NEPA Scene Staff

New York City hosts free star-studded ‘Homecoming’ concert in Central Park on Aug. 21

New York City hosts free star-studded ‘Homecoming’ concert in Central Park on Aug. 21

From a press release: Today, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, music industry legend Clive Davis, Live Nation, and New York City Economic Development Chair Danny Meyer announced the all-star lineup set to perform at the “We Love NYC: The Homecoming Concert” on the Great Lawn in Central Park on Saturday, Aug. 21. Presented […]

 Rich Howells

Scranton indie/alt rocker James Barrett comes out of 2020 stronger with new music and fall concert

Scranton indie/alt rocker James Barrett comes out of 2020 stronger with new music and fall concert

When your dream is to become a full-time musician, a global pandemic is a nightmare scenario. Over the last year, though, James Barrett took his already emotional and introspective approach to songwriting and used the anxiety and loneliness of the quarantine to dig deeper into what he started with his debut full band album, “The […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

EXCLUSIVE: 2021 Electric City Music Conference and awards move to Nov. 18-20

EXCLUSIVE: 2021 Electric City Music Conference and awards move to Nov. 18-20

Today, the Electric City Music Conference is announcing the dates for its eighth annual event, along with the opening of award nominations and artist applications, exclusively on NEPA Scene, the longtime media sponsor of the conference. Last year, the entire event had to go virtual, hosting only live streamed performances at the 2020 award ceremony. […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Alabama on July 23 will be first live concert inside Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre since COVID-19 shutdown

Alabama on July 23 will be first live concert inside Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre since COVID-19 shutdown

From a press release: The Alabama concert set for Friday, July 23 at 7 p.m. at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza will be the first live music event hosted inside the Wilkes-Barre Township venue since March 6, 2020. The arena will be at 100 percent capacity per the state of Pennsylvania’s loosening of restrictions […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Emo Night returns to the Jazz Cafe in Plains for first party in 18 months on June 25

Emo Night returns to the Jazz Cafe in Plains for first party in 18 months on June 25

From a press release: The local DJ duo behind Screaming Infidelities: Emo Night has announced that they will return to the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on Friday, June 25 to throw their first “emo-inspired” party in over 18 months. “We’re beyond excited to be back. The pandemic was tough for everyone. I’ve especially […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre installs new air purification system for entire building

F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre installs new air purification system for entire building

From a press release: After being closed for more than a year due to COVID-19, the F.M. Kirby Center in downtown Wilkes-Barre has announced the addition of a new air purification system for the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system that runs throughout the entire building. The system, manufactured by Global Plasma Solutions and installed […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Blue Oyster Cult at Circle Drive-In in Dickson City, 05/29/21

PHOTOS: Blue Oyster Cult at Circle Drive-In in Dickson City, 05/29/21

After 50+ plus years of playing together, Blue Öyster Cult singer/guitarists Eric Bloom and Buck Dharma weren’t going to be stopped by a cold and rainy night – or even the pandemic – in Dickson City on Saturday, May 29. The New York-based prog rock progenitors and classic rock icons opened the Circle Drive-In Theatre’s […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Tedeschi Trucks brings intimate Fireside Live tour to Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Aug. 18

Tedeschi Trucks brings intimate Fireside Live tour to Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Aug. 18

From a press release: After 15 months, blues rock guitarist Derek Trucks and his wife, singer/guitarist Susan Tedeschi, are returning to the stage this summer with Fireside Live, a special series of performances that includes a visit to the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Wednesday, Aug. 18. They will be joined by varying members […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

NEPA Gives raises $1.2 million in one day for 218 local nonprofits, surpassing its goal

NEPA Gives raises $1.2 million in one day for 218 local nonprofits, surpassing its goal

From a press release: Today, the Scranton Area Community Foundation announced that on Friday, June 4 – in just 24 hours – 218 local nonprofit organizations worked together to collectively raise a total of $1,246,121 during NEPA Gives, surpassing its $1 million dollar goal. NEPA Gives was hosted by the foundation, in partnership with the […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO PREMIERE: Stroudsburg pop punks Don’t Panic won’t waste time with ‘Woe I’

VIDEO PREMIERE: Stroudsburg pop punks Don’t Panic won’t waste time with ‘Woe I’

In 2020, the best laid plans didn’t just go awry – they went right out the window. However, living up to their name, Stroudsburg power pop/punk rock band Don’t Panic managed to keep calm and carry on during the pandemic, releasing their debut album and several music videos, playing full band and acoustic live streams, […]

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