NEPA Scene Staff

5th Winter Blues Guitarmageddon features ‘Next Generation’ of artists at Scranton Cultural Center on Feb. 21

5th Winter Blues Guitarmageddon features ‘Next Generation’ of artists at Scranton Cultural Center on Feb. 21

From a press release: For the fifth year, the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple will host Winter Blues Guitarmageddon in the Grand Ballroom on Friday, Feb. 21, this time with renowned blues singer and saxophonist Vanessa Collier making her Scranton debut as headliner. Throughout the years, Winter Blues Guitarmageddon has evolved into a […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA bands plan holiday concerts throughout December in Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, Pittston, Nanticoke, and more

NEPA bands plan holiday concerts throughout December in Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, Pittston, Nanticoke, and more

As everyone shops and prepares for the holidays, local musicians are planning some festive concerts, with many serving as their final shows of 2019. For those looking to get into the spirit of the season while supporting local music, NEPA Scene has wrapped up this season of shows you need to see in a nice […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Asking Alexandria singer Danny Worsnop brings solo tour to Stage West in Scranton on Jan. 18

Asking Alexandria singer Danny Worsnop brings solo tour to Stage West in Scranton on Jan. 18

From a press release: English singer/songwriter Danny Worsnop, best known as the rock/metal vocalist of Asking Alexandria and We Are Harlot, is taking his very different solo project on the road in January of 2020. This national tour with special guests Starbenders will stop at Stage West in Scranton on Saturday, Jan. 18. Scranton alternative […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

African guitar masters Bombino and Vieux Farka Toure play at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 17

African guitar masters Bombino and Vieux Farka Toure play at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 17

From a press release: In a unique collaboration between two of Africa’s more esteemed and dynamic guitar masters, Bombino from Niger and Vieux Farka Toure from Mali, perform separate sets and together, bringing an intimate musical journey from the original birthplace of the blues – the Sahara Desert – to the F.M. Kirby Center in […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Dustin Douglas remembers Stevie Ray Vaughan’s Wilkes-Barre concert with Kirby Center tribute show on Nov. 9

Dustin Douglas remembers Stevie Ray Vaughan’s Wilkes-Barre concert with Kirby Center tribute show on Nov. 9

From a press release: Wilkes-Barre’s own blues rock powerhouse trio, Dustin Douglas & The Electric Gentlemen, will bring their critically-acclaimed “Stevie Ray Vaughan Retrospective” to the F.M. Kirby Center in downtown Wilkes-Barre on Saturday, Nov. 9 at 8 p.m., adding a unique local twist to this entry in the venue’s “Live from the Chandelier Lobby” […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Briggs Farm Blues Festival in Nescopeck features 3 Blues Music Award winners July 11-14

Briggs Farm Blues Festival in Nescopeck features 3 Blues Music Award winners July 11-14

From a press release: The Blues Foundation in Memphis, Tennessee recently announced its 2019 Blues Music Award winners, and three of those artists are heading to the 22nd annual Briggs Farm Blues Festival in Nescopeck this July. Grammy Award-nominated Cedric Burnside (winner of Instrumentalist – Drums), the unique and highly acclaimed Vanessa Collier (Instrumentalist – […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Robert Cray, Marc Cohn, and Shemekia Copeland sing the blues at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on June 13

Robert Cray, Marc Cohn, and Shemekia Copeland sing the blues at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on June 13

From a press release: It was announced today that The Robert Cray Band, Marc Cohn with guest vocalists Blind Boys of Alabama, and special guest Shemekia Copeland will bring an ear-pleasing blues/roots package to the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Thursday, June 13 at 7 p.m. Tickets, which are $39.50, $49.50, $59.50, and $69.50, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

4th annual Winter Blues Guitarmageddon heats up Scranton Cultural Center on Feb. 15

4th annual Winter Blues Guitarmageddon heats up Scranton Cultural Center on Feb. 15

From a press release: Featuring expert guitar work that is sure to melt this cold weather away, the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple will host the fourth annual Winter Blues Guitarmageddon in the Grand Ballroom this Friday, Feb. 15 at 7:30 p.m. Due to increasing popularity, Winter Blues Guitarmageddon IV has expanded to […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Briggs Farm Blues Festival with Mike Farris, Selwyn Birchwood, National Reserve, and more, 07/07-08/18

PHOTOS: Briggs Farm Blues Festival with Mike Farris, Selwyn Birchwood, National Reserve, and more, 07/07-08/18

After winning a Keeping the Blues Alive Award from the Blues Foundation in Memphis, Tennessee last year, the Briggs Farm Blues Festival proved once again why it’s deserving of those accolades at its 21st annual event on Thursday, July 5 through Sunday, July 8. With perfect weather and a strong lineup showcasing the diversity of […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Dustin Douglas & The Electric Gentlemen ‘Break It Down’ at album release show in Wilkes-Barre on June 2

Dustin Douglas & The Electric Gentlemen ‘Break It Down’ at album release show in Wilkes-Barre on June 2

From a press release: Northeastern Pennsylvania’s premier blues rock power trio, Dustin Douglas & The Electric Gentlemen, are set to debut their new album, “Break It Down,” on Friday, June 1, and will play a release show in their hometown of Wilkes-Barre the following night. Created by Dustin Douglas (vocals/guitars), Tommy Smallcomb (drums), and Matt […]