Music

 NEPA Scene Staff

Allman Betts Band returns to rock Circle Drive-In in Dickson City live on June 17

Allman Betts Band returns to rock Circle Drive-In in Dickson City live on June 17

From a press release: It was announced today that The Allman Betts Band, who played at the 2019 Peach Music Festival in Scranton and the Circle Drive-In Theatre in Dickson City last year, will return to the drive-in to perform live on Thursday, June 17. This time, they are bringing River Kittens with them, a […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

NEPA Philharmonic performs live for first time in a year on April 22 in Wilkes-Barre

NEPA Philharmonic performs live for first time in a year on April 22 in Wilkes-Barre

From a press release: The Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic will present its first in-person performance in over a year at the First Presbyterian Church of Wilkes-Barre on Thursday, April 22. From 7 p.m.-8 p.m., the NEPA Philharmonic Trio is performing Béla Bartók’s “Contrasts,” a masterpiece of the chamber music literature inspired by Hungarian and Romanian folklore, […]

 Rich Howells

New live music series debuts on neighborhood porches in Scranton’s Hill Section on April 17

New live music series debuts on neighborhood porches in Scranton’s Hill Section on April 17

Scranton PorchFest debuted last month, transforming about 78 homes and businesses into colorful “floats” in lieu of the St. Patrick’s Parade, which was postponed due to COVID-19. One popular feature of this first-time event was musicians performing on various porches that attracted neighbors and socially distanced crowds who truly missed seeing live music over the […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Kulick remembers Tamaqua poet who overdosed with new recording of song ‘H’

Kulick remembers Tamaqua poet who overdosed with new recording of song ‘H’

From a press release: 23-year-old Alexandria Sienkiewicz wrote a poem about her struggles with heroin shortly before she accidentally overdosed on fentanyl on April 2, 2016. Kulick then turned her poem into a song he titled “H,” originally released on YouTube in 2017. Sienkiewicz was from Tamaqua, the same small town as Kulick, and like […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Touring guitarist and Shavertown native Justin Mazer surprises with two debut albums

Touring guitarist and Shavertown native Justin Mazer surprises with two debut albums

From a press release: Today, journeyman guitarist and Shavertown native Justin Mazer independently released two surprise debut albums entitled “Controlled Burn” and “Discourse.” Both albums were composed by Mazer and co-produced with Marc Friedman (The Slip, Ryan Montbleau, Natalie Merchant). Recording took place primarily in his current home of Philadelphia as well as in Burlington, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Circle Drive-In in Dickson City announces 2021 lineup for live Summer Concert Series

Circle Drive-In in Dickson City announces 2021 lineup for live Summer Concert Series

Last year, the Circle Drive-In Theatre in Dickson City became one of the only venues in Northeastern Pennsylvania – and the entire country – to host live concerts with nationally touring acts during the COVID-19 pandemic, featuring everyone from Aaron Lewis to Skillet to Steel Panther to Smith & Myers of Shinedown to the Allman […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton Chamber hosts new Community Block Party downtown with music, vendors, and more May 7-8

Scranton Chamber hosts new Community Block Party downtown with music, vendors, and more May 7-8

From a press release: Today, the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce announced its plan to host an outdoor block party featuring live music and entertainment, shopping, dining, children’s activities, and more. Coinciding with First Friday Scranton, the Chamber Community Block Party will take place on Friday, May 7 from 5 p.m.-9 p.m. and Saturday, May […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Disciple EDM artists Barely Alive, Modestep, and more take over Montage Mountain in Scranton on April 24

Disciple EDM artists Barely Alive, Modestep, and more take over Montage Mountain in Scranton on April 24

From a press release: On Friday, DamnMillennial Promotions and Stage West announced the next installment in the drive-in “Pavement Rave” series of live DJs and electronic artists in the parking lot of Montage Mountain Waterpark in Scranton – a takeover by independent label Disciple Recordings. Set for Saturday, April 24, the Disciple Takeover will feature […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Live music returns to Stage West in Scranton with Black Tie Stereo and A Proud Monkey on April 9-10

Live music returns to Stage West in Scranton with Black Tie Stereo and A Proud Monkey on April 9-10

Over the past few weeks, Stage West has been announcing shows for a new season of drive-in concerts at Montage Mountain, but what about the West Scranton music venue itself? Following Parade Day on March 14, 2020, Stage West was among many of the small businesses forced to close due to the coronavirus pandemic. In […]

 Scott Kucharski

SteelStacks in Bethlehem kick off spring concert series outdoors on April 15

SteelStacks in Bethlehem kick off spring concert series outdoors on April 15

While 2020 was, for the most part, the year that wasn’t in terms of traditional shows and events, most folks on all sides of the entertainment industry seem ready to attempt to get back to some level of normalcy in 2021. Northeastern Pennsylvania was fortunate last year to still get live, in-person concerts at venues […]

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