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 NEPA Scene Staff

Country icon Martina McBride reschedules show at F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre for March 25, 2022

Country icon Martina McBride reschedules show at F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre for March 25, 2022

From a press release: Due to a scheduling conflict, the Martina McBride concert scheduled for Oct. 2 at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre has been rescheduled for Friday, March 25, 2022 as part of her Livin’ Life Up Tour. The award-winning powerhouse vocalist and country icon known for hits like “Independence Day,” “A Broken […]

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Breaking Benjamin returns to Montage Mountain in Scranton with Papa Roach on Sept. 18

Breaking Benjamin returns to Montage Mountain in Scranton with Papa Roach on Sept. 18

From a press release: It was announced today that multi-platinum-selling Wilkes-Barre rock band Breaking Benjamin will return to The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton on Saturday, Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. with Papa Roach and Memphis May Fire, presented by Hazleton active rock radio station 97.9X. Fans will have access to pre-sale tickets beginning […]

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Nominations for 2021 Steamtown Music Awards in Scranton are now open

Nominations for 2021 Steamtown Music Awards in Scranton are now open

Starting today, nominations for the 2021 Steamtown Music Awards are open from now until Tuesday, Oct. 5. The public can nominate their favorite artists and music industry professionals for the eighth annual local music awards ceremony, which will be held on Thursday, Nov. 18 and serve as the opening of the Electric City Music Conference […]

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Langan, Frost & Wane debuts with psych folk album and Wilkes-Barre concert on Aug. 15

Langan, Frost & Wane debuts with psych folk album and Wilkes-Barre concert on Aug. 15

From a press release: Langan, Frost & Wane is the collaboration of three ambitious songwriters writing in the folk tradition and drawing candidly from the folk revival of the mid-20th century. It began as a vessel for Brian Langan (Langan) and RJ Gilligan (Frost) to explore a territory they otherwise had no outlet for in […]

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Rusted Root vocalist Michael Glabicki performs as a duo at River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on Aug. 6

Rusted Root vocalist Michael Glabicki performs as a duo at River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on Aug. 6

From a press release: With Rusted Root on hiatus, the frontman of the multi-platinum Pittsburgh jam band, Michael Glabicki, has been touring as a duo with Rusted Root’s longtime guitar player and backing vocalist Dirk Miller, including a 2019 stop in Scranton. The pair will return to Northeastern Pennsylvania to perform at the River Street […]

 James Callahan

VIDEO PREMIERE: Resilient rocker Karen Bella takes a shot of ‘Jack Honey’ in debut music video

VIDEO PREMIERE: Resilient rocker Karen Bella takes a shot of ‘Jack Honey’ in debut music video

Early in March, the gang here at Camp Rattler in West Pittston was contacted by our superstar PR agent Denise Kovalevitch of DMK Publicity, her boutique agency located in the greater Philadelphia area. Denise, who I have known since the mid-’90s, works with clients such as Blues Traveler, Candlebox, Steve Vai, Corey Glover of Living […]

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New York City hosts free star-studded ‘Homecoming’ concert in Central Park on Aug. 21

New York City hosts free star-studded ‘Homecoming’ concert in Central Park on Aug. 21

From a press release: Today, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, music industry legend Clive Davis, Live Nation, and New York City Economic Development Chair Danny Meyer announced the all-star lineup set to perform at the “We Love NYC: The Homecoming Concert” on the Great Lawn in Central Park on Saturday, Aug. 21. Presented […]

 Rich Howells

Scranton indie/alt rocker James Barrett comes out of 2020 stronger with new music and fall concert

Scranton indie/alt rocker James Barrett comes out of 2020 stronger with new music and fall concert

When your dream is to become a full-time musician, a global pandemic is a nightmare scenario. Over the last year, though, James Barrett took his already emotional and introspective approach to songwriting and used the anxiety and loneliness of the quarantine to dig deeper into what he started with his debut full band album, “The […]

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Tribute band ‘Best of the Eagles’ performs at Scranton Cultural Center on Oct. 1

Tribute band ‘Best of the Eagles’ performs at Scranton Cultural Center on Oct. 1

From a press release: The Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple in downtown Scranton will present Best of the Eagles on Friday, Oct. 1 at 7:30 p.m. in the Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Theatre. Best of the Eagles is one of the top Eagles tribute acts in the country with authentic live performances of […]

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Former Wilkes-Barre musician Strand of Oaks returns to F.M. Kirby Center on Nov. 21

Former Wilkes-Barre musician Strand of Oaks returns to F.M. Kirby Center on Nov. 21

From a press release: Following the announcement of a new album and tour earlier this month, it was announced today that Strand of Oaks will be back at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Sunday, Nov. 21 as part of the venue’s “Chandelier Concert Series.” Brooklyn indie rock band The Still Tide will open […]

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