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, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Interactive ‘Dinosaur World Live’ postponed at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre until Jan. 14, 2022

Interactive ‘Dinosaur World Live’ postponed at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre until Jan. 14, 2022

From a press release: The F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre announced today that “Dinosaur World Live,” an interactive children’s theatre show that brings dinosaurs to life on stage, has been rescheduled to Friday, Jan. 14, 2022. The show was originally scheduled for March of 2020 and then rescheduled as “Dragons and Mythical Beasts” due to […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

240+ local nonprofits will raise funds during 24-hour NEPA Gives event on June 4

240+ local nonprofits will raise funds during 24-hour NEPA Gives event on June 4

From a press release: The Scranton Area Community Foundation, in partnership with the Luzerne Foundation, Greater Pike Community Foundation, Wayne County Community Foundation, Carbon County Community Foundation, the Community Foundation of the Endless Mountains, the Northeastern Pennsylvania Nonprofit & Community Assistance Center, and other community sponsors, will host NEPA Gives next Friday, June 4. Promoted […]

 Rich Howells

EXCLUSIVE: Wilkes-Barre sci-fi stoner rockers Gods of Space stream album release show on May 28

EXCLUSIVE: Wilkes-Barre sci-fi stoner rockers Gods of Space stream album release show on May 28

A futuristic spaceship is flying gently through the stars, floating over a swirling blue and green planet surrounded by a thick atmosphere of gray and white gas. Suddenly, the crew is attacked by an unknown enemy that was hiding on board, leading to an action-packed fight and the eventual destruction of the vessel. Pieces of […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Q&A: Philly rocker Nick Perri talks debut album and gives it away before return to Scranton for Peach Fest

Q&A: Philly rocker Nick Perri talks debut album and gives it away before return to Scranton for Peach Fest

From a press release: Seen last year at the Circle Drive-In Theatre in Dickson City opening for Blackberry Smoke, Nick Perri & The Underground Thieves have followed the success of their debut single “Feeling Good” (which peaked at No. 45 on U.S. rock radio charts) with the release of a second single, “I Want You,” […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Classic rockers Blue Oyster Cult perform live at Circle Drive-In in Dickson City on May 29

Classic rockers Blue Oyster Cult perform live at Circle Drive-In in Dickson City on May 29

From a press release: Classic rock band Blue Öyster Cult, best known for the singles “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper,” “Burnin’ for You,” and “Godzilla” in the 1970s and ’80s that are still in rotation today, will play live at the Circle Drive-In Theatre in Dickson City on Saturday, May 29. This show will kick off […]