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Catching up with 5 NEPA bands playing for free at Arts on the Square in Scranton on July 30

Catching up with 5 NEPA bands playing for free at Arts on the Square in Scranton on July 30

This year’s roster of bands performing at the fourth annual Arts on the Square, Scranton’s largest arts festival, is sure to represent the diversity of the local independent music scene. Among the many arts and crafts vendors that will wrap around Courthouse Square in the heart of downtown on Saturday, July 30 from noon-8 p.m., […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Scranton indie alt rock band Jung Bergo and Arts on the Square

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Scranton indie alt rock band Jung Bergo and Arts on the Square

Professionally recorded on Mondays at The Stude in TwentyFiveEight Studios in Scranton and released exclusively on nepascene.com on Tuesdays, the NEPA Scene Podcast is a free supplement to the website, expanding on the arts and entertainment stories covered on the site and going beyond them to discuss other news and entertainment topics. Each week, the […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

4th annual Arts on the Square set for July 30 in Scranton, NEPA Scene hosts local music stage

4th annual Arts on the Square set for July 30 in Scranton, NEPA Scene hosts local music stage

The fourth annual Arts on the Square, Scranton’s largest arts festival, will take place on Saturday, July 30 from noon-8 p.m. Over 100 arts and crafts vendors will wrap around Courthouse Square in downtown Scranton with activities and entertainment throughout the day, including two stages of live local music hosted by NEPA Scene and Summersteps […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Fine Arts Fiesta on Public Square in Wilkes-Barre, 05/19/16

PHOTOS: Fine Arts Fiesta on Public Square in Wilkes-Barre, 05/19/16

Just before Joe Bonamassa took the stage at the F.M. Kirby Center on Thursday, May 19, NEPA Scene photographer Robb Malloy stopped by the 61st annual Fine Arts Fiesta on Public Square in downtown Wilkes-Barre to check out its opening day. As its website explains, the free four-day event has a long, rich history in […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

First-ever Throop Arts + Food Festival on April 16 includes 60 vendors and free kids’ art classes

First-ever Throop Arts + Food Festival on April 16 includes 60 vendors and free kids’ art classes

From a press release: The Throop Arts + Food Festival is the first of its kind in Throop, gathering over 60 vendors to showcase their art, goods, and food (including food trucks) on Saturday, April 16 from noon-5 p.m. at the Throop Community Civic Center. By attending, residents of Northeastern Pennsylvania can experience Throop at […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

PHOTOS: Arts on the Square in downtown Scranton, 07/25/15

PHOTOS: Arts on the Square in downtown Scranton, 07/25/15

The third annual Arts on the Square festival was another fun and exciting success, bringing “paintings, crafts, technology, music, dance, and much more” out on a beautiful summer day on Saturday, July 25. Organized by ScrantonMade with the help of Lackawanna County and many other local partners, the free event kept Courthouse Square bustling from […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Arts on the Square festival gathers arts, crafts, music, food, games, tech, and more in downtown Scranton on July 25

Arts on the Square festival gathers arts, crafts, music, food, games, tech, and more in downtown Scranton on July 25

From a press release: Paintings, crafts, technology, music, dance, and much more will be on display as the Lackawanna County Courthouse grounds are transformed into an outdoor entertainment center and galleria for the third annual Arts on the Square festival on Saturday, July 25. This free event will run from noon-8 p.m. with over 100 […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Arts on the Square, 07/26/14

PHOTOS: Arts on the Square, 07/26/14

The second annual Arts on the Square was held in downtown Scranton on Saturday, July 26. Courthouse Square was packed from noon until 8 p.m. with arts, crafts, music (music coverage can be found here), and much more. For these photos, we focused on the wide variety of unique items that could be found on […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: A Fire With Friends, Arts on the Square, 07/26/14

PHOTOS: A Fire With Friends, Arts on the Square, 07/26/14

After undergoing some recent lineup changes, Scranton’s A Fire With Friends closed out the Summersteps Records Stage at Arts on the Square in downtown Scranton on July 26. We were there to shoot some photos and a video of a brand new, as-yet-untitled song. The band is currently working on a new album.

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Eww Yaboo, Arts on the Square, 07/26/14

PHOTOS: Eww Yaboo, Arts on the Square, 07/26/14

Eww Yaboo of Sugar Notch opened the Summersteps Records Stage at Arts on the Square in downtown Scranton on July 26. We were there to grab some pictures and film the song “Lost for So Long” from their latest record, “Keep Dreamin’.”