Music

 Joe Caviston

EXCLUSIVE: What’s happening with the 2020 Electric City Music Conference and Steamtown Music Awards in Scranton

EXCLUSIVE: What’s happening with the 2020 Electric City Music Conference and Steamtown Music Awards in Scranton

After long deliberations and consideration, we have decided that this year’s Electric City Music Conference and Steamtown Music Awards will be held in an altered fashion due to the coronavirus pandemic and its lasting effects on the local music scene and venues. We have consulted with the local, state, and national experts and believe we […]

 Rich Howells

Korn and Faith No More cancel summer tour, including Scranton stop at Montage Mountain

Korn and Faith No More cancel summer tour, including Scranton stop at Montage Mountain

Today, platinum-selling rock bands Korn and Faith No More announced that their co-headlining North American tour has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, including their planned stop at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton on Thursday, Aug. 27. At this show, special guests Scars on Broadway (fronted by Daron Malakian of System of […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

WXPN offers live and prerecorded Philly concerts online after cancellation of XPoNential Music Festival

WXPN offers live and prerecorded Philly concerts online after cancellation of XPoNential Music Festival

From a press release: Philadelphia public radio station WXPN 88.5 FM is producing a summer-long slate of special music programming, with some replacing the WXPN live music events that its members and listeners typically enjoy each summer but have been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. In place of its now-cancelled, annual three-day XPoNential Music […]

 Rich Howells

SONG PREMIERE: Scranton singer Jay Luke warns against addictive tech in ‘Trapped in Your Cell’

SONG PREMIERE: Scranton singer Jay Luke warns against addictive tech in ‘Trapped in Your Cell’

Cell phones have become such an essential part of life for so many people that it’s becoming difficult to remember a time without them in the modern world. Scranton singer/songwriter Jay Luke not only remembers that time but often captures it in his 1970s and ‘80s-influenced rock music, particularly on his latest single premiering today […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Opening summer concert at Montage Mountain postponed, leaving only 2 shows left in August

Opening summer concert at Montage Mountain postponed, leaving only 2 shows left in August

The first show scheduled to open the summer concert season at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton has been postponed, leaving only two events left scheduled for the end of August. Kidz Bop Live announced on its website and social media that the next two months of tour dates have been postponed due to […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks in Bethlehem presents free live streaming concert series starting May 28

Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks in Bethlehem presents free live streaming concert series starting May 28

From a press release: Free live streams by artists like The Slackers, Kat Wright Acoustic Trio, American Dinosaur, and Yam Haus, as well as a glimpse of the virtual programming being offered by all eight Levitt Pavilions across the country, highlight the start of the 10th year of the Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks in Bethlehem as […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Briggs Farm Blues Festival in Nescopeck rescheduled for July 2021 due to coronavirus pandemic

Briggs Farm Blues Festival in Nescopeck rescheduled for July 2021 due to coronavirus pandemic

From a press release: After 22 consecutive years of bringing the blues to a family farm in Nescopeck, the Briggs Farm Blues Festival has been rescheduled for Thursday, July 8 through Saturday, July 10, 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic. The festival intends to host the same nationally and internationally acclaimed lineup scheduled for 2020, […]

 Rich Howells

Breaking Benjamin cancels summer tour with Bush, including Scranton stop at Montage Mountain

Breaking Benjamin cancels summer tour with Bush, including Scranton stop at Montage Mountain

Today, Wilkes-Barre rock band Breaking Benjamin canceled their entire U.S. summer tour with fellow multi-platinum-selling rockers Bush, including the planned hometown stop at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton on Saturday, July 18. The band posted the following message on their website and social media: Our summer tour with Bush, Theory of a Deadman, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Queer NEPA hosts ‘Queer Night In’ live stream on June 27 for LGBTQ Pride Month

Queer NEPA hosts ‘Queer Night In’ live stream on June 27 for LGBTQ Pride Month

From a press release: Local LGBTQ+ activists Queer NEPA typically celebrate national LGBTQ Pride Month with a series of events across Northeastern Pennsylvania every June. The coronavirus pandemic has changed those plans this year, but not canceled them. On Saturday, June 27 at 7 p.m., Queer NEPA will host “Queer Night In: A Charity Livestream” […]

 Rich Howells

Chris Stapleton cancels Scranton concert as other Montage Mountain shows remain up in the air

Chris Stapleton cancels Scranton concert as other Montage Mountain shows remain up in the air

Like all 2020 concerts, the few shows left scheduled at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton still seem to be up in the air just one month before the season is set to open. Today, Nashville country singer Chris Stapleton postponed and rescheduled his upcoming All-American Road Show, though his planned stop at Montage […]