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 NEPA Scene Staff

‘Weird Al’ Yankovic takes his ‘Ill-Advised Vanity Tour’ to F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on May 14

‘Weird Al’ Yankovic takes his ‘Ill-Advised Vanity Tour’ to F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on May 14

From a press release: Almost four years after his first foray into unfamiliar concert territory with his highly-acclaimed Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour, “Weird Al” Yankovic will be pressing his luck again, this time with The Unfortunate Return of the Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour, which includes a stop at the F.M. Kirby Center in […]

 Rich Howells

Wilkes-Barre music festival brings 5 venues and 19 acts together for Toys for Tots on Dec. 4

Wilkes-Barre music festival brings 5 venues and 19 acts together for Toys for Tots on Dec. 4

Live music made a massive return this year, and before 2021 wraps up, Kyle Demko is bringing the local music scene together for one last big festival – and a worthy cause. 19 different acts will perform across five downtown Wilkes-Barre bars and restaurants on Saturday, Dec. 4 for what he has simply dubbed “NEPA […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Lehigh Valley punk/alt rock trio Blind Choice looks for ‘Silver Lining’ on third EP

Lehigh Valley punk/alt rock trio Blind Choice looks for ‘Silver Lining’ on third EP

From a press release: Lehigh Valley punk/alternative rock trio Blind Choice will debut several new original songs with a drop party at Finnegan’s Irish Rock Club in Scranton on Friday, Dec. 3, followed by an EP release show at the Sherman Showcase in Stroudsburg on Thursday, Dec. 30. With four years under their belts, the […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Wilkes-Barre hardcore band Cold World returns with 2 NYC shows with War Hungry Feb. 25-26

Wilkes-Barre hardcore band Cold World returns with 2 NYC shows with War Hungry Feb. 25-26

From a press release: Today, Wilkes-Barre hardcore outfit Cold World announced their official return with two back-to-back shows in New York City with fellow heavy W-B band War Hungry. On Friday, Feb. 25, they’ll both share the stage at Saint Vitus Bar (1120 Manhattan Ave., Brooklyn, NY) with Glitterer, the post-punk solo project of Title […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Dirty Nil and James Barrett open for Menzingers at Scranton Cultural Center on Black Friday

Dirty Nil and James Barrett open for Menzingers at Scranton Cultural Center on Black Friday

From a press release: Announced back in August, Philadelphia-based punk band The Menzingers will be return to their hometown to play a special all-ages Black Friday show at the Scranton Cultural Center on Nov. 26. Earlier this month, their current tourmates The Dirty Nil were added to the bill, along with Scranton indie rock singer/songwriter […]

 Rich Howells

The complete updated guide to the 2021 Electric City Music Conference in Scranton

The complete updated guide to the 2021 Electric City Music Conference in Scranton

The eighth annual Electric City Music Conference will feature performances by nearly 100 bands in seven venues throughout Scranton, the Steamtown Music Awards with awards in 27 different categories and special performances of its own, and free panel discussions for local musicians, professionals, and music fans. It’s a great opportunity to see everything that the […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Resurrection: A Journey Tribute performs at F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on March 4

Resurrection: A Journey Tribute performs at F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on March 4

From a press release: FriendlyHart Productions announced today that Resurrection: A Journey Tribute will perform the legendary rock band’s biggest hits at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Friday, March 4. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the music starts at 8 p.m. Tickets, which are $32.50, $42.50, and $52.50, plus applicable fees, go […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Ritz Theater in Scranton hosts Swingin’ Jazz Nutcracker concert and toy drive on Nov. 27

Ritz Theater in Scranton hosts Swingin’ Jazz Nutcracker concert and toy drive on Nov. 27

From a press release: The “Swingin’ Jazz Nutcracker Suite” will bring a unique version of the iconic ballet music of “The Nutcracker” to downtown Scranton on one of the biggest holiday shopping days of the year, and it’s all for a good cause. This special concert and toy drive will benefit the Scranton Jazz Festival […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Electric City Music Conference hosts free learning panels at Stage West in Scranton Nov. 19-20

Electric City Music Conference hosts free learning panels at Stage West in Scranton Nov. 19-20

The Electric City Music Conference has announced the educational panels and discussions that will be hosted at Stage West in Scranton this weekend. All panels are free of charge, with the exception of the “Hometown Boys” film screening and Q&A session on Friday, Nov. 19. That event will be held in between live performances by […]

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Platinum county artist Chris Janson goes Halfway to Crazy at F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Feb. 17

Platinum county artist Chris Janson goes Halfway to Crazy at F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Feb. 17

From a press release: It was announced today that multi-platinum country music star Chris Janson, known for hits like “Buy Me a Boat,” “Good Vibes,” and “Done,” will bring his Halfway to Crazy Tour to the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Thursday, Feb. 17. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the music starts at […]

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