Music

 Rich Howells

VIDEO PREMIERE: Wilkes-Barre rockers Zayre Mountain salute those jumping ‘Into the Fire’ of coronavirus pandemic

VIDEO PREMIERE: Wilkes-Barre rockers Zayre Mountain salute those jumping ‘Into the Fire’ of coronavirus pandemic

Music is often as much a comfort during hard times as it is a reflection of the period it was created in. Zayre Mountain is expressing both with a new song and music video premiering today on NEPA Scene. While millions of people are quarantined at home to avoid exposure to the coronavirus as it […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: NEPA nonprofit PATAsphere shares song of love and positivity while in coronavirus quarantine

VIDEO: NEPA nonprofit PATAsphere shares song of love and positivity while in coronavirus quarantine

Stages all over the world are empty right now as the spread of coronavirus keeps many people quarantined, but this hasn’t stopped artists from finding creative ways to get together and perform. PATAsphere, a nonprofit organization based in Dallas, Pennsylvania whose “mission is to provide young performers state-of-the-art voice, dance, and drama training within a […]

 Rich Howells

SONG PREMIERE: Scranton pop punk band Anytime Soon reaches ‘End of an Era’ with new music

SONG PREMIERE: Scranton pop punk band Anytime Soon reaches ‘End of an Era’ with new music

Like many musicians around the world right now, singer/songwriter Mitch Evans had to put any springtime plans on hold because of the coronavirus. In the meantime, his band Anytime Soon is moving forward with the release of the first single from their upcoming EP of “unadulterated Pennsylvania pop punk.” Premiering today exclusively on NEPA Scene […]

 Scott Kucharski

PHOTOS: Mountainfest with Gin Blossoms and Tom Petty Appreciation Band at Montage Mountain in Scranton, 03/07/20

PHOTOS: Mountainfest with Gin Blossoms and Tom Petty Appreciation Band at Montage Mountain in Scranton, 03/07/20

It took a little while for the multi-platinum alternative rock band from Tempe, Arizona to adjust to the cold of Montage Mountain in Scranton, but Gin Blossoms still happily headlined the fifth annual Mountainfest in winter coats on Saturday, March 7. It helped that they received a warm welcome from the bundled up crowd who […]

 Rich Howells

Gov. Wolf issues guidelines to suspend Pennsylvania gatherings and events for 14 days

Gov. Wolf issues guidelines to suspend Pennsylvania gatherings and events for 14 days

Yesterday, Governor Tom Wolf provided guidance to mitigate the spread of coronavirus across Pennsylvania over the next 14 days, including a “suspension of large gatherings, events, conferences of 250 individuals or more” that has made many local venues, bars, and restaurants cancel or postpone concerts during an important weekend for both businesses and artists in […]

 Rich Howells

F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre announces postponements and cancellations due to coronavirus

F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre announces postponements and cancellations due to coronavirus

Following the news on Wednesday that the city of Wilkes-Barre would postpone its 40th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade scheduled for this Sunday “due to increased concern and the heightened community awareness pursuant to coronavirus,” the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre has canceled or postponed several upcoming shows “at the recommendation of Governor Tom Wolf.” […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Due to coronavirus, Aaron Lewis concert at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre postponed until May 29

Due to coronavirus, Aaron Lewis concert at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre postponed until May 29

From a press release: In light of ongoing developments resulting from the coronavirus and recommended provisions put in place by the state of Pennsylvania, the Aaron Lewis concert scheduled for this Friday, March 13 at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre Township has been postponed until Friday, May 29 at 8 p.m. […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Australian classic rockers Little River Band play with orchestra at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on Oct. 16

Australian classic rockers Little River Band play with orchestra at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on Oct. 16

From a press release: It was announced this week that Australian classic rockers Little River Band will perform with a seven-piece orchestra at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on Friday, Oct. 16 at 8 p.m. Tickets, which are $41.50 for regular reserved seating and $47.50 for premium reserved seating, go on sale next Friday, March […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Tool and Rage Against the Machine tribute bands perform together at Stage West in Scranton on March 13

Tool and Rage Against the Machine tribute bands perform together at Stage West in Scranton on March 13

From a press release: Tickets are nearly sold out Tool’s recently announced concert at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre on May 1, and Rage Against the Machine reunion tickets are being scalped online for $300-$500, so local fans who are looking for an alternative way to hear their favorite songs by both […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Old Crow Medicine Show rolls the ‘Wagon Wheel’ to Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on June 4

Old Crow Medicine Show rolls the ‘Wagon Wheel’ to Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on June 4

From a press release: Old Crow Medicine Show started busking on street corners in 1998 from New York state up through Canada, winning audiences along the way with their boundless energy and spirit. They eventually found themselves in Boone, North Carolina, where they caught the attention of folk icon Doc Watson while playing in front […]

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