mountain!” the festival’s website explains.

“It’s no secret that the pandemic has caused hardship for many people and businesses. This rings true for local musicians as well. The economic collapse of the local live music industry affected not only the musicians themselves, but countless others, including managers, sound technicians, stage crew, lighting directors, and many more. In 2021, the Lackawanna County Commissioners established the Lackawanna County Music Re-Opening Act Grant with American Rescue Plan Act funds to assist the local music industries in recovering from the repercussions left by the pandemic, and to promote the safe reopening of the county. Qualified musicians and DJs from Lackawanna County were invited to apply for the grant. A sampling of selected musicians will be performing live at the festival!

“In addition to the wonderful local musicians, local businesses and vendors will be on-hand displaying what they do best. You’ll enjoy music, food, shopping, and more!”

The full list of vendors and the music schedule is below.

Live music schedule

Stage 1

12:20 p.m.-1 p.m.: Clarence Spady Band
1:20 p.m.-2 p.m.: Paul LaBelle & The Exact Change Band featuring The Badass Brass
2:20 p.m.-3 p.m.: Hollis with Mark Woodyatt
3:20 p.m.-4 p.m.: Doug Smith Dixieland All-Stars featuring Tyler Dempsey, Erin Malloy, and Mark Woodyatt
4:20 p.m.-5 p.m.: Modern Ties
5:20 p.m.-6 p.m.: Dani-elle
6:20 p.m.-7 p.m.: Giants of Science
7:20 p.m.-8 p.m.: Leighann & Company

Stage 2

Noon-12:40 p.m.: Neil Nicastro, James Schiavo, and Marc Arcarese
1 p.m.-1:40 p.m.: The Marko Marcinko Latin Jazz Quartet
2 p.m.-2:40 p.m.: Melissa Krahnke and Bryan Banks
3 p.m.-3:40 p.m.: Jay Luke
4 p.m.-4:40 p.m.: Jack Bordo and Jim Cullen
5 p.m.-5:40 p.m.: Picture Perfect
6 p.m.-6:40 p.m.: LittleStarRun
7 p.m.-7:40 p.m.: Light Weight

Food trucks/vendors

ButcherBobs BBQ
Cuzindom’s Garlic Knot Sliders
Legends Hospitality
Michael Mootz Candies
Naked Toffee
Nico’s Pizza
Notis The Gyro King
Pittston Popcorn
Smoked & Sauced BBQ
Webby Concessions
The Welsh Tea Shoppe


Parlor Beverages
Pocono Soda

Wine and beer

Susquehanna Brewing Company
Capra Collina Winery
Space Time Mead & Cider Works
Talerico’s Tropical Winery


Agency for Community Empowerment of NEPA (ACE)
Allen’s Amish Shoppe
Alloy Wheel Repair Specialists
Angel Wings Chunky Blankets
Art By Francesca Panunti
Art by M. Noelle
Art by Nad
Artwork by Keith Renard
Be You! Lifestyle
Bow Wow Brigade
Christine’s Soap Box
Corcoran Crochet
Crazy Ink
Creating Memories
The Crystal Spirit
David Mirarchi Music
Designs by Olivia Grey
The Discount Outlet
Dynamic Duo Entertainment
Embroidery 4 U
Essence For Your Senses
Face the Art Face Painting
Frankie Carll Productions
Furever Love
Handcrafted on A Whim
Handmade with Love by Margie
The Honesdale National Bank
Imperfections by Nikki
Janiece’s Purse Collection
John Litwinsky Music
Kairi’s Crystals
LeafFilter North
Lil’ Sofia’s Jewelry Box
Love the Arts/Phillip Mancini
Lunar Wolf Shoppe
Lyndsey Hughes Designs
Marcy’s Treasures
Mary Kay Cosmetics
Metal Relic
Michele’s Handcrafted Specialities
Modern Ties
NEPA Scene
New York Life
Oh Yas Art
Old World Fan Birds & Themed Lanterns
PA Party Rentals
Phoenix Lane
Picturesque Luxury Picnics
Psychedelic Sweetheart
Queen City Ink Tattoo and Tarot
RCG Crystals
Rockstar Dog Bakery
Sassy Albert Soaps
Scentsy with Jamie
The Soap Chef
Sundance Vacations
U.S. Marine Corps/1st Marine Corps District/HS Harrisburg
Warren Construction
West Abington Artistry
Westwind Jewelry
Zee Koh Kreations

Photo by Scott Kucharski Photography/NEPA Scene