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 – […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

24 bands will play live in downtown Scranton Community Block Party on May 7-8

24 bands will play live in downtown Scranton Community Block Party on May 7-8

From a press release: Earlier this month, the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce announced its plan to host a free outdoor block party featuring live music and entertainment, shopping, dining, children’s activities, and more. Coinciding with First Friday Scranton, the Chamber Community Block Party will take place on Friday, May 7 from 5 p.m.-9 p.m. […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Broadway in Scranton announces new dates for Scranton Cultural Center shows in 2021 and 2022

Broadway in Scranton announces new dates for Scranton Cultural Center shows in 2021 and 2022

From a press release: For over a year, the entire Broadway and touring theatre community has been looking forward to reopening venue doors and welcoming back the public. Soon, local fans will once again be able to enjoy the laughter, love, and entertainment that only live performances can provide. Today, Broadway Theatre League of Northeastern […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Graphic designers present annual art exhibit at Penn College in Williamsport April 26-May 7

Graphic designers present annual art exhibit at Penn College in Williamsport April 26-May 7

From a press release: The artistic talents of 21 graphic design seniors at the Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport will be showcased in “Graphic Design 2021,” the annual student portfolio exhibition in The Gallery at Penn College. Running from Monday, April 26 through Friday, May 7, the exhibit can be viewed in person at […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Karl Hall in Wilkes-Barre announces live outdoor concert series starting May 30

Karl Hall in Wilkes-Barre announces live outdoor concert series starting May 30

After an extremely difficult year for music venues, Karl Hall is finally bouncing back. Today, the all-ages venue in downtown Wilkes-Barre announced the lineup of “Out Back at Karl Hall,” an outdoor concert series that begins on Sunday, May 30 and runs through Sept. 26. Social distancing isn’t really possible inside the small 130-capacity basement […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Allman Betts Band returns to rock Circle Drive-In in Dickson City live on June 17

Allman Betts Band returns to rock Circle Drive-In in Dickson City live on June 17

From a press release: It was announced today that The Allman Betts Band, who played at the 2019 Peach Music Festival in Scranton and the Circle Drive-In Theatre in Dickson City last year, will return to the drive-in to perform live on Thursday, June 17. This time, they are bringing River Kittens with them, a […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

NEPA Philharmonic performs live for first time in a year on April 22 in Wilkes-Barre

From a press release: The Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic will present its first in-person performance in over a year at the First Presbyterian Church of Wilkes-Barre on Thursday, April 22. From 7 p.m.-8 p.m., the NEPA Philharmonic Trio is performing Béla Bartók’s “Contrasts,” a masterpiece of the chamber music literature inspired by Hungarian and Romanian folklore, […]