Rich Howells

NEPA MUSIC NOTES: The Sorters, Terry Childers, Patrick McGlynn, No Take Backs, Joe Craig, and more

NEPA MUSIC NOTES: The Sorters, Terry Childers, Patrick McGlynn, No Take Backs, Joe Craig, and more

It’s been a while for NEPA Music Notes, but that’s not to say that there hasn’t been local music to talk about – there’s often too much to cover, so I fell behind on writing this column since I’m the only editor and full-time writer for NEPA Scene. Instead, I’ve been writing larger feature pieces […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Granger Smith at Circle Drive-In in Dickson City, 10/03/20

PHOTOS: Granger Smith at Circle Drive-In in Dickson City, 10/03/20

Just a week after his new album was released, country singer/songwriter Granger Smith performed live at the Circle Drive-In Theatre in Dickson City on Saturday, Oct. 3. No one seemed more surprised about how the chilly fall show went that Smith himself, who brought a camera out on stage to film the crowd, who he […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO PREMIERE: Alt-country singer Alex Culbreth spins humorous trucker’s tale in ‘Up in the Truck Cab’

VIDEO PREMIERE: Alt-country singer Alex Culbreth spins humorous trucker’s tale in ‘Up in the Truck Cab’

For the last decade, alt-country singer/songwriter Alex Culbreth has toured the United States, and some of his first runs were in Pennsylvania. “I’ve played in a couple bands but have been playing as a one-man-band solo act the last few years. I play guitar, sing, and bang a kick drum and tambourine rigged up to […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Country stars Mitchell Tenpenny and Jordan Davis perform live at Circle Drive-In in Dickson City on Oct. 18

Country stars Mitchell Tenpenny and Jordan Davis perform live at Circle Drive-In in Dickson City on Oct. 18

From a press release: It was announced today that pop country stars Mitchell Tenpenny and Jordan Davis will perform live at the Circle Drive-In Theatre in Dickson City on Sunday, Oct. 18. Presented locally by Stage West in Scranton and SLP Concerts, Tenpenny and Davis have both released new music this year and only have […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Country star Granger Smith sings live at Circle Drive-In in Dickson City on Oct. 3

Country star Granger Smith sings live at Circle Drive-In in Dickson City on Oct. 3

From a press release: It was announced today that country singer/songwriter Granger Smith and his funny alter ego Earl Dibbles Jr. will both perform live at the Circle Drive-In Theatre in Dickson City on Saturday, Oct. 3, just a week after his new album is released. Presented locally by Stage West in Scranton and SLP […]

 Scott Kucharski

PHOTOS: Aaron Lewis, Nate Hosie, and Ben Danaher at Circle Drive-In in Dickson City, 08/30/20

PHOTOS: Aaron Lewis, Nate Hosie, and Ben Danaher at Circle Drive-In in Dickson City, 08/30/20

Since the coronavirus pandemic shut down live music indoors across the area, the Circle Drive-In Theatre in Dickson City has been at the forefront of keeping concerts live outside, hosting local opening acts for summer drive-in events and teaming up with Stage West in Scranton, DamnMillennial Promotions, and SLP Concerts for a series of national […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Country star Chase Rice plays live acoustic show at Circle Drive-In in Dickson City on Oct. 9

Country star Chase Rice plays live acoustic show at Circle Drive-In in Dickson City on Oct. 9

From a press release: Following the Aaron Lewis country concert last night, the Circle Drive-In is bringing another country star, multi-platinum singer/songwriter Chase Rice, to the Dickson City outdoor theater for a live acoustic show on Friday, Oct. 9. Presented locally by Drusky Entertainment, Stage West in Scranton, and SLP Concerts, Rice will be appearing […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Montdale country artist Nate Hosie opens for Aaron Lewis at Circle Drive-In in Dickson City on Aug. 30

Montdale country artist Nate Hosie opens for Aaron Lewis at Circle Drive-In in Dickson City on Aug. 30

From a press release: It was announced today that Montdale native, Outdoor Channel star, and Nashville recording artist Nate Hosie has been added as direct support for Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Aaron Lewis at the Circle Drive-In Theatre in Dickson City on Sunday, Aug. 30. Fellow Nashville singer/songwriter Ben Danaher will also be opening this drive-in concert. […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Long-delayed Alabama concert at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre postponed again until July 23, 2021

Long-delayed Alabama concert at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre postponed again until July 23, 2021

From a press release: A long-delayed Alabama concert at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre Township has been postponed again. Following the guidance of public health officials regarding COVID-19, the Country Music Hall of Famers are postponing their 50th anniversary show set for for Oct. 2, 2020 and rescheduling it for Friday, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

EXCLUSIVE: Multi-platinum singer Aaron Lewis performs live at Circle Drive-In in Dickson City on Aug. 30

EXCLUSIVE: Multi-platinum singer Aaron Lewis performs live at Circle Drive-In in Dickson City on Aug. 30

From a press release: After being forced to cancel his concert at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre in May due to the coronavirus pandemic, Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Aaron Lewis is still coming to Northeastern Pennsylvania – he’s just adjusting to these strange times. Today, it was announced exclusively on NEPA Scene that Stage West in Scranton […]

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