Scott Kucharski

PHOTOS: Judas Priest and Sabaton at Santander Arena in Reading, 09/08/21

PHOTOS: Judas Priest and Sabaton at Santander Arena in Reading, 09/08/21

The legendary Judas Priest kicked off their U.S. Firepower Tour in Wilkes-Barre in 2018, and they returned to Pennsylvania on Wednesday, Sept. 8 to begin their 50 Heavy Metal Years Tour at the Santander Arena in Reading. The madness of opening night started with Swedish heavy metal band Sabaton and their raucous 12-song set featuring […]

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PHOTOS: Skillet and Switchfoot at Spyglass Ridge Winery in Sunbury, 08/28/21

PHOTOS: Skillet and Switchfoot at Spyglass Ridge Winery in Sunbury, 08/28/21

Most fans gathered at the Spyglass Ridge Winery on Saturday, Aug. 28 probably didn’t realize it at the onset, but vocalist John Cooper of the headlining act Skillet eventually informed them during a break between songs that he was “fairly sure” this was the first time his band ever played with their good friends Switchfoot […]

 Scott Kucharski

PHOTOS: The Nielsen Trust feat. Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick in West Reading garage, 06/19/21

PHOTOS: The Nielsen Trust feat. Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick in West Reading garage, 06/19/21

Perseverance. Dedication. Stick-to-itiveness. Call it what you will, but The Nielsen Trust was not going to deny their fans a promised show in Berks County on June 19. After a ticketed event at the Pat Garrett Amphitheater with Philadelphia rockers Nick Perri & The Underground Thieves was unfortunately canceled, the band decided to shift gears […]

 Scott Kucharski

PHOTOS: Samantha Fish live at SteelStacks in Bethlehem, 04/16/21

PHOTOS: Samantha Fish live at SteelStacks in Bethlehem, 04/16/21

Kansas City blues rocker Samantha Fish and her new power trio brought her Kill or Be Kind Tour to the SteelStacks in Bethlehem on Friday, April 16, and it turned out to be just was the sold-out crowd needed that night. After a year of canceled, postponed, reimagined, and parking lot-style shows, ArtsQuest hosted the […]

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SteelStacks in Bethlehem kick off spring concert series outdoors on April 15

While 2020 was, for the most part, the year that wasn’t in terms of traditional shows and events, most folks on all sides of the entertainment industry seem ready to attempt to get back to some level of normalcy in 2021. Northeastern Pennsylvania was fortunate last year to still get live, in-person concerts at venues […]

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PHOTOS: Jon Bon Jovi acoustic at Joe Biden rally at Dallas High School, 10/24/20

PHOTOS: Jon Bon Jovi acoustic at Joe Biden rally at Dallas High School, 10/24/20

Luzerne County has hosted its share of drive-in concerts and political rallies over the last few months, but both came together for a unique event at Dallas High School on Saturday, Oct. 24. Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Jon Bon Jovi joined former Vice President and current Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his […]

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PHOTOS: Allman Betts Band and Static in the Attic at Circle Drive-In in Dickson City, 09/19/20

PHOTOS: Allman Betts Band and Static in the Attic at Circle Drive-In in Dickson City, 09/19/20

The Allman Betts Band carries on the legacy of The Allman Brothers Band, and on Saturday, Sept. 19, the group made up for the Brothers’ annual tradition of the Peach Music Festival in a way with a live performance at the Circle Drive-In Theatre in Dickson City. Led by Devon Allman, son of founding Allman […]

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PHOTOS: Steel Panther and Freddie Fabbri at Circle Drive-In in Dickson City, 09/12/20

PHOTOS: Steel Panther and Freddie Fabbri at Circle Drive-In in Dickson City, 09/12/20

Steel Panther is foul-mouthed, raucous, and offensive – and people love it. On Saturday, Sept. 12, fans drove from states away to see the ’80s glam metal parody band play up the raunchy conventions of the decade of excess at the Circle Drive-In Theatre in Dickson City, one of only two stops on the Fast […]

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PHOTOS: Billy Strings drive-in concert at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre, 09/11/20

PHOTOS: Billy Strings drive-in concert at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre, 09/11/20

On Friday, Sept. 11, young bluegrass sensation Billy Strings and his band kicked off three consecutive nights of fun at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre Township that served as the opening of their national Meet Me at the Drive-In Tour. It was Strings’ first live show since March and the arena’s […]

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PHOTOS: Marcus King Trio and Early James at Circle Drive-In in Dickson City, 09/06/20

PHOTOS: Marcus King Trio and Early James at Circle Drive-In in Dickson City, 09/06/20

The Marcus King Trio delivered a “Sunday night service” at the Circle Drive-In Theatre in Dickson City on Sept. 6, and rows of vehicles were eager to soak up the Southern rock sermon that served as the third stop of their Live at the Drive In Tour, which has several sold-out dates this month. Backed […]

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