NEPA Scene Staff

Alcohol sales must end at 5 p.m. on Pennsylvania’s biggest drinking night of the year, Gov. Wolf orders

Alcohol sales must end at 5 p.m. on Pennsylvania’s biggest drinking night of the year, Gov. Wolf orders

From a press release: With new modeling projecting 22,000 new COVID-19 cases per day in Pennsylvania in December, Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine announced new targeted mitigation measures today to help stop the spread during this critical time. These include a robust enforcement plan targeted at “chronic violators,” along with […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Fine Wine & Good Spirits offers tips for safer holiday shopping during COVID-19

Fine Wine & Good Spirits offers tips for safer holiday shopping during COVID-19

From a press release: The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board has urged Fine Wine & Good Spirits customers to create a plan to shop for wines and spirits before the upcoming holidays, particularly after COVID-19 drove record liquor sales across the state. “November and December are typically the busiest months of the year in Fine Wine […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Everhart Museum in Scranton closes until February of 2021 due to COVID-19 surge

Everhart Museum in Scranton closes until February of 2021 due to COVID-19 surge

As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to surge in Northeastern Pennsylvania, many Scranton restaurants and small businesses have been forced to close temporarily after employees tested positive for the virus. Others have shut their doors to protect their own staff members and customers. Today, the Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science, and Art in […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Independent music venues form new foundation led by Pennsylvania owner as federal relief stalls

Independent music venues form new foundation led by Pennsylvania owner as federal relief stalls

From a press release: As its nearly 3,000 members anxiously await the passage of the Save Our Stages Act in Congress, the National Independent Venue Association has announced the formation of the National Independent Venue Foundation, a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit that seeks to partner and fundraise through individual, corporate, and foundation donations to expand upon […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber announces annual award recipients, dinner live stream on Nov. 19

Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber announces annual award recipients, dinner live stream on Nov. 19

From a press release: The Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce will honor 13 local businesses and individuals and celebrate the community this Thursday, Nov. 19 at the 2020 Annual Dinner Celebration. This live streamed event will be presented by Mohegan Sun Pocono. Attendees can register to receive a private YouTube viewing link for the stream […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton Comedy Club reopens in Dunmore with NYC comic Wellie Jackson on Nov. 28

Scranton Comedy Club reopens in Dunmore with NYC comic Wellie Jackson on Nov. 28

Before the coronavirus pandemic, the Scranton Comedy Club was on a roll, opening in a newly remodeled location with successful monthly shows until the statewide shutdown. Now, after months of delays due to the coronavirus pandemic, the club is coming back with a limited occupancy event at the Holiday Inn Scranton East in Dunmore on […]

 Rich Howells

Live Nation plans for concerts to return ‘at scale’ by summer of 2021

Live Nation plans for concerts to return ‘at scale’ by summer of 2021

Despite a steep 95 percent drop in revenue this summer, Live Nation is optimistic that concerts will return “at scale” next year. On Nov. 5, Live Nation Entertainment reported $184 million in total revenue from July through September, as compared to $3.7 billion in the third quarter of 2019. The second quarter saw a 98 […]

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Ticketmaster plans safe return to live events with new SmartEvent technology

Ticketmaster plans safe return to live events with new SmartEvent technology

From a press release: Ticketmaster, the largest ticket distribution company in the United States, recently announced the development of SmartEvent, a new suite of technology tools that gives event organizers the ability to adapt protocols to meet evolving needs of capacity, distancing, and other logistics throughout the reopening journey for concerts, sports, comedy shows, and […]

 Rich Howells

Scranton music venue Stage West reopens, hosting alt rock trio The Boastfuls on Nov. 14

Scranton music venue Stage West reopens, hosting alt rock trio The Boastfuls on Nov. 14

After hosting outdoor concerts miles away throughout the summer, Scranton music venue Stage West will once again open its doors for indoor dining, drinks, and music starting this Thursday, Nov. 12. Scranton-based alternative rock band The Boastfuls will play its first scheduled show on Saturday, Nov. 14 at 8:30 p.m. With social distancing and CDC […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO PREMIERE: High school nostalgia hits Scranton pop punks Anytime Soon in ‘Jelly Donut Season’

VIDEO PREMIERE: High school nostalgia hits Scranton pop punks Anytime Soon in ‘Jelly Donut Season’

COVID-19 prevented most people from having one of those fun summers with friends you never forget, but it didn’t stop Anytime Soon from recreating that feeling in their new music video, despite all the extra work it would take to produce during the pandemic. The Scranton-based band released their latest single, “Jelly Donut Season,” on […]

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