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

Scranton Fringe Festival goes ‘Under Glass’ with outdoor window theatre on Sept. 25-27

Scranton Fringe Festival goes ‘Under Glass’ with outdoor window theatre on Sept. 25-27

From a press release: As announced earlier this week, the Scranton Fringe Festival organization has officially canceled the 2020 festival as a direct result of the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis. Originally scheduled for Sept. 25 through Oct. 4, this fringe fest would have been the sixth annual celebration of the performing arts, hosting more than […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani, and Trace Adkins play drive-in concert showing at NEPA theaters on July 25

Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani, and Trace Adkins play drive-in concert showing at NEPA theaters on July 25

From a press release: Following the national success of the Garth Brooks drive-in concert, Encore Drive-In Nights launches with more summer shows to air at drive-in and outdoor theaters across the United States and Canada, including several theaters in Northeastern Pennsylvania. These all-new performances will be filmed exclusively for each one-night-only event and include cinematic […]

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Steamtown National Historic Site and Electric City Trolley Museum in Scranton reopen on July 8

Steamtown National Historic Site and Electric City Trolley Museum in Scranton reopen on July 8

From a press release: Following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and state and local public health authorities, the Steamtown National Historic Site in downtown Scranton is increasing recreational access this week. The National Park Service is working service-wide with federal, state, and local public health authorities to closely monitor […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

2020 Scranton Fringe Festival canceled, new social distancing program planned for Sept. 25-27

2020 Scranton Fringe Festival canceled, new social distancing program planned for Sept. 25-27

From a press release: After an extensive period of careful review, the Scranton Fringe Festival organization has officially announced the cancellation of the 2020 festival as a direct result of the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis. This fringe fest would have been the sixth annual celebration of the performing arts, held across 11 days and hosted […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Lackawanna Historical Society’s free Scranton walking tours run July 11-Sept. 18 with coronavirus safety guidelines

Lackawanna Historical Society’s free Scranton walking tours run July 11-Sept. 18 with coronavirus safety guidelines

From a press release: This week, the Lackawanna Historical Society will begin its free summer walking tours in downtown Scranton with some adjustments due to the coronavirus pandemic. These 90-minute guided tours focus on the magnificent architecture and fascinating history of some of the Electric City’s often-overlooked commercial and residential buildings. “You get to learn […]

 Rich Howells

Luzerne County comedian Zack Hammond releases offensively ‘Considerate’ new album

Luzerne County comedian Zack Hammond releases offensively ‘Considerate’ new album

In times like these, some people need positive and reassuring words to lift their spirits and take their minds off the grim situation. Other people accept how bad things are and embrace a dark sense of humor to get them through this harsh reality. If you find yourself in the latter group, the new comedy […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Allman Brothers/Grateful Dead tribute reopens Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe on July 10

Allman Brothers/Grateful Dead tribute reopens Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe on July 10

From a press release: The Peach Music Festival in Scranton has been postponed until 2021, but anyone who loves that music can attend the reopening of the Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe on Friday, July 10. Steal Your Peach, a tribute to both The Allman Brothers Band and the Grateful Dead, will be […]

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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 […]

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