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 Rich Howells

EXCLUSIVE: Electric City Music Conference artist schedule at 11 Scranton venues announced

EXCLUSIVE: Electric City Music Conference artist schedule at 11 Scranton venues announced

The Electric City Music Conference held an announcement party at Stage West in Scranton on July 5, revealing all the nominees for the 2019 Steamtown Music Awards as well as the conference’s artist schedule. ECMC producers Joe Caviston and Ken Norton read off all the nominees in 35 categories, sharing the stage with live performances […]

 Rich Howells

Alternative rock band Cold takes first tour in 8 years to Levels in Scranton on Sept. 1

Alternative rock band Cold takes first tour in 8 years to Levels in Scranton on Sept. 1

Last month, gold-selling alternative rock band Cold released the first song from their first studio album in eight years. Today, they announced their first tour in over eight years, and it includes some special surprises for music fans in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Cold’s new lineup features Berwick native Nick Coyle on guitar, a singer/songwriter who fronted […]

 Rich Howells

EXCLUSIVE: Scranton alternative rockers University Drive join Cold on national tour

EXCLUSIVE: Scranton alternative rockers University Drive join Cold on national tour

While they’ve received a lot of positive feedback and reviews recently from their new album, “Clear,” Scranton alternative rock band University Drive never expected to impress a national act so much that they would be invited to tour with them. Last month, gold-selling alternative rock band Cold released the first single from their first studio […]

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Grammy-winning country band Diamond Rio plays hits and holiday songs at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on Dec. 6

Grammy-winning country band Diamond Rio plays hits and holiday songs at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on Dec. 6

From a press release: It was announced today that Grammy Award-winning Nashville country band Diamond Rio will bring their Holiday & Hits Tour to Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on Friday, Dec. 6 at 8 p.m., playing their hit songs along with holiday favorites. Tickets, which are $25 for regular reserved seating and $35 for […]

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Sands Casino and Event Center renamed Wind Creek Bethlehem under new ownership

Sands Casino and Event Center renamed Wind Creek Bethlehem under new ownership

Last month, Wind Creek Hospitality finalized the $1.3 billion purchase of the Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem, so the Lehigh Valley property has been rebranded as Wind Creek Bethlehem, including the Sands Bethlehem Event Center. The 14,000-square-foot venue for music, comedy, sports, and other shows will now be known as the Wind Creek Event Center, […]

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Folk punk singer/songwriter Frank Turner performs at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 12

Folk punk singer/songwriter Frank Turner performs at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 12

From a press release: It was announced today that English folk punk singer/songwriter Frank Turner, who is set to release a new album, “No Man’s Land,” on Aug. 16, will visit the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Saturday, Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. Turner performed in Scranton last year as part of the final […]

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Scranton punk band The Menzingers announce new album, single, and tour with Tigers Jaw

Scranton punk band The Menzingers announce new album, single, and tour with Tigers Jaw

From a press release: It was announced today that Scranton/Philadelphia punk band The Menzingers will release their sixth studio album, “Hello Exile,” on Friday, Oct. 4 via Epitaph Records. The record arrives as the follow-up to the band’s 2017 critically acclaimed release “After the Party,” which debuted at No. 19 on the Billboard Top Current […]

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Montdale country artist and hunting TV star Nate Hosie releases new single, ‘Rocked All Summer Long’

Montdale country artist and hunting TV star Nate Hosie releases new single, ‘Rocked All Summer Long’

From a press release: Montdale native, Outdoor Channel star, and Nashville recording artist Nate Hosie released his latest single, “Rocked All Summer Long,” on all digital music outlets, including Apple Music and Amazon Music, this morning. “Rocked All Summer Long,” an upbeat and catchy follow-up to Hosie’s successful 2017 EP “The America I Know,” was […]

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’90s hitmakers Big Head Todd and the Monsters return to Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on Nov. 14

’90s hitmakers Big Head Todd and the Monsters return to Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on Nov. 14

From a press release: It was announced this week that Colorado rock band Big Head Todd and the Monsters, best known for hits like “Broken Hearted Savior,” “Bittersweet,” and “Circle” from their platinum-selling 1993 album “Sister Sweetly,” will bring their winter tour to Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on Thursday, Nov. 14 at 8 p.m. […]

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Southern rockers Molly Hatchet return to Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on Sept. 7

Southern rockers Molly Hatchet return to Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on Sept. 7

From a press release: It was announced this week that multi-platinum ’70s Southern rock band Molly Hatchet, known for hits like “Flirtin’ with Disaster,” will return Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on Saturday, Sept. 7 at 8 p.m. Longtime Molly Hatchet singer Phil McCormack passed away on April 25, 2019 at the age of 58; […]

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