Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Lackawanna Arts Festival in Scranton with James Brown Dance Party, Rogue Chimp, and more, 08/04/18

PHOTOS: Lackawanna Arts Festival in Scranton with James Brown Dance Party, Rogue Chimp, and more, 08/04/18

On Saturday, Aug. 4, the area’s largest arts festival, Arts on the Square, returned to Lackawanna County Courthouse Square for the sixth year with a new name during a new weekend of events centered in downtown Scranton. Now called the Lackawanna Arts Festival, the free outdoor event created by ScrantonMade and Lackawanna County moved from […]

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New Lackawanna Arts Fest offers interactive activities on Courthouse Square in Scranton on Aug. 4

New Lackawanna Arts Fest offers interactive activities on Courthouse Square in Scranton on Aug. 4

From a press release: With the rebranding of the former Arts on the Square to the Lackawanna Arts Festival, Lackawanna County is expanding its community reach and focusing on attracting new and different groups to the event, in addition to promoting the county as a cultural tourist destination by bringing the Lackawanna Arts Festival, First […]

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New Lackawanna Arts Weekend hopes to attract tourists to downtown Scranton Aug. 3-5

New Lackawanna Arts Weekend hopes to attract tourists to downtown Scranton Aug. 3-5

From a press release: With Lackawanna County and ScrantonMade’s Lackawanna Arts Festival (formerly Arts on the Square) joining the First Friday art walk and the annual Scranton Jazz Festival this year to form the new Lackawanna Arts Weekend on Friday, Aug. 3 through Sunday, Aug. 5, organizers are hoping the partnership will encourage tourists to […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

First-ever NEPA Green Fair & 5K for Clean Air brings music, vendors, and more to Peckville on May 5

First-ever NEPA Green Fair & 5K for Clean Air brings music, vendors, and more to Peckville on May 5

From a press release: Promoting environmental protection, public health, and sustainability in Northeastern Pennsylvania, the inaugural NEPA Green Fair & 5K for Clean Air will be held at the Blakely Borough Recreational Complex in Peckville on Saturday, May 5. The Green Fair is a free, family-friendly event that will be held from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. […]

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ScrantonMade’s Arts on the Square becomes Lackawanna Arts Fest, seeks vendors for Aug. 4 event

ScrantonMade’s Arts on the Square becomes Lackawanna Arts Fest, seeks vendors for Aug. 4 event

From a press release: Partnering for the sixth year, Lackawanna County and ScrantonMade’s popular Arts on the Square event, held annually on Courthouse Square in downtown Scranton, will change its name and date in 2018 to coincide with other Scranton events and become a larger weekend attraction. The partnership decided it was time to change […]

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Infamous Stringdusters, Delta Rae, and Dar Williams play SouthSide Arts & Music Festival in Bethlehem April 20-21

Infamous Stringdusters, Delta Rae, and Dar Williams play SouthSide Arts & Music Festival in Bethlehem April 20-21

From a press release: Bluegrass sensations The Infamous Stringdusters, indie rockers Delta Rae, folk singer/songwriter Dar Williams, popular Talking Heads tribute Start Making Sense, and blues guitarist Mr. Sipp highlight the 2018 SouthSide Arts & Music Festival in Bethlehem on Friday, April 20 and Saturday, April 21. The festival, presented by Capital BlueCross, offers attendees […]

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Celebrate the New Year with 400-pound Peeps drop during PeepsFest in Bethlehem Dec. 30-31

Celebrate the New Year with 400-pound Peeps drop during PeepsFest in Bethlehem Dec. 30-31

From a press release: In Atlanta, Georgia, they drop a peach. In Boise, Idaho, it’s a potato, cheese gets dropped in Plymouth, Wisconsin and, in Bethlehem, Just Born Quality Confections and ArtsQuest drop a 400-pound Peeps chick as PeepsFest, the two-day New Year’s Eve festival, returns to the SteelStacks for its ninth year on Saturday, […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Arts on the Square in Scranton with Start Making Sense, Rogue Chimp, Starbird, and more, 07/29/17

PHOTOS: Arts on the Square in Scranton with Start Making Sense, Rogue Chimp, Starbird, and more, 07/29/17

Last year, pouring rain swept Arts on the Square away, forcing Scranton’s largest arts festival to close down before it ever really got started. The fifth annual event on Saturday, July 29, however, was quite the opposite, bringing thousands downtown to enjoy over 100 vendors, live art demonstrations, a variety of food, family activities, and […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Peter Cetera of Chicago at Misericordia Under the Stars Summer Arts Festival, 07/29/17

PHOTOS: Peter Cetera of Chicago at Misericordia Under the Stars Summer Arts Festival, 07/29/17

Hit-making singer/songwriter Peter Cetera, best known as a Grammy Award-winning original member of Chicago before launching a successful solo career, headlined the Starlight Concert of Misericordia University’s annual Under the Stars Summer Arts Festival on Saturday, July 29 at the outdoor Wells Fargo Amphitheater in the center of its campus in Dallas. With over 1,700 […]

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Original Chicago singer Peter Cetera headlines Misericordia Summer Arts Festival in Dallas on July 29

Original Chicago singer Peter Cetera headlines Misericordia Summer Arts Festival in Dallas on July 29

From a press release: Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Peter Cetera will headline the Misericordia University Under the Stars Summer Arts Festival, performing time-honored hits such as “The Glory of Love,” “No Explanation,” and “Restless Heart” during the Starlight Concert on Saturday, July 29 at 8 p.m. at the Wells […]

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