Rich Howells

Luzerne County comedian Zack Hammond releases offensively ‘Considerate’ new album

Luzerne County comedian Zack Hammond releases offensively ‘Considerate’ new album

In times like these, some people need positive and reassuring words to lift their spirits and take their minds off the grim situation. Other people accept how bad things are and embrace a dark sense of humor to get them through this harsh reality. If you find yourself in the latter group, the new comedy […]

 Rich Howells

From gospel to metal, The Contact Collective fuses genres into soulful sounds from Stroudsburg to Scranton

From gospel to metal, The Contact Collective fuses genres into soulful sounds from Stroudsburg to Scranton

Stroudsburg rock fusion band The Contact Collective blends soul, gospel, jazz, funk, reggae, new-age, and even a little metal into a sound that they say “tastes like mom’s cookin’ but feels like a summer’s breeze.” In the wide-ranging music scene of Northeastern Pennsylvania, the relatively new group has still managed to stand out since forming […]

 Rich Howells

Scranton indie rockers Tigers Jaw sign to Hopeless Records, release new single ‘Warn Me’

Scranton indie rockers Tigers Jaw sign to Hopeless Records, release new single ‘Warn Me’

On Thursday, Scranton indie rock band Tigers Jaw released their first new single in three years, “Warn Me,” and announced that they’ve signed to Hopeless Records, an independent label that serves as the current home of national acts like Taking Back Sunday, New Found Glory, Sum 41, The Used, Bayside, Circa Survive, Neck Deep, The […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA jamgrass band Cabinet will play both virtual and in-person concerts this summer

NEPA jamgrass band Cabinet will play both virtual and in-person concerts this summer

Whether you’re staying safely at home or venturing outside this summer, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre jamgrass group Cabinet has a live concert experience for you. This weekend, the band will play two back-to-back webcast shows from Ardmore Music Hall in suburban Philadelphia that will be live streamed via nugs.tv. This first on Friday, June 26 will be a […]

 Rich Howells

Irem Shrine in Dallas hosts Food Truck Fridays with new vendors every week through July 31

Irem Shrine in Dallas hosts Food Truck Fridays with new vendors every week through July 31

Following a successful launch last week, the Irem Shrine in Dallas, Pennsylvania will host an outdoor food truck event every Friday from 4 p.m.-8 p.m. through July 31. Food Truck Fridays offer “food trucks parked on the premises, a DJ, and a large pavilion with outdoor seating to enjoy your food. There is a different […]

 Rich Howells

La Festa Italiana in Scranton canceled due to coronavirus concerns

La Festa Italiana in Scranton canceled due to coronavirus concerns

First it was the Scranton St. Patrick’s Parade – then the coronavirus came for the Italian Festival. This morning, Lackawanna County and festival organizers announced that La Festa Italiana, scheduled for Sept. 4-7 on Courthouse Square in downtown Scranton, has been canceled. The massively popular Labor Day weekend event typically brings more than 80 food […]

 Rich Howells

Montage Mountain Waterpark in Scranton will reopen on June 26 with coronavirus safety guidelines

Montage Mountain Waterpark in Scranton will reopen on June 26 with coronavirus safety guidelines

With the summer weather heating things up and Lackawanna County set to move into the green phase of reopening this on June 26, Montage Mountain Waterpark in Scranton has announced that it will open this Friday at 10 a.m. to season pass holders and 11 a.m. to the general public. The park, which has over […]

 Rich Howells

Last summer concert at Pavilion at Montage Mountain is canceled, leaving Scranton venue closed

Last summer concert at Pavilion at Montage Mountain is canceled, leaving Scranton venue closed

The last concert scheduled at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton was quietly canceled last week, leaving the outdoor venue with an empty schedule for the first summer since it opened. Over the last two months, all shows scheduled at Montage Mountain have either been canceled or postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic except […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA country artists play live at Garth Brooks tailgate show at Circle Drive-In in Dickson City on June 27

NEPA country artists play live at Garth Brooks tailgate show at Circle Drive-In in Dickson City on June 27

Last week, country music icon Garth Brooks announced a special concert event showing at over 300 drive-in theaters across North America, including several in Northeastern Pennsylvania. For those who are disappointed that Brooks won’t be performing in person, the Circle Drive-In Theatre in Dickson City is making its event even more special with live music […]

 Rich Howells

Scranton music venue The Place relocating in Marketplace at Steamtown as Geisinger builds wellness center

Scranton music venue The Place relocating in Marketplace at Steamtown as Geisinger builds wellness center

A music venue that opened inside The Marketplace at Steamtown last fall will already have to move as Geisinger takes over former storefronts to build a musculoskeletal wellness center in downtown Scranton. Geisinger’s $20.9 million project was announced in October and will fill the two-floor space left by the Bon-Ton when it closed in 2015, […]