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 Rich Howells

NEPA musicians raise money for Bret Alexander with Wilkes-Barre benefit show and GoFundMe

NEPA musicians raise money for Bret Alexander with Wilkes-Barre benefit show and GoFundMe

One of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s most well-known and respected musicians, Bret Alexander, has played so many benefit shows over the past three decades that no one could possibly keep track of them all. On Saturday, April 11, the show will be for him. Organized by music journalist and Music on the Menu radio host Alan K. […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Marley’s Mission hosts 10th annual Blue Ribbon Gala at Hilton Scranton on Feb. 15

Marley’s Mission hosts 10th annual Blue Ribbon Gala at Hilton Scranton on Feb. 15

From a press release: Marley’s Mission, a nonprofit organization in Clarks Summit that provides equine-based therapy free of charge to children who have experienced trauma, will host its 10th annual Blue Ribbon Gala at the Hilton Scranton & Conference Center on Saturday, Feb. 15 from 6 p.m.-11 p.m. This black tie optional evening of fun, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Country superstar Chris Stapleton performs at Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton on July 30

Country superstar Chris Stapleton performs at Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton on July 30

From a press release: Grammy Award-winning Nashville country singer/guitarist and prolific songwriter Chris Stapleton’s “All-American Road Show” will return this summer and fall with an extensive new run of shows including stops at Washington State’s Gorge Amphitheatre, Atlanta’s Truist Park, Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, and New York’s Madison Square Garden. Additionally, Stapleton will make his headlining […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Singer/songwriter Rhett Miller of Old 97’s plays solo at Stage West in Scranton on March 22

Singer/songwriter Rhett Miller of Old 97’s plays solo at Stage West in Scranton on March 22

From a press release: It was announced today that Texas-born, New York-based singer/songwriter Rhett Miller, the frontman of the alternative country band Old 97’s, will play a solo show at Stage West in Scranton on Sunday, March 22. Opening acts are TBA. Doors at Stage West (301 N. Main Ave., Scranton) open at 6 p.m., […]

 Rich Howells

SONG PREMIERE: Wilkes-Barre’s Brendan Brisk gets funky ‘Fanfare’ from seductive single

SONG PREMIERE: Wilkes-Barre’s Brendan Brisk gets funky ‘Fanfare’ from seductive single

It may be a cloudy, gloomy afternoon in Northeastern Pennsylvania, but Brendan Brisk is ready to help you shake off those Monday blues with a funky new song that’s guaranteed to get your toes tapping and head bobbing. In 2016, NEPA Scene premiered the lead single from this now 28-year-old singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist’s art […]

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Legendary Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons return to Wind Creek Bethlehem on Aug. 13

Legendary Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons return to Wind Creek Bethlehem on Aug. 13

From a press release: It was announced today that legendary Top 40 hitmakers Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons will return to the Wind Creek Event Center in Bethlehem on Thursday, Aug. 13 at 7 p.m. Tickets, which are $65, $79.50, and $99.50, plus applicable fees, go on sale this Friday, Jan. 31 at 10 […]

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Disturbed celebrates ‘The Sickness’ 20th anniversary with Staind at Hersheypark Stadium on Aug. 1

Disturbed celebrates ‘The Sickness’ 20th anniversary with Staind at Hersheypark Stadium on Aug. 1

From a press release: This morning, two-time Grammy Award-nominated heavy metal band Disturbed confirmed their extensive 31-date “The Sickness 20th Anniversary Tour” throughout North America, co-produced by Frank Productions and Live Nation. This amphitheater tour, with special guests Staind and Bad Wolves, celebrates the two-decade anniversary of the band’s seminal album, “The Sickness.” On this […]

 Rich Howells

EXCLUSIVE: Scranton’s Stage West expands with new State College music venue opening Feb. 21 in old Crowbar

EXCLUSIVE: Scranton’s Stage West expands with new State College music venue opening Feb. 21 in old Crowbar

The owner of Stage West in Scranton and DamnMillennial! Promotions is expanding his brand with a new venue that brings up a lot of old memories for Penn State graduates and those who live in Central Pennsylvania. Today, Steve Masterson announced exclusively through NEPA Scene that he is opening Stage West – State College next […]

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Phish returns to Hershey for 1st time in 10 years for Giant Center shows Aug. 11-12

Phish returns to Hershey for 1st time in 10 years for Giant Center shows Aug. 11-12

From a press release: Today, quintessential jam band Phish announced that they will embark on a 27-date summer tour that includes a return to Hershey, Pennsylvania for the first time in a decade. The national run begins on the West Coast at the Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, Oregon and culminates with the band’s 10th […]

 Rich Howells

Lehighton rockers Another Day Dawns release ‘Stranger’ EP on Jan. 31 with Desmond Child collaborations

Lehighton rockers Another Day Dawns release ‘Stranger’ EP on Jan. 31 with Desmond Child collaborations

After making their Billboard chart debut last year, Lehighton hard rock band Another Day Dawns has been building buzz for their next EP with some big moves. “Stranger” is set for release next Friday, Jan. 31 on all major streaming platforms, and the first single, “Taste of Heaven,” is already receiving airplay on Hazleton active […]