NEPA Scene Staff

Hexagon Project celebrates 15 years of activist artwork with Scranton exhibit on Sept. 10

Hexagon Project celebrates 15 years of activist artwork with Scranton exhibit on Sept. 10

From a press release: If the years 2020 and 2021 have taught people anything, they have reminded everyone of the importance of community and the reassurance that, even when they cannot gather in person, they are able to experience the power of connection with others through technology. The Interdependence Hexagon Project, like so many nonprofits, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Learn ‘The Art of Chinese Tea Ceremony’ at Scranton Cultural Center on Sept. 12

Learn ‘The Art of Chinese Tea Ceremony’ at Scranton Cultural Center on Sept. 12

From a press release: As part of its Arts Engage initiative, the Lackawanna County Arts and Culture Department is sponsoring “The Art of Chinese Tea Ceremony” featuring Dr. Kathy Wang, an authority on the subject, in Shopland Hall at the Scranton Cultural Center on Sunday, Sept. 12 at 3 p.m. Tea ceremonies have been performed […]

 Rich Howells

Stroudsburg pop punks Don’t Panic saddle up for ‘Dark Horse’ album release at Sherman Theater on Aug. 28

Stroudsburg pop punks Don’t Panic saddle up for ‘Dark Horse’ album release at Sherman Theater on Aug. 28

The new album from Don’t Panic may be called “Dark Horse,” but it’s a safe bet that this power pop/punk rock band from Stroudsburg will earn a lot of new fans as the summer comes to a close and fall begins. “I have always felt – and still feel – like I was on the […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

NEPA music and entertainment venues receive $10.7 million in COVID-19 relief funds

NEPA music and entertainment venues receive $10.7 million in COVID-19 relief funds

From a press release: Last week, State Representative Matt Cartwright (D-Moosic) announced that 12 venues in Pennsylvania’s 8th District will receive a total of $10.7 million from the Shuttered Venue Operators Grants program. Cartwright voted to establish the program through the bipartisan COVID-19 relief package passed in December of 2020, then enhance it by helping […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Lackawanna County offers recovery grants to musicians and DJs affected by COVID-19

Lackawanna County offers recovery grants to musicians and DJs affected by COVID-19

From a press release: Many local musicians struggle to make ends meet as it is, so when COVID-19 hit last year, it dealt a crippling blow to their livelihoods. The economic collapse of the live music industry affected not only the musician themselves, but countless other professionals, including managers, sound technicians, stage crew, lighting directors, […]

 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 […]

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