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Old Crow Medicine Show is ‘Back in the Saddle’ at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on July 10

Old Crow Medicine Show is ‘Back in the Saddle’ at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on July 10

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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German metal band Accept gets heavy and ‘Mean’ at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on July 2

German metal band Accept gets heavy and ‘Mean’ at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on July 2

From a press release: Penn’s Peak adjusted to the pandemic and kept live music alive with socially distanced events, but now that COVID-19 cases are down and indoor restrictions have been lifted, the Jim Thorpe venue is finally welcoming national and international touring acts back to its stage, the first coming 482 days after its […]

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Alabama on July 23 will be first live concert inside Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre since COVID-19 shutdown

Alabama on July 23 will be first live concert inside Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre since COVID-19 shutdown

From a press release: The Alabama concert set for Friday, July 23 at 7 p.m. at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza will be the first live music event hosted inside the Wilkes-Barre Township venue since March 6, 2020. The arena will be at 100 percent capacity per the state of Pennsylvania’s loosening of restrictions […]

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Yardbirds, Janis Joplin’s band, and more ’60s artists perform at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Sept. 18

Yardbirds, Janis Joplin’s band, and more ’60s artists perform at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Sept. 18

From a press release: Edd Raineri, host of “The Beatledd Fab Four Hour” on 88.5 WRKC, will present a night of ’60s music by The Yardbirds, Big Brother & The Holding Company (Janis Joplin’s original band), and Peter Asher & Jeremy Clyde at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Saturday, Sept. 18. Doors at […]

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A cappella group Straight No Chaser sings at F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Sept. 16

A cappella group Straight No Chaser sings at F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Sept. 16

From a press release: Today, the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre announced the return of a cappella group Straight No Chaser on Thursday, Sept. 16. If the phrase “male a cappella group” conjures up an image of students in blue blazers, ties, and khakis singing traditional college songs on ivied campuses, think again. Straight No […]

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Emo Night returns to the Jazz Cafe in Plains for first party in 18 months on June 25

Emo Night returns to the Jazz Cafe in Plains for first party in 18 months on June 25

From a press release: The local DJ duo behind Screaming Infidelities: Emo Night has announced that they will return to the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on Friday, June 25 to throw their first “emo-inspired” party in over 18 months. “We’re beyond excited to be back. The pandemic was tough for everyone. I’ve especially […]

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’60s and ’70s hitmakers are ‘Happy Together’ at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Aug. 9

’60s and ’70s hitmakers are ‘Happy Together’ at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Aug. 9

From a press release: 2021 will mark the 12th year of the highly successful, hit-filled summer package tour Happy Together, and this year will include a stop at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Monday, Aug. 9. The touring sensation that has criss-crossed the nation (often coming to Jim Thorpe) and delighted audiences for […]

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F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre installs new air purification system for entire building

F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre installs new air purification system for entire building

From a press release: After being closed for more than a year due to COVID-19, the F.M. Kirby Center in downtown Wilkes-Barre has announced the addition of a new air purification system for the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system that runs throughout the entire building. The system, manufactured by Global Plasma Solutions and installed […]

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Alternative rock band Blue October returns to Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on Oct. 16

Alternative rock band Blue October returns to Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on Oct. 16

From a press release: It was announced today that platinum-selling alternative rock band Blue October, best known for their hit songs “Hate Me” and “Into the Ocean,” will return to the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on Saturday, Oct. 16. The show will feature all their well-known hits as well as new music from their 10th […]

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Wilkes-Barre hard rockers Lifer explore social media in ‘Hate Me, Love Me’ music video

Wilkes-Barre hard rockers Lifer explore social media in ‘Hate Me, Love Me’ music video

From a press release: First active in 1999 and the early 2000s, the Wilkes-Barre-based hard rock band Lifer is reunited and entering a very different decade in the new music video for their latest single “Hate Me, Love Me” that explores the polarizing, and often harrowing, nature of social media. According to vocalist Nick Coyle, […]