NEPA Scene Staff

Blue October plays Alt 92.1 acoustic Christmas concert at The Woodlands in Wilkes-Barre on Dec. 7

Blue October plays Alt 92.1 acoustic Christmas concert at The Woodlands in Wilkes-Barre on Dec. 7

From a press release: It was announced this week that Scranton alternative rock radio station Alt 92.1 and Blue Moon will present an acoustic Christmas concert with platinum-selling Texas alt rock band Blue October at The Woodlands Inn in Wilkes-Barre on Friday, Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. The stripped-down holiday show will also feature English […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Country singers Rodney Atkins, Kip Moore, and more play Froggy 101’s Guitars & Stars in Wilkes-Barre on Dec. 4

Country singers Rodney Atkins, Kip Moore, and more play Froggy 101’s Guitars & Stars in Wilkes-Barre on Dec. 4

From a press release: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton country music radio station Froggy 101 (WGGY-FM) announced today that its bi-annual Guitars & Stars concert will return to the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Tuesday, Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. with Rodney Atkins, Kip Moore, Clare Dunn, and Morgan Evans. This acoustic show allows country fans to sit […]

 Rich Howells

REVIEW/PHOTOS: Lifer reunion in Wilkes-Barre brings back memories and underrated music

REVIEW/PHOTOS: Lifer reunion in Wilkes-Barre brings back memories and underrated music

For an hour and a half on Friday, Aug. 24, three former bandmates, a guest bassist, and a capacity crowd at Bart & Urby’s in Wilkes-Barre stepped back in time nearly 20 years to relive the era of nu metal and a special time in the Northeastern Pennsylvania music scene when bars and clubs were […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene comedy night with Thomas the Red and friends at Karl Hall in Wilkes-Barre, 07/28/18

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene comedy night with Thomas the Red and friends at Karl Hall in Wilkes-Barre, 07/28/18

Thomas the Red, the world’s only stand-up comedy viking, conquered Season 6 of the NEPA Scene Rising Talent open mic and talent contest at The V-Spot in Scranton by coming in first place in the Finals Showcase on Tuesday, June 26, so as part of the grand prize, he headlined a night of comedy and […]

 Rich Howells

Nick Coyle and Aaron Fink reunite for Lifer acoustic show in Wilkes-Barre on Aug. 24

Nick Coyle and Aaron Fink reunite for Lifer acoustic show in Wilkes-Barre on Aug. 24

Now about two decades removed from the era of nu metal, there’s no denying the impact the genre had on rock music, with many of those ’90s and early 2000s bands either fondly remembered or still active and touring today. As nostalgia currently rules the entertainment industry and bands revisit their seminal albums live on […]

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Grammy-winning folk artist Ray LaMontagne plays acoustic at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Nov. 18

Grammy-winning folk artist Ray LaMontagne plays acoustic at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Nov. 18

From a press release: After stopping in Hershey last year, it was announced today that Grammy Award-winning folk singer/songwriter Ray LaMontagne will bring his Just Passing Through acoustic tour to the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Sunday, Nov. 18 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets, which are $39.50, $59.50, $69.50, and $79.50, plus fees, go on […]

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San Francisco folk band Front Country plays free concert at Opera House in Jim Thorpe on June 20

San Francisco folk band Front Country plays free concert at Opera House in Jim Thorpe on June 20

From a press release: The Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe will present its first-ever Hump Day Party on Wednesday, June 20 at 7 p.m. with the progressive folk pop music of Front Country. Known for their live appearances at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Merlefest, Rockygrass, Wintergrass, Bristol Rhythm and Roots Festival, Anchorage Folk […]

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Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo play intimate acoustic concert at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on June 28

Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo play intimate acoustic concert at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on June 28

From a press release: After coming to Wilkes-Barre in 2016, it was announced today that Grammy Award-winning duo Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo will play “A Very Intimate Acoustic Evening” at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on Thursday, June 28 at 8 p.m. Tickets, which are $45 for regular reserved seating and $55 for premium […]

 Rich Howells

EXCLUSIVE: Watch and download 3 acoustic songs by Irish folk singer Mickey Spain for St. Patrick’s Day

EXCLUSIVE: Watch and download 3 acoustic songs by Irish folk singer Mickey Spain for St. Patrick’s Day

A few weeks ago during the live recording of Episode 49 of the NEPA Scene Podcast at Coal Creative’s production studio in downtown Wilkes-Barre, Irish folk singer/songwriter Mickey Spain of Makem & Spain fame opened and closed the show with some acoustic songs, so with St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner, we’re offering these […]

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Pottsville groove rockers Crobot play as a duo at World of Brew in Pittston on March 17

Pottsville groove rockers Crobot play as a duo at World of Brew in Pittston on March 17

From a press release: Kingston-based artistic promotion and production team Camp Rattler is bringing two members of Pottsville groove rock band Crobot – vocalist Brandon Yeagley and guitarist Chris Bishop – to play as an acoustic duo at World of Brew in Pittston on Saturday, March 17. Signed to Wind-up Records, home of many major […]

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