Keith Perks

PHOTOS: Electric City Music Conference in Scranton, 09/14-15/18

PHOTOS: Electric City Music Conference in Scranton, 09/14-15/18

Following the biggest turnout for the Steamtown Music Awards yet, the fifth annual Electric City Music Conference took over 13 venues across the Scranton area for the most massive weekend in local music on Friday, Sept. 14 and Saturday, Sept. 15. Lineups featuring over 150 local and national acts in countless genres played in returning […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: 2018 Steamtown Music Awards ceremony in Scranton (with winners list), 09/13/18

PHOTOS: 2018 Steamtown Music Awards ceremony in Scranton (with winners list), 09/13/18

The fifth annual Electric City Music Conference began on Thursday, Sept. 13 with the biggest turnout for the Steamtown Music Awards yet, packing The V-Spot in Scranton and flooding its entire front parking lot with local musicians and their supporters that felt like both a family reunion and a massive party for music lovers of […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Electric City Music Conference organizers raise money for charity by losing weight and getting healthy

Electric City Music Conference organizers raise money for charity by losing weight and getting healthy

From a press release: The organizers of the Electric City Music Conference decided to get healthy by losing weight while raising money for charity before this year’s event in Scranton. The duo had donors sponsor each pound lost with a financial commitment. Joe Caviston and Ken Norton lost a combined 68 pounds and raised $2,160 […]

 Guest Contributor

10 out-of-town bands you need to see at the 2018 Electric City Music Conference in Scranton

10 out-of-town bands you need to see at the 2018 Electric City Music Conference in Scranton

The Electric City Music Conference gives local music fans a massive overload of great music to listen to while providing all kinds of opportunities for local bands. In recent years, bands from across the country have also streamed into Northeastern Pennsylvania to participate in the annual event. Today, we’re highlighting 10 acts from outside the […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

EXCLUSIVE: Electric City Music Conference announces free 2018 panels/mentoring sessions in Dickson City on Sept. 15

EXCLUSIVE: Electric City Music Conference announces free 2018 panels/mentoring sessions in Dickson City on Sept. 15

From a press release: The Electric City Music Conference has announced the schedule of free panels, mentoring sessions, and speakers for its 2018 edition. For the first time, the conference has partnered with Northeast Music Center in Dickson City to host the educational portion of the annual event on Saturday, Sept. 15 with some big […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

EXCLUSIVE: Steamtown Music Awards announce 2018 venue, performers, and presenters in Scranton on Sept. 13

EXCLUSIVE: Steamtown Music Awards announce 2018 venue, performers, and presenters in Scranton on Sept. 13

From a press release: The fifth annual Steamtown Music Awards will return to The V-Spot in Scranton on Thursday, Sept. 13 to pay tribute to Northeastern Pennsylvania’s many musicians and music industry professionals, officially kicking off the Electric City Music Conference weekend in venues throughout the Scranton area on Friday, Sept. 14 and Saturday, Sept. […]

 Rich Howells

EXCLUSIVE: Electric City Music Conference announces 2018 venues, performers, and set times across Scranton area

EXCLUSIVE: Electric City Music Conference announces 2018 venues, performers, and set times across Scranton area

On Sunday night, organizers of the Electric City Music Conference held an announcement party at Thirst T’s Bar & Grill, revealing all the nominees for the upcoming 2018 Steamtown Music Awards on Thursday, Sept. 13 as well as the entire live music schedule at 13 different venues on Friday, Sept. 14 and Saturday, Sept. 15. […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Electric City Music Conference announcement party at Thirst T’s in Olyphant, 07/15/18

PHOTOS: Electric City Music Conference announcement party at Thirst T’s in Olyphant, 07/15/18

Last night, the Electric City Music Conference held an announcement party at Thirst T’s Bar & Grill in Olyphant for the third year, revealing all the nominees for the 2018 Steamtown Music Awards, including those in new categories added this year. ECMC producers Joe Caviston and Ken Norton read off all the nominees between live […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

EXCLUSIVE: Electric City Music Conference announcement party returns to Thirst T’s in Olyphant on July 15

EXCLUSIVE: Electric City Music Conference announcement party returns to Thirst T’s in Olyphant on July 15

From a press release: The Electric City Music Conference and Steamtown Music Awards will host a free announcement event at Thirst T’s Bar & Grill on Sunday, July 15 from 5 p.m.-8 p.m., returning to the Olyphant venue for the third year. “We’ve found that people look forward to the announcement party almost as much […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

EXCLUSIVE: Electric City Music Conference announces Blinded Passenger reunion and 30 more acts

EXCLUSIVE: Electric City Music Conference announces Blinded Passenger reunion and 30 more acts

From a press release: Scranton indie rock favorites Blinded Passenger will reunite at the fifth annual Electric City Music Conference after a two-year hiatus. While vocalist Patrick McGlynn and drummer Steve Werner often collaborate on acoustic solo and side projects, the reunion will bring the full band back together. “Reunions are always fun, so I […]

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