Rich Howells

REVIEW/PHOTOS: ‘Come Together’ benefit concert represents the best of NEPA music and resilience

REVIEW/PHOTOS: ‘Come Together’ benefit concert represents the best of NEPA music and resilience

For those who love local music, last Thursday was like a long-overdue family gathering after a hard year. And while it has only been about four months since bars, restaurants, and music venues shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic, it has felt like a year for many musicians and their friends who come out […]

 Rich Howells

‘What does the NEPA music scene mean to you?’ Tigers Jaw, Lifer, and more answer with Wilkes-Barre benefit concert

‘What does the NEPA music scene mean to you?’ Tigers Jaw, Lifer, and more answer with Wilkes-Barre benefit concert

While practically everyone misses live music, musicians may be missing concerts the most. NEPA Scene recently talked to a majority of the artists participating in “Come Together: A Community Benefit Concert for the Arts,” coming up this Thursday, July 16 in the parking lot of Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre Township, and […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: A lighthearted guide to new parking lot events at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre

VIDEO: A lighthearted guide to new parking lot events at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre

This week, the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre Township will host its first-ever outdoor events in its massive parking lot. For the past month, social media has been flooded with questions on how these live shows will work – what types of vehicles are allowed, if attendees can leave their vehicles, what […]

 Rich Howells

‘Come Together’ – 8 rock artists praise NEPA music scene before parking lot benefit concert in Wilkes-Barre on July 16

‘Come Together’ – 8 rock artists praise NEPA music scene before parking lot benefit concert in Wilkes-Barre on July 16

After spending so much time apart, it’s finally time to come together. “Come Together: A Community Benefit Concert for the Arts” is the largest gathering of Northeastern Pennsylvania musicians planned for this year, and after the coronavirus pandemic shut down most of the area in March and led to the cancellation of almost all local […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

ViFolly featuring Breaking Benjamin drummer Shaun Foist added to Wilkes-Barre benefit concert on July 16

ViFolly featuring Breaking Benjamin drummer Shaun Foist added to Wilkes-Barre benefit concert on July 16

From a press release: “Come Together: A Community Benefit Concert for the Arts” was announced last week and is set to bring 10 popular local bands to the parking lot of Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre Township on Thursday, July 16 at 6 p.m. to raise money for nonprofits, theaters, and performance […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

NEPA musicians ‘Come Together’ for benefit concert outside Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre on July 16

NEPA musicians ‘Come Together’ for benefit concert outside Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre on July 16

From a press release: Today, the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre Township announced that it will host a live benefit concert entitled “Come Together: A Community Benefit Concert for the Arts” on the outdoor stage in the arena’s parking lot on Thursday, July 16 at 6 p.m. Produced by Joe Nardone’s Gallery […]

 Rich Howells

Wilkes-Barre benefit concert for beloved musician Bret Alexander canceled, but surgery successful

Wilkes-Barre benefit concert for beloved musician Bret Alexander canceled, but surgery successful

Following a postponement in March, it was announced today that the massive local benefit concert “BANDing Together for Bret” for respected singer, songwriter, musician, and producer Bret Alexander has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, though there is a bright spot in this news. Organized by music journalist and Music on the Menu radio […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA musicians raise money for Bret Alexander with Wilkes-Barre benefit show and GoFundMe

NEPA musicians raise money for Bret Alexander with Wilkes-Barre benefit show and GoFundMe

One of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s most well-known and respected musicians, Bret Alexander, has played so many benefit shows over the past three decades that no one could possibly keep track of them all. On Saturday, April 11, the show will be for him. Organized by music journalist and Music on the Menu radio host Alan K. […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Skate on the ice of Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre for one day only on Dec. 10

Skate on the ice of Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre for one day only on Dec. 10

From a press release: The Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre Township will open its doors for public ice skating on Tuesday, Dec. 10 for the 16th annual Toys for Tots Open Skate, presented by Utz in support of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program. Anyone bringing a new, unwrapped […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton electronic artist Lady Hectic returns with new album and Mystery Masquerade Ball benefiting NEPA youth

Scranton electronic artist Lady Hectic returns with new album and Mystery Masquerade Ball benefiting NEPA youth

From a press release: Scranton electronic musician and Hectic Management and Promotions owner Stephanie Hill, a.k.a. Lady Hectic, has been quiet for the past two years – and for good reason. When her daughter was born on July 4, 2017, she took some time away to enjoy being a mother for the first time. Now […]

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