NEPA Scene Staff

Northeast Pennsylvania Film Festival invites filmmakers to take Mystery Box Film Challenge

Northeast Pennsylvania Film Festival invites filmmakers to take Mystery Box Film Challenge

From a press release: Established and aspiring local filmmakers alike are invited to sign up for the Northeast Pennsylvania Film Festival’s popular annual event, the Mystery Box Film Challenge. Advance registration for the challenge begins today, Oct. 3, and must be made by Thursday, Oct. 31 by filling out the online form at nepafilmfestival.com. The […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Annual Middleswarth Chip Eating Contest returns to Sabatini’s in Exeter on Nov. 30

Annual Middleswarth Chip Eating Contest returns to Sabatini’s in Exeter on Nov. 30

From a press release: Declared “the most Pennsylvania thing ever” on its flyer, the annual Middleswarth Potato Chip Eating Contest is coming back for a fifth year, leaving nothing but empty Weekender bags and millions of tiny crumbs in its wake. If you’ve ever scarfed down a bag or cardboard bucket of this local snack […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Pick the best mac and cheese in the Poconos at bake-off benefit in Stroudsburg on Nov. 4

Pick the best mac and cheese in the Poconos at bake-off benefit in Stroudsburg on Nov. 4

From a press release: Everyone loves mac and cheese, but who makes it the best – home cooks or professionals? As the cold weather arrives in Northeastern Pennsylvania, warm up with some of the area’s best comfort food while supporting the Pocono Arts Council at the Starving Artist Mac & Cheese Bake-Off. The sixth annual […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Middleswarth Chip Eating Contest is back for 4th year at Sabatini’s in Exeter on Nov. 24

Middleswarth Chip Eating Contest is back for 4th year at Sabatini’s in Exeter on Nov. 24

From a press release: Declared “the most Pennsylvania thing ever” on its flyer, the annual Middleswarth Potato Chip Eating Contest is coming back for a fourth year, leaving nothing but empty Weekender bags and millions of tiny crumbs in its wake. If you’ve ever scarfed down a bag or cardboard bucket of this local snack […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

NEPA Scene Rising Talent open mic and talent contest returns to V-Spot in Scranton March 27-June 12

NEPA Scene Rising Talent open mic and talent contest returns to V-Spot in Scranton March 27-June 12

Kicking off NEPA Scene’s fourth year of hosting unique open mic events, NEPA Scene Rising Talent will return to The V-Spot in Scranton for another 12-week run starting this Tuesday, March 27. After receiving an overwhelming positive response from performers and audiences alike last year, the open mic and talent contest will be held weekly […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Lehighton band Another Day Dawns wins local competition, advances to neXt2rock finals in Los Angeles

Lehighton band Another Day Dawns wins local competition, advances to neXt2rock finals in Los Angeles

From a press release: Cumulus Media and Hazleton radio station 97.9X have announced the names of the five rock artists selected as finalists in neXt2rock, a one-of-a-kind national grassroots talent search and artist development program for rock music. Another Day Dawns from Lehighton has been chosen to represent the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton area as one of the […]

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NEPA Scene offers 4 chances to win free tickets to Alt 92.1’s Bleachers concert in Wilkes-Barre on Nov. 2

NEPA Scene offers 4 chances to win free tickets to Alt 92.1’s Bleachers concert in Wilkes-Barre on Nov. 2

While the new ALTitude Music Festival in Scranton was canceled due to a scheduling conflict, Alt 92.1 and Live Nation are making up for it at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre when red-hot indie group Bleachers plays with special guests MisterWives, Bishop Briggs, and Welshly Arms, along with an acoustic set by The Struts, […]

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3rd annual Middleswarth Chip Eating Contest returns to Sabatini’s in Exeter on Nov. 25

3rd annual Middleswarth Chip Eating Contest returns to Sabatini’s in Exeter on Nov. 25

From a press release: Do you think you can eat more Middleswarth potato chips than anyone you know? Have you ever finished a Weekender bag in a day and wondered how you could put that talent to work? Now is your time to shine! Wilkes-Barre food distributor Northeast Snacks has announced the third annual Middleswarth […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA Scene Rising Talent open mic and talent contest comes to V-Spot in Scranton Sept. 19-Dec. 5

NEPA Scene Rising Talent open mic and talent contest comes to V-Spot in Scranton Sept. 19-Dec. 5

After two years and four seasons of NEPA Scene’s Got Talent culminated last October, the 12-week open mic and talent contest is getting a new name, new location, and some fun new features when it comes to The V-Spot in Scranton for the first time on Tuesday, Sept. 19 due to popular demand. Hosted by […]

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Wilkes-Barre competing for grant to fund live music series on River Common, voting open until Nov. 21

Wilkes-Barre competing for grant to fund live music series on River Common, voting open until Nov. 21

From a press release: Wilkes-Barre’s Riverfront Parks Committee is now in the running to bring a 10-week live music series to the River Common in downtown Wilkes-Barre during the summer of 2017. The Riverfront Parks Committee hopes to qualify as one of 15 winning organizations competing in the Levitt AMP [Your City] Grant Awards, which […]