Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Brad Paisley, Chase Bryant, and Lindsay Ell at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre, 02/16/17

PHOTOS: Brad Paisley, Chase Bryant, and Lindsay Ell at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre, 02/16/17

“Great to be in the home of Dunder Mifflin! #TheElectricCity,” country superstar Brad Paisley posted across his social media accounts after his packed concert at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza on Feb. 16. While he was technically playing in Wilkes-Barre, not Scranton, we’ll give him a pass on “The Office” reference. It is the […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Country star Chris Stapleton takes All-American Road Show to Giant Center in Hershey on Aug. 10

Country star Chris Stapleton takes All-American Road Show to Giant Center in Hershey on Aug. 10

From a press release: Award-winning Nashville country singer/guitarist and prolific songwriter Chris Stapleton will bring his All-American Road Show with special guests Margo Price and Brent Cobb to the Giant Center in Hershey on Thursday, Aug. 10 at 7 p.m. Tickets, which are $38.60 and $73.60, plus fees, go on sale next Friday, Feb. 24 […]

 John 'Fud' Zavacki

BUT I DIGRESS: Metal and real country songs are always relevant and ripe for rediscovery at any age

BUT I DIGRESS: Metal and real country songs are always relevant and ripe for rediscovery at any age

I’ve been trying to avoid belaboring it, harping and sounding like a one-trick pony about it. But I’ve come to a decision. And that decision is as follows: This is my column, right? I get to talk about what I feel like talking about, right? Well, since that’s the case – fuck it! Here’s another […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Country superstars Alan Jackson and Lee Ann Womack singing at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre on April 21

Country superstars Alan Jackson and Lee Ann Womack singing at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre on April 21

From a press release: Country superstar Alan Jackson will bring his 2017 “Honky Tonk Highway Tour” to the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre on Friday, April 21. Multi-platinum singer Lee Ann Womack will be the special guest. Tickets, which are $49.50 and $76.50, go on sale this Friday, Jan. 27 at 10 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

On heels of new album, country group Zac Brown Band returns to Hersheypark Stadium on Sept. 3

On heels of new album, country group Zac Brown Band returns to Hersheypark Stadium on Sept. 3

From a press release: The three-time Grammy Award winners and multi-platinum-selling country rockers in the Zac Brown Band will kick off their 2017 headlining North American concert “Welcome Home” tour, named after their upcoming album, on May 12 in their hometown of Atlanta’s Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park. The 40+ date tour sees the […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Hayes Carll and Allison Moorer at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre, 12/28/16

PHOTOS: Hayes Carll and Allison Moorer at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre, 12/28/16

A few days after the hustle and bustle of Christmas, with a giant wreath still lit above the doorway behind them, Grammy-nominated roots singer/songwriter Hayes Carll was joined by alternative country artist Allison Moorer for a low-key night of personal music in the Chandelier Lobby of the F.M. Kirby Center in downtown Wilkes-Barre on Wednesday, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Multi-platinum-selling country star Josh Turner plays at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on July 29

Multi-platinum-selling country star Josh Turner plays at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on July 29

From a press release: Multi-platinum MCA Nashville recording artist Josh Turner is one of country music’s most recognizable hit-makers, and he’s coming to Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 8 p.m. Tickets, which are $37 for regular seating or $42 for premium seating, go on sale this Friday, Dec. 23 […]

 Cami Kyttle

PHOTOS: Kacey Musgraves Christmas show at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre, 12/09/16

PHOTOS: Kacey Musgraves Christmas show at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre, 12/09/16

Kacey Musgraves put a country twist on some Christmas classics when her first holiday-themed headlining tour, “A Very Kacey Christmas Tour,” rode into the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts in Wilkes-Barre on Friday, Dec. 9. Named after her latest album, “A Very Kacey Christmas,” the concert was filled with essential holiday songs like […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Country superstar Brad Paisley will be ‘Amplified’ at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre on Feb. 16

Country superstar Brad Paisley will be ‘Amplified’ at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre on Feb. 16

From a press release: Country music superstar Brad Paisley has announced the continuation of his highly successful Life Amplified World Tour with dates added in February of 2017. The tour will be making stops in Eastern Canada and Northeastern United States, including the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre on Thursday, Feb. 16 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

‘Women of Country’ Martina McBride and Lauren Alaina perform at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on March 11

‘Women of Country’ Martina McBride and Lauren Alaina perform at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on March 11

From a press release: Hot on the heels of her latest studio album, “Reckless,” award-winning country superstar Martina McBride has extended her “Love Unleashed Tour” into 2017, partnering with CMT for the third annual “Next Women of Country” tour. McBride will be joined by special guest Lauren Alaina for these new dates, including a stop […]