Rich Howells

Peach Music Festival confirms 2021 lineup with Oysterhead and 60+ artists on July 4th weekend at Montage Mountain in Scranton

Peach Music Festival confirms 2021 lineup with Oysterhead and 60+ artists on July 4th weekend at Montage Mountain in Scranton

On Monday, nearly one year after the Peach Music Festival rescheduled its 2020 event to 2021, Live Nation announced that it is moving forward with the festival on Fourth of July weekend at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain and Montage Mountain Waterpark. Today, the majority of the lineup was confirmed, including the headliners scheduled for […]

 Rich Howells

Scranton natives The Menzingers headline Philly Music Fest on Oct. 9-10

Scranton natives The Menzingers headline Philly Music Fest on Oct. 9-10

From a press release: Today, Philly Music Fest announced the lineup for its fifth annual event on Wednesday, Oct. 6 through Sunday, Oct. 10, and Scranton natives The Menzingers are on the top of the bill with two headlining performances. When describing Philly Music Fest, organizers say “our genre is Philly” because it features jazz, […]

 James Callahan

A Camp Rattler profile: Blues rocker Kaleigh Baker and the killer tale of the ‘Pittston Pistol’

A Camp Rattler profile: Blues rocker Kaleigh Baker and the killer tale of the ‘Pittston Pistol’

Kaleigh Baker is a Florida-based singer/songwriter that is organically and unapologetically armed to the teeth with unbridled vocal enormity. Possessing equal parts soul, blues, and rock, she weaves a tapestry of tension, beauty, and intrigue that will chill the most jaded of critics. This tidal wave of emotion smashes like a war hammer into your […]

 Rich Howells

Front porches and bars in Scranton’s Hill Section will host free live music on May 15

Front porches and bars in Scranton’s Hill Section will host free live music on May 15

Through COVID-19 lockdowns, quarantines, and government regulations, the music scene has endured, and even with most restrictions lifting soon, some innovations from the past year or so are remaining. Scranton PorchFest debuted in March, transforming about 78 homes and businesses into colorful “floats” in lieu of the St. Patrick’s Parade, which was postponed due to […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Act Out Theatre in Dunmore presents ‘Aladdin’ and ‘Rent’ with young casts May 14-16

Act Out Theatre in Dunmore presents ‘Aladdin’ and ‘Rent’ with young casts May 14-16

From a press release: Act Out Theatre Group’s repertory productions of “Rent: School Edition” and Disney’s “Aladdin Kids” will be presented on Friday, May 14 through Sunday, May 16 in Dunmore. Act Out has been working with and following the recommendations of the state and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to bring these shows […]

 Rich Howells

Wilkes-Barre will hold ‘safe and scaled down’ Fine Arts Fiesta on Public Square May 14-16

Wilkes-Barre will hold ‘safe and scaled down’ Fine Arts Fiesta on Public Square May 14-16

Following a smaller version of the Cherry Blossom Festival at the beginning of the month, the city of Wilkes-Barre will present “a safe and scaled down” Fine Arts Fiesta on Public Square from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. on Friday, May 14 through Sunday, May 16. According to a message posted on the festival’s website, this year’s […]

 Rich Howells

Peach Music Festival moving forward with 2021 event on July 4th weekend at Montage Mountain in Scranton

Peach Music Festival moving forward with 2021 event on July 4th weekend at Montage Mountain in Scranton

Local music fans and those who travel from across the country have been eagerly awaiting news on whether or not the Peach Music Festival would happen this year. Today, they received their answer in the form of a teaser image posted on social media. Simply saying “Coming soon to a mountain near you,” along with […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Gov. Wolf will lift all COVID-19 restrictions in Pa. on Memorial Day, except for masking

Gov. Wolf will lift all COVID-19 restrictions in Pa. on Memorial Day, except for masking

From a press release: Governor Tom Wolf’s administration, in coordination with the COVID-19 Vaccine Joint Task Force, announced today that mitigation orders except masking will be lifted on Memorial Day, Monday, May 31 at 12:01 a.m. This includes capacity restrictions on bars, restaurants, theaters, casinos, and other entertainment venues, as well as indoor and outdoor […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Pavement Rave with Blunts & Blondes, Mersiv, Jaenga, CHOMPPA, and Sacred Snow at Montage Mountain in Scranton, 04/23/21

PHOTOS: Pavement Rave with Blunts & Blondes, Mersiv, Jaenga, CHOMPPA, and Sacred Snow at Montage Mountain in Scranton, 04/23/21

In 2020, Scranton became an unlikely hub for live concerts as outdoor drive-in shows became the norm during the COVID-19 pandemic. In an even more unpredictable move, DamnMillennial Promotions and local music venue Stage West made it a center for dubstep, drum and bass, and other electronic dance music with their “Pavement Rave” series in […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

After more than a year, Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour reopens at McDade Park in Scranton on April 30

After more than a year, Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour reopens at McDade Park in Scranton on April 30

From a press release: Lackawanna County residents and area visitors can dive into a piece of local history once again. The Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour at McDade Park (1 Bald Mountain Rd., Scranton) is back open for business, beginning this Friday, April 30. The award-winning tourist attraction will, for starters, be open on weekends – […]

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