Music

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: 2018 Steamtown Music Awards ceremony in Scranton (with winners list), 09/13/18

PHOTOS: 2018 Steamtown Music Awards ceremony in Scranton (with winners list), 09/13/18

The fifth annual Electric City Music Conference began on Thursday, Sept. 13 with the biggest turnout for the Steamtown Music Awards yet, packing The V-Spot in Scranton and flooding its entire front parking lot with local musicians and their supporters that felt like both a family reunion and a massive party for music lovers of […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

See singer Petula Clark in ‘Downtown’ Wilkes-Barre at F.M. Kirby Center on Nov. 14

See singer Petula Clark in ‘Downtown’ Wilkes-Barre at F.M. Kirby Center on Nov. 14

From a press release: It was announced today that singer, actress, and 1960s icon Petula Clark will visit the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. Tickets, which are $32.50, $42.50, and $60, plus fees, go on sale this Friday, Sept. 21 at 10 a.m. and will be available at […]

 Scott Kucharski

PHOTOS: Alanis Morissette at Mount Airy Casino Resort in Mt. Pocono, 09/08/18

PHOTOS: Alanis Morissette at Mount Airy Casino Resort in Mt. Pocono, 09/08/18

On an unseasonably chilly, rain-filled Saturday in September, seven-time Grammy Award winner Alanis Morissette brought her current tour to the first-ever Outdoor Summer Concert Series at Mount Airy Casino Resort in Mount Pocono. Over 2,000 fans packed into the sold-out pavilion to see the queen of alt-rock angst in all her glory. On a day […]

 Ryan Mullaney

PHOTOS: Godsmack, Shinedown, and Red Sun Rising at Montage Mountain in Scranton, 08/31/18

PHOTOS: Godsmack, Shinedown, and Red Sun Rising at Montage Mountain in Scranton, 08/31/18

Two major multi-platinum rock acts that broke into the mainstream in the early 2000s, Godsmack and Shinedown, brought their co-headlining summer tour and rock radio hits to The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton on Friday, Aug. 31, supporting their latest albums released in the spring, “When Legends Rise” and “Attention Attention,” respectively. Up-and-coming rockers […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Willie Nelson’s son Micah plays free show as Particle Kid at Gallery of Sound in Wilkes-Barre on Sept. 13

Willie Nelson’s son Micah plays free show as Particle Kid at Gallery of Sound in Wilkes-Barre on Sept. 13

Before the Outlaw Music Festival returns to The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton this Friday, Sept. 14, one of its performers, Particle Kid, will play a free show and meet fans at the Gallery of Sound in Wilkes-Barre on Thursday, Sept. 13 at 6 p.m. Particle Kid is the experimental musical identity of J. […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Iconic Philadelphia music venue Electric Factory sold and will be renamed under new ownership

Iconic Philadelphia music venue Electric Factory sold and will be renamed under new ownership

From press releases: Philadelphia has a rich musical heritage, and the Electric Factory has played a large part in shaping and showcasing the major musical acts of the last 50 years. Earlier today, it was announced the music venue was sold to concert promoter AEG under its company The Bowery Presents, which runs multiple venues […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Outlaw Music Festival with Sturgill Simpson, Tedeschi Trucks Band, and more at Hersheypark Stadium, 09/08/18

PHOTOS: Outlaw Music Festival with Sturgill Simpson, Tedeschi Trucks Band, and more at Hersheypark Stadium, 09/08/18

After its debut at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton in 2016, the Outlaw Music Festival with Willie Nelson at the helm became a national tour in 2017 and did not come to Scranton, stopping in Hershey and Holmdel and Camden in New Jersey instead. This year, Outlaw is riding back into Scranton on […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Electric City Music Conference organizers raise money for charity by losing weight and getting healthy

Electric City Music Conference organizers raise money for charity by losing weight and getting healthy

From a press release: The organizers of the Electric City Music Conference decided to get healthy by losing weight while raising money for charity before this year’s event in Scranton. The duo had donors sponsor each pound lost with a financial commitment. Joe Caviston and Ken Norton lost a combined 68 pounds and raised $2,160 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Nashville’s Lola Montez headlines night of female-fronted rock at Border Bar in Pittston on Sept. 8

Nashville’s Lola Montez headlines night of female-fronted rock at Border Bar in Pittston on Sept. 8

From a press release: Camp Rattler continues its reputation of bringing impressive underground acts to the area while featuring homegrown talent on Saturday, Sept. 8 when Nashville rock band Lola Montez headlines a night of female-fronted music at the Border Bar in Pittston. Doors at the Border Bar (170 Laurel St., Pittston) open at 5 […]

 Guest Contributor

10 out-of-town bands you need to see at the 2018 Electric City Music Conference in Scranton

10 out-of-town bands you need to see at the 2018 Electric City Music Conference in Scranton

The Electric City Music Conference gives local music fans a massive overload of great music to listen to while providing all kinds of opportunities for local bands. In recent years, bands from across the country have also streamed into Northeastern Pennsylvania to participate in the annual event. Today, we’re highlighting 10 acts from outside the […]

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