NEPA Scene Staff

The Badlees, Halestorm, and more to be inducted into Central Pennsylvania Music Hall of Fame in 2021

The Badlees, Halestorm, and more to be inducted into Central Pennsylvania Music Hall of Fame in 2021

From a press release: It was announced this week that the second annual Central Pennsylvania Music Awards and Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place on Thursday, March 25, 2021 at the Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts in Harrisburg. This local, Grammys-style red carpet event recognizes the best local acts of the […]

 The Conversation

Why Pennsylvania, the Keystone State we call home, unlocks the White House

Why Pennsylvania, the Keystone State we call home, unlocks the White House

Pennsylvania emerged as one of the key swing states crucial for determining the outcome of the 2020 U.S. election. The Democratic candidate, Joe Biden, who is from the city of Scranton in the northeast of Pennsylvania, took the lead in the vote count on Nov. 6 as he edged closer to the White House. As […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Mount Airy Casino Resort fined $90K by Pa. Gaming Control Board for free slot play violations

Mount Airy Casino Resort fined $90K by Pa. Gaming Control Board for free slot play violations

From a press release: Today, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board fined Mount Airy No. 1, LLC, operator of Mount Airy Casino Resort, and SugarHouse HSP Gaming, L.P., operator of Rivers Casino Philadelphia, for violations related to the issuance of complimentary free slot machine play. The fines, totaling $135,000, were the result of board approval at […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Pennsylvania Esports Coalition names new executive director, discusses school implementation

Pennsylvania Esports Coalition names new executive director, discusses school implementation

From a press release: The Pennsylvania Esports Coalition in Harrisburg has brought Todd Kowalski on as its new executive director. Kowalski, a seasoned professional in grassroots advocacy and coalition management, will continue to build awareness of the economic, educational, and social benefits associated with esports in Pennsylvania by further promoting partnerships, both in public and […]

 Rich Howells

Live music is back at Wilkes-Barre skate park Keystone Rampworks on Aug. 21

Live music is back at Wilkes-Barre skate park Keystone Rampworks on Aug. 21

While many venues still cannot host concerts due to health and safety regulations regarding the coronavirus pandemic, one place in Wilkes-Barre is uniquely equipped to host indoor shows that require social distancing. Keystone Rampworks is a skate park located inside the Wyoming Valley Sports Dome and its 76,000 square feet, spread across three playing fields. […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Multi-platinum rockers Fuel play free Rock 107 Birthday Bash at The Woodlands in Wilkes-Barre on April 8

Multi-platinum rockers Fuel play free Rock 107 Birthday Bash at The Woodlands in Wilkes-Barre on April 8

From a press release: Today, Scranton classic rock radio station Rock 107 announced that Fuel, the multi-platinum rock band from Harrisburg known for hits like “Hemorrhage (In My Hands),” “Shimmer,” “Falls on Me,” “Bittersweet,” and “Bad Day,” will headline its annual Birthday Bash at The Woodlands Inn in Wilkes-Barre on Wednesday, April 8. In addition […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Before Peach Fest debut, Harrisburg funk band Yam Yam plays at Jazz Cafe in Plains on Feb. 21

Before Peach Fest debut, Harrisburg funk band Yam Yam plays at Jazz Cafe in Plains on Feb. 21

From a press release: It was announced today that Harrisburg jazz/funk/soul group Yam Yam, who will make their Peach Music Festival debut in July, will first perform at the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on Friday, Feb. 21 with the Brendan Brisk Blues Band from Wilkes-Barre. Yam Yam has visited the area before, playing […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Explore ‘Graffiti Scapes’ of Mid-Atlantic ghost towns at Penn College exhibit in Williamsport through Oct. 6

Explore ‘Graffiti Scapes’ of Mid-Atlantic ghost towns at Penn College exhibit in Williamsport through Oct. 6

From a press release: A fascination with abandoned buildings and landscapes inspired Enola resident Michael Hower to begin working in digital photography seven years ago. His current body of work that focuses on ghost towns of the Mid-Atlantic, “Graffiti Scapes,” is on display now at The Gallery at Penn College in Williamsport through Sunday, Oct. […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: The Roots, YWCA Temple Guard, and Bluestone at Gov. Tom Wolf Inaugural Celebration, 01/15/19

PHOTOS: The Roots, YWCA Temple Guard, and Bluestone at Gov. Tom Wolf Inaugural Celebration, 01/15/19

After a formal afternoon ceremony on Tuesday, Jan. 15 where Governor Tom Wolf and Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman were sworn in and delivered speeches, the newly elected (and, in Wolf’s case, reelected) Democrats were able to let loose a bit that night at the Moving Pennsylvania Forward Inaugural Celebration at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Philly hip-hop legends The Roots perform at Gov. Tom Wolf’s inaugural celebration in Harrisburg on Jan. 15

Philly hip-hop legends The Roots perform at Gov. Tom Wolf’s inaugural celebration in Harrisburg on Jan. 15

From a press release: Today, the Wolf Inaugural 2019 Committee announced that influential and critically acclaimed Philadelphia hip-hop band The Roots will perform at Governor Tom Wolf’s Moving Pennsylvania Forward Inaugural Celebration at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg on Tuesday, Jan. 15 from 7 p.m.-11 p.m. Tickets for the inauguration […]

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